TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL

Rare wildlife animals and birds at the Langtang National Park

Tamang Cultural Heritage Trek

Nepal is the most exciting incentive travel destinations in the world with an exhilarating blend of unique ethnicity proudly preserved. Amusing, enchanting adventure, and remarkable natural beauty which will be incredible to see and experience. The great culture, people, tradition, and ancient traditional hospitality are an added bonus, of course. This is a relatively easy trek for those that are not into high altitude trekking, and gives you a chance to see some lovely areas of the Annapurna Himal.

The Tamang Heritage trail is a newly opened trekking route in the northern Langtang region. As descendants of the Tibetan people who settled in this region, the Tamang culture is virtually untouched by western influence. On this trek, you will get to experience the best of incredible scenery and the depth of the culture of the people who live in this region.


POON HILL OVERVIEW

Day-1: Kathmandu

Day-2: Kathmandu

Day-3: Kathmandu- Syabru Beshi

Day-4: Trek Syabru Beshi - Gatlang

Day-5: Trek Gatlang - Tatopani

Day-6: Trek Tatopani - Thuman

Day-7: Trek Thuman - Briddim

Day-8: Trek Syabru Beshi

Day-9: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day-10: Depart Kathmandu

TAMANG CULTURAL TREK ITINERARY

Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu

Arrival and transfer to Hotel.

Day-2: Guided Sightseeing

Guided sightseeing of the Kathmandu Valley.

Day-3: Kathmandu- Syabrubesi, 1460m

After breakfast, transfer by private land cruiser to Syabrubesi . Overnight in a lodge. Note that this is a long trek and can take about 10 hours.

Day-4: Syabrubesi - Gatlang 2238m, 6 hrs

The trail starts after breakfast with an ascent of about an hour and half where we get to see stunning views of the Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. We then head downhill again for about an hour to Goljang valley for the lunch. After lunch, the trail takes us on a 3 hour trek to Gatlang, a beautiful Tamang village. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by Khada (white scarves) and home made local drinks Rakshi accompanied by a welcome song in local language. Get refreshed and enjoy the local Syabru dance. Overnight at the community lodge.

Day-5: Gatlang - Tatopani 2380m ,6-7 hrs

We head out for about 7 hours on a long day. We start by descending to Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhotekosi River where we stop for lunch . The Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After lunch the trail ascends across a hanging bridge an continue until you reach Tatopani which literally means 'hot water'. Here you can wash off in the in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the heart of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. Dinner and overnight stay at local tea house.

Day-6: Tatopani - Nagthali 3165m Thuman, 2238 6 hrs

After breakfast, we continue climbing to Nagthali Danda (3300m) the high open grassland which offer us amazing views of the snow covered Himalayas. We stop for lunch at Brimdang village along the way. The trek then continues down to Thuman, a Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance.
Dinner and overnight at local tea house.

Day-7: Trek Thuman - Briddim 2239m, 6 hrs

This morning the trail flattens out a bit and then gradually descends to Timure en route to the old trade route to Tibet where we stop for lunch. Rasuwaghadi (Nepal-Tibet boarder) is just a 3hr walk from Timure and lies on the bank of River. After lunch the trail continues to Briddim, another Tibetan influenced Tamang village. Home stay at Briddim is a unique experience. All accommodations, lodgings and meals are offered at the individual houses on a rotational basis. Each host family provides a clean bed, toilet and a family dining room.

Day-8: Trek Syabrubesi 5 hours

After breakfast, the trek descends down to Syabrubesi which is about 3hrs from Briddim. Lunch and relax. Dinner and overnight at Syabrubesi

Day-9: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day-10: Depart Kathmandu

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Tamang Trek Variations

 
Tamang and Langtang Trek 15 Days Tamang and Langtang Trek 18 Days

Day 1: Kathmandu

Day 2: Syabrubesi (1460m /4790 ft)

Day 3: Goljung - Gatlang (2238m /7742 ft)

Day 4: Gongang - Tatopani (2607m /8553ft)

Day 5: Nagthali Hill - Thuman (2338m /7670ft)

Day 6: Briddim (2239m /7345ft )

Day 7: Lama Hotel (2420m /7939ft)

Day 8: Langtang National Park (3500m /11482ft)

Day 9: Kyanjin (3830m /12560ft)

Day 10: Kyanjin (3830m /12560ft)

Day 11: Lama Hotel (2420m /7939ft)

Day 12: Thulo Syabru (2130m /6988ft)

Day 13: Dhunche - Nuwakot

Day 14: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 15: Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubeshi (1460 m) and overnight at lodge (approx 9 hrs of drive)

Day 04: Syabrubeshi – Galtang (2238 m)(approx 6 hrs of walking)

Day 05: Galtang – Chilime(1762 m) (approx 4 to 5 hrs of walking)

Day 06: Chilime – Tatopani (2607 m)(approx 4 to 5 hrs of walking)

Day 07: Tatopani – Nagthali (3165 m)(approx 3 hrs of walking)

Day 08: Nagthali - Thuman (2338 m)(approx 4 hrs of walking)

Day 09: Thuman - Bridhim (2230M) (approx 5 hrs of walking)

Day 10: Bridhim – Sherpagaon (2560 m)(approx 5 to 6 hrs of walking)

Day 11: Sherpagaon – Ghodatabela (2970 m)(approx 5 to 6 hrs of walking)

Day 12: Ghodatabela – Langtang (3430 m)(approx 3 hrs of walking)

Day 13: Lantang – Kyanjin Gompa (3750 m)(approx 3 hrs of walking)

Day 14: Day excursion to Tsergo- Ri 4984m (approx 6 hrs walking)

Day 15: Kyanjin Gompa – Lamahotel (2455 m)(approx 6 to 7 hrs of walking)

Day 16: Lamahotel – Syabrubeshi (1460 m)(approx 5 to 6 hrs of walking)

Day 17: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu (approx 9 hrs of drive)

Day 18: Final departure from Kathmandu

Your Questions Answered

This is a lodge trek so you will spend your night in lodges in your room. Beds are provided along with mattresses.
Tamang is a short trek and classified as moderate in Annapurna region. It is also very remote and less crowded. Trekking hour is usually 4-5hrs in one day. Anyone with normal fitness level can join this trek. It is also well suited for families
No it is not. It is one of the shorter and more remote treks in the Himalaya.
The average is around 4-5 hours a day though days
This is one of the most often asked questions - "how will I cope with the altitude". To be honest, this is an 'unknown' factor as no-one can predict how your body will cope at altitude. People who have been to altitude many times in the past without problems, may on one climb suddenly develop problems. There are many factors that play a role. The only way to help combat this, is to take all of the necessary precautions, and walk slowly, acclimatise correctly, don't ascent too quickly and drink plenty of water.
The hike can be done throughout the year, however, Autumn (Sep - Nov) is often considered to be the best season for hiking in Nepal with a great climate and several festivals. although it is a little colder than Spring, the skies tend to be much clearer. Spring, (March - May) is the next favourite

Yes you do. We (Nomadic Adventures) do not allow anyone to climb with us unless they have adequate travel insurance. Adequate, means you must be covered for

1) trekking or hiking - this may sound strange, but many insurance list that as an exclusion.

2) altitude up to 6,000 meters. Most travel insurance providers do not include this under their standard option and often limit it to 3500m or less.

3) Sprains strains and physiotherapy - yes, many insurers exclude this, though ironically, this is what you will most likely need cover for.

4) personal accident - this is the horrible part of insurance. Yes, you need to be covered in the case of death. We are often told by clients - "if anything happens to me, just leave me there." It is not that simple. Bodies need to be brought home or laid to rest overseas, and this can run into thousands of dollars, creating a huge burden on family members.

We will assist in helping you provide good cover. If you need cover or simply a quote, follow the details herewith: Once you have done your initial quote, you will need to upgrade your cover to include altitudes up to 6000m. Towards the bottom of the page you will see a section called, Options: Upgrade your cover. Click the link called 'View Adventure Sports Benefits'. A blue pop up screen will open. Look for the level of cover required for 'trekking to 6,000 meters' or 'hiking to 6,000 meters'. Depending on your country it is usually a level 1 or 2. Note: we are not insurance experts and it is your responsibility to ensure you have correct and adequate cover. If you live in South Africa, we have other cover options


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