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Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

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

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP) with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

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

+ Sharing bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and return

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

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary

+ Langtang National Park Entry Permit for all members

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family

 

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- 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)

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

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

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

- Tips for Guides & Porters

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

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

- 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. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. 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

Additional Options:

+Additional porter: 192 USD [16 USD per day]

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

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Duration
10 days
Season
Spring/Fall/Winter
Region
Genesh Himal
Grade
Medium
Altitude
3720m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse
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