Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang

  • Apr 27, 2022
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Tamang Heritage route in Langtang Trek is an off-beaten and unexplored track of Nepal’s beautiful landscape. This trek is far different from other treks, as this trek embraces the natural and cultural beauty of the Langtang Region.

It is one of the green trail treks, where you will walk over the enriched flora of the Langtang Valley Region. The forests are abundant with alpine, bamboo and rhododendron trees. Plain meadows and grasslands just under the clear blue sky add beauty to Tamang Heritage Trek. The charming mountains like Langtang Ri and Ganesh Himal are never out of sight on this trek.

Taking you near the Nepal-China border, this trek provides a vision of mixed Tamang-Tibetan Culture. The Langtang area houses the most unique and indigenous ethnic, Tamangs. Grasping the understanding of the Tamang tribes is the main theme of this trek. The routes will fall through the Tamang settlements, enlightening you with the charm of their cultures.

This culture hunting trek starts and ends in Syabrubesi. But between, you will set foot in villages like Goljung, Gatlang, Nagthali, and Briddhim, to explore the Tamang Culture and lifestyle. The villages decorated with the beautiful roofs of Tamang peoples are engaging to any the non-native visitors.

And, waking over yards of these villages gives long-lasting inspiration. The people far from the urban world living freely here are so amusing to watch.

Tamang Heritage in Langtang Trek is a superb way to escape the ever-bustling life and be in Nirvana. No suffering nor stress only feeling the smell of this Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang Trek.

Frolic Adventure Treks will be happy to guide you on this purposeful Tamang Heritage in Langtang Trek. We are committed to standing in front of your expectations about this Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang Trek. Come and join us on this Eco-Cultural trek

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Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang

Highlights of Tamang Heritage

  • One-day full touring of Kathmandu’s sightseeing
  • Trailing on the off beaten tracks
  • Snowcapped views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, and other peaks
  • Insight on the Tamang and Tibetan culture
  • Trails midst of rich floras of the Langtang region
  • Passing by the historical Monasteries, Gompas, and Mani walls
  • Natural water streams, lakes and ponds
  • Overnight at Local Homestay

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu | Altitude: 1350m

Welcome to Nepal! Our team will make sure your warmest welcome in Nepal. They will do all the arrangements for your transfer from the airport to your hotel. You’ll then have a quick orientation about the Tamang Heritage Langtang trek. After it, you can go outside to stroll around the most happening places in Kathmandu. There are some good places to hang out in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Place: Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing | Altitude: 1350m

On this day, you’ll tour the major tourist attractions of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a city full of ancient temples. It also has some historical places which are enlisted as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swaymbhunath and Boudhanath are the UNESCO sites that you’ll make a visit on day two. After this whole-day tour, you will get a quick insight into Nepali culture and art. Night stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Place: Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi | Time: 6-7hr | Altitude: 1500m |

You’ll leave Kathmandu City after early breakfast to embark on the Tamang Heritage trip. The drive will be towards Syabrubesi, the gateway to all of the Langtang region treks. This beautiful village sits 50 km north of the centre of Nepal, Kathmandu. So it is a 50 km scenic bus ride from Kathmandu.

The bus will run around 120 km by the sides of the Trishuli river and green villages till reaching Syabrubesi. And after the 7 hours of watchful bus ride, you’ll arrive at the overnight destination, Syabrubesi. If you have reached here before sunset then, you can stroll around this remote village. Overnight at Lodge of Syabrubesi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Place: Syabrubesi

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang Village | Time: 5hr | Altitude: 2200m

Today, you’ll aim to reach Gatlang before dusk. After breakfast at Syabrubesi, you’ll sign off from this village by starting to trek through the settlements of the Tamangs. Then you’ll start your first of many hill ascents to reach the top of Rongga Bhanjyang. And from there you’ll fall downwards to Goljung Village for a break and lunch.

Goljung is a village of the Gurung settlements. You’ll get to taste the lunch made by them and have little insight into their lifestyles. While in Goljung village, you can observe peaks like Langtang, Shishapangma, Ganesh Himal and several others. Then restarting the trek you’ll reach Gatlang village in 3 hours from Goljung Village. Gatlang Village, another Gurung village, where you can visit Parvati Kund, the sacred pond of this region and an ancient monastery. Overnight at Lodge of Gatlang Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Place: Gatlang Village

Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani | Time: 6-7hr | Altitude: 2607m

You’ll check out Tatopani after a delicious breakfast. After a few steps, you’ll see some religious Mani walls and Chhortens of Thambuchet village. Passing the village you will enter the dense forest trails.

Along the trail at one point, you’ll come to see the beautiful long waterfall. Then crossing the jungle you’ll make it to the Chilime hydropower dam and from there it's a continuous fall until Tatopani. “Tatopani '' means hot water or spring in English.

There you can enjoy a hot spring bath and feel recharged for the further trek. There is a belief that taking bath at Tatopani washes all the sins of the individual. After a healing bath, you’ll do check-in and then explore Tatopani. Overnight at Lodge of Tatopani

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Place: Tatopani

Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Nagthali | Time: 3hr | Altitude: 3165m

This day you’ll start with a walk into the dense forest of the alpines. You may see some wildlife like deers and monkeys while moving into the jungle. And completing the forest walk you’ll reach the viewpoint, Nagthali Hill station(3165m).

This is the highest point of this Tamang Heritage Langtang trek. This specific hilltop full of grassland provides unreal views of Mt Langtang, Mt Ganesh Himal, and several other beautiful peaks. This viewpoint once was the centre for meditation for local Buddhist monks. After enough of the views and cool air at the top, you’ll fall from the top and start to walk for reaching Nagthali village before nightfall. Overnight at Nagthali.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Place: Nagthali

Day 07: Trek from Nagthali to Briddhim | Time: 7hr | Altitude: 2229m

Today is the longest trekking day of the entire Tamang Heritage Trekking in Langtang. Tie your laces tighter, as you will make lengthy descent through Thuman village(2338m). It is the settlements of Tamang peoples where you can find a mixture of the Tamang and Tibetan cultures.

This beautiful village showcases the lifestyle and traditions of the Langtang region peoples. Thuman village also houses an ancient monastery, you can make visits here also. And passing further in the trail, you’ll reach Timure, the last village before the Nepal-China border.

Then, you will trek amid the red Rhododendron forest before descending the hill. And, walking down you’ll reach Briddhim(2229m). Briddhim is one more Tibetan culture influenced village. You’ll be adding more and more insights about the Tamang-Tibetan culture here in this whole trek. You can also devote a visit to an ancient Dukhchu Monastery of Briddhim village.

Tamang Heritage route in Langtang is mostly about culture and heritage exploration. This famous village also provides good homestays also. So, you can add more experience by staying at the homestay than at the lodge. Overnight at Homestay of Briddhim.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

Place: Briddhim

Day 08: Trek from Briddhim to Syabrubesi | Time: 4hr | Altitude: 1500m

Now, you’ll be moving towards the end of this valuable Tamang Heritage trip. On this day, you will pack your bag for making the return to Syabrubesi, from where it all began. Today the trails will fall through the riversides, terrace fields, and settlements. You’ll start by moving along the sides of the Bhote Koshi River.

Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang

Then, you’ll cross the bridge to reach the beautiful terrace field trials. Walking through these fields is like walking over the fields of any forbidden Kingdom. The trails will take you to the small village of Wangyal. Walking past Wangyal, you’ll reach the starting point of this trek, Syabrubesi. And here you’ll end walking part of the entire Tamang Heritage Langtang Trek. Overnight at Syabrubesi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Place: Syabrubesi

Day 09: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu | 6-7hr | Altitude: 1350m

You’ll join the bus ride from Syabrubesi for reaching Kathmandu. The bus will retrace the same road, following the same highway. Just like the prior bus ride, this bus ride will also provide many scenic displays. This time ride will be uphill towards Kathmandu.

On arriving in Kathmandu, you’ll unload your bag and have some rest. Later in the evening, you can stroll around and do the hangouts after a long stay in the remoteness. Then you’ll be given a farewell meeting and dinner from the Frolic Adventure team. Overnight at Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Place: Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure

On your final day, you can go for last-minute shopping in the markets of Kathmandu. You can take lots of gifts and accessories for your family and friends. Be aware of the flight time while shopping. You have to reach the airport several hours before your departure.

Then our representative will be there to pick you up for the Airport drop. Your adventure with Frolic Adventure comes to an end. But it's not the end, it is the start of many future adventures with us. FAREWELL! See you soon!

Meals: Breakfast

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Best Time to do Tamang Heritage

Spring and Autumn are the two best seasons to trek anywhere in Nepal. As in these seasons, the weather is ideal and in perfect shape. You can enjoy the trek with the unobstructed views of the landscapes and mountains. Temperature is also moderate during these seasons which is a very good condition for any trek. The weather is clear and stable, with neither rain nor snowfall.

Whereas, the winter season is also a possible period for Tamang Heritage in Langtang. This is a medium-altitude trek reaching a max height of 3165m, so there are fewer chances of snowfall during winter. The Winter season is also the best time to view clear skies and snow-filled mountain views. With proper clothing and equipment, you can do Tamang Heritage in Winter as well.

On the other hand, the Monsoon season is not the ideal time for this Trek. Due to rainfalls, the trails are mostly slippery and muddy to walk on. Also, the weather gets harsh during the Monsoon season. So, Tamang Heritage is not suggested during the Monsoon Season.

To outline, the best time for Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek are:

Season: Autumn | Months: September to November | Grade: Best season

Season: Winter | Months: December to February | Grade: Possible but difficult season

Season: Spring | Months: March to May| Grade: Good season

Season: Monsoon/Summer | Months: June to August | Grade: Possible but not suggested

Tamang Heritage Trail LangtangEquipment List

What to pack for the Trek can bother you. Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang Trek is around the altitude of 3000m. The equipment list varies with every trek in Nepal. The packing list for the Everest Base Camp Trek is different from Poon Hill Trek. Similarly, the essential list for Manaslu Circuit Trek is unlike the Tamang Heritage route You can get confused about what to pack on Tamang Heritage Trail Langtang. So, here is the full equipment list for the Tamang Heritage in Langtang Trek.

For Body

  • Thermal Layers:
  • Trekking Shirts
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Hiking Trousers
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Hiking trouser
  • Breathable Underwear
  • Sport Bra

For Head

  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Buffs
  • Earplugs
  • Sunglass(UV protected)

For Hand

  • Inner light gloves
  • Outer wind/waterproof gloves

For Foot

  • Hiking shoes
  • Sport Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Socks

Extra miscellaneous

  • Trekking Poles
  • Head Torch
  • Crampon
  • Gaiters
  • Extra Batteries(Camera)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Lip Balm
  • Moisturizing cream
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Medium-sized towel
  • Raincoat
  • Soap and Shampoo
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Wet tissues
  • Toilet roll
  • Insect repellent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle

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Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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