|Package name||Tamang Heritage Trail|
|Max. elevation||3300 m|
|Transportation||All the Transportation by the private tourist vehicle.|
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|Cost||USD 900 per person|
|Day||Itinerary||Elevation in Meter & Feet||Trekking / Walking|
|1||Arrival in Kathmandu||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||30m Drive|
|2||Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||5-6 hr Drive|
|3||Drive to Shyafru Besi||1,550m / 5,085 ft||6-7 hr Drive|
|4||Trek to Gatlang village||2,238m / 7,342 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|5||Trek to Tatopani||2,380m / 7,808 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|6||Trek to Nagthali to Taruche peak (3,500 / 11,482 ft) to Nagthali||3,300m / 10,826 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|7||Trek to Timure||1,550m / 5,085 ft||5-6 hr Trek|
|8||Trek to Birdim homestay village||2,239m / 7,345 ft||4-5 hr Trek|
|9||Trek to Shyafru Besi||1,550m / 5,085 ft||3-4 hr Trek|
|10||Drive to Kathmandu||1,400 m / 4,600 ft||6-7 hr Drive|
|11||Final Departure ||30m Drive|
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel.
In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport, 2 copies of passport size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:
Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the holy Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river.
Another UNESCO World Heritage site; Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes in all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.
City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),
After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following:
After Breakfast, We will set off for our exciting Himalayan ride to Shyafru Besi. The journey of about 7 to 8 hours will break by a few stops on the way. With The road crossing the Tirshuli, this reason offers a wilderness experience with beautiful landscapes of alpine forests. During the months of March and April, the Rhododendron forests are in full bloom and we can see many birds butterflies, and trees. We will have to stop by a few checkpoints on the way to register and buying the national park permits. Then we arrive small town of Shyafru Besi, the Trekking starting point.
On our first day of the trek, we set out towards the Gatlang Village. After 2 hours ascent from Syabrubesi, we reach the viewpoint of Bahun dada from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gosainkund range, the Goljang, and Chilime valley. From here we aim to get Gatlang Village for lunch which will take us about 2 hours from the viewpoint.
After lunch, we can walk around the ancient Tamang village which is also known as Black Village. The beautiful Tamang village Gatlang offers magnificent views of Langtang Lurung (7,227m / 23,710 ft), and Langtang II (6,596m / 21,640 ft) mountains as well as the ascent culture of Tamang Heritage. We can also take a short trek up to Parbati Kunda, Gatlang Monastery, and Cheese factory through the farm of locals. This is one of the biggest settlements of the Tamang people in the entire area.
Today’s walk begins by descending to Chilime village, where we stop for the tea break. After the tea break, the trail will take us up again to another Tamang village Gonggang where we will stop for lunch. And climbing to Tatopani which literally means hot water. Here we can enjoy the natural hot springs nestled in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. you can rest and recover your weary muscles in the natural hot springs. Tatopani village also offers magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Sangen Himal, and Chilime Valley.
The trail ascends to Nagthali Danda at the altitude of (3,300m / 10,826 ft). On the way, we will pass by some local Yak Farm, where you can test the fresh milk of the yaks. Then we continue climbing to Nagthali. The beautiful picturesque spot lies in the high open grassland with amazing views of snow-covered Himalayas.
After lunch, we trek for 2 hours up to Taruche peak where we can experience the magical mountains peering at us as well the closest view of villages in Tibet. Taruche peak located at an altitude of 3500m, the highest viewpoint of Tamang Heritage Trail. And one of the most impressive Mountain View spot in Langtang valley. After that, we come back to Nagthali for the night.
Today our trail descends all the way to Timure through another beautiful Tamang village of Thuman, on our way along the oldest trade route to Tibet we stop in Timure for lunch. After lunch we trek to Rasuwaghadi, an ancient fort on the Nepal-Tibet border is just 1-hour walk from Timure. After we visit the border of Nepal and Tibet we come back to Timure for the night.
After breakfast our trail continues to Briddim, Today our trail begins with a flatter section in beginning and then ascends to Birdim, another Tibetan-influenced Tamang village where we stay in a local home for a truly unique experience. All accommodation, lodgings, and food are offered at local houses on a rotational basis. Here you will have an opportunity to be like a local, you can learn how to cook local food and research about the lifestyle of Tamang people in the mountains and more with a host family. you can also visit an old Gumpa/Monastery on the right top of the village where locals go to pray and worship. This village also offers an ascent Tamang Cultural Performance with their traditional music and songs on Request.
You can take time to enjoy the morning scenario of Birdim Village. Trekking back to Shyafru Besi is not too Long. After a late breakfast in the mountain, our trek descends down to Syabrubesi which is just about 3 hours walk from Briddim. Lunch and the rest of the day is free to explore and relax around Shyafru. In the evening we will take a short walk to see the Chilime Hydro Station.
Note: If you wish to Drive back to Kathmandu on the same day just let us know it's possible, which makes your trek 1 day shorter!
We will start our journey to Kathmandu in the morning. On the way to Kathmandu, we cross many green hills, forests, riverside, and the countryside of Nepal. Once you arrive, transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, The farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
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