Tamang Heritage Trail   |  11 Days

cultural and scenic walk around traditional villages of ancient hill tribe with age-old traditions

Explorer Adventure presents Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking, where you will be within impressive cultural and traditional villages of ancient mountains and hill tribes The Tamang drifted from Mongolia and through Tibet to Nepal back thousands of years.

Bringing in their age-old custom of ancient heritage which includes colorful custom and culture similar to Tibetans which is just across the border from the areas of Tamang Heritage Trail north of Langtang Himal where this exciting walks leads close to the village on route Tibet-China frontier.

A marvelous journey of great fascination on daily walks, visiting rural farm villages and trekking into pristine forest of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines and fir tree lines where exotic bird-life with some rare and endangered animals that dwells around this beautiful surrounding within lush green vegetations.

Starting Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking from Kathmandu, taking an interesting drive to reach the high hills of Langtang at Dhunche and Syabrubesi village, in the country fully populated by Tamang tribes and then walking into its charming villages full of farm and religious life interwoven with Buddhism teaching as well practice ancient Bon sect of pre Buddhism as well.

Walk leads to explore Tamang villages with its impressive cultures and custom and in comfort of nice farm lodge-guest house and overnights in home stay, around lovely villages of Gatlang-Tatopani-Briddim and Thuman with ever present views of mountain backdrop that includes massive Ganesh and Langtang Himal range of peaks.

Our marvelous, interesting and scenic journey completes with a drive back to Kathmandu after a wonderful time on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking of great interest.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic and cultural walks on high hills of beautiful Langtang Himal region with great views
  • Daily views of high Ganesh and Langtang Himal as far towards Jugal Himal range of mountains
  • Exploring Tamang traditional farm villages with age-old custom and colorful cultures of great interest
  • Walking into beautiful enchanting rhododendron-magnolia forest within pristine environment
  • Enjoy native Tamang villagers warm hospitality with impressive traditional life of Buddhism religion

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Tamang Heritage Trail trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day early morning drive to Langtang Himal region north of Kathmandu on journey to Tamang Heritage Trail.
  • 3 Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Trisuli and Dhunche town 1,950-06 hrs.Morning an exciting drive on Kathmandu to Dhunche-Syabrubesi highway, heading towards Himalayan foothills, on reaching at Trisuli Bazaar within warm sub-tropical area, as our journey continues towards uphill on long winding road towards cooler alpine area past farm villages and town to reach at Dhunche, at 1,950m high. Dhunche headquarter and main town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal where Langtang National Park starts and ends. From Dhunche drive leads downhill on zig-zag road to reach at Syabrubesi village the home of Tamang tribe people in the shadow of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, overnight in a nice cozy lodge at Syabrubesi.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Gatlang 2,200 m - 05 hrs.Beginning our first day walk from Syabrubesi leading to a climb for a while but the rest of the walk is on gradual winding uphill trail past terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins to reach a large and interesting Tamang village of Gatlang village, as our route leads further north west avoiding the motor-able road taking an old trekking path above the main road. As walk enters into high hills with superb scenery of surrounding landscapes as our out trail leads ups and down and then reaching our destination for overnight stop at impressive village of Gatlang. Here with time to visit its traditional villages and monasteries interwoven with Buddhism culture and heritage, greeted by friendly villagers in traditional custom.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Tatopani 2,607 m - 06 hrs.Morning starts after leaving nice and impressive Gatlang village where our walks leads further North West on neat stone paved paths for sometimes, past terraced farm fields of millets and barley with constant views of massive Ganesh Himal and Manaslu including Langtang Himal. As walk approaches to our overnight stop at Tatopani village, a place with hot natural spring, where Tato Pani means ‘Hot Water’ Here enjoy the afternoon time visiting its nice Tamang houses of intricate carving on windows and doors and then refresh yourself in the hot spring located close to the village.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Thuman 2,400 m via Nagthali - 06 hrs.On leaving Tatopani enjoying its warm pools and cultural villages, as morning walk leads on the trail towards Tibet border for few hours to reach at Thuman village via high Nagthali ridge. A gentle walk follows on gradual winding path towards north and then with climb for some hours encountering few short descend overlooking views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal, as walk leads enters into cool shade of alpine woodland then reaching at Nagthali village. Here with possible lunch stop, and then continue walks to our overnight stop at Thuman village with ample time to explore around this nice remote farm village of immense culture and age-old heritage.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Briddim 2,345 m - 06 hrs.After a wonderful time on this rural farm village with views of snow clad peaks, morning walk starts with a climb to a ridge with more super scenery of surrounding green landscapes dotted with villages and of mountains. As walk progress heading into nice forest full of rhododendron, pines and oaks trees and then slowly our day comes to an end on reaching at Briddim village for overnight stop.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m - 06 hrs.From Briddim village, walk leads on nice mountain path with slow climb up to reach a high ridge past farm terraces into cool lovely woodland to reach a high hill top with superb views of Langtang Himal with Ganesh mountains, as walk leads to a descend within deep forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines with patch of bamboo groves to reach an open clearing at Lama Hotel. A nice peaceful spot with number of lodges surrounded within green woodland and close to upper Trisuli River located in a gorge.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Syabrubesi - 06 hours walk.Our last day trek of fabulous Tamang Heritage Trail lead you back to Syabrubesi as morning walk follows on the same trail with much downhill past spread-out farm villages and terrace fields and eventually reaching at Bhote Kosi River, which later joins Trisuli River, after crossing a suspension bridge a pleasant walk brings you at Syabrubesi for last and final overnights around Langtang Himal area and Rasuwa district.
  • 10 Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotels.Morning transfer for an exciting drive back to Kathmandu where drive leads to Dhunche town and then on downhill to reach lower warmer areas around Nuwakot at Trisuli Bazaar, and then few hour drive brings you at Kathmandu on good time with rest of the afternoon at leisure for individual activities.
  • 11 Day 11: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Tamang Heritage Trail with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
    • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
    • Transpiration from KTM to KTM by tourist bus.
    •  Note: if there is more then 3 people in the group then will provide private transport.  
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek
    • TIMS Trekking information manage System   
    • Langtang National Park entry permit fee
    • Government taxes and official expenses
    • Welcome Dinner 

Cost Excludes:

    • All food pay your self  during the trek  
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips) for your guide and potters.
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 

     

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

Guide and Porters: 

On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
     Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List

  • Down Jacket
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

Depature Dates

Start Date End Date AVAILABILITY Price Book
26 October, 2019 05 November, 2019 Guaranteed US $550
31 October, 2019 10 November, 2019 Guaranteed US $550
  • Cost start from US $550
  • Trip Duration 11 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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