Tamang Heritage Trekking

Trip Highlights

Situated north of Kathmandu Valley. & wilder animal red panda musk deer and bear, The Cultural land filled with prevalent Tibetan and Tamang culture, View of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ri, Shisapangma and tibet border side peaks.

Trip Overview

Embark on the journey to the Langtang region and witness the cultural realm filled with prevalent Tibetan and Tamang culture. Located at the outskirt of Langtang National Park, this new route provides the 360-degree vista of the Langtang Lirung(7,234m), Ganesh Himal(7,422m) and Mt. Manaslu(8,156m) which serves as a magnificent backdrop to a great trek. Here, the Pre-Buddhist Bon Po is practiced which precedes the Buddhist religion and is perhaps one of the last remnants of this culture.

Tamang Heritage Trek is a one-week trek where the trekkers can experience the Tamang cultures, their lifestyle, and religion. The Tibetan came from Kerung and has settled here and resided here as Tamang. Tibetan religion has also been amalgamated in this region providing a diverse and cultural outlook at this uncharted world. Trekkers also reach the village of Kyanjin Gompa(3,870m) and Tatopani(2,607m) where they can relax in the natural hot spring healing their stress and relief. The ancient monasteries, stupas, prayer flags and the ritual stones can be seen along the trail.

High Altitude Sherpa Treks invites you to this beautiful journey to the uncharted land full of ethnic religions- their unique lifestyles and some of the greatest panoramic view of the mountains in the Langtang region.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Team Composition

 There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required.

this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.

– porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and  how long you doing trek.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

 This is a moderate trek suitable for Trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag.

 Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability.

 Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.

 you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude.

– self-confidence and strong determination best way to  complete this trek successfully.

 Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

Outline Itinerary

DAYS ITINERARY ALTITUDE O/n
Day 1 Kathmandu to Syafru Beshi (Drive) 1580 m Lodge
Day 2 Syafru Beshi to Gatlang 2100 m Lodge
Day 3 Gatlang to Tatopani 2620 m Lodge
Day 4 Tatopani to Thuman 2430 m Lodge
Day 5 Thuman to Briddim 2350 m Lodge
Day 6 Briddim to Lama Hotel 2460 m Lodge
Day 7 Lama Hotel to Langtang village 3440 m Lodge
Day 8 Langtang village to Kyanjing Gompa 3870 m Lodge
Day 9 Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 2470 m Lodge
Day 10 Lama Hotel to Syafru Beshi 1550 m Lodge
Day 11 Syafru Beshi to Kathmandu (Drive) 1380 m Lodge

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and drive to hotel (1,350m.)

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Tamang heritage trek each day program.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1470m):  9 hours’ drive

an early morning we drive north from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Parts of the road are uncapped and the condition of the road often depends upon the monsoon season. We will travel via Trisuli Bazaar where the dam and hydroelectric project was completed by the Indian Technical Mission. Finally we drive on to Syabrubesi and spend a night there. Stay overnight in lodge.

 

Day 03: Syabrubesi to  Gatlang (2238m): 5 hours.

After two to three hours of ascent from Syabrubesi we reach a view point where we gain fantastic views of the Ganesh Himal, Gosainkunda range and Langtang Lirung. We head down to Goljang valley (lunch stop) which is an hour walking down hill from our view point. Today we walk through many villages and along the trails there are numerous Buddhist chortens and mani walls. Gatlang is a beautiful Tamang village that is set high on a hillside among terraced fields. Stay overnight in lodge or home. Stay overnight in home or lodge.

 

Day 04: Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m): 5-6 hours.

Today, our trek begins by descending to Thangbuchet, near Chilime village. After Chilime, we start to ascend first by crossing a small suspension bridge and continue until we reach Tatopani. Enroute, we have outstanding views of the Langtang Range and Ganesh Himal. Tatopani literally means ´hot water´, where one can cleanse in the natural hot springs. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. Stay overnight in lodge.

 

Day 05: Tatopani – Nagthali to Thuman (2338m): 7-8 hours.

This will be the longest trekking day. This morning we climb to Nagthali which is at the height of 3165m, which was once used as a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. This is the highest pass of the area, lies in high open grassland and offers panoramic views of snow covered Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal Ranges. We descend down to Thuman, a heavily Tibetan influenced Tamang village. The ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings here are an unforgettable experience. Stay overnight in lodge.

 

Day 06: thuman to Bridim (2229m): 6-7 hours.

Walking through rhododendron forests and meadows we trek towards Bridim, another Tibetan influenced Tamang community located in the bosom of the Langtang Himal. About 43 houses are spread in Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. Here, we may meet other trekkers on the Langtang trail.

 

Day 07: Bridim to lama hotel (2470m): 8/9 hours.

Today you start after breakfast and continue the trail vai Wangal Village, Khanju village then Sherpa Gaon which takes about 4 hours. The trails descend through the Rhododendron forests and stunning view of Langtang Himal and Gosaikund valley until reaching Lama Hotel.

 

Day 08: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang valley (3,430m): 6 Hours.

As usual after breakfast we start our second day of trek through jungles.  Before arrive Ghora Tabels we walk steep short walk passing water mills, prayer wheels & as we arrive the Ghoda Tabels you will enjoy the view of Langtang Lirung. After few hour walk we reach the Langtang Valley for overnight stay.

 

Day 09: Rest or explore day around Kyanjin Gumpa.

Today is a rest day or explore around. We can visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (4985m), which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier. Descend to guesthouse for overnight.

 

Day 10: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2324m): 5-6 hours.

The trail descends down passing the yak pasture land until reaching Langtang which takes about 2 hours then continue walk and cross the suspension bridge and climb down till Thangshyap. It takes about 1 hour. Again you continue the trail following through the forests until reaching Godatabela which takes about 1 hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail keeps descending till Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in lodge.

 

Day 11: Lama Hotel to sybru beshi (1470m): 4-5 hours.

From Lama Hotel, we head back to Syabru Besi. We can wander around the undulating path leading to the village. This gives us an opportunity to get an insight of the culture and custom of the Tamang community.

 

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu: 8 hours,

In the morning after breakfast, drive from syabru beshi to Kathmandu by private vehicle or local bus. It takes about 3 hours drive in the rough road to Trisuli and take lunch there. After lunch, the road is smooth till Kathmandu and takes about 5 hours.

 

Day 13: sightseeing :

We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world.

 

Day 13: Final departure: 

Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.

Equipment List

 

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.

(A).Head:-

1. Sun hat or scarf

2.Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

3. Sunglasses with UV protection

(B).Upper Body:-

4. T-shirts

5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops

6. Fleece jacket or pullover

7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

9.Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary

(C).Hands:-

10. Lightweight gloves

11. Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

12. Fleece liner gloves

(D).Lower Body:-

13. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)

14. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)

15. Lightweight cotton long pants

16. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

17. Fleece or wool pants

18. Gore-tex jacket

19. Gore-tex jacket trouser

(E).Feet:-

20. thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

21. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

22. Hiking boots with spare laces

23 .Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

(F).Accessories:–

24. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]

25. Headlamp and batteries

26. Basic First Aid Kit

27. Day pack (approximately 45L)

28. Water bottles (2)toiletries

30. Small wash towel

31. Swiss knife

32Leap gurd 30 spf

33. Sun cream 50 spf

Before You Go

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FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal. The best season for this Tour is any time between January to June and September to December.

 

How fit do I need to be for this trek ?

  • This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack.  Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip are a good idea to improve our strength and stability. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however you are in excellent health with average physical fitness.  Have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

 

How long do we walk each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly   terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm. 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. high altitude sherpa guide will be showing high altitude sherpa sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use  ?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee..

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • High altitude experienced, English-speaking trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • One map of Langtang national park trekking
  • One Nepali mobile SIM card for local communication
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle
  • Langtang National park entry permits
  • Trekking information management system TIMS
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Medical kit

Cost Not Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

First Aid Kit:

1. Povidone-iodine cream- 1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage –2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid –10.

6. Dressing tape -1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin –1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximeter:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3.Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges –20:pcs

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg-10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Activities: Culture Tour and Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Easy
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •  Best Seasons: Sep-Nov and Mar-April
  •   Meals: Breakfast In ktm & All Meals During The Trek
  •   Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu &Tea House during the trek
  •   Transportation: Bus-privet Car

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