Tamang Heritage Trek

15 Days from $ 999

Trip Overview

“Somewhere between the start of the trail and the end is the mystery why we choose to walk.”

Tamang Heritage Trek is a thrilling and amusing off the beaten trekking trail with unique landscape which lets you get up close with the ancient lifestyles of Tamang culture of the Himalayan region. In this trek besides getting in-depth experience of rich Tamang culture along with natural hot springs and waterfalls and floral & faunal diversity along the trail you shall also experience the delicious Nepali and Tibetan cuisines, colorful cultural shows and Interaction with the locals in this recently opened short trekking trail.

Head out for Tamang Heritage Trek to experience the Tamang culture with incredible sights of mountains including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang. Our trek shall commence from Syaprubesi (1,550m) which can be reached by a drive from Kathmandu in a private vehicle which shall last approximately 6-7 hours. Get ready to experience well preserved rituals, festivals, traditions and folklores as initially we shall traverse ahead from the village of Syaprubesi and we travel through the villages of Gatlang, Thuman and Briddim, Lama Hotel (2,470m). Subsequently after reaching Lama Hotel we shall move onward to reach the Langtang village. The narrow lush valley at Langtang displays exceptional cultural diversity and well preserved ensembles of their rich traditional heritage. Here you shall be able to get an insight on to the cultural heritages of the Tamang society, observe lush mid-hills, stunning landscapes along with the warm hospitality of the indigenous people. Principally in this region agriculture has been adopted as the major occupation though the younger upcoming generations have started to diversify their livelihood prior to their forefathers. Trekkers can also witness the dances and customs shown by the local residents of this region while receiving the insider’s observation of unique lifestyle of Tamang Community. As we get to the ending part of our trek we shall from here onward we shall descent downwards to Syaprubesi via Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m). From Syaprubesi we shall then take a drive back to Kathmandu for your onward flight to your home destination respectively.

With no technical skill required, this trek is an ideal, interesting and breathtaking trail, Tamang Heritage Trek which is suitable for trekkers having normal physical fitness to walk for 5-6 hours in the gentle elevations of Langtang region. This trek is sure to give you a lifelong memory in your short vacation. Mostly during the seasonal months of February to June and September to November, this trek is highly recommended for trekkers. Contact and join Himalayan Trekking Alliance now to discover the rich Tamang culture of the scenic Langtang region.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1300m) & Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syaprubesi (Altitude -1550m, Driving Hours – 6/7 hrs)

Day 04: Trek from Syaprubesi to Gatlang. (Altitude – 2200m, Walking Time – 5/6 hrs)

Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani. (Altitude – 2608m, Walking Time – 5/6 hrs)

Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Thuman. (Altitude – 2400m, Walking Time – 5/6 hrs)

Day 07: Trek from Thuman to Briddim. (Altitude – 2345m, Walking Time – 5/6 hrs)

Day 08: Trek from Briddim to Lama Hotel. (Altitude -2470m, Walking Time –  5/6 hrs)

Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village. (Altitude – 3430m, Walking Time – 5/6 hrs)

Day 10: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa. (Altitude – 3870m, Walking Time – 2/3 hrs)

Day 11: Rest Day. (Visit Kyanjin Ri and Langtang glacier)

Day 12: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. (Altitude – 2380m, Walking Time – 6/7 hrs)

Day 13: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syaprubesi. (Altitude – 1550m, Walking Time – 4/5 hrs)

Day 14: Syaprubesi to Kathmandu by Bus. (Driving Hours – 6/7 hrs)

Day 15: Final Departure

Price Includes

  • 12 days in the mountains which includes accommodation and 3 meals a day.
  • 3 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All transportation including Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Langtang National Park trekking permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
  • Porter service (one porter for every two people).
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD cas) per person.
  • Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles etc.
  • Unforeseen costs due to health, flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu in-case if early return from the trip in any reason.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.

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