Tamang Heritage Trail is a newly developed trekking route where trekkers can explore and enjoy with the natural beauty and cultural highlights of the Tamang people located towards north of Kathmandu in the Langtang National Park starting at Syabru or Syaphru Besi. Tamang is a tribe and they are believed to be the offspring of Tibetan from Kerung who intermingled with Tamang of the Helambu region. They are mostly busy on raising livestock, agriculture and trade with Kerung in Tibet as a part of their daily life. They are mainly sheep and yak herders but grow some grains and vegetables also. They are very good in weaving baskets and mats from bamboo. We have designed this trek to start at Syabru Besi which passes through traditional villages of Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Timure, Rasuwagadhi and Briddim and return to Syabru Besi again. The trek to Tamang Heritage Trail offers some wilderness experience through picturesque landscapes of alpine terrain, flat meadows and rhododendron forests. The visit to beautiful Tamang monastery and the holy Parvatikunda 'Lake' at Gatlang is an additional attraction on this trekking. The spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7,246m/23,774ft), Dorje Lakpa (6,989m/22,931ft), Jugal Himal, Paldor Peak, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu make the trek tremendous. The trek can also be customized further with Langtang-Kyanjing Gompa and Gosainkunda Lake trekking. This is our eco-friendly trekking route that can be completed staying with Tamang families. Their warm welcome in distinct costumes, architecture of mountain houses and traditional culture are unforgettable in lifetime.
Alternatively, this trek can be combined with Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Gompa.
Combined Itinerary of Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley Trek
Day 01: Drive (132km) from Kathmandu to Syaphru/Syabru Besi (1,460m/4,790ft).
Day 02: Trek Syabru Besi to Gatlang (2,238m/7,342ft).
Day 03: Trek Gatlang to Tatopani (2,607m/8,553ft).
Day 04: Trek Tatopani to Nagthali (3,165m/10,384ft).
Day 05: Trek Nagthali to Thuman (2,338m/7,670ft).
Day 06: Trek Thuman to Khangjim (2,235m/7,333ft).
Day 07: Trek Khangjim to Lama Hotel (2,410m/7,907ft).
Day 08: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3,330m/10,925ft).
Day 09: Trek Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3,800m/12,467ft).
Day 10: Exploration day at Kyanjin Gompa/Climb Tserko Ri (5,033m/16,513ft).
Day 11: Return trek Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel.
Day 12: Trek Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi.
Day 13: Drive (132km) Syabru Besi to Kathmandu.
Weather in the Langtang region:
Trekking in the Langtang region is possible throughout the year however the best times to trek considered are spring and autumn. The spring season starts from the beginning of March to end of May and the autumn season starts from the beginning of September to end of November. The winters are very cold and summers are wet. The days are sunny and warm but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in late winter (Jan and Feb) is more difficult towards Gosainkunda Lake. The high passes remain closed because of the ice/snow blockade. April and early May is a good time to see the trees bursting into bloom, with Rhododendrons, adding a spectacular splash of color to the landscape.
High Altitude Warning:
Altitude sickness is a serious concern in the Langtang region that can affect even young and healthy people. The only medicine to high altitude sickness is to descend, descend and descend. Headache is the most common symptom and there are other signs of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) for different people but include fatigue, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, difficulty in walking and rattling breath.
We are very much concerned of your safety and our guides are aware of such situations how they should be dealt with.
We have categorized Tamang Heritage trekking as medium grade trek and are suitable for passionate trekkers who have courage to walk at least 5-6 hours each day. You might even need to walk 6 to 7 hours or more on some days. However, if you have passions, good health with average physical fitness and self confidence, the Tamang Heritage trek can be completed successfully. Regular exercising and jogging for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. If you have any previous hiking experience, that would be an asset. It is important that you consult with your doctor before making decision for this trek if you have any medical problems in the history. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs or any other serious disease should inform Trekking Encounters before booking the trek.
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Kathmandu City Tour
Activity: Cultural tour to the World Heritage Sites.
Major sites: Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu/Patan/Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple.
Duration: Full/Half day.
Frequency: Tour can be organized in any day and at your suitable time.
Cost: US$ 50 per person. Group discounts available.
Ground transfer: Included by a private vehicle as per group size (Car/Van/Bus).
Guide: English Speaking City Tour Guide included. Additional language Guides are also available on demand.
Meals: Not included.
Entrance fee: Applicable and not included. Ask more details
Mt. Everest Flight
Activity: Mount Everest sightseeing flight.
Duration: One hour.
Frequency: Everyday in the morning between 6am to 9am.
Cost: US$ 224 per person. Group discounts available.
Ground transfer: Included by a private vehicle. Two persons minimum needed.
Airport tax: Included.
Airline: Buddha Air, Simrik Airlines and Yeti Airlines. Ask more details
Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
Activities: Jungle safari on elephant-back, jungle walk, canoe ride, jeep drive, experience of Tharu culture.
Accommodation: Resorts, Hotels and Lodges.
Transportation: Private Car included (Kathmandu/Pokhara-Kathmandu).
Duration: 3 days and 2 nights.
Cost: Starts from US$ 225 per person. Ask more details
Jungle Safari in Bardia National Park
Activities: Jungle safari on elephant-back, jungle walk, boat ride, jeep drive.
Accommodation: Jungle lodges.
Transportation: Not included.
Duration: 4 days and 3 nights.
Cost: Starts from US$ 475 per person. Ask more details
Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Activities: Bird watching, boat ride and wildlife viewing on jeep drive.
Accommodation: Resorts, Tented camps.
Transportation: Not included.
Duration: 3 days and 2 nights.
Cost: Starts from US$ 480 per person. Ask more details
Rafting in Nepal
Trishuli River: 2/3 Class –1 Day – 17 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 30 per person.
Seti River: 3 Class – 2 Days – 32 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 80 per person.
KaliGandaki River: 4 Class – 3 Days – 56 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 140 per person.
BhoteKoshi River: 4/5 Class – 2 Days – 18 Kilometers – Cost starts from US$ 85 per person.
- Cost includes: Top quality Rafting equipment, Highly trained Crew, Well organized camping, Hygienic food.
- Transportation: Bus transportation included and depends. Ask more details
Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
We can check and deliver information and cost as per your interest received for Bungy Jumping, Canyoning, Paragliding and Ultralight Flight. Bungy and Canyoning can also be customized together. Ask more details
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