Explore the hidden culture of ancient mountain tribes of Nepal Himalayas
No-shopping | Group Tour
Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking is an exceptionally short and moderate adventure on the foothills of high Ganesh and Langtang Himal. Located within the heavily populated Tamang district of Rasuwa, a mere distance from the border of Nepal and Tibet / China.Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, is quite a different way than other normal treks, on this walk is more of an exploration. Where trail follows from one lovely traditional mountain village to another cultural settlement of Tamang people.The main mountain tribes of Nepal’s Central Himalaya extend from Langtang and Ganesh Himal as far as the eastern Himalayan range.At present Tamang the 4th highly populated hill tribe of Nepal, the origin of the Tamang. Migrated from Inner Mongolia through Tibet towards the southern hills of the great Himalayas range way back more than 5,000 years ago. The Tamang are interwoven to Tibetan Buddhism of Mahayana sects, as well as follow the ancient cult of Bon.
The Bon religions and cults practice worship of nature and mountain spirits, having witch-doctor or natural healers. Called ‘Jhakri’ in Nepal for Shaman, which makes this trip in Tamang Heritage Trail trekking more interesting.Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking leads to various villages enriched with lively age-old cultures, which one can observe with great interest.Starts the journey from Kathmandu heading due North-West on winding hilly road, an exciting drive through farm villages and towns. As the drive ends on reaching Dhunche town and then at Syabrubesi the starting and ending point of our walks.Syabrubesi is a moderate size Tamang village, located on route to various destinations around Ganesh and Langtang Himal areas. As well as on the main road to Nepal and Tibet border at Kyirong around Rasuwagadhi frontier.
The walk begins following the old country path to a large Tamang village at Gatlang, an impressive place to experience. Enjoy time at Gatlang exploring the traditional farm life of the native Tamang and visiting monasteries and exciting sites.From Gatlang, adventure and exploration continue towards a nice small settlement of Tatopani, a place with a natural hot spring. A refreshing overnight stop having the pleasure of hot spring, on the laps of Ganesh Himal.The next stop leads close to the route of the old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route of Nepal to Tibet. Where walk diverts heading to a high hill at Nagethali, on the highest point of the trek at 3,165 m high.Facing fantastic views of snow-clad peaks of Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu Himalaya range, including some mountains on Tibet side.Slowly leads down through a beautiful forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees to Thuman and Briddim interesting village. Enjoy the fun and exciting culture of the natives with folk songs and dances as well as having local traditional foods.
After a great time on the mountain, the final walk leads back to Syabrubesi for the last overnight around Tamang’s classic Heritage villages.Next, early morning bidding farewell to Tamang communities after an enjoyable experience, an exciting drive brings you to Kathmandu. Where our wonderful cultural and scenic journey around Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking concludes.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport received by our guide and staff with traditional greetings. Taking care of your baggage, and then a short drive to the hotel, located in the heart of a city near the exciting areas at Thamel. Check into your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed from the Jet-Lag, join in with other members for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offering information regarding the trek, hotels, local lodge.As well of local culture with do’s and don’ts, evening a group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepali Restaurants. Entertains the environment with folk cultural program as introduction to Nepalese heritage and culture.
Day 2Tour of Kathmandu heritage sites of great interest.
Morning after breakfast, at given time our city and cultural guide will receives you at the hotel. A short drive to the hub of Kathmandu city, for exciting tour of old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard. The area is teemed with life and activities, a great way to soak into Nepalese cultures. Visiting historical and religious monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites most of the ancient buildings.
After an interesting time at Durbar Square, a short drive to Nepal’s most important landmark, the Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years old history. A Buddhist monument tucked on a hill top west of the city, from here visit the Hindu holy temple of Pashupatinath. The tour continues to large dome Stupa of Bouddhanath, as well known as ‘Little Tibet’. A great place to enjoy the tour of the world’s largest Stupa with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.Enjoying the day tour, transfer back to hotel rest of the afternoon preparation for the trekking and packing the right gear.
Day 3Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Dhunche town 1,950 - 06 hrs.
Morning depart from the hotel having an early breakfast, for a long exciting drive beyond Kathmandu valley. Heading due north leaving the warm paddy terracesreaching cooler hills at Dhunche, at 1,950 m. The major and headquarter town of Rasuwa district, where Langtang Himal and beautiful valley located.Dhunche town the entry point of Langtang National Park, from here drive leads on winding downhill to Syabrubesi village for overnight halt. A moderate size interesting Tamang village, the main tribe of Rasuwa and Langtang Himal region.Syabrubesi village beside Langtang valley it is also a gateway to various adventure destinations, and route to Nepal and Tibet / China border.
Day 4Trek to Gatlang village 2,235 m - 05 hrs.
Start the first day trekking on leaving Syabrubesi, after a pleasant overnight stop as well having breakfast. The trail follows towards west on an old village path to Gatlang. Walk leads through small farm villages, then into a forest.The trail lead to a climb on gradual slope to a large village at Gatlang for overnight stop. On arrival welcomes you with warm traditional greetings offering with silk scarf called Khada, as well a taste of local brew.
Then retire to your overnight accommodation in a nice huts or a cottage, built and managed as Home-Stay program. Serving local traditional meals, with merriment of folk song and dance. A lively environment making your stay memorable at Tamang villages.
Day 5A free day at Gatlang for exploration.
A free day to explore and visit the village and surrounding, where every house are festooned with Buddhist colorful prayer flags. The village trail adorned with religious monuments of Chaitiya or Stupas. Tour leads to monastery of great cultural interest. Rest of the day interact with the local native and immerse into social and farm activities.
Day 6Trek to Tatopani village 2, 607 m - 04 hrs.
Morning enjoy views of surrounding peaks as far towards north of Tibet Mountains. The day begins with slow uphill walk past few farm villages then into a small forest then reaching Tatopani village for overnight stop.The village offers natural hot springs or 'Tatopani’ a word for hot water in Nepali, enjoy refreshing bathe in the warm pools close to the village.
Day 7Trek to Thuman 2,338 m via Nagethali 3,165 m, Bumthang- 06 hrs.
After Tatopani village, having an enjoyable and refreshing time, morning walk leads near to the border of Nepal and Tibet. But our route diverts from the main trail heading for a steep climb of few hour to Nagethali.Reaching the highest spot of the journey, facing superb views of surrounding series of peaks includes Langtang, Ganesh Himal as far as Manaslu.After a scenic stop, then head down to Thuman, as trail follows to short ups and down within a lovely forest. Finally reaching at Thuman village for overnight halt, enjoy the afternoon making friends interacting with the natives.Thuman, an interesting village steeped with old culture, and renowned for its Shamanic performances with stunning views of Langtang Himal range.
Day 8Trek to Briddim 2, 230 m - 06 hrs.
A moderate day walk of more than 5-6 hours, but leads you to enjoy beautiful scenery. From Thuman walk leads to a small farm areas at Lingling, and then on winding trail within a lovely woods of tall rhododendron, oaks and pine trees facing views of snow clad peaks. As walk continues then reach Briddim village for overnight stop. At Brddim in the comfort of nice Home-Stay hut with interesting activity program as entertainment for guests.At Briddim enjoy observing the local culture of Tamang, and experience the village farm life. Furthermore a folk dance and song is performed by the local villagers in the evening as entertainment. As well where guest can have a memorable experience of the village age-old lively culture. The heritage and culture of Briddim resemble similar to its Tibetan predecessors which is just across the border of Kyirong and Rasuwagadhi.
Day 9Trek to Syabrubesi - 04 hrs.
Last day walk of the wonderful journey, from Briddim with options of routes the upper trail leads to Langtang valley. Taking the easy nice downhill path to Syabrubesi village for final overnight around the country of Tamang and around beautiful Langtang Himal region of Rasuwa district.
Day 10Drive to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels -06 hrs.
Leaving the country of Tamang people, indigenous tribes of Langtang and Central Himalayas. Morning from Syabrubesi village, taking a drive heading uphill to Dhunche town, and then on winding downhill to Trisuli Bazaar. Around warmer areas of Nuwakott district, from here few hour drive brings you to Kathmandu.
After a grand memorable journey on Tamang Heritage Trail trekking, having a wonderful time and experience.
Day 11Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.
Enjoy the full free day in Kathmandu relaxing and recalling the fond memories of wonderful time on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking. One can enjoy another exciting tour of adjoining cities of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur, or enjoy individual activities shopping souvenirs of Nepal.
Day 12International departure for homeward bound.
Your last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as per your international flight time our staff transfer you to the airport. Then bid farewell to guide and staff as you enter the airport terminal for homeward bound flight, after a marvelous enjoyable experience on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking.
A different aspect to other main trekking destination visiting Tamang villages .
Explore the hidden culture of ancient mountain tribes of Nepal Himalayas’
Major Highlights .
A different aspect to other main trekking destination visiting Tamang villages .
Walk on the scenic and cultural trail around Central Himalayan region of Nepal .
A delightful moment on each traditional villages with warm hospitalities .
On and off the mainstream trekking route on least visited trails by trekkers .
Short Trek Profile
Tourist standard to *** Hotels in Kathmandu and in best available lodges with community Home-Stay Huts / Cottage on treks.
Moderate with Ups & Downhill walks .
On top Nagethali Hill at 3, 165 m / 10, 384 feet high.
Kathmandu sightseeing tour, exciting drives,with scenic and cultural trek.
07 Nights & 08 Days with drive both ways.
At Syabrubesi village.
Syabrubesi-Gatlang, Tatopani and Thuman villages.
Briddim to Syabrubesi village.
11 Nights & 12 Days from arrival to departure.
The best seasons for Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking are in spring and autumn/fall however one can visit nearly all year round, except for the wet monsoon time of July and August.The main flow and high season are spring starting from March to May, where days are longer with enough sun-light hours. Spring, is the perfect season when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to short bushes.Morning and late afternoon till night time is cold from 2,000 m above, chances of light rain and snow-fall sometimes.The next best season is autumn/fall, the high time for trekking around the Himalayas. Most days are crystal clear for scenic walks and best views, but short days due to sun-light hours. Can be much colder from late afternoon till the next morning before the sun hits the area. Chances of snow-fall sometimes from
2,500 m high.
What to Expect
Nepal is a country of the world’s highest mountain range known as the Himalayas, where 80 % of landscapes are covered by hills. As well as greater ridges and mountains, where one can expect walking ups and downhill.The only flat land of the country is located south, which extends from the Far East to the Far West of Nepal. The low land is known as the Terai belt, of sub-tropical climate, the country with most mid and high hills. The people around the hills, especially around the Rasuwa district of Langtang Himal populated by Tamang the highlanders of Central Himalayas.The Tamang of Langtang Himal areas, are interwoven with Buddhism religions and heritage culture, which is similar to Tibetan predecessors. Every house is adorned with prayer flags and villages have religious monuments and prayer walls.The hills are lined with beautiful forests lined with rhododendron, oaks, hemlocks, pines, and fir trees. Higher up with Juniper and Birch trees, but soon gives away for short bushes and shrubs within rocky and windswept terrains.Lovely Tamang settlements from Dhunche town and Syabrubesi onwards around Gatlang, Thuman, and Briddim villages. At present Gatlang and Briddim with special services of community-based tourism known as Home-Stay programs.An exciting moment where one can experience the culture and custom, staying in each village Home-Stay. Enjoying local meals and interacting, as well as soaking into a local heritage traditional farm life. At present Tamang holds as the 4th highly populated mountain tribe of
Nepal.Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups and 70 native spoken languages, with a blend of Hindu and Buddhism religions.On this trek expect more uphill climbs with downhill walks, but with constant views of snow-capped peaks. Overlooking Langtang and Ganesh Himal as far as Manaslu and Jugal Himal range.
People with enough time in Nepal, can join in for various adventure sports activities. Paragliding, Ultra-Light Flight, Bungee Jumping, Zip Flyer,White water or scenic float Rafting. Other extension program is Mountain Biking for few days, and trip to Chitwan National Park for Wild-Life Safari.