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    Tamang Heritage Trail - 12 days

          Kazimierz Pichlak MD PhD,
    Doctor of Himalayan expeditions
     
     
                       
    Recommendation for Chandra Subba
     
    My name is Kazik Pichlak. I am a medical doctor, general and oncologic surgeon, with the passion for exploring  all possible  mountains in the world, but particularly Himalaya. In Nepal,   I have been 16 times.
     
     I cooperate with Mr Chandra and his agency Himalayan Icefall Trekking for many years. He arranged for me and my friends 10 trekkings to different parts of Himalaya and Tibet. Some of them  were standard trekkings, but some were very challenging to remote parts of Himalaya or, for example, with the passes above 6000 metres. All of these were always under the wing of Chandra agency.
    Twice I had serious health problems. Mr Chandra organized very effective help immediately – evacuation from mountain area by helicopter.
     
     All our trekkings were arranged perfectly. Mr Chandra and his agency’s team are the experts in leading excellent, unforgettable Himalaya trips.
     
    I recommend with all my heart Mr Chandra’s agency. He and his team guarantee the best service when exploring Himalaya.
    Contact:  himtrekzone@gmail.com
     

    Kazimierz Pichlak

    Poland


    Tamang Heritage Trail ends at Briddim which lies on the lap of Langtang Himal. Briddim offers warm Tamang hospitality at the home-stays run by community members. In addition, visitors can also visit local monasteries of Dukchu Gomba (monastery) chosen as a sacred site by the great Tibetan Lama – Guru Rinpoche and Chukla Khnaga Gomba. The trail starts either from Dhunche or Syabrubesi and passes through Goljung, Gatlang, Chilime, Thuman, Timure, and Briddim. The trail may end back in Syabrubesi or follow the Langtang trek from Briddim village via Khanjim. Goljung and Gatlang are traditional Tamang villages. While Goljung has an ancient monastery, Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is the Tamang settlement. One can also visit a Tamang monastery and the beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. From the viewpoint at Bahundanda near these settlements, one can also see a panoramic view of Lantang, Kerung, and the Ganesh Himal, Sanjen Himal ranges. After the trek of several days, bathing in the hot, healing waters of the natural spring at Tatopani en route from Gatlang to Chilime is an exhilarating experience. Brimdang offers cultural experience at community-run home-stay, while Nathalie in Thuman VDC is surrounded by beautiful views of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Himal ranges. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Next is Time on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort at Rasuwagadi in Timure is a historical reminder of the Nepal-Tibet relations that has existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge here links Nepal and Tibet.

    11Night/12Days Tamang Heritage Trail

    Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
    You will be met by a representative of Himalayan Icefall Trekking (P) Ltd and transferred to a Hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre-sight seen tour briefing. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing.
    After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour, we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
    Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction

    Day 04: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m)
    Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung and it takes about six hours. While trekking you the experience of the Tamang culture. You can see the scenery from the viewpoint. This day you walk through the village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatland set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.

    Day 05: Gatling to Somdang (3500m)
    Trek from Gatlang to Somdang (3500m.) which takes about five hours. You walk along the graveled but motorable road. Though there is the possibility of regular transport plying in the future, you will not get it now. While trekking, you can enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Langtang Himal ranges, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak and many other unnamed mountain and peaks. You pass some Tamang villages where you can have a close observation of their culture and tradition. Somdang is a Tamang village. There you find zinc mines.

    Day 06: Somdang to Chilime
    Trek from Somdang to Chilime and it takes about six and half hours. To reach Chilime, you pass several Tamang villages, streams, green hills and terraces. There is a Hydro Electricity Project at Chilime.

    Day 07: Chilime to Tatopani (2607m)
    Trek from Chilime to Tatopani (2607m.) which takes about six hours. On the way, you enjoy sightseeing of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. At Tatopani which naturally signifies 'hot water', you can take a hot bath in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. It is believed that taking a dip into this spring would heal you from your aches and pains. This day's trekking provides you an opportunity to experience the Tamang culture.

    Day 08: Tatopani to Thuman (2338m)
    Trek from Tatopani to Thuman (2338m.) via Nagthali (3165m.) and it takes about five hours. You trek via Bimthang. En route you can encounter animals like monkeys and deer. The panoramic view of Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, Sanjen ranges can be distinctly experienced from Nagthali. Nagthali used to be a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. Another cultural village Thuman is popular for its Shamanic performances and beautiful view of Langtang. Beautiful view of the mountains can be seen from every house in Thuman.

    Day 09: Thuman to Timure (1762m)
    Trek from Thuman to Timure (1762m.) which takes about five hours. While trekking from Thuman to Timure you can visit nearby historical Rasuwagadi. This day's trekking grants you an opportunity to observe Tibeto Burman Tamang culture on the two villages on the way. Time is on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that has existed for many centuries. A suspension bridge here links Nepal and Tibet.

    Day 10: Timure to Briddim (2229m)
    Trek from Timure to Briddim (2229m.) and it takes about six hours. You can experience village life of Briddim. Moreover, you can enjoy cultural show performed by community members. You can also experience homestay and Tamang culture. To mention about Briddim is a Tibetan Buddhist village in the bosom of Langtang Himal. Around 43 houses are spread in Z shape. Most of the houses are made up of stone and have roofs of split shake. As a direct descendant of ancient Tibetan immigrants, the culture and tradition of Briddim closely resemble that of nearly Tibetan villages.

    Day 10: Return trek to Syabrubesi.
    We follow the Bhote Kosi River on the left side of the valley to the north and then return on the opposite side. Passing through paddy and corn fields we finally descend to our campsite at Syabrubesi.

    Day 11: Return to Kathmandu
    The drive back to Kathmandu should take approximately 6 hours, on arrival the rest of the day at leisure. Evening Farewell dinner at Nepali bhancha Ghair

    Day 12: Trip concluded in Kathmandu.
    Arrangements cease after breakfast unless further arrangements have been made. Those traveling by aircraft to further destinations will be transferred to the airport.
     
    Includes: 
        Conservation/national park fees and all government taxes.
        Accommodation in the Lodges in trekking areas.
        All required land Transportation during the Trip
        Experienced & professional Trekking Guide, his Salary, food & Insurance.
        Porter’s salary, foods. Insurance & equipment
        Kathmandu Valley city sightseeing tour
        Kathmandu Hotel on BB plan
        All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
        First aid box.
        Farewell dinner 

    Excludes:
        Medical/personal high-risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
        Personal Clothing/Gears for the trekking
        Tips for Nepalese staffs.
        Cost of personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills etc.
    Start Date End Date Availability Price  
    The major important checklist for the trekking are as follows: 

    1) Trekking boots - 01 pair with 4 pairs of  warm shocks
    2) Dawn Jacket - 01
    3) Sleeping bag- 01
    4) Long sleeves - 02 pairs
    5) Sun glass  - 01
    6) Hat  - 01
    7)  Water Bottle  - 01
    8) Half Pant  - 01
    9) Trousers  - 02
    10 ) T- Shirts - 04
    11) Trekking Stick - 02
    12) Sunscreen  - 01
    13) Mosquito repelling cream - 01 ( in case in the low land areas)
    14) Rucksack - 01
    15) Gloves -01 pair
    16) Wind proof jacket- 1
    17) Warm Cap-1
    18) Personal Medicines
    19) Flash light-1

    Price Start From

    USD 1020

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    Trip Facts

    Duration : 12 Days

    Grading : c

    Trip Start : Syabrubesi

    Max. Altitude : 3500

    Trip Ends : Syabrubesi

    Destination : Tamang Heritage

    Trip Style : Teahouse

    Group Size : Minimum 2 pax

    Activity Per Day : walking 5-6 hrs.

    Best Season : Sep-May

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