Tamang Heritage Trail
Tamang Heritage Trail, besides being a top trekking destination with its unspoilt natural beauty and exotic ethnic Tamang culture, is historically very important for Nepal. On top of its use as a passage to trade with Tibet, all of the military missions from Nepal went to Tibet from this region. In the past, Nepal had fought several wars with Tibet centering mainly on trade disputes, and sometimes the fighting took place in this very region. If we look at the ethnography and culture of Tamang people of this region, we find that much of their custom and culture resembles that of Tibet region. Because people here had more interaction with Tibet rather than with the people in the south, the Tibetan influence is considerable. You will experience the mix of the culture of Nepal and Tibet.
Tamang Heritage Trail is a recently developed trail in the Langtang region in comparison to other routes of Nepal. Intending to promote the rich natural beauty and cultural heritage of the area, the government of Nepal launched Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program in 2001 in assistance with UNDP. The program developed this area as Tamang Heritage Trail, which stands as an important contribution to Nepal tourism. The trail features exotic dances and other rituals of Tamang people. All the while the Himalayan ranges in the north make a beautiful background of the tour. So, you get to taste the double joy of being home to a rich ethnic culture of Nepal and equally rich natural endowments of the area. There are also natural hot springs for you to take a dip, and kill off your fatigue of up-and-down walks.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (5 hrs)
Day 5:Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (6-7 hrs); and overnight in community lodge
Day 6: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (6 hrs); and overnight in community lodge
Day 7:Trek from Thuman trek to Briddim (6 hrs); and homestay night
Day 8: Briddim to Lamahotel (6 hrs); and overnight in teahouse
Day 9: Lamahotel to Langtang (6hrs); and overnight in teahouse
Day 10: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (4 hrs); and overnight in teahouse
Day 11: Kyanjin rest day (Hike to Langsisa Kharka or to Tsherko ri (5000m)
Day 12: Kyanjin to Lama hotel (6 hrs)
Day 13: Lama hotel to Thulosyabru (5-6 hours)
Day 14: Thulosyabru to Dhunche 5 hours Day
Day 15: Dhunche to Kathmandu (6-7 hours)
Day 16: International Departure
- Accommodation: Basic teahouse accommodation during the trek; Deluxe accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu (either at Hotel Friends Home or Hotel Mums Home)
- Meals: 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner, which you can choose from the menu) during the trek; breakfast in Kathmandu
- Transportation: Airport - hotel - airport transfers and sightseeing by car; Kathmandu - Syabru Besi and Dhunche - Kathmandu by bus
- Documentation: Trekking permit (Langtang National Park entry permit); Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
- Equipment/Accessories: Trekking poles, down jacket, sleeping bags, first-aid kit, water purifying solution (iodine-based)
- Human resource: A professional and experienced trekking guide (English-speaking); a porter per two trekkers (carrying up to 30kg). All the expenses for the guide and porter(s) are covered (wages, accommodation, meals, transportation, insurance, etc.)
- Tax/Service Charge: All applicable taxes, service charges or fees. We hereby guarantee you of no 'hidden charges' afterwards.
- Complimentary: Farewell dinner in Kathmandu (authentic Nepalese cuisines with live cultural show)
- Emergency Rescue Service: Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. However, you must be already insured for such emergencies, and your insurance policy must cover helicopter evacuation. Moreover, you should provide your policy details and authorize us to deal directly with your insurance company on your behalf.
- Beverage (cold drinks, bottled mineral water, tea/coffee, etc.)
- Any other expenses of personal nature (extra meals, battery charging fees, photography charges, etc.)
- Tips or donations
- Your travel insurance