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Previously a restricted area near the Tibetan border, the Tamang heritage trekking trail at Rasuwa in Nepal, as part of Langtang trekking, forms the prime attraction of newly opened trekking destinations in Nepal. As a non-tourist trekking area in Nepal the Langtang trek with new trekking trails highlights the ancient lifestyle of indigenous Tamang people who migrated into Nepal form Tibet centuries ago.
Tamang Heritage trekking trail starts either from Dhunche or from Shyabru bensi and passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, Timure and Briddim.The trail may end back in Shyabru Bensi or follow the Langtang trek from Briddim village via Khanjim.Goljung, Thuman and Gatlang are traditional Tamang village. While Goljung has ancient monastery, Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is the Tamang settlement.One can also visit a Tamang monastery and the beautiful Parbhatikunda Lake at Gatlang. From the view point of Nagthali near these settlements, one can also see a panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Himal ranges.
After the trek several days, bathing in the hot, healing waters of the natural spring at Tatopani and route from Gatlang to Chilime is an exhilarating experience. Brimdang offers cultural experience at community - run Home stay, while Nagthali at Thuman VDC is surrounded by beautiful view of Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Himal ranges.Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for Monks and priests. Next is Timure on the old trade route to Tibet.A fort at Rasuwaghadi in Timure is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibet relationship that had existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge link Nepal and Tibet.
Tamang Heritage Trekking ends at Briddim which lies on the lap of Langtang Himal.Briddim offers warm Tamang hospitality at the home-stays service run by community members. In addition, visitors can also visit local monasteries of Dukchu Gompa(monastery) chosen as sacred site by the great Tibetan Lama - Guru Rimpochhe and Chukla Khnaga Gompa.