Langtang Region

Tamang Heritage Trek

The people of this region are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung in Tibet across the border and settled in Nepal. In earlier days, the citizenship of Nepal would not be offered to real Tibetans, so they changed their ethnicity to Tamang, which is what they still write till date. The cultural and traditions of these people are similar to the Tibetan across the border.

images-16This trekking destination is just a day long bus journey from the capital, Kathmandu. The 7-day trekking tour provides varieties of experience. Tamang rituals, Tibetan culture, festivals, traditional architecture, costumes, local Syabru dances make the exposure to this culture very unique. There is a view point at Goljung Pass, from where views of Langtang and Kerung (Tibet) can be awe inspiring. Visitors will get an opportunity to observe Syabru, Mane and other local dances at Goljung and Gatlang VDCs. The villages also sell exclusive handicraft items like traditional caps, mufflers and other items.Tourists can enjoy hot bath in the healing hot-water spring at Tatopani before reaching Nagthali, where the stay is a unique experience. The ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings at Thuman is an unforgettable experience. At Briddim one gets to experience the famous Tamang hospitality, where there is home stay facility in 24 houses.

Day 01: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1462m/4795ft) by local Bus or privet jeep, 7 / 5 hrs
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi which takes about seven hours by bus. It is north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi  While passing along the road at the bank of Trisuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

images-1Day 02: Trek Syabru Bensi to Gatlang (2238 m. / 7340 ft.) 5 hrs. Walk.
Ascent hour and half from Syabrubesi we reach the view point where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley from. Then we head to Gatlang valley. Gatlang is beautiful Tamang village. Upon arrival the guests will be welcomed by Khada (white scarf) and the home made local drinks Rakshi accompanied by the welcome song in local language. Enjoy the local Syabru dance. Stay overnight at community lodge.

images-3Day 03: Trek Gatlang to Tatopani (2607 m. / 8550 ft.) 6 hrs. Walk.
On the way we enjoy sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. Then the trail descend to Thangbauchet; the Chilme Hydropower’s Dam place. Then our trail ascent up to Tatopani.  Experience of the Tamang culture at Tatopani which naturally signifies ‘hot water’, you can take hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Stay overnight at community lodge.

images-24Day 04: Trek Tatopani to Thuman (2500 m. / 8250 ft.) 5 hrs. Walk.
The trail ascends to Nagthali Danda (3300 m / 10,890 ft.) the high open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas. After the view spend some time at Gompa then walk down to beautiful Tibetan influenced typical Tamang traditions and cultures Tamang settlement “Thuman.” Stay overnight at community lodge.

Day 05: Thuman to Timure images-15and Excursion Rasuwagadhi   (1762 m. / 5780 ft.) 5 hrs. Walk.
Today we walk all the way down to River which is coming from Tibet. Then bit easy way to Timure. After rich Timure we Excursion Rasuwagadhi. Is on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that has existed for many centuries. Back to Timure. Stay overnight at community lodge.

images-11Day 06: Trek Timure to Briddim (2337 m. / 7665 ft.) 6 hrs. Walk.
Trail easy down along the River bank. For 1 hrs. Then ascends through tropical Tibetan village all the way to Briddim. Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village situated on the lap of Langtang Himal. Dukchu Gompa Monastery, and houses made of stone are the things to see in beautiful Briddim. Stay overnight at community lodge.

Day 07: Trek Briddim to Syabrubensi (1467 m. / 4795 ft.)
The trail moves gentle descent passing through villages, terraces and magnificent views of surrounded
hills and mountains to Syabrubensi.  Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 08: Syabrubensi to Kathmandu.
Drive back to Kathmandu by public bus/jeep, 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at hotel.