TH Trekking Itinerary
The ‘Tamang Heritage Trail’ is an exciting new trekking route located between Langtang and the Ganesh Himal. A culturally rich region steeped in Tibetan tradition, the local Tamang people are some of the warmest and most welcoming people in Nepal.
The trail passes through traditional Tamang villages where life, culture, and crafts have remained unchanged since the beginning of the settlement. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali, which used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. At Tatopani, which literally means ‘hot water’, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that ease away your aches and pains.
The trail is equally a pleasure for natural experiences. The unique landscape around Goljung Bhanjyang, Thuman and Brimdang, pristine forest between Tatopani- Nagthali-Thuman and kaleidoscopic view of the Langtang mountains, Sanjen range, Ganesh Himal, Kerung and Gosaikunda range give a wholesome experience of Himalayan landscapes and vegetation.
The inhabitants of the Langtang Valley are thought to be descendants of Tibetans from Kerung who intermingled with Tamangs from the Helambu area. The inhabitants of Briddim, Thuman, Timure and Langtang 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. 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, soyabean, and millet are their staple food. In addition, you can also observe Syabru dance, Khampa dance, Shaman performance and other colorful performances during major festivals like Lhosar (February), Chhiju (December), Baisakh Purnima (April- May) and as per your request.
YouTube Impression of Tamang Heritage Trail