Important Information

Langtang, gosainkunda and Helambhu Region Treks
10 Days
Max Altitude 3720m
Best Season Spring - Fall
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Level 2
Group Size
2 - 20 people
Transportation Jeep

“Explore the sacred Tibetan culture as you walk the wild terrains of the Tamang Heritage Trail.”

Tamang Heritage is an emerging trekking destination with a less crowded trail that was opened in 2015 for the village tourism project. This trekking area is influenced by Tibetan culture lies in the Rasuwa district bordering Langtang Valley. This trek can be done in 4 to 5 days. Gatlang and Thuman are the most beautiful villages with rich in culture and ancient wooden crafts. Besides the village, there are other tourist attractions places like Tatopani for hot spring and Nagthali for the panoramic view of Manaslu Massif, Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal.

The Tamang Heritage trail takes you through the verdant midlands of Nepal exploring the beauty of this mountain region and the culture of the people who live here. The trail passes through traditional Tamang villages’ life, culture and crafts have remained unchanged since the beginning of the settlement. Warm traditional welcome hosted by the locals, their elaborate costumes, the rich architecture of their mountain houses, and the ancient monasteries lured so many visitors.

The Tamang people were originally Tibetan horse traders who used to migrate back and forth between Tibet and the lowlands of Nepal. They are considered one of the oldest tribes of Nepal, with roots tracing back to the ancient people of Mongolia. Your trek takes you through alpine terrain, meadows, and Rhododendron forests, taking in soaring views of high peaks.

Highlights of Tamang Heritage Trek

  • Experience the rich culture of the Langtang region
  • Discover the border region of Nepal and Tibet and learn about its rich history
  • Stunning mountains view from Nagthali.

Outline Itinerary ( 10 Days )

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by a representative of the Himalayan Wander Walkers. You will be checked into your hotel. You will meet our trekking operator for a briefing about the entire trek on this day. You can either rest or hang out around a famous tourist area in Kathmandu, Thamel.

Overnight at the hotel set with BB plan. 


Day 2

Drive to Syabrubesi (1500m/4921 ft, 7-8 hours’ drive.

There’s an early morning departure today, as we join the road that heads northwest through Balaju. SyabruBesi is the initial point for trekking in Langtang valley. It takes about 7 to 8 hours’ drive to cover 117 km from Kathmandu to SyabruBesi. En route, we can enjoy the scenic views of the mountain and rice terrains. Syabrubesi bazaar is cramped with lodges and hotels.

Overnight at teahouse.
Meal: Full-board, three times a day.


Day 3

Trek to Gatlang (2238m / 7742 ft), 6 hours.

Hope you had a good sleep because today is going to start with a long climb. For around 2 hours you’ll be ascending up a slew of switchbacks that mark the beginning of our foray into the trail. It’s all worth it when you reach a vantage point with views of Ganesh Himal, the Gosainkunda range, and Langtang Lirung. Along the trail, you’ll see numerous Buddhist Chortens and mani walls, which all add another dimension to this picturesque landscape. After descending for around 45 minutes we’ll reach the little Tamang village of Goljung, where we’ll stop for lunch. There’s still 2.5 hours until we reach today’s destination, another Tamang village called Gatlang (altitude of 2238m). Besides its obvious cultural richness and stunning location, Gatlang also boasts a 100-year-old Tamang monastery and the secret lake, Parvati Kunda. Legend has it that this lake was discovered in ancient times while the King of Gatlang was on his way to find a missing hunting dog. It is now revered by women for its apparent powers of fertility. You’ll reach each of these landmarks after a 45-minute uphill walk.

Overnight at teahouse.
Meal: Full-board, three times a day.

Day 4

Trek to Tatopani (2607m / 8553ft), 5-6 hours.

Are you ready? Today is commonly known as “the toughest day of the trek”. But the rewards far outweigh the grueling bits. Descend gradually along the ridge to the Bamdang Khola, which turns north along the Chilime Khola until you reach the town of Chilime (around 2 hours walking). After crossing a suspension bridge (always fun) you’ll begin an arduous climb of around 450-meters to the village of Gongang. It’ll take around 1.5 hours of steep uphill climbing but there’s a lunch break on arrival. The next section is much less physically strenuous, as you continue the ascent for around 2 hours until you reach Tatopani (2607m).

Overnight at teahouse.
Meal: Full-board, three times a day.

Day 5

Trek to Nagathali (3,165m/10,384 ft.), 5 hours.

As you pass through an incredible rhododendron forest clinging to the side of the mountain, the vines and moss-covered trees give your environment a real “prehistoric” feel. Although, instead of dinosaurs you’re more likely to encounter troops of Grey Langur Monkeys. Further on, we reach the village of Brimdang, before continuing up the side of the highest and steepest part of the trail. One ridge after another offers better and better views of Ganesh Himal to the west and the Langtang range to the east. The ridgeline ends atop the open grasslands of Nagthali Hill, approximately 45 minutes from Brimdang.

Overnight at teahouse.
Meal: Full-board, three times a day.

Day 6

Hike to Nagthali view point and trek Thuman (2338m / 7670ft), 5-6 hours.

After your breakfast, hike to Taruche where you will see jaw-dropping views of Langtang Lirung, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma on the Tibetan side; while before you the Sanjen Ranges open up. No wonder the hill served as a perfect place for meditation and contemplation for monks. Spend as long as you’d like here, taking in the views and enjoying the sense of accomplishment. Then it’s time to descend approximately 900-meters through deep woodlands to Thuman, which faces the Shisapangma and Langtang Lirung peak. A distinct Tibetan influence can be felt in the village with its Shamanistic beliefs, ancient monasteries, and houses covered in woodcarvings. 

Overnight at teahouse.
Meal: Full-board, three times a day.


Day 7

Trek to Briddim (2239m / 7345ft), 5-6 hours.

Today we pass through rhododendron forests and meadows to reach the Tamang village of Briddim, located in the heart of the Langtang Himal. It will take over 2 hours of uphill walking. Briddim marks the end of the Tamang Heritage Trail and is often a highlight for many of our travelers. Here you will get to experience a homestay with a local family, sleeping overnight in their comfortable wooden home. You’ll get a richer understanding of the culture here and share stories with your host.

Overnight at teahouse.
Meal: Full-board, three times a day.

Day 8

Trek to Syabrubesi (1503m/4931.102 ft.), 4 hours.

Continue along the trail through the hilly region of Khangjim and Sherpagoan, learning about the rich culture of the Tamang and Sherpa communities along the way. After trekking down through a pine forest and bushes lead toward Syabrubesi.

Overnight at teahouse.
Meal: Full-board, three times a day.

Day 9

Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429.134 ft.), 6-7hr drive

Seven hours of driving through the serpentine road enjoying the pleasant views of Majestic Mountain, cascading waterfalls, paddy fields, and woods will take us to Kathmandu. We will be conveyed back to our hotel where we will enjoy the evening dinner and head towards our comforting beds.

Overnight at the hotel set with BB plan. 


Day 10

Departure from Kathmandu

We are saying goodbye as your journey to Nepal comes to an end today. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3-4 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Himalayan Wander walkers will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.



All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
First aid kit
An arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
Trekking route maps
All necessary government taxes and service charges
Porter (For two person)
Two Night Hotel in Kathmandu


Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu
All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from the airport
Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
Tips for the trekking crew
Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control

Important Information

Checklists for Tamang Heritage Trek

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Lodging
In Nepal, all trekking supplies - Teahouse trekking means staying and eating in local lodges. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow, blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We eat at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, the menu is not extensive. They offer a variety of potatoes, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Beers and local spirits are often available, but that will be at your own cost. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There are also snacks available such as basic biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. It is normal to meet your porter in the teahouse where you will stay overnight. So, pack your necessary things in your own day pack.

Dress code for visiting Monasteries and Temple

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Note regarding itineraries

Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear.
Trekking or running shoes Camp shoes or thongs Socks (polypropylene)
Down or fiber-filled jacket Jumper or piled jacket Hiking shorts Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants T-shirts or blouses Underwear Sun hat
Rucksack Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional), Water bottle Torch, batteries, and bulbs