Tamang Haritage Trek
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Tamang Heritage Trek is a recently opened area, west of the Langtang Valley that aims to bring tourism money to a poor region in exchange for offering tourists the chance to interact with these people of Tibetan origin. Trekkers lodge in local lodges or homes and experience at first hand the warmth and spirit of the Tamang culture; their Buddhist beliefs and their handicrafts. Your hosts, farmers supplying produce, cultural entertainers and handicraft sales all benefit; with some money going into social funds. One distinct advantage is that Tamang heritage trek Nepal is still “off the beaten track” and so offers a glimpse of a region ‘set back in time’ which allows time for reflection and solitude.
Tamang heritage trekking trail winds over ridges trekking through farmlands, marshy grasslands, subtropical forests and highlands that offer magnificent views of snow covered peaks. The forests are home to Langur monkeys, bears, pandas and countless birds.
This Tamang village trek begins with a 132km 8-10 hour bus ride from Kathmandu that follows the torturous and scenically exciting road to cross the Dhotre Khola, before turning north up the Trisuli Nadi to Syabru Besi (Lower Syabru): the starting point of the trek. This is an interesting village at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Kola, below which it becomes the Trisuli Nadi. The first day’s trail zigzags upwards, to a ridge and a walk to the view point of the day Rongba Bhanjyang and another45 min. easy walk to Lunch. And then on up to Gatlang; the largest Tamang village in the region.
The second day offers relaxation in the community hot springs at Tatopani and the third day leads to tranquil and satisfying views of the High Himalaya from the Nagthali Ghyang ridge before descending to Thuman. Staying in a family home at Briddim, complete with dinner and a demonstration of traditional dances and local handicrafts are the features of Tamang heritage trail route.
A fairly short day’s trek, along the ancient salt trade route from Tibet will take you back to Syabru Besi, from where you return to Kathmandu: or extend your visit Langtang Valley trek.
Tamang Heritage trail itinerary:
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (1,440m /4,750ft): 8-9 hrs drive, 132km
Day 04: Syabru Besi – Gatlang (2,238m/7,340ft): 5-6 hrs.
Day 05: Gatlang – Tatopani (2607m/8550ft): 6-7 hrs.
Day 06: Tatopani – Thuman (2,338m/7,340ft): 5-6 hrs.
Day 07: Thuman – Briddim (2,229m/7,312ft): 5-6 hrs.
Day 08: Briddim – Syabru Besi (1,440m/4,750ft): 3-4 hrs
Day 09: Syabru Besi – Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264ft) 8-9 hrs. drive,
- All airport/Hotel transfers
- 2 star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights on BB plan
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- City tour by private transport
- Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
- Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
- Safe Drinking water
- All mountain accommodation
- Ground transport(Kathmandu / Syabru Besi/ Kathmandu)
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader (Govt. registered trekking guide), assistant trekleader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National Park Permit & TIMS )
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Trekking equipment such as four season down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking boots, rain coat, walking stick and many more as per necessity
- Bottle drinks
- City monument fees
- Personal expenses
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance & evacuation
Tamang Heritage trail details itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Our MMT(Mountain Mart treks) Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside the Terminal Hall (after you have completed passport, immigration and visa requirements). He will be displaying our Treks & Expeditions logo with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel. Afternoon free. Evening: a welcome dinner, hosted by our management team, to introduce you to your guide, brief you on the trek and check on necessities.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
After breakfast, your day will start with our guided tour?) to cultural world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. such as,This includes the pilgrimage sites of the Hindu s Temple Pashupatinath; the world’s biggest Stupa at Bouddhanath; and visit the Swoyambhunath Stupa - also known as the monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas, we visit the historical Patan Durbar Square & and Kathmandu’s Durbar Square (Freak Street) with its temple, unique ancient art, architecture s, museum and Kumari (living goddess). Evening meeting for pre-trip counseling to ensure you have all necessary trekking gear, medical kit and legal requirements (including permits, TIMS and etc.).
Day at leisure, to follow your own interests.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (1440m /4750ft) 8/9 hrs drive, 132 KM
Drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs ridges to Trishuil Bazar. The journey will take 8-10 hours through picturesque landscapes, Himalayan sceneries and local villages. On the way we have magnificent views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Tibetan mountain range including Mt. Kerung.. Drive continues via Dhunche (the largest settlement of area) to Bhote Koshi River, finally reproach destination. Overnight in Syabru Besi.
Day 04: Syabru Besi – Gatlang (2238m/7340ft), 5-6 hrs trek
Trail rise up for two hours and half from Syabru Besi to view point Rongba Bhanjyang which offers the fantastic view of the Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunds range and Goljung valley. Now we take fairly easy walk about 45 min. to Lunch Chauhattare for the Lunch. Gatlang the largest pretty village, is another 1 and half hour up and down hill walk through the Tibetan influenced settlement. Upon arrival, warm welcome with Khada (white Scarf) and Tibetan hospitality. Overnight in Gatlang.
Day 05: Gatlang – Tatopani (2607m/8550ft), 5-6 hrs.
It’s one of the longest day’s trekking of the entire tip. After breakfast, trail leads to Thambuchet (1768m) near Chilime village by the Bhote koshi River. Chilime hydropower dam is situated here. Meanwhile, we explore local village, take Lunch. After day meal, we ascend crossing the hanging suspension bridge and trail keeps raising untill you get to Tatopani which means ‘hot water’ You can cleanse yourself in natural hot spring at bathing areas in the lap of the Himalayas. Locals believe that the waters have a heating quality that eases away your aches and pains. Overnight in Tatopani.
Day 06: Tatopani – Thuman (2338m/7340ft), 5-6 hrs
After breakfast our trail ascends toward Nagthali Danda (3165m), the high open grassland with amazing views of the snow capped Himalayas. We feel relief when we arrive Brimdang at 2848m, which offers perfect tea spot. After the tea break, we continue with an ascent to Nagthali Danda (3165m) just by the Lunch time where you forget all the efforts with the magnificent views and spend some time at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa. The trek continues down to Thuman, a Tibetan-influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance. Overnight in Thuman.
Day 07: Thuman – Briddim (2229m/7312ft), 5-6 hrs t
After breakfast, we proceed through a flatter ridge in the beginning and descend to Ling ling at 1762m an ideal place for lunch. Rasuwaghadi (Nepal-Tibet boarder) is just 2hrs walk from Lingling following to the old trade route to Tibet, and lies on the bank of Bhote Koshi River. After lunch, the trail continues to Briddim, another Tibetan-influenced Tamang village which is the unique experience of home stay during the entire trek. We enjoy traditional foods, like plain rice, Tibetan bread, Syakpa (Sherpa Stew), potato, Tibetan tea and regular tea. As a visitor, you can also observe the local indoor rituals and cultural practices with the host family and go on village walks to see the lifestyle, traditions and customs of the people. Overnight in Briddim.
Day 08: Briddim – Syabru Besi (1440m/4750ft), 3-4 hrs
Today, our trail descends down through the terraced field and pine forest with the tranquil view of the valley. The descended trail links with Langtang valley trail at Wangal (1623m) After a long consecutive downhill walk, finally you will arrive Syabrubesi where we started or trek just by the Lunch time Afternoon take full rest and enjoy with hot Shower and get ready to Kathmandu next day.
Day 09: Syabru Besi – Kathmandu (1300m /4264ft) 8/9 hrs. drive, 132 KM
Drive through crumble and bumpy road through Dhunche following the same highway as before to Kathmandu and transfer to your choice of Hotel/Resort/guest House.
Day 09: Final departure
Transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.
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T-shirt, long sleeve, half pant, long trouser, warm Jacket, fleece Jacket, Gore-tax windproof Jacket & trouser, warm trouser, rain Jacket, sleeping bag, down jacket
Sun hat, woolen hat/fleece hat, sunglass & scat
Warm woolen socks, trekking boots & sandal
Personal toiletries, personal first aid kit, sun block, lip guard, shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, passport copies, pocket knives, flash light, camera & film, tawel, water bottle, music & books.
What you carry for the trek:
Please, bring the equipment listed above and pack your gear for the trek into a duffel bag or rucksacks, and small day bag for you. The larger bag with your kit will be carried by the porter to meet you each evening. You should bring a day pack to carry by yourself for water, rain jacket, hat gloves, camera money etc. The weather in mountain is changeable so you will need some warm cloths with you on your day pack.
What to do about the left over baggage:
One day before your departure for the trek you could leave the valuable things which you do not need on the trek such as passport, visa card, flight tickets, in our safety box, and the rest of the things you could store it in our store room.
What is a tea house trek? Accommodation and food facilities!
Tea house trek mean staying and eating in the local lodges. We stay in double room, rooms are basic but comfortable mattress, normally just a bed and pillow. Most of them have electric light and all have and all have specious dining room –lounge. Mostly in tea houses there are common bathroom. Hot shower also available on the tea- houses but the hot water depend on weather conditions and to pay to get the shower. We eat at tea- house, though food is usually potential and delicious, menu is not extensive. They offer variety of potato rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup. You could choose food from the menu what you could choose the food from the menu what you would like to have. You would be able to eat the food as much as you like but you would not able to order more than enough and left the food.
It’s very important not to get sick while you are going on the trek and you need to be careful about what you eat and drink. You need to stay healthy and avoid getting sick in order to have a successful trek.
Some tips for staying healthy:
Avoid drinking or brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink only sealed bottled or proper boiled water or use water purification tablets. During the trek avoid the temptation to test your fitness through fast walking at altitude.
Your guide will bring normal medical kits with him while on the trek. It is recommended that you also bring a small personal medical kit including pain killers, sore throat, plasters, strapping tape for blisters, etc. If you are taking regular mediation you need to bring those medicine with you and do not forget to bring extra supply if somehow one pack is lost.
The trekking trail of Nepal vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be final. One most pay attention at all the time to where you are placing your fact. Be specially careful not move while looking through the view finder of your camera.
Nepal has the wildest altitude range of any country of the earth. Each altitude will have its’ own weather problem, from typical heat to arctic cold. In the main trekking season in the spring and fall, the weather is often stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. Those trekkers who encountered an easy at altitude nasty spread the word that boots and warm clothing are not required. This is a mistake. That sudden storm can occur at any time, dumping one or two meter of snow on the passes. At that point, any one with simple running shoes will not be able to processed and may even be stranded for a number of days. Frostbite is a constant risk if one walks in snow at high altitude.
If you trek in the winter, you most be prepared for cold and snow. If you trek in the monsoon you might be face with slippery trails and difficult rivers crossing. You are heading into the world highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes in temperature and weather.
Altitude and preventing altitude:
Being in a hurry in the mountain of Nepal can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. Ascend slowly and drinking lots of water is one of the best ways not to get high altitude. You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have know heart disease, difficulty to breathing at sea level or are pregnant. For other chronic medical conditions its better to consult your doctor. Sleeping pills, alcohol, smoking should not be used at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to Acute Mountain Sickness. It comes that during 3-4 liters of fluids (Water, Soup, etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process.
Tipping and cash requirement
On the trekking route do not forget to bring Nepalese rupees for drinks bottled water drinks/alcohol that might purchage on the way. The sum of amount to carry on the trekking route depends on the day and area you are going to trek in. Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no certain rules how much should be tips and it’s not the must to tip.
During a trek you will have many opportunities to photograph local people and amazing society. You could usetons of films taking amazing natural scenery but talking the picture of people it’s a good idea to ask before taking. Some people do not like you to take the picture of them. So always ask before taking the pictures.
While trekking you have to consider on the environment not to destroy the environment. There are so many ways you could help not to polluted the environment of the area such as pick up papers, film wrappers, burn all your toilet paper and bury your farce, do not make camp fire.
All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss or damage to personal effects.
Trip Length: 09 Days
Activities: Trekking tour
Max Elevation: 3,165m/10,382ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House
Transportation: Bus/Land Cruiser
Best Month: February-May/September-December
Group Size: 01 Minimum/12 Maximum
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My trek was with Mountain mart Trek starting from Lukla to Gokyo. It was a real experience in all of it forms. The natural sights were incredible; the guide was helpful and well prepared for the trek itself.