Tamang Heritage Trek
Tamang Heritage trek is an exemplary village to village and culturally rich trek. This trek is more of a religious and cultural exploration trek. Tamang people are known for being exuberant and culturally rich highland settlers of Nepal. Langtang national park is the home of people of this tribe. They are handful in number, only 4500 household in the entire region but the most primitive practices practicing Tamangs in the entire Nepal. Likewise, this trek as well is short but keeps the ability to be prolonged for above 2 weeks.
Tamang heritage trek houses this rare indigenous people and their communities who are the descendants of Tibetan horsemen. It is believed that they fled from their homes some thousand years ago. This trail was initially built with the idea of introducing tourism to the people in an effort to help them overcome poverty and joblessness. Moreover, it was a combined effort of the local inhabitants and Nepal tourism board to drive the crowd and introduce the concept of village tourism. Furthermore, the earning made from tourists by offering accommodation, food, cultural shows or selling handicraft is given to the individual and that individual contributes a part of it to the village. The village then disperses the funds to make schools, health posts or any sort of community projects.
The trek can either be started from Syabrubesi or from the comfort of Sundarijal. However, popular trek put in destination is Syabru. The loop of Tamang heritage trek can be completed in a week’s time but can be extended by mixing with other splendid treks in the region. The mountain ranges of Langtang, Ganesh and Manaslu serve at your homestay doorsteps. However, like mentioned before, this is more of living in a Tamangs house, walking from village after village of the Tamangs, sleeping in their homes, watching their rich wood carving skills, eating their dishes and drinking their home made liquor. There are many treks that take you to the heart of the mountains but Tamang heritage trek is that one trek that takes you to the heart of the communities of the people who inhabit in these mountains.
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- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
- Day 03: Drive Kathmandu (1350m) to Syabru Besi
- Day 04: Syabrubesi to Gatlang
- Day 05: Gatlang to Tatopani
- Day 06: Tatopani to Nagthali
- Day 07: Nagrhali toThumen
- Day 08: Thumen to Bridhim
- Day 09: Bridhim to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
- Day 10: Deaprture your destination.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Thank you for choosing Tamang heritage Trek as your next adventure destination. You will arrive on this day to Tribhuvan International airport, in Kathmandu. A representative from Karma eco adventure will transfer you at your hotel. You can take your time to stroll around and see the surrounding of your accommodation.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
On this day we get busy with couple of things; one making the last minute paperwork for your trekking and second, sightseeing some rare UNESCO world heritage sites. Meanwhile, our backend staff will make ready all the permits to take along on the trail. Simultaneously, our guide will help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to different heritage sites. In the evening, you will be briefed about your trek either in your hotel or over the dinner.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu (1350m) to Syabru Besi
This is the first day on the road to get to our trek put in destination. The choice of vehicle can differ from the package you opt to choose, ranging from public vehicle to a private vehicle. There are two ways to reach Syabru Besi and the best way is the national highway namely Prithvi highway. The trip on a coiled highway and along one of the biggest tributaries of Trishuli takes roughly around 7 hours. Once in Syabru Besi you will unload your luggage and call it a night.
Day 04: Syabrubesi to Gatlang
With an hour of break it will take you around 5 hours to reach Gatlang from the initial point. From the peak of the first 2 hours climb you will get the glimpse of the village that you will be accommodating in tonight. From distance, Gatlang is a village settled in the cascading slopes of the hills, on the laps of himalayas. Except for the first climb, rest of the trail is flat and easy. Once in Gatlang you will witness that almost all the houses are made of stone foundation and timber walls and roofs. Overnight in Gatlang
Day 05: Gatlang to Tatopani
Another day on the trail that would take around 5 hours to reach the destination of the day. At first, the trail drops gradually to the village of chilime. From here the trail starts climbing on the rock face of a mountain offering the views of Paldor mountains. The most difficult part of the trek is the final leg which takes you all the way up to Tatopani. This destination means hot water in direct English translation. The name is derived from the natural hot water spring that lies in the village. Overnight in Tatopani.
Day 06: Tatopani to Nagthali
Today is easy and short, so the walk will not be exhausting.ascending to Nagthali is awesome grassland which offers you the view of snowed Himalayas. by this time till lunch, we will be there in Nagthali. after lunch the will start to walk through the way of green loop rhododendron forest on to Taruche view poit. from the view point we may have chance to observe panoramic views of Ganesh himlal, langtang and Gosainkunda range if the weather is clear. than we will back to nagtahli to stay over night.
Day 07: Nagrhali toThumen
With an easy pace it takes around 2-3 hours to Nagthali from Thumen. The trail immediately getting down to the view point, which is around an hour away. Wrapped around in prayer flags and with the views of Langtang, Ganesh and few other peaks in Tibet, you will realize you have reached the viewpoint. It is very obvious of you to want to spend sometimes in this very place. Feel free to do so. From the viewpoint it will take you another 2 plus hours to get down to the small village of Thuman. Overnight in Thuman.
Day 08: Thumen to Bridhim
From Thuman you head to Briddim, which is the last village in the Tamang heritage trek. It is a 14 kilometer walk and it roughly takes around 7 hours to reach from the initial village. You will make your way through Timure, which is a village linked to the Tibetan border. You will have opportunity to take pictures with Tibetan border on the backstage. We move further ahead to the village of Briddim where we will witness the last of remaining Tibetan culture and people. Overnight in Briddim.
Day 09: Bridhim to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
On this day early in the morning we will trek to shyapru bensi .it will takes 2 hours to reach in shyapru than after lunch we will drive to kathmandu.
Day 10: Deaprture your destination.
Upcoming Trip DepartureThe specific costs are per person for group trekkers (for solo trekkers trip cost may increase some percent) except international airfair. mentioned below are the departure dates obtainable for online booking.
|Trip Start Date||Trip End Date||Price||Availability||Book|
|20 Nov, 2017||30 Nov, 2017||USD $655||Available||Book Now|
|22 Mar, 2018||01 Apr, 2018||USD $800||Guaranteed||Book Now|
- Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run.
- Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
- Limited - Only few space available
- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle (depends on group size).
- Welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu.
- 2 nights hotel accommodation at 3 star category in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.
- All government and local taxes with langtang national park entry fees.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- An experienced trekking guide, assistant guide and Porters.
- All accommodations on the trails (local lodges/teahouse) and full board meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or any one item from the menu ).
- Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs.
- Both way private bus/jeep transportation from Kathmandu to Shyapru to Kathmandu.
- Certificate of trek Completion.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water etc).
- Lunch & Dinner in kathmandu hotel.
- In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be borne by themselves
- Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival (4 copies of passport size photo).
- Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included.
- Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
- Tips for trekking crews.
Very nice trek.
We did the Tamang Heritage Trek with.
We liked it very much.
Pasang and the guide Dawa have been very attentive to us.
We were very happy to get to know the country and the people.
Many thanks and love greetings
Alice und Erwin Schrenk