Tamang Heritage Trek is Tibetan influenced frontier trekking trail to the north east of Kathmandu valley. it’s newly opened and keeps away of Langtang Region mass tourism, though beginning and ending point share with Langtang hidden valley route. The vital aim to develop this trekking route, is to feel trekkers Nepal does have still innumerable off-the-beaten trail and to bring tourism money to communities off the main tourist route the Profit from home stay accommodation, food sales, handicrafts and Tamang cultural presences are spirit between the individual concerns and village social funds The route is dream of wildlife and ancient Tibetan influence village exploration. It has soaring peaks, lush forests, hanging birds and sporadic Yeti sittings. Its home of monkeys’ bears and countless species of birds. The world’s youngest republic is home to eight’s of the planets fourteen highest peaks, including the mighty roof of the world Mt. Everest and not to mention several epic (6,500 m plus) mountains. It also boats subtropical forests, marshy grasslands and meadows.
These nine days Tamang Heritage trail takes you to the remote region and untouched area that is still away from modern civilization. Day one takes you steep switchbacks going 720m and head up the hill for a detour Goljung or continues along to Ghatlang the largest Tamang village in the area. The community hot spring pool makes the trek extra thrill and the view point Nagthali Ghyang offers the tranquility view of Himalaya. During the trek you’ll gain a first land insight into the lives of the region’s indigenous inhabitants, one highlight is a night at a Langtang homestay, complete with dinner and demonstration of traditional dance and crafts. Tamang Heritage trek offers an alternative destination to those who are looking for unspoiled nature and ancient culture in a very limited time.
- Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu
- Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
- Day 03 Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (1440m /4750ft) 8/9 hrs drive, 132 KM
- Day 04 Syabru Besi – Gatlang (2238m/7340ft), 5-6 hrs trek
- Day 05 Gatlang – Tatopani (2607m/8550ft),6-7 hours trek
- Day 06 Tatopani – Thuman (2338m/7340ft), 5-6 hrs trek
- Day 07 Thuman – Briddim (2229m/7312ft), 5-6 hrs trek
- Day 08 Briddim – Syabru Besi (1440m/4750ft), 3-4 hrs trek
- Day 09 Syabru Besi – Kathmandu (1300m /4264ft) 8/9 hrs. drive, 132 KM
Tamang Heritage Trekking Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Our Mountain Mart Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Treks and Expeditions play card. Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon stroll Tourist colourful market Thamel down town.
Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City excursion
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak Street and more.
Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast
Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (1440m /4750ft) 8/9 hrs drive, 132 KM
on a northern highway that twists and climbs ridges to Trishuil Bazar. The
journey will take 7-8 hours through picturesque landscapes, Himalayan sceneries
and local villages. On the way we have magnificent views of Manaslu, Ganesh
Himal and Tibetan mountain range including Mt. Kerung..
Drive continues via Dhunche (the largest settlement of area) to Bhote Koshi
River, finally reproach
destination. Overnight in Syabru Besi.
Day 04: Syabru Besi – Gatlang (2238m/7340ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Trail rise up an hour and half from Syabru Besi, you reach
the view point which offers the fantastic view of the Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunds
range and Goljung valley. Now you descend down for an hour to the Goljung
valley at 1946m for the Lunch. Gatlang the largest pretty village, is another 3
hrs up and down hill walk through the Tibetan influenced settlement. Upon
arrival, warm welcome with Khada (white Scarf) and Tibetan hospitality.
Overnight at the community Lodge.
Day 05: Gatlang – Tatopani (2607m/8550ft),6-7 hours trek
It’s the longest day’s trekking of the entire tip. After
breakfast, trail leads to Thambuchet (1768m) near Chilime village by the Bhote
koshi River. Chilime hydropower dam is situated here. Meanwhile, we explore
local village, take Lunch. After day meal, we ascend crossing the hanging suspension bridge and trail keeps
raising un till you get to Tatopani which literally means ‘hot water’ You can
cleanse yourself in natural hot spring with bathing areas in the lap of the
Himalayas. Locals believe that the waters have a heating quality that eases
away your aches and pains. Overnight stay at local Lodge.
Day 06: Tatopani – Thuman (2338m/7340ft), 5-6 hrs trek
The trail ascends toward Nagthali Danda (3165m), the high
open grassland with amazing views of the snow capped Himalayas. We feel relief
when we arrive Brimdang at 2848m, which offers perfect Lunch spot. After lunch, the trek continues with an
ascent to Nagthali Danda (3165m) where you forget all the efforts with the magnificent
views and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care
taker of the Gompa. The trek continues down to Thuman, a Tibetan-influenced
Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance. Overnight stay
at village Lodge.
Day 07: Thuman – Briddim (2229m/7312ft), 5-6 hrs trek
After breakfast, the trail proceeds through a flatter ridge
in the beginning and descends to Timure at 1762m following to the old trade
route to Tibet is a ideal Stop for lunch. Rasuwaghadi (Nepal-Tibet boarder) is
just 3hrs walk from Timure and lies on the bank of Bhote Koshi River. After
lunch, the trail continues to Briddim, another Tibetan-influenced Tamang village
which is the unique experience of homestay during the entire trek. You’ll enjoy
traditional foods, like plain rice, Tibetan bread, Syakpa (Sherpa Stew),
potato, Tibetan tea and regular tea. As a visitor, you can also observe the
local indoor rituals and cultural practices with the host family and go on
village walks to see the lifestyle, traditions and customs of the people.
Day 08: Briddim – Syabru
Besi (1440m/4750ft), 3-4 hrs trek
Today, our trail descends down through the terraced field
and pine forest with the tranquil view of the valley. The descended trail links
with Langtang valley trail at Wangal (1623m) After a long consecutive down hill
walk, finally you will arrive Syabrubesi where we started or trek just by the
Lunch time Afternoon take full rest and enjoy with hot Shower and get ready to
Kathmandu next day.
Day 09: Syabru Besi – Kathmandu (1300m /4264ft) 8/9 hrs.
drive, 132 KM
Drive through crumble and bumpy road through Dhunche
following the same highway as before to Kathmandu
and transfer to your choice of Hotel/Resort/guest House.
Trip Information Section
Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.
Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem
Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt
What to take
This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .
Important to note:
Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.