Tamang Heritage Trail - 9 Days

Know before you go
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Mar - May and Sep - Nov
  • Trip Area Langtang Tamang Village - Tatopani
  • Maximum Altitude 3165m.|10383ft.

Highlights

  • Learn about the ancient Tamang society and their cultures evoked from Tibetan Culture. 
  • Glorious vistas of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, and the Gosainkunda range
  • Lifetime experience of a cultural trek like never before. 
  • Spend quality time in the homestays of the local Tamang Community to closely learn about their culture and heritage. 
  • Amuse yourself in the natural hot spring water at Tatopani.

Tamang Heritage Trail, lying north of the Kathmandu Valley, is one of the most accessible trails in Nepal from the capital. Nepal Nirvana Trails offers an 8-day Tamang Heritage Trail that offers a magical and attractive landscape experience and rich cultural heritage for you. Tamang Heritage trail is one of the closest trekking distances from the Kathmandu valley which was opened in 2004. Here you can experience the nature of Northern Nepal of lively landscapes and the natural beauty of the Langtang Mountain Range with the reward of the rich culture and heritage of the Tamang community to know their livelihood and history from a closer picture. 

The Tamang people first resided in Nepal from the Tibetan region as traders(basically horse traders) to trade their goods and product to Kathmandu Valley and settled in the hilly area near the Valley. They distinctly retained the identity of Tibet with their culture, traditions, and livelihood. Sadly, they were the most affected community in the Earthquake of 2015. Agriculture and tourism are the base of the main economy. Trekking to the Tamang Heritage Trails not only gives you aesthetic vibes but will create a boost in their local economy as well.  

Syabrubesi

Syabrubesi was the major salt trading route from ancient Nepal to Tibet. In the early 1980s, this area emerged as one of the best prospects for Stone and limestone mining from Ganesh Himal. Ganesh Himal contributed to the special gems mined by India till the early 2000s. Later the basement of Ganesh Himal emerged as a top domestic destination and further development projects evolved for the expansion of tourism in the region. The exotic landscape views of Ganesh Himal and the hills nearby are the main attractions along with the starting points of various trekking regions.  

Gatlang

Gatlang is a Tamang Heritage Village full of ethnicity and uniqueness with its culture and heritage. It lies in the northern part of Syabrubesi. It was first amended as a tourist prospect citing the importance of its heritage in 2015. The government of Nepal has been trying to develop and protect its ethnicity and uniqueness to showcase to the tourists who pay a visit. There are community homestays, tea houses, and lodges for the convenience of visitors. 

Tatopani

It is the border of Sindhupalchowk and is famous for the trading route between Nepal and China. It is also considered the northernmost border of Nepal. Just five kilometers south of the border, there is a natural hot water spring which makes this place beautiful and interesting. Unlike other natural hot springs around the globe, it is not so sophisticated and is easily accessible to tourists who seek solace and peace with hot and refreshing baths in the scalding water which is said to cure many skin and hair-related medical problems. This place is well facilitated with well-equipped and amended tea houses and homestays with the Tibetan and Nepalese cultural mix. 

Nagthali Danda

At an ascended height of 3300 meters(10826ft.), Nagthali Danda is high, open grassland with a background of an alluring view of Langtang Range and a stunning panoramic view of the hills and mountains. It offers an amazing viewpoint at a closer distance from tall and skyscraping mountains. 

Thuman Village

Thuman Village is a cultural village in the trek region with very friendly people and a homely environment. A few Tamang monasteries are built in Tibetan style, there are stone houses and ancient-styled houses which makes the village more interesting and fits the eyes that were fed up with watching concrete built houses and buildings. 

Bridim Cultural Village

Bridim is a well-managed cultural village with enough amenities with the sustained ethnicity at the same time. There is the whole community building and earning together. The hosts will make certain that you have access to the amenities and services that you require. For a truly unique experience, you will stay in a local home. All accommodation and food are offered at local houses, so you can be sure that your stay is assisting the community as a whole and not just one or two families.

What Makes Nepal Nirvana Trails Unique?

Any tourist plan includes unseen risks unforeseen. Nepal Nirvana trails have experienced and well-trained personnel to help you throughout the trip. They will carry out all the responsibilities from start to end of the journey that you may need. You will be experiencing the beauty of traveling to Nepal in a new and innovative way. 

You will be taking the trip with a team of veteran professionals who have excelled in exploring with tourists to the Helambu region, so you will get as much information about the place as you want. Our more than two-decade veterans in the Himalayas makes us a reliable and trustworthy tour partner. 

We invite all the visitors to visit the cultural Tamang Heritage Trail Region, and booking is open throughout the year. You can choose your preferred time of the year to trek to the region. 

You can also check more information about other similar tour and trekking packages like Annapurna Base Camp, Tsum Valley Trek, Lower Khumbu Trek, and Overland Mustand Tour and directly contact us for inquiries or bookings.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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One of the members of NNT will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will meet the trek leader at the Nirvana Trails office and discuss the trek in the evening.

  • Normal Hotel
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

We will have our breakfast in the hotel and take a taxi to Machhapokhari, from where we will catch our bus to Syabrubesi. We will have a long drive to Syabrubesi, far from the bustling city of Kathmandu, via Trishuli Bazaar. 

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1467m.|4811ft.

Today we will have our first mountain hike. The gentle walk from Syabrubesi will lead you to the traditional Tamang settlement, Galtlang Village. You can enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal with many other Himalayan ranges, landscapes, and hills on the way.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2238m.|7343ft.

After breakfast at Gatlang village, we begin our exciting hike. The trek will commence through a forest, several chortens, mani walls with colorful prayer flags, and symbols of Buddhism, taking us to the village of a Natural hot spring, Tatopani.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2607m.|8553ft.

Trekking through the lush alpine forest, we will pass the traditional Tamang village Brimdang and Nagthali before reaching Thuman. En route, we can see the spectacular views of Ganesh, Kerung, and Langtang Himal. We will stay overnight at Thuman.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2338m.|7669ft.

Today we have a short trek to Briddim village via Timure (Sedang), the Border Administration Office, near Rasuwagadhi Nepal Tibet Border, a trading route to Tibet before and now. We will get warm local hospitality during our stay in Briddim village.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2229m.|7313ft.

We will trek down the hills to Syabrubesi. If you are in hurry for other activities or have the departure schedule, then we can drive back to Kathmandu via private transport, we can arrange that as per your requirement.

  • Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1467m.|4811ft.

We catch the early morning minibus to Kathmandu. In the evening, a farewell dinner is arranged with the NNT team. We will get your feedback on the trekking experience and plan for your next adventure trip with us.

  • Normal Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

If you do not have enough time for other trek and have the departure scheduled, we will bid you goodbye and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

  • Breakfast

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Route Map

Tamang Heritage Trail - 9 Days map

What's Included

  • Airport transfer during arrival and departure complimentary
  • Standard 2-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Standard three meals and a cup of tea or coffee
  • Fresh fruit each day seasonal available
  • Accommodations during the treks twin sharing basis
  • Experienced first aid trained English-speaking government Licensed trekking guide including his salary, food, equipment, and insurance
  • All applicable national parks, TIMS permits
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu bus service
  • Sleeping bag down jacket if needed (It’s refundable)
  • Nepal Nirvana Trails Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop Complimentary
  • Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant
  • Official expenses
  • All local and government taxes and vat

What's Excluded

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • Porter (OPTIONAL) if you need $160 one porter between 2 trekkers is recommended
  • Private jeep (OPTIONAL) KTM - Syabrubesi to KTM It costs extra, One JEEP could share between 6 people maximum
  • During trekking time, personal expenses, snacks, beer, coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner Kathmandu and extra day or upgrade hotel
  • Tips for treks guide, porter, and driver (it is expected)

Useful Info

Tamang Heritage trail is one of the most accessible trails from the Kathmandu Valley. Many trekking routes like Gosainkunda and Langtang Valley can be added to the Tamang Heritage trail, it is an advantage for tourists if they want to visit those places as well. Nepal Nirvana Trail will help you to customize your trek to these regions at your convenience. For that, you have to consult with our officials via email at [email protected] or WhatsApp at +977 9841380469

Altitude Sickness 

Acclimation is an essential factor for trekking above 3500m from sea level. For your comfort, we have designed a trekking schedule that ascends very slowly to adapt you to the weather conditions. However, it is still possible for the worse. That is why our trekking guide will always be with you in case of any emergency. 

Food and Accommodation 

Most accommodation will be at the local tea houses during the trek which will provide you with warm, clean, and healthy food along with comfortable, well-maintained beds, showers, and restroom facilities. There are homestays at some places that will provide more than basic facilities as well but you will get satisfactory services everywhere. 

Traditional food here is a bit different. Products of maize, paddy, and barley are consumed majorly. The momos here tend to be bigger and crispy and taste different than you tasted in Kathmandu. You can try Dhindo(a local meal made up of paddy flour) or choose the other options of your preferences. 

Best Season to Visit

The most preferable seasons to visit this trail are spring(March-May) and Autumn(September-November) when the weather is clear and the temperature is suitable for trekking. You should make sure you bring warm clothes when you visit the region in November. 

Tamang Heritage Trail Permits

TIMS Card cost for the trekkers:- NPR 1000

Langtang National Park, permit for SAARC nationals:- NPR 1500

Langtang National Park, permit for trekkers for other nationals:- NPR 3000

Last minute booking

Nepal Nirvana Trails provides last-minute booking as well as pre-booking in case you decide on Helambu Circuit Trek. You can book a last-minute trip to Helambu Circuit Trek up to 24 hours before the scheduled time to get your tour arranged according to your requirement. For the booking guarantee, we require you to pay 100% of the package cost.

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