Tamang Heritage Trek – Mustang
The amazing vistas of Langtang range are easily the stand-out on the trek. Similarly, Ganesh Himal and Tibetan vicinity can be observed from the Nagthali viewpoint.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Medium Group
The Tamang Heritage Trek is a perfect 10-day long trek in the shadows of the Langtang and Ganesh ranges. The trek goes along the trail between Ganesh Himal and the Langtang range.
It is magnificent in the sense that it includes all elements of the Tamang community. Their distinct language, dress, food, and traditional values are some of the major highlights on the trek. Don’t miss on a lifetime experience of Nepal’s ethnic beauty!
The Tamang Heritage Trek is one of the easier treks in Nepal. This short trek can be done by trekkers with an average physical condition. The trek can also be done all around the year; however, monsoon season should be avoided to get the best out of the trek.
Eternal Himalaya has been one of the biggest names in the Nepalese tourism industry. As such, we have a skilled team of friendly members to help travelers. We also have many trip packages in Nepal.
- Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
- All ground transportation by private vehicle.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
- All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
- All government taxes.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m), transfer to Hotel.
You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where a company representative will come to greet you. Then, you will proceed to your hotel where you can rest. Later, you can also go around the block for explorations. You can go shop for souvenirs or go for experiencing the city atmosphere.
Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi | 1503m by private vehicle
The roads from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi continue along the bends and switchback of the green hills. We will exit the valley and pass towns of Trishuli and Dhunche to Sybrubensi. Along the turns, you are afforded some slight mountain views in addition to the village life you are already seeing along the way. There are many lodges and shops in Sybrubensi where you can make final preparations for the trek.
Trek from Sybrubensi to Gatlang |2238m
You will travel on dirt roads and through Bahundanda pass. On this trail, you get great views of Ganesh and Langtang ranges. Descending and continuing from this pass we arrive at our destination of Gatlang, the largest Tamang village of the region. Also called the black village for the black-wood roofed houses, the village is a beautiful cluster of houses in the hill slopes. You can witness the Tamang people going about their daily life activities.
Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani | 2607m
On the way to Tatopani from Gatlang, we can pass through the Parvati Kund lake. The lake is holy and attracts many pilgrims, especially during August. From here, your descent to Chilime Hydropower dam will be with wonderful views of Ganesh Himal and the Langtang ranges. Thereafter, we head to Tatopani where we can relax and refresh at the local hot springs.
Trek from Tatopani to Thuman |2338m via Nagthali Ghyang | 3165m
From Tatopani, we will travel along the usual terrains besides hillsides and thick vegetation. On our way to Nagthali, we will be passing the dense forest views including that of Langtang, Kerung, and Ganesh Himal ranges. From here, we descend to Thuman. Here, the Tamang people practice shamanism and are culturally heavily influenced by Tibet. You can observe their daily life influenced by shamanistic rituals and celebrations.
Trek from Thuman to Timure |1762m and explore Rasuwagadhi | 1814m
Today, we trek close to the Nepal-Tibet border. We trek along the Bhote Khola on the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet. We will soon arrive at Timure. We can follow this route all the way to Rasuwagadhi. Rasuwagadhi is the site of an old fort, built on reclaimed land from China’s Qing dynasty. The remains of the fort are still to this day, and on the other side of the river from Rasuwagadhi is the border customs office of China. After exploring the fort, we will head back down to Timure.
Trek from Timure to Briddhim | 2229m
We will continue along the route decorated with beautiful Rhododendron trees. Walking through the forested trails, we arrive at Briddhim. The village displays the Tibetan culture, from its 50 or so houses. They are all made of shingles of split stone and clustered around in an S shape. The locals here also indulge in agriculture with wheat, maize and millet farming and rear livestock. You can enjoy the hospitality of these people on the home-stay in one of the houses.
Trek from Briddhim to Sybrubensi |1503m
The trek from Briddhim to Sybrubensi is a downhill trek and is relatively easy. We will be retracing back our trails down the dense forests and the river bank of Langtang River. In the evening, after arriving in Sybrubensi, we can scour the market for any souvenirs you may like. You can get a hold of local handicrafts. Take a deep rest on your last day at this region.
Drive from Sybrubensi to Kathmandu by private vehicle |Farewell Dinner
We will enter back into the hilly outskirts of the Kathmandu valley. The highways meander across the hilly vales, as you bid farewell to the region. You can see the several settlements living on the edge of the valley and on a clear day the mountain views of Ganesh Himal ranges. In the evening, you will attend the farewell dinner we host for you as a way of thanks.
Departure from Kathmandu
Today, we bid each other farewell with best wishes. A company representative picks you up and drop you off at the airport in time for your trip. Your trip is over today and we hope to travel with you again.
Highlights of the Tamang Heritage Trek
The amazing vistas of Langtang range are easily the stand-out on the trek. Similarly, Ganesh Himal and Tibetan vicinity can be observed from the Nagthali viewpoint. As a result, it makes the Tamang Heritage Trek more majestic in sceneries. Similarly, the authentic Tamang culture and heritage are the other aspect of the trek. The hospitality and unique lifestyle of the Tamang community surely make up for a memorable trip. Similarly, there are several hot springs on the trails to relive the fatigue.
Trek at a glance
Firstly, the trip starts with a long drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. After that, the trek heads west and leads to Gatlang. On the way to Tatopani, you come across several hot springs. Continuing the trek, you gradually enter the Tamang villages and reach Thuman. Making a slight descent, you head northwards to Timure and explore the historic Rasuwa Gadhi. Onto the final half of the trip, you head to Briddhim where you can enjoy the Tamang hospitality and culture. You can get a closer look on their day to day activities during the Tamang Heritage Trek.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Duration of Trek: 10 Days
Max Altitude: 3165 m
Ethnic People: Tamang
Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Minimum Pax: 2
- Immersive experience exploring the Tamang community
- Wonderful views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges
- Exciting homestay experience with Tamang household
- Trek through the beautiful Langtang National Park
Minimum Pax: 2
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