Tamang Heritage Trail lies in Langtang region along Nepal-Tibet/China border. It is almost 120 km away from Kathmandu. Tamang and Tibetan community are indigenous inhabitants of Langtang.Their daily lifestyles, religious texts and monasteries deeply reflects Buddhist culture.
The trail from Parbati Kunda to Gatlang village contains some of the most ancient Buddhist monuments in the entire Langtang region. There are altogether 108 Mane Wheels. Further more, they remain in completely neglected and dilapidated state. Therefore, the Mane Wheels need some immediate cleaning and renovation. This has become a necessary thing in order to preserve these ancient treasures for the succeeding generation.
The nearest village in the area is Gatlang has around 400 houses. The community specifically tries to restore monuments. But there are just too many of them. Therefore, it is hard to handle requiring time and resources.
These monuments (please check the photos) are considered to be 1500-2000 years old. Similarly, these are made of stones which carries sacred tests in Tibetan language. These stupas are rich artefacts of Tibetan Buddhism and the culture of Tamang-Tibetan people. Here, our number one priority is cleaning, renovation and conservation of these stupas.
We are inviting all international volunteers to come and participate in this auspicious and significant work. The 108 Mane Wheels Cleaning program requires big group of volunteers. There we will work simultaneously in coordination with local community.Meanwhile, all they need is our time and energy. This is part of our cross cultural and community development programs. It focuses on capacity building support in collaboration with local communities.The program will be especially available in Spring/Autumn of 2018. Please contact us for further information.
- All airport/hotel/land transfers through private or public vehicle unless otherwise requested.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Welcome and farewell dinner.
- Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek with all meals included.
- Sightseeing tours in historical places. Such as Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. These also include a tour guide and entrance fees.
- Experienced trek leader, assistant guide and Sherpa porters. These include their salaries, insurance, equipment, flight, food and accommodation.
- All necessary permits (national park entrance fee, TIMS).
- A comprehensive medical kit for casual and Emergency Purpose.
- All government and local taxes wherever applicable.
- Nepal visa fee ($30 and two passport photographs are required).
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Lunch in Kathmandu, unless requested for.
- Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance.