The Tamang Heritage Trail is located between Langtang and the Ganesh Himal in the District of Rasuwa in Nepal. This trek takes you through a culturally rich region steeped in Tibetan tradition. The local Tamang people have their own unique language, dress and customs and they are some of the warmest and most welcoming people in Nepal.
Langtang is often considered to be the third major trekking area of Nepal (after Everest and Annapurna regions) and it shares many of the attractions of those famous areas – beautiful mountain views, a rich culture and good facilities for trekkers.
This Tamang Heritage Trail tour provides a variety of experiences with Tamang rituals, Tibetan culture, festivals, traditional architecture and costumes ensuring you gain an intimate insight into the local culture.
You can enjoy a hot bath in the healing hot-water spring at Tatopani before reaching Nagthali and the ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings at Thuman provide an unforgettable experience.
There are spectacular views of the Langtang Himalaya on offer, opportunities for intercultural exchange with the local Tamang people and also a chance to see Umbrella’s work in the communities first hand. The Tamang Heritage Trail is not to be missed!
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
March to May is one of the best times to trek with lots of flowers in bloom, especially rhododendrons in the mountains. While the sky may not be crystal clear as during the autumn months, it is the second busiest season for trekking and mountaineering.
June to August are wet but the mountains and hills are covered with lush, full green forests and vegetation. The daily cloud coverage means that mountain views are not guaranteed but as very few people travel during this time it can present the perfect opportunity for people to explore the trails and nature in quiet.
September to November are the busiest trekking months due to predictable weather and mostly clear skies. The mountain views are spectacular but the most popular trails can become quite busy.
The winter months of December to February are good to trek due to the clean skies and the reduced number of trekkers. However, you should be prepared for cold temperatures.
Our guides are trained in First Aid and have significant experience in trekking this and many other routes throughout Nepal. Safety is our foremost priority and our staff will be available for any issues, and alert to any symptoms of illness,v that may come up.
Altitude problems, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can be life threatening and can occur at any point above 3000m. Our trip itinerary has been designed specifically to allow you to have enough time to acclimatise to the altitude as our height increases. Our guides are very experienced and will act in accordance with the seriousness of any mountain sickness suffered. The easiest and best remedy for AMS is to descend quickly, so never ignore the symptoms and please talk to your guide or leader if you feel unwell. They are trained to manage the logistics and assess the situation continually to make sure that you have a safe trip and enjoy yourself.
It is strongly advised that you arrive in Nepal at least 1 full day before the intended start date of your trek. This will give you the opportunity to allow for any jetlag and to obtain any additional items you may require in the numerous trekking and climbing supply shops in Kathmandu.
An airport pick up and hotel on arrival can be arranged easily for you if you wish and we will be on hand to assist you in picking up any items you need or want and to arrange tours of Kathmandu’s numerous cultural sites.
Guest Lodges, sometimes called Teahouses, along the way provide good accommodation and a considerable choice of well-prepared meals. However, it is advisable to bring your own sleeping bag, as during the high season, bedding can be in short supply and it can get very cold at the higher altitudes.
The highest point on this trek is 3500m and while it ultimately depends on the participant’s level of fitness and determination, the trekking can become strenuous at some points as we gain elevation. However, anybody with some reasonable level of physical and mental fitness can enjoy this trek.
The bus to Langtang takes about 8 hours and follows the road that winds its way up north of Kathmandu to the Tibetan border. You can choose to rent a private jeep for an additional cost instead, which can cut the travel time to 5 hours.
Lantang National Park is located 5-8 hours north of the Kathmandu valley and encompasses some of the worlds highest mountains, including Lantang (7227m) and the majestic Gosainkunda lake (4380m). Trekking days are normally 6-7 hours long and range from a mid to high level of difficulty, depending on that day’s terrain and altitude.
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Shyphru Besi - 1467m
Day 2: To Gatlang – 2238m
Day 3: Gatlang to Tatopani – 2607m
Day 4: Tatopani to Thuman – 2338m
Day 5: Thuman to Timure – 1762m
Day 6: Timure to Briddim – 2229m
Day 7: Briddim to Shyphru Besi – 1467m
Day 8: Shyphru Besi to Kathmandu
Umbrella Trekking NepalUmbrella Trekking Nepal is a social enterprise initiative by Nature Treks Himalaya, established to support The Umbrella Foundation, a registered children’s charity in Nepal.
We offer a wide range of stunning treks and adventure activities throughout the country where you can have the time of your life while knowing that you are helping give underprivileged children of Nepal a brighter future.
The treks, operated by Nature Treks Himalaya, provide internship opportunities to disadvantaged youths so that they can learn more about the industry as assistant guides, and all profits go towards the work of The Umbrella Foundation charity.
Their Social FocusThe treks provide internship opportunities to disadvantaged youths so that they can learn more about the industry as assistant guides, and all profits go towards the work of The Umbrella Foundation charity.