Helambu trek (10 Days)

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The Helambu trek is one of the shorter and easier treks in the Langtang region. Famous for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate, the trek begins at the town of Sundarijal, where after an hours walk, you enter the Shivapuri National Park. Then ends at the Melamchi Pul Bazaar in the Helambu region.

Only an hour’s drive from the Kathmandu Valley, the treks close proximity to Kathmandu makes this perfect for people who are short on time. Besides learning about the Hyolomo culture of the mountain people, you will be rewarded by fantastic diversity as you walk through rhododendron and bamboo forests, snow-capped Himalayas and majestic waterfalls, ending with beautiful rice terraces and many Buddhist Monasteries.

This trek is an easier one as the elevations are lower, ranging from 800m to 3600m, which means less climbing and generally a warmer climate. Another advantage is that there are fewer trekkers here than other regions such as Annapurna and Everest, yet you will still be rewarded with a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery.

 

 

Trip Overview

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive at Kathmandu (1320m).

Our representative will be at airport with your name card. Once you grab him you will be heartily welcomed by him putting garland on your neck which means welcome to Nepal. Then you will be driven to the hotel by car. Rest and enjoy the day around the town.

Hotel in Kathmandu – B

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu and trek preparation.

Your tour guide for the day will meet you at your hotel. Your first stop will be Nepal’s most important Hindu sight, Pashupatinath. This site sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and is used as a cremation ground. Our next stop will be Bodhnath, the largest Buddhist stoupa in Asia. This is your chance to see some of the thousands of pilgrims who gather to walk around the dome each day. Climb up to one of the many rooftop cafes for lunch and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the entire square. After lunch we turn to the medieval temples in Patan’s Durbar Square. Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, it’s filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Our last stop for the day is the Buddhist temple Swambhnath, mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. This is a great place to enjoy your day, so enjoy the view and maybe catch a sunset before heading back to your hotel for dinner. In the evening you will have a meeting with your trekking guide who will make sure you are prepared, explain how your trek will run and also answer any questions you may have.

Hotel in Kathmandu – B

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (1 hour) and trek to Chisapani (2110m) about 5 hours. 

Our first day trek we start about an hour drive till Sundarijal and start to hike up along with small hydroelectric plant. Then we enter Shivapuri national park walk through Mulkharka mostly Tamang village. The trail goes all the way up through jungle of Rhododendron and oaks to Chisapani.

Tea House in Chisapani- B, L, D

Day 04: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2540m) about 7 hours. 

After our breakfast we descend to Patibhanjyang by crossing village and fields, follow some road and start to hike up till Gul Bhanjyang. From Gul Bhanjyang the trail leads up to another pass and little downhill to Kutumsang.

Tea House in Kutumsang- B, L, D

Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m) about 6 hours. 

Today we trek all the way steep up to Tharepati. On the way there is no permanent settlement, we just pass through fir and rhododendron forest with some temporary farms.

Tea House in Tharepati- B, L, D

Day 06: Trek from Tharepati to Melamchi Gaon (3870m) about 4 hours. 

The trail leads steeply down through huge rhododendron forest. After crossing Chhyadi khola we will make short climb to reach Melamchi Gaon. Melamchi Goun is the biggest Sherpa village of this region.

Tea house in Melamchi Gaon- B, L, D

Day 07: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2590m) about 4 hours. 

From the Melamchi Gaon the trail goes steeply down to Melamchi Khola then hike up to the picturesque village Tarkeghyang.

Tea house in Tarkeghyang- B, L, D

Day 08: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (2610m) about 4 hours. 

Today we will walk through small forest with the beautiful view of Helambu region. We pass through Gyangul village where Sherpa’s use to live. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, same as the national religion of Bhutan.

Tea house in Sermanthang- B, L, D

Day 09: Trek from Sermanthang to Melamchi pul bazar about 3 hours trek and drive back to Kathmandu about 2 hours.

After arriving at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Leisure and shopping time. In the evening farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program.

Day 10: Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. Afterwards you will be taken to the airport. See you next time.

Note of above Itinerary:

B=Breakfast 
L=Lunch
D=Dinner

The above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We can follow accordingly.

Day 01- Arrive Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Day 02- Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 03- Trek to Chisapani(2110m/6921ft)

Day 04- Trek to Kutumsang (2540m/8332ft)

Day 05- Trek to Tharepati (3650m/11972ft)

Day 06- Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2640m/8660ft)

Day 07- Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m/8497ft)

Day 08- Trek to Sermanthang (2610m/8563ft)

Day 09- Trek to Melamchipul Bazar and drive back to kathmandu

Day 10- Fly to Home country

 

Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.

 

 

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • Domestic flight ticket and airport tax.
  • Domestic flight ticket for the guide and airport tax.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pohkara per itinerary.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Respective region ( Langtang) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

 

 

Pricing Per Person

The more people joining your trip the cheaper it becomes, so why not grab a few friends and bring them along.

  • 1 Person -$510
  • 2-4 People -$460
  • 5+ People -$420

 

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534
Trip Summary

Duration: 10 Days

Grade: Moderate

Maximum Altitude: 3,650m

Best Season: March – May, Sept – Dec

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, Teahouse Lodging during Trek

Meals: As stated in itinerary

Transportation: Car

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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