Tamang Heritage Trail


  • Tamang Heritage Trail

Tamang Heritage Trail

 Nepal

17 days from £1399 pp  Including flight from LHR

In the Tamang Heritage Trail, you just don't trek through the hills and enjoy the snow capped mountains; you also get to know the local lives of the Tamangs, originally horse traders with Mongolian connection.

At a Glance

  • Learn the ways of lives of the Tamangs
  • Enjoy the relatively less crowded trekking route
  • Stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and Langtang Mountain Range
  • Stay overnight with the locals, share your stories
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In the Tamang Heritage Trail, you just don’t trek through the hills and enjoy the snow capped mountains; you also get to know the local lives of the Tamangs, originally horse traders with Mongolian connection. One of the oldest ethnic groups of Nepal, the everyday lives of Tamangs is richly influenced by Buddhism and Tibetan Culture.

What was once an unexplored trail is now open to you to explore and learn the ways of the Tamangs and enjoy the stunning views of Langtang and other Mountain ranges.

The Experience

Day 1: Depart London Heathrow

Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kathmandu [1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layovers].

Day 2: Kathmandu Arrival

Upon arrival in Kathmandu [approx altitude 1330 meters] airport, you will be met by a Lumle airport representative. You will be escorted to your hotel. You will have some time to relax and recover from the flight.

Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi (4790ft/1460 m) by Public Bus.

Early in the morning, we drive to Syabrubesi, which is a base town for all the trekking associated with the Langtang region.

After crossing the majestic Trishuli River, you can expect the ride to get rough as road conditions are yet to improve. The bus itself is a typical local bus in Nepal. Since it operates on the routes famous for tourist, it can be slightly better but still hygiene and driving standards can be typical of Nepali local transportation. The scenes outside—the unfiltered slice of local life, the views of the mountains on a clear day—— provide a much needed distraction.

It can take you up to seven to eight hours to reach Syabrubesi where you will stay for the night in a basic teahouse.

Day 4: Trek to Gatlang (7742 ft/2238m)

Today marks the beginning of your trek, where you will trek uphill for about three to four hours, after which the trail is relatively flat.

At the end of your uphill climb, you will get to see, among others, Gosaikunda range and Ganesh Himal.

Throughout the trail you will constantly encounter hallmarks of Buddhist cultures, the flags, teh Chortens and mani wall–the compilation of intricately carved stone tablets inscribed with the Buddhist chant “Om Mani Padme Hum”.

You will stop for lunch at Goljung, a little Tamang village which you give you a very first taste of what you are in for.

Your overnight accommodation, though, is in another Tamang village Gatlang, which has shown a remarkable resilience after the recent earthquake by rebuilding itself quickly. You can find Parvati Kunda, a lake of religious significance to the locals. The nearby monastery offers a stunning view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang.

Your stay tonight is at a local teahouse.

Day 5: Trek to Tatopani (8553 ft/2607m)

Today you talk for around six to seven hours to reach Tatopani, literally Hot Water in Nepali.

But before you reach Tatopani, you have approximately 13 kilometers to trek and few villages to pass through.

After you leave Gotlang and climb down for an hour, you cross the river to reach Chilime village.

You leave Chilime as you cross the suspension bridge and make a steep climb through Cherka and Gong Gang and arrive in Tatopani. You stop at lunch in one the villages in between to admire and take in the local feel and the view.

Again, the accommodation is in a Teahouse.

Day 6: Trek to Thuman (7670 ft/2338 m)

Today, we climb up to Nagthali, a former meditation centre for Buddhist monks, in what will be the steepest trail of the entire trek. From atop, on a clear day, you have wonderful view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Mountain and Sanjen Mountain Ranges.

We then climb downhill to Thuman, where the Tibetan influence is quite evident with its antique monasteries and wood carvings. The total distance is about 10 kilometres and you will trek approximately for six to seven hours.

You spend the night in a teahouse.

Day 7: Trek to Briddim (7345ft/2239m)

Set in the foothills of Langtang Mountain Range, Briddim is another Tamang village with quite evident Tibetan influence. The trail constitutes of a steep descent to the river Bhote Koshi after crossing which you reach Peko village and then begins a gradual ascent to Briddhim.

You will trek for about 6 hours and cover approximately 14.5 kilometres.

Day 8: Trek to Lama Hotel (7939ft/2420m)

Lama Hotel refers to a number of guesthouses at the outset of the Langtang valley, where the accommodation standard is slightly substandard compared to other teahouses in the trek, but nonetheless, they are comfortable enough.

On the trail, you pass through two villages where you can learn about Tamangs and Sherpas and trek for a total of about seven hours. Long, but well worth it.

Day 9: Trek to Langtang Valley (11482 ft/3500m)

It starts gently but soon becomes steep and you climb through the forest of rhododendrons, maple and Oak. It is here you begin to catch glimpses of the mountain peaks. Langtang Lirung appears somewhere in a distance.

You pass through yak pastures and several Tamang villages.The valley has again, a distinct Buddhist influence and rich wood carvings can be found in flat roof houses and their windows.

Day 10: Trek to Kyanjin (12560ft/3830m)

The fairly easy trail to Kyanjin passes small villages with stone-built houses, Chortens and Buddhist stone walls. Surrounded by stunning mountains on both sides, we reach Kyanjin Gumba, the most sacred monastery of the Langtang Valley.

From here, view the stunning Langtang Mountain Range and relax overnight in the teahouse.

Day 11: Kyanjin Exploration (12,560ft/3830m)

If you are up for it, today, very early in the morning, you can trek up to the Tserko Ri and have a stunning sunrise. Or you can just rest and relax, and explore the village for the rest of the day.

Stay overnight in the teahouse.

Day 12: Back to Lama Hotel (7939ft/2420m)

We trek back to Lama Hotel retracing our steps, passing through the Langtang village and Ghoda Tabela. A gradual descent will atke us to Lama Hotel for an overnight stay in the teahouse.

Day 13: Trek to Thulo Syabru (6988ft/2420m)

We move alongside the Langtang river, cross the suspension bridge and reach to Thulo Syabru in about five hours.

Stay overnight in the lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Dhunche

We continue through the pine forest and reach the Tamang village of Thulo Barkhu. From here, we walk alongside the highway to reach Dhunche where you can view the mountain ranges for one last time.

Stay overnight in the teahouse.

Day 15: Back to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu on a public bus as you pass through a series of images of local lives for one last time in the journey. We arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel (finally!) for an overnight stay.

Day 16: Kathmandu Free Day

Today you can rest and relax on your own or explore the city.

Day 17: Departure

After breakfast, you will be dropped to the airport for your final journey back home. You will have plenty of time on your flight to reflect on your journey and plan your next one.

Tour Ends

In the Tamang Heritage Trail, you just don’t trek through the hills and enjoy the snow capped mountains; you also get to know the local lives of the Tamangs, originally horse traders with Mongolian connection. One of the oldest ethnic groups of Nepal, the everyday lives of Tamangs is richly influenced by Buddhism and Tibetan Culture.

What was once an unexplored trail is now open to you to explore and learn the ways of the Tamangs and enjoy the stunning views of Langtang and other Mountain ranges.

The Experience

Day 1: Depart London Heathrow

Today you start your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kathmandu [1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layovers].

Day 2: Kathmandu Arrival

Upon arrival in Kathmandu [approx altitude 1330 meters] airport, you will be met by a Lumle airport representative. You will be escorted to your hotel. You will have some time to relax and recover from the flight.

Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi (4790ft/1460 m) by Public Bus.

Early in the morning, we drive to Syabrubesi, which is a base town for all the trekking associated with the Langtang region.

After crossing the majestic Trishuli River, you can expect the ride to get rough as road conditions are yet to improve. The bus itself is a typical local bus in Nepal. Since it operates on the routes famous for tourist, it can be slightly better but still hygiene and driving standards can be typical of Nepali local transportation. The scenes outside—the unfiltered slice of local life, the views of the mountains on a clear day—— provide a much needed distraction.

It can take you up to seven to eight hours to reach Syabrubesi where you will stay for the night in a basic teahouse.

Day 4: Trek to Gatlang (7742 ft/2238m)

Today marks the beginning of your trek, where you will trek uphill for about three to four hours, after which the trail is relatively flat.

At the end of your uphill climb, you will get to see, among others, Gosaikunda range and Ganesh Himal.

Throughout the trail you will constantly encounter hallmarks of Buddhist cultures, the flags, teh Chortens and mani wall–the compilation of intricately carved stone tablets inscribed with the Buddhist chant “Om Mani Padme Hum”.

You will stop for lunch at Goljung, a little Tamang village which you give you a very first taste of what you are in for.

Your overnight accommodation, though, is in another Tamang village Gatlang, which has shown a remarkable resilience after the recent earthquake by rebuilding itself quickly. You can find Parvati Kunda, a lake of religious significance to the locals. The nearby monastery offers a stunning view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang.

Your stay tonight is at a local teahouse.

Day 5: Trek to Tatopani (8553 ft/2607m)

Today you talk for around six to seven hours to reach Tatopani, literally Hot Water in Nepali.

But before you reach Tatopani, you have approximately 13 kilometers to trek and few villages to pass through.

After you leave Gotlang and climb down for an hour, you cross the river to reach Chilime village.

You leave Chilime as you cross the suspension bridge and make a steep climb through Cherka and Gong Gang and arrive in Tatopani. You stop at lunch in one the villages in between to admire and take in the local feel and the view.

Again, the accommodation is in a Teahouse.

Day 6: Trek to Thuman (7670 ft/2338 m)

Today, we climb up to Nagthali, a former meditation centre for Buddhist monks, in what will be the steepest trail of the entire trek. From atop, on a clear day, you have wonderful view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Mountain and Sanjen Mountain Ranges.

We then climb downhill to Thuman, where the Tibetan influence is quite evident with its antique monasteries and wood carvings. The total distance is about 10 kilometres and you will trek approximately for six to seven hours.

You spend the night in a teahouse.

Day 7: Trek to Briddim (7345ft/2239m)

Set in the foothills of Langtang Mountain Range, Briddim is another Tamang village with quite evident Tibetan influence. The trail constitutes of a steep descent to the river Bhote Koshi after crossing which you reach Peko village and then begins a gradual ascent to Briddhim.

You will trek for about 6 hours and cover approximately 14.5 kilometres.

Day 8: Trek to Lama Hotel (7939ft/2420m)

Lama Hotel refers to a number of guesthouses at the outset of the Langtang valley, where the accommodation standard is slightly substandard compared to other teahouses in the trek, but nonetheless, they are comfortable enough.

On the trail, you pass through two villages where you can learn about Tamangs and Sherpas and trek for a total of about seven hours. Long, but well worth it.

Day 9: Trek to Langtang Valley (11482 ft/3500m)

It starts gently but soon becomes steep and you climb through the forest of rhododendrons, maple and Oak. It is here you begin to catch glimpses of the mountain peaks. Langtang Lirung appears somewhere in a distance.

You pass through yak pastures and several Tamang villages.The valley has again, a distinct Buddhist influence and rich wood carvings can be found in flat roof houses and their windows.

Day 10: Trek to Kyanjin (12560ft/3830m)

The fairly easy trail to Kyanjin passes small villages with stone-built houses, Chortens and Buddhist stone walls. Surrounded by stunning mountains on both sides, we reach Kyanjin Gumba, the most sacred monastery of the Langtang Valley.

From here, view the stunning Langtang Mountain Range and relax overnight in the teahouse.

Day 11: Kyanjin Exploration (12,560ft/3830m)

If you are up for it, today, very early in the morning, you can trek up to the Tserko Ri and have a stunning sunrise. Or you can just rest and relax, and explore the village for the rest of the day.

Stay overnight in the teahouse.

Day 12: Back to Lama Hotel (7939ft/2420m)

We trek back to Lama Hotel retracing our steps, passing through the Langtang village and Ghoda Tabela. A gradual descent will atke us to Lama Hotel for an overnight stay in the teahouse.

Day 13: Trek to Thulo Syabru (6988ft/2420m)

We move alongside the Langtang river, cross the suspension bridge and reach to Thulo Syabru in about five hours.

Stay overnight in the lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Dhunche

We continue through the pine forest and reach the Tamang village of Thulo Barkhu. From here, we walk alongside the highway to reach Dhunche where you can view the mountain ranges for one last time.

Stay overnight in the teahouse.

Day 15: Back to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu on a public bus as you pass through a series of images of local lives for one last time in the journey. We arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel (finally!) for an overnight stay.

Day 16: Kathmandu Free Day

Today you can rest and relax on your own or explore the city.

Day 17: Departure

After breakfast, you will be dropped to the airport for your final journey back home. You will have plenty of time on your flight to reflect on your journey and plan your next one.

Tour Ends

What's included

  • Economy return flight from London Heathrow
  • All arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary in Nepal
  • Accommodation on twin sharing in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu only
  • Accommodation on (sharing/dormitory style) in tea house during trek [No meals]
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • TIMS National Park Fee
  • English speaking guide and one porter during the trek

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Airport departure taxes/excess baggage charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency by helicopter or overland
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • No meals during trekking
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance
  • Hot water and any other beverage (soft/hard drinks)
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc.

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