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Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expedition

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Trip code THTT-47
Package name Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Duration 11 Days
Max. elevation 3300 Meter
Level MODERATE
Transportation Private Vehicle, Public local bus
Accomodation Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu; best Available Lodge and homestay on Tamang Heritage trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Syabrubesi village-Gatlang village-explore the village's local culture and customs-Tatopani-Thuman-crossing Nagethali hill-Bridim-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu
Cost USD 789 per person

Highlights

Overview

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, is quite different from other adventures around Nepal Himalaya, as this short trip is more of an exploration than normal treks. Visiting from one interesting village to another of equally impressive to observe ancient heritage customs as they were thousands of years back.

The Tamang indigenous hill tribes of Central and Mid-Eastern Himalayas migrated from southern Mongolia and Tibet. Famously known for their immense colorful and lively culture and skill in craftsmanship and art-works, which you will witness around every village and monasteries.

Apart from ancient heritage farm life and raising livestock, the country scenery is added more charm to these lovely walks. Facing stunning views of dramatic landscapes of hills, valleys, and rivers with ever-present views of the snow-capped mountain range. A walk into the cool shade of forest-lined with tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, and pine trees makes the country picturesque. The Tamang people 4th largest populated tribe of Nepal, the word Ta means Horse and Mang as traders or horsemen. In the early days were horse soldiers and cavalry of Mongolian and Tibetan Emperors and at present a farmer and cattle herders. But still retains its ancient glory of arts and craftsmanship interwoven with Buddhist and old Bon religions.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking begins with an exciting drive from Kathmandu to reach North-West within a great range of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. On reaching the start of the trek at Syabrubesi village past Dhunche town, headquarter of Rasuwa district, where Tamang Heritage is located. As drive enters within Tamang tribe country at Syabrubesi, then walk leads further North-West to reach the large and interesting village of Gatlang. Enjoy the harmony and hospitality of villagers greet visitors with a traditional welcome, with a small ceremony where you will spend overnights.

In a typical hill cottage run and managed by a village community known as Home-Stay, simple and clean entertain you with a local folk program. Includes dance and singing as Tamang are famous for enjoying the local home-cooked healthy meals fresh from the local farm products.

After a great exciting visit to Gatlang villages, the walk takes you from one smaller village to another. Where you will have time to interact with the locals and observe traditional farm life, visiting its old monasteries of great religious interest. As walking progress heading for a climb to a high hill of Nagethali hill at 3, 300 m, surrounded by lovely cool forest. Rewards with magnificent views of high snow mountains of massive Ganesh and Langtang Himal.

Gradually our cultural and scenic adventure comes to an end by reaching back to Syabrubesi for an interesting drive to Kathmandu. Where our wonderful experience on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking completes on reaching the hustle, and bustle of city life in Kathmandu.

Tamang Heritage Trail Accommodation and Permissions:

The Tamang Heritage Trail is on the border of Langtang National Park but you don't need any permission. However, a checkpoint in Danche may require you to pay a national park entry fee. Try to laugh as much as you can and explain that you are going to visit the park! Everything is suitable for basic and Nepali trekking tourists, so things are very cheap everywhere, it is an ideal trek for those who want to fix this cheap mountain. In communities, it is possible to hire local guides and porters. But beware of asking for directions from the random people you meet on the trail as there are so many potential routes, so it's easy to get lost! Although the Tamang Heritage Trail was affected by the 2015 earthquake, it has now been completely rebuilt. Homestays and teahouses provide accommodation and food in each community, and be sure to check out the view over the snake plate !!

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Food and Accommodation:

When you are in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at a standard hotel (arrival time and departure time). Your accommodation is available in the best local lodges and hotels. Mountain local lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. The lodges are very basic and the room is empty with twin beds. Blankets are usually provided. There is a large dining room that is heated by a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lit.

Eating and drinking are a big part of the festival. While traveling with the Mountain Ascendants team, you will experience an amazing range of amazing Nepali food, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and many local dishes. While on the trek the 3 meals included in the package (including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee) will be on full board. Your guide will suggest delicious, clean special food during your trip. Generally, the menu items are Nepali food (dal bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various kinds of soups, momos (boiled dumplings), boiled and fried potatoes, pasta, and even pizza. So, overall you have a different choice of food on the trek. During this hike, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same guest house.

Equipment & Packing List for Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking:

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking tours. There are various selections and brands that you can choose as per your interest. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by our porter. However, you are required to carry a small day- pack with your valuables or anything important in your hiking. We advise you to pack only what is necessary

Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.

For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.

For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket

For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.

For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.

For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.

Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag; A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional); Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; Multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).

Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel:

On arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport via various international airlines, received by our guide and staff for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where is your hotel located, after checking into your rooms and then meeting other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for a briefing? The briefing includes regarding Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, information includes other useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music.

Day 2 : In Kathmandu free day for a sightseeing tour at places of interest.

A free day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek includes a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley at places of great historical and religious interest. The city is steeped with ancient world heritage sites, where the tour takes you around renowned landmarks, like the old Durbar/Palace Square with old Swayambhunath of more than 2,500 years old Stupa, a Buddhist religious monument. Includes holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and large dome stupa of Bouddhanath of great cultural and religious interest.

Day 3 : Drive to Syabrubesi village 1,420 m, -06 hours.

Start early as possible in the morning after breakfast, because of the long and scenic drive to reach the high hills and mountainous areas of Langtang Himal. An interesting drive of little more than 6 hours, during the ride, observe Nepalese farm villages and towns. As drive reach you at the large town of Dhunche, located at 1, 950 m high. The headquarter town of Rasuwa district, as well as the entrance of Langtang National Park. From Dhunche winding downhill to reach Syabrubesi village for an overnight stop, mostly inhabited by the indigenous Tamang, hill tribes of Langtang and Central Himalaya, interwoven to Buddhism religion and fascinating culture.

Day 4 : Trek to Gatlang village 2,238 m, -05 hours:

The first-day trek of the adventure starts with a nice gradual path and then over a hill above the main road, walk on the old path as the climb begins towards a higher area within spread-out farm villages with nice tended crops terraces. The walk continues past small settlements and farm areas entering a small forested area to reach a large village of Gatlang, greeted with a warm traditional welcome presents you with a silk scarf called ‘Khada’. After a short ceremony check into a nice hut or cottage type built as a ‘Home Stay’ for visitors. Which is run and managed by the village community. Evening enjoys local traditional folk cultural performances organized by the villagers, Tamang is also famous for songs and folk music enjoy and take part in the dance along with typical Nepalese and Tamang meals for dinner.

Day 5 : Free day to explore the village's local culture and customs.

A free day to immerse within Tamang culture and heritage, explore the Gatlang village enriched with old traditional heritage farm life of great interest. Visit around this nice village and monastery treasures various forms of Buddha statues and holy books, the prayer hall with decorative religious arts and painting. For the rest of the day enjoy interacting with the native villagers and learning more about the local customs and history of the Tamang people. All houses festooned with Buddhist prayer colorful flags called Lung-Ta or wind-horse, of blue, white, red, green, and brown with a prayer printed. Each color designates sky, cloud/water, thunder/fire, vegetation, and brown of earth.

Day 6 : Walk to Tatopani 2, 360 m, -05 hours:

Morning enjoys breakfast facing views of snow peaks of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, and then walk begins with gentle uphill into a forest past farm terraces and a few hamlets to reach Tatopani village. Overnight in another Home-Stay hut, with friendly services of the villagers and enjoy the afternoon in a natural hot spring or Tatopani, in Nepalese language, as the name of this village. A refreshing bathe and dip in a warm pool with time to explore around this sleepy quiet farm village.

Day 7 : Trek to Thuman 2, 235 m crossing Nagethali hill 3,300 m, -05 hrs.

After a refreshing time at Tatopani and its hot spring, walk heads towards the main trail near the border of Nepal and Tibet, and then our route diverts with a climb to a high hill of Nagthali Danda, at the height of 3, 300 m a place with a wide grassland. Rewards you with super views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal as far as Manaslu peaks. From the top after enjoying lunch before Nagethali Hill, and then on a downhill to Thuman, another lovely Tamang village a happy villager entertains you with singing and dancing as a nice dinner follows in this small village with simple huts for overnight stay.

Day 8 : Trek to Bridim 2,225 m, -05 hrs:

From Thuman village with enjoyable stay, walk today takes on the gradual trail, as descend to a nice farm village of Timber, which is close on the old trade trail to Tibet, and not too far away from the border of Nepal and Tibet. Enjoy lunch at this lovely village, afternoon walk of few hours reach you to Briddim for overnight, a nice Tamang village staying in village home-stay cottage. Accommodation and meals are offered at local houses on a rotational basis so that all guest can enjoy their stay in this lovely village of Briddim.

Day 9 : Trek to Syabrubesi, -05 hrs:

Today is our last day of the trek, heading on a nice level path following a river downstream and into a small forested area, and then towards many farm villages to reach Syabrubesi, located on the main road to Dhunche and Kathmandu. Overnight in a nice lodge, where the food menu provided has many varieties, than other places that you have been and experienced.

Day 10 : Drive to Kathmandu, -06 hours:

Start the morning long drive after a good breakfast as the ride leads on winding up to Dhunche town, and then the drive gets much better heading to Ramche, and Manebhanjyang village to reach Trisuli Bazaar for good local lunch. The journey continues past the farm town and villages of Nuwakot and then reaches into the busy city life of Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, check in at your hotel with time in the afternoon for individual activities and shopping.

Day 11 : Departure Day for International flight homeward bound:

Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure and experience on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, with time for your international flight HH staff to transfer you to the airport for homeward bound.

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