Tamang Heritage Trail Trek 12 Days


Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a cultural and scenic country walking around the central Himalayas of Nepal on high green hills and valleys facing incredible views of the stunning Ganesh and Langtang Himal range. The Tamang Heritage trek takes us through several significant villages of Tamang people. Tamang is one of the early tribes that migrated from inner Mongolia and Tibet to the northern hills of Nepal some 3,000 years ago. Tamang is the main community that follows the traditions of Bon (native pre-Buddhist religious tradition of Tibet), and Tibetan Buddhism. Tamang is also the main hilly tribe of the central Himalaya of Nepal, spreading around the Mideast and midwest of the country. The Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges are the two major domains of Tamang people among the other inhabited areas.

Tamang Heritage Trekking Package for 2022 and 2023

A part of the Tamang Heritage trail trek follows the ancient and present Trans-Himalaya trade Caravan Route between Nepal, Tibet and China at Rasuwa Gadi. The Rasuwa Gadi border immigration for trade and tourism between Nepal and Tibet came into operation on the 30th of August 2017. The area of the Tamang Heritage Trail provides beautiful sceneries of rolling green hills, snow-clad peaks, unique culture, arts and crafts, and the traditional mid-hill farming life.

This trekking, a cultural and scenic countryside walks in the shades of Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain range can be also combined with the Langtang and Kyangjin Gonpa trekking by adding 4 to 5 days to the itinerary.

Trip Highlights

  • One of the most accessible treks in Nepal.
  • Experience some of the most beautiful scenery of farming landscape, rhododendron and magnolia forest.
  • Enjoy some of the great snow-capped mountains and unique culture and lifestyle of Tamang communities.
  • See the ancient trade route, posts and forts
  • Walk through several villages in shortest period and get great experiences.
  • Experience the ancient of way of life and belief
  • Ancient pre-Buddhist bon religion, present Buddhism and Hinduism interwoven in the same communities
  • Opportunities of seeing rare fauna and flora.

Trip Profile

  • The total length of the trip: 12 days from arrival to the day of departure
  • Number of the night in Kathmandu: 4-nights / visit UNESCO sites
  • Trek starting point:Shyabrubeshi
  • Trek ending point: Shyabrubeshi
  • Transport mode: 4x4 Jeep/Landcruiser
  • Highest elevation achievement: 3,154 metres Nagthali Hill
  • Accommodation: Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and teahouse (Lodge) on full board basis on the trek
  • Meals: An open menu to be chosen by clients
  • Trip grade: Moderate
  • Best season to trek: from the end of February to the mid of December

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: A free day in Kathmandu or optionally take a tour around world heritage sites

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubensi 1,504m. A 6 hurts drive.

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang 2,238m. A 5 hours trek

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 2607m. A 6 hours trek

Day 06: Trek to Thuman 2,400m. via Nagthali Hill 3,156m. A 5 hours trek

Day 07: Trek to Bridim 2,229m. A 5 hours trek

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel. A 6 hours trek

Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi. A 5 hours trek

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. A 6 hours drive

Day 11: Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Our personnel will be waiting at the Kathmandu international airport (TIA) to receive you with a traditional welcome. After checking into the hotel and refreshment, your guide of the circuit will update you about the necessary formalities for your proposed trek. Depending on arrival time, you will have the choice of either visiting nearby shrines or rest back in your room.
  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 02: A free day in Kathmandu or optionally take a tour around world heritage sites

Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a free day in Kathmandu for the preparation of the trek. Please let the Happy Feet Mountaineers representative know if you want to join the sightseeing tour around the ancient and historical cities in Kathmandu valley as well as the famous Hindu temple and Buddhist stupa, which are listed in world heritage sites by UNESCO.
  • Breakfast included
  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubensi 1,504m. A 6 hurts drive.

Breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu and drive to Syabrubensi. The overland journey via small towns and villages overlooking the magnificent mountains, green hills and valleys, the jungle and farmland, rivers and rivulets is a lifetime experience. You will also be driving through Dhunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa District and main entrance of Langtang National Park.
From Dhunche to Syabrubensi is an hour downhill driving, through several small villages and gorges. Stay overnight in a lodge.
  • Full board
  • Accommodation in Tea-house/Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang 2,238m. A 5 hours trek

From Syabrubensi we walk through the Goljung village and some other small farming villages inhabited by Tamang people. Today, it is an interesting walk through the villages watching magnificent views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung to reach a large Tamang village at Gatlang.

Upon reaching Gatlang village, you get a warm welcome with a Khada (religious silk scarf) and performed a short Buddhist cultural ceremony in your honour. Then you will be led to local home-stay or in a lodge for overnight stay. You will also have some time to visit around the villages and interact with the locals.

Gatlang is a beautiful village with terraced farms and stone houses of the traditional architecture of Tibetan style. There is a monastery and a small lake, known by Parvati-Kunda, a little Lake. The villagers of Goljung and Gatlang will perform a cultural show in the evening, which will make your stay very special.
  • Full board
  • Accommodation in Tea-house/Lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 2607m. A 6 hours trek

The morning walk starts with a descent to reach Thangbuchet. There will be a great view of Langtang peaks and Ganesh Himal, which are bordering Tibet toward the north. Walks continuous via small farming villages and into alpine woodland to reach at Tatopani for an overnight stop.

Tatopani means 'natural hot water spring' which is rising from the earth. People believe that a dip into such natural hot water spring heals you from pain and aches and relaxes your tired muscles as well as heals different disease due to its mineral components. In the afternoon, there will be some time to experience the culture of Tamang people and interaction with the locals.
  • Full board
  • Accommodation in Tea-house/Lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Thuman 2,400m. via Nagthali Hill 3,156m. A 5 hours trek

From Tatopani, walk leads to Thuman via high Nagthali and Bimthang as our route leads into an alpine forest. In this forest, there will be chances of spotting monkey, deer and rare endangered species such as Red Panda.

The walk leads to a beautiful place at Nagthali with views of Langtang Himal, Kyarung and Ganesh Himal. One-time Nagthali was a popular place for meditation for local monks and priests. From here, it takes an hour to get to Thuman, where you can observe farming life with Shamanic performances.
  • Full board
  • Accommodation in Tea-house/Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Bridim 2,229m. A 5 hours trek

From Thuman trek to Briddim village on route visit nearby historical Rasuwa-Gadi (fort) the border of Nepal / Tibet, which is an old fort. The fort is a historical reminder of Nepal and Tibet war. While walking, the view of Ganesh and Langtang Himal is imposing.

A pleasant walk on winding path with a climb to a ridge with views of mountains and surrounding landscapes and then enter into rhododendron, pines and oaks forest, then climb with short descend to Briddim for an overnight stop. Briddim is another Tibetan style Buddhist village located on the old trade route of Nepal and Tibet where you can observe folk and cultural show performed by the local community.
  • Full board
  • Accommodation in Tea-house/Lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel. A 6 hours trek

After a marvellous time at Bridim, the trail leads into high ridges facing views of mountain peaks to the dense forest of tall rhododendron and pines trees. The trek ends at Lama hotel following an easy downhill path.
  • Full board
  • Accommodation in Tea-house/Lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi. A 5 hours trek

From Lama Hotel, the last day walks follow downhill into the dense forest area and reach at River Side, with several tea-houses. Crossing a bridge then traverse over the hill to a junction to Thulo Syabru village and another down to Shyabru Beshi village.

From this point, the trail descends to Langtang river and walk down to Shyabrubeshi by the river bank through a beautiful forest area. Cross over the bridge, and you are back to Shyabru, the trek starting and ending point.
  • Full board
  • Accommodation in Tea-house/Lodge.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. A 6 hours drive

From Syabrubensi we drive back the same way to Dhunche and then downhill to reach warmer areas of Trisuli Bazaar, where we will stop for lunch. Reach to Kathmandu and get distributed to the rooms. The rest of the evening is free for rest and refresh.
  • Breakfast included
  • Accommodation in the Hotel.

Day 11: Kathmandu

A free day or optionally take a guided city tour. The trip is over. In the evening we enjoy farewell dinner in one of the best local restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast included.
  • Accommodation in the Hotel.

Day 12: Departure

Have breakfast and have some relaxing free time for yourself. At the indicated time, our office representative and vehicle will arrive at your hotel to escort you to the airport. Drive to Kathmandu international airport (TIA), you will go through the immigration formalities and departure.
  • Breakfast included.


NUMBER IN GROUP 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels
1 Person 1516$ 1700$
2 - 3 Persons 1011$ 1131$
4 - 5 Persons 957$ 1077$
6 - 7 Persons 929$ 1049$
8- 10 Persons 902$ 1022$
Single room supplement 160$ 280$
CITIES 3-Star Hotels 4-Star Hotels
KATHMANDU Marshyangdi or similar Hotel Shanke or Malla
DURING TREK Teahouse (Lodge) Teahouse (Lodge)

What is included

  • Airport pick up and departure services as per itinerary
  • 4-nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis, breakfast included
  • Kathmandu to Shyabrubeshi transportation by a 4x4 Jeep/Landcruiser.
  • A guide, a Sherpa helper for groups of above 6 persons in group, and one porter between every two members for the entire trekking period.
  • Insurance and expenses of all local staff.
  • TIMS and Langtang National Park entry permits.
  • Trekking period accommodation in teahouse (lodes) on full board basis – open menu.
  • A good sleeping bag for each member (if one requires).
  • A pair of a trekking pole for each member (if one requires).
  • A trekking map and duffel bag (if one requires).
  • A satellite mobile phone for communication in an emergency.
  • A small medical kit box for first aid medical purpose.
  • Shyabrubeshi to Kathmandu transportation by a 4x4 Jeep/Landcruiser.

What is not included

  • Travel insurance (Should include helicopter evacuation and cancellation eventualities as well)
  • International air tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa and visa fee (One can apply on arrival to Kathmandu airport).
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and mineral beverages during the trek.
  • Other charges such as usage of internet, telephone, laundry services.
  • Tips for Nepali staff/porters and those, not mentioned in the above price include section.


Nepal has four primary seasons:
1. Winter: December–February
2. Spring: March-May
3. Summer: June–August
4. Autumn: September – November

General Weather:
The best season to Travel Nepal is from mid-September to mid-December or from the end of February to the end of May. June to August are rainy months for Nepal and December to February are winter months, but each season has its richness.

During the summer month, the jungles will be lush to the rain forest, and the rivers will swell, the lowlands or the fields of the hills will be full of rice and other crops. During summer month Japanese tourists and from other countries, loving the high Himalaya flower, comes to sight flowers. And most of the tourist willing to travel to Tibet comes from May to mid-October. And we also have a lot of Spanish tourists touring and trekking in Nepal in these months.

During summer months the parts of Terai may see with flood and travelling during these months is hot and temperature may reach around 38 degrees, but during this time the Indian tourists visit Nepal to escape the heat in their lowlands.

During winter months the part of Terai will be misty and may find under winter mist until late morning (11 a.m.). In this season, the southern lowlands of the country get beautifully decorated with mustard flowers and Papaya in ripe.

The end of February to mid-May is the best time for fauna and flora both in the mountains and in Terai. During this time, one may find a lot of rhododendron flower, magnolia, wild orchids, and birdlife. The weather mostly remains fine in all parts of Nepal.

January February is winter, and from the end of January to February, the high passes in the mountain valley will be in the snow. During this time, the temperature around the Everest Base camp will be -17 to -30 degrees (after sunset to before sunrise). During day time will be around 5 to 11 degree and more if sunny. Nepal is a sunny country, so the temperature, even full winter, is much better than some European countries and in America and in Canada. Many of them from those countries travel to Nepal to escape their cold weather and to enjoy the sunny Himalaya Panorama.

This itinerary could be taken all year round.

Spring season:
March to May is the second-best trekking season in Nepal with long daylight period. The mid-hill starting from 1,400 to 3,800 metres is generally beautiful with a lot of Rhododendron flowers, magnolia and full of wild orchids. It is also the best time to enjoy the bird and wildlife in all parts of Nepal and famously in its nature reserves such as Chitwan and Bardia National Parks. It is also the primary mountaineering season, and more than 600 climbers reach to Everest Basecamp targeting the summit of Everest. Bright days remain hazy and may expect some thunders and light rains in the lowland and light hailing all around the country. The temperature remains -5 at Everest Basecamp to 32 degrees in the Terai belt.

Summer season:
June to August is monsoon season of Nepal, the most important natural phenomena to recharge the mountains, hills to terrains, feeding with a tremendous amount of snow and rainwater. The primary rainy months are July and August and may expect daily rains after a late afternoon with heavy rains in the night. In this season of the year, the forest turns to lush rain forests; rivers get swelled to its full to destructive strength. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, may suffer from the flood. Low land to hill terraces gets attractive with full of crops, and the high land valley gets carpeted with colourful flowers and beautiful streams. During these months, from on May, people travelling to Tibet including Mount Kailash from Nepal flock to its capital Kathmandu. Indian tourist and others living in the hot-lowlands enjoy travelling to Nepal to escape the heat in their parts. Japanese and many other tourists arrive in these months to sight rare flowers and butterflies of the Himalayas. Summertime is also the best time to trek in the areas of Mugu, Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Manaslu and Tsum Valley, Naar-Phu and Upper Mustang regions. In this time of the year falls several important festivals such as Janai Purnima, Gaijatra, Gaura Parba, Shree Krishna Janmasthami, Teej, Rishi Panchami, Dumjee, Indra Jatra, Sakadawa, and Tiji etc. The temperature remains 17 to 35 degrees, and the average temperature remains 22 degrees.

Autumns season:
September to November is the most stable weather season in Nepal, characterised by crystal clear blue skies and very little precipitation. Autumn is the most travelled season to Nepal, especially to enjoy the crystal-clear mountain sceneries. Autumn season is a prosperous time; the country collects all its corps. During autumn/fall, several important festivals such as Dashain, Tihar, and mask dance festivals such as Manirimdu in Chiwang monastery and Tengboche monastery of Everest Region. The temperature starts dropping from mid-October and remains 0 to 22 degrees.

Winter season:
December to February is generally the coldest months, temperature ranging minimum 0 to -2 degree in Kathmandu (after sunset to before sunrise) to -17 to -30 degrees at Everest Basecamp (after sunset to before sunrise), the winter's bitterest cold with short daylight period. Above 1,500 metres the day remain sunny and night sky remain crystal clear enabling to count stars. The southern lowland of the country, known as Terai, and other lowland deep valleys remains under a misty cloud until late morning (11 a.m.). In this season, the southern lowlands of the country get beautifully decorated with mustard flowers and Papaya in ripe. From the mid of January, frequent snowfall could expect in the hilly regions above 2,700 metres and into the deep mountain valleys. Wintertime is still an ideal time to visit Nepal; the mountain sceneries are wider all around the Himalayas, and the famous destination such as Everest and Annapurna with less tourist. The temperature is still much more favourable than of many western countries. The night time temperature remains -17 to -30 degree (Everest BC) to -0 to -2 degrees in Kathmandu (sunset to sunrise). The day time temperature remains -5 degree (Everest BC) to 8 to 15 degrees in Kathmandu.


Where do we sleep?
In Kathmandu, we stay in comfortable 3-5-star hotels with private en suite bathrooms. While on a trek we stay at Nepalese lodges, which offers welcoming but straightforward accommodation and wonderful traditional hospitality. The Lodges typically have one large communal room where you can sit and take meals, and there is an adjoining kitchen where you can order your food and drinks. Bedrooms are twin bedded with or without private bathroom, and dormitories with shared bathrooms.

What Equipment do I need?
You will need to bring appropriate warm outdoor clothing and a good pair of walking boots. A complete equipment list gets supplied when you sign up. Many of the necessary items can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu so don’t worry if you can’t buy everything where you live. The guides will check your equipment and clothing before departing from Kathmandu, so if anything is missing, there will be time to obtain anything necessary.

Can I arrive early or extend my stay?
Yes, you can! All you need to do is to tell us what your flight details are and how many extra nights you need and we will book your hotel accordingly. Additionally, if you would like to arrange a program or activities either before or perhaps after the trek, there are a range of options to choose from including the jungle safari at Chitwan national park, or perhaps white water rafting on one of Nepal’s spectacular rivers such as the Sun Kosi. Kathmandu has several not to miss UNESCO World heritage sites and to visit all of them with time require at least 3-5 days.

Do we join a group during trekking?
No, we do not join/mix groups in Nepal unless you come as a group. The numbers of persons coming together with you are a group and served privately.

Can I have a single room?
Yes, you can! There is a single room occupancy supplement indicated in the price list.

What about insurance?
It is a condition of joining the trek that you have insurance in place which will cover you for the costs of medical treatment, cancellations, emergency rescue and repatriation to your home country. You must ensure that it provides cover for trekking to altitudes above 4000 metres and includes helicopter rescue. We do not sell insurance schemes so requires to manage on your own.

Do I need a visa?
Yes, you do. Everyone needs to get a visa for Nepal, but you can obtain it on arrival at Kathmandu airport. You will need to bring two passport photos and the appropriate visa fee, which is the US $30 for 15 days, US $50 for up to 30 days, and US $125 for 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry to Nepal.

How fit do I need to be?
Anyone who is in reasonable shape and in good health can accomplish this trek. Some days will be harder than others, but none require much more than 5 or 6 hours of walking each day, with a leisurely lunch stop to break up the day. There is no rush or need to ‘keep up, and you are free to walk at your own pace. We would recommend that you undertake some form of simple training in advance of the trek, such as a 30-minute walk each evening for a few weeks before the start of the trek. Another exercise, such as swimming, bicycling and playing tennis, is also ideal.

Do I have to carry my pack?
We use porters to carry the majority of our equipment so daily you need only take a very light day pack which should contain no more than the camera, water bottle, a selection of snacks and a warm or waterproof jacket. Everything else needs to be packed into a large duffle bag which will be given to a porter each morning. The kitbag will be carried by the porter each day and delivered to your lodge room each afternoon. You need to make sure you have everything you need for the day before giving your bag to the porter as it can be difficult to access while trekking.

Will I be affected by altitude?
This is one of the most accessible treks with a maximum altitude of 3,160 metres (Nagthali Hill) above sea level. Most of the trek in this itinerary takes place at an altitude level of 2000 metres and no problem with altitude.

What currency do we need to pay for everything?
It would be best if you had Nepali currency, to pay for everything, which you can convert after you arrive in Kathmandu. You can bring in euro or dollar or any convertible foreign currency.

How much extra money should we allow on top of the package?
Most of the major expenses are included in the trekking package, please check what is include and what is not included section. Still, you will need some extra money to bear the expenses such as meals in Kathmandu and bottled drinks during the trek (Mineral water/Coke/Beer/Juice). In general, please, allow about 250$ per person, which should be sufficient and some more or less as per personal habits while on a trip.

What kind of transport are we going to get?
A comfortable, fully air-conditioned tourist vehicle (Car/Van/HiAce/JeepBus) as required by the numbers of persons travelling together in Kathmandu. And 4x4 Jeeps between Kathmandu and Shyabrubeshi, the trek starting and ending point.

What about the guide?
We provide government-certified local guides in any major international language you require. The guides are not only fluent in the respective language, but also have a good experience of the local culture and geography.

Do I need vaccinations to travel Nepal?
No vaccination is required to travel to Nepal, but we suggest consulting with your doctor before travelling. You can get a vaccination in Kathmandu/Pokhara but it is more comfortable if you get them before you travel.

How do I sign up?
All bookings need to be made through Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. and to secure your place we will require a non-refundable deposit of minimum US $200 or as indicated in the booking and payment conditions section.

Payment Options:
1. Bank Transfer -this is our preferred method. Payments in US Dollars should be sent to the following account:

Account Name: Annapurna Treks & Expedition
Bank Name: Nepal Investment Bank
Bank Address: Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal, PO. Box 3412
Account number: 001 611710T
Swift Code No.: NIBLNPKT

2. Payment by a Card - payments can only be processed in Nepalese rupees (NPR), so if you wish to pay by card, we will convert the dollar amount to a Nepalese Rupees equivalent at the prevailing exchange rate. Card payment is accepted only on your arrival into the country. There will be a 3.5% service fee on top.

Booking Payment Conditions

Booking and payment conditions
As soon as we have your Booking, with a specific program and more or less number in the group, we will release an invoice of 200$ per person for the confirmation deposit.

1. The final confirmation will require at least three months in advance of the tours commence with 50% of the tour payment.
2. The final and total payment will require at least 25-days before the program commences.
3. The banking transaction charges of each time payment will be needed to be borne by the sender, and a net amount of the total amount will require deposited in the company account.

Trip Cancellation
To compensate for the administrative charges, and other expenses in dealing with the booking process, the following cancellation fees will be charged.

  • Cancellation after the confirmation - loss of the deposit
  • Cancellation 45-days before trip commences - 20% of the total cost
  • Cancellation 25-days before trip commences - 50% of the total cost
  • Cancellation less than 21-days before the trip commences - 70% of the total cost
  • Cancellation after arrival or during the trip - 100% of the total cost
We, Annapurna Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd., accept responsibility for ensuring that the services booked with us are as close as possible to the itinerary outfitted in our mutual understanding. You agree and understand that it may be necessary to adjust the program due to unforeseen factors. In such a case, the group leader and sirdar/guide, in the team, will make the final decision.

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