TAMANG HERITAGE TREK

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destination Langtang
duration 14 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Langtang
max altitude 5,000 m/16404 ft
group size 2-15
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season Autumn/spring

TAMANG HERITAGE TREK

LET THIS BE YOUR AWAKENING AND INTRODUCTION TO TIBETAN BUDDHISM.

This is a spiritual journey into the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist region in the Langtang Valley on the Tibetan border. This maybe your journey of self-discovery while you watch and learn from the Tamang people. The physical beauty of this trek and a rare opportunity to discover more about these resilient and proud people make this a trek not to be missed.

Tamang are Tibetan Buddhists as are most of the inhabitants in the upper Himalayan region. Their religion is traditionally Bon Lamaism; a fusion of Shamanism and Buddhism. Tamang may be derived from the word Tamag, where Ta means "horse" and Mag means "soldier" in Tibetan.

The trek takes you to a once protected area of Nepal and deep into the Langtang Valley where villages clearly exhibit Tibetan lifestyle, architecture, and Buddhist culture. The trail exposes you to a diverse and rich landscape with its unique flora and fauna, lakes, deep lush valleys with forests and rugged alpine passes colorful costumes, rituals, carvings, architecture, monuments, and ancient monasteries. 

The rhododendron forests, during spring, are ablaze with pink color. The trail passes through bamboo groves and alpine forests, and if luck has it you will also see the somewhat elusive red panda, or maybe the Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Tahr, and rhesus monkeys. The birdlife is also abundant in this region. A reasonable level of fitness is required on this trek due to climbing at higher altitudes.

The Tamang Heritage Trekking route is a traditional route taken by traders bringing their wares, such as salt and goats, from Tibet into Nepal. This trek is popular due to its proximity to Kathmandu which means less traveling time to reach the remote Langtang region.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking is sure you will enjoy this less traveled trek that offers quiet and unspoiled scenery

Highlights of Tamang Heritage Trek

  • Beautiful views of Mt. Langtang Lirung and  Ganesh Himal.
  • Natural therapeutic hot spring at Tatopani.
  • Homestay lodges at Briddim Village (2229m).
  • Enjoy the warm and friendly hospitality of the Tamang people, and visit ancient monasteries.
  • Explore Tamang culture, lifestyle, and traditions.
  • A unique out of the way, a quiet sanctuary with fewer travelers.
  • Explore the Langtang National Park.

ITINERARY

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Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be met by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff and transported to your hotel, followed by a short briefing concerning your trek. In the evening we will provide a welcome dinner.
Leaving Kathmandu we set off on a seven-hour journey by road heading to the Langtang Valley. As the road climbs out of Kathmandu Valley we will be afforded views of the Annapurna Mountains in the west and directly ahead to Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and the numerous peaks in the Langtang region. We first come to Trishuli Village and then continue climbing until we reach Dhunche and enter the Langtang National Park. After leaving Dhunche we drive for another hour downhill until we reach Syabru Besi where we stay the night.
Our trek today is about 6 hours going via Goljung Village with wonderful views of the terraced farmland and forests along the trail. We will pass through small villages where we can stop for a tea break and experience their genuine warmth. We stay overnight at Gatlang.
Today we trek for around 6 hours and have amazing views of Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Himal ranges. The trail again passes through Tamang villages where you will get a further appreciation of their genuine hospitality and simple lifestyle. Reaching Tatopani (meaning hot water) we have the opportunity to lounge in the hot pools next to the river. We stay overnight in Tatopani.
This day trek today is of about 5 hours and passes through Nagthali and Bumthang. Nagthali is a well know and popular meditation center for monks and priests living in the region. From here there are awesome views of the snow-clad Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Kerung Himal, and other smaller peaks. After reaching Thuman, a village rich in Tibetan culture, we will have time to explore and observe the local people and their colorful dress. We stay overnight in Thuman.
The trail today offers panoramic views of snow covered mountains and forests. We pass through Timure Village, a regular trade route coming from Tibet. Briddim is a traditional village that has defied the influence of the outside world. It is a great place to explore. We stay overnight in Briddim.
The trek today is about 6 hours and meanders through rhododendron and bamboo forests. You may see some of the indigenous wildlife, such as monkeys, meerkats, and possibly red panda. We stay overnight at the Lama Hotel.
Today the trail takes us toward Ghode Tabala from where we will have our first views of the enormous mountain Langtang Lirung (7227m). The trail takes us through a Rhododendron forest – more spectacular during spring when it is in full pink bloom. There is also a national park office here. Today’s trek will take between four to five hours before reaching Langtang Village (3450m) where we will stay the night.
Today’s trek is relatively easy and takes about 3 hours but slowly gains altitude which necessitates taking it at a slower pace. The trail is not too difficult which gives you more time to appreciate the valley and mountain scenery. We eventually reach Kyanjin Gompa in the afternoon. If you feel more energetic you may decide to trek to Kyanjin RI (4779m) and then return back to the hotel for the night.
This is essentially a rest day that will give you time to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. Health professionals recommend staying active, so today we will trek to Cherko RI (4984m) and admire the amazing views from the peak. It will take about 5 to 6 hours to complete the journey there and back. This is considered one of the best places to view the surrounding mountains of the Langtang region. Tonight we will stay at Kyanjin Gompa.
Leaving Kyanjin we follow the same route down the valley following Langtang Khola to Mundu village and then on to Ghora Tabela. Along the trail we will stop for lunch and then continue until we reach the Lama Hotel where we will stay the night.
Today we continue down the trail among forested areas in the quiet mountains until reaching Syabru Besi. An alternative route is to take the route from Rimche via Sherpa Gaon to Syabru Besi, a longer route but with better scenery.
Today we travel by road from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu along a winding road with fantastic views of deep gorges, lush hillsides and terraced farmland at every turn. On arrival at Kathmandu, you will have time to do some last-minute shopping and explore the city before tonight’s celebration dinner.
Today Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport about 3 hours prior to departure. You will take with you some unforgettable memories of Nepal and on your flight home thinking about your next journey into the amazing Himalayas.

SERVICES

Cost Included:

  • Airport pick up and drop services on a private vehicle
  • Two night's hotel at Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and back to Kathmandu in local bus
  • Food all along the trip (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with a family environment
  • Licensed holder English speaking trekking guide
  • Transportation, food, accommodation, and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don't have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • Sherpa Trekking porter (One porter for Two peoples)
  • First aid medical kit(Carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and paper works( Langtang National park permit, TIMS etc)
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant(complimentary)
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region

Costs excluded:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Battery charging and hot shower during the trek on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities. 

Meals during the trek

In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Langtang regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be an easy trek where you often have to walk 5-6 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,050
2 Pax USD 990
3 Pax USD 950
4 - 6 Pax USD 930
7 - 12 Pax USD 910
13 - 18 Pax USD 880
19 - 24 Pax USD 850
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