TAMANG HERITAGE TREK

TAMANG HERITAGE TREK 14 DAYS
Country: Nepal
Destination: TAMANG HERITAGE TREK
Arrival At: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouse/lodge during trek
Meals: Breakfast in kathmandu, All meals during trek
Activities: Trekking and Culture
Highest Altitude: 3,870M/12,697FT
Best Months: March to May and Sep to Dec
Tour Grade: Moderate
Transfer By: Private Vehicle
Group Size: 1 to 12

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
DAY 01 KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
DAY 02  KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND TREK PREPARATION
DAY 03  KATHMANDU TO SYABRUBESI
DAY 04  SYABRUBESI TO GATLANG
DAY 05  GATLANG TO TATOPANI
DAY 06  TATOPANI TO THUMAN VIA BRIMADANG & NAGTHALI
DAY 07  THUMAN TO BRIDDIM
DAY 08  BRIDDIM TO LAMA HOTEL
DAY 09  LAMA HOTEL TO LANGTANG
DAY 10  LANGTANG TO KYANJIN GOMPA
DAY 11  TREK TO TSERKO-RI & BACK TO LAMA HOTEL
DAY 12  LAMA HOTEL TO SYABRUBESI
DAY 13  DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
DAY 14  DEPARTURE

DAY 01: KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
Altitude: 1300m/4264ft
Meals: N/A

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will meet and assist at airport and transfers to hotel. Rest of the day will be free and in the evening, there will be tour briefing of trek overnight stay in Kathmandu.

DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND TREK PREPARATION
Sightseeing: Pashupatinath Bouddhanath Swayambunath & Kathmandu Durbar square
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast there will be a guided tour to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The sites visited will be Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Buddhist stupa of Swyambhunath and Bouddhanath, and ancient royal palace complex of Kathmandu Durbar Square. After sightseeing drop back to hotel and overnight stay in Kathmandu.

DAY 03: KATHMANDU TO SYABRUBESI
Altitude: 1,440m/4,724ft
Driving time: 7-8 Hrs
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast drive to Syabrubeshi; the trek starting point. It will take around 7-8 hours to reach Syabrubeshi. We will pass through small town and villages along the River Trishli, Overnight in Syabrubesi.

DAY 04: SYABRUBESI TO GATLANG
Altitude: 2,200m/7,217ft
Trek to Gatlang: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast we start our first day of trek from Syabrubesi, the trial goes across the Goljung Village the magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung and others will be accompanying us for today. Gatlang is a small village of tamang people on the hillside with traditional stone houses, overnight at Gatlang.

DAY 05: GATLANG TO TATOPANI
Altitude: 2607m/8550 ft
Trek to Tatopani: 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast, we begin our trek, the trial descent to Thangbuche until we cross the Chilime Hydropower dam; afterwards the trail ascends until Tatopani; a magnificent view of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Range is visible along the way. The name Tatopani is due to natural hot spring there literally means 'hot water' in Nepali. We can take a dip into the hot water spring and relax our tired body.

DAY 06: TATOPANI TO THUMAN VIA BRIMADANG & NAGTHALI
Altitude: 2,400m/7,874 ft
Trek to Thuman: 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We trek from Tatopani; after passing through the dense alpine forest, we reach the small Tamang settlement of Brimdang. After few hours uphill walk, we reach Nagthali hill. From here, we can enjoy the mesmerizing views of Langtang, Sanjen,Kerung and Ganesh Himal. Next, trek downhill to the Tamang village of Thuman and overnight stay in Thuman.

DAY 07: THUMAN TO BRIDDIM
Altitude: 2,345m/7,693 ft
Trek to Briddim: 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today, trek will start from Thuman via Lingling to Briddim. Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village located on the lap of the Langtang Himal. Here, we visit the Dukchu Gomba monastery. In Briddim, we notice that most of the houses are built by stones and are inhabited mostly by people of Tibetan origin. Briddim in fact, resembles a typical Tibetan village on this side of Tibet.

DAY 08: BRIDDIM TO LAMA HOTEL
Altitude: 2,470m/8,104ft
Trek to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The trail descends to GhopcheKhola which is a small stream. Followed by ascend to Lama Hotel via Rimche. Lama Hotel is located on the banks of the Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and amazing panorama view of mountains, overnight in Lama Hotel.

DAY 09: LAMA HOTEL TO LANGTANG
Altitude: 3,430m/11,253ft
Trek to Langtang: 5-6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After having breakfast we will start our trek, at the beginning the trail descends towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. After crossing a bridge at Langtang River we ascend the winding path afterwards the trail descends into a valley; we will pass through several water mills and prayers wheels and flags along the way until we reach large settlement of Langtang Village, overnight stay in Langtang.

DAY 10: LANGTANG TO KYANJIN GOMPA
Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft
Trek to KyanjinGompa: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After starting a trek today we will pass through the tiny village, stone-built houses. We will climb to a Chorten and pass a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. Today trek is for short duration allowing us time to acclimatize. After reaching Kyanjin Gompa we can explore the surrounding. This place is famous for yak cheese and curd. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

DAY 011: TREK TO TSERKO-RI & BACK TO LAMA HOTEL
Trek to Lama Hotel: 5 -6 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We will visit to Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) early in the morning for sunrise views of mountains. Trek back to lodge have breakfast and proceed to Lama Hotel. It is mostly downhill, it takes 4 to 5 hours walk from Kanjin Gompa to reach Lama Hotel. The trail goes through forest and Tamang settlement following the river, overnight at lama Hotel.

DAY 12: LAMA HOTEL TO SYABRUBESI
Trek to Lama Hotel: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast we trek down to Syabrubensi it will take around 5 hours, the trail is easy because of mostly downhill terrain through lush green vegetation. Upon arriving at Syabrubesi we take our lunch, over night at Syabrubesi.

DAY 13: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
Driving time: 7-8 Hrs
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is on leisure or one can use it for shopping.

DAY 14: DEPARTURE
Meals: Breakfast

Morning will be comparatively free and closer to the time of your flight; you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.

INCLUSIONS
Arrival and departure transfers
All accommodations on twin sharing basis
Breakfast in Kathmandu all meals during the trek
Transportation by comfortable private vehicle
Kathmandu Syabrubeshi kathmandu by private vehicle
Experienced English-speaking trekking guide
Assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temple, monument, trekking and national parks
Farewell dinner
All necessary paperwork and permit
All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS
Services other than specified in inclusions
Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Excess baggage charges
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
Extra night accommodation and meal in Kathmandu and other cities, due to late departure, and early return from trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guides and porters
INCLUSIONS
Arrival and departure transfers
All accommodations on twin sharing basis
Breakfast in Kathmandu all meals during the trek
Transportation by comfortable private vehicle
Kathmandu Syabrubeshi kathmandu by private vehicle
Experienced English-speaking trekking guide
Assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temple, monument, trekking and national parks
Farewell dinner
All necessary paperwork and permit
All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS
Services other than specified in inclusions
Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Excess baggage charges
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
Extra night accommodation and meal in Kathmandu and other cities, due to late departure, and early return from trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guides and porters