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Tamang Heritage Trek

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Tamang Heritage Trek

The Tamang Heritage Trek, also known as the "Tamang Heritage Trail," is a scenic trekking route in Nepal's Langtang region. This trail provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the Tamang people, an indigenous community living in the Langtang area, and their rich history, customs, and lifestyle. The Tamang Heritage Trek is a well-known name for this trekking route, which immerses trekkers in Tamang culture.

The Tamang Heritage Trek, located in Nepal's breathtaking Langtang region, is a popular trekking route that offers an unforgettable, immersive experience. This trek provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the Tamang people's rich cultural heritage while also admiring the region's untouched natural beauty. As one travels through the rugged terrain, the trail takes them through several Tamang villages, where they can experience their traditional way of life, distinct culture, and unique craftsmanship. The locals' warm hospitality creates a welcoming environment that only adds to the trek's allure, making it an unforgettable cultural journey.

The Tamang Heritage Trail traverses a variety of landscapes, including lush rhododendron forests, high alpine terrains, and picturesque meadows. The views of majestic peaks like Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal are spectacular. Throughout the journey, ancient monasteries and traditional mountain houses demonstrate the Tamang community's religious practices and architecture. Furthermore, the Tamang Heritage Trail is home to endangered wildlife such as red pandas, Himalayan black bears, musk deer, and snow leopards, providing a thrilling experience for wildlife enthusiasts.

This trek provides an immersive experience that includes a variety of cultural and natural wonders. As you travel through the Langtang region, you will have the opportunity to experience the region's distinct local culture, breathtaking landscapes, and abundant wildlife. This well-rounded adventure promises to leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind, providing memories to last a lifetime.

Tamang Heritage Trek

Tamang Heritage Trek Highlights and Attractions

Region

Lantang

Duration

10 Days

Starting Price

USD 1,000.00

Group Size

2-15 Pax

Activities

Trekking

Transportation

Private Overland

Accommodation

Hotel, Lodge and Guesthouse

Meal Plan

AP

Trip Grade

Easy

Max. Altitude

3,200m

Best Season

Autumn and Spring

Trip Hours/Day

5-8 Hours


Trip Itinerary

  • 01 Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m).

    Upon your arrival at the airport, our company representative will warmly greet you and ensure your smooth transfer to the hotel. It is at the hotel where you will have the pleasure of meeting our team. In the evening, around 6:00pm to 7:00pm, we will organize a pre-trek briefing. This gathering provides an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the other members of your group before we all proceed to enjoy a delightful dinner. The welcome dinner will feature authentic Nepalese cuisine accompanied by captivating cultural dance performances, immersing you in the rich cultural traditions of Nepal.

  • 02 Full day Guided Tour in Kathmandu valley with City Tour Guide

    Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu with our experienced city tour guide. Our itinerary includes several remarkable sites:

    • SWOYAMBHUNATH, also known as the Monkey Temple, is perched atop a hill and can be reached by climbing a long set of steps. From there, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu.
    • BOUDHANATH STUPA is adorned with traditional Gompas adorned with vibrant prayer flags. It serves as a focal point for Sherpas and Tibetans who partake in the spiritual practice of circumambulating the stupa (koras).
    • PASHUPATINATH, a sacred Hindu temple, is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and features Ghats where cremation ceremonies take place, offering a unique glimpse into Hindu rituals.
    • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, one of the ancient capitals of the Kathmandu Valley, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vibrant square showcases a harmonious fusion of Hindu and Buddhist temples, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

    With our knowledgeable guide, you will gain insights into the historical, religious, and architectural significance of these iconic landmarks. Prepare to be captivated by the unique charm and spiritual ambiance of Kathmandu.

  • 03 Kathmandu to Syabrubenshi (1,467m)

    The drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi is a scenic and adventurous journey covering approximately 122 kilometers (76 miles). It takes around 7-9 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. The route follows the Prithvi Highway, offering a blend of urban and traditional landscapes as you leave Kathmandu. Along the way, you'll pass through Trishuli Bazaar, enjoy views of the Trishuli River and surrounding hills. As you approach Dhunche, the road ascends, marking the halfway point and serving as the entry point to Langtang National Park. The road becomes rougher and narrower beyond Dhunche, leading to Syabrubesi, the gateway to Langtang Valley trek. The drive offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung, allowing you to immerse yourself in Nepal's natural beauty and cultural diversity before your trek or other adventures in the Langtang region.

  • 04 Syabrubenshi to Gatlang (2,238m)

    On our first day of trekking, we embark on an exciting journey to Gatlang. After about an hour and a half of ascent from Syabrubesi, we reach a stunning viewpoint offering breathtaking vistas of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range, and Goljang valley. Following this, we descend to Goljang valley for a leisurely lunch, about an hour's walk downhill. From Goljang, it takes approximately 3 hours to reach the beautiful Tamang village of Gatlang. Upon arrival, guests are warmly greeted with Khada (white scarfs) and traditional homemade Rakshi drinks, accompanied by a welcoming local song. After refreshing ourselves, we have the opportunity to explore the village and enjoy the captivating Syabru dance before spending the night at the community lodge.

  • 05 Gatlang to Tatopani (2,607m)

    Expect a challenging yet rewarding day, lasting around 6 to 7 hours. The journey starts with a descent to Thangbuchet near Chilime village, following the Bhote Koshi River. Lunch break might take place here, surrounded by the serene lake created by the Chilime Hydropower dam. Afterward, we ascend, crossing a hanging bridge, continuing our climb until we reach Tatopani, which translates to 'hot water' in Nepali. Here, amidst the mountain's embrace, indulge in the natural hot springs, believed to possess healing qualities that alleviate your aches and pains. Our overnight stay will be at a local tea house, providing an authentic and comfortable experience.

  • 06 Tatopani to Thuman (2,338m)

    After breakfast, we ascend to Nagthali Danda, a picturesque grassland at 3,300 meters, offering breathtaking views of the snow-covered Himalayas. Following a delightful lunch in Brimdang village, we continue our trek to the summit of Nagthali Danda. Here, we savor the panoramic vistas while enjoying a cup of tea prepared by the Gompa's caretaker. Our journey then takes us to Thuman, a charming Tamang village with a Tibetan influence, renowned for its warm hospitality, music, and dance. We'll immerse ourselves in the local culture and spend the night at a cozy tea house, ensuring an authentic and comfortable experience.

  • 07 Thuman to Briddim (2,230m)

    Today's trek begins with a gradual descent to Timure for lunch, followed by a 3-hour journey to Rasuwaghadi, the Nepal-Tibet border. Afterward, we continue to Briddim, a Tibetan-influenced Tamang village, where you'll experience a unique homestay. Enjoy traditional meals and accommodations provided by local households on a rotational basis. In the evening, immerse yourself in the village's rituals, cultural practices, and traditions, as locals welcome you with songs and dances. Your host family will guide you, showcasing the village's unique features and live craftsmanship, offering an authentic glimpse into their way of life.

  • 08 Briddim to Syabrubesi

    Today's trek is a leisurely three-hour walk downhill, leading us back to Syabrubesi. After reaching our destination, we'll enjoy a well-deserved lunch and have the afternoon free to unwind or explore the area. Syabrubesi is a charming small town, offering opportunities to visit local shops where women showcase their craftsmanship. You can find colorful aprons and shawls in the local style, perfect for souvenirs or mementos of your journey. Take the time to appreciate the local handicrafts and soak in the relaxed ambiance of Syabrubesi before concluding the day.

  • 09 Drive back to Kathmandu

    As you leave Syabrubenshi, embark on a picturesque drive back to Kathmandu. Throughout the journey, you'll be treated to mesmerizing mountain scenery, offering stunning vistas of the Himalayas. Enjoy the breathtaking views and immerse yourself in the beauty of Nepal's landscape as you make your way back to the capital city. It's a wonderful way to conclude your trek, leaving you with lasting memories of the majestic mountains.

  • 10 Free day in Kathmandu for self-visit and shopping

    Today, we have a free day to explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu on our own. You may want to spend the day indulging in some souvenir shopping, wandering around the colorful streets and bazaars, or enjoying the local cuisine. You could also visit some of the popular tourist attractions in the city, such as Bhaktapur or Patan, which showcase Nepal's rich cultural and historical heritage. Alternatively, you could engage in other activities like hiking, biking, or adventure sports, or simply relax and rejuvenate in one of the city's many spas and wellness centers. Whatever you choose to do, make sure to soak up the unique sights, sounds, and flavors of this wonderful city.

  • 11 Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

    Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for our departure. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will gather our belongings and make our way to the airport. We will ensure that we reach the airport well in time to complete all the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we bid adieu to this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and take a moment to appreciate the warm hospitality and kindness of the Nepalese people. This marks the end of our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal.

Included in package cost
  • Airport Pick-Up and Drop: Private transportation will be arranged for your airport transfers before and after the trek.
  • Hotel Accommodation: You will have a total of 4 nights in Kathmandu, staying in a twin-sharing room on a Bed and Breakfast (BB) plan.
  • City Cultural Tour: Enjoy a guided City Tour in Kathmandu with an experienced City Tour Guide, and all entrance and monument fees are included.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Syabrubenshi and Syabrubenshi to Kathmandu accompanied by our Nepalese crew.
  • Meals during Tamang Heritage Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided during the Tamang Heritage Trail.
  • Accommodation during the Trek: Best available tea-house or lodge accommodation in twin-sharing rooms during the trek.
  • Trekking Staff: Well-experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide for groups of over 6 people, and Porters (at a ratio of 2:1). Their daily allowances, meals, and accommodation will be provided.
  • Insurance: Our Nepalese team members are covered by accidental and medical insurance.
  • Trekking Permits: Langtang National Park Entry Permit fee and TIMS card.
  • Taxes and Service Charges: All government-applicable taxes and the travel agency service charge are included in the package.
Not included in package
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu before and after the Tamang Heritage.
  • International air ticket is not included.
  • Beverage, hard drinks, and alcohol expenses are not included.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during departure are not included.
  • Extra supporting staff, laundry, battery charge, and communication expenses are not included.
  • Personal expenses such as tea, coffee, bar bills, drinking water, beverages, snacks, hot showers, etc., are not included.
  • Travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation/natural disaster coverage, or personal reasons are not included.
  • In any case of natural calamities, mishaps, or anything beyond our control, the expenses are not included.
  • Tips and gratitude for the Nepalese Trekking crews are not included.

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Tamanag Heritage Trail, situated in the Tamanag region, is a captivating walking trail that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the area's abundant cultural and natural heritage. This trail presents a unique opportunity to delve into the rich historical tapestry of the region while appreciating its remarkable natural beauty.

Tamang Heritage Trail in Nepal is typically a 5-7 day trek, covering a distance of approximately 50-70 kilometers (31-43 miles) depending on the specific route taken and the starting and ending points. However, trail lengths and durations can vary based on individual itineraries, trekking pace, and any side trips or detours taken along the way. It's always best to check with local trekking agencies or authorities for the most up-to-date information and to plan your trek accordingly.

The Tamang Heritage Trail offers a diverse array of cultural and natural attractions, making it a rewarding experience for trekkers. Some of the highlights you can expect to encounter along the trail include:

  • Historical Sites and Ancient Ruins: The trail passes through areas that hold historical significance for the Tamang people, with ancient ruins, old monasteries, and traditional stone-built houses that offer a glimpse into the region's rich past.
  • Traditional Villages: Throughout the journey, you'll have the opportunity to visit and interact with local Tamang communities, experiencing their unique customs, traditions, and hospitality.
  • Scenic Landscapes: The trail meanders through stunning landscapes, such as terraced fields, lush forests, and picturesque valleys, providing breathtaking views of the Himalayas and surrounding mountain ranges.
  • Local Flora and Fauna: The region boasts diverse flora and fauna, and you may encounter various species of plants, birds, and wildlife, making it a delight for nature enthusiasts and birdwatchers.
  • Cultural Festivals and Events: Depending on the timing of your trek, you might be fortunate enough to witness and participate in local festivals or cultural events celebrated by the Tamang community.
  • Tamang Culture and Handicrafts: You'll have the chance to observe and learn about the traditional art, handicrafts, and cultural practices that have been passed down through generations.
  • Hot Springs and Waterfalls: Some routes along the Tamang Heritage Trail offer opportunities to relax in natural hot springs or enjoy the beauty of cascading waterfalls.

Overall, the Tamang Heritage Trail provides a holistic experience, blending cultural immersion with the allure of the Himalayan landscape, making it a memorable trek for adventurers seeking to connect with Nepal's heritage and natural beauty.

For the Langtang Gosainkunda Lake Trek in Nepal, you will need one permit:

  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card: The TIMS card is another essential permit for trekkers in Nepal. It helps track and ensure the safety of trekkers in the region. The TIMS card for the Langtang region costs Rs 2,000.00. You can obtain the TIMS card in Kathmandu or at the Nepal Tourism Board office.

It's important to note that permit fees may vary slightly, so it's recommended to check with the latest sources or local authorities for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding permit costs and requirements.

Tamang Heritage Trail offers a variety of accommodation options to cater to trekkers of different preferences and budgets. However, it's essential to keep in mind that the availability and standard of accommodation can vary from village to village along the trail.

  • Teahouses/Guesthouses: Teahouses or guesthouses are the most common form of accommodation on the Tamang Heritage Trail. These small, family-run lodges provide basic facilities such as beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms. Some teahouses may also have attached bathrooms but are less common in remote areas. These lodges also offer meals, including Nepali and basic international dishes. Keep in mind that the facilities might be more basic and limited compared to city hotels.
  • Homestays: Some villages along the Tamang Heritage Trail offer the option of staying in traditional homestays. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the local culture firsthand, as you'll be hosted by a local family in their home. Homestays usually provide a simple room with basic amenities and traditional meals.
  • Camping: For those who prefer a more adventurous experience, camping is also possible on the Tamang Heritage Trail. However, it's essential to have the necessary camping gear and a guide or a trekking agency that can arrange camping permits and logistics.

As trekking in this region has gained popularity, the accommodation facilities may have improved or changed since my last update. It's always a good idea to check with local trekking agencies or recent trekkers for the most up-to-date information on accommodation options along the Tamang Heritage Trail.

For the Tamang Heritage Trek, it is essential to have the right gear to ensure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment throughout the journey. Here is a list of essential gear you should consider packing:

Clothing:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying long-sleeved tops and bottoms to provide insulation and regulate body temperature.
  • Insulating Layers: Fleece jackets or down jackets to provide warmth in cold conditions.
  • Waterproof Jacket: A waterproof and breathable jacket to protect against rain, wind, and snow.
  • Trekking Pants: Lightweight, quick-drying pants with zip-off options for versatility.
  • Hiking Shorts: Comfortable shorts for warmer days or lower altitudes.
  • Thermal Underwear: Extra layer of thermal tops and bottoms for colder conditions.
  • Trekking Socks: Moisture-wicking, comfortable, and thick socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.
  • Headwear: Sun hat, beanie or warm hat, and a buff or neck gaiter for protection against the sun, wind, and cold.
  • Footwear:
    • Trekking Boots: Sturdy and waterproof boots with ankle support for comfortable and safe trekking. Trekking Sandals: Optional for wearing around the lodges during rest days or for lower-altitude walks.
    • Backpack:
      • Daypack: A comfortable and durable backpack with a capacity of around 20-30 liters for carrying your essential items during the trek.
      • Sleeping Gear:
        • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag suitable for temperatures down to freezing or lower, depending on the season.
        • Trekking Equipment:
          • Trekking Poles: Adjustable and lightweight trekking poles to provide stability and support during the trek.
          • Headlamp: A headlamp with extra batteries for visibility during early morning starts or in case of power outages.
          • Water Bottle: Reusable water bottles or a hydration bladder to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
          • Accessories:
            • Sunglasses: UV-protective sunglasses to shield your eyes from the strong sunlight at high altitudes. Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen protects your skin from intense sun rays.
            • First Aid Kit: A basic medical kit including bandages, antiseptic cream, painkillers, and any necessary personal medications.
            • Toiletries: Travel-sized toiletries including soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and a small towel.
            • Electronics: Camera, extra batteries, power bank, and charging cables.

            It's important to note that the gear requirements may vary depending on the season and your personal preferences. It's advisable to check with your trekking company or travel agency for a detailed gear list specific to the Tamang Heritage Trail, as they may have additional recommendations or requirements. Additionally, it's recommended to pack light and bring only the essentials to avoid carrying excessive weight during the trek.

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended and often required for the Tamang Heritage Trail. It is essential to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking at high altitudes, including medical emergencies and evacuation. Here are some key aspects to consider when choosing travel insurance for the Tamang Heritage Trek:

  • Medical Coverage: Ensure that your travel insurance provides coverage for high-altitude trekking and any potential medical emergencies that may arise during the trek. This includes coverage for altitude sickness, accidents, injuries, and emergency medical evacuation by helicopter if necessary.
  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption: Look for insurance that offers coverage in case of trip cancellation or interruption due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, injury, or natural disasters.
  • Evacuation Coverage: Verify that your insurance covers emergency helicopter evacuation from high altitudes, as this can be necessary in case of severe altitude sickness or other medical emergencies.
  • Baggage and Gear Coverage: Consider insurance that provides coverage for lost, stolen, or damaged baggage and trekking gear, as well as any additional equipment you may be carrying.
  • Personal Liability: Check if the insurance includes personal liability coverage in case of accidental damage or injury to others during the trek.
  • It is important to carefully review the terms and conditions of the travel insurance policy to ensure it meets your specific needs and provides adequate coverage for the Tamang Heritage Trekking. Be sure to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions to the insurance provider and understand any exclusions or limitations in the policy. Remember to carry a copy of your travel insurance policy and emergency contact information with you during the trek.

Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd is dedicated to providing exceptional services, ensuring an unforgettable journey for you. We are committed to honesty and diligence, striving to make your experience smooth and enjoyable. All services will be delivered as agreed upon during booking, following our policies and those set by the Tourism Authority. However, please be aware of the inherent risks involved, and you must take responsibility for your actions and participation. The adventure may entail extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and itinerary changes beyond our control. Proper acclimatization to high altitudes is crucial. Our trips often take place in remote areas, where access to emergency services and medical facilities is limited. In case of serious injury requiring hospitalization, evacuation may take several days, affecting your recovery. While helicopters are commonly used for evacuation, they may not always be available due to weather conditions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes or cancellations due to factors such as government restrictions, natural disasters, political unrest, flight cancellations, delays, sickness, accidents, or vehicle breakdowns. Any additional costs incurred are the client's responsibility. Therefore, we strongly advise obtaining travel insurance covering cancellation, curtailment, personal liability, and loss of luggage and personal effects. Proof of travel insurance is required on the first day of your trip, and without it, participation will not be possible.

Certified by the Government of Nepal and proficient in English, our Trekking Guide from Ethic Himalaya is designated to accompany you from the moment of your arrival in Kathmandu until your departure. Entrusted with the pivotal role of ensuring the triumph of your expedition, he holds the authority to steer its course. We encourage you to actively engage with him by seeking clarification through inquiries and, most importantly, by adhering to his expert counsel.

  • Trekking Guide: The Guide is in charge of the whole team. Starting as a porter and moving up to roles like kitchen assistant or even cook, the team holds a deep respect for Sirdar's leadership.
  • Assistant Guide or Sherpa: The Assistant Guide or Sherpa assists and guides clients, regardless of their ethnic background. Their numbers vary based on the group's size, with a ratio of 4:1 Assistant Guides to clients.
  • Porters: In Nepal's mountainous terrain, the tradition of human porterage has endured over time. Some porters working with agencies request heavier loads for higher pay, exceeding 20 kg. We ensure extra payment for every kilogram beyond 20 kg. To avoid excessive strain, particularly loads over 25/30 kg, we kindly ask you to consider the weight of your belongings. We provide a 2:1 porter-to-client allocation.

You move on foot with a light backpack, containing your personal belongings necessary for the day (water bottle, camera, protective clothing...). The rest of the equipment is carried by the porters to the next accommodation. We ask everyone not to exceed 13 kg for the bag that will be carried by the porters. You will be able to leave your belongings at the hotel in Kathmandu and pick them up when you return from trekking.

NB: On your arrival at the hotel in Kathmandu, you will be provided with a suitable travel bag, in thick canvas. You will transfer your belongings there and can leave your bag or suitcase at the hotel. Although relatively waterproof, it is preferable to compartmentalize your belongings in plastic bags or waterproof sub-bags.

Nepal is a mountainous country, the tradition of human carrying dates back to the dawn of time, and still continues today. The porters earn little, but the income from this activity is still more lucrative than other manual tasks. Without trekkers, the mountain populations would live even more poorly, and the porters would lose their means of subsistence.

The standard load must not exceed 25 kg per male/female carrier (outside the scope of expeditions). At the request of male carriers, their load can be increased within the limit of a maximum ceiling of 45 kilos. For each kilo over 25 kg, the carrier is awarded additional compensation.

We ask you, moreover, to make an effort to limit the weight of your bag entrusted to the porters:

  • At most 13 kg for a trek in a lodge or in a tent
  • At most 16 kg (including 3 kg for technical equipment) for a trek with summit ascent.

In addition, Ethic Himalaya takes care to take out insurance for the porters. Specific equipment is allocated to them for passages of the collar in altitude (even if often the carriers refuse to put the shoes for lack of habit...).

We strictly prohibit our local teams from hiring porters under the age of 16. This instruction is not always well understood by the Nepalese themselves. Reporting, on your return, abuses observed on the spot is insufficient. As a responsible traveler, it is also your responsibility to help us enforce this right by reporting any breaches to your guide and demanding that this part of the contract be honored from the start of the trek.

In Nepal, the traditional national dish is "Dal Bhat," which is lentil rice, served with white rice, lentil soup (dal), and accompanied by spicy vegetables and meat. We offer food services, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with occasional tea breaks. The meals are intentionally simple to cater to your preferences and ensure satisfaction. Before leaving Kathmandu, consider bringing 'trail munchies' for extra snacks during your journey. Nepal has a diverse range of foods, and our goal is to provide an authentic culinary experience while considering local limitations. Your guide will work with the kitchen teams or local cooks to create menus that allow you to explore various dishes at different prices. We recommend trying Dal Bhat to savor the traditional Nepali flavor and make the most of your culinary journey.

  • Breakfast: Begin your day with the customary "morning tea" complemented by Tibetan bread, toast, chapati, pancakes, and various egg preparations. Occasionally, muesli or porridge may be served.
  • Lunch: Depending on the trail's progress, enjoy a cold (picnic-style) or hot meal. The main course includes options like stir-fried rice with vegetables, pasta, potatoes, curry, and assorted vegetables. Tea or coffee is also available.
  • Afternoon Snack: Upon reaching your daily destination around 4-5 pm, a snack comprising cookies and tea awaits.
  • Dinner: Served typically in the early evening (around 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.), dinner features a soup or starter, a warm dish (dal bhat, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, etc.), and a dessert. Tea or coffee accompanies the meal.
  • Beverages: During each meal, two cups of tea or coffee per person are provided. Additional cups and other beverages are at your discretion. Drinking water during trekking days and extra meals is an additional cost.
  • Special Circumstances: For particularly arduous treks or when crossing challenging passes, breakfasts may be streamlined due to early departures. In such cases, energy-rich supplements become crucial. You're encouraged to bring energy bars, dried fruits, nuts, or chocolate from your home country or obtain them in Kathmandu.
  • Dietary Considerations: Should you have specific dietary preferences, restrictions, or allergies, please inform us during the trip booking process. Our field teams will strive to accommodate your needs, though certain local limitations might affect the range of alternative menus. For high-energy expenditure journeys, planning extra supplies (such as energy bars, dried fruits, and chocolates) is advisable to ensure adequate caloric intake.

During the trek, tea and coffee are provided with meals. Soft and alcoholic beverages, including mineral water, are not included and are the responsibility of the participants. You can refill your water containers at the lodges, but it's important to treat the water with purifying tablets to ensure it's safe to drink. To reduce plastic waste, avoid buying bottled water and opt for treated water available in the villages. This way, we can limit the issue of plastic bottles and promote responsible environmental practices during the trek.

Transportation within Kathmandu Valley is facilitated by private vehicles, tailored according to the group size. During trekking periods, we provide the services of Porters to carry your baggage for the day. It is important to note that one porter will be assigned to assist two members.

  • Transfers: Airport pick up and drop by Private vehicle.
  • Private Minibus: Kathmandu to Syabrybenshi and Syabrubenshi to Kathmandu.

We kindly request your attention to the mandatory use of seat belts in all vehicles utilized during the trip, both in the front and rear seats, where they are available and in accordance with the regulations enforced in the visited country. By participating in the trip, you agree to adhere to this safety requirement. Please be aware that Ethic Himalaya cannot be held responsible for any bodily injuries or material damages incurred if this safety provision is not complied with by you.

In Kathmandu, you will sleep in three-star hotels offering comfortable double rooms with good amenities at a reasonable price. These hotels provide basic facilities such as en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning or fans, TV, and Wi-Fi access. Additionally, they may have in-house restaurants serving a mix of local and international cuisine, along with possible amenities like rooftop terraces, business centers, or small fitness areas.

During the trek in the Langtang region, lodges offer a basic and rustic level of comfort, unlike the improved accommodations found on the Annapurna Tour due to higher tourist attendance. The lodge rooms in Langtang lack heating due to isolation and limited fuel, making a good sleeping bag essential for comfort. Sanitary facilities are also basic, with showers available for a fee and often lukewarm due to solar heating. Above 3,000m, hot water basins can be requested to conserve energy. Some lodges may not have electricity, but those with electricity offer battery charging and limited Wi-Fi for a fee. On the last night before the pass, if lodges are full, staying in a tent is the most rustic option with no showers and a dirt floor. Lodge owners generally don't accept advance reservations for single rooms, so flexibility is necessary. Prepare adequately with essential items like a sleeping bag and light sandals for a more enjoyable trekking experience in the Manaslu region.

Clients are required to inform the Company in writing about any medical conditions, physical challenges, or other mental and physical conditions that could affect their fitness to travel or any pre-existing medical conditions at the time of booking. Failure to notify the Company of such conditions, leading to cancellation, will result in the Client incurring 100% cancellation fees.

Trekking in Nepal involves long hours of walking daily, ranging from 3-10 hours and sometimes even up to 8-12 hours in high passes. To prepare for this physically demanding journey, Ethic Himalaya Treks recommends engaging in approximately 12 km of daily walking or jogging exercise for at least three months before embarking on the Nepal Trekking. This preparation is essential to endure the challenges of high-altitude conditions and remote areas for extended periods.

For a successful and enjoyable trekking experience in Nepal, participants must possess strong willpower, the ability to tolerate harsh conditions, a high level of fitness, and good health. Participants are responsible for their medical and evacuation expenses. It's vital to consult a doctor for necessary vaccinations and other medical requirements before the trip. Additionally, Ethic Himalaya reserves the right to request a medical certificate before confirming the booking for the trek. Being well-prepared physically and medically is crucial to ensure a safe and fulfilling journey through the beautiful landscapes of Nepal.

Travel insurance is a compulsory requirement for all travelers and must be obtained at the time of booking. The insurance should provide coverage for personal accident, death, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation, with a recommended minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for each category. It should also include accidents, injuries, illnesses, and related medical expenses, even for pre-existing conditions, as well as emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and air ambulance services if applicable. Personal liability coverage is also recommended. The Company also suggests coverage for trip cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage, and personal effects. Travelers must carry proof of insurance and produce it if requested by the company employees or suppliers. Failure to provide proof of insurance upon request may result in the cancellation or suspension of participation in the trip or certain activities, even after the trip has commenced, without any right to a refund.

Ethic Himalaya Treks holds no liability for injuries, health conditions, emotional or other factors experienced by clients during the trip. Furthermore, our package cost does not encompass personal insurance coverage. Thus, we strongly recommend clients to procure comprehensive insurance packages, encompassing medical emergencies and helicopter evacuation.

Trekking equipment is vital for a successful trek. High-quality gear, including proper clothing like moisture-wicking layers, insulating jackets, and waterproof outerwear, ensures comfort and safety in varying weather conditions.

    Clothing:
  • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Trekking pants and/or convertible pants
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants (shell)
  • Thermal socks and regular socks
  • Comfortable underwear
  • Sturdy and waterproof trekking boots or hiking shoes
  • Sandals or lightweight footwear for relaxing at lodges/camps
  • Headwear:
  • Sun hat or cap with a wide brim
  • Beanie or warm hat for cold weather
  • Buff or neck gaiter for protecting against wind and dust
  • Polarized sunglasses with UV protection
  • Handwear:
  • Lightweight gloves (for lower altitudes)
  • Warm and waterproof gloves or mittens (for higher altitudes)
  • Backpack and Daypack:
  • Reliable trekking backpack (60-80 liters) for porters to carry
  • Comfortable medium-sized daypack for your daily essentials
  • Sleeping Gear:
  • High-quality sleeping bag suitable for the trek's temperature range
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)
  • Hydration and Water Purification:
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder (2 liters capacity)
  • Water purification tablets or a reliable water filter
  • Trekking Poles (optional but helpful for stability and reducing strain)
  • Personal Items:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Sufficient cash and cards (local currency and some USD)
  • Personal identification and travel insurance documents
  • Trekking permits and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card
  • Camera with extra batteries/charger
  • Portable power bank for charging electronic devices
  • Personal toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medications and a basic first-aid kit
  • Electronics:
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Mobile phone with a local SIM card (for communication and GPS)
  • Portable charger for electronic devices
  • Trekking Map and Guidebook (if applicable)
  • Snacks and Energy Bars
  • Emergency Whistle and Multi-tool

Being well-prepared with the right equipment allows adventurers to focus on embracing nature's beauty and conquering challenging trails with confidence. Always prioritize quality and reliability when selecting your trekking gear. Pack efficiently, and consider the weather conditions and altitude of your trek to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Prioritize comfort and safety to make the most of your trekking adventure.

Trekking members are required to submit passport copies and passport photographs for trekking permits before their arrival in Nepal. These documents can be sent to us either by mail or through a post box. Ensuring timely submission of these documents allows us to process the necessary trekking permits in advance, streamlining the trekking arrangements and ensuring a smooth start to the adventure once in Nepal.

If you encounter any issues or complaints during your tour, trekking, or expedition, it is essential to communicate them immediately to the hotelier and our company on the spot. Giving us the opportunity to address the problem promptly is crucial, as we cannot accept liability for any issues that are reported after you return home. If the matter cannot be resolved on the spot, you must inform us in writing within 30 days of completing your trip. Failing to follow this procedure may impact your rights to make a claim against us. Timely communication is vital to ensure that we can take appropriate actions and rectify any problems you may face during your journey.

All clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity beyond the return date. Nepalese visas can be acquired either from the Nepalese Consulate in your home country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. The visa fees are as follows:

  • USD 30.00 or the equivalent in foreign currency for a 15-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 50.00 or equivalent for a 30-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 125.00 or equivalent for a 100-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
Visa Extension Fee
  • Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of a delay of fewer than 150 days additional USD 5 per day a late fine.

For most nationalities, E-Visas are available through the Government website: https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/on-arrival/IO01

This will be validated with your doctor, taking into account the recommendations of remount doctors, responsible for your safety during the trip. It will contain:

  • Treatment of altitude pulmonary edema (Nifedipine 20LP or Sildenafil50).
  • Treatment of altitude cerebral edema (Betamethasone).
  • Treatment of acute mountain sickness (Acetazolamide).
  • Blood thinner (aspirin).
  • Analgesic (Paracetamol).
  • Powerful analgesic (Tramadol).
  • Anti-diarrheal (Racecadotril).
  • Anti-spasmodic (Phloroglucinol).
  • Anti-emetic (Domperidone).
  • Anti-acid for heartburn.
  • Intestinal antibiotic (Metronidazole).
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (Azithromycin).
  • Anti-inflammatories (tablets and ointment).
  • Antitussive (in tablets).
  • Lozenges for colds and sore throats.
  • Ophthalmic healing (Vitamin A Dulcis).
  • Tick tweezers, splinter, and blister needle, tweezers, 2/3 safety pins.
  • Disinfectant wipes, adhesive dressings (various sizes), double skin, 6 cm adhesive tape, Steri-strip.
  • Anti allergic treatment and cream against itching.
  • BIA fine and sunscreen.
  • Purifying tablets for water.
  • Appropriate antimalarial treatment, antiphrastic powder, and mosquito repellent.
  • Your personal medications

If you are traveling with children, minors are subject to the same obligations as adults (visa, passport, etc.): see above.

  • Formalities for leaving county territory

To leave the territory, all minors usually residing regardless of their nationality, if they are not accompanied by a holder of parental authority, must present the following three documents:

  • Identity document: Identity card or passport according to the requirements of the country of destination.
  • Authorization to leave the territory signed by one of the parents with parental authority.
  • Photocopy of the signatory parent's identity document.

Well, there is no fixed rate for tipping in Nepal. When our field staff is picked up from the trek starting points, they will bid you goodbye on the last day of your trek completion day. Most staff will simply accept whatever you give and never count the money in front of you. Although your guide may be with you on the next day too, best to tip him along with others in the group. Most of the trekkers are still confused about the tipping amount. They fear either giving too little or too much. We have tried to put together a guideline about a reasonable amount of tipping suitable for most cases. The amount of tipping and the rates expected will also vary depending on the length of the trek and the challenges involved. To calculate the amounts generally applied, multiply the daily amount given to each position by the number of working days.

Daily amount per item:
  • English-speaking guide USD 3 to USD 4 per day/participant.
  • Porter USD 1 per day /participant.
  • Driver USD 1 to USD 2 per day/participant.

The tripping amount mentioned above is communally in the case of a group trip, not individually. If you are a solo traveler, the tipping amount can be slightly less by a few dollars per day.

Tamang Heritage Trek is a challenging and adventurous trek that takes you through the remote and stunning landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. The climate along this trek can vary significantly due to the diverse altitudes and changing landscapes. Here's an overview of the climate you can expect during different seasons:

    Spring (March to May):
  • Spring is one of the best times for the Tamang Heritage Trek.
  • Temperatures gradually warm up, and the weather becomes more stable.
  • Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes (starting point) can range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F).
  • At higher altitudes, temperatures will be cooler, especially at night, dropping to around -5°C to -10°C (23°F to 14°F).
  • The trek offers clear skies, beautiful rhododendron forests in bloom, and excellent visibility of the surrounding mountain peaks.
  • Summer (June to August):
  • Summer is the monsoon season in Nepal, and the Tamang Heritage Trek is not recommended during this time.
  • Heavy rainfall, landslides, and slippery trails can make trekking dangerous and difficult.
  • Autumn (September to November):
  • Autumn is another popular season for the trek.
  • The weather is stable, with clear skies and excellent visibility of the mountains.
  • Daytime temperatures at lower altitudes range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F), while nighttime temperatures at higher altitudes drop to around -10°C (14°F).
  • The landscapes are lush and vibrant after the monsoon season, making it a great time for trekking.
  • Winter (December to February):
  • Winter is the coldest time for the Tamang Heritage Trek.
  • The temperatures at lower altitudes can range from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F) during the day.
  • At higher altitudes, especially in the high passes, temperatures can drop to -20°C to -30°C (-4°F to -22°F) or even lower.
  • Snowfall is common in the higher reaches, so be prepared for cold conditions.

It's essential to pack accordingly for the specific season you choose for the trek. Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions, especially as you gain altitude. Layering your clothing is a good strategy to adapt to changing temperatures. It's also advisable to check the weather forecast before starting the trek and to be aware of any potential altitude-related challenges.

The itineraries or programs mentioned may be subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as weather hazards, landslides, political unrest, road blockages, avalanches, sudden sickness, and more. We are open to customizing the program based on clients' interests. In the event of trip cancellation due to unavoidable circumstances like war, natural disasters, political unrest, adverse climate, etc., Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition P. Ltd will be pleased to offer an alternative trip of similar standard. We will hold the reservation for your next trip, but not for longer than one year.

Before departure, if there is a major change in the itinerary affecting at least one day in five, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible. You may choose between accepting the change, getting a refund of the money paid for the land portion of the trip only, or accepting an alternative tour offered.

After departure, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to local circumstances or events beyond our control. In such emergency situations, any additional costs incurred for necessary itinerary alterations will be borne by you. Please be aware that we are not responsible for any incidental expenses resulting from changes in the itinerary, such as visa fees, vaccinations, or non-refundable flight costs.

To secure your booking for Tamang Heritage Trek, a non-refundable deposit of USD 500 per person per trip is required. Once this deposit is received, your booking will be confirmed. In case your booking is made within 30 days of the departure date, the full amount is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance can be paid before or upon your arrival in Nepal prior to the trip's departure. The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Company or its designated Agent. If the deposit amount differs from what is specified in this clause, the company will inform you during the booking process. You can make the booking deposit through bank transfer or by using a Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). Detailed instructions for payment can be found on the provided booking form.

For Tamang Heritage Trek, the final payment can be made upon your arrival in Nepal. Various payment methods are accepted, including bank transfer, travel checks, cash, or Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). However, please note that there is a 4% surcharge applicable to all card payments, including deposits, final balances, trip extensions, and other miscellaneous purchases. So, if you choose to pay by card, keep in mind the additional surcharge.

We maintain the right to adjust pricing rates, as displayed on our marketing materials and website, under certain circumstances or when influenced by external factors beyond our control, such as fluctuations in exchange rates or government actions. It's important to note that domestic flight fares may also change due to increases in fuel prices. We make every effort to present current and accurate prices for our treks and tours.

Once you have paid the deposit, your Manaslu Circuit Trek is confirmed, and the remaining fees are due 90 days before the trip's start date. If you decide to cancel your participation, the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • More than 45 days before departure: Deposit will be retained.
  • Between 45 to 31 days before arrival: 30% of the total tour price.
  • Between 30 to 14 days before arrival: 40% of the total tour price.
  • Between 14 to 09 days before arrival: 70% of the total tour price.
  • Between 08 to 02 days before arrival: 80% of the total tour price.
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of the total tour price.

We reserve the right to cancel a trip up to 56 days before departure, considering Clause 14. We may also cancel a trip prior to departure if it becomes unfeasible to operate the planned itinerary due to factors like terrorism, natural disasters, political instability, or other external events. If we cancel your trip, you have the option to transfer the amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a full refund. In cases where the cancellation results from external events beyond our reasonable control, refunds will be adjusted for any unrecoverable costs. Please note that we are not liable for any incidental expenses you may have incurred in relation to your booking, such as visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess, or non-refundable flights. Different cancellation conditions may apply to specific trip styles, and your booking consultant will inform you of any variations if applicable.

If you intend to transfer from one trip to another or transfer your booking to a third party, you must inform us at least 30 days prior to the planned departure date. A fee of USD 200 per person per change will be applied, along with any additional charges imposed by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. If you notify us less than 45 days before the departure date, the cancellation refund policy will be applicable. Transfers to a third party are allowed only if the transferee meets all the requirements for the trip, and transfers to another departure are permissible within the current validity period.

Modifications to other arrangements associated with your trip will incur an administration fee of USD 200 per booking per change. This fee is in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. No amendments can be made to your booking within 10 days of departure.

The price listed on our website covers a group size of 6 to 15 individuals for the Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek. Upon request, this trip can be arranged as a private experience, starting with a minimum of two participants. For group bookings involving 15 or more people, there's a substantial discount available, which includes the opportunity for one person to join the trip for free. We understand that many clients have questions about their preferred dates. However, our pricing is influenced by the following factors:

  • Group Size: The cost of the trip varies based on the number of participants in the group.
  • Accommodation Tier and Budget: The selection of hotel accommodations and the budget preferences of clients play a role in determining the overall cost.
  • Customization: We're open to adjusting the trekking itinerary to suit your available time and specific requirements.
  • Extra Services: If you wish to incorporate additional services, we can discuss and mutually agree upon adjustments to the price.
  • Support Staff: The presence of Trekking Guides, Assistant Guides, and extra porters can impact the overall cost.

Feel free to reach out to us for further clarification or to tailor the trip to your preferences. We aim to provide a transparent and flexible pricing structure that aligns with your needs.

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