Tamang Heritage Trek - 10 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Cost start: US$ 690 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

Life is short and the world is wide, lying north of the Kathmandu Valley, the Tamang Heritage Trail provides you with the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the local culture of one of Nepal’s few authentic hill tribes high on the border with Tibet. It is a unique trek, one that allows an intimate experience of a very different way of life. Stay in traditional Tamang villages set within some of the most beautiful scenery in the country—trek through terraced green farmland, wind up into thick forests and marvel at the peaks of the Langtang Himalayas. Stay in local homes and lodges where all accommodation, lodging and food are offered at local houses on a rotational basis allowing the whole community to benefit and not just one or two enterprising families

The Tamang people are a hardy race, originally horse traders who came from Tibet several hundred years ago. They settled in the hilly parts of Nepal within close proximity of the Kathmandu Valley which acted as a good market for them at the time. They have retained their own distinct identity with strong Tibetan roots as well as their own language. Historically they have been one of the most marginalized ethnic groups in Nepal. Unfortunately they were among some of the worst-affected groups of people during the 2015 earthquake as their homes tended to be in vulnerable areas which were cut off from help. Trekking the Tamang Heritage Trail not only provides people with a more remote and unique experience very different from the more familiar major trekking regions of Nepal, but also helps bring a vital source of income to the Tamang people. The trek is a moderate seven-day trek which is likely to appeal to people wanting something a bit different away from the crowds.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced hill tribes and directly contribute to their rural economy
  • Stay in a local homestay adapted for tourists in Briddim, to live and learn more about the Tamang people and their way of life
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang Himalayas, and the Gosainkunda range
  • Trek in an area full of biodiversity

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Free day for final trekking preparation and sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubensi by bus (1530m, 7 hrs)

Day 04: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m, 5/6 hrs.)

Day 05: Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m, 6/7 hrs)

Day 06: Tatopani to Thuman (2338m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 07: Thuman to Briddhim (2229m, 5 hrs)

Day 08: Briddhim to Syabrubensi (1460m, 4 hrs)

Day 09: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by drive (7 hrs)

Day 10: Departure

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in a standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits, TIMS card, etc.
  • All accommodation during trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
  • Complementary  duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First-aid kit
  • Return road transport to and from Syabru Bensi
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
  • Certificate of achievement
  • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
  • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc
  • Tips to staff 

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Welcome at airport and transfer to the Hotel.

One of our team will greet you at the airport for the transfer to your Hotel where there is time to relax. Your guide will meet everyone in the hotel reception for a welcome meeting at a convenient time depending on arrival times. For those that wish, there is the chance to go out together as a group for dinner afterwards something we like to do with new guests. There are no other activities planned for today. Depending on your arrival schedule you will have time to get around the bustling bazaar; the hotels we use are normally situated in the lively Thamel area. There is a feast of outdoor gear, souvenir shops, great bookshops and a huge variety of restaurants, it's a great place to wander through and get your bearings.

Day 02Free day for final trekking preparation and sightseeing

Day 03Kathmandu to Syabrubensi by bus (1530m, 7 hrs)

Day 04Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m, 5/6 hrs.)

Day 05Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m, 6/7 hrs)

Day 06Tatopani to Thuman (2338m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 07Thuman to Briddhim (2229m, 5 hrs)

Day 08Briddhim to Syabrubensi (1460m, 4 hrs)

Day 09Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by drive (7 hrs)

Day 10Departure

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
23 January, 2020 01 February, 2020 US $690 Guaranteed
30 January, 2020 08 February, 2020 US $690 Guaranteed
06 February, 2020 15 February, 2020 US $690 Guaranteed
14 February, 2020 23 February, 2020 US $690 Guaranteed
21 February, 2020 01 March, 2020 US $690 Guaranteed
27 February, 2020 07 March, 2020 US $690 Guaranteed
05 March, 2020 14 March, 2020 US $690 Guaranteed

Useful Info

  • Respect the privacy of local people and kindly ask for permission before photographing them or their children
  • Appreciate and respect the local culture and customs
  • For your own personal safety always stay on the uphill side of a trail when being passed by donkeys.
  • In landslide zones either traverse them quickly or climb over and around if at all feasible
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol at altitudes above 3000 meters is not recommended
  • Drink a minimum of three liters of water per day
  • Remain aware of symptoms related to altitude sickness and be honest about any signs with yourself and your guide
  • Even when not mandated there are always benefits to using the invaluable services of a guide on a trek

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