The ‘Tamang Heritage Trail’ is a new trekking route on the borders of Tibet it is a very rewarding addition to the Langtang Valley Trek which is located between Langtang and the Ganesh Himal. The local Tamang people are recognized as being some of the warmest and most welcoming people in Nepal. The region does not require a special permit other than the normal Langtang trekking permit. This trail provides an opportunity for trekkers to know about the cultural aspects of the local region and a chance to know the cultural and social aspects of the region.
From Kathmandu we take the road north towards the Tibetan border to Sayabru Beshi rather than take the normal trail up the Langtang Valley we travel north east to enjoy a relatively gentle circuit trek through some truly picturesque villages, terraced fields and peaceful valleys. At present this trail is near virgin territory and it provides some fantastic mountain views of the nearby peaks there is also an opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs at Tatopani.
On the north of the Tatopani towards Tibet on the way there is a local fort along with a monastery and the local architecture of this region is fascinating and quite different from that found in other areas of Nepal. As we near the end of the trek we make a homestay at Briddim and have a full day to relax and discover more about the local traditions of the area.There are some dramatic views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass (5122m.), Dorje Lakpa (6989m.), Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. The trail starts either from Dhunche or Syabrubesi and passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Thuman, Timure, Briddim, Lama Hotel, Langtang valley and Kyangjin Gompa. Goljung, Gatlang and Langtang are traditional Tamang villages culminating cultural features. The visit to beautiful local Tamang monastery and the holy Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang adds exhilaration to your trekking.
Day 01: Drive to Syabru Beshi (1460 m)
Day 02: Trek from Syabru Beshi (1460 m) to Gatlang (2238 m)
Day 03: Trek from Gatlang (2238 m) to Tatopani (2380 m)
Day 04: Trek from Tatopani (2380 m) Nagthali (3165 m)
Day 05: Trek from Nagthali (2165 m) to Briddim (2238 m)
Day 06: Trek from Bridim – Lama Hotel 2410m
Day 07: Trek from Lama Hotel – Langtang 3330m
Day 08: Trek from Langtang – Kanging Gompa
Day 09: Trek from Rest in Kanging Gompa
Day 10: Trek from Kanjing Gompa – Lama Hotel
Day 11: Trek from Lama Hotel – Syabru Beshi
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu
Minimum required pax – 2