Tamang Heritage Trail
The Lang tang valley called “the valley of glaciers”. Here, mountains rise shinning towards the sky. 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 and lodge package. The are a is north of Kathmandu. The journey to the trail head (and back to Kathmandu) takes about a whole day.
You will make an interesting trek through Thamang area. They are descendants from Tibet and have hardly seen any tourists. There 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. While trekking you can discover the rough history of the Tibetan ancestors. 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 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) which takes about eight hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Syabrubesi. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. 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.
Day 02: Syabrubesi to Gatlang
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 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 03: Gatlang to Tatopani
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 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 eases away your aches and pains. Dinner and overnight stay at local tea house.
Day 04: Tatopani to Thuman
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 sometime 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.
Dinner and overnight at local tea house.
Day 05: Thuman to Rasuwagadhi (2240m) About 7 hours of walking camping.
Day 06: Rasuwagadhi to Briddim (2290m) Walking around 6 hours.
Day 07: Rest and exploring day in Briddim.
Day 08: Briddim to Syabrubeshi, Walking around 4 hours.
Day 09: Syaprubeshi to Kathmandu by local bus.
All meals (B/L/D) & accommodation (Lodge/Tented camp) during the trekking period
National park permit
Domestic airport tax
English speaking guide
Highly experienced staffs
Staffs food, clothing & salary
All necessary grounded transportation
Airport picks up & drops
TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
Personal nature expenses
Rescue & Evacuation
Gratitude (tip) for staff