Tamang Heritage Trekking leads you to witness and immerse around impressive farm villages enriched with age-old culture of ancient heritage. It is an interesting country for holidays to Nepal for a week duration. Because of being suitable for all age-groups and people for walk of life.
Nepal is a unique country with varied range of climate and dramatic landscapes. Interestingly, beautiful areas lies from low-land of Terai belt to mid-hills and high mountains villages. More than 60 ethnic groups and 70 native spoken languages are found within Nepal Himalayas.
We have chosen Tamang, out of various ethnic tribes of people. Which means the Horse-Men as ‘Ta for horse and Mar’ for Red originally a horsemen and cavalry soldiers of Red Horse brigade for Mongolian and Tibetan lords around way back during Genghis Khan period.
Though the name is Tamang, only few people breeds keep horse at present. As years passed and changed the profession of this tribe headed to farming and cattle herding. Also, skill craftsmanship still retains their ancient glorious of rich culture and heritage interwoven with Buddhism religion. Which you will witness on this wonderful Tamang Heritage Trail.
Tamang tribe settled and migrated in Nepal high Himalayan country from Inner Mongolia and Tibet as far back thousands of years. Archaeologist explored and evacuated some of the ancient remains of artifacts brought from Mongolia and Tibet around Kathmandu valley rim high hills.
Tamang Heritage trek begins with drive from Kathmandu heading due north; the nearest Himalayan range of the capital. Which also touches the border of Tibet-China on the old and present Trans-Himalayan Trade Route of the two countries.
As drive leads from warmer valley, reach cooler alpine hills within the land of Tamang. With nice and impressive villages to explore after the drive from Syabrubesi and Dhunche. Dhunche is a headquarter town of Rasuwa district with Langtang Himal.
Walk starts towards elusive and hidden tracks, where few trekkers often visit around Tamang Heritage trails. Then our journey leads into nice cultural villages and old monasteries. You will get time to interact with the locals to learn traditional life of ancient heritage that still exists.
After a great exciting and enjoyable time around traditional farm villages and walking into cool, lovely woodland with amazing views of Central Himalaya with Langtang mountain range. Afterwards, walk leads back for drive to Kathmandu, after memorable experience and wonderful time around Tamang Heritage Trekking.
Best Seasons for Tamang Heritage Trekking:
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon and wet months from mid June to mid September. March to May is best time for clear views till afternoon where wild flowers are in bloom. With fantastic views of mountains, a pleasant day with cooler morning and night time.
Another best trekking season is October to December. Because of clear views of peaks with short sunlight days. Days can be freezing cold in the morning and night time, depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.
Villages and towns around Rasuwa and Nepal Mid-West / Mid-East areas were badly damaged from the big earthquake that shook Nepal in April 25th and May 15th 2015. But they are slowly returning back to normal life as it was before.