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Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail

Highlights of Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail

The Langtang Tamang Heritage trail starts with a one day city tour of Kathmandu valley visiting some of the historic and iconic places of kathmandu such as Pashupatinath, Swayambhu and Kathmandu durbar square which are all enlisted in UNESCO world heritage lists. After your wonderful city tour you will then head straight to Syabrubesi from where your trek begins. During your trek you will come face toface with some of Tamangs extraordinary cuture and their practice. You willl be also acquainted with mother nature as you trek throught the trails, the sight of Jugal and Ganesh himal being your constant companion.


Overview of Langtang  Tamang Heritage Trail

If you want to know the history of one of Nepal highly populated indigenous ethnic people “The Tamangs” then this would be the perfect opportunity for you to know and learn their history, culture and language. The Tamangs or also known as Murmi are the indigenous Himalayan people of Nepal. Their history dates back way before the unification of Nepal took place. After the unification process led by King Prithvi Narayan Shah they were forced to be displaced to Sikkim and Darjeeling and some other parts of West Bengal India which was then ruled by East India Company under the direct command of Queen Elizabeth I.

In context of present situation the biggest concentration of tamang population can be found in central development region of Nepal, Sindhupalchowk and Kavrepalanchowk districts being the most populated of all. Not only are they rich historically, culturally they are very diverse. They have a unique piece of culture and religion and are both inclined towards Hindu and Buddhists norms and their practice. They follow a unique and distinctive religion called Bon which is, by many considered as one of the branches of Buddhism. Shamanic practice is very commonly performed in this particular religion. Many people believe that the Shamans posses the power to connect with both good and evil spirits and are capable of curing many diseases where even modern medical science have failed. Many western intellectuals over the period of time have come and studied these idiosyncratic shamanic rituals.

Tamang Heritage trail will be an excellent way to to know and unravel the unique culture of Tamangs at the meantime admiring and enjoying the beautiful landscapes, mountians and rich bio diversity of Langtang region. The most famous culture of Tamangs would be Tamang selo, a dance performed playing the musical instrument called damphoo during the festival of Lhosar. The vibrant people with coloful traditional dresses and ornaments are some of the  integreal parts of their culture. There are countless monasteries all through the trails which are all inclined to Tibetan Buddhists culture. The paintings and portraits that you will find in the monasteries of Tamang heritage are all influenced by the ancient Tibetan artifacts. The panoramic view of Jugal and Ganesh himal and deep blue lakes such as Parvati kunda, Dudh Kunda and Bhairav Kunda will definitely give you the immense pleasure that you can only think of.

Ganesh Himal. A culturally rich region steeped in Tibetan tradition, the local Tamang people are some of the warmest and most welcoming people in Nepal. Within easy access of Kathmandu we ascend the road north towards the Tibetan borderlands and enjoy a relatively gentle circuit trek through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys where only the most discerning trekkers go. Also homestays are available at the end of the trek.

Tamang heritage trekking trial is located at north of Kathmandu. It is an interesting trek through Tamang villages and settlements. They are descendants from Tibet and have hardly seen any tourists. Their culture is virtually untouched.

In the month of March and April Rhododendron forests have many different species of trees, birds and butterflies. Tamang Heritage trail trekking is special for those trekkers, who would like to see traditional and untouched heritage, custom and lifestyle of indigenous Tamang people.
During this trekking, you can discover rough history of Tibetan ancestors. Their descendants are now Buddhists and living on agriculture and trade. They dress colorful and their houses are adorned with beautiful woodcarvings.

  • Total duration of trek: 10 days where 3 would be accounted for arrival and departure.
  • Trek Category: Easy
  • The highest altitude: Thuman (2400m).
  • The lowest altitude: Syabrubesi (1550m).
  • The best time to visit: Between October and December or between March and May
  • Major Attraction: Diversified cultures and religions, life styles of region and the historical places with religious and cultural value. The unique tamang culture and Bon religion.
  • Mountains: Langtang Lirung(7227m), Manaslu (8156m) Ganesh Himal(7422m)

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

Our staff member will be there at the airport to pick you up and then drop you off to one of the deluxe hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 kathmandu sightseeing

After you grab your breakfast your city guide will be there to pick you up from the hotel to give you a grand guided tour of the city. The places you will probably visiting will be Pashupatinath, Swayambu and Kathamandu Durbar square which are all in UNESCO world Heritge site list. After your full day sightseeing tour you will be dropped back to the hotel. Your trekking guide will pay you a visit sometime in the evening to give you a brief idea about your upcoming trek.

Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550m)

You leave early for Syabrubesi from Kathmandu in private transfer. Syabrubesi is the main entry point for Langtang region. It will be roughly 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. On reaching there your guide will arrange a lodge for you to spend the night.

Day 04 Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2200m)

Your trek will start from today. Atter having your brekafast you will hike uphill slowly towards Goljung village which have a traditinal houses made of stones. During your trek to Gatlang you will see a wonderful view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and others. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05 Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m)

The first part of the trek will be descending until you reach Thanbuche. You will rest there for some moment at the same time enjoy the splendid view of Ganesh Himal and Langtan Lirung. And then you will slowly ascend towards Tatopani going through Chillime hydro project to spend the night.

Day 06 Tatopani to Thuman (2400m)

On your sixth day you will trek to Thuman a beautiful Tamang village going through the dense alpine forest. On reaching thuman you will then hike uphill to Nagthali hill to enjoy the marvelous view of Langtang, Sajen, Kerung and Ganesh himal and head your way back to Thuman village to spend the night.

Day 07 Thuman to Briddim(2345m)

After an early nutritious breakfast you will trek to Briddim via Lingling village. Today you will also be visiiting Dukchu monastery. The people around here are highly influenced by Tibetan culture. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08 Briddim to Lama hotel (2380m)

Today your trek will first descend until you reach Ghopche khola, a small stream and then you will ascend towards Lama hotel going through Rimche village. Lama hotel is nice little village located on the bank of Langtang river sorrounded by forests and mountains on top of that. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09 Lama hotel to Syabrubesi(1550m)

Todays is the last day of your trek after going through many wonderful places you will return back to same place where it all began. It will be an easy trail going through lush green forests and lots of vegetation. It wil take you about 5-6 hours to be there. After reaching there you can celebrate with your crew member.

Day 10 Departure day

After the wonderful educational tour the time has finally come to say goodbye. You will be dropped to the airport three hours before your scheduled departure time.

Day 11:



  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van /Bus.
  • Three meal during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • All Domestic Flights with Airport Tax and/or Private Car/Tourist Bus/Local Bus for the trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking in a Tea House Trek.
  • Porter with Insurance. (We provide 1 Porter for 1 Trekker).
  • An English Speaking Trekking Guide with Government Licence Holder.
  • Trekking starting and ending points by Private Car/Tourist Bus/Local Bus.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking  permit (Conservation fee), TIMS.
  • Insurance for all staffs.


  • International Airfare.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks, Dessert and main meals in cities/trekking.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepal Visa
  • Tips
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