The Tamang Heritage Trail 8 days is an exciting trekking journey between the Ganesh Himal and Langtang. The region covered by this trail is considered to boast of a beautiful culture which is steeped in Tibetan tradition. The locals are among some of the friendliest people you will ever see and this gentle trek is perhaps the best way to explore terraced fields, majestic valleys and stunning natural beauty. You also have the option to soak in hot springs or visit local forts and monasteries while in the area. This trekking tour is sure to renew your sense of adventure with its unique combination of historical and cultural heritage, spectacular Himalayan views and the experience of Tamang and Tibetan cultures.
The newly developed trekking trail starts from Syabrubesi, which is a daylong (about 132 kilometres) bus journey from Kathmandu to the north. The trek lasts eight days. Beginning from Syabrubesi, the route passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Tatopani, Rasuwagadhi and Briddim and ends at Syabrubesi.
The Tamang heritage trekking trail has been developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programme (TRPAP), a pilot programme run by the Government of Nepal with the technical and financial support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Department for International Development and SNV/Nepal.
The local inhabitants are Tamangs. Their culture is largely marked by Tibetan influences. Briddim is a living museum reflecting traditional Tamang culture and lifestyle.
We drive through picturesque foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche, the headquarter of Rasuwa district. While passing along the way at the bank of Trishuli River, you get enticing glimpses of Ganesh Himal. As you pass through Dhunche, you will begin to realize that you’re entering into one of the most stunning areas on the planet.
On this day, you get to a viewpoint that offers unparalleled views of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. We head down to Goljang valley for lunch. Gatlang a beautiful Tamang town located at a 3 hrs stroll from Goljang. You will get a glimpse into the local culture and treated to authentic homemade beverages.
This might be the longest day of the trek and it is expected to take approximately 7 hours. The trek takes you to Thangbuchet and you also pass the Bhotekoshi River. We stop for the lunch here. The Chilime Hydropower dam is also located here.
After lunch, we climb towards Tatopani, where you get to enjoy a refreshing bath in those skin-loving hot springs and right in the lap of the mountains.
On this day, the trail rises to Nagthali Danda (3300m), a high open prairie with astonishing views of the Himalayas. We stop for lunch at Brimdang . After lunch, the trek keeps climbing to Nagthali Danda. One can revel in the views and enjoy some mountain tea enroute. The trek further proceeds to Thuman, a Tibet-influenced Tamang town known for its friendly locals.
Overnight in group lodge.
Overnight in hotel.
While trekking from Thuman to Timure, you can visit the adjacent Rasuwagadi. This day’s trek awards you a chance to watch Tibeto Burman, an ancient Tamang society having a deeply rooted culture. This is one of the most authentic Nepalese Tibetan cultures in the country. A suspension located here also connects Nepal and Tibet.
You can experience the local life of Briddim and revel in its culture. Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist town that hosts approximately 43 homes, many of which are made of stone.
Overnight in a cabin.
You trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi via Wangel. This day, the trail moves along a peaceful route, offering views of the surrounding mountains, passing towns and radiant vistas.
Overnight in hotel.
Drive back to Kathmandu, again seeing stunning views along the way.
Overnight in a hotel.
Travelled in April as a family of four. It was our first visit to Nepal and I booked the Langtang Valley View trek with Nepal Lion Tours & Treks via Bookmundi as it suited our abilities and timescales. Mr Shiva was helpful and pleasant, he kept in touch with us from the date of booking and during our time in Nepal. The trek itself was challenging, ascending 2000m in the first few days. We saw eagles and monkeys, the landscape changing from forests with pretty rhododendron trees to open pastures with the magnificent peaks coming into view. It was very moving to see the devastation created by the earthquake two years ago, however the locals are rebuilding their lives and the route and facilities are very much open for business. We met some great people...trekkers, locals and of course our own group. Our porters, Krishna, Nima and Bikash were hard-working and good fun. The biggest shout out goes to our wonderful guide Prakash, for his professionalism, care and attention...he barely let us out of his sight. I would not hesitate to recommend Lion Tours & Treks and Prakash in particular. They were part of a truly unforgettable personal experience...I hope to return to the Himalayas sometime soon. Top tips: If you can afford to, upgrade to a private jeep for the long and arduous journey to Syabrubesi. Budget and take enough rupees to last you the trek, remembering drinks and snacks get pricier the higher you go.
Very nice trek for who has short period of time in Nepal. The guide Binod was very entertaining and helpful. The view at Kyanjing valley was stunning. We would recommend this trek with Lion tours and treks !