Lantang Tamang Heritage Trail

08 days

‘a scenic and cultural walks on the foot hills around Tamang villages within Langtang Himal’

Highlights:

“Cultural and scenic country walks on an original and ancient trail of Nepal and Tibet
Walking around lovely Tamang villages of old heritage custom of Buddhism and Bon
Exploring culture and traditional life of Langtang and Rasuwa Tamang immense culture
Enchanting cool forest of rhododendron-pines-oaks and magnolia tree lines
Fabulous views on daily walks with breathtaking views of high snow capped mountains”

Trip Profile:

Trip Mode:                  Hotel-Lodge and Home Stay on treks.
Trek Grade:                 Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks
Activities:                    Sightseeing in Kathmandu with scenic drive and trekking.
Highest Altitude:         At Tatopani 2,607 m high.
Trek duration:             07 Nights and 08 Days (Syabrubesi to Syabrubesi)
Total Trip:                   11 Nights and 12 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                        Nepal for all Seasons (July to August wet months with monsoon
rains).  March and April and September to November best months
with clear blue sky.

Introduction:

Tamang Heritage Trail an interesting and fascinating country walks around the high hills and valley of Central Himalaya within Langtang Himal range, and close to massive bulk of Ganesh Himal or Yangri.

Nepal Holiday Organizer combines this wonderful trip on Tamang Heritage Trail trekking with scenic walks and exploring ancient cultures and traditions of Tamang people the native of high hills of Himalaya, where most of the Tamang are concentrated around Mid West / East within Central Himalaya as well within the Kathmandu valley suburb.

History shows that Tamang as horsemen (Ta for horse and mar red in Tibetan) originally a red horse cavalry soldiers of many past many kings and royal of Tibet and Mongolia, migrated to North Mid East / Mid West of Nepal hundred of centuries ago.

At present large number of Tamang are famers and cattle herders with animal husbandry with skill in wood works and handicraft as well in religious art and painting like ‘Thanka’ a cheerful and happy tribe full of colors and entertaining its guests with merriment of lively dance and singing performances.

On this remarkable walk leads you to observe and immerse with its old culture and traditional way of life similar to Tibetan custom.

Beside its cultural heritage walk leads with amazing scenery and views of mountain range from Langtang-Ganesh-Jugal Himal and as far to Manaslu and Annapurna from some viewpoint hill top.

Our journey begins with overland drive to hill areas of Syabrubesi village and the visiting Gatlang-Tatopani (hot-spring) villages with Thuman and Briddim in the comfort of nice and cozy lodges and home stay cottages.

Tamang Heritage Trail concludes at Syabrubesi with a drive back to Kathmandu after an enjoyable and fascinating time around central Himalaya of Langtang region on Tamang Heritage Trail trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315m and transfer o hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Trisuli and Dhunche town 1,950 – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Gatlang 2,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 2,607 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Thuman 2,400 m via Nagthali – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Briddim 2,345 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,470m – 06 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi – 05 hrs.
Day 10:  Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 11:  In Kathmandu free day at leisure.
Day 12: International departure homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu after your international flight.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by Nepal Holiday Organizer staff and guide for short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Tamang Heritage Trail trekking, where our guide will brief with information regarding trekking - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning after breakfast our tour guide will receive you for sightseeing tour around interesting part of Kathmandu, as Kathmandu city a blend of modernization and old lively cultures where you can witness medieval period villages and way of life of the locals as it was for past hundreds of years. Kathmandu valley steeped with ancient history-old traditions full of world heritage sites of Buddhism and Hinduism temples / monasteries. After an interesting tour afternoon free at leisure preparation for Tamang Heritage Trail trekking.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Trisuli and Dhunche town 1,950 - 06 hrs.
Tamang Heritage Trail trek starts with an early morning drive to Syabrubesi the trekking point around Langtang Himal region, after warm Trisuli Bazaar reaching a cooler areas at Dhunche the headquarter town of Rasuwa and Langtang areas.

After Dhunche continue drive further on winding downhill road to Syabrubesi village for overnight stop, a nice Tamang village located on the road side of other Langtang destination and to Tibet border of Kyrong.

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang 2,200 m - 05 hrs.
Our first day walk leads west of Langtang, near motorable road and avoiding the main road as much as possible, taking an old trekking trail to Gatlang, a large Tamang farm village. Walk leads to a slow climb to Gatlang for overnight stop, on reaching where you will be received with warm welcome and greeting offering you with Khada (religious silk scarf) and then transfer in a local lodge or home stay cottage for overnight stop, with time to explore around the villages and interact with the cheerful locals.

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 2,607 m - 06 hrs.

Morning starts with views of peaks towards north and of Tibet Mountains, starting the day walk with a gradual uphill most of the way through several small farm villages and hamlets and patch of woodlands to reach at Tatopani for overnight stop. Afternoon visit hot springs as Tatopani means hot water rising from the fresh spring, and visit the local villages and its friendly people.

Day 06: Trek to Thuman 2,400 m via Nagthali - 06 hrs.
Morning walk heads near on the route to Tibet border at Nagthali and Thuman towards north walking on gradual path with uphill most of the day and then short downhill with views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. Walk leads through Nagthali and then finally to overnight stop at Thuman village, with time in afternoon to interact and observe local villagers.

Day 07: Trek to Briddim 2,345 m - 06 hrs.

After time in this nice Tamang village and views of distant peaks of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, morning starts with a gradual walk on the winding path and then with a climb to a ridge overlooking more views of mountains and surrounding landscapes and entering the rhododendron, pines and oaks forest, and then with a climb with short descend to another nice village at Briddim for overnight stop.

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

After a fascinating time in Briddim village, return trekking via Lama Hotel on the path to Langtang valley, however our route diverts from the main trekking trail, walking through enchanting woodlands with occasional views of snow capped mountains and with a short downhill with few short ups and gradual portion, the walk leads to forested area till Lama Hotel is reached for overnight stop.

Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi - 05 hrs.

From Lama Hotel, our last day walk follows downhill to Bamboo a small place with few teahouses serving as lodge. After a nice stop walk continues past farm terraces of millets, corns and wheat’s (depending upon the season), on leaving the farm areas with downhill to reach a bridge over upper Trisuli River or Bhote Kosi and then a short walk brings you back at Syabrubesi for overnight stop.

Day 10:  Morning drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
After an enjoyable and great moment on Tamang Heritage Trail trekking return drive back to Kathmandu on the same route past Dhunche and Trisuli town following downhill road for some times and then back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: In Kathmandu free day with sightseeing tour.
Nepal Holiday Organizer allows a free day for you to enjoy time in Kathmandu or join in our interesting tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.
After a most memorable experience on Tamang Heritage Trail trekking with fabulous views of Central Himalaya, our staff transfers you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound.

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