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Helambu Valley Trekking

Helambu Valley trekking

The Helambu valley trekking is a short easy trek and Helambu trekking is culturally, naturally richest trekking and hiking trail in Nepal. Helambu valley trek is in northeast of Kathmandu valley bound on the north by a wall of 5,000m peaks is an interesting 8-days loop. Tamangs and Sherpas inhabit the Helambu region, which offers excellent views of Jugal Himal. Helambu valley trekking is begins from Sundarijal, a Himalayan river-fed water reservoir and climbs onto the Shivapuri ridge offering gorgeous views of Gauri Shanker (7,134m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m) and Ganesh Himal (7,405m).

Following a ridgeline the trail passes through Kutumsang (2,450m), the first permanently inhabited village of this course and climbs through cool rhododendron forests (crawling with leeches during monsoon) to Tharepati (3,690m), the highest point of the trek. The trail from Tharepati plunges 1,000m to a tributary of the Melamchi Khola and above it the aging village of Melamchi-gaon. The gompa set on the to Tarke Ghyang commands excellent views of Dorje Lakpa (6,996m) and Ganja La to the north. The next few days walk is through interesting Melamchi Khola valley to Talamarang and the paddy fields of Melamchi Pul Bazaar. From Melamchi Pul Bazaar, Kathmandu is a few hours drive via Panchkhal valley and Dhulikhel.

Helambu valley trekking is possible to organize as per your request either teahouse (Lodges) trekking, Home stay or camping (tented camp) trekking, just inform to our experts they will forward you the price accordingly.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal then trek to Chisapani (2140m)
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2450m)
Day 05: Trek to Tharepati (3690m)
Day 06: Trek to Melamchigaon (2530m)
Day 07: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m)
Day 08: Trek to Sermathang (2610m)
Day 09: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m)
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 11: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 13: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Helambu
Trek Start Point:  Sundarijal
Trek End Point: Melamchi Bazaar
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Easy-Medium
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 3690m
Duration: 13 Days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan

After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at 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 & Dhulikhel highway. Overnight at Hotel

Day 11: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Day 12: Leisure 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 13: Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
  • Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal overland transportation by Private vehicle
  • Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader 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 public bus
  • Nepal Government tax and Office service charge

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner 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 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
  • 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

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? Please click here to request the price.

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  especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 


 

 

 

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