Throughout the world, most treks involve pitching a tent each night in completely uninhabited places. That is possible to do in Nepal, however, most treks involve passing through and staying in villages along the trail. Although solitude is nice, much of the beauty that comes with trekking in Nepal is exploring and learning about the rich cultures of the Himalaya. Learn from the locals’ religion, food, traditions, and how they experience the mountains.
Take the Tamang Heritage Trek, for example. Pass through villages that are Tamang – the largest Tibeto-Burman ethnic group in Nepal. They are traditional Tibetan Buddhist. While being in awe at the majestic mountain peaks of the Langtang region, such as Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Ganesh Himal (7422m), trekkers are also amazing by the beauty and grace of the Tamang people, noted for their exceptional hospitality. If you take a more popular trek, like the Everest Base Camp Trek, you will certainly learn about Sherpa culture and observe shrines of Tibetan Buddhism. However, the depth of experience is much greater if you take one of our cultural treks. Also, the Himalayan views and other natural sceneries are no less stunning.
To add another level of joy to your trek, try taking a cultural trek during a festival! If there is a trek that particularly interests you, let us know and we will tell you the dates of the festivals that occur in the local villages. The Tamang Heritage Trek is just one of many (Tsum Valley, Upper Mustang, Rolwaling, Kanchenjunga, Nar Phu Valley, Pikey Peak, Everest Panorama etc.). Look below for more! Reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns, we are happy to help!