Helambu Trek

Price $799

USD 646

Trip Duration

9 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

3,600 M

Accommodation

Tea house/Hotel/Lodge

Transportation

Private Vechicle and Tourist Bus

Group Size

Minimum 2 person

Best Season

March-May, Sept-Nov

Helambu Trek Brief Insight

The Helambu Trek is an immaculate short trek close-by Kathmandu Valley. Despite being so near to 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 the 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 northeast of Kathmandu. A roundabout circuit is utilized that frequently begins at Sundarijal, although other beginning positions incorporate 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 taking Gyang. One finishes the trek and another prompts the Arniko Highway, the fundamental avenue out of Kathmandu prompting Tibet.

To finish the trek one would continue to Taramaran following on to Pati Bhanjyang. From Pati Bhanjyang the trek comes back to the beginning stage of Sundarijal.

MFN 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 a short spectacle. The Helambu Sherpa valley trekking trail takes us through the National Park of Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve, which occupies 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 the 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 includes: stunning gompas revering statues of Guru Rinpoche, Sakyamuni, and Chenresig (Avalokitesvara).

Detailed Itinerary

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What is included in Helambu Trek

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu (2 nights)
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period as per Itinerary
  • GGround Transportation Kathmandu-Sundarijal, Pul Bazaar-Kathmandu by Bus/Jeep
  • Best available accommodations during the trek
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter=2 hiker, Weight limitation more or less 20 kg)
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Entry Fees wherever required
  • Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure

What is Excluded

  • 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 equipment, Gifts, and souvenirs
  •  All items not listed in Cost included the section

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

HERE ARE THE FEW EXTRA ACTIVITIES COST WHICH YOU MAY INTEREST DURING THIS TRIP:-
-Everest Flight (Himalayan Flight) USD 195 for foreign Passport Holders

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