Trip Overview

Explore the Enchanting Tamang Heritage Trail: A Journey into Nepal’s Cultural Tapestry

Nestled in the Langtang region of Nepal, the Tamang Heritage Trail offers a unique and authentic trekking experience that takes you deep into the heart of the Tamang community’s rich cultural tapestry. This off-the-beaten-path adventure promises not only breathtaking landscapes but also a chance to connect with the warm and hospitable Tamang people, immersing yourself in their age-old traditions and customs.

Cultural Immersion:
Embark on a cultural odyssey as you traverse through traditional Tamang villages, each with its own charm and character. The trail takes you to Gatlang, Thuman, Briddim, and other picturesque settlements where you can witness Tamang rituals, dance performances, and partake in the vibrant festivities that define their way of life.

Scenic Landscapes:
Marvel at the awe-inspiring landscapes that unfold along the Tamang Heritage Trail. From lush green terraced fields to dense rhododendron forests and snow-capped peaks, every step offers a new and captivating vista. The panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and other peaks are a treat for nature lovers and photographers alike.

Traditional Architecture:
Immerse yourself in the architectural wonders of Tamang villages, characterized by intricately carved wooden houses adorned with colorful prayer flags. Gain insight into the local construction techniques and the significance of the designs, showcasing the harmony between nature and human dwelling.

Hot Springs and Healing Baths:
Take a well-deserved break at the natural hot springs in Tatopani. Rejuvenate your tired muscles and relax amidst the serene surroundings, absorbing the therapeutic benefits of the mineral-rich waters—an ideal respite after a day of trekking.

Tamang Cuisine:
Savor the flavors of Tamang cuisine, a delightful blend of Tibetan and Nepalese influences. Try local dishes like “Gundruk,” “Syakpa,” and “Sel Roti,” prepared with organic ingredients sourced from the region. Sharing a meal with the Tamang families adds a personal touch to your culinary experience.

Monasteries and Stupas:
Discover the spiritual side of the Tamang Heritage Trail by visiting ancient monasteries and stupas that dot the landscape. Engage in conversations with resident monks, learn about Buddhist practices, and soak in the tranquil atmosphere that pervades these sacred sites.

Embark on the Tamang Heritage Trail for an immersive journey that goes beyond the ordinary, where the warm smiles of the locals and the untouched natural beauty create memories that last a lifetime. This trail is an unmissable gem for those seeking an authentic cultural experience amidst the Himalayas.

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Tour Highlight

  • Exploration of Traditional Tamang Villages: Delve into villages rich in cultural heritage and natural splendor, offering a window into the Tamang community’s traditions and way of life.
  • Historical Insights at Rasuwagadhi: Understand the significance of the historic fort of Rasuwagadhi in Nepalese history, and relax in the natural hot springs at Tatopani near Timure.
  • Stunning Mountain Views: Be captivated by the magnificent views of the mountains, which are complemented by seasonal floral displays and the warm hospitality of the Tamang people.
  • Immersion in Tamang Culture: Discover the unique culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people, gaining insights into their daily lives and customs as you trek through their homeland.
  • Scenic Trekking Route with Homestay Experience: Traverse a newly opened trekking route, filled with picturesque landscapes, and enjoy the authenticity of homestays along the way.
  • Wildlife Encounters in Rhododendron Forests: Hike through lush rhododendron forests, where you might spot the rare and endangered Red Panda, adding a touch of adventure to your trek.

Trip Facts

Group Size: 1-15 PAX
Duration: 12 Days
Accomodation: Tea House / Mountain Lodge and Hotel
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Average Dist. per Day: 12KM
Average Time per Day: 6hrs
Trip Grading: Easy

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Day 01

Arrival at Kathmandu Airport (1340 m)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may have time to explore the city. In the evening, you’ll receive a briefing about the trek, covering important information and preparation tips.

Day 02

Rest and Preparation in Kathmandu

This day is reserved for rest and preparation for the upcoming trek. You can explore the city, visiting popular sites like the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and the historic Durbar Square. This is also a good time to check your gear and purchase any last-minute essentials.

Day 03

Drive to Syabrubesi

You will embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek. The drive, which takes about 7-8 hours, offers stunning views of the Himalayan landscape, rivers, and rural life.

Day 04

Drive to Goljung and Trek to Gatlang

After a short drive to Goljung, your trek officially begins. You will trek to the beautiful Tamang village of Gatlang, a traditional settlement with unique customs and culture. The trek offers panoramic views of the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal.

Day 05

Trek to Tatopani

The trek to Tatopani takes you through picturesque landscapes and terraced fields. Tatopani, which means ‘hot water’ in Nepali, is famous for its natural hot springs, where you can relax and rejuvenate.

Day 06

Trek to Thuman

Trekking to Thuman, you’ll pass through dense forests and enjoy the spectacular views of Langtang Himal and other surrounding peaks. Thuman is known for its rich culture and traditions.

Day 07

Trek to Rasuwa Gadhi via Timure

This day takes you to the historical site of Rasuwa Gadhi, near the Tibetan border. You’ll trek through Timure, an ancient salt trade route to Tibet. This part of the trek is filled with historical significance and offers a glimpse into the Nepal-Tibet trade relations.

Day 08

Trek to Briddim

The trek to Briddim is a journey through rhododendron and bamboo forests, with chances to spot local wildlife. Briddim is another beautiful Tamang village, where you can experience the local lifestyle and culture.

Day 09

Day in Briddim

Spend a day in Briddim, exploring the village, interacting with locals, and learning about their culture and traditions. You can also hike around the village and enjoy the serene environment.

Day 10

Trek Back to Syabrubesi

You will retrace your steps back to Syabrubesi. This is the final day of trekking, giving you time to reflect on the incredible experiences and scenic beauty you’ve encountered.

Day 11

Drive back to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner

Return to Kathmandu by road. Once in the city, you can spend the day sightseeing, shopping for souvenirs, or simply relaxing. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your trekking group, typically featuring traditional Nepalese cuisine and cultural performances.

Day 12

Final Depature

On the final day, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home, marking the end of your memorable journey through the Tamang Heritage Trail in Nepal.

What Includes & Excludes

Includes

Accomodation

  • Three Nights in Hotel Kathmandu in BB Plan

Guides and Porters

  • Trekking Porters – We Assign a porter for each two trekkers.
  • An English speaking local guide

Meals

  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Breakfast is In Kathmandu Hotel

Transports

  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • From and to the airport transfer to the hotel on a private tourist vehicle on your International arrival and departure.

Additional Services

  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • Farewell dinner one night before the client’s final departure in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture dance. Your guide will accompany you.
  • Trekking/tour permits, entrance fees.
  • Accommodation, foods, insurance, salary, equipment, and medicine for field staffs.

Excludes

  • Anything not mentioned in the price includes.
  • Personal trekking gears/equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected).
  • Lunch and dinner in the city.
  • All drinks including bottled/boiled water along the trekking route
  • Visa fees and travel insurance.
  • International airfare to and from Nepal.

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Equipment List

Outfit

  • Shoes/Boots
  • A pair light trekking shoes or sneakers to wear in and about camps or lodge.
  • A pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Make sure the size and should have to be avoidable for blister.
  • At least four pairs of liner socks, synthetic. And three pair heavyweight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • Two pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees.
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs of nylon hiking shorts.
  • A soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. The full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
  • Two long sleeve polyesters, light colored shirts for sunny days.

Warmth

  • Neck Warmer
  • Light weight Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag
  • A pair of lightweight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail and also on lodges at the time of dinner.
  • A pair liner woolen gloves for mild days and heavy for morning and evening
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat

Electronics

  • Additional Batteries Powerbank , Solar Charger
  • Additional batteries for Head Lamp
  • Head Lamp

Medicine and First Aid

  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Band-aids
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Toiletries
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • UV protective glacier sunglasses – better to have a side shield.

Accessories

  • Small Day Pack
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton.
  • For women two synthetic sports bras, no cotton.

Why Us

Why travel with
Broad Adventures

Since 2010, we have curated unique itineraries that offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences, ensuring every trip is filled with joy and adventure. Our focus on the fun factor and the right amount of challenge allows you to achieve a profound sense of personal accomplishment, all while enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded travelers.

Small-Group Adventures

Small-Group Adventures

Join an intimate group of like-minded travelers who share your passion for discovering the world's wonders safely and confidently. Our small group settings foster a deeper connection with your fellow explorers and the incredible destinations we visit.

Expert Local Guides

Expert Local Guides

We exclusively employ local guides and porters for their unparalleled knowledge and expertise. Their insights and firsthand experiences enrich your journey, giving you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the local culture, history, and environment.

Responsible for Tourism

Responsible for Tourism

Your safety is our utmost priority. Our dedicated team of trained professionals ensures the highest standards of care, including providing fresh and hygienic meals, comprehensive First Aid supplies, and round-the-clock communication services. We are committed to responsible tourism practices, emphasizing the importance of sustainable and ethical travel.

Health and Saftey

Health and Saftey

Promoting responsible tourism is essential, as it calls for a collective effort from everyone involved in the industry. By prioritizing health and safety, we ensure that each journey is not only enjoyable but also respectful of the destinations and communities we visit.

How can we help you?

  • City Tour Equipment
  • City Tour Season
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Climbing Season
  • General Questions
  • Guide and Staffs
  • Nepal Overview
  • Tipping
  • Transportations
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Trekking Season
  • VISA info
  • Weather and Temperature

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

What is the time zone of Nepal?

NPT (UTC+05:45)

What cultural attractions can I explore in Kathmandu?

Kathmandu is home to historical sites like Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath Temple. These landmarks showcase Nepal’s rich cultural and religious heritage, providing visitors with a deep insight into the country’s history.

What are the must-visit cities in Nepal?

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bhaktapur, and Patan are popular cities offering rich cultural experiences. Each city has its own unique charm, historical sites, and vibrant local markets.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

What is the climbing season in Nepal?

The main climbing seasons are spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November). During these times, the weather is more stable, providing safer and more favorable conditions for climbing expeditions.

Are there other mountains in Nepal suitable for climbing?

Yes, Nepal is home to numerous trekking peaks and mountains suitable for climbing, such as Island Peak, Mera Peak, and Lobuche East. These peaks offer a challenging yet rewarding experience for climbers of various skill levels.

Can I climb Mount Everest as a tourist?

Climbing Mount Everest requires significant preparation, experience, and permits. Most climbers join organized expeditions with experienced guides. Climbing Everest is a serious undertaking that demands physical fitness, technical skills, and a high level of commitment.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

What is the voltage and plug type used in Nepal?

The standard voltage is 230V, and the plug type is the Europlug (Type C) and the British-style plug (Type D). It’s advisable to bring adapters if necessary.

What is the voltage and plug type used in Nepal?

The standard voltage is 230V, and the plug type is the Europlug (Type C) and the British-style plug (Type D). It’s advisable to bring adapters if necessary.

Is it necessary to get travel insurance for Nepal?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended, especially for trekking and adventure activities. Ensure that your insurance covers medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellations.

What languages are spoken in Nepal?

The official language is Nepali, but English is widely understood in tourist areas. Additionally, various ethnic groups have their own languages.

What is the currency used in Nepal, and are credit cards widely accepted?

The official currency is the Nepalese Rupee (NPR). While major cities and tourist areas accept credit cards, it’s advisable to carry cash in remote areas. ATMs are available in urban centers.

How can I get around within cities in Nepal?

Transportation options include taxis, rickshaws, and local buses. Walking is also a great way to explore the cities, especially in the old quarters. Many cities have well-preserved historic areas, and navigating them on foot allows for a more immersive experience.

What cultural attractions can I explore in Kathmandu?

Kathmandu is home to historical sites like Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), and Pashupatinath Temple. These landmarks showcase Nepal’s rich cultural and religious heritage, providing visitors with a deep insight into the country’s history.

Can I climb Mount Everest as a tourist?

Climbing Mount Everest requires significant preparation, experience, and permits. Most climbers join organized expeditions with experienced guides. Climbing Everest is a serious undertaking that demands physical fitness, technical skills, and a high level of commitment.

Are permits required for trekking in Nepal?

Yes, trekking permits are required for most trekking regions. The type of permit depends on the specific trekking area. It’s important to obtain the necessary permits from the respective authorities to support local conservation and management efforts.

When is the best season for treks in Nepal?

From March to mid-June and September to December is the best season for treks.

What is the fitness required for the treks?

Generally, to trek in Nepal we should have good physical and health conditions. And also able to walk 4- 7 hours in day at a high altitude with your little backpack.

Do you pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative welcomes you at the airport and transfers you to the hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

Does my guide/porter speak English?

They speak English. All the guides are professional and due to their professionalism, they speak good English. The guide’s English is enough to explain the local culture, activities, and religions.

Are the treks and tours secured? What about the security?

Providing security to our clients is our principal. The government-licensed holder guides and other crew members are carefully assigned for your trip. Even though, would like to counsel you to take care of your equipment, and bags. If you doing a tea-house trek your accommodation is in a local guesthouse, where you have to be a precaution yourself at all times. And if you are on a camping trek always keep your bags inside the tent and while at nighttime please keep your bag in the middle of the tent. The camping leader assigns a Sherpa as a guard throughout the nighttime.

What sort of ground transportation do you use?

Normally we assign a car for up to 2 people and a Jeep for up to 5 people and then a bus for up to 14 PAX and Coster and Sutlej Bus depending on group size. There are some trekking routes, which are dirt roads for them we assign 4WD Jeeps. It also depends on what services you opt for.

Are the staff insured by your company?

Yes, all of the staff and crew members are insured.

Should I need to join the group?

Joining a group depends on your booking and the option that you choose. If you have booked for Private Trip then obviously you will not join. Otherwise, normally the same trip departs on the same day then the group will join.

Do you arrange a private trip?

Yes, of course, we will arrange a private tour.

How big is a group size?

We will try to arrange a small group of willing people, which immortalize the treks. Normally we encompass 12 -16 people in a group. (This is not to apply to those who want to do a Private Trip, no minimum and maximum for them.)

Is the drinking water okay? Or do I need to use tablets?

For drinking water you can buy bottled water and purified mineral water on tea-house treks and city tours. And in the camping trek, the camping cook provides you with boiled water. For some cases of remote area trekking it would be better to have some purification tablets that you can buy in Kathmandu.

What are the accommodations and meals like?

All the meals that you provided are hygienic and fresh. While you are on a camping trek you get meals prepared by a professional camping cook. And if you are doing a tea-house trek you will get the main course as like in the cities. For accommodation on the camping trek, you will have a tent with good-quality mattresses and a sleeping bag. And if you are on a tea-house trek you will normal twin-sharing room with basic facilities with a warm mattress and blanket, and also we provide a sleeping bag if you need it.

Is the shower facility during the tour/trek?

Yes, you can have a shower during the trek. In the camping trek, you will get a shower in a shower tent which is provided 3-4 times in the whole trek, depending on the duration of the trek. And in a tea-house trek, we will provide you attached room where possible and for the rest of town, you will pay for a shower.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Is there any possibility of communicating in my hometown?

Yes, you can. In the Everest and Annapurna regions, you can connect via Phone, or Internet both available in most of the town and, in some remote routes, you may need to use a satellite phone that is carried by your trek guide or also get in the local town.

Can I charge the batteries of cameras, and phones?

Yes, you can charge your devices, but recommended you bring your plugs, and chargers and also do not leave unattended anything while charging in a lobby or somewhere in the trekking guesthouse. And if you are on a camping trek it’s quite hard to charge the phone so we advise you to bring a portable charge.

Are there any health precautions I should take before traveling to Nepal?

Vaccinations for diseases like typhoid, hepatitis, and tetanus are advisable. Altitude sickness prevention measures should be considered for high-altitude treks.

How can I find a reliable trekking guide in Nepal?

Reliable guides can be found through licensed trekking agencies, recommendations from fellow travelers, or by checking with the Nepal Tourism Board. Ensure that your guide has the necessary permits and is experienced in the chosen trekking region

Is hiring a local guide recommended for exploring Nepal?

Yes, hiring a local guide is highly recommended, especially for trekking and exploring remote areas. Guides provide valuable insights into the culture, history, and geography of the region, ensuring a safer and more enriching experience.

Is hiring a local guide recommended for exploring Nepal?

Yes, hiring a local guide is highly recommended, especially for trekking and exploring remote areas. Guides provide valuable insights into the culture, history, and geography of the region, ensuring a safer and more enriching experience.

Is Nepal a safe country for tourists?

Yes, Nepal is considered safe for tourists. However, like any travel destination, it’s essential to follow common-sense safety practices and stay updated on travel advisories. Local people are welcoming, and the country values its reputation as a safe and friendly destination.

What is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best time to visit Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally favorable for outdoor activities. During these periods, the skies are clear, and the temperatures are moderate.

What makes Nepal a popular tourist destination?

Nepal is renowned for its stunning Himalayan landscapes, rich cultural heritage, diverse wildlife, and warm hospitality. The country offers a unique blend of adventure, spirituality, and natural beauty.

What is the standard tip?

Tipping is subjective so it depends on your satisfaction. However, the standard is about 20% of the trip cost you can share with the staff.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

Do you provide any equipment for the trek?

Broad Adventure provides you a basic equipment like a Sleeping Bag and a down Jacket, for the tea-house trek. And for the climbing trip, we provide the basic equipment. For a camping trek check it once including the section.

Are permits required for trekking in Nepal?

Yes, trekking permits are required for most trekking regions. The type of permit depends on the specific trekking area. It’s important to obtain the necessary permits from the respective authorities to support local conservation and management efforts.

Do I need a guide for trekking in Nepal?

While it’s not mandatory, hiring a local guide is highly recommended for safety, navigation, and cultural insights. Guides are familiar with the terrain, can provide valuable information about the region, and ensure a smoother trekking experience.

What are the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal?

The Everest Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley trek, and Manaslu Circuit are among the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. Each trek offers unique experiences, from breathtaking mountain views to encounters with diverse cultures.

When is the best season for treks in Nepal?

From March to mid-June and September to December is the best season for treks.

Do I need to tip the guide and porters? What is the standard tip?

Tips is expected by your team members and normally the standard is 10% of your total trip cost.

Can I extend my tourist visa to Nepal?

Yes, tourist visas can be extended at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or the Immigration Office in Pokhara. Extension fees and requirements vary, and it’s advisable to initiate the process a few days before the current visa expires.

What documents are required for a tourist visa on arrival?

Passport with at least six months validity, a completed visa application form (available at the airport), and two passport-sized photos are required. Additionally, visa fees must be paid in cash (USD or equivalent).

What are the types of visas available for tourists?

Tourist visas are available for duration ranging from 15 to 90 days. Extensions can be obtained within Nepal if needed. Other visa categories include business visas, student visas, and diplomatic visas, each with specific requirements.

How do I obtain a visa for Nepal?

Tourist visas for Nepal can be obtained upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at various land entry points. Alternatively, you can apply for a visa at the Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country before traveling.

What is the monsoon season in Nepal?

The monsoon season in Nepal runs from June to early September. During this time, the country receives heavy rainfall, particularly in the southern plains and the hilly regions. The monsoon brings lush green landscapes but can also cause landslides and flooding in some areas.

What is the time zone of Nepal?

NPT (UTC+05:45)

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