10 days | Best season: March to May, Sept. to Nov. | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 3,870m | Moderate trekking
Tamang Heritage Trail is a new trekking trail designed to provide you insight into the Tamang people's culture, tradition and lifestyle. However the trekking region does not belong inside the Langtang National Park but on the other side of the river, towards the Tibetan border. The trek starts from Syabru Besi and passes through Gatlang, Goljung, Chilime, Thuman, Timure and Briddim. All of these villages are inhabited by Tamang and Tibetan origin people living simple farmer's life and raising cattles and yaks. The trail will end back in Syabru Besi or follow the Langtang trek from Briddim village via Khangjim. Goljung and Gatlang are traditional Tamang villages. While Goljung has ancient monastery, Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is the Tamang settlement. One can also visit a Tamang monastery and the beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. From the viewpoint at Bahundanda near these settlements, one can also see a panoramic view of Lantang, Kerung, and the Ganesh Himal, Sanjen Himal ranges. After the trek of several days, bathing in the hot, healing waters of the natural spring at Tatopani en route from Gatlang to Chilime, is an exhilarating experience. Bremdang offers cultural experience at community-run home-stays, while Nagathali in Thuman VDC is surrounded by beautiful views of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Himal ranges. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Next is Timure on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort at Rasuwagadi in Timure is a historical reminder of the Nepal-Tibet relations and the war that took place many years ago. A suspension bridge here links Nepal with Tibet.
GLIMPSE OF TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (5 hours). Overnight in guest house.
Day 02: Trek to Gatlang (5 hrs) and overnight in Tamang community lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Tatopani (6-7 hrs) and overnight in community lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Thuman (6 hrs) and overnight in community lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Briddim (6 hrs) and overnight in local home stays.
Day 06: Trek to Thulo Syabru. (4 hrs) and overnight in guest house.
Day 07: Trek to Dhunche. (5 hrs) and overnight in guest house.
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 09: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!