Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek

Duration 10 Days Difficulty2,607m

Trip Highlights

The Tamang heritage trek is a newly discovered trail in Nepal. It is a cultural trek through vibrant Tamang villages in Langtang with beautiful panoramic views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang range which lies in the northern part of Kathmandu near Langtang National Park. In Nepal, this trekking is the perfect way of enjoying your life with awesome memories.

Tamang heritage trek is an expedition that takes you to some of the most culturally rich areas of northern Nepal. Most importantly, it offers you a peek into the lifestyle and traditions of the Tamang community living in the Langtang region. Moreover, you’ll witness some breath-taking scenery of terraced farmlands, verdant forests and snow-capped mountains of Langtang Himalayas.

Exploring an Indigenous Civilization

Originally from Tibet, the Tamang people came to Nepal as traders of horses and started living near the northern border. They are also known to be one of the indigenous people of Nepal and India. Constituting 5.6% population of Nepal, they mostly follow Buddhism as their dominant religion. They mostly live at higher altitudes while engaging in agriculture as a means of livelihood.

Tamang heritage trek offers you some extraordinary glimpses into their culture. Moreover, lack of modernization has helped to preserve their customs and traditions. They have a large number of festivals and rituals that manifest their Tibetan roots and ethnic identity. While severely affected by the earthquake of 2015, they still have their traditions and legacy intact.

Traversing Unique Trails

Traveling along the Trishuli River northward, we pass through Dhunche and Syabrubensi. From Syabrubesi, we begin our trek as we hike through the Tamang villages. We will enjoy some cultural shows at Goljung and Gatlang. Moreover, we will visit Parvatikunda Lake and Tamang monastery. We will enjoy some excellent views of Langtang and Ganesh as we reach Tatopani. There, we can take a hot bath in a natural hot spring. Walking further, we reach Thuman where we will enjoy Tamang singing and dancing. Furthermore, we will also visit the village of Briddim, which is almost identical to the Tibetan villages. Additionally, we will stay in their homes and eat local cuisines with them.

Tamang Heritage Trek is a must-do trek for trekkers that are seeking to experience some indigenous cultures of Nepal. This moderately challenging trek can be done by anyone and any time of the year. Besides, we will provide high-quality service and take care of your every need at an affordable price.


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TRIP DETAILS
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best time to visit Dec, Jan, Feb,
  • Max-Altitude 2,607m
  • Difficulty Tough
  • Group Size Min. 2Pax
  • Tour Type Private tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges.

After arriving at the airport in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up in a car and take you to your hotel. Later in the evening, we will have a briefing program about the trek.

After having breakfast, we start our guided tour of Kathmandu sightseeing. We will visit many of the World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Durbar Squares. These places are of vital historical and cultural significance. The temples are sacred sites for Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Similarly, the durbar square areas represent the various kings and rulers throughout Nepal’s rich history. We will have lunch during the day along with dinner in the evening before returning to our hotel.

After having breakfast, we will ride on a bus to Syabrubesi. We drive through some beautiful landscapes along with farmlands and forests. The road is mostly gravelled as we’re heading towards the rural parts of Nepal. After 7 to 8 hours of drive, we will reach SyabruBesi.

We begin our trek from SyabruBesi which is also the initiation point for Langtang trek as well as Gosaikunda Trek. However, we will be heading in a different direction. We will ascend for about an hour and a half to reach the top of a hill. Here, we will enjoy some fantastic views of Gosaikunda range and Ganesh Himal, along with the Goljang Valley. After descending the Goljang valley, we will hike further for about 3 hours to reach Gatlang.

We begin by descending to the Thangbuchet River. Then, we cross a bridge and start climbing. After a total of 7 hours’ hike, we will reach the village of Tatopani. Tatopani means ‘hot water’ which is due to the natural hot springs around the village. We will take a hot bath in the springs and spend the night in a lodge nearby.

We will ascend to high grassland of Nagthali Danda which provides some excellent views of the Himalayas. From the top, we ascend down to the village of Thuman, where we spend the night.

We walk along a plain land for a while then start descending downhill. We have reached quite close to Tibet as it’s merely 3 hours’ of walk away. We will walk for 5 hours total to reach Briddim.

Syabrubesi is merely a 3- hour walk from Briddim. Upon reaching SyabruBesi, we will explore the area for the rest of the day.

We begin early in the morning for the seven-hour drive to Kathmandu.

Our representative will take you to the airport for your final departure.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
  • 2 night’s accommodation with breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three-time food in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment.
  • Surface Transfer to the destination from Kathmandu.
  • Public Bus to Shyphrubensi to Kathmandu as trip Schedule.
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS Permits.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • One map of Langtang Trek for the group.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu).
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Travel/medical insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Tips.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

FAQs

  • Golijung Village and other Tibetan villages.
  • Hot natural springs and Chilime Hydro Power Dam.
  • View of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ri, Shisapangma and Kerung(Tibet) peaks.
  • Witness ethnic cultures and their living style.

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal.To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having security advantage of traveler’ cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind.
We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.
Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

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