Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking

View from NagthaliChildren in Tamang HeritageTamang ladies in the area

Tamang Heritage Trail! A new experience for enthusiast Nepal travelers!

The ´Tamang Heritage Trail Trek´ one of the nearest trekking destination from Kathmandu which is developed by the “Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program, the "Tamang Heritage Trail" is newly developed and an off the beaten track experience, which highlights an ancient lifestyle combining it with picturesque scenery and healing baths in natural hot springs. This is an excellent introduction to the trekkers. This area is connected to Tibet and the trails in this region were used by traders from Tibet bartering in salt and for meat chyangra (mountain goat) with foodstuffs from the south. The people of this region are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung in Tibet across the border and settled in Nepal. In earlier days, the citizenship of Nepal would not be offered to real Tibetans, so they changed their ethnicity to Tamang, which is what they still write till date. The culture and traditions of these people are similar to Tibet just across the border. During Tamang Heritage Trail trek along unbeaten trails and offering a total wilderness experience you will explore traditional Tamang villages, unspoiled and virtually untouched culture, life, crafts and nature. You will receive a warm welcome by the locals rich in their distinct colorful costumes, their houses adorned with beautiful woodcarvings. This region offers a wilderness experience with beautiful landscapes of alpine terrain, flat meadows and rhododendron forests. There are still bears, leopards, red panda and musk deer. During the months of March and April the Rhododendron forests are in full bloom and have many different species of trees, birds and butterflies.

This trek is thrilling and newly discovered trekking route located between Langtang and the Ganesh Himal. The area is culturally rich and traditionally fascinating close to Tibetan border, the local Tamang people are some of the warmest, sincere and most welcoming people in Nepal. Within easy access of Kathmandu valley we ascend the road north towards the Tibetan borderlands and enjoy a relatively gentle circuit trek through charming villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys where only the most discerning trekkers go. En route, we enjoy panoramic mountain views of the nearby peaks and soak in the natural hot springs at Tatopani. Continuing north towards Tibet we soak up the heritage and appreciate a local fort, monastery and exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes. As we near the end of the trek we enjoy a home stay experience in Briddim and have a full day to relax and discover more about the local traditions of this wonderful region. We have been organizing Tamang Heritage Trek after the Nepal earthquake. Now this trekking area is in tack. This trek can be combined with Classic Langtang Valley Trek, Langtang Helambu Trek, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek and Ganesh Himal Trek

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Join Kathmandu 1300m, meet and greet at airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Get permits, preparation or visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu.  
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi Syabru Bensi )1450m), approx 6-7hours drive by local 4WD jeep. 
Day 04: Trek to Gatlang (2238m), Walk approx. 5 hrs. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Tatopani (2607m), Walk approx. 5-6 hrs. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Nagthali – Thuman (2338m), Walk approx. 7-8 hrs. Overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Bridim (2229m), 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Syabrubesi (1450m), 4-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Drive back to Kathamndu from Syabrubesi. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 10: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing or free day. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Transfer to airport for furtherdestination

Trip note:
This trek itinerary and tour package can be modified as per your interest that meets your time frame and budget. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size. The cost we have provided here is for twin occupancy basis or minimum of two trekkers. Single supplement (if you are single or solo trekker) will cost extra USD 95 so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get especial discounted rate.

Day 01: Join Kathmandu 1300m
Arrive in Kathmandu and you will be received by our company representative and transferred to the selected hotel. Welcome evening dinner is held in the hotel for all clients arriving today. A short brief about your trip. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
City sightseeing tour to world heritage sites; Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath(known as a monkey temple among westerners).The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centers of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Syabrubesi Syabru Bensi/1450m approx. 9 hours drive
After an early breakfast we drive north from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Parts of the road are sealed and the condition of the road often depends on the monsoon season. We will travel via Trisuli Bazaar where the dam and hydroelectric project was completed by the Indian Technical Mission. Finally we drive on to Syabrubesi and spend a night there. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Syabrubesi -  Gatlang/2238m. Walk approx. 5 hrs
After two to three hours of ascent from Syabrubesi we reach a view point where we gain fantastic views of the Ganesh Himal, Gosainkunda range and Langtang Lirung. We head down to Goljang valley (lunch stop) which is an hour walking down hill from our view point. Today we walk through many villages and along the trails there are numerous Buddhist chortens and mani walls. Gatlang is a beautiful Tamang village that is set high on a hillside among terraced fields. Stay overnight in lodge or home. Stay overnight in home or lodge.

Day 5: Gatlang – Tatopani/2607m; Walk approx. 5-6 hrs
Today, our trek begins by descending to Thangbuchet, near Chilime village by the Bhotekoshi River. Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After Chilime, we start to ascend first by crossing a small hanging bridge and continue until we reach Tatopani. Enroute, we have outstanding views of the Langtang Range and Ganesh Himal. Tatopani literally means ´hot water´, where one can cleanse in the natural hot springs. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06: Tatopani – Nagthali/3165 – Thuman/2338m. Walk approx. 7-8 hrs

This will be the longest trekking day. This morning we climb to Nagthali which is at the height of 3165m, which was once used as a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. This is the highest pass of the area, lies in high open grassland and offers panoramic views of snow covered Langtang Lirung, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Ranges. We descend down to Thuman, a heavily Tibetan influenced Tamang village. If we are lucky, we might come across large troops of Nepal Gray Langur Monkeys. The ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings here are an unforgettable experience. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 07: Thuman – Bridim/ 2229m.
Walking through rhododendron forests and meadows we trek towards Bridim, another Tibetan influenced Tamang community located in the bosom of the Langtang Himal. About 43 houses are spread in Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. Here, we may meet other trekkers on the Langtang trail. Stay overnight in lodge or home.

Day 08: Bridim – Syabrubesi/1450m

We follow the Bhote Kosi River on the left side of the valley to the north and then return on the opposite side. Passing through paddy and corn fields we finally descend to our campsite at Syabrubesi. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 09: Drive Back Kathmandu/1300m

In the morning, we take breakfast and take the local jeep to Kathmandu. Your guide will tell you reporting time and departure time for the jeep ride. Last our hang around at Thamel to chill out. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 10: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing,
Sightseeing tour to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Village. The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centers of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world.

Day 11: Fly Back to Home Country.
We will drop you at international airport and see you off and wish you for safe journey for back home.

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers by private car or van depending on group size
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered, English speaking local guide.
  • Assistant Sherpa guide to support group and help the potters as per group size.
  • Sharing porter (1 porter for 2 visitors) to carry your main pack (weight limit 25kg).
  • All meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trekking.
  • Kathmandu – Syabrubesi – Kathmandu by 4WD local jeep.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • Sharing mountain lodge accommodation on double occupancy basis during the trek.
  • Group medical kit, water purifier and other necessities.
  • Langtang National Park Entrance tickets.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker´s Information System).
  • Government  tax, vat and company service charge.
  • Farewell dinner in one of the authentic Nepali restaurant with Live culture show.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hotel, food and guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower and hot water, laundry, toiletries.
  • Personal travel insurance, international air ticket, Nepal visa and phone calls
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book the trip.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

Fixed Departure Dates

Start Dates End Dates Status  
21 Oct, 2017 01 Nov, 2017 Available Book
31 Oct, 2017 11 Nov, 2017 Available Book
03 Nov, 2017 14 Nov, 2017 Available Book
14 Nov, 2017 25 Nov, 2017 Available Book
A Buddhist Monastery in the areaView from Nagthali GangA Buddhist Prayer Mani in Gatlang VillageTamang HeritageChildren in Tamang Heritage TrailNepal Village Tour

Trip Facts

Total Duration:
11 Days
Trek Duration:
5 Days
Difficulty
Easy
Group Size :
Min. 2 Pax
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
3165m
Accommodation:
Home Stay and Lodge
Trip Cost :
$435.00

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