Helambu Trekking

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 7 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 3600m
  • Min Pax: 1
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Transportation: Public Vehicle
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Helambu trek, a one week trek that can start from and finish in the Kathmandu valley itself, does not offer superb mountain scenery but is culturally interesting. The maximum height reached is 3490m and there is plenty of accommodation along the route. Still it is a good idea to carry sleeping bag.

The Helambu trek is a very easy and short trek that starts from nearby  Kathmandu city in north called Sundarijal. The trekking in Helambu is  famous with friendly Sherpa people in favourable climate. The trail leads the trek to Gosainkunda lake and we  need to get an entry at Shivapuri Wild life Reserve there.  Sundarijal water fall and wildlife often attract the tourists and Kathmandu people for the sight seeing .

The trek starts from 1300m and  takes you  to 3600m high up. People here are diverse groups and  we can meet several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages people , scattered on both sides of the Malemchi Khola.

The most important benefit of this trek is that the area is less crowded, free from noise in  comparison to the Annapurna trek or some parts of the Everest treks. Besides, the trek offers a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery.

Day to day itinerary:

  • Day 01:kathmandu to chisopani (2300m) via Sundari jal (1 hrs drive and 4 hrs walk)
  • Day 02:Chisopani to Kutumsang (2470m) 7 hrs walk
  • Day 03:Kutumshang to Tharepati (3650m).6hrs walk
  • Day 04:Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2560m). 6 hours walk
  • Day 05:Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2620m) 3/4 hours walk
  • Day 06:Explore the culture
  • Day 07:way down to Melamchi bazaar pul (846m ) and drive by bus to ktm.

Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and drop by private car / van / bus.
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and car, bus/ ban
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three stars hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights)
  • Government licensed, experience English speaking Guide. Two peoples can hair one porter.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • All government taxes.
  • Per person one trekking map

Cost Exclude

  • Your travel and rescue insurance
  • Temple or monastery entrance fee.
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Your meals and Accommodations during the trekking.
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Rest of expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01kathmandu to chisopani (2300m) via Sundari jal (1 hrs drive and 4 hrs walk)
    Today we head for the Helambu trek and we drive for an hour to sundarijal, which is our trek start point. We begin our trek along a small hydroelectric plant. The trail then enters through the Shivapuri National Park. The first settlement we come across in Mulkharka mostly inhabited by the Tamang ethnic group. Then we walk along the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisapani. We stay overnight.
  • Day 02Chisopani to Kutumsang (2470m) 7 hrs walk
    Early in the morning we can have a sunrise from Chisapani and we can take breakfast , then we head for our journey to Kutumsang. Our today's trek starts with a descend crossing meadows and rice fields enjoying the views of the Langtang Himal ranges. Thus we arrive to Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhayanjyang . We then ascend up through the ridge to another pass and then descend from the pass and leads us to Kutumsang. We spend a night there.
  • Day 03Kutumshang to Tharepati (3650m).6hrs walk
    We climb above Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements of the local people. The trek continues to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges. Finally , we arrive at the Tharepati for a one night stay/overnight.
  • Day 04Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2560m). 6 hours walk
    After breakfast at the hotel we head for Tarkeghyang. The trail descends until we cross the Melamchi Khola. Then we trek up to Tarkeghyang passing through Hyolmo Sherpa village enjoying the Himalayan peaks often appear before you glistening in the sunshine. We will explore the villages and Buddhist monastries which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region. The village is more popularly known as Helambu, Since most of the inhabitant belongs to Helmu caste of Sherpa.
  • Day 05Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2620m) 3/4 hours walk
    There will be easy hike through out the day since we do not gain altitude that much. Tis going to be comparatively easy walk. We walk through forest, streams, and waterfall. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul. From Gangyul , we arrive to Sermathang. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village.
  • Day 06Explore the culture
    We will explore the Helmu Sherpa culture all the day and get to know about the local people. How they live and what they do and many other activities throughout the day.
  • Day 07way down to Melamchi bazaar pul (846m ) and drive by bus to ktm.
    On our final day of the trek we walk down to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnic groups. We catch the bus from the Bazaar.to the Kathmandu and drop you at the hotel .

Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and drop by private car / van / bus.
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and car, bus/ ban
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three stars hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights)
  • Government licensed, experience English speaking Guide. Two peoples can hair one porter.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • All government taxes.
  • Per person one trekking map

Cost Exclude

  • Your travel and rescue insurance
  • Temple or monastery entrance fee.
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Your meals and Accommodations during the trekking.
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Rest of expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes.
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