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Tamang Heritage trek, an alternative trek of Langtang valley trek is one of the demanding and popular trekking destinations of Langtang region. Talking about Langtang region, this region is the ancient home of Tamang people and is also popularly known as ‘Valley of Glaciers’. Tamang Heritage Trek is designed for those trekkers and mountaineers who wish to trek on the Himalayas of our country and wish to do the sightseeing of the unique cultures and traditions of people living on the Himalayas. This trek takes the trekkers to some of the ancient villages and settlements of Langtang region.
Tamang Heritage trek offers the trekkers with the spectacular views of mountain ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Annapurna, Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and a closer view of Langtang Lirung range. You will also get an opportunity to explore a wide variety of flora and fauna found in this region. However, the major attraction of this trek is the sightseeing of the lifestyle and culture of Tamang people of Langtang region.
This journey starts with the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. We will then take a long and scenic drive from Kathmandu valley to Surya Besi which will be the starting point of our journey. Trekking ahead will take us to Tatopani which is one of the major attractions of our journey. Trekking via many ancient Tamang village will take us to Lama Hotel form where you can do the sightseeing of the beautiful mountain ranges. The final destination of our trek will be the Langtang valley which is the ancient home of local Tamang people.
You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche which is about eight hours drive. You stay overnight at hotel in Syabrubesi. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road after Betrawati is still under construction.
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 the view point. Gatlang the beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Goljang. Upon arrival the guests will be welcomed by Khada (white scarf) 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.
This would be the longest day of the entire trip and will take about 7 hours. The walk begins by descending to Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhotekoshi River. Stop for the lunch here. Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After lunch the trail will be ascending up crossing the hanging bridge. Ascend continues until you get to Tatopani which literally means ‘hot water’, you can clean yourself in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. Dinner and overnight stay at local tea house.
The trail ascends to Nagthali Danda (3300m) the high open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas. Stop for lunch at Brimdang village. After lunch the trek continues ascending to Nagthali Danda. One can enjoy the view and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa. Trek continues down to Thuman, Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance.
about 7 hours of walking camping.
walking around 6 hours.
Walking around 4 hours.