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Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek - 10 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotel/Lodge
Max. Elevation
5500M
Meals
B/L/D
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Trip Highlights

  • Traditional culture and traditions
  • Walking along the Mani walls
  • Visiting Kyangjin Gompa monastery
  • Having wonderful views of Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Gangchenpo and other Tibetan Mountains
  • Passing through forest of blooming rhododendrons and other alpine flowers
  • Having the fantastic view of Saraswati Kunda, Bhairab Kunda and Gosaikunda Lake

Trip Overview of Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek is fully operational again after tragic Earthquake of 25th April 2015. Many new teahouses have been established and monasteries and chortens have been repaired. Despite being located only 72km far from the capital city, Helambu is still an unspoilt trekking region that is untouched by modernity where people still adopt the ancient culture. Helambu region is inhabited by locals known as Hyolmos.The closest trekking region from Kathmandu, Helambu region expands from north of Taramarang to Gosaikunda Lake. It also includes the lower slope of Mt. Jugal. Helambu trekking is one of the easy treks near Kathmandu which offers pleasant experience of viewing culture of Hyolmo tribes. Helambu region is a less frequented area.

Tourist Link Treks & Expedition operates 10-days Helambu Trek itinerary package. September to December and March to May are best season for Helambu trek. Helambu Trekking Route begins from Sundarijal and takes us through Shivpuri National Park that is rich in rhododendron forest. We will enjoy the views of wild birds and mammals like Red Pandas and Rhesus Monkeys. Come and participate in exciting trekking in Helambu this year and enjoy the breath-taking views of mountains without ever having to worry about getting victim of high altitude sickness. Mountain views in Helambu Trek include views of Langtang Lirung Mountain, Mount Ganesh, Yala Peak, and other peaks and mountains. Walk through the glaciated rivers and accept the challenges of high passes.


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Itinerary

After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you need to go through custom formalities. You will find our representative waiting for you with a placard displaying your name. You will be transferred to the three star category hotel in a private vehicle for comfortable stay.

You will be taken to our office on the next day for documentation work. You will be introduced to your guide and fellow trekking members. The guide will give you briefing regarding Mardi Himal Trek itinerary. Enjoy Full Day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. The tour begins with visit to Nepal’s holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and continues with visit to Nepal’s largest Buddhist Stupa at Bouddhanath. We will also stop by Nepal’s oldest Swayambhunath Stupa. Our day Tour concludes with visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Leaving the hotel, we will take an hour of ride to Sundarijal. Helambu Trek initiates from Sundarijal. The trail stretches uphill through stone steps. We will reach the huge water dam that provides drinking water to Kathmandu people. From dam, we will reach the Entry point of Shivpuri National Park. The trail continues through rhododendron and oak forest. We will reach the Tamang village of Mulkharka. We can see rustic lifestyle in Mulkharka. We will lower down to Chisapani which greets us with spectacular views of Langtang, Everest and other peaks and mountains. Stay overnight in Chisapani.

Leaving Chisapani, we will walk through rhododendron forest to Kutumsang. We will lower down through pasture land and walk past fields with spectacular view of Langtang Mountain at the backdrop. After arriving at Pati Bhanjyang, we will head towards Gul Bhanjyang from where we will reach another pass before making it to Kutumsang. Stay overnight in Kutumsang.

Leaving Kutumsang early in the morning, we will choose the ascending path uphill through rhododendron and fir forest to Yurin Danda hill. We will enjoy the spectacular views of surrounding mountains from Yurin Danda before heading towards Thadepati where we will stay overnight.

After an early morning tea, we will leave Tharepati and follow the trail that stretches east. We will descend to Melamchi River and pass through Sherpa settlements. We will also visit a local monastery and observe the local custom. It takes 6 hours of moderate walk to reach Tarkegyang from Tharepati. Stay overnight in Tarkeghyang.

Moving further through the wide valley, we will reach Ganyul. Located at 2520m altitude, this is a big Sherpa settlement where people practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism religion. Lowering down from Ganyul, we will arrive at the river bank from where we will choose the ascending path through forest to large gompa at Chumnik. We will visit the Gompa and head towards Sermathang village. Stay overnight in Sarmathang village.

Waking up early in the morning, we will visit ancient local monastery and then descend to Malemchi Pul Bazaar. Walking through the picturesque trail that is decorated with chortens, we will walk past Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang villages. The trail stretches down to Kakani which is the last Sherpa village on trekking in Helambu. We will descend from Kakani and make it to Dubhachaur which exists at 1610m altitude. Crossing a suspension bridge over Indrawati River, we will make it to Malemchi Pul Bazaar from where we will drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

This is the rest day. Spend the day as you wish. Upon request, we can arrange optional Kathmandu One Day Tour. You can also visit the tourist hub of Thamel and buy gift items. Handicraft items, felt products and Khukuri are among some of the most loved gifts. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

You will be transferred to Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey.


What's included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pashupati Temple, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Surface transfer to and from syabrubesi by Deluxe Bus
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide ( English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park fee and TIMS) please bring 3 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


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