Tamang Heritage Trekking opened to tourists since the year 2004 ‘Tamang Heritage Trail’ follows off the beaten track that will take us deep into the Langtang Region of Nepal which is occupied with several highland villages of Tamang ethnics that enables us to have the detailed knowledge of the culture, traditions and ways of living of the natives living in the region. Visiting several Buddhist monasteries, walking through the forest of blooming rhododendrons and other alpine flowers, receiving welcome from the friendly locals, viewing the exceptional architectural design at their houses that is influenced by the Tibetans, bathing in natural hot spring, stepping into the land of Parvati Kunda which exists near to Gatlang Village , stopping by the ancient Rasuwagadhi Fort and having scenic views of Kerung, Lirung, Chumse Danda, Dorje Lakpa, Sanjen, Sringi, Jugal, Manaslu, Gasnesh and numerous other snow peak are the major attractions of ’Tamang Heritage Trek.’
Itinerary Outline of Tamang Heritage Trek
At ‘Tourist Link Treks & Expedition’, we are offering 12days Tamang Heritage Trek itinerary which begins with 9hour long drive through the serpentine road of Nuwakot to Syabrubesi. The thrilling trekking initiates at Syabrubesi as our trail pass through the villages of Goljung and Gatlang to Tatopani. Taking a dip in Tatopani that is believed to possess medicinal properties, we will move through Thuman to the apex of Nagthali Hill from where we will be enjoying spectacle of several mountains before heading through Thuman, Timure and Bridim to Syabrubesi, a drive whence will take us back to Kathmandu.
March to May and September to December are best months to join the ‘Tamang Heritage Trek’.
: Arrival in Kathmandu
: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
: Drive to Syabrubesi
: Trek to Goljung
: Trek to Gatlang
: Trek to Tatopani
: Trek to Thuman via Nagthali
: Trek to Timure via Rasuwagadhi
: Trek to Bridim
: Trek back to Syabrubesi
: Return to Kathmandu
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative from Tourist Link Treks & Expedition who will then convey you through the vibrant streets in Kathmandu to the hotel where you will receive a brief explanation regarding your trekking package. You will have a pleasant welcome dinner and then spend the pleasant night in the comfy bed.
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
Taking light breakfast early in the morning, our guide will then take you for a pleasant day tour inside Kathmandu which encompasses the UNESCO enlisted sites like the holiest shrine of Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple Complex, the Bouddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple. The tour will conclude by taking you to the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a historical site. Home of Living Goddess- Kumari, Kasthamandap Temple and Kal Bhairab are some must see sites around Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day03: Drive to Syabrubesi:
It takes about 5hour of scenic drive through the slithering road with beautiful views of rice fields, terraces and hills to take us to Trishuli Bazaar from where we will follow the bumping dirt road to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we will continue along the road to Syabrubesi Bazaar which is crowded with several hotels and lodges. We will spend the night in a lodge at Syabrubesi.
Day04: Trek to Goljung:
Disembarking at Syabrubesi, we will follow the raised path for about 4hours which will take us to the top of the Rongga Bhanjyang. We will enjoy the scenic views of some enchanting mountains before lowering down to Goljung Village which positions itself at 1960m altitude.
Day05: Trek to Gatlang:
It takes about 5hours of walk from Goljung Village to arrive at Tamang Village of Gatlang which is located at 2240m altitude height. Exploring around Gatlang, we will pay visit to a Tibetan Monastery in Gatlang. Parvatikunda Lake is another must- visit place in Gatlang.
Day06: Trek to Tatopani:
Taking early breakfast, we will walk past chortens and cross the woods to arrive at Chilime Village. Crossing the bridge, we will follow the ascending trail to Gonggang Village before advancing further to a natural Hot Spring at Tatopani. Enroute, we will have views of Langtang Range and Ganesh Himal.
Day07: Trek to Thuman via Nagthali:
An early morning walk through woods will take us to Nagthali Danda which is located at 3300m altitude height. Enjoying the panoramic views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma and Sanjen Ranges from the hilltop, we will have a gentle descent to Thuman which is a Tibetan influenced Tamang Village.
Day08: Trek to Timure via Rasuwagadhi:
8th day trekking begins with a visit to Rasuwagadhi Fort which is an ancient Fort used by Nepal Government in war against Tibetans. From Rasuwagadhi, we will continue our journey through Timure which is the village influenced by Tibeto- Burman culture that exists on the old Trade Route to Tibet.
Day09: Trek to Briddim:
We will follow the path that is located above Bhote Koshi River to arrive at Lingling. Later we will choose the trail that meanders upward to arrive at Briddim Village which is a pretty small Tamang Village with home-stay facility.
Day10: Trek back to Syabrubesi:
We will return back to Syabrubesi on this day. We will enjoy the gentle walking through the downward trail blessed with blooming rhododendrons to arrive at Wangal. 2hours of walking from Wangal will take us to Syabrubesi where we will be staying in a hotel.
Day11: Return to Kathmandu:
11th day concludes our trekking portion as we will drive for about 7hours through the serpentine road to get back to Kathmandu where we will stay in the hotel.
The wonderful 12days ‘Tamang Heritage Trail’ comes to an end on this day as you will be transferred back to Tribhuvan International airport by our representative. We are happy to serve you and we will be looking forward for your next visit.
- Accommodation 2 night in Kathmandu in 3 Star Category hotel as per itinerary under B/B plan
- All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- Accommodation (Lodge) during the trekking period
- National park permit
- English speaking guide
- Highly experienced staffs
- Food, clothing and salary of our staffs
- Insurance of staffs
- All necessary grounded transportation
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Airport Pick up and drop
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
- TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
- All local/ Government Taxes
- Domestic Airport Tax
- Domestic Airfare
- Personal nature Expenses
- Bar bill and all kinds of drinks
- Rescue and Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff (not mandatory)
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Medium size towel
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014