Tamang Heritage Trekking

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Tamang Heritage trekking is very recently opened trekking route in popular Langtang trekking region. This newly trekking destination called Tamang heritage trekking which provides glimpse at the Himalayan behavior and society. This trekking route is situated at the north of Kathmandu. This trekking is for those voyagers who want to experience the traditional and untouched legacy, custom and standard of living of indigenous Tamang people and Buddhists (keyrong) communities.

Main objectives of this trek are you get to experience the culture and traditions of Buddhists where the people are mostly from the Keyrong where they migrated from Tibet a century ago. They altered their ethnicity to Tamang because earlier the citizens of Tibetan are not allowed to settle so; they change their ethnicity to Tamang. The picturesque of this trek is Ganesh himal, langtang Lirung (7245m), keyrong,Sanjen Himal ranges with many other mountains. Also get to view the beautiful lake of Parvatikunda one of the stunning lake .You also get to visit the local monasteries named Dukchu Gomba also the sanctified site selected by the Guru Rimpochee and Chukla kang gompa. There is also a cheese factory where you get to stop over and taste the cheese made by the locals’ people by their hand.

The trekking to Tamang heritage route starts from the syabrubesi and passes through the Gatlang village which is the traditional village of Tamang which is set on the hillside on the terraced meadows and through the tatopani(natural hot spring)where will be resting in this hot water after descending down from the top of the tamang Heritage, thuman and briddim (one of the Tamang village where the people are very warm welcoming) we will be heading to the Langtang valley trek to Kyanjin Gompa where you will be visiting oldest monastery surrounding with the colorful prayer flags with architectural of the Buddhists and also the glaciers we will be spotting in this area. The trail goes over the tranquil villages with the rhododendron flowers and terraced fields. Houses are typically built in the local architectural styles. Trekking to this Tamang heritage trek is perfect on the month of March-May and from September-December.

Our GHHT (Ganesh Himal Hiking Team) provides you this beautiful cultural trek in this beautiful land langtang region of tamang heritage with different culture experiences of Buddhists who have changed their ethnicity to Tamang.so you will be experiencing this ritual of tamang in Buddhists culture. For any further detail about this trip you can contact us or you can email us which will be more feasible.

ITINARARY

Day 1 - Kathmandu: Arrival Day

Upon your arrival at the airport, please look for a representative from Ganesh Himal Trekking. The representative will help you carry your bags and transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. After you arrive at the hotel and get fresh, a small meeting will be conducted to brief you about the program. You will stay in the hotel overnight.

 

Day 2 - Drive to Syabrubesi

We head towards our destination after having breakfast. Driving towards the north of Kathmandu, we will reach Syabrubesi via Trishuli Bazaar. It will take about eight hours to reach Syabrubesi at 1460 meters altitude. The actual duration may vary depending on the condition of the road. It may take upto 9 hours in rainy season. On reaching there, a lodge will be arranged for your overnight stay.

 

Day 3 - Trek to Gatlang village

The trekking starts from Syabrubesi. We will ascend for a few hours and come across a viewpoint. From there, you can see Gosaikunda range, Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal in their magnificent glorious view. Today we will walk for six hours along several villages and come to Goljang valley. A short climb will take us to Gatlang village. It is a Tamang village at 2230 meters altitude. You will stay in one of the Tamang houses with a Tamang family.

 

Day 4 -Trek to Tatopani

We will say goodbye to the family and continue our journey from Gatlang village. First, we will get down to Bhotekoshi river and cross a suspension bridge. Chilime hydropower can be seen nearby. After crossing the bridge, we will climb until we reach Tatopani (2380m). Tatopani means ‘hot water’, and as the name suggests, there are hot water springs in this village. Today also, you will stay overnight in one of the village houses after walking for about six hours.

 

Day 5 - Trek to Nagthali

It is a tough day in our whole journey. We will climb steeply to reach Nagthali viewpoint which is at an altitude of 3165 meters. This is the highest point in our trekking. Beautiful views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Kerung and Sanjen are the rewards for your arduous efforts to reach this viewpoint. After spending sometime there, we will get down to Thuman village at 2240 meters altitude. On the way, we will see several ancient monasteries. Total walk on this day will be for seven hours. Today you will enjoy a homestay in Thuman village

 

Day 6 - Trek to Timure village

From Nagthali, we will continue our journey to another village. Today’s trekking will be relatively easier and you will get plenty of time to enjoy the landscapes and take photographs. We will get down to Timure river and from there we will reach near the Tibetan border in Rasuwa Gadi. A suspension bridge marks the border between Tibet and Nepal. We will get back to Timure village at 2050 meters. Overnight stay will be at a traditional Tamang house in this village.

 

Day 7 - Trek to Briddim village

There will be few ups and downs in the path to the last village of our journey. Passing through the forests of rhododendron, we reach Briddim village. The village is situated at the base of Langtang, at an elevation of 2235 meters. It will take us about four hours to reach the village consisting of less than 50 houses and a monastery called Dukchu Gompa. We will stay in one of those houses, your last homestay of this program.

 

Day 8 - Back to Syabrubesi

Bidding farewell to the host family and Briddim village, we will walk along the side of Bhote Kosi river. We will pass through more villages with traditional houses and fields. Finally after four hours of trekking, we will reach Syabrubesi. It was the starting point of our trekking and also is the end point. You will stay overnight in a lodge.

 

Day 9 - Return to Kathmandu

After a memorable trip and homestay in different villages of the Langtang region, we will now return to the capital city, Kathmandu. A bus will take about eight hours to drive you from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. Again, the total time will also depend on the condition of the road. Once you enter Kathmandu valley, you will be taken to a hotel for rest and overnight stay.

 

Day 10 - Final day

Your 10-day trekking program comes to an end. If you wish to extend your stay and visit more places, involve in other events, we are ready to help. Otherwise, you will be transferred to the international airport for your flight to onward destination. We wish to see you again in the future. Thank you for letting us serve you.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke inn or any other hotel of similar standard)
  • 7 nights in standard lodges/teahouses during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

TRIP INFO


Trip Note

Hotel and Lodge:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu i.e. 3 nights you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 2- 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trek there will be no such facilities like in the city of Kathmandu and one should not expect like Kathmandu as we are trekking to the remote area so, we will be staying at tea houses and local lodges. In such hotel there will be a usual bed and of course pillow. Most of the lodges of this region depend on lanterns or candle only a few has the facility of electric lights nonetheless you will be getting clean hygienic food which is most important. Most of the lodges will be already booked earlier before your trek however in some situation we will be not able to book in advance but not to worry we can book -in while reaching there because there are ample of lodges and some tea houses in this region and if not we can easily set a camp which will the most adventurous part of the trek itself is interesting and adventurous.

Meals and Drinks:

We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while trekking. While trekking all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary below. During trek breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodges or teahouses and for the lunch our expert trek leader or guide will be taking you the best clean hotels. However we suggest you carry a water purification tablets to purify the water as on the way you will get normal water but if you want bottled mineral water you will easily get in some shops or tea houses but the expense of the bottled water should be paid by the client itself as it is not included in package.

Best Season to Travel:

The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We strongly recommended the clients not to trek on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to trek. So, we suggest every client trek in the specific seasons.

Luggage/Backpack:

Throughout your trekking your luggage will be carried by our porters and you have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.  

Guide/Porter on Trek:

We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained trekking guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Also we will be providing you a cordial and sincere porter who will be carrying your 10 kg luggage of each client. Like if you are trekking in a huge group like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group. 

Group Size, Guide and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal hiking team arranges trek with the minimum solitary client to maximum 16 clients in a group. In the larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups. However one can stay in the same lodge but during your trek you will be having a different guide. We the Ganesh Himal Hiking team offers one guide for maximum 10 people in the group and if the number exceeds more than 10 till 16 then we will be providing you 2 guides. 

Personal Expenses on Trek:

Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.

Gears Available in Kathmandu:

For the trekking equipment you can easily get it at Nepal country stores at the reasonable price and if you like you can also rent the trekking equipment. You don’t have to carry or buy from your hometown because all the trekking gear can be easily available in this country –Nepal.  

A Typical Day on Trek:

On a customary day you are necessary to trek for 4-6 hours each day. After breakfast we will start to walk and then we will be stopping for a lunch and after lunch we will walk for 3-4 hours to reach our destination. After lunch we will be trekking only for few hours and we will reach our trekking destination in 1—2 hours. Like in some days you will reach your destination in afternoon hours and then you can have lunch and then relax, or take shower, read a novel or wander around the area and even you can play cards with the group, guide and all.

Our Greetings at Airport:

We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:

Our usual itinerary of the trek is 10 days which is main customary and pragmaticwhich has also included your arrival day, departure day or Kathmandu sightseeing day tour are all included in this package itinerary. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

Client’s safety is our main priority and makes sure that each and every client is well taken care of.  If by chance anyone got sick during trek we will take you to the hospital and if one is seriously ill then we will rescue a helicopter and then they will take you to the hospital and all the expenses are carried out by the travel insurance company so, make sure to cover the insurance policy. For the further information you can go to the Nepal Travel Insurance page.

Booking and Payment:

For booking any trip, trek, expedition first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trek you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable.  The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card so, lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 10 Days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Activities: Sightseeing, Hiking, Excursion & Trekking

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: Lodge-to-lodge

Country: Nepal

Region: Langtang

Price: USD 799

Group size: Min 2 pax

Best Season: Feb to Jun & Sep to Dec

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