Tamang Heritage Trek

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Tamang Heritage Trek is fairly a new and off-the-beaten-path trek established in the Langtang Region from 2004. The trek starts from Syabru Besi, around 8 hours drive north from Kathmandu to the pristine Langtang region. After staying the first night at Syabru, you will complete a circuit via the villages of Gatlang, Tatopani, Briddim via Nagthali, Thuman, and Timure. Once you enter the Langtang National Park, on the way to Timure, you will encounter endangered wildlife species. The park has 14 vegetation types in 18 ecosystem. The conservation efforts began after the region was first established as Nepal’s first national park in 1976.

The Tamang Heritage trail isn’t as busy as the Everest Base Camp Trek or the Annapurna Circuit Trek, hence it isn’t as commercialized as well. But this also brings forth the best of experience – the people’s way of living; their culture and heritage, isn’t diluted with commercial operations as in other regions of Nepal. You won’t be walking to the foot of an 8,000er or crossing a high mountain pass, but the trek promises value in terms of cultural and heritage experience unlike any other.

Throughout the Tamang Heritage trail, you will find everything one would expect in the Himalayas; scenic vistas of snow-clad mountains, tranquil wilderness, flora and fauna, even chance encounter with endangered wildlife species like the red panda, Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, or, if you are exceptionally lucky, the elusive snow leopard.

Keep Walking Nepal would invites you to join us on our 12-day Tamang Heritage Trek as part of our extended family. We have been running trips in the mountains of Nepal since the last 15 years, and know the region inside out. Our guides are well-trained and experienced, of whom many call the mountains home. Plus, all our guides are trained in wilderness first-aid courses, and altitude medicine.

Additionally, you can also combine either the Langtang Valley Trek, or the Gosaikunda Trek or even both for a full Langtang region experience.

 

Trip Grade - Moderate

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Trip Summary
  • Day 1 :Arrive Kathmandu: meet-and-greet
  • Day 2 :Guided half day tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Day 3 :Private transfer to Syabru Besi (1,492m; 8 hrs)
  • Day 5 :Trek to Gatlang (2,200m; 5 hrs)
  • Day 5 :Trek to Tatopani (2,600m; 6 hrs)
  • Day 6 :Trek to Nagthali La (3,228m; 5-6 hrs)
  • Day 7 :Trek to Thuman (2,238m; 3-4 hrs)
  • Day 8 :Trek to Briddhim (2,229m; 6-7 hrs)
  • Day 9 :Trek to Syabrubesi (1,460m; 4-5 hrs)
  • Day 10 :Drive back to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs)
  • Day 11 :End of Trip: Departure
Daily Movements
    Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu: meet-and-greet

    Upon your arrival at the international airport at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our local staff and transferred to your accommodation in Boudhanath.

    Depending upon the time of your arrival, you can join us for an an evening meal – a great way to break the ice with the rest of your trekking group.

    Overnight at a hotel Tibet (D)

     

    Day 2: Guided half day tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    You will embark on a guided tour of two UNESCO world heritage sites; Pashupatinath Temple, the temple devoted to Lord Shiva – the god of creation and destruction, and Boudhanath Stupa – a Buddhist shrine worshiped by Hindus & Buddhists alike.

    In the afternoon, your trek guide will brief you about the upcoming days and preparation requirements.

    Overnight at a hotel Tibet (B)

     

    Day 3: Private transfer to Syabru Besi (1,492m; 8 hrs)

    While the drive to the Tamang heritage trail head at Syabru Besi is exciting; its equally long and exhausting.

    You will drive along the Trishuli river for the better part of the morning and stop for lunch Trisuli Bazaar, the location of an interesting dam and hydroelectric project which was completed by the Indian Technical Mission. Along the way, distant view of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang auspices of the views ahead.

    The second leg of the journey can be grueling as the roads are partly tarred, partly graveled, and can have ongoing road works. Hence, depending upon the road and weather conditions (during monsoon the roads can be slippery), the total driving time can vary by a few hours.

    If everything goes according to plan, you will arrive at Syabru Besi by mid to late afternoon.

    Overnight at a local lodge (B,L,D)

     

    Day 5: Trek to Gatlang (2,200m; 5 hrs)

    The trek starts as you cross the village of Shyabru, and climb steadily through terraced hillsides and a thick forest of oaks, alders and bamboos. A slightly steep climb leads you to the vantage point at Bahun Danda for a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal and the Goljang Valley below.

    Thereafter, the trail descends gently through a little frequented track to the village of Gatlang. If you are up for it, you can climb another 300m to Parbati Kunda (2,550m), a wetland surrounded by forests on all sides. While the climb can be daunting after a long day, its well worth the effort.

    Overnight at a local lodge (B,L,D)

     

    Day 5: Trek to Tatopani (2,600m; 6 hrs)

    Descending down the village on the north-eastern flank above Bamdang Khola, you will hike again through pine and rhododendron forest and terraced fields, eventually arriving at the river. After a river crossing, you will arrive at the Chilime hydropower project. It is a run-of-the-river hydropower 22 mega watt project.

    After lunch on the banks of Chilime river, you will cross a suspension bridge. The undulating trail now steeply ascends to the village of Gonggang and, eventually, Tatopani. Unlike the Langtang valley, agriculture is the main occupation in the valley and the villages are well populated.

    Tatopani literally translates to ‘hot water’, and the village did have hot springs, but the 2015 earthquake caused the hot springs to disappear. Nevertheless, the views and hospitality are an exceptional experience.

    Overnight at a local lodge (B,L,D)

     

    Day 6: Trek to Nagthali La (3,228m; 5-6 hrs)

    Today is one of the best days for mountain views on the Tamang heritage trail.

    You will hike through a forested stretch of trail that climbs lazily along the undulating curvature of the ridge back to the south for about an hour and arrive at the village of Brimdang.

    The trail then climbs above the village, first to the east and then swings back on itself to the top of the Nagthali La pass (3, 228m). The pass has great views of the mountains but for even better views you will hike to Yang Ri viewpoint (4 hrs to and back).

    The hike through a pine and rhododendron forest is pleasant and has chance encounters with wildlife. Plus you will have views of Kerung, Lantang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, and even into Tibet, on clear days.

    Overnight at a local lodge (B,L,D)

     

    Day 7: Trek to Thuman (2,238m; 3-4 hrs)

    After lunch on the pass, you will start the descent to Thuman, a Tamang village with strong Tibetan influence. The trail descends along a gradual slope through verdant forests; chances are you will see large troops of grey langur monkeys. Before Thume, you arrive at a large open pasture that has great views of surrounding peaks across the valley to the east, a small stream, and a couple of ruined stone buildings that are quite photogenic.

    Overnight at a local lodge (B,L,D)

     

    Day 8: Trek to Briddhim (2,229m; 6-7 hrs)

    Continuing on the old Tibetan trade route, you will hike through meadows and rhododendron forests via Lingling to Briddhim.

    The initial length of the trail is flat through a pine forest. But after lunch at Lingling, the trail gently ascends to Briddhim village. Homes in the vilalge are spread out in an interesting ‘Z’ configuration, most being built with stone walls and have split shake roofs.

    Overnight at a local lodge (B,L,D)

     

    Day 9: Trek to Syabrubesi (1,460m; 4-5 hrs)

    Your adventures on the Tamang Heritage trail will come to an end as you trek to Syabru Besi.

    You will follow a winding trail that meanders around the stone walls to a well-maintained trail that eventually passes through a forest and arrives at a junction. There are two paths; one leads to Syabrubesi via Wangel while the other leads to Khanjim and the Langtang valley.

    Lookout for grey langur monkeys, red panda, musk deer, and Himalayan tahr. If you are lucky, who knows, you might even encounter the elusive Snow Leopard.

    The hike is pleasant as you walk through woodlands until a steep climb up to Wangel, where you turn left and descend to a concrete bridge near a waterfall. Thereon, you will hike along a rarely used highway for a few hours to Syabru Besi.

    Overnight at a local lodge (B,L,D)
    Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs)

    You will drive back to Kathmandu on the same trail going on.

    At Kathmandu, you are invited for a farewell dinner to celebrate a successful trek with Keep Walking Nepal’s extended family.

    Overnight at a hotel Tibet (B)

     

    Day 11: End of Trip: Departure

    A Keep Walking Nepal’s representative will drive you to the international airport for your flight back home.

    Meals (B)

Cost - US $ 1650 (joining Kathmandu)

(Single Supplement: additional US $ )
Cost Includes:
  • Accommodation and most meals, road transport, and airport transfers.
  • A sleeping bag and kit bag are provided for use while on the trek, with Sherpas and porters to assist you en-route and carry your gear.
  • A medical kit will be carried by staff.

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TRIP FACTS
  • Duration

    11 Days
  • Max-Altitude

    3,165m
  • Difficulty Level

    Moderate
  • Group Size

    2-14 pax persons
  • Accomodation

    Local Lodge
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