Tamang Heritage Trek - 7 Days

Tamang Heritage Trek is a short trek to the Langtang Region to experience the way of living of the Tamang people. This trek offers an off the beaten path experience alongside views of some of the highest peak of the country.

The Tamang Heritage Trek is, in fact, a magical trek to the uncrowded land of the Tamang people. Further, enjoy the diverse flora and fauna residing inside the Langtang National Park. At the end of the trip, find out the effect of Tibetan culture in the people living in the Himalayas.

Trip Highlights

  • Tamang lifestyle, culture, and tradition
  • Langtang National Park
  • Ganesh, Lamjung, Manaslu, and such other peaks
  • Hot Springs of Tatopani

Trip Overview

“Trek through the uncrowded land of the Langtang region to explore the Tamang culture and tradition”

Tamang Heritage Trek comes as one of the most knowledgeable trekking of the Langtang Region. Explore the hills of the region along with the highly Tibetan influenced land of Tamang people.

Hike along the uncrowded roads of the region through thick green hills to make it to some of the Tamang communities of the country. Our trek starts with a drive to the Syabrubesi. The drive is long and tiring but the views of the Ganesh and Manaslu peaks will not let you wander in such issues. The hike starts from the village of Syabrubesi. We will encounter diverse flora and fauna as we walk high up in the hills of the Langtang National Park. Explore the Tamang villages of Gatlang, Thuman, and Bridim to end our journey. Also, visit the Tatopani to experience the healing powers of the hot springs. During the trek, we will be accompanied by the Ganesh, Lamjung and Manaslu peaks.

Join us in this 7 days hiking expedition to explore the culture, tradition, values, and norms of the Tamang people living in the high hills of the Langtang Region. For this trekking itinerary, you will need a decent fitness level with the ability to walk for 4-5 hours a day. Contact us in case of professional expertise and a tailored trip.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Syabrubesi (1467m)

Day 02: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m)

Day 03: Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m)

Day 04: Tatopani to Thuman (2338m)

Day 05: Thuman to Bridim (2200m)

Day 06: Bridim to Syabrubesi (1467m)

Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 1
Drive to Syabrubesi (1467m)

After your preparation the previous day, we will pick you up at the hotel premises. From there, we will drive along the windy roads and running rivers to get to the village of Syabrubesi. During the drive, we will be able to enjoy the views of the Ganesh and the Manaslu mountains.

Day 2
Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m)

The day when the trekking starts! We will start our trekking experience with a descend from the village of Syabrubesi. The uphill walk will take us to the village of Goljang. From there, a steady downhill walk will take us to the village of Gatlang. In the Tamang village of Gatlang, we will truly understand the meaning of Atithi Devo Bhava. They welcome us wholeheartedly. In the evening, the locals entertain all of us with a song in their own language. Gatlang is a village lying on the high green hills of the Langtang Region. The best thing about the village is the architectural styles of the houses. Along the way, we will be able to have great panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal and the Gosaikunda.

Day 3
Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m)

Get out of the village of Gatlang with a descent to the village of Thangbuche. Hike along the Bhotekoshi River to get to the village of Chilime. The village is home to the Chilime Hydropower Dam. The trail then ascends until we get to the village of Tatopani. As the name suggests, Tatopani is home to the natural hot springs. Our body sores because of all the long tiring walks will be healed by the natural hot springs of the village.

Day 4
Tatopani to Thuman (2338m)

After breakfast, we will hike uphill in our quest to arrive at the village of Thuman. First, climb to the village of Brimdang and then to the Nagthali Danda before getting to another Tamang village of Thuman. The people of this village are highly influenced by the Tibetan culture and tradition. Mt. Kerung, Ganesh, and Langtang can be seen from the village of Thuman.

Day 5
Thuman to Bridim (2200m)

Today, we hike to the last village of the Tamang Heritage Trail. First, we will climb down from the high hill and then make our way to the 19th-century fort of Rasuwagadhi. Cross the villages of Timure and Ghattekhola to get to the village of Rasuwagadhi. The path to Bridim from here is easy as we climb uphill to follow the Bhote Khola to finally reach the village of Bridim. The last Tamang village before the end of our trip has the direct descendants of the ancient Tibetan immigrants. Enjoy the views of the Langtang Lirung and explore the Gompas located around the village.

Day 6
Bridim to Syabrubesi (1467m)

Wake up early to see the sun rise above the high peak of Langtang Lirung. Hike back down to the village where it all started. Get back to the village of Syabrubesi from where we started our hiking trip. An easy downhill trek through green hills. Enjoy and celebrate our exploration of the Tamang culture.

Day 7
Drive to Kathmandu (1400m)

Wake up to the rural Nepal one last time as we will leave the village of Syabrubesi behind. Fill your bellies at the hotel and start our drive to the capital city of Kathmandu. We will guide you to the hotel and let the trek come to an end.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • AD-16
  • Nepal
  • Syabrubesi
  • Syabrubesi
  • 2,607m/8,553m
  • 1-12
  • March to June, September to December