At a glance
Trekking Destination: Tamang Heritage Trek
Transportation: private and public vehicle
Trekking hour: 5-6 hours each day
Duration: 10 Days
Tamang Heritage Trek is a recently opened area, west of the Langtang Valley that aims to bring tourism money to a poor region in exchange for offering tourists the chance to interact with these people of Tibetan origin. Trekkers lodge in local lodges or homes and experience at first hand the warmth and spirit of the Tamang culture; their Buddhist beliefs and their handicrafts. Your hosts, farmers supplying produce, cultural entertainers and handicraft sales all benefit; with some money going into social funds. One distinct advantage is that Tamang heritage trek Nepal is still “off the beaten track” and so offers a glimpse of a region ‘set back in time’ which allows time for reflection and solitude.
Tamang heritage trekking trail winds over ridges trekking through farmlands, marshy grasslands, subtropical forests and highlands that offer magnificent views of snow covered peaks. The forests are home to Langur monkeys, bears, pandas and countless birds.
This Tamang village trek begins with a 132km 8-10 hour bus ride from Kathmandu that follows the torturous and scenically exciting road to cross the Dhotre Khola, before turning north up the Trisuli Nadi to Syabru Besi (Lower Syabru): the starting point of the trek. This is an interesting village at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Kola, below which it becomes the Trisuli Nadi. The first day’s trail zigzags upwards, to a ridge and a walk to the view point of the day Rongba Bhanjyang and another45 min. easy walk to Lunch. And then on up to Gatlang; the largest Tamang village in the region.
The second day offers relaxation in the community hot springs at Tatopani and the third day leads to tranquil and satisfying views of the High Himalaya from the Nagthali Ghyang ridge before descending to Thuman. Staying in a family home at Briddim, complete with dinner and a demonstration of traditional dances and local handicrafts are the features of Tamang heritage trail route.
A fairly short day’s trek, along the ancient salt trade route from Tibet will take you back to Syabru Besi, from where you return to Kathmandu: or extend your visit Langtang Valley trek.