Tamang Heritage trekking is nice cultural trekking in Lantang valley –the valley of glaciers. This is simple a home stay trek at a local Tamang home with their hospitality.
Tamang Heritage Trekking lies also in Langtang valley called “the valley of glaciers. This is a home stay based trekking, but now there has been developed nice mountain guest house as well. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow- capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primula. This is an 8 days trekking and 1-rest day. It is a combine camping and home stay lodge package. The area is north of Kathmandu. The journey to the trail head back to Kathmandu takes about a whole day on bus tour.
You will make an interesting trek through Tamang area. They are descendants from Tibet and have hardly seen any tourists. Their culture is virtually untouched. There are still bears, leopards, red panda’s and musk deer that however are no danger. In March and April the Rhododendron forests have many different species of trees, birds and butterflies.
We can discover the rough history of the Tibetan ancestors on Tamang Heritage trail trekking. Their descendants are now Buddhists and living on agriculture and trade. They dress colorful and their houses are adorned with beautiful woodcarvings. The views of the Himalayan snow-capped mountains will be unforgettable.
Day 1: Kathandu to Syabrubesi.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) which takes about eight hours and stay overnight at hotel in Syabrubesi. We drive today through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas with a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hill along the bank of Trisuli River to Syabru Besi, but we have Dal Bhat Lunch at Trisuli Bazzar.
Day 2: Syabrubesi to Gatlang Trekking.
After an hour and half of ascent from Syabrubesi we reach the view point from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Now we head down to Goljang valley for the Lunch which is an hour walking down hill from the view point. Gatlang a beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Goljang. Upon arrival the guests will be welcomed by Khada (white scarfs) and the home made local drinks Rakshi accompanied by the welcome song in local language. Get refreshed and enjoy the local Syabru dance. Overnight at the community lodge.
Day 3: Gatlang to Tatopani Trekking.
The longest trekking day of entire trip, it takes about 7 hours walking descending down and ascending up to Tatopani which literally means hot water, you can cleanse yourself in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that erases away your aches and pains. Dinner and overnight stay at local tea house.
Day 4: Tatopani to Thuman Trekking.
The hiking continues ascending and descending through forests, and open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas to Thuman, Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance. Dinner and stay overnight at local tea house.
Day 5: Thuman to Rasuwagadhi (2240m), and takes about 7 hours of walking camping.
We begin with easy flat trails which descend to Timure en route to the old trade route to Tibet. After lunch and making camp at Timure we head towards Rasuwa Gadhi, an historical reminder of the Nepal-Tibet relations that has existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge here links Nepal and Tibet. We are not permitted to camp at Rasuwa Gadhi, as it lies on the border and security is extremely tight.
Day 6: Rasuwagadhi to Briddim (2290m) and walk around 6 hours.
Passing through rhododendron forests and meadows we head towards Briddim, another Tibetan influenced Tamang village located in the bosom of the Langtang Himal. Around 43 houses are spread in Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of splitshake. Here we may meet other trekkers on the Langtang trail.
Day 7: Rest and exploring day in Briddim.
Today we rest and visit the local monastery of Dukchu Gomba, chosen as a sacred site by the great Tibetan Lama - Guru Rinpoche and Chukla Khnaga Gomba.
Day 8: Briddim to Syabrubeshi, walk around 4 hours.
We follow the Bhote Kosi River on the left side of the valley to the north and then return on the opposite side. Passing through paddy and corn fields we finally descend to our campsite at Syabrubesi.
Day 9: Syaprubeshi to Kathmandu by local bus.
The drive back to Kathmandu should take approximately 6 hours, on arrival the rest of the day at leisure.