The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a newly developed destination through a beautiful area with traditional culture and spectacular scenery. The area gets away from the beaten path and has fewer tourist visits than the more popular areas. Getting away from the main routes allows visitors to get closer to the people and natural surroundings.
The Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking visits many picturesque villages surrounded by fertile farmland. The people in this area are mainly of the Tamang ethnicity. Tamang follows a customary way of life that follows both Hindu and Buddhist practices. The area adjoins the renowned Langtang Region the third most popular trekking area of Nepal. Despite being just to the west of a major trekking region, the off-path trail maintains a more traditional lifestyle and the welcoming people will receive you warmly. Along the way, enjoy thrilling mountain views and relaxing hot springs where we take a pleasant bath and soak in the natural hot waters.
The journey to the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek starting point begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu with views of the majestic natural scenery including terraced fields and glimpses of snowy peaks. We register our documents at the national park check post in Dhunche, a lofty town above the Trishuli River. We then continue by vehicle to Syabrubesi, a busy settlement at the meeting point of the Bhote Kosi river and Langtang River.
From here, we travel west to the idyllic Gatlang village populated by people of the Tamang ethnicity. Tamang has a unique language of the Tibeto-Burman family and them also customary clothing and a distinct lifestyle. They make up over five percent of the total population of Nepal. From Gatling, the route passes through more villages to a spectacular viewpoint and then more Tamang villages surrounded by terraced fields.
We then follow a route back to Syabrubesi and make a scenic drive back to Kathmandu or we continue to the Langtang Trek.
Please Note: Our Tamang Heritage Trail Trek has set departure dates from Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a combination of this Tamang Heritage Trail Trek with the Langtang Valley as well as the Ganesh Himal Region for people with the time and interest as well as other inviting options in the area.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1420 mt.). Driving 7-8 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 03Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2200 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04Gatlang to Tatopani (2607 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05Tatopani to Thuman (2400 mt.) via Briddim and Nagthali (3165 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06Thuman to Timure (1762 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 07Timure to Briddim (2345 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08Briddim to Syabrubesi. Walking 3-4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09Drive back from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.
Departure Note : Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this Tamang Heritage Trail Trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements.
All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen a 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share the room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.
Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.
An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a moderate trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is high altitude trek which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Some time mental aspect also plays a vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.
This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Tamang Heritage Trail Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view. You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.
Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, high Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.