- 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.