The Tamang Heritage Trek follows a cultural trail in the Langtang region.
This treks highlights the rich and ancient culture of the Tamang people, a Tibetan ethnic group who live in the Langtang valley. Until recently the northern Langtang valley has been a region with restricted access, however, the Tamang Heritage trail has been developed to allow visitors to experience this culturally rich area. Most of the people living in this area are from the Tamang ethnic group whose culture and crafts have remained unchanged for many centuries. Fine examples of Tamang traditional crafts, dress and their traditional stone houses and beautifully carved wooden porches can been seen along the trail.
This trek gives stunning views of mount Langtang, Kerung and Ganesh Himal. It also allows us to pass through many traditional villages and to visit a number of monasteries. At Rasuwa Gadhi we visit a fort which acts as a reminder of the relationship that has existed between Nepal and Tibet for many centuries. We will be accommodated in the homes of local people which will allow us to experience their culture, lifestyle and traditions which makes this a unique trekking experience. We start and end this trek at Syabrubesi which we can drive to from Kathmandu.
Day to Day Activity:
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,462m)
Day 04: Trek to Ghatlang (2,238m).
Day 05: Trek to Tatopani(2,607m).
Day 06: Trek to Thuman (2,338m)
Day 07: Trek to Timure
Day 08: Trek to Briddim(2,239m)
Day 09: Return to Syabrubesi
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 11: Final Departure
» Panoramic views of the Himalayan range of Mt. Langtang, Kerung and Ganesh Himal,
» Unique Tamang culture and lifestyle,
» Picturesque landscapes,
» Walk through dense forests of Pine, Rhododendron & juniper,
» Visit Buddhist Monasteries,
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.
A Griffon Travel representative will meet you at the airport and accompany you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu,
After breakfast, your guide will accompany you on a full day of sightseeing. We will visit a number of historical monuments, including Swoyambhunath which is known as The Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,462m), drive approximately 7 to 8 hours
After an early breakfast we drive north from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Parts of the road can be rough and its condition often depends on how severe the monsoon rains have been. We will visit Trisuli Bazaar on route where a dam and hydroelectric project has been built by an Indian Technical Mission. Finally we drive on to Syabrubesi where we will make our first camp and final preparations for our trek. There are still bears, leopards, red panda and musk deer in this area where you can find many different species of trees, birds and butterflies. During March and April the forests are stunning as the Rhododendron trees are in full bloom.
Day 04: Trek to Ghatlang (2,238m). Walk approximately 5 hours
We ascend the trail for two to three hours from Syabrubesi until we reach a viewing area where we have fantastic views of the Ganesh Himal, Gosainkunda Range and Langtang Lirung. We then descend for about an hour to Goljang valley where we stop for lunch. Today the trail takes us through many villages and we will see numerous Buddhist Chortens and mani walls. We spend the night at Ghatlang, a beautiful Tamang village that is set high on a hillside among terraced fields.
Day 05: Trek to Tatopani (2,607m). Walk approximately 5 to 6 hours
We begin today’s walk by descending to Thangbuchet by the Bhote Koshi River, this is near to the village of Chilime and the Chilime Hydropower dam. When we leave Chilime we cross the river via a suspension bridge, then we walk up until we reach our campsite at Tatopani. As we walk we have excellent views of the Langtang Range and Ganesh Himal. Tatopani means ‘hot water’ and we can bath in the natural hot springs here. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains.
Day 06: Trek to Thuman (2,338m) via Nagthali (3,165m). Walk approximately 7 to 8 hours
This is the longest trekking day. In the morning we ascend to Nagthali, which was once a popular meditation center for local monks and priests. Nagthali Danda (3,300m), is the highest pass in the area and lies in open grassland offering panoramic views of snow covered Langtang Lirung, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Ranges. We then descend to Thuman, if we are lucky, we may see large troops of Langur Monkeys. Visiting Thuman village is an unforgettable experience it has a strong Tibetan influence and is made up of ancient monasteries and houses decorated with elaborate wood engravings.
Day 07: Trek to Timure. Walk approximately 3 to 4 hours
Today’s trek begins with an easy flat trail which descends to Timure on the way to the historical trade route to Tibet. After lunch and making camp at Timure we visit the fort at Rasuwa Gadhi, which acts as a historical reminder of the relationship between Nepal and Tibet that has existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge here links Nepal and Tibet, however, we are not allowed to camp at Rasuwa Gadhi, as it lies very close to the border which is a high security area.
Day 08: Trek to Briddim (2,239m), Walk approximately 5 to 6 hours
Today as we trek to Briddim we will pass through Rhododendron forests and meadows. Briddim is another typical Tamang village with a strong Tibetan influence, it is made up of about 43 houses which are arranged in a Z shape. Most of the houses here are made of stone and have roofs of split shake. We may meet other trekkers who are walking the Langtang trail here.
Day 09: Return trek to Syabrubesi. Walk approximately 4 to 5 hours
Today we follow the Bhote Koshi River. We will walk north up the left side of the valley then return along the other side. We will pass through paddy and corn fields then descend to our final campsite at Syabrubesi.
Day 10: Return to Kathmandu.
Today we drive back to Kathmandu which should take about 7 to 8 hours. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final Departure.
A Griffon Travel representative will accompany you from your hotel to the international airport for departure.
» Arrival and departure -transfer
» Transport - Comfortable Bus, on foot,
» Accommodation - Hotels, Tea House and Lodge (twin share basis)
» All sightseeing in Kathmandu,
» Local leader throughout the trip, local guide and naturalist
» All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), snacks, welcome drink, Tea/Coffee as listed in the itinerary
» Domestic flights and applicable taxes.
» All National Park permits and entrance fees
» Comprehensive medical kit
» Personal expenses such as soft drinks, beverage, postage and laundry
» Meals in Kathmandu
» International flights and departure taxes
» Visa and passport fees
» Travel insurance
» Emergency evacuation
» Tips and gratuities
» Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Griffon Travel
You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you, if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it. You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu (Thamel).
PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING
Chap stick / Sunscreen
Face mask or Scarf
Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
Cold weather down jacket below waist
Fleece jacket and trouser
T-Shirts (short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
Wind stopper and fleece gloves
Socks and under wears
Snow Gaiter (optional)
Runners / Snickers for camps
Water Bottle/Camel Pak
Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
Spare batteries for Camera and flash light. Check charging facility along your journey
Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Small personal first aid kit