Tamang Heritage Trail

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:11 Days
  • Trekking Duration:11 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

Tamang Heritage trek is a newly opened off the beaten track in Langtang region, gaining its polarityty as the combination of culture and nature in on get go.  The main attraction of this trekking destination is the opportunity to explore the hidden lifestyle and culture of one of the oldest ethnic groups in South Asia – the Tamangs and Tibetans.

  • Chance to delve into Tibetan-influenced culture
  • View of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Langshisha, Ganja La Pass
  • Diverse flora and fauna
  • Friendly and amazing people
  • Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa and Buddhist temples

Trip Overview

Tamang Heritage Trail is also known as Rasuwa Trekking is fast gaining its popularity among the people who are fond of or who want to experience home-stay trekking. The trekkers travel to the villages populated by the Tamang ethnic groups. This gives the opportunity for the traveler to closely observed the people, their ancient practices and experience of living in such a rich backdrop in one of the hidden and remote areas of a such a small country if not, the world. The travelers can take first hand experience and see the daily routines of these remarkable ethnic groups in their natural state, living among them, exploring through the village trails, ancient monasteries and dense Rhododendron forests.

Tamang Heritage Trail in Langtang Valley has become one of the most exhilarating trekking destinations from the ones newly discovered into the Himalayas that not just offers picturesque Himalayan magnificence but also provides once in a lifetime close-up experience of Himalayan Tamang culture and their lifestyle. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone households and the beautifully carved wooden porches reflect the uniqueness and the tranquility of the Himalayan scenery.

From amazing scenery to experiencing a rich Tamang culture, this trek offers different tastes of different places in the Langtang region located north of Kathmandu. Throughout the long trekking journey, trekkers will enjoy amazing views of different mountain peaks like Mt. Langtang Lirung (7234 m), Ganesh Himal (7422 m), Gaurishankar (7134 m), Langshisa Ri (6427 m),  Ghengu Liru (657 1m), Dorje Lakpa (6966 m), Gangchempo (6387 m), and so on.

The journey for Tamang Heritage trek begins with a drive to Syabrubesi, the starting point, following the trail leading to popular trekking routes to Langtang. The trail passes through numerous traditional Tamang and Tibetan villages. During the journey along unbeaten paths, you will explore traditional communities and their unspoiled culture and lifestyle, soak up in the natural hot spring waters at Tatopani, and stay in a local homestay in Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, and Briddim to learn more about the Tamang people and their way of life. In addition to that, you also get to savor the panoramic scenery of Himalayan peaks like Ganesh Himal and Langtang range, picturesque landscapes, and lush forests.

For the best experience, it is recommended to plan the trip in Nepali spring or autum season which falls in March to May and September to November respectively. In spring the forests are reddish with the Rhododendron flower. Although this trip can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for every trekker.

You will be mesmerized by the majestic view of Langtang and Ganesh Himal range during the Tamang heritage trekking. If lucky, you can encounter the wild animals like leopards, red panda’s and musk deer etc.

It should be noted that this trip is a combination camping, home stay and lodge trekking package.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 3: Drive to Syabrubensi (1400m)
  • Day 4: Trek to Ghatlang (2,238m)
  • Day 5: Trek to Tatopani (2,607m)
  • Day 6: Trek to Nagthali (3,300m)
  • Day 7: Trek to Thuman (2,338m)
  • Day 8: Trek to Birdim (2,229m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Syabru Besi
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Welcome. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your respective hotels.

Today we start of the day with the tour of Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as Monkey Temple, from where a panoramic view of Kathmandu city can be seen. Then, visit Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple. We will also visit the Hanuman Dhoka palace, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar square. You can later go shopping for the preparation of the trek. Overnight at the hotel

You then 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.

While trekking you get to experience some of the most interesting insights into Tamang culture & their vibrant lifestyles. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.

Enjoy the sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. You can take natural hot spring bath at Tatopani. This day's trekking provides you an opportunity to experience some important facets of the Tamang culture.

En route you may encounter animals like monkeys and deer. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Hima and Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Another cultural village, Thuman, is popular for its Shamanic performances and beautiful view of Langtang. Beautiful views of the mountains can be seen from every house in Thuman. Stay overnight at our teahouse lodge with all meals.

A short day where we will stop at Thuman, however filled with several ascends and descends. You can enjoy talking with the people and knowing about their culture. People from Thuman will entertain you by singing and dancing if interested you can also join them.

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. It is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake.

You trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi via Wangel. Today the trail moves along a gently descending path passing through villages, terraces and magnificent views of surrounding hills.

A pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages, you drive through some of the off roads. On reaching Kathmandu, take some rest. You can refreshen up and take a tour around the Thamel.

Our team representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure.

" Dolma Treks covered all aspects of my dream trip: hotels, logistics, food, permits.
Tsering Lama is a very seasoned trip organizer and guide that knows the way things work locally, which means a hassle-free, pure joy adventure. I have traveled to Nepal 5 times so far, always with Dolma Treks. Have done a bit of everything: culture, trekking, yoga retreat, educational visits, rescue visits (Earthquake 2015). I have been solo, with friends, and even with my young son since he was 7. Everything was perfect, every single time.

I loved every second of my trips to Nepal and I simply can't wait to be back" 

M/s C. Kasper,

I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt

Tania,Steve & Jesse Pitt,

I recently went on Tsering's 17-day tour of Nepal, in Oct/Nov 2013.
Tsering is an exceptional tour leader, very organized and a welcoming host. 
He paid much attention to detail both in the planning of the itinerary and throughout the course of the trip.  Right from the beginning, the pre-departure information was excellent and I felt very well-prepared.  Any questions I had about the trekking were answered promptly by email.
Tsering's itinerary has a lovely variety of places to visit: in Kathmandu, trekking in the Annapurna mountains, visiting the Chitwan National Park, and a stunning flight over Mount Everest.  On our trek, the porters were very helpful, friendly and spoke a little English.
Tsering was always professional and timely. We were also given great insight into the generosity of the Nepali people by being invited into his family home.
Heartfelt thanks again from me for a wonderful trip!

Mrs. M. Barnett,
Auckland, NZ

We joined one of Tsering's trips to Annapurna and Chitwan in October 2013, where Tsering warmly welcomed us at the airport and confidently and efficiently organized everything for us from the moment we arrived until our departure 17 days later, making the entire trip extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
His guidance with local customs and his ability to communicate clearly in English was invaluable in ensuring we were completely informed at all times of our programme.  His command of local languages meant we were afforded the best treatment at the local hotels, lodges, and restaurants throughout our trip.
The trip was a wonderful balanced mix of the frantic bustle of Kathmandu, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains, and the thrill of the Chitwan jungle, all complemented by a style of travel that exposes you to, and allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture to the extent you are personally willing and comfortable with.
The local guides Tsering organized were very competent and knowledgeable, giving us a great opportunity to absorb, understand and appreciate the breadth and depth of Nepal's history and the many cultures that make up its friendly people. Tsering gave us a marvelous insight into the recent history and of current events that gave us a wonderful context and appreciation of what makes the nation of Nepal what it is today and influences its future.
For the trek, Tsering organized a friendly team of local porters and guides who worked so hard carrying our gear over the often steep terrain of the mountains. Special mention goes to our lead guide Lale, who ensured the trek was perfectly paced to match the abilities of our relatively senior group. The guides and porters always had a friendly and smiling disposition, and we had a marvelous party with them on our last night, sharing cultural song and dance.
Tsering is generous of both time and nature, we were privileged to meet his family, and we particularly enjoyed the company of his enchanting 11yo son Jigme on our trip, and of his young friend Amod.
I would unreservedly recommend Tsering as a guide to anyone travelling to Nepal who is wanting to get to know this intriguing and beautiful country and its friendly people, and who enjoys knowing everything is confidently organized for you in a relaxed and efficient manner by a knowledgeable local who is a marvelous ambassador for his people and his country.
Thank you, Tsering, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to visit Nepal again someday and enjoy your friendly and proficient service.

Mr. G. Clark,
Auckland NZ

Tsering and his trekking company were brought to my attention by my daughter who had trekked with friends in Nepal. That trip was led by Tsering who was already known to one of the group. This group so recommended Tsering, that my wife and I decided upon a trekking tour under his guidance.
We were not any stage disappointed. Tsering contacted us and after considering age, fitness and wishes, designed what he thought was an appropriate tour. He emailed a comprehensive programme with some beautiful pictures and suggested dates. We arranged the flights to and from Kathmandu and brought in a couple of friends.
From our arrival until our departure, every detail was arranged. All accommodation, transport guides, porters, and dining was minutely cared for leaving us the freedom to simply enjoy ourselves. The team he engaged were known to him and endlessly strived to assist. Friendliness and honesty were so obvious.
Westerners are usually apprehensive about local cooking and food hygiene. Tsering always stationed one of the porters in the kitchens of the tea houses to oversee the cleanliness of food preparation. Some of his team are also chefs. It is a matter of pride for him that virtually all his tourists complete their trips without gastric upset.
Tsering is very kind, caring and attentive to detail. He is great fun, has a keen political insight as well as concern for the education of his young countrymen. He is honest and generous to a fault - as are his lovely family whom we met. We also enjoyed their hospitality.
If we return to Nepal there is absolutely no doubt we would ask Tsering to undertake our planning and if possible accompany us. He was faultless and thus I have no hesitation in recommending his company to your favorable attention.

Mr. & Mrs. Peters from Poole,
Poole, UK

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