TAMANG HERITAGE TREK - Alpinist Club

TAMANG HERITAGE TREK

Group Size

5-15 people

meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation

Hotel, Lodge,

arrival on

kathmandu

departure from

kathmandu

trip level

easy

max. altitude

3000m

Best season

Spring - Autumn

trip highlights

  • A route accessible to any good walker, away from busy areas
  • Welcoming villages, wide landscapes, rhododendron forests
  •  trails that run through villages and local communities
  • Hike to a 100-year-old monastery in the village of Gatlang

trip introduction

Tamang heritage trekking trail Lies north of the Kathmandu Valley. this is the most accessible trekking region in Nepal. Here, you can meet some of the most beautiful scenery terraced green farmland, thick forests, and the peaks of the Langtang Himalayas, close to the Tibetan border. The area is famous for its beautiful cedar forests and flowers and jaw-dropping views of soaring Himalayan peaks. Including the mighty Shishapangma which is one of the 8000-meter peaks, Manaslu Massif, Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal. Langtang is often described as the most beautiful valley in the world. And our trip includes an amazing initial few days reaching the valley via the Tamang Heritage Trail.

The Tamang Heritage Trail is quieter than the better-known Langtang Valley section of our trek, meaning you’ll meet far fewer people. During the initial few days on the Tamang trail, the infrastructure isn’t as well established as in the main valley or in the Annapurna or Khumbu regions. Still, if you want an authentic experience with raw natural beauty whilst spending time with the local communities, then this trek is the perfect blend of both old and new and the adventure for you!

Tamang Heritage, Tamang people came from Tibet as horse traders and settled in hilly parts of Nepal (usually within close proximity of the Kathmandu Valley) several hundred years ago. Additionally. They have retained a distinct identity with Tibetan roots, as well as their own language. however, they have historically been one of the most marginalized ethnic groups in Nepal.  trekking the Tamang Heritage Trail helps bring a source of income to the Tamang people in this area.

Getting away to Tamang heritage trek trail

The only way to start of this trek is to drive overland from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The trail from  Syabrubesi passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Thuman, Timure, Briddim, Lama Hotel, Langtang valley, and Kyangjin Gompa.  Gatlang village and Langtang are traditional Tamang villages culminating in cultural features. The visit to the beautiful local Tamang monastery and the holy Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang adds exhilaration to your trekking. The Tamang Heritage Trail in Langtang National Park. You do not require any permits but the checkpoint at Dunche might insist that you pay the National Park entry fee of 30$. The Tamang Heritage Trail was affected by the 2015 earthquakes but is now fully reconstructed. Homestays and teahouses offer accommodation and meals in every community.

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide.

approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast 
Accommodation: night in the hotel

As soon as you leave Kathmandu, the road rises and crosses a small pass at Kakani, 2145 meters above sea level. On a clear day, the panorama is superb: Annapurna II, Manaslu, the Ganesh Himal massif. The road then plunges towards the wide valley of the Trisuli to arrive at the large town of Trisuli (548 m). Then it’s the track to Shyabur Besi. In Kalikhastan, we enter the Langtang National Park.

Rough climb for this first day of warm-up. Gatlang is one of the first Tamang villages visited on our route.

 

 

Gatlang is mainly made up of the Tamang ethnic group, a people of Tibeto-Mongolian origin with their own language and culture. Along the way, it is not uncommon to see men and women in traditional costumes. After a descent through the terraced crops, we go up on the other side of the valley to reach Tatopani (“hot water” in Nepali). Splendid view of the Ganesh Himal chain, in particular the Paldor (5930 m).

If you wish, the possibility of taking a morning bath in the large hot water basins with the Nepalese. We continue our climb to the Nagthali pass (3165 m) before reaching the charming village of Thuman. Passing the pass, we leave behind the chain of Ganesh Himal to find ourselves facing that of Langtang. The summits of Langtang II (6560 m) and Langtang Lirung (7225 m) impose themselves on us for this day of walking.

At the bottom of the valley, we cross the road linking Lhasa to Khatmandu, subsidized by Beijing and this wanting the counterpart of that passing further east of Khatmandu. Fortunately, the traffic is less there. We follow the Bhote Koshi river before climbing again towards the village of Briddim, in the middle of terraced fields and orchards.

The classic Langtang Valley route starts 600 meters below! We take the opportunity to stay level by taking a shepherd’s path that takes us to the ridge leading to the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, another magnificent trek in Langtang. After the village of Sherpagaon and a clear and open landscape, we descend gently towards the forest in the direction of Changtang, called Lama Hotel (name of the first lodge built in this hamlet).

We descend again and again and end up crossing the tumultuous Langtang Khola shortly before the village of Bamboo. We are at the bottom of the valley, in a curious forest of oaks, alders, and bamboos. Sometime later, we go up through a thick forest before leaving and having a first glimpse of our stage: the village of Thulo Shyabru, hanging on a ridge with its white chorten at the entrance of the village.

Return to the track with alternating coniferous forests and pastures. The last views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges follow one another before a long descent. Arrived at the road, a car awaits us to take us back to Kathmandu.

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

approximately 20 minutes of driving 
Final altitude: approximately 1,350 m
Meals: breakfast 

inclusion

what's included

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
  • camping and cooking equipment.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • A government license holder guide
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • All necessary staff with the experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porters) including
  • their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit )
  • Travel and rescue arrangements but prices
  • All government taxes, VAT, and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure
  • First Aid Kit

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.

TIPS

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

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  • duration :

    11days
  • difficulty level :

    easy

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