TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL

  • DURATION11 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-12
  • MAX ALTITUDE3165

Highlights

  • Scenic Drive to Syaprubeshi
  • Relax in a natural hot spring in Tatopani
  • Explore the rich culture and tradition of local people
  • Stunning views of Mountains
  • Experience of the homestay trek in Nepal

Trip Overview

Tamang Heritage Trail is a new trekking trail in Nepal for the trekkers that explore the beauty of mountains with the culture of local Tamang people. The trek goes through Tamang villages, where you explore the culture and lifestyle of the locals.

Tamang heritage cultural trail is one of the best trekking trails to explore in Nepal. You receive a warm welcome by the locals who are rich in their Distinct costumes, the architecture of their mountain houses, and ancient monasteries.

Tamang heritage cultural trail offers wilderness experience through beautiful landscapes of alpine terrain, flat meadows, and rhododendron forests. The people of this area are believed to be the offspring of the Tibetans, and they intermingled with Tamang of the Helambu area. Tamang communities are found on higher elevations as peasants engaging in shifting cultivation and extraction of forest products. They are mainly sheep and yak herders but grow some grains and vegetables as well.

You enjoy the dramatic views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda, Ganjala Pass (5122m.), Dorje Lakpa (6989m.), Jugal Himal, Paldor peak, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Shringi Himal, Sanjen Himal ranges and many other Himalayas during the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek.

Tamang Heritage trail trek starts and ends in Syabrubesi, and the trekking goes by passing through Goljung, Gatlang, Thuman, Timure, and Briddim, and These all villages are inhabited by the Tamangs. So, the trail is named the Tamang Heritage Trail.

If you have a longer time and want to combine the Tamang Heritage trek with the Langtang, then you can Join the Langtang Valley Trek at Briddim, Or complete the whole Langtang Circuit Trek after Tamang Heritage.

Itinerary

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On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel.

The evening free for you to explore yourself around the Thamel.

  • Hotel
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

After having breakfast at the hotel, you go on a full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. The Tour includes a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Baudhanath Stupa, and all these places are UNESCO cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu.

After the tour, you will be dropped at the Hotel, and you will have a free evening to shop trekking gear if you need as you are heading to Syaprubeshi the next morning to start the Tamang Heritage Trail.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

After having early breakfast at the hotel, our trekking guide will come to collect you around 6:30 am (the exact time will be given on the previous day) and drive to Bus station to drive to Syaprubeshi.

You head north out of Kathmandu through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubensi. The first part of the drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path then moves along the gravel road.

You will reach Syaprubeshi about 8-9 hours of drive, and the bus will be stopped in some places to have lunch.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 1500
  • Syabrubeshi

After early breakfast at the lodge, you start the trek, and while trekking today, you experience the Tamang culture and see the great scenery from a viewpoint.

Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. You can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2240
  • Gatlang

You start the trek after having breakfast at the lodge, and today, you enjoy a view of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal.

Tatopani signifies 'hot water’; you can take a hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. It is believed that taking a dip into this spring would heal from aches and pains.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2600
  • Tatopani

You will start the trek after having breakfast at the lodge, and today, You can encounter animals like monkeys and deer. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen ranges is distinctly experienced from Nagthali today.

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 view of Langtang. A beautiful view of the mountains seen from every house in Thuman.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2340
  • Thuman

You start the trek today after breakfast at the lodge, and today's trekking off you an opportunity to observe Tibeto Burman Tamang culture in the villages on the way that you trek through.

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.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 1760
  • Timure

You start the trek after having breakfast at the lodge. You trek to Briddim.

You will experience the village life of Briddim today, and you also enjoy a cultural show performed by community members. You also experience a homestay in Briddim.

Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal, and around 43 houses spread in Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake.

  • Home Stay
  • B, L, D
  • 2230
  • Briddim

You have a short trek to Syabrubeshi via Wangel. The trail moves gentle descent through villages, terraces, and magnificent views of surrounded hills to reach Syaprubeshi.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 1500
  • Syabrubesi

After having early breakfast at the lodge, you start to drive to Kathmandu, and it takes about 8-9 hours. It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces, and villages.

  • Hotel
  • B, L, D
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on the trek
  • Accommodations in lodges on the trekking
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for every two trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you)
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Ground transportation by local bus
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, and duffel bag, If necessary (return after the trek)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu)
  • Your personnel expenses drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on the second day
  • Tips for the guide and porters
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Check Available Dates

  • We have set a date to depart Tamang Heritage trek, So, select one of the dates and book.
  • If the preferred date is not listed, then contact us for the further process to book the trekking as the trekking is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people, then please contact us for the group price and process to book the trek.
  • The private trekking is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date04 Mar, 2021End Date14 Mar, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$600
Start Date08 Mar, 2021End Date18 Mar, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$600
Start Date12 Mar, 2021End Date22 Mar, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$600
Start Date16 Mar, 2021End Date26 Mar, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$600
Start Date20 Mar, 2021End Date30 Mar, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$600
Start Date24 Mar, 2021End Date03 Apr, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$600
Start Date28 Mar, 2021End Date07 Apr, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$600

FAQs

Nepal has the two best seasons to trek to the Tamang heritage trail, and they are spring and Autumn. The Spring season is from the start of March to the end of May. And, the Autumn is from the beginning of September to the end of December.

The weather and temperature are suitable for mountain trekking and can view the magnificent view of the mountains. However, the months of January and February are still a good time for the trek to Tamang Heritage Trail.

Yes, You need to have some permits to trek in Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, and they are Langtang National park entry permit and TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit. We apply and get all these permits for you once you book a trek.

You require a moderate level of fitness with daily trekking between 3 hours to 8 hours to do the Tamang heritage trail trek as you will reach an altitude of 3165m above sea level. You do not need to have previous trekking experience. However, physical fitness, Good health with good stamina, and strong desire are mandatory.

No, You do not have to carry your luggage yourself. We provide a porter to carry your main luggage on Tamang heritage trail trek, and you carry only a day bag pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc that allows full enjoyment on the trekking.

We provide 3-star hotels for 3 nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/homestay accommodation for the rest of the 7 nights on Tamang heritage trail.

The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on the trek lodge/guest house on the trekking, and please note some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

The hotel we provide:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Moonlight: 3 nights
  • Hotel on Trek routes: Simple Mountain lodge/homestay: 7nights

Note:

  • Accommodation will mostly be on double/twin share, and a single room also is available in Kathmandu.
  • The hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available as there are luxury 4-5 star hotels also available. Let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

We provide a total of 25 meals (10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 7 dinners) on the Tamang heritage trail, and these meals are provided in hotels and lodges. You have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you stay overnights and lunch at the lodge available along the trail.

You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals on trek and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well, and the drinks are not included in the cost. So, you can buy them yourself on the available lodge/guest house.

We also advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine while coming to Tamang Heritage trails. You can get normal water for free so, you can use this medicine and drink, or you can buy bottled/boiled water to drink.

Yes, However, the tip for all services provided on the Tamang Heritage trail is always a matter of personal discretion. However, please be aware that the tip is considered to be a part of remuneration, and they may approach you for payment, and there is no need to be intimidated by a request.

Just to give you an idea, US $5.00  for the guide and the US $3 for the driver from each member on the day 2 tour. And, a total of US $75.00 from each member of the group for the trekking part that will be divided to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you traveling with), and our trek guide will give you a clearer idea when the trek comes to end.

Yes, you need to have some extra amount for your Extra/personal expenses that are not included in the price. The personal expenses on the Tamang heritage trail depend largely on your habit. Most of the meals, a total of 25 meals (10 breakfast, 8 lunches & 7 dinners) are included in the price so, you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in some places), etc.

If you do not drink alcohol and sopping, then about the US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

Yes, travel insurance is required when you come to Tamang Heritage Trail as in case of a serious sickness or injury on the trekking, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. However, you will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy when you buy the policy.

Equipment is very important to make a comfortable and successful Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking. So, you need to pack your gear carefully and pack only the things you need & should not pack anything that you do not need.

To give you a clearer idea, we have a list that you should not miss while you are packing for Tamang Heritage Trek.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if required and it is returnable after the trek).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear, which is carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your things. Such as a camera, water bottle, and the things you need for the day. And, this is carried by you.
  • A small lockable bag to keep the extra stuff that you do not use on the trek, and this is kept at the hotel in Kathmandu and get a return after you return from the trekking.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have, and it is returnable after the trekking).
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • Some pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair of light trekking shoes or sandals for camp/lodges
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium-size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting with your doctor for medication suggestions to take for these regions.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies) - these extra passport photos are necessary to obtain the trekking permits.
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm at least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun cream with SPF 40
  • Water purification Iodine tablets (optional)
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.