Tamang Heritage Trek

Unveiling the Hidden Gems: Embark on the Tamang Heritage Trek


The Tamang Heritage Trek is a recently opened path in the Langtang region, established by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (RPAP). This trek offers a less-traveled route that showcases the ancient and distinct lifestyle of the Tamang people, along with breathtaking natural scenery.The Tamang Heritage Trek offers a unique adventure into the heart of Nepal’s Langtang region. This off-the-beaten-path trek delves into the rich culture and traditions of the Tamang people, while showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

Suitable for trekkers with a moderate fitness level, the Tamang Heritage Trek offers an escape from the crowds and a chance to experience the authentic charm of rural Nepal.

Immerse Yourself in Tamang Culture:

The Tamang Heritage Trek is a cultural immersion unlike any other. As you traverse through villages like Gatlang, Chilime, and Briddim, you’ll encounter the Tamang people, known for their warm hospitality and rich heritage. Witness their traditional way of life, where ancient monasteries stand as testaments to their faith, and prayer flags flutter in the wind, carried by the crisp mountain air. Learn about their unique customs and traditions, perhaps even trying your hand at weaving or other local crafts. Savor delicious local cuisine, a blend of fresh mountain produce and unique flavors, that will tantalize your taste buds. The genuine smiles and welcoming spirit of the Tamang people will undoubtedly enrich your experience and leave you with a newfound appreciation for their culture.

A Journey Through Enchanting Landscapes:

The Tamang Heritage Trek unveils a captivating tapestry of diverse landscapes. Your adventure begins in Syabrubesi, a charming town nestled amidst mountains. Hike through verdant valleys adorned with rice terraces and quaint villages. Dense rhododendron forests teeming with colorful blooms create a vibrant spectacle, especially during springtime. Cross cascading rivers on traditional suspension bridges and witness cascading waterfalls that plunge down from the mountainsides. As you ascend, the landscape transforms into high-altitude meadows carpeted with wildflowers, offering panoramic vistas that will leave you breathless.

Optional Adventures for the Intrepid Spirit:

While the trek itself offers a fulfilling experience, those seeking an extra dose of adventure can explore side trips. Homestay options in Briddim provide a chance to experience Tamang culture firsthand and connect with local families. Hot springs at Tatopani offer a chance to relax and rejuvenate after a day on the trail.

A Moderate Challenge with Unforgettable Rewards:

The Tamang Heritage Trek is considered a moderate challenge, making it accessible to trekkers with a decent level of fitness. The well-maintained trails offer a gradual ascent, allowing you to acclimatize to the higher altitude. However, some sections involve steeper climbs. Taking your time, listening to your body, and enjoying the journey at your own pace are key. The sense of accomplishment you’ll feel upon completing the trek, along with the memories of unique cultural encounters and breathtaking scenery, will be a reward that will stay with you long after the trek is over.

More Than Just a Trek: A Celebration of Culture and Nature

The Tamang Heritage Trek is more than just a challenging hike; it’s a transformative journey that connects you with the rich cultural heritage of the Tamang people, the raw beauty of the Himalayas, and the serenity of nature.

Detail Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our team will be there to give you a warm welcome and ensure a smooth transfer to your hotel. Once you've checked in, take some time to relax and freshen up. In the evening, join us for a delightful welcome dinner hosted by Touching Mountain Treks, where you can meet other travelers and kick off your Nepal journey with wonderful memories. Enjoy your overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Today, starting with a delightful breakfast, we'll delve into a guided tour to uncover Kathmandu's rich historical and spiritual heritage. Our itinerary includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the iconic Durbar Square, the revered Pashupatinath Temple, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath), and the majestic Bouddhanath Stupa, renowned as one of the largest stupas worldwide.

At noon, a pre-trip discussion awaits, offering the opportunity to meet our trek leader and fellow adventurers. Touching Mountain Treks will provide a thorough briefing on our upcoming trek, addressing any queries and ensuring our readiness for the journey ahead. Tonight, we'll rest in Kathmandu, poised to embark on our trekking expedition.

Itinerary Facts: Driving Hours (122 km/75.8 miles) 7- 9 hrs.

Your adventure commences with a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, a journey spanning around seven to eight hours. The route unfolds northwards, treating you to mesmerizing vistas of rushing rivers, terraced fields, quaint villages, and majestic snow-capped peaks. A clear sky enhances the drive's charm, offering delightful panoramas along the way. Following the Trishuli River, you'll glimpse the stunning Ganesh Himal and endless verdant hills. Passing through the bustling town of Dhunche, your path leads to Syabrubesi, a vibrant town brimming with places to discover and a rejuvenating riverside hot spring perfect for a relaxing bath.

Trek Distance: 12.1km / 7.4miles, Highest Altitude: 2,240m / 7,355 ft, Trek Duration: 6 hrs

We'll start our trekking journey after an early morning breakfast. The trail begins with steep ascents, leading us to Ronga Bhanjyang in approximately three hours. Along the way, we'll pause at viewpoints offering breathtaking vistas of Ganesh Himal, the Gosaikunda range, and the Goljang valley. Descending from there, we'll enter Goljung Valley, which takes about an hour. Here, we'll break for lunch before continuing for another three hours to reach Gatlang, a charming and traditional Tamang village. While in Gatlang, you'll have the opportunity to explore Parbati Kund and an ancient monastery, adding to the cultural richness of the trek.

Trek Distance: 12.2km / 7.6miles, Highest Altitude: 2,610m / 8,565ft, Trek Duration: 6hrs

Your trek begins with a serene pace, meandering past numerous Chortens, mani walls, and dense forests, leading you to Chilime in approximately two and a half hours. Here, you'll cross a suspension bridge and ascend through terrace fields to arrive at Gonggang Village in about one and a half hours. Enjoy a hearty lunch in Gonggang before continuing along a gently ascending trail for about two hours to reach Tatopani. Along the way, you'll encounter a rejuvenating hot spring, where you can indulge in a natural bath believed to alleviate pains and body aches according to local beliefs.

Trek Distance: 9.2km / 5.7miles, Highest Altitude: 3,170m / 10,395ft, Trek Duration: 6 hrs

In the morning, post-breakfast, your trek will lead you through lush forests and dense jungles, gradually ascending while encountering various inclines and declines. After approximately two hours of hiking, you'll arrive at Brimdang. From there, the trail guides you to Nagthali Danda within an additional two hours. At Nagthali, you'll pause for lunch, relishing breathtaking vistas of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Tibetan Himal, and other majestic snowy peaks. Along the way, there are quaint monasteries to explore. Afterward, you'll descend to Thuman, a charming Tibetan-style Tamang village.

Trek Distance: 14km / 8.6miles, Highest Altitude:2,340m / 7,665ft, Trek Duration:5 - 6hrs

Today's destination awaits across the valley, on the opposite side of the Bhote Koshi River. Our trek kicks off with a gentle section before descending towards Timure, following the ancient trade route to Tibet. We pause at Timure for a satisfying lunch break. From there, it's just a 3-hour walk to Rasuwaghadi, an ancient fort marking the Nepal-Tibet border. After lunch, we embark on a steep ascent leading us to Briddim, yet another Tamang village with strong Tibetan influences. Here, we'll have the unique opportunity to stay in a local home, immersing ourselves in a traditional experience unlike any other.

Highest Altitude: 2,470m / 8,103ft, Trek Duration: 6 hrs

After leaving Briddim, your next destination will be Lama Hotel, a trek that typically lasts around six hours. Along the way, you'll traverse the scenic Bhote Koshi valley, passing through lush jungles filled with bamboo and birch trees, terraced fields, and quaint rural settlements. Keep an eye out for rare wildlife like red pandas that occasionally grace the area. The trail gradually climbs to Rimche at 2,400 meters, passing through Bamboo Village nestled along the Langtang river. Finally, you'll arrive at Lama Hotel, where you'll spend the night.

Trek Distance: 14.8km / 9.1miles, Highest Altitude: 3,430m / 11,255ft, Trek Duration: 6 hrs

Your day kicks off with an early morning breakfast, setting the tone for a trek filled with natural wonders. As you embark, the path winds through a picturesque river valley, surrounded by lush greenery and offering glimpses of majestic snow-capped peaks. The scenery gradually shifts as you ascend, culminating in the expansive Ghoda Tabela (3,030m), aptly named for its historical connection as a horse stable.

While history speaks of a Tibetan resettlement project in this area, today Ghoda Tabela hosts an army check post where trekkers like us register our permits. Moving forward, we venture past Chymki Village (3,230m) along a trail adorned with colorful prayer flags. Along the way, the landscape is dotted with traditional Tibetan elements like prayer wheels, mani walls, water mills, and chortens, indicating the proximity of Langtang, a vibrant Tamang village.

Trek Distance: 6.8km / 4.2miles, Highest Altitude: 3,865m / 12,675ft,  Trek Duration: 3 hrs

After enjoying a satisfying breakfast and a refreshing cup of tea, you'll set off on the trails for today's trek. The journey ahead is short yet thrilling, offering a mix of small plateaus, impressive mani walls, serene yak pastures, quaint villages, and lush meadows. As the path inclines, you'll maintain a steady pace to allow your body to acclimatize effectively.

Along the way, you'll encounter charming water mills, ornate prayer wheels, and ancient sacred rock mounds adorned with inscriptions. These landmarks signify your approach to the historic Kyanjin Gompa monastery, nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang region. Kyanjin Gompa is a picturesque village surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, creating a truly enchanting experience for trekkers.

Today, you'll have the opportunity to acclimatize while immersing yourself in the charm of this picturesque village. Situated at a higher elevation, this area of the valley offers breathtaking vistas of the majestic Himalayan ranges and glaciers, making it a haven for trekkers.

Your exploration will lead you to Kyangjin Gompa, a significant site with various attractions. Here, you'll visit the Kyangjin Gompa monastery, where monks engage in prayer rituals, providing a glimpse into local traditions. Additionally, a visit to the local cheese factory promises an intriguing experience.

For those seeking more adventure, optional hikes to Langshisa Kharka and the Tserko Ri viewpoint (at 5,450m) are available. Tserko Ri stands as the pinnacle of this trek, offering panoramic views of iconic peaks like Langtang Lirung (7,227m) and Langtang II (6,586m), among others.

As the day winds down and the sun sets, you'll retreat to Kyanjin Gompa for a restful night, surrounded by the tranquility of the mountains.

Trek Distance: 21km / 13 miles), Highest Altitude: 3,865m / 12,675ft, Trek Duration: 6 hrs

From Kyangjin Gompa, we soak in the final breathtaking views of the majestic mountains before embarking on our journey out of the valley. Retracing our steps back to Langtang Village, we make a stop at Ghoda Tabela for a refreshing lunch break. Here, the army check post records our exit. Energized by the leisurely meal, we continue our descent through the lush forests lining the river valley until we reach Lama Hotel.

Trek Distance: 11.3km / 7miles, Highest Altitude: 2,470m / 8,103ft, Trek Duration: 5 hrs

Today marks the culmination of our trekking journey as we make our way to Syabrubesi, where we will then drive back to Kathmandu. The route takes us along the picturesque Langtang river, descending through enchanting bamboo and birch forests that offer breathtaking landscape vistas. Crossing the Langtang and Bhote Koshi rivers, we finally reach Syabrubesi, the starting point of our trek. The following morning, we will embark on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.

Driving Hours: (122km / 75.8miles) 7-9 hrs.

After a satisfying breakfast, we'll embark on a scenic drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu, a journey lasting approximately seven to nine hours. Along the way, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Trishuli River Valley. As we head southward, the landscape will transition, showcasing terraced farmlands, lush meadows, and fleeting glimpses of majestic snow-capped mountains. Upon reaching Kathmandu, your memorable trek comes to a close.

Our incredible journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A well-informed guide from Touching Mountain Treks will be with us, making sure we reach the airport about three hours before our flight. On our way back, we'll have plenty of time to reminisce about our adventures and start dreaming about our next exciting trip to this enchanting land of Nepal.

What is included?

  • 3 nights Hotal accommodation in Kathmandu with Break fast
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary with Tour Guide, Entrance fee and Trabsportation
  • Both way transportation Kathmandu – Syabrubesi by Privet transportation
  • All standard meals (lunch, dinner, and breakfast) during the trek
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Government-licensed experienced trek leader (guide), Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter, 20 kg each porter)
  • Guides and porters’ meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment costs
  • Langtang National Park entry permit fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • All government and local taxes
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).

What is excluded?

  • International flight cost and airport tax
  • Visa fees at Tribhuwan International Airport. The current rate is USD 50 for a 30-day stay.
  • Excess luggage charges. The luggage weight limit per trekker is 9 kg.
  • Accommodations and all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return – before the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses, including shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance that covers high-altitude emergency rescue (up to 5,000m) and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays or circumstances beyond management control, like landscape, unfavorable weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in

Equipment List

General Gears

  • Four-season (zero degree) sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Puffy down jacket
  • Daypack (35-45 liters recommended) with rain cover

Upper_body Gears

  • Sun hat or cap
  • Scarf/Neck Gaiter
  • Headlight
  • Sunglasses


  • Technical fabric base layer (light for warmer months, heavy for colder months)
  • Technical fabric short (2) and long sleeve (2) shirts
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Fleece jacket or pullover

Lower Body

  • Technical fabric base layer (light for warmer months, heavy for colder months)
  • Hiking pants (2)
  • Comfortable pants for inside the teahouses
  • Hiking shorts

Hand Gears

  • Wool or technical fabric liner gloves
  • Hard-shell outer gloves (insulated for colder months)

Feet Gears

  • Wool or technical fabric warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks (optional such as silk)
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Casual shoes
  • Gaiters (lightweight for dust or heavy for snow in colder months)

Undergarments Gears

          Note: The quantity of each article of clothing can be adjusted to suit the preferences of each

  •  Technical fabric/quick drying is best for underwear
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes

First Aid Kits and Medications

       (Note: Our Company Guides carry medications and first aid kits during the trip. However,
                  personal kits and medications are highly recommended.)

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • ointment
  • Cough Syrup (recommend for Khumbu Cough)
  • Mosquito repellent cream (for Kathmandu and Phakding)

Other Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toiletry kits
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • Hydration bladder
  • Towel
  • Pillowcase
  • Toilet paper
  • High protein snacks (such as protein bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying important documents and money
  • Airline tickets (Please leave a copy at our office in Kathmandu. This can be useful if there is a
    change in the date of the flight.)


        Once you are in Nepal, you have the option to purchase supplies and gear for hiking if you have
          spare time. Our guide will assist you in buying the equipment..

  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Binoculars
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle
  • Thermos for hot water


The best time to do the Tamang Heritage Trek is during the spring (March-May) or fall (September-November) months. These times of year offer pleasant weather and clear views of the mountains. However, it is important to be aware that the monsoon season in Nepal is from June to August, so you will want to avoid trekking during this time.

You will mostly be staying in teahouses (lodges) on the Tamang Heritage Trek. Teahouses are basic guesthouses that offer rooms with beds and blankets. Some teahouses also have attached bathrooms, but many have shared bathrooms. Meals are typically served family-style in the dining room of the teahouse.

It is not mandatory to hire a guide for the Tamang Heritage Trek, but it is highly recommended. A guide can help you navigate the trails, learn about the local culture, and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

On the Tamang Heritage Trek, you will see stunning mountain scenery, traditional Tamang villages, ancient monasteries, and hot springs. You may also spot some wildlife, such as langur monkeys, pheasants, and musk deer.

The Tamang Heritage Trek is not overly strenuous, but you should be in good physical condition. The daily hikes can be several hours long, with some steep sections. Regular exercise beforehand will help you enjoy the trek more.

A good packing list will include items like comfortable hiking boots, warm clothes for higher elevations, rain gear, a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Many trekking companies provide a detailed packing list for the specific weather conditions.

The cost of the Tamang Heritage Trek can vary depending on several factors, such as the length of your trek, the type of accommodation you choose, and whether you hire a guide or porter. Generally, expect to pay somewhere between $500 and $1500 USD.

The food on the Tamang Heritage Trek is typically simple but delicious. Teahouses serve dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodle soup, curries, and vegetables. You can also find fresh fruit and local snacks. Be sure to let the teahouses know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.




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