Overview for Tamang Heritage Trek In Nepal
- Trip Code: CT-10028
- Package: Tamang Heritage Trek In Nepal
- Duration: 10 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 3,165 M/ 10,381ft
- Trip Level:
BeginnerRequires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
- Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
Public Vehicle | Private Vehicle
Guest House | Hotel
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- January & Feb.
- Trip Route: Syabrubesi - Gatlang- Tatopani- Thuman- Timure- Briddim-Syabrubesi
- Walking through verdant forests and colorful rhododendron trees of the famous Langtang valley trek
- Witnessing several Tamang settlements and their unique customs and traditions
- Tamang villages such as Gatlang, Goljung, Chilime, Timure, Briddim, etc.
- Beautiful Himalayan ranges of Nepal such as Langtang ri, Yala Peak, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal etc.
- Natural hot spring at Tatopani village
- Nagthali Pass (3,165m)
Nepal is a country rich with its culture and traditions flourishing all over the nation. One of the trademarks of Nepal is its diverse cultural variations within a tiny landlocked country. Exploring these profound cultures is a unique experience in itself. Among these many cultures in Nepal, Tamang Heritage is one old and rich Mongolian heritage of Nepal. During our Tamang Heritage trek, we'll be exploring Tamang villages of Nepal, especially that of Langtang region such as Gatlang, Goljung, Chilime, Timure, Briddim and others as we will be journeying towards the Tibetan border of Nepal. The people residing in these villages have preserved their ancient cultures and traditions and their unique rituals re beautifully reflected in many of the monasteries, gumbas, chaityas, and bihars that line the Langtang valley trek. This also reflects the prevalence of the Tibetan Buddhist culture in Nepal that is followed by the majority of community in this region. This trekking in Nepal is fairly new to visitors but the cultures and customs of the people of Tamang heritage have remained true to their origins.
This travel package in Nepal for trekking in Langtang region is not only an excellent exploration of the Tamang heritage culture but also the adoration of majestic Himalayan ranges in the Langtang region. The trail passes the sceneries of cerulean lakes of Parvathi Kunda and Bhairav Kunda as their crystal water reflects the shimmer of the sun as we move along. The mesmerizing views of Jugal and Ganesh mountain peaks will make you feel alive while getting close with the Tamang culture at the same time. Travelers will be blessed with the scenic sights of beautiful landscapes and natural environments which are adorned with verdant forest and rhododendron flowers. This region is also a sancturary to most rare animals on planet earth such as the Red Panda and Snow Leopard. The profound and unadulterated atmosphere of the Tamang Heritage trail is truly a joy to the soul.
Trip Itinerary of Tamang Heritage Trek In Nepal
Arrival in Kathmandu
A representative from Core Treks will come to pick you up at the airport. After that we'll be taking you to your hotel. We'll have a short briefing session and feel free to ask any question you might have regarding the trek. If you want to explore the city we might as well walk around the street of Thamel and it's even possible to do some last minute shopping. There're no further activities for the day so you might as well check into the hotel.
Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
We'll be taking a jeep from Kathmandu and after 7 long hours of drive towards the north of Kathmandu, we'll be reaching Syabru Besi. During the drive, we'll be passing through the scenic foothills, ridgeline vistas and the banks of Trishuli river. We can even catch a glimpse of Mount Ganesh as we drive across the banks of Trishuli river along with beautiful views of terrace farmlands wet with rice and mustard plantations and verdant hills enveloped in emerald forests. We won't be doing much of physical activity on this day as we rest ourselves at Syabru Besi and look forward for the next day to arrive.
Syabru Besi to Gatlang
The trek starts from this day onwards. We'll be walking through many traditional villages. Goljung and Gatlang villages hold cultural show which makes our travel even more unforgettable. Gatlang village also has Tamang monastery and the beautiful Parvathi Kunda Lake that has unique cultural taste and mesmerizing beauty respectively.
Gatlang to Tatopani
We start our trekking after having our breakfast at Gatlang village. The scenic view of Mount Ganesh gives us company as we walk towards the Chilime village. There is also a hydropower dam situated by the Bhotekoshi river called Chilime Hydropower Dam. We'll be crossing the steel suspension bridge with the panorama views of the Langtang range as we walk further towards Tatopani. We can enjoy the natural hot spring which is a must do during this trek in Langtang valley of Nepal.
Tatopani to Thuman
Our walk is long this day as we ascend towards the village of Nagthali, which is a popular destination among Buddhist devotees and priests for meditation. We then cross the Nagthali peak which is the highest elevation during our trek. The views of Mount Ganesh, Langtang range, and Sanjen range are visible from Nagthali. Gradually we will be descending to the Thuman village which is another Tamang village influenced by Tibetan culture. We'll then call it a day upon our arrival at Thuman village.
Thuman to Timure
Our trek for this day continually descends towards the ancient village of Timure which used to be a very prominent salt trade route to Tibet. This place truly is a historical remainder of Nepal-Tibet relations which has been in existence for many centuries. We'll also be hiking around the historical place called Rasuwagadhi, famous for battle which took place centuries ago.
Timure to Briddim
We march through the rhododendron forest on this day towards another Tamang village at Briddim. This village is another great stop where we'll get to experience the local culture and their practices. Lying in the bosom of the Langtang Range, Briddim village is largely influenced by Tibetan culture and lifestyle as the people here are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants.
Briddim to Syabru Besi
This is the day we start heading back towards Kathmandu as our trek has reached its peak. We trek back towards the Syabru valley however; we will be taking a different route from what we took while going towards the Langtang valley. We'll be exploring and experiencing even more unique cultural lifestyle of people along with amazing views of natural wonders and landscapes.
Syabru Besi to Kathmandu
We say our goodbyes to this place as we head back towards the city of Kathmandu. We'll be driving the same route we took while coming to Syabru Besi from Kathmandu. After around 7 hours of driving we'll arrive to our hotel at Kathmandu. Core treks will be organizing a dinner program for our guests where we'll be going to a traditional Nepali cuisine restaurant. There will also be cultural dances which are unique in its own way.
Our travel journey has now come to an end as we say our goodbyes and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your flight time. We'll come to pick you at your hotel and a representative will drive alongside you up till the departure gate at the airport.
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
- Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (7Nights).
- Kathmandu – Syabru Bensi – Kathmandu by local transport. (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Langtang National park permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Tamang Heritage Trek in Nepal is rated as a beginner level trek. It requires no prior trekking experiences as it is fairly easy compared to our other treks. However, a brief informative session will be held by our travel experts in order to make our travelers aware of the possible consequences and safety precautions.
Yes, the Tamang Heritage Trek in Nepal is completely safe. While there are no extreme threats, you still need to be educated on the possible consequences as a result of not following your duties while in Nepal. For that, we will provide a brief informative session that will equip you with complete knowledge needed for the completion of the trek.
During the Tamang Heritage Trek in Nepal, you can expect to trek through verdant forests filled with colorful Rhododendron trees, witness several Tamang settlements, beautiful Himalayan ranges such as Langtang Ri, Yala Peak, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and a natural hot spring at Tatopani village.
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).
For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Tamang Heritage Trek in Nepal.
To book the Tamang Heritage Trek in Nepal and Return via helicopter in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking,
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival
We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.
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Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:
- Travel Insurance
- Trek Packing List
- Responsible Tourism
- Free Travel Guide (New)
CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
- Only choose authorized trekking agencies
CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.
From: Norway | On: 06 Nov, 2018
The trip to explore the Tamang heritage in Nepal was fantastic. Words would not be able to describe the feeling that I got to collect during our journey. We wanted to peek into the life of people in Nepal.
The local settlements in Nepal are really small and adorable. The people are really hardworking and friendly. It’s like everybody knows each other. Thanks to CoreTreks and the guiding team for making our trip possible and helping us understand what the religion means to the people in Nepal. Nevertheless, had a great trip and really proud to have it experienced. Looking forward to visit again soon. Thanks.
Such an amazing experience in Nepal
From: Germany | On: 05 Nov, 2018
We were told that we would be able to go sightseeing at almost any place in Nepal and I totally agree. Nepal is a complete package of beautiful scenery and landscapes. And of course the mountains.
However our main plan was to learn about the Tamang community in Nepal. Since we did not have enough time we chose this short trip to local settlements in order to explore the lifestyle of people.
Thanks to CoreTreks for making this trip possible. We truly appreciate the effort you guys made to make sure that our trip went smooth and comfortably.
Learned a lot about the culture in Nepal
From: United States | On: 20 Apr, 2017
Our main focus on this trip was to learn more about the people in the Himalayas and we did exactly that. I was really awesome to realize that our trip went according to our plan. Thanks to CoreTreks and the guides for making this trip possible.
We visited different Tamang settlements like Gatland, Goljung, Chilime, Timure, Briddim, etc. It was really fun to see the lifestyle of the people in these areas. The hot spring at Tatopani village was something different. But really loved the trip and looking forward to visit next time soon.