- Total Duration:11 Days
- Start Point:Kathmandu
- Trip Grade:Easy To Moderate
- Accommodation:Double/Twin sharing in hotel/lodge
- Meals:Breakfast basis in city and full board during the trek
- Best Time:March to May and Sept to Dec
Tamang Heritage Trekking
Tamang heritage trail trek is an exciting trekking trail to experience Tamang culture of the Himalayan region and to see stunning Langtang mountain range and beautiful landscape. Tamang Heritage Trekking is a wonderful trekking route to explore the ancient culture and lifestyle of Tamang ethnic groups whose culture and tradition is related to Tibetan Buddhism.
Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking/Raswa Heritage Trail Trek route is unique and less touristic, favorable for all the trekkers to trek in peaceful and wilderness environment. The beauty of high panoramic Himalayan ranges views and terraces landscapes will make your journey a marvelous one. Mainly, in springtime period between March to May, you will see a marvelous Rhododendron Forest like the edge of a heaven.
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m)
- Day 02: Sight Seeing Tours and Trek preparation day in Kathmandu
- Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi (1503m) about 07 hrs drive
- Day 04: Syabrubesi – Gotlang (2238m) about 05 hrs walk
- Day 05: Gotlang – Tatopani (2607m) about 06 hrs walk
- Day 06: Tatopani – Thuman (2338m) about 06 hrs walk
- Day 07: Thuman – Timure (1762m) about 05 hrs walk
- Day 08: Timure – Bridim (2229m) about 05 hrs walk
- Day 09: Bridim – Syabrubesi (1503m) about 04 hrs walk
- Day 10: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu (1350m) about 07 hrs drive
- Day 11: Final Departure
US $ 835.00 per person
Single Supplement US $130.00
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Syabrubensi to Kathmandu by local bus(if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost)
- Langtang National Park entrance fee and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card)
- 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment all paid
- Twin/double shearin accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
Cost does not Include
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
Before you go
Difficulties rating of Tamang Heritage Trek
A trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 4984 m, so you should be careful about altitude risk. To get rid of it please walks slowly and has more water and avoids alcoholic drinks. You must take care of your health.
Safe drinking water on Tamang Heritage Trekking
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Tamang Heritage Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage’s in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Tamang Heritage Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Tamang Heritage Trek
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water gets froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet is outside your room and varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
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- Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
- Free Cancellation
- No Down payment
- No Deposit
- Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.
For more information see our Terms and Conditions page.
"Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan."
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m)
Welcome to Nepal for one of the most enriching and beautiful short trekking destinations of Nepal. After completing the formalities in the immigration of the Tribhuwan International Airport you shall be greeted by our representative outside the terminal hall. After that, you shall be escorted to the hotel. Make yourself relaxed and if possible you can stroll around in Thamel. Enjoy cultural dinner in the evening. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sight Seeing Tours and Trek preparation day in Kathmandu
To adjust ourselves to the environment of this nation, to explore the natural beauty and to architectural excellence of Kathmandu valley, we shall have a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. We shall pay a visit to the Hindu pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, an epitome of faith and belief of Hindus all over the world. Similarly, we shall also visit the Buddhist holy places of Swayambhunath Stupa, a 14th-century old stupa which is also known as the Monkey Temple owing to the monkeys in the north-west of the stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa which is one of the biggest stupas in the world. Sightseeing may also include the exploration of architectural masterpieces in the Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar squares, the ancient royal complexes in the city. Later in the afternoon we shall have a pre-trek meeting with the trekking guide to have the necessary information for the trek beginning the next day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi (1503m) about 07 hrs drive
Today we shall head for the beginning point of the trekking in marvelous Langtang valley, the hill town of Syabrunbesi. Beginning from Kathmandu we travel through Trishuli to reach our destination. Through rural settlements, lush valleys and green hills, perennial rivers and vast landscape, this drive offers to the travelers the view of majestic mountains including the Manaslu Peak, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal and others. The road till Trishuli is quite smooth till Trishuli after which we take on the route along the Betrawati River in a rough road to reach the destination of Syabrunbesi. We stay overnight here and start our adventure from this place tomorrow. Overnight in Syabrunbesi.
Day 04: Syabrubesi – Gotlang (2238m) about 05 hrs walk
Starting the journey to explore the rich and authentic Tamang culture, we shall begin our Tamang heritage trail from Syabrunbesi. In the beginning, we shall have a short climb of around half an hour and then a rather steep climb of around 3 hours to the height of Rongga Bhanjyang we shall have the view of mountain ranges including the Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the breathtaking view of Goljang valley. After this place, we shall have a descent to the Goljang village for our lunch and much-needed stoppage. Taking some rest and refreshments we proceed to our destination for today in a gentle uphill climb to the traditionally rich village of Gatlang. En route, we pass through a lake and apple farm, lush and rolling hills and viewpoints of mountains as well as numerous Buddhist chortens and Mani walls. This Tamang village of Gatlang offers visitors with the local Syabru dance, delicious cuisine, and authentic lifestyle which have the well-preserved tamang culture and tradition. Stay overnight in Gotlang village.
Day 05: Gotlang – Tatopani (2607m) about 06 hrs walk
The highlight for today is the natural hot springs at Tatopani which is believed by the locals to have some healing power from skin diseases. The trek for today shall start with the descent from the village of Gotlang through the Buddhist chortens and prayer flags, small stream and settlements, as well as the views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang range to reach Thangbuchet, a village near the Chilime village and by the mighty Bhotekoshi River. Trekking past the hydropower dam we cross the Chilime River on suspension bridge and ascent the ridges, terraced landscapes in a trek of an hour and half to reach Goonggang village for lunch. With the view of waterfalls and greenery, we have a gentle trek as we bypass the springs, forests and lush hills to ascend to the Tatopani village. We then proceed to the hot springs and relax by taking a dip in this hot spring. After trekking for 6-7 hours and having a much-needed bath in the natural hot spring, we stay overnight in Tatopani village.
Day 06: Tatopani – Thuman (2338m) about 06 hrs walk
After one of the most strenuous sections in this trek, we have relatively less strenuous trek today. We shall take on one of the alternative trails to reach our destination. Continuing through the forest and the view of the peaks of Ganesh Himal and Langtang range, we ascent to one of the highest pass in the surrounding areas, the place called Nagthali. This small village was once popular as the favorite place of the monks and priests for meditation and currently serves as the panoramic viewpoint of popular peaks including the Kerung, Sanjen range, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and others. From this point of around 3000 meters, we descent slowly and gradually to a Tamang settlement heavily influenced by Tibetan culture and may have view of Gray Langur Monkeys en route. This settlement is nothing but our destination of Thuman, a village rich in monasteries and houses with carvings in the wooden pillars and other parts of the home. Overnight in Thuman in a teahouse.
Day 07: Thuman – Timure (1762m) about 05 hrs walk
The trek deeper into the valley of Langtang continues as the trekkers head for Timure village and the historical war place of Rasuwgadhi. Marching forward in the ancient salt trade route, we trek along the mighty Bhote Koshi River. En route there are some villages influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition besides the distinct Tamang culture, prayer flags, dense forest and vegetation, suspension bridge and hot spring before we reach the Timure village. Trekkers further move on past this village to explore the historical fortress at Rasuwagadhi. After witnessing the proud historical heritage of Nepal which witnessed the fearsome battle with Tibet in the history, we trace our steps to the village of Timure along the river, across a bridge and through trail surrounded by forest. Stay overnight in Timure, a village that has Border Administration Office to regulate the visit to the bordering areas of Tibet.
Day 08: Timure – Bridim (2229m) about 05 hrs walk
We trek along the trail above the Bhote Koshi River in a gradual descent to Lingling crossing over a small stream with short ups and downs en route. Famous for traditional home-stay, comfortable accommodation, and delicious cuisine, Lingling is almost the middle of this trek. After an hour of descent to Lingling village on a footpath, we now prepare for ascent along the trail to Bridim. We meander gradually on a bit strenuous uphill climb on a ridge across the Bridim River and past the pelok view restaurant to reach the Tamang village of Bridim. This scenic village is famous for warm hospitality, unique local rituals, delicious cuisines, cultural dances and folklores, local made products and Dukchu Monastery. Overnight stay in Bridim.
Day 09: Bridim – Syabrubesi (1503m) about 04 hrs walk
In a short trekking section in Syabrubesi we have an overall descent through the rhododendron bushes as we reach to the only major settlement as we reach the Wangel after exploring the surrounding of Bridim. After Wangel the trek is rather parallel to the torrential Bhote Koshi River. Exploring the terraced landscape, villages and witnessing the marvelous mountains we reach the destination of Syabrubesi. This trek of around 4 hours marks the end of our trekking experience in the Langtang valley. Tomorrow we shall be off to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in Syabrubesi at teahouse.
Day 10: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu (1350m) about 07 hrs drive
Today we wrap up the physical trekking in the beautiful Langtang region and drive to the medieval capital city of Kathmandu. This drive takes you through the marvelous views of snow-capped mountains, lush green hills and valleys, terraced landscape and rural villages, besides the warm and hospitable locals if you make your effort to interact with them. We drive through the dusty and rough till Betrawati while the remaining section of the drive is on a well paved road. After reaching Kathmandu, you may go for souvenir shopping for the near and dear ones in your native place. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final Departure
Your trek in the Tamang community dominated region comes to an end today as you leave for your respective destinations. Check for anything that might have been left when you were packing up your luggage. You will be escorted to the international airport for your flight at least three hours prior to the scheduled time. We hope for your safe and comfortable fight and hope that the memories created in this trek shall bring back you to Nepal for another adventure.
"Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience." We wish you have a wonderful time with us!
Most Common FAQs
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels attached toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room is unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu valley.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various point and its easy to get.
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggages. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the Trek.
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.