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Tamang Heritage Trail – Langtang
- Explore the picturesque, quiet region of Nepal
- Meet the welcoming Tamang people, who have lived here for centuries
- See huge nearby peaks like Ganesh Himal (7429m)
- Stay in local homestays and support the community
- Relatively gentle trek (grade 2) with moderate altitudes
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The Tamang Heritage Trail is an interesting route, which lies between the two mighty peaks, Langtang (3,500 m) and Ganesh Himal (7,429 m). This trail is close to the famous Langtang Valley, which passes through ‘Tamang’ villages – early settlers of the high hilly mountains. Besides the tranquil environment and the towering display of the Himalayan range, another highlight of this trail is to acquire a unique experience to perceive the lifestyle and cultural values of the Tamang community throughout the 9 days of the trekking course. Amid hundreds of ethnic communities of Nepal, Tamang is one of the largest groups, about 6% of the total population in Nepal are Tamangs. Their matchless hospitality, festivals, and exclusive lifestyle make them one of the most culturally interesting communities of Nepal.
The settlements of Tamangs have widespread throughout Nepal. Accommodation facility is available in the during the trekking days. Guests will be well-taken care of by the host families. The host family will take you around the village and introduce you to the beauties of the Tamang culture, heritage, and festivals.
Day 1 – Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1440m, 7hrs)
Includes Homestay: Nuwakot Community Homestay
You will start the journey from Kathmandu. The driver will take you along the western edge of Langtang National Park via a bumpy and steep road until you reach Syabrubesi, which will be the start point of this heritage trail.
Day 2 – Trek to Gotlang
Includes Gotlang Homestay
Starting from Syabrubesi, you will take several steep shortcuts to avoid walking in huge hairpin bends via the main road. If uphill seems too much, you can hop-on the afternoon local bus that comes through Syabrubesi to Thambuchet. Soon the dirt track turns into stone steps and you will pass through mustard and buckwheat fields. You will stop for lunch at Bahun Danda Pass (2100m). After lunch, you will climb towards Tsamkhand Stupa where you can observe Tamang women reciting mantras. You will continue the trek along the Goljung Valley until you reach Gotlang (2238m), a picturesque village where houses have wooden shutters with carved and colorful Tibetan decorations, where you will spend the night.
Day 3 – Trek from Gotlang to Tatopani village
Includes Tatopani Homestay
On day 3 you will follow a line of stone pyramids (chortens) with written mantras. They will guide you towards the Bamdang Khola Valley. Once the valley is narrowed, you will follow a path paved with stone steps and come close to Chilime village (1762m). If you are lucky you can even get a glimpse of the Langtang peak at 7000 meters high. You will cross the Chilime River via a suspension bridge and have a long hike towards Tatopani village. Tatopani is a small resort where half of its houses are turned into lodges for trekkers.
Day 4 – Trek via Naghtali Ghyang to Thuman
Includes Thuman Homestay
Bright and early you will start the day with an uphill hike to Taruche viewpoint for the clearest valley views. From Naghtali Ghyang you will descend steeply for 820 meters through the forest towards the beautiful village of Thuman. This village has a small monastery and amazing lodges where you will spend the night.
Keeping eye on the trail can be tricky in this initial section as you climb uphill 560m via the settlement and Gompa of Brimdang to the ridge tip meadow of Nagthalighyang. In clear weather, you can view the magnificent mountains such as; Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and Saliung Himal.
Day 5 – Trek to Briddim
Includes Briddim Homestay
From Timure, follow the road downstream for an hour to an easily missed footpath branching left up to Lingling, where food and charming lodging is available at the Traditional Homestay. From Lingling it is a 2 hours ascent to Briddim, a scenic Tamang Village decorated with colourful Tibetan decorations.
Day 8 – Trek to Syabrubesi
Includes Syabrubesi Homestay
A quick side trip around Briddim village, visit Gompa, Chorten & trail slightly downhill through a pine forest to Syabrubesi.
Day 9 – Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
- Private Transport (from start and end of the trek)
- Accommodation (twin sharing)
- English speaking trekking guide
- National Park permits and TIMs
- Assistant Guide for more than 5 People
- 1 Porter for 2 Person’s Luggage
- 24 hours contact for emergency
- Accommodation and services in Kathmandu
- Visa and Passport Fees
- Emergency Evacuation and Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Additional expenses beyond control of supplier
- Sleeping Bag
- Personal Expense