Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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Tamang Heritage Trail
Tamang Heritage Trail
Tamang Heritage Trail
Tamang Heritage Trail
Tamang Heritage Trail
Tamang Heritage Trail
Tamang Heritage Trail
Tamang Heritage Trail
Tamang Heritage Trail
Tamang Heritage Trail

The Tamang Heritage Trail is a rewarding trekking experience with a strong focus on local culture. The trail lies in one of the bordering regions between Nepal and Tibet. There is a long history of trade and cultural exchange which enriched the local culture and the ritual practices on both sides of the border.

Developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program, the "Tamang Heritage Trail" is one of the newly developed trails that are less crowded and put a stronger emphasis on culture than some of the more classic trails. The Tamang Heritage Trail gives you an idea of ancient lifestyles but also offers stunning sceneries and (as a reward) relaxing and healing baths in natural hot springs.

This trip starts with 5-6 hours jeep journey from Kathmandu to Shafbru Bensi. On the way, you can gather many impressions of rural Nepal. We then start trekking in earnest making our way through the small villages along the trail. You can observe local customs and traditions, chat with locals and, of course, drive a good bargain when shopping for locally produced handicrafts. At Tatopani you can enjoy the healing hot-springs - a particularly rewarding experience after the strains of the trek.

The Tamang Heritage trail is a very pleasant trek without technical difficulty. A remarkable cultural experience set in an impressive environment.

Highlights:

  • Experience the rich culture of the Langtang region
  • Discover the border region of Nepal and Tibet and lear about its rich history
  • Enjoy a relaxing bath in the natural hot springs

Trip Facts

Duration: 10 days

Altitude: 3720m

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Spring & Fall

Equipment: Basic Trekking Gear

Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)


Day 02:

Kathmandu tour and preparation for the trek 


Day 03:

Kathmandu to Gatlang (2,250m/7,382 ft), walk approx.5-6hr 


Day 04:

Gatlang to Tatopani(2,380m/7,808ft.), walk 5-6hr 


Day 05:

Tatopani to Nagathali (3,165m/10,384 ft.), walk 5-6hr 


Day 06:

Nagathali to Thuman (2,238m/7,342ft), 6 walk 4-5hr  


Day 07:

Thuman to Briddim (2,239m/7,345ft), walk 5-6hr 


Day 08:

Briddim to Syabrubensi (1,503m/4,931 ft.),walk 5-6hr 


Day 09:

Syabrubensi to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)


Day 10:

Departure from Kathmandu 

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 10 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and fitness

Included Services

+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide


+
1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)


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Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu [upgrade possible]


+
 Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide


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All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally


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Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and return


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Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek


+
Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses


+
Trekking permit and TIMS card


+
First Aid kit


+
Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

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Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

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Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

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Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

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Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

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Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

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Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

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Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

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Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Travel Season

The best season for the Langtang region is the same as for most of Nepal, roughly from March to late May and mid-September to early December. The weather in the region is heavily influenced by the monsoon which brings large quantities of snow between June and August from the Gulf of Bengal. To avoid unstable weather, we recommend the spring and fall periods. However, trips can be organized outside these periods as well.

Your Meals During the Trek

During long treks, good nutrition is very important. Beyond the practical aspects, delicious food enhances every holiday. At Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures, we make sure you experience high quality, locally sourced dishes. While most guest houses offer a wide variety of food, we highly recommend the local options which are freshly prepared from locally farmed produce. Popular dishes include Tsampak (the roasted flour of ground barley) with butter and the salted Tibetan tea, Sengong (paste of buckwheat flour with hot water) with Himalaya Nettle or garlic soup which can be very invigorating after a long day. And for your carbs, some boiled chilly potatoes – if you can stand the heat. Please inform us of special dietary needs but keep in mind that the trek leads through remote areas and it will not always be possible to meet specific requirements. In this case you might have to bring suitable meals instead.

Individual vs Group Trips

Our trips are calculated as private treks. You will have your own guide and can determine your own itinerary. This gives you the most flexibility. If you, however, prefer to join a group, depending on dates and routes, this can be organized as well.  

Start from: 550 USD
Duration
10 days
Season
Spring&Fall
Region
Genesh Himal
Grade
Medium
Altitude
3720m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse