Tamang Heritage Trek
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Overview

Tamang Heritage Trek is an amazing trek offering travelers a peek into the culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people who are the mountain dwellers of the Langtang region. The Tamang heritage trail is a newly opened trekking route located between Mount Langtang and Ganesh Himal. Lying just north of the Kathmandu Valley, the Tamang Heritage Trail is perhaps the most accessible trekking region in Nepal.Langtang is the region of ancient Tibetan Monasteries, Rhododendron and Bamboo Forests, Majestic Waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred Lakes, reflecting reflect the solitude and the serenity of the Himalayan scenery.

Throughout our journey, we will be rewarded with outstanding views of the Himalayas. Travelers can have views of mountains like Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. Along with amazing mountain views, the trail also gives a great opportunity to closely observe the lifestyle of theTamangs who are highly influenced by Tibetan culture.

Tamang is the indigenous inhabitant of the Langtang region of Nepal. The ethnic group has held its traditional lifestyle which hasn’t changed much since the beginning of the settlement. The exposure to the unique culture and lifestyle of the Tamang, Their warm welcome, their traditional mountain houses, ancient monasteries, Gompas add makes the trail all more exciting. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally built stone-mud houses and the beautifully carved wooden porches in Tamang villages are widely appreciated. If the trekking is done during the festival time like Lhosar, the trekkers can observe the traditional Syabru dance, Khamba dance and other wonderful performances.

The Tamang Heritage Trek starts from Syabrubesi which is reached after a short drive from Kathmandu.Ascending the road north towards the Tibetan borderlands and trekkers enjoys a relatively gentle walk through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys. As we continue further, we will be able to appreciate a local fort, monastery and exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes. As we near the end of the trek we enjoy a Homestay experience in Briddim. We can also relax in the natural hot springs at the Tatopani.

The Tamang Heritage Trek is a great trek offering spectacular mountain scenery, terraced fields and exposure to unique Tamang culture. This is an ideal trek to explore the unique Tamang culture while visiting their native land, the land of Himalayas.

Highlights of Tamang Heritage Trekking

Nagathali (3165m, view point), ancient Tibetan monasteries, Rhododendron and Bamboo Forests, majestic waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, and many sacred lakes, culturally rich region steeped in Tibetan tradition, views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass (5122m.), Dorje Lakpa (6989m.), Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges, ancient monasteries (a place where people goes for meditation) and more.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 01 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syarubesi

Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a small beautiful village serving as a starting point of many treks in the Langtang region. We drive on a winding road enjoying outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. We continue until we descend to the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 2
Day 02 : Syarubesi to Gatlang

We start the trek from Syabrubesi with an ascent to we reach the viewpoint where we can get a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. From here the trail descends to Goljang valley enjoying views of the Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, LangtangLirung and others. We continue until we reach the village of Gatlang, a small beautiful village on the hillside with traditional stone houses. Overnight at Gatlang.

Day 3
Day 03 : Gatlang to Tatopani

We begin our trek from Gatlang with a descent to Thangbuche as we soak-in the splendid views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges along the way. We continue our walk to cross the Chilime Hydropower dam from where the trail will ascend until Tatopani. The name Tatopaniin Nepali literally means ‘hot water owing to the natural hot springs over here. We take a dip into the natural hot water to relax our exhausted muscles.Overnight in Tatopani.

Day 4
Day 04 : Tatopani to Thuman

Today we trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali. We ascend to NagthaliDanda,a hilltop with amazing views of snow capped Himalayas. We traverse through the dense alpine forest and reach the small Tamang settlement of Brimdang. We continue walking uphill to Nagthali where we get to enjoy the mesmerizing views of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung and Ganesh Himalaccompanied by warm tea. After the warm tea, we continue our walk to reach a Tamnag village of Thuman. Overnight in Thuman.

Day 5
Day 05 : Trek from Thuman to Briddim

We start our trek in the relatively flatter trail which we slowly start to descend to Timure. We continue our walk to Briddim, a Buddhist villagelocated on the lap of the LangtangHimal. Houses in Briddim are built withstones andresembles a typical Tibetan village. The inhabitants of the village are mostly of Tibetan origin. Overnight in Briddim.

Day 6
Day 06 : Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi

We start our walk to Syabrubesiand follow the BhoteKosi River on the left side of the valley to the north. We cross the river and follow through paddy and corn fields and descend toSyabrubesi. Overnight in Syarubesi.

Day 7
Day 07 : Drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we take a five hour long drive back to Kathmandu along the winding road.

Cost Include(s)

  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Trekking lodge (tea house) accommodations during the trek
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner
  • Necessary paper works Langtang National Park Permit & Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit
  • Bus Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, Government licensed Guide with all his Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transport and Insurance.
  • A strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (1 porter=2 trekkers).
  • Comprehensive group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Free rental of sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel and walking Pole
  • Nepal Eco Adventure branded t-shirt and cap
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms)
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Airport pick-up and drop
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fees – $25 USD for 15 days Visa
  • Your Travel and mountain rescue insurance
  • International airfare
  • Your personal expenses
  • Drinks (except water refills and coffee/tea during breakfast), desserts and snacks
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected

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  1. Tamang Heritage Trek
    We had a extremely positive experience with Chhatra Karki and Nepal Eco Adventure. As two women in our 50s we wanted a challenge in an interesting location where we mixed with the local people and we got that with the Tamang Heritage Trail. What a delight it was trekking between villages in the Rasuwa region staying in guest houses with delicious food served up 3 times a day. The dhal bhat, Tibetan bread, momos, fruit platters and nettle soup (cooked up by our guide) unfortunately ensured we did not arrive home any lighter. The scenery was amazing and people with experience in Nepal who saw my photos remarked it looked like trekking in Nepal 30 years ago before commercialisation of the region. Our guide Chhiring Sherpa and porter Kaji Sherpa were outstanding young men who made our trip even more enjoyable with their quiet efficiency and friendly polite demeanour and we never felt rushed up and down the mountainsides. We were able to take plenty of photos and stop for a breather when we needed it (which was often). We were instructed by Chhatra to help the local economy by shopping and we were happy to oblige. After a meal at our guesthouses the local women on request would bring out their home made wares. Lots of scarfs, hats, gloves, jewellery and bags made for excellent souvenirs and presents. The only tip for booking this particular trip is to budget for a private 4 wheel drive with driver to get in and out of the trail head at Syabrubesi. I will be back to trek in Nepal and I won't hesitate to book with Nepal Eco and I know my friend Alison feels the same.
  2. Tamang Heritage Trek
    We came to Kathmandu from Malaysia, only leaving ourselves 2 days to book a 2 week trek. We called a few companies and Chhathra returned our call first, and came out to meet us. He welcomed us into his office with some tea. He was reliable, open, and very knowledgeable of the available treks for what we were looking for. We were hoping to do either the Langtang/Tamang Cultural Heritage Trek or Manaslu Trek. Chhatra spent at least an hour with us going over the possible options, and then met with us later the same day to finalize. We were able to meet and discuss the route with our guide, Kumar, before heading out. We ended up doing a 2-week, customized, Tamang Heritage - Langtang - and part of the Gosaikunda walk. Chhatra also provided us with a sleeping bag and walking poles which was extremely helpful. Our two week trek was incredible and the highlight of our 3 month trip mostly through Southeast Asia. Kumar, was an absolutely wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly, and conscientious guide. He knew so much about the area and made our happiness and safety his #1 priority. His knowledge of village life and past experience as a medical provider in the small village he grew up in was really interesting to us (as we are both in the medical field). Our porter, Buddhiman, was also fantastic - he was always upbeat, happy, and willing to help out. The trek was everything we expected and more. The Tamang Heritage Trial was not very crowded with trekkers (we only saw 2 tourists on our 4 days of trekking), and brimming with culture and lively villages. Langtang and Gosaikunda provided us with awe-striking beauty, snow-covered mountains, and glaciers.  When we came back from our trek, well, we were fairly exhausted. We met with Chhatra again to review our travels and sat down with him for some much needed rest and tea.  If and when we return to Nepal we definitely would choose Eco Adventure again!
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FAQs

Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?

Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.

You can apply online visa from 1st of March (http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?

The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.

How fit do need to be for trekking?

It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly for you. Choose the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.

How long will be the trekking?

The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.

What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?

In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods. But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience. We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.

What types of food will be served during the trekking?

While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?

Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket and accommodation during the trek will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.

Do I really need trekking guide?

While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.

Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?

Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.

Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.

Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?

You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.

Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?

In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.

What do I need to carry on trek?

A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.

Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.

What in case of altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?

Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.

What currency should I bring to Nepal?

We advise you to bring US dollars /British pounds/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.

Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?

Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.

What are the main Nepali customs to know about?

Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a house
Ask for permission before entering Hindu temples
Most of the time, it will be forbbiden to take photographs inside temples

What about time and phone code in Nepal ?

Nepali time is GMT/UTC + 5H45
The Country Code is 977

Do we need to get vaccinated to visit Nepal?

You do not need any specific vaccine to come to Nepal. It is however recommended to check if your mandatory vaccines are up to date and talk to your doctor before travelling.

How early should I book my trip?

We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodate last minute bookings. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.

What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Kathmandu.

What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?

You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.

How much extra spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.

Are Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?

Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.

How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

Tips do not form any part of thewages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.

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Trip Facts

  • 7 days Tamang Heritage Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 02 persons
  • February to June and September to December
  • 3165m
  • Bus
  • NEA-LHST-10

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