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Tamang Heritage Trekking

Tamang Heritage Trekking is a remarkable trek into one of the protected region of Nepal and witnessing the culture and traditions of the Tamang community, the mountain dwellers of the Langtang region. The trek visits ancient monasteries passing through lush green midlands and the trekking trails is filled with magnificent Himalayan panorama of the mountains like Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, Langtang and several others. Furthermore, many glaciers are encountered during the trek and even taking a healing bath in the natural hot springs and passing along several Tamang villages high up in the mountains. It’s believed that time has stood still in these villages and the people following the simple ways of lives from very long time. Due to it’s close proximity with Tibet, the culture practiced here resembles to the Tibetans. Tamang Heritage Trekking is a great hike into the land untouched by modern civilization and at the same witnessing some great culture and traditions of the Tamang community. 

Trip Highlights

  • Guided city tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Hike into the off-the-beaten paths into the area un-touched by modern civilization.
  • Experience the culture and traditions of the Tamang community.
  • Witness majestic views of the Himalayas like Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal Himal.
  • Relaxing deep in the Natural Mountain Hot Springs.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m)

Day 04 : Trek begins: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,200m)

Day 05 : Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m)

Day 06 : Tatopani to Thuman (2,400m) via Brimdang and Nagthali

Day 07 : Thuman to Briddim (2,345m)

Day 08 : Briddim to Lama Hotel (2470m)

Day 09 : Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m)

Day 10 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m)

Day 11 : Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,380m)

Day 12 : Trek ends: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1,550m)

Day 13 : Drive to Kathmandu

Day 14 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination

What is Included

  • Airport transfers by private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle.
  • Transportations from Kathmandu – Syabrubesi - Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Highly experienced, helpful and friendly Government licensed guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Langtang National Park Permits fee.
  • TIMS Fee - Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit).
  • Government taxes & service charge.
  • Breakfree Adventures T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
     

What is Not Included

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal trekking equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory).
  • Nepal entry visa fee: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos).
     

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later transfer you to a pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or hang around the streets of Kathmandu (If you have leisure time). O/N you stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

We will organize a guided city tour where you get to discover several historical, cultural and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu. You will be seeing the world heritage sites like historical Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of lord Pashupatinath, Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists), Boudhanath Shrine and many more cultural and natural monuments. The Kathmandu city tour also lets you understand the urban lifestyle of people of Nepal.  Later we will have a discussion session where we discuss about our trek plan and preparation. Our trek leader would be obliged to brief you about our expedition and answer your queries. O/N you stay at the Hotel.

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m)

In the morning after breakfast drive to Syabrubesi village, the trek-start-point. Drive along with winding road with great views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Continue the drive until descending to the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight at Lodge. (Walking Duration: 8-9 hrs)

Day 04 : Trek begins: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2,200m)

The trek starts today with hiking across the Goljung village spotting views of Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung and others. Gatlang is a small village located on a hillside with traditional stone houses. Overnight at Lodge. (Walking Duration: 5 hrs)

Day 05 : Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m)

The trail descends to Thangbuche with again views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges en-route. Then pass along the Chilime Hydropower dam and after ascending will reach Tatopani. Tatopani meaning ‘hot water’ in Nepali due to the hot springs here. Take a dip into these natural springs and relax our tired muscles. Overnight at Lodge. (Walking Duration: 6-7 hrs)

Day 06 : Tatopani to Thuman (2,400m) via Brimdang and Nagthali

Today the trek is to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali passing along dense alpine forest. Then reaches the small Tamang village of Brimdang. From here, it’s a few hours walk uphill to Nagthali hill. At this point, witness great views of Langtang, Sanjen Kerung and Ganesh Himal. Next, the trail goes downhill to another Tamang village of Thuman. Overnight at Lodge. (Walking Duration: 6 hrs)

Day 07 : Thuman to Briddim (2,345m)

This day trek to Briddim via Lingling. Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village located on the lap of the Langtang Himal. Visit the Dukchu Gompa ‘monastery’ in Briddim where most of the houses are built by stones and inhabited mostly by Tibetan community. Briddim in fact resembles a typical Tibetan village. Overnight at Lodge. (Walking Duration: 6 hrs)

Day 08 : Briddim to Lama Hotel (2470m)

The trail descends to Ghopche Khola, a small stream, then it ascends to Lama Hotel vie Rimche. Lama Hotel is located on the banks of the Langtang River and surround by forests with great mountain views. Overnight at Lodge. (Walking Duration: 6 hrs)

Day 09 : Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m)

The trek continues over dense forests and after climbing up steadily through the valley, you will leave the tree lines behind. En-route, enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, pass by a water mills, prayer wheels and Chortens with sacred mounds of rock with inscriptions carved on them. Overnight at Lodge. (Walking Duration: 6-7 hrs)

Day 10 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m)

The trails goes through yak pastures and today you will also pass by the largest Mani Wall in Nepal made out of stone with prayers written on them. It’s believed that the prayers on the Mani Wall spreads around by blowing wind. Then the trail crosses several wooden bridges before reaching Kaynjin Gompa beautifully surrounded by might Himalayas. Explore around Kyanjin Gompa with great views of the glaciers, icefalls and spotting birds and yaks. Overnight at Lodge. (Walking Duration: 4 hrs)

Day 11 : Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,380m)

Today trek back to Lama Hotel and it’s about 4-5 hours trek since you will have to go only downhill through forests and alongside Mountain River. En-route cross through the villages of Tamang community who practice their religion and culture similar to Tibetans. Overnight at Lodge. (Walking Duration: 4-5 hrs)

Day 12 : Trek ends: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1,550m)

This day is the last day of the trek and the trail goes down to Syabrubesi which is easy trek crossing lush green vegetation. Upon reaching Syabrubesi, enjoy your lunch and check-in lodge. Overnight at Lodge. (Walking Duration: 5 hrs)

Day 13 : Drive to Kathmandu

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu and check-in hotel. You can relax today or stroll around town. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination

Your trip to the majestic country of Nepal comes to an end today! You will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We exchange our last good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories you had during the Tamang Heritage Trek.  We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Activities: Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking

Best Season: All year round

Max altitude: 3,870m (Kyanjin Gompa)

Transportation: Private vehicles

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/Full board on trek

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge/Tea-house during trek

Trip Type: Lodge/Teahouse trek

Starts/Ends: Syabrubesi

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