Tamang Heritage Trail

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Bahundanda . . . the high pass just above Syabru Besi Bahundanda . . . the high pass just above Syabru Besi The Langtang Range The Langtang Range A colorful lodge near the village of Goljung A colorful lodge near the village of Goljung It's unclear why this motorcycle was posing with this heifer . . . near Goljung It's unclear why this motorcycle was posing with this heifer . . . near Goljung Lodge proprietors near Goljung . . . the big knife is called a khukuri and is typically kept in the belt of Tamang men. Lodge proprietors near Goljung . . . the  big knife is called a khukuri and is typically kept in the belt of Tamang men. A view up the Chilime Valley from near Goljung A view up the Chilime Valley from  near Goljung Water buffalo are used for many farming tasks in this area . . . the village of Gatlang is in the distance Water buffalo are used for many farming tasks in this area . . . the village of Gatlang is in the distance Sudan approaching Gatlang Sudan approaching Gatlang One of the Gangs of Gatlang One of the Gangs of Gatlang This young person seems to have no fear of heights This young person seems to have no fear of heights Gatlang is built in the "townhouse" style, with rows of houses joined together . . . living quarters are on top with a stable underneath Gatlang is built in the "townhouse" style, with rows of houses joined together . . . living quarters are on top with a stable underneath Another Gang of Gatlang Another Gang of Gatlang Tatopani has a large hot spring pool, colorful lodges and friendly people Tatopani has a large hot spring pool, colorful lodges and friendly people The peep herder of Tatopani The peep herder of Tatopani The peep herder of Tatopani had all sorts of trouble keeping his flock of twelve peeps together The peep herder of Tatopani had all sorts of trouble keeping his flock of twelve peeps together Tato means hot, and pani means water . . . hence, the hot springs of Tatopani, which provide a rather incredible end to a long, uphill hike Tato means hot, and pani means water . . . hence, the hot springs of Tatopani, which provide a rather incredible end to a long, uphill hike Tatopani with the foothills of the Ganesh Himal behind Tatopani with the foothills of the Ganesh Himal behind This good-looking Tamang couples runs the Buddha Guest House in Tatopani This good-looking Tamang couples runs the Buddha Guest House in Tatopani Jagged peaks guard the path into Tibet Jagged peaks guard the path into Tibet The beautiful laundress of Brimdang . . . The beautiful laundress of Brimdang . . . . . . still happy in spite of doing laundry in ice cold water . . . still happy in spite of doing laundry in ice cold water Another view of the mountains guarding the way to Tibet Another view of the mountains guarding the way to Tibet It's believed that this is Paldor Peak, one of the easier Himalayan climbs It's believed that this is Paldor Peak, one of the easier Himalayan climbs Innkeepers of Nagthali Pass posing in front of their welcoming lodge and the mountains of Langtang Innkeepers of Nagthali Pass posing in front of their welcoming lodge and the mountains of Langtang The village of Thuman, not particularly an "easy-in easy-out" kind of place . . . it's perched halfway up a hillside that's a vertical mile high The village of Thuman, not particularly an "easy-in easy-out" kind of place . . . it's perched halfway up a hillside that's a vertical mile high Team Tip Top walking through Thuman Team Tip Top walking through Thuman Jerry on the long bridge over the Trisuli River that signifies the thankful end to a three hour downhill Jerry on the long bridge over the Trisuli River that signifies the thankful end to a three hour downhill The village of Khangjim The village of Khangjim This is the auto road to the Bahundanda Pass, high above Syabru Besi . . . the hiking trail goes straight up the mountain to the pass, upper center and is tackled and is tackled immediately upon commencing the hike into the Tamang Heritage Area This is the auto road to the Bahundanda Pass, high above Syabru Besi . . . the hiking trail goes straight up the mountain to the pass, upper center and is tackled and is tackled immediately upon commencing the hike into the Tamang Heritage Area