Lantang Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Tamang Heritage Trail

Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a new route that’s become much popular in the Langtang region. The route opens a window to an exceptional ethnic culture that’s found in the Tamang community who inhabit this area with their ancestry found in Tibet; they follow mystical customs & traditions that date back to a thousand years; this community has lived most of their lives based on ancient superstitions that are as old as these mountains. The trail was said to have been discovered by an inquisitive trekker who lost his way & stumbled on this route, & discovered these Tamang settlements, who till this time, had hardly seen any tourists & live within a culture still not influenced by the western world.

This venture is a charming outing that presents some fantastic mountain views, snowy alpine territory, green meadows & lush rhododendron forest which gives us the experience of a vacation in the wilderness within the shortest possible time, & ever so close to the ancient capital of Kathmandu. As we clamber into Tamang villages, we get upfront opportunities to watch close-up the lifestyles, culture and crafts such as bamboo baskets and mats for which this place is well known.

The Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek also gives us grandstand vistas of Langtang Lirung (7245m), Langtang Kerung, Chumse Danda ridge (5122m), Dorje Lakpa (6989m), Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. Glaciers of different shapes and high altitude lakes namely: Gosiankunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda and Dudhkunda are a part of this astonishing Heritage trek that is related to a very interesting community that awakens our own traditions to a world familiar to us, but yet unknown to some of our own fellow beings… this trek will make up a wonderful holiday that will linger in the memory for a long time to come…

Trip Profile:

Duration:                 10 Days

Type of Trek:          Tea House/ Camping

Max Altitude:           3165m.

Minimum Pax:         1 +

Starts:                      in Kathmandu

Ends:                       in Kathmandu

Accommodation: in camps, teahouse lodges are also an option but very few are available on the trails.

Meals: all meals are provided on the trail…

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade:             Moderate…with a few challenges

Details Itinerary

Day 1

 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.

Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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.

Day 9

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.

Day 10

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.

Cost Include

Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (2 nights)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (7 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).
  • Government licensed Holders English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign 1 porter for every 2 guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Kathmandu to Shyaprubeshi and back to Kathmandu by Bus / Jeep.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

 

Cost does not include

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuatin.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

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