The Complete Guide to Tamang Heritage Trail
The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a unique journey through the heart of the Langtang region of Nepal. This trek takes you through small Tamang villages, allowing you to experience the rich culture and traditions of the Tamang people. The Tamang people are known for their warm hospitality, delicious cuisine, and unique customs that have been preserved for centuries.The Trek begins in the village of Syabrubesi and takes you through lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque valleys. You will have the opportunity to see stunning views of the Langtang Himalayas, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Jugal Himal.
Along the way, you will visit traditional Tamang villages like Gatlang, Thuman, and Briddim. These villages are known for their unique architecture, including traditional houses made of stone and wood. The Tamang people are known for their excellent craftsmanship, and you will have the opportunity to witness their skills first-hand.The Tamang Heritage Trail Trek also offers the opportunity to witness traditional Tamang festivals and celebrations. The Tamang people celebrate their culture and traditions through various festivals like the Yartung Festival, which is celebrated in the month of August. During the festival, the Tamang people dress in traditional attire and perform traditional dances and songs.
DAY 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will have some time to rest and explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu on your own. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner and briefing session where you will meet your trekking guide and fellow trekkers.
DAY 2 - Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m)
After an early breakfast, we will depart from Kathmandu and head towards Syabrubesi, which is located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River. We will drive through scenic countryside, with stunning views of the Himalayas along the way. Upon arrival in Syabrubesi, we will check into our lodge and have some time to explore the village.
DAY 3 - Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2240m)
Today, we will start our trek towards Gatlang, a beautiful Tamang village situated on a hillside with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. We will pass through lush forests and cross the Bhote Koshi River before arriving at Gatlang. Here, we will stay in a traditional Tamang homestay and experience the local culture and hospitality.
DAY 4 - Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m)
Today's trek takes us through terraced fields and dense forests to Tatopani, which translates to 'hot water' in Nepali. Here, we can relax in the natural hot springs and soothe our tired muscles after the trek. We will spend the night in a lodge in Tatopani.
DAY 5 - Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2338m) via Nagthali Gyang (3165m)
Today, we will cross over the Nagthali Gyang pass, which offers spectacular views of the Langtang range and the Ganesh Himal. We will then descend to the village of Thuman, which is known for its unique Tibetan culture and architecture. We will stay in a homestay and learn about the local way of life.
DAY 6 - Trek from Thuman to Briddim
After breakfast, we will trek to Briddim, a picturesque village located on the ancient trade route to Tibet. We will pass through terraced fields and traditional houses before arriving at Briddim. Here, we will stay in a homestay and interact with the locals to learn more about their customs and traditions.
DAY 7 - Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi
Today, we will trek back to Syabrubesi, our starting point of the trek. We will retrace our steps through the lush forests and terraced fields before reaching Syabrubesi. We will have some time to explore the village and relax before our final day of the trip.
DAY 8 - Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu, where we will say goodbye to our trekking crew and check into our hotel. We will have the rest of the day to explore the city on our own or do some last-minute souvenir shopping
DAY 9 - Departure from Kathmandu
Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight home, or to your next destination. We hope you had a memorable trekking experience with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future.
TRIP ENDS HERE!
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : sharing a twin bedroom at the hotel (3 Star category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis
AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
Permits : All necessary paper works: Trekking Permit including MCAP and special permit, TIMS Card & conservation entry fee
STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
MAP: Trekking map of the trek
MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation Kathmandu
MEMBER LUGGAGE: Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing basis in tea house/camp during the trek.
DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
Guide : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.
Meals on treks only: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
What's Not Included
NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 120).
LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
PERSONAL EXPENSES: Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.
TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
EXTRA PORTER : $35 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.
EXTRA : Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)
More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.
In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.
Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.
Frequently Asked question
Absolutely! Whether you're a solo trekker or with a group, you can easily book your trek through our website or by contacting our Kathmandu office directly. We can even pair solo trekkers with groups, if desired.
On our treks, you'll enjoy a blend of traditional Nepali meals like 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice) and other international cuisines. We ensure our food is nutritious and energy-packed for the trekking journey. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
Yes, we offer secure luggage storage at our office in Kathmandu. You can leave behind non-essential items and pick them up once you return from your trek.
Yes, depending on your trek's region, you'll need permits like the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) card and regional conservation or national park permits. Our team takes care of all the necessary paperwork and permits for you.
Absolutely! We offer both fixed-departure and tailor-made treks. If you have specific preferences, routes, or places you'd like to visit, just let our team know, and we'll help design a trek that meets your desires.
Altitude sickness is a concern in the Himalayan treks. Our itineraries are designed to allow gradual acclimatization. It's essential to communicate any discomfort to our guides, who are trained to assist in such situations.
Yes, Kathmandu offers several rental shops where you can rent or buy trekking gear. If you're missing something, it's likely you'll find it here. However, for personal comfort, we recommend bringing specialized items like hiking boots from home.
Accommodation varies depending on the trek's route. In popular trails like the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, you'll find well-maintained teahouses offering basic amenities. However, in remote areas, the facilities might be more basic. Camping may also be part of certain trekking routes.
Our guides carry communication devices and have contacts with local agencies to ensure swift action during emergencies. In extreme cases, helicopter evacuations can be arranged, given that the trekker has suitable insurance coverage.