Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is short but unique trekking in the Lower area of the Langtang region. This heritage trek is amazing due to the authentic lifestyle and traditions showcased by Tamang people residing in beautiful villages. The cultural exploration becomes one of the main highlights of this trek adding to the beautiful views of the mountains you get along the journey. The route takes you through beautiful rhododendron and other alpine forests with birds chirping in your ears. Thuman, Timure, Tatopani, Gatlang, Briddim are few of many villages this trail takes you through.
Tamang people present their culture as preserved by their ancestors. For anyone traveling from a different part of the world, their lifestyle may even seem bizarre. This trek is a beautiful way to explore the rich culture of these people living in the Langtang region. You can see farms and cultivated lands all over the villages. Communicating with the locals by the help of our guides and visiting the Tamang monastery lets you be a part of this amazing culture. In several villages, yo get to see cultural shows performed by locals. Besides cultural exploration, other activities include visiting Parvati Kunda lake in Gatlang, diving into the hot water of Tatopani and visiting the historical site of Rasuwagadi.
The trail lies in the region of Langtang National Park, so there is always a chance for you to see exotic animals living in the region. Like any other treks in the Langtang region, you are welcomed in every step by the views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh, etc.
TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL TREK HIGHLIGHTS
- A scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
- Chance to enjoy the glorious view of mountains such as Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, etc.
- Walk through dense alpine and rhododendron forests
- A visit to natural hot springs in Tatopani
- Trek to picturesque villages like Thuman, Timure, and Briddim
- A chance to explore the rich culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people of Nepal
- Visit the historical place of Rasuwagadhi
- Explore the diverse flora and fauna in Langtang National Park
What To Expect:
1. Food and Accommodation
Amazing villages you get to stay at providing tea houses with minimalistic accommodation and food like pasta, noodles, Dal Bhat, fried rice, potatoes, vegetables, etc. You also get to try new cultural food. During your stay in Kathmandu, your accommodation will be a 3-star hotel providing breakfast. Kathmandu is famous for its diverse culture and you can find local and various other cuisines. So, for lunch and dinner, you can explore new restaurants and eat new food or food you like.
2. Langtang National Park
Most of the trekking route of this Tamang Heritage Trail Trek lies within the lower part of Langtang region. This region is home to several species of plants, birds and animals. Some rare animals such as Himalayan Thar, Black bear, Red panda also live in this region. Views of several mountains decorate the landscape during this trek.
3. View of Mountains and Landscapes
Lush forests of rhododendron and oak trees dominate the region where settlements are scarce but most of the route this trek takes is covered by Tamang settlements. Several ponds and rivers make it more interesting while the views of mountains like Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen range.
4. Tamang Culture and Heritage
Since the exploration of Tamang culture and heritage is the major highlight of this trek, this route is designed so that you get to walk past several villages showcasing these beautiful cultures. Thuman, Timure, Tatopani, Gatlang, Briddim, etc. are some of those villages. Most of these people follow Buddhism heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Living at tea houses is a way to get a close insight of their day to day lives and traditions.
5. Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi
Relaxing after diving into the Tatopani hot spring enjoying the serene environment makes you feel amazing. Rasuwagadhi is a fort built during the Rana regime in the Nepal-Tibet border. Today only remains of this historical place is left.