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Helambu Trek - 10 Days

Helambu Trek
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Overview

Helambu Trek is famous route in Langtang region. This will bring us through the Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park inhabits a wealth of rare birds, wildlife and unique plants and flowers. Nepal is blessed with diversified culture, tradition, values and norms. Helambu is the home of the hyolmo people and the word Helambu derives from the word Hyolmo who are the local inhabits. One can see the different taste of culture, traditions and mesmerizing views and sceneries. This trek consists of 5 days.

Helambu Trek is not very famous trek as compared to Annapurna and Everest Base Camp trek. So, there are comparatively less trekkers. The Helambu Trekking trail is unspoiled and offers you to explore the virgin beauty of nature. Trek to Helambu also offers you best scenarios of gigantic mountains. This is also good cultural tour that takes you to the rural Himalayas and introduces you to the unique culture and tradition of the Nepalese.

This trek is an ideal package for the trekker who doesn’t have much time to travel Nepal. It can be complete in 5 days.  The trek starts from Sundarijal (1,390 m (4,560 ft). It is a small dam and hydroelectric station in the north-east corner of Kathmandu Valley.

Helambu

Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal, about 80 km from Kathmandu. In Helambu you can have sweet apple. It is famous for Buddhist monasteries. The great hospitality of locals and their friendly behavior with astounding views of natural beauties will make it one of your life time memorable trips.

How hard is Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek can be completed by all the peoples of any group age. It is a medium level trek. However, a trekker should be able to walk approximately 6 hours a day and should have stable health. There is no such need of previous trekking experience; even a new trekker can happily complete the trek. However, having previous experience will help you lot.

Best Season for Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek can be done in every season. However, spring and autumn are considered as the best trekking season. In this season, sky is clear and one can observe great panorama over clear sky.

Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

Day 02: Kathmandu (1400m) Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Chisopani(2150m) via sundarijal

Day 04: Chisapani to Gul-Bhubhanjang(2141m)

Day 05: Gul-Bhanjang to Tharepati(3600m)

Day 06: Tharepati to Melamchigaon(2560m)

Day 07: Melamchigaon to Tarkheghang(2560m)

Day 08: Takheghang to Shermathang 2000m

Day 09: Shermathang to Kathmandu.

Day 10: Farewell

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
Kathmandu(1400m) Tour

Population: counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Kathmandu had households: 434344 & population: 1744240. Major Place to see: Bodhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath, syombhunath, Kathmandu durbar square. In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour Guide then Prepare for trekking.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Chisopani(2150m) via sundarijal

Car will take one hour to reach Sundarijal. Trail goes uphill through forest to reach to MulKharka village. From here enjoy an extraordinary panoramic views of Kathmandu valley. The trail goes through fir tree forest and rhododendrons till to the top. After top almost half an hour descend to the chisapani.

Day 4
Chisopani to Gul-Bhubhanjang(2141m)

Trail goes downhill till PatiBhanjang .After here you have to ascends all the way to Chipling by crossing meadows and fields. There are good mountain views along this stretch of trail. Continuing along the forested ridge, the trail descends to a large Chortleoverlooking the Tamang village of GulBhanjang.

Day 5
Gul-Bhanjang to Tharepati(3600m)

The trail climbs the ridge from GulBhanjang to another pass at 2580m. it climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail, mostly through fir and rhododendron without permanent settlement . The trail makes some ups and downs passing through forest, across flower-strewn meadows and crossing streams. It finally reaches to Tharepati.

Day 6
Tharepati to Melamchigaon(2560m)

Walking down hill in a forest, vegetation changes to scrub bamboo as the route joins a rocky cattle trail towards to stream and traverse to a Chorten and a pasture, the first village since Tharepati. After crossing suspension bridge in ChhyadiKhola climb to reach the prosperous sherpa village of Melamchigaon. It is a large village with extensive fields of barley, corn and potatoes.

Day 7
Melamchigaon to Tarkheghang(2560m)

Trail drops down to cross MelamchiKhola .than climb all the way to opposite ridge of Tarkhegang which is exactly same altitude. This village is slightly larger and more commercial and its inhabitants are famous for selling Thangkas .

Day 8
Takheghang to Shermathang 2000m

Today, you will visit Shermathang village and descends the ridge with a view to Melamchi bazaar. The path continues from the Gangjwal and goes around the valley and small stream. When a large valley stretches ahead. Pass above the hamlet with a Gompa. The path becomes a gentle ascent and leads to the pass below the crematory painted chortle trek until to reach Shermathang.

Day 9
Shermathang to Kathmandu.

Without climbing the hills, the trail goes through Dubhachaur and Kaphalgiri village. Go through the pine forest path become like a steep ditch. Cross through the wooden bridge at MelamchiKhola. You will reach to Melamchi bazaar. From Melamchi Bazar the bus ride will takes about 4hours to reach Kathmandu.

Day 10
Farewell

Cost Include

  • Transportation for TIA -Hotel -TIA,
  • Two night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast with two people sharing one room.
  • All food (3 times a day) during trekking period.
  • All government taxes, National Park entry fees and TIMS (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Private car to sundarijal, Bus from Melemche to Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu tour by car with Tour Guide.
  • Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Water, any kind of Drinks and Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Personal expenses, any other unforeseen expenses and trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein

Cost include for service treks

  • All government taxes, National Park entry fees and TIMS (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Private car to Sundarijal & Bus transport, Melemchi to Kathmandu.
  • Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.
Cost Excludes for service trek
  • All food, drinks and accommodation,
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Personal expenses, any other unforeseen expenses and trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein,

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Price From USD$625/person
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Total $ 625 USD

Trip Facts

  • By bus/car / Air
  • 1
  • 4380m.
  • Easy plus