- Golijung Village and other Tibetan villages.
- Hot natural springs and Chilime Hydro Power Dam.
- View of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ri, Shisapangma and Kerung(Tibet) peaks.
- Witness ethnic cultures and their living style.
Tamang Heritage Trekking
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The Tamang Heritage Trekking Trails (11 Days)…cherry trip through rhododendron forests as we hike through scenic mountainous rural villages…
The Tamang heritage trek is a newly discovered trail in Nepal. It is a cultural trek through vibrant Tamang villages in Langtang with beautiful panoramic views of Mt. Ganesh and Langtang range which lies in the northern part of Kathmandu near Langtang National Park. In Nepal, this trekking is the perfect way of enjoying your life with awesome memories. The lush mid-hill villages of Nepal and the culture of the people who live here are showed in Tamang Heritage trek with towering peaks, generous forests, hanging bridges and random snow leopard sightings in the epic background. This 11 days route is a great introduction to the beautiful Langtang region and the unique culture of the Tamang community.
During this journey, you will also discover a gripping Tibetan history and the control of Tibetan culture in this region. You can also see the trading routes of Tibet and Nepal from where two countries import and export goods. People living in this region are mostly Buddhist and grow some hardy grains and vegetables. Their daily activities are agriculture including raising livestock and trade. In this region, people wear attractive colorful costumes and their houses are decorated with fabulous woodcarvings. This trek offers dazzling views of snowcapped mountains to make this journey memorable and also trekkers get chances to observe Syabru, Mane and other thrilling local dances at Goljung, Brimdang and Gatlang villages which are located near the Tibetan border. Also, you can experience the famous Tamang Hospitality at Birddim where homestay facilities are provided. After this, we head towards the narrow valley of Kyanjing Gompa at 3,900m down the Langtang Khola relishing magnificent views. Our trekking then ends where it started at the same point of Dhunche in Syabru benshi.
Check out our fixed itinerary for Tamang Heritage trekking or just send us an email and we will prepare you a program to suit your needs if this trek is too lengthy…
Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check-in and some refreshments, our senior Sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Tamang Heritage Trek. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world. Overnight at hotel inclusive breakfast.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western cultures and influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments, and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening. Meals include breakfast
Drive to Syabrubensi (1550m) - 7 hrs drive
You stay overnight at the hotel in Syabrubesi. You then head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road after Betrawati is still under some construction. Stay overnight at our teahouse lodge with all meals inclusive.
Trek to Ghatlang (2,238m) - 5/6 hrs walk
While trekking you get to experience some of the most interesting insights into Tamang culture & their vibrant lifestyles. You can see the scenery from viewpoint especially as you walk through a local village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. Stay overnight at our teahouse lodge with all meals.
Trek to Tatopani (2,607m) - 6/7 hrs walk
You enjoy the sightseeing of the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. At Tatopani which naturally produces ‘hot water’, you can take a hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas right in the laps of the mountains. It is believed that taking a dip in this spring will heal you from your aches and pains. This day’s trekking provides you an opportunity to experience some important facets of the Tamang culture. Stay overnight in our teahouse lodge with all meals.
Trek to Nagthali (3,300m) - 3 hrs walk
En route, you may encounter animals like monkeys and deer. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Hima and Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Another cultural village, Thuman, is popular for its Shamanic performances and beautiful view of Langtang. Beautiful views of the mountains can be seen from every house in Thuman. Stay overnight at our teahouse lodge with all meals.
Trek to Thuman (2,338m) - 3 hrs walk
This is also a short day where we will stop at Thuman. Since Tamang heritage trails are mostly steep and ascend and descend, it is better to make short journeys and enjoy talking with the people and knowing about their culture. People from Thuman will entertain you by singing and dancing. If you want then you can also join them. They will help you feel homely in their friendly environment. Overnight at our lodge on full-course meals.
Trek to Birdim (2,230m) - 5/6 hrs walk
You can experience the village life of Briddim and enjoy a cultural show performed by community members. You can also experience a homestay and Tamang culture. To mention a little about Briddim, it is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Around 43 houses are spread in a Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. As direct descendants of ancient Tibetan immigrants, the culture and tradition of Briddim closely resemble that of Tibetan villages. Stay overnight at our teahouse lodge with all meals.
Trek to Syabrubesi (1550m) - 3 hrs walk
You trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi via Wangel. This day the trail moves along a gently descending path passing through villages, terraces and magnificent views of surrounding hills. Stay overnight at our teahouse lodge with all meals.
Drive back to Kathmandu (1400m) - 7 hrs drive
It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces, and villages. You drive along the unpaved road until Betrawati where you will begin to follow a narrow, but a well-paved road. On reaching Kathmandu, you can refresh and have some rest. You can then visit around Thamel at night to chill out a bit. We will have a farewell Nepali cuisine dinner at Thamel. Overnight at your hotel.
Departure from Nepal
After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. At Glorious Adventure, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again someday…
- The airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
- 3 nights of 3-star standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.
- 7 nights of twin sharing local lodges accommodations while on the trek.
- 1-day Kathmandu sightseeing tour guided by a city tour guide with private transport.
- Everyday full board meals during the trek. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- All the essential trekking permits and official paperwork for the trek.
- All the long-range ground transfers by local jeep and bus.
- An experienced and government certified trekking guide for the trek.
- Supporting porters to carry your belongings while on the trek. (1 porter for 2 guests)
- Waterproof duffel bag and sleeping bag to use for the trek.
- First aid medicine kit with an oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level while on the trek.
- Trip achievement certificate after the successful trip completion.
- Nepalese cuisine farewell dinner at a typical local restaurant with a cultural dance performance.
- All government taxes and company service charges.
- Pre-meeting in Kathmandu before the trek.
- International airfares and Nepal entry visa fees.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu hotel.
- Your travel insurance.
- Your personal expenses such as mineral bottled water, cold drinks, hot shower, charging and use of WIFI while on the trek.
- Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing.
- Tips to the guide and porters.
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I booked this trek because I wanted an original and rather unspoilt natural and cultural experience, and, as I was constrained with my time (I had only 7 days, two of which were for going back and forth), I did not want to be concerned about finding out about organisational things such as getting to the Langtang region finding a place to stay etc, so I decided for this fully planned and organised package.
Well, saying that everything turned out exactly as I had hoped for is not enough. There was not a single day, when I had to worry about any (organisational or other) matters. Starting with being picked up at the airport, followed by a transfer to the Langtang region the next day, the actual trek, being brought back to my hotel in Kathmandu and finally being accompanied to the airport on the day of my departure, everything was very smoothly and comfortably organised and I always felt assured by the caring attention of the whole team. Thus I could completely focus on the marvels of nature of this great country.
During the trek I was accompanied by two guides, Ram and Aasha, who tried to explain the surroundings and answer my questions, whenever possible and also did everything to make this whole trip an astonishing and memorable experience. Without any doubts I would always recommend GHT (Glorious Himalaya Trekking Team) and this trip to anyone interested in exploring the nature and culture of quite untouched places in the border region between Nepal and Tibet. I am convinced that this will not have been the last time that I visited Nepal and for the next time I already know which agency to choose.
Thanks for this amazing trip and for sharing a part of your country with me.
Visited : 22 March 2016 – 28 March 2016