Are you interested in learning about various cultures while trekking in the routes of Nepal? If you are looking forward to cultural treks then Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang is a great choice.
Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang is one of the best short treks of Nepal. It takes you on an adventure in the amid green valleys while taking you close to the Tamang people.
Langtang region is quite popular for its exotic trekking routes. This region lies very close to Kathmandu. So, many trekkers visit this region hoping to escape the noise of the city.
Tamang Heritage Trek has recently commenced in the trekking routes of Nepal. This trek is quite thrilling as it gives a completely new experience to trekkers. Unlike other treks, this trek mostly focuses on flaunting the wonderful culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Tamang Community.
You will be seeing the picturesque view of terrains, mountains, and taking relaxing baths in hot springs. You will be walking in the old trade route that is quite near to Tibet.
On this trek, you will be visiting many traditional Tamang villages. And experience there warm hospitality and unique culture up-close. You also get to see peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, and many more.
Waking in the unbeaten trials exposed to total wilderness is quite an adventure. So, don’t miss out on this exciting adventure in the Himalayas. Grab your bag and leave it to us for making your trip a memorable one.
Highlights of Tamang Heritage trail Langtang
- Get learn and experience the Tibetan influenced culture and traditions of the hill tribes
- Refreshing and relaxing bath in natural hot spring at Tatopani
- Contribute to the rural economy of the Himalayan people
- Walking in lush green forests paths filled with various unique flowers and plants
- Stay in tea houses
- Enjoy the marvelous view of many mountains
- Such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Sanjen ranges, Gosaikunda ranges, and many more
- Visit Langtang National Park
Routes of Tamang Heritage trail Langtang
Kathmandu- Syabrubesi- Gatlang- Tatopani- Thuman- Briddim- Syabrubesi- Kathmandu
Your Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang journey begins and ends in Kathmandu. You begin by driving out of the city towards Syabrubesi viewing scenic views. After a few hour’s drive, you reach your destination where you stay the night.
The next day, your trekking journey starts as you head towards Gatlang. Crossing dense forests and viewing mountain peaks, you reach your destination. Now, you head to Tatopani the following day.
Tatopani is popular for its natural hot spring, you can relax here for the night. From there, you will be trekking to Thuman via the Nagathali Danda. This day’s journey is full of amazing views and adventures.
After a peaceful night, you trek towards Briddim the next day. You will be following the old trade route path this day. Seeing awesome views you reach your destination.
Then descending the trails you head towards Syabrubesi. This day’s walk is quite short and easy. Exploring the cultural villages and viewing the peaks for the last time you reach your destination. From there, retracing your steps, you ride back to Kathmandu.
When is the Best Time to Visit Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang?
Any season of the year is the best time to visit Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang. But most trekkers visit the Tamang Heritage Trek during Spring and Autumn season.
Spring and Autumn are the two peak seasons of the year. These are the seasons of joy and sightseeing when the hills are covered in greenery. The beauty of nature is at its peak during this time.
During these seasons, the weather and temperature are favorable for trekking. The skies are crystal clear, days are sunny, and nights are warm. The unobstructed view of mountains will mesmerize you with its beauty. Also, the nice climatic conditions make the walks comfortable.
As for winter and monsoon, they are the off-season time for trekking in the Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang. But if you prefer, you can visit during these seasons as well. Trekking during these times can be harsh but not impossible.
Winter is the season of snowfall and the coldest time of the year. However, the skies are clear during this time giving you the best view of the scenarios. So, if you can handle the cold this will be the best time for you.
And monsoon is the season for heavy rainfall. So, usually, the routes are muddy and slippery in the lower region. But due to continuous rainfall, you get to see many new species of flora in the trails.
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How Difficult is Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang?
The routes can be easier for trekkers having previous trekking experience. Then for the trekkers who have no experience at all. These trails don’t have much altitude, so suffering from altitude sickness is very low.
However, the trials have many ups and downs which can be tiring for beginners. You will be making many steep walks on the trails. So, having a fit body and mind is very necessary.
You can increase your stamina by doing physical exercises. Such as running, swimming, short hikes, cycling, and many more. You can do these exercises about 2 to 3 weeks prior to your trekking journey.
Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang Itinerary
This trek is full of exciting adventures that will keep on the edge. Walking in the beautiful yet exotic paths viewing scenarios. Mentioned below is the detailed Itinerary of the Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang:
Day 1: Welcome To Kathmandu
On the first day of your trip, you arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. As you fly in, you can see the city filled with houses. Our representative will be waiting for you prior to your arrival at the airport.
Then pick you up from the terminal, they will take you to your hotel. You will be welcomed by warm namaste and garlands. The representative will then help you check-in to your rooms and leave for the day.
The rest is unplanned so you can rest in your rooms. Or you can roam around the city. You can visit the local markets and see the nightlife of the Nepalese people.
You stay here for the night.
Day 2: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley
Welcome to Kathmandu! Today you will be roaming and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. This valley offers many UNESCO Heritage sites so you will be visiting them this day.
After waking up, you have your healthy breakfast and get ready for the tour around the city. Your guide will pick you up from the hotel and the sightseeing begins.
You will be visiting Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Basantapur Durbar Square, and Patan Durbar Square this day. Kathmandu valley is full of attraction sites but a day is not enough to visit them all. So, we have selected a few and popular ones for touring.
Pashupatinath is a holy shrine for Lord Shiva and sacred ground for Hindu followers. Boudha and Swayambhu are sacred grounds for Buddhist followers.
You get to see the marvelous view of Kathmandu valley from the hilltop of Swayambhunath. Likewise, Basantapur and Patan Durbar Square were once palaces of the kings and queens.
But nowadays, they have become a historical attraction for tourists. These squares showcase the skill of the Newari people in their ancient architecture and monuments.
After a tiring day, you head back to your hotel where you rest and call it a night.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
Drive Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Maximum Altitude: 1450 m above sea level
Your Tamang Heritage Trek begins on the third day of this trip. Today you will be driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi via tourist bus. It is a long drive so relax and enjoy the scenarios.
Heading out of the noisy city, you travel through the bumpy roads surrounding lush green hills. As you drive further in the trails, you get a glimpse of the beautiful scenarios of the Himalayas. Such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, etc.
The roads are hilly, full of twists, and high climbs. You will drive along the side of the Trishuli river. Pass several small villages and towns such as Trishuli Bazar, Betrawati, Dhunche.
Enjoying the wonderful ride, you finally reach your destination. Syabrubesi is the common point to begin the Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek. You stay here for the night.
Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 2238 m above sea level
Waking up early, you have your breakfast and get ready to begin your trekking journey. This day you will be heading towards Gatlang from Syabrubesi. Instead of taking the route towards Langtang valley trek, you will take the opposite trials.
Walking out of the town, you gently ascend in the trails until you reach a viewpoint. You get to see the magnificent Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range, and Goljang valley from there.
Viewing them you walk further in the trails passing several local settlements. Looking at the awe-inspiring vistas of terrains and peaks you progress the trek. After walking for a few hours, you reach Goljung dominated by the Ganesh Himal and other mountains.
From there, hiking for a short distance you reach Gatlang. This beautiful Tamang settlement lies high on the side of a hill surrounded by the terraced farmlands. You can visit the beautiful Parvati Kunda, explore the village, and interact with the people. These people are very friendly and good-natured people.
You stay here for the night.
Day 5: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 2607 m above sea level
Waking up early, you freshen up and visit the Tamang Monastery. This monastery is one of the popular attractions of this place. After exploring the beautiful monastery, you have your breakfast and head towards Tatopani.
You begin the trek by descending in the trails till the beautiful river, Thangbuchet. Then after having your lunch here, you ascend in the trails and cross a hanging bridge over the river.
Walking in the trails, you pass Chilime village situated at an altitude of 1760 m. then making a steep climb, you pass the tea houses at Cherka and Gonggang. Continue climbing the trails till you reach Tatopani.
As its name suggests, Tatopani means Hot water in Nepali. This place is known for its natural hot springs. The water in the springs comes straight out of the ground.
You can bath in this water and relax your body As locals believe it has healing qualities in it. It helps release the aches and pains from the treks. After a relaxing bath, you can rest for the night.
You stay in one of the lodges.
Day 6: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Nagathali
Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Maximum Altitude: 2338 m above sea level
After a wonderful night and a relaxing bath, you must be feeling light-headed. Now, pack your bag and tie your shoes as this day’s journey is very long. You will be heading towards Thuman via Nagathali from Tatopani.
You begin your journey by making a gentle climb in the trails to Nagthane village. This village is renowned for its meditation site for the local Buddhist priests and devotees.
From there, you make a steep walk until you reach Nagathali Danda. This is an open-high grassland that gives out the mesmerizing view of many amazing peaks. Like Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, Sanjen ranges, etc.
Viewing these scenarios, you now gradually descend in the trails till you reach Thuman. This beautiful village is inhabited by the Tamang community. This village offers traditional villages and an ancient monastery.
The culture and tradition are Tibetan influenced in this lovely village. Explore and learn more about the people, their traditions, and lifestyles. Take your time and enjoy every moment.
You stay here for the night.
Day 7: Trek from Thuman to Briddim
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Maximum Altitude: 2229 m above sea level
Having a healthy breakfast, you continue your trek and descend down in the trails. Today, you head towards Briddim from Thuman. Heading down you take the old classical trails that were once the trade route to Tibet.
The beautiful country of Tibet is quite near to these routes. But due to tight security, you can not cross the border nowadays. If you have extra time on hand, then you could hike to Rasuwagadhi, a historical war place.
Continuing your trek, you head towards Timure walking through dense forests of pine and oaks. After a few hours’ walk, you finally reach Briddim. This is another beautiful village of the Tamang community
This day will be one of the most memorable things of this trek. As one of the specialties of this village is that you will be staying the night in a local home. All accommodation and food are offered on a rotational basis at the local teahouses.
Day 8: Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi
Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours
Maximum Altitude: 1450 m above sea level
Today, you head towards Syabrubesi from Briddim. This day’s walk is quite short and easy. You begin by heading down in the trails and entering a beautiful forest of pine woods.
Then moving ahead, you cross the local settlements and farmlands. Forging ahead, you make a slight climb in the trials and again begin to descend. After walking for a couple of hours, you enter the colorful forest of rhododendron.
The view of the mountains looks awesome from in between the woods. You get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Sajen ranges, and many more. Surrounded by blissful landscapes and beautiful hills feel quite overwhelming.
Finally, you arrive at Syabrubesi, a traditional and cultural village. This is your last day in this region. So, take the time to make wonderful memories and enjoy this moment.
You stay in one of the lodges for the night.
Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu
On the ninth day of this trek, you head back to Kathmandu via bus. Waking up early, you have your breakfast and board your bus. Then following the trails you retrace your ride back.
You first head to Betrawati following the rugged trails. Then after there, the routes are well-paved and wider as you get closer to Kathmandu. Viewing scenic sights, passing several settlements, driving along the Trishuli River, and many more.
After a tiring drive, you reach the capital city. This is your last day in Kathmandu so, if you have energy in your body you can roam around the city. Hit the local markets and buy souvenirs. Or visit Thamel, the most happening place in town. The nightlife of Kathmandu is not to be missed.
You stay in the hotel for the night.
Day 10: Departure
The day has come when we bid each other farewell. You have your breakfast and wait for the guide to pick you up and drop you off at the airport. We wish you a safe flight. And hope you were satisfied with our services and will remember us again for another great adventure.
Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang is a cultural trek that lets you learn more about the Tamang community. You will be walking in off-beaten paths viewing beautiful scenarios. And making wonderful memories of a lifetime. So, don’t overthink and join us on this adventure.
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How difficult is this Trek?
Overall, this trek is a moderate level trek suitable for any individual. But it can be difficult for beginners with no experience. The trek will be harsh but not impossible. So, with proper planning, training, and preparation you can finish this trek with ease. Always remember, you need to be physically and mentally fit to complete a trek.
Is Altitude Sickness a problem in this trek?
Normally before starting a trek, trekkers usually ask this question. But let me assure you there are low chances of suffering from altitude sickness in this trek. You won’t be traveling at a very high altitude on this trek. The highest you will reach is 2607 m above sea level.
When is the Best time to visit the Langtang region?
You can visit this region in any of the seasons. But most trekkers prefer visiting during Autumn and Spring. The months of March to May and September to November fall under these seasons.
What is Accommodation like in this trek?
For the most part of this trek, you will be staying in small tea houses. But in one of the villages, you get to live in the local homestay. The rooms are great with warm and comfortable beds on the entire trek.