Tamang Heritage Trekking

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Tamang Heritage Trekking is a recently opened route in the popular Langtang region. This newly trekking destination route for Tamang Heritage trekking provides you glimpses of the Himalayan behavior and society of the people living here. The trekking route is located at the north of Kathmandu and is good 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.

The main objectives of this trek are to get the firsthand experience of the culture and traditions of Buddhists people who migrated from Tibet centuries ago. They altered their ethnicity to Tamang because earlier Tibetan citizens were not allowed to settle here.

Along with culture and traditions, you also get the picturesque views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung (7245 meters), Keyrong, Sanjen Himal ranges including many other mountains. Other highlights of this trek are viewing the beautiful lake - Parvatikunda & local monastery named as Dukchu Gomba - the sanctified site selected by the Guru Rimpochee, and Chukla Kang gompa. We also stop over to the cheese factory and taste the cheese made by the locals.

The trekking for Tamang Heritage route starts from Syabrubesi and passes through the Gatlang village - the traditional village of Tamang set on the hillside on the terraced meadows. We also pass through Tatopani (a natural hot spring) and rest here for a while. We then descend down from the top to Thuman and Briddim (Tamang villages - where the people are very cordial and welcome guest). We will also be heading to the Kyanjin Gompa - the oldest monastery surrounded by the colorful prayer flags with Buddhist architecture. We can also spot some glaciers in this area. The trail goes over the tranquil villages with rhododendron flowers and terraced fields. Houses are typically built in the local architectural styles.

Tamang Heritage Trek is perfect in the month of March-May and from September-December. Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) provides you this beautiful package of cultural trekking in this beautiful Langtang region to experience something new such as the rituals of Tamang Buddhists culture and much more. For further details about this Tamang Heritage Tour/Trek, simply email or contact us.

 

ITINARARY

 



Day 1 - Kathmandu: Arrival Day

Upon your arrival at the airport, a representative from Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be waiting for you outside the exit terminal. He/She will also help you carry your luggage and next transfer you to the hotel.  After you relax and get freshen up, a small meeting will be conducted to brief you about the program. We will host a welcome dinner in the evening.

Meals: Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Airport Pick up in a Private Car.


Day 2 - Drive to Syabrubesi

Today after breakfast, we head towards our destination driving north of Kathmandu via Trishuli Bazar to reach Syabrubesi. It will take about eight hours to reach Syabrubesi which is at the altitude of 1460 meters. The actual duration may vary depending on the traffic.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.


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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Local Home Stay.


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 (2380 meters). 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Local Home Stay.


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 of 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 some time 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Local Home Stay.


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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Local Home Stay.


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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Local Home Stay.


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 endpoint. You will stay overnight in a lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking 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.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.


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.

Meals: Breakfast.

Airport Drop off in a Private Car.

 



 

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke Inn or similar)
  • Standard lodges/tea houses 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
  • All necessary paperwork 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



Hotel and Lodge on Tamang Heritage Trek:

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) arranges it’s best for comfortable and pleasant accommodation and also provides you nourished hygienic food. We will be staying at the standard hotel (rating of 2 – 3 Star) in Kathmandu whereas, in the remote areas, we will be staying at a tea house or a local lodge. We can also arrange luxurious rooms from 4 – 5 Star hotels in the cities with an additional charge but the remote mountainous regions have no such facilities.

Tea houses and local lodges in the remote region will have a usual bed with usual mattress and a pillow. Only a few of them have electricity but the rest rely on lanterns or candles lights. Booking of the room is done prior to the starting of the trek. If in case we are not able to book the room in advance, we can book it upon reaching there as these areas have ample of lodges and tea houses. If for some reason, we aren’t able to book a lodge/teahouse - we can easily set a camp which will be the most adventurous part of the trek itself.

 



Food and Drinks for Trekking to the Langtang Tamang Heritage:

GHHT focuses on client’s safety and health and gives it the foremost priority. We make sure that each and every client get the same portion of clean, hygienic and nourishing food which is a very necessary - especially while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. But in the city, either breakfast or dinner is included. Please go through the detailed itinerary for each day to see which meals are included. During the trek, breakfast and dinner will be served in the same lodge where we spend overnight and our expert trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination.

Normal water will be provided free of cost but we suggest you carry water purification pills to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses, but the expense should be paid by the client as it is not included in the package.

 



Best Seasons:

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend the clients not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

 



Luggage/Backpack:

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary during your trek. Gears and clothes not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal do not allow more than 15 kg including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge will cover that up but isn’t included in our package.

 



Guide/Porter on Trek:

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team provides honest porters and well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. The porter will be carrying up to 10 kg luggage of each client. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 10 people - an additional guide will be provided and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group. 

 



Group Size, and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges trekking to Langtang Tamang Heritage with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 8 in a group. The larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups into two or more according to the number of people. However, although you might be staying in the same lodge - but during your trek - you might be having a different guide.

 



Personal Expenses on Trek:

Personal expenses totally depend upon how extravagant are you in nature. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot shower (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, entrance fee (around US $ 25 ) for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals in Kathmandu (around US $ 5-7), tips for driver, guide and porters, etc. Tips to the guides, porter or any other members are not mandatory. You can tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

 



Available Gears/Equipment:

Trekking equipment is readily available in the stores of Kathmandu at a very reasonable price or it can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. So, you don’t have to buy or carry from your hometown.

 



A Usual Day on Trek:

These are the approximate guidelines for a trek on each day which may differ according to the itinerary or schedule or your pace while trekking. 

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

 



Greetings at the Airport:

After booking and confirming your Tamang Heritage Trek of the Langtang region with us, we suggest you flow all the information such as - your number of days of stay, departure date, returning date, & international flight details (arrival time, flight number). After getting this information, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team can easily pick you up from the airport on time.

After you complete the formalities of the airport and come to the exit gate, you can spot GHHT member holding a placard of your name or GHHT waiting outside the terminal. After meeting and greetings, we will transfer you to the hotel in our private car. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

 



Changes in the Itinerary:

Our regular itinerary of the Gosainkunda Trek is 10 days unless you have customized it.  The itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These 10 days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also may have an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather (applies according to the location).

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

 



Safety Measures:

Client’s safety is our main priority and we make sure that each and every client is well taken care of. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. If the condition is serious – we will use the rescue helicopter to take you to the nearest hospital while all the expenses will be carried out by the travel insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.

 

Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.

 



Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary.

The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments. 

 



 

 

If you have any other questions or want to inquire more, please feel free to email or contact us.

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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