Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:3,870m/12,697ft
  • Total Duration:14 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 1 pax
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Accommodation:Hotels and teahouses
  • Transportation:Private Transportation

An exciting trek into the Himalayas, Tamang Heritage Trek gives you the chance to explore the untouched village of Langtang where you can get firsthand experience of an everyday life of Tamang people along with the charismatic views of the Himalayas, glaciers, ridges, streams, rivers, green pastoral lands, and forests. The journey of this cultural trekking in Nepal is conducted in the vicinity of Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek trail of Nepal.

This trek offers you an excellent opportunity to explore and observe ethnic Tamang culture and tradition which is similar to and influenced by Tibetan culture, the culture of the Himalayan people. You also get a chance to indulge into the mouthwatering taste of the variety of ethnic delicacies found in the different regions of Nepal. The village of Biddim and other major Tamang settlement is best to observe the rituals and traditions of this indigenous group of people. Tamang Heritage Trek has its own vibrancy in terms of culture and nature.

The fourteen-day trip begins with the exploration of the cultural, spiritual and historical landmarks in Kathmandu which have also been listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A drive will take the team to Syabrubesi from where actual trek of the journey begins through the rough mountain terrain passing through the forests, gorgeous hamlets, Chortens and Mani walls into the wonderful Tamang village living in close vicinity to the mighty Langtang Himal. The memorial Chortens are the symbol of the spirituality in them. Apart from the cultural delights the journey to gives you the amazing Himalayas view. The mountains like Langtang Lirung, Sishpangma, Ganjala Pass Peak, Gauri Shankar Mountain other Himalayan mountain range along with the hilly geographical landscape can be experienced.

Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. has conducted numerous voluntary works during the time of the earthquake in this region. The village of the Langtang Valley was completely washed away due to the earthquake and glacier. We were there to restore the charisma of place for the sustainable trekking and tourism development in the area. Book Tamang Heritage Trek package with the responsible trekking agency Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi [1,550m/5,100 ft]: 145km, 7 hrs
  • Day 04: Syabrubesi – Gatlang [2,200m/7,217 ft]: 5 hrs
  • Day 05: Gatlang – Tatopani [2,607m/8,550 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
  • Day 06: Tatopani – Thuman [2,400m/7,874 ft] via Brimdang and Nagthali: 6 hrs
  • Day 07: Thuman – Briddim [2,345m/7,693 ft]: 6 hrs
  • Day 08: Briddim – Lama Hotel [2470m]: 6 hrs
  • Day 09: Lama Hotel – Langtang village [3,430m/11,253 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
  • Day 10: Langtang village – Kyanjin Gompa [3,870m/12,697 ft]: 4 hrs
  • Day 11: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel [2,380m/7,830 ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
  • Day 12: Lama Hotel – Syabrubesi: 5 hrs
  • Day 13: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu: 145kms, 7 hrs
  • Day 14: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
The representatives from Bharal Adventure will pick up the guests from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and drop them at their hotel for rest. An afternoon stroll and souvenir shopping around the streets of Thamel will be arranged. The guests will be served delicious Nepali cuisine as welcome dinner by Bharal Adventure.
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation in Kathmandu
After breakfast, the guests are taken to a guided tour to the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu which includes the Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, the Monkey Temple – Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. A pre-trip discussion will be organized at noon allowing the guests interact with their trek leader and team members.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi [1,550m/5,100 ft]: 145km, 7 hrs
Drive along the north western hills of Kathmandu will begin after early morning breakfast. Lunch will be served at Trishuli Bazaar before continuing further drive to Dhunche from where we descend down to Syabrubesi.
Day 04: Syabrubesi – Gatlang [2,200m/7,217 ft]: 5 hrs
This is the day we start our actual trek hiking across the Goljung Village enjoying the views of the Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung and others until we reach Gatlang, a small village on the hillside with traditional stone houses.
Day 05: Gatlang – Tatopani [2,607m/8,550 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Descending down to Thangbuche soaking in the magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Ranges along the way, we pass by the Chilime Hydropower dam and then ascend up to Tatopani, literally meaning ‘hot water’, the place name owing to the natural hot springs there. However, because of the earthquake of April 2015, there are no longer any hot springs.
Day 06: Tatopani – Thuman [2,400m/7,874 ft] via Brimdang and Nagthali: 6 hrs
Passing through the dense alpine forest, we come to the small Tamang settlement called Brimdang from where a few hours walk uphill will take us to Nagthali hill that blesses us with the breathtaking views of Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung and Ganesh Himal. Few hours trek downhill and we arrive at Thuman, a small Tamang village where we will spend the night.
Day 07: Thuman – Briddim [2,345m/7,693 ft]: 6 hrs
We trek down to the Tibetan Buddhist village called Briddim from Thuman via the route of Lingling. The village is located at the lap of Langtang Himal and accommodates the Dukchu Gomba monastery and the stone houses inhabited mostly by people of Tibetan origin.
Day 08: Briddim – Lama Hotel [2470m]: 6 hrs
Descending down the trail to Ghopche Khola and ascending up to Rimche from where few hours uphill trek will take us to Lama Hotel, located on the banks of the Langtang River surrounded by lush forests with mountain in the background.
Day 09: Lama Hotel – Langtang village [3,430m/11,253 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
We commence our trek to Langtang Village as soon as we finish our breakfast. Passing through the dense forests and climbing up steadily through the valley, we pass by water mills, prayer wheels and Chortens as we move forth in the journey enjoying the fabulous views of the mountains until we arrive at Langtang village.
Day 10: Langtang village – Kyanjin Gompa [3,870m/12,697 ft]: 4 hrs
Walking through the yak pastures and passing along the largest Mani wall in Nepal, we cross several wooden bridges before we reach Kanjin Gompa which is surrounded by the mighty Himalayas. We go on a walk around the Gompa enjoying the astonishing views of glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.
Day 11: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel [2,380m/7,830 ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
After breakfast, descend to Lama Hotel will begin as we walk down from Kyanjin Gompa following the trail along the river and passing through ethnic Tamang settlements. The Tamang people have religious and cultural practices similar to that of Tibetans.
Day 12: Lama Hotel – Syabrubesi: 5 hrs
An early morning breakfast will get us geared up for trek back from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi going downhill along the lush green vegetation and terraced land. Lunch will be served at Syabrubesi.
Day 13: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu: 145kms, 7 hrs
We take the drive back to Kathmandu after having our breakfast. You will be escorted to your hotel where you could spend the day either leisurely or go for some last minute shopping or sightseeing around the places you missed during your first day excursion in Kathmandu. A celebratory dinner will be hosted in the evening to mark the successful completion of the expedition.
Day 14: Final Departure
On this day, you will be saying your goodbyes to the team and participants you lived your Himalayan experience with. After having breakfast and exchanging emails, photos and pleasantries, a representative from Bharal Adventure will take you to the airport approximately three hours before your scheduled flight.
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The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choices and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots

HANDS

  • Gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

Cost Includes

Cost includes following:

  • Pickups and drops from airport(s) and hotel(s)
  • All accommodations on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu all meals during the trek
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
  • Potter service charges during the trek
  • English/French/Chinese/German speaking trained and experienced local tour guide which one is your necessary
  • All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temple(s),monument(s), trekking and national parks
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work(s) and permit(s)

Cost does not includes following:

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of drinks (hot and cold) during the trek
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver

Cost Excludes

The Annapurna Circuit with the best!

I first used Bharal Adventures three years ago when Arjun was my guide for my Everest Base camp trek. Arjun was very genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I felt very relaxed and in good hands. I adored the holiday and the beauty of the Himalayas so decided to return to Nepal again. This time to trek in the Annapurna region. I of course chose Bharal Adventures to be our tour guide company again. This again has been a fantastic experience.


The weather was unusually heavily snowy at times and meant that we had to turn around and change our plans slightly, which Arjun coped with very well. He was very flexible and accommodating and always tried his best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our
trip to the fullest. I would recommend this company and this guide to anyone. He loves his country, its mountains and his job and it shows. A thoroughly great holiday, thank you Arjun and Bharal Adventures!

Jill Stenburge,
China

Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time to Nepal, so I wanted to be sure my experience was going to match my expectations. On arrival, Arjun from Bharal was there to greet my partner and I with a smile - which he kept all week. Even when we were snowed in along the pass; walking slowly up the mountains and laying in a little too long - Arjun always made sure our needs were prioritized.

If you want a tour which is:

- Personal - Informative

- At your own pace

- Going to *the best places in Nepal

- One you will remember forever

I thoroughly recommend Arjun and Bharal. I came to Nepal as a tourist, to meet a guide and a porter. I left with 2 friends, incredible photos, lifelong memories and a promise we will return one day, with my daughter to tackle the incredible Manasalu!

Thank you Arjun! :)

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Luke James,
China

Amazing trek in Kanchenjunga region!

Last November I traveled to Nepal to visit the remote area of Kanchenjunga. I'm from Spain and did the Kanchenjunga circuit (North and South base camps) with my Indian friend. After many mails sent to several trekking companies based in Kathmandu we only received overpriced offers, until we finally met Arjun, the manager of Bharal Adventures, and our expectations changed immediately. He provided us with reliable information, answered all our mails quickly and carefully and made an itinerary to suit us at a very reasonable cost, exactly what we were looking for since a long time. Once in Kathmandu, his partner Bijay came to the hotel to introduce himself and give me some instructions before the trek and all the assistance I needed. The day before the departure, Arjun and Bijay invited us to have dinner at their home to offer us a warm welcome, they were really friendly. As per the trek itself, our guide had good experience in the Kanchenjunga region and managed all the situations in a solvent way. Besides, we were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy the trek with its stunning views. It was really a fantastic experience. Once the trek finished, Bijay and Arjun came to my hotel to be sure we received a good service during the trek and say goodbye. I can only recommend this trekking company to all the people traveling to Nepal. You will not be disappointed.

Hector Fernandez,
Barcelona, Spain

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 

6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalised all details for the EBC trek.
The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began.
The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime.
Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organised approach to everything during our trip.
The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini.
I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC


Kind Regards
& friends for life
Gavin Page

Gavin Page
Gavin Page,
South Africa

The incredible Kanchenjunga circuit with Bharal Adventure !

We were two persons intending to trek in the remote and restricted Kanchenjunga region. I am an Indian and was with a Spanish friend. After not getting positive responses from various organizations or getting quoted very high prices, we landed on Bharal Adventure. And it was a great experience right from the beginning. The extremely polite Arjun answered all of our queries patiently, tailored the itinerary according to our requirements and finally helped us with a knowledgeable guide for this 22 day trek. And when everything was done at a reasonable cost, we couldn't ask for more. The superb weather and views during the trek added to everything and the overall experience was fantastic. Highly recommended for all your adventures in Nepal !
Sandeep Bhat,
India

Everest Base Camp Hike 26/11 – 6/12

Going to the Everest Base Camp was once an impossible dream to achieve. 
With Bharal Edventure, the impossible dream comes to a reality. Mr Suraj, our guides, Ganesh and friends who made it possible for me to reach the EBC. I would not be able to go through the tough journey with extreme environments without their help and encouragement. 

Thank you very much for the hospitality given by Bharal Adventure especially Mr Suraj and Mr Arjun. Thank you so much for making this once impossible dream become possible. This is truly the most valuable experience I ever have.

Zaiton A,
Malaysia

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lead by arjun and 7 porters to bring 14 of us to amazing journey to annapurna base camp. Very friendly and helpful. Received first class services from them and the porters also friendly and hardworking.Sure to look back for them for the next trip to nepal.
Fadhly Suhaimi
Fadhly Suhaimi,
Malaysia

Everest Base Camp Trek Dec- 24 – Jan 05 2019

Da jeg rejste alene, var det vigtigt for mig, at få afklaret alle spørgsmål. Arjun var meget behlælpelig og tålmodig med at besvare alle mine spørgsmål inden trekket. Selve turen var en super oplevelse. Deepak var vores guide. Han er en meget sympatisk, sjov og hjælpsom ung mand, der hele turen havde god føling med, hvordan det gik undervejs. Vi havde mange gode snakke om hvordan livet er i Nepal, for tidligere generationer op til i dag.
Det var en fantastisk oplevelse.
Tak for det :-)

Brigitte Utzon
Brigitte Utzon,
Denmark

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.

Jonbon,
Germany

Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!

Maellelh,
France

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