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Enjoy rich Tamang-Tibetan culture and Langtang Himal views

Highlights

  • Ethnic Tamang group and their authentic Tibetan culture, festival & lifestyle
  • Ancient Gombas / monastery and maniwalls
  • Medieval fort of Rasuwagadi and holy Parbati Kunda
  • Spectacular views of Langtang Himalayan ranges and pristine ecological biodiversity
  • Home stay experience

The Tamang Heritage Trail is a newly developed trekking route in Langtang region, north of Kathmandu. Originally an ancient trading route, the trail offers a unique experience of authentic Tamang and Tibetan culture along with natural beauty, historical and cultural heritage, and impressive Langtang ranges. 

The Tamang Heritage Trail is a newly developed trekking route in Langtang region of Rasuwa district, directly north of Kathmandu. Originally an ancient trading route between Nepal and Tibet, the trail offers a unique experience of authentic Tamang and Tibetan culture and festivals, natural beauty, and impressive Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.

The trekking starts at Syabrubesi and passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, Rasuwagadhi and Briddim before returning to Syabrubesi. There is a viewpoint at Goljung Pass which allows superb views of Langtang, Langtang Ri, Sanjen Himal as well as Kerung in China. At Thuman, you can visit beautifully decorated monasteries and houses with rich wood engravings. Both Ani and Monks (Lamas) perform MANE PEME ritual in the Gomba every day.

Located at an elevation of 2229m, Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village right on the lap of Langtang Himal. The local menu consists of plain rice, Tibetan bread, syakpa (Sherpa stew), potato, Tibetan tea and Briddim wine.

Some of the major festivals celebrated here are Dawa Dangbo Chhiju (February), Chuwa Chhiju (November), Yarsang (early June), Dukpa Chhiju (August) and Lhosar (February). During Ghoda festival and Nepal-Tibet War exhibition, locals at Goljung and Gatlang villages perform unique Syabru dance.

Other important sites in this trail include medieval fort in Rasuwagadi and holy Parbati Kunda. The trail passes through pristine woodlands and beautiful alpine landscape. Being remote, trekking in Tamang Heritage Trail without a guide is considered to be unsafe.

The Tamang Heritage Trail was revived and developed under the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (TRPAP) managed by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to distribute equal tourism opportunities among poor rural communities living in that region. Home Stay, organic farming, livestock and handicraft making are some of the employment generating activities carried out by locals to contribute to community development.

Things To Do

Itinerary & Map

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  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) O/N HOTEL (D)

    On arrival in Kathmandu Airport, clear custom and apply Nepal Visa (if required, USD30 + passport photo). Meet our company representative with placard displaying your name and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. If there is enough time in the afternoon, you can explore Thamel or surrounding sites. Briefing about the program introduce with the Guide and evening welcome dinner.

  • 2
    Cultural Sightseeing around Kathmandu city & Trekking preparation (B

    Today you will have a morning guided tour of two world heritage monuments, namely Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath. Bouddhanath is one of the most popular and biggest Buddhist stupas in the world, a magnet for Tibetan Buddhism. Not far away you will visit one of the most holy and venerated Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. The golden-roofed pagoda-style temple hosts numerous monuments, cremation site, a deer and monkey park and a eastern classical music center.   

  • 3
    Drive from Kathmandu- Dhunche - Syabru Beshi (1503m / 9 hrs by Bus or 6 hours by Jeep) O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

    The drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi takes about 9 hrs by public bus and 6 hrs by private jeep, heading towards north of Kathmandu. You will pass through scenic highway along Trishuli river with occasional glimpses Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang peaks until you reach Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. From here it is another 45 minutes winding drive to Syabrubesi through muddy road. Stay overnight in local lodge at Syabru Bensi.  

  • 4
    Trek from Syabrubesi - Goljung (1960m - 2 hours) then to Gatlang (2240m - 4 hrs) - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

    Today your trekking begins as the first section of the trail from Syabrubesi to Goljung (1960m) is short and easy ascent. Goljung is itself a view point for catching beautiful Langtang peaks. Another 3 hours trek from Goljung will reach you to Gatlang, a dense Tamang village among terraced fields, where you can visit local monastery and observe Tibetan-influenced Tamang culture. You will have the option to hike to beautiful Parbati Kunda (Lake). Stay overnight in local lodge at Gatlang. 

  • 5
    Gatlang - Tatopani (2607m, 6 hrs) - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

    After early breakfast, you will begin your trek towards Tatopani. Much of the trail passes through forests of pine while enjoying beautiful views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. Until recently Tatopani was a famous destination for its natural hot spring. National and international travelers in large numbers used to visit Tatopani to take a bath/dip in the spring with a belief to receive natural treatment.  However the spring recently dried up as a result of the April 2015 earthquake that had badly struck Langtang region.  Overnight stay at local lodge in Tatopani.

  • 6
    Trek from Tatopani - Nagthali (3300m, 2.5hrs) and then to Thuman (2338m, 2.5hrs) - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

    The trek ahead of Nagthali climbs up open grassland where romantically sits a Buddhist monastery. It is quite natural to come upon wild animals such as monkeys and deer en route along with panoramic view of Langtang Himal. You will briefly stop at Nagthali, which is a popular meditation center for the local monks and Lamas. Nagthali undoubtedly provides the best viewpoint on the entire trail offering breathtaking views of Langtang to the southeast and Sanjen Himal of Tibet to the north. After lunch in Nagthali, continue trek to Thuman for two hours. Thuman is a culturally rich Tibetan-influenced Tamang village known for its Shamanic tradition. Stay overnight in lodge at Thuman. 

  • 7
    Thuman - Briddim (2229m, 6 hrs) - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

    The trail from Thuman to Briddim is bit rough involving 1 hr steep descent to Bhote Koshi River (originating in Tibet) followed by a continuous ascent until you reach Briddim. En route you will cross Lingling village only stopping for lunch at Pelka village. There is another 2 hrs gradual uphill trek before you reach Briddim. Briddim is a Tibetan influence Tamang village with rich cultural tradition and hospitality. The village lies in the lap of Langtang Himal thus offering breathtaking views of Langtang Himal ranges. Stay overnight at community lodge or tented camp in Briddim.

  • 8
    Briddim to Syabrubesi (1467m, 3 hrs) and then drive back to Kathmandu for 6 - 9 hrs - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

    You will leave Briddim village in the morning and pass through settlements while observing the local lifestyle and culture. It takes about three hours to be back at Syabrubesi. Scheduled public buses to Kathmandu are only available during morning hours. Therefore, if you would like to return to Kathmandu the same day, you have to hire a private jeep.    

  • 9
    Sight Seeing Bhaktapur or Patan or Kathmandu (B)
  • 10
    Fly back home

    Final time for shopping or personal activities till departure time. You will realize there is much more to do in Nepal. If you have specific requests to see things not included, wish to contact professional peers in an informal setting, or pursue other ventures, let us know and we can easily add extra days to this itinerary to meet your needs. Late morning transfer to the airport for your onward flight or continuing on with other explorations in Nepal.

What you'll need

Includes excludes

Includes

  • International and Domestic Airport pick up and drop off
  • All land transfer as per itinerary
  • Two 1/2 day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation and 3 meals while on the trek
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking a Guide and a Porter for every two persons
  • National park permit
  • Trekking permit
  • Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
  • Welcome and fare dinner in Kathmandu
  • Sleeping bag

Excludes

  • Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
  • Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Down jacket
  • Personal spending money
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Gear Information

Footwear Well broken-in walking shoes, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment Sleeping bag (4 seasons), trekking holdall or stash sack with lock, daypack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve.
Other items Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, tie cord, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit
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    Quick facts
    • Length Of Trip:
      10 days in Nepal
    • Accomodation:
      Home Stay, Camping, Lodges
    • Starting Point:
      Shyabru Beshi
    • Ending Point:
      Shyabru Beshi / Dhunche
    • Mode of Transport:
      Public Bus/ Private Transport
    • Season:
      All season
    • Trekking Grade:
      Easy
    • Trek Distance:
      112 Km Approx
    • Trekking Region:
      Langtang
    • Highest Access of the trek:
      3300m - Nagthali
    • Culture & Races:
      Tibetan influenced Tamang Culture & races
    • Himalayan sights:
      Langtang, Ganesh Himal
    • Attractions:
      Close Mountain, landscape, remote villages and people
    • Driving distance from KTM. :
      Dhunche - 110 KM Syabrubesi - 122 KM
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