Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking. The homeland of Tamang Randonnees Treks and its native guide, and staff. This will make this trek even more interesting showing you the wonders of Tamang history, and its age-old heritage cultures. Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, an exclusive short adventure leads you to scenic country and impressive farm villages. Where one can enjoy, and immerse into fascinating cultures of bygone ancient times with magnificent views of snow-clad peaks.
The Tamang’s migrated to the high hills of Nepal Himalayas 5,000 years ago from Inner Mongolia through Tibet. Which makes Tamang, an indigenous people of the Himalayas, one of the oldest tribes of Mongolian origin to settle in Nepal. The Tamang are all over the country from North Central to the Far East and some in the western part of Nepal. The 4th largest populated ethnic tribes of the country interwoven to Buddhism religion, as well practice Bon sect of pre-Buddhism.
The Tamang worships both ancient Bon culture along with Buddhism, with Lama and monks in the monasteries. As well Shamanism is known as Jhakri in Nepal. A famous and renowned Shaman of Nepal is a young person Chet Bhadaure Thing from the Tamang community. Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking starts from Kathmandu city with an overland journey heading due north-west reaching Rasuwa district.
Where most Tamang people are concentrated, as drive brings you to Dhunche, the headquarters town of the district, and Langtang Himal. Then heading down to Syabrubesi village, from here our walk begins towards large farm villages of Goljung and Gatlang. An interesting walk through farmlands and into a lovely forested path facing views of snow peaks. At Gatlang having a wonderful moment immersing into a local custom of age-old heritage, and exploring the village of great cultural interest.
From Gatlang reaching the higher destination to Tatopani a village with a natural hot spring to enjoy a refreshing dip in warm pools. The walk leads further to Thuman another impressive village, where the trail climbs to the highest point on top of Nagethali hill. Rewards amazing views of snow-capped peaks of Ganesh, Langtang Himal with some peaks across the border of Tibet.
A wonderful trek amidst a cool forest of rhododendron, magnolia, and pine trees, as walk leads down to Thuman village. After an exciting time moving towards next last village of Briddim before ending the walk at Syabrubesi. An enjoyable moment around Thuman and Briddim villages in the comfort of nice Home Stay cottages. As well as lively folk cultural programs performed by the villagers, and then slowly our wonderful journey completes reaching
Enjoy the last overnight around Tamang villages within the district of Rasuwa and Langtang Himal region. The next morning bid farewell to the villagers of the high hills of Langtang Himal and then drive back to Kathmandu. After a most enjoyable time and experience on Tamang Heritage Trail with the grand services of Tamang Randonnees Treks.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Dhunche town 1,950 – 06 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Gatlang 2,238 m via Goljung -06 hrs.
Day 04: At Gatlang village rest to explore the local culture.
Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 2,607 m via Gongang village -06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Thuman 2, 338 m via Nagethali 3,210 m -06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Briddim 2,239 m-05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Syabrubesi-04 hrs.
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel-06 hrs.
Day 10: Depart for international departure
On first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, our staff and guide receives you with traditional welcome. A short drive to your hotel, situated on the main part of the city, and then check into your rooms. After getting refresh join with other members of the group for trek briefing, our Tamang Randomness Treks guide. Will provide necessary information regarding the trek, culture with do’s and don’ts making your holiday in Nepal enjoyable. Evening a group dinner in a nice Nepalese restaurants with folk cultural programs, an introduction to Nepalese meals and culture.
Morning after an early breakfast, and then depart for Langtang Valley trekking towards Nepal Central Himalayas around district of Rasuwa. An interesting overland journey of 5-6 hours. Drive follows on winding uphill through many farm villages and towns, reaching Dhunche town headquarters of the district. As well the entry point of Langtang National Park, from here drive downhill to Syabrubesi for overnight stop.
The morning starts from Syabrubesi a nice village of Tamang community one of the ancient hill tribes of Nepal. On leaving the lodge, a short walk on the main road, and then route diverts to an old village path. As climb leads through several farm areas reaching Goljung.
A nice village for possible lunch break, from here walking into a forest of pine and rhododendron with short uphill. Then reaching a wide valley at Gatlang village amidst farm fields, facing views of rolling hills and snow peaks. On arrival a warm traditional welcome of garland and Khada (silk scarf), greeted by the Tamang village community.
Then transfer to a nice cottage, made as home-stay comfort run and managed by village community. Evening enjoy the local cultural folk program presented by the villagers as entertainment along with nice traditional Nepali meals.
At Gatlang for another overnight halt, a perfect place to explore around the village steeped with history and culture. Where every houses are adorned with Buddhist prayer flags and the village path lined with prayer monuments. Visit the village old monastery and enjoy the surrounding beautiful landscapes facing views of snow peaks. Time permitting a short hike to a secret lake of Parvati Kunda, rest of the day at leisure.
On leaving Gatlang with traditional farewell by the villagers, walk leads to steep climb, and then downhill along a ridge. Reaching Bamdang Khola / stream, as it turns north along the Chilime Khola, where a new hydro project been built. Then following a trail to Chilime town after few hours. Having a refreshing stop, and then crossing a suspension bridge with steep climb of about 450-m high to Gongang village. After a little more than an hour climb for a nice lunch break, afternoon continue the ascent. Taking two hours climb to Tatopani village for overnight halt, a place with natural hot-spring to enjoy.
Morning walk from Tatopani, lead through lovely rhododendron forest, often seen some gray monkeys a Langur species on walks. As walk leads past Brimdang farm village, and then climb to the highest and steepest part of the adventure. Once on top of Nagethali high ridge enjoy spectacular panorama of Ganesh Himal to the west. Includes Langtang Himal on the east, the ridgeline with an open grassland overlooking views of Ganesh Himal and of Mt. Shisapangma. Which is on the Tibetan side, after an exciting views down to Thuman village.
As walk leads to 900 m descent into dense forest to Thuman, an interesting village with strong influence of Tibetan culture. The village with some Bon cult practice with its Shamanistic beliefs, ancient monasteries and houses covered in woodcarvings.
After a pleasant an exciting overnight in Thuman village, having breakfast morning trail leads through rhododendron forest. Coming across nice green field of meadows then reaching another Tamang village of Briddim, after few hours of climb.
From Briddim village completes the Tamang Heritage Trail, overnight in a nice simple lodge having comfortable wooden rooms. An enjoyable stay in Briddim, here you learning more of local impressive culture, as well interact with the host.
Last day walk of our fabulous journey on Tamang Heritage, as well a short morning hike to Syabrubesi. The trail follows on downhill with few short ups and then slowly the walk ends. On reaching our lunch stop at Syabrubesi a small town for the last overnight stop around Rasuwa district. The hub of Tamang ethnic tribes of Nepal, afternoon explore around some shops selling local handicrafts made by women.
Morning depart from the lodge in Syabrubesi for exciting drive to Kathmandu, reaching by late
afternoon and back to your hotel. Rest of the afternoon free at leisure for individual activities
and shopping souvenirs.
Last day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as time for your international flight our staff and guide transfer you to the airport. For your international flight homeward bound, after a great wonderful experience on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking.
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Sonam was an efficient and serious guide for us. He knew how to make us discover the wide open spaces and the riches of the Tamang culture , during this trek, our first experience.
Very quickly, he knew how to adapt his rhythm to ours, anxious to respect our states of fatigue. We are grateful to him for having associated with this very physical hike the meeting of people as different as they are “rich” in all their being. He made enormous efforts to communicate with us and his progress in French is undeniable. In addition, his qualities as a musician only enhanced this journey, of which we will keep excellent memories.
Thank you Sonam for everything. And see you soon I hope for the pleasure of meeting you for a new trek.
Good luck to you and your family.