Tamang Heritage Trail

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11 Days

Duration

Nepal

Country

Moderate with Ups and Down Hill walks

Grade

3,155 M

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Tea Houses

Accommodation

Sep-Dec/ Mar-May

Best season

Minimum 01 - Maximum 12

Group Size

Overview


 

‘an enjoyable walks around cultural heritage villages within Ganesh and Langtang Himal’

Main Highlights

“A pleasant journey on an old trans Himalaya trade route within cultural Tamang villages,
Grand views of massive Ganesh and Langtang Himal in the harmony of age-old heritage,
Walk into lovely shade of cool rhododendron and pine forest with exciting mountain scenery,
Enjoy marvelous walks around Tamang Villages enriched with ancient traditions and hospitality,
On least travelled area by main flow of trekkers a walk into pleasant pristine environment”.

Brief Trip Profile

Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu with local lodge and home stay on treks.
Trekking Grade:                  Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.
Highest Spot:                      At
Nagthali Hill 3,155 m high.
Walking Hours:                   Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs
Activities:                            Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration:              07 Nights and 08 Days (with drive both ways)
Total Trip:                            10 Nights and 11 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Seasons for Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking

Like all Nepal Himalayan areas almost the same on this scenic and cultural treks where one can join in for Tamang Heritage Trail from March to May with September to early December months of the year, except wet monsoon months of mid June to mid September when days are cloudy that obstructs views of mountains.

Best time from March to May when day are clear for views and pleasant walks with mild and temperatures, with longer sunlight hours season for wild flowers in bloom, especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colored flowers (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron), March to May late afternoon can get cloudy with chances of rain and snow in higher altitude.

September to December around autumn /fall and pre winter best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.

Sunlight hours are short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks.

People and Culture

High areas of Langtang and Central Himalaya range populated by Tamang people ethnic hill tribes follows Buddhism religion similar culture to Tibetans with colorful impressive custom and traditional farm life, one of the ancient tribes migrated from inner Mongolia and Tibet past 100 centuries bringing with them age-old culture and heritage of both Buddhism and Bon religion a pre-Buddhism practice worships natural spirits and five major elements sky, water, fire, vegetation and the earth / soil.

Introduction

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking a special and exclusive country walks around high hills of Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain range, where one can explore pristine and undisturbed areas with nice traditional Tamang villages.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking a fresh kind of adventure tourism where travelers can walk along with beautiful mountain views in close harmony of local immense cultures around Tamang village enriched with Buddhism religion also practice ancient ritual of Bon a pre-Buddhism sect.

Once you step into high Langtang and Ganesh Himal area trekkers will be engulfed with amazing scenery of beautiful landscapes that follows you throughout the walks on this marvelous Tamang Heritage Trail trekking, in the country where few visitors often venture on this new fresh trail for trekkers within local old areas.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking leads you on ancient Himalayan Salt Trade as well a Caravan route of Nepal and Tibet where trades still exists between the borders of the two countries, as our walk leads close to the frontier as adventure progress.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking starts with long interesting drive from the capital Kathmandu to reach higher cooler region in between Ganesh and Langtang Himal area and then walking into alpine hills and within enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees.

As journey proceeds entering into one of the major village at Gatlang an impressive place a large Tamang people settlement where you will soak within its great heritage farm life exploring the custom and cultures that still exists since last hundreds of centuries.

An interesting village with overnight stay and time to browse around interacting with local folks which is one of the major highlights of the trip, as walk heads beyond close to Tibet border visiting nice farm villages and crossing over Nagthali Hill at above 3,155 m facing glorious panorama of surround high peaks.

Slowly our journey comes to an end after a pleasant and enjoyable time around high hill villages of Tamang community and then head back to Kathmandu with awesome memories and experience on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking with excellent services of Professional Guides Treks and Expedition.

Short Guide Line Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi village 1,340 m - 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang village 2,235 m- 05 hrs.

Day 05: At Gatlang village explore around village and soak in local culture.

Day 06: Trek to Tatopani 2, 610 m - 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Thuman 2,400 m via Nagthali Hill 3,155 m - 06 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Bridim 2,224 m-05 hrs.

Day 09: Trek and drive to Syabrubesi - 04 hrs.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu -06 hrs ride and transfer to hotel.

Day 11: International Departure to respective country.

Detail Itenerary


On arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, where Professional Trekking Guide staff receives with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu. On checking your rooms getting refreshed then join in at hotel foyer / lobby meeting with other members of the trek, where our guide will brief you with information on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking. Evening group welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment restaurant with native folk culture programs along with the dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu you can enjoy at leisure as well preparation for the trek, on this day interested people can join in our exciting guided sightseeing tour for half or full day tour at places of great interest around World Heritage Sites.
Morning drive takes you to high areas straight north around Central Himalaya within Langtang Himal at Rasuwa district, drive leads through rural farm villages and towns to reach at Dhunche a major town and headquarter of Rasuwa district, where Langtang National Park entrance located, our ride continues further downhill on zig-zag winding road to reach at Syabrubesi village for first overnight within Langtang Himal.
Enjoying first night around mountainous and high hills, morning walk starts from Syabrubesi village to reach lovely village of Gatlang heading past Goljung, as route leads past Tamang farm villages facing views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung peaks. Walk heads with gradual ups to reach at large Tamang village in Gatlang for overnight stop, greeted with traditional welcome receives you with Khada, a religious silk scarf and then transfer you to local home-stay for overnight, with time to visit around the villages and interact with the locals.
Gatlang, located on mid green hill with nice tended terraced farm field where houses are built with stone work an authentic traditional architecture of Tibetan style, visit its local old monastery and beautiful Parvati-Kunda Lake at Gatlang, evening with cultural show of Goljung and Gatlang makes your stay in this village very special.
Morning starts with short descent to a place called Thangbuchet, with views of Langtang peaks and Ganesh Himal includes glimpse of Tibetan Mountains in the north, walk past small farm villages and into alpine woodland to reach at Tatopani for overnight stop. Afternoon visit hot springs ‘Tatopani’ means hot water rising from the fresh spring with time for short walk around villages. Tatopani means 'hot water’; where dip in natural spring cures pain and aches and relaxes your tired muscles, afternoon explore and experience Tamang culture interacting with friendly locals.
Morning walk from Tatopani to Thuman with climb on top high Nagthali and Bimthang as route leads into alpine forest, with chances of seeing some wild-life like monkey and deer or rare endangered Red Panda. On reaching Nagthali super views of Langtang Himal with Ganesh Himal, Nagthali in early days time a popular meditation center of local monks and priests, from here another hour walks to reach Thuman, with time to immerse within village farm life and observe Shamanic ancient rite performances.
After Thuman walk leads to another nice village of Briddim on route visit nearby historical Rasuwa-Gadi the border of Nepal / Tibet, China with an old fort. A historical remains of Nepal and Tibet trade and cultural relations that existed for many centuries till present, as walk today takes you to nice area with views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal. Walk on winding path with climb to a ridge with views of dramatic landscapes then into rhododendron, pines and oaks forest, then climb with short descend to Briddim for overnight stop, Briddim village similar to Tibetan traditions located on ancient trade route of Nepal and Tibet here enjoy folk and cultural show performed by local village community.
Last day of scenic trekking as morning trail takes you back at Syabrubesi for drive to Kathmandu, as walk leads downhill past farm field within nice well tended terraces then reaching at Syabrubesi for last overnight stop within Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal.
Morning depart from lovely areas of Langtang Himal for exciting drive to reach back at Kathmandu where ride follows on same interesting road to Kathmandu and then back at your hotels with afternoon free to enjoy personal and individual activities and shopping.
Last day in the country of high Himalayan mountains enriched with colorful culture, after a memorable time and experience on Tamang Heritage Trail trekking, as per your time for your international flight our staff and guide transfer you to airport for flight homeward bound or to your next port of call.

Departure


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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Pickups and drops
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
    • 3 meals during the trek
    • TIMS and Permits
    • All sightseeing on private vehicle
    • Guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu by Domestic Flights
    • Staff cost including air ticket, food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodations during the trekking days
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • Licensed, English speaking guide
    • Porters ( 1 porter for 2 client with maximum weight of 20 kg)
    • All government taxes and service charges
    • All entrance fees
    • Best Nepal Guide T-Shirt
    • Medical first aid box
    • Trekking Map

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal communication, laundry, shopping
    • Nepalese SIM card
    • Hard drinks
    • International airfares and taxes
    • Tips

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.