Tamang Heritage Trail Trek has been recently opened to promote responsible tourism in Langtang. The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek has been developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (TRPAD) which is committed to sustainable tourism that benefits local communities. The Tamang Heritage Trail is situated to the north of Kathmandu and close to the Langtang range in Nepal. This trek is known for its blend of natural beauty with a unique cultural experience. The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek passes through many traditional Tamang Villages where life, culture, and crafts remain preserved. Locals greet trekkers to in their colourful costumes and welcome them to visit and observe the rich architecture of their mountain homes and ancient monasteries. Himalayan Joy Adventure's Tamang Heritage Trail Trek has been planned with sufficient time to visit every place and to experience the natural beauty and culture.
The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek starts at Shyabrubensi (1503m) are accessed by way of the road, 146m from Kathmandu. This trek passes through Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman and Briddhim. Gatlang (2238m) is a Tamang settlement situated on a hillside surrounded by terraced fields, and there is an incredible Buddhist monastery a couple hours walk from Gatland at Parvatikund Lake. You will then cross the Chilime Khola, which is known for its use of hydropower, landscapes, and waterfalls. You will then reach Tatopani, where you can bathe in the natural hot spring. Throughout your trek, you will have magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang Range, and many colourful prayer flags. Thurman Village (2338m) is well known for its many religious sites, including the antique Chortens. The trek continues to descend down by crossing the Bhotekoshi River then, ascends up to Briddhim. In Briddim Village, one can experience Tamang culture in a homestay which is run by the community. Trekkers can visit an ancient monastery which is known as a sacred site. From here, you will through the continue through the Langtang Valley through Khamjim Village to Shyabrubensi. Your wonderful holiday trek ends at Shyabrubensi.You will drive back to Kathmandu by private jeep.
If you would like to extend your holidays in Nepal, you can contact our office. We, Himalayan Joy Adventure operate tours range 1-10 days around Nepal. In additional, Tibet and Bhutan tour are operated according to wise for travellers and time enclose.
A Himalayan Joy Adventure representative will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival and provide transportation to your hotel. After checking into your room and refreshing, our HJA representative will describe the details regarding your trek. Then, you can visit the tourist hub in Thamel. There are many places to shop for trekking gear and souvenirs. In the evening, Himalayan Joy Adventure will host a welcome dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural dance. After dinner, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, our city guide will take you to various historical places and world heritage listed sites. These will include Pashupatinath (One of the greatest Hindu temples in Asia), Bouddhanath stupa (Buddhist stupa), Swayabhunath (Buddhist stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (home of the living goddess Kumari)). After sightseeing, you will be dropped at your hotel with time to prepare for your trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, you will take the 8 hour (145 kilometer) scenic drive to Shyabrubensi from Kathmandu by private 4W jeep. You will pass by many villages, scenic hills, mountains, and rivers. You will check in your Langtang National Park permit in Dunche before arriving in Shyabrubensi. The Nepal-Tibet border is 18 kilometers from Shyabrubensi. Overnight in Shybrubensi.
After breakfast, you will ascend toTamang village of Rongga Bhanjyang (2187m) which offers a magnificent view of Ganesh Himal and gradually flattensuntil you reach the beautiful and ancient Tamang village of Gatlang. Gatlang is a wonderful village to explore. Overnight in Gatlang.
At first, you will descend about one and half hour down to the Chilime Khola (River), which is famous for its hydropower. You will then ascend through Thambucht Village and Patijhung Tamang Village, with views of waterfalls and mountains. You will then continue your ascent to Tatopani, where you will have lunch and take a healing bath in the natural hot spring. Overnight in Tatopani.
You will start the trek to Thuman ascending up to Nagthali (2800m) which is on a hill top and offers surprising view of mountains as Ganesh Himal and Langtang Range. You will trek through the forests of Rhododendron and pines descending to an ancient Tamang village, called Thuman. From here you will have nice mountains views. Thuman is known for its mystic performances. Overnight in Thuman
From Thuman, the trek descends down to the Bhotekoshi River and ascends up to Briddhim (2229m). You will have lunch and overnight at Briddhim. In Briddim, one can experience Tamang culture in home stay which is run by community. Trekkers can visit to an ancient monastery which is known as a sacred site. Overnight in Briddhim.
On your last day, you will enjoy the easy descent down through Khamjing to Shyabrubensi. You will have lunch at Shyabrubensi and rest. Overnight in Shyabrubensi.
Early in the morning, you will drive back to Kathmandu by private jeep. You will need to check out your permit. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be dropped off at your hotel to check into your room, and enjoy Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.
You have free time today so you can go shopping such as Pashmina , Thangka, Lokta paper, Hemp products, Khukuri(Nepali knife),Metal wares, wooden carving, rudraksha, woolen carpet, Mask Jewelry and jems as a souvenirs. In the Evening Himalayan Joy will host as a farewell dinner in the typical Nepali restaurant. Drive back to hotel.
Himalayan Joy Adventure will drop at the Tribhuwan International Airport terminal with sufficient time to check in for your flight. We hope that you had an incredible time in Nepal and encourage you to share your experiences with us on Trip Advisor or email. We welcome all feedback and hope that you had an experience of a lifetime with us! Have a safe flight!
Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can take a long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimises the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveller so, just leaving a footprint on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradables which you had.