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Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek

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.

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Tamang Heritage Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Meet and greet by our representative/ guide and transfer to your allocated hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu.
Introductory trip to Kathmandu including sightseeing of one of the old palace complex, popular by the name Patan Durbar square, a Buddhist temple popular by the name monkey temple among the foreigners but is called Swoyambhunath and a Hindu temple Pashupatinath, a popular cremation ground for many hindus of Kathmandu. All these places are listed by UNESCO as world heritages. Afternoon time free for doing trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi (1500m.), takes 8-9 hours in local bus.
A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, partially black topped and partially unpaved. One can enjoy beautiful villages, terraces and some snowcapped mountains during the drive. The journey is quiet long as not the entire road is black topped.

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.), 6-7 hours of walking. 
Pretty long but easy walk. At the beginning the trail ascends to a view point from where if time permits one can get a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal.  After view point the trail descends down to Goljung valley. Small chhortens are frequently observed during the trek. Reach Gatlang by evening and stay overnight there.

Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2600m.), 6-7 hours of walking.
The trek descends to Thambuchet then continues towards Chilime with one of the popular hydropower of the area and ascends all the way to Tatopani village. By afternoon time you can visit natural hot spring and take bath there. Hot spring supposed to cure arthritis, joint pains and certain type of skin diseases.

Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2338m.), 5-6 hours of walking.
At the beginning the trek ascends to view point from where Ganesh Himal range and Langtang range are visible. Continue trekking towards Brimdang, one of the popular tamangvillage of the area and continue Journey to Thuman for overnight stay.

Day 07: Trek from Thuman to Briddhim (2229m.), 6-7 hours of walking.
The trek descends to Timure where the border administration office is located. Timure village is part of the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet, now there is a road access but not black topped. Continue trekking to Briddhim for overnight stay.

Day 08: Trek from Briddhim to Syabrubesi (1503m.), 3-4 hours of walking.
Easy downhill walk crossing the rhododendron forest and reach Syabrubesi by lunch time. After Lunch explore Syabrubeshi in the afternoon.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu from Syabrubeshi.
8-9 hours of drive that starts early in the morning from Syabrubeshi. Reach Kathmandu and overnight in Hotel.

Day 10: Final departure.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to home or any further destination or continue second trip with us.

Price Includes:

  • All transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • A public bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi and Syabrubeshi to Kathmandu
  • Full board meal during the trek
  • Comfortable & clean accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the trek on twin sharing basis
  • Local English-speaking trekking guide
  • All the necessary permits
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fees. Most of the countries obtain the visa in the airport. Visa fees are $30 for 15 days, $50 for one month.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except mentioned in itinerary
  • Bar and beverage bill during the trek
  • Hot shower and battery recharge during the trek
  • Insurance for evacuation and medical facilities
  • Expense of personal nature like phone calls, laundry, extra porter
  • Tips for guides, drivers and porters (you can see the tipping guideline in our tipping page)
  • Trekking equipment like trekking poles, water bottles etc.

The Nepal visa is issued for many countries. You can hire or buy gears for trekking in relatively cheaper price in Kathmandu than your home country but the quality will not be the same.