Tamang Heritage Trek

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  • Duration10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 3165 m.
  • Group Size 2-20 People
  • Best Season March to May & September to December
Group Discount Prices
1 paxUS$645
2 - 6 paxUS$545
7 - 10 paxUS$495
11 - 15 paxUS$445
16 - 20 paxUS$395
  • Experience Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced hill tribes and directly contribute to their rural economy
  • Stay in a local homestay adapted for tourists in Briddim, to live and learn more about the Tamang people and their way of life
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang Himalayas, and the Gosainkunda range
  • Trek in an area full of biodiversity

Life is short and the world is wide, lying north of the Kathmandu Valley, the Tamang Heritage Trek provides you with the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the local culture of one of Nepal’s few authentic hill tribes high on the border with Tibet. It is a unique trek, one that allows an intimate experience of a very different way of life. Stay in traditional Tamang villages set within some of the most beautiful scenery in the country—trek through terraced green farmland, wind up into thick forests and marvel at the peaks of the Langtang Himalayas. Stay in local homes and lodges where all accommodation, lodging, and food are offered at local houses on a rotational basis allowing the whole community to benefit and not just one or two enterprising families

The Tamang people are a hardy race, originally horse traders who came from Tibet several hundred years ago. They settled in the hilly parts of Nepal within proximity of the Kathmandu Valley which acted as a good market for them at the time. They have retained their own distinct identity with strong Tibetan roots as well as their language. Historically they have been one of the most marginalized ethnic groups in Nepal. Unfortunately, they were among some of the worst-affected groups of people during the 2015 earthquake as their homes tended to be in vulnerable areas which were cut off from help. Tamang Heritage Trek not only provides people with a more remote and unique experience very different from the more familiar major trekking regions of Nepal but also helps bring a vital source of income to the Tamang people. The Tamang Heritage Trekking is a moderate seven-day trek that is likely to appeal to people wanting something a bit different away from the crowds.

Moreover, please do not forget to check out our more interesting and adventurous trekking packages like Langtang Valley Trek, Mohare Danda Eco Community Lodge TrekShort Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and more.

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  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:2/3 Star Hotel

One of our team will greet you at the airport for the transfer to your Hotel where there is time to relax. Your guide will meet everyone in the hotel reception for a welcome meeting at a convenient time depending on arrival times. For those that wish, there is the chance to go out together as a group for dinner afterward something we like to do with new guests. There are no other activities planned for today. Depending on your arrival schedule you will have time to get around the bustling bazaar; the hotels we use are normally situated in the lively Thamel area. There is a feast of outdoor gear, souvenir shops, great bookshops, and a huge variety of restaurants, it's a great place to wander through and get your bearings.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:2/3 Star Hotel

Free day for final trekking preparation and enjoying the cultural diversity of Kathmandu valley.

  • Max. Altitude:1503m/4931ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

We leave Kathmandu early for the drive to the entrance of the Langtang Valley. While the Tamang Heritage Trail is not as far from Kathmandu as the crow flies, its remote location means a longish journey. The road is hilly and winding as we drive higher through spectacular scenery. There are some superb panoramic views of the Annapurnas, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu along with the peaks of the Langtang region on the way. The road then plunges steeply down to the Trisuli River Valley which it follows for most of the day’s drive. We take lunch at Trisuli before taking a mountain road with many switchbacks up to the District Headquarters of Dhunche and then on down for a while to our overnight stop in the charming village of Syabrubesi.

  • Max. Altitude:2238m/7343ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Syabrubesi is the common starting point for both the Langtang Valley trek as well the trek to The Sacred Lakes of Gosainkunda. We take a different trail for around an hour and a half through mustard and buckwheat fields then up stone steps to a wonderful viewpoint where there is a fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, the Gosainkunda range, and the Goljang Valley. From here we head down to the Goljang Valley for lunch. In the afternoon, trek for around three hours on a level trail to reach Gatlang, a beautiful Tamang village where houses have wooden shutters with carved, colorful Tibetan decorations.

  • Max. Altitude:2607m/8553ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Today’s walk is a long one; it begins by descending to Thangbuchet situated on the banks of a lovely river. The valley narrows as we follow a path paved with stone steps, skirting Chilime village (1762m) the trail leads into the Chilime Valley. There are many chortens and Mani walls (walls of stone with carved and painted mantras) today. Ahead, far above the clouds, the lofty Langtang peak, over 7000 meters high comes into view. After lunch, we head up again crossing the Chilime River on a suspension bridge before starting a long and pretty exhausting hike towards Tatopani village. On the way, we take lunch at Cherka hamlet (2038m) and then climb steeply to Gonggang village (2227m). It’s a beautiful day through a traditional rural landscape, dotted with authentic households and plots of agricultural land. From Gonggang it is up to Tatopani village (2607m). The town’s name literally means ‘hot water’ in Nepali. It may be possible to enjoy the natural hot springs which unfortunately were affected by the 2015 earthquake, if so a bath in the water that comes straight out of the ground, will certainly ease away any aches and pains from the day's trek.

  • Max. Altitude:2338m/7671ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Today we set off on a trail that ascends to Nagthali Danda (3,300 m) on the way there is an impressive subtropical forest with climbing plants rich in wildlife to negotiate. A stop is made at the delightful Brimdang village for lunch en route and then continues up to Nagthali Danda, the highest point of the trek (3,300 m). Nagthali Danda is a high, open piece of grassland with a gompa and some amazing views of the Himalayas. On arrival, there is often a chance for a Masala Chiya (tea), prepared by the Gompa’s caretaker before the trek down to Thuman along a paved route with stone steps. The village with its traditional houses and decorated wooden balconies make it a lovely place to rest up for the night. With lots of smiling children and friendly people who are proud of their singing and dancing. You might even be invited to join in!

  • Max. Altitude:2229m/7313ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Today commences with a walk along a flatter section of the trail that follows part of the old trade route to Tibet, just three hour’s trek away. We follow a trail that leads down to the Bhotekoshi River Valley next to a suspension bridge, then a climb up to Lingling village (1737m) for lunch. Leaving the village on another trail of stone steps we move up to a pass surrounded by prayer flags for another array of sensational mountain views. From the pass, there is a steep descent into a valley full of waterfalls then a hike up to Briddhim village (2229m). We are greeted by water mills spinning prayer wheels clockwise and women making woolen bags on looms. It’s a perfect overnight stop.

  • Max. Altitude:1503m/4931ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Today is an easy three-hour walk or so back down to Syabrubesi, look out for the monkeys in the trees and if we are lucky a spotted deer. We take lunch in Syabrubensi with the afternoon free to relax and explore. Syabrubesi is a small town with shops selling local handicrafts made by local women, check out the colorful aprons and shawls made in the local style.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch

Today it is goodbye to the mountains for a drive back to Kathmandu and transfers to the hotel. In the evening we often arrange a farewell meal depending on group requirements.

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complementary airport pick up and drop off
    • Complementary welcome dinner
    • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu with breakfast included (twin share basis)
    • All necessary trekking permits, TIMS cards, etc.
    • All accommodations during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
    • Complementary  duffel bag/agency T-shirt
    • Government-registered and first-aid-trained professional local guide who speaks English
    • First-aid kit
    • Return road transport to and from Syabru Bensi
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
    • Certificate of achievement
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
    • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc.
    • Tips to staff
    Dates & Availability
    Start:SaturdayApr 01, 2023
    End:MondayApr 10, 2023
    Start:SaturdayApr 15, 2023
    End:MondayApr 24, 2023
    Start:TuesdayApr 25, 2023
    End:ThursdayMay 04, 2023


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    Useful Information

    Respect the privacy of local people and kindly ask for permission before photographing them or their children

    Appreciate and respect the local culture and customs

    For your safety always stay on the uphill side of a trail when being passed by donkeys.

    In landslide, zones either traverse them quickly or climb over and around if at all feasible

    Smoking and drinking alcohol at altitudes above 3000 meters is not recommended

    Drink a minimum of three liters of water per day

    Remain aware of symptoms related to altitude sickness and be honest about any signs with yourself and your guide

    Even when not mandated there are always benefits to using the invaluable services of a guide on a trek

    1Travelers' Reviews
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      Truly a life changing experience!

      We knew we are going to trek Tamang Heritage trail but we been to Nepal without booking in advance. Once we reached in the hotel then we just walked through randomly and been to many trekking agencies but still we were not convinced. Mostly we found they just tried to sell us. At the end we visited Nepal Trekking Experts and met with Raj. After some conservation we felt more relax because of his flexibility, great communication, welcoming manner, caring and accommodating our needs with the best deal.

      We hired a porter guide Resham and continued our adventure to the Himalaya. He was so friendly and helpful. From the day one, we became a very good friend than a guide. He had great relation with hotel owner and booked us perfect hotel in the town. Also he had a great knowledge about the route and taking us alternative/shortcut trail than walking through the bumpy road. Overall we had a great experience with Nepal Trekking Experts and we can not wait to get back for the next adventure! See you soon guys!

      Alex SmithMar 21, 2020United States
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