Tamang Heritage TrailTamang Heritage Trail

Tamang Heritage Trail

  • Scenic and cultural walks on high hills of beautiful Langtang Himal region with great views
  • Daily views of high Ganesh and Langtang Himal as far towards Jugal Himal range of mountains
  • Exploring Tamang traditional farm villages with age-old custom and colorful cultures of great interest
  • Walking into beautiful enchanting rhododendron-magnolia forest within pristine environment
  • Enjoy native Tamang villagers warm hospitality with impressive traditional life of Buddhism religion

cultural and scenic walk around traditional villages of ancient hill tribe with age-old traditions

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking is one the wonderful country walk in the harmony of local Tamang immense cultures. The trek is a short adventure of a week duration with exciting drives both ways. Enjoy the scenic trekking overlooking dramatic scenery of beautiful landscapes and giant snow-capped mountains.

An interesting and enjoyable moments to experience on Tamang Heritage Trail trekking through lovely cool alpine forest. An adventure for all types of travelers as well as for age groups, without a problem of high altitude sickness.

The trek heeds slowly and the elevation gains gradually, while you walk and staying overnights at certain heights. Trekkers will be well acclimatized the only tough parts of the walk is steep climb for an hour or more. Rest of the journey takes you on moderate trail with long descent and ups, which is normal around the Himalayas. The highest point of the adventure on trek is Nagethali hill top at 3, 165 m / 10, 384 feet.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking is an exclusive scenic and cultural country walks around the high hills. Where adventure leads you between massive Ganesh and Langtang Himal range and close to the border of Nepal and Tibet.

Although our route diverts from the main trail that links to the border, heading higher and exploring interesting Tamang villages.

The journey that leads you to experience the simple and happy life of rural farm villagers. Where all nice settlements are festooned with impressive age-old heritage and rich colorful cultures of Buddhism religion.

The Tamang are an indigenous mountain tribes of Nepal mostly populated around Langtang and Ganesh Himal region. As well as around the Kathmandu Valley rim, the Tamang originally migrated from Inner Mongolia through Tibet to Nepal.

At present Tamang are the 4th populated hill tribes of Nepal, the name Tamang comes from Tibetan language. Which translates the Horse-Men, as they were horse soldiers or cavalry more than thousand years ago. Tamang are professional craftsman besides being farmers and raising livestock, which you will notice on this wonderful trekking.

The main Tamang villages on this treks are Syabrubesi, Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman and Briddim. Includes Dhunche the major town and headquarters of Rasuwa district of Langtang Himal region. After a great marvelous adventure reaching one traditional village to another lovely areas. Finally the journey completes reaching back at Syabrubesi village for exciting scenic drive back to Kathmandu.

After a mesmerizing experience and having marvelous times on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking with great services of Explorer Adventures.


On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Tamang Heritage Trail trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day early morning drive to Langtang Himal region north of Kathmandu on journey to Tamang Heritage Trail.

      Morning an exciting drive on Kathmandu to Dhunche-Syabrubesi highway, heading towards Himalayan foothills, on reaching at Trisuli Bazaar within warm sub-tropical area, as our journey continues towards uphill on long winding road towards cooler alpine area past farm villages and town to reach at Dhunche, at 1,950m high. Dhunche headquarter and main town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal where Langtang National Park starts and ends. From Dhunche drive leads downhill on zig-zag road to reach at Syabrubesi village the home of Tamang tribe people in the shadow of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, overnight in a nice cozy lodge at Syabrubesi.

        Beginning our first day walk from Syabrubesi leading to a climb for a while but the rest of the walk is on gradual winding uphill trail past terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins to reach a large and interesting Tamang village of Gatlang village, as our route leads further north west avoiding the motor-able road taking an old trekking path above the main road. As walk enters into high hills with superb scenery of surrounding landscapes as our out trail leads ups and down and then reaching our destination for overnight stop at impressive village of Gatlang. Here with time to visit its traditional villages and monasteries interwoven with Buddhism culture and heritage, greeted by friendly villagers in traditional custom.

          Morning starts after leaving nice and impressive Gatlang village where our walks leads further North West on neat stone paved paths for sometimes, past terraced farm fields of millets and barley with constant views of massive Ganesh Himal and Manaslu including Langtang Himal. As walk approaches to our overnight stop at Tatopani village, a place with hot natural spring, where Tato Pani means ‘Hot Water’ Here enjoy the afternoon time visiting its nice Tamang houses of intricate carving on windows and doors and then refresh yourself in the hot spring located close to the village.

            On leaving Tatopani enjoying its warm pools and cultural villages, as morning walk leads on the trail towards Tibet border for few hours to reach at Thuman village via high Nagthali ridge. A gentle walk follows on gradual winding path towards north and then with climb for some hours encountering few short descend overlooking views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal, as walk leads enters into cool shade of alpine woodland then reaching at Nagthali village. Here with possible lunch stop, and then continue walks to our overnight stop at Thuman village with ample time to explore around this nice remote farm village of immense culture and age-old heritage.

              After a wonderful time on this rural farm village with views of snow clad peaks, morning walk starts with a climb to a ridge with more super scenery of surrounding green landscapes dotted with villages and of mountains. As walk progress heading into nice forest full of rhododendron, pines and oaks trees and then slowly our day comes to an end on reaching at Briddim village for overnight stop.

                From Briddim village, walk leads on nice mountain path with slow climb up to reach a high ridge past farm terraces into cool lovely woodland to reach a high hill top with superb views of Langtang Himal with Ganesh mountains, as walk leads to a descend within deep forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines with patch of bamboo groves to reach an open clearing at Lama Hotel. A nice peaceful spot with number of lodges surrounded within green woodland and close to upper Trisuli River located in a gorge.

                  Our last day trek of fabulous Tamang Heritage Trail lead you back to Syabrubesi as morning walk follows on the same trail with much downhill past spread-out farm villages and terrace fields and eventually reaching at Bhote Kosi River, which later joins Trisuli River, after crossing a suspension bridge a pleasant walk brings you at Syabrubesi for last and final overnights around Langtang Himal area and Rasuwa district.

                    Morning transfer for an exciting drive back to Kathmandu where drive leads to Dhunche town and then on downhill to reach lower warmer areas around Nuwakot at Trisuli Bazaar, and then few hour drive brings you at Kathmandu on good time with rest of the afternoon at leisure for individual activities.

                      Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Tamang Heritage Trail with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                        What's Included
                        • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                        • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
                        • Transpiration from KTM to KTM by tourist bus.
                        •  Note: if there is more then 3 people in the group then will provide private transport.  
                        • Government license holder guide 
                        • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                        • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                        • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                        • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek
                        • TIMS Trekking information manage System   
                        • Langtang National Park entry permit fee
                        • Government taxes and official expenses
                        What's not Included
                        • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                        • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                        • Tips for porters ($70-100) and guides ($80-100)
                        • Nepal Visa ($50)
                        • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                        • Food and drinks ($15-25 per day)
                        • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                        • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression) 

                        Departure Dates

                        Select a Departure Month
                        Trip Dates
                        Trip DateOct 16, 2023 - Oct 26, 2023
                        Trip DateOct 17, 2023 - Oct 27, 2023
                        Trip DateOct 18, 2023 - Oct 28, 2023
                        Trip DateOct 21, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023
                        Trip DateOct 23, 2023 - Nov 02, 2023
                        Trip DateOct 25, 2023 - Nov 04, 2023
                        Trip DateOct 28, 2023 - Nov 07, 2023
                        Trip DateOct 30, 2023 - Nov 09, 2023
                        Useful Information

                         Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                        Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                        Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                         Guide and Porters: 

                        On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                        All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                        Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                        Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                        Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                          Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
                          Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                        High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                        Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                        To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                        The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                        On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                        Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                        In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                          what to Bring 

                        **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                          Clothing and footwear

                        • trekking boots (should be warm, waterproof, breathable, cover and fix the ankle)
                        •  sports sandals with a closed toe or sneakers.
                        •  flip flops , Sun cap , Wool or fleece hat , 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin, 1 thick,}
                        • Bandana or neckerchief ,  Fleece jackets (1 thin, 1 thick) .
                        • Thermal underwear (merino wool!), preferably 2 sets (one for walking, the other for sleeping), buy at home.
                        • Trekking socks - several pairs (there is a limited possibility of washing)
                        •  Quick-drying sports T-shirts (e.g. Polartec PowerDry) - 2 pcs. or more.
                        •  Down jacket , Windstopper , Windproof warm jacket with hood.
                        • Trekking trousers ,  Warm synthetic pants like ski pants , Rain poncho.
                        • Sun Screen Cream , Sunglasses ,  Trekking pole , Water bottle.


                         *Duffel bags for trek will be perovided on Day 2 should be returned after the trek is over.

                         *Backpack 20-30 liters with rain cover (optionally with drinking system)

                        *Sleeping bag (comfort temperature around -5 C). On the upper lodges they usually provide woolen blankets. You can rent a sleeping bag in       Kathmandu, $1-2 per day.

                        *A good quality headlight with new batteries and a spare set of batteries.

                         *Sunglasses (category 3-4) + hard case , Trekking poles , Thermos 0.5-1 liter.

                        *Sealed packaging for documents and money , Sitting mat (optionally), Power bank.

                        * A roll of dense garbage bags 50 liters. You will pack your items in it when you put them in a duffel bag to protect them from moisture and dust.

                          Personal usage

                        > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                        > Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                        > Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                          Tamang Heritage Trail FAQs

                          • The Tamang people the indigenous mountain tribes of Central Himalayas, makes 40 % of Nepali population. Similar Buddhism religion and cultures likewise the Sherpa cultures, but with difference in language.
                            The Tamang are highly populated people around Kathmandu valley rim as far as Mid-West and Eastern Nepal. In a way Tamang and Sherpa are of the same Tibetan predecessors.

                          • itinerary is based with flexible days, so that trekkers can enjoy having time to explore Tamang villages. Where visitors can enjoy interacting with the Tamang villagers and collecting information of the local culture and custom

                          • In the past years it was unknown to outside travelers it remained hidden except for some pioneers and explorer. From the past few decades the flow of trekkers are on the rise slowly, due to its tranquil and scenic location. As well as where visitors can immerse into local immense cultures. Quite different to other mainstream trekking to experience. Trekkers can get in-depth of villagers way of life and simple and happy living.

                          • Around all villages on treks, do have electricity either runs by Hydro or Solar Powers. Trekkers have the facilities to charge their electronic items, as well enjoy Internet, Wi-Fi, and phone communication. But small places like Thuman and Briddim the internet service are slow and disturbing. Due to weather and altitude wise as well with surroundings, like in a gorge and valleys. The internet and WI-FI services are much better around Syabrubesi and Gatlang

                          • Tamang Heritage Trail is recognized by the ministry of tourism, as a new approach to attract visitors. As the route and region of Rich Mountain cultures being close to the capital Kathmandu. The best short and scenic trek with a long old history happens to be of Tamang community. Which is not too far from Kathmandu city, as Tamang Heritage offers all ingredients for trekker’s interest. From culture, religion as well with picturesque scenery of the Himalayan range.

                            The walk is not difficult or tough, where all villagers are well equipped with lodges, guest house and Home Stay programs. For the comfort of trekkers visiting to their nice villages.