Langtang ‘Tamang Heritage Trail’


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Langtang Tamang Heritage Trail

The ‘Tamang Heritage Trail’ is an exciting new trekking route located between Langtang and the Ganesh Himal. A culturally rich region steeped in Tibetan tradition, the local Tamang people are some of the warmest and most welcoming people in Nepal. Within easy access of Kathmandu we ascend the road north towards the Tibetan borderlands and enjoy a relatively gentle circuit trek through picturesque villages, terraced fields, and peaceful valleys where only the most discerning trekkers go. Enroute, we enjoy panoramic mountain views of the nearby peaks and soak in the natural hot springs at Tatopani. Continuing north towards Tibet we soak up the heritage and appreciate a local fort, monastery and exquisite local architecture of the Tamang homes. As we near the end of the trek we enjoy a homestay experience in Briddim and have a full day to relax and discover more about the local traditions of this wonderful region.

 

Trip facts :
Duration: 12 days
Grade:Easy
Maximum altitude: 3165m
Accommodations: 3 nights in Kathmandu, 8 nights in Trekking lodges

Cost: USD 775 per person (5 % discount for PATA member & 10% discount for Travel agent)

More Details

Minimum group Size: 2 pax

Maximum group size : 10 pax

Cost validity: Year 2015
Itinerary:
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival Overnight in Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.Overnight in Hotel B
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi .Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 04 : Syabrubesi to Gatlang(2238m) Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 05: Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m) Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 06: Tatopani to Thuman(2338m) Via Nagthali(3165m) Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 07; Thuman to Timure & excursion in Tibetan Boarderlands Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 08: Timure to Briddim (2239m) Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 09 Excurison in Briddim visit Gompa . Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 10 Return trek to Syabrubesi. Overnight in Trekking lodges BLD
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu & Free Day . Overnight in Hotel BLD
Day 12: Final Departure. B
Meal Code:B=Breakfast,L=Lunch & D=Dinner

 

Cost Includes:
# Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
# Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 3 stars hotel with breakfast& all taxes
# Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide, private transportation  & Entrance fee
# Kathmandu / Syabrubesi / Kathmandu by private jeep
# Accommodation in tea house/Home stay during trek
# Meals (Breakfast with 2 cup of Tea /coffee, lunch, dinner) in trekking
# Trekking map for group
# All necessary paper work & Permits
# A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
# One porter between each two clients while on trek( A porter weight is 24 kg)
# Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of guide & Porter
# National Park Fee
# TIMS
# First aids kit
# Travel & Rescue arrangement.
# All government taxes.
# Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes:
# International Airfare
# Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
# Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
# Tea coffee in Lunch & Dinner time during trek
# Drinking water during trek
# Tips for guide & Porter & Driver
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
# Client’s insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks etc.
# Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
# Anything doesn’t specified in cost include section

 

Mode of Payment
– We accept cash, travel cheque, credit card and wire transfer

Booking Conditions
– A non – refundable deposit of 10 percent must be paid at time of booking and booking form must be completed.
– Final payment is upon 15 days prior to arrival in Kathmandu
– Travel insurance with unlimited medical cover is compulsory for all trips to Nepal.
– A visa for Nepal is to be obtained prior to departure from your home country or can obtain in Kathmandu airport, please note your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your return and 2 passport size picture needed & USD 40 equivalent for 30 days for Tourist Visa

Cancellation Policy
– If cancellation in writing is received by Langtang Ri Trekking more than 30 days prior to departure, the non-refundable deposit will be retained (maximum 10% of total land price) plus any air cancellation fees that may apply
– If cancellation is received within 30 days of departure, the following per person cancellation fees will apply:
– 15 – 30 days prior to departure: 25% of total price
– 7 – 14 days prior to departure: 35% of total price
– Less than 7 days prior to departure: 50% of total price (except for the total cost of government fees)
– On departure day or later: 100% of total price.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.

Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in tea house & during trekking .Tea houses are simple, local-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards.
Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surpris ed at the variety of food at the lodges.
Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket

Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes – these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.

 

Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, touch light & head light ,pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

 

Sustainable Tourism
Langtang Ri supports Nepal based Non Governmental Organisation – HOMES Nepal (www.homesnepal.org). HOMES does a range of Educational, Environmental and Health based work. It is 100% voluntary run so any funds received are spent directly on community projects.

For more info please see the website or e-mail [email protected]

“Have a wonderful Journey!!!”