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TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL TREKKING

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Duration

11 Days

Max. Elevation

3310mm

Group size

2 PAX MIN

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private  & local vehicle
Best Season
March to May, September to December
Accomodation
3-star hotel in Kathmandu and best available lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu & All meals during the trek
Starts at
KATHMANDU
Ends at
KATHMANDU
Trip Route
Kathmandu-syabrubesi-Gatlang village-Tatopani-Thuman-Bridim-syabrubesi-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Enjoy pleasant lovely walks around impressive cultural Tamang villages.
    • On an ancient route that links Nepal and Tibet through the Tamang heritage trail
    • Explore the lively culture of age-old custom in the close shade of high snow peaks
    • Enchanting forest lined with tall rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines, and fir trees
    • A moderate adventure for all age groups in the harmony of pristine surroundings

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, where the ancient Trans Himalaya Caravan route follows through Tamang villages to the frontier of Nepal and Tibet. The country is located in the close shadow of the massif Ganesh and Langtang Himal range of mountains. In the early days forbidden land for foreign visitors till 2004 due to the close border with Tibet / China.Tamang, the earliest indigenous mountain tribe to migrate in Nepal, from Inner Mongolia and Tibet past 100 centuries ago. Settled throughout the hilly region from to east and west of Nepal Himalayas, mostly concentrated around Rasuwa and Dhading districts. Around the high areas of Langtang and Ganesh Himal as well on the outskirt of Kathmandu valley.A tribe with ancient historical background that still retains its colorful culture and custom till the present day. A great opportunity for visitors to witness Tamang villages where age-old glory and heritage lifestyle remains as it is. Apart from villages enriched with interesting traditional ways of life, the views on walks of spectacular scenery are equally captivating. Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, an enjoyable country walks within a tranquil environment that refreshes you on daily treks. The best part of this short moderate adventure that you will be walking on the beaten tracks.As the region gets fewer visitors than other mainstream trekking trails of Langtang valley, Everest, and Annapurna areas. But slowly getting much popular from word of mouth, from previous travelers who have enjoyed this remarkable country and hospitality Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking begins with an exciting drive from the capital Kathmandu, where the road winds up to reach Syabrubesi village. Located within the Rasuwa district of Langtang Himal range, from Syabrubesi starts our scenic walks heading north-west towards large Gatlang village. Where you will get the first impression and taste of local colorful culture and custom, interwoven with Buddhist and Bon religions. The Tamang besides Buddhism also practices their ancestral Bon cult. Worship of natural surroundings and holy spirits of mountains, hills, forest, and rivers that are essential for living beings. Tour of lovely Gatlang village and the old monastery, then towards our next destination, walk leads past Tatopani village. A place with natural hot springs to enjoy refreshing moments, then climb to Nagethali hill at 3, 310 m. The highest spot of this trek rewards with a breathtaking panorama of Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu Himal with dramatic landscapes. The walk takes you to the nice villages of Thuman and Bridim, where you will have great times exploring the Tamang villages. All villages have something to offer to their visitors, where you will be greeted with a traditional welcome. Blessed with garland and Khada the silk religious scarf of the Buddhist religion, enjoy your stay like the locals. After a mesmerizing time and experience of ancient cultural heritage return the journey to Syabrubesi for a drive back to Kathmandu. Where your exciting holiday in Nepal with an enjoyable and wonderful moment of a lifetime in Tamang Heritage Trail trek concludes.
outline itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu for trek preparation and tour of heritage sites.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi village 1,460 m - 06 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Gatlang village 2,238 m - 05 hours.
Day 05: Free day to explore the village's local culture and customs.
Day 06: Walk to Tatopani 2, 380 m - 05 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Thuman 2, 238 m crossing Nagethali hill 3,310 m - 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Bridim 2,239 m-05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi - 05 hrs.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu – 06 hours.
Day 11: Depart Nepal for international departure homeward bound.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

On arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal International Airport via various airlines, our guide and staff receive you for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trek at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding the wonderful Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking. On briefing includes useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. Evening group welcome dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to Nepalese culture of various parts of Nepal with folk dance and music

Day

2

The morning after good breakfast, enjoy a tour of Kathmandu places of great interest where our city guide leads you with a short drive and walks to visit famous historical and religious monuments with old palaces. Most of the ancient temples, Stupas, and monasteries including royal courtyards are listed in world heritage sites in the chapter of fascinating wonders. After an enjoyable back to the hotel, for the final meeting and preparations for the trek to Tamang Heritage Trail.

Day

3

Start early morning after a good breakfast, for an interesting drive beyond Kathmandu valley to reach high cooler Himalayan hills at Dhunche, headquarter town of Rasuwa district and entrance to Langtang National Park. From here a long descend on a zig-zag turn to reach Syabrubesi village for an overnight stop in the best available local lodge. Herewith time to browse around the village and witness the local culture of Tamang the hill tribe of Langtang Himal range practice Buddhism and Bon sect of pre-Buddhist. 

Day

4

The first-day walk from Syabrubesi village starts taking a high old path avoiding the motorable road, where the trail climbs for few hours, and then on a pleasant winding path to follow terraced farm fields and smaller villages to reach an overnight destination at Gatlang. One of the largest villages within the Rasuwa district.On arrival welcomed with the traditional greeting of Buddhist prayer silk scarf called ‘Khada’, offering local home-made spirits Chang (a brew / local beer made from rice or millet grains). After a small ceremony transfer to a nice cottage which is known as Home Stay for visitors. Managed and run by the village community. Evening enjoys a local traditional folk cultural show of the Tamang villagers, the Tamang people are famous for songs, tribal folk music, and dance followed by nice typical Nepalese and Tamang dinner, served by the family that runs HomeStay. 

Day

5

Enjoy the rest of the day exploring around Gatlang village and observe the ancient heritage way of farm life of immense cultures and great interest. Tour of the village monastery adorned with various Buddha statues and holy books, the interior prayer hall with elaborate religious arts and painting.With time to mix and interact with native Tamang, and learn more of local customs and history of Tamang people. Where Ta means horse and ‘mango mug for a ferocious rider as Tamang people were horse cavalry soldiers of Tibetan and Mongol emperor. Then they drifted to migrate on the high hills of Nepal Himalaya some thousands of years ago. Tamang population at present is 5.6 % within Nepal, which is over 1.3 million in 2001, increasing slowly to 1,539,830 as 2011 census. Follows Buddhism religion similar to its Tibetan ancestor, also practice Bon an ancient cult, before Buddhism was introduced in Tibet and Nepal. All houses festooned with Buddhist prayer colorful flags called Lung-Ta or wind-horse, of blue, white, red, green, and brown with a prayer printed. Each color designates sky, cloud/water, thunder/fire, vegetation, and brown of earth. 

Day

6

Enjoy early morning grand views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal peaks, then bid farewell to the happy and friendly villagers of Gatlang. As the walk begins with a slow climb into a small nice forested area to reach Tatopani village for an overnight stay. A place with a natural hot spring, hence the village name ' Tatopani’ enjoy refreshing bathe and dip in the hot warm pool and then explore around this quaint farm village

Day

7

 From Tatopani after a refreshing time in its hot springs and exploring the village, as walk climb high at Nagthali Danda, which is above 3, 310 m and 10, 859 feet high, located on an open grassland with a grand vista of the central and western Himalayas. Stopping at delightful Brimdang village for lunch en-route, and then continue climb to Nagthali Danda. Then, continue downhill to Thuman, a Tamang village with friendly people who loves singing and dancing. You will be invited to join in the merriment.

Day

8

Walk today on a much flatter section of the trail, as descend reach you at Timure, which is on the trail of an old trade route to Tibet and this village is not far away to the border, just three hours’ walking distance. After lunch at Timure village, the walk continues to Briddim for overnight, another nice Tamang village, where you'll stay in a local home-stay, truly a unique experience. Accommodation and meals are offered at local houses on a rotational basis, so you can be sure that your stay is enjoyable. 

Day

9

On our final day of the marvelous walk, the morning starts near the road head with more downhill, as walk follows farm fields with nice tended terraces to reach at Syabrubesi for last overnight stop around Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal.`

Day

10

Morning exciting drive to Kathmandu, on leaving Syabrubesi village heading towards winding ups to reach Dhunche and then downhill on the same interesting highway to reach back at Kathmandu and then check into respective hotels, with afternoon free to enjoy personal activities and shopping souvenirs

Day

11

Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure of a lifetime experience on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, and then as time for your international flight. Our staff transfer you to the airport for homeward bound

Inclusions

    • Airport\hotel transfers by our company vehicle
    • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Two-way bus ticket to/from Syphrubesi
    • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek in the mountain
    • Best available twin sharing lodge for your mountain accommodation during the trek
    • One highly experienced government lenience holder, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people, Max.25kg) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
    • Langtang national park permit
    • TIMS card Fee ( Trekkers' Information Management System)
    • All kind of Government taxes & office service charge
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Your personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • All kind of drinks (hot and cold) during the trek
    • Hot showers during the trek (if needed)
    • Your Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff

Complimentary

    • Comprehensive medical kit
    • Duffle bag for Trekking
    • Snack of seasonal fruit during the trek

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the walk on Tamang Heritage Trail?

A moderate walk that includes short ups and downhill around farm fields and terraces, and trekking in the shade of the cool forest. The only high and steep climb for few hours to reach a lovely view-point on top Nagthali Danda a ridge, which is above 3, 310 m. The trail is well defined well-trodden by local and few groups of trekkers.

Do we need enough exercise for these treks?

It is best to be physically fit and in sound health before and after booking this trekking adventure, good exercise is needed to keep you in shape as this trek involves many steep ups and downhill, as well a touch of high altitude

Which season is best for the Tamang Heritage Trail trek? 

From springtime of March to May, as well in autumn/fall season from September to November. The best season is April to May and September till November, where days are clear for excellent views of surrounding beautiful landscapes and high snow-capped peaks. With cold morning and late afternoon till night time cold and in the shade. Can get snow sometimes around this good season also.

How are the lodge and food on Tamang Heritage Trail treks?

The lodge is very simple, but clean and hygienic, as the area is rebuilding back into a better place to stay, after the damage from past earthquakes.The accommodation in lodges or at local Home-Stay is of simple tourist standard, with common toilets and bathrooms but hot/cold shower available at extra cost for fuel charge to heat the water. The food is excellent with limited variation menu to choose like noodles soup or fried with veg and meats as ordered, mainly Nepalese famous Dal Bhat (boiled or steamed plain rice served with lentil soup of various kinds includes seasonal vegetable mild curry and hot or sweet sauce toadd) mo mo/dumpling is popular on lodge as well in all parts of Nepal includes home-baked breads of variation. All meals are served in a large cozy dining room with the warm hospitality of Tamang communities.

How far the medical facilities on trek if someone gets very sick?

The nearest hospital and medical post is at Dhunche or back in Kathmandu. In critical cases for very sick persons from any other medical reasons or accidents, as well as altitude sickness. Who cannot continue the journey, the sick person needs to be taken back to Kathmandu. The fastest means of transport is taking a helicopter service. In this emergency case where victims have to bear all the expenses to be claimed from health and medical insurance.

Are there any facilities to charge electronic appliances and gadgets? 

At present nearly all villages that we stay for overnight, do have electrical power or from private solar energy, where you can charge your electronic gadgets like camera, cell-phone, or laptop, on paying a fee for each item per hour.

Do trekkers get high altitude sickness or AMS on this trek?

Not at all the height is above 3,000 m high only for some hours, walking at a safe altitude of above 2,000 m on average. So there won’t be any problem of catching high altitude sickness on these lovely treks.

What are the main religion and culture of the Tamang tribe?

Tamang follows Tibetan Buddhism and similar culture and celebrates a festival called Lo-Sar or New Year, which falls in late January and the first week of February. A year cycle of animals and birds, this year 2021 from onward from February is the year of an Ox. As per Tibetan Buddhism Lunar Calendar.   There are various cultures and festivals related to Buddhism religions like the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha which falls in May around Full Moon time. Besides being Buddhist Tamang also practice ancient religion called Bon, worship of nature, and Shamanism, a religious practice that involves a practitioner who is believed to interact with a spirit world through altered states of consciousness, such as trance. The aim is usually to direct the spirits or spiritual energies into the physical world, for healing or another purpose.

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