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Tamang Heritage Trail - Sustainable trekking

Day To Day Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 ft) and transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.

You may have free time during the day depending on what time you arrive. A briefing will be given by our trekking leader in the late afternoon. He will discuss our trekking program in detail. The evening is free, but usually our tour leader will ask if the travellers want to have a group dinner (optional and at the traveller's own expense) at one of Kathmandu’s fine Nepali restaurants.

DAY 02: Heritage tour of Katmandu valley.

Kathmandu is a UNESCO listed world heritage cultural centre. Today we visit the living heritage present in the Kathmandu Durbar Square.

DAY 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sybru besi (1982m).

Early morning drive Kathmandu to Syabru besi (1982m) on bus. The road continues to the beautiful villages at the foot of the mountains where your journey begins from Syabrubesi. Overnight at Syabrubesi.

DAY 04: Trek from Syabru to Goljung and then to Gatlang.

Gatlang - After an hour and half of ascent from Syabrubesi we reach the view point from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda range and the Goljang valley. Now we head down to Goljang valley for the Lunch which is an hour walking down hill from the the view point. Gatlang the beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Goljang. Upon arrival the guests will be welcomed by Khada (white scarfs) and the home made local drinks Rakshi accompanied by the welcome song in local language. Get refreshed and enjoy the local Syabru dance. Overnight at the community lodge.

DAY 05: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani.

This would be the longest day of the entire trip and will take about 7 hours. The walk begins by descending to Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhotekoshi River. Stop for the lunch here. Chilime Hydropower dam is situated here. After lunch the trail will be ascending up crossing the hanging bridge. Ascend continues until you get to Tatopani which literally means 'hot water', you can cleanse yourself in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains.  Dinner and overnight stay at local tea house.

DAY 06: Trek from Tatopani to Nagthali and then to Thuman.

The trail ascends to Nagthali Danda (3300m) the high open grassland with amazing views of snow covered Himalayas. Stop for lunch at Brimdang village. After lunch the trek continues ascending to Nagthali Danda. One can enjoy the view and spend sometime at the top accompanied by tea prepared by the care taker of the Gompa.  Trek continues down to Thuman, Tibetan influenced Tamang village with friendly people who love to sing and dance.

Dinner and overnight at local tea house.

DAY 07: Trek to Briddim.

The trail begin with flatter trail in the beginning and descends to Timure en route to the old trade route to Tibet. Stop here for the lunch. Rasuwaghadi (Nepal-Tibet boarder) is just 3hrs walk from Timure lies on the bank of River. After lunch the trail continues for Briddim another Tibetan influenced Tamang village. Homestay at Briddim is a unique experience. All accommodations, lodgings and fooding are offered at the individual houses on a rotational basis. Each host family provides clean bed, toilet and a family dining room.

The visitor enjoys the evening with the host family, living with them,eating traditional foods and sleeping at their usual clean bed. Plain rice,Tibetan bread, Syakpa (Sherpa Stew), Potato, Tibetan tea, Briddim wine are the indigenous food offered. The visitor can also observe the local indoorrituals and cultural practices with the host family and go on village walks to see the lifestyle, traditions and customs of the people. Then the locals gather in the evening in their traditional costume, performing cultural songs and dances, welcoming the visitors. The host family guides the visitor, explaining the special features of the village, showing the live craftsmanship. The visitor also gets the opportunity to buy first handedly.

DAY 08: Trek from Briddim to Syabrubesi.

After breakfast, the trek descends down to Syabrubesi which is just 3hrs walk from Briddim. Lunch and rest of the day is free. Dinner and overnight at Syabrubesi.

DAY 09: Drive back to Kathmandu. Total driving time is 8-9 hrs. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 10: Free until departure to airport.