Tamang Heritage Trail 7 Days
Duration: 7 days
Trip level: easy (info?)
Maximum altitude: 3165 m
Accommodation: teahouse/lodge and homestay
Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
This part of Nepal, which is located next to the Langtang valley, is far less visited by tourists. The Tamang Heritage Trail is a gem trek for those trekkers who would like to experience some of the local cultures of Nepal. This gives you a chance to experience authentic encounters with the warm and old traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture of the Tamang. This trail passes through Tamang villages with regular views of the Langtang and Ganesh mountain ranges.
The journey starts with a day drive by private car to Syebrubesi. This village has become a commercial area and it is a starting point for treks into the Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Lakes. After the earthquake of April 2015, the route to Syabrubesi has become the main route to the Tibetan border for travel and trading with Tibet. On the first trekking day, you will climb for 2 hours to Gholjong. After the climb, you will be rewarded with great views of the Ganesh mountain range. From Gholjong it is an easy hike to Gatlang. The next day you will descend to the Trisuli river passing by mani walls and chortens. In Tatopani (“hot water” in Nepali) you can take a bath in one of the natural hot springs in the middle of the village. After Tatopani, it is uphill trekking to the highest point of the Tamang Trail. You will hike through the forest to Nagthali Gyang at an altitude of 3165 meters. After enjoying the mountain views you will hike to the traditional Tamang village of Thuman. Thuman is a large village in the Langtang region where locals live according to their old Buddhist traditional lifestyle. Thuman has ancient monasteries and traditional wood-carved houses. After Thuman, you will hike through the rhododendron forest and open meadows to another traditional Tamang village of Briddim. From Briddim you will hike along the river towards Syabrubesi.
From Briddim it is also possible to hike further into the Langtang Valley and/or onwards to the Gosainkunda Lakes & Helambu.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Gatlang (2240m – 5 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Tatopani (2607m – 6 hrs.)
Day 04 Cross over Nagthali Gyang(3165m) to Thuman (2338m – 5 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Briddim (2230m – 4 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Syabrubesi (1460m – 3 hrs.)
Day 07 Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (7 hrs.)
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price.
We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
– Langtang National Park fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)