Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek - 9 Days

INTRODUCTION

The latest addition to the list of wonderful trek trails in Langtang region, Tamang Heritage Trek, gives you the opportunity to behold the rich cultural tradition of the Tamang. Etymologically, Tamang originates from two words in Tibetan language. “Ta” means Horse and “Mang” means Warrior in Tibetan language. Tamang are considered migrated around 7th and 8th centuries through Tibet from Burma. The colorful celebrations of the Tamang are matched by their warm hospitality. Tamang Heritage Trek offers you to enjoy a mixture of Tamang traditions, beautiful Himalayan Mountains and adventurous trekking experience.

This trek leads you through the popular Tamang villages where many ancient Gompas (Gompa is a place for meditation). Buddhist prayer rocks are scattered around the village and even on the walking trail. The trails also have numerous prayer flags that mystify the Himalayan habitat of the Tamang.

Trip Fact

Trip duration :        9 Days

Grade :                    Moderate   

Srarts in :                Kathmandu

Ends in :                  Kathmandu

Accommodation : Hotel / Lodge

Trek typle :             TH (Tea House / Lodge)

Transportation :     Tourist bus/ Private vehicle

Max Altitude :         2380m

Activity :                  Trekking

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you’ll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1460m/4790ft) 7-8 hours drive

Today after breakfast our guide will transfer you to the bus station; from where your journey starts towards north of Kathmandu through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. You will enjoy the scenery passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River catching a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills and finally you will reach to Shybrubesi. O/N at syabrubesi.

Day 03: Trek to Gatlang (2238m/7342ft) 6 hours walk

After breakfast at your teahouse, your trek ascends up to the view point; from where we can see the fantastic view of Goljang valley with Ganesh Himal and Gosaikunda range. Then the trail descends down to the Goljang where you stop for your hot Lunch. The beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Goljang where you stop for overnight at the lodge. Upon arrival to the Gatlang you will get very warm welcomed by local villagers. Gatlang is a small village on the hillside with the traditional stone houses. Get refreshed and explores the surrounding village area and enjoy the local Syabru dance. O/N at Gatlang.

Day 04: Trek to Tatopani (2380m/7808ft) 6-7 hours walk

After breakfast our journey starts descending to Thangbuchet through the Bhotekoshi River. You will enjoy your lunch viewing the Chilime Hydropower dam. After lunch your trail will ascends up until you get to the Tatopani (literally means ‘hot water’) village. You have chance to take bath in natural hot springs in the lap of the mountains. Local believes that the hot water have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains.

Day 05: Trek to Thuman (2238m/7342ft), 5- 6 hours walk

After breakfast our day starts ascending to Nagthali (3300m/10824ft) the open grassland with amazing views of snow covered mountains. Enjoying the panoramic view we continue our trek to Brimdang village for hot lunch. After lunch our trek ascends to Nagthali Danda and spends some time at the local Gompa. Then our trek continues down to Thuman village. We will enjoy exploring the interesting lifestyle of this Tibetan influenced Tamang village. O/N at Thuman.

Day 06: Trek to Briddim (2239m/7345ft), 5-6 hours walk

Today after breakfast our day begins with easy walking to Timure Village through the old trade route to Tibet. Here we have opportunity to observe the historical Rasuwagadi fort reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that have existed for many centuries. We stop here for our lunch. After lunch the walk continues to Briddim. Today you have unique experience staying with local house with the host family, living with them, eating traditional foods and sleeping at their usual clean bed. They will offer you their local foods like plain rice, Tibetan bread, Syakpa (Sherpa Stew), Potato, Tibetan tea, Briddim wine. You have opportunity to observe the local indoor rituals and cultural practices with the host family and customs of the people. At this evening local will performing cultural songs and dances. O/N at Briddim.

Day 07: Trek to Syabrubesi (1460m/4790ft), 3-4 hours walk

After breakfast, the trek descends down to Syabrubesi via Wangel village. Today the trail moves along a gently descending path passing through villages, terraces and magnificent views of surrounding hills.

O/N at Syabrubesi.

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft), 8-9 hours drive

Today, after breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu with the splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. Remaining time you rest and evening explore Thamel. O/N at Kathmandu.

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu

Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

The price includes the following services:

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter for each 2 participants to carry 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • All necessary Trekking permit & TIMS card
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

    The price does not include :
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

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