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Helambu Valley Trek - 8 Days

Helambu valley trek
US$ 650 All Inclusive Price.

Helambu valley trek is popular because it is short, stays below 3690 meters and is feasible in all weather. It is an easy trek because transport from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, the starting point of the trek, and 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 valley trekking is short and easy trek have Nepal and easily access from Kathmandu. Helambu offer many Monastery visit, Rhododendron forest (flower; 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.

The dialects spoken are also different. People here follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Tarkegyang is another Sherpa town along the way, which bears its own story. Our trek starts from Kathmandu after driving by bus/car to Sundarijal, which is just 13km from Kathmandu. We then continue ascend to Chisopani where we spend first night just outside valley. Chisopani offer great view of mountain and landscape. Then we make almost a circle going through Khtumsang, Tharapati, Tarkeghyang, sarmathang and finally to Melamchi pul where we take bus to Kathmandu.

If you are looking to do the Helambu Valley Trek? We offer Halambu Valley Trek for individual trekker with a guide and porter, the price will be bit expensive but you will get better experience without follows with other tourists and walks on your speed. Whatever, we have special dates fixed for group join basis trekking trip for those who have entirely desire to join with other trekkers for Halambu Valley trek please check the available dates and book your holiday or If you are coming with friends or family we will offer this trek as private trek (A trek with friends or family) within our group join basis package cost/price and start the trip any dates that suitable to your holiday schedule.

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu drive to Sundarijal then trek to Chisapani (2140m)
Day 02: Chisapani trek to Kutumsang (2450m)
Day 03: Kutumsang trek to Tharepati (3690m)
Day 04: Tharepati trek to Melamchigaon (2530m)
Day 05: Melamchigaon trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m)
Day 06: Tarke Gyang trek to Sermathang (2610m)
Day 07: Sermathang trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m)
Day 08: Melamchi Pul drive to Kathmandu (1350m)


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: 8 Days

Day 01: 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 02: 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 03: 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 04: 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 05: 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 06: 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 07: 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 08: 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.

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal overland transportation by Car/Van/bus depend on group size
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner a day)
  • Desert (Fresh fruit / Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder English speaking trekking guide for the team
  • One porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two tourist get one porter)
  • Langtang national park entry fee
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu overland transportation by pubbic bus
  • Nepal Government taxes  and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Accommodation and meals/food during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International or domestic air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

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NOTE:
Above trip price is Per Person in minimum group size two people and above but if you are solo traveler better to ask with us somebody booked yet or not for your desire date because if not booked yet, you need to pay some additional cost than above price to arrange your trip as a private incase we unable to collect the people to join with you. Above fixed departure dates are published to collect people for the group join trip. If departure dates are not appropriate for you or looking to make your own private trip? No worry, we will happily start the trip on your suitable dates as a private or group trip on request.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed and departure the trip any date that suitable to your holiday schedule especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 


 

 

 

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