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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

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Price starting from

$1,035 USD 767

per person

Duration

11 days

Max. Elevation

2360m

Group size

2

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Best Season
forever
Accomodation
Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu, best Available Lodge on Langtang treks.
Meals
full board package (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner and cup of tea /coffee)
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 the harmony of 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 lovely villages to another enriched with a fascinating colorful heritage.
  • Immerse within lively scenery and serene forest of rhododendron and pine trees.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, quite different from other adventures around Nepal Himalaya, as this short trip is more of an exploration than normal treks. Visiting from interesting villages to another of equally impressive to observe ancient heritage customs as it 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 Emperor, 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 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 on reaching back to Syabrubesi for an interesting drive to Kathmandu. Where our wonderful experience on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking completes on reaching the hustle, bustle of city life in Kathmandu.

Important Note

  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.
  • 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 by our guide and staff for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for 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
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 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
Start early as possible in the morning after breakfast, because of the long and scenic drive to reach 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 on 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
The first-day trek of the adventure starts with a nice gradual path and then over a hill above from 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 warm traditional welcome presents you with silk scarf called ‘Khada’. After a short ceremony check into a nice hut or cottage type built as ‘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
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. Rest of the day enjoy interacting with the native villagers and learn 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
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 few hamlets to reach Tatopani village. Overnight in another Home-Stay hut, with friendly services of the villagers and enjoy the afternoon 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
After a refreshing time at Tatopani and its hot spring, walk heads towards the main trail near to 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 towards 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
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
Today 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 food menu provided has many varieties, than other places that you have been and experienced.

Day

10
Start the morning long drive after a good breakfast as ride leads on winding up to Dhunche town, and then drive gets much better heading 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
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.

Inclusions

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer by private vehicle.
  • 3 Nights three-star accommodation in Kathmandu Includes breakfast, twin sharing room.
  • All twin sharing lodge/tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing city tour guide by private van.
  • Trekking permits and Tims permits.
  • 3 times meals a day such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cup of tea/coffee, during the trekking.
  • Kathmandu- Sybrubesi- Kathmandu transport by private vehicle.
  • 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, Dinner, and entrance fee Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • personal insurance & personal expenses(phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, treks equipment, etc..).
  • 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 dinner at Nepali culture dance restaurant.
    • Trekking map.
    • Fresh fruits during the trek.
    • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt.
    • Certificate of achievement.

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 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, strike, 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 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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