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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

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Price starting from

$1,278 USD 745

per person

Duration

11 days

Max. Elevation

3300m

Group size

2+ Above

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Vehicle, Public local bus
Best Season
Throughout the year
Accomodation
Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu; best Available Lodge and homestay on Tamang Heritage trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu, and three meals per day (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner and cup of tea) during the 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

Highlights

  • Cultural and scenic walk in harmony with ancient Tamang heritage villages.
  • On the old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade and Caravan route of Nepal and Tibet.
  • The dramatic scenery of landscapes and high peaks of Langtang and Ganesh Himal.
  • Explore the ancient cultural villages of the Tamang indigenous tribe of the high Himalayas.
  • Walks from one lovely village to another enriched with a fascinating colorful heritage.
  • Immerse within lively scenery and a serene forest of rhododendron and pine trees.

Overview

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, is quite different from other adventures around Nepal Himalaya, as this short trip is more of an exploration than a normal trek. 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 monastery.

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 the driver enters within Tamang tribe country at Syabrubesi, the walk leads further North-West to reach the large and interesting village of Gatlang. Enjoy the harmony and hospitality of villagers and 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 progressed heading for a climb to the high hill of Nagethali hill at 3, 300 m, surrounded by a lovely cool forest. Rewards with magnificent views of the 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 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 Dhunce 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 rucksacks 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.

Important Note

  • The cost will be valued by Your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.
  • The above itinerary is basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

On arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport via various international airlines, received 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.

Meals: At Restaurants, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, Distance: 5 Kilometers from Airpot to Thamel

Day

2

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 the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the large dome stupa of Bouddhanath of great cultural and religious interest.

Meals: Breakfast and welcome Dinner, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu

Day

3

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 the drive reaches 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 wind 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.

Meals: Breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel, Lunch, And Dinner, Accommodation: Guesthouse Hotel in Syabrubesi, Distance: 123 Kilometers

Day

4

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 the large village of Gatlang, greeted with a warm traditional welcome present 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Homestay in  Gatlang village, Distance: 21 Kilometers

Day

5

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 this nice village and monastery to treasure various forms of Buddha statues and holy books, and the prayer hall with decorative religious arts and paintings.

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 were festooned with Buddhist prayer colorful flags called Lung-Ta or Windhorse, of blue, white, red, green, and brown with a prayer printed. Each color designates sky, cloud/water, thunder/fire, vegetation, and brown of earth.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Homestay in Tamang heritage, Distance: 2-3 Kilometers

Day

6

Morning enjoys breakfast-facing views of the snow peaks of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, and then the walk begins with a gentle uphill into a forest past farm terraces and a few hamlets to reach Tatopani village.

Overnight in another Home-Stay hut, with the 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 bath and dip in a warm pool with time to explore this sleepy quiet farm village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Homestay in Tatopani, Distance: 13 Kilometers

Day

7

After a refreshing time at Tatopani and its hot spring, the 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 an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Homestay in  Thuman, Distance: 13 Kilometers

Day

8

From Thuman village with an enjoyable stay, walk today takes on the gradual trail, as descend to a nice farm village of Timber, which is close to 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 a few hours reaches you to Briddim overnight, a nice Tamang village staying in a village homestay 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Homestay in Bridim, Distance: 14 Kilometers

Day

9

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.

Meals: Breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel, Accommodation: Guesthouse Hotel in Syabrubesi, Distance: 7.3 Kilometers

Day

10

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 the busy city life of Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, check-in at your hotel with time in the afternoon for individual activities and shopping.

Meals: Breakfast at  Syabrubesi Hotel, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, Distance: 123 Kilometers

Day

11

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

We trust you made some incredible memories with us. Thank you, and have a safe journey home.

Meal: Breakfast Included.

Inclusions

  • Airport picks up and departure transfer by private vehicle.
  • 3 Nights of three-star accommodation in Kathmandu Includes breakfast and a twin sharing room.
  • All twin sharing lodge/tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide by private van.
  • Trekking permits and Tims permits.
  • Three times meals a day such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a cup of tea, during the trekking.
  • Kathmandu-Sybrubesi-Kathmandu transport by public local bus.
  • 1 Porter between 2 people (who will help to carry your backpack).
  • Staffs insurance, well-paid salary, equipment, food & hotel, etc...
  • Government licensed and well-trained English-speaking guide and his entire expenses.
  • All Government tax and company service charges.
  • International airfare & Nepali visa-free.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • personal insurance.
  • personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Kathmandu-Sybrubesi-Kathmandu transport by private vehicle.
  • Travel insurance for Helicopter evacuation and medication.
  • All the costs do not mention in the above cost includes.
  • Tips for staff ( it is expected).

Complimentary

    • Welcome,/farewell dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with a Nepali culture dance program.
    • Langtang region trekking map.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
    • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt.
    • Certificate of achievement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At the beginning at Syabrubesi village of simple tourist standard lodge and guest house with rooms having attached or non-attached bathrooms and toilets. Foods are served in a nice large dining room with a warm environment and friendly hospitality and services including an excellent food menu with some home-baked bakeries items. But beyond Syabrubesi accommodation in huts and cottage, but nice, clean and comfortable known as Home-Stay run by the local community. Meals are served of few choices with local food and vegetables fresh from the organic farms, which you will get used to it on these walks at all villages before reaching Syabrubesi village.

Communication is available in all villages from ISTD to STD or Sat-Phone, besides mentioned communication system. Cell phones are used by all Nepalese in whole Nepal. Where you can buy a local SIM for the trek as well, the difference is where you are. Sometimes the network does not work at its best, due to bad weather or in a deep valley and gorge as well enclosed by a high mountain range.

Not at all, as this trek is safe from catching altitude sickness where elevation gains slowly, and the only highest that you reach at Nagethali hilltop which is above 3,300 m high. Where you will be at this highest point for short time to enjoy the views, and then the rest of the walk leads you at an average safe altitude of 2, 000 m and above.

Not a problem, our staff and guide as well Hiker Himalaya representatives will be at the airport to receive you, welcome you with a traditional welcome of garland, and then escort you to your hotel. 

Yes, it is important in Himalayan destinations as altitude is not a problem. But in some circumstances beyond our control like worse weather, road blocks due to landslides, political disturbance, strikes, and arson can happen anywhere in the world apart from Nepal. Where you Travel Insurance comes in handy to get some of the money back after showing the letter of proof from Hiker Himalaya Treks and Expedition. For medical insurance in case of serious medical problems that you might need immediate rescue by the fastest means like Helicopter service. Where all the expenses of the whole journey are due to incompleteness, your insurance comes in handy to get reimbursed. Hiker Himalaya can only help you by issuing a letter with a doctor's certificate to support the claim from your insurance company.

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