Tamang Heritage trail trek
Nepal has many options among some of the most beautiful scenery and different culture in the whole country the Tamang heritage trail is one of the unchanged tradition and settlement of Tamang culture route trek. In Nepalese history Nepal had fought with Tibet for salt and some of the biggest areas, Langtang region is one of that war took place. Now Langtang region is third most popular trekking trail in Nepal. This area is connected to Tibet and the trails in this region were used by traders from Tibet bartering in Salt and mountain goats for meat (changra) with foodstuffs from the south.
Developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program, the "Tamang Heritage Trail" is newly developed tourism product, off the beaten track, which highlights an ancient lifestyle wilderness experience through beautiful landscape of alpine terrain picturesque scenery and healing baths in natural hot springs.
The inhabitants of this region are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung across the border and settled in this region Nepal. According to law of Nepal the citizenship of wouldn’t allow to non Nepali citizen so that they changed their ethnicity to Tamang. . The cultural and traditions of these people are similar to the Tibetan across the border.
This trekking destination is 6-7 hour drive from Kathmandu by bus or by private vehicle to Dhunche. There are different options short and long trek 8 to 14-days trekking tour provides varieties of experience. Tamang rituals, Tibetan culture, festivals, costumes, local Syabru dances make the exposure to this culture very unique. There is a view point at Goljung Pass, from where views of Langtang and Kerung (Tibet) can be awe inspiring. Visitors will get an opportunity to observe Syabru, Mane and other local dances at Goljung and Gatlang VDCs. .
Trekkers can enjoy with hot spring bath at Tatopani before Nagthali, where the stay is a unique experience. The ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings at Thuman is an unforgettable experience.
Along the trekking trail there are different Tamang settlement Briddim is a small beautiful Tamang village where can experience the famous Tamang hospitality at the home stays run by community members, and there is home stay facility also for the interested person. After that back to Kathmandu from Syprubesi or can turn to Lang tang trek situated 75 kms north of Kathmandu close to the Tibetan border one of the best trails in Nepal like the Annapurna circuit or the Everest Base Camp.
|Day 1||Welcome to Kathmandu||Kathmandu|
|Day 2||Explore Kathmandu||Kathmandu|
|Day 3||Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi||Syabrubesi|
|Day 4||Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang||Gatlang|
|Day 5||Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani||Tatopani|
|Day 6||Trek from Tatopani to Thuman||Thuman|
|Day 7||Trek from Thuman to Briddim||Briddim|
|Day 8||Trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel||Lama Hotel|
|Day 9||Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang||Langtang|
|Day 10||Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin||Kyangjin|
|Day 11||Trek from Kyangjin to Lama Hotel||Lama Hotel|
|Day 12||Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi||Syabrubesi|
|Day 13||Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu||Kathmandu|
|Day 14||Kathmandu Free day||Kathmandu|
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.
Trip Date & Cost
- The entire airport picks up and drops
- Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
Equipment for this trip.
The following gives you a general idea of the trekking equipment and clothing needed for this trek.
This is a porter-supported trek. Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.
The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.
- 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
- Duffel bag (We will provide one complimentary Ace the Himalaya duffel bag which is yours to keep.)
- Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun hat (We will provide you a complimentary Ace the Himalaya hat.)
- Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Neck warmer
- Liner gloves
- Heavier shell gloves
- Lightweight expedition thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
- Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
- Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
- Nylon hiking shorts
- Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
- Water/windproof trousers
- Casual pants
- Liner socks
- Heavyweight socks
- Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
- Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
- Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
Miscellaneous, but Important!
- Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Water bottle/bladder
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
- Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
- Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.
Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.
Frequently Asked Questions
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