TAMANG TREK NEPAL

The Tamang Heritage trail is a newly opened trekking route in the popular northern culturally rich Langtang Rasuwa region of Nepal  As descendants of the Tibetan people who settled in this region, the Tamang culture is virtually untouched by western influence. The people of this region are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung who settled in Nepal and over time developed their own unique culture called Tamang. Although many Tibetan traditions and festivals are followed, their architecture is unique as is their custom and dress. On this trek, you will get to experience the best of incredible scenery and the depth of the culture of the people who live in this region. The tour combines a combination of home stays and lodges. The views of the Himalayan snow-capped mountains will be unforgettable along with hot springs, beautiful lakes and magnificent monasteries.

Overview

Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu

Day-2: Guided Sightseeing

Day-3: Kathmandu- Syabrubesi 1460m

Day-4: Trek Syabrubesi - Gatlang 2238m, 6 hrs

Day-5: Trek Gatlang - Tatopani 2380m ,6-7 hrs

Day-6: Trek Tatopani - Nagthali 3165m Thuman, 2238 6 hrs

Day-7: Trek Thuman - Briddim 2239m, 6 hrs

Day-8: Trek Syabrubesi,  5 hours

Day-9: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day-10: Depart Kathmandu

Fast Facts

Altitude: 3300m

All year

Best: Spring/Autumn

Tour: 10 days

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Trek Grade: 1b (FP)

A combination of long days with steep paths and some mountain scrambling. The route follows reasonable paths through thick vegetation, up hillsides, slippery shale surfaces. Snow and or ice may be encountered along the route. There is no need for technical climbing equipment. Altitude levels up to and around to 4200m. Medium risk of altitude sickness. General level of fitness is required e.g. hill walking for about 5km. Daypacks will weight about 4kg. Trek weight loss in the region of 2kg.

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu

Arrival to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Day-2: Guided Sightseeing

Full day of guided sightseeing of the Kathmandu Valley.

Day-3: Kathmandu- Syabrubesi, 1460m

After breakfast, transfer by private land cruiser to Syabrubesi . Overnight in a lodge.  Note that today is along day and can take about 10 hours.

Day-4: Trek Syabrubesi  - Gatlang 2238m,  6 hrs

Today's trek starts after breakfast with an ascent of about an hour and half where we get to see stunning views of the Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. We then head downhill again for about an hour to Goljang valley for the lunch. After lunch, the trail takes us on a 3 hour trek to Gatlang, a beautiful Tamang village. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by Khada (white scarves) and home made local drinks Rakshi accompanied by a welcome song in local language. Get refreshed and enjoy the local Syabru dance. Overnight at the community lodge.

Day-5: Trek Gatlang - Tatopani 2380m ,6-7 hrs

Today we head out for about 7 hours on the longest day of the trek. We start by descending to the Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhotekosi River where we stop for a lunch break. The Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After lunch the trail will ascend across a hanging bridge an continue until you reach to Tatopani which literally means 'hot water'. Here you can wash off in the in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the heart of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains.  Dinner and overnight stay at local tea house.

Day-6: Trek Tatopani - Nagthali 3165m Thuman, 2238 6 hrs

After breakfast, we continue climbing to Nagthali Danda (3300m) the high open grassland which offer us amazing views of the snow covered Himalayas. We stop for lunch at Brimdang village along the way. The trek then continues down to Thuman, a Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance.
Dinner and overnight at local tea house.

Day-7: Trek Thuman - Briddim 2239m, 6 hrs

This morning the trail flattens out a bit and then gradually descends to Timure en route to the old trade route to Tibet where we stop for lunch. Rasuwaghadi (Nepal-Tibet boarder) is just a 3hr walk from Timure and lies on the bank of River. After lunch the trail continues to Briddim, another Tibetan influenced Tamang village. Home stay at Briddim is a unique experience. All accommodations, lodgings and meals are offered at the individual houses on a rotational basis. Each host family provides a clean bed, toilet and a family dining room. 

Day-8: Trek Syabrubesi  5 hours

After breakfast, the trek descends down to Syabrubesi which is about 3hrs from Briddim. Lunch and rest of the day is free. Dinner and overnight at Syabrubesi

Day-9: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day-10: Depart Kathmandu

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What's Included

Price includes

Airport transfers by private vehicle
Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu, twin sharing with breakfast
Kathmandu sightseeing tour, entrance fees, guide, private transportation
TIMS
Transfers: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Everest NP entrance fees
Teahouse trek arrangement (staying in lodges)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek (we do not restrict the orders) Meals include coffee or tea but not soft drinks, beer, milo etc
Guide and porter(s) on trek; their wages, insurance and expenses
Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show
Duffel bag on trek

Price Excludes

International flights, departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
Mandatory travel and medical insurance
Tips, baggage and porterage
Expenses of a personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, morning and afternoon teas etc laundry etc.
Meals while staying at the hotels in Kathmandu (only breakfast is included along with accommodation).
Entry Visa $40
Rescue and evacuation
Tips and gratuities
Costs incurred for returning to the hotel earlier than expected (From $35 per night)
Single supplements if applicable
Cost for giving up the trek (and any unused portions which are not refundable), additional hotel days in Kathmandu as a result or costs incurred for changing the itinerary, if applicable, extra costs incurred for landslides and delays beyond our control etc.

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