Join Tamang heritage trail trek April 03 2017

Overview

This trekking area iTamang Heritage trail photos located about 30 kilometers toward the north of Kathmandu. Trekking along this unbeaten trail is a new experience for the trekkers experiencing the beauty of this mountain region with the culture of local people. You trek through Tamang villages with its life, culture and crafts which have remained untouched from the beginning of the settlement. The trekkers will receive hearty felicitation by the locals rich in their distinct costumes, architecture of their mountain houses and ancient monasteries. It offers you wilderness experience through beautiful landscapes of alpine terrain, flat meadows and rhododendron forests.

The main inhabitants of this area are believed to be the descendants of Tibetans from Kerung who intermingled with Tamang of the Helambu area. Tamang communities are generally found on higher elevations with the peasants engaging in shifting cultivation and extraction of forest products. They are mainly sheep and yak herders but grow some hardy grains and vegetables. Their daily life activities include raising livestock, agriculture and trade with Kerung in Tibet. They also make baskets and mats from mountain bamboo.

During this trek you can enjoy the dramatic views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass (5122m.), Dorje Lakpa (6989m.), Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges.

The trail starts either from Dhunche or Syabrubesi and passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Thuman, Timure, Briddim, Lama Hotel, Langtang valley and Kyangjin Gompa. Goljung, Gatlang and Langtang are traditional Tamang villages culminating cultural features. The visit to beautiful local Tamang monastery and the holy Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang adds exhilaration to your trekking.

A. Itinerary in Detail (16 Days)

Day 01, April 03: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Arrival in Kathmandu. Welcome and receive from the airport and transfer to Hotel. Introductory program and briefing about the program.

Day 02, April 04: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
The sightseeing takes you to different historical and cultural sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square

Day 03, April 05: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi (1,460 meters) to acclimatise and overnight at a guesthouse.
Today’s activities: 9 hours drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi , the starting point of the 8 days 7 nights exploration of the Tamang Heritage Trail in the region of Lantang, Rasuwa.

Day 04, April 06: Syabrubesi – Goljung (1,960 meters) – Gatlang (2,240 meters) for overnight stay at a community lodge.
Today’s activities: Begin trekking for about 6 hours from Syabrubesi to Goljung (1,960 meters) a Tamang village with ancient monasteries and beautiful hats, rest and explore the areal. From Goljung, you will trek for another 5 hours to Gatlang, a large Tamang village set high on a hillside among terraced fields for overnight stay.

Day 05, April 07: Gatlang (2,240 meters) – Tatopani (2,240 meters) for overnight stay at a community lodge.
Today’s activities: Continue your exploration and trek for about 6 hours to the village of Tatopani (literally means hot water). The village has one of the biggest and hottest natural hot springs in Nepal, good to heal aches and pains from the trek.

Day 06, April 08: Tatopani – Nagthali (3,300 meters) – Thuman (2,000 meters) for your overnight at a homestay.
Today’s activities: Trek for about 6 hours to Nagthali, the high open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas and the Tibetan range. On top of the hill lies a Buddhist monastery. Continue to trek to Thuman, a Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance.

Day 07, April 09: Thuman – Timure (2,240 meters) – Rasuwagadhi (2,240 meters) – return to Timure for your overnight stay at a community lodge.
Today’s activities: Start trekking for about 7 hours to Timure with an en-route to the old trade route to Tibet. Here it leads to the historical fort at Rasuwagadhi rests in the banks of the river. An old suspension bridge is the linkage between Nepal and Tibet. You will return to Timure for your overnight stay at a community lodge.

Day 08, April 10: Timure – Briddhim (2,290 meters) for your overnight at a homestay.
Today’s activities: Trek for about 6 hours to Briddim, another Tibetan influence Tamang village. Go on village walks with your host family to see the lifestyle, traditions and customs of the people. The villagers will gather in the evening in their traditional costume, performing cultural songs and dances, as a gesture of welcoming guests to their home.

Day 09, April 11: Briddhim (2,290 meters) – Syabrubesi (1,460 meters) for your overnight stay at a lodge.
Today’s activities: Trek for about 4 hours to Syabrubesi, the final leg of the Tamang Heritage Trail.

Day 10, April 12: Syabrubensi – Trek to Lama Hotel (2380m)(Changdam)

Today’s activities: after breakfast we trek along the Langtang Khola that has begun from south of Main Himalaya Chain and Langshisha Glacier. While trekking, one can enjoy the superb views of waterfall, + ten class rapids, narrow and deep gorges and viewing different species of flora and fauna in the dense forest.

Day 11, April 13: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m)

From Lama Hotel, we trek to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela (3000m.) which takes about six hours. We would find some grazing grounds of Yak on the way. The local people bring their livestock for grazing in the high pastures during the summer months. We find a monastery before we reach Langtang Village. We pay our short visit to the monastery and arrive at our destination.

Day 12, April 14: Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (2500m)

Today’s activities: The trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending along the mountain passes we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory.

Day 13, April 15: Kyanjin Gompa back to Lama Hotel

Today’s activities: Morning visit around Kyangjin Gompa and afternoon return Lama Hotel, we take a route back to Lama Hotel following trail of we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel

Day 14, April 16: Back to Syabrubensi

Today’s activities: We hike back to Syabru Besi from Lama Hotel. We can walk along the rising and falling path leading to the village which provides us the opportunity to get a closer look at customs and culture of Tamang ethnic group

Day 15, April 17: Drive back to Kathmandu which will take us around 8 hours.

Day 16, April 18: Departure day. Transfer to airport and fly to onward destination

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
  • Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  • Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure 

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
  • Personal expenses and bar bills
  • Clients’ travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Important Note and Optional Activities

Please note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.

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