Tamang Heritage Trail – 12 Days

Trip Facts

  • Total Days - 12
  • Trekking Days - 6
  • Hotel in Kathmandu - 4 Nights
  • Highlights - Tamang Culture / Buddhism / Landscape / Hot spring
  • Best Time - Spring / Autumn

This is recently opened cultural trekking route covering an area; rich with tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Majority of the inhabitants in the region are Tamang; one of the major ethnic groups in Nepal. This ethnic group follows similar tradition and culture as their Tibetan neighbors across the border.

This short medium paced trek guides you to the cultural hub of Central Himalayan region providing opportunities to experience Tamang rituals, culture, festivals and traditional activities. The trek starts from Syabrubesi after a day long drive from Kathmandu and ends in Syabrubesi as well after an epic journey making a circle through the several traditional Tamang villages. It is about a week long trek through the magnificent villages such as Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Briddim and each of these villages are becoming really popular for their hospitality.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
Day 4: Trek Syabrubesi to Gatlang
Day 5: Trek Gatlang to Tatopani
Day 6: Trek Tatopani to Thuman
Day 7: Trek Thuman to Timure
Day 8: Trek Timure to Briddim
Day 9: Trek Briddim to Syabrubesi
Day 10: Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Day 11: Visit Bhaktapur
Day 12: Departure

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m

Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath and Patan: start our tour visiting Swoyambunath, a magnificent Buddhist stupa located on a high hill which is just 10 minutes drive from Thamel followed by a visit of Patan, a true open air museum with its pagodas, temples, and monasteries.
Overnight: Hotel
Elevation: 1334m.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m): we start our tour with early morning drive; we drive through Dhunche which is a small town and headquarter of the Rasuwa district. On the way to Dhunche, a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and several other peaks of the Langtang region can be seen.
Overnight: Lodge
Driving Time: 8 hours

Day 4: Trek Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m): start our trek with steady climb for about an hour and half to the view point; a panoramic view of the Ganesh Himal, Gosainkunda and Langtang range along with the view of Goljung valley can be seen from this view point. Then, a short and easy trek down to Goljung where we stop for lunch followed by enjoyable walk to traditional Tamang village Gatlang.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours

Day 5: Trek Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m): we start our day descending to Thambuchet, near by a well known Chilime Hydro project dam. Then the trail climbs steadily to Tatopani. It is a long but enjoyable climb all the way to Tatopani. Tatopani; literally means 'Hot water', named after a natural hot spring where you can bathe in the afternoon.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 7 hours

Day 6: Trek Tatopani to Thuman (2338m) via Nagthali (3165m): as we continue our trek, we climb to Brimdang where we stop for the lunch and continue our climb to Nagthali (3165m); highest point of the trek. We can enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal and Langtang range along with the visit of Gompa in Nagthali. Then we trek down to Thuman; a Tibetan influenced Tamang village. We can visit a traditional monastery in the afternoon.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours

Day 7: Trek Thuman to Timure (1762m): we continue our trek slowly towards Tibetan border taking ancient salt trade route. It is fairly easy trek taking about 4 hours. In the afternoon, we hike to Rasuwagadhi; a historical trading town of Nepalese and Tibetan traders in medieval period.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 4 hours

Day 8: Trek Timure to Briddim (2229m): as we start our day, we retrace our previous day's track half way and head to south east to Briddim via Lingling. Briddim is also highly influenced by Tibetan culture and becoming really popular for home stay trips. Usually, local gathers in the evening and perform their traditional dance and rituals.
Overnight: Home stay / Lodge
Walking Time: 6 hours

Day 9: Trek Briddim to Syabrubesi (1460m): today we trek back to Syabrubesi following Bhote Koshi. It is fairly easy and short trek taking about 5 hours.
Overnight: Lodge
Walking Time: 5 hours

Day 10: Drive Sybrubesi to Kathmandu (1334m): a scenic drive back to Kathmandu for about 8 hours.
Overnight: Hotel
Driving Time: 8 hours

Day 11: Visit Bhaktapur: drive for an hour to visit an ancient city, Bhaktapur. It is one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu valley.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 12: Transport to airport and departure

The tour price includes:

  • Transfers airport/hotel/airport
  • Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis
  • Transport, guided visits and entry of the monuments in Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Kathmandu
  • Trekking permit /TIMS, and National park entry fee
  • A professional tour / trekking guide and porters
  • Meals Full board during trek
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee only)
  • Accommodation in Lodge / Home stay during the trek
  • Your international flight re-confirmation
  • All necessary documents and government tax
  • Insurance for all staff (including guide, porters, assistant guide)

The tour price does not include:

  • International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory and we strongly advise you to take out to cover accident/repatriation helicopter/medical care)
  • Alternative transportation (flights / vehicles), Accommodation in case of bad weather, flood, landslide, heavy rain, strike, road blockade etc.
  • Personal expenses such as cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, telephone, Hot shower etc
  • Emergency evacuation rescue charge, if needed
  • Tips for trekking staff or bus driver

Special Note: This Itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday.

NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.



Weather Report

Climate:
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.

Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year.  Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer.  Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C.  Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.

The summer/monsoon period - It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.

Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.

In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.

TREKKING GEAR

  • Day back-pack
  • Gore-Tex Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Micro Fleece
  • Trekking Trousers
  • Hiking shoes (Boots)
  • Runners (sport shoes)
  • Trekking Socks
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun-glasses
  • Water bottles
  • Thermal underwear(long)
  • T- shirts
  • Sunscreen/lotion
  • Flip flop (sandal)
  • Towel
  • Hat(Baseball cap)
  • Pristine drops (Water purifier)
  • Head light / flash light
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Gloves
  • Wind Proof Trouser(s)
  • Personal medical kid
  • Toiletries

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