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Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking
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Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking

Trip Overview

Key Information

Group Size

2-12

Meal

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Grade

Moderate

Accomodation

Lodge

Transportation

Private vehicle & Local bus

Best Months

Feb-May/Sep-Dec

Max Elevation

2600

Trip Length

10 days

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Trekking Style

Teahouse

Wi-fi

Everyday

Activity Per Day

6-7 hrs

Trekking Region

Langtang

Trek Highlights

  • Super sensational views of Ganesh, Manaslu with Langtang & Jugal Himal range of peaks
  • From the warmer areas of paddy fields to cooler alpine zone within dramatic and scenic landscapes 
  • Amazing forest laden with rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines-oaks and bamboo trees
  • Within beautiful Langtang National Park where elusive and rare Red Panda habitats
  • Exploring traditional Tamang old heritage villages of impressive Buddhist culture
  • Grand views on daily exciting walks within Tamang villages of immense interest 

Trip Overview:

Tamang Heritage Trail Trek Itinerary

Tamang Heritage Trail The Langtang region is one of the vast Tamang tribal cultural heritages in Nepal, a Buddhist and Bonpo region. This heritage trek is one of the remote areas closest to the Tibetan border and "Kerong" is one of the inhabited areas of the indigenous tribes of this majestic mountain scenery and Nepalese local homestay nature trail trek. 
Visit the stunningly green midlands and stay in villages to experience the Tamang culture and connect with the locals.

The Tamang Heritage Trek in Rasuwa District was started by the Government of Nepal as part of tourism for rural poverty alleviation. Rasuwa is located north of Kathmandu which is about 124 km from the capital. Starting point of Langtang Valley trek via Tamang Heritage Walk is the daily bus and Tata Sumo Jeep service from the small town of Syabrubesi in Kathmandu. 

The Tamang Heritage Trail is a full 10-day itinerary including the Langtang Valley passing through the backward but culturally rich villages of Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Tatopani, Brimding, Nagathali, Thuman, Timure, Buddhism and Syabrubesi (TRPAP, p 2007). 37) and Dhading, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Kavrepalanchok, Sindhupalchok and inhabited by the Tamangs, an ethnic group of Nepal with dense settlements in the northern part of Kathmandu. 

Tamang is one of the tribal tribes

The Tamang are considered to be among the tribal tribes of the hilly regions living at an altitude of 5,000 to 7,000 feet above sea level. Tribal societies are what ethnobiologist Gary Paul Navan defines as settled cultures. They are human communities that have a long history of interaction with a particular type of terrain and its wildlife.  Because the natural resources used by indigenous peoples today are often the same as those used by generations of ancestors, indigenous communities tend to exploit these resources with high levels of cultural significance.

The Tamang Heritage Walking Itinerary is combined with the Langtang Walk from Lama Hotel, and is the northern part of Kathmandu. Langtang is also home to primitive Buddhist monasteries, rhododendron forests, bamboo forests, deserts, waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas and many sacred lakes.
 
Wildlife bears, leopards, red pandas and musk deer are also seen on the Tamang Heritage Walk. Discover the rough history of Tibetan ancestors as you travel through the region. People are engaged in agriculture and trade. They prefer colorful dress, and their houses are decorated with impressive wood carvings. 

Gatlang Village,

Gatlang village has 400 houses and 3,200 population, but the householders are old people and small children, the village has nice and attractive hotels, also homestays for trekkers, most of the villagers are involved in agricultural activities including animal husbandry and trade. However, the Tamang caste in this area do not benefit much from farming because the mountain roofs are high and the land is not irrigated. 

Mountain Magic Treks offers competitive cost for Tamang Heritage Trek with experienced and expert local guides of the same region who know well about the region, people, culture, history and every nook and cranny of the region. Our guide will take you to every nook and cranny of the heritage trek and explain you more about the culture, people and villages. So follow the tranquil Tamang Heritage Trail to explore the Tamang hinterland with us.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Accomodation 3 star rated hotel,
Elevation 1350

On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan InternationalAirport, warmly greeted by ourstaff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking around Langtang Himal.

Evening includes typical Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 2 : Drive to Syabrubesi via Trisuli and Dhunche town - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin room)
Elevation 1950

Starting this fabulous and scenic moderate Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking taking a morning drive towards North of Kathmandu with views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, as the drive gets closer towards Dhunche at 1,900 m high, headquarter town of Rasuwa district and Langtang Himal region.

From Dhunche heading downhill on zig-zag road to reach at Syabrubesi village for first overnight stop around Langtang Himal populated by Tamang of immense culture and age-old traditions of Tibetan background.

Day 3 : Trek to Gatlang - 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin room)
Elevation 2238

Our first day walks leads to Gatlang at 2,238 m high on route Goljung, exploring Tamang culture with views Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and other adjoining peaks.  As the trek progress leads past several farm villages of Tamang area and then with slow climb reaching a large Tamang village at Gatlang for overnight stop, on arrival warm welcome greeted with Khada (religious silk scarf) and transfers you to local homes for overnight stay, with time to visit around the villages and interact with the locals.

Gatlang, located on a high hillside within terraced farm fields marked with traditional stone houses. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.

The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking an unforgettable experience.

Day 4 : Trek to Tatopani - 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin room)
Elevation 2607

Morning walk begins with a drop to Thangbuchet, on the way enjoy views of Langtang Mountain range and Ganesh Himal with Tibet Mountains towards north, walk leads past small farm villages and into alpine woodlands to reach at Tatopani for overnight stop. Afternoon visit hot springs ‘Tatopani’ means hot water rising from the fresh spring with time for short walk around villages.

Tatopani signifies 'hot water’; it is believed that a dip into the spring heals you from pain and aches and relaxes your tired muscles, afternoon with time to experience Tamang culture exploring the village and interacting with the locals.

Day 5 : Trek to Thuman - 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin room)
Elevation 2338

Morning walk from Tatopani leads to Thuman via Nagthali and Bimthang as the trail leads into dense alpine forest, chances of spotting monkeys and deer. On reaching Nagthali with clear views of Langtang Himal, Kerung, Ganesh Himal. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center of local monks and priests. From here another hour walks to reach at cultural village of Thuman, where you can observe Shamanic performances with view of Langtang Himal.

Day 6 : Trek to Briddim -05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin room)
Elevation 2229

From Thuman trek leads to Briddim village on route visit nearby historical Rasuwagadi the border of Nepal / Tibet, China with an old fort. The fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that have existed for many centuries. Walk today leads you with an opportunity to observe Tamang culture and traditional village life.

After an interesting time with views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, a nice and pleasant walk on winding path with a climb to a ridge overlooking more views of mountains and surrounding landscapes and entering rhododendron, pines and oaks forest, and then climb with short downhill to reach at Briddim for overnight stop.
Briddim, another Tibetan Buddhist village located on old trade route of Nepal and Tibet here enjoy the folk and cultural show performed by local community.

Day 7 : Trek to Lama Hotel - 06 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (Twin room)
Elevation 2200

The trek from Briddim village leads to climbs for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding uphill trail through terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from Langtang valley near glacial Trisuli River  upstream, as the path follows in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after a good walk of near six hours reaching a small clearing at Lama-Hotel for overnight stop.

Day 8 : Trek back to Syabrubesi - 05 hrs.
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation LodgeHotel (Twin room)

Last day of trekking, where walk follows on the same route all the way to Syabrubesi on the road head, as the trail leads through rain and bamboo forest past farm terraces to reach at Syabrubesi for final overnight stop after a glorious and wonderful time high above around beautiful Langtang valley.

Day 9 : Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Food Breakfast/Lunch
Accomodation Hotel (Twin room)
Elevation 1350

Early morning transfer into our vehicles for scenic and exciting drive to Kathmandu as the morning ride leads towards farm villages and towns and driving along the bend with scenic views of rolling countryside and hills toward Trisuli Bazaar, and then after an interesting 5-6 hours journey reaching at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.

 

Day 10 : Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Food Breakfast

Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking.

Service Includes on Price

Cost Includes

  • All Airport Transportation
  • 2 night hotel in Kathmandu 
  • All necessary paper work and permits(Annapurna Conservation  permit,TIMS)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Supplementary snacks (energy bar, cookies and seasonal fresh fruit)
  • Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • Kathmandu -Syabrubesi  by local bus/jeep (trail foot)
  • Syabrubesi -Kathmandu by local bus /private transport 
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • All mountain accommodation (soft/comfortable private room)
  • Full meals of your choice (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek 
  • Supplementary snacks (energy bar, cookies and seasonal fresh fruit) 
  • Hot drinks (Tea and Coffee)\
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Intrans fees for the City tour 
  • Bottled water 
  • Electronic device re-charge in Mountain  
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tip

Additional Information

Trip Information

Travel Insurance: 

This piece of information is for everyone planning their next trek to the Langtang Valley in the Langtang region of Nepal. Please get a travel insurance that covers all the added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents (together with air ambulance, helicopter rescue and other treatment cost). Also, make sure that your insurance policy covers all extra activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal. In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. This trekking trail in Nepal takes you above the altitude of 4,000m, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 4,000m. In short, its client himself/herself has to take the responsibility regarding the entire unforeseen expenses during the trip.

Nepal Visa:

If you are wondering about how to obtain Nepal visa, then the easiest way to obtain it is at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival in Nepal or else at the immigration entry point if you are entering through the border of India or Tibet. 

Note: There are few countries namely Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. People from these countries do not get visa from the immigration entry points of Nepal.)

What do you need to obtain Nepal visa?

Download Nepal Visa form:

Nepal Entry Application Download PDF

If you are thinking of taking visa at the airport or immigration entry point, following are your requirements: A valid passport (The passport should have validity of at least six months) You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points. Two passport size photos

Visa fees which should be paid in cash.

Entry Points to Nepal:

  • Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
  •  Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
  • Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
  • Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
  • Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
  • Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
  • Far western

Visa Fees:

  • USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
  • USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
  • USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
  •  For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days.

Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 do not need to show identification certificate.

Visa Extension:

 If you want to extend visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended maximum up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to year starting January to December.)

Transit Visa:

When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.

Other General Information:

  • Entering in to Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
  • Tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
  • Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
  • You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. Credit card or cheque are not acceptable.
  • Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
  • If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
  • Always carry your passport and trekking permit while on trekking.
  • Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do the activities that are strictly prohibited.
  • The culture, tradition and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
  • Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.
Trekking Equipment List

Trekking Equipment List

If it’s too much to carry from your home country some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel as well.

Most of the equipment is general and standard lists for all seasons while on trek, but may differ as per the season and duration of trekking and areas of your chosen trip.

  • Reading/writing material

  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag and Down Jacket provided by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu 
  • Lightweight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day

  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses

  • Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such a combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for the evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T-Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved

  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower

  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.
Booking Terms and Conditions

Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd Term & Conditions:

Please read Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd. Terms and Conditions carefully prior to trip booking. Trekking or mountaineering in the higher elevations of the Himalayas is one of the most adventurous endeavors which carries the risk of AMS, injuries, or even death. Mountain Magic Treks is always concerned about trekkers' comfort, safety, and health while meandering at higher altitudes. We contribute great effort to reduce or control the risk and hazard, but sometimes nature’s curse or fluctuating climate in the Himalayas is beyond our control and we are not responsible for it.
If you are a keen adventure lover and are ready to follow the hereby mentioned terms and conditions, then you are heartily welcome at the Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd office, Galko Pakha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

1. All package bookings are handled by Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd, an authorized adventure company based in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

2. The term "trip" formally refers to walking, sightseeing, treks, tours, mountaineering, expeditions, or holidays in the mystical land of Nepal.

3. Mountain Magic Treks faithfully includes all amenities in the package's estimated price.

4. Please go through the itinerary page or trek inclusion/exclusion pages for the details of the cost transparency. The trek cost may vary from one package to another, and some packages don’t include the cost of the following:

Personal travel insurance, medical assistance, and helicopter evacuation.

Visa, passport, and transit point expenses.

Extra meals, entertainment activities, accommodation and transportation costs are not included in the itinerary.

Extra baggage and gratuity

5. For trip confirmation, travelers must pay 20% of the total trip cost up front.

6. You can pay the booking confirmation amount either by credit card or wire transfer. Both payment options are subject to additional bank service fees of up to 4% on top of the sum.

Pay deposit by wire transfer:
Pay to:
 Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd
Current A/c: 01908312510017
Paying Bank: Himalayan Bank Ltd
Account Type: Foreign Currency (USD.)
Branch: Thamel
Bank Street Address: Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: HIMANPKA

Or

Payment for Booking:
Payment can be done through the below option:
Bank Transfer:
Account Name:
 Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd
Account Number: 0570010152240
Paying Bank: Mega Bank Nepal Limited
Account Type: Local Currency (Nepali.)
Address: Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: MBNLNPKA
Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of a client:
Risk and Liabilities:
(Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of the client)

7. The trip will be booked once the payment is made by the travelers. We will send you the confirmation letter via email and guarantee that you will receive all of the services listed in the itinerary.

8. The final payment must be submitted at the Mountain Magic Treks office or at the hotel where you will be staying before the tip departure. Otherwise, you will not be legitimate for the trip and no final documentation will be disclosed before payment.

9. Regarding the trip cancellation, we offer a free trip cancellation service upon submission of a trustable reason before 90 days of the departure date with adequate evidence and written reasons. 

10. If you cancel the trip 60 days prior to the departure date, then a 75% cancellation fee will be levied from the booking amount.

11. An 85% cancellation fee will be levied if you cancel the trip before 30 days of the trip's departure date.

12. The company will be unable to refund the earlier paid (20%) booking fee if you cancel the trek before 15 days of departure.

13. There will be no payment refund if you voluntarily leave or cancel the trip once it has started, but if you are forced to leave due to unforeseen immediate circumstances, then payment can be refunded after proper discretion.

14. We guarantee your safe and successful trip; however, the company reserves the right to cancel the trip if there will be no minimum number of travelers. The company will postpone or manage alternative trips in this condition.

15. If the company cancels the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances which are beyond our control (i.e. natural disaster, flight cancellation, strikes, wars, riots, quarantine, government intervention policy, weather conditions), we will refund after deduction of the minimum operating cost involved.

16. If you want to change your booking date, the booking amendment request must be made 90 days prior to the original trip departure.

17. If trekkers demand to change the departure date prior to 60 days of the final departure, US $ 50.00 per person will be charged as a cancellation fee. The cost of the trip may also be increased if the market price soars higher during the postponed trip date.

18. The policy of our company is that trekkers must have an insurance policy contract if they want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks. The policy must feature medical coverage, air ambulance, helicopter evacuation facility, and flight cancellation insurance if possible.

19. Mountain Magic Treks and Expedition organizes various adventurous trips, which have a high-risk factor and demand more physical stamina and training. If you can’t accomplish the trek due to your physical inability or sickness, we are not obliged to refund the payment.

20. During the trip, there may be hindrances, obstacles, or circumstances such as political riots, insurgencies, accidents, climate change, or natural disasters. Make sure you are ready to deal with all of these problems.

21. The trip route, accommodation and modes of transport may be changed without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances. It is for your convenience and safety, so I hope you will display flexible human nature in this context.

22. While changing the route, transportation, accommodation, or itinerary due to the above circumstances, we may charge an additional fee or lower the cost as per the total expenses of the entire trek.

23. Mountain Magic Treks holds all the authority to decline, accept, detain, or retain any member of the trip if we find anyone suspicious or indisciplined. If you want to trek with Mountain Magic Treks, you must accept our leadership during the whole trip.

24. Mountain Magic Treks has contracted with a network of companies, the government of Nepal, and individuals to assist the travelers during the trip. These third parties are qualified to perform the duties as contracted. We are not liable in the event of loss, damage, or irregularities if the third parties don’t perform their duties properly.

25. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any law or rule violations committed by travelers in any country.

26. This agreement is governed by the laws of the Government of Nepal. No individual, including employees, representatives, or guides of the company, can alter the terms and conditions.

27. In exceptional circumstances, these terms and conditions may be waived by submitting a written request to the director. Only the director of the company has all the rights to amend them.

28. Travelers must be physically and mentally fit for the trek. It is compulsory to bring health certificates along with proper legal documents for trip approval if asked.

29. Mountain Magic Treks is not liable for any additional costs or compensation incurred as a result of a flight being canceled or delayed due to weather or other factors. We can manage alternative arrangements on special requests, which may require additional extra cost.

30. We have displayed authentic, genuine, and accurate information on our official website and brochure. If you notice any errors, incomplete or incorrect information, please notify us as soon as possible.

Please read all the terms and conditions mentioned above before making the bookings. You must abide by these conditions if you fancy trekking in the Himalayas with Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd.

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