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Tamang Heritage Trek - 10 Days

The Tamang Heritage Trek in the Langtang region of Nepal catapults you to the culturally rich region of Tibetan themed villages.

The Tamang Heritage Trek catapults you to the culturally rich region smeared with Tibetan culture and tradition, very accessibly located to the north of Kathmandu. Most often than not, we follow the routes of the Langtang Valley Trek.  The traditional Tamang villages showcased by the wood carved houses, pristine surrounding, orthodox monasteries, verdant pastures, captivating mountain views and the insight into the unique Tamang culture are the major attractions of this trek. You can relish the splendid views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Dorje Lakpa (6989m), Langtang Kerung, Chumse Danda ridge (5122m), Jugal Himal etc. and can also spot some of the most interesting wild lives like bears, leopards, red pandas and even the aromatic musk deer.  If you are trekking during March and April, you will be walking on the trails embellished by the pinky rhododendrons and several other species of colorful flowers.  The trek offers a good opportunity to get acquainted to the history and rich culture of the Tibetan ancestors. Their descendants are now Buddhists and practice agriculture as well as trade. “Tamangs”, the native people in this region are exceptionally warm and polite.

Tamang Heritage Trek is a short trip that reveals the blend of scenery, culture and history.

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m/ 8 - 9 hours )

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m / 5hrs)

Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m/5.5 hrs)

Day 06:  Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2338m/ 6 -7 hrs) via Nagthali Hill (3165m)

Day 07: Trek from Thuman to Brindim (2229m/ 6-7 hrs) via Timure (1762m) with a short excursion to the historical site of Rasuwagadi

Day 08: Trek from Brindim to Syabrubesi ( 3-4 hrs)

Day 09: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (1400m/8-9 hours)

Day 10: Final departure

                                                      


                                                             





  Important  Snippets 

The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Marron Treks which can be readily customized to match the guests’ preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades and other unforeseen contingencies. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alterations, taking into consideration, the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Marron Treks cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.


Kathmandu, the energetic capital city of Nepal.Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Marron Treks will receive and transfer you to your hotel. After you are greeted with welcome drinks at the hotel, we will have a quick pre-trip meeting to discuss on the necessary formalities and trekking itinerary. You can then check in to your room, freshen up and rest. Or if you are not one of those “lay back” types, you can take a stroll around the vicinity of your hotel and get the feel of this hyperactive capital city of Nepal. On the streets, people seem to be on sheer rush, barely noticing one another, but if you utter “Namaste”, they will definitely reciprocate with a smile! Well, that’s Nepal’s Nepalese for you. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)Pashupatinath Temple, the most revered Hindu shrine located in Kathmandu, Nepal.

This is the day that gives you the opportunity to get well versed to the city. After a succulent breakfast at your hotel, we will introduce you to our amiable and experienced city guide. Hop in to our transport vehicle and head for a drive piercing the heart of the Kathmandu valley. You will be visiting the most renowned historical and cultural landmarks of Kathmandu - like Pasupatinath Temple (the most revered Hindu shrine), Kathmandu (Basantapur) Durbar Square and Boudhanath (the greatest Stupa). All these sites are included in the UNESCO world heritage list. After this informative and enticing, tour, we drive back through the noisy and usually cluttered streets of Kathmandu to the serene premises of the hotel. Hope the tour lived up to your expectations. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.


 

Syabrubesi, the trek commencement point of the Langtang Valley Trek, in the Langtang region of Nepal.Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m/ 8 - 9 hours )

After an early succulent breakfast at the hotel, you will be accompanied by your guide on a long drive, north of Kathmandu towards Syabrubesi.  Soon after surpassing the crowded and noisy streets of Kathmandu, you will notice the car wobbling up and down the dusty cum bumpy roads, tucked at the base of the north western hills. We drive alongside the terraced farms and orthodox villages and arrive at Trisuli Bazaar, a large prosperous looking marketplace, where we halt for lunch. Our post lunch drive continues meticulously along the narrow and curvy dirt road, passing by few landslide prone areas. We drive past Dhunche, the headquarter of Rasuwa district, from where the road winds down to the nice little town of Syabrubesi. Mostly dwelt by the people of the “Tamang” community, the town of Syabrubesi boasts an array of hotels, shops and internet facilities. There is also a hot spring nearby. We can probably take a dip in this soothing water on the return leg of our trip. Overnight at teahouse in Syabrubesi; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m / 5hrs)Gatlang, a small village, set high on the hillside among terraced fields, characterized by unique stone houses in the Langtang region of Nepal.

To kick off the trek, we begin with an ascent for about 3 hours, towards an amazing view point which offers mindboggling mountainous vistas of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda Range and Langtang Lirung. After this quick scenic indulgence at the view point, we descend to the village of Goljung and stop for lunch. As the trek resumes, we walk past many villages, Buddhist chortens & mani-walls, until we arrive at Gatlang, a small village, set high on the hillside among terraced fields, characterized by unique stone houses. Overnight at teahouse in Gatlang; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

 

Tatopani, the natural geo-thermal hot spring in the Langtang region of Nepal regarded as one of the refreshment spots for the tired trekkers.Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m/5.5 hrs)

From Gatlang, our trail drops down, following the Bhote Koshi River to Thangbuchet. We walk past the Hydropower Dam in Chilime, from where the trail ascends and crosses a small suspension bridge, before we arrive at Tatopani. Tatopani refers to “Hot water “in Nepali. The reason behind why this place is assigned the nomenclature as such is the presence of geo-thermal heated spring water herein. Let’s take a dip in this purported therapeutic water and flex our tired muscles. Overnight at teahouse in Tatopani; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

 

 

Day 06:  Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2338m/ 6 -7 hrs) via Nagthali Hill Thuman, the 'Tamang' dominated settlement with ancient monasteries and atristic wood-carved houses in the Langtang region of Nepal.(3165m)

Initially, the path goes slightly upward to the settlement of Brimdang. The gradient then becomes steeper for couple of hours until we arrive at the Nagthali Hill, also known as Nagthali Danda, which happens to be an exclusive vantage point to relish superb views of Langtang Lirung, Kerung and Ganesh Himal Range. Capturing the great Himalayan vistas, we walk down the hill towards the Tibetan village of “Thuman”. This “Tamang” dominated settlement is dotted with many ancient monasteries and artistic looking wood- carved houses. If your luck is on, you could actually spot on some species of Langur Monkeys here. Overnight at teahouse in Thuman; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Timure, a settlement in Langtang Region, Nepal.Day 07: Trek from Thuman to Brindim (2229/ 6-7 hrs) via Timure (1762m) with a short excursion to the historical site of Rasuwagadi

The day offers a mix of regular trek as well as an exciting excursion. We start off a bit early, with an easy descent to the village of Timure. Following the ancient trade route to Tibet, we take short hike to the historical premises of Rasuwagadi. The fort here emanates the history of the centuries old, Nepal –Tibet relations.  There is also a suspension bridge here, which links Nepal and Tibet. After this historical exploration, we hike back to Timure and stop for lunch. The post lunch trek then resumes, walking through the rhododendron clusters and meadows, until we arrive at the village of Brindim, beautifully poised under the canopy of Langtang Himal. Overnight at teahouse in Brindim; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 08: Trek from Brindim to Syabrubesi (1460m/ 3-4 hrs)Syabrubesi, the trek commencement point of the Langtang Valley Trek, in the Langtang region of Nepal.

On this last day of our trek, all we have to do is a gentle downhill walk following the Bhotekoshi River all the way, until we arrive at the very familiar little town of Syabrubesi. If time permits, we can go for about 20 minutes hike to the hot spring and ease of our aching muscles. Overnight at teahouse in Syabrubesi; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


 

 

Thamel, a popular spot for souvenir shopping in Kathmandu, Nepal.Day 09: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (1400m/8-9 hours)

We drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi on a private jeep. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The remaining time is on your own. You would probably want to head on to Thamel for some souvenir shopping. After all, your friends and relatives expect something more than just your interesting trip anecdotes, when you get back home.
In the evening, Marron Treks will host a farewell dinner party in full fledged Nepali style. Enjoy the traditional Nepali cuisines and an enticing cultural show being streamed live right in front of you. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast and dinner included.
 

 

Day 10: Final departureTribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

A representative from Marron Treks will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport, three hours prior to your flight schedule. As you wave us good bye and enter the terminal block, you would perhaps recall your arrival at this place. No wonder, everything seems so familiar now, because you had come here as tourist, but you are going back as a friend! Have a safe flight back home and we look forward to being your travel companion in Nepal again!

Trips can always be extended. You can try out some of our other exciting packages like  Bungy Jumping, Mountain Biking, Jungle Safari, White Water Rafting, Golfing & Paragliding etc. Please let us know about your desire for trip extension so that we can make the necessary arrangements.



 

  Important  Snippets 

The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Marron Treks which can be readily customized to match the guests’ preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades and other unforeseen contingencies. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alterations, taking into consideration, the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Marron Treks cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.


Accommodation

While you are in Kathmandu, we opt to accommodate you in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Hotel Royal Singhi (3 star), Hotel Manaslu (3 star), Radisson (5 star), Yak & Yeti (5 star) or similar.

During the trek, you will be accommodated in a Tea House/ Lodge or Trekking Inn. Most of these lodges and teahouses cater good services and are equipped with modern amenities. We will endeavor to provide you the best accommodation available along the route so that you get a good night’s rest in a hygienic milieu.

 

Meals

We arrange the best quality food during the trek as we are concerned about the health of the trekkers as well as the staff members. Basically, we opt for locally available food in the Langtang Region so that you could a real sense of the culture, living patterns, simultaneously promoting the locally available resources of organic food and beverages. Other than, a wide range of Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines like Pizza, Spaghetti, French Fries, Soups, Breads etc are also available for your retreat. 

 

Porter and Staff Care

When it comes to high altitude trekking, porters and staff members make up a pivot. Marron Treks ensures that all the porters and staff members going to high altitude conditions, are provided with adequate clothing and equipments.

 

Best Months

January-June & September-December are considered to be best months for Tamang Heritage Trek.

 

Difficulties

The trek wouldn't be difficult for those who have good physical strength and stamina. Physical fitness is the only key to accomplish this trek.

 

Our Guides

Guides play a significant role during the trek. They are the ones who literally decipher the trekking codes for you so that you could actually connect with the nature, culture and people along the way. We have helpful and dedicated trekking guides, who are fairly literate, multilingual speakers and are very well versed to the culture, life patterns and every single detail pertaining to the Langtang region. Thus, in the company of our professional Sherpa guides, your trek becomes not only entertaining, but also equally informative.

 

Travel Insurance

It is advised that you arrange your travel insurance before leaving your homeland. The main thing is to make sure that your insurance covers you for both- medical as well as evacuation costs. Having a travel insurance with you, makes your trip secure and hassle free.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on “BB” basis as per itinerary.
  • Entrance and monumental fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu as prescribed in the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation costs in accordance to the itinerary.
  • All trekking accommodation costs on full board (B, L, D) basis as per the itinerary.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion) duffel bag, t-shirt and Cap (provided as complimentary gears).
  • A comprehensive medical kit (will be carried by the trekking guide).
  • Salary to guide and porters for the trekking period.
  • Personal insurance for crew members.
  • All applicable tourist fees, conservation fees, "special permit" fees & TIMS fees necessary for trekking.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural program.

 

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner expenses incurred before or after the trekking period.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client's travel insurance).
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days costs US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days costs US $40 and $ 100 respectively. You will need a valid passport and 2 copies of your recent PP sized photos).
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver, hotel and tea-house staff (Tipping is expected).
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Excess baggage charges (luggage allowance for domestic airlines in Nepal is 20 kgs.).
  • Personal insurance and other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • Cost of personal trekking gears and equipments (kindly refer to our equipment lists: http://www.marrontreks.com/itineraries/193-27/tamang-heritage-trek-10-days.html#equipment-list).
  • Cost incurred due to the addition of extra days or change in the real course of the itinerary because of bad weather conditions, political turmoil or any other unforeseen contingencies like (but not limited to) natural calamities, accidents, illness, thefts, damages etc.
  • Garbage deposit fees (refundable).
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section above.

TREKKING GEARS & EQUIPMENTS

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for a trek is almost a herculean task which keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for trekking in Nepal these days is almost tantamount to equipping yourself for a weekend backpacking trip. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available on rent, so you don’t actually have to travel Nepal with a cartload of gears. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the trek. The list could vary depending upon the kind of trek you pursue, the terrain, weather conditions and time of the year. For instance, you don’t need the camp-trek equipments when you are on a tea-house trek. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.

 

  • CLOTHING (Core & Lower body)

Water-proof (breathable fabric) jacket, Poncho or Umbrella

Hard shell pants (breathable fabric- 1 set), preferably that zips from top and bottom which can be worn over boots without getting undressed, in case of abrupt weather changes

Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece windcheater jacket

Down jacket or a Down vest

T-shirts (2 – 3) and Long-sleeved shirts with collars ( 2- 3 pairs)

Nylon (cotton ought to be strictly avoided) hiking shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Hiking trousers- one that is detachable from the knees so that the it can be folded up as shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Thermal underwear as well as synthetic underwear (3 -4 each – avoid cotton)

Synthetic sport brassieres for women (2 pairs- avoid cotton)

 

  • Head/Eyes & Hand Gears

Sun hat/cap

Woolen hat or Balaclava

Sunglasses/Goggles (preferably the one with 100% UV protection)

Liner, Synthetic or Thin wool gloves (1 -2 pair)

Warm gloves (designed to the shield the sub-zero temperatures)- 1 pair

 

  • Footwear

Trekking boots (1 pair) and spare laces

Running shoes, Sandals or Thongs (flip-flops)- 1 pair each

Hiking gaiters (1 pair) to do away the rocks, dusts and moist feet

Liner socks- preferably synthetic (3 – 4 pairs)

Heavy or wool blend socks (3 – 4 pairs)

 

  • Equipments

Backpack/Rucksack

Duffle bag (will be provided by Marron Treks as a complimentary gear and you needn't return it )

Pack cover (to protect your gears from getting wet)

Day sack/Nylon stuff sack

Sleeping Bag/ Silk liner (will be provided by Marron Treks but should be returned after the trip)

Water bottle

Good head torch along with spare batteries and bulbs

Maps, compass and a guide book

Trekking poles

 

  • Miscellaneous Bits

The items below could seem trivial, but if you don’t have them, you might just find

 yourself sticky and stinky, which isn’t actually good for you!


Toiletries

Quick-drying camp towel

Detergent powder/bar

Toilet paper

Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 20+) & Lip balm

Pocket knife

Sewing/Repair Kit (for tent & mattress)

Emergency kit including a whistle, waterproof match/lighter

Padlocks for bags and lodge rooms

Stuff sacks

Earplugs

Candlesticks

 

  • Medicaments

It is important that you can include the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Below is just the generic list of medications. We advice you to always consult your travel doctor as you might be resistant or allergic to some medicines 


Anesthetics (Ibuprofen/Aspirin)

Broad spectrum antibiotics tablets

Metronidazole and Antacids (for diarrohea /indigestion)

Broad spectrum ointments (Neosporin/ Clotrimazole/Gentamicin)

Antiseptic liquids (Dettol/Savlon)

Assorted band-aids

Small gauge pad

Roll of adhesive tape

Iodine tablets

 

  • Optional Carry

Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items in this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret as they might just come handy during the trek


Camera, memory card and battery charger

GPS unit Altimeters

Binoculars

Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women

Books and magazines

Departure Date

Marron Treks has calibrated fixed departure dates for all the trek packages. We operate group as well as individual/private treks. Please pick the most palpable date for you and book your trip now. If the dates below don’t fit your schedule, kindly contact us directly and let us know about your preference.





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