Tamang Heritage Trail

A rich Tibetan culture of Tamang ethnic groups

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Trip Overview

This is one of the few treks of Nepal countable in your hand. Does this trek mean it does not have value? This is the trek that got its name from the last name of the local people. They are the ones who live on the hills, in the valley, and near the snow-clad mountains, but now, some of their generations live in the city, and as you follow the uphill and the downhill of this trek, you become breathless, still you do not like to complain because of the most beautiful nature. You appreciate them from the bottom; you are in the unknown area, and you smile, looking at them in the strange land for the first time in your life. You are not only limited to this, and there, you will know the culture and traditions, and the most beautiful mountain that millions search on Google. This beautiful mountain is isolated from the rest of the world but lies in the preserved national park. This park is not all about this because it is also a museum to study the heritages of Tamangs.

In this park, there are scenic trekking trails which will take you near the lake, not an ordinary one, but the one which the people give value from the religious point of view. The name of this lake may be difficult to pronounce for you because their names are Parvathi Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and Dudh Kunda. In front of these lakes are the mountains, such as Langtang, Ganesh, and Jugal.

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing views of the Langtang ranges
  • Visiting various rural and cultural villages
  • Tatopani Hot springs
  • Amazing mountain views of the Ganesh Himal, Senjen Kerung and Langtang
  • Various stupas and monasteries
  • Trip Code

    TMG-TH100

  • Start Point

    Kathmandu

  • End Point

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Duration

    14 Days

  • Activity

    National Parks Treks

  • Region

    Langtang Region

  • Trip Staffs

    Trekking Guide

  • Transportation

    207

  • Trip Style

    BLD

  • Trip Grade

    Moderate

  • Elevation

    3800 m

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Trip Type

    Small Group Guided Trips

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What's Includes

  • Twin sharing accommodation with Breakfast plan in Kathmandu
  • Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse/ Homestay accommodation during the time of trekking

  • Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
  • Public bus transfer from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and back to Kathmandu (On request: company will arrange the private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi- Additional charge)

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
  • As indicated in the itinerary

  • Nepal Government certified English speaking local trekking guide and porter
  • Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)

  • Langtang National Park permits and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card for trekking
  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees

What's not includes

  • International flights ticket

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section

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Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu, the city of temples, you can call it the most developed city of Nepal as of now, and it is here, where we are located to serve you in a way you want right from TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, where you can see us waiting for you with our TRAVEL MAX GUIDE SIGNBOARD, and your name so that you can spot us at once, and you will be taken to your hotel in a vehicle, or to our office where you can ask us questions, having tea or coffee, after all these activities, if you have a time, then there is nothing better than spending your time in Thamel, the tourist hub which is just outside the door of our office, you ask us, what you want to eat, what you want to enjoy, we will show you that the tourist like you most desired in a new place.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Today, you will visit Pashupatinath, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is located on the bank of the Bagmati. It is one of the sacred temples of the Hindus. Only the Hindus are allowed to enter this temple. From a distance, you will have good visibility of Pashupatinath. Sometimes, the Hindu rituals take place on the bank of the river; you might see this.

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest stupas you will see in your life. People belonging to all religions can visit this stupa.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

From the capital of Nepal, you head off to a village called Syabrubesi on a bus. From the highway, and from the window of the bus, you will see green hills as well as the Trishuli River which is well known for rafting. The bus takes you to Dhunche, another prominent village. On the way to this village as well as earlier, there are terraced fields that have rice and maize plantations. Also what you see is the view of Ganesh Himal, a snow-covered mountain, and the smooth highway up to Syabrubesi becomes rough. Up to Besisahar, you will have a shaky drive.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

You walk through Goljung Village, enjoying the view of these mountains for the first time like Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, and Langtang Lirung. On the way, you will reach a viewpoint from where you can see the most satisfying view of these mountains; it is just like seeing from the air. From the viewpoint, you will follow a downhill trail. It was the same viewpoint that makes you exhausted. You will become exhausted as you walk uphill trekking trail to Gatlang. This is a small village on a hillside with traditional stone houses. They will impress you with their designs, and Gatlang is a village of the Tamang people. These people welcome you by putting Khada and offer you a local wine. They have a monastery, and from their village, you can see Parvathi Kunda.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

At first, you descend to Thangbuche, a village and from there, you will enjoy the magnificent view of Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Ranges. Then, you come across the Chilime Hydropower dam and ascend until Tatopani, a place with a hot spring. You will trek along the Bhote Koshi River, and you will cross one of the important rivers of Nepal through a hanging bridge. The hot spring has a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains, and it is just like taking a bath in the lap of the mountains.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today, you trek to Thuman via Brimdang and Nagthali, the two prominent villages; Thuman is famous for Shamanic performances and the beautiful view of the Langtang Ranges. You walk in a dense alpine forest; you walk uphill until you reach the hill called Nagthali. From there, you enjoy the stunning view of the mountains, such as Langtang, Sanjen, Kerung, and Ganesh Himal. Nagthali which is a hill is open grassland. From this hill, further down trekking trail takes you to another village of the Tamang people. Nagthali also shows you the panoramic view of mountains, such as Langtang, Kerung, Ganesh Himal, and the Sanjen Ranges.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

First, you walk on a flat trekking trail, and then on a descending trekking trail; the combination of pain and relief. On the way, you come across a village called Timure; it is on the old trade route to Tibet. A fort here is a historical reminder of the Nepal Tibetan relations that has existed for many centuries. This relation also connects to Briddim, a Tibetan Buddhist village and is located on the lap of the Langtang Himal. It has Dukchu Gompa, a monastery. In Briddim, many houses are built of stones; it resembles a typical Tibetan village; enjoy eating Tibetan bread, Syakpa (Sherpa Stew), Tibetan tea, and Briddim wine.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

You follow up trekking trail and then descend to Ghopche Khola which is a small stream. On the way, you will walk in a forest, and you will come to see a wild boar, a Langur (monkey), and a wild beehive. Again, you will follow up trekking trail and reach Rimche, a village. From there, you head to Lama Hotel; you follow the trekking trail that goes uphill, and you also walk on the trekking trail that goes downhill. This combination takes you to an oak and rhododendron forest. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal. As you trek further from this rhododendron forest, you will come across a suspension bridge over the river, and from its end, you follow ascending trekking trail, a hard uphill which will take you to the place that you can rest. You reach Lama Hotel; it is located on the bank of the Langtang River and is surrounded by lush forests and shows the panoramic view of the mountains like a dream comes true.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

There is an uphill trail. Walking on it, you will see the magnificent view of the mountains; you will also come across beautiful waterfalls. On the way, there is a pasture in a place called Ghoda Tabala which in the Nepali language means a horse stable. From there, you will see the stunning view of Langtang Himal. Seeing this, you will trek through small villages, meet herders, and visit a Buddhist monastery. These are in the valley, and in this valley, there is also a village called Langtang, not only one of the oldest villages, but also a village that offers the stunning view of the mountains.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

After you have your breakfast, you walk uphill. As you walk further, you come to a village called Mundu as well as Sindum and Yamphu. You will also come across water mills, prayer wheels, and Chortens which are the places of worship for the Buddhists; you will also climb a moraine which is a viewpoint. From there you not only see the stunning view of Langtang Lirung, but also the breath-taking icefall. After seeing these, you will reach where you will see engraved on the largest mani wall of Nepal. From there, you move to Kyanjin Gompa which has Kyanjin Ri, a viewpoint of 4000 m plus.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Descending is full of fun, but tiring. With exhaustion, you follow the trekking trail that goes all the way downhill from Lama Hotel, seeing the beautiful snow-clad mountains. Walk downhill slowly because there is no ascending trekking trail. This walk will pay you off because the view of the mountains keeps on coming to your eyes, for example, Langtang Lirung and others, and you will be in the middle of natural beauties.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today is the last day of the Tamang Heritage Trail. After breakfast, you trek down to Syabrubensi, and the trek is easy through a lush forest. On the way, you come across villages called Syarpagaon, Bhanjyanggaon, and Khangjung. After reaching Syabrubesi, you will have your lunch.

  • Accomodation

    Basic

  • Meals provided

    BLD

You take an early bus to Kathmandu, the city of temples. From the highway, and the window of the bus, you will see green hills as well as the Trishuli River which is well known for rafting. The bus takes you to Dhunche, another prominent village. On the way to this village as well as earlier, there are terraced fields that have rice and maize plantations. Also what you see is the view of Ganesh Himal, a snow-covered mountain. You pass through scenic countryside which consists of terraced land, streams, rivers, local settlements, and high hills. When you reach Kathmandu, you will check into a hotel.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

From the haphazard city, as well as from nature’s dramatic set, you fly out from Nepal. The proceedings of your flight begin by picking you up from the hotel. You trekked in a paradise, and now you are heading to your native land. Before you head, we pick you up from the hotel before 3 hours.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

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Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal, and travelers will be bombarded on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, with guides, organized tours and gear for sale or rent. The huge variety of options allows for people of many ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences.

Ensure you bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 passport-sized photos. The fee for the Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days is US $ 40 and for the tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days is the US $ 100. You have to pay these at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

It is an opportunity to combine challenging mountain trail, unique culture and stunning mountains that are famous in the world. Nepal is home to an incredible trek like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek and many popular trekking routes that lead you to the wilderness. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek are the world's famous and iconic.

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December are typically for trekking in Nepal.

TMG does not expect previous trekking experience from you; however, all the treks that it organizes are physically demanding. It recommends starting an exercise before your trek date. Many of its trips are at a higher altitude, the minimum is 2,000 m, and the max is 5,000 m plus.

It is a sickness caused due to a lack of oxygen at an altitude of 2000 m plus. Please read up extensively on Altitude sickness. Be familiar with the symptoms and do not ignore them. Be sure to keep to a conservative ascent schedule and drink plenty of fluids. If you or anyone in your party begins to experience symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS), do not ascend any further, and if they do not improve, then descend to a lower altitude. Carry some Diamox (acetazolamide) pills, easily found in pharmacies in Nepal. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate in the urine, therefore making the blood more acidic, which stimulates breathing, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. But note that Diamox is not an immediate fix for acute mountain sickness; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. This may take up to a day or two, and requires waiting without any further rapid ascent. It is often advisable to descend if even mild acute mountain sickness is experienced. If serious sickness is encountered or symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) occur, descent with another trekker is A MUST. Please consult the pharmacist when purchasing Diamox and do your research. One major thing to remember is that the body requires large amounts of water at altitude to counteract sickness so be sure to drink more than you are used to!

Yes, it will operate on the day it is scheduled, except if is beyond our control, such as political issues and natural disaster that will create undesirable travel conditions.

Yes. We run from solo travel to group travel.

There is no age restriction.

All our trekking guides are certified as Wilderness First-Aid Course and have years of experience in the mountains.

Yes, it provides a helicopter to rescue you. TMG strongly recommends you for trip insurance at an altitude of 2,000 m to 5,000 m. Please read the insurance policy of your company. Bring a copy of your insurance paper to Nepal.

No, please tell us whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian. TMG will accommodate your diet that you wish to eat. We recommend a vegan diet because it provides more fiber, antioxidants, and beneficial plant compounds. They also appear to be richer in potassium, magnesium, folate and vitamins A, C and E.

It costs US $2 and the US $4 at the lower and the higher elevation respectively.

There are 33 mountain peaks in Nepal of 5,650 m- 6,500 m height classified as trekking peaks. Climbing permits for these peaks cost USD 350 for one to four members, an additional USD 40 each for the next four members and USD 25 each for the final four members. Trekking peaks require a qualified climbing guide, permits, and deposits to cover camp waste disposal.

A few of the common accommodation options while trekking in Nepal are Tea Houses (Lodges) which can be found at various points on the trek. They offer dorm room accommodation and simple basic meals reflective of what the local people in the area eat. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable, some may not be comfortable, so it makes sense to bring a sleeping bag even for teahouse treks. Camping is another option for trekkers and it can be conducted almost anywhere in the country. Camping treks can be fully organized and supported by a team of guides, cooks, and porters to accompany you. Homestays in local villages can also be organized in a few treks.

The treks in Nepal are suitable for a wide spectrum of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide/porter) and teahouse accommodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. A longer trek, crossing high passes and into remote regions demands a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summiting a mountain of 5,650 m-6,500 m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience.

Always carry a head torch/lamp, water, some food, and a mobile phone with helicopter evacuation number, local police station and nearby health post in case of emergencies.

Before the departures check that your travel insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions. Be aware that some insurance companies view even walking in the mountains as "mountaineering" and will not provide coverage. Most reputable trekking agencies will require proof of rescue insurance before you start on your trek. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5,000 meters. Some insurance policies, in fact, most, will not cover you over 4,000 m. So make sure about your rescue insurance before you go for trekking.

Trek legally. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent license or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent. Please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest dustbins. Pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles.

It is a sickness caused due to a lack of oxygen at an altitude of 2000 m plus. It affects some trekkers easily, but to some, it does not. Out of 10, one is affected by Altitude Mountain Sickness. It can be life-threatening. Travel Insurance is a must.

  • Descend to a lower altitude
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Don’t go up until symptoms go down
  • Eat garlic
  • Take Diamox

It is an opportunity to combine challenging mountain trail, unique culture and stunning mountains that are famous in the world. It is also an opportunity to trek to the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Base Camp, and other famous treks of Nepal are Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek, and so on. It is also overcoming Altitude Mountain Sickness.

When you decide to trek, trek with a company that likes to take your responsibility, and that has licensed and experienced trekking guide. Please do not throw bottles in the river while you are trekking in a remote place.

During trekking, you will spend your night in a tea house. The tea house is a lodge or a guest house. The tea house is an old name for a lodge because trekkers and climbers gave this name 40 years ago because it used to sell only tea then. Now they also sell meals as well as provide bedrooms for the trekkers and climbers. The old name tea house is still used by the trekking agencies in Nepal. Hence, the name tea house trek. Tea house differs from village to village where you are going to spend your night. Some have attached bathrooms as well as running a hot water facility, while others have only basic facilities, that is, you have to share a toilet and a bathroom with others. This is so because they are located in a high altitude and the remotest area. Some provide dormitory-style accommodation, but they also provide you a bed, a pillow, a blanket, and a bedsheet still, you must have your own sleeping bag. Homestay trek is different from a tea house trek because, in the former, you will spend your night in a home and eat meals with the family members. It is just like staying in your own home.

Yes, it will operate on the day it is scheduled, except in the event that is beyond our control, such as political issues and natural disasters that will create undesirable travel conditions.

Please read our cancellation policy on Terms and Conditions

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, and November are typically for trekking in Nepal.

Police checkpoints are numerous and unavoidable and park officers can check your permits at any time, with a fine of double the normal cost if you are caught without the proper permits. Do not try to bribe officers or police personnel; it might get you in more trouble than you think. Most of the time there will be two or 3 permits, one will belong to a conservation area or national park, another will be Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card and the last one is restricted area entry permit. You will need one or two or all of the permits mentioned above.
1. DOLPA DISTRICT For Upper Dolpa: The first 10 days: USD$ 500 per person After 10 days: USD$ 50 per day person or equivalent foreign currency. For Lower Dolpo: Per week per person: US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
2. MUSTANG DISTRICT Upper Mustang: The first 10 days: USD$ 500 per person After 10 days: USD$ 50 per day per person, or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
3. GORKHA DISTRICT a. Manaslu Region: From September to November: USD$ 70 per week per person After 7 days: USD$ 10 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency. From December to August: USD$ 50 per week per person After 7 days: USD$ 7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency. b. Areas of Chhekampar and Chunchet VDC (Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chhekampar -Nile-Chhule Area) From September to November per person: USD$ 35 for first 8 days From December to August per person: USD$ 25 for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
4. MUGU DISTRICT Areas of Mugu, Dolpo, Pulu and Bhangri For the first 7 days: USD$90 per person After 7 days: USD$ 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
5. MANANG DISTRICT Areas of Nar and Phu From September to November: USD$ 90 per week per person December to August: USD$ 75 per week per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
6. DOLAKHA DISTRICT Gaurishankar and Lamabagar Per week per person: USD$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
7. RASUWA DISTRICT Thuman and Timure Per week per person: USD$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
8. HUMLA DISTRICT Simikot and Yari (Areas of Limi and Muchu village Development Committee, and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma Village Development committee) For the first 7 days: USD$ 50 per person After 7 days: USD$7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
9. SANKHUWASABHA Areas of Kimathanka, Chepuwa, Hatiya and Pawakhola VDCs For the first four weeks: USD$ 10 per person per week After four weeks: USD$20 per person per week or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
10. TAPLEJUNG DISTRICT Kanchanjanga Region (Areas of Olangchung Gola, Lelep, Papung, and Yamphudin VDCs) Per week per person: USD$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
11. BAJHANG DISTRICT (Areas of Kanda, Saipal, and Dhuli) For the first 7 days: USD$ 90 per person After seven days: USD$ 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
12. DARCHULA DISTRICT (Areas of Byas VDC) For the first 7 days: US$ 90 per person After 7 days: USD$ 15 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

Note: References from http://www.taan.org.np/pages/trekking-permit-fees. Please check for confirmation.

Passports

To enter Nepal, a passport valid for six months is required and a tourist visa is required with currency restrictions for entry and exit is five thousand USD.

Citizens of the following states (except officials and diplomatic passport holders) are required to apply for a visa prior to arrival in Nepal:

  • Afghanistan
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Iraq
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Palestine
  • Somalia
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Zimbabwe

Nationals of SAARC member countries can receive a tourist visa free of charge for 30 days at no cost. Those countries are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka

Since January 1 2016, nationals holding passports issued by China Peoples Republic of China (PROC) can have their visa fees waived if they are traveling as tourists. Those jurisdictions are:   

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau

Visa on Arrival:

Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. ‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple.

First Step: Fill in ‘Arrival Card’

Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa’ form (you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting the official website of the Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

Second Step: Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement (15/30/90 Days). Get the receipt. While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee

  • 15 Days – 25 USD
  • 30 Days – 40 USD
  • 90 Days – 100 USD

Third Step: Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. 

Gratis (Free) Visa

  • For the first visit in one visa year (January to December), a gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.

  • The main essentials to bring are:
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof/waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, Reusable water bottle, and CamelBak water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • A hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness, and other medication
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended) On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits, etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, microspikes, and chains.

Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or “independent guides” through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent license or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent. • Please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest dustbins. Pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks – including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles.

Before the departures check that your travel insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions. Be aware that some insurance companies view even walking in the mountains as “mountaineering” and will not provide coverage. Most reputable trekking agencies will require proof of rescue insurance before you start on your trek. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5000 meters. Some insurance policies, in fact, most, will not cover you over 4000m.

Always carry a head torch/lamp, water, some food, and a mobile phone with helicopter evacuation number, local police station and nearby health post in case of emergencies.

Please read up extensively on Altitude sickness. Be familiar with the symptoms and do not ignore them. Be sure to keep to a conservative ascent schedule and drink plenty of fluids. If you or anyone in your party begins to experience symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS), do not ascend any further, and if they do not improve, then descend to a lower altitude. Carry some Diamox (acetazolamide) pills, easily found in pharmacies in Nepal. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate in the urine, therefore making the blood more acidic, which stimulates breathing, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. But note that Diamox is not an immediate fix for acute mountain sickness; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. This may take up to a day or two, and requires waiting without any further rapid ascent. It is often advisable to descend if even mild acute mountain sickness is experienced. If serious sickness is encountered or symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) occur, descent with another trekker is A MUST. Please consult the pharmacist when purchasing Diamox and do your own research. One major thing to remember is that the body requires large amounts of water at altitude to counteract sickness so be sure to drink more than you are used to!

The treks in Nepal are suitable for a wide spectrum of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide/porter) and teahouse accommodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. A longer trek, crossing high passes and into remote regions demands a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summiting a mountain of 5650-6500m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience.

Few of the common accommodation options while trekking in Nepal are Tea Houses (Lodges) which can be found at various points on the trek. They offer dorm room accommodation and simple basic meals reflective of what the local people in the area eat. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable, some may not be comfortable, so it makes sense to bring a sleeping bag even for teahouse treks. Camping is another option for trekkers and it can be conducted almost anywhere in the country. Camping treks can be fully organized and supported with a team of guides, cooks, and porters to accompany you. Homestays in local villages can also be organized in few treks.

There are 33 mountain peaks in Nepal of 5,650-6,500m height classified as trekking peaks. Climbing permits for these peaks cost USD 350 for one to four members, an additional USD 40 each for the next four members and USD 25 each for the final four members. Trekking peaks require a qualified climbing guide, permits and deposits to cover camp waste disposal.

The best seasons for trekking are the dry and warm seasons, March-June and September-November. The temperature is bearable and skies are usually clear in these seasons, although the skies are foggier and the rain begins in May-June. It is possible to trek out of season, but you have to be ready for the occasional rain and leeches along the way. During the monsoon season and winters, the treks are virtually emptier.

Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal, and travelers will be bombarded on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, Pokhara, with guides, organized tours, and gear for sale or rent. The huge variety of options allows for people of many ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences.

What we have said, we will provide you all. Please tell us what we can provide you extra. We do not want you only to become happy, but also from happier to the happiest. Having said this, we cannot control the bad weather as well as the other thing, like bandh made by political parties. This thing will lead to a change in your itinerary, but our sole purpose will be to follow it and to take you from one place to another safely. As regards this, we would like to tell you now that you should bring some extra cash for the above situation, or for extra days, however, the above situation is just like once in a blue moon because Nepal is 99% politically stable.

TMG will provide you the surface transfer from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and back from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu in a public bus. (On request, TMG can provide a helicopter. In addition, TMG can provide a private car or a jeep. Those who are traveling in a heli, or a car, or a jeep, they should pay an additional cost).

Education is one of the basic needs of the children, and we help these children by donating money which you have paid to us for your trip. We will also supply clothes and books to these children which will make a big difference. Together with us, you can sponsor one of these children or contact our local charity, for more information, you can check the website http://fanepal.org Additionally, let us come together to work on the global cause. We and you are contributors to a better life and the world. Being engaged in such a contribution or a social response and communities’ development, those who are passionate to do something different by spreading awareness, utilizing the local resources, local ownership and governance concept develop, we all can come in one umbrella, cast the vision and work in one milestone. To make this successful, FAN believes that together, we can do which will carry out a new horizon in the way we have dreamt.

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First Act Nepal (FAN) is a team who is working for the welfare of the children. Its objective is to empower underprivileged children. What we do is crystal clear, and the impacts can be seen on the health of children, on the education of children, and on the ways and means that will shape the future of these children. Through us, you can make a donation and participate in the child sponsorship program to support children who are vulnerable and who have lost their parents. Sharing is caring. With this view, we also support the people displaced by the disaster.

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