Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek leads to the culturally rich villages of the Langtang region, where you will get to experience the traditions and lifestyle of Tamangs along with the opportunity to dwell in beautiful nature. Tamang Heritage Trek is an easy yet fun and adventurous journey in the Langtang region. From the name of the package itself, you have an idea about the main motto of this package which is to present the cultural heritage of the Tamang people. But, along with that you also get to see Langtang Himal and Gosaikunda range. The trail passes through the exhilarating rural villages surrounded by terraced fields and chortens decorated with colourful prayer flags.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a recently opened area, west of the Langtang Valley. This trek let you interact with these people of Tibetan origin along with the trekking. Mountain Lodge or homes and experience 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 Trail Trek Nepal is still “off the beaten track” which is also known as a non-touristic trekking trail. Tamang Heritage Trail Trek 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.

Along with this trip, you will get to discover fascinating Tibetan history and culture in this region. You can also witness the trading routes of Tibet-Nepal from where ancient bartering between the two countries existed for centuries. Most Buddhist people live in this region and they grow some hardy grains and vegetables as a food crop. Their daily activities include agriculture raising livestock and trade. The people of this area are known for wearing attractive colourful costumes and their houses are decorated with fabulous woodcarvings.  They are always ready to welcome us with warm smiles.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Highlights:

  • Enjoy spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, the Langtang Himalayas, and the Gosainkund range.
  • Recently opened and untouched beauty in the Langtang Region.
  • Non-touristic and less crowded trekking trail in Langtang Region.
  • Extraordinary views of the snow mountains.
  • Understanding Tamang culture and lifestyles during your trek. Ancient Buddhist monasteries.
  • Rare wildlife animals and birds at the Langtang National Park.
  • Heartfelt hospitality of the Tamang people at Local houses or lodges.

The sample program itinerary provided is subject to change or extension based on the availability of the volunteers and their preferred duration for volunteering, internship, tour, or trekking.

Program day to day detail itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu:

You will be picked up at the airport by one of the Volunteer World Nepal staff and driven to your Kathmandu host family or a hotel. Here you will be welcomed into the family, be given your own room and be provided with all your meals while in Kathmandu. This will be your home during your orientation and volunteering in Nepal. With easy bus routes into town and the surrounding countryside, this quiet and safe suburb is the perfect base for your time in Nepal.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation:

We start a guided tour four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred lingum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. We would like you to experience the real life of Nepal so we would like to show you how schools are run and students are taught. This school is totally funded by our company.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu – Syabrubeshi:

We start our trip at about 7 am in the morning and head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubensi, the first part of the drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth, and then the path moves along the gravel road and overnight at Lodge. Tamang Heritage Trail is not so far from Kathmandu, the road is hilly and winding (though spectacular), climbing high and providing us with superb panoramic views of the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region.

Day 4: Syabrubeshi – Gatlang via Goljung Trek:

We start our trek and experience the Tamang culture and see the scenery from a viewpoint, this day we walk through villages, the cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes our trekking a memorable one, Gatlang is set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement and one can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang, overnight at lodge/home stay.

Day 5: Gatlang – Tatopani Trek:

We start our trek and today, we enjoy sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal, At Tatopani which naturally signifies ‘hot water’, we can take a hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains and It is believed that taking a dip into this spring would heal from our aches and pains, this day’s trekking provides us with an opportunity to experience the Tamang culture, overnight at lodge.

Day 6: Tatopani – Thuman via Nagthali Trek:

We start our trek and the trek goes via Bimthang, we can encounter animals like monkeys and deer on the way, and the panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, and Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali and the Nagthali used to be a popular meditation centre for the local monks and priests and another cultural village Thuman is popular for its shamanic performances and beautiful view of Langtang, overnight at lodge.

Day 7: Thuman – Briddim Trek:

We start our trek and the trek along a flatter section of trail, then descend to Timure. It follows part of the old trade route to Tibet, and in fact, Tibet is not far away—just three hours’ walk. However, it’s not possible to walk across the border these days, and there’s a heavy police presence along the roads in this area. After lunch, the trail continues to Briddim, another Tamang village, where you’ll stay in a local home for a truly unique experience. All accommodation, lodgings, and food are offered at local houses on a rotational basis, so you can be sure that your stay is benefitting the whole community and not just one or two enterprising families (as is sometimes the case with hotels and lodges).

Day 8: Briddim – Syabrubeshi Trek:

We start our trek to Syaprubeshi via Wangel, the trail moves gentle descent passing through villages, terraces and magnificent views of surrounding hills, reach Syaprubeshi and overnight at the lodge.

Day 9: Drive back from Syabrubeshi – Kathmandu:

We start our drive to Kathmandu and it takes about 9 hours, it is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with marvelous views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages check in to the hotel and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Farewell Friend and Departure/Fly back to Home:

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

Key Information:

Price:
650 USD
Country:
Nepal
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Duration:
10 Days
Accommodation:
Tea House
Meals:
All meals included during trekking
Departure:
Kathmandu
Transportation:
Tourist Bus
Style:
Trekking
Maximum Altitude:
Meters
Difficulty:
Moderate
Group Size:
1 - 10 Persons
Attractions
Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Region
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What's included:

  • Transportation service from Kathmandu – Syabrubeshi – Kathmandu
  • Local accommodation and all meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Government License holder Trekking Plus experienced and qualified trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage (1 porter between 2 trekkers).
  • All expenses of guides and porters such as (meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment).
  • Langtang National Park entry permit fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Maps.
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses

What's Excluded:

  • Extra accommodation and all meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, boil water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Tipping is expected)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in “cost includes” section will be all excluded.

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