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Tamang Heritage Trek - 14 Days

+Tamang Heritage Trek is an easy trek to Langtang Region and is the best way to explore the less known traditional cultures, unique languages and spiritual connections of Tamang Peoples with giant Himalayas. The 14 Days Tamang Heritage Trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu and follows the very beautiful trail filled with enormous natural beauty and cultural heritages.

 Highlights of Tamang Heritage Trek

  • Observe the local Tamang’s way of life and their ancient Bonpo and Tibetan Buddhist Culture.
  • Witness the acknowledged monasteries and traditional wood carved houses at the village of Thuman
  • Explore the Langtang Valley in the central Himalayan region of Nepal.
  • Panoramic views of Langtang Himalayan Ranges including Langtang Lirung 7425m, Ghengu Liru(Langtang II 6571m), Dorje Lakpa 6980m, Gangchempo 6,387m, Naya-Kanga 5,846m, Jugal Himal 6080 m
  • Experience the natural spa treatment at hot natural springs.
  • Experience local food and tradition while home stay in Bridhham .
  • Highest hiking point to Langtang (3430m).
  • Experience the exceptionally warm and cordial hospitality of the “Tamangs”
  • Mystical landscapes and rich of cultural heritage flora and fauna make your journey more exciting.
  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu city with an experienced city guide.

People of Multicultural, multi -linguistic, unique festivals, costume and tradition has single home Nepal which is also known as multiethnic diversified country. Nepal is not only renowned for its beautiful Himalayas range and natural beauty but also equally famous for its captivating different rich traditional cultures of people.  As the Tamang Heritage Trek package also focuses on promoting the culture and traditions of the ethnic Tamang and Lama community of the Langtang region. Board on this anthropological trekking in Nepal and experience the great traditions of this Himalayan people.

Tamang Heritage Trek is a stimulating trek into the Himalayas that offers travelers a glimpse into the every-day lives of the Tamang people who are Nepalese mountain residents of the Langtang region. The Tamang Heritage Trek 14-day trip begins from Kathmandu with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next, we drive to Syabrubesi and starts our actual trekking into the langtang region. Throughout our journey we will be pleased with outstanding views of the Himalayas and get familiar with the culture and traditions of the Tamangs who live in close purlieu to the mighty Langtang.

Blend with the Tibetan origin of people along with the Lamas/Moktans/Tamangs of the Langtang in this blissful journey taking you to some of the remarkable places of the Langtang region trekking and Ganesh Himal Trekking. During the Tamang Heritage Trek trekkers find the natural wonders snuggled symphonically in the expert supervision of these fearless people. The natural hot water springs to the communities and their adjoining farmlands award the unique opportunity to understand the root of these wonderful terrains. Villages like Gatlang, Briddim, Tatopani and others are the best hideaway destination to understand the true spirit of the hilly and Himalayan lifestyle. Moreover, visual delights of the fabulous Himalayas and diversions along the forests, rivers and hilly landscape contribute in creating the fabulous moments of marching in Nepal. The grand view of the mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Shishapangma and others will add the gloss to this glorious anthropological trekking in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day Program Elevation
1 Arrival in Kathmandu 1300m
2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 1440m
3 Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1550m
4 Trek begins: Syabrubesi to Gatlang : 5 hours 2200m
5 Gatlang to Tatopani : 6-7 hours 2607m
6
Tatopani to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali: 6 hours
2400m
7 Thuman to Briddim : 6 hours 2345m
8 Briddim to Lama Hotel 2470m
9 Lama Hotel to Langtang village , 6-7 hours 3430m
10 Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m
11 Trek back to Lama Hotel 2380m
12 Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi: 5 hours
13 Drive to Kathmandu 1440m
14 Final departure

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

When you arrive in Kathmandu airport, our agency representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company and your name play card. From airport our agency representative will escort you to the hotel which takes 20 min of driving. After you check in to the hotel, you will rest and fed your flight sickness till next day. At hotel we will brief you about your schedule and plan of your trip.

Day 2
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, BodhanathStupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. SwayambhunathStupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 8-9 hours

After night stay at the hotel of Kathmandu we will head set to Syabrubesi which is 11 hr straight drive. The drive route to SyabruBesi tourist buses do not travel we make our journey in local buses. We provide the private transportation up on your services requested. We will have overnight stay in Syabrubesi and prepare ourselves for the trekking next day.

Day 4
Trek begins: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,200m/7,217ft.): 5 hours

From the Syabrubesi we will head towards the Galtang .on the way of the trail we can observe the different traditional villages. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking an unforgettable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang

Day 5
Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m/8550 ft): 6-7 hours

From Galtang we will head towards the Galtang. On the way we can enjoy sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. Experience of the Tamang culture at Tatopani which naturally signifies ‘hot water’, we can take hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Another cultural village Thuman is popular for its Shamanic performances and beautiful view of Langtang. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests.

Day 6
Tatopani to Thuman (2,400m/7,874 ft) via Brimdang and Nagthali: 6 hours

Today we trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali. Passing through the dense alpine forest, we reach the small Tamang settlement of Brimdang. From here, it’s a few hours walk uphill until Nagthali hill. Here, we enjoy the mesmerizing views of Langtang, Sanjen,Kerung and Ganesh Himal. Next, trek downhill to the Tamang village of Thuman and here we will spend the nightnight.

Day 7
Thuman to Briddim (2,345m/7,693 ft): 6 hours

Today, we will trek to Briddim from Thumanafter the night stay via Lingling. Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of LangtangHimal. Here most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split slate. As direct descendant of ancient Tibetan immigrants, the culture and tradition of Briddim closely resembles that of nearly Tibetan villages.

Day 8
Briddim to Lama Hotel (2470m): 6 hours

Today, we will trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel. The trail descends to GhopcheKhola which is a small stream. Then we ascend to Lama Hotel via Rimche. Lama Hotel is located on the banks of the Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and amazing mountain vista. Today we will have overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 9
Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we embark on our trip to the Langtang Village. Our trail continues alongside dense forests.After ascending another 30 minutes brings us to a point where the Langtang Valley begins.After climbing up steadily through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. On the way, we also enjoy the amazing views of LangtangLirung, pass by water mills, prayer wheels and chortensdecorated with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.

Day 10
Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4 hours

After breakfast, we will leave Langtang village and walk through yak pastures. Today, we also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal which is made from stone with prayers written on them. It is believed that the prayers on the mani wall spreads around by blowing winds. We cross several wooden bridges before reaching KanjinGompa which is beautifully surrounded by the mighty Himalayas. We can take a walk around the KanjinGompa enjoying astounding views of glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.

Day 11
Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 4-5 hours

Now we will trek back to the Lama Hotel. Since the trek is only downhill, it will only take us around 4 to 5 hours to reach our destination. It is a downhill trek through forests and alongside a beautiful mountain river. On the way we pass through the ethnic settlements of the Tamang people whose religious and cultural practices similar to the Tibetans. After the heavy trek we have the overnight stay in Lama Hotel.

Day 12
Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi: 5 hours

Today is the last day of trekking. After breakfast, we trek down to Syabrubensi which will be an easy trek through lush green vegetation. After reaching Syabrubesi, we enjoy lunch and celebrate the completion of our trek.

Day 13
Drive to Kathmandu

Staying night at SyabruBesi we head towards Kathmandu through long bus ride. Once in Kathmandu you have the option of being transferred to the airport or staying at a hotel.

Day 14
Final departure

Today is the last day of our trek. We will drop you airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. If manage to stay some more days in Kathmandu and want to join short tours near Kathmandu valley than feel free to inform us. We are always here to help you.

Cost Include

  • Airport Pick and Drop by private Transport
  • One Night Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basic (One Night) (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • All government taxes and Langtang National Park entry fees as well as local charge
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides (trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, their food and accommodation).
  • 11 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 11 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • 10 Nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubes and Syabrubes to Kathmandu.
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our Service charge and government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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Trip Facts

  • Local Bus
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 Minimum - 10 Maximum
  • 3,870m/12,697ft