TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL
Experience the path less traveled on this beautiful trek full of rolling hills, mountain views, and local communities on this all female-led tour.
EXPLORE WHERE VERY FEW HAVE BEFORE ON THIS SECLUDED PILGRIMAGE TRAIL
Newly explored trek, staying with Tamang culture and Tamang homestay
Tamang Heritage Trekking is an exciting adventure that will take you into some of the most untouched and culturally preserved regions of Nepal. You will journey through breathtaking mountain and jungle landscapes, alongside historically significant and culturally important sites. The highlights of this trek include visiting the Tamang monasteries, the beautiful lakes of Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda and Dudhkunda, and experiencing first hand the culture and lifestyle of a people unchanged by the modern world.
The culture and landscape of the Tamang Heritage Trail area closely resembles that of Tibet, and the Tamang people have been following deep ancestral practices for thousands of years. During the 10 day journey, you will have the opportunity to walk through rhododenrdron forests, alpine terrain and catch views of the spectacular surrounding Himalayan Ranges such as Langtang Lirung (7245m) and Dorje Lakpa (6989m). In the middle of this trek, you can relax and rewind after a big day at the alluring hot springs at Tatopani, and this is just one of the many rewards along the way.
Tamang Heritage Trekking commences in Kathmandu and passes through Goljung, Gatland, Thuman, Timure, Briddim and Tatopani along the way. It is considered to be an easy to moderate trek and can be enjoyed by anyone with a good level of fitness. Nepal Female Guide will work with you to create an itinerary that suits all your needs and promises the adventure of a lifetime.
• Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
• Welcoming and Farewell dinner including a Nepali meal with culture dance at a Thamel Restaurant.
• Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights).
• Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory - style rooms ( 6 nights).
• All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
• Local Nepal Female Guide licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
• The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. We assign one porter for every two guests.
• Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs.
• Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
• Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Syabrubesi to Kathmandu drives (Zeep Transport)
• Free Nepal Female Guide T- shirt , Luggage bags (yours to keep).
• All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges Official expenses.
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
• Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
• International airfare and airport departure tax.
• Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
• Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
• Personal trekking equipment.
• Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
• Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the What's Included section.
Day 1 - Arrival to Kathmandu (1,330m):
Upon your arrival, a representative will be waiting outside the airport gates to take you to the hotel. Depending on time of arrival, plans will be made for a briefing meeting once you have settled in. Please let us know if there is anything special you would like to do while in Kathmandu and we can help you arrange that. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 - Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing :
Visit Nepal’s most popular attractions, including historical Durbar Square, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa. Lunch break will be during the tour at the best restaurants available. Overnight at hotel in BB Basis.
Day 3 - Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m ) from Kathmandu (7 hrs)
Leave Kathmandu early for the seven-hour drive to the entrance of the Langtang Valley. While the Tamang Heritage Trail is not so far from Kathmandu, the road is hilly and winding (though spectacular), climbing high and providing us with superb panoramic views of the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. The road then plunges down to the Trisuli River valley, which it follows for most of the day’s drive.
Day 4 - Trek to Gatlang (2,200m )
Syabrubesi is the common starting point for the Langtang Valley trek as well as the Gosainkunda trek, but instead of heading in these directions, ascend a view point for an hour and a half for a fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, the Gosainkund range, and the Goljang Valley. Head down to the Goljang Valley (about an hour’s walk) and stop there for lunch. In the afternoon, trek for about three hours to reach Gatlang, a beautiful Tamang village.
Walking hours : 5 to 6 hrs
Day 5 - Gatlang to Tatopani (2,607m )
Today’s walk begins by descending to Thangbuchet, by a lovely river. After lunch, the trail heads up again, across a hanging bridge and climbing to Tatopani, your stop for the night. The town’s name literally means ‘hot water’ in Nepali, and there are towns of this name all over Nepal. Unfortunately, after the2015 earthquake, the hot spring was devasted. Locals believed that the waters had a healing quality, which could ease away any aches and pains from the trek.
Walking hours : 5 to 6 hrs
Day 6 : Tatopani to Thuman (2.400m)
Today, the trail ascends to Nagthali Danda (3,300 m./ 10,826 ft.), a high, open grassland with amazing views of the Himalayas. Stop at the delightful Brimdang village for lunch. Then, continue up to Nagthali Danda. On arrival, stop for a masala chiya (tea), prepared by the gompa’s caretaker. Then, continue down to Thuman, a Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance. You might even be invited to join in!
Walking hours : 4 to 5hrs
Day 7 : Trek to Briddim ( 2,345m) (approx. 5 hours)
Today’s walk begins along a flatter section of trail, then descends to Timure. It follows part of the old trade route to Tibet, and in fact, Tibet is not far away—just three hours’ walk. However, it’s not possible to walk across the border these days, and there’s a heavy police presence along the roads in this area. After lunch, the trail continues to Briddim, another Tamang village, where you’ll stay in a local home for a truly unique experience. All accommodation, lodgings, and food are offered at local houses on a rotational basis, so you can be sure that your stay is benefitting the whole community and not just one or two enterprising families (as is sometimes the case with hotels and lodges).
Walking hours : 4 to 5 hrs
Day 8 : Trek to Syabrubesi (1,550m) (approx. 3 hours)
Today is an easy three-hour walk back down to Syabrubesi. Have lunch there, and then spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring. Syabrubesi is a small town, and there are some shops selling local handicrafts made by women, such as colorful aprons and shawls in the local style.
Walking hours : 3 hrs
Day 9 - Drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi (5 to 6 hours)
After early morning breakfast you should get ready for your return drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast.
Day 10 - Final Departure
After breakfast your guide or representative of Nepal Female Guide Company will arrange a car for your. Transfer to the airport
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“Amazing trip with a most lovely guide”
Ritu is one of the most amazing and lovely ladies I've met in my three months time in Nepal. She took me to trek in the Annapurna region and was not only knowledgeable about the mountain area but also a person I could totally trust and I could even see as a friend. She definitely made my experience a lot more memorable. Thank you Ritu, and keep up the good work. I'm already looking forward to meeting you again!
Vera – Netherlands
“Annapurna! Fabulous Trek, Great Guide”
I highly recommend trekking with Ritu. When I was planning my Nepal trip I specifically sought a woman guide. Fate brought me Ritu. It was a deeply memorable trip -- and Ritu, with her subtle sense of humor, knack for anticipating my needs, language skills, and in-depth understanding of the culture, was an essential voice among the voices of the spectacular landscape. I learned firsthand about local village life, her life growing up in the country, and the struggles of so many, especially women, in Nepal. I was honored to witness her brave choice to chart a path for personal independence as she charted the path of our amazing trek. Read "The Snow Leopard" by Peter Matthiessen while you're there.
Floy from USA
“The best way to see Nepal”
It's hard to come by a female guide in Nepal, especially Kathmandu. Thankfully Ritu has the foresight, energy and intelligence to tackle this lack issue and she provides a great insight into Nepal, it's culture and traditions, for groups, couples and solo travellers like me who wanted to get off the beaten track for a few days.
When I met Ritu I immediately felt welcomed and comfortable. No question was too big or too small. Ritu devised an itinerary based on what I said I wanted to see and do around the Kathmandu Valley. We caught local buses everywhere and made up accommodation as we want, rather than pre organising everything before we Thamel. At all times, Ritu was also looking out for me, making sure I was comfortable and explaining her culture and traditions as we walked through villages.
Ritu cares deeply for her country and for her fellow country women and has many plans on the horizon to further their development.
I highly recommend that you spend a few days with Ritu - you won't be disappointed!
Rose – Sydney, Australia
“Great Experience in Nepal!”
My husband and I visited Nepal on June 8th through 10th, that's right after the earthquake and we had an amazing time in Nepal! Ritu organized an amazing trip for us! We had an awesome driver (very safe, picked us up quickly, and very prompt) and we were in by far one of the nicest cars we saw on the street. The guide she set us up with, Dip Chandra Kalaika, was amazing as well! He answered all of our questions (my husband is a professor and asks TONS of questions), had great English, and was very personable. He knew his history and was very kind and took us to all of the sights we wanted to see, even the ones that weren't included in our set tour. We also took the mountain flight on Yeti air and I would highly recommend taking the mountain flight as it is an up close and personal view with the Himalayas!
We only had 2 and half days in Nepal and we went on to tour India. Looking back, we really wish we had more time in Nepal! Although there was some damage in Nepal, it was NO WHERE NEAR as bad as the media has played it up to be! The best way you can support the country after the earthquake is going for a visit as so much of their economy depends on tourism.
Overall, we had a fantastic trip to Nepal and Ritu did a great job organizing our stay! We look forward to going back and doing some trekking!
Jessica – Illinois, USA