Do you want to embrace the unique culture of the ethnic groups of Tamang? If so, have a look at the Tamang Heritage Trail. It is a short trek where one can explore the regions that highlight the old tradition and culture of the local ethnic groups- Tamang residing in the Langtang region.
Our Tamang Heritage Trail package takes you to explore the ways of living and the rich heritage of the Tamang people. You'll get a splendid opportunity to visit their old villages and town that portrays a unique touch of architecture.
Additionally, the flora of the region is also praiseworthy. The region is blessed with the beauty of the Langtang National Park, which is the nearest national park to the city of Kathmandu. As you walk on the trails, you’ll get to wander amidst the beautiful forests of Chirpine, Nepalese alder, and also rhododendron. These lush forests will be vital to you as fresh, crisp air and greens are appealing to the eyes.
Overall, the Tamang Heritage Trail is one which you should definitely embark on. We are waiting for you to join us on this incredible journey.
- Hop on a scenic ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi crossing several towns and villages.
- Enter the Langtang National Park and admire the wilderness of the Himalayan park.
- Look out for wild animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Musk Deer, Asiatic Black Bera, and Assam Macaque.
- Take a relaxing dip at the hot springs situated on the trail. Did you know hot springs have numerous health benefits?
- Visit Thuman village and check out the shamanic performances and spectacular views of the Langtang ranges.
- Interact with the local villagers ( Langtangpa) and learn about their culture, heritages, and dialects.
- Watch the astonishing views of the Langtang ranges and other snow-capped mountains.
- Explore the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet at Timure and admire the village settlements.
- Adore the architectural features of the houses made of stones.
Let us now have a quick look at the route.
The journey begins upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. The next day, we'll drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and cross numerous villages and towns. After reaching the destination, we'll hike to Gatlang and halt for the day.
The hike resumes reaching Tatopani, followed by several other village settlements of Timure. As you get a chance to interact with the villagers, you’ll get to know that many years back, Timure was once a booming trading route between Nepal and Tibet. Then, after resting there for the night, we’ll continue the journey and hike to Briddim. Briddim is a small village with houses made of stones. As you stroll around the village, you’ll get a sense of the old Tibetan culture and traditions of the local villagers.
All of these are local village settlements that have their own cultural significance. You can get along with them by respectfully communicating with them.
The villagers are known for their hospitable nature. Thus, you'll be able to witness it on this trek.
From Briddim, we'll return to Syabru Besi and halt there for the night. The next day a drive is arranged from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu, which marks the end of the trek.
Mode of the Transportation to/from Kathmandu
We would like to add some information regarding the transportation facilities.
There are two ways you can travel from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi - via public bus or private vehicle.
The public bus cost is included in the total price, whereas an additional cost will be charged for the private vehicle, i.e., a jeep.
Best Time of the year for this trek
Do you want to book a date for the Tamang Heritage Trail but need clarification about the best time? We understand your concern and would like to recommend the best time for the trek.
The ideal time to set off on the Tamang Heritage Trail is in the months of March-May or September- November. These months fall under spring and autumn, considered the best seasons for trekking.
We do not recommend treks during the monsoon and winter seasons. This is due to heavy landslides and snowfall in that area. Hence, choosing only the most suitable time for the trek is advisable.
Difficulty Level of the Tamang Heritage Trail
You might be wondering about the Tamang Heritage Trail's difficulty level. The trek is an easy one, which even beginner-level hikers can join.
You'll walk for approximately five days for 4-5 hours daily. The trails include uphill and downhill terrains, but they are not burdensome. Hence, you can easily complete this trek.
Secondly, let's talk about the altitude level of the trek. The highest elevation that you'll reach is 2607m. At this level, there is little to no chance of altitude sickness.
Hence, you can be assured that the trek is an easy one.
Do you suggest an alternative Trek?
We have a few suggestions if you still want to look for more trekking packages in the Langtang region.
Firstly, we would like you to check the Tamang Heritage Trek. It is a more extended version of the Tamang Heritage Trail, which consist of 14 days. On this trek, you'll get the chance to explore the Tamang culture even more.
Secondly, you can also have a look at the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Compared to these treks mentioned above, this is challenging. If you want to look for something more adventurous, then opt for this trek.
Let us know which trekking package you would like to choose from. Nevertheless, whichever one you choose, we'll happily organize it.