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Tamang Heritage trail

Tamang Heritage Trail ends at Briddim which lies on the lap of Langtang Himal. Briddim offers warm Tamang hospitality at the home-stays run by community members. In addition, visitors can also visit local monasteries of Dukchu Gomba (monastery) chosen as sacred site by the great Tibetan Lama – Guru Rinpoche and Chukla Khnaga Gomba.The trail starts either from Dhunche or Syabrubesi and passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, Timure and Briddim. The trail may end back in Syabrubesi or follow the Langtang trek from Briddim village via Khanjim. Goljung and Gatlang are traditional Tamang villages. While Goljung has ancient monastery, Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is the Tamang settlement. One can also visit a Tamang monastery and the beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. From the viewpoint at Bahundanda near these settlements, one can also see a panoramic view of Lantang, Kerung, and the Ganesh Himal, Sanjen Himal ranges.After the trek of several days, bathing in the hot, healing waters of the natural spring at Tatopani en route from Gatlang to Chilime is an exhilarating experience. Brimdang offers cultural experience at community-run home-stay, while Nagathali in Thuman VDC is surrounded by beautiful views of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Himal ranges. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Next is Timure on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort at Rasuwagadi in Timure is a historical reminder of the Nepal-Tibet relations that has existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge here links Nepal and Tibet.

Price: USD825

Activities: Trekking

 Maximum Altitude:3500m

Duration: 12 days

No. of pax: Minimum:2 pax

  • Fully supported camping based trekking with 3 meals per day prepared by our cooks
  • Stunning views of the Langtang Himal
  • Cultural interaction with the fun loving Tamang people
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu - Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will be met by a representative of Alfresco Adventure Travel and transferred to a Hotel. Remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre-sight seening tour briefing. over night at hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Over night at hotel.

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction

Day 04 : Syabrubesi to Gatlang(2238m)
Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung and it takes about six hours. While trekking you experience of the Tamang culture. You can see scenery from view point. This day you walk through village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.

Day 05 : Gatlang to Somdang(3500m)
Trek from Gatlang to Somdang (3500m.) which takes about five hours. You walk along the graveled but motor able road. Though there is possibility of regular transport plying in the future, you will not get it now. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Langtang Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak and many other unnamed mountain and peaks. You pass some Tamang villages where you can have a close observation of their culture and tradition. Somdang is a Tamang village. There you find zinc mines.

Day 06 : Somdang to Chilime

Trek from Somdang to Chilime and it takes about six and half hours. To reach Chilime, you pass several Tamang villages, streams, green hills and terraces. There is a Hydro Electricity Project at Chilime.

Day 07 : Chilime to Tatopani(2607m)
Trek from Chilime to Tatopani (2607m.) which takes about six hours. On the way you enjoy sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. At Tatopani which naturally signifies 'hot water', you can take hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. It is believed that taking a dip into this spring would heal you from your aches and pains. This day's trekking provides you an opportunity to experience of the Tamang culture.

Day 08 : Tatopani to Thuman(2338m)
Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2338m.) via Nagthali (3165m.) and it takes about five hours. You trek via Bimthang. En route you can encounter animals like monkeys and deer. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Another cultural village Thuman is popular for its Shamanic performances and beautiful view of Langtang. Beautiful view of the mountains can be seen from every house in Thuman.

Day 09 : Thuman to Timure(1762m)
Trek from Thuman to Timure (1762m.) which takes about five hours. While trekking from Thuman to Timure you can visit nearby historical Rasuwagadi. This day's trekking grants you an opportunity to observe Tibeto Burman Tamang culture on the two villages on the way. Timure is on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that has existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge here links Nepal and Tibet.

Day 10 : Timure to Briddim(2229m)
Trek from Timure to Briddim (2229m.) and it takes about six hours. You can experience village life of Briddim. Moreover you can enjoy cultural show performed by community members. You can also experience of home stay and Tamang culture. To mention about Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Around 43 houses are spread in Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. As direct descendant of ancient Tibean immigrants, the culture and tradition of Briddim closely resembles that of nearly Tibetan villages.

Day 10: Return trek to Syabrubesi.

We follow the Bhote Kosi River on the left side of the valley to the north and then return on the opposite side. Passing through paddy and corn fields we finally descend to our campsite at Syabrubesi.

Day 11: Return to Kathmandu

The drive back to Kathmandu should take approximately 6 hours, on arrival the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 12: Trip concluded in Kathmandu.

Arrangements cease after breakfast unless further arrangements have been made. Those travelling by aircraft to further destinations will be transferred to the airport.

COST COVERS: 

  • Conservation/national park fees and all government taxes.
  • Accommodation in the Lodges in Trekking areas.
  • All required  land Transportation  during the Trip
  • Experienced & professional Trekking Guide, his Salary, food & Insurance.
  • Porter’s salary, foods., insurance & equipments
  • Kathmandu Valley city sightseeing tour
  • Kathmandu Hotel on BB plan
  • All meals( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • First aid box.
  • Farewell dinner 

 COST DOES NOT COVER:

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • Personal Clothing/Gears  for the trekking
  • Tips for Nepalese staffs.
  • Cost of personal expenses, shopping, Beverage  bills etc.

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