Sacred Tibetan culture permeates every inch this expedition, seemingly touching everything in its path… including you. The opening of the Tamang Heritage Trail, which was once an unexplored part of the Langtang National Park, allows you to venture deep into the Tamang hinterland. This trek takes you through the verdant midlands and into Tamang villages including Briddim and Gatlang, where you will have a chance to meet locals. The Tamang people were originally Tibetan horse traders who used to migrate back and forth between Tibet and the lowlands of Nepal. They are considered one of the oldest tribes of Nepal, with roots tracing back to the ancient people of Mongolia. Your trek also takes you along alpine terrains, meadows and rhododendron forests. Take in soaring views of Manaslu Massif, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal and soothe your tired feet in the Tatopani hot springs before finishing back in Kathmandu.
After the devastating earthquakes of 2015, Intrepid Travel, together with our not-for-profit organisation The Intrepid Foundation, launched the Namaste Nepal campaign to encourage visitors back into the region.
For the 2015/16 season, we are donating all profits from our Nepal trips to local projects and international NGOs, such as PLAN International and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We’re very proud to report that so far we’ve raised over $A700,000 through traveller donations and contributions from our business.
PLAN has been supporting Nepalese people and communities as they rebuild homes and schools, with a focus on ‘building back better’. WWF have been concentrating on tiger preservation, working with locals to improve habitat sustainability and conservation.
By travelling to Nepal, you are not only helping a struggling community get back on its feet, you’re also contributing to animal conservation, rebuilding efforts and the empowerment of local women and children. Thanks so much for choosing to visit Nepal.
An overnight homestay with a local family in Briddim allows you to share stories, experience some traditional home cooking and sleep overnight in a comfortable wooden home
Walk uphill to discover a 100-year-old monastery in the village of Gatlang then head out to find Parvati Kunda, the secret lake that is revered for its apparent powers of fertility
Perhaps encounter troops of Grey Langur Monkeys as you pass through the rhododendron forest of Thaman on your way to the quaint village of Brimdang
A chance to stay overnight at The Famous Farm in Nuwakot, set on an organic farm where you can pick vegetables and take a cooking class