Tamang Heritage Trek takes you into the laps of Langtang region, and is a combination of camping and homestay trekking. You will do an interesting trek through typical Tamang villages. Discover the history of the place, the descendants and their culture. See their way of life and how it depends on agriculture, animal husbandry and trade. Unlike treks of the popular Annapurna and Everest regions, this trail is far less crowded. In fact, you will see a very few trekkers on the trail, which makes this the perfect short trek in the Nepalese Himalaya.
The people in this region have preserved their native culture and language, one that has remained virtually unaltered. The Tamang and Hyolmo people migrated nearly 300 years ago from Tibet through the ancient trade route leading there. People here had more exposure to Tibet so the culture of this region resembles that of Tibet. Yet, the mix of Nepal and Tibet found here is unique to this trail.
Syabrubesi is the beginning and end of this trek, taking you through landscapes of unspoiled natural beauty. Trekking through forests in hilly trails and rough landscapes, you might see bears, leopards, red panda, and musk deer that inhabit this place. You will enjoy panoramic views of Langtang (7,234m) and Ganesh Himal (7,422m) Range, including Mt. Dorje Lhakpa, Paldor Peak, Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) and Jugal Himal. Along the way, you will see glacial lakes, hydropower plants, visit a cheese factory, and pass through alpine terrain. You will also dip, relax, and kill-off fatigue nearby at least one hot spring.
Along with the natural beauties, you can get a lifelong memory of Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition during this trek. You can observe numerous feasts and festivals celebrated by the Tamang ethnic people of this part of Nepal. This short trek gives you an opportunity to observe and participate in the local dances like Syabru, Mane, etc. You can also buy the handcrafted items such as traditional caps, scarves, sweaters as well as gloves made up of sheep and yaks’ wool.
This is a moderate type of trek requiring a good habit of daily exercise or walking activity. The best time to visit here is in spring when rhododendron forests are in full bloom beautifying the entire region. Variety of birds and butterflies are seen playing and dancing in the colourful woodlands. The next appropriate season is autumn when you can taste different kinds of fruits that are totally organic and delicious.
This is one of the cultural heritage treks in Nepal that provides you with the knowledge about the typical Tamang culture and tradition. This community-based trekking in Nepal can be further customized to Langtang Valley Kyanjin Gompa trek, Langtang Valley Helambu trek, Langtang Gosainkunda trek, etc. Orbit Alpine Adventure is always ready to provide you with the customized trekking package of Langtang region. For more details, you can contact us via different digital media offered on our official website.
1. Where is Tamang Heritage trek?
Tamang Heritage Trek is located in the popular Langtang trekking region that is located in northern side of Kathmandu Valley. It shares its border with the Tibetan Plateau close to Mt. Shishapangma (8,027m). It is one of the closest trekking destinations from the Kathmandu Valley.
2. Why should I do Tamang Heritage Trek?
We highly recommend you to do Tamang Heritage Trek to have the experience of natural and cultural wonders of the Nepalese Himalayas. You can have wonderful glimpses of the snowcapped peaks of the Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu regions. While travelling through this belt, you can also have the mesmerizing vistas of Mt. Shishapangma and Jugal Himal, the closest Mountain from Kathmandu. This trek offers you a typical lifestyle, culture and tradition of Tamang ethnic communities. As these are the migrants from Tibetan Plateau, their culture and tradition resembles with that of Tibetan Buddhist sect. This trekking also rewards you with the diverse flora and fauna of Langtang National Park. Doing Tamang Heritage Trek in spring offers you the colourful forests of this region.
3. How high is Langtang Himal Range?
Langtang Himal Range consists of 13 recognized peaks including other unnamed mountains. The highest peak of this Himalayan Range is Langtang Lirung with the elevation of 7,234m. Other notable peaks are Langtang Ri (7,205m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) and Yala Peak (5,520m).
4. How difficult is Tamang Heritage Trek?
Tamang Heritage Trek is a moderate type of trekking in Langtang region. Although you have to walk for about 7 hours per day, the highest altitude to reach is Tatopani (2,607m). However, you have to take all the precautions to prevent from any type of unwanted consequences. The rugged trail may be a bit challenging for the beginners but not a big deal for the one having good habit of walking and good physical condition.
5. How far is Tamang Heritage Trek?
Tamang Heritage Trek is one of the closest trekking destinations from Kathmadu Valley. It starts from Syabrubesi which is around 80 kilometres distance from Kathmandu. You can reach there in a private jeep or tourist bus within 7 hours by driving along the Pasang Lhamu Highway. By walking for about 6 hours per day, you can complete this trek within 6 days.
6. Can I suffer from altitude sickness during Tamang Heritage Trek?
As the highest altitude you have to reach is Tatopani (2,607m), there is low chance for altitude sickness. Nevertheless, we highly suggest you to walk gradually with low pace. Similarly, have enough water and hygienic food items to prevent from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). As soon as you feel any symptom of AMS, consult with your trekking guide to minimize or cure it.