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Tamang Heritage Trek

  • Duration: 14
  • Destination: Nepal
Tamang Heritage Trek
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Trekking
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Elevation
  • Best Time Mar - May & Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 2-30


The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a journey of delight. It is an easy and lively cultural experience for an enthusiastic traveler who would love to spend some quality time amidst nature, experiencing the local folks’ rich culture and routine life. Accessible from Nepal’s capital town, Kathmandu, the trail is still untouched by any modernization. The trail treasures the authenticity of nature, wildlife, biodiversity, and the traditional lifestyle of people.

As the name implies, the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is an exciting trip that introduces you to the heritage of the Tamang community people living in Nepal’s Langtang region. The Tamang people are one of the many ethnic groups found in Nepal. They have their own unique culture, customs, values, languages, traditions, songs, dances, festivals, and ways of living. The Tamang villages’ charm in the backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas gives a classic touch to this trek. It’s no surprise that Tamang Heritage Trek is a popular choice among trekkers.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek–An authentic Off the Beaten path.

Travelers do not get off so frequently around the trail. Lying next to Langtang valley, the trail is one of the seldom-visited trails in the region. Though less traveled, it is nothing less than other treks in the region. The major reason for fewer visitors is its off-beaten nature trail.

The infrastructure, like guesthouses, teahouses, etc., is not abundantly available along the route. But the fact is an advantage for an adventurous traveler who would love to unleash the raw appeal of nature. We regard the trail as a treasure enhanced by local culture and the Buddhist religion. As you walk past the trail, you will relish the intensifying views of mountain peaks in the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.

It’s all about Tamang villages and Tamang culture.

It connects the Tamang Heritage Trail to Tibet. In the ancient era, the trail used to be a trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Many Tibetans came to Nepal and settled here as Tamang people. No wonder they have so much resemblance to their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. They depend on agriculture and animal husbandry for their livelihood. They live simple but productive life. Aside from the Helambu Village Trek, it is an isolated Tamang cultural trek.

Did you know? They are creative and perfect with woodwork. One can see their crafts in pillars of houses, windows, bamboo baskets, and many more. Above all, their cheerful and welcoming behavior is a heart captivator.

The classic route of the Tamang Culture Hike

First, the trek starts with a short drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. The trail traverses slowly and gradually through the traditional Tamang villages. Then, to an off-beaten trail full of fields, cultivated lands, and forests enriched with wildlife and biodiversity. If you’re lucky, you may get a glimpse of a few wild lives inhabited within the jungles along the trail.

As the people along the route follow the Buddhist religion, one can see the colorful prayer flags and stupas on the way. We walk past village-like Galtang to Tatopani. Tatopani is popular for its natural hot water springs. From Tatopani, the trail leads us to traditional Tamang villages like Thuman and Briddim. Last, we explore the people and lifestyles in the villages and return to Syabrubensi to end the trip.

Heaven Himalaya offers some guaranteed trips to the Tamang Heritage Trail. If interested, you can join the group or contact us for a private trip. For the best trekking experience, plan your trip from March to May or from September to November. On top of all that, we offer the best travel services so you can enjoy Nepal’s natural fantasies and cultural richness with no worries.


Upon your arrival, Tidy Himalaya’s representative will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. We’ll provide a trip briefing about the trip today. You have no other plans so you can rest and prepare for the next day. Overnight at the hotel

This day initiates the official beginning of our Trek. We’ll drive by bus for 7-8 hours from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi. Heading north of Kathmandu, we’ll drive, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the mountains, foothills, and villages, making our way through Dhunche, which feels like we’re headed towards deep land. Going through the banks of the Trishuli River, we’ll get a look at Ganesh Himal, small villages, and greenery. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

You shall experience the diverse traditional settlements throughout your journey. You’ll enjoy a cultural program at Goljung and Gatlang which will surely make your trekking memorable. Gatlang is a Tamang ethnic settlement set on a hillside along with the terrace farming. You shall visit Tamang monastery and Parvathi Kunda Lake here. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

On your way to Tatopani, you’ll get glimpses of Langtang massifs and Ganesh Himal. Tatopani translates to English as “Hot Water” so here you can rest and take a hot bath in the natural springs situated at the lap of the Himalayas. Next, you’ll visit a cultural village called Thuman which is widely known for their Shamanic performance as well as the astounding views of Langtang Himalayas. Similarly, from Nagthali which is a meditation center for monks and priests you can see the panoramic view of the Langtang massifs, Sanjen massifs, Ganesh and Kerung Himal. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

On this day we’ll make our way to Thuman through Brimdang and Nagthali. We’ll begin our trek through the alpine jungles to Brimdang. Brimdang is a small Tamang village that leads up the hill to Nagthali. From Nagthali we can view the amazing scenery of Langtang ranges, Ganesh, Sanjen and Kerung Himal. Then, we descend downhill towards the Tamang settlement called Thuman where we’ll spend the night. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Today, we make our way to Briddhim, a Tibetan Buddhist settlement from Thuman taking the trails through Lingling. It is beautifully situated on the embrace of Langtang Himal. We’ll explore the Dukchu Gomba Monastery here. We can observe that the vast majority of the houses are worked by stones and are occupied for the most part by Tibetans in Briddhim. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

We’ll descend the trail following the Ghopche Khola and advancing towards Lama Hotel from Briddim. Following, we’ll ascend towards Lama Hotel located on the banks of Langtang River from Rimche. Lama Hotel is surrounded by greenery, forests and spectacular Himalaya views. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

On this day we’ll follow the route towards the Langtang Village. This village is an old local village and the views of the Langtang Himalayas you can get here is astounding. Following the trail from Ghoda Tabela which means “horse stable” in English, we continue the trek towards beautiful valleys and Yaks grazing on the pasture. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

We’ll follow the trail towards Sindum and then towards Yamphu. We’ll cross the Laja Khola climbing the moraine making our way towards the view point to see the delightful Kyanjin Gompa and icefall from Langtang Lirung. Then, we’ll initiate the hike towards Kyanjin RI which sits at an elevation of 4773m. After enjoying the amazing views we’ll descend back to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

You can spend your rest day appreciating and exploring the Kyanjin Gompa. We will visit the monastery and cheese production factory. Then we’ll hike up the moraine to view the dramatic ice fall and climb Chorkari RI which is at an elevation of 5050m. This is the highest point of the trek and presents panoramic views of the Langtang ranges. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

We will see incredible perspectives on transcending mountains that you will have missed ascending upwards as we make our way back to Lama Hotel. Taking additional time, you can walk gradually to take in the entirety of the beautiful delights. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

A simple trek downhill will be done from Lama Hotel back to Syabru Bensi today, going through and exploring few villages on our way back down. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

A beautiful drive back to Kathmandu by bus will be experienced, taking around 7-8 Hours. Overnight Stay at Hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast and Lunch included.

Around 3 hours before your scheduled flight, Tidy Himalaya’s airport representative will take you to the air terminal, from where you will leave for your flight, ideally with superb recollections of the trek.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers–pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan
  • Your accommodation in the best guesthouses available (on a twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trekking journey
  • All paper works
  • National park and heritage sites enter tickets
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits
  • A licensed, English-speaking, experienced guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after the trek)
  • T-shirts, route map, and a travel completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • First aid kit

Cost Excludes

  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses, electricity charges, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for guides and porters

Cost and Date

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

Currently we have No Fix Departure for this trip