Tamang heritage trek

Tamang Heritage Trek is one of the new and special trek opened to guests since just 2004 offering natural excellences and traditional cultures

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    FEB TO MAY

    SEP TO NOV

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  • 14
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Tamang Heritage Trek is one of the new and special trek opened to guests just since 2004 in Langtang Region. Tamang Heritage Trail offers the natural excellence, traditional cultures, Buddhist way of living, rich architecture of their mountain house, wilderness experience, antiquated monasteries and excellent scenes of alpine terrain. This trek also offers Natural Hot Spring, wildlife around the mystery lake of Parbati Kund, the beautiful village of Gatlang with its people’s traditional dresses and typical dances, great perspective of Snow-capped Mountains and a walk around Rasuwa Gadi an alternate manifestation of the well-known Chinese wall. You have an extraordinary perspective of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains and different crests. Moreover, guests can additionally visit local monasteries of Dukchu Gomba picked as sacred site by the incredible Tibetan Lama – Guru Rinpoche and Chukla Khnaga Gomba.

Tamang Heitage Trek offers the Himlalayan life style, culture and their society. The trail follows through traditional Tamang villages where culture, their lifestyle and crafts have remained unaltered since the beginning of the settlement. Tamang Heritage trail trekking begins either from Dhunche or Syabrubesi and passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, Timure and Briddim. Goljung and Gatlang are traditional Tamang villages. Goljung has ancient monastery and Gatlang set high on a slope around terraced fields is the Tamang settlement where we can visit a Tamang monastery and the lovely Parvatikunda Lake. The surrounding perspective of delightful mountains like Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen Himal awaits at Bahundanda, the viewpoint situated near these settlements.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu

Upon your arrival the Tribhuvan International airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Nepal Wanders who will take you to our hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali cuisine restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali meal with a brief cultural program. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu

This is a day to explore Kathmandu where we organise guided sightseeing to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath – the Buddhist monkey temple and Pashupatinath – a sacred Hindu temple complex on the banks of the Bagmati River. Three major towns are located in the valley, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, each having a great artistic and architectural tradition. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city in the country. Patan, the second largest is separated from Kathmandu by a river. Bhaktapur, the third largest, is towards the eastern end of the valley and its relative isolation is reflected in its slower pace and more distinctly mediaeval atmosphere. In the Kathmandu Valley the landscape is dramatically sculpted by the contours of the paddy fields. The towns and villages are alive with the colours of farm produce, ranging from pyramids of golden grain to the vivid reds of chilli peppers laid out on mats to dry in the sun. In the streets and towns there is a constant bustle of activity, especially in the bazaars and markets where the farmers sell their vegetables and fruit. You should get back to the hotel after your sightseeing tour around midafternoon and the rest of the day is free for you to explore the city further and pack bags ready for the start of the trek the following morning. You can leave a bag at the hotel with items you will not need on the trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi. (1,460m/4,790ft) 9 hours

Today our destination is Syabrubesi. It’s a nine hour drive from Kathmandu. Therefore, we start early. Our guides will come to pick you up at your hotel as per scheduled departure time and escort you to the bus station to catch a bus to Syabrubesi. The journey journey to Syabrubeshi begins towards the north of Kathmandu valley following the Pasang Lamu highway along the north- western hills of Kathmandu passing different settlements. A well paved highway continues till Trishuli Bazaar. From Trishuli Bazaar, following the unpaved, yet the main road we continue towards Syabrubeshi passing Dhunche, the district headquarter of Rasuwa. The night will be spent at a lodge in Syabrubeshi.

Day 4: Trek to Gatlang (2,238m/7,342ft) 6 hours

Today is the first day of the trek and our destination is Gatlang. Ascending through the secondary route, we first hike up to the pass which is the best view point of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljung valley. From here we walk up towards Gatlang following the trail accompanied by Chortens, Mani walls, and small settlement. After walking for about 3 hours we finally reach a beautiful Tamang village of Gatlang. The remaining day is spent exploring the village. Overnight at a lodge in Gatlang.

Day 5: Trek to Tatopani (2,380m/7,808ft) 6 hours

Today is the second day of the trek and our destination is Tatopani. Today the trail first descends from Gatlang to Thambuchet passing various Chortens on the way. Thambuchet is a small settlement located by the Bhotekoshi River with few monasteries as attraction of the village. From here, the trail ascends till hanging bridge across Chilime River, cross the bridge that further ascends till we reach Tatopani. Tatopani means ‘hot water’. There are several hot water springs at this place; therefore, the place is named Tatopani. In the evening you can take a relaxing dip in the hot spring and relax your muscles. Overnight at a lodge in Tatopani.

Day 6: Trek to Thuman (2,238m/7,342ft) 6 hours

Today is the third day of the trek and our destination is Thuman. From Tatopani, we first hike up to Nagthali, one of the highest open grassland and one of the best viewpoints of Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Range in the Langtang region. For this we first cross Brimdang and then hike up to Nagthali Danda (3,165m). After enjoying the view of the peaks and few cups of teas prepared by the concierge of the Gompa, we hike down to Thuman located near the Bhotekoshi River. In the evening we can enjoy the dance and song performed by Tibetan influenced Tamang people. Overnight at a lodge in Thuman.

Day 7: Trek to Briddim. (2,239m/7,345ft) 5 and half hours

Today is the fourth day of the trek and our destination is Briddhim. From Thuman following the descending trail, we first cross the bridge over the Bhote Koshi River and further descend following the trail along the river to Timure en route to the old trade route to Tibet. From Timure, Rasuwaghadi (Nepal-Tibet border) is just a three hour walk. From Timure, we walk down to cross the bridge over the Phenglung Khola and after a short walk on the trail along the Bhote Koshi River we hike up to Briddhim crossing Lingling. Then the evening will be spent enjoying the cultural songs, dances and food at the host family. Overnight will be spent at the houses of local Tamang people.

Day 8: Trek to to Lama Hotel (2470m)

Today, we trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel. The trail descends to Ghopche Khola which is a small stream. Then we ascend to Lama Hotel via Rimche. Lama Hotel is located on the banks of the Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and amazing mountain vista. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 9: Trek to to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft)

Today is the fourth day of the trek and our destination is Briddhim. From Thuman following the descending trail, we first cross the bridge over the Bhote Koshi River and further descend following the trail along the river to Timure en route to the old trade route to Tibet. From Timure, Rasuwaghadi (Nepal-Tibet border) is just a three hour walk. From Timure, we walk down to cross the bridge over the Phenglung Khola and after a short walk on the trail along the Bhote Koshi River we hike up to Briddhim crossing Lingling. Then the evening will be spent enjoying the cultural songs, dances and food at the host family. Overnight will be spent at the houses of local Tamang people.

Day 10: Trek to to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft)

After breakfast, we leave Langtang village and walk through yak pastures. Today, we also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal which is made from stone with prayers written on them. It is believed that the prayers on the mani wall spreads around by blowing winds. We cross several wooden bridges before reaching Kanjin Gompa which is beautifully surrounded by the mighty Himalayas. We can take a walk around the Kanjin Gompa enjoying astounding views of glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.

Day 11: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft)

We trek back to the Lama Hotel. Since the trek is only downhill, it will only take us around 4 to 5 hours to reach our destination. It is a downhill trek through forests and alongside a beautiful mountain river. On the way we pass through the ethnic settlements of the Tamang people whose religious and cultural practices similar to the Tibetans. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 12:Trek to Syabrubesi. (1,460m/4,790ft) 5 hours

Today is the last day of the trek and our destination is Syabrubesi. After a wonderful night at Briddhim following the secondary trekking route we walk to join the main trekking route at Wangal, enjoying the beautiful rhododendron forest. The trail then descends along the Bhote Koshi River and finally takes us to Syabrubesi. On reaching we have our lunch and rest of the day can simply be spent relaxing at the lodge or exploring the village. Overnight at a lodge in Syabrubesi.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu. (1,300m/4,264 ft) 9 hours

Today is your last day in the Langtang region as we come back to Kathmandu. It’s a long ride; therefore, we take an early morning bus so that we can reach Kathmandu before evening. Following an unpaved way the bus will move towards Pasang Lamhu Highway. From Trishuli, the bus joins the Pasang Lamhu Highway. On reaching Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. You can either take a hot shower to relax your muscles and rest at the hotel or simply take a city tour. In the evening we again meet up for farewell dinner where we also discuss about your trek and collect feedback.

Day 14: Farewell Nepal

Our representative will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to international airport for onward journey.

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