Arrival in Kathmandu
It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.
We drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) which takes about eight hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Syabrubesi. You then head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli 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 after Betrawati is still under some construction. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung and this will take about six hours. While trekking, you can experience some of the Tamang culture by interacting with the local folks. You can see scenery from view points especially as you walk through a local village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillock among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m.) which takes about six hours. On the way you enjoy the sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. At Tatopani which naturally produces ‘hot water', you can take a hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas right in the laps of the mountains. It is believed that taking a dip in this spring will heal you from your aches and pains. This day's trekking provides you an opportunity to experience some important facets of the Tamang culture. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2338m.) via Nagthali (3165m.) and Bimthang, this takes about five hours. En route you may encounter animals like monkeys and deer. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Another cultural village, Thuman, is popular for its Shamanic performances and beautiful views of Langtang. Beautiful views of the mountains can be seen from every house in the village of wonderful Thuman. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Thuman to Timure (1762m.) which takes about five hours. While trekking from Thuman to Timure you can visit nearby historical Rasuwagadi. Today’s hiking grants you an opportunity to observe Tibeto Burman Tamang culture in two of the villages on the way. Timure is on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that have existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge here links Nepal and Tibet. Stay overnight at camp
Trek from Timure to Briddim (2229m.) and we reckon this will take about six hours. You can experience the village life of Briddim and enjoy a cultural show performed by community members. You can also experience a home stay and Tamang culture right to its roots. To mention a little about Briddim, it is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Around 43 houses are spread in a Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. As direct descendants of ancient Tibetan immigrants, the culture and tradition of Briddim closely resembles that of Tibetan villages. Stay overnight at camp.
Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi (1467m.) which takes three hours. You trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi via Wangel. This day the trail moves along a gently descending path passing through villages, terraces and magnificent views of surrounding hills that look beautiful in the fading sunlight. Stay overnight at camp.
Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu and this takes eight hours. It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and vibrant colorful villages. You drive along an unpaved road until Betrawati where you will begin to follow a narrow, but well paved road, till you reach Kathmandu city. This substantially concludes your Tamang village trek.
final departure back to home sweet home
Our office team will have a vehicle on standby to take you to the airport for your flight home. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours that could be a game drive at National parks, or wild water rafting, maybe a Tibet tour, or even a thrilling mountain bike ride through some of Nepal’s urban trails etc.