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Tamang Heritage Trek

Starting Price

$ 990


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Breakfast: 9
Lunch: 6
Dinner: 7
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 6 Night(s)

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Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamangs are the indigenous inhabitants in the Himalayan region who migrated to Nepal from Tibet. They have an identical culture with Tibetans and share the same values and traditions. Tamang people have a fascinating culture, attire, livelihood, food etc. that makes this culture unique and much loved by the people. Tamang Heritage Trek is a wonderful trek in Langtang that introduces you to Tamang culture and beautiful place they live. This program is a chance to discover the ancient lifestyle of the indigenous Tamang people, their history and share a part of their everyday life. This is a great cultural trek for those who want to research or just simply enjoy the beautiful culture. Tamang Heritage Trek is an off the beaten trek and relatively new route introduced to the world in 2004. The trails and village itself boast great views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains and other peaks.

Trip Code

THT41

Starts

Syabrubesi

Finishes

Syabrubesi

Duration

10 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Group-Size

2 - 7

Age

Minimum 18

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

3870 m/ 12696.9ft

Trip View

1902

Activities

Trekking

Cultural Tours

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • This is an off the beaten trek with less traffic of tourists which was opened to people only after 2004.
  • The Tamang Heritage Trail has the added benefit of providing sustainable economic benefit to the local community.
  • Trekking in Tamang Heritage Trail offers you an off the beaten trail experience in a recently developed route with the charming mountain vistas.
  • Highlights an ancient rich cultural heritage of the Tamang people in Langtang Valley.
  • Experience a cultural trek in which you can learn about one of Nepal's Tibetan-influenced hill tribes.
  • Natural hot spring at Tatopani Village and passing through Nagthali Pass (3,165m).
  • Views of Mount Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Peaks and Gosaikunda Range.

 

Why this Trip

If you are looking for something short yet cultural trek then Tamang Heritage Trek might serve you well. This trek allows you to get acquainted with Tamang culture and their warm welcoming hospitality and is a perfect blend of culture and natural beauty that is sure to give you the experience of a lifetime in a brief time of fewer than 10 days.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Brief Itinerary

This is going to be the first day of Nepali adventure. At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle. In the evening we meet for a welcome dinner at one local Newar restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport transfer
  • Welcome dinner
Kathmandu Valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has a significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout history. We observe some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • City tour
Syabru Besi is 132km drive away from Kathmandu. The road is winding, mostly unpaved, and on high mountains, which might make you sick, so welcome to the mountains. Upon reaching the Syabru Besi we are blessed with the spectacular panorama of the Himalaya that includes Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and peaks of Langtang region. We stay overnight at Syabru Besi;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Drive to Syabrubesi
The first day of the trek begins from the Syabrubesi to Gatlang. Enjoying the views of the Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung and others, we cross the Goljung Village. After Goljung we walk 3 hours to reach the beautiful Tamang village of Gatlang. Overnight at Gatlang;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
On this day, we leave the Gatlang Village and move towards Tatopani. The walk begins with a descent to Thangbuchet along the Bhotekhosi River. After this, we move towards the Chilime Hydropower dam and later to Tatopani. Overnight at Tatopani;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Waking up to mesmerizing morning view, on this day we ascent to Nagthali Danda from where we continue our walk to Brimdang and we take our lunch there. Thuman is a Tibetan-influenced Tamang village which is our destination. After having lunch we move towards Thuman enjoying the beautiful sceneries along the way. Overnight at Thuman;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
We follow the trail leading to Briddim Village. Briddim is the Tibetan Buddhist village located in the lap of the Langtang Himal. We can enjoy the evening with the host family, eating traditional foods, and watching the locals gather in the evening in their traditional costumes, performing culture songs and dances. Overnight at Briddim;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
  • Cultural program by the locals
This day is our last day of the trek, we come back to Syabrubesi from Briddim. It takes almost 5 hours trekking. We take our lunch at Syabrubesi and enjoy the whole day there. Overnight at Syabrubesi;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Early in the morning after breakfast, we hop on the jeep. Approximately 8-9 hours of a drive along the beautiful picturesque villages, hills, and rivers takes us to the heart of the country, Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Transportation to Kathmandu
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport transfer

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep group as small as group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
Tamang Heritage Trek is a wonderful trek in Langtang that introduces you to Tamang culture and beautiful place they live.This trekking route lies to near proximity from the bustling city of Kathmandu but offers scenic views of mountains, exquisite lakes and vivid vegetation and animals.
Yes, Nepal can boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women. You will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners, especially towards women. As this trek is not so hard to finish, it is mostly done. You won’t be having any difficulty while doing this trek.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Tamang Heritage trek is popular trekking region for culture and natural beauty. Hence, this region provides few western meals like Pasta, noodles, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Syabru Besi on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also pick up and drop from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or jeep.
February to June and October to December are the best time to do this trek. This trek can also be done in winter season.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
We contact the guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach to the destination on advance and book the rooms for you.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
While trekking in Tamang heritage Village, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 5-7 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because the number of hours of walk really depend on client’s speed. So it's really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of $200 or 15% of total trip cost is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made less than 100 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip, if before two months, 25% of the total trip cost will need to be paid and if booked between 30-60 days, 50% of the total trip cost needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 30 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer or Western Union Money transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that nonrefundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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