Tamang Heritage trek is a good alternative to traditional Langtang trekking. Since this is a newly developed trekking route, there are relatively fewer tourists in this part of the mountain. The trek offers to know more about the Tamang people and their cultures. There is a belief to be the offspring of Tibetans from Kerung who later intermingled with Tamang of the region.
This recently opened trekking route lies towards north of Kathmandu in the Langtang National Park. The trek starts and ends at Syabru or Syaphru Besi connected with a road from Kathmandu. It is a scenic and adventurous drive that passes through the hills and traditional villages. Tamang Heritage trail also offers the enchanting views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal.
The trek starts at Syabru Besi that passes through the traditional villages of Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Timure, Rasuwagadhi and Briddim then return to Syabru Besi again. Tamang Heritage trail also offers some wilderness experience through the picturesque landscapes of alpine terrain, flat meadows, rhododendron and pine forest.
The visit to beautiful Tamang monastery and the holy Parvatikunda ‘Lake’ at Gatlang is an additional attraction on this trekking. This is an eco-friendly trekking route which gives an opportunity to stay with Tamang families. Their warm welcome in distinct costumes, architecture of mountain houses and traditional culture are unforgettable in lifetime.
Want to combine this trek with Langtang Valley? Then our Tamang Heritage Langtang Trek – 13 Days could be of your interest. This trip is a blend of adventure, culture and nature.
Best time for Tamang Heritage Trek
- High Season: March to May and September to November are considered as the best months for Tamang Heritage trek.
- Low Season: December is also feasible to trek but can be cold and June is favourable before the monsoon arrives.
- Off Season: January and February may not be the right time due to possible snowfall and the road travel can be affected between Kathmandu and Syabru Besi by the landslide during July and August.
- Free of complications of a flight
- Mixed culture of Tamang and Lama Societies
- Distinct costumes and amazing architecture of mountain houses
- Traditional villages of Tibetan influence
- Spectacular views of Langtang Ri and Ganesh Himal
- Home staying with local family
- Great countrysides and beautiful landscapes