Inhabited to northern and eastern part of
Kathmandu, so called Mangolians; Tamang people are supposed
to be split and upgraded from the Bhotia/Sherpa caste people.
They have their particular language and tradition. Due to
the impression of Buddhism and Hinduism, they celebrate
the great festivals of Buddhist and Hindus little a bit
in different way. Professionally they are farmer. They celebrate
Lhosar- the Tibetan New Year festival, Dashain / Tihar-
The Hindu's greatest festivals. Bhadau Jatra, Magh Jatra,
Purnima Jatra are their particular festivals. Marriage ceremonies
are only arranged in Mangsir (between November and December)
for a month. Thatched/hay/mud roof houses scrubbed with
cow dung and colorful clay look very attractive. Lamas (monks)
are the priests who do the purity rites and Shamans are
the doctors, who cure the patients. They threaten the evil
spirits, forecast the weather, tell the fortune and control
the witches. By dancing and playing the drum with a stick,
wearing special ornaments and uniform, shaman performs his
job, which is very interesting. Raksi- the local alcohol
and Chang-the local beer are compulsory to perform any kind
of ritual job.
Samari village, Nuwakot
Located in Trisuli River valley just north west of Kathmandu,
Samari Bhyanjyang- a big village of Tamang people is the
model and unique place to explore the Tamang culture. Two
to three hour driving from Kathmandu to Trisuli bazaar is
very pleasant and photogenic views of Himalayas, river valleys,
evergreen forests, beautiful landscape and mountain villages,
planting and harvesting crops, many different species of
birds and animals. The spectacular view of the world famous
Himalayas like Manaslu(8163m), Langtang Lirung(7246m), Dorje
Lakpa(6990m) and Ganesh Himal(7249m) can be viewed from
the village all day. Studying and exploring the Tamang culture
can be the exotic fun and experience. No prior hiking experience
is needed. The elevation of Samari village is no higher
Timal village is one of the most interesting and beautiful
villages of eastern part of Kathmandu valley for its particular
specialty in culture, tradition and views of north-eastern
Himalayas. Beautiful landscape, typical Tamang culture,
some of the most interesting religious sites, scenic views
of the wonderful river valleys, panoramic views of the Himalayas
just in front of the eyes, easy accessibility are the key
features of the village. Many anthropologists/sociologists
have focused their research in this village to study the
typical Tamang culture.
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1310m).
Day 02 : Mountain flight before noon
that is the Himalayan adventure with scenic views of the
Himalayas very closely then arrange everything for the trek.
Day 03 : Drive to Samari Bhanjyang
during dry time otherwise, drive to Trisuli bazaar then
hike to Samari Bhanjyang.
Day 04-05 : Explore the area and exotic
Tamang culture. Enjoy with Tamang culture show. Instead
of going to Samari Bhyang, tourists can head to Timal village
of Tamang people in Kabhre. There is an option to go to
Langtang trek or Helambu trek via Gosain Kund or Ganjala
Day 06 : Hike back to Trisuli bazaar
then drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 07 : Drive to Pokhara, a lakeside
Day 08 : Explore the unique nature in Pokhara.
Day 09 : Drive to Chitwan.
Day 10 : Enjoy with nature and Tharu
culture. Chase the elusive Bengal tiger riding on the elephant,
jeep safari, jungle walk, watch the elephant breeding center,
explore the Tharu culture, enjoy and dance with them.
Day 11 : Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 12 : Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 13 : Fly back home.