Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

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Trip Highlights

  • Firsthand experience of long-isolated and intact Tibetan influenced Tamang culture and tradition.
  • Opportunity to live life, the way local does – staying at local houses and sharing plates with them.
  • Incredible hiking experience in magnificent Langtang National Park which is home to numerous floral and faunal species.
  • Immerse deep into the heart of the Himalayas and capture an astounding view of gigantic mountain ranges – Ganesh Himal, Langtang Range, and Gosainkunda Range.
  • Rejoice in the natural hot spring at Tatopani and indulge in the intriguing cultural programs in Briddim.
  • Explore countless Himalayan peaks from the top of Kyanjin-Ri.
  • Support locals in restructuring their lives and livelihood affected by the earthquake.
  • Great chance to experience rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.
  • Up-close view of Langtang ranges and its glaciers from Kyangjin Gompa.
  • Sightseeing of Medieval Kathmandu City and UNESCO heritage sites.


Tamang Heritage Trail Trek – A perfect amalgamation of remote hiking experience with fascinating Tamang Culture in the Lap of Gigantic Langtang Range.

If you are someone who wishes to hike in isolated parts of the Himalayas and study rustic lifestyle & intact culture, 15 Days Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is the perfect answer for you. In 15 days of Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, you will walk deep into the core of the mountain, visit local heritage and spend nights at local houses to get firsthand experience of warm Tamang culture; their Buddhist beliefs, and handicrafts.

The Tamang tribes are originally Tibetan Horse traders who settled in the hilly region of Nepal centuries ago and are an ethnic mountain group with a fascinatingly unique culture and discrete identity.

The Tamang Heritage Trail meanders through Langtang National Park and explores a dramatic area between the Ruby and Langtang Valleys: at comfortable altitude. The villages along the trail are highly scheduled and you still can experience the ancient spirit, norms, and values.

Besides the cultural aspects, the Tamang Heritage Trek offers outstanding views of the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal with a magical view of Paldor and Shishapangma (tallest mountain in Tibet). The Hot Spring in Tatopani gives you natural relief to your tired muscles.

About Tamang Heritage Trail Route 

The Tamang Heritage Trail Route negotiates numbers of ridges and winds through beautiful farmlands, grasslands, and sub-tropical forests with the view of towering peaks most of the time. You will also walk across a number of chortens, mani stones, prayer flags, and sacred wheels. It will be a great cultural experience. The forest on the trail is a common home to a variety of exotic floral species where beautiful vegetation along with Langur monkeys, red pandas, leopards, musk deer, and birds thrive in their natural environment.

This 15 days cultural trip starts in Kathmandu valley with visits to four UNESCO protected world heritage sites.  The next day, you will take a scenic northwest drive to Devighat and then drive northeast up the Trisuli River valley to Syabru Bensi. Syabru Bensi is the starting point of the trek.

The first day of the trek negotiates snaky hill routes and gradually climbs up the Rongga Ridge before heading towards Gatlang which dots traditional stone houses. Then the trail heads north to Tatopani through Chilime hydropower dam where a hot spring bath is a relaxing retreat.

The 3rd day of trek takes you to 3,200m/10,500ft altitude with a commanding view of dramatic Ganesh Himal and then joins a descending trail down to warm Thuman village. From Thuman, you will head towards Briddim – the village groomed with age-old Tibetan culture and Buddhism flavor. There are 43 families in Briddim and about half of these families offer accommodation facilities in their home.  Your next stop is at Lama Hotel (about six hours trek) through moderate ups and downs in hilly terrain. Walking through dense forest, you will pass water mills, mani walls, and chortens to reach Langtang Valley. The next day, a relatively short hike takes you to the Kyanjin Gompa which serves dramatic & up-close views of Langtang ranges and incredible glaciers. After exploration, you trek back to Lama Hotel and then to Syabrubesi in the consecutive days.

Outline Itinerary

DayDay Acitivity
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation day
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang
Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani ()
Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali
Day 07: Trek from Thuman to Briddim
Day 08: Trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
Day 10: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
Day 11: Exploration day, hike to Kyanjin-Ri and back to Kyanjin Gompa
Day 12: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Day 13: Trek concludes: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure

After completing passport, immigration, and visa procedures, you will be welcomed by the airport representative of Mystic Mountain Treks outside the terminal hall (look for your name on the placard). S/he will transfer you to the pre-designated hotel and our representative will be there with you till the check-in procedure ends in the hotel – enjoy a free afternoon. Evening: attend a welcome dinner hosted by the company where we will introduce you to your guide. He will make a briefing on the trek.

AccomodationOvernight at Star level hotel
Meals Dinner

Today, you will visit five of the Kathmandu valley’s ancient cultural sites: Swayambhunath, 2,000 years old monkey temple; the ancient royal seat of Nepal – “Durbar Square”; Patan’s ancient Durbar Square; the Sacred Hindu religious site – “Pashupatinath” and Boudhanath – the world’s largest stupa. A private tour guide and vehicle will be at your disposal. In the evening our guide will be there to check the equipment you brought and take you to the gear rental shop in case you need additional gear/ equipment.

AccomodationOvernight at Star level hotel
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
After breakfast, you will leave from Kathmandu -the capital of the Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal, and drive towards Syabrubesi- the starting point for the treks in the Langtang region. Your driving trail will be on a snaky road route through frequent switchbacks. On the way, you will get to enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna, and the Ganesh Himal mountain range (subject to clear weather).
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration8 – 9 hours
On our first day of the trek, we will leave Syabrubesi and walk across the Goljung village enjoying the magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal ranges, Shishapangma(8000+), Langtang Lirung(7,227m), and other peaks. As you reach Gatlang village, the views become more clear, scenic, and picturesque. Gatlang is a small village nestled on a hillside with traditional stone houses.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5 hours
Today after hygienic breakfast, we will begin our trek with a descent to Thangbuche village with the view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges on the way. Then, you will cross the Chilime Hydropower dam and climb till you reach Tatopani. The name Tatopani means Hot Water in Nepali dialect owing to the natural hot spring.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 – 7 hours
After breakfast, you will begin our journey from Tatopani to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagathali village. Walking through the dense alpine forest, you will reach the small village of Tamang settlement called Brimdang. From here, it’s a few hours ascent until Nagathali hill. Here, you will get to enjoy the aspiring and magnificent views of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung valley, and Ganesh Himal. Few more hours of the descent takes you to the Tamang village of Thuman.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 hours
Today, you will hike to Briddim from Thuman via Lingling. A smooth hike from lingling will take you to the Briddim. Briddim is a small Tibetan Buddhist village perched majestically at the lap of Langtang Himal. At Briddim, you will explore the Dukchu Gompa monastery. The houses in the Briddim villages are built from stones and populated by the Tibetan Buddhist people.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 hours
Today, you will walk from Briddim to Lama Hotel. The trail descends to Ghopche Khola – a small stream and then ascends rapidly to Lama Hotel via Rimche. Lama Hotel is nestled on the banks of the Langtang River and engulfed by the lush forest and dramatic mountain vistas. Note that Lama Hotel is not the name of a single hotel, it is the name of a place where there are about 12-15 Tea House Lodge.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 hours
After breakfast, you will continue your journey alongside lush green alpine forests and ascend gradually through the valley. After a while, you will leave the tree line behind – the views of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,227m) become more majestic. Further, you will walk through water mills, prayer wheels, mani walls, and chortens embellished with holy inspirations carved on them. You will reach a place named GhodaTabela for Lunch. And a few hours of the gentle walk will take you to the mesmerizing Langtang Valley.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 -7 hours
After breakfast, you will start your journey from Langtang village to reach Kyanjin Gompa as today’s final destination. You along with your trek guide walk through the pastureland which leads you to the largest mani wall of Nepal. Next, you will cross a few wooden bridges that connect you to Kyanjin Gompa which is surrounded by the mighty snow-capped Himalayas. At Kyanjin Gompa, you can explore the monastery and enjoy the views of glaciers, icefalls, birds, and yaks.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration4 hours
Today, we will wake up early in the morning and hike steeply for about hours gaining 1000m of elevation to reach Kyanjin-Ri. Kyanjin-Ri is a viewpoint with 360° panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Yubra Peak, Changbu, Tsergo-Ri, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga Peak, Ganja-la Peak, and many more uncountable other peaks. We will spend some time there enjoying the views of the Himalayan Mountain Range, take pictures, and we will gradually descend to Kyanjin Gompa and explore the village during the day time and we will stay overnight at Kyanjin Gompa
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration6 hours
Today, after breakfast at Kyanjin-Ri, you will trek back to Lama Hotel through the same route as you used Previously. Since the majority of the trek is downhill, you can reach the Lama Hotel in just 4 – 5 hours of walk. You will walk through lush alpine forest, gushing rivers, prayer’s flag, and pass several Tamang settlements whose religious practice is similar to Tibetans. At Lama Hotel you will stay at the same hotel where you have stayed before.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration4 – 5 hours
Today is the last day of your trek. After breakfast, you will descend to Syabrubesi from where you have started trekking, which is easy through lush green vegetation and scattered Tamang settlements. Once you reach Syabrubensi, you will enjoy lunch and celebrate your last day amidst the mountains.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5 hours
After early morning breakfast at Syabrubesi, you will drive back to Kathmandu through a snaky road alongside the gushing Trishuli River. We will stop for lunch on the way. Once you reach Kathmandu, you can take a rest at your hotel or roam around in the street of Thamel. In the evening, you will attend a farewell dinner organized by Mystic Mountain Treks to celebrate the successful completion of your trip.
AccomodationStar level Hotel
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration8-9 hours
Your adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal comes to an end today. Our representative will help you out during the entire check out process in the hotel and drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight of your departure.
Meals Dinner

Cost Include

  • All the airport/hotel transfers 
  • Assistance at International airport by Mystic Mountain Treks representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details
  • Star level hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouse during the trek on a twin-shared basis 
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic cultural show
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing in private vehicle with an experienced tour guide 
  • All the ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary 
  • English speaking experienced and professional trek guide
  • All the wages, equipment, accidental and medical insurance for all involved staffs
  • Friendly and experienced porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All the fees for sightseeing including entry fees of heritage sites
  • Langtang National Park entry fee
  • Langtang Region trekking map.
  • A comprehensive medical kit carried by trek guide
  • All the required paper works and permits 
  • All the applicable taxes and service charges 
  • Extend visa service and organize other tours (if demanded by guests)
  • Complete pre-departure information and flight ticket reconfirmation

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu 
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Personal nature expenses – phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, hot showers, and more
  • Extra expenses arise because of unforeseen events. 
  • Tips for guide and porters, not compulsory but highly expected
  • Emergency evacuation and rescue 
  • Travel Insurance 

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