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Helambu Trek - 8 Days

Helambu

Helambu Trek is one of the most beautiful valleys in Nepal. Helambu lies at an maximum height reached during the trek is about 3650 m. Helambu’s people call themselves Sherpa, although they’re only distant cousins of the Solu-Khumbu stock. Tamangs are also numerous, while the valley bottoms are farmed mainly by caste Hindus and with so many trails to choose from, those that do tend to spread themselves out. So, we get the golden opportunity to explore the culture of Sherpa and tamang residents.
Helambu Trek is a great trek done near from Kathmandu. The Helambu Trekking  route starts  from Sundarijal, driving  an hour from Kathmandu. Then,we will have entrance to Shivapuri National Park.We follow up the trek continuing the  trek to Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati and Sermathang, the trek ends at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region. The trek passes through stunning terrace fields of rice. We get to be closer with the number of splendid Buddhist Monasteries. Similarly, we pass through the thick Mountain Forests. The  Helambu trek provides the most spectacular  views of the Langtang (7245m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Dorje Lhakpa (6990m) and other small mountains of Langtang Himalayan range. This is overall an ideal trip for those having short time which  combines the nature and culture of the area.


Outline Itinerary (Helambu Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Sundarijal drive – 1 hrs and stars trek to Chisapani (2300m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 03 : Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 04 : Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 05 : Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m) walk – Duration: 5.5 hrs
Day 06 : Trek to Sermathang (2,610m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 07 : Trek to Malemchi walk – Duration: 2 hrs and drive to Kathmandu 4 hrs
Day 08 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination


Itinerary can be make increase of decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this Helambu Trek if you are interested for other activities like Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 700

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by the representative of AlpineTrav Treks and Expeditions and you will be shifted to your hotel.

Day 2
Day 02 : Sundarijal drive - 1 hrs and stars trek to Chisapani (2300m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

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 3
Day 03 : Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m) walk - Duration: 7 hrs

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 4
Day 04 : Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

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 5
Day 05 : Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m) walk - Duration: 5.5 hrs

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 6
Day 06 : Trek to Sermathang (2,610m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

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 7
Day 07 : Trek to Malemchi walk - Duration: 2 hrs and drive to Kathmandu 4 hrs

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 8
Day 08 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination

Our airport representative will shift you to the airport from the hotel for your way back to home country.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • 2Night's accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation by A/C Private Vehicles (Kathmandu - Chisapani and Malemchi to Kathmandu)
  • Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
  • Assistant guide in need if the group size exceeds more than 4 persons
  • Porters for carrying luggage, 20 Kgs – 25Kgs (1 porter 2 guest’s)
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
  • Standard & comfortable Guesthouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Trekking TIMS Card and Langtang National park Permits
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photos)
  • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery charge, wifi, boiled water and shower
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation during trekking in need
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslide, political disturbance and strikes
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for guide, porters

Helambu Trek – 8 Days: (Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge)

(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 700
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 650 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 600 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 550 per person

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

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Helambu Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 8 Days
  • Easy
  • 3650 Meter
  • September - December & February – May
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • A/C Private Vehicle
  • Guesthouse/Lodge

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