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Tamang Heritage Homestay Trek in Langtang Region
Small group adventure holidays throughout Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
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Tamang Heritage Homestay Trek

Cow Herding Local Women, Langtang, Tamang Heritage Trek

A short drive from Kathmandu marks the beginning of the amazing Tamang Heritage trek, venturing into the lower foothills of the Langtang region, located between the Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges.

The local Tamang communities are a small cultural group of Tibetan descent living a traditional lifestyle raising livestock, farming, making baskets and mats from mountain bamboo and trading with Kerung in Tibet. They offer a friendly welcome to passing travelers and are happy to share their rich culture.

As the trek meanders through this Tamang populated land, breathtaking mountain scenery will prevail, encapsulating pretty villages, terraced hillside fields, lush valleys and thick, colorful jungles. As we trek into traditional mountain territory, we can bathe in natural hot springs, witness the sun rise and set over some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world and stay in traditional local homes. A trip not to be missed for those who enjoy immersing themselves in local culture, ancient customs and traditions.

 

 

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Day 1: Welcome to Nepal!

Activities: We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax for the rest of the day to recover from your long journey.

Highlights: Bustling Thamel, an array of restaurants, bars and shops.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 2: Meeting with trekking guide, last minute shopping for your trek and Kathmandu sightseeing.

Highlights: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Sybru Bensi. (6 hours by bus.)

Highlights: The countryside views during the drive.

Accommodation: Basic teahouse.

Day 4: Gatlang.

Hours of walking: 5.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 2238m.

Terrain: Gentle inclines, rocky paths.

Views on offer: The Ganesh Himal and Gosainkunda ranges.

Highlights: The spectacular views and walking through the Goljang Valley.

What’s to see?: Terraced fields, the local monastery and approaching views of the beautiful village of Gatlang.

Accommodation: Local home.

Day 5: Tatopani.

Hours walking: 7.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 2607m.

Terrain: River bank trails, gentle inclines, rocky paths.

Views on offer: The Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges.

Highlights: Bathing in the natural hot springs of Tatopani, which are believed to have healing qualities.

What’s to see?: The villages of Thangbuche and Chilime and the Bhote Koshi River.

Accommodation: Local home.

Day 6: Thuman via Nagthali Danda Pass.

Hours of walking: 5.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 2338m at Thuman and 3300m on the pass.

Terrain: Gradual ascents, grassland over the pass, stone steps and gentle descents.

Views on offer: Langtang Lirung, Shishapangma, Ganesh Himal and Tibetan Himal.

Highlights: Getting to know the local people and the magnificent, panoramic mountain vistas from the pass.

What’s to see?: The intricate wooden engravings on the local homes, langur monkeys and Nagthali, a former, popular meditation centre for monks and priests.

Accommodation: Local home.

Day 7: Timure.

Hours of walking: 4.

Difficulty: Easy.

Elevation reached: 1762m.

Terrain: Gentle descents and some “Nepali flat” over rocky, grassy anddirt tracks.

Views on offer: The lush valley and surrounding snow-capped peaks.

Highlights: Visiting Rasuwa Gadhi, an ancient reminder of the Tibet-Nepal relations that have existed for centuries.

What’s to see?: The old fort at Rasuwa Gadhi and a suspension bridge that links Nepal to Tibet.

Accommodation: Local home.

Day 8: Bridhim.

Hours of walking: 6.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 2239m.

Terrain: Gentle ascents, well defined trekking paths and riverbank and forest trails.

Views on offer: Langtang Himal.

Highlights: Arriving at the beautiful village of Bridhim for a warm welcome, looking out over the 40 local homes of the village, spread across the hillside in a Z shape.

What’s to see?: Rhododendon tree forests, the Bhote Koshi River.

Accommodation: Local home.

Day 9: Exploration and rest day.

Hours of walking: It all depends on how much exploring you want to do!

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 2239m.

Terrain: Some gentle walks in the area on flat ground and some gentle inclines.

Views on offer: The surrounding snow-capped peaks, the river valley and terraced fields.

Highlights: Exploring the Dukchu Gompa, chosen as a sacred site by the great Tibetan Lama – Guru Rinpoche and Chukla Khnaga Gomba. You will have the opportunity to really experience the Tamang hospitality during your extra day here.

What’s to see?: Dukchu Gompa.

Accommodation: Local home.

Day 10: Sybru Bensi.

Hours of walking: 5.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 1460m.
Terrain: Gentle descents, grassy, dirt and rocky paths.

Views on offer: The surrounding terraced hills and the river valley.

Highlights: Enjoying your last day in the mountains and the warmth of the Tamang people.
 
What’s to see?: The Bhote Koshi River, rice and corn fields.

Accommodation: Basic teahouse.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu on a local bus.

Highlights: Free time to relax in the afternoon and evening.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 12: Departure

Goodbye and farewell from Nepal!

We offer private tour or open group joining date on request. Please let us know if you are interested in booking this tour and we will organize it any time of the year as per your request.

Cost Include(s)
01. International airport arrival/departure transfers.
02. Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
03. Guided Kathmandu heritages day tour.
04. All your standard meals as during the trek
05. Teahouse/homestay accommodation during the trek.
06. Licensed English speaking guide during the trek and required number of porters (1 for 2 person basis) to carry your luggage during the trek; food, accommodation, salary, insurance for those staffs.
07. Required trekking area entry permits.
08. Duffel bag, jacket and sleeping bag to use during the trek (on request)
09. Bus transfer from and to Kathmandu.
10. Government imposed taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)
01. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
02. Travel & rescue insurance (recommended).
03. Items of a personal nature such as telephone, laundry etc
04. All kind of beverages.
05. Personal trekking gears.
06. Tipping (expected by guides and porters but not mandatory)

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Reviews

brenda stockwell
rating Review date : 11 Nov, 2014

First discovered Mosaic Adventure at the Adventure Travel show and had good vibes about the company -- with total justification -- so if you're thinking of a trek/trip to Nepal then go with the people who know -- go with Mosaic Adventure and you can be assured you are in safe hands. We did the Tamang Heritage Trail -- extremely well organised and at a very reasonable price. Madhav - in the office -- answered all emails - however insignificant -promptly and helpfully and when we met up in the office all the staff made us - 2 ladies of a certain age - feel very welcome. Our guide - Pralhad -- was terrific -- very helpful, very thoughtful, nothing was too much trouble - and most important totally professional and someone in whom we had the utmost trust. Thank you Pralhad -- you were brilliant. I know it's a hackneyed phrase but everyone made us feel not just like clients -- but friends. Sincere thanks to all of you for making it such a fantastic trek -- here's to the next time.



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