Tamang Heritage Trek with Kathmandu

Tamang Heritage Trek with Kathmandu

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea house / Camping

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

2607m

Transportation

Land

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Tamang Heritage trek with Kathmandu is a perfect blend of rural/wilder trek and cultural sightseeing not so far from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Nepal has so many things to offer for foreign tourists. It has numerous touristic destinations that can meet the requirements of people regardless of their age, sex and ethnicity. Nepal is perfect destination for adventure seekers and holiday planners.

Tamang Heritage trek is one of the newly opened treks in Nepal from Langtang region. This trek combines an enchanting journey wherein you can enjoy the magnificent mountain views with the insight into the unique Tamang culture, alpine terrain, green meadows and rhododendron forest.Trekking through Tamang village gives you a wonderful opportunity to closely observe the community’s lifestyle, culture and crafts such as bamboo baskets and mats. This is a perfect trip for those who are not willing to have highly standard accommodation rather taste the authentic cuisines and spend the nights as exactly as local villagers. Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition is ready to take you for a journey of a lifetime.

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Food
Welcome dinner at Kathmandu.
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1400

On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted with flower garlands/Khadas. Our representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1401

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing.  By late afternoon you will drive back to your hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel to bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2238

While trekking, you can experience Tamang culture and participate in  cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang. 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. Stay overnight at local home/lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2607

On the way you enjoy the views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. At Tatopani or 'hot water', you can take a hot bath in natural hot springs. It is believed that taking a dip into this spring will heal you both spiritually and physically. This day's trekking provides you an opportunity to experience more of Tamang culture. Stay overnight at local home/lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3165

En route you may encounter animals like monkeys and deer. The panoramic views of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen ranges can be easily experienced from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local Buddhist monks and Lama Priests. Another cultural village, Thuman, is popular for its Shamanic performances and beautiful views of Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at local home/lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1762

While trekking from Thuman to Timure you can visit nearby historical Rasuwagadi, a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that have existed for many centuries. Observe the culture of Tamang people, earliest Tibetan settlers of Nepal. Timure is on the old trade route to Tibet.  Stay overnight at local home.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2229

You can experience home stay in Briddim and enjoy a cultural show performed by community members. Briddim is a Tamang Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal with a total of around 43 houses. The roof of houses hare are distinctly covered with slates. As direct descendants of Tibetans, the culture and tradition of Tamangs of Briddim are heartwarming and so close to Tibet. Stay overnight at local home/lodge.

You walk through Briddim village while observing the local lifestyle and culture and interacting with the locals. Reaching Lama Hotel, you discover that it is located on the banks of the Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.

As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here, there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. You arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. Stay overnight at lodge.

This is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m.), directly behind the village, for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2470

From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2130

You retrace your steps to Thulo Syabru, and then take a path passing through forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3330

From Thulo Syabru it is a steep climb through forests of oak, fir and rhododendron to the top of a ridge. From here it is only a short descent to Sing Gompa. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2030

You trek downhill all the way to Ghatte Khola (stream) passing through forests, a small village Dimsa and terraces. Now you trek over a leveled path along Ghatte Khola (stream) till Dhunche. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

You drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your final departure. 

What Is Included ?

The total price for the above mentioned Tamang Heritage - Langtang trek package is as follows: 

 

 No. of pax.  1  2-5  6-10  11 or more
 Price per person  US$1690  US$1080  US$1030  US$980

 

Note: If there are 15 or more participants in a group, we will provide all services to one tour leader free of cost. 

The Price Includes The Following Services:

a) Kathmandu

b) Trekking

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 3 star standards hotel
  • One day city sightseeing with an English speaking tour guide and private vehicle
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 
  • One trekking guide (if there are 10 or more participants, we will provide 2 trekking guides)
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) 
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Trekking equipments: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking poles
  • Entry permits for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and from Dhunche to Kathmandu by regular public bus/public jeep

    Note: If you wish to travel by private jeep instead of local bus before and after the trek, then one jeep costs extra US$280. 1 jeep carries up to 7 people. 
  • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge 
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Tamang Heritage Trek with Kathmandu Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:
Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:
Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:
Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:
Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:
First Aid Kit 

Optional:
Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:
Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

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