Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamangs are the indigenous inhabitants of the Himalayan region of Nepal 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 of Tamang people. 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 Lang tang lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains and other peaks.
Trip Code: THT41
Starts: Syabrubesi
Finishes: Syabrubesi
Duration: 10 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 3870m/ 12696.9ft
Trip Views: 909
Activities: Trekking Cultural Tours
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 9
Lunch: 7
Dinner: 7
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 6 Night(s)
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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 track 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 (3165m).
  • 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.

speaker_notes 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

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    The excitement of the upcoming adventure will reach the peak viewing all those snowcapped mountains as you land down in the country where nature speaks to your inner self. When it comes to the excitement; we are on the same boat as we will be eager to take a glance of you at the airport. Check-in at the hotel first and then our representative will be escorting you to the friendly dinner arranged where the discussion of the itinerary will take place.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick up
    • Thamel Tour
    • Cultural Program
  • placeDAY 2 : AROUND KATHMANDU
    Refining the soul starts from here itself when you pay a visit to those peaceful places of the city. We will begin our tour from the Boudhanath Stupa and continue to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath respectively. Meanwhile we will be preparing the necessary documents and permits for the trek.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Bhaktapur tour
    • Delicious Momo
    • Bouddhanath Stupa
    • Monkey Temple tour
    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : KATHMANDU TO SYABRU BESI [1400M]
    Syabru Besi is 132km drive away from Kathmandu. The road is winding, mostly unpaved, and on high mountains, which might make you sick, well welcome to the mountains.Upon reaching the Syabru Besi we are blessed with the spectacular panorama of the Himalaya, that includes the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. We stay overnight at Syabru Besi.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Private transportation to Syabrubesi
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO GATLANG
    The first day of trek begins from the Syabrubesi to Gatlang. Enjoying the views of the Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Lang tang Lirung and others we cross the Goljung village. After Goljung we walk 3 hours to reach the beautiful Tamang village of Gatlang.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO TATOPANI
    Today we leave the Gatlang village and moves Forward to 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. Tatopani refers to hot spring in Nepali but after the unfortunate earthquake occurred in Nepal on 2015, April there is no more hot spring in the Tatopani. Overnight at Tatopani.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO THUMAN
    Waking up to mesmerizing morning view, today we ascent to Nagthali Danda from where we will continue our walk to Brimdang and we take our lunch there. Thuman is a Tibetan-influenced Tamang village which is our destination for today.After having lunch we move towards Thuman enjoying the beautiful sceneries along the way.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO BRIDDIM
    We follow the trail that leads 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:

    • Cultural program by the Locals
  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO SYABRUBESI
    Today is our last day of the trek; we come back to Syabrubesi from the Briddim. It takes almost 5 hours to come back. We will take our lunch at the Syabrubesi and enjoy the world day at Syabrubesi. Overnight at Syabrubesi.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    Early in the morning, Swotah travel provides the Jeep. Then by Jeep, we come back to the Kathmandu after driving for 9 hours. Then you will be transferred to the hotel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private Transportation
  • placeDAY 10 : DEPARTURE
    On this day we will be arranging a traditional way of farewell to make your memories more special and then you will be accompanied to the airport for the flight back to your home country.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
    • Shopping arrangements
    • Half day sightseeing tour (Optional)
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees.
    • Accommodation during trek (or camping in case of need).
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters for the trek.
    • Equipment clothing for porters including their insurance.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Welcome and farewell dinner at Kathmandu
    • Map of Langtang
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Sim card service(zero balance)
    • Photos and videos of the trip(if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested)
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s);
    • Emergency evacuation cost;


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    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.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    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.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 5. Can I do solo trek ?
    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.
  • 6. For what purpose is this trek Popular ?
    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.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Tamang Heritage Trek safe for women ?
    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.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    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.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    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.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    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.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    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.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking ?
    February to June and October to December are the best time to do this trek. This trek can also be done in winter season.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    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.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    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.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    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.
  • 17. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    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.
  • 18. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    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.
  • 19. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    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.
  • 20. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    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.
  • 21. What immunizations will I need ?
    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.
  • 22. How many hours do I have to trek each day ?
    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.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 24. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    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.
  • 25. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    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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