Himalayan Forever

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

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Best Price
12 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2 (Single Supplement $160)
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge / Tea House during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
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Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Gatlang - Tatopani - Bumthang - Briddim - Syabrubesi - Kathmandu


    • An opportunity to explore and soak into ancient colorful cultures of Tamang tribe.
    • Exciting country walks in the backdrop of Langtang and Ganesh Himal massif.
    • Walk into cool serene forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia, pines and fir trees.
    • Explore the traditional villages and farm activities of great cultural heritage.
    • Super panorama of Central and western Himalayas from high Nagethali Hill


‘enjoy the ancient impressive cultural heritage of indigenous Tamang ethnic tribe’
Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking takes you around the Northern high hills of the Central Himalayan range. Located in between the massif Ganesh and Langtang Himal range, it also falls on the ancient and present caravan route to Tibet.
The Tamang was one of the earliest mountain tribes, who migrated from the Inner country of Mongolia and Tibet. History shows the Tamang had settled around the rim of Kathmandu valley hills. Even much before when Kathmandu valley was still a huge lake before it was drained for people to settle. 
At present Tamang are the 4th largest populated people in Nepal, settled on the outskirt of the valley rim. As far towards far northeast to Mid-West Himalayas, but mostly concentrated in the district of Rasuwa and Dhading district.
The Tamang follows the Buddhism religion as well as the ancient cult of Bon, a pre-Buddhism with Shamanism. The word Tamang means Ta for Horse and Mang is either a warrior or horseman and trader. Settled on the high hills of Nepal Himalayas as far as 3,000 years ago. Some Tamang is addressed as Lama also, due to the change of profession after a horseman or horse trader.
Himalayan Forever Trek, leads you to observe the interesting ethnic and indigenous hill tribes, and exciting traditional cultural heritage; as it was thousands of years back. Visitors can experience the folk traditions from music dance and merriment, along with local foods. An enjoyable moderate adventure in the close shade of the high Himalayan peaks of Ganesh and Langtang Himal range.
Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking starts with an overland journey from Kathmandu heading North Mid-West to enter Langtang National Park. 
The first national park of the country was established around the mountainous region of the Rasuwa district.
On reaching the nice Tamang farm villages of Syabrubesi, the walk begins heading due north-west to a large village at Gatlang. Visitors are greeted with a traditional welcome ceremony, staying in a simple cottage or hut, which serves as a Home-Stay.
Run and managed by the village communities, where guests are well entertained with local song and dance. Having time to explore the village, festooned with age-old heritage cultures, and visiting the monasteries of great religious interest. The walk follows from one interesting village and settlement to another, as the trail leads into a serene forest. 

Facing spectacular scenery of surrounding hills and snow-capped peaks, while staying in the comfort of the warm hospitality of Tamang villagers. 
The walk continues to the highest point of the adventure on the top scenic hill of Nagethali Hill. Situated above 3, 165 m / 10, 384 feet high, rewards an alluring panorama of snow-clad peaks. Overlooking views of Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu as far towards Annapurna Himalaya on the west horizon. After an enjoyable moment facing alluring scenery in the harmony of local immense cultures. 
The trek comes to an end on reaching the road head at Syabrubesi for an exciting drive back to Kathmandu. After a marvelous time and experience on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking with the great services of Himalayan Forever Treks.

Important Note

Mode of Trekking: In best available Lodges, Home Stay Guest-Houses.

Trekking Grade: Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.

Area of Trekking: Langtang Himal range around district of Rasuwa.

Highest points: On top Nagethali Hill at 3, 165 m / 10, 384 feet high.

People and culture: Populated by Tamang the main tribes of Central 
Himalaya range interwoven to Buddhism religion and 

Trekking duration: 07 Nights and 08 Days (with drives both ways).

Total Trip: 11 Nights / 12 Days from arrival to main departures.

Best Seasons:
 Nearly months of the year, except for monsoon wet months of mid-June to mid-September. The best seasons are spring and autumn / fall, the spring time begins from March to May and autumn from September to November.
Interested people can enjoy the trek during winter times of Christmas and New Year Holidays, however much cold temperatures. But most days are bright and clear with sunshine, short daylight hours during autumn and winter times.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will receives you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the trek, hotels and local lodge. 

Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swyambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country. From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for Tamang Heritage Trail Trek.

Morning after breakfast, adventure starts with an interesting drive heading north of Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the exciting ride overlooking beautiful landscapes of rolling green hills and valleys. The drive continues past farm villages and towns, facing views of snow peaks towards north-west. As the road follows to winding uphill to Dhunche, a large town and headquarters of the Rasuwa district. From here entering Langtang National Park, the first park around Nepal Himalayan. Which is also the home of Tamang, the indigenous old tribes interwoven with Buddhism religion and culture. After a short refreshing break at Dhunche, drive continues downhill on winding road to Syabrubesi village for overnight stop.

Syabrubesi a small town with a farm village, the gateways to various exciting adventure and cultural destinations. Where one walk to famous Langtang valley, or towards Ganesh Himal and Ruby valley in the west. As well on the main route to Tibet border towards north, and to our destinations around Tamang Heritage Trail.

Morning walk on the main road for short while, and then leaving the motorable road, using the old walking path. As the path winds uphill through smaller farm area and hamlets, entering cool forest. Enjoy the pleasant walk facing views of snow-clad peaks. Slowly the day completes on reaching a large lovely village at Gatlang, the villagers will receives you with warm welcome. Greets you with Traditional culture offering silk scarf called Khada, and then transfer into a cottage or huts. Which serves a House-Stay, managed by local communities.

Enjoy the afternoon interacting and observing the local farm activities, with typical Nepali or Tamang meals.

Enjoy a leisure free day in Gatlang, having good breakfast, explore the village and its old monastery. The villagers shows you their home-made handicrafts of looms that their wear, traditional Tamang dress. Made from wools and cotton fabrics, enjoy walking around scenic view points, as well enjoy the local foods calledDherro. A staple food of Tamang community and other mountain tribes, it is a thick porridge or mush. Made by cooking stone-ground cornmeal (maize), millet flour (millet powder) or buckwheat flour (buck wheat powder) with salt and water. Includes home-made spicy sauce and soups, seasonal vegetables to add with the Dherro paste, like a porridge.

The village is lively with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal with some peaks across the border in Tibet. Evening the local will perform traditional folk dance and singing, before normal dinner.

Morning enjoy the surrounding views of peaks and rolling green hills, and then start the walk, leaving Gatlang. After an enjoyable stay, the morning route leads to higher terrain, past several scattered farm land. As walk proceeds towards forest of rhododendron and pine trees, overlooking grand views of peaks.

Finally the day ends reaching Tatopani village for overnight stop, the Tatopani means Hot-Water. The village was famous and popular for natural Hot-Spring, but the earthquake of 2015 destroyed the source of the hot-spring.

An interesting village of Tamang communities to brows around this large settlement, enclosed by high rolling hills.

From Tatopani village, enjoying refreshing overnight in a homely comfort lodge, the morning walk continues. Heading close to Nepal and Tibet border, and then our route diverts from the main trail. As climb continues for few hour to the top Nagethali, on the highest point of our adventure. For every hard effort rewards with spectacular panorama of Central and Mid-Western Himalayas, overlooking views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. Includes distant peaks as far towards Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya range in the western horizon.

After an enjoyable scenic stop, walk leads down to Thuman the trail follows with short ups and down. Walking into dense lovely forest then reaching Thuman village for overnight halt, in the comfort of a nice simple lodge.

Having ample time to observe the local villager farm life and raising live-stock, and interacting with the Tamang natives. Thuman, an interesting village with impressive ancient culture, and renowned for Shamanic practice.

After an exciting time at Thuman, morning walk leads on moderate winding path of 5 to 6 hours. Facing beautiful scenery, as walk continues reaching a small farm areas at Lingling, walk into rhododendron, oaks and pine tree forest.

Enjoying grand vista of Snow Mountain range, as walk leads further to Briddim village for overnight stop.  At Briddim in the comfort of nice Home-Stay hut with interesting activity program as entertainment.

At Briddim enjoy observing the local culture of Tamang, and experience the village farm life. Furthermore performs traditional folk dance, song as lively entertainment for the guest to enjoy. The heritage and culture of Briddim is much similar to its Tibetan predecessors, across the border of Kyirong and Rasuwagaddi.

Enjoy last day trek of the wonderful adventure, morning from Briddim an easy down on gradual path to Syabrubesi village. The walk follows close on the bank of Chilime River to reach final overnight stop in Syabrubesi. After a great experience around the heritage trail of Tamang traditional farm villages around the district of Rasuwa. 

Start early morning for a long interesting drive to Kathmandu, an exciting journey following the winding downhill road. Reaching low warm farm villages of Trisuli Bazaar around Nuwakot district. Possible stop for lunch break, the drive continues through nice farm villages and town. Then finally reaching the Kathmandu valley outskirt, and then into hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu.

The drive takes you back to your hotel by late afternoon, enjoy rest of day at leisure.

We have reserved a free day in Kathmandu, where all can relax and enjoy leisure activities. Interested people can join in for exciting sightseeing tour of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur cities, worth a visit.

Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking.

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    • All Arrival and Departures transportation on private coach, car as group size from airport to hotel and vice-versa.
    • 3*** (Three Star) Hotels in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast basis. 
    • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with all entrance fees at places of interest, led by expert tour / city guide on private vehicles.
    • Local regular  vehicles to the starting point of trek as well on the way back to Kathmandu, after ending the trek.
    • Applicable trekking permits TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and Langtang National Park entrance fees.
    • Full board on trekking includes accommodation on best available lodges, Includes meals, breakfast-lunch and dinner with after refreshment tea / coffee. 
    • Services of expert guide, porters and trekking staff with daily wages, food and accommodation and medical insurance.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner before or after the treks.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa, personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • Expenses of personal nature, hard / soft drinks, laundry services and gratitude or tipping for driver and trekking staff, porters.
    • Extra snacks and refreshment during trekking, as well for safe drinking water.
    • Personal Trekking gear, including sleeping bags and Down Jackets.
    • Emergency Evacuation if required by fastest means of transportation like using Helicopter Service.
    • Early return from the trek due to personal or medical reasons, have to borne self-expenses. No refund is entertained. Should claim through your insurance, as well for accompanying guide or staff.
    • Using hot showers, charging electronic items on overnight lodges or at lunch time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Trek leads to the highest point on top scenic high Nagethali Hill at 3, 165 m / 10, 384 feet. A large grassy meadow surrounded with tall coniferous forest, facing grand vista of snow peaks, as far towards Tibetan high hills.                                   

Tamang Heritage is not that tough as it looks from the descriptions of various itineraries for the same treks. This trek is enjoyed by all types of people and age group, as all trekkers are well aware that Nepal is a country of high hills. 

Where walks leads to some steep climbs and downhill, having some short gradual path one can enjoy the walks. Taking short refreshing rest and enjoying the surrounding beautiful landscapes views. 

Tamang Heritage Trail falls on the off beaten tracks, away from famous and popular trail of Langtang Valley. But from past decades, the Tamang Heritage Trail is gaining popular due to its tranquil, scenic and cultural location.

Every villages and settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power, where trekkers can charge electronic items. A fee is charged for each gadgets as per hour basis, the price differs from one place to another.

Apart from popular trekking areas on route Langtang Valley, the lodges and guest house on Tamang Heritage Trail. The accommodation are simple, nice and cozy with homely environment and hospitality. Few places like in Gatlang, Thuman and Briddim, the village communities runs Home Stay programs having nice huts and cottages. Simply the best and enjoyable stay, where the villagers will immense care of all guest performing traditional folk cultural programs. As well serving organic foods, fresh from the villager’s vegetable gardens. 

All lodges and foods are clean, neat and hygienic having common bathrooms and toilets, serving hot / cold showers at extra cost.

The foods are served in a large warm dining room, from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali. Some lodge restaurants also serves fresh homemade bakeries products. Most famous and popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled or steam rice, served with various lentil soups, vegetable or meat mild curry, includes pickles of choice).

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