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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek - 9 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec-Jan/March-Apr-May-Jun

Group Size

+2

Duration

9 DAYS

Trek Difficulty

Easy

Maximum Altitude

3,300m-10826ft

Accommodation

Lodge/Teahouse

Meal

Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast

Region

Annapurna

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Destination

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is the newly opened trekking trail suitable for noob (beginner) trekkers. It is perfect because of being a short and easy trekking trail. It is a cultural trek lying close to the Langtang valley of Nepal. However, the major highlighted part of this trek is to observe magnificent and mesmerizing views of snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,234m-23733ft), Ganesh Himal (7,422m-24350ft), and the Tibetan peaks from the elevation range of 3,870m-12696ft from sea level. Besides, the main motive of this trek is to have a close look into Tamang community people as well as the village, one of the native communities of Nepal.

 

During this trek, you will be passing through different Tamang villages like Gatlang (2,238m-7342ft), Tatopani (2,608m-8556ft), Thuman, Timure, Briddim, and Bamboo. You will be provided with a great opportunity to explore the ethnicity and individual to know about them and their cultural and traditional values in these villages. You can encounter the most famous Kyanjin Gompa 3,830m-12565ft (Monastery) in the middle of this trek, and the monastery has its own spiritual and historical value and subsequently provides you with amazing views and natural sceneries all around. The main reason for trekking through this trail is to explore and experience the Tamang ethnicity people giving close look at their culture, traditions, lifestyles, and their day to day activities. Tamang Heritage Trail Trek will surely surprise you with their innocent and responsive behaviors and warm hospitality provided by them. During this trek, you will also get a rare opportunity to experience one of the Tibetan-influenced hill tribes of Nepal.

 

The Trek starts with a drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m-5085ft), located about 8 hours of drive from Kathmandu valley (1,400m-4593ft). The trekking trail from Syabrubesi passes through Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Timure, Briddim, Lama Hotel, Syabru Village, and finally to Dhunche. From Dhunche (2,030m-6660ft), you can return back to Kathmandu valley with a drive of approximately 7 hours. The major highlights of this trek include amazing snowcapped mountain views, extraordinary Tibetan Buddhist culture, passing through Nagthali pass (3,165m-10383ft above sea level), a rare chance to encounter Snow Leopard, passing through beautiful Rhododendron forest, and finally natural hot spring bath at Tatopani village.

 

However, trek through Tamang Heritage Trail Trek for any interval of time (days) depending upon the interest of the trekkers but the main focus of this trek is to explore and experience the life of Tamang community people. Generally, this trek is perfect in any season but (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are considered as the best season, providing you clear scenic as well as mountain views. Moreover, you can combine this trek with Langtang Valley Trek as Gosaikunda Trek, on behalf of your choice and desire. Trekking through Langtang Valley adds up extra panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayan range and heaven-like valleys. Adding this trek in your package adds 3 pr 4 days with extra charges. Similarly, you can also extend your trek by combining Gosaikunda Trek for extra adventure, because of the higher elevation. This trek also adds an extra 3 days to your total package.

Highlights

  • Experience Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced hill tribes culture of remote areas.
  • Hot spring bath at Tatopani.
  • Homestay in Briddim and deep insight into Tamang community people and their lifestyle.
  • Amazing views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himalayas, and the Gosainkunda range.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, you will be welcomed by our representatives, who will be responsible for getting you transferred to your hotel. Further plans and programs will also be explained to you. You can have rest and do your own stuff on this day.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1500

In the early morning, we get ready for our journey and get into a tourist bus for Syabru Besi. It approximately takes 7 hours to reach there, which is also the gateway for Langtang Valley. The road or path from Kathmandu valley to Syabru Besi is hilly with a high hill, providing spectacular views of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and many more peaks in the Langtang region. The way passes through the Trisuli River and can be considered as a totally scenic drive.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
2239

Today is our first trekking day. Starting from Syabru Besi, which is a common trekking starting point for the Langtang Valley, we head towards a viewpoint about 2 hours of trek. The viewpoint allows us to capture the mesmerizing view of Ganesh Himal, the Gosainkund range, and the Goljang Valley. After spending a little time in viewpoint, we make our way towards Goljang Valley (downward) and have our lunch. Further, in about 3 hours of trek from Goljang valley, we will reach Gatlang village (a beautiful Tamang village in Langtang Region.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2609

In the early morning, after having breakfast, we initiate our trek towards Tatopani (Natural Hotspring Water). The trekking trail begins by descending to Thangbuchet, where we will take our lunch. After some rest, we continue our trek heading upward, crossing a hanging bridge. We then climb to get onto our today’s destination, i.e. Tatopani. You can enjoy the natural hot springs, bath, and play with water here, which is very much enjoyable and adventurous, as claimed by our previous trekkers. The hot spring water here comes straight out of the ground and is believed to have healing capacity, easing pains and aches, according to locals. We will stay in Tatopani this day.

Elevation
2339

Today, we will be trekking to the highest point of this trek, i.e. Nagthali Danda (3,300m-10826ft). Nagthali Danda is a high ridge with open grassland and subsequently provides panoramic views of the high Himalayas. After some hours of trek, we will reach Briddim village and have our lunch there. We, then continue our trek towards Nagthali Danda, where we can taste masala tea made by the caretakers of Gompa (Monastery).finally, after some hours of our trek downward from Nagthali Danda, we will reach Thuman, another beautiful Tamang village in Langtang Valley. you can observe and enjoy the song and dances of native Tamang People in their local language.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
2230

After breakfast at Thuman, we continue our trek with a fine flatter trail and descend to Timure. We then follow the old trade route to Tibet, which somehow provides historical vibes of Nepal. After a few hours of our trek lunch, we make our way towards Briddim. Briddim is another beautiful Tamang village, perfectly suited for Homestay. In this village, you are provided with accommodation, lodgings, and food. Villagers of this village make their own local home available for a homestay on a rotational basis. This is a perfect opportunity to deep insight into Tamang culture, traditions, beliefs, and lifestyles. You will surely be surprised by the warm hospitality provided by them and wish to stay there some more days.

TToday is the final day of our trek. After about 3 hours of trek downward, we will reach Syabrubesi, the starting point of this trek. The trekking trail is easy and short, so we can make our way slowly with exploration around the trail. After reaching Syabru Besi, we will rest and relax for a while. In Syabru Besi, you can see some shops selling local handicrafts made by women. Those handicrafts include colorful aprons and shawls, which are completely made or designed in the local style. You can buy them if you want.

Elevation
1400

Today, we will return back to Kathmandu Valley with a scenic drive, as previously. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner.

The airport representative of our Northern Trekking Team will transport you to Tribhuwan International Airport around 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your country.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and Drop by car.
  • 2 Night’s Standard Hotel in Kathmandu twin sharing basis with breakfast (on the arrival day and after the Trekking).
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses During the Treks.
  • Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and, Dinner) During the Trek.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana, and grapes.
  • Langtang Conservation Area permits & TIMS card.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide with his Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance.
  • First aid kit will be Available.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket and Duffie bag. ( Refundable)
  • Northern Trekking Team T-shirt, Trekking map and Waterdrop.
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and return back Syabrubesi to Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • Porter to carry your luggage, if you would like to take a porter it will cost USD 129/porter (Maximum luggage weight 20-25Kg)
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, WiFi, alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot showers, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Health and travel Insurance.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Everest Base Camp Trek

UPPER BODY

►Windproof/waterproof jacket. (1)

►Fleece jacket. (1)

 ►Shirts and t-shirts. ( 3/4 pairs)

►Down jacket. (1) (provided by Company)

►Raincoat. (1)

LOWER BODY

►Warm cotton long pants. (1/2 pairs)

►Waterproof pants. (1)

►Long thermal underwear. (2)

►Short underwear. (3/4 pec)

HEAD

►Sun hat or scarf. (1)

►Warm fleece hat. (1)

►Sunscreen sunblocks, and Lipbalms with UV protection.

►Sunglasses. (1/2 pairs)

FOOTWEAR

►Comfortable trekking boot.

►Thick shocks. (3/4 pairs)

►Light shocks. (3/4 Pairs)

►Camp shoes and sandals.

HAND

►Warm waterproof (gore-tex) gloves.

OTHER EQUIPMENT

►Basic First Aid Kit.

►Sleeping bag ( Provide by the company)

►Water Bottle

►Towel

►Day-pack or Backpack

►Swiss Knife

►Torchlight or Flashlight

►Hand Sanitizer

►Hiking Pole

►Smartphone or Compact Camera

►Power-bank

 

Travel Insurance

For everyone who will plan to Trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries, or accidents (together with the ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). Your insurance policy should cover the entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.

In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation costs. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal takes you 3,000 m above the altitude, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 3,000 m. 

We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining us, where it is difficult buying a local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.

 

Meals And Accommodation

While you’re in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at a standard hotel (Arrival time and departure time). Your accommodation is at the best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. The Lodges are fairly basic and the room is spare with twin beds. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall and warmed fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted.

Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Traveling with Northern Trekking Team, you experience the vast array of wonderful Nepalese food, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and several local foods. While on the trek it will be on full board all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea/Coffee) included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic special food during your trips. Generally, choose menu items are Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), boiled and fried potatoes, kinds of pasta, and even pizza. So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek. During this trek, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same guest house.

 

Booking And Payment

You should book the service at least 15 days before the trek departure date. After you confirm your trip with us, you should be transferring us a photocopy of your passport or your personal information. The personal information you have to provide us your first name, middle name, and last name, passport number, date of birth, nationality, and gender. Importantly, you need to pay 20% of the total price in advance for the domestic flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. You can pay the remaining balance before you start the trek.

 

Personal Expenses

How much money or cash you should be bringing with you depends on how you do the trip and the number of days you want to spend here in Nepal. Much also depends on your spending habits. Generally, you must have to take10 to 15 USD for spending your expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging. How much you will be spending during your trekking depends on the standard of the package you have purchased. 

 

Our Guides And Safety

Our guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government Tourism Department, certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our Trekking Guides are professionals with decades of experience in this field of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater to the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in the safe hands of professional experts.

On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistance leader on each additional 7 people in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan. 

Every 7 trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

 

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully strong, helpful and friendly. Their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance on each trip with us. As you know that we are very trustworthy and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit of trekking porters. 

The maximum load carried by our porter minimum of 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.

 

High Altitude

This is a high altitude journey and elevation starts from a low of 1,350 m to 3,749 m high, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air, cold wind, and less oxygen. Generally, in The Langtang region trip, one needs to be in good physical with sound health to avoid other medical complications on the route of the journey, just follow our guide he will advise and suggestions which keeps and makes you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.

 

Best Time To Visit Nepal

Three best seasons for the trek to the Langtang region. Generally, the main trails are having with trekkers in the two regions, we suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.

 

Things To Know Before Trekking

The main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Langtang Himalayan trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.

On booking with our preparation of fitness required like walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least fifteen days before your departure from the home country.

Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange them well in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu, Nepal to reach at least two days ahead and earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you with more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage sites of Nepal.

 

Passport & Visa Information

What do you need to obtain A Nepal visa?

If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:

  • A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months)
  • You should fill out the application form for a visa available at the airport or immigration entry points.
  • Two passport size photos
  • Visa fees should be paid in cash.

 

Entry points to Nepal

  • Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
  • Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
  • Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
  • Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
  • Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
  • Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)

 

Visa Fees

  • USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
  • USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
  • USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
  • For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days.
  • Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 do not need to show an identification certificate.

 

Visa Extension

  • If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, the visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
  • If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended a maximum of up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)

 

Transit Visa

When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

 

Other General Information

  • Entering into Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
  • A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
  • Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
  • You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. A credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
  • Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
  • If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
  • Always carry your passport and trekking permit while trekking.
  • Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do activities that are strictly prohibited.
  • The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
  • Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.

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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

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