Min 2pax-Max 16pax
Tamang Heritage Trek is the most accessible trek in Nepal that lies on the north side of Kathmandu valley. Tamang Heritage Trek is perfect for those trekkers who don’t want to trek in higher elevation but wants to enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas. Tamang Heritage Trek will give you a lucky chance to involve yourself fully in the local culture of one of Nepal’s few authentic hill tribes high on the border with Tibet. Tamang Heritage Trek is one of the special treks that allow you to experience the unique lifestyle of the people who live in the Himalayas.
Tamang heritage trek, we pass through flourishing thick forests, terraced green farmland, verdant midlands and many more. This trek also gives you chance to visit several Tamang villages Gatlang, Goljung, Chilime, Thuman, Timure and Briddim. The trail also offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Langtang portion of the Himalayas, including Langtang Lirung, which measures over 23,000 feet and also the majestic views of the soaring views of Manaslu Massif, Ganesh Himal and Jugal Himal. There are also incredible views of the mountains on the Tibetan side of the border, as well as villages peeking out from the mountains and valleys along the way.
The Tamang people originally came from Tibet, several hundred years ago, as horse traders and they settled down in the hilly parts of Nepal that are close to the Kathmandu valley. They have maintained their own identity with strong Tibetan roots and they have preserved their own language. Sad to say but the earthquake of 2015 has worst affected the area where people live. So, Tamang Heritage Trek not only offers you the local culture and stunning scenarios but also gives you an opportunity to help those local people who were affected by the earthquake. To help their local people we can stay in local homes and lodges where all accommodation, lodging and food are offered at local houses on a rotational basis.
Open Trail Treks always make sure that our customers had been satisfied with us. Open Trail Treks arranges Tamang Heritage Trek at a reasonable cost as well as we also follow all the safety measures for the trek. We offer our visitors a, license holder, trained, knowledgeable, experienced, helpful and careful guide and the porters or helpers. If you want to do Tamang Heritage Trek, we are always here for you, feel free to contact us if you have any queries about the trek.
Accommodation During Trekking
During the trek, we will be staying at local teahouses. These offer accommodation and food served in a dining room which also functions as a social meeting place with other trekkers. All accommodation is on a twin shared basis. A single room is usually available at a little extra cost. The tour guide will arrange the best available accommodation in each village. As we advance to higher and more remote villages it may occasionally be necessary to share a room with more than 2 people. During the treks, most of the bathroom and toilet facilities are shared and the toilet can be either a squat or a western toilet.
Meals During Trekking
In Kathmandu, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food such as Thali and Momo at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. For instance, a Newari restaurant is a special place serving Newari food (the Newari are the indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley). Newari food is famous and unique. During the trek, we will eat traditional Nepalese food as well as more international cuisine (Tibetan, Indian, Italian, and continental). Dinner and breakfast will be taken at the teahouse where we spend the night and lunch at one of the trail teahouses.
When you arrived at Tribhuwan International Airport a representative from Open Trail Trek will be there holding your group name or leader’s name. He will drop you at your hotel. After checking in, you can take a rest or visit Open Trail’s office in Thamel or go for some souvenir shopping in Thamel. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner hosted by Open Trail Treks, where you will be served with authentic Nepalese cuisine. This will be a great introduction to Nepalese food culture for you.
We will begin our second day with breakfast before heading for our guided tour to some of the historical and religious sites. We will visit the places that are listed in the world heritage site. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar square, Buddhist Stupa (Buddha Nath), Hindus secret temple Pashupatinath. We will end our tour by visiting the Swayambhunath; The Monkey Temple. In the middle of the tour, we will take you to a special local restaurant for lunch.
After we finish our tour, we will meet our trekking guide and leader for discussion and preparation of our following days' trip.
In the evening, we will go to a different local restaurant for the dinner.
We start our 8-hour bus journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi after having breakfast. We will head to the northern side of Kathmandu and enjoy the beautiful green mountain, villages, rice, and corn paddies.
Overnight at Syabrubesi
Drive: 8-10 hours Day
Our trekking on foot will begin from today. After we have breakfast we start our trekking ascending uphill. After one and a half hours uphill to a hill, we will be rewarded with the magnificent view of Ganesh Himal, Sishapingma, Langtang Lurung, and other mountains. Further, we descend down to Goljung village. After having lunch here we trek through the gentle flat passing through the forest of pine and fir. Overnight at Gatlang.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours
After breakfast we start our begin our trek descending for one and half hours to Thangbuche, During this trekking, we can enjoy the magnificent view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang. The rest of our trail continues ascending uphill until we reach Tatopani. Tato Pani is a place with natural hot water. This is where you can be a reward from your hard day of trekking by relaxing in the natural hot springs.
Total Trekking Time: 6-7 hours
Our day begins with ascending up through the Brimdang village to the Nagthali Danda(3300m). Here we can be rewarded with the spectacular view of the Himalayas including the Langtang Mountain range and Ganesh Himal. Further, our trekking descends down to the Thuman. Thuman is inhabitant by the Tamang people which is influenced by the Tibetan culture. Overnight at Thuman.
Total Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Our trekking begins with a gentle flat. But before we reach the Timure village our trail descends down. Here we reach the old trade route to Tibet. Further, two and half hour trek can take us to Briddhim. Briddhim is also one of the Tamang settlements influenced by Tibetan culture. We can visit Dukchu Gumpa. Overnight at Briddhim.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours
Today is a short day, we only trek for 3 hours. We descend down to Shaprubesi through the forest. As we arrive at Syabrubesi we can have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing. Overnight at Syabrubesi.
Total Trekking Time: 3 hours
Today we will return back to Kathmandu. A private van will pick us from Sharpubesi and take us to Kathmandu from the same route we took previously. After you arrived at Kathmandu you can rest or do some souvenir shopping or go sightseeing. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in an authentic local restaurant where we will be served with unique food.
Drive: 8-10 hours
Today is the last day of your adventure. We can have the last breakfast together. After breakfast, if you spare time you can go for shopping or sightseeing as well. If you want to do sightseeing then inform us a day earlier so that we can provide you a car.
In the end, a representative from Open Trail Treks will drop you at the airport 3 hours before your flight.