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Tamang Heritage Trekking Trail - 15 Days

Tamang Heritage Trail
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Trip FAQ

Trip Highlights

  • Overjoyed vehicle drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi.
  • Tibetan peoples and their culture has been swaying the region.
  • Condensed forests in which extinct plants and wild life.
  • Heartily felicitations of the locals to the trekkers.
  • Structural design of the mountain houses is astounding.
  • Outmoded monasteries and chanting of monk.
  • Tuneful song as OM MANE PADME OM will energize to your trek.
  • 2607 m of elevation to conquer so extremely facile trek.
  • Hygiene local foods at every tea houses.  

Tamang Heritage Trekking Trail - Some 150 years back, Nepal fought Tibet over salt mostly in the areas of the Langtang region, wherein also lies the third most frequented trekking trails of Nepal. Since, the area is connected to Tibet, the trails of this region is used by traders from Tibet exchanging salt and mountain goats for meat with foodstuffs from the south. Unfolded by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program, “The Tamang Heritage Trail” is the newly introduced trekking off the beaten trail’ that combines an ancient lifestyle of the ‘Tamang people’ with picturesque natural scenarios.

The Tamang’s dominate the demography of this region, however, the people are mostly Tibetans who entered from Tibet across the border and settled in the Langtang region. Earlier, the citizenship of Nepal was not easily granted to the real Tibetans, so they changed their ethnicity to ‘Tamang’. Still their culture and tradition is very similar as of the Tibetans.

The ‘Tamang Heritage Trail’ is only a few hours’ drive from the Kathmandu Valley, which offers a variety of cultural and natural experience. With the unique exposure to Tamang rituals, Tibetan culture, festivals, architecture, costumes – the trail offers a very close insight of the Tamang heritage. The culture and crafts of people of this region has remained unchanged since the beginning of their settlements.

We at Skyline, can arrange for a ‘Tamang Heritage Trail’ anytime in a year; if the itinerary below isn’t what you wish for. We can still customize the trip as per your need, so please feel free to get in touch with us. We never fail to offer our clients with the best possible trekking packages.

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport (T.I.A) and pick up by our private vehicle and than transfer to the Hotel

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru besi (8 hours) and overnight in tea house.(B,L,D)

Day 03: Syabru besi trek to Gatlang (5 hrs) and overnight in community lodge (B, L, D)

Day 04: Gatlang trek to Tatopani (6-7 hrs) and overnight in community lodge.(B, L, D)

Day 05: Tatopani trek to Thuman (6 hrs) and overnight in community lodge (B, L, D)

Day 06: Thuman trek to Briddim (6 hrs) and overnight in local home.(B, L, D)

Day 07: Briddim trek to Lama hotel (6 hrs) and overnight in teahouse (B, L, D)

Day 08: Lama hotel trek to Langtang (6hrs) and overnight in teahouse (B, L, D)

Day 09: Langtang trek to Kanjin (4 hrs) and overnight in teahouse (B, L, D)

Day 10: Kanjin rest day and hike to Langsisa Kharka or Glacier langtang –lirung or hike to Tsherko ri (5000M) (B, L, D)

Day 11: Kanjin trek to Lama hotel (6 hours) (B, L, D)

Day 12: Lama hotel trek to Thulosyabru (5-6 hours) (B, L, D)

Day 13: Thulosyabru trek to Dhunche 5 hours (B, L, D)

Day 14: Dhunche drive to Kathmandu (6-7 hours) (B,L)

Day 15: Transfer to international airport for your final departure. (B)

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick up and drop off
  • Kathmandu hotel room & accommodation such as Breakfast (B)
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary
  • Langtang National Park conservation entry permits fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Guide & each 2 persons 1 Porter
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Kathmandu hotel lunch and dinner (L, D)
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal spending money & All bar bill, i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.

Where is Nepal?

Nepal, a sovereign Independent Kingdom, lies between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude. It is bounded on the north by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China; on the east by Sikkim and West Bengal of the Indian Union on the south by Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and on the west by Uttar Pradesh of Indian Union. The length of the Kingdom is 885 kilometers east-west and its breath varies from 145 to 241 kilometers north-south. Climatically, it lies in the temperate zone with the added advantage of altitude.

Why is Nepal such a fascinating country for many people?

The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best walking trails on Earth. It's a small country, but it's rich in scenic splendor and exotic cultures. The people of Nepal are as diverse as their country and represent distinct cultures and races.

Though they speak a variety of tongues and practice different religions, they are the friendliest people that you would ever meet. The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination and it's a difficult place to dislodge from your memory once you return. So, wait until you're actually here in Nepal.

As a traveler, there is endless number of surprises Nepal has to offer you. Kathmandu Valley with its thousands of Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, stunning architecture and rich pageantry can be quite beyond words. If you are careful enough not to get entangled in the superficial facade of a flatly"modernizing" capital city, Kathmandu probably offers you as exotic and urban experience as you can get.

Beyond Kathmandu, it’s another world altogether. Most travelers to Nepal want to check out the truly spectacular Himalayas along with the higher hills. A few go there to scale the high mountains, but many are nature lovers who trek along landscapes filled with deep valleys, lush forests, snow trails, terraced fields, and above all, the most hospitable people.

Travelers to Nepal also love making a safari trip to one of the National Parks in Nepal. The most popular one is the Chitwan National Park in the southern plains which hosts a diverse wildlife reserves including the rare Asian one-horn rhino.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

What do I need to get my visa?

You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.

Where do I apply to get my visa?

The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office upon your arrival day at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?

There's no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

How to Enter Nepal?

In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Nepal Airlines (NAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight. Alternatively, if you have time and enthusiasm, traveling overland to Nepal via India is an option.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal?

The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.

What is the national language of Nepal?

Nepal's national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language - the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

What's the common form of greeting in Nepal?

It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

  • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one's home
  • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
  • Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
  • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel

What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?

Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 4212737 First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last digits are telephone numbers.

What is the currency of Nepal?

Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn't been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?

Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?

Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming' package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

What are health requirements to visit Nepal?

Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.

What about getting to Nepal from Tibet?

The crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Kodari is only open to organized groups but not to individual travelers heading north. Be prepared with alternative plans if you're thinking about using this route, because landslides regularly make it impassable during the monsoon.

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