Helambu Trek

Trip Overview

The Helambu Trek is an immaculate short trek close-by Kathmandu Valley. Being so near Kathmandu,
the Helambu locale remains moderately un-spoilt. Other than the Hyolmo culture of high mountain
individuals, the organization of green rhododendron and bamboo woods, grand waterfalls and snow-
topped Himalayas make the trek one of the most assorted treks close to Kathmandu. The colossal
Himalayan view at the fringe with Tibet and religious communities make a trek to the district a
captivating knowledge. The general population living in the highland of the Langtang area are positively
the Nepalis, being the relative of the Tibetan cause, despite everything they look like Tibetans. The most
noteworthy elevation that you will reach is 3600m. Helambu Trekking can be delighted in as the family
bundle. No past trekking background is required for Helambu Trek.
The trek takes place in the Sherpa Helambu area, around 72 kilometers north east of Kathmandu. A
roundabout circuit utilized, frequently beginning at Sundarijal, although other beginning positions
incorporates Nagarkot, Kakani or Sabkhu. Chipling, Kutumsang and Tharepati are among the main town
to be passed, trailed by Melamchigaun and Tarke Gyang. Two conceivable courses are accessible from
Tarke Gyang, one to finish the trek and another that prompts the Arniko Highway, the fundamental
avenue out of Kathmandu prompting Tibet. To finish the trek one would continue to Taramarang
following on to Pati Bhanjyang. From Pati Bhanjyang the trek comes back to the beginning stage of
Sundarijal. Our organization sorts out this trek for every one of the general population who are hoping
to have a short however mind boggling background about Nepal. This is the best bundle one can have
on the off chance that he/she is searching for short spectacle.
The Helambu Sherpa valley trekking trail takes us through the National Park of Shivapuri Watershed and
Wildlife Reserve, which occupies a heaven of vegetation, including colorful orchids, and a bunch of
natural life and feathered creatures. You will trek to towns with stupendous all encompassing
perspectives including Ganesh Himal Massif, Langtang Himal, Rolwaling Range and removed
perspectives of crests in the Everest district. With the various scope of splendid green valley's hazy
rhododendron woods and inaccessible skylines of cold pinnacles, Helambu is the perfect short trek.
Helambu locale misleads the north of Kathmandu and offers the closest experience of Sherpa culture
without going to Everest area. This Helambu circuit-Sherpa Valley undertaking is a simple and pleasant
outing for the trekkers who wish to encounter experience and closeness to the Himalayan trail without
going at high height. A portion of the primary attractions of this locale include: stunning gompas
revering statues of Guru Rinpoche, Sakyamuni, and Chenresig (Avalokitesvara).

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,300m/4,264 ft

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Mount Face Nepal who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Mount Face’s office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Mount Face Nepal where you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of the trek, equipments and team composition. Some of landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath).  In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2300m/7544 ft): Drive 1 hour, Trek: 4 hours

Today, we make an hour's drive to Sundarijal (1350m), our trek start point. From Sundarijal, trek to Chisopani (2300m). We begin our trek along a small hydroelectric plant. The trail then enters through into the Shivapuri National Park.  The first settlement we come across is Mulkharka mostly inhabited by the Tamang people. Then we walk along the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m/8022ft): 7 hours

After taking our morning breakfast, we head for a journey to Kutumsang. Our today's trek starts with a decent crossing meadows and fields. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Langtang Mountains. Thus we arrive at Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. From Gul Bhanjyang, the trail climbs the ridge to another pass. Another downhill trek from the pass takes us to Kutumsang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m/11972ft): 6 hours

We climb above Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trek continues to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Finally, we arrive at Tharepati for our overnight stay.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m/8397ft): 6 hours

Today we head for Tarkeghyang. During early part of the trek, the trail descends until we cross the Melamchi Khola. Then we trek up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Enjoy the Himalayan peaks ofter appear before you glistening in the sunshine. Discover the village and its monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region. The village is more popularly known as Helambu, since most of the inhabitants belong to the Helmu caste.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3/4 hr

Since, we do not gain altitude that much today, it's going to be comparatively easy walk today. We forests, streams, and waterfalls. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul.  From Gangyul, we arrive at Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3/4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive

On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnicities.  From the Bazaar, we catch a bus to Katmandu. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Departure to your onward journey

Today you are saying goodbye to the Himalayas. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. A representative from Mount Face Nepal Trekking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

Included meals:Breakfast

 

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Mount Face Nepal. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Over years’ experience of organizing adventure travel trips to clients from all over the globe. Since our establishment, we’ve been making Your Himalayan dreams a reality. Our love for the mountain, its culture trekking in Nepal, tours in Nepal, Peak climbing, rafting, Cycling Jungle Safari and the desire to share it with the world led to the establishment of our company.

 

  1. We have the best guides, porters, and crew, members

We employee some of the best guides in the industry with a wealth of outdoor and hiking experience. With our guides you do not just visit a place, you experience it, and they have the best knowledge of the trails, the local culture and most importantly enjoy sharing the experience with you.You should follow our guides from the beaten paths and you’ll discover the world that is not found in any guidebook. All our guides, porters, and crew members are professionally trained, insured, paid above industry wage standards.

 

  1. Our Commitment to responsible travel and sustainability

It was a commitment formed when the company was established and today, in the face of a multitude of threats to the environment, our commitment remains stronger than ever. Our objectives have always remained to develop unique, authentic and reliable tourism packages and activities, then link them to community livelihoods and the conservation of culture and nature. This not only provides with a sustainable source nbsp; of income but also serves as an incentive to conserve this unique ecological and cultural heritage.

Our consistent focus is to lessen our impact and reduce, reuse, and recycle--to leave the areas we visit in better condition than when we found them we know that our adventures will only be possible if we preserve the places we love. 

 

  1. Giving Back

Giving back is at the heart of our company. We have constructed school buildings, supported educational scholarships, provided safe drinking water, constructed sanitary toilets and addressed other health issues. We continue to carry out our projects under the School-Children Foundation.

 

 

  1. We make your Himalayan dreams come true

So whether you dream of scaling one of the mountain peaks, or hiking along some of the best trails in the Himalayas, rafting down rapids of snow-fed rivers, practicing yoga in some best mountains location or by just visiting some World Heritage Sites in Nepal, we make it all come true.

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We are a team of specialist and we use local specialist to plan your trip.

MFN, suggest you all to check up your health condition before start trekking because your health is more important than anything else. We also suggest you to keep your luggage as light as possible because we normally provide 1 helper for two trekkers to carry your bags and should have weight limitation of approximately 20-25 kg from two.

Here is a suggested list. Keep in mind, you can always add or subtract items depending on your personal needs. As time goes on and you increase your trips into the wilderness, you may discover you’re carrying too much or not enough.

Top tips for safe trekking in Nepal

It is safer to trek in a group and with an experienced guide and reputable agency.

Get fit. Choose a trek that suits your ability.

Build in time for acclimatization. Stay hydrated and looks out for symptoms of altitude sickness.

Take note of weather conditions and forecasts, and come prepared. See mountainforcast.com

Never leave any litter behind.

What to pack?

Layers of clothing, numerous pairs of socks, good-quality trekking boots.

Hand warmers, under-gloves and mittens.

Trekking poles.

Gaithers (against leeches and/or deep snow).

40-litre daypack (with rain cover).

Sleeping mat.

Head torch and spare batteries.

Sunglasses with UV protection, sun cream and hat.

Lip salve and blister care.                           

Wet wipes and tissues.

Pocket knife/multi-bladed tool.

Watch with altimeter/GPS.

Emergency blanket.

Snacks (nuts, energy bars).

Freezer bags.                   

Binoculars.

Be sure to inspect your kit before every trip and make sure the gear is clean and supplies are in good condition. Replace expired medications as needed and add items that would have been helpful on your previous trip. Be sure the kit is easily accessible and not buried deep in your bag. Also be sure to tell others you are traveling with where your first aid kit is.

   

MFN wishes you all the best!!!

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Best available accommodations during the trek
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, types of equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge (Kathmandu-Syapribesi-Kathmandu by bus/Jeep as per itinerary)
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Required Entry fees
  • Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
  •  All items not listed in Cost included section

Notes: Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified.

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