Tamang Heritage Trail is one of the newest trekking routes in the Himalayas. It is located in the Langtang region. During this walk, you will get the opportunity to investigate traditional Tamang settlements as well as pristine natural areas. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to visit local monasteries, lush grazing areas, and breathtaking mountain views. That is all while gaining insight into the distinctive culture of the Tamang people.
You will have a fantastic opportunity to conduct in-depth research on the communities of the Tamang people. As you go through the Tamang village on the trekking trail. One will get the opportunity to learn about their way of life, their culture, and the crafts that they make. In addition, this hike offers spectacular panoramas of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung (7245 meters), Dorje Lakpa (6989 meters), Langtang Kerung, Chumse Danda ridge (5122 meters), Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Sanjen Himal ranges, and more. On the Tamang Heritage walk, you will get the opportunity to view numerous glaciers of diverse sizes. As well as lakes located at high altitudes. There are several lakes, the most notable of which are Gosiakunda, Pravatikuda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner
On your arrival at the airport, Himalayan Leaders will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. In the evening you are gladly invited to our typical Nepalese welcome dinner! Overnight in your hotel in Kathmandu.
After an enjoyable breakfast we start this trip with a full day impressive sightseeing of the main attractions, which of course are the sightseeing tour of Soyambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath. After all these impressions you can relax and enjoy on your own having a nice dinner for instance in one of the many good restaurants Kathmandu has to offer.
You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche, While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road after Betrawati is still under construction.
After an hour and half of ascent from Syabrubesi we reach the view point from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Now we head down to Goljang valley for the Lunch which is an hour walking down hill from the the view point. Gatlang the beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Goljang. Upon arrival the guests will be welcomed by Khada (white scarf) and the home made local drinks Rakshi accompanied by the welcome song in local language. Get refreshed and enjoy the local Syabru dance.
This would be the longest day of the entire trip and will take about 7 hours. The walk begins by descending to Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhotekoshi River. Stop for the lunch here. Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After lunch the trail will be ascending up crossing the hanging bridge. Ascend continues until you get to Tatopani which literally means ‘hot water’, you can clean yourself in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains.
The trail ascends to Nagthali Danda (3300m) the high open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas. Stop for lunch at Brimdang village. After lunch the trek continues ascending to Nagthali Danda. One can enjoy the view and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa. Trek continues down to Thuman, Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance.
While trekking from Thuman to Timure you can visit nearby historical Rasuwagadi. This day’s trekking grants you an opportunity to observe Tibeto Burman Tamang culture in two of the villages on the way. Timure is on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that have existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge here links Nepal and Tibet.
You can experience the village life of Briddim and enjoy a cultural show performed by community members. You can also experience a home stay and Tamang culture. To mention a little about Briddim, it is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Around 43 houses are spread in a Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. As direct descendants of ancient Tibetan immigrants, the culture and tradition of Briddim closely resembles that of Tibetan villages.
You trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi via Wangel. This day the trail moves along a gently descending path passing through villages, terraces and magnificent views of surrounding hills.
It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. You drive along the unpaved road until Betrawati where you will begin to follow a narrow, but well paved road.
Free day in Kathmandu for shopping,
Transfer to international airport