Tamang Heritage is newly opened trekking tail in Nepal locating about 120 km toward the north of Kathmandu in Langtang region near the Tibetan border, Langtang is One of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu, extending in an east-west direction, it is bordered on the north by the main crest of the Himalayas, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area. To the south are the Chimse Danda (ridge), crossed by the Ganja La pass (5,122 m), and Jugal Himal, culminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,989 m).
The inhabitants of the Langtang Valley are thought to be descendants of Tibetans from Kerung are of the Tamang ethnic group but a marked influence of Tibetan culture and tradition is noticed in their lifestyle closely resembling that of most Tibetan villages, their culture goes back to hundreds of years, The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone houses, and the beautifully carved wooden porches reflect their rich Himalayan heritage.
They are mainly sheep and yak herders, but grow some hardy grains and vegetables. The daily life of the villagers includes raising livestock, agriculture, and trade with Kerung in Tibet. Wheat, maize, potato, soybean, and millet are their staple food. Partly protected as Langtang National Park, visit to the area gives Himalayan nature experience and an insight into the lifestyle and culture of the Tamangs who are predominant inhabitants of the region.
- District Area: 1544 sq km
- Highest Peak: Langtang Lirung, 7245m
- Population: 44731 (in 2001)
- Ethnic groups: 64% Tamang (both Tamang and Tibetan speaking). Others include Brahmin, Gurung, Sherpa and Newars
- Literacy: only 34% (female-24.5%; male-42.5%)
- Weather: warm temperature climate up to 2000m; higher valleys north and northeast of Syabrubesi are in the rain shadow and comparatively dry. 2-3000m – cool temperature climate. Above 3000m – alpine humid climate; temperatures fall to sub-zero in winter months.
- Economic occupations: 83% Agriculture Less than 5% in service sector
- Access: By bus from KTM to Dhunche (8 hours) or Syabrubesi (9.5 hrs). Jeeps can also be hired for the journey.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, hotel installation (free in the evening).
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, visit swyambhunath, Buddhanath.
Day 3: Katmandu - Dunce - Syabru, Drive Kathmandu- Rasuwa via Trishuli, Nuwakot. (7hrs/ Overnight lodge).
Day 4: Syabru - Goljung – Gatlang- Drive Syabru - Goljung - Gatlang. Experience the Tamang culture. See scenery from viewpoint. Village walk. See cultural show at Goljung or Gatlang (5hrs/ overnight at community lodge).
Day 5: Gatlang – Tatopani- Trekking from Gatlang - Tatopani. Possibility to take hot bath at natural hot spring, sightseeing of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal on the way. Experience of the Tamang culture (6hrs/ overnight at lodge).
Day 6: Tatopani - Nagthali – Thuman- Trekking from Tatopani - Nagthali via Brindang. Animals like monkeys and deer can be seen on the way. Panoramic view can be seen over Langtang Mountain on the way. (5hrs/ overnight home stay).
Day 7: Thuman - Timure - Rasuwagadhi – Timure- Trekking from Thuman to Timure and visit nearby historical Rasuwagadhi. Observe Tibeto-Burman Tamang culture on the two villages on the way (5hrs/ overnight lodge).
Day 8: Timure – Briddim- Trekking from Timure - Briddim. Observe village life of Briddim. Watch cultural program shown by community members. Experience of home-stay and Tamang culture (5hrs/ overnight home stay).
Day 9: Briddhim – Syabrubesi- Trekking from Briddim - Syabrubesi via Wangel. (4hrs/ overnight lodge).
Day 10: Syabrubesi - Dhunche – Kathmandu (7 hrs/ overnight hotel).
Day 11: Sightseeing in Kathmandu .
Day 12: Departure.
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