Trekking in Nepal

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek‏

Tamang Heritage Trail TrekTrekking along this unbeaten trail is a new experience for the trekkers exploring the beauty of mountains with the culture of local Tamang people. You trek through Tamang villages with its life and culture. You will receive hearty felicitation by the locals rich in their distinct costumes, architecture of their mountain houses and ancient monasteries. It offers you wilderness experience through beautiful landscapes of alpine terrain, flat meadows and rhododendron forests.

The inhabitants of this area are believed to be the offspring of Tibetans from Kerung who intermingled with Tamang of the Helambu area. Tamang communities are generally found on higher elevations with the peasants engaging in shifting cultivation and extraction of forest products. They are mainly sheep and yak herders but grow some grains and vegetables. Their daily life activities include raising livestock, agriculture and trade with Kerung in Tibet. They also weave baskets and mats from bamboo.

During the trekking you enjoy the dramatic views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass (5122m.), Dorje Lakpa (6989m.), Jugal Himal, Paldor peak, Ganesh Himal, , Manaslu, Shringi Himal, and Sanjen Himal ranges.

Basically this trekking starts from Syabrubesi and passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Thuman, Timure, Briddim, Lama Hotel, Langtang valley and Kyangjin Gompa. Goljung, Gatlang and Langtang are traditional Tamang villages culminating cultural features. The visit to beautiful local Tamang monastery and the holy Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang adds delight to your trekking.

Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) which takes about 9 hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Syabrubesi.

Day 02: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung takes about six hours. While trekking you experience of the Tamang culture.

Day 03: Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m.)
It takes about six hours. On the way you enjoy view of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. At Tatopani which naturally signifies 'hot water', you can take hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains.

Day 04: Tatopani to Thuman (2338m.)
After breakfast you trek to Thuman. En route you can encounter animals like monkeys and deer. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen ranges can be viewed from Nagthali.

Day 05: Thuman to Timure (1762m.)
It takes about five hours. While trekking from Thuman to Timure you can visit nearby historical Rasuwagadi. This day's trekking grants you an opportunity to observe Tibeto Burman Tamang culture on the two villages on the way. Timure is on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that has existed for many centuries.

Day 06: Timure to Briddim (2229m.)
This Day, you will walk about six hours to reach at camp. You can experience village life of Briddim. Moreover, you can enjoy cultural show performed by community members. You can also experience of home stay and Tamang culture.

Day 07: Briddim to Syabrubesi (1467m.)
It takes 3 hours. You trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi via Wangel. This day the trail moves gentle descent passing through villages, terraces and magnificent views of surrounded hills.

Day 08: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu.
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements.

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