Tamang Heritage Trek

Overview

The trekking area is located about 80 kilometers north of Kathmandu. Trekking along these trails is really touching virgin territory, providing a new experience for trekkers to experiencing the beauty of this mountain region along with the culture of local people. You trek through Tamang villages where life and culture have remained relatively untouched.Trekkers are received openly by the locals, rich in their distinct costumes and they are only too pleased to show you the 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 the area are descendants of Tibetans from Kerung who intermingled with the Tamang people of the Helambu area. Tamang communities are generally found at higher elevations and many of the people earn their living from cultivation and the extraction of forest products. They are mainly sheep and yak herders but grow some hardy grains and vegetables also. A lot of the trade is carried out over the Tibetan border in Kerung.They also make baskets and mats from mountain bamboo.

There are some 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 the Sanjen Himal ranges.

The trail starts either from Dhunche or Syabrubesi and passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Thuman, Timure, Briddim, Lama hotel, the Langtang valley and Kyangjin Gompa. Goljung, Gatlang and Langtang are traditional Tamang villages. The visit to beautiful local Tamang monastery and the holy Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang only adds the icing to the overall experience.

A. Itinerary in Detail (11 Days)

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu / Welcome from the airport / transfer to hotel and tour briefing. 

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
A full day sightseeing to different historical and cultural sites in the valley

Day 03 : Kathmandu – Syabrubesi (1,460 meters) to acclimatise and overnight at a guest house.

Today after breakfast begin the 9 hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by private vehicle, the starting point for the 8 days 7 nights Tamang Heritage Trail

Day 04 : Syabrubesi – Goljung (1,960 meters) – Gatlang (2,240 meters) for overnight stay at a community lodge.
Today we trek for around 4 hours from Syabrubesi to Goljung (1,960 meters) a Tamang village with ancient monasteries, rest and explore the area. From Goljung, you will trek for another 3 hours to Gatlang, a large Tamang village set high on a hillside among terraced fields / overnight stay. 

 Day 05 : Gatlang (2,240 meters) – Tatopani (2,240 meters) for overnight stay at a community lodge.

Today the trail is around 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 / overnight stay

Day 06 : Tatopani – Nagthali (3,300 meters) – Thuman (2,000 meters) for your overnight at a homestay.
Trek for about 6 hours to Nagthali /  high open grassland with amazing views of the snow covered Himalayas and the Tibetan range / On the top of the hill there is a Buddhist monastery / continue on to Tuman with friendly people who love to sing and dance.

Day 07 : Thuman – Timure (2,240 meters) – Rasuwagadhi (2,240 meters) – return to Timure for your overnight stay at a community lodge.
Start trekking for about 7 hours to Timure / then visit the old trade route to Tibet and visit the historical fort at Rasuwagadhi that rests on the banks of the river. An old suspension bridge is the link between Nepal and Tibet. Return to Timure and an overnight stay at a community lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 

Day 08 : Timure – Briddhim (2,290 meters) for your overnight at a homestay.
Trek for about 6 hours to Briddim / another Tibetan influenced Tamang village /  stay with your host family who will show you the lifestyle, traditions and customs of the people. The villagers gather in the evening in their traditional costume, performing cultural songs and dances, as a gesture of welcoming guests to their home.

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

Day 10 : Syabrubensi – Kathmandu for your overnight at a hotel.
Return to Kathmandu around 7 hours drive by private vehicle / transfer hotel 

Day 11 : As per the flight schedule, transfer to airport for final departure.

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

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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