Helambu Trek
Destination Nepal
Activity Trekking in Nepal
Grade
Region Nepal
Max Altitude 3650
Final Destination Helambu
Starts From Kathmandu
Ends At Kathmandu
Accomodation Hotel
No. of Days 9
Preferred Season Apr | May | Jun | Oct | Nov | Dec |
Activities Per Day Trekking

Helambu Trek 

Helambu region lies to the north east of the Kathmandu Valley and it is culturally rich and scenically beautiful. The entire terrain is mainly inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa communities. Trekking to this region is comparatively easy with low elevations and offers less climbing. The Helambu region is also less crowded and warmer in temperatures in comparison to the most popular trekking trails in Nepal.

While trekking, you can enjoy the simple, but serene life of the people of the region. It is fascinating to watch the farmers toil in the fields still using their hand- made ploughs and ox. This trek to Helambu leads you through rice terraces, green valleys and dense forests of oak and rhododendrons with the back drop of the majestic Himalayan Mountains.

Highlights

Duration: 9 days
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Walking Hours: 5-6hrs
Max. Altitude: 3650m/Tharepati
Best Seasons: Spring/ Autumn
Trek Style: Teahouse/ lodge

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) & transfer to hotel
  • Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 3 Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2,160m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 4 Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2,450m, 6-7 hrs)
  • Day 5 Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3,650m, 5-6 hrs)
  • Day 6 Trek from Tharepati to Tarkegyang (2,590m, 6-7 hrs)
  • Day 7 Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2,620m, 4-5 hrs)
  • Day 8 Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar & drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 9 Final Departure
  • Day 1(Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) & transfer to hotel)
    Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by Red Carpet Tours and Travels representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint.
  • Day 2(Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation)
    Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to historical and spiritual sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your trekking guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to upcoming trekking. You might ask for any trekking gear for hiring or purchasing. Overnight in hotel
  • Day 3(Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2,160m) 5-6 hrs)
    After breakfast we drive to Sundarijal (trekking starting point) which is 15 km, an hour drive by private transport. The trail starts off up concrete beside the drinking water pipeline through military check point along the large typical Tamang village Mulkharka. ((1800m). Our trek continues climbing through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve along the pine, rhododendron and oak forest. Last part an hour descends right after the pass Borlang Bhanjyang (2460m) Overnight at Chisapani
  • Day 4(Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2,450m, 6-7 hrs))
    Today’s walk is mostly ups and downs through the different typical villages along the ridges. This is the toughest and most dramatic day of the trek. The second part of the trek is to climb steeply for about one and half hour up to the small pass (2580m) and then descend downhill until we reach Kutumsang. Overnight at Hotel
  • Day 5(Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3,650m, 5-6 hrs))
    The trail climbs along ridgeline of Yurin Danda with the view of Langtang range, Gosaikunda peak and Jugal Himal. The trail continues climbing above north to Mangin Goth on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where no permanent settlements before arriving Tharepati. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 6(Trek from Tharepati to Tarkegyang (2,590m, 6-7 hrs))
    The trail turns east of Tharepati and descends rapidly about 1000 meters to Melamchi Gyang where large Sherpa village and highly painted monastery is located. The trail continues to drop, crossing Melamchi Khola by a bridge at 1920m.and then about 600m climb up border side of the valley through another typical Sherpa Village with their distinctive culture and beautiful monasteries. Overnight at Tarkegyang
  • Day 7(Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2,620m, 4-5 hrs))
    Today is easy day of the trek. The flat trail continues through hillside. The forested trail crosses some small streams, typical villages and ancient monasteries. To add your pleasure Shermathang is another pretty nice Sherpa village with monasteries. North of Shermathang village has superb view of Jugal Himal range, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar and Tibet range Himalayas. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 8(Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar & drive back to Kathmandu)
    Today we keep the moderate walk for 45 manures and drop down to Kakani via pine tree forest. The trail continues descending along the meadow and fertile fields with several typical villages Trek on this day is quite scenic and we can interact with local children and people on the way. Finally, we reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar across Melamchi River and take a transport to Kathmandu
  • Day 9(Final Departure)
    Your trip comes to an end today! There is nothing to do. Our airport representative will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. NOTE: We will customize the itinerary as per the requirement of the customer other than the above. For Trip Cost,please contact us,

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All teahouse accommodation & meals during the trek
  • All land transportation as per the itinerary
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, necessary number of porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Shivapuri conservation area permit & TIMS
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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