Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Duration: 11 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-14
  • Max. Altitude 3165m

Highlights

  • Embark on a community homestay trek and contribute directly to the betterment of the locals
  • A short adventurous trek with breathtaking mountain views and a less crowded route
  • Explore the beautiful Langtang region and picturesque remote villages
  • Get to see the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Tamangs
  • Visit stupas and monasteries on the way
  • Walk past waterfalls, streams, rivers, and lush rhododendron forests
  • Spend nights in the guest's houses, runned by the local families
  • Easy going trail, perfect for family venture
  • Diverse landscapes and stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Sishapnagma, etc
  • Enjoy natural hot springs in Tatopani

Tamang Heritage Trek Overview

"Tamang heritage trail is a community homestay trek in the beautiful Langtang region in Nepal that offers a quick venture in the mountains and stunning landscapes."

Tamang heritage trek is a very special excursion in the Langtang region, Nepal. It is an 11 days program that explores the lush rhododendron forests and Tamang villages on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Tamang heritage trail is located between the two giant Himalayan mountains, Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal. It is a community trek made with the help of a few NGOs to support the rural Tamang community and uplift their economy.

Tamang heritage trek is one of the perfect family treks in the Himalayas to do with your kids and elderlies. The trail is easygoing with a subtle challenge that makes the venture adventurous. As a family, you'll get to bond and learn a lot about the mountain lifestyle together. The Tamang heritage trekking takes you very close to the locals. You'll see their culture, traditional dance & taste their delicacies.

In Tatopani, you can enjoy natural hot springs. Hot springs will not only relax your sore muscles, but are also believed to get rid of skin disease or any impurities. Likewise, you'll explore the holy lake called Parvati Kund and the historical fort of Rasuwagadhi. And not only that, you'll directly get to contribute to the betterment of the community along the trail. The sense of gratification and happiness is huge in Tamang heritage trekking.

You'll be trekking very close to the famous Langtang valley. If you want to go beyond the Tamang heritage trekking route, then you can extend the trip to the gorgeous Langtang valley and Gosainkunda Lake. Opened in 2004, the Tamang heritage trail is a relatively new trekking route that welcomes only a handful of guests every year.

The trail is less crowded and immersive than any other famous short trek in Nepal. If you are looking for a tranquil trekking experience, then we strongly recommend the Tamang heritage trek. To book Tamang Heritage Trail 2022/2023 departure, get in touch with us anytime. We'll also customize the itinerary as per your requirement if you wish.

Major Attractions of Tamang Heritage Trail

Tamangs, an indigenous group and one of the largest inhabitants of Nepal (about 6% of the population)

Tamangs are the early settlers of the high hilly mountains, especially in the Langtang region. They are one of the biggest indigenous groups in Nepal with a rich cultural heritage. Believed to be the descendants of Tibetans and followers of Tibetan Buddhism, you can notice a lot of similarities between their culture, tradition, and practices. Their energy and hospitality are matchless. Tamangs are one of the kindest folks you'll come across in your life.

Spend nights with the local families along the trail

The accommodation along the Tamang heritage trail are guesthouses. It means you live with locals in their homes, and the families will be your host. Staying close to the Tamangs will let you profoundly understand their life and values. No doubt, the life these people live is very different yet simple from what we city people are used to. You'll learn a lot from them. Their simplicity, modesty, and heartwarming welcome will win your heart.

A perfect family holiday package in the Himalayas of Nepal

Tamang heritage trail is a short trek but an incredible venture for a family trek in Nepal. The trek is easy, and there is something for everyone in the family, whether that is an adventure, experience, rich culture, diverse vegetation, etc, so all members of the family can participate in this trek. Tamang heritage trek demands no long time commitment but offers commendable gratification.

A perfect amalgamation of adventure and nature

Unlike the usual treks in the Himalayas, the Tamang heritage trek lets you enjoy the journey to the fullest and be aware of your surroundings. You'll get ample time to enjoy the mountain views and landscapes throughout the trail. The trail has a fair share of ascents and descents on rough paths, crosses thrilling suspension bridges, and walks past remote villages. At the same time, you'll not be struggling to walk for hours and hours and rather be present at the moment.

Breathing snow-capped mountain views & diverse landscapes

The Tamang heritage trail winds through narrow foothills and dense woodlands. Along the trail, one gets to see cascading waterfalls, rushing rivers, and colorful prayer flags. Snow-capped mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Langtang Ri (7,205 m), Shishapangma (8,027 m), Sanjen Himal (6,550 m), etc are seen along the way. The landscapes change from one place to another. The tranquility of the trail will soothe your soul, and the stunning scenery will soothe your eyes.

Itinerary

Find the detailed trekking itinerary for the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek for the 11 Days. The 11-Day Tamang Heritage Trail program is inclusive of your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and a cultural day tour in Kathmandu.

The Offered itinerary for the 11 Days is a guideline itinerary that we offer you, however, we at Outfitter Himalaya are always ready to tailor the itinerary as per your requirements or if you want to make your arrangement for the accommodation in Kathmandu for pre-and port the trek, please feel free to contact us.

We have some other trails in the region that you can combine with the Tamang Heritage Trail such as, you can combine with Langtang Valley Trek, Gosaikunda Lake, or whole circuit of the Langtang. Let us know if you have more days and want to combine the Tamang Heritage trek with any of these itineraries.

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Land at the Kathmandu airport and do the visa obligations. You can meet our team members at the terminal gate waiting for you with the name card. They will drop you at the hotel and brief you about the day. The arrival day is leisure. You can explore Thamel and nearby places from your hotel.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Today, you'll visit some historical monuments in Kathmandu. Our friendly tour guide will accompany you during the tour. You'll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Monkey Temple. Later in the day, you'll spend some time meeting the trek guide and packing for the trip.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1245

Our first day of the journey begins with a somewhat comfortable drive to Syabrubesi. Leaving the rush of Kathmandu, we will drive, enjoying the views of lush green hills and terraced fields. On the way, we can see views of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal. Some parts of the ride are bumpy. From Kathmandu, it's a 6 to 7 hours drive to Syabrubesi.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1500

Today is the first day of the trek. From Syabrubesi, we walk through lush forests. After a few ascends and descents, we walk by some small settlement areas. The trail is less crowded, so you can enjoy the walk. The views are surreal. Gatlang is one pretty village with welcoming locals.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2240

It's a short five-hour walk from Gatlang to Tatopani. We walk past mani walls and chortens. The trail is gentle and passes through dense forests to Chilime. After walking for a couple of hours, we cross a suspension bridge and ascend along terraces to Gonggang village. From here, the trail leads to Tatopani, where you can enjoy natural hot springs.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2600

After a few short days, today it's a long walk to Thuman. We leave Tatopani and ascend to Nagthali village, which offers stunning scenery. This place is famous for meditation centers among monks and priests as located between lush forests. The views of the Ganesh Himal range are magnificent. Before reaching Thuman, we descend on a steep path to Thuman. In clear weather, we can see views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Saliung Himal.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2340

We walk on a steep downhill path that leads to the Bhote Koshi river. From here, we trek and reach Timure. It is the last village on the northern border of Nepal that follows the ancient salt trade route. Later in the day, we'll visit the historical Rasuwa fort built in 1855.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1760

The trail from Timure goes downstream for an hour to Lingling. Lodge and tea shops are available in this village. This village offers a traditional homestay. From Lingling, it's two hours to ascend to Briddim, a Tamang village with fantastic scenery.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2230

Leaving Briddim, we descend to Syabrubesi. We'll follow a forested path covered with beautiful rhododendrons. On the way, we can see stunning views of mountains like Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1500

After a delicious breakfast, we leave Syabrubes and follow the same route back to Kathmandu. It's your last day in Kathmandu, so enjoy as much as you can. Do not forget to do the shopping and visit the local market. We celebrate the successful trek completion in the late evening.

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  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

The Tamang heritage trek has ended. We hope you have a good time with the villagers. Our team will take good care of your airport departure.

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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek map

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on the trek
  • Accommodations in lodges on the trekking
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for every two trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you)
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Ground transportation by local bus
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag, If necessary (return after the trek)

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Your personnel expenses drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on the second day
  • Tips for the guide and porters
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Essential Info

Permits for Tamang Heritage Trail

You need some permits to trek in Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, and they are Langtang National Park entry Permits and TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permits. We apply and get all these permits once you book a trek.

Best time to do Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Nepal has the two best seasons to trek to the Tamang heritage trail, and they are spring and Autumn. The Spring season is from the start of March to the end of May. And, the Autumn is from the beginning of September to the end of December.

The weather and temperature are suitable for mountain trekking and can view the magnificent view of the mountains. However, the months of January and February are still a good time for the trek to Tamang Heritage Trail.

Fitness for Tamang Heritage Trek

You require a moderate level of fitness with daily trekking between 3 hours to 8 hours to do the Tamang heritage trail trek as you will reach an altitude of 3165m above sea level. You do not need to have previous trekking experience. However, physical fitness, good health with good stamina, and strong desire are mandatory.

Accommodation on Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

We provide 3-star hotels for 3 nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/homestay accommodation for the rest of the 7 nights on the Tamang Heritage trail.

The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on the trek lodge/guest house on the trekking, and please note some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

The hotel we provide:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Moonlight: 3 nights
  • Hotel on Trek: Simple Mountain lodge/homestay: 7nights

Note:

  • Accommodation will mostly be on double/twin share, and a single room also is available in Kathmandu.
  • The hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available to upgrade to luxury 4-5 star. Let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

Meals & Drinks on Tamang Heritage Trek

We provide a total of 25 meals (10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 7 dinners) on the Tamang heritage trail, and these meals are provided in hotels and lodges. You have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you stay overnights and lunch at the lodge available along the trail.

You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals on the trek and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer), and the drinks are not included in the cost. So, you can buy them yourself at the available lodge/guest house.

We also advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine while coming to Tamang Heritage trails. You can get normal water for free. So, you can use this medicine and drink it or buy bottled/boiled water to drink.

Travel Insurance for Tamang Heritage Trek

Travel insurance is required when you come to Tamang Heritage Trail as in case of a serious sickness or injury on the trekking, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. However, you will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy when you buy the policy.

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