Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

"Intrinsic Trek to the Tamang Communities"

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A wonderful Tamang Heritage Trail trek lies on the northern side of Kathmandu Valley. It preserves the traditional practices in a better way.  The trail is worthwhile to get the insight of Tamang culture, and traditions. It neighbors the Langtang Valley. On this moderate seven to nine-day trek, you just get up close with the Tamang people. The Tamang Heritage trail trek has the added benefit of providing sustainable economic benefits to the local community.

Highlights of Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

  • Experience a cultural trek, learn about one of Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced hill tribes,
  • Contribute directly contribute to the rural economy
  • Luxuriate in the hot spring waters at Tatopani
  • Enjoy the local homestay accommodation in Briddim,
  • Get insight into the Tamang people and their way of life
  • Trek amid green valleys and snow-capped mountains
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang Himalayas, and the Gosainkunda mountain range

Lying north of the Kathmandu Valley, the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is perhaps the most accessible trekking region in Nepal. Here, you can experience some of the most beautiful sceneries. The trail offers terraced green farmland and thick forests. You will see the peaks of the Langtang and bordering the Himalayas from a close point. Besides this, a bonus to the natural features is the chance to trek through Tamang villages. Due to which, the travelers often love to combine the trek with Langtang Valley Trekking. In addition to this, Trekking to the Tamang Heritage Trail helps bring a source of income to the Tamang people in this area.

Tamang Heritage Trail  Trek Map

Tamang Heritage Trekking Trail Map

According to different studies, the Tamang people originally came from Tibet as horse traders. Later on, they settled in hilly parts of Nepal. Their major settlements are usually within proximity to the Kathmandu Valley. The migration happened several hundred years ago. They have retained a distinct identity with Tibetan roots, as well as their language. They have historically been one of the most marginalized ethnic groups in Nepal. Sadly, they were among the worst-affected groups during the 2015 mega-earthquake. During the hard hours, their homes tended to be in vulnerable areas cut off from help. Therefore, Tamang Heritage Trail is the best way of exploring the unique culture, traditions, lifestyles, and people of the Tamang community.

Getting to the Trail Head

One the first day, you will drive from Kathmandu takes you to Syabrubensi. Syabrubensi is the trekking starting point for Tamang Heritage Trail. A transfer service of local bus departs regularly in the morning from Kathmandu at Balaju Bus Park. Alternatively, hiring a Jeep for easy travel is a good decision for comfort and punctuality. It takes a 7-8 hours drive to reach the point on a local bus whereas Jeep reaches quicker. It will be a scenic journey along the thrilling Pasang Lhamu Highway. The highway connects the capital city of Kathmandu with Tibet at Timure.

 Best time to visit Tamang Heritage trail

The best time to trek the are is September- mid-December and March – the first week of June. The autumn is the best season due to the clear sky and stop of monsoon season. The region is rich with greenery and distance views during the season.  Whereas Spring is time for new leaves, blooming rhododendron forests and snowy peaks.

Tamang Heritage trail trek Weather

The weather is generally cool but don’t’ have to expect cold except some days during winter. If there is rainfall during the winter we have to expect snowfall in the region. Otherwise the temperature is tolerable moderate. Carrying a rain sheet will be a precaution idea to keep yourself safe from unexpected rainfall during September and Spring season. You should carry warm clothes, hiking boots, sunglasses, walking sticks, gloves, raincoats, medicines, reusable water bottles, and light snacks.

Necessary Permits

Tamang Heritage trail falls under the restricted /controlled area of Nepal. The Department of Immigration of Nepal in Kathmandu issues special permits to enter the region. The Special Permit to the area costs US$20 per person for a week.  Your entry into the trail also demands an entry permits for Langtang National Park. Department of National Parks and Conservation area issues the permit from its offices located at Bhrikurimandap Kathmandu or the National Park check post at Dhunche. The permits cost 3000 rupees equivalent to US$30. Also, you require the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. TAAN and its member agencies in Kathmandu issue the TIMS Card. Your handling operator company Oriental Journeys will manage all the necessary permits and documents for your trekking program.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Oriental Journeys will invite you for the trip’s itinerary briefing. You will be provided with the necessary permits.

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460 m./ 4,790 ft.)

Early morning, your guide from Oriental Journeys will take you to the bus park. The Bus to Dhuche starts from Balaju Bus Park which is close to Thamel. You will be driving through the beautiful village and you will see snow Scrapped Mountain along the Langtang Himalaya.

Overnight stay at Syabrubensi

Day 03: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,238 m./ 7,342 ft.)

Today, we head to the trailhead at Sybrubensi. The traffic of Kathmandu is swiftly left behind as the bends of the highway come to our rescue. The raging Trishuli soon comes into action often packed with rafters seeking to conquer the raging river. The pleasant ride takes us past captivating landscapes filled with terraced farmlands and Hilly lands ending at Sybrubensi.
Overnight stay at Sybrubensi.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Gatlang to Tatopani (2,380 m./ 7,808 ft.)

The journey out of Gatlang begins with a swift descent through the forested trails adorned by Sal, juniper and oak trees. Crossing the village of Chilime, we reach a suspension bridge beyond which lies Gonggang rising through the terraced farmlands. The final trail takes us to the familiar forested route which is ascending towards Tatopani.
Overnight stay at Tatopani.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Tatopani to Thuman (2,238 m./ 7,342 ft.)

Washing down all our bodily aches in the hot water springs the region is well known for we head towards the vibrant hamlet of Nagthali which at 3,165m is the highest point of the trek. The ragged forested trail begins its ascent reaching the quaint hamlet of Brimdang followed by another ascent to reach Nagthali.
Overnight at Thuman
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Thuman to Briddim (2,239 m./ 7,345 ft.)

The trail today winds down through the familiar forests alive with wildlife including the elusive red pandas. Descending down to the village of Thuman which further heads down to the sandy banks of Bhote Koshi River. The trail continues alongside the river heading upstream to Lingling village beyond which lies Briddim an ideal homestay destination to build upon the knowledge of Tamang culture and their unique way of life.
Overnight stay at Briddhim.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Briddim to Syabrubesi (1,460 m./ 4,790 ft.)

Our final day of the journey is a short one as we make our way to Sybrubensi. The journey begins with the usual stunning landscapes and mesmerizing viewpoints made even more captivating by the vibrant Tamang hamlets. The route takes you through the forested trail which makes you alive with the sounds of birds along with the scenery of bending Trisuli river on the way until reaching Syabrubenshi.
Overnight stay at Syabrubensi.
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu

Today, we head back to Kathmandu valley landing once again at the now-familiar hilly landscapes. For the last time, we are accompanied by Trishuli River and stunning Hilly landscapes which makes up for a perfect end to the trip. We directly head back to our hotel in Kathmandu where much-awaited refreshments and a warm farewell dinner awaits us.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day 08: Fly Home

We hope you had a lovely time with us as we had with you. A representative from Oriental Journeys will once again drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport with best wishes for your next journey.
We hope you had a lovely time with us as we had with you.
Meals Plan: breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Langtang National Park Entry Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Any other things not included in included list.
Departure DateCost/PersonJoin Group
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Trip Duration

8 Days

Maximum Altitude

3165 meters

Trip Grade

Moderate

Group Size

1-16 People

Accommodation

Hotel, Lodge Home stay

Start/End

Kathmandu

Overview of Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

A wonderful Tamang Heritage Trail trek lies on the northern side of Kathmandu Valley. It preserves the traditional practices in a better way.  The trail is worthwhile to get the insight of Tamang culture, and traditions. It neighbors the Langtang Valley. On this moderate seven to nine-day trek, you just get up close with the Tamang people. The Tamang Heritage trail trek has the added benefit of providing sustainable economic benefits to the local community.

Highlights of Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

  • Experience a cultural trek, learn about one of Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced hill tribes,
  • Contribute directly contribute to the rural economy
  • Luxuriate in the hot spring waters at Tatopani
  • Enjoy the local homestay accommodation in Briddim,
  • Get insight into the Tamang people and their way of life
  • Trek amid green valleys and snow-capped mountains
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang Himalayas, and the Gosainkunda mountain range

Lying north of the Kathmandu Valley, the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is perhaps the most accessible trekking region in Nepal. Here, you can experience some of the most beautiful sceneries. The trail offers terraced green farmland and thick forests. You will see the peaks of the Langtang and bordering the Himalayas from a close point. Besides this, a bonus to the natural features is the chance to trek through Tamang villages. Due to which, the travelers often love to combine the trek with Langtang Valley Trekking. In addition to this, Trekking to the Tamang Heritage Trail helps bring a source of income to the Tamang people in this area.

Tamang Heritage Trail  Trek Map

Tamang Heritage Trekking Trail Map

According to different studies, the Tamang people originally came from Tibet as horse traders. Later on, they settled in hilly parts of Nepal. Their major settlements are usually within proximity to the Kathmandu Valley. The migration happened several hundred years ago. They have retained a distinct identity with Tibetan roots, as well as their language. They have historically been one of the most marginalized ethnic groups in Nepal. Sadly, they were among the worst-affected groups during the 2015 mega-earthquake. During the hard hours, their homes tended to be in vulnerable areas cut off from help. Therefore, Tamang Heritage Trail is the best way of exploring the unique culture, traditions, lifestyles, and people of the Tamang community.

Getting to the Trail Head

One the first day, you will drive from Kathmandu takes you to Syabrubensi. Syabrubensi is the trekking starting point for Tamang Heritage Trail. A transfer service of local bus departs regularly in the morning from Kathmandu at Balaju Bus Park. Alternatively, hiring a Jeep for easy travel is a good decision for comfort and punctuality. It takes a 7-8 hours drive to reach the point on a local bus whereas Jeep reaches quicker. It will be a scenic journey along the thrilling Pasang Lhamu Highway. The highway connects the capital city of Kathmandu with Tibet at Timure.

 Best time to visit Tamang Heritage trail

The best time to trek the are is September- mid-December and March – the first week of June. The autumn is the best season due to the clear sky and stop of monsoon season. The region is rich with greenery and distance views during the season.  Whereas Spring is time for new leaves, blooming rhododendron forests and snowy peaks.

Tamang Heritage trail trek Weather

The weather is generally cool but don’t’ have to expect cold except some days during winter. If there is rainfall during the winter we have to expect snowfall in the region. Otherwise the temperature is tolerable moderate. Carrying a rain sheet will be a precaution idea to keep yourself safe from unexpected rainfall during September and Spring season. You should carry warm clothes, hiking boots, sunglasses, walking sticks, gloves, raincoats, medicines, reusable water bottles, and light snacks.

Necessary Permits

Tamang Heritage trail falls under the restricted /controlled area of Nepal. The Department of Immigration of Nepal in Kathmandu issues special permits to enter the region. The Special Permit to the area costs US$20 per person for a week.  Your entry into the trail also demands an entry permits for Langtang National Park. Department of National Parks and Conservation area issues the permit from its offices located at Bhrikurimandap Kathmandu or the National Park check post at Dhunche. The permits cost 3000 rupees equivalent to US$30. Also, you require the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. TAAN and its member agencies in Kathmandu issue the TIMS Card. Your handling operator company Oriental Journeys will manage all the necessary permits and documents for your trekking program.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek - Accommodation

We will provide a tourist Standard 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu like Samsara Resort or Hotel Thamel or similar during your stay in Kathmandu whereas there will be a Tea House Lodge, Homestay and Lodge during your trek days.

DaysHotel/LodgeCategoryPlace
01Hotel Thamel / Samsara Resort3 StarKathmandu
02-07Trekking Lodge/Home StayLodge/Home StayEn route
08Hotel Thamel / Samsara Resort3 StarKathmandu

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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek - Detail Itinerary

01

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

From Tribhuvan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Oriental Journeys will invite you for the trip’s itinerary briefing. You will be provided with the necessary permits.

02

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460 m./ 4,790 ft.)

Early morning, your guide from Oriental Journeys will take you to the bus park. The Bus to Dhuche starts from Balaju Bus Park which is close to Thamel. You will be driving through the beautiful village and you will see snow Scrapped Mountain along the Langtang Himalaya.

Overnight stay at Syabrubensi

03

Day 03: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,238 m./ 7,342 ft.)

Today, we head to the trailhead at Sybrubensi. The traffic of Kathmandu is swiftly left behind as the bends of the highway come to our rescue. The raging Trishuli soon comes into action often packed with rafters seeking to conquer the raging river. The pleasant ride takes us past captivating landscapes filled with terraced farmlands and Hilly lands ending at Sybrubensi.
Overnight stay at Sybrubensi.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
04

Day 04: Gatlang to Tatopani (2,380 m./ 7,808 ft.)

The journey out of Gatlang begins with a swift descent through the forested trails adorned by Sal, juniper and oak trees. Crossing the village of Chilime, we reach a suspension bridge beyond which lies Gonggang rising through the terraced farmlands. The final trail takes us to the familiar forested route which is ascending towards Tatopani.
Overnight stay at Tatopani.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
05

Day 05: Tatopani to Thuman (2,238 m./ 7,342 ft.)

Washing down all our bodily aches in the hot water springs the region is well known for we head towards the vibrant hamlet of Nagthali which at 3,165m is the highest point of the trek. The ragged forested trail begins its ascent reaching the quaint hamlet of Brimdang followed by another ascent to reach Nagthali.
Overnight at Thuman
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
06

Day 06: Thuman to Briddim (2,239 m./ 7,345 ft.)

The trail today winds down through the familiar forests alive with wildlife including the elusive red pandas. Descending down to the village of Thuman which further heads down to the sandy banks of Bhote Koshi River. The trail continues alongside the river heading upstream to Lingling village beyond which lies Briddim an ideal homestay destination to build upon the knowledge of Tamang culture and their unique way of life.
Overnight stay at Briddhim.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
07

Day 07: Briddim to Syabrubesi (1,460 m./ 4,790 ft.)

Our final day of the journey is a short one as we make our way to Sybrubensi. The journey begins with the usual stunning landscapes and mesmerizing viewpoints made even more captivating by the vibrant Tamang hamlets. The route takes you through the forested trail which makes you alive with the sounds of birds along with the scenery of bending Trisuli river on the way until reaching Syabrubenshi.
Overnight stay at Syabrubensi.
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
08

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu

Today, we head back to Kathmandu valley landing once again at the now-familiar hilly landscapes. For the last time, we are accompanied by Trishuli River and stunning Hilly landscapes which makes up for a perfect end to the trip. We directly head back to our hotel in Kathmandu where much-awaited refreshments and a warm farewell dinner awaits us.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Meal Plan: Breakfast
09

Day 08: Fly Home

We hope you had a lovely time with us as we had with you. A representative from Oriental Journeys will once again drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport with best wishes for your next journey.
We hope you had a lovely time with us as we had with you.
Meals Plan: breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
  • An English speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Langtang National Park Entry Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
  • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery etc
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Any other things not included in included list.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates

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