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Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek

Helambu trek have gained popularity for its beautiful villages of Helambu valley inherited mostly by Tamang and Sherpa communities with background of huge Jugal Himal Range. The Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang that forms the focus of Helambu is a charming enclave of farmers and yak herders. Trip start from Sundarijal(1460m)1 hour drive from Kathmandu and enters the area of Shivapuri National Park.

Helambu Valley Trekking offers alpine and rain forests with different kinds of trees and species of animals and birds. Mostly Kalij(Beautiful colored hen like bird), deer, fox, wild cats, leopard etc. one can experience culture and rituals of Sherpa and Tamang peoples. Trek is an easy and enjoyable trip conducted at the average altitude of 3500m. Helambu region is located north of Kathmandu valley and some of its parts lies in Langtang National park at sindhupalchok district.

Fact File

Name of the Trail: Helambu Trek

Best Season: September to December & March to May

Trekking Type: Camping/Lodge Trek [ Tea House]

Grade: Easy - Moderate

Duration: 12 Days

Maximum elevation: 3400 Meters

Accommodation: Simple lodge to 5 star accommodation in cities (your choice) but in trekking only simple lodge available

Transport: Bus/ Jeep

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, pick up from Airport and transfer to hotel of your choice. After completion of some official formalities rest, or explore around local market Thamel.

Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Places include major historical and religious cultural sites like Pashupatinath Temple (listed as World Heritage site), Swoyambhu temple, Kathmandu durbar square, Boudhanath Stupa etc.

Day 03: Early morning 1 hour drive to Sundarijal(1460m) after having Breakfast and trek to chisopani(2060m) which takes around 5 - 6 hours through jungles of Shivapuri National park, Terrace famed fields, villages of Tamang. Enjoy the Panoramic view of fields and mountain range and rest.

Day 04: Trek From Chisopani(2060m) to kutumsang(2100m) which takes around 4 - 5 hours. Trail passes through fields and villages to Kutumsang a small village.

Day 05: Trekking to Thadepati at the altitude 3400m above sea level, maximum elevation point of this trek. Overnight at local lodge. Duration of trek is about 6 - 7 hour. During the trek you pass through Sherpa's settlements, beautiful forests of Rhododendron, waterfalls etc.

Day 06: After breakfast, trek resume from Thadepati(3400m) to Tarkegyang(2500m) and it takes 6 hours. Trail passes through Melamchigaon, Sherpa village, which lies in Sindhupalchok district.

Day 07: You spend your day, either by resting or explore around Tarkegyang(2600m). The Sherpa village monasteries, garden of apples and view of High Mountain are the attraction of these areas. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Sarmathang(1950m) or Kakani(2070m) and overnight at lodge. Trek starts passing by Hotels and lodges of Tarkegyang then drops off the west side of ridge in huge Rhododendron Forest, along a broad, well travelled path. Passing through sherpa village and chortens you reach Kakani(2070m) after five hours trek.

Day 09: Trek to Melamchi(870m) near Melamchi river. Trail pass croosing Thimbu(1580m), which enters the valley of Melamchi and Indrawati in 5 and half hours. Melamchi, small town connecting kathmandu and this region with road access. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Drive from Melamchi Pool to the city of Kathmandu(1326m). Trip takes around 3 to 4 hours via Dhulikhel. Rest of the day is free for rest or personal activities.

Day 11: Free day at Kathmandu, if you are not tired then visit to ancient Nepali architectural sites will enhance knowledge and experience of Nepali culture and tradition around Patan and Bhaktapur durbar square or other architectural villages like Khokana old town of south lalitpur, sankhu, kirtipur etc.

Day 12: Final departure towards your destination or go for onwards programs in Nepal.

Please Note:

Please Note: If the above schedule does not meet your needs and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up / drop & transfer by private car / van/ Haice. (Depend on group size).
  • Three night's accomodation in Kathmandu twin sharing bed and breakfast basis. 
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide and private car / van
  • Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea & coffee during the trek (You may choose in Menu)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation by bus/ car/ van Trek. (We could provide you private vehicle Kathmandu to Dhunche/ Syabrubensi on your require)
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Langtang national park permit.
  • TIMS card Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • Government taxes & office service charge.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Rescue service arrangement in emergency case, only if your condition requires the rescue (but clients need to pay from their rescue covered Travel insurance)

Trip Cost Excluedes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you can obtain a visa easily up on your arrival in Nepal's airport Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International Airfare and Airport Taxs.
  • All sightseeing entry fee.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks (cold drinks coke/ fanta/ can juice and mineral water) (Hot drinks boiled drinking water and Hot shower)
  • Dessert chocolates personal shopping, laundry, phone call internet camera battery charging.
  • Personal trekking equipment Travel /Medical insurance and helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude (The Tipping is appreciated, but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price including section.