TAMANG HERITAGE LANGTANG VALLEY
Tamang Heritage trail is a newly opened trekking route in the popular northern culturally rich Langtang Valley 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. Enjoy spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang Himalayas, and the Gosainkund range
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
A combination of long treks 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 AMS. General level of fitness is required e.g. hill walking for about 5km. Backpack weight about 4kg. Trek weight loss in the region of 2kg.
The trek is considered a moderate one that could even be a family trip with easy trails that require less equipment and expertise with 4-6 hours of walk daily.
There are certain essentials that are needed for most treks and these no different. The best way to draw up your list is from the skin up, i.e. thermal underwear, then hands and feet (gloves, socks etc). Then boots which must be waterproof with good ankle support, trekking pants, trekking tops, short and long sleeve, thermal jacket, outer shell jacket which likewise is windproof and water proof, hat, scarf, beanie, balaclava. Then consider sleeping, i.e. sleeping bag, etc. Accommodation along the route is in guesthouses, so a bed and mattresses are provided. Some include lovely warm duvets, others not, so a sleeping bag is required. If you are camping, then you still need a sleeping bag but we supply the sleeping mat.
Then, the last items to add are personal items like toiletries, camera, medicines, water bottle, backpack, camera etc.
We supply a duffel bag on arrival
Unfortunately this is something every trekker has to consider. Anything from a stomach bug to altitude sickness can quickly stop a trekker in their tracks. If you are ill and need to turn back or even too tired to continue, a porter will walk off the mountain with you and your gear. If you require emergency evacuation, this will be contingent on your insurance cover. It is for this reason that insurance cover for this purpose is mandatory.
The Tamang Heritage Trail can be combined with the Langtang Valley trek and/or the Gosainkund trek. Langtang Valley has spectacular, expvast views of the Langtang from a wide valley. Instead of returning from Briddim to Syabrubesi, the trail continues to Lama Hotel. at the entrance of the valley, then continue to Kyanjin Gompa at the end. This would add about three or four days on to the trek.
The other option is the Gosainkund Trek which is a lot more challenging and can thus be added to the Langtang and Tamang Heritage Trail for an extended trip. Because of the altitude of Lake Gosainkund (4,379m/ 14,370ft), the ascent should only be attempted on the return trip from Langtang. Trekking to Gosainkunda will add a further three days.
Yes you do. We (Nomadic Adventures) do not allow anyone to climb with us unless they have adequate travel insurance. Adequate, means you must be covered for
1) trekking or hiking - this may sound strange, but many insurance list that as an exclusion.
2) altitude up to 6,000 meters. Most travel insurance providers do not include this under their standard option and often limit it to 3500m or less.
3) Sprains strains and physiotherapy - yes, many insurers exclude this, though ironically, this is what you will most likely need cover for.
4) personal accident - this is the horrible part of insurance. Yes, you need to be covered in the case of death. We are often told by clients - "if anything happens to me, just leave me there." Bodies need to be brought home or laid to rest overseas, and this can run into thousands of dollars, creating a huge burden on family members.
We will assist in helping you provide good cover. If you need cover or simply a quote, follow the details herewith. Please ensure that you add the requisite adventure sports rider cover etc. Note: we are not insurance experts and it is your responsibility to ensure you have correct and adequate cover. your responsibility to ensure you have correct and adequate cover. If you live in South Africa, we have other cover options
Those who have trekked in the Himalayas, know that the porters are the heart and soul of your trek. Without their hard work and strength we would not be able to fully experience the magnificence of the himalayas. IPPG aims to improve safety and health for porters working in the mountains for the trekking industry worldwide. We work to eradicate avoidable illness, injury and death. We do this by raising awareness of the issues among travel companies, guides, trek leaders, sirdars (porters foremen), and trekkers.
Day-1: Arrive KathmanduArrival and transfer to Hotel.
Day-2: Guided SightseeingGuided sightseeing of the Kathmandu Valley.
Day-3: Kathmandu- Syabrubesi, 1460mAfter breakfast, transfer by private land cruiser to Syabrubesi . Overnight in a lodge. Note that this is a long trek and can take about 10 hours.
Day-4: Syabrubesi - Gatlang 2238m, 6 hrsThe trail 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: Gatlang - Tatopani 2380m ,6-7 hrsWe head out for about 7 hours on a long day. We start by descending to Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhotekosi River where we stop for lunch . The Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After lunch the trail ascends across a hanging bridge an continue until you reach 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: Tatopani - Nagthali 3165m Thuman, 2238 6 hrsAfter 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 hrsThis 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 hoursAfter breakfast, the trek descends down to Syabrubesi which is about 3hrs from Briddim. Lunch and relax. Dinner and overnight at Syabrubesi
Day-9: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day-10: Depart Kathmandu
End of services
Price includesAirport transfers by private vehicle
Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu, twin sharing with breakfast
Kathmandu sightseeing tour, entrance fees, guide, private transportation
Transfers: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi return
NP entrance fees
Teahouse trek arrangement (staying in lodges)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek. 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 ExcludesInternational 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 $50
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 accommodation 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.
Route Profile Map
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