Helambu Trek – 9 Days
- A region of highland village
- Inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people
- The peculiar culture ,tradition and Gumbas of Buddhist
- Integrated with various flora and fauna
If you are looking for the best trekking destination near Kathmandu Valley, Then Helambu Trek can be your choice. Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal, about only 72km away from Kathmandu on the lap of snowy South face of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7227m).Helambu trek, inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people is popular for its favorable climate, low elevation and heart luring views of Himalayas and Greenary. Along with the panoramic views of nature, Helambu trek allows to have a glance over the peculiar culture, tradition and Gumbas of Buddhist people living there.
The Home of Hyolmo – natives of helambu is waiting for your adventurous Helambu trek, to mesmerize you by its spectacular landscapes. The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La pass and descends to Melamchi valley. Helambu trek is the most suitable trek for those who are in Nepal for short period of time as it can be completed within 8 to 9 days. Your journey starts off northeast corner of Kathmandu valley-Sundarijal and goes past Chisapani, Kutumsang, Magin Goth, Tharepati, Melamchigaun, Nakote and Hyolmo, and Tarke gyang. Much of the way from Sundarijal ,is upstairs, continue and eventually turning left to cross over the dam of a water reservoir (5200ft.).Passing by the Shivapuri National Park integrated with various flora and fauna, you will experience adventurous trail through the oak forest with many ups and down until Chisapani .Chisapani which literally means ‘cold water’ sirtuated at the altitude of 7200ft, is a small village with few houses and lodges where you can take a break, relax and view the rural life of people living there. Overviewing the glipses of himalayas from height of Chisapani ,Trek continues through small villages Chipling, Kharepati to reach Melamchigaun. Offering the spectacular scene of mountains, Melamchi village accompanies the trail with the utmost flow of its Melamchi river. This adventure of Helambu trek descending through the open farm land of Tarke Ghyang and Hyolmo village comes to an end after reaching Sermathang(2620m).
- All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
- Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including temple/monument entry fees and private vehicle and experience tour guide.
- Accommodations in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing Basic.
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Round trip drive on private vehicle Kathmandu – Sundarijal and Melamchi – Kathmandu (for more then 2 people)
- Full board meals: B, L, D and accommodation during the trek.An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- All necessary paper work and National park permits and TIMS
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- All bar bills along the trek.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc
- Tips for guides and porters.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m/ 4329ft).
Soon after your flight lands at Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International airport), you will be greeted with warm welcome by GSA representative after you being encountered with Display card s/he will be displaying on your arrival. You will be then transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu city
After early morning breakfast, the second day is planned for your amazing historical and cultural tour around capital city Kathmandu. The English speaking tour guide will be your companion ( can be provided any language speaking guide) to let you experience our vivid culture image and local life style while visiting the major temples Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath stupa and best of all the majestic historical place Kathmandu Durbar square. At the noon, when your tour gets over, we’ll have a pre-trip discussion and the trek discussion with the trek leader along with other team member will meet you and briefs you regarding trek.
Day 3 Drive to Sundarijal(one hour) and trek to Chisapani (2300m/7544ft) 4 hours.
After an hour drive to Sundarijal, we start our hike to Chisapani. Today we have to ascend over thousand meters and descend few hundred meters to reach our destination. After 30 minutes hike from Sundarijal, we enter into the Shivapuri National park. Passing through the village Mulkharka and walking along the the ridge through a forest of Oaks and Rhododendron we will reach Chisapani. Overnight in lodge, (B,L,D).
Day 4: Trek to kutumsang -2446m/ 8022ft. 6-7 hours trek.
After a breakfast, we begin our trek to Kutumsang. Today, we have to walk many up and downhill, start with a decent passing through meadows and fields we will reach Pathi Bhangang. Along the way we will enjoy the Mountain vista and greeting of the local people. Aafter a Seven hours walk we will reach Kutumsang. Overnight in teahouse, (B, L, D).
Day 5: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m/11972ft), 6 hours.
Today, we start our journey with ascend through the Oaks and Rhododendron forest. The altitude getting higher and weather gets cold. After a lunch Break in Mangin kot, we continue our hike along the ridge. The view of Himalayan from Tharepati is magnificent. Overnight in thadepati, (B, L, D).
Day 6: Trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2560m/8397ft), 5-6 hours.
After a morning breakfast with amazing Mountain vista, we begin our hike to Tarkeghang. After two hours descend through a forest we will reach the beautiful Sherpa village Melamchighang. We continue our trek down to Melamchi Khol, cross over suspension bridge and hike uphill to Tarkeghang. Explore the village and one of the oldest and big Monastery in the region. Tarkeghang, popularly known as Helambu, mostely Inhabitants by the Helmu cast. Overnight in teahouse, (B, L, D).
Day 7: Trek to Sermathang (2610m/8563ft) 4 hours.
Today the trail will be more gradual and easy comparatively others day. We walk through the forest, cross small stream and waterfall. After 4 hours walk around the wide open valley we will arrive at Sermathang. We discover the village and Buddhist Monastery. Overnight in teahouse, (B,L,D).
Day 8: Trek to Malemchi Bazar (4 hours) and Drive back to Kathmandu (2 hour).
Today is our final day of the trek. We walk all the way down to Malemchi Bazar, one of the biggest town in the region. Where our trek is end then, we drive from Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 9: Final departure from Nepal.
Today the journey along the Nepalese Himalayas comes to an end. We will arrange airport transports that are leaving Nepal. There is nothing special to do but we can share our experience and organize our photos. Please keep contact us to learn about others exciting travel ideas. We will always be glad to help you with our service
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