Tamang Heritage Trail (THT)
The Tamang Heritage Trail (THT) is a superb introduction to trekking in some of Nepal’s most sumptuous landscapes. Here each step invites you to delve deeply into a rich Tamang culture which still occupies this region.
The THT is a relatively easy trek route which passes through authentic indigenous villages. Accommodation comes in the form of a homestay scheme which greatly benefits both the traveler and the local people. With an open heart they welcome all those who pass through. On this journey we will never be far from the breath-taking splendor of the mountains of Tibet, Langtang & Ganesh Himal. Nor will we be far from the sweet sound of laughter as we pass through the small villages – the Tamang people are some of the warmest, most welcoming people in all of Nepal.
Still relatively unexplored, the THT was only opened to tourists in 2002, after the Chinese and Nepali government resolved outstanding border claims.
The THT was developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program and truly offers the traveler the opportunity to trek in an unspoiled region. This route is framed by rhododendron forests, where the rigors of a days’ trekking can be soothed and healed by the natural hot springs of Tatopani.
The Tamang Heritage Trail is located between the mighty peak of Langtang and the Ganesh Himal. This is a region where one can still enjoy the many ancient Tibetan traditions, which remain an integral part of life here.
Situated within easy access of Kathmandu Valley we ascend north towards the Tibetan borderlands. The trek is a relatively easy circuit which takes us through picturesque villages, terraced fields and peaceful valleys. As we continue north we are given opportunity to explore some of Nepal’s traditional heritage. There is a fort, a monastery; be under no illusion the architecture of the Tamang houses will have you reaching for your camera, such is its beauty.
As we approach the final stage of our trek we will enjoy a home stay in Briddim. Here we will have a full day to relax and plenty of time to discover more about the local traditions and practices of this unique and captivating region.
Authentic local Guide
We are proud to inform you that we have trained 2 local guides from this Area. They will be able to provide expert local knowledge. We are also helping a family from the Gatlang village to start up a local home stay. We are regularly inspecting and training them to improve their hygiene standards as well as enforcing good sanitary practices.
How the Tamang Heritage Trek makes a difference
We are a Local Nepali company which means any travel through this company makes a direct contribution to the economy and sustainability of Nepal. We are passionate about our contribution to the local economy; we do this by hiring local guides and porters. Where possible we stay in smaller lodges to spread the income. The company sub-contracts all support activities like transportation, lodging etc. so that the money gets shared throughout the economy. We conserve paper by minimizing the paperwork in the office and by circulating electronic brochures. When required, brochures are printed on both sides of the paper and are in a folder format so that only relevant inserts are given.
In the field our guides, porters and clients are active representatives of responsible travel. A zero litter policy is in place so that we minimize waste/contamination in the region. We also only take a maximum of twelve participants per group. All trips focus on culture.
The community directed financial benefits are obvious in the main trekking regions of Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. However, this is not always the case in the more remote regions. Along the THT it becomes apparent that even US $10 can make a huge difference. By already choosing this trek you are making that significant difference. If you would like further information on how you can support further any of the projects along the THT then please do not hesitate to ask.