Tamang Heritage Hike – Self guided trekking trip

11 Days

  Tamang heritage hike is one of the best destinations for the hikers who want to indulge the local lifestyle and villages of Nepal. Tamang heritage trail will offer you to enjoy and explore the culture as well as the natural aspects. During the hike, you are exploring the local tradition and culture of the local Tamang community dominated by famous Sherpa’s.  

Tamang Heritage Hike

During the hike, you will also witness the wide snow – capped mountains such as Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Mount Dorje Lakpa, Nayakang peak and ridge of Annapurna ranges along with the panoramic views of more than 100’s of mountains.

The trail will also offer you to enter Langtang National park and indulge the wildlife, birds and butterflies of Langtang National Park. Besides this, you will be walking through the Rhododendron forest and you will also be offered to witness the chortens and gumbas in the trail.

Reaching Kyanjin Gompa and witnessing the panoramic view of mountains is one of the major attractions of Tamang heritage hike. Langtang Lirung is the tallest mountain which will be closer to you in this hike standing at an elevation of 7205 meters.

Tamang Heritage Hike

What to expect in Tamang Heritage Hike?

We have categorized this hike as a specially self – guided trip. So, a guide is available only through satellite phone where he will be giving all the necessary information about the routes and any queries you want to know. But, if you desire to hire a porter then Nepalgram Adventure can make an arrangement of porter for you. The accommodation facilities are also arranged by our company during the hike.

Beside this, this hike is mainly known for village hikes and mainly focused on exploration of culture and tradition of local villages along with the eye – catchy view of numerous wide mountain ranges.

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Itinerary of Tamang Heritage Hike

The 1st day of your hike starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. On the 2nd day, a 6 hours hike from Syabrunbesi will take you to Gatlang. During this hike you will be walking through different terrain of land along with the exploration of Village.

The 3rd day of your hike will take you to Tatopani. Tatopani means the hot water in Nepali where it is believed that bathing in the Hotspring of Tatopani cures skin diseases. The 4th day of your hike will take you to the Thuman Village. Walking around 7 hours from Tatopani you will reach Thuman village.

On the 5th day of your hike, you will be walking through the trail from where you can see the snow – capped mountain ranges and reach Briddim village. The 6th day of your hike will take you to Lama Hotel in around 7 hours.

The 7th day of your hike will be towards Langtang village where you will be walking by the side of the river and inside the jungle along with the exploration of local herbs and wildlife.

The 8th day of your hike will take you to the famous Kyanjin Gompa. During the hike you will be offered to see Manes and Chortens along with crossing the suspension bridge. After reaching Kyanjing Gompa you will be offered the panoramic views of mountains. The 9th day of your hike will take you back to Lama Hotel in around 7 hours.

On the 10th day, you will be walking through the jungle along with the scenic sight of honey hives and reaching Syabrubesi. The 11th day is the last day of your hike where you will be driving back from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

Tamang Heritage Hike

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550 meters); 8 hours
  • Day 2 – Hike from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2200 meters); 5-6 hours
  • Day 3 – Hike from Gatlang to Tatopani (2600 meters); 6-7 hours
  • Day 4 – Hike from Tatopani to Thuman (2400 meters); 6-7 hours
  • Day 5 – Hike from Thuman to Briddim (2345 meters); 6-7 hours
  • Day 6 – Hike from Briddim to Lama Hotel (2470 meters); 6-7 hours
  • Day 7 – Hike from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430 meters); 6 hours
  • Day 8 – Hike from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 meters); 4 hours
  • Day 9 – Hike from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470 meters); 5-7 hours
  • Day 10 – Hike from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1550 meters). 5 hours
  • Day 11 – Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (1380 meters); 8hours

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Major Attraction To See During Tamang Heritage Hike

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrunbesi and Vice – Versa
  • Exploration of local Villages
  • Exploration of culture, tradition and lifestyles of local community
  • Exploration of wildlife, birds and butterflies of Langtang National Park
  • Hotspring at Tatopani
  • Homestay experience
  • Crossing through suspension bridges
  • Explore Manes, chortens and Gumbas
  • Explore local monastery
  • Panoramic view of snow – capped mountains

Cost Details of Tamang Heritage Hike - General Inclusions

  • Briefing on phone every morning before the start of the trek.
  • Guide on call duty at any time during the trek
  • Arrangement of accommodation in the tea houses in the places where tea house owner is reachable.
  • Phone guidance for the bus/jeep/car ticketing.

Cost Details of Tamang Heritage Hike - General Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
  • All Food & accommodations during the hike
  • All necessary paper works Langtang national park entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (TIMS).
  • Credit card processing fees for online payment.
  • Satellite Phone - if you want to rent we can help you.
  • Tips for your phone guide and driver (Tipping is never been compulsory though expected).
Where is the Tamang Heritage Trail located?

The Tamang Heritage Trail is located in Nepal’s fantastic Langtang region, close to the country’s northern border with Tibet. You can view China from many points on the route! There is extensive geothermal activity in this region of Nepal, including well-known subterranean aquifers. The area’s natural aquifers initially drew tourists, but the 2015 earthquake severely damaged or destroyed a large number of these subsurface water reserves. The main reason visitors come to the area nowadays is to experience the local Tamang culture and take in the breathtaking scenery on the Tamang Heritage Trail.

Which features of the Tamang Heritage Trek stand out?

The Tamang Heritage Trail is the ideal walk for people who want to experience the majesty of the Himalayas without having to endure the strenuous high altitudes associated with some of the more well-known treks in Nepal. The route provides a comprehensive view of the Langtang region of the Himalayas, including Langtang Lirung, which rises to a height of more than 23,000 feet! If you traveled to Nepal expecting to see snow-capped mountains, you won’t be disappointed because the biggest peaks are covered in snow all year long. Along with villages peering out from the mountains and valleys along the path, there are glimpses of the mountains on the Tibetan side of the border as well.

How will I be accommodated during the Tamang Heritage Trail?

The Tamang Heritage Trail might be the best option for those who want to venture off on a hike but aren’t quite ready for a house stay. You have a choice between Western-style hotels in Syabrubeshi and tea houses and cottages in the smaller towns along the route. There are also plenty of readily available conveniences in every town. Every tea house and lodge has private rooms with basic amenities like sleeping pads, lockable entryways, and electricity (the nuts and bolts, but improvements in Nepal ), and some even have western toilets as opposed to the common squat can. If you choose, you will also have the option of paying to wash your dishes.

What type of native cuisine and food can I expect to find along the Tamang Heritage Trail?

You might be surprised to learn that the Tamang Heritage Trail provides hikers staying at the local lodges with a wide variety of cuisine options. While some unusual treks, like the Ruby Valley Trail, revolve around home atays with only a few alternative meals, the tea houses and motels along the Tamang Heritage Trail have a variety of menu options. The menus in each cabin are essentially same and include both the typical Nepali fare as well as a large selection of western options like spaghetti, pizza, and cheeseburgers. You’ll have many options for breakfast, including flapjacks, omelets, and a host of other options. The majority of cabins also sell beer and rakshi (the local alcoholic beverage), so you can unwind with a refreshing one (or two!) at the end of a strenuous day of hiking. Treats are available, too, just like the Coca-Cola products that are ubiquitous throughout every Nepalese hamlet.

On the Tamang Heritage Trail, can I expect to find connectivity and electricity?

Network access is limited in such a rural area, as one might anticipate. A (single) landline is present in a few settlements; however they are only functional for local calls. Be ready to adjust to this isolation because the nearest cell phone network won’t be available for a day and a half after passing Pangsang Pass. Most village’s use solar-powered lighting, but a handful have cable power for a few hours each day (although few have a place to charge your devices). However, you could find that there is lighter than you anticipate in the evening. Headlamps are still quite beneficial.

What Time of Year Is Best For A Tamang Heritage Trek?

The months of September through November, as well as March through May, are thought to be the greatest for trekking in the Langtang region. Because of the mild temperatures and clear, beautiful bright days that allow for views of the mountains and forests while on the hiking trail, autumn and spring are always enjoyable times to go. One can also take this walk in December, January, and February to avoid crowds. Since they are winter months, it is best to be ready for chilly conditions, frost, and snow. Once more, if you don’t mind hiking in the wet season, you can hike from June to August.

What permits will I need to hike the Tamang Heritage Trail?

The Tamang Heritage Trail is located in Langtang National Park, thus there is no need for a special permit like one for a restricted area (Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Manaslu Region, Nar-Phu Valley, and others). Only two grants total have been given by our administration for the Langtang Trek. For your walk to the Langtang Region, you must have both of these permits. Your permits must be visible at the checkpoints along the trekking route across the Langtang valley. In the unlikely event that you visit without permission, you will need to make purchases there at a premium or you risk facing sanctions under Nepali government legislation. It is a requirement for everyone who wants to trek in Nepal to have a TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System).

Is travel insurance required for the Tamang Heritage Trek?

Travelers from around the world will be covered by insurance while trekking in Nepal. Trekking at high altitudes is physically demanding and frequently dangerous, despite Nepal’s generally excellent security. In Nepal, altitude sickness is a frequent occurrence, especially among international trekkers who may not have had enough time to acclimate. Unless they are protected by insurance coverage, passengers are required to pay for such rescue and related emergency procedures out of their own pockets.

How challenging is the Tamang Heritage Trek?

It is regarded as one of Nepal’s most mellow trekking routes. It is one of the most accessible hiking destinations even if it is also the most well-known. People who had little to no prior trekking experience have finished this trek successfully. However, because it involves dramatic ascents and descents down steep stone stairs, we rate it as a strenuous trekking trip. While no technical skills are required, a reasonable level of physical fitness and past trekking experience can be advantages.

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