Overview

Overview

Tamang Heritage Trek offers an excellent immersion therapy for those looking to indulge in the local culture. You will find yourself at the heart of the Tamang Heritage after trekking through uneven trails, steep inclines, and forested trails.

Unlike Everest or Annapurna Base Camp, this trek isn’t grueling and strenuous. With easy to moderate difficulty and only over a week of trekking, you will be able to capture the authentic local feel of the Tamang Heritage. The snowy peaks of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Shishapangma will cheer you on while the hot springs of Tatopani aim to relax and rejuvenate.

Forget the hotel experience; on this trek, you will experience a homestay and explore the day-to-day life of the locals with complete immersion. You will be traversing over the lands that were once ancient trade routes. The rows of stone houses ahead of you flaunt a Tibetan influence in their architecture.

The best time for this trek is during Summer and Autumn. You don’t need previous trekking experience to go on this trek, but make sure you stay active in the weeks before the trek itself. It is best to avoid trekking during rainy seasons for your safety. The trek will take about 9 days and take you through a surreal natural beauty as well as architecture.

With Nepal Social Trek & Expedition, you can rest assured that our trained professionals will guide you in your trails. Whether it is history, culture, or architecture, our guides have packed their rucksacks with stories to ensure that you can truly understand the land you traverse. We also have porters and first aid kits handy so that we can ensure that all you have to do is enjoy your trek and marvel at the beauty around you.

This trek is a perfect choice for a trip that combines a cultural, aesthetic, and historical trekking experience in one.

Why You’ll Love This Trek

  • You will experience cultural transportation directly into the heart of the local lifestyle in multiple Tamang villages.
  • Relax and unwind in the natural hot springs at Tatopani
  • Experience a local homestay in Briddim and find a deeper understanding of the Tamang heritage
  • Rewarding views of spectacular peaks such as the Ganesh Himal,  Langtang Lirung, Shishapangma, and more
  • Trekking through dense forests, zigzag trails, and open grasslands for an all-in-one-package

Is This Trek Right For You?

  • Although this trek is easy to moderate in terms of difficulty, you will be walking about 5-7 hours every day. You don’t need prior trekking itself, but moderate physical fitness is required to be able to complete this trek.
  • The highest elevation on this trek is at 3165m. Elevations above 3000m tend to have some chances of altitude sickness still. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, you need to seek medical advice before booking this trek. However, we have a comprehensive first aid kit and a trained staff on board to take care of your safety.
  • The teahouses and homestays in the more remote areas, such as Briddim, have the necessary amenities. You will have clean, cozy rooms and hygienic food, but you may need to bring any additional materials on your own.
  • The weather can be quite unpredictable. Depending on your travel time, you might want to ensure preparations for such unforeseeable events.

Tamang Heritage Trek – Outline Itinerary

DayItineraryAltitude (m)Duration (hours)
1Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (Flight)1365-
2Free day in Kathmandu for Sightseeing and Trek Preparation1365-
3Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (Drive)14602020-06-07 00:00:00
4Syabrubesi to Gatlang (Trek)22382020-04-05 00:00:00
5Gatlang to Tatopani (Trek)23802020-05-06 00:00:00
6Tatopani to Nagthali (Trek)31652020-05-06 00:00:00
7Nagthali to Briddhim (Trek)22392020-05-06 00:00:00
8Briddhim to Syabrubesi (Trek)14604
9Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (Drive)13652020-06-07 00:00:00

Important Notes

  • You might want to carry a universal adapter for your charging needs as we go to more remote places. You can also purchase this in shops at Kathmandu itself.
  • As the weather can be unpredictable, you should pack a down jacket to get comfortable even if it gets cold or rains.
  • ATMs and credit card acceptance are scarce in higher altitudes, so remember to have some cash handy for your purchases.
  • You might need to carry some passport size photographs if you want to get a mobile sim card for data along the way.

Permits Required

The following are the permits that you will need for the Tamang Heritage Trek:

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card

This permit is mandatory for all trekkers traveling in Nepal. For this permit, you will need to carry some passport-sized photographs and a photocopy of your passport. The costs are detailed as follows:

  • USD 20 for individual trekkers
  • USD 10 for trekkers in groups
  • USD 6 for individual trekkers from SAARC countries
  • USD 3 for group trekkers from SAARC countries

Langtang National Park Permit

The Tamang Heritage Trek does not exactly fall inside the Langtang National Park. However, you will likely need it as part of your itinerary. The costs for the Langtang National Park Permit are detailed as follows:

  • USD 30 per person per entry
  • USD 15 per person per entry for trekkers from SAARC countries

Itinerary

Tamang Heritage Trek Itinerary (10 Days)

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Day 1:
Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1365m/4478 ft)

Once you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be at your disposal, ready to greet you at the arrival gate. Our staff will be taking you to your respective hotel in Kathmandu, where you can finish the check-in formalities. Once you settle in, our staff will brief you on the outline for the trek. In the evening, you will be joining the rest of the group for an introductory welcome dinner. The first night is all about bonding and resting up.

Highlights

  • Hassle-free airport pick-up and transfer to hotel
  • Short briefing regarding the day-to-day itinerary on the trek

Special note

Make sure you listen attentively as our tour guide outlines the itinerary for you. You will be gaining insight on the packing list, foods, and what to expect during the trip. You can reconfirm whether you have forgotten to pack anything essential. In case you are opting to leave some luggage at the hotel, make sure you double-check your trekking supplies before heading out on the trek.

Dinner
Hotel - 3 Stars
Day 2:
Free day in Kathmandu for Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (1365m/4478 ft)

Before we take you on your fulfilling cultural experience, this day is for appetizers. Today we will be immersing ourselves in all that Kathmandu has to offer. Right after a hearty breakfast, we will be on our way out.

We will be touring around sites and temples listed on the UNESCO World’s Heritage list. We begin at Swayambhunath and marvel at the whitewashed dome with a golden top. The all-seeing piercing eyes are bound to give you a spiritual experience as our guide skillfully narrates the cultural and historical significance of this Buddhist monument.

Next, we will be heading to Pashupatinath. This temple holds huge significance to Hindus and attracts thousands of devotees every single day. You are bound to hear prayer chants and see many devotees lighting diyas and incense to signify the temple’s sacred value.

We will be ending our sightseeing tour at Kathmandu Durbar Square. This landmark is like traveling to a time capsule in the middle of a bustling city. You will be walking through an area where a significant part of our royal history is rooted. Nearby, we have market areas like New Road and Thamel, in case you want to do some leftover shopping for your trekking gear.

Highlights 

  • Sightseeing holy sites like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath temples
  • Strolling through historic sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Free day to purchase any trekking gear or supplies that you might need

Breakfast
Hotel - 3 Stars
Day 3:
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m/4790 ft)

After breakfast, we will be heading out on our drive towards Syabrubesi. Leaving the noisy city behind, we will be getting onto the highway and enjoying the twists and turns that show you the rolling hills trying to keep up.

With clear skies, we will already see the snowy peaks like Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal, creating a captivating sight. As we near our destination, we will begin to see terraced farmlands. This drive will take 6-7 hours, with plenty of rest stops for lunch and stretch out your legs.

Highlights 

  • A comfortable drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Enjoying the drive through winding roads and leaving the city behind
  • Inviting views of peaks like Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal

Special note

Since the drive to Syabrubesi can take 6-7 hours, we recommend you carry some snacks and entertainment. While the views outside will surely keep your journey from becoming monotonous, you should carry some music, podcasts, or books to enjoy your drive.

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 4:
Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m/7343 ft)

Early morning, we will be making our way to Rongga Bhanjyang. You will be trekking through dense forests and descends that take you towards Goljung village. With views of peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Shishapangma on the horizon, you will be making your way towards Gatlang.

The trek here will take you about 4-5 hours of walking. Gatang is a small Tamang village with rows of traditional stone houses. On this day’s trek, you will get to see some local monasteries, wide terraced fields, and the beginning of your Tamang heritage trek.

Highlights 

  • Trekking through dense forests and descends
  • Marveling at peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Shishapangma
  • Rows of stone houses and wide terraced fields to welcome you to the small Tamang village of Gatang

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 5:
Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2380m/7808 ft)

After breakfast, we will be making our way to Tatopani. As you leave Gatland, we will be following a descent into a forested area. Here, you will find yourself surrounded by oak and sal trees as well as juniper bushes. Magnificent views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges also keep our spirits up.

Once we cross Chilime, we will be trudging along a suspension bridge to reach Gonggang. You will be trekking through more forested trails and inclines to reach Tatopani. This day’s trek vows to be rewarding as you reach a natural hot spring. You can soak into the hot water and let it ease away all the strain. This day’s trek will involve 5-6 hours of walking, but you will still be ending the day feeling relaxed and replenished.

Highlights 

  • Trekking through forested trails lined with oak and sal trees, and dotted with juniper bushes
  • Unwinding in the natural hot springs for the ultimate relaxation

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 6:
Trek from Tatopani to Nagthali (3165m/10384 ft)

On this day’s trek, we will be heading towards the lively village of Nagthali. The trail takes you through zigzagging trails that weave in and out of forested routes. First, we will be reaching the Brimdang village, where we will be stopping for lunch. Beyond this, you will be following an incline that will take you to Nagthali.

Nagthali will be the highest point of our trek. It is a vast grassland with spectacular views of Langtang, Kerung, and Ganesh Himal. Standing at this point will give you the true countryside feel. As you arrive, you can savor a delicious masala chiya (tea) that adds an authentic bonus.

This day’s trek will take you 5-6 hours, but if you’re still up for it, you can walk down to Thuman village. The locals like to sing and dance in the evening, and you, too, can be a part of it!

Highlights 

  • Walking along forested, zigzag trails
  • Admiring the view from a vast open grassland at a height
  • Spectacular views of Langtang, Kerung, and Ganesh Himal
  • Immersing in the Tamang culture with food, singing, and dancing

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 7:
Trek from Nagthali to Briddhim (2239m/7346 ft)

This day’s trek starts fairly easily. You will be walking along a flat trail and descending to Timure. The land beneath your feet is part of an ancient trade route to Tibet. Our trails will lead us to another Tamang village of Briddim. On your way, you will be trudging on well-defined trekking routes as well as forested trails.

The architecture around you flaunts a heavy Tibetan influence. This day’s trek will take you about 5-6 hours. The view ahead will be of Langtang Himal, while around you rows and rows of stone houses are spread over the hilltop village.

Highlights

  • Walking over gentle inclines, flat trails, and forested paths
  • The historical significance of trekking over ancient trade routes
  • Appreciating the Tibetan influence in the local architecture
  • Fantastic view of the Langtang village and the local feel with the rows of stone houses

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel
Day 8:
Trek from Briddhim to Syabrubesi (1460m/4790 ft)

On this day, we will be following a relatively easy walk. You will be walking along the Bhote Koshi River, enjoying the peaceful walk being one with nature. At a point, we will be crossing this river where the vast fields of paddy and corn will welcome us.

The descent here will take you to Syabrubesi. The walk here will only take you about 4 hours. So you have the rest of the time free to mingle with the locals. You can stroll by shops and look into buying some memorabilia to remember this trip.

Highlights

  • Relatively easy walk alongside the Bhote Koshi river
  • Treat your eyes with the green and yellow blend of paddy and cornfields
  • Mingling with the locals and strolling through the small town of Syabrubesi

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse
Day 9:
Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (1365m/4478 ft)

After breakfast, we will be getting on our private transport to head back to Kathmandu. You will see many small villages, towns, and cascading hills to celebrate your successful trek outside the window. If the skies are clear, you will be able to see the snow-capped peaks bidding you goodbye.

The drive will take about 6-7 hours. Once you arrive at Kathmandu, you have the rest of the day for yourself. You can choose to stroll through the lively streets of Thamel or utilize this time to rest up and simply relive your trek through your camera roll. Our staff will be picking you up at the hotel to take you for your farewell dinner.

Highlights 

  • A scenic drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
  • Bidding goodbye to the rolling hills, snowy mountains, and traditional villages that disappear in the rearview mirror
  • Strolling the lively streets of Thamel
  • Farewell dinner provided in the evening

7 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel - 3 Stars

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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Cost

The Cost Include(s)

  • Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights
  • Assistance for the trekking gears and the shopping for the trekking equipment if required
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Langtang National Park Permit (USD 30 per person) and TIMS
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during trekking
  • 3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Accommodation in homestay / teahouse on trekking
  • Nepal Social Treks Gears – sleeping bag or duffel bag for the use during the trip
  • Professional local guide with extensive experience
  • First Aid Kit Comprehensive
  • Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment (1 porter per 2 trekkers)
  • Insurance for all staff including porters
  • Assistance to evacuation in case of any kind of emergency
  • Tamang Heritage Trek map
  • Nepal government tax and service fees

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • Entry visa for Nepal that you can get upon arrival in Kathmandu
  • Any bottled drinks other than tea and coffee
  • Personal insurance if any evacuation is needed during trekking or climbing
  • Any personal gear for trekking
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges
  • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Additional expenses for batteries, telephones, cold drinks, laundry, and so on
  • Any tips or gratuities for the staff

Why Nepal Social Treks for the Tamang Heritage Trek?

When it comes to the travel business, the competition is tough. There are multiple companies with attractive offers vying for your attention. Therefore, we understand that we must offer nothing short of the best for you, not just pricing but also the overall trekking experience. Here is why we are confident that Nepal Social Trek and Expedition will be the best choice for all your trekking needs.

Higher Success Rates

Experience speaks. Nepal Social Treks boasts of a consistent delivery, which is evident by the 300+ treks we have been conducting every single year. The glowing reviews on our site left by satisfied travelers speak for themselves. We bring a highly qualified team to these terrains and are confident in delivering nothing short of excellence.

The itinerary for the Tamang Heritage Trek will suit you as the traveler. The pacing and acclimatization are all mapped out to ensure that you can get an authentic trekking experience without any unnecessary strain on your body.

Well Qualified Teams

A brand is nothing without a team of dedicated and reliable team members. We are proud to showcase our guides with years of hands-on experience in the field. Their dedication has allowed us to boast of a 99% success rate in all our treks. Our guides and porters will make sure your trip brings together the visual beauty and the rich stories about the traversing lands.

Excellent Food and Accommodation Facilities

We understand that health can be a concerning factor when planning to head to these remote locations. So, we make absolutely zero compromises when it comes to the health and safety of our clients. Our itinerary includes three healthy meals every day of the trek that fulfills every hygiene and taste requirements. Similarly, we ensure comfortable mattresses in camps or hotels and lodges wherever possible.

On the Tamang Heritage Trek, we will mostly be staying in homestay/tea houses that deliver cozy beds and healthy, filling food. When we get to Briddim village, we will be staying at a local homestay which offers an authentic food and accommodation facility altogether. Even though at a homestay the facilities might be more basic, we assure you that they are still ready to meet a set standard.

Advanced Technology

We understand that as you trudge on higher altitudes and challenging terrains, you might be wondering what technology we have onboard. We always make sure to utilize the most advanced technology to carry out any weather forecasting. Our guides will ensure high-technology usage for team communication as well.

When is the best time to go on the Tamang Heritage Trek?

For most treks, including this one, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to travel. The skies are likely to be much clearer and give you an unobstructed view of the majestic peaks around you. On this trek, the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Shishapangma enveloping you are an excellent sight that you do not want to miss. Similarly, there is less chance of rainfall, so you can trek for long hours without worrying about slippery trails.

What is the accommodation like in the Tamang Heritage Trek?

Through the majority of this trek, we will be staying in local teahouses. These are prepared to provide clean and hygienic beds as well as food for you. Moreover, it will add a local touch to your stay overstaying in the same old hotels. Once we reach Briddhim, you will be staying at a local homestay. Here, you will find yourself right at the heart of Tamang culture, and it is sure to elevate your experience in every way.

Do I need any specific training before going on the Tamang Heritage Trek?

The Tamang Heritage Trek is listed as a moderate to easy trek. However, you can expect to be walking about 5-7 hours per day. You don’t need any prior trekking experience to go on this trek. We do recommend involving yourself in some cardio-oriented activities from a couple of weeks ahead to prepare for your upcoming trek. You can try hiking, swimming, cycling, jogging, and so on.

Could I get altitude sickness on this trek?

The highest point on this trek is at 3165m. At this elevation, there is a very low possibility of altitude sickness. However, we have still designed the itinerary to make sure you can follow the trek comfortably. In case you do experience any discomfort, our staff will have first-aid kits readily equipped to take care of you.

Are there provisions for ATMs or credit cards during the trek?

There are plenty of ATM and credit card facilities available in Kathmandu. However, beyond that, when you venture into more remote villages and higher altitudes, these are going to be scarce to non-existent. We recommend you carry the necessary cash for any purchases in these areas. Additionally, we recommend that you exchange all your foreign currency into local money. As we trek into these villages, you are unlikely to find many places that accept foreign currency.

Is it safe to drink tap water during this trek?

As you know, your health and safety is our number one priority. As such, we will ensure clean drinking water throughout the trek. Bottled water is also available for purchase, and all the tea houses on this Tamang Heritage Trek provide safe drinking water.

We strongly suggest you refrain from drinking tap water as it is likely that your stomach will not have adjusted to the local water just yet. For your safety, only drink bottled water or properly filtered water. Additionally, you should consider carrying water purifying tablets for proper safety.

Will I be able to charge my phone and camera during the trek?

Yes. Most teahouses are well-prepped in delivering the basic amenities that you need. However, there is a chance that these charging stations will only be able to power small electronic devices such as mobile phones, cameras, and portable chargers. Please keep in mind that using these charging facilities come at an extra cost. The price range depends on the teahouse itself but usually ranges between Rs. 200 to 600.

Do I need to buy travel insurance for this trek?

Yes. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your country before coming on this trek. Nepal Social Treks only covers the insurance for our staff. Please make sure that your insurance covers you for high altitude trekking.

Trekking Gear List

Tamang Heritage trek is an easy to moderate trek. Nevertheless, it takes you through uneven trails, inclines, and lush forests. The weather, too, can be unpredictable, so it is in your best interest to prepare yourself for any situation. With this in mind, we have drawn up the following list of trekking gear that you should consider packing:

Breathable trekking shirts, both half and full sleeves

Water and wind-resistant trekking trousers

Comfortable trekking shorts for walking in hot weather

At least one thermal layer for colder conditions
Breathable underwear

Waterproof jacket for unexpected rains

Light fleece jacket for warmer areas

High-quality down jacket in case of extreme weather conditions

Comfortable, worn-in hiking boots

Sandals for leisurely walking

High-quality hiking socks and thermal socks

Sun protection hat
Beanie or headband
Inner and Outer gloves
Good quality sleeping bag
Camera and portable chargers
UV protection sunglasses
Trekking poles
Trekking towels
Water bottle and water purification tablets
Any prescription medications
Headlamp
Spare batteries
Hand sanitizers, sunscreen, lip balm

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Tamang Heritage Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Eco, Homestay
  • Teahouse or homestay
  • 4 WD Jeep
  • 3165
  • Easy to Moderate
  • Syabrubesi/Syabrubesi
  • 5-7 Hours Per Day
  • Jan- May & Sept-Dec

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