Tamang Ethnic Group Exploration

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Trip at a Glance

Trip code
NNTR-1078
Duration
7-20
Max. Altitude
3000m
Level
MODERATE
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Accomodation
Hotel/Guest House/Homestay
Meals
All Meals included
Transportation
Private Tourist Vehicle
Trip Route
Kathmandu Tamang Ethnic Group Village-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Explore the unique lifestyle of Tamangs

  • Experience the unique culture and Tradition of Tamangs

  • Take an Exploration trip in which you can learn about one of Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced hill tribes, and directly contribute to their rural economy

  • Stay in a local homestay of Tamangs and experience their warm hospitality

Overview

The Tamangs make up one of the largest ethnic groups in the country. They live mainly in the hills north of Kathmandu although you will find a sprinkling of small settlements in the east and far west regions. According to some accounts, the Tamang ancestors were horse traders and cavalrymen from an invading Tibetan army who settled in Nepal. They are well known for their independence and suspicion of authority, probably caused by the fact that in the 19th century they were relegated to low status and seriously exploited. The majority of Tamangs are living outside of Kathmandu valley since ages. They are also called Bhote, Lama, Murmi, Yolmo, Sain, etc. meanwhile the Tibetans called them Rongpa.

Tamang Culture and traditions include their Tamang Language. Which is the fifth most spoken language in Nepal, Cultural Dress, Social Structure, Their Typical song and dance style is also known as Tamang Selo. They are also famous for their typical musical Instrument Damphu and Tungna. In the hills they work mainly as farmers and laborers; and many of the 'Tibetan' souvenirs, carpets, and thangka (religious paintings on cotton) you see in Kathmandu are made by Tamangs. Tamang villages are mostly visited on few famous trekking routes in Nepal. Tamang Heritage Trail was a specially designed trekking trail to show their village, culture, and Traditions.

Their religion is closely associated with Tibetan Buddhism and the approach to a Tamang village is usually marked with a mani wall made up of prayer stones, Prayer flags and engraved with mantras. The entrance of the village is sure to have a chorten (pagoda).

Major area of Tamangs Settlements in Nepal


Dhading District
Ramechhap District
Nuwakot District

Trip Itinerary

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Tamang Ethnic Group Exploration Tour

For the Exploration and Research Trips, We customize every itinerary based on your travel plans and preferences. Normally we organize Tamang Ethnic group exploration trips for about 7 to 20 days. It depends on you how long you want to spend and the purpose of the tour.

Please let us know how long you want to spend for Tamang Ethnic Group Exploration Trip,  Then we work with you until you’re completely satisfied that you’ve got an amazing trip planned!

How do we support you for the Tamang Ethnic Group Exploration?


  1. To identify the best ethnic village of Tamangs as per your time, interest, and purpose of the tour

  2. To Arrange all necessary Paperwork and permits

  3. To provide professional and Experienced Guide and support staff

  4. To Arrange local expert who knows everything about the Tamang people and their Culture

  5. To Be the Local representative of your exploration tour

  6. To Arrange the best available accommodation in the exploration area

  7. To Arrange all the food and drinks during the exploration days

  8. To Arrange all the Transportation in Nepal

  9. To Arrange Flight Tickets, Charter flights, Helicopters, or the Rescue flight if needed

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