Tamang Heritage Trekking

Tamang Heritage Trekking

Langtang is north of Kathmandu and is the nearest popular trekking region in Nepal. In the Langtang area there are several trekking routes. Besides the more popular Langtang trek, which is still far less frequented than the larger more well-known treks in Nepal such as the Everest treks and Annapurna treks, there is the Tamang Heritage Trail trek that we organize in the Langtang area. The Tamang ethnic group are dwellers of the highland northern Himalayas in Nepal. They are one of the top Tibet-Burman speaking populations who draw their heritage from Tibet. Their culture, language and religious faith are different from other groups.

The trek is one of the newly opened non-touristy area treks which combines a charming journey wherein you can enjoy superb mountain views and gain an insight into the interesting Tamang culture, as well as see the alpine territory, green pastures and rhododendron forests. Trekking through the Tamang villages gives you an excellent opportunity to closely observe the Tamang community’s lifestyle, culture and crafts.

The offers nearby views of Langtang Lirung (7245 m), Langtang Kerung, Chumse Danda ridge (5122 m), Dorje Lakpa (6989 m), Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. As part of the culture, there is a local hot spring. It is believed by the Tamangs who live there that taking a dip into this spring will heal you from your aches and pains.

Asian Hiking Team recommends starting and ending the trail from Syabrubesi, a 7-hour bus ride from Kathmandu. Then the trail passes through the infrequently visited villages of Goljung, Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Timure, Briddim and other small traditional Tamang villages providing an excellent immersion into Tamang culture. The itinerary of this trek can be altered to meet your time available. After the THT, trekkers can easily join the regular Langtang trek and even continue through Gosaikunda and Helambu treks if time and interest allow.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467m), overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.), overnight home stay or guest house.

Day 03: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m), overnight home stay or guest house.

Day 04: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2338m), overnight home stay or guest house.

Day 05: Trek from Thuman to Timure (1762m), overnight home stay or guest house.

Day 06: Trek from Timure to Briddim (2229m), overnight home stay or guest house.

Day 07: Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi (1467m), overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change as your time frame. It is possible minimum 5 days trek.