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Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking

“This exotic place held you spellbound with its natural beauty”

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking is an absolutely stunning and exciting trek in the Langtang region. Also known as the “Rasuwa Heritage Trail Trek”. It takes place near the Nepal/Tibet border where the Tibetans from China migrated to Nepal some 400 years ago and adopted Nepali ethnicity as the Tamang Community among Nepali ethnic tribes. People here are influenced by the Buddhist Tibetan culture which occurred from the Trade Route between Tibet into Nepal.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking takes you through the lush midlands of Nepal experiencing the beauty of the mountain region which is untouched by roads. In the Tamang communities here the culture and traditions have mostly remained untouched. If you come in May, we will pass brilliant rhododendrons that are laid out like a beautiful carpet in front of you. En-route, we enjoy panoramic mountain views of the nearby peaks, and soak in the natural hot springs of Tatopani.

Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking is perfect for witnessing the amazing Langtang Himalayan range, showing exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes, a local fort at Rasuwagadi, ancient Buddhist monasteries, and beautiful Alpine landscape. This trek starts either from Dhunche or Syabrubensi and passes through Gojng and Gatlang, which are traditional Tamang villages. Gojng also has an ancient monastery, where one can see a panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Kerung, Langtang, and the Sanjen Himal ranges. In Gatlang, we will visit the Tamang Buddhist monastery and the beautiful Parvatikunda Lake. Timure is on the old trade route to Tibet, and there is a suspension bridge which links Nepal and Tibet. In Briddim, you will be a house guest and experience the cultural and warm Tamang hospitality at the home stays run by the community. The trek may end back in Syabrubensi or follow the Langtang trek from Briddim to Kyangjin.

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times for this trip.

Itinerary Detail

“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 02: Sight Seeing Tours and Trek preparation day in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi (1503m) about 07 hrs drive

Day 04: Syabrubesi – Gotlang (2238m) about 05 hrs walk

Day 05: Gotlang – Tatopani (2607m) about 06 hrs walk

Day 06: Tatopani – Thuman (2338m) about 06 hrs walk

Day 07: Thuman – Timure (1762m) about 05 hrs walk

Day 08: Timure – Bridim (2229m) about 05 hrs walk

Day 09: Birdim – Syabrubesi (1503m) about 04 hrs walk

Day 10: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu (1350m) about 07 hrs drive

Day 11: Final Departure

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Include/Exclude

US $ 835.00 per person
Single Supplement US $130.00

Cost Includes:

  1. All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  2. Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  3. 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  4. Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle.
  5. Kathmandu to Syabrubensi to Kathmandu by public bus (if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost)
  6. Langtang National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  7. 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
  8. 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment all paid
  9. Twin/double shearin accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  10. Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  11. Safe drinking water and first add kid box

Cost Exclude:

  1. Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  2. All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  4. Meals during the traveling time
  5. Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  6. In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  7. Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  8. The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  9. Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
    Anything not included in service includes column
Useful information

Activity Level rating of Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone steps up and downs which are uneven and due to some long descents your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is about 3100m, so you don’t need to be abound the altitude related risks. Although properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly and drink more water.

Safe drinking water on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking
You can buy bottle/mineral water but we recommend also bring chlorine tablets to purify your water if you wish. Due to lack of regulation on the discard of plastic bottles it is probably better to use boiled water, very helpful for the protection of our environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking
In your trekking you might come across some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers have felt same. But it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in the bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Toilets are outside your room and it varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea house lodges with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is a change in a body due to high altitude, decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Headache/Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • tiredness/fatigue
  • Sleepy but can’t sleep
  • Loss of Appetite

Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink and eat plenty, walk slowly and climb high sleep low. Keeping hydrated, but make sure you avoid alcohol.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We require a non-refundable deposit of 15% as down payment in advance in order to book flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims Cards, as well as permits. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and the amount can be either, a Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card with the balance payable upon your arrival in Nepal

FAQ's

FAQs of Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking

Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels attached toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room is unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu valley.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various point and its easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggages. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the Trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking ?

You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

 

Equipment List

Equipments for Tamang Heritage Trekking

  1. Trekking Bag pack.
  2. Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  3. Trekking shoes.
  4. Sports shoes or sandal.
  5. Trekking stick.
  6. Sun Hat, cap
  7. Warm woolen cap.
  8. Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  9. Pullover or warm sweeter.
  10. Raincoat.
  11. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  12. Hand gloves.
  13. 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  14. 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  15. 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  16. Eye glass
  17. Water bottle.
  18. Sleeping bag.
  19. Flash or Torch light.
  20. Camera and batteries.
  21. Sun cream.
Departure Date

To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

Trip Overview

  • Total Duration11 Days
  • Trekking Duration08 Days
  • ActivityTrekking, Cultural and Historical excursion
  • StartsFrom Kathmandu
  • EndsAt Kathmandu
  • Trek typeTea House/Lodge
  • Per Day WalkingAbout 5 hrs walk
  • Trip GradeEasy to moderate
  • Max. Altitude2607M
  • Trek/tour styleHotelLodge
  • MealsBreakfast basis in city and full board during the trek
  • AccommodationDouble/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Tourist bus
  • Best SeasonMarch to May and Sept to Dec
  • Group Size01-15 pax
  • CostUSD 835