Things you should know before going on Tamang Heritage Trek
Tamang Heritage Trek itinerary
Tamang Heritage Trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi. From Syabrubeshi, you ascend through lovely paddy fields and mani walls to Gatlang. The trail then leads you to Tatopani, where you get a chance to spend time in natural hot springs. Further, trekking through Bhote Koshi Valley enjoying outstanding landscape views, you traverse other Tamang villages and descend back to Syabrubeshi.
Tamang Heritage Trek difficulty
Tamang Heritage Trek is a relatively easy trek. As the trail ascends through paddy fields and forested paths, you have to be in good shape to go on Tamang Heritage Trekking. Even though there are no difficult steep sections to overcome, still, you have to walk for 5 to 6 hours a day minimum. Good health and stamina are needed to go on this trek.
Best time to go on Tamang Heritage Trek
Like most places, the best time to go on Tamang Heritage Trek is during spring and autumn. March to May falls under spring, whereas September to November falls under autumn. As the altitude is not high on this trek, Tamang Heritage Trek is also a good option for trekking in the winter season.
Food & Accommodation during Tamang Heritage Trek
During Tamang Heritage Trek, you stay overnight in the teahouse or lodge. They provide a warm comfortable bed and healthy, filling food. In some places, you will stay at home with the locals. Rooms will be basic everywhere and on a twin-sharing basis most of the time.
Meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse/lodge. Dishes like dal bhat, veggies, curries, momo, dhindo, etc can be found in the teahouse/lodge. You can also find tea, coffee, snacks, bars, and other beverages.
Things you will get to see & experience during the Tamang Heritage Trek
Scenic drive to Syabrubesi
Syabrubesi is the starting point of the trek. From Kathmandu, a long and scenic drive will lead you to Syabrubesi. During the drive, you will get to see lush green hills, terraced fields, and small settlements areas.
Relax in natural hot spring at Tatopani
In Tatopani village, you get to take a bath in a natural hot spring. However, you have to pay a few extra bucks. These hot springs are run by locals and are one of the means of earning money for them. The natural hot springs are said to be good for your skin and also removes skin diseases.
Beautiful trail decorated with rhododendron
During the trek, you pass by several forests, where you will see the national flower of Nepal, rhododendrons along many other floras. The region is likewise abundant in wildlife and famous for snow-leopard. If you are lucky, you might get to see one of the snow-leopards as well.
Rich culture and tradition of Tamang people
Tamang Heritage Trek is crafted to present to you the rich culture and tradition of the Tamang people. People here are mostly followers of Hinduism or Buddhism. Tamang here are called the descendants of Tibetan people, therefore you will also see the influence of Tibetan culture and tradition.
Homestay in Briddim village
In Briddim village, you stay overnight with locals in their homes. This will give you a good opportunity to look deeply into the lifestyle and practices of the locals. Interact with locals and know them closely.
Stunning views of snow-capped mountains
Get to see the stunning view of several snow-capped mountains like Gosaikunda Range, Ganesh Himal Range, and Langtang Himal. Along with that, you will get to see views of lush green hills throughout the trek.