Tamang Heritage Trek
The Tamang Heritage Trail is one of the new coming and interesting destination for many of the trekkers as it is off the bitten track and less people who go there. Tamangs are indigenous hill tribe concentrated in the higher elevation surrounding Kathmandu valley or in the high mountains of central Nepal. Tamang people have a saying they need to receive a cool air from the snowcapped mountains so there settlements are always in the higher elevations. These people survived traditionally with only millet, wheat, barley and potatoes. Rice supposed to be of important delicacy prepared only during the festivals in the past, but now the knowledge and perception keep on changing. Practically they are farmers and follow Buddhism. With intermingling of Hinduism and Buddhism now lots of them follow good things from both religions. This trek gives an idea for trekkers to observe still not spoilt traditional lifestyle of this hill tribe. The trek is also popular for observing their traditional attires, festivals and dances.
Tamang Heritage Trek at a glance
Maximum elevation: 3,165 meter at Nagthali
Number of Days: 5 days of walking
Difficulty level: Easy to little strenuous
Accommodation: Tea house during the trek and hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation: Private transfer and local deluxe bus
Price: $550 per person
Best time to go: March- May and September-November but can be done throughout the year
Highlight of the Tamang heritage trek
Tamang Heritage Trek Is a fusion of cultural trek with stunning landscape,
Located in the hilly area between Ganesh Himal and Langtang range,
A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi observing the terraces, villages and even forest,
Give opportunity to observe nomadic lifestyles with pastureland,
Opportunity to observe very rich and intense Tamang Culture with Tibetan origin and compact living in their societies,
Picturesque landscape and recently developed route so very less people and even the infrastructures are basic,
Thermal hot spring on the way so giving opportunity to enjoy the natural hot spring,
Homeland for red panda in Nepal,
Relatively low elevation walk and easy walking for everybody,
A day to discover the heritage sites in Kathmandu included in the trip
Why to choose Tamang Heritage Trek?
Tamang Heritage Trek is relatively cheaper than other treks because it is near from Kathmandu and doesn’t have any flights and you can drive directly up to the trail head without the night stop at other city. The trek is unique to observe culture and traditions of Tamang community which is one of the biggest ethnic groups from hilly area and nearby Kathmandu. Paying some extra you can have a private transfer up to the trial head and to Kathmandu after finishing the trek which makes your journey more comfortable.
It might be worth seeing another similar treks in different other areas. The other similar from Annapurna area is Annapurna Panorama Trek and Mardi Himal Trek and if you wish to see Everest in your trip and achieve a milestone to see Everest in your life give a try to our Everest Panorama Trek which is also popular by the name Everest View Trek.