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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek - 9 Days

Explore the nature and rich biodiversity of the Tamang Heritage Trekking Trail to the Rasuwagadhi Fort and the ancient trade routes to Tibet

Tamang Heritage Trekking is a combination of tribal artistry and cultural heritage trekking, where trekkers enjoy the traditional lifestyle, unique culture, handicrafts, costumes, traditionally built houses, and panoramic views of Himalayan scenery. The Tamang Heritage Walk offers panoramic views of Langtang Lirung Himal, Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Paldor Nashpati, Manaslu, Shringi Himal, and many more.

Tamang Heritage Trek is off the beaten trekking trail in the northern part of Kathmandu and close to the famous Langtang Valley Trek. Tamang Heritage Trek offers you a great opportunity to see beautiful natural scenery, terraced green farmlands of traditional Tamang village, sparkling snow-capped peaks, snow leopards, red pandas, lush vegetation, natural hot springs, waterfalls, and abundant wildlife like Tibetan. Buddhist and Tamang unique culture, tradition and lifestyle, way of life, warm hospitality, local home stay, food, rhododendron and pine forest, Buddhist monastery, moraine glacier, Himalayan civilization, flora and fauna etc. The region is connected to Tibet and the test was used by ancient Tibetan traders for salt and meat from the south for food. This Tamang Heritage Walk can be walked throughout the year.

The Tamang Heritage Trail begins with a short and scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi. After that, our actual trek will gradually move towards the beautiful village of Gatlang from Goljung Valley. And we headed towards the beautiful village of Tatopani – a natural hot spring. Our tour then leads to the top of Nagathali Hill which is a popular meditation center for local monks and priests. Then we slowly trekked up to Thuman. Thuman is one of the popular Tibetan influenced Tamang villages. So we go to the village of Timure, the old trade route of Tibet. Our trek continues to the beautiful Tamang village of Briddim. At Briddim you will experience warm cultural hospitality at a homestay. Then we trek till Syabrubeshi and return to Kathmandu from Syabrubeshi.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 91350m)
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubeshi (1,450m) 7/8 hrs
Day 03: Trek to Gatlang Village (2,320m) 5/6 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Tatopani (2,607m) 5/6 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Thuman (2,338m) via Nagathali Danda (3,165m) 7/8 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Bridim (2,239m) 6/7 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Syabrubeshi (1,450m) 5/6 hrs
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu 7/8 hours
Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu

Join us on the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek in 2022/2023

Customize your trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always be “tailormade” personally. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped according to your taste, for more information please email us at info@alpinetrav.com/
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Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m)

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and after completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage at the airport, please exit the arrival hall. Your tour leader will wait for you outside the arrival hall and take you to your hotel. Please look for the AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions placard when exiting the arrivals hall. And upon arrival at the hotel, welcome drinks will be served and after you freshen up, your trek leader will brief you about your journey in the evening at your hotel lobby. And your free time. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street.

Day 2
Drive to Syabrubeshi (1,450m) 7/8 hrs

From Kathmandu, we take a 8/9 – hour scenic drive to Syabru Besi, a little trading town for the Langtang area. After driving for 30 km, we approach pristine villages on the banks of the river Trishuli. We also get to view the enthralling panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and peaks of the Langtang region. Overnight at your lodge

Day 3
Trek to Gatlang Village (2,320m) 5/6 hrs

Today our trail takes us through green plains to a lovely viewpoint Bahun Danda Pass from where we can see the lovely traditional village of Gatlang. We then trek to reach the Goljung Valley with various Buddhist monasteries, written white mantras, and gem walls where we enjoy our lunch. We reach Gatlang village enjoying the view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and mighty peaks. Gatlang is a picturesque village located in the hills where the houses have wooden and stone shutters with artistic, colorful Tibetan decorations.

Day 4
Trek to Tatopani (2,607m) 5/6 hrs

We start our trek today with a scrumptious breakfast at a teahouse. We will continue following the line of stone pyramids called Chortnes with written white mantras at Thangbuche near Chilime village. We then visit the Chilime hydroelectric dam and continue our long and tiring walk across the suspension bridge over the Chilime river towards Tatopani village. After lunch at Cherka, we slowly ascend towards Gonggang village. We reach Tatopani village with a great view of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal. Tatopani literally means hot spring and the local belief is that the water has healing properties that will ease your aches and pains after a long walk. Overnight stay at a tea house in Tatopani.

Day 5
Trek to Thuman (2,338m) via Nagathali Danda (3,165m) 7/8 hrslang Village to Tatopani (2,607m) 5 hrs

Today we start our day after breakfast along with Indriya Alpine Forest passing through the Tamang settlement of Brimdang. After a few hours of uphill walking, we reach the highest point of this trek, Nagathali Danda, at an altitude of 3,165 meters. It is a popular meditation center for local monks and priests. This place is a panoramic view from where we can enjoy the panoramic view of Himal Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Paldor Peak and mighty peaks. After lunch we descended to Thuman; Another beautiful Tamnag settlement with traditional houses. Stay overnight at Thuman’s Tea House.

Day 6
Trek to Bridim (2,239m) 6/7 hrs

Today our trek begins with a walk through rhododendron forests and grasslands. Going uphill towards Dalphedi village through Bhotekoshi river, we will be tested. Then we continue to the ancient trading route of Tibet to the village of Timure where we spend our time for lunch. If you want to trek towards Rasuwagadhi then its option depends on your trek. It is a historical reminder of the Nepal-Tibet relationship that has existed for many centuries. Our trek then descends through various gem walls to the valley of waterfalls and the village of Lingling. Our trek continues to the beautiful Tamang village of Briddim. Bridim is a Tibetan influenced Tamang community, ideally located in the lap of Langtang Lirung. At Bridim you will experience warm cultural hospitality at a homestay and stay overnight at a homestay.

Day 7
Trek to Syabrubeshi (1,450m) 5/6 hrs

Our day starts with breakfast at the homestay where you can have a real taste of local Nepalese food. We start our day with a quick sightseeing around Bridim village. Then our trial descends a little further through the pine forest towards the village of Syabrubeshi. On the way we can experience the beautiful landscape of rice and corn fields and the panoramic view of Langtang Mountain. Overnight stay at Syabrubeshi tea house.

Day 8
Drive to Kathmandu (1,350m) 8/9 hrs

The return journey to Kathmandu is an easy 8-hour journey through scenic highways and typical countryside. We check into our hotel and the rest of the day is free to relax and reflect on the wonderful trip. Overnight at our hotel

Day 9
Departure from Kathmandu

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been our pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. So stay tuned. Today is the last day of the journey, saying goodbye to the trekking and the Nepal tour is ending today! No plans except to trade emails and organize photos with travel buddies. If you have more time you can go shopping in the tourist center of Thamel where you can buy souvenirs for your family. Your AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions representative will transfer you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, (SAFE TRAVEL!! We hope to see you again)

Cost Inclusion

  • All meals (B, L, D) whilst on the trek with tea & coffee
  • 2 nights standard hotels and 6 nights teahouse/lodges
  • Trekking permit, and national park +local fees
  • Local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
  • 1 porter for every 2 trekkers throughout the trek
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu
  • All transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket 'if required' (return after completing the trek)
  • Employee equipment, insurance, and allowances
  • High altitude medicine and first aid kit
  • Helicopter rescue arrangement (If necessary)
  • Group farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare & Nepal Visa
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request, Kathmandu only)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Horse renting & additional porters due to natural calamities on the trek
  • Personal expenses - Drinks & Souvenirs
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Gratuities for staff

Difficulty: Moderate

Trails generally go above 3000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 4 – 6 hours. The perfect setting for an introduction to moderate & challenging trekking in Nepal. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well and the well-known ‘Nepali flat’ – a little bit up and a little bit down.


No previous experience of trekking is required but you should be moderately fit and have fun walking and adapting to high altitude conditions. Having previous experience is definitely beneficial but it is not mandatory to participate for this trip. To fully participate in this journey, all passengers must be in good physical health. We strongly advise you to prepare for your trip by exercising regularly, walking, running or going to the gym. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable the hiking experience will be. All of our travel itineraries have been designed with each aspect in mind and given enough time for adaptation.


The best season for Trek is from March to November. In both seasons, Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. The given temperature may raise or lower with the change in weather factors: (Sunny, Snow, Rain, etc.)

Autumn/Fall (Sept to Nov)
This is when the rain settles after the monsoon (July to Mid September )and the weather gets dry. Slightly colder than Spring but presents clear views of the mountains. The mornings are clear providing the best mountain views, days are warmer, and nighttime will get cold and frosty. Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day.

Spring (March to May)
Another weather window for trekking in Nepal comes during the month of the latter March to May. The temperature will be relatively warmer during this period of time but still, nights will be cold and frosty at a higher elevation. During the spring season, The trekking trails all over the country are filled with vibrant mixes of red, pink, and white floras offering surreal experience along the trek. Spring season offers warm temperatures, blossoming flora and temperate days.

Travel insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reasons in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision. Carry proof of your insurance with you on the holiday and leave a copy next to your kin. You must ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

Group Size

At, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions; Our emphasis is always on maintaining small groups so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. We only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you are to join our’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of the group varies, the minimum no of persons required to operate the trip is 1 and the maximum is 12 people.
If you want to travel something that is not included in our travel list, we are ready to tailor a trip to your exact needs. In short, we will do our best to get you on the journey you want, when you want it.

Carry my own stuff

You will only carry your day pack carrying the essential items (Water, Cameras, Extra Fleece, Rain jacket, Sunscreen, Snacks, Valuable Items, etc.) that you may need during the walk. The rest of your stuff will be carried by the porter. We provide 1 porter for every 2 participants and we also provide a duffel bag to put your trekking gears.


We have a deep passion for alpine adventure and the outdoors, and with the small business group on board we have worked on the most isolated trails we are proud to be successful in every region of Nepal and this is all due to our diversity and qualified team of guides. So your journey will be led by a qualified guide with 1 porter for every 2 participants and 1 assistant guide for every 4 participants.


In Kathmandu, we stay at the Manang Hotel in Kathmandu, in the heart of Thamel, where you can relax and have fun. Breakfast will be served at the hotel and your accommodation will be based on a twinning partnership.
Whether you’re returning from the mountains or touching the base from the airport, come and relax at the hotel, and order some good Italian espresso or a cold beer enjoy.

On track:
(Langtang area) does not require large logistics accommodation for hiking as there are many clean and friendly lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, usually a bed with pillows and blankets, but there is a wonderful view from your window. All teahouses/lodges have ample warm dining room lounges. The rooms are very basic. Blankets are usually provided by the teahouse but we will provide warm sleeping bags for everyone.

The Bathrooms are often shared and in many places, toilets are squat type. Please note that some of these are very basic and require a sense of adventure.

Single supplement:
Those who want to build their own room in Kathmandu will have to pay only one supplementary fee. Especially when traveling in groups, we always pair up to share a room with people of the same sex and age. If in the case of single by default, customers do not have to pay for a single supplement. Please note that trekking, due to limited rooms in teahouses / lodges, is sometimes not possible for singles.


Includes food
All meals are included in the trek and we will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. Tea houses range from traditional Nepali dal bhat, and momo (dumplings) to Indian food to pizza and apple pie. During the trek, breakfast and dinner will be served at the tea house / lodge where you are staying and lunch will be on the way.

In Kathmandu, breakfast will be provided only to give maximum flexibility in deciding where and with whom to have lunch and dinner.

On Trek: Drinking Water
Staying hydrated is important during any physical activity but especially at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3 liters per person per day.
We urge you not to buy bottled water on the trek as it contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal.
Teahouses sell almost boiled water. Nepali Rs.150-300 per liter but (cost increases when traveling) which does not require treatment. It’s also perfect for bedtime refills as it can double as a hot water bottle.
Alternatively, all teahouses will provide free cold water on request. Although it is not good to drink without treatment, it is important to note that we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle and use an effective form of water treatment.

Typical Day

Daily wake-up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided the night before during the briefing time. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.

Tea will be served in your room as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast. During the trek, Breakfast and Dinner will be served at the Lodge where you stay and Lunch will be along the way. We will arrive at our destination by tea-time and the evening will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Equipment Checklist

We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu.

Clothing and Footwear:
-Long-sleeved shirts
-Warm Jackets
-Waterproof jackets
-Warm socks
-Warm Hat
-Trekking shoes
-Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
-Daypack 30-35 liters (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets, and others

-Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
-4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities

Flight tickets:
-Credit cards in case of emergencies
-Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

-Headlamps with extra batteries
-Sunglasses with UV protection
-Camera with charger or spare batteries
-A pair of trekking poles
-Water bottle one (1) liter
-Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
-Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
-Reading materials, notebooks, and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
-Quick-drying towel
-Small face towel
-Toothbrush & Toothpaste
-Deodorants, Soap, and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
-Face and body moisturizer
-Sunscreen and lip balm
-Hand sanitizer
-Antiseptic wipes
-Hygiene products
-Basic first aid kit

All-inclusive service for the trek

Trekking is an all inclusive journey which means you only need cash for your personal expenses and food in Kathmandu. At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions, our goal is to provide a wonderful vacation in our part of the world and ensure that our customers enjoy the vacation with as little risk and worry-free travel as possible, whether monetary, physical or emotional. .All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be provided to you hassle free before your arrival. On the walk, you will be led by an experienced and medically trained guide/leader with a high staff ratio. On the trek, we offer you an open/select menu option which means you can choose your food directly from the menu.
Our itinerary is designed keeping in mind every aspect like customization, good campsites, real life experiences, etc. (Down jacket, sleeping bag, and waterproof duffel bag), all the necessary permits for the trek, guide, and support staff, transfers, and transportation Kathmandu, etc. are included. The cost is mentioned in the inclusion

Useful Info

  • Respect the privacy of local people and ask permission before photographing them or their children
  • Appreciate and respect local culture and customs
  • Always stay on the upper side of the road when crossing donkeys for your own personal safety.
  • In landslides, fields quickly cross them or climb around them if possible.
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol are not recommended at altitudes above 3000 meters
  • Drink at least three liters of water a day
  • Be aware of symptoms associated with altitude sickness and be honest with yourself and your guide about any symptoms.
  • Although not mandatory, it is always beneficial to use the invaluable services of a guide on a hike.
  • However it is always beneficial to consult with an easy or difficult guide as needed.

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. Therefore, the trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

General Information

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
From $1,100.00
per Person

Trip Facts

  • 8N/9 Days
  • Moderate
  • 3,165m/10,350ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle
  • Lodges During Trek
  • 1 Max 12


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