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The Tamanag Heritage Trek

Destination: Nepal

Region: Langtang

Trip Facts

Duration
7 Days
Difficulty
Easy
Country
Nepal
Activity
Trekking and Hiking
Max-Altitude
Accomodation
Hotel and Lodge
Best Season
Sep to Dec/ March to May
Meals

Overview

The Tamanag Heritage Trek is a remarkable journey that takes you on an immersive exploration of the Tamanag region’s pristine landscapes and rich cultural heritage. This carefully crafted itinerary combines the thrill of trekking with opportunities to interact with local communities, witness traditional customs, and soak in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.Tamanag village is located in a remote and relatively untouched area, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and cultural traditions that have been preserved for centuries. The trek begins in Tamanag village, where you will be warmly welcomed by the local community and introduced to your experienced trekking guide and team.

The trek route winds through diverse terrain, including verdant valleys, dense forests, meandering rivers, and towering mountains. The trail offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal.As you traverse the trail, you will encounter traditional villages where the way of life has remained unchanged for generations. These villages provide an authentic glimpse into the local culture, allowing you to witness traditional farming practices, interact with friendly locals, and explore their unique customs and crafts. You may have the opportunity to visit local schools, monasteries, and temples, deepening your understanding of the region’s religious and historical significance.

Throughout the trek, you will have ample opportunities to spot rare Himalayan wildlife, such as the elusive red panda, musk deer, and various bird species. The region is also known for its diverse flora, with colorful rhododendron forests adding a vibrant touch to the landscape during the blooming season.

The accommodations during the trek are typically in local guesthouses or lodges, providing a comfortable and authentic experience. Delicious local cuisine will be served, offering a taste of traditional dishes prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.The Tamanag Heritage Trek is a moderate-level trek suitable for adventurers with a reasonable level of fitness. It offers a balance between trekking challenges and cultural exploration, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an immersive and rewarding experience.

Access the Asia Trek is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. Their knowledgeable guides and support staff ensure that you receive proper guidance, assistance, and information throughout the journey, making it a memorable and enriching adventure in the heart of the Tamanag region.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Immerse yourself in the rich Tamang culture as you trek through traditional villages like Gatlang, Thuman, and Briddim. Interact with the friendly locals, witness their unique customs, and enjoy cultural performances that provide insights into their way of life.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes, including terraced fields, lush forests, and breathtaking viewpoints like Nagthali Gyang. Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges, capturing unforgettable memories of the Himalayan scenery.
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs of Tatopani, known for their therapeutic properties. Soak in the warm waters, soothing your muscles and immersing yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings.
  • Stay in local homestays in Briddim, where you can experience the genuine hospitality of the Tamang people. Engage in cultural exchanges, taste traditional cuisine, and gain a deeper understanding of the local way of life.
  • Explore the traditional villages of Gatlang, Thuman, and Briddim, each offering its own distinct cultural charm. Marvel at the traditional Tamang architecture, visit ancient monasteries, and engage with the welcoming villagers, creating lasting connections along the way.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi at the start of the trek and on the return journey. Marvel at the ever-changing landscapes as you traverse winding mountain roads and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region.

Itinerary

Day 1

Start your journey from Kathmandu and drive to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek.

Enjoy the scenic drive through winding roads and picturesque landscapes.

Arrive in Syabrubesi and settle in at your accommodation.

Overnight stay in Syabrubesi.

Day 2

Begin your trek from Syabrubesi, crossing the Bhote Koshi River.Trek uphill through terraced fields, small settlements, and forests.Reach Gatlang, a traditional Tamang village, known for its unique culture and hospitality.

Explore the village and interact with the locals.

Overnight stay in Gatlang.

Day 3

Today’s trek takes you through beautiful landscapes and lush forests.

Descend to the Chilime Hydropower Dam and cross the suspension bridge.

Continue the trek, passing through Chilime village.

Arrive at Tatopani, famous for its natural hot springs.

Soak in the therapeutic hot springs to rejuvenate your muscles.

Overnight stay in Tatopani.

Day 4

Start the day with a climb towards Nagthali Gyang, located at an altitude of 3165 meters.

Reach Nagthali Gyang, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.

Descend from Nagthali Gyang and trek towards Thuman, a quaint Tamang village.

Immerse yourself in the local culture and interact with the friendly villagers.

Overnight stay in Thuman.

Day 5

egin the trek from Thuman, passing through picturesque landscapes.

Trek to Briddim, another traditional Tamang village, known for its homestay experiences.

Experience the warm hospitality of the locals and get a glimpse into their daily lives.

Enjoy cultural performances and learn about the Tamang traditions.

Overnight stay in Briddim.

Day 6

Today’s trek takes you back to Syabrubesi.

Enjoy the scenic beauty as you retrace your steps through the familiar trails.

Arrive in Syabrubesi and take some time to relax and reflect on the trek.

Overnight stay in Syabrubesi.

Day 7

After breakfast, bid farewell to Syabrubesi and begin your drive back to Kathmandu.

Enjoy the scenic drive, taking in the landscapes and reflecting on your trekking experience.

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your accommodation.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

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What's Included

  • Transportation includes grounded transportation
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek (optional)
  • Sightseeing tours in the areas covered by the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and an assistant guide
  • Porters (1 porter for two people) and their insurance, food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jacket and Duffle bag for porters
  • First aid medical kit
  • Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System
  • All government taxes and office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not specified in the inclusions
  • Hot shower and extra hot water
  • Personal equipment
  • Cold drinks and sweets like chocolate bar and other snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Battery charging above 3820m
  • No extra expenses from the company if there is an emergency or bad weather

Equipments

What to Bring?

Langtang Region is considered to be one of a thrilling and spectacular trekking region, well renowned all over the globe. This region’s trek starts from the easy level to elite level where you have to be equipped with all the necessary and appropriate gears and equipment to ensure your safety, comfort, and pleasure during your trek. When trekking in the Langtang region, you should bring the following items, among others:

  1. Trekking boots: As you reach to various landscapes including the rocky difficult trials in this region. Therefore, the sturdy trekking boots is required with an ankle support to make your trek safer and risk free.
  2. Hand Gloves: Another important trekking equipment is hand gloves. Basically, hand gloves is used to prevent your hands from coldness and cuts or any injury you may get travelling.
  3. Hat: It is the equipment that is used to prevent yourself from coldness. Basically, hats that covers your ears are highly preferable in order to keep you warm. You can also bring a rounded hats that provides shades on your face to block the sunlight.
  4. Backpack: A roomy backpack is necessary for you to carry the electronics equipment like mobile and camera with water bottle and other necessary personal equipment.
  5. Clothing: The weather is unpredictable. Thus, you have to be prepared for the sudden change in the weather. Thus, you have to take thermal undergarments, layered clothes and trekking trousers to make yourself cozy and warm. Fleece and down jacket with a scarf, hat and mittens are also very useful during this trek.
  6. Trekking poles: While walking in the rocky and steep grounds, you have to be careful whereas trekking poles help your ankle and knees to prevent you from the possible mishaps.
  7. Sunglasses: UV protected and a quality Sunglasses is required to prevent yourself from the glare of the snow and intense mountain sunshine.
  8. Water container and purification tablets: The water during the trek is most essential. Healthy and pure water makes your trek full of energy whereas polluted water might hamper your health. Thus, water container and purification tablets are really necessary.
  9. First aid box: The first aid equipment like bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and altitude sickness medication is crucial. The trekking leader of the trek also carries first aid medical kit for your safety.

Access the Asia Treks offers its customers a thorough packing list, equipment rental choices, and guidance on the best supplies for their trekking requirements. In order to complete their trek to the Langtang region securely and comfortably, we want to make sure that our clients have all the required supplies

CANCELLATION POLICY AND PAYMENTS

  • As different permits, flight tickets and other government official documents are necessary so payment is highly appreciable if done 30 days prior of the trekking start date.
  • Payments are supposed to be done 15 days prior to the trekking start date.
  • If cancellation is made 10 days before the trek start date, 50% of the total trek cost will be charged as the cancellation fees.
  • In case of restrictions imposed by the government, bad weather or the emergency situation, the company will not to be liable to any extra cost and will find the most feasible way to proceed the trek.

 

ADVISORY

  • Non-bio degradable materials are not allowed to dispose in the trekking route randomly.
  • Proper follow of the guidance provided by the leader/guide of the trek.
  • Alcoholic beverages and other intoxicating substances are highly discouraged.
  • There might be the chances of bad weather so be prepared for the inconvenience caused by the unpredictable weather.
  • Try to be mentally and physically prepared before this trek with few short hikes before this trek is highly recommended.

 

IMPORTANT THINGS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Few passport size photos for TIMS and other official documents
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snow goggles
  • Personal handbag and luggage
  • Snacks and sweets like chocolate bar (if required)
  • Some personal items and sunscreen/sun cream
  • Water bottle and hat

 

PRELIMINARY AND KEY NOTES

  • Greeting ‘Namaste’ (your palms held together) is the most respectful and attractive way to greet somebody and is practiced profoundly.
  • Accessibility of internet and phone calls can be made efficient using the mobile SIM Card provided by the company itself or you can buy easily in the local market. All you need is one passport sized photo and a photocopy of your physical passport in either case.
  • There are lots of major cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu along with the ancient monasteries and sculptures. Photos are not taken unless you have asked for the permission.
  • The nightlife in Kathmandu is mostly safe and concentrated in Thamel area, one of the busiest destinations for foreigners to hang out with varied options of bars, restaurants and other places to choose from. Somehow, other areas including small towns are closed before 10pm.
  • Nepalese people are friendly, truly kind and incredibly welcoming as there is a phrase in Nepali culture ‘Guests equal Gods’. Out of the blue moon, there are several chances of being cheated. Saying this, you are somehow prone to possible travel scams. Keep yourself and your belongings safe, if you are travelling solo. It is highly recommended to have one experienced guide, taking safety into consideration.

FAQ

The trek duration is usually around 7 to 8 days, depending on the specific itinerary and the pace of the trekker.

The best time for this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is favorable, and the views are stunning.

The Tamang Heritage Trek is considered moderately challenging, suitable for trekkers with a basic level of fitness. It involves both uphill and downhill sections.

Review

  • star ratingGreat Trekking Experience with a Great Team - Mr. Arjun did a great job, He is always fun to be around and very helpful person. He took good care of us and described everything on the way so... read more

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    February 16, 2017

    star ratingtraumtour zum everest bacecamp  - in einer kleinen gruppe von drei personen begleitete uns arjun von der agentur access the asia,ich reise viel hatte aber noch nie so einen guten service.arjun hat sich um alles... read more

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    December 10, 2017

    star ratingI did the Everest Base Camp trek and returned for the Mera Peak Climbing with Access The Asia. Mountain Guide Arjun was superb! Great organization, local knowledge of the region... read more

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    March 30, 2018
  • star ratingFantastic, personalized service! An unforgettable way to see Nepal! - Arjun and team is your best choice for exploring Nepal. Just recently completed the Nar-Phu Valley track with Mesokanto-La Pass, two weeks of trekking through amazing villages “off the beaten... read more

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    November 21, 2018

    star ratingAwesome Experience with team in Pokhara last months. Highly dedicated access the asia team with many experience in tourism sector.

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    June 3, 2022

    star ratingWild Dreams Also Come True - I have done the Everest Base Camp trek with Arjun and it was undoubtedly the most memorable trek of my life as I finished my 3 years travels on top... read more

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    March 11, 2019
  • star ratingHighly recommend Access the Asia. Will definitely trek with them again! - Excellent service all around. Tailored itinerary which was great for us. Comprehensive service from the day we arrived to the day we left. Arjun runs a tight ship, and is... read more

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    October 25, 2018

    star ratingHighly recommend - Arjun was our brilliant tour guide when we trekked base camp. He was professional, kind and extremely accommodating. Would highly recommend

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    April 22, 2019

    star ratingFantastic service, fantastic people!! - Access the Asia are a great company - I was well looked after from the moment I contacted them. Arjun helped me tailor a trek to suit what I wanted... read more

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    April 24, 2017
  • star ratingEverest Base Camp  - Words can never express the love, respect, admiration and sentiment I have with Nepal. I was completely and utterly blown away with such a wonderful gem of a country. Outside... read more

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    February 26, 2018

    star ratingTrekking mit Arjun - Namaste.

    Nach einem 2 wöchigen Trekking Richtung Everest Base Camp mit Arjun muss ich mich sehr für diese unvergesslichen Trip bedanken. Man merkte von der ersten Sekunde an, dass... read more

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    May 1, 2019
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    star ratingKathmandu/Everest Base Camp - Best trek ever! The staff, especially Arjun was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive through the entire trip starting with the airline losing my luggage, trekking to base camp, and returning... read more

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