Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek - Days

Trip Route

Kathmandu - Syaprubesi - Gatlang - Chilime - hot spring - Nagthali - Briddhim - Kathmandu

Trip Facts

Group Size
1+ PAX
Trip Grade
Max. Elevation
3,165 M/10,381 FT
Full board meals on the trek
Bus/Jeep/Private Vehicle
Best Season
September to May

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Highlights

  • A trek route dispersion into the tropical zone that filled up with quietude Sherpa and Tamang villages, crop terraces, layers of hills and high snowcapped mountains
  • Dip into natural hot spring and hike through the blooming rhododendron forest
  • Accommodate in a local house at Briddim and experience the authentic culture of Sherpa and Tamang tribe
  • Enjoy spectacular mountain view of Ganesh Himal range, Langtang Himal range and some of the Tibetan peaks
  • Culture experience of Tamang and Sherpa ethnic group at Gatlang and Briddim village
    also, record the audio and video of the cultural performance

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, a moderate hike through the cultural Tamang and Sherpa village with admiring magical landscapes on foot of mount Langtang and Ganesh Himal. Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, the youngest trekking route in Langtang national park and complete a thrilling hike through the villages of mountain people Tamang and Sherpa that let you enjoy with their charming culture. 

Newly discovered Tamang heritage trail trekking first explored in 2007 with the slogan of tourism for rural poverty alleviation program. Concept to directly support the income of the local people throughout the route. And it begins with home-stay and community lodge idea that still practicing in Briddim village where a tourist eats together with a host family and experiences an authentic culture of ethnicity. Trekkers are hiking on the tropical climate from 1500 m to 3165 m above the sea level and get superior mountain vista from Nagthali Gyang viewpoint. Comparatively very few tourists choose this trek than other trekking in Langtang and Helambu Region that keeps it Off The Beaten Trek in Nepal. The route displays marvelous mountain terrains, attractive snowcapped peaks, a fabulous culture of the Sherpa and Tamang, restful bath in the hot springs, and exploring flora and fauna in the dense tropical forest. 

Tamang Heritage Trek is a complete culture trek of the different sects of Tamang and Sherpa ethnic group. Tamang and Sherpa have migrated from Tibet to Nepal some hundred years ago that’s the reason still find Tibetan culture influence in Tamang lifestyle. Also, the dialect is much closed with Tibetan languages and Tibet border is some miles away from here. It is Buddhist land, the route is elaborated of Buddhist flavor like flapping praying flags, Mani-wall, series of a stone cairn, monasteries and Gompas. And the best place to experience the Shamanism culture in Nepal. The Tamang people have elaborated dress, speckled of ornament, unique civilizations, cultural event, and finest knowledge of local wood carved architecture make the trek different than any other Culture Trek in Nepal   

A 6 days Tamang Heritage Trail trek begins from Kathmandu with a full day drive to Gatlang village, one of the picturesque Tamang village. Then we gently climb through the fascinating villages with bunches of the carved architecture, varied highland terrain, and catch panoramic mountain sights throughout the trek. En route to Tamang Heritage trail trek incline into the natural hot spring pool at Tatopani to remove the muscle pain and aches, get spectacular mountain vista from Nagthali Gyang, and experience lavish culture at Gatlang and Briddim villages. From Briddim descend to Syaprubeshi village, subsequently journey continuously to Kathmandu by a day drive.   

 The overview is summarized of the pleasing trek, the splendor is waiting to explore by new travelers. So this trek will add some good memories in your travel journal. After complete Tamang heritage trek loops, the journey can extend to Langtang valley Trek Langtang Gosaikunda Lake Trek or Gosaikunda Lake Helambu Trek.

Getting There and Away
If anyone wants to do 6 days Tamang heritage trekking trail then travel to Gatlang from Kathmandu by private jeep or local bus. The bus leaves 06:00 from Kathmandu and delivers around 3/4 pm at Gatlang village. The public bus will be crowded and stopping frequently en route to pick-up and dropped the people. Then possible to travel Gatlang by private four-wheel jeep which takes around 7/8 hours. Standard Tamang heritage trail itinerary end-up Syaprubesi then back to Kathmandu by public bus/shared jeep/private jeep. After Tamang heritage trail can extend your trek to Langtang valley, Gosaikunda Helambu trek and Ruby Valley.

Possible food and accommodation on the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
The basic accommodation is available with both common and shared bathroom plus solar or a gas hot shower. Most of the lodge is run by family and also have light in the room for the night.
The meals along with the Tamang heritage also much like another trekking route where most of the common trekking foods are available at a reasonable cost. The local chef prepares all the food with organic gardening vegetables. But in this area, the Tibetan bread and mo are totally different than another major trekking route.

When should do Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Tamang heritage trail Trek is a lower altitude trek in Nepalese Himalayas can do from September to May but still, October/November is the best of the year. During the winter possible to walk on snow in Nagthali Danda but it offers more mountains view any other time than a year.

Daily itinerary

Once you provides us your Kathmandu arrival details, we pick you up from on arrival gate of Tribhuvan international airport. The airport representative stay standby with your name on placard. Then you'll be welcomed with fresh garland after that short driven to your hotel. After room check-in take your own time for relax and leisure.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek begins from Kathmandu with a hilarious drive on zig-zag hilly road to tranquility Gatlang village. A 7 hours' drive on the Pasang Lhamu Highway offers dramatic sceneries of mountains, culture, and varied scenes. Upon arrival Dhunche village entering into the Langtang national park then 2 more hours jerk drive on switchback road to Gatlang village via Bahun Danda. A drive exposes spectacular mountain view of Manalu region, Ganesh Himal and Langtang mountain range ahead.

About 5-6 hours up and down trekking bring us to Tatopani, the hot spring. Our trailhead descending into the Gatlang village and enjoy to explore the vibrate Tamang culture. Downhill trail continues along the small stream and crops field to Thanbuchet and passes Chimile hydropower water dame. We then cross the wooden and suspension bridge on the Chilime Khola. From here climb up into the several small villages and farmland to Tatopani that literally means hot spring. The water came-out straight from the underground, the local and Nepalese believed it help remove the pain from the body. There are two different hot water pool with water tap right below the dense forest. You may also dip into the hot water and ease your muscle pain and aches.

After breakfast follow the uphill path into the forest then passing Brimdang village to Nagthali Ghyang Viewpoint (3,165 m). Throughout the day, we ascend on the wilderness trail that offers a magnificent view of the valley and layer of the Smokey hills below. We also visit tiny old Buddhist Gompa at Brimdang village. While hiking into the forest might spot the monkey and distinct species of the birds. The last part of the trail occupied by dense rhododendron forest and it looks so colorful during the March and April. After arriving at Nagthali Danda and room check-in then short side trip along the Chauri Danda as higher we raised, get more mountain view and spectacularly varied landscapes. This ridge is the highest elevated place in the Tamang Heritage Trekking trail, From here get panoramic mountain vista of the Paldoe Peak, Langtang Lirung, and some of the Tibetan peaks.

The day begins with observing glorious sunrise on the Himalayas, our walk leads into the dense rhododendron and pine forest to beautiful Thuman village, on sloppy mountains. As soon as arriving Bhote Koshi river that follows from Tibet the descending section of the hike ends. In-fact Tibet border is few miles far from this iron bridge. Possible to see the local people passing our trail with bunches of Chinese products. From here steep climb up into the forest and marvelous terraces to Briddim village. Briddim has both guesthouse and homestay, and homestay experience is highly appreciated because tourist expenses will be sharing to more household or family. Spending nights with the local people kitchen will give you true Nepalese cultural experience but still have a private room for sleep.

Today short and an easy trek down to Syabrubeshi, it about 3-4 hours downhill trekking. There is two different way of getting back Syaprubesi. The morning will spend with exploring the picturesque Briddim Village and the Gompa then we descend through pine forest and Bhote Koshi River to the Syaprubesi. The Upper path via Khamjing village is more spectacular than the original route. Before reaching the Syaprubesi our trail join with the classical Langtang valley trek route. From Briddim possible to extend your hike to Langtang Valley Trek that requires 5 more days. The rest of the days can spend with relaxing or buying local products Tamang handicraft or visit Chilime hydropower station under the huge boulder.

We have about 8 hours' drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu, a drive let you experience marvelous sceneries of varied terraces, layers of the hills, villages, and glimpse of the mountains. Along the way might stick to the traffic because the large truck supplies the goods between Nepal and China. Upon arrival at Kathmandu bus station transfer to your hotel then farewell dinner organic authentic Nepali Nepalese restaurant with live cultural shows.

The fascinating cultural exploration Tamang Heritage Trekking trail ends here by today. We hope you had an amazing and fantastic adventure with us in the Himalayas. As per your international flight scheduled transfer to Kathmandu airport 4 hours before the flight time.

What's included?

  • Airport transfer services airport/hotel/airport
  • Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Permit (Langtang National Park Fees and Trekkers' Information Management Systems card)
  • English speaking licensed guide with salary, accommodation, food & Insurance
  • Three meals a day during the trek in the mountains (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks)
  • Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Map
  • Seasonal fresh fruits Apple, Banana, Orange and Biscuits for the snacks
  • Complimentary trekking equipment's like four seasonal sleeping bag, dawn Jacket and duffle bag (should be returned upon completing the trek)
  • Kathmandu – Gatlang and Syaprubesi – Kathmandu by shared jeep or public bus
  • First aid medical kit, oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Normal lodge/guesthouse base accommodation during trek in the mountain
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepalese restaurant with live cultural dance

Add On:

  • Kathmandu accommodation U$D40 per night
  • To and fro Kathmandu by private jeep U$D 280
  • Porter to carry your bag pack U$D130

What's not included?

  • Travel and medical insurance which should cover emergency evacuation
  • Kathmandu meals and accommodation
  • Personal expense hot shower, laundry, internet, battery charge etc
  • Porter to carry your bag pack
  • Gratitude to your guide and porter

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip