On Tamang Heritage Trail leads you to scenic and picturesque Langtang country in complete wilderness, situated in Central Himalaya around Langtang Himal. Langtang is the nearest park from Kathmandu. The area extends from 32 km north of Kathmandu to the Nepal – China (Tibet) border. Tamang Heritage Trail offers super vista of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) 08th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m). It extends towards Jugal Himal, terminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,980m). To the east, the upper meadows of the Langtang end in a massive mountain wall, forming frontier with Tibet. This trek leads through many traditional Tamang villages famous for culture and Buddhist religion. They are also well known for making unique wooden handcrafts and Thanka painting.
Tamang Heritage Trail,getting popular due to its closeness from Kathmandu and for its ancient culture in the harmony of mountain wilderness and for the warm hospitality of Tamang villagers. The trail around west of Langtang area is much closer to Tibet, China border at Kyarong. It is a mere distance from Thuman and Briddim villages on route of this journey. This ismuch active with trade and transit between Nepal / Tibet, China. This wonderful country beside Tamang heritage villages provides a strong habitat to some of the rare Himalayan wildlife, the snow leopard and Red Pandas with exotic bird life as well.
Tamang Heritage Trail trek with Destination Holidays starts with an interesting overland drive from Kathmandu on the scenic winding uphill road to the mid hills villages of Ramche and Dhunche town. The main headquarter of Rasuwa and Langtang area where Langtang National Park begins covering an area of1,710 SQ.KMS. Our drive ends at Syabrubesi village to commence thecultural and scenic journey towards west of Langtang valley around Tamang villages.
Langtang and Rasuwa district home of the hill tribe “Tamang” originally migrated from across the border in Tibet in the past hundred centuries. The Tamang tribe of Nepal was brought to high hills of Nepal Himalaya and to Kathmandu Valley by King Srong-sen Gampo of Tibet in the 7th century AD, as a cavalry division. Their own tradition also says that their original habitat was in Southern Tibet in a place called Uichang.
Trek leads towards cooler region climbing high to enter beautiful river gorge. The journey continues with covered in beautiful alpine forest of pines and rhododendron trees with rare wildlife including Red Panda and various species of bird life. Passing Tamang villages interacting and merging with the localstalking about the culture and custom. Enjoying the hot spring at Tatopani village which is on route of this trek can’t be missed.
After a wonderful time with the viewsand observing local life, our journey leads towards back to Syabrubesi village. A memorable and splendid time in the high hills of central Himalaya within Tamang villages and rich old Buddhist culture. Walking ups and down after Lama Hotel heading lower with a long descend to the road head at Syabrubesi for last night in the beautiful Langtang area.
A scenic and interesting overland drive from Syabrubesi leads back to hustle-bustle city life of Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trip preparations.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m – 07 hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Gatlang 2,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 2,607 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Thuman 2,400 m via Nagthali – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Briddim 2,345 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m – 06 walks.
Day 09: Trek back to Syabrubesi village – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Driveback to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 11: In Kathmandu free day with optional sightseeing tour.
Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
From the moment landing at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will warm welcome and transfer you to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. With a chilling refresh you join the other group member for trip orientation and briefing by our guide/leader regarding trek, hotels, do and don’ts along with evening group dinner.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and trip preparations.
In Kathmandu, morning sightseeing tour at places of interest. Kathmandu is steeped with historical and cultural monuments listed in World Heritage by UNESCO.The tour shall be accompanied by expert cultural tour guide.Afternoon shall be busy with leisure and trek preparations.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m – 07 hrs journey.
Langtang & Gosainkund adventure start with an overland drive towards interesting villages and towns. The fabulous scenery of hills, farm terraces and snow-capped peaks with a warm sub tropic area reaching cooler region at Langtang National Park in Dhunche 1,950meters.A major town of Rasuwa district and Langtang area, inhabited with Tamang.
Driving for next 2 hours downhill our overnight stop at Syabrubesi the gateway to Langtang, Ganesh and into Tamang Heritage Trail and to Tibet border at Kyarong.
Day 04: Trek to Gatlang 2,200 m – 05 hrs.
A first day walk from Syabrubesi to a gentle winding uphill trail avoiding the main motor road by taking an old trekking trail leading to Goljung village.Eye cathcing super views of Ganesh and LangtangHimal, the walk continues with short ups and down path to a large scatteredTamang villageGatlang for overnight stopin a few fine and cozy Home Stay cottage and huts.
Gatlang village has an old monastery where visitors are welcomed with strong smile and Khada, a silk scarf of Buddhist culture.
Day 05: Trek to Tatopani 2,607 m – 06 hrs.
A heart throbbing hospitality ofGatlangpeople, our morning walk leads to a to newly built Chilime Hydropower project at River Chilime.Wevcross a suspension bridge over Chilime River which flows from Tibet, and continue uphill for few hours to Tatopani Village for a night stay. Tatopani means Hot Water in Nepali. This village has several natural hot spring nearby. Afternoon free at leisureto enjoy the hot spring pool which is refreshing and cure for many diseases.
Day 06: Trek to Thuman 2,400 m via Nagthali – 06 hrs.
A refreshing time in Tatopani and with spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, we strode into a dense forest of rhododendron, pines, magnolia and oaks tree lines to reach at NagthaliDanda. ANagthaliDandahas panorama of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and array of adjoin peaks.We march downhill our next overnight stop at Thuman village.
Day 07: Trek to Briddim 2,345 m – 06 hrs.
Morning walk begins to Trisuliriver, looking over the trail to Tibet in the far distance, after crossing a river with a long downhill to our overnight stop at Briddim. This is another pretty farm village with old monastery. An afternoon visit to the monastery treasures many historical artifacts along with the tall statue of Sakyamuni Buddha and of Guru Ringboche “Padmasamba” with time to explore the village of Briddim.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m – 05 hrs.
Our walk continues downhill back to Trisuli River passing Khangjim village and close to Syabrubesi village. 2-3 hours climb and on the good trail passing farm fields and terraces, walk continues arriving at River side lodge located on the junction to Upper or Thulo Syabru and trail to Langtang valley. Our journey stopsfor overnight at Lama Hotel.
Day 09:Trek back to Syabrubesi village – 05 hrs.
The last walk of this wonderful trip ends back at Syabrubesi village. Morning pace leads through nice cool forested area.The downhill trail into farm terrace and small villages doesn’t stop until we reach back at Syabrubesi for the last overnight stop.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Catching morning views of snow clad peaks, overland drive leads to a long winding downhill through interesting towns and villages, heading to warmer area and back into rural farm country and villages.
Finally drive ends on reaching Kathmandu, transfer to respective hotels around Thamel area, with whole day free for individual activities.
Day 11: In Kathmandu free day with optional tour at places of interest.
Destination Holidays allows a spare or freeday to relax and catch up with dairy. On this spare day one can book for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan all these cities listed in world heritage sites. Notifying some of the monuments has been damaged from recent 25th April / 12th May 2015 earthquakes.
Day 12: International departure for home ward bound.
Today, last day in Nepal with great memories and amazing experience trekking on Tamang Heritage Trail, our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next port of call.
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Destination Holidays stands for reliability, safety, top notch service and value for money. Over the years of operation we had satisfied clients and celebrities with our outmost extra quality services with a difference from other local companies. Founded by Tourism Professionals Nepalese and the company have led countless of adventure and cultural trips throughout Himalaya including India, Bhutan and Tibet. We organize adventure trekking, and leisure trips including tailor made itineraries for family, school groups and corporate executives.
Destination Holidays recognize that the ecology of the Himalayas is very fragile and hence needs to be protected for future generations. We therefore encourage responsible and sustainable tourism which has been our main thrust so that the environment and its resources- natural or cultural – always remain intact for the future generations to savor.
We always lead on the scenic, cultural routes to provide absolute wilderness away from the main trails giving new experience to our valuable clients along with our warm hospitality. Clients safety is our top priority and as well the welfare of our staffs and porters also. We are an Eco-Friendly, our expert guides and staffs are very well versed regarding this subject, thus all meals are cooked in kerosene fuel, LP Gas. We do not use fire wood as fuel to preserve the beautiful nature and its environment from destruction.
Our porters and staffs are fully insured and well equipped with necessary gears for all kinds of climate condition and terrain’s.
Nepal and its Himalaya is a paradise for adventure enthusiasm and lovers, offering all types of walking journey for all kinds of people, from easier-leisure hike and trek for few days at the foothills of the mountains, or moderate treks for a week in the mid hills, adventure and challenging to demanding treks for few weeks to a month in the remote areas involving traverse and passes involving physical demands Nepal has all of it, all you need is to select our trips as per your fitness and abilities and let us know for the treks and other trips that you are dreaming of we at Himalayan Expeditions Inc will guide you to choose your holiday as per your time and duration of your vacation.
Our holidays program involves mesmerizing journey with enough time to marvel the surrounding beautiful landscapes and immerse with its warm people, this trip offers you full of diversity and enchantment from the low lands of Gangetic plains and its verdant dense jungle where the endangered species of Royal Bengal Tigers and the one horned rhinoceros roam, to the legendary Yak and Yeti trail to Everest.
As per the trip selected you will be walking for 4 to 6 hours every day (on trek), depending on trails and altitude with some rest and acclimatization periods. The daily routine begins at around 6 a.m. with bed tea and washing water brought to your tent and rooms. Please get packed promptly so that the Sherpa can start taking down the tents and your baggage, while you are having breakfast. Take your day pack with you to breakfast. The morning walk will be about 3 hours and there is no need to hurry. The lunch stop lasts about 1 to 2 hours and is a good time to do your laundry and write your diary etc. Then walk for another 2 to 3 hours to our evening stop. Tea and biscuits awaits you and a few hours later dinner and evening reading, cards, drinking, etc.
Choosing your trip as per our trip price using just Sirdar (Head Guide) they are expert in finding trails and knows the area well, sirdar (head guide) with their invaluable experience and expertise are rated very highly by our clients on Adventure Holidays program. Our guides are well versed in Eco-Tourism, Culture/ Tradition and Wilderness Medical Course saving the surrounding environment, by taking care of the litter and bringing it back to Kathmandu or disposing at designated dumping place.
Communication with the head guide or Sirdar will be simple as most of the guides have risen to the rank of guide from porter and simple guide or from the kitchen unit, most of the guider are educated and can give you the information as per your queries apart from these they can help you in many ways with their excellent services.
In early days till present most of the western agents still use foreign trek or group leaders, but since last 20 years demand of local leader has been highlighted by fellow trekkers and travelers as they knows the country well and all the local leaders are well educated and have the knowledge of the country, history, flora-fauna, culture, religion and more and they can easily give you information about the area of trekking, people and mountains as per your queries, they can communicate and can understand your requirements very well.
All our leaders goes through medical training yearly for a month at reputed certified medical course institution, and are well aware of the high altitude sickness of AMS and other related medical problem, in case of accident our dedicated local leaders can handle the situation efficiently as per the situation.
With the warm friendly hospitality of our company and its staff, all our clients feel certainly comfortable and at ease and our staff are happy to give you any kind of information from culture, religion, history or from flora to fauna they are very keen to share the knowledge with our valuable guest.
Last three decades the Tea-House trekking been established it was used normally by the back packers, as the facilities was Spartan and basic, but since last ten yearsthe Tea-House trekking has become popular among all the trekkers, at present most of the popular region like Annapurna-Everest and Langtang area are well developed with excellent Lodge for trekkers, Lodge standard varies from place to place in the low region below 3000 meters one can find good rooms with attaché restrooms and bathrooms, but as the elevation gains due to the harsh climate and landscapes and terrain conditions, the lodge are simple and basic but they are all neat, clean rooms and cozy warm dining halls, in most of the lodge in Everest region there are pot belly stoves in dining to keep the room warm with dry yak dung fuel but in Annapurna region only few places has these advantage most of the higher area do not have pot belly stoves due to the restriction from Annapurna Conservations Area Project.
In most of these places all the lodges are well kept, we always use the lodge with eco-friendly and with homely atmosphere so the clients can forget their tiring walks once they land in the lodges that we have chosen, most of the lodge that we book have clean-healthy environment with common restrooms and bathe-rooms where one has to pay extra for hot shower.
We can upgrade the rooms and lodge where available on trekking route as per your interest at extra cost from the price that we have set for standard rooms only.
Food can vary from different lodges and places according to its availability during the season. Normally, the food menu has Nepali Dal Bhat(rice & lintel soup) with mild vegetable curry, fried rice, noodles, soups of great variation. In some places, Yak Steaks, Continental foods like Hash Brown Potato, Breads, Pan Cakes, Boiled Vegetables, Stew, Pizza, Cinnamon rolls, cakes and pies etc. But, as you go higher the food menu is very limited due to the harsh cold climate and the altitude.
In all our trips your guide / sirdar or leader will order the fix meals to save you the trouble from choosing and plus to save time and energy if all people orders the food according to the “la carte’ menu it will take long and too much fuel energy for cooking will be used, as most of the area we trek are eco-friendly so ordering same meals for everyone will certainly saves time and fuel as these area are remote each and everything has to be carried by yaks-mules or by porters. Every day we change the variety of fix meals menu so one will not be bored with same type of foods.We always take care and serve meals accordingly.
While on trek and long tours, we make sure that the clients get clean bacteria free water everyday, as on the trek the water will be boiled and cooled for the Group member to drink and to rinse their mouth. Iodine can be used but it only kills the taste of the water. Purify tabs only works 40 – 50% in the Himalayan Water as it has strong mineral contents. So the best for drinking is pre boiled water.
We discourage bottle mineral water since it pollutes the place with plastic bottles, unless you are very desperate or sick you can buy one, but the cost of bottle mineral water will be expensive as you reach higher area. So, the best thing is to buy and re-fill the boiled water in your own bottle, in some area like in Annapurna Circuit or at Annapurna Base Camp one can buy hygienically filtered drinking water at water stations where available at minimum cost.
All of DH’s treks and long tours are well planned in advance with high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). On high altitude treks and adventure we have set flexibility in our itinerary days with complete acclimatization before heading higher elevation.Too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. We understand that for a safe trek it is essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Destination Holidays suggests all our clients especially ones with known heart, lung or blood diseases to consult their doctor before booking and with medical / travel insurance.
All our guides and leaders are well prepared for immediate evacuation procedure by any means of transportation to bring the victims in safe area. You may check out “Altitude Illness” by Dr Jim Duff for detailed information on AMS as most of our guides are trained by the expert medicals and by Dr. Jim Duff (who knows the Himalaya and have vast experience a mountaineering expedition’s doctors as well.
during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the summer or monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a paradise for a keen botanist and naturalist.
At present, 1 US$ = Rs. 104 Euro 1 = Rs 120 UK Sterling 1 pound = Rs 152 and 1 Australian $ = Rs. 74. Nepali Rupees denominations bills of Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 & 1000 are available. 100 paisa makes a rupee like dollars and cents. Coins are very seldom used, on trek carry bills of smaller denominations.
Note: The above rate can vary every day or a week and change please informs us for the latest updates.
Most of Destination Holidays trekking involves for 4 to 7 hours of walking every day, depending on trails and altitude as per the trip selected, with some rest and acclimatization periods. The daily routine begins at around 6 a.m. with bed tea and washing water brought to your tent and rooms.
Please get packed promptly so that the Sherpa guides can start taking down the tents and your baggage, while you are having breakfast. Take your day pack with you to breakfast. The morning walk will be about 3 hours and there is no need to hurry. The lunch stop lasts about 1 to 2 hours and is a good time to do your laundry and write your diary etc. Then walk for another 2 to 3 hours to our evening stop.
Tea and biscuits awaits you and a few hours later dinner and evening reading, cards, drinking, etc.
Health facilities, hygiene and disease risk vary worldwide. The area you are traveling through is safe and is not affected by any kind of health hazard. There are no statutory requirements unless you are arriving from an area designated as infected by cholera or yellow fever.
We recommend vaccinations against polio, typhoid, tetanus, and hepatitis A. Please consult your doctor or vaccination centre for up to date information.
Though malaria is not endemic in the Kathmandu valley and mountain and hilly region, it is advisable to take malaria prophylaxis if you are passing though India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A combination of Paludrine (Proguanil) and Chloroquine are recommended for this part of South Asia. Sleeping tablets are very dangerous at high altitude as it depresses your respiratory system.
Visa can be obtained from Nepal Embassy and Consulates abroad as well as at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival. But Chinese nationals have to obtain visa prior leaving their country. Visa Fee for single entry is US$ 30 which is valid for 60 days. Multiple visas can be obtained paying US$ 80 which is valid for 180 days in a year. Sri Lankan National can get pilgrimage visa paying US $ 10.
Note: The above fee can vary every year and change please informs us for the latest updates.
Tipping though not compulsory however has become acustomary in Nepal. 10 per cent VAT and 2.2 per cent Tourist Service Fee is usually included in your bill. Waiters, Bell boys and room maids would be happy to receive tips. Don’t give tips to Taxi drivers.
Take about Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 or more if you intend to buy a lot souvenir or drink beer. The money you take on trek needs to be in fairly small denominations because many of the village shops will not have large amounts of change. You should take one, two, five, ten, twenty, twenty five, fifty and one hundred rupees notes. Give Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1,500 for tips at the end of the trek to trek leaders to divide equally among them.
Before you take up a Himalayan vacation you must insure your trip. Your policy should mention that trekking is involved & the Insurance Scheme designed specifically with the needs of the adventure traveler in mind. In addition to the normal provisions within any travel insurance policy, your scheme should include reference to covering trekking, rafting or biking etc involved in this trip and also include cover for helicopter rescue and repatriation. An additional cover may include ‘special outbound missed departure extension’ cover, providing valuable cover for internal flight departures missed due to international flight delays or vice versa.
We take maximum of 16 clients on trip and minimum of 3-4 pax. There will be a local guide with team of staff to cater for the group’s requirements.
We suggest that the clients should bring following items for their personal use. Depending upon the grade and duration of the treks, Sun Hat, Woolen Beni, Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags, Sun Glass, Sun screen cream, good pair of trekking boots, Runners or sport shoes, rucksack as day pack, kit or duffel bags with padlocks to be carried by porters, gloves, scarf’s, plastic garbage bags to keep things dry, torch, personal medical kit, woolen socks at least 6 pairs,
4 pairs of normal socks, fleece, wind or rain jacket, 1 ltr water bottle, stamina or re-hydration powder, Thermal underwear and vest. Walking / or ski poles (as option)
We provide full course meals, accommodation during trek at Camping or on Tea Houses, which includes wake-up early morning tea, washing water, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner, airport transfers in Kathmandu, twin sharing accommodation at Hotel in Kathmandu, internal flight Kathmandu, treks that involves domestic sector as per the itinerary, guided sightseeing tour, trekking arrangement backed by our Sherpa crew and porters / pack animals, applicable Trekking Permit & National Park or Conservation fees.
Most of the days during mid-March-to early May and September and October/ November will be fine and pleasant with temperature of 10 – 20 degree Celsius and in the morning & night time the temperature might drop to –5 to –10 degree depending upon the altitude and the wind chill factor. Below 2000m the temperature can quite hot, as the vegetation and climb progress the weather will be cool for the walking.
The region that you will be trekking in is one of the most popular area for the walking journey and expeditions, so you might come across many other trekkers and mountaineers with Tea Houses and villages every hour or so with constant views of the snowcapped peaks. After 3,500 m the area will be barren with little vegetation like Juniper, Alpine shrubs & bushes and there are chances of seeing some wildlife like Impeyan Pheasants (Danfe), Musk Deer and other Mountain Antelopes or the rare elusive snow leopard on route.
As you Trek along you will encounter the low, mid hills to highlanders villages with their rich culture and religion most of the way especially above 2,000 meters. On the trail, you will come across some religious shrines and prayer walls or Mane where one has to walk clockwise as it is the custom of Tibetan Buddhism.
Since the expedition and mountaineering and as well commercial trekking began, tipping has become a custom or a tradition. Actually for most of the westerners, it’s an option unless you are fully satisfied with the service provided and feel like the trekking staffs deserve it. You can tip them at the end of the trek..
The normal tipping for this kind of trek and duration will be about US$ 15 – 20 per person, which is to be collected from each group member and handed over to the Trek Leader, head guide or Sirdar to be distributed among his staffs and porters.