Tamang Heritage Trek - 12 Days

DESTINATION
Nepal
REGION
LANGTANG REGION TREK
DURATION
12 Days
NATURE OF TREK
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
MAX ALTITUDE
4,773m at Kyangjin Ri
GROUP SIZE
2 - 14 People
START/END POINT
Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
ACTIVITY
Langtang Trek
SEASON
Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
MEAL
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
ACCOMMODATION
Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
TRANSPORTATION
Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Kathmandu by Local Transportation.

About the Trip

If you want to trek but also explore a whole new traditional lifestyle of the Tibetan Origin Tamang people, this Tamang Heritage Trek will be perfect. Be ready to have your mind blown with this cultural, interesting and a joyful trek!

  Highlights

  • Newly opened trekking destination in the Langtang region
  • Less crowded and the untouched beauty of the region
  • Remarkable views of the mountains
  • Ancient Buddhist monasteries
  • 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

  • Private transport to and from our hotel in Kathmandu to Kathmandu’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude.    It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potential health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

 Overview

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

This trek offers us the chance to closely explore the rough history of the Tibetan ancestors and their lifestyle. The Tamang people are mostly engrossed in their profession of agriculture and trading during the season time. The trail we trek to their settlement comprises of blooming rhododendron forests, green meadowlands, spotting of local wildlife, majestic waterfalls and sacred lakes like Gosai Kunda, Bhairav Kunda and many more.

The journey will begin with a drive to Syabrubensi and then trekking to Gatlang. Gatlang is a set on high on a hillside among terraced fields of a Tamang settlement. We can visit the Tamang Buddhist monastery and the beautiful and sacred Pavati Kunda Lake. As we head to Tatopani, we will be crossing the healing bath and spa in the water of the natural spring at Tatopani. Further trekking to Thuman, this place is well known for its Shamanic performances and the breathtaking view of the Langtang region. Yet again we arrive at Briddim, a small cultural Tamang community. Additionally, we may visit the local monasteries of Dukchu Gompa that is sacred because of Guru Rinpoche. Soon after, we will follow the classic Langtang valley trek from Briddim village via the Kyanjin Gompa. We will be acclimatizing at this place, exploring the monastery and the local cheese factory. For an extra reward, we will be trekking to Tserko Ri (5,450m) the highest point of the trek to get an astonishing view of the Langtang ranges. From Kyanjin Gompa, we will descend back to Syabrubensi, catching the bus back to Kathmandu.

The Tamang Heritage Trek is indeed a pleasant trek, full of interesting facts and sights about Tamang people and their local lifestyles. Not only will you be exploring their culture, but also getting splendid views of the mountains are an absolute reward. 

  Day To Day Itinerary

Days 1 -Drive to Syabrubesi (1503m)- 8 hrs.

The anticipated journey begins with a drive to Syabrubesi which will take about seven to eight hours. You head out of Kathmandu to the highway, slowly heading towards the north along the main valley road. Coming across many beautiful views of the river, terraced fields, small villages and snowcapped mountains if the sky is clear, the drive will indeed be pleasant. The road takes you to a little busy town called Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river, you will catch glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. Passing through Dhunche will make you feel as though you are heading towards deep land. Then continue the drive, we will arrive at Syabrubesi with many things to explore and a riverside hot spring.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 2 -Trek to Gatlang (2,240m/7,355 ft) 6 hrs.

We will kick off the first of day trekking after early morning breakfast. Trekking on steep trails ascents, we will reach Ronga Bhanjyang which takes about three hours. On the route, we will stop by at the viewpoint that gives us the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Then the trail descends to Goljung valley taking about an hour. We will stop here for lunch and a short break. For the next three hours, we will trek further reaching a beautiful and a traditional Tamang village. Gatlang is an idyllic settlement inhabited mainly by people of the Tamang ethnicity. You can visit the Parbati Kund which offers rich biodiversity for the nature lovers. You can also visit the ancient old monastery.

  • Overnight in Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 3 -Trek to Tatopani (2,610m/8,565ft)6 hrs.

We start your trek gentle, descending passing the many Chhortens and Mani wall and through the deep forests until reaching Chilime which takes about 2 and a half hours. Then we cross by suspension bridge and climb up passing the terrace until reaching Gonggang village which takes about 1 and half hour. We have lunch here. After lunch, the trail gentle ascends until reaching Tatopani. It takes about 2 hours. On the way, we will be passing by the healing bath and spa in the water of the natural spring at Tatopani. We can take natural Bath in hot spring as it is believed that to take a bath in a natural hot spring, washes away all the Pains and aches.

  • Overnight in Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 4 -Trek to Thuman (2,340m/7,665ft) via Nagthali (3,170m/10,395 ft) - 6hrs

In the morning after breakfast, we continue through the forests and dense jungles as we slowly begin to gain elevation. The trail is up and down till Brimdang where one monastery is situated on the hill. It takes about 2 hours. After climbing small steep ascents, we will arrive at the Nagthali lodges viewpoint that takes about two hours. We will be having lunch here. We will get a great view of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Shishapangma (8,013m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Tibetan Himal and other snowy peaks. There are small monasteries that we will visit. Then we continue down to Thuman, a Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who absolutely enjoy singing and dancing.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 5 -Trek to Briddim (2,230m/7,320ft)

The destination for today is across the valley on the other side of the Bhote Koshi river. Today our trail begins with a flatter section in the beginning and then descends to Timure on our way along the old trade route to Tibet and we stop here for lunch. Rasuwaghadi, an ancient fort on the Nepal- Tibet border, is just 3 hours walk from Timure. After lunch our trail takes a steep ascent to Briddim, another Tibetan influenced Tamang village where we stay in a local home for a truly unique experience. It offers a Himalayan culture experience in the lodge. Also, we can visit the old and ancient monastery.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 6 -Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 6 hrs

From Briddim, we will be trekking to Lama Hotel taking about six hours. We will head back down to the Bhote Koshi valley as we come across fertile jungle, terraced fields and pass through rural settlements with bamboo and birch groves. In this place, we might have the chance to spot rare and local wildlife like the red panda. Afterwards, the trek ascends gently to Rimche (2,400m) through Bamboo which lies at the bank of the Langtang River. Following the trail, we reach the Lama Hotel. The trek today will be pleasant as we will be walking on only green meadows and fields.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 7 -Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,255ft) 6 hrs.

Starting our day with an early morning breakfast, we will trek alongside the river through the lush landscape as we climb upward through dense forests. Along the way, we will see the snowy peaks ahead if the weather is favourable. Ultimately the narrow river valley broadens out at Ghora Tabela (3,030m). In this area, there was once a Tibetan resettlement project running, and currently, GhoraTabela has an army check post that will register our papers and a few nearby lodges. As we trek further we will come across Chyamki village (3,230m); a small settlement. As we walk past chortens, water mills, mani walls and prayer wheels, it means that we are nearing to reach the Langtang village. We continue past prayer wheels driven by flowing water and prayer flags to scenic Langtang, a large settlement of mostly Tamang people with a nearby monastery.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 8 -Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,865m/12,675ft) 3 hrs.

After a good cup of tea and breakfast, our journey waits for us. The trek today will be short and easy. We will pass by many small plateaus, big mani walls, yak pastures, small villages and meadows. Since we will be walking towards a higher elevation, we can trek slowly so that our body can acclimatize to the altitude. Soon after, we will come across water mills, prayer wheels, sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. This is when we reach an ancient monastery the Kyangjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is another wonderful land of Langtang that is surrounded by the Himalayas and we get stunning views of the snow-capped peaks.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 9 -Exploration Day at Kyanjin Gompa

Today is the day to let our body acclimatize to the high altitude and also explore this beautiful untouched land of Langtang. This area of the valley has so much to offer for trekkers. Since the elevation is high, we will definitely be getting stunning views of the Himalaya ranges. Also, the sighting of the glaciers will be seen too. A day full of exploration remains as there is so much to do. We will be visiting the monastery that portrays the religion; Buddhism and we may also get to see the monks do their prayer. Cheese factory would also be another compulsory visit as it is interesting to see. Besides these, we also have optional hikes to Langshisa Kharka and the viewpoint of Tserko Ri (5,450m). This will be the highest point of the trek. Tserko Ri is the best places to see the peaks like Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,586m) and many more. As the sun begins to set, we will return back to Kyanjin Gompa.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 10 -Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,380m) 6 hrs.

From Kyangjin Gomba, we admire the last glimpse of the beautiful mountains standing with pride and head back down and out of the valley. We retrace the arrival route through Langtang Village and break for lunch at GhoraTabela where the army check post registers our exit. After the leisurely lunch, we continue down through the dense forests of the river valley to Lama Hotel.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 11 -Trek to Syabrubensi (1,503m/4,655ft) 5 hrs.

Today being the final trekking day, we will head to our destination which is Syabrubensi so we can drive back to Kathmandu from there. We will be walking along the Langtang river, heading downwards to the beautiful river valley. Descending down through bamboo and birch forests, we will be seeing an amazing landscape to cross the Langtang and the Bhote Koshi rivers to Syabrubensi. This being the beginning point of our trekking journey, the next day we will be driving back to Kathmandu.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).

Days 12 -Drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu 7-9 hrs.

After accomplishing an eventful and an enjoyable trek, we will take our respective vehicle and drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu which will take about seven to nine hours. This drive will begin from early morning. During the drive, we will be getting scenic views of the Trishuli river valley as we head through the south of the hills. Along the way, we will see the terraced farmlands and meadows and hopefully a final glimpse of the snow-capped mountains. Once we arrive at Kathmandu, trekkers will be dropped to their respective hotels.

  • Overnight at Hotel.
  • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch ).

  Includes:

  • Both way transportation service between Kathmandu and Syabrubesi by local bus.
  • All Standard Meals ( 12 Lunches, 11 Dinners and 12 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation during the trek ( (Twin Sharing Room) - 11 Nights.
  • Government License holder Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • 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.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Appreciation of certificate after over the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek.

  Excludes:

  • International Flight.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per Person).
  • Accommodation all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expense such as 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 which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture).
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes.

  Equipments Checklists:

Equipment lists for Tamang Heritage Trek

It is recommended to carry the basic clothing and accessories needed for the trek. The followings are suggestions that should be brought, although we understand that our clients have their own preference for clothing. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 20kg. Equipment can be hired in Kathmandu as well.

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
  • Heavyweight winter glove

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in 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 in the high-altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable 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

How you'll start your journey towards Tamang Heritage Trek?

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival. The next day we will be travelling to our destination via bus or a local jeep. Our trek begins from Syabrubesi (Gateway to Langtang ), after approximately 8/9 hours drive from Kathmandu.

Local Transportation (Kathmandu- Syabrubesi-Kathmandu) is included in the package. Private jeep is available at an extra cost.

Don't worry, we will pick you!

We provide free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Tamang Heritage Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.

Accommodation details during the Trek

The Tamang Heritage Trek 12 days is a long trek with 11 nights at a mountain local lodges that provide basic facility and will make you feel homely with the warm hospitality of the local people.

Two nights in Kathmandu is required as you would want to rest before and after the trek and is not included in the package. There is an excellent range of hotels for all kind of budgets. The accommodation is almost twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blanket and pillows. Hot showers will be available at an extra cost. Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal have good public relation with local service providers in the Himalaya region.

The Meals

The meal package in this trek is very convenient. Three meal items of 12 breakfasts, 12 lunch and 11 dinners are included in the package. The meals will be the best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude for health benefit.

Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages, although there is a variety of Nepalese and international cuisine readily available for you to choose according to our taste.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges except Standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best time for Tamang Heritage Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to The Tamang HeritageTrek. It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn. During the winters and monsoon, it becomes difficult to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature, strong winds, storms and slippery trails.

January to February

This time is the coldest, especially from early January to early February. This when there is heavy snowfall in the mountain and can result in extremely cold temperature. Though the day time may be warm and admirable with clear skies, the night time would be extremely cold. It would not be suggested to trek during this time because the trek is challenging itself and the snow would make it tougher.

March to April

This is the best time of the season to trek in the Tamang Heritage Trek. The weather is very favourable through the trek. Stunning views of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang II, Ganesh Himal and many more will be seen. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed their expedition at this time. On the journey, the bamboo and birch forests will be luscious green and dense.

May to June

This is also the perfect time for trekking right before the rainfall. Nepal starts its rainfall from the end of June till mid of August. The season of spring and summer makes the trek much more enjoyable.

July to August

The rainfall hits at its peak during this time. Due to rainfall, it would not be advisable to trek during this season as the difficulty would arise. The trails would be very slippery. As we will be trekking to the Tserko Ri, so avoiding such risks would be advised.

September to October

This is also one of the perfect seasons for the Tamang Heritage trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favourable weather. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The temperature goes up to 20 degrees in the day time and falls down to 5 degrees during the night time. This season is when trekkers enjoy trekking the most, with a clear sky, and an amazing view of the mountains. It is highly recommended as it’s the best time for the Tamang Heritage trek, usually between mid-September to end. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain and Tihar.

November to December

As winter slowly begins, snow falls begin in the Langtang region and it eventually tough to trek. Nights will start to get colder. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days. The day time temperatures are very stable and constant and due to this, the view of the clear blue sky and the mountain is phenomenal. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow. 

The weather in the Mountain region can be unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day tonight.

Acclimatization

Our 12 days Tamang Heritage Trekking package spends two to three nights over 3500m above the sea level, where there is somehow at the risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. We will be acclimatizing at Kyanjin Gompa. We will be exploring various places like the monastery itself, the cheese factory or the optional hikes planned to the viewpoint of Tserko Ri. Altitude sickness is commonly faced by many trekkers and will need immediate treatment and shouldn’t be left ignored. Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we urge to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms, we guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 litres a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than others.

Trip grade: Fitness level, Medical and Health

The Tamang Heritage trek is an easy and rewarding trek. The hiking will be from 3-6 hours a day depending on the destination, taking regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a steep forward trail in the rocky paths and the forests as well. To go on such treks, the fitter, the more comfortable and enjoyable the journey will be. If you have an experience or enjoy trekking, this may be an advantage for you. This trek is not recommended to those who suffer from sensitive medical conditions such as heart or lungs disease.

Trekking group/single

We organize a group as well as a private trek. The price of group discount is applied with having your own pax at your group and price will be the same whether group joining or private touring. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. There will be a group leader Guide, a porter for every two trekkers and an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above trekking members.

A typical day on Trek

A day on trekking will be rewarded with unique experience providing to trek leisurely with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos and explore the local village. During the trek, you are accompanied by an experienced, friendly and qualified expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. You need to take your small regular day pack on hiking days.

The day starts with an early morning cup of tea. Each morning after packing our bags and having a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 am -8 am, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. after trekking 3 to 4 hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after an hour rest. The afternoon walk is generally shorter being only 2 to 3 hours when we read our overnight lodge we snack on the prepared extra dietary snacks, then after dinner, we will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is provided around 6 to 7 pm. In the evening before going to bed, we discuss each group member hiking experience of that day. And the guide will brief the next day trip plan. After completing the trip briefing we enjoy fun and games and entertainment. Trekkers love learning Nepalese language from our Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal crews, playing card, talking to and chatting with the crew members, reliving the day adventure or reading books before heading off to the bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on Trek

On the Tamang Heritage Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.
We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader to at least once in a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's KTAN office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be the signal but not very strong before the high altitude. On your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access to connect.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on Trekking

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal try to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by self. Trekkers will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here.
Throughout the lodges at The Tamang Heritage trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available by paying a price at all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water with an extra cost. A water purification pill is suggested in drinking water.

Electricity, Battery recharge and water on Trekking

Throughout the lodges at Tamang Heritage Trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Travel Insurance

Trekking in The Tamang Heritage Trek requires slightly proactive and reactive preparedness. The high mountains are not a place to visit casually as serious sickness and another casualty are supposed to unexpectedly happen. Make sure you have insured against this incident before starting the trek. Travel insurance is also a part of the booking condition for an adventure trek in Nepal.

To join in The Tamang Heritage trek, at a minimum, a comprehensive travel insurance policy is must cover medical and emergency repatriation with inclusively helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for trekkers at high altitude. We can do recommendation of the insurance company in case of our help needed but we do not involve in the sale of the insurance policy. Trekker is refused to be participated in The Tamang Heritage Trek, with improper policy or without travel insurance policy. In case of emergency circumstances of our valued client, the company put forward the travel documentation processing to an insurance company based on your prior information submission details in order to assist in arranging rescue operation and transfer to hospital for treatment. You are requested to send the details insurance information after you have booked the trek. Make sure your insurance company accepts the cost incurred for mountain rescue service even at the highest elevation of the trek.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and Visa

All foreigners except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival in the Tribhuvan international airport. Visa can be extended at the central immigration office www.immigratiion.gov.np The visa application will require at least a passport of 6 months’ validity, and a passport size photo. The current cost of visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which have to be paid in cash. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries will receive a free visa. There are certain countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan) that may not receive a visa on arrival and so you will have to contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money Exchange

You can exchange most foreign currencies through the banks and through the money exchanges. Money exchangers are also legitimate. You might be able to also exchange small amounts of cash at the hotel you are staying. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu. Money changers or Money exchangers in Kathmandu are found all over Thamel. The going rate is normally displayed in front of the stores on board. The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NRP). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined. Despite having the security advantage of traveller’s cheque, many hassles problems like a lengthy process and a high rate of the commission may take place during the processing at banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of many ATMs in Kathmandu (if your card is linked to the International Cirrus System), or by exchanging your travel cash at a bank in Kathmandu, the service fee charge will impose on around four per cent or more depending upon the bank. There is a daily transaction limit on cash withdrawing if you use the bank. Please note that most established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Luggage

The weight limit for your luggage, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal store for free.

Safety

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal guarantee our client’s safety, security and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the leader to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible Travel

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travellers and communities.

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal Team

During the Tamang HeritageTrekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with a prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing

Tipping

Most importantly, tipping is at traveller’s discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is the accepted and honoured way of saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience.

Booking and payment process

Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 1982138/075/076. We are a member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 per cent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last-minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal have a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of last-minute booking with 100% per cent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9851031022 (Suman) or email us.

Trip Extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.

Feedback

After completing the Tamang Heritage trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Karma Trek and Adventure Nepal will provide a digital printed certificate of trek achievement. We would highly appreciate if you would give compliment, comment or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better.

Useful Information

The Tamang Heritage trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you.

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Lead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

We look forward to guiding you on the Tamang Heritage trek through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!

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