Tamang Heritage Trek is a newly discovered trekking route in
the Langtang region. Trekkers enjoy the natural beauty and cultural riches of
the area. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone households and
the beautifully carved wooden porches reflect the solitude and the tranquility
of the Himalayan Scenery. The Langtang valley is pertinently called ‘the valley
of glaciers" Here, mountain rise, soaring towards the sky. The valley
offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snowcapped peaks,
grassy downs and paddocks spread with daisies and wild primal. A variety of
sights including Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, yaks, glaciers and
mountain lakes make this trek an exciting one. This trek offers the experience
of being in a typical Sherpa village and many ancient monasteries.
Tamang Heritage Trek starts with a ride from Kathmandu to
Syabrubesi and then hike onwards to Gatlang. After the trek of few days,
bathing in the hot, healing waters of the natural spring at Tatopani en route
from Gatlang to Chilime is an exciting experience. Nagthali used to be a
popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Next is Timure on
the old trade route to Tibet. A fort at Rasuwagadi in Timure is a historical
reminder of the Nepal-Tibet relations that has existed for many centuries.
Briddim, beautiful Tamang village lies on the lap of Langtang Himal; it offers
warm cultural hospitality at the home-stays run by community members. Tamang
Heritage Trek offers the views of Langtang Lirung (7245m), Langtang Kerung,
Chumse Danda ridge (5122m), Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakpa (6789m) Ganesh Himal,
Paldor Peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and other mountain ranges.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1470m.
Day 02: Start journey from Goljang valley to Gatlang village 2320m.
Day 03: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani 2607m.
Day 04: Today trek through Nagthali Danda 3165m to Thuman 2338m.
Day 05: Trek from Thuman to Briddim 2229m.
Day 06: Trek descend to Syabrubesi.
Day 07: Back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Early morning we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
(1982m) by bus. The road continues to this beautiful village at the foot of the
mountains where your journey begins. Stay overnight at lodge in Syabrubesi.
Day 02: We start our journey early in the morning and reach
the view point from where spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, Gosainkunda range
and the Goljang valley. We head down to Goljang valley. After a journey of few
hours we reach the beautiful Tamang village Gatlang. In Gatlang tourists are
warmly welcomed with cultural dance and Tamang foods. Overnight at lodge in
Day 03: today is the longest trekking day. Today we pass
through Bhotekoshi River then continue through the dam of Chilime Hydropower
and suspension bridges to the lap of mountains; Tatopani. The hot springs at
Tatopani are believed to have healing power to skin diseases, aches and pain.
Overnight at Lodge in Tatopani.
Day 04: Today we pass through Nagthali Danda. After spending
some time at Nagthali Danda top we make our way towards Thuman. Stay overnight
at lodge in Thuman.
Day 05: Today we reach the Tibetan influenced Tamang village
Briddim. This village has homestay system. We stay at a home selected by us and
share the food drink with that family. This system offers the chance to
understand and enjoy the Tamang culture. Stay overnight at home stay in
Day 06: We descend down the trek about three hours to reach
Syabrubesi and have a free day to visit around. Overnight at Syabrubesi.
Day 07: Early in the morning we drive back to
Kathmandu. The journey on bus takes about nine hours. Stay overnight at hotel
For Low and Moderate Altitude
- Water bottle
- Batteries and bulbs
- Flash light
- personal towel
- Swiss army knife
- Ruck sack
- Sun lotion
- Medical & first-aid kit
- Sewing kit
- Poly propylene/wool socks
- Other required equipment
- Sleeping bag
- Down Jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Trekking shoes/boots
- Camp shoes
- Jumperorpile jacket
- Hiking pants
- Hiking shirts
- Full–sleeves shirt
- Sun hat
For Higher Altitude Trekking
- Woolen hat
- Long underwear
- Goggles or sun glasses
- Sun block for lips
- Light cotton socks
- Mountain trekking boots
- Woolen socks to wear with boots
- Nylon wind breaker
- Insulated pants
- Nylon wind pants
Peak Climbing & Expedition Equipment
- Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
- Sun hat
- Long cotton hiking shorts
- Fleece/wool for climbing
- Lightweight fleece
- Sleeping pad (karri mat) or thermarest
- Down high altitude sleeping bag
- Down jacket/trousers/vest
- Light cotton athletic socks and wool socks
- Water proof climbing jacket
- Head torch/batteries/bulbs
- Climbing sunglasses
- Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
- Sun screen
- Warm climbing trousers
- Wool long underwear
- Other required equipment
- Climbing boots
- Ice axe
- Snow bars
- Ice screws
- Rock pegs
- Crash hat
- Day bag
- Lip salve
- Kit bag