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Tamang Heritage local house Stay 11 Days

A war between Nepal and Tibet broke about 150 years ago for salt, and some of the biggest areas where the war took place were in the Langtang Region of Nepal. The “Tamang Heritage Trek” is the newly developed tourism product which highlights an ancient lifestyle combining it with picturesque views and healing baths in natural hot spring. Hence, the trekking arranged by Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition along this unbeaten trail will be a new experience for the travelers exploring the beautiful mountains with the culture of local Tamang people. The inhabitants of this area are believed to be the offspring of Tibetans from the Kerung in Tibet across the border and settled in Nepal Later on; they intermingled with Tamang of the Helambu area. In earlier days, the citizenship of Nepal would not be offered to real Tibetans, so they changed their ethnicity to Tamang, which is what they still write till date. The cultures and traditions of these people are similar yet to the Tibetan across the border. Since November 2015, the Kerung pass is open for Nepal for the trade with China.

This trekking destination is just a day long bus journey from the capital, Kathmandu. This trekking tour provides varieties of experience. Tamang rituals, Tibetan culture, festivals, traditional architecture, ancient monasteries, costumes, local Shyapru dances make the exposure to this culture very unique. There is a view point at Goljung Pass, from where views of Langtang and Kerung (Tibet) can be awe inspiring. Visitors will get an opportunity to observe Shyapru, Mane and other local dances at Goljung and Gatlang. The villages also sell exclusive handicraft items like traditional caps, mufflers and other items. The ancient monasteries and houses decorated with rich wood engravings at Thuman is an unforgettable experience. At Briddim one gets to experience the famous Tamang hospitality, where there is home stay facility in 24 houses.

During the trek, we enjoy the views of Langtang Lirung -7245M. Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass -5122M. Dorje Lakpa 6989 M. Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, Paldor Peak and Sanjen Himal ranges

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: arrival in kathmandu
Day 02: sightseeing in kathmandu
Day 03: kathmanud – shyapru besi (1503m)
Day 04: shyapru besi – gatlang (2238m)
Day 05: gatlang -tatopani (2607m)
Day 06: tatopani – thuman (3164m)
Day 07: thuman – briddhim (2229m)
Day 08: bridim – shyapru besi (1503m)
Day 09: syapru besi – kathmandu
Day 10: shopping /rest in kathmandu
Day 11: departure from kathmandu

Important Information:

Our Guest’s security is of dominant concern while traveling with Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. The trekking leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is necessary due to unfavorable circumstances. Unfavorable weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, or an unexpected natural disaster can force changes to the itinerary. However, every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. The lead guide will try his/her best to ensure that the trip goes smoothly and according to plan, but please be ready to be flexible if necessary.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A representative will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

A local guide will be available. According to your wishes, the guide will escort you for sightseeing. Sightseeing may include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati,  Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the Swoyambhunath areas.  Starting after breakfast, usually at 9.00am, the exploration of Kathmandu Valley can continue until 5.00pm. Lunch and dinner, you will be responsible for.

Day 03:kathmanud – shyapru besi (1503m)

Around 7-8 hours of driving from Kathmandu takes us to Shyapru Besi which is situated in the bank of Trishuli River and where we spend our first night. This day we can see the panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh, as well as some peaks of Langtang area from the window of the bus while driving. Shyapru Besi is a Tamang (Buddhist) village. Hence we see several mani walls, chyorten and can visit the gompa.

Day 04: shyapru besi – gatlang (2238m) 

We begin walking after an early breakfast today to experience this rich trek. After an hour and half of ascent from Shyapru Besi we reach the view point from where we can see the incredible view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Now we head down to Goljang valley for lunch which is an hour’s walk down hill from the view point. Gatlang the beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs’ walk from Goljang. We spend the night in one of the houses in the village.

Day 05: gatlang -tatopani (2607m)

Today might be the longest day of walking in the entire trip since we will walk about 7 hours. The walk begins by descending to Thangbuchet beside the Bhotekoshi River. We stop for the lunch here. The Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After lunch the trail will be ascending up crossing a suspension bridge. The ascent continues until we get to Tatopani which literally means ‘hot water’, we can cleanse ourself in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Local people believe that the water has a healing quality that eases away our aches and pains. We spend the night in one of the houses in the village.

Day 06: tatopani – thuman (3164m)

After an ascent today, we stop for lunch at Brimdang village. After lunch the trek continues ascending to Nagthali Danda at 3300m. We can enjoy the panoramic view and spend some time at the top having a cup of hot tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa. The trek continues down to Thuman, a Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance to entertain us. We spend the night in one of the houses in the village.

Day 07: thuman – briddhim (2229m)

We walk through flat trail in the beginning and descend to Timure through the route to the old trade route to Tibet. We stop here for lunch. The border of Nepal and Tibet is just a 3 hours walk away here. After lunch the trail continues for Briddhim another Tibetan influenced Tamang village. A home stay at Briddhim is a unique experience. All accommodations, lodgings and fooding are offered at the individual houses on a rotational basis. Each host family provides clean bed, toilet and a family dining room. The visitors enjoy the evening with the host family, living with them, eating traditional foods and sleeping at their usual clean bed. Plain rice, Tibetan bread, Syakpa (Sherpa Stew), Potato, Tibetan tea and Briddhim local brew are offered. The visitor can also observe the local indoor rituals and cultural practices with the host family and go on village walks to see the lifestyle, traditions and customs of the people. Then the locals gather in the evening in their traditional costume, performing cultural songs and dances, welcoming the visitors. The host family guides the visitors, explaining the special features of the village, showing live craftsmanship, which the visitor gets the opportunity to buy first hand.

Day 08: bridim – shyapru besi (1503m)

After breakfast, the trek descends down to Shyapru Besi which is just 3 hrs walk from Briddim. We go forward to North direction from the valley right side of Bhote Kosi River and then come back on the opposite side on our way back to Shyapru Besi. The trail follows through the terraced paddy and corn fields having slightly up and down; Shyabpru Besi can be reached within 4-5 hours walk. We have lunch and rest of the day is on our own. We may go around the village in the leadership of Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition trekking guide.

Day 09:syapru besi – kathmandu  (1337m)

Right after having the breakfast in early morning, we drive back to Kathmandu today. It takes 8 to 9 hrs to reach Kathmandu. The road is pitched but not wide enough. Hence, the driving is in a moderate pace.

Day 10 Shopping /Rest in Kathmandu  (1337m) in Bhaktapur (1401m) Sightseeing 3-4 hours

This day is free too. If you wish, a sightseeing trip to the ancient temple/king’s seat of the world heritage site of incredible Bhaktapur can be arranged.  The tour lasts 4 hours, and will cost an additional upcharge. In the evening, a Farewell Dinner is given by Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition.

Day 11 Departure from Kathmandu (1337m)

A Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff representative will take our valuable guests to the airport (3 hours prior to your flight) and bid goodbye. It will be not only goodbye, but also the welcome for next visit to Nepal.