Tamang Heritage Trek - 10 Days

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Highlights

  • Scenic hike visiting traditional, cultural villages of indigenous Tamang hill tribes.
  • A tour and walks around the wonderful country of Central Himalaya within Langtang Explore old heritage villages enriched with simple traditional farm life
  • Walk into the serene forest of rhododendron, pines with exciting views of snow peaks
  • Buddhism with ancestral Bon practice with an impressive culture of age-old heritage
  • Duration10 Days
  • Max. Altitude3154m
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Group Size1 - 12
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, And Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner During the Trek
  • AccommodationHotel In Kathmandu, And Best available Teahouse on the Trek

Overview

Tamang Heritage Trek is a scenic and cultural country that walks around the mid-hills of the Langtang Region. As well as close in the shade of Ganesh Himal, where the route also follows the border of Nepal and Tibet / China. An interesting hike of less than a week, but requires at least 8 days to cover the whole Tamang Heritage Tour. Including an exciting drive from Kathmandu to reach the starting point and at the end of the walks.

A great holiday with a short adventure on the hills of Langtang and Central Himalayas, suitable for all types of people and age-group. It will be a great summer vacation for family and school/college students and people. Who needs a break from the hectic chores of busy life, where one can find a peaceful place to breathe the fresh cool mountain air, on this short and scenic Tamang Heritage Tour and Hike that takes you away from the maddening crowd of modern civilization?

An enjoyable walk and exploration around hill villages of Tamang tribes of Mongol and Tibetan origin with the similar practice of Buddhism. The Tamang people along with Buddhism religion and culture are also interwoven with ancestral Bon cult and religion. Worshiping Mother Nature, holy spirits of mountains and sacred hills and forests including five precious elements that are essential for living beings.

Tamang Heritage Trek

This wonderful trek to Tamang heritage starts from the capital Kathmandu with a drive to reach our mountain village destination at Syabrubesi. A nice village as well as the starting and ending point of various treks and adventures around the Langtang region and Ganesh Himal region.

The hike leads you from Syabrubesi a Tamang village, to reach a large lovely village at Gatlang, inhabited mostly by the Tamang tribe. A traditional welcome reception by the villagers offering garland and Buddhist prayer silk scarf and then head towards your overnight stop. In a nice local cottage, known as a home-stay managed by the village community, a simple with moderate tourist standard facilities. Enjoy the day at Gatlang, exploring its places of great cultural interest. As well as interacting with the native, and learning more about the local traditional life of ancient Buddhism and Bon heritage.

From here after a lovely pleasant moment, head further to reach a village with a natural hot spring, another highlight of the journey. The village itself called Tatopani means hot water or spring, where you can enjoy a dip in warm and hot pools. After a relaxing stay at Tatopani, the walk follows the old and present Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Trail of Nepal and Tibet. The trail is widely used at present for commercial trade of import and export between the two countries.

Rhododendron and Pine trees

Walking into a cool forested area of tall rhododendron and pine trees with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal with peaks of Tibet. Located just across the border, our scenic walk takes you to the highest point of the hike. On top of Nagethali high hill at the height of 3,154 m, offers breathtaking views of surrounding dramatic landscapes. Includes close views of towering Ganesh Himal massif with Langtang Himal range of peaks, slowly our journey comes to an end.

Our return hike takes you to the lovely villages of Thuman and Bridim to reach Syabrubesi village. For the last overnight around Langtang Himal area, where next morning takes you to hustle and bustle city back in Kathmandu. After a glorious time and experience on Tamang Heritage Tour and Hike, with High Route Adventure’s great services, and making the trip memorable and worth visiting.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.

    Warm welcoming to Nepal! Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Our delegate will be there to meet you and drive you to your hotel. check-in and take a rest. In the afternoon or evening to go to a pre-journey instruction where you will meet your trekking guide or Leader. If you have any questions regarding the trek you can ask your guide and check your gears for the final time. If you are missed any items while you need them on the trek, you can buy or rent any of the stores in Thamel (Kathmandu's tourist hub) or ask your guide can suggest some stores. overnight at Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1350m
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi- 06 hours

    An enjoyable morning drive to Syabrubesi to start our wonderful walks, heading towards winding ups past a rural town with farm villages, and then on long uphill past the town of Trisuli Bazaar and Mani-Bhanjyang to reach a cooler hill town at Dhunche, which is above 1,965 m high, a headquarter of Rasuwa district and the start of Langtang National Park. The journey continues downhill for few hours to reach Syabrubesi village for an overnight stop.

    Altitude: 1460m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 03: Trek to Gatlang- 05 hrs.

    Our first day hike starts from Syabrubesi village, taking the higher route to avoid the motorable road, route leads to old walking trails with climbs for few hours, and then on a gradual pleasant path following terraced farm fields and small villages to reach our overnight destination at Gatlang. One of the largest villages within the Rasuwa district.
    On arrival greets you with a warm welcome and honors with a Buddhist prayer silk scarf called ‘Khada’, and then transfer into a nice cottage made as Home Stay for visitors, which is managed and run by the village community. Evening enjoys a local traditional folk cultural show of the Tamang villages, Tamang is famous for songs, tribal folk music, and dance with a nice dinner served by the family that runs Home Stay.

    Altitude: 2236m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 04: Rest day to explore and enjoy local culture at Gatlang village

    A free day with an opportunity to explore around this nice village around Gatlang observes the ancient heritage way of farm life, with immense cultures of great interest. Tour of the village monastery adorned with various Buddha statues and holy books, the interior prayer hall with elaborate religious arts and painting. Rest of the day enjoy interacting with native Tamang and learn the in-depth local custom and history of Tamang people. Where Ta means horse and ‘mang or mog’ for the ferocious rider as Tamang people were horse cavalry soldiers of Tibetan and Mongol emperor. Then drifted and migrated to the high hills of Nepal Himalaya some thousands of years ago. Tamang population of 5.6 % of the whole Nepal, which is over 1.3 million in 2001, increasing to 1,539,830 as 2011 census. Follows Buddhism religion similar to its Tibetan ancestor, also practice Bon an ancient cult, before Buddhism was introduced in Tibet and Nepal. All houses with Buddhist prayer colorful flags called Lungta or wind-horse, with blue, white, red, green, and brown with a prayer printed. Each color displays sky, cloud/water, thunder/fire, vegetation, and brown of earth.

    Altitude: 2236m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 05: Trek to Tatopani - 05 hrs

    Enjoy morning views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal peaks, and then bidding farewell to happy and friendly villagers of Gatlang, as day hike beings with a slow climb uphill walk into nice a small forested area to reach at Tatopani village for an overnight stop. A place with a natural hot spring, hence the village name as 'Tatopani’ enjoy refreshing bathe and dip in the hot warm pool and then explore around this sleepy farm village.

    Altitude: 2605m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 06: Trek to Thuman 2,390 m via Nagthali- 04 hours.

    Morning walk takes you on the highest spot of the journey at high Nagethali Hill a hike of few hours, as the walk follows facing grand views of snow-capped mountains with rolling green hills. On reaching on top Nagethali hilltop facing beautiful panorama of landscapes and snow-clad peaks. Enjoying wonderful views and scenery, descend to Thuman village, which is situated on the route Tibet border with views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, an afternoon with enough time to explore around the village and soak into the local culture of Tamang.

    Altitude: 3154m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 07: Trek to Bridim- 05 hrs

    After Thuman village morning hike to Briddim village on the way visit nearby historical Rasuwa-Gadi borderline of Nepal / Tibet, China stands an old fort guarding Nepal against invaders in ancient times. The fort a historical reminder of Nepal and Tibet trade and cultural relations that existed for many centuries till present, as walk today takes you to a nice area with views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal. A pleasant walk on a winding path with a climb to a ridge with views of mountains and surrounding landscapes and then enter into rhododendron, pines, and oaks forest, then climb with short descend to Briddim for an overnight stop. Briddim, another Tibetan style Buddhist village located on the old trade route of Nepal and Tibet here observe folk and cultural show perform by the local community.

    Altitude: 2229m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 08: Trek to Syabrubesi - 05 hrs

    Our final day of the fabulous walk, the morning hike starts near the road head with more downhill, as walk follows past farm fields with nice tended terraces to reach at Syabrubesi for last overnight stop around Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal.

    Altitude: 1460m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu- 06 hrs

    Morning exciting drive to Kathmandu, on leaving Syabrubesi village heading towards winding ups to reach Dhunche and then downhill on the same interesting highway to reach back at Kathmandu and then check into respective hotels, with afternoon free to enjoy personal activities and shopping souvenirs. In the evening, we take to the Nepalese traditional restaurant and together dinner with the cultural slow and overnight at Kathmandu

    Altitude: 1350m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 10: Final Departure from Nepal

    Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A High Route Adventure representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal

    Meals: Breakfast

Tailor Made Holiday

You can change the itinerary, services, accommodation, and duration of this trip to suit your needs, budget. The choice is your.  Let us help you tailor-make your precious Vacation.

Inclusion

What's included ?

  • Airport pick up and Drop off service in a private vehicle
  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Drive from Kathmandu to syabrubesi to Kathmandu by local Bus(Private car will be arranged upon your request)
  • 4-star accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Basis
  • Best Available clean and comfortable tea house accommodation during the trek
  • All meals(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained trekking guide
  • Porter service to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Trekking permits-Langtang national park entry fee and TIMS card
  • All local and Government taxes, Administrative charges

Complimentary Includes

  • Company T-shirt and Route map
  • Farewell Dinner with cultural program
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag(to be returned after trek completion)

What's not included ?

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs,hot showers, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver(tipping is expected)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control

Notes

Accommodation on Tamang Heritage Trail

Trek to Tamang heritage, you will spend 2 nights in Kathmandu at a 4-star hotel- Hotel Shankar or similar on and 7 nights best available teahouse during the trek. Accommodations in Kathmandu, and on the path area unit enclosed within the package price.

Trekking in Langtang region in a "lodge" also known as Tea-House from early days, which is a typical local inn with minimum western facilities due to harsh terrain, high elevation, and extreme cold conditions. The room has thin walls and is not insulated. Most rooms have two beds with tables in between. The teahouse provides mattresses, pillows, and blankets.  You will be staying at the simplest available teahouses while trekking. There is travel by local families & mountain communities. Your room will have an attached bathroom and a hot shower at syabrubeshi. At higher altitude, only basic facilities are going to be available at the lodge- Wi-Fi service, clean air-conditioned rooms, shared clean bathrooms (western-style toilet), a restaurant, an eating place, and a bar. You would like to pay extra for using the Wi-Fi, and electronic devices. You can carry toilet paper rolls. Most teahouses does not have toilet paper in the bathroom.

We arrange the accommodation on a twin-sharing basis. If traveling solo, you will get to share the room with a traveler of the same gender. If you would like to get a single room will be available on request, added cost. While trekking, it's possible to get a single room in Kathmandu and lower altitude on trekking. At higher altitudes, there are a few lodges and accommodate many trekkers and a single room is not available during the picking season.

FAQs of Tamang Heritage Trek

  • Who are the Tamang people where they come from?

    Tamang a hill and mountain ethnic tribe of Nepal, the fourth largest population that covers the country from East to West Nepal, mostly concentrated around Mid-North East and West. The large number in Rasuwa and Dhading districts around Langtang and Ganesh Himal range. Migrated from Inner Mongolia and stayed in Tibet for many centuries as a horsemen army or cavalry of past Mongolian emperor and Tibetan kings. Hence the name Tamang means horsemen or people dealing in horse or mounted soldiers. Entered Nepal with a history of more than 5, 000 years ago. Follows Tibetan Buddhism of the Nyingmapa sect as well Bon the ancient pre-Buddhism, worship of natural spirits, and Shamanism.
  • Are Tamang people similar to Tibetans?

    Yes, most 70 % of Tamang's similarities to their ancestors of Tibetan culture and custom of ancient heritage. Where 30 % mixed with lower hill tribes of Hindu people and enjoys both enjoy both Buddhist and Hindu religions.
  • Do Tamang have their own tribal languages and culture?

    Tamang has their own tribal languages known as Tibeto-Burman, spoken mostly among Tamang villages and communities, similar to Tibetan culture, and celebrates their own New-Year called Sonam Losar, which falls around mid-January. The same year as Tibetan, Chinese and other tribes of Nepal like Sherpa and Gurung with animal and bird year cycles. This year 2021 from January happens to be a year of OX.
  • How far is Tibet border from Kathmandu?

    About 160 km from Kathmandu to Nepal and Tibet / China frontier of Kyirong or Gyirong Country, and not too far away from Syabrubesi the start and end of the trek at a distance of 76.7 km to the border of Nepal / Tibet.
  • Do we need sleeping bags and Down jackets on this trek?

    Depending upon the seasons of the trek on Tamang Heritage tour and hike, best to have sleeping bags as a down jacket, in any time of the year the area is much cold especially during the late afternoon, night time and morning till the sun reaches the village.

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