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Helambu Valley Trek - 12 Days

Helambu valley trek
$1030 All Inclusive Price.

The Helambu Valley Trek is a perfect short trekking nearby Kathmandu Valley. Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal. It is the home of the Hyolmo people. Helambu Valley Trek is popular because it is short, stays below 3690 meters and is feasible in all weather. It is an easy trek which is starts from Sundarijal just about 45 minutes driving distance from Thamel. Sherpas and Tamang community villages are major attractions of this area. The language, culture and dress of the Helambu Sherpas are very different from any other region of Nepal and really a fascinating and cultural trekking. Helambu offer many Buddhist Monasteries visit, Rhododendron forest (blooming flower in March/April), superb mountain views, picturesque Sherpa settlements, friendly people and after all unspoiled culture of the area. This trek is more like cultural trek than mountain and glacier expeditions. People here call themselves Sherpas but their relationship with the Sherpa of Solu Khumbu is distant.

Melamchi Gaon, Tarke Gyang and Sermathang villages are sherpas town/villages. The dialects spoken are also different. People here follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages, which bears its own story. If you manage one extra day in Tarkegyang you can do two things, you can climb Ama Yangri Peak (3800m) for the amazing views or you can relax at Tarkegyang to know the people and place.

Our trek starts from Sundarijal, which is just 13km from Kathmandu. We then continue ascend to Chisapani where we spend first night just outside valley. Chisapani offer great view of mountain and landscape. Then we make almost a circle going through Kutumsang, Tharapati, Tarkegyang, sarmathang and finally to Melamchi pul where we take bus to Kathmandu. Helambu valley there is good network of teahouses and home stay managed by local people. Taste the food and stay with locals.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Sundarijal then trek to Chisapani (2140m)
Day 04: Chisapani trek to Kutumsang (2450m)
Day 05: Kutumsang trek to Tharepati (3690m)
Day 06: Tharepati trek to Melamchigaon (2530m)
Day 07: Melamchigaon trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m)
Day 08: Tarke Gyang trek to Sermathang (2610m)
Day 09: Sermathang trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m)
Day 10: Melamchi Pul drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 11: Rest and Buffer Day in Kathmandu
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu or extend your trip


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Helambu
Trek Start Point:  Sundarijal
Trek End Point: Melamchi Bazaar
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse (Lodges)
Trekking Grade: Easy-Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 3690m
Duration: 12 Days

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative of Alpine Adventure Club who will drop us off at our hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and if time permitted visit our office to pay the rest of bill, collect the information and signup the trip agreement or not enough time office authorize person come to your hotel to collect the payment. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At late afternoon, we introduced with mountain/trek guide. Overnight Hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Sundarijal then trek to Chisapani (2140m)
Today drive from Kathmandu to the Sundarijal northern edge of the Kathmandu valley for about 1 hour by private transport and start to trek up to Mulkharka (1800m), the sprawling Tamang settlement. The trail continues on a gentle climb through the forests ridges to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m) close to Shivapuri Hill. After that slightly descends to Chisapani (2140m) from where you can see countless snow peaks. From Chisapani outstanding views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt.Dorje lakpa, Langtang Himalaya ranges and Annapurnas. Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Chisapani trek to Kutumsang (2450m)
Today the trek trail continues to drop down on a good, sometimes level and crosses meadows and fields to Pati Bhanjyang. This is a Brahman and Chhetri village on a saddle at the bottom of the ridge at 1860 meter. From here the trail starts climbing up again on a series of steep switchbacks to Chipling (2170m). At the upper end of this village the trail makes another steep, 200 meter, climb on a stone staircase to the top of the Jhogin Danda (2420m). There are good views of mountains along this stretch of trail. From the ridge the trail descends through forest to a large chorten (round Buddhist monument) overlooking the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang, which is a delightful, classic hill village with a pleasant main street and continue trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2580 then gently descends you reach at Kutumsang (2450m). Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Kutumsang trek to Tharepati (3690m)
Today the trek climbs steep, eroded trail through rhododendron forest passing only a few shepherd’s huts. There is few bhattis at Panghu, then trek route climbs to a large cairn as it crosses the Mere Danda (3510m. Beyond the trail descends to Magen Goth (3420m). There are few teahouses and army checkpoint please show your national park entry permits. After that continue to climb steeply at first, then more gradually, the trail makes some ups and downs passing through forests across flowers-strewn, meadows and crossing streams then finally you reach at Tharepati (3690m) overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Tharepati trek to Melamchigaon (2530m)
Today the trek trail follow the northern end of the village the trail turns east and drops steeply into a ravine. Here the vegetation changes to large firs, then oaks and rhododendrons, as we rapidly loose altitude. After crossing the Chhyadi Khola on a suspension bridge, the trail makes a short final ascent to the prosperous Sherpa village of Malamchigaon (2530m) We will arrive here early and the rest of today’s time can be spent strolling around the village. Melamchigaon is a large prosperous Sherpa village with extensive fields of barley, corn and potatoes. The gompa (Tibetan Buddhist temple) here has a line of prayer flags at the front, brightly painted walls and statues of Guru Rimpoche and his consorts. It is local believe that Guru Rimpoche mediated in a cave above the village and wore robes made by dakinis (female angels). Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Melamchigaon trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m)
Today the trek from Melamchigaon gompa, the trail descends through jungle to a bamboo teashop at 2360 meter, then drops steeply through fields to the Malemchi Khola river. After crossing the suspension bridge at 1920m the trail begins its long climb towards Tarke Gyang, which is the largest village in the Helambu region. The stone house here are build close together with narrow alleyways separating them. The gompa of this village has a large brass prayer wheel. Afternoon is better to visit around Tarke Gyang and see their life style and culture. Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Tarke Gyang trek to Sermathang (2610m)
The trail leaves the village and makes a sweep around the wide valley to the pretty Sherpa village of Ganyul at 2520 meter. The people in this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Buthan. From here the trail drops over a ridge but soon starts climbing up again through deep forests, crossing a number of streams to a crest at 2620 meter. We continue our way passing the large gompa at Chumnik, before another gentle climb leads to the village of Sermathang (2610m). Afternoon is better to visit Gompa and village to see their life style and culture. Overnight at teahouse

Day 09: Sermathang trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m)
Today trek trail from Sermathang the trail follows the ridge all the way down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar, making a drop of 1730 meter. The trail passes chorten after chorten in the settlements of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang. From here we descent through chir pine forest to yet another chorten at Kakani, which is the last Sherpa village on the trek, and we now enter the lowlands inhabited by Brahmans and Chhetris. From Kakani the trail drops steeply to the attractive village of Dubhachaur in a saddle at 1610 meter. Continuing further down the ridge our trail will eventually bring us to a large suspension bridge which crosses the Indrawati river and brings us into Malemchi Pul Bazaar (880m) overnight at teahouse

Day 10: Melamchi Pul drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
From Melamchi Pul we can take local transportation, or have our private transport  to bring us back to Kathmandu. Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about five hours. You travel through gravel and bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu though Banepa and Dhulikhel highway.

Day 11: Rest and Buffer Day in Kathmandu

Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Depart Kathmandu or extend your trip
We will drop you at the airport by our private vehicle according to your airport time. It is recommended to reach the airport at least two hours prior to departure

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast (2 and above participant get twin sharing room in a 2 star standard hotel)
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private vehicle
  • Trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse (2 and above participant get twin sharing room)
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Desert (Fresh fruit/Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with his meals, accommodation and salary
  • Porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Maximum weight 25kg in two people)
  • Langtang and Shivapuri national park fees
  • Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu by public sharing bus
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International and domestic air tickets and airport taxes
  • Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu private transportation cost (if you decide to use private vehicle)
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks during the trek
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge (if teahuse charge) during the trek
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses occurred as a result of delay beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellation or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

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