Tamang Heritage Trek

Trip Highlights: Trekking in the most fascinating alpine valley in perfect wilderness, tranquility in central Himalayan, traditional Buddhist religion, culture, enchanting forest, area of red pandas, in the close range of high Langtang Himalayan range on the Tamang Heritage trail to beautiful Langtang valley.

Located near to the Tibetan border, the Langtang region is among the most culturally richest regions in Nepal. Covered by a thick canopy of pine and rhododendron forest, the mountains offer terrain and wildlife uncommon throughout the rest of Himalaya region. This trip offers ample natural and wildlife experiences in Nepal’s most famous Langtang National Park; an assortment of cultural experiences; and wide stretches of unforgettable mountain scenery, this trip to Langtang heritage trail with an interesting scenic drive in the laps of Langtang Himal and in the country of Tamang ethnic tribes descendent from Tibet and Inner Mongolia where the culture, traditions and religions goes with Tibetan Buddhsim way of life. This adventure takes you deep into the hills to isolated villages to meet the Tamang people who make this unique land their home, lodging in basic guesthouses along the route.

Tamang is the very ancient tribe of Nepal. The Tamang are original people of Yambu (Kattmandu). Nepalese history speaks that the Enlightened Manjushree made an ancient abode of Tamang in Yambu. The ancient Tamang song- “ Gyanaka Gyamse Phepkaziam or appeared from China” proves that the oldest tribe of Yambu (Kathmandu) is Tamang. There are dense Tamang settlements around the Yambu (Kathmandu) even today. In the course (way) of time, other races also settled in and around Yambu (Kathmandu) and gradually the Tamang people were displaced. The displacement is the result of today’s social structure.
Dr. Anatoly Yakoblave Shetenko visited Nepal under the archaeological study programme under an agreement between Nepal and USSR. He discovered the tools, Weapons and apparatus of Stone Age (of about 30000 B.C.) at Budhanilkantha were the same as found in Govy of Mongolia, Asia and America. At present such apparatus of Mongolian stone-age are found in Yambu (Kathmandu, Budhanilkantha) which prove that the Mongolians (Tamangs) came via (by way of) Tibet and Himalayan to Nepal. It is evident that the Mongols were settled in Yambu (Kathmandu) from North before 30,000 (Thirty thousand) years ago. Moreover this trip also offers the stunning views of Nagthali Ghyang .Langtang, Kerung, and the Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal ranges.

This tremendous adventurous trip of Tamang Cultural Trek begins with the drive to Syaprubeshi, which is near 137 km from Kathmandu, then start this short circuit trek to the village of Briddim via Gatlang, Tatopani and Thuman. Tatopani is a most amazing place where you can have a grand opportunity to bath in natural hot springs. Then heading towards mesmerizing village of Langtang via Lama Hotel, the trail follows through wilderness route with scenery of alpine forests and high altitude meadows, then reaching at Kyanjin Gompa, the trail offers grand view of Langtang Lirung, including Mt. Shisha Pangma 8,013 m in Tibet side, towards north Naya Kanga 5,846 m also known as Ganja La Chuli, retracing the path via same route to Lama Hotel and back to Dhunche with a memorable trip back to Kathmandu with Sherpa Mountaineering Expeditions.

Day 01:  Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival in Kathmandu, you are warmly greeted by our Sherpa Mountaineering Expeditions staff at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). SME representatives will assist then transfer to respective hotels.

Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour.

In Kathmandu sightseeing program includes visit of world heritage sites the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the world biggest Stuppa; Boudhhanath, known as little Tibet, Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) located on a hill side one of the oldest religious spot of more than 2,500 years old and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with unique architectural temple, and the virgin Kumari known as Living Goddess in Basantapur atf central Kathmandu. Kathmandu is not only naturally beautiful but it also holds the beauty of incredible Newar people culture with ancient architectures.

Day 03: Drive to-Syabrubesi 1,460m. 07 hours. 

Morning drive to Syabrubesi, journey takes on the winding ups and downhill road, through many rural town and farm villages the bigger town on route Trisuli Bazaar, in the sub-tropical climatic zone the road from here climbs uphill to a cooler region leaving the rice paddy behind to maize and millet terraced fields as the weather changes with the culture and the people as well, on arrival at the entrance of Dhunche 1,965m, major town of the Langtang area and Raswa district. There’s a Langtang National Park headquarter. From here, journey continues further downhill for 02 hours to Syabrubesi village for the overnight stop.

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang 2,200 m / 7,217 ft -05 hrs.

Morning walk leads to a steep ascends to the village of Goljung on the Pasang Lhamu Highway at present using trekking routes instead of motorable road enjoying the scenery and mesmerizing view of mountains. A few hours of walk crossing the village of Goljung brings to another Tamang village of Gatlang with Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake. All visitors will be warmly welcomed by local people with Khada a Buddhist prayer silk scarf used on all occasion and ceremony with chang (homemade drinks).

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 2,607 m / 8,550 ft- 06 hrs.

The trail descends to recently built Chilime Hydropower project and to the small Chilime River. Cross the suspension bridge and a make long ascents till to Tatopani. Tatopani means ‘hot water’ or hot spring in Nepali, where you can have a grand opportunity to bath in extraordinary demulcent natural hot springs and get relaxed. Local people believe that the springs have a natural power to heal the inner wound. Tatopani is a vantage point with breathtaking views of Ganesh Himal. .

Day 06: Trek to Thuman 2,400 m / 7,874 ft via Nagthali  -06 hrs.

The trail makes steep ascents and through the dense alpine forest to reach Nagthali Danda. The Nagthali Danda offers breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and of other high massif mountains. The trail further descends through dense alpine forests to reach the village of Thuman for overnight stop.

Day 07: Trek to Briddim 2,345 m / 7,693 ft – 06 hrs.

Morning walk leads to a descent to Triishuli River where one can see the old route to Tibet, then crossing the river with a long descent to reach the village of Briddim with an old monastery, at Briddim with time to explore the local cultures and traditions of this village.

Day 08:  Trek to Lama-Hotel  2,470 m – 06 hrs.

The trail descends down again to Triishuli River via Khangjim village and leads to the vicinity of Syarbubeshi. The trail crosses the small steel suspension bridge over Trishuli River at first and follows the Langtang Khola upstream passing through the dense forest of oaks, rhododendron and bamboo. The trail finally cross another suspension bridge and gently climbs to reach Lama Hotel for overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m -06 hours. 

From this place three hours reaches walk reaches at Ghoretabla in the middle of forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron trees, from here onwards you can feel the altitude also. Ghoretabla in Nepali means the “Horse-Stable” Trek continues for few hours on the trail to Langtang village and to its beautiful valley, the walk leads through the alpine forest for an hour, on reaching a small stream and then leaving the tree line behind.  From here the trail follows uphill for an hour, then the walks get better on the gradual winding path with few ups and down till Langtang Village is reached for the overnight stop with time visiting the villages with a glimpse of Langtang Himal peeping in the north on top of the great rock wall.

Day 10: Trek to Kyangin Gompa 3,850 m- 04 hours.
From this wonderful village, morning walk leads through the gradual path for a short while, then the path winds uphill for few hours through the prickly Burberry and high alpine shrubs, and encountering “mani-prayer wall” where walking on the clockwise direction is the positive way of respecting the local culture and religion, as our walk leads to farther east the valley opens up and then walking on the grassy meadow with views of numerous snow capped peaks in the distance. The walk is more pleasant and can be vigorous due to altitude gain as we come to our destination at Kyangin Gompa. Kyangin Gompa, a scenic charming spot, with peaks looming from all direction, the closest peak that you can see is the Langtang Lirung of over 7,000m and its icefall just at leisurely distance from the campsite, Kyangin Gompa, a small monastery located on the top of the ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyangin Gompa area there are 10-15 lodges and a cheese factory.

Day 11: At Kyangin Gompa with hike to Tsergo Ri 5,033 m / 16,508 ft -07 hrs.

After a good breakfast have an excursion to Tsergo Ri positioned at 5,033m. The climb to Tsergo is quite challenging which demands good physical fitness, the breathtaking view of highest mountains of central Himalaya. After spending some moments at Tsergo Ri return to Kyanjin Gompa via same path for overnight stop.

Day 12: Trek to Lama Hotel -06 hrs.

After breakfast start trek to Lama Hotel with pleasant walk, cross several bridge passing the village of Langtang, then follow Langtang Khola to reach Ghora Tabela. The trail still offers the mesmerizing views of mountains, an easy downhill walk of few hours enjoying the marvelous views of rhododendron to reach Lama Hotel for overnight stop.

 Day 13: Trek to Thulo-Syabru 2,211m / 7,255 ft – 05 hrs.

The trail descends to the Langtang Khola. The trail crosses a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and leads through the dense forest of oaks, rhododendron and bamboo. The trail makes steep ascents from the left and leads to a nice village of Thulo Syarbu for overnight stop.

Day 14: Trek to Shing Gomba 3,330m / 10,925 ft – 05 hours.

The trail first climbs steeply and leads through dense forest of pine and rhododendron till it reaches the village of Dimsa with a rest for a while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic view of views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The trail steep path passes through rhododendron, hemlock and oak forests and with gentle descends to reach Shin Gompa which is also known as Chandanbari, a small village and another popular place for Cheese with its factory nearby and a Monastery.

Day 15: Trek to Dhunche 1,965 m / 7.030 ft -05 hrs.

Today’s’ walk leads downhill path with spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes, the trail descents for more than 2-3 hours entering the woodland of oaks, pines and rhododendron after being in the cool shade of the forest, comes to a clearing where there are teahouses and lodges, after a brief stop here a gradual path leads to Dhunche for the overnight stop.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu -06 hrs journey.
The last day of this memorable trip ends here with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu on the same route from Dhunche on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotel after a memorable time in the high hills and mountains..

Day 17: In Kathmandu at leisure.
A free independent day for personal activities and please inform our staff if you would like to go on a tour or scenic mountain flight.

Day 18: International departure.
As per your international flight schedule Sherpa Mountaineering Expeditions staff will transfer you to the airport for the flight back home or to respective destination from this amazing country Nepal.



Service Included

  1. Kathmandu Transport (picks up and drop)
  2. Kathmandu Hotel bed and breakfast.
  3. Sight seen Kathmandu Valley
  4. Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, Included in Trekking.
  5. National park fee,Tims card fee and any other trekking permits
  6. Guide and porter’s food and wags
  7. Guide and Porters transport flight Ticket
  8. Guide and Porters Insurance
  9. Transport for trekking car Jip etc
  10. Domestic Tickets as per the Itinerary
  11. Medical Kits

Services Excluded

  1. International flight from Kathmandu,
  2. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  3. Laundry, postage, Telephone calls and other items of personal nature
  4. Entry visa for Nepal and reentry visa
  5. International departure tax
  6. Medical and rescue insurance
  7. Bar Bills and beverage
  8. Personal equipment sleeping bags and down Jackets.
  9. Tips

Trip Highlights

Trip Profile:

Trip Mode:  On Home Stay / Lodge.
Trek grade:  moderate / high altitude
Trek duration:  13-14 days
Total Trip:  17-18 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)



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