Tamang Heritage Trek is a new walking in the unbeaten trail of the Langtang region. This easy trail is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal. With some of the most beautiful scenery, rich culture, and healing baths in natural hot springs. It allows you to explore a beautiful and remote area. you will visit the Tibetan border of the Langtang region. At the same time to experience the unique culture of the local-Tamang people.
In our Tamang heritage trek, we will walk through the little known ethnic groups of Nepal. Who is believing to be the descendants of Tibetians? From Kerung united with Tamang of the Helambu. Their farming communities are generally can find on higher elevations. Mainly engaging in shifting cultivation and extraction of the forest products. Tamang people are mostly sheep and yak herders. They also grow some hardy grains and vegetables.
Tamang Heritage Trek gives you a lifetime chance to experience. We can know the native rituals, culture, festivals, traditional costumes. Also, get to know the local Syabru dances combined with the purest and humble hospitality. We will mostly walk-in local villages, Therefore, It gives us an excellent chance to carefully know the community’s traditional lifestyle and crafts.
It is well known that the Tamang people were originated from Tibet very long ago. They form one of the largest ethnic groups in the country and have made themselves to live for the longest in the Himalayan regions of Nepal. Even, they take a major part in farming around the hills and frequently get involved in the trekking business of the country. This is why when foreigners get into the country for exploration purposes, they get to see a lot of Tamang people and their cultures and tradition, eventually, they fall in love with.
Their cultures, tradition, and lifestyle are incomparably unique that you would get to see nowhere on Earth. Based on the fact that we mentioned earlier, things related to them are quite identical to those of Tibetans. Foreign visitors get overwhelmed when they involve themselves in Tamang surroundings.
Our Tamang Heritage Trek trail offers you such an environment if you have been charmed by the first section. The course does not take more than 2 weeks of time and is one of the shortest treks in the country. Moreover, it takes you through some of the most alluring places that you can ever get to see. Places such as Syabrubesi, Gatlang, and Tatopani are known to be popular around the region. Also, you will get to experience the Tamang rituals, Tibetan culture, festivals, art, local dances, and many other distinct features of Tamang society.
This is a new trekking route and not many travelers are here. The spotlight of the Tamang heritage trek provides you soothing access to the Tamang settlements so that you gain insights into everything that the community has to offer. Tours such as these induce relaxation and promote recreation in life. Sometimes, daily hassle in everyday life requires an instant change for a quick recovery. Throughout the journey, you’ll have the complete freedom to grasp everything that the atmosphere has to propound so that you create a wonderful tour in a life filled with cherished moments and unforgettable memories.
Furthermore, the course is also easy-going and not full of complications. All things involved are moderate in nature. Hence, you do not require a very fit and healthy body in order to complete the trek. People of any age and gender may apply for it. Indeed, it becomes more enjoyable if you do it with your friends and family.
Tamang Heritage Trek will take you on a journey with amazing views of Langtang Lirung. Langtang Kerung, Ganesh Himal, and other Langtang Himalayan ranges. Which is also abundant in unspoiled nature, local monasteries and green grazing lands full of unique fauna. Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek region is protecting by the Langtang National Park. The second-largest national park in Nepal. As it also offers a wilderness experience through beautiful landscapes of alpine terrain. Flat meadows and rhododendron forests. This region is a natural habitat of monkeys, bears, and countless yeti sightings.
The trail of the Tamang heritage trek starts from Syabrubesi. from here we will visit different villages the popular ones are Thuman, Timure, and Briddim. On the way, you’ll experience the true beauty of glaciers of varying sizes and high altitude lakes. Gosainkunda, Pravatikuda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda. There will be a visit to a beautiful local Tamang monastery and Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. You will also enjoy a gorgeous view from the Nagthali view Point and Timure border of Tibet. En route from Gatlang to Chilime, you will get a chance of bathing in the hot. Healing spring waters of the natural spring at Tatopani.
Tamang Heritage Trek, with its several epic mountains; amazing landscapes. Also, unique local culture is an easy-going route. Therefore it is becoming very popular amongst trekkers these days. If you are seeking an excellent general overview of the Himalayas ’ pristine mountain scenery. And also the beautiful, traditional Nepalese culture. We will highly recommend contacting us directly for booking.
The Tamang heritage trek is a moderate grade trek so you need to have the proper equipment to succeed this trip.
You will sleep in the tea house and eat there so you just need to carry your personal belongings which are enough from the cold. Below are some suggested items to take with you while trekking this trail.
In our Tamang heritage trek, we will visit the Bridim village which has a diverse range of cultures and customs. Nepal has thirty-six different ethnic groups with are four main religion and other as well. These remote villages which are mostly located in the mountain and hilly region consist of the distinctive ethnic groups of Nepal. You may find it hard to believe, but the rural villages of Nepal are named after the ethnicity. Those villages represent such ethnic groups. They speak the ethnic language, built and live in traditional houses, totally insolating themselves from the modern way of life. There are villages from different caste also like Rai, Bahun, Magar, Gurung, and many more but they stay together with other people.
This Bridim village is one o of such distinctive villages formed by Tamang ethnicity. This village is near to the area of Langtang National Park. While in your visit to Bridim, you can also explore the rare flora and fauna as Bridim lies near the Langtang National Park. Established in 1976 as the first Himalayan national park, it is the fourth national park of Nepal. The area of the park exceeds the altitude range of 6,450 meters and is spread in the area of 1,710 km2.
In the northern and eastern borders, the park coincides with the international border of Tibet. And its western side follows the Bhote Koshi and Trishuli river. You can see the different types of vegetation and wildlife for our Tamang heritage trek. The main attractions are a red panda and musk deer. On the flora side, there is oak, Chir pine, maple fir, hemlock, and so on.
During our Tamang heritage trek, we will meet the Tamang people who are the main inhabitants of Bridim Village. But most of the people in Bridim are Tibetans. They came from Kerung in Tibet across the border and settled in Nepal. During those days, Nepal didn’t allow citizenship to the real Tibetans so they change to Tamang. This is the reason the culture and tradition of people here are so very similar to the Tibetans.
While we visit Bridim, Dukcha Gompa is one of the main attractions. Dukcha Gompa is a sacred site chosen by Guru Rimpoche for meditation. It will be excellent if you visit Bridim during the festivals like Dawa Dangbo in February, Lhosar in February, Yarsang in June, DukpaChhiju in August, and Chuwa Chhiju in November. These are the major festivals of Bridim. However, the village celebrates several other festivals as well. In Bridim, there are some popular Tamang dance like Syabru Nach and Mane Nachif we travel at a festival time can watch them.
The people of the village are mostly using their own products like wheat, maize, soybean, millet, and potato for food. They are also famous to make traditional handicrafts like friendship bands, belts, gloves, mufflers, woolen bags, etc. Moreover, they are also involving in agriculture, livestock farm, and trade with Kerung in Tibet. So this is the ideal place for our Tamang heritage trek and the perfect destination where you can experience the rich culture and tradition and witness the amazing natural beauty of this place. Thus with its oasis of culture, environmental education, sustainable living, and perfect for your trekking destination. the best time to be in this excellent village is from September to December and March to May.
Duration: 07 Day
Max. Altitude: Briddim (2290m/7513ft)
Trek Grade: Moderate
Duration: 07 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
Trek Grade: Moderate
Tamang heritage trek is a moderate level of the trek route. The moderate level of trekking is about 5/6 hours walking with the lunch stop en-route and arrive at your camp in the late afternoon. Most trek days are 5 to 6 hours long so we may take a lunch stop en-route in this grade we will also use some smaller, less well-traveled trails that may be rockier underfoot and a little steeper. These Moderate grade treks go up to 4100m height and durations are 5 to 08 days.
The moderate grade trek overall is not that long, usually 7 – 10 days in total. There will be we can have a chance to get the altitude sickness above 3000m. making sure to climb high and come to sleep at low after 3000m We suggest that if you are a reasonable level of fitness. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip – it might be your first ever trek.
Trekking Dates: You can do this trek on any date. The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and sometimes landslides can happen.
Trip Details: 07 days, 6 nights at tea house Lodges and breakfast lunch & dinner during the trek is included.
Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trekking luggage: You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis in your Tamang heritage trek to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Your Tamang heritage trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues.
Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.
For Tamang heritage trek main way to get there is by driving. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also. For the Tamang heritage trek there are 2 types of transportation, The local bus is most of the trekkers using way but the drive is not that comfortable, It is included in our trekking package. The bus stops in many places and arrives at Dhunche in the evening. For your comfort and easy travel, you can take a private LandCruiser at an extra cost. It is cleaner, drive fast and you can stop wherever you like on the way.
Passport and Visa info
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries
You can get a Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.
We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.
To exchange the extra money for your Tamang heritage trek you can exchange for Nepali rupees. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.
You can also get money from ATM machines there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Tamang heritage trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.
Note: Most of the banks and money changers in Nepal are not accepting foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
Tamang heritage trek accommodation is a lodge and at the teahouse. If we compare the accommodation in the Annapurna region and Everest regions it is much more basic here. You will sleep in a basic room with a bed, mattress, bed cover, and pillow. You need your own sleeping bag and better to have a sleeping bag liner also. The facilities are quite basic at the lodge. In some places, there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phones and cameras at extra cost.
Food during the trek
During our Tamang heritage trek, We will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There are local to international hygienic food choices.
You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote areas. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)
For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.
Drinking water during your Trek:
On the Tamang heritage trek, We suggest you at least drink 3/4 liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.
Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.
Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Tamang heritage trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you are able to charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.
Our Tamang heritage trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.
Health and Fitness: The main things to trek in Tamang heritage trek need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours in the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for Tamang Heritage. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.
Altitude sickness: Our entire Tamang heritage trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.
In Tamang heritage trek the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. while you are in Langtang alley trek there are telephones facilities in many villages. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with them frequently to know the trek and your health. Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes. Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.
We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.
If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.
We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.
Tamang heritage trek Package Cost:
Tamang heritage trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.
In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking
While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.
We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.
After completing your Tamang heritage trek, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip. Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.
You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price. If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.
Day 01: - Kathmandu drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m/5085ft)
After morning breakfast, Today we will drive on the mountain road to Syabru Besi in about 7-8hr. During our drive, we can get the best view of the white snowcapped mountain ranges of Annapurna, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, and other minor peaks along the route. We will drive through the Trishuli river green landscape of hillocks, rivers, and villages. Enjoy the view of local people’s great lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. We will pass by the beautiful town of Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati, and Dhunche. We take our Lunch at the Trishuli Bazaar before continuing to further Todhunter. We descend to Syabrubesi for the overnight stay.
Day 02: - Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2240m/7349ft)
During our today trek, you can experience the local Tamang customs and traditions. The sceneries and the landscapes are worth viewing from the viewpoint as you walk through local villages. The perspective from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range, and the Goljung valley. Now we head down to Goljung valley have lunch here and trek to Gatlang.
The Gatlang village is on a small hillside among terraced fields in a Tamang settlement. Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvati Kunda Lake at Gatlang are worth visiting places. Upon arrival, the guests will be welcomed by Khada (white scarf of honor), and the homemade local drinks ‘Rakshi’ accompanied by the welcome song in the local language. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your unforgettable trekking one.
Day 03: - Gatlang to Tatopani (2240m/7349ft)
Today would be your longest day of the entire journey for about 7 hours working. We will descend toward the Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhote Koshi River. Chilime Hydropower dam is worth visiting here. After lunch, We start climbing uphill by crossing the hanging bridge until you get to Tatopani. On the way, you enjoy the sightseeing of the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. Tatopani naturally signifies ‘hot water,’ where you can take a hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. It is believed that taking a dip into this spring will heal you from your aches and pains. Today’s trekking provides you an opportunity to experience the Tamang culture. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 04: - Tatopani to Nagthali / Thuman (2000m/6562ft)
Today we will first ascend to Nagthali Danda (3300m), the high open grassland with fantastic views of snow-covered Himalayas. One can enjoy the view and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the caretaker of the Gompa. On our journey today we can see animals like monkeys and deer. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, and Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced. This place is also a famous meditation center for the local monks and priests. We may trek to another cultural village, Thuman, famous for its Shamanic performances and beautiful view of Langtang. It is Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance.
Day 5: - Thuman trek to Briddim (2290m/7513ft)
Today the walk is more flatter until we descend to Timure. This place is followed part of the old trade route to Tibet, which just three hours’ walk from here but there are lots of police on the border these days. Experience the village life and enjoy cultural shows performed by communities throughout the journey. Reach Briddim valley, which is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. As many Tibetan immigrants are here so the culture and tradition of Briddim closely resemble that of Tibetan villages. Mix yourself with locals enjoying the homestay and Tamang culture.
Day 06: - Briddim to Syabrubesi
This day the trail moves along a gently descending path passing through some villages, terraces, and with magnificent views of surrounding hills. Today we are trekking down to Syabru Besi on the way we will pass by the small village of Wangel. It is another small Tamang village. Spend your night in camp at Syabrubesi.
Day 07: - Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by bus
Today is a pleasant drive day back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces, and villages for about 8 hrs. You drive along the unpaved road until Betrawati. From here, the drive will be followed along the narrow but very well-paved highway. Spend your night in a hotel in Kathmandu.
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