Trip Overview

Tamang heritage trail trek is located about 140 km toward the north of Kathmandu near the Tibetan border. Langtang valley is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu. Extending in east-west direction, it is bordered on the North by the main crest of the Himalayas, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area. To the south are the Chimse Danda (ridge) crossed by the Ganja -La Pass (5,100 m), and Jugal Himal, culminating in Dorje Lakpa Peak (6,989 m). The inhabitants of the Langtang region are thought to be descendants of Tibetans from Kerung are of the Bhotias & Tamang ethnic groups but a marked influence of Tibetan culture and tradition is noticed in their lifestyle closely resembling that of most Tibetan villages, their culture goes back to hundreds of years. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone houses, and the beautifully carved wooden porches reflect their rich Himalayan heritage. They are mainly sheep/Goat, cattle and yak herders, but grow some hardy grains and vegetables.  The daily life of the villagers includes raising livestock, agriculture, and trade with Kerung in Tibet. Wheat, maize, potato, soybean and millet are their staple food. Partly protected as Langtang National Park, visit to the area gives Himalayan nature experience and an insight into the lifestyle and culture of the Tamangs who are predominant inhabitants of the region. Langtang National Park is a home for Red Pandas, endangers animal of Nepal! New trekking trail (Opened in 2003): Tamang Heritage Trail offers yet another option and a peek at the Himalayan lifestyles and cultures. The unexplored/less explored part of this trek is recently been connected with Langtang valley trek.   Langtang National Park Area: 1,748 sq km Highest Peak: Langtang Lirung, 7,245 m Population: 4,731 (in 2001) Ethnic groups: 64% Tamang (both Tamang and Tibetan speaking). Others include Brahmin, Gurung, Sherpa, Newars & others. Literacy: only 34% (female-24.5%; male-42.5%) Weather: warm temperature climate up to 2,000 m; higher valleys North and North-East of Syabrubesi are in the rain shadow and comparatively dry over 3,000 m – cool temperature climate. Above 3,000 m – alpine, humid climate; temperatures fall to below -zero in winter months. Economic occupations: 83% Agriculture Less than 5% in civil service sector. Access: By bus from KTM to Dhunche (8 hours) or Syabrubesi (9 hrs). Jeeps can also be hired for the journey which cost is too high due to its road condition!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu, hotel transfer (free in the day/evening).

  • Day 2

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu, visit Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple & cremation ghat.

  • Day 3

    Kathmandu (1,350 m) – Dhunche (1,960 m) - Syabrubesi (1,470 m/ 8 -9 hrs), overnight at lodge, drive by public/local bus.

  • Day 4

    Trek Syabrubesi (1,470 m) - Goljung (1,945 m) – Gatlang (2,240 m). Experience the Tamang cultural dance or Shamanism dance. See scenery from viewpoint, village walk. See cultural show at Goljung or Gatlang (5 hrs/ overnight at community lodge) / home-stay (A model of home-stay).

  • Day 5

    Trek Gatlang – Tatopani (2,650 m): Trekking from Gatlang - Chilime Hydropower Reserved/ Dampside (1,760 m) - Gonggang (2,230 m)-Tatopani (Hot spring), possibility to take hot bath at natural hot spring, sightseeing of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal on the way. Experience of the Tamang culture (6 hrs/ overnight at lodge).

  • Day 6

    Tatopani - Nagthali Ghyang /Monastery & view point (3,165 m) – Thuman (2,340 m): Trekking from Tatopani - Thuman via Nagthali Ghyang (3,150 m) & Brindang (2,850 m). Animals like monkeys and deer can be seen on the way. Panoramic view can be seen over Langtang Mountain on the way. (5hrs/ overnight at lodge)

  • Day 7

    Thuman – Timure (1,760 m) – Rasuwagadhi (1,815 m) Timure: Trekking from Thuman to Timure and visit nearby Historical Rasuwagadhi, a boarder to Nepal with Tibet/ China & here was war in Between Nepal & Tibet in 1778 A.D. Observe Tibeto-Burman Tamang culture on the two villages on the way (4 hrs/ overnight lodge).

  • Day 8

    Timure – Briddim (2,230 m) -Trekking from Timure - Briddim. Observe village life of Briddim. Watch cultural program shown by community members. Experience of home-stay or Lodge and Tamang culture (5 hrs/ overnight at Lodge / Home stay)

  • Day 9

    Briddhim – Syabrubesi- Trekking from Briddim - Syabrubesi via Wangel (1,630 m) (4 hrs/ overnight lodge) or via Khanjim (2,235 m)

  • Day 10

    Syabrubesi - Dhunche – Kathmandu (8-9hrs/ overnight at hotel)

  • Day 11

    Kathmandu –Pokhara. Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu by Tourist Bus/Coach which takes 7 hrs including Breakfast/ Lunch Breaks, overnight at hotel in Bed & Breakfast basis.

  • Day 12

    A full day sightseeing in & around Pokhara Lake City, overnight at Hotel with B/B basis.

  • Day 13

    Drive to Rafting Starting Point from Pokhara by Tourist Bus, a few hrs rafting in Trishuli River & drive to Chitwan Jungle safari.

  • Day 14

    Chitwan Jungle safari Activities & Tharu village tours (The indigenous people of Terai /low land)

  • Day 15

    Chitwan Jungle safari Activities & Tharu village tours (The indigenous people of Terai /low land)

  • Day 16

    Drive back to Kathmandu from Chitwan by Tourist Bus/ Coach which takes about 6 hrs including lunch breaks, free day in the evening for shopping & some walk around.

  • Day 17

    Departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu, hotel transfer (free in the day/evening).

  • Day 2

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu, visit Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple & cremation ghat.

  • Day 3

    Kathmandu (1,350 m) – Dhunche (1,960 m) - Syabrubesi (1,470 m/ 8 -9 hrs), overnight at lodge, drive by public/local bus.

  • Day 4

    Trek Syabrubesi (1,470 m) - Goljung (1,945 m) – Gatlang (2,240 m). Experience the Tamang cultural dance or Shamanism dance. See scenery from viewpoint, village walk. See cultural show at Goljung or Gatlang (5 hrs/ overnight at community lodge) / home-stay (A model of home-stay).

  • Day 5

    Trek Gatlang – Tatopani (2,650 m): Trekking from Gatlang - Chilime Hydropower Reserved/ Dampside (1,760 m) - Gonggang (2,230 m)-Tatopani (Hot spring), possibility to take hot bath at natural hot spring, sightseeing of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal on the way. Experience of the Tamang culture (6 hrs/ overnight at lodge).

  • Day 6

    Tatopani - Nagthali Ghyang /Monastery & view point (3,165 m) – Thuman (2,340 m): Trekking from Tatopani - Thuman via Nagthali Ghyang (3,150 m) & Brindang (2,850 m). Animals like monkeys and deer can be seen on the way. Panoramic view can be seen over Langtang Mountain on the way. (5hrs/ overnight at lodge)

  • Day 7

    Thuman – Timure (1,760 m) – Rasuwagadhi (1,815 m) Timure: Trekking from Thuman to Timure and visit nearby Historical Rasuwagadhi, a boarder to Nepal with Tibet/ China & here was war in Between Nepal & Tibet in 1778 A.D. Observe Tibeto-Burman Tamang culture on the two villages on the way (4 hrs/ overnight lodge).

  • Day 8

    Timure – Briddim (2,230 m) -Trekking from Timure - Briddim. Observe village life of Briddim. Watch cultural program shown by community members. Experience of home-stay or Lodge and Tamang culture (5 hrs/ overnight at Lodge / Home stay)

  • Day 9

    Briddhim – Syabrubesi- Trekking from Briddim - Syabrubesi via Wangel (1,630 m) (4 hrs/ overnight lodge) or via Khanjim (2,235 m)

  • Day 10

    Syabrubesi - Dhunche – Kathmandu (8-9hrs/ overnight at hotel)

  • Day 11

    Kathmandu –Pokhara. Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu by Tourist Bus/Coach which takes 7 hrs including Breakfast/ Lunch Breaks, overnight at hotel in Bed & Breakfast basis.

  • Day 12

    A full day sightseeing in & around Pokhara Lake City, overnight at Hotel with B/B basis.

  • Day 13

    Drive to Rafting Starting Point from Pokhara by Tourist Bus, a few hrs rafting in Trishuli River & drive to Chitwan Jungle safari.

  • Day 14

    Chitwan Jungle safari Activities & Tharu village tours (The indigenous people of Terai /low land)

  • Day 15

    Chitwan Jungle safari Activities & Tharu village tours (The indigenous people of Terai /low land)

  • Day 16

    Drive back to Kathmandu from Chitwan by Tourist Bus/ Coach which takes about 6 hrs including lunch breaks, free day in the evening for shopping & some walk around.

  • Day 17

    Departure from Kathmandu

    Note: An alternative trek is Tamang Heritage-Langtang valley- Gosainkunda Lake-Dhunche-Kathmandu. OR, Tamang Heritage Trail-Langtang valley-Gosainkunda Lake (4,350 m)- Lauribina -La Pass (4,640 m)- Helambu valley-Kathmandu (To escape Dhunche -Kathmandu Road). We make 4/5 Itineraries in this section! Note: If you like or preferred by private vehicle for comfortable, it cost extra for you ,even if you wish to have a Massage girl with you /your group during the above program, it is also possible by paying extra cost for her.

Trip Info

Cost Includes 

  1. Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicle
  2. 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at a standard hotel with breakfast (B/B basis)
  3. 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara at a standard hotel with Breakfast (B/B basis)
  4. 2 full days sightseeing in Kathmandu (private vehicle & tour guide)
  5. All lodge accommodation on trek
  6. All meals on trek: 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with a cup of tea/coffee)
  7. All surface transportation Service for all (Kathmandu- Syabrubesi & Dhunche -Kathmandu by Public/Local bus, Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu by Tourist bus/Coach, a short distance by Taxi)
  8. All Permits (Langtang National Park entry permit, government trekking permit/TIMS card & Chitwan National Park Entry permit)
  9. All meals in Pokhara, rafting & Chitwan National Park (Jungle safari)
  10. A guide & required number of porter(s)
  11. Insurance and security for local staffs
  12. Trekking equipment (sleeping bag & down jacket should be returned back after complete the trek)
  13. Trekking gears for porter/s (shoes, jacket, trouser, etc)
  14. One day Rafting trip in Trishuli River
  15. 3 Nights in Chitwan National Park and Jungle safari program including meals, accommodation, all jungle activities, guide and   transfer.
  16. All government & local taxes.
  17. All necessary official paper works
  18. First Aid -Kit Box/Bag
  19. T-shirt & Certificate of appreciation after the complete the trek.
  20. An emergency or Rescue Evacuation Arrangement service & pre-deposit for Helicopter (porter`s back, Horse `s back, vehicle & Helicopter), if required or wanted /wished
  21. Others than what are included in the package

Cost Excludes 

  1. Personal nature expenses (telephone calls, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, battery re-charge etc)
  2. Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
  3. Monument /Temples /Monasteries entry fees in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Mountain
  4. Insurance (travel/health /rescue)
  5. Essential equipment (trekking boots, walking poles, trekking bag/ duffel bag, warm clothes etc)
  6. All alcoholic drinks & cold drinks
  7. An emergency or Rescue Evacuation or just for fun cost/charges, if required or wanted/ wished
  8. Alternative transportation in case of wishing to have private vehicle for their comfortable journey
  9. Tipping for trekking crews/ staffs
  10. Others than what are included in the complete package

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