Tamang Heritage Trek

Duration: 7 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge

Tamang Heritage Trek is a remarkable trek in the Langtang region offering travellers a peek into the culture and lifestyle of indigenous Tamang people. It is a newly opened trekking route located between Mt. Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges known for its blend of natural beauty along with the unique cultural experience.

The trek begins with a scenic drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. The trail starts from Syabrubesi and passes through Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman and Briddim. The trail goes all the way through traditional Tamang communities where life, culture and craft have remained unchanged since the establishment of the settlement.The culture and traditions of these people is identical to the Tibetan across the border.

The ancient monasteries and traditional houses decorated with rich wood engraving at Thuman add to the splendor of this trek. In addition to cultural experience, Tamang Heritage Trek also offers  magnificent views of the Himalayas and wilderness walking experience through beautiful landscapes and rhododendron forests.

The stunning views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges is what makes this trek immensely gratifying.

Moreover, healing bath and spa in the natural hot spring at Tatopani is an exhilarating exposure of the trek. Last but not the least you can experience the famous Tamang hospitality at Briddim where there is home stay facility in several houses.

It is indeed a trip not to be missed by those who relish immersing themselves in local culture, ancient norms and traditions. Marvel Adventure offers Tamang Heritage Trek with professional and friendly guides along with the necessary arrangements. Please feel free to contact us for more details.

Highlights

  • Exploration of historical sites in Kathmandu
  • Walking through the newly opened trekking route
  • An insight into the lives and culture of indigneous Tamang people
  • Panaromic mountain views of Langtang range
  • Natural hot spring at Tatopani

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
    After an early breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the gateway of Langtang Treks. After a scenic drive of around 8 hours we reach to a small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight at tea house/lodge at Syabrubesi.
    • Day 2 Syabrubesi to Gatlang
      We start the trek from Syabrubesi with an ascent to the viewpoint where we can get a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal and Gosaikunda ranges. From here the trail descends to Goljang valley where we take our lunch. We continue the hike until we reach Gatlang, a beautiful Tamang village set high on a hillside among terraced fields. Overnight in Gatlang.
      • Day 3 Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani
        We begin our trek from Gatlang with a descent to Thangbuche as we relish the splendid views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges along the way. We continue our walk to cross the Chilime Hydropower dam from where the trail will ascend until Tatopani. The name 'Tatopani' in Nepali literally means ‘hot water' owing to the natural hot springs over here. We take a bath in the natural hot water to overcome the tiredness. Overnight in Tatopani.
        • Day 4 Tatopani to Thuman
          Today we trek from Tatopani to Thuman via Nagthali. We pass through the dense alpine forest and reach the small Tamang settlement of Brimdang. We continue walking uphill to Nagthali where we can have the fascinating views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang range and Sanjen range. Then we gradually trek down to Thuman, a highly Tibetan influenced Tamang village. Overnight in Thuman.
          • Day 5 Trek to Briddim
            We start our trek in the relatively flatter area and descend slowly to Timure. We continue our walk through the rhododendron forest to Briddim, a Buddhist village highly influenced by Tibetan culture and lifestyle. We have a splendid opportunity of exploring the local culture and hospitality in Briddim as the home stay is flourishing here. Overnight in Briddim.
            • Day 6 Briddim to Syabrubesi
              We begin the trek from Briddim descending all the way to Syabrubesi following the Bhote Koshi River valley. The surrounding terraced hills and the dazzling corn field are the spectacular views on offer. We take our lunch upon reaching Syabrubesi and relax for rest of the day. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
              • Day 7 Drive back to Kathmandu
                After an early breakfast, we take a drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi with the beautiful memories of the trek. On reaching Kathmandu we check-in to the hotel and take some much needed rest. If time allow, we can stroll around the vibrant city of Thamel.

                What to Expect

                • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                • Government license holder guide 
                • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters 
                • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                • All land transportation.
                • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card
                • Langtang National Park entry permit
                • Comprehensive first aid kit
                • Government taxes and official expenses
                • International Airfare and taxes
                • Nepal entry visa fee
                • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
                • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                • All the expenses of personal nature
                • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

                PRICES & DATES

                Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
                07 Oct, 2022 - 13 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$575
                11 Oct, 2022 - 17 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$575
                14 Oct, 2022 - 20 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$575
                18 Oct, 2022 - 24 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$575
                21 Oct, 2022 - 27 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$575
                25 Oct, 2022 - 31 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$575
                28 Oct, 2022 - 03 Nov, 2022GuaranteedUS$575
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                Useful Information

                1. Insurance

                Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

                2. Packing List

                • Sunglasses
                • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
                • Hat/Cap
                • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
                • Fleece/Sweater
                • Fleece Jacket
                • Down Jacket
                • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
                • Warm Gloves
                • Hiking Boots
                • 3-4 pairs of socks
                • Day pack (30-40 liters)
                • Torch light
                • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
                • Small Hand Towel
                • Sleeping Bag for up to -10 Degree Celsius

                3. Guide and Porter

                We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

                4. Altitude Sickness

                Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

                Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

                • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
                • Fatigue or weakness
                • Dizziness or lightheadedness
                • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
                • Insomnia
                • Shortness of breath upon exertion
                • Nosebleed
                • Persistent rapid pulse
                • Drowsiness
                • General malaise

                Prevention:

                Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

                Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

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