Tamang Heritage Trek

Duration: 10 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 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Day 04Syabrubesi to Gatlang
  • Day 05Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani
  • Day 06Tatopani to Thuman
  • Day 07Trek to Briddim
  • Day 08Briddim to Syabrubesi
  • Day 09Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 10Farewell
Detail Itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three night standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • 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)
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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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