Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
The Tamang heritage trek takes tourists into the preserved regions of Nepal. The trek is dotted with scenic green midlands and ancient monasteries.
The main highlights of the trek include visiting the Tamang monasteries, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda and Dudhkunda Lakes. Magnificent views of many high mountains such as the Ganesh Himal and Jugal Himal will keep you company throughout the trek. Moreover, about 70 glaciers can be found on the way. The trek is perfect for those looking to revel in nature’s unadulterated beauty. If you are game for more, you may even take a healing bath in the natural hot springs.
There’s an old tale according to which several years ago there was a fight between Nepal and Tibet for salt. The remnants of the war can still be seen with people still using the trail to barter for salt and meat.
The trek begins with visiting the Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Time is believed to have stood still for villages in this remote part of Nepal. People of the valley still believe in the simple way of living life. During the trek tourists are presented with several opportunities to be a part of the native’s lives. Untouched by modern civilisation the Tamang heritage trail follows into the core of the most remote yet prettiest places in Nepal. Because of being close to Tibet, the culture of the people in this part of Nepal bears striking resemblance to that followed by Tibetans.
The Thuman –Timur trail that falls on the way of the trek will remind you of the bygone era. A fort situated in Timur stands testimony to the time when the history of Tibet and this part of Nepal overlapped. In Briddim, a Tibetan Buddhist village, people live in houses that are spread in a peculiar shape of the English alphabet Z. The duration of the trek is 11 days. The best time to visit is Jan - May and Sept – Dec. group sizes may vary between 2 to 12.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast
Day 03: Drive to Shaybru Bensi (1462 meters) by bus/jeep. 7 hours
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi which takes about seven hours by bus/jeep. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trisuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 04: Shaybru Bensi- Gatlang (2238m) 5 hrs
You can observe the different traditional villages. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking an unforgettable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. Overnight at community lodge, inclusive of full board meals
Day 05: Gatlang - Tatopani (2607m) 5-6 hrs
On the way you enjoy sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal.Experience of the Tamang culture at Tatopani which naturally signifies 'hot water', you can take hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Overnight at local house, inclusive of full board meals
Day 06: Tatopani -Thuman (2338m) 4 hrs
Another cultural village Thuman is popular for its Shamanic performances and beautiful view of Langtang. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Overnight at local house, inclusive of full board meals
Day 07: Thuman -Timur (1762m) 5 hrs
Timure is on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that has existed for many centuries. Overnight at local house, inclusive of full board meals
Day 08: Timur –Briddim (2337m) 6 hrs
Briddim, it is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Around 43 houses are spread in Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split slate. As direct descendant of ancient Tibetan immigrants, the culture and tradition of Briddim closely resembles that of nearly Tibetan villages. Overnight at local house, inclusive of full board meals
Day 09: Briddim - Shaybru Bensi (1467m) 5-6 hrs
This day the trail moves gentle descent passing through villages, terraces and magnificent views of surrounded hills. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals
Day 10: Shaybru Bensi – Kathmandu 7 hrs
Drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. You drive along the unpaved road till Betrawati and you begin to follow narrow well paved road.
Day 11: Final departure to your onward destination. "Farewell!"
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
- Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide by private car / van.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea & coffee during the trek
- Twin sharing logde/guesthouse/home stay accommodation during the trek
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
- All surface transfer to/from KTM by jeep/ bus
- Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt (yours to keep)
- Langtang national park permit
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
- Government taxes & office service charge.
OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
- Hot and cold showers during the trek
- Personal shopping and laundry
- Personal trekking equipments
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
*Trip Cost: US$ 850.00*
Get USD 50.00 OFF per person
For a booking of two or more people.
Trip Length: 11 days
Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Max Elevation: 5050m/ at Chorkari Ri
Meal: Full board on trek, Breakfast at Kathmandu
Best Month: Jan - May and Sept - Dec
Group Size: 01 Minimum and 12 Maximum
Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu,
Scenic drive to/from Kathmandu
Visit Tibetan village at Langtang, ascent of Chorkari Ri (5050m)
Indigenous trekking trai
Accommodating at local houses and community lodges
Fabulous views of high mountains including: Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa
We had wonderful time on our 11 days holidays to Langtang valley trekking, our guide Rabin and porter Bhim were amazing and very affective and professional. Also your company followed through with everything is promised.
Thank you so much again for arranging such a great trip. More
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