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Tamang Heritage Trek – 7 Days

7 Days Tamang Heritage Trek Facts

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -5°C to 23°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 7 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy View Difficulty Detail

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges/Home Stay

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May

Transportation

Transportation Bus/Jeep

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhism

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Tamang

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, Village, Hills, Hot Spring

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Langtang Region, Rasuwa

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 2820m./9306ft.

Overview of  Tamang Heritage Trail

The Tamang Heritage Trek starts with a scenic six-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the gateway to the Langtang and Gosainkunda treks. From here, the trek begins with stunning views of the Langtang Himalayan range, leading you through the Golijung valley to the charming village of Gatlang. This place has both culture and beautiful nature, which is great for trekkers who want Himalayan landscapes and peace.

As you proceed, the trail takes you through the villages of Thangbuche and Chilime, with a refreshing stop at Tatopani to enjoy a hot spring bath. Continuing onward, you’ll traverse traditional Tamang villages like Brimdang, Nagthali, and Thumang, each offering unique insights into the local culture and way of life. The trek ends at Briddim, a Tibetan-style village near the Nepal-China border, where you can choose to extend your journey to the Langtang Valley or Gosainkunda.

Tamanag Trek Background

This is an easy-to-moderate trekking trail and doesn’t require any previous trekking experience. The highest altitude during this trek is about 3300 meters at Nagthali Hill. Spring (March-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov) are the most suitable seasons for Tamang Heritage trekking, but this trek is also accessible in winter. Accommodation is mostly in teahouse lodges with a comfortable bed and healthy local food, whereas you’ll enjoy a homestay in Briddim with warm hospitality.

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Highlights

  • Spectacular view of Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Langtang, and many other mountain peaks.
  • A unique experience of homestay in the Tibetan-style village of Briddim.
  • Learn about the Tamang people, their culture, and Buddhist traditions.
  • Enjoy a hot spring bath at Tatopani as you relax your body.
  • Trek through the impressive hilly trails, enjoying the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
  • Encounter several wild animals like Monkeys, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, and many others.
  • Trek in the newly opened trail that offers untouched natural beauty.
  • Experience the unique lifestyle of Himalayan people at homestay.

Trek Difficulty

The trek to the Langtang region is a moderate-level trek. It will present you with several challenges while you hike along this route. It is always challenging for anyone to hike above 2500 meters. Hiking on the Tamang Heritage Trail will go up to 3300 meters, which might cause altitude sickness if you’re a first-time trekker. Trekking for about a week can be exhausting if you’re a beginner. Your body won’t be used to the conditions, and you might ache the following day of your hike.

The weather in the hilly areas can’t be predicted. The weather might be chilly in no time. It may rain, making the trails slippery and full of leeches, worms, etc. This will be another challenge that you will face on this trek. Likewise, You’ll be hiking in the remote areas of Nepal. Your food and accommodation options will be limited. Your taste will differ, and you need to stay focused on having high-calorie foods during

January
-5°C to 10°C
February
-3°C to 12°C
March
2°C to 14°C
April
5°C to 18°C
May
8°C to 19°C
June
10°C to 22°C
July
12°C to 23°C
August
12°C to 23°C
September
10°C to 19°C
October
6°C to 18°C
November
0°C to 14°C
December
-3°C to 10°C

Best time to Visit Tamang Heritage Trek

The best season to trek in the Langtang region is autumn (September to November), as the weather is stable, dry, and clear. Also, the atmosphere is merry during these seasons, as autumn is the major festive season in the country. Another favorable trekking season is spring (March to May), as the trails become more vibrant and pleasing with the blooming of different wildflowers and Rhododendrons. The days are clear and perfect for trekking.

December to February is the coldest time of the year. From June to August, the region experiences the summer season. Humidity increases along with the temperature. Hence, the monsoon starts, which makes the skies cloudy and the roads muddy and slippery. There are chances of flooding and landslides throughout the country as well.

7 Days Tamang Heritage Trek Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Syabrubensi

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

160km Drive to Syabrubensi
(Av.06 hours )

Accommodation

Old Namaste Lodge or Similar category

Altitude

(1680 m. /5544 ft.)

Included meals

Lunch, Dinner

Your journey starts from Kathmandu with a six-hour drive along the meandering Trishuli Highway. The road takes you through Trishuli Bazaar and Betrawati until you reach Syabrubensi, the Langtang and Tamang heritage trek entrance. This ride offers an excellent view of mountains like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, and other mountain peaks in the Langtang Himalayan range. Overnight stay at a teahouse in Syabrubensi.

Day 2

Trek to Gatlang

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Hill hike
(Av. 05 hours)

Accommodation

Community Lodge in Gatlang

Altitude

(2240 m. /7392 ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek starts from Syabrubensi with an hour-long hike to the viewpoint for an excellent morning view of mountains like Ganesh and Langtang Lirung. After descending the hill, you’ll continue your trek through the beautiful Tamang settlements of Golijung until you reach Gatlang. Gatlang is a small village on the hills with stone houses and terraced farms. You should not miss visiting the Buddhist monastery and Parvati Kunda Lake in Gatlang. Overnight stay at a lodge in Gatlang.

Day 3

Trek to Tatopani

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hills hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

lodge in Tatopani

Altitude

(2280 m. /7524ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll descend to Thangbuche and walk past the Chilime village. Then, you’ll come across the Chilime hydropower dam fed by the nearby Bhotekoshi River. After crossing a suspension bridge, you’ll hit the trail to Tatopani. Tatopani means hot water in Nepali, and it is named after the hot water springs in the area. People believe that a hot spring bath cures skin diseases and relieves you from joint aches. Overnight stay at Tatopani.

Day 4

Trek to Thuman

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15km Hills hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Homestay in Thuman

Altitude

(2820 m. /9306 ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s trail threads through the Tamang villages: Brimdang and Nagthali. Nagthali is a famous spiritual center sanctified by Buddhist monks and Tibetan mantras. After walking for about 6 hours, you’ll reach Nagthali hill, which affords you an exotic view of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung, and Ganesh Himal. Then, you’ll trek down to Thuman for an overnight stay.

Day 5

Trek to Briddim

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hill hike
(Av.05 hours)

Accommodation

Unique experience at Dukchu homestay

Altitude

(2320 m. / 7656ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll walk through the ancient salt trade route to Tibet via Timure and stop at Briddim. Briddim is a Tibetan-style village on the Nepalese side of the border. Tibet is only a few hour’s drive away from this village. However, you’re not allowed to cross the international border easily. You’ll visit the Dukchu monastery here and spend the night in a homestay. It’ll be a unique experience and an excellent opportunity to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the local inhabitants.

Day 6

Trek to Syabrubesi

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

13km Hill hike
(Av.05 hours)

Accommodation

Old Namaste Lodge or Similar category

Altitude

(1680 m. /5544ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll take a different route to Syabrubesi via Khangjim. You’ll walk mostly downhill through the dense green forest, enjoying the hilly region’s serene beauty and vibrant atmosphere. You can buy some handmade arts and crafts, pashminas, and other local products from the shops at Syabrubesi. Overnight stay at Syabrubesi.

Day 7

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

160km Drive to Kathmandu
(Av.06 hours)

Altitude

(1295m./4273ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, you’ll drive along the familiar Pasang Lhamu road. A long drive after a week-long trekking will be enjoyable. After arriving in Kathmandu, check in your hotel.

What's Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport ( Airport – Hotel – Airport )  transfer in Kathmandu .
  • Lodge ( Twin share basis ) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trekking.
  • Langtang National Park fee and necessary permits .
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Tamang Heritage trail and government authorized trekking guide including required porters (one porter for two clients).
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • A trekking map, duffle bag, first aid medical kit box, water purification, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, company t-shirt and trekking completion certificate etc.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Government tax and service charge etc.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

What's Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  •  Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, mineral water, desert, bar bill, laundry and phone bill etc during trekking.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.( Highly suggested )

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Group Discounts Available

Group of 2 - 4 $530.00 PP $430.00 PP
Group of 5 - 8 $510.00 PP $410.00 PP
Group of 9 - 12 $490.00 PP $390.00 PP
Group of 13 - 16 $470.00 PP $370.00 PP
Group of 17 - 20 $450.00 PP $350.00 PP
Group of 21 - 24 $430.00 PP $330.00 PP

Need a private date?

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

A wonderful & interesting trek overall. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances ( heavy snow fall & Lie ping with a bad cold) we were unable to cross the Ganja la pass. However, our guide Simbir offered us as alternative trek which took us on a difference journey of Nepal. We had the opportunity to visit & stay in many local villages and meet Tamang, Gurung people experience, their lifestyle and culture. We visited our guide’s home town of Chalishgaun and timed it right to join in with Diwali celebrations!

5.0

Lie Ping Tang & Robert

USA

Additional Trip Information

SN. National Park Fee Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Tamang Heritage Trekking
1 Langtang  National Park Fee NRs.100 per person per entry NRs. 15,00 per person per entry NRs. 3,000 per person per entry Below 10 years free
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SN. TIMS Nepali SAARC Foreigners Child discount
Tamang Heritage Trekking 
1 Agency joined Not required NRs. 3,00 per person per entry NRs. 1,000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free
2 Free Individual Trekker (FIT) Not required NRs. 6,00 per person per entry NRs. 2,000 per person per entry Below 10 yrs free
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Meals and Accommodation

You will be provided three meals daily ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).  Your breakfast and dinner will be at the place where you will be staying. Your lunch will be on the way during your hike. We will provide you with high-calorie foods to help you get the extra energy to hike up this trail. There won’t be multiple options for your food as you will be hiking in the remote parts of Nepal. Your breakfast items include Tibetan Bread, Boiled eggs, Cornflakes, Tea, Coffee, etc. Your food for dinner and lunch are almost the same. Common lunch and dinner options include Daal Bhaat, Pasta, Noodles, Thukpa, Potato Wedges, Macaroni, Momos, Dhindo, Vegetable curries, etc.

You won’t have good-quality hotel options when hiking in the Himalayas. Tea Houses and Lodges are the common options for accommodation. The local people run these, Which provide a warm, clean room with some basic amenities. You can have a hot shower, but it might cost a few dollars. Even though the service you get will be basic, you will be satisfied with it.

Trek Permits For Tamang Heritage Trek

Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) Card and the Langtang National Park permit are required to trek in the Tamang Heritage Trail. TIMS card holds the trekker’s data and is used for safety and security purposes.

The cost of a TIMS card is NPR 2000. You can get it from a Nepal Tourism Board Office or any other licensed Trekking agency in Nepal. Langtang National Park helps conserve and protect Natural habitats in the Langtang area. The price of the national park entry permit for a foreign national is NPR 3000, and it is NPR 1500 for the members of SAARC nations. It is valid for 60 days.

However, The Tamang Heritage Trial borders the national park, so that you can skip the national park permit. You might be asked for a permit at the entry point at Dunche, but you should be able to convince them you’re only up for a Tamang Heritage Trek.

Fitness and experience requirements

This trek is a week-long trek, so you must be physically fit and have some experience. It is a moderate-level trek. Performing a few cardiovascular exercises will help you while hiking up the hills. It is a beginner-friendly trek. If you are a beginner who plans to go on a trek, this short Langtang Valley Trek to explore the Tamang Heritage should be one of your options. Rookie trekkers can also do this trekking, but you need a guide with you.

Travel insurance for Tamang Heritage Trekking

Personal travel insurance is not included in our tour. So, you have to have trekking insurance from your insurance company compulsorily. You need to send us a copy of your travel insurance before booking your tour. There are very few tour operators who operate tours without travel insurance. It is compulsory to have travel insurance while you trek in Nepal. Ensure your travel insurance covers all aspects of your trek, including emergency evacuation via Helicopter. Hiking up in the Himalayas is challenging, so we recommend not being cheap out while getting travel insurance.

A Typical Day in Trek

Your typical day on a trek begins at the place where you are staying. Your day will begin with breakfast. You will have a short meeting right after breakfast, during which our guide will brief you about today’s hike. You will pack your stuff and leave for the hike. Our guide will provide valuable insights about several places you will encounter during the hike. You will have your lunch in between your hike.

It will generally be around  12-1 pm once you go past your halfway. It will be in a local hotel or Tea house. You can rest for a few minutes after your lunch, but it depends on the remaining distance to be covered. After your lunch, you’ll head towards your final destination. Your dinner will be at the place where you will be staying. You can rest and relax after you complete your hike for the day.

Safety and Security

The security and safety of our visitors are very important to us. So, we take proper care of your belongings and check every path before departure. So, you don’t need to worry and can enjoy your time.

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