Nepal is a land known for its cultural and natural beauty all over the world. Travelers mainly visit the country to see legendary mountains, distinct cultures, and inspiring lifestyles. If you also want something like those on your next trip to Nepal, Tamang Heritage Trek by Sabbatical Explore Nepal should be your pick.
Tamang Heritage Trek is an off-the-beaten yet promising trekking trail in the Langtang Region of Nepal. This cultural trek takes you deep into one of the most scenic valleys, Langtang Valley, of Nepal. A home to Langtang National Park, ethnic Tamang Tribes, Langtang alps, unmatched vegetation, Langtang Region is a bestowed valley for some reasons. And an exploration of the valley’s major offerings is the main point of the trek.
Even though this Tamang Heritage Trek has many presents, the ultimate one is Tamang’s rich heritage and culture. Tamangs, the principal inhabitants of the Langtang Region, are an ethnic group of people whose culture is mainly like the Tibetan Culture. They live a hard but inspiring, happy, vibrant life up there in the lapses of Langtang Valley. Their traditional houses, Buddhist Gompas, Stupas, Chortens, mani walls make the valley and the trek even beautiful.
So, Yeah, Tamang Heritage Trek is a package for those who love nature but foreign culture as well. This trek offers its visitors a tour of the scenic and serene Langtang valley, a look into the lives of Tamangs, a picturesque vision of Langtang peaks, and more.
Plus, it is a trek for everyone. The hike is not as challenging as you may think. In 11 days of the trek, you will trace Langtang Valley’s lower region without taking any chances with elevation sickness.
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We will welcome you to Nepal by being at the airport for your arrival. After all on-arrival works, we will transfer you to your hotel in the city. You will take a rest after a long flight. Later, we will meet again for a welcome dinner and trip orientation. Overnight at Kathmandu’s hotel.
On this day, we’ll take you for a brief full-day Kathmandu Valley Tour. Kathmandu is a historical city full of temples and heritages. We’ll explore the must-visit sites of Kathmandu, which UNESCO has enlisted as cultural heritage sites.
The day tour will happen through Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Swaymbhunath Stupa. You’ll know the rich Nepalese culture and architecture by visiting the sites. Overnight back in Kathmandu’s hotel.
Now, we will set off for the Tamang Heritage Trek with a drive out of the valley. It will be a 50km or 7 hours drive to Syabrubesi through a scenic highway. Syabrubesi, the destination, is the starting point of most of the Langtang Region treks. After a picturesque ride and reaching Syabrubesi, we’ll check-in at one of the lodges of the place for the night.
Following the trail out of Syabrubesi, we’ll trek towards Rongga Bhanjyang. It will be a steep climb to the Bhanjyang’s top through green vegetation. Upon completing the climb, we’ll rest for a while before descending to Goljung Village, one of the Tamang settlements. Next, from Goljung village, our trail will turn steeper, and climbing it, we will reach Gatlang Village, the last point of the day. Overnight in the traditional village.
Today, we will start the day by joining a descending trail that goes via lush woods. Firstly, we will reach Chilime by walking along some Buddhist Chortens and Mani Walls. A lot of prayer flags will keep us pushing forward.
In between Chilime and Gongang Village, we’ll cross some typical suspension bridges and steep uphills. We will have lunch at Gongang Village before we continue the steep track to Tatopani. Tatopani, our stay for the day, is famous for its natural hot spring. We’ll enjoy being in the hot pool. Overnight in Tatopani.
The trail will become more scenic and peaceful as we keep progressing. We’ll leave Tatopani behind in the pursuit of Nagthali. En route, we’ll cross a thick forest of the Langtang Region.
Eventually, we’ll reach Nagathali Hill Station to get breathtaking scenes of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and other peaks. We’ll stop at the place for some time until we get enough of the views. Following, we’ll drop straight to Nagthane Village, a beautiful Tamang hamlet. Overnight in the village.
On our seventh day of Tamang Heritage Trek, we’ll explore a historically significant place, Rasuwagadhi. So right after our breakfast in Nagathali, we’ll hike in the north direction towards the Tibetan Border. Rasuwagadi is a fort that lies quite near the border of Nepal and Tibet.
While we approach the fort, we’ll also walk on the ancient trade route of Nepal-India. Upon reaching the place, we’ll explore important sites along with the communities nearby. It will be a day full of exploration. We’ll retrace back to Timure for the night after the sightseeing.
From Timure, we’ll head towards Briddim Village, a must-visit village of the Langtang Region. To do that, we’ll join a trail that goes along the riverbed of Bhote Koshi River. We’ll follow the river-aligned path until we reach Lingling Village.
Right after the rest, we will continue moving forward into the deep forest of Rhododendron. The pleasant walk will lead us to our destination for the day, Briddim Village. Briddhim Village shows the impact of Tibetan culture quite clearly. It will be a lovely evening stay in the village in one of the homestays. And, we’ll call it a day by interacting with the locals, knowing the culture, and eating their food.