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Helambu Trek - 9 Days

Helambu Trek

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Key Information

TRIP DURATION

9 Days

DESTINATION

Nepal

TRIP DIFFICULTY

Easy

TREK STYLE

Trekking

ACCOMODATION

Hotel / Lodge

TRANSPOTATIONS

private car/van

Helambu trek is a must for people who want to enjoy the serenity of the nature in a short amount of time. Located near the Kathmandu valley, this trek allows the trekkers to enjoy the view of the Langtang range while taking them to the natural trip filled with the greenery of the hills, the tranquility of the river and the bliss of nature. 

The view of the western Mountains and the Langtang Himal(6,234m) is a big part of this trek. Through the picturesque landscape and the green terrace and, trekkers can enjoy an easy walk whilst not compromising the view of nature. 

Walking through the lush Rhododendron forests and alongside the silent rivers has never been so exciting. Helambu Trek is home to some of the most cultural and religion Tamang people in the world. This journey allows us to learn about their culture and way of living. 

The amalgamation of culture and nature in Helambu trek is one of its strong points. The Buddhist religion which is prevalent in the region can be seen through the monasteries and various prayer flags in the areas making the trip even more enjoyable. 

Regarding the difficulty, Helambu trek has been rated as an easy trek. The trekkers will occasionally find any harsh landscape that is strenuous to the body. It’s perfect for the beginner trekkers where they can enjoy the alluring nature without worrying about the stamina or endurance.
 

Trip Highlights

  • Lose yourself in the grace of nature with the view of the Langtang Himal and other western Himalayas
  • Traverse through plain and wide landscape as you take on the pleasant walk through the meadows and farmlands
  • Get acquainted with the Tamang people and learn about their Buddhist religion, their culture and life style
  • An easy trek for beginners 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Chisapani (2,300m)
  • Day 04: Chisapani – Kutumsang (2,446m)
  • Day 05: Kutumsang – Thadepati (3,650m)
  • Day 06: Thadepati – Tarkeghyang (2,560m)
  • Day 07: Tarkeghyang – Sermathang (2,610m)
  • Day 08: Sermathang – Kathmandu
  • Day 09: Departure

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

 The trek to the Helambu region starts as you arrive in the cultural city of Kathmandu. Our representative will transport to the hotel after which you will be briefed about the trek. Take some rest and after a nice bath, it’s time to hit the town. Thamel is one of the best places in Kathmandu city to enjoy the restaurants and the exquisite night life. You can enjoy some of the best Nepalese cuisine as well as other delicious.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Before embarking on the trek, it’s time to visit some of the most cultural and historical places in the Kathmandu. We will start by visiting the holiest temple in Nepal for Hindu – The Pashupati. Then we move to Swoyambhunath temple which resides on the hill in the center of the valley. Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square are our other stops. All of these are enlisted in the World Heritage list. Return to the hotel and we get packing for the trek.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2300

Early morning breakfast and we drive to Sundarijal 30 km via the Jorpati – Sundarijal road. We start trekking up hill. It’s an easy start as we move into the Shivapuri National Park. After few hours of uphill trek through the Rhododendron forest and passing few Tamabg villages we reach Chisapani. Chisapani provides an excellent view of the hills and mountains that is worth some decent photograph. 1 hour of drive. 4 hours of trek.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2446

Today we have a pleasant walk through the meadows and occasionally uphill and downhill. Walking through the meadow and open field is an easy walk. Throughout our trek, we can enjoy the view of the majestic Langtang Lirung (6,234m) in the distance. Crossing Gul Bhanjyang we descend down to reach Kutumsang where we stay overnight. There’ll be plenty of opportunity to wander around the area and appreciate the nature. 5 hours of walk. BLD included.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3650

Walking through the Rhododendron forest, we can listen to the birds chirping and singing in their own melody. Reaching Yurin Danda the snow-clad peaks becomes even more visible. We take some pictures and descend down to Thadepati 6 hours of walk. BLD included.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2560

Initially, we move downhill until we reach the Melamchi river. Crossing the river, we ascend and walk through the Sherpa villages. We move through the Melamchi Gaon, there are many monasteries in the area available for the excursion. The trail is pretty much plain with occasional ups and downs. The Langtang Lirung can be seen peaking to us at a distance. Reaching Tarke Ghyang or also known as ‘Helambu’, we can enjoy the Buddhist culture in the area along with the monasteries.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2610

The sunrise is something that we can miss. The glistening mountains in the reflection of the earlies ray of the sun is a scene worth capturing. It’s an easy descend through the meadows and Rhododendron forests. We will stop by the Gangyul for some rest. Continuing on, it's an easy downhill trek until we reach the village of Sermathang. This village is also famous for the monastery that it houses. 5 hours of walk. BLD included.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Heading down to the Melamchu Pul Bazzar, we move through some Sherpa settlements. The walk is a pleasant one, through the meadow and open terraceland. You can do some shopping at Melamchi Pul Bazaar. After that, we drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the hotel, you can rest for a while and take a walk out in the city. Thamel is a perfect place for souvenir shopping to take back home. 4 hours of walk. 2 hours of drive.

Food
Breakfast

It’s an end of a fabulous journey. You have witnessed some of the best landscape the country has to offer and now it’s time to bid farewell. Our representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport depending on the timing of your flight.

What Is Included ?

  • Transfer airport/hotel/airport on both domestic and international flights by private vehicle.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle, including world heritage sites entrance fees as per the above itinerary.
  • 5 -star deluxe hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, Shangri La Resort in Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in comfortable lodge or Teahouse while on trek
  • Full board meals while on trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea and coffee.
  • Professional local trekking guide trained in Wilderness First Aid, Plus Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation for guide and porter.
  • Insurance covering all stuff, including porters as per state law
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Domestic flight to/from Pokhara and Kathmandu, including airport tax.
  • Warm down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper work and permits, including TIMS permit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement. (Helicopter Evacuation available if required, at clients' cost).
  • Comprehensive First aid medical kit.
  • Complementary  Actual adventure T-shirt and Annapurna region trekking map
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All applicable government taxes.

What Is Excluded?

  • Visa fee for Nepal (Please bring accurate $USD cash t $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month and two passport size photograph).
  • Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry).
  • Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Hot shower during trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment.

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