Tamang Heritage Trekking - 12 Days

Tamang Heritage Trekking - 12 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Langtang Treks
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
Region Langtang Region
Start / End point Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Duration 12 Days
Max. Altitude 4,773m at Kyangjin Ri
Meals Included All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2-30
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
Trip Code DWTTK10
Activity Per Day Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Kathmandu by Local Transportation.
Transportation Approximately 4-6 hr walking
Grade Moderate

About the Trip

If you want to trek while exploring the traditional lifestyle of the ethnic Tamangs who migrated from Tibet, this trek is for you. You will be impressed with the richness of Tamang culture while enjoying the incredible landscapes.

Highlights

  • Newly opened trekking destination in the Langtang region
  • Opportunity to learn about Tibetan influences in the northern high hills of Nepal
  • Stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Gosainkund range, and the Langtang ranges
  • Less crowded trails and the untouched natural beauty
  • Rare wildlife animals and birds at the Langtang National Park
  • Explore the Kyanjin Gompa with views of landscapes and mountains, visit the local cheese factory
  • The warm hospitality of the Tamang people with exclusive and distinctive cultures and customs

Benefits of trekking with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free airport to hotel transfer on arrival and hotel to airport transfer during departure
  • Pulse oximeter to monitor blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes to recognize early signs of altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical kit
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom) and online trip briefing
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system
  • Duffle bags for porters

Comprehensive overview

The Tamang Heritage Trek is a newly opened trekking route in the Lantang region, developed by the Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Program (RPAP). It remains an off-beaten track that highlights the ancient and unique lifestyle of Tamangs with a mixture of beautiful scenery the nature.

This trek provides an opportunity to closely observe and understand the Tamang culture and its past tied to the Tibetan civilization. Most Tamangs are either farmers or traders. As you hike through the Tamang villages, you will pass forests teeming with wild lives, rhododendron blooms in the right season, green meadows, majestic waterfalls, and sacred lakes, including Gosai Kunda, Bhirab Kunda, and many more.

Your journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and then a trek to Gatlang. Gatlang lies on a hillside surrounded by terraced fields. You can visit the Tamang monastery in this village and a nearby sacred Parvati Kunda Lake. 

From Gatlang, we head to Tatopani. Tatopani in English means “hot water”, and, sure enough, in this town, you will find natural hot springs. The locals here believe that the hot spring waters have healing powers. Next on your trail lies Thuman, a place known for open grasslands and fantastic views of the Himalayas. This place is also known for its shamanic practices. 

After Thuman, it is time for you to follow the old trade route to Tibet and arrive at Briddim, which lies only a three hours hike from Tibet. Briddim hosts a close-knit Tamang community. You will have the opportunity to visit the local Dukchu Gompa (monastery). From Briddim, you will follow the classic Langtang Valley reaching the Lama Hotel in about six hours of trek. The path passes through lush jungles, where you might get an opportunity to observe red pandas in the wild.

We leave Lama Hotel early in the morning for Langtang Village. The trail follows the river banks to reach Ghoda Tabela (“horse stable”) army check post, where we will have our permits checked. Trekking further, you will cross the Chyamiki Village to reach Langtang - a Tamang village.

From Langtang, we head to Kyanjin Gompa (monastery), passing through small plateaus, yak pastures, and small villages. You will have an extra day to explore Kyanjin Gompa.  On this day, you can visit local monasteries and a cheese factory, or climb up to Tserko Ri viewpoint to enjoy the stunning views of Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,586m), and other snow peaks.

After reaching Kyanjin Gompa, it is time to return. You will trek back to Lama Hotel and then to Sybrubensi, our trek start point. The next day you will take a bus from Sybrubensi and return to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Drive from Kathmandu (1400m / 4,393ft) to Syabrubesi (1,503m / 4,655ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (122 km/75.8 miles) 7- 9 hrs.

    Your journey begins with a drive to Syabrubesi, which will take about seven to eight hours. The highway heads north across beautiful views of roaring rivers, terraced fields, small villages, and snowcapped mountains. If the sky is clear, the drive will indeed be pleasant. As the road follows the Trishuli river, you will catch glimpses of Ganesh Himal and never-ending green hills. The path takes you to a busy town called Dhunche and continuing forward, you will arrive at Syabrubesi, a town with several places to explore and a riverside hot spring to enjoy a bath.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Trekkers Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Trek from Syabrubesi (1,503m / 4,655ft) to Gatlang (2,240m / 7,355ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.1km / 7.4miles
    Highest Altitude 2,240m / 7,355 ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    We will kick off the first day of trekking after early morning breakfast. Trekking on steep trail ascents, we will reach Ronga Bhanjyang in about three hours. On the route, you will stop by viewpoints that provide fantastic views of Ganesh Himal, the Gosaikunda range, and the Goljang valley. Then the trail descends to Goljung Valley, taking about an hour. You will stop at Goljung Valley for lunch, followed by a short break. Then, you will trek for three more hours to reach Gatlang - the beautiful, traditional Tamang village. You can visit the Parbati Kund and an ancient monastery at Gatlang.

    • Overnight stay in a lodge
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Trek from Gatlang (2,240m / 7,355ft) to Tatopani (2,610m / 8,565ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.2km / 7.6miles
    Highest Altitude 2,610m / 8,565ft
    Trek Duration 6hrs

    You will start your trek gently, passing many Chortens, mani walls, and the deep forests until you reach Chilime, which takes about two and a half hours. Then you will cross a suspension bridge and climb past the terrace fields to reach Gonggang Village, which takes about one and half hours. You will have lunch at Gonggang, and after lunch, you will follow a gently ascending path to reach Tatopani in about 2 hours. On the way, you will hike past a hot spring. If you wish, you can take a natural bath in the hot springs. People believe a bath in these natural hot springs cures all the pains and body aches.

    • Overnight stay in a lodge
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Tatopani (2,610m / 8,565ft) to Thuman (2,340m / 7,665ft) via Nagthali (3,170m / 10,395ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 3,170m / 10,395ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    Early morning, after breakfast, you will continue trekking through the forests and dense jungles, slowly gaining elevation while passing several ups and downs. After hiking for about two hours, you will reach Brimdang. The path then takes you to Nagthali Danda in two additional hours. You will be having lunch at Nagthali, enjoying the views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Tibetan Himal, and other snowy peaks. There are small monasteries for us to visit. You will then continue down to Thuman, a Tibetan-style Tamang village.

    • Overnight stay in a lodge
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Thuman (2,340m / 7,665ft) to Briddim (2,230m / 7,320ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14km / 8.6miles
    Highest Altitude 2,340m / 7,665ft
    Trek Duration 5 - 6hrs

    The destination for today lies across the valley on the other side of the Bhote Koshi River. The trail begins with a flatter section and then descends to Timure on the way along the old trade route to Tibet, and we stop at Timure for lunch. Rasuwaghadi, an ancient fort at the Nepal-Tibet border, is just a 3-hour walk from Timure. After lunch, the trail takes a steep ascent to Briddim, another Tibetan-influenced Tamang village, where we stay in a local home for a traditionally unique experience. 

    • Overnight stay in a lodge
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Trek from Briddim (2,230m / 7,320ft) to Lama Hotel (2,470m / 8,103ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 2,470m / 8,103ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    From Briddim, you will trek to Lama Hotel, which should take about six hours. You will walk across the Bhote Koshi valley, passing several fertile jungles full of bamboo and birch groves, terraced fields, and rural settlements. From the path, you might have the chance to spot rare local wildlife like the red pandas. The trail ascends gently to Rimche (2,400m) through Bamboo Village, which lies on the banks of the Langtang river. As you continue, you will eventually reach Lama Hotel, where we will stay for the night.

    • Overnight stay at Lama Guest House
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Trek from Lama Hotel (2,470m / 8,103ft) to Langtang village (3,430m / 11,255ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14.8km / 9.1miles
    Highest Altitude 3,430m / 11,255ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    Your day starts with an early morning breakfast. After breakfast, you will trek along the river valley through a lush landscape, slowly ascending while enjoying the views of snowy peaks. The river valley suddenly becomes broad at Ghoda Tabela (3,030m). Goda Tabela means a horse stable in English. 

    In the past, there was a Tibetan resettlement project running in this region, but now there is an army check post, and we'll be registering our permits at Ghoda Tabela. However, we will continue trekking further past Chymki Village (3,230m) on a trail adorned with prayer flags. From the trails, you will see prayer wheels, mani walls, water mills, and chortens, and these monuments indicate that Langtang, a large Tamang village is nearby.

    • Overnight stay at Village View Hotel (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Trek from Langtang village (3,430m / 11,255ft) to Kyanjin Gompa (3,865m / 12,675ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.8km / 4.2miles
    Highest Altitude 3,865m / 12,675ft
    Trek Duration 3 hrs

    After a good cup of tea and breakfast, you will start on the trails. Today's trek will be short, easy, and exciting because of the small plateaus, big mani walls, yak pastures, small villages, and meadows. Since your path will be ascending, you will trek slowly to provide your body enough time for acclimatization.

    Soon after, you will come across water mills, prayer wheels, and sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions on them. It indicates that we have arrived at the ancient monastery of the Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is a wonderful village in the Langtang region and sits surrounded by the stunning Himalayas. 

    • Overnight stay at Namaste Guest house (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Exploration day at Kyanjin Gompa

    Today you will be acclimatizing while exploring this beautiful village. This area of the valley has so much to offer for trekkers. Because of the higher elevation, you will get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges and glaciers. Kyangjin Gompa provides various venues worth seeing. 

    You will be visiting the Kyanjin Gompa monastery itself, where you can observe monks offering prayers. The local cheese factory would also be another exciting place to visit. Besides these, you can also take optional hikes to Langshisa Kharka and the Tserko Ri (5,450m) viewpoint. Tserko Ri will be the highest point of this trek and from this viewpoint. you can observe peaks like Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,586m) and many more. As the sun starts to set, you will return to Kyanjin Gompa to spend the night.

    • Overnight stay at Namaste Guest house (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Trek from Kyanjin Gompa (3,865m / 12,675ft) back to Lama Hotel (2,380m / 7808ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 21km / 13 miles)
    Highest Altitude 3,865m / 12,675ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    From Kyangjin Gompa, we admire the last glimpses of the beautiful mountains, standing tall and proud, and then head out of the valley. We retrace the route we used to get here, reaching Langtang Village, and stop at Ghoda Tabela for lunch, where the army check post will register our exit. After the leisurely lunch, we continue down through the dense forests of the river valley to Lama Hotel.

    • Overnight stay at Lama Guest House
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  11. day 11

    Trek from Lama Hotel (2,380m / 7808ft) to Syabrubensi (1,503m / 4,655ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11.3km / 7miles
    Highest Altitude 2,470m / 8,103ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    Today will be the final trekking day as we head to Syabrubensi. From Sybrubensi, we will drive back to Kathmandu. You will walk along the Langtang river, heading downwards. While descending through bamboo and birch forests, you will get stunning landscape views. After crossing the Langtang and the Bhote Koshi rivers, you will arrive at Syabrubensi - the town from where we started the trek. You will be driving to Kathmandu the following morning.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Trekkers Inn(room with attached bathroom)
    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  12. day 12

    Drive from Syabrubensi (1,420m / 4,655ft) to Kathmandu (1400m / 4,393ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours (122km / 75.8miles) 7-9 hrs.

    After a hearty breakfast, we will drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu, which will take about seven to nine hours. During this drive, you can enjoy scenic views of the Trishuli River Valley. As the bus heads southwards, you will see the terraced farmlands, meadows, and final glimpses of the snow-capped mountains. Once you arrive at Kathmandu, your trek ends.

    • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch)

What is included?

  • Both way transportation Kathmandu - Syabrubesi by local bus
  • All standard meals (12 lunches, 11 dinners, and 12 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek. Total 11 nights. Rooms with attached bathroom at Sybrubensi (2N), Langtang village, Kyanjin Gompa (2N), Standard rooms at Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Briddim, Lama Hotel (2N).
  • Government-licensed experienced trek leader (guide), an assistant trek guide for groups of 12 or more. Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter)
  • Guides and porters' meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment costs
  • Langtang National Park entry permit fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government and local taxes
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking trek achievement certificate (hard copy) after the trek
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu after the trek

What is excluded?

  • International flight cost and airport tax
  • Visa fees at Tribhuwan International Airport. The current rate is USD 50 for a 30-day stay.
  • Excess luggage charges. The luggage weight limit per trekker is 9 kg.
  • Accommodations and all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or early return - before the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses, including shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance that covers high-altitude emergency rescue (up to 5,000m) and evacuation (compulsory)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays or circumstances beyond management control, like landscape, unfavorable weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in "what is included" will be counted as excludes

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment checklist

We recommend you carry the basic clothing and accessories for the trek. Although we understand that our clients have their clothing preferences, we have created a list for you as a reminder. We will assign porters to carry your luggage. However, your luggage weight limit is 9 kg. One porter will carry the luggage of two trekkers.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best for high-altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio-degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Trip information

Free airport pick-up and hotel transfer

We provide free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for clients booking Tamang Heritage Trek. When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will find our representative holding a pamphlet with your name and our company name on it. After greeting you, they will present you with a garland as a welcome gesture and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. We provide this service for you so that you do not feel alone in a foreign country or face navigation difficulties.

Tamang Heritage Trek journey start

You will arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport by three pm, at least one day before the trek departure date, so that you can participate in the trek briefing. At least a one-night hotel stay before the trek start is required, but this package does not cover your hotel stay and meals in Kathmandu. On your trek departure date, you will leave Kathmandu on a bus and head to Syabrubensi, our trek start point. The drive will take around nine hours. 

This package includes local transportation costs from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. You can hire a private jeep at an additional cost.

Accommodation during the trek

The Tamang Heritage Trek is a 12-day hike, where you need to spend 11 nights at trek regions. You will stay in rooms with attached bathrooms at Sybrubensi (2N), Langtang village, and Kyanjin Gompa (2N), for a total of 5 nights. Similarly, you will stay in standard rooms at Gatlang, Tatopani, Thuman, Briddim, and Lama Hotel (2N). 

You will need at least two days of hotel stays in Kathmandu, one before the trek starts and another after the trek end. However, this package does not cover these costs. Kathmandu has all sorts of hotels/lodges to fit all budgets and tastes. So, we want you to choose your preferred hotel yourself.

What about the meals?

Your trek takes place at considerable elevations. So you will need plenty of nutritious food. We will provide plenty of nutrient-rich, tasty, and hygienic food. The food will mostly be Asian, traditional, and western. However, you will not have all the choices you can get in cities, and as you climb higher, food choices start to get fewer and more expensive. 

We will provide you with 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 11 dinners during the trek.

Breakfast - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits and Vegetables, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Lunch - Dhal, Bhat, & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts, (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Dinner - Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Potatoes items, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Raman, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Steaks, etc

We highly recommend liquids like green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup(must) at high altitudes for health benefits.

Even though you will get plenty of non-veg food choices, we do not recommend them for meat hygiene concerns. Similarly, physicians recommend you avoid caffeinated and alcoholic drinks, dairy products, and even hot chocolates.

Please note this package does not include meals in Kathmandu. This allows you to choose your meal according to your taste preferences.

All personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges except standard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from this package.

Best Time To Tamang Heritage Trek

The weather is the crucial factor to consider when deciding to pursue Tamang Heritage Trek. Each season provides a different experience, but for the best views, perfect trails, and easier treks, spring or autumn are the best seasons. During winter, the snowfalls at high altitudes hinder your trek, while summer monsoon rain makes the path wet and slippery. In addition, the clouds might block the views.

Here is a month-to-month breakdown of weather conditions at high elevations of the trek regions.

 

January – February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. There is heavy snowfall in the mountains resulting in extremely cold temperatures. Though days may be warm and admirable with clear skies, nights are frigid. Unless you love winter and trek challenges, we do not recommend this trek during these months.

 

March – April

It is the best time for Tamang Heritage Trek. The weather is very favorable, and you get stunning views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang II, Ganesh Himal, and many more. Temperatures start increasing from the mid of March, and with clear skies, snow mountains look their best. The bamboo and birch forests look lusciously green and dense.

 

May – June

It is also another favorite time for the Tamang Heritage trek. From the end of June, the monsoon starts to get active and last until mid of August. The time between spring and summer is pleasant for trekking due to the moderate temperature.  

 

July – August

The monsoon rain hits its peak during these months. Due to rainfall, the trails would be wet and slippery. Trails may get muddy, and the afternoon clouds may block the views. However, this season is perfect for those who are fond of water. The rivers become fierce, the waterfalls roar to life, and the forests get a green cover.

 

September – October

These months are also perfect for the Tamang Heritage trek, bringing many tourists on the trails. The monsoon slowly retreats, ushering in a perfect trekking climate. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees during the day and falls to 5 degrees at night. Most trekkers enjoy trekking during these months because of the clear skies and amazing views of rainwashed mountains. In addition, most festivals, including Dashain and Tihar, fall during these months, adding a festive mood to the whole of Nepal.

 

November – December

As winter sets in, snowfalls begin in the Langtang region making days cold and nights colder. But due to sparkling clear days, November days are fairly popular. From December, the temperature dips substantially, making treks hard.

The weather in mountain regions is unpredictable. Temperatures can change quickly.

Acclimatization

The 12 days Tamang Heritage trek consists of three-night stays at over 3500m, which comes with a risk of catching altitude sickness. So, you will be acclimatizing for a day at Kynajin Gompa. However, you will not be sitting idle but rather engaging in several activities like visiting the Kyanjin monastery and local cheese factory. You will have an option to trek to the Tserko Ri viewpoint, known for stunning views of surrounding snow peaks. 

Altitude sickness is common among trekkers and can strike anyone. However, you can minimize the chances. Our trek guides will suggest ways to avoid altitude sickness, which include drinking plenty of liquids, walking at your own pace, and taking regular breaks. 

Our crew members are wilderness first aid trained and skilled in handling altitude sickness. Serious altitude sickness can be life-threatening. Hence you must inform your guide if you face any discomfort. If someone faces serious altitude sickness, the guide might decide to descend immediately based on the team's situation. In extreme cases, we will deploy a helicopter to bring you back to safety (funded by insurance). You must realize that some people are more vulnerable to altitude sickness than others.

Our crew comes from remote high Himalayas and can stay at high altitudes without getting affected.

Trip Grade: fitness level, medical, and health

The Tamang Heritage trek is easy but rewarding. You will be hiking for 3 to 6 hours a day, depending on that day's destination, taking regular breaks to admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and straight forward trails. Some of the trail sections are rocky paths and pass through the forests. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the trek. If you have experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage but not required. We do not recommend this trek for those suffering from medical conditions, such as heart and lung diseases.

An average fit person can complete this trek. However, to increase your stamina, you might consider participating in exercises such as swimming, cycling, or jogging a few weeks before the trek departure.

Trekking group/single

We organize group as well as private treks. If you have a group, according to your group size, we will provide discounts. However, you are not eligible for discounts for the groups we assemble. We can handle all group sizes. For groups with 12 or more members, we add an assistant guide.

A typical day on trek

Each trekking will reward you with a unique experience that includes enjoying the sceneries, taking pictures, tasting local delicacies, and exploring new places. During the trek, our licensed and well-informed guide will provide information about the places you will visit. We will assign porters to carry your luggage. However, you will also cary a regular backpack with your valuables and important documents. You will be taking plenty of breaks while trekking to enjoy the moment.

Each day starts with an early morning cup of tea. After a wholesome breakfast, you will start on the trails at around 7 to 8 am, depending on the length of the trek and the trail conditions.

After trekking for 3 to 4 hours, we will serve you lunch around mid-day, often on the route to the next destination. You will rest for an hour before continuing on the path. The afternoon trek will mostly be shorter, lasting around 2 to 3 hours. After reaching the trek destination for that day, you can snack on extra-dietary food. You are free to explore the place until it gets dark.

At around 7 pm, we will serve your dinner, and after dinner, your guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, you can engage in friendly conversations, read books, and play games such as monopoly, chess, or cards. Most of our guests also learn fun and light Nepali words from our crew. Then you can call it a day and head off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

During the Tamang Heritage Trek, you can use internet service at the lodges you will be staying in, but it will cost you some extra. You can contact your friends and families from these lodges. However, at high altitudes, we will use phones to communicate. Discovery World Trekking remains in contact with all its trek teams at least once a day via trek leader using a mobile. If you want, you can also buy a local sim in Kathmandu, but there is no guarantee that the signal will be strong enough. The signal strength also depends on the network.

Almost all lodges/hotels/teahouses have Wi-Fi, however, you might have to pay a service charge.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

This package covers major costs during the trek but does not meet all expenses. So you need to bring spending money to cover hotel stays along with meals in Kathmandu, visa application costs, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages (hot (tea/coffee), cold, and alcoholic drinks), tips for crew, snacks, souvenirs, etc. We recommend you bring cash (major currencies) and convert them for Nepali Rupees in legal money exchanges all over Kathmandu. You need to convert your money into Rupees in Kathmandu because trek regions do not accept foreign currencies. We estimate that you will require USD 10 to 20 as expenses per trekking day.

Electricity and water during the trek

Throughout your Tamang Heritage Trek region, you can pay to use electricity available at lodges to recharge your electronics. Bottled water is available at lodges and en-route shops, but some trek regions may not allow plastic bottles. So, we suggest you carry a water bottle and fill it with boiled water that you can buy at lodges/tea houses. You might consider using water purification pills before drinking water. 

We advise you against drinking water from rivers, taps, or wells in trek regions as the water might not be drinkable.

Insurance Policy

Tamang Heritage trek is not a regular trek and requires preparedness. The high mountains can be tough on you and cause sicknesses such as altitude sickness. The trek regions do not have advanced health facilities. Hence, you need adequate insurance before starting the trek. Your insurance should cover helicopter rescue up to the highest trek altitude (5,000m) and treatment costs.

If you need help choosing an insurer, we can suggest companies based on our previous clients' experiences, but we do not sell insurance policies in any shape or form. 

In an emergency, we will use your insurance policy and other documents you sent us to arrange a quick and effective rescue and transfer you to the health facilities. 

Before buying travel insurance, call the insurance company and make sure your policy covers helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 5,000m, in addition to treatment costs. Do not just rely on what insurers state on their website.

Passport and visa

All foreigners, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Fortunately, citizens from most countries are eligible for an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or immigration checkpoints along Nepal-India, and Nepal-Tibet borders. 

To apply for an on-arrival visa, you will need a passport with at least six months of validity, a passport-size photo, and fees. The current visa fee is USD 50 for a 30-day stay. Children under ten can get free visas. SAARC (Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Pakistan) and Chinese citizens are also eligible for free visas with some restrictions.

However, nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan are not eligible for an on-arrival visa and must acquire visas from local Nepali embassies.

The Nepal government can change visa rules without prior notice. For the most current information, please visit https://www.immigration.gov.np/.

Money exchange

1 USD = ~125 NPR (Nepali Rupees)

You can exchange most foreign currencies through banks and legal money exchanges in Thamel and all over Kathmandu. Even some hotels may exchange small amounts of cash. Legal money exchanges display their ongoing exchange rates visibly to the public. If you have Indian Rupees, note that only Indian Rupee notes of 100 and 2,000 are legal in Nepal.

Despite the security advantage of a traveler’s checks, we recommend cash exchange to avoid lengthy processes and high commissions at financial institutions. You can also withdraw cash in Nepali Rupees from ATMs in Kathmandu. Most of these ATMs are open 24/7. However, your withdrawal limit is Rs.35,000 for an Rs.500 fee. 

If you use banks to exchange your currency, they will charge you a service fee of four percent or more. 

The trek regions do not have cash exchange facilities, and trekking regions only honor Nepali currency. So, you should exchange your money in Kathmandu. We estimate that you will need USD 10 to 20 per trekking day for miscellaneous expenses.

Please note that most established banks in Nepal will only honor foreign currencies that are new, clean, and unfaded. So, you shouldn’t bring foreign currencies that are old, torn, or faded.

Luggage

We assign one porter for every two trekkers, but the luggage weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. So, a porter will not carry more than 18kg of luggage. We also expect you to bring a small regular backpack with your essential documents and valuable things. You should only bring the basic necessities. Discovery World Trekking provides free excess luggage storage at its store for the duration of the trek.

Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees client safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost concern for us. To further ensure safety, we carry all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits for the trek. Our guides have completed extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, our guides have the authority to continue the hike or descend immediately after assessing the overall situation. In emergencies, we will use your insurance to deploy a rescue helicopter to transfer you to hospitals. As an extra layer of security, we will all travel in a group.

Responsible travel

We strongly believe in environmental protection to minimize the adverse effects of tourism. It is important because if we do not protect trek regions today, in the future, there will be no tourists in these regions. Hence, Discovery World Trekking works with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips. We carefully balance the expectations of the tourists with the communities living in trek regions.

Discovery World Trekking Crew

During the Tamang HeritageTrekking, our local trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas will accompany you to make your trek pleasurable. All our guides are government certified and have years of experience in trekking/climbing. 

We assign one porter for two trekkers who will be trekking alongside. However, our porters only carry a maximum of 18 kg of luggage. We do not overload our porters. If you have a group of more than 11 trekkers, your group will also have an assistant guide. 

Our crew members come from remote high Himalayas. So, they have phenomenal endurance at high altitudes. All staff members are precious to us. We cover their insurance, clothing, food, lodging, and equipment during the trek/trip. They also receive medical care when ill or injured. We believe that only a happy person can make others happy. Hence, we try our best to keep our staff happy. As you travel to new trek regions, our crew members will provide you with information about these places. 

Our trek members have:

  • Completed Intensive Wilderness First Aid Certificate
  • Government -Authorized Trekking Guide Certificate
  • Fluency in speaking English, Spanish and Japanese
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Rock climbing experience

Tipping

Nepali culture accepts tipping and views tipping amounts as the validation of the quality of service provided. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion. We advise you to tip according to the quality of service received, length, and cost of the trek. It is better to tip collectively at the end of your hike. Tips do not form part of our employee wages.

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government-authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. We have been providing our services for over a decade.

We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, you can book treks/expeditions with Discovery World Trekking with 100% confidence.

We require 10 percent of the trek cost as an advance to confirm trek booking. You can pay this amount by bank transfer, western union, or online. You can complete rest of the payment in cash, bank transfer, or using credit cards after arriving in Nepal. We will also email you payment details along with available modes of payment.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance, but for those who are unable to do so, Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking. To book your trip at the last minute, you need to complete 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trek departure date. We do our best to conduct treks at any moment, but, in case of last-minute booking, you cannot hold us responsible for delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, such as bad weather, unavailability of lodging, etc. For more information, contact Paul at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email [email protected]

Trip extension

After completing the trek, if you have time to spend few days in Nepal, we can organize fun activities for you, such as sightseeing in and around Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, and canoeing.

Feedback

After completing the Tamang Heritage trek, we will organize a farewell dinner at Kathmandu. After the dinner, we will present you with a Discovery World Trekking trek achievement certificate. It is also a great time to provide us with trek feedback so that we can better serve guests like you in the future.

USEFUL INFO

The Tamang Heritage trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu but if your schedule does not suit you, let us know. We can organize the hike at a time convenient to you.

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline. In rare cases, it might be necessary to modify the itinerary due to factors beyond our control, such as unstable weather, inaccessibility, unavailability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental decrees, and trail conditions. 

It is highly improbable that alterations to the original itinerary occur, but you cannot hold us accountable for the delays or circumstances that arise due to these delays. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trail areas, the lead guide will choose the best rerouting after consulting team members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. 

We look forward to guiding you on the Tamang Heritage trek through some of the most dazzling landscapes on the planet.

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Wonderful life changing experience

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10/16/2013

we had great trek in around tamang heritage, we really glad that we got first class service,thank you so much DWT's crew you guys are very professional, we look forward to back again thank you so much

Wonderful life changing experience

Jo Hynn
5 - Excellent
10/16/2013

we had great trek in around tamang heritage, we really glad that we got first class service,thank you so much DWT's crew you guys are very professional, we look forward to back again thank you so much

FAQ’s

Is trekking to Langtang difficult?

No. You do not need any ropes or ice picks. There is no vertical climbing. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day, and trek/hike a few uphills, you can complete this trek.

How safe is this trek?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees the safety and security of our clients. Discovery World Trekking crew will carry all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits to face any situation. Our trek leaders have completed extensive first aid training and carry oximeters to monitor blood oxygen levels at high altitudes. 
If a trekker falls sick at high altitudes, the trek leader will decide whether to descend or continue the trek. In an emergency, Discovery World Trekking deploys a helicopter to bring you back from higher elevations. 

How to avoid altitude sickness during the trek?

You can take the following steps to decrease the risk of altitude sickness.

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic, and smoking items.
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day.
  • Trek slow
  • Don't skip the acclimatization days. 
  • Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up).
  • Drink garlic soup.

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