Duration: 9 Days
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Situated in the north of Kathmandu valley in Rasuwa district, the Tamang Heritage trek is one of the most off-beat trails in the region. Despite being off-beat, it is perhaps the most accessible trekking region from Kathmandu city. Dominated by the Langtang Himal range, the Tamang Heritage trekking trail is a bordering area to the famous Langtang valley and Gosaikunda trails which also lie inside Langtang National Park. As the name suggests, The Tamang Heritage Trek is a trek that takes you through some ancient Tamang villages close to the Tibetan border. The Tamang people have historically been one of the most marginalized ethnic groups in Nepal, and the Tamang heritage trail originally was opened to bring a source of revenue to the Tamang people in this area as it is one of the remote regions and closest to Tibet border “Kerong”. You get to experience some of the most beautiful scenery of hills and mountains as you pass through terraced green farmland, lush forests, and ancient traditional villages during the trek. A perfect combination of serene nature with culture, the Tamang heritage trekking trail has not been able to gain the popularity it deserves compared to other trails of the region. Which somehow makes the trail even more attractive and tranquil as you get to witness the majestic view of giant mountains all to yourself and experience the authentic culture and lifestyle of the locals.
The 9-days trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, which is the starting and ending point of the trek. From Syabrubesi, you'll begin to trek on foot passing through several villages like; Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Briddim, and coming back to Syabrubesi. The trek is of medium length and moderate grade in terms of difficulty, suitable for beginner trekkers as well. If you're seeking a trekking trail full of history, culture, and natural heritages, the Tamang heritage trek culminates it all.
Travellers can expect some light physical activities.
Narayan Baniya (nature pathfinder) and Sumir Gyawali (yoga teacher) guide me in
this adventure. Actually they manage perfectly my short time and all the noisy
burocratic thinks like documents or Covid control. They makes me feel safely and
had care of me since the moment I reserved .. now I’m at home and still feel the
power of their experience, friendship and good nature. They makes me “enter” in
the Nepali lifestyle, from metropolitan Kathmandu until the top of the mountain
were the vibes are soo deep. Their good vibes are compatible with all, Sumir had a
clinical yogi eye and Narayan the calm you need to arrive over the clouds.. it was
like a day dreaming and I never forget this experience out of time. Thank you
A great & well organised experience. I highly recommend Himalayan
recreation to anyone planning to trek to the Annapurna Basecamp. Everything from
start to finish was all taken care of, taking away all of the stress of
organisation so that I could focus on enjoying the trek.
Ashok was very responsive on whatsapp at all times and was able to adapt the tour
when circumstances changed. For example, when my flight to Pokhara was cancelled,
Ashok arranged for a friendly driver to take me all the way there by private car
instead (I did have to wait 1.5 hours for the driver, but traffic in Kathmandu is
difficult). My guide Santosh and porter Bal were very friendly and accommodating
and were good company during the trek. They have the English skills required to
answer the majority of questions, particularly relating to the trek. Overall, a
very good experience.
The trek itself is very beautiful. It has everything, including rural villages
with rice terraces, bamboo forests, and epic mountains. The accommodation is basic
but everything you need for a trek (much better than camping). The weather
forecast is inaccurate - I enjoyed decent weather despite the forecast being
constant rain/thunder. I found the difficulty to be much easier than others state,
and could have completed the trek in 5-6 days. Almost anyone with a decent level
of fitness would be able to complete this trek (adjusting the duration to
The Annupurna Poon Hill Trip is a lovely trek through the lower elevations of the
Annupurna range of the Himalayas. Starting from Pokhara, a 90 minute drive in a
taxi drops us off at the beginning of the trek and then goes up from there. My
guide, Raj, was absolutely awesome and provided a lot of great information about
the area during our trek over the several days that this trek takes place. The
second day of the climb takes us to the small town of Ghorepani, and then an early
climb the next morning to Poon Hill.
I went on this trip in the 2nd year of the virus. According to my guide, the
number of travelers was still way down from pre-pandemic years. So, in one way, it
is a great time to travel since you will have most of the trails to yourself. The
tea houses are also pretty empty. The negative side to this is that there are
limited menu items and several places didn't have WiFi.
There are a few recommendations I would make about this trip. The first is the
ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. I took the bus and regretted it about halfway
there. While the distance is only 200 km, it took about 8 hours on the bus. If I
were to do this again, I would have opted for a 30 minute flight. It costs more,
but is so worth it.
Second, make sure you bring toilet paper with you on the trek. The tea houses I
stayed in during my trek didn't have any. So, bringing a roll of your own is a
huge help. And speaking of bathrooms, most of the toilets along the route are not
the western style sit-down toilets. Rather they are the hole in the grounds. So,
make sure to use the bathroom before leaving the tea house since the next
western-style toilet isn't until the next guest house, which could be a half day
Finally, if you have time after the trek, spend an extra day in Pokhara. It is
much more interesting than Kathmandu.
Otherwise, the trek was wonderful and the folks at Himalayan Recreation did a
great job in staying in touch, picking me up at the airport when I arrived in
Nepal, and provided excellent service all the way through.
This trip was the first we took with those guys. It was very nice, guide was
interesting and gave us a lot information about Bhaktapur and Nepal itself.
After they arranged few more trips for us. First was Chitwan national park and
jeep safari. After Pokhara and paragliding. And then return to Kathmandu. It was
very helpful to have someone local there who can arrange flights, pick ups, all
the activities and return wherever needed.
We didn't have more time, but all the time we had, they managed to organize for
us, without stressing or worrying.
I truly recommend them, because they are very responsible and helpful for any
situation. I firstly met them in Kathmandu for our first trip and they helped us
with all the others.
This is your arrival and first day in Nepal. Our team representative will be there at the airport to welcome and greet you during your arrival time. You'll then be escorted to Hotel in Kathmandu where you can take a rest after completing check-in procedures. In the evening, there will be a short briefing session regarding the trek where you can freely ask queries to your guide. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Things to look out for:
Meet and greet at the airport.
Briefing session at the hotel.
Keep in mind:
In the evening during the briefing session, make sure to ask and clear any confusion regarding the trek as it is important to have clear information.
Today, you'll travel to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu which takes around a total of 7-8 hours of the drive. During the drive, you'll pass through rivers, hills, and several small settlements on the way. You first arrive at Dhunche from where the off-road starts up to Syabrubesi. Overnight stay at Syabrubesi.
Scenic views on the way.
Off-road ride from Dhunche.
This is the first walking day of your trek and you'll start your trek toward Gatlang from Syabrubesi today. Before reaching Gatlang, you pass through a village called Goljung where you can witness the enriching culture of the Tamang people. After walking for around 6 hours, you'll arrive at Gatlang. It is a Tamang village towering on a hillside. You can also visit a Tamang monastery at Gatlang. Overnight stay at Gatlang.
Enjoy the Tamang culture on the way.
This is the first walking day of your trek. You can take it slow as you enjoy the views and observe the culture of local people on the way.
You'll continue your trek as you head to Tatopani from Gatlang today. You can get a sneak peek of Langtang and Ganesh Himal range on the way today. It is a short walk today of just 3-4 hours and you'll arrive at Tatopani. Also, in Tatopani, you can take a hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. It is believed that taking a bath here cures you of any kinds of aches and pains. Overnight stay at Tatopani.
Stunning views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal range.
Hot spring at Tatopani.
The walk today will lead you to another Tamang village, Thuman. You'll start walking from Tatopani towards Thuman, and on the way, you'll pass Nagthali (3165m) and Bimthang. Nagthali is a beautiful place from where you can enjoy mesmerizing views of Langtang Himal, Kerung Himal, and Ganesh Himal. Nagthali used to be a famous meditation centre for the local monks and priests. After walking for around 5-6 hours, you'll arrive at Thuman, a cultural village renowned for its striking view of the Langtang range. Overnight stay at Thuman.
Places like; Nagthali and Bimthang.
Mesmerizing views of mountains.
All the places you'll be passing through today have a cultural significance, where you can observe the local culture and living style.
Today you'll head to Briddim which takes around 6-7 hours of walk. On the way, we'll pass through village Lingling before making it to Briddim. You can observe Tibeto-Burman Tamang culture and experience the cultural village lifestyle. Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the heart of Langtang Himal where you also get a chance to experience the traditional homestay. Overnight stay at Briddim.
Tibeto-Burman Tamang culture.
Traditional homestay experience.
Today, on the way you can observe Tibeto-Burman Tamang culture and traditions and experience the local homestay facilities which are rare to find in other treks of the region.
It is an easy walk back to Syabrubesi, the starting point of your trek. The walk today is only about 3-4 hours. After arriving at Syabrubesi, you can spend the rest of the day exploring this village or just rest. Overnight stay at Syabrubesi.
You'll get back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi today. You'll be following the same route you took on the first day of your trek. It is a drive of 7-8 hours through hills and rivers until you arrive in Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can choose to either rest at the hotel or stroll around the city to shop for souvenirs. In the evening, you'll have a farewell dinner with our team as it is your final day in Nepal. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Stroll around the city.
Farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
The day of your departure has arrived. Our team representative will drive you to the airport during your departure time and also will be there to help you with departure procedures and bid farewell.
All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
3 standard meals a day during the trek
Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
Kathmandu-Sabrubeshi by Jeep and Sabrubeshi to Kathmandu by Local bus
Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Tamang Heritage trip
Porter services during the Trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers)
All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
Required Langtang Permit fee and TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
First aid medicine kit
Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
Government taxes & office service charge
Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
Personal Travel insurance & Personal trekking equipment or expenses
Alcoholic drinks and beverages
Tips for trekking Guides, Porters (tipping is expected)
Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.