Tamang Heritage Trek - 9 days

Things to Know
  • Duration9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Altitude Nagthali - 3,170 m
  • Trip Type Hiking | Trekking
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time Mar-May, Sep-Nov
What You’ll Do
  • A moderate trekking route near Kathmandu for beginner and experienced trekkers who wish to escape the crowded trails in Nepal
  • Witness breathtaking mountain views and a wide range of landscapes on this trek
  • Come across diverse flora and fauna, cross many suspension bridges and cascading waterfalls while trekking through dense forests
  • Get to enjoy various gorgeous sunrises and sunsets while trekking
  • Meet with Tamangs, an indigenous community in Nepal who are believed to be descendants of Tibetans
  • Get to know their culture, tradition, and daily lifestyle
  • Enjoy soothing natural hot springs in Tatopani
  • Escape in nature far away from the bustle of the city and rejuvenate your soul
  • Adventurous trekking route and overnight stays in picturesque villages

If you are in search of a non-touristy trekking route in Nepal or just want to go away from the crowd, then our Tamang Heritage Trail is the perfect trekking package for you. It is a 9-day trekking program in the beautiful Langtang Region, north of Kathmandu Valley. Tamang Heritage Trek is a cultural excursion with a perfect balance of adventure and the trek offers spectacular Himalayan landscapes. This trek explores the unpopular but very charming part of the famous Langtang Region. The trail winds inside the Langtang National Park, where you will come across diverse flora and fauna, rivers, streams, and lovely waterfalls. The highest point of the trek is Nagthali Danda (3,300 m/10,826 ft), which comes between Tatopani and Thuman villages. As the name of the package says, the Tamang Heritage Trek is designed to let you learn and experience the culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Tamang community. It is an indigenous community who are believed to have migrated from Tibet and this trek is also one of the famous community treks in Nepal. The villagers are very welcoming and kind. You will have a great time interacting with them. This trek route was officially opened in 2004, and since then, hundreds of travellers from around the world have experienced its beauty and adventure. Another great thing about the Tamang Heritage Trek in Nepal is you'll be contributing directly towards the betterment of the communities residing along the route. The main purpose of designing this trekking route is to uplift the communities in the area.

If you have extra time to trek, we highly recommend combining the Tamang Heritage Trail with Langtang Valley. You can make the trek more adventurous by extending the itinerary to the holy Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu Region. We also have separate trekking packages to these destinations, that you can check here.

The Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail and Elevation Chart

The Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail begins with a 6-7 hours scenic ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,467 m/4,811 ft). From here, the trail ascends via the lush forests to Rongga Bhanjyang and then descends for an hour to Goljung. The trail then continues to Gatlang (2,238 m/7,343 ft) for the night stay. The next day, you will begin trekking towards Tatopani village (2,607 m/8,553 ft). The trail ascends through forests of rhododendrons, pine, oak, fir, etc. There are natural hot springs in Tatopani that you can enjoy by paying a few extra bucks. Further, the trail goes to Thuman (2,338 m/7,669 ft) via Nagthali Danda at 3,300 meters (10,826 ft) and Brimdang village (2,229 m/7,313 ft). Briddim is the last village you will spend the night before trekking back to Syabrubesi. While trekking, you will cross various suspension bridges and trek past cascading waterfalls and ancient stupas.

Views During The Trek

The Tamang Heritage Trek offers wonderful views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Manaslu (8,163 m/26,781 ft), Annapurna Range (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m/23,734 ft), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m/22,854 ft), Shishapangma (8,027 m/26,335 ft), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m/22,904 ft), Langshisa (6,427 m/21,086 ft), etc.

As you will trek, diverse landscapes will come into your perspective. The greenery of the forests, the chirping of birds, the rushing sounds of rivers, and the serenity of the region make the journey very intimate.

Trek difficulty and Altitude Sickness

The Tamang Heritage Trail is a moderate trek. This trek is perfect for beginners and also offers a great venture for experienced trekkers. The trail has many ascents and descents that will keep the essence of adventure. You will also come across a handful of steep sections and landslide areas. Every day involves 5 to 6 hours of walking, so you have to be fit to do this trek. Likewise, the risk of altitude sickness during the Tamang Heritage Trek 9 days is very low. Moreover, our itinerary has a steady rise in elevation that will let you acclimatize as you trek. Our mountain guides will also make sure you are doing well while trekking and help you with every discomfort. As we carry a first aid box during the trek, you do not have to worry about any basic injuries if happens.

Alternative Trekking Packages

You can join our Tamang Heritage Trek 2024/2025 departure through our site. We organize group and private treks in Nepal. You can join any of them at your convenience. If you need any support from us, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or text/call at +977 9851328431. These are some other quite popular trekking packages in Nepal that you may like - Everest Basecamp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Annapurna Basecamp Trek, Ghorepani Poon-Hill TrekEverest View Trek, etc All of the packages are beginner-friendly.

If you are an experienced trekker and looking for a challenging adventure in Nepal, these packages will suit you- Kanchenjunga North Basecamp TrekGokyo Lakes and Renjo La Pass TrekManaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek,  Everest Three High Passes Trek, etc.

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  • Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationHotel

Our representative will receive you from the international airport and escort you to the hotel. You will be free for a few hours as per your arrival day. In the late afternoon, we will introduce you to the trek guide and brief you about the trail.

  • Altitude1,503 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time7-8 hours

After an early morning breakfast, we will leave our hotel and begin driving to Syabrubesi. It is the starting point of our trek in the Langtang Region. The drive offers beautiful scenery of villages, hills, and mountains. We will be following a winding road along verdant hills and rushing rivers. On the way, we will witness stunning views of the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna Ranges.

  • Altitude2,240 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

Today is our first day of trekking. Leaving Syabrubesi, we will follow a steep uphill route to Rongga Bhanjyang. The trail goes through lush forests. From the top of the ridge, the views are fantastic. The trail then descends for an hour to Goljung, where we will have our lunch. From here, we trek for another three hours to reach Gatlang.

  • Altitude2,610 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

The trail from Gatlang ascends for a couple of hours to Chilime. We will take a short break at Chilime and continue trekking, crossing a suspension bridge. The trail then ascends to Gonggang village, where we will take a lunch break. From here, we will keep trekking through lush forests to Tatopani. Tatopani is famous for its natural hot springs. After settling in the guest house, we will go for a dip in the hot springs.

  • Altitude2,340 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

From Tatopani, we trek to Nagthali Danda at 3,165 m via Brimdang Village. It is a high grassland with amazing views of the snow-capped mountains. The trail then continues to Thuman(2,340 m), a beautiful Tamang Village with friendly villagers. Here, you will get a chance to participate in a traditional dance with the villagers.

  • Altitude2,230 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

We will trek on a flat section for a bit and descend to Timure. From here, we will be following an old trade route to Tibet that leads to Briddim. It is another beautiful Tamang Village. The trail goes through dense forests and crosses streams and rivers. The views of the mountains are excellent along the way. While staying in Briddim, you will learn a lot about Tamangs and their culture & daily lifestyle.

  • Altitude1,503 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

Today is your last day of the trek. We will trek back to Syabrubesi, from where we had begun the trek. The trail descends via small villages and forests of pine, oak, rhododendron, etc. Upon reaching Syabrubesi, we will settle in the guesthouse and spend the remaining day enjoying our last few hours in the remote mountains.

  • Altitude1,400m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7-8 hours

Early in the morning, we will leave Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be scenic like before. Upon reaching Kathmandu, the team will drop you at the hotel. The remaining day is leisure. You can rest and shop. We will meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner in a designated restaurant.

    The Tamang Heritage Trek ends here. Our airport team will pick you up from the hotel as per your flight departure time and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Useful Info

    The Best Time 

    The best time to do the Tamang Heritage Trek is during March, April, and May. This is the spring season, and the trail is full of thousands of flowers and numerous vegetation. The climate is moderate in the spring season, which is perfect for trekking, and the views are clear. Likewise, September, November, and December (autumn) are other best months to do Tamang Heritage Trekking. This season also has a moderate climate, fantastic views, and a clear sky. Another big pro of trekking in autumn is the festivity. Nepalese celebrate their biggest festivals in autumn, and you may get a chance to be part of some of them.

    Accommodation and Meals

    The accommodation during the Tamang Heritage Trek for 9 days in a guesthouse. So, you will basically get to live in the houses of villagers along the trail. The rooms are available on both a shared and single basis. However, Our Tamang Heritage Trek cost covers twin shared rooms. To get a single room, you have to inform us during booking. The rooms in the guesthouses will be small and decent to spend the night. You will get clean bedding and a shared washroom mostly. Similarly, the meals are given by the guesthouses. The menu is simple yet delicious. Dal bhat, momo, thukpa, Tibetan bread, noodles, pasta, sandwiches, porridge, soups, mashed potatoes, etc. are some common dishes.

    Preparation and Packing

    Tamang Heritage Trail is not that demanding. You can join this trek with a few weeks of regular walks and basic exercise. Your health and stamina have to be good. You can do basic exercises that will help you build your endurance, core strength, and stamina. Activities like running, cycling, swimming, and jogging are also recommended. Likewise, for a successful trek, you also have to be well-packed. Our team will provide you with a comprehensive packing list for the Tamang Heritage Trek, however, do note that you also have to carry essentials like toilet paper, a torch, hand soap, etc. You can rent and buy everything for your trekking expedition in Thamel, Kathmandu, so no need to carry at least heavy trekking gear from your home.

    Travel insurance and why it is important?

    Travel insurance while trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal is mandatory. We ask our guests to get well-covered travel insurance with emergency air evacuation as a safety net. Things can take a turn in the Himalayas even with our best efforts. So, to make sure we can provide you with prompt medical assistance in an emergency, we need travel insurance.

    Nepal Travel Visa & Passport

    Nepalese travel visas are easily available for citizens of many countries at all entry points, including the Tribhuvan International Airport. You can also get a travel visa from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate Office in your home country. If you are going to apply for an on-arrival visa at the airport in Kathmandu, make sure to check the documents needed and the visa status for your country. Likewise, you also need to have a valid passport for the trek. We need your passport details at the time of booking and to confirm the details. Your passport must have a 6-month validity from the day you enter Nepal.

    *Note: Travelers from some countries are not eligible for an on-arrival visa, please visit the following link to get more information Immigration | Visas

    Money Exchange and ATM on trail

    There are many banks and money exchange centers in and around Thamel where you can exchange your currency. Nepalese currency is needed while you shop in the local market in Kathmandu or buy additional services during the trek. You can use your international card to withdraw money from all the ATMs in Thamel. Hotels, restaurants, cafes, and big shopping centers accept cards as a payment method.

    Tamang Heritage Trek tips (luggage, internet, charging, tips, laundry, etc.)

    • As it is a guesthouse trek, be respectful of the homeowner's privacy and customs.
    • There is paid WiFi available in some villages. Using an NCELL / NEPAL TELECOM sim with data is the best option to stay connected with your family and friends.
    • Charging stations are separately built in the guesthouses, where you can pay USD 2 to 3 to charge your devices. Spare batteries and power banks will be very handy.
    • Carry enough clothes to last during the trek and wash when you come back to Kathmandu.
    • You can use a hot shower for a few bucks. Also, carry wet tissues to wipe your body on the days you may not get a chance to take a shower.
    • Tip the drivers, guide, and porters at the end of their service. We have a tipping custom in Nepal, and it's very normal & appreciated. You can tip as much as you wish.
    • Have an additional budget for international flights, delays, extra nights in Kathmandu, shopping, tips, personal expenses while trekking, etc.
    • You do not have to worry about the airport/hotel commute. Our team will take care of that. It is a complimentary service, so you do not have to pay for it.
    • The highest elevation you will touch during the Tamang heritage trek is 3,165 m at Nagthali Danda. This place falls on the way from Tatopani to Thuman on the 5th day of trekking.

    • The Tamang heritage is inside the Langtang National Park, Langtang Region. This trek takes you close to the Nepal-Tibet border.

    • The major highlights of the Tamang Heritage Trek are the superb mountain panoramas, intimate encounters with locals, Tamang culture and traditions, a wide range of flora & fauna, and natural hot springs in Tatopani Village.

    • The best season for the Tamang Heritage Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). To avoid crowds, you can do this trek in the winter season, too, from December to February.

    • Each trekker in the group has a 10 kg duffel bag weight limit and a 5 kg backpack limit.

    • Yes, you will get boiled drinking water in all guesthouses along the trail to refill your water bottle. Avoid drinking water directly from taps or streams while trekking as you may get an upset stomach. For additional safety, you can use water purification tablets.

    • Yes, you will need a guide for the Tamang Heritage Trek. Porters depend on your needs. If you think you can carry all your luggage, then you do not have to hire a porter.

    • Yes, Tamang Heritage is a safe trek in the Langtang Region of Nepal. The trek is well-guided by a professional and experienced guide who will assure your safety and well-being in the mountains. The trekking route does not involve any concerning section, and the locals are very kind and welcoming.

    • Yes, children are allowed to do the Tamang Heritage Trek. They have to be able to walk long hours and adjust to the limited facilities while trekking. If your children can do these two things, they can join you on the Tamang Heritage Trek.

    • No, we do not provide trekking poles during the Tamang Heritage Trek or any other trek in Nepal. You can buy or rent trekking poles in Thamel, Kathmandu. Our team will help you get the best deal.

    • Yes, you will need a sleeping bag on the Tamang Heritage Trail for extra comfort. You can rent or buy a nice sleeping bag in Thamel, Kathmandu. 

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