TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL / NPL – 10
A CULTURAL TREK TO THE HIMALAYAN VILLAGE (HOMESTAY)
This is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country, with rich tamang culture. Many years ago Nepal, fought with Tibet for salt and some of the biggest areas where this war took place is in the Langtang Region of Nepal, wherein lies the third most popular trekking trail in Nepal. Langtang is a narrow valley situated 75 km north of Kathmandu close to the Tibetan border. Just a couple of days walking find you amongst beautiful snow peaks of the Ganesh and Langtang ranges. The Langtang Valley was designated the first national park of Nepal in 1971. Most of the people in the region are Tamang whose culture, religion and language are very similar to that of Tibet. Beautiful landscapes and pretty villages make this a relatively easy and therefore popular trekking destination. Last but not the least combining the Tamang heritage trails with the Langtang would be one of the best trails in Nepal like the Annapurna circuit or the Everest Base Camp
Featured Pictures (Langtang Region)
     
Brief Itinerary
Day

Activities

01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1340 m).
02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
03 Drive Kathmandu – Sryafrubesi (1467 m).
04 Trek Syabru besi – Gatlang (2238 m).
05 Trek Gatlang – Tatopani (2607 m).
06 Trek Tatopani - Thuman (2338 m) via Nagthali (3165 m)
07 Trek Thumani - Briddim (2229 m)
08 Trek Briddim - Syabru besi (1467 m).
09 Drive back to Kathmandu.
10 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
11 Departure.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1340 m).
Arrive in Kathmandu. Meet/assist by our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. On reaching, short briefing on day to day program by our tour guide. Rest of the day is in leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour with our guide. Normally, we start sightseeing tours at 9 in the morning. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan City. Kathmandu Durbar Square, or Basantapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace from 16th century and is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Durbar square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newari artists and craftsmen over several centuries. Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west ofKathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in parts of the temple in the north-west. Later, you will be escorted to Patan City for sightseeing tour. Patan is also known as city of fine art is one of the major cities of Nepal and is best known for its rich cultural heritage, particularly its tradition of arts and crafts. Return to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu – Sryafrubesi (1467 m).
Today we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi via Trisuli Bazar and Dhunche. You will see beautiful scenery of the snow-capped mountains of Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and other minor peaks, as well as green hilla, rivers, and villages which are visible en route to Syabru Bensi (approx. 630 hrs).
Overnight at Local House.
Day 04: Trek Syabru besi – Gatlang (2238 m).
This morning we start our day with an hour approx. ascent to reach a viewpoint from where we can see the Ganesh Himal and Gosaikunda mountain ranges and the Goljang Valley. After taking in this spectacular view we head down into the Goljang Valley where we stop for lunch, about an hour walk. From here we trek for a further 3 hours until we reach the beautiful Tamang village of Gatlang. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by Khada (a white scarf place around the neck), Rakshi (a homemade local drink) and the traditional welcome song, sang in the local language. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy the local Syabru dance.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 05: Trek Gatlang – Tatopani (2607 m).
Today is the longest day of the entire trip and will take about 7 hours. We start the day by descending to Thangbuchet, near the village of Chilime. Here we stop for our lunch, alongside the Bhote Koshi and next to the Chilime Hydropower dam. After lunch we follow the trail up towards the hanging bridge crossing. Our climb continues until we reach the village of Tatopani, literally meaning 'hot water', were we stop for the night. This gives you plenty of time to wallow in the village’s natural hot springs! Locals believe the springs have healing qualities and will ease away the day’s aches and pains.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 06: Trek Tatopani - Thuman (2338 m) via Nagthali (3165 m)
This morning starts with a 2 to 3 hour walk towards the village of Brimdang were we stop for lunch. After lunch we continue our ascent to the viewpoint of Nagthali Danda, a high open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas. Whilst taking in the views we take time to stop for a cup of tea prepared by the caretaker of the Gompa (monastery). Our trek continues down to the Tamang village of Thuman, a 2 to 3 hour downhill trek, were we will be welcomed by the friendly people who love to sing and dance! The ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings of the village is an unforgettable experience.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 07:  Trek Thumani - Briddim (2229 m)
We start the day with a nice flat piece of trail and then descend to the village of Timure, just 3 hours walk south of the Tibetan border. Here we stop for lunch. After lunch we follow the trail for around 3 hours till we reach the Tamang village of Briddim. After dinner the locals gather in their traditional costume to perform cultural songs and dances, welcoming the visitors. The host family will guide you, explaining the special features of the village, showing the live craftsmanship and giving you an opportunity to buy traditional handicraft.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 08: Trek Briddim - Syabru besi (1467 m).
After breakfast, we follow the trail down to the village of Syabrubesi, just a 3-hour walk from Briddim. Here we have lunch and rest of the day is free.
Overnight at Local House.
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Today it’s an early morning breakfast followed by our drive back to Kathmandu. On reaching, transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. It is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. It is not known for certain when Pashupatinath Temple was founded. But according to holy books, the deity here gained great fame there as Pashupati, the Lord of the Animals. Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D. Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. Bhaktapur which literally means a city of devotees is the oldest city of Nepal. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur, which lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. While the complex consists of at least four distinct square (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square) [1], the whole are is informally known as the Bhakapur Durbar Square, and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Departure.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for onward journey.
 

Note: Airfare, taxes and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Cost Include:
- All necessary airport transfers
- Domestic airfares and airport tax wherever applicable
- Twin sharing accommodation on breakfast basis in hotels
- Twin sharing accommodation in Tea House/Lodge/Camp during trekking on full board basis with English speaking Sherpa guide and porters
- All sightseeing with English speaking local guide
- All applicable surface transfer by private vehicle
- Insurance for our trek crew members only
- National Park and TIMS fee wherever applicable
- Monument Entrance fee.
Cost Exclude:
- Any international airfare and airport taxes
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Meals (Lunch/Dinner) except during trekking
- Restricted area permit fees or Special permit fees wherever applicable
- Peak Climbing fees
- High altitude Climbing Sherpa/Porters and equipment
- Insurance and Tips
- Bottled drinks
- Emergency/Rescue in any form
- Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, telephone calls etc
- Any cost arise due to flight cancellation, landslide, road blockage, political disturbance etc
- Any other arrangements not mentioned in the above cost include section
 
Trekking Destinations
Langtang Sector Everest Region Trek Annapurna Sector East Sector West Sector
- Tamang Heritage Trail
- Helambu Village Trek
- Helambu Gunjala Pass
- Helambu Paanchpokhari Trek
- Everest Base Camp
- Monastery Delight
- Classical Everest Trek
- Trekking through the 3 pases
- EBC with Island Peak
- EBC with Lobuche Peak
- Numbur Cheese Circuit Trek
- Sailung Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp
- Round Annapurna Trek
- Ghorepani Trek
- Panchase Trek
- Upper Mustang Trek
- Kanchanjunga Trek
- Makalu Trek
- Dhaulagiri Trek
- Upper Dolpo Trek
- Rara & Kagmara Trek
Trip Destinations
- Tamang Heritage Trail
- Helambu Village Trek
- Helambu Gunjala Pass
- Helambu Paanchpokhari Trek
 
Highlight of this Trek
This is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country, with rich tamang culture. Many years ago Nepal, fought with Tibet for salt and some of the biggest areas where this war took place is in the Langtang Region of Nepal, wherein lies the third most popular trekking trail in Nepal.
 
Trip Facts
Minimum altitude: 1340m.
Maximum altitude: 2229m.
Grade: Easy
Mode: Homestay
Duration of Trek: 5 Day
Entry: Kathmandu - Sryafrubesi
Exit: Sryafrubesi - Kathmandu
 
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