On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will receives you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the trek, hotels and local lodge.
Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swyambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history. A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country. From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for Tamang Heritage Trail Trek.
Morning after breakfast, adventure starts with an interesting drive heading north of Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the exciting ride overlooking beautiful landscapes of rolling green hills and valleys. The drive continues past farm villages and towns, facing views of snow peaks towards north-west. As the road follows to winding uphill to Dhunche, a large town and headquarters of the Rasuwa district. From here entering Langtang National Park, the first park around Nepal Himalayan. Which is also the home of Tamang, the indigenous old tribes interwoven with Buddhism religion and culture. After a short refreshing break at Dhunche, drive continues downhill on winding road to Syabrubesi village for overnight stop.
Syabrubesi a small town with a farm village, the gateways to various exciting adventure and cultural destinations. Where one walk to famous Langtang valley, or towards Ganesh Himal and Ruby valley in the west. As well on the main route to Tibet border towards north, and to our destinations around Tamang Heritage Trail.
Morning walk on the main road for short while, and then leaving the motorable road, using the old walking path. As the path winds uphill through smaller farm area and hamlets, entering cool forest. Enjoy the pleasant walk facing views of snow-clad peaks. Slowly the day completes on reaching a large lovely village at Gatlang, the villagers will receives you with warm welcome. Greets you with Traditional culture offering silk scarf called Khada, and then transfer into a cottage or huts. Which serves a House-Stay, managed by local communities.
Enjoy the afternoon interacting and observing the local farm activities, with typical Nepali or Tamang meals.
Enjoy a leisure free day in Gatlang, having good breakfast, explore the village and its old monastery. The villagers shows you their home-made handicrafts of looms that their wear, traditional Tamang dress. Made from wools and cotton fabrics, enjoy walking around scenic view points, as well enjoy the local foods calledDherro. A staple food of Tamang community and other mountain tribes, it is a thick porridge or mush. Made by cooking stone-ground cornmeal (maize), millet flour (millet powder) or buckwheat flour (buck wheat powder) with salt and water. Includes home-made spicy sauce and soups, seasonal vegetables to add with the Dherro paste, like a porridge.
The village is lively with views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal with some peaks across the border in Tibet. Evening the local will perform traditional folk dance and singing, before normal dinner.
Morning enjoy the surrounding views of peaks and rolling green hills, and then start the walk, leaving Gatlang. After an enjoyable stay, the morning route leads to higher terrain, past several scattered farm land. As walk proceeds towards forest of rhododendron and pine trees, overlooking grand views of peaks.
Finally the day ends reaching Tatopani village for overnight stop, the Tatopani means Hot-Water. The village was famous and popular for natural Hot-Spring, but the earthquake of 2015 destroyed the source of the hot-spring.
An interesting village of Tamang communities to brows around this large settlement, enclosed by high rolling hills.
From Tatopani village, enjoying refreshing overnight in a homely comfort lodge, the morning walk continues. Heading close to Nepal and Tibet border, and then our route diverts from the main trail. As climb continues for few hour to the top Nagethali, on the highest point of our adventure. For every hard effort rewards with spectacular panorama of Central and Mid-Western Himalayas, overlooking views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. Includes distant peaks as far towards Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya range in the western horizon.
After an enjoyable scenic stop, walk leads down to Thuman the trail follows with short ups and down. Walking into dense lovely forest then reaching Thuman village for overnight halt, in the comfort of a nice simple lodge.
Having ample time to observe the local villager farm life and raising live-stock, and interacting with the Tamang natives. Thuman, an interesting village with impressive ancient culture, and renowned for Shamanic practice.
After an exciting time at Thuman, morning walk leads on moderate winding path of 5 to 6 hours. Facing beautiful scenery, as walk continues reaching a small farm areas at Lingling, walk into rhododendron, oaks and pine tree forest.
Enjoying grand vista of Snow Mountain range, as walk leads further to Briddim village for overnight stop. At Briddim in the comfort of nice Home-Stay hut with interesting activity program as entertainment.
At Briddim enjoy observing the local culture of Tamang, and experience the village farm life. Furthermore performs traditional folk dance, song as lively entertainment for the guest to enjoy. The heritage and culture of Briddim is much similar to its Tibetan predecessors, across the border of Kyirong and Rasuwagaddi.
Enjoy last day trek of the wonderful adventure, morning from Briddim an easy down on gradual path to Syabrubesi village. The walk follows close on the bank of Chilime River to reach final overnight stop in Syabrubesi. After a great experience around the heritage trail of Tamang traditional farm villages around the district of Rasuwa.
Start early morning for a long interesting drive to Kathmandu, an exciting journey following the winding downhill road. Reaching low warm farm villages of Trisuli Bazaar around Nuwakot district. Possible stop for lunch break, the drive continues through nice farm villages and town. Then finally reaching the Kathmandu valley outskirt, and then into hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu.
The drive takes you back to your hotel by late afternoon, enjoy rest of day at leisure.
We have reserved a free day in Kathmandu, where all can relax and enjoy leisure activities. Interested people can join in for exciting sightseeing tour of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur cities, worth a visit.
Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Tamang Heritage Trail Trekking.
Trek leads to the highest point on top scenic high Nagethali Hill at 3, 165 m / 10, 384 feet. A large grassy meadow surrounded with tall coniferous forest, facing grand vista of snow peaks, as far towards Tibetan high hills.
Tamang Heritage is not that tough as it looks from the descriptions of various itineraries for the same treks. This trek is enjoyed by all types of people and age group, as all trekkers are well aware that Nepal is a country of high hills.
Where walks leads to some steep climbs and downhill, having some short gradual path one can enjoy the walks. Taking short refreshing rest and enjoying the surrounding beautiful landscapes views.
Tamang Heritage Trail falls on the off beaten tracks, away from famous and popular trail of Langtang Valley. But from past decades, the Tamang Heritage Trail is gaining popular due to its tranquil, scenic and cultural location.
Every villages and settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power, where trekkers can charge electronic items. A fee is charged for each gadgets as per hour basis, the price differs from one place to another.
Apart from popular trekking areas on route Langtang Valley, the lodges and guest house on Tamang Heritage Trail. The accommodation are simple, nice and cozy with homely environment and hospitality. Few places like in Gatlang, Thuman and Briddim, the village communities runs Home Stay programs having nice huts and cottages. Simply the best and enjoyable stay, where the villagers will immense care of all guest performing traditional folk cultural programs. As well serving organic foods, fresh from the villager’s vegetable gardens.
All lodges and foods are clean, neat and hygienic having common bathrooms and toilets, serving hot / cold showers at extra cost.
The foods are served in a large warm dining room, from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali. Some lodge restaurants also serves fresh homemade bakeries products. Most famous and popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled or steam rice, served with various lentil soups, vegetable or meat mild curry, includes pickles of choice).