Helambu Trekking - 11 Days

Helambu Trekking - 11 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration11 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max Altitude3999 m
  • ActivityTrekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-June and Sept-Dec

“It offers the Glimpse of white Shimmering Himalayas, majestic waterfall, ethnic culture and many more embodying Enthralling Experience “

Helambu trekking is a perfect short trek renowned among the trekkers for its fantastic location, radiant nature and best social voyage to examine the ancient and antique Tibetan culture that had been migrated to Nepal on the lap of Himalayas resided at the highest altitude of the world. Helambu Trek is the best trekking destination for novice trekkers and travelers who are trekking in highest altitude for the first time in their life due to its low elevation and moderate climbing routes.

Helambu trekking drives you to the fascinating viewpoints of Himalayan ranges- Langtang Lirung, Dorge Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri, Gyangchempo, Yala peak, Maya Kanga, Annapurna Himalayan range and offers you the true cultural blend of Tibetan Sherpa and customary Buddhist community in their traditional towns and shelters.

The tourists will be impressed with the artistic green vegetation and tempting Himalayans scenes witnessing through your focal eyesight. Passing through a wild pine backwoods, viewpoints of rivers resembling the curved body of snakes, snow decorated Himalayan sights, rich vegetation downhill and small valley scattered with daisies and wild blossoms, Helambu Trekking journey is totally a wonderful experience.

Helambu Trekking also offers an opportunity to explore the wide range of animals such as red pandas, pika, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Tahr, ghoral, serow, rhesus monkey and common langur. The ancient Helambu town is located at 2,500m high from sea level and is mainly occupied by Sherpa’s and Tamang individuals. This antique Himalayan location demonstrates a wonderful atmosphere along with antique Buddhist society and traditional culture and rituals which are found here as the alternate parts of the Sherpa ethnicity.

The trekking to Helambu area begins with a short drive either from the village of Sundarijal but can also start from Kiul or Thimbu, the valley of the Melamchi Khola. This trek start from Sundarijal (1350 m) then we walk Shivapuri National Park through Chisapani (2300 m.), Golphu Bhanjyang (2140 m), Tharepati (3640 m), Melamchi Gaon (2530 m), Tarke Gyang (2590 m) then Thimpu (1580 m), after that drive back to Kathmandu. So, get ready to immerse in the beauty of this Himalayas and relax in this pleasant and exciting journey.

Itinerary
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Today on arrival at the international airport, you will be picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel, your tour guide will come to pick you at the hotel and take you to the half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later on this evening we will take you to the cultural restaurant for dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.

    Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism known as monkey temple as there are many holy monkeys living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in a hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you an opportunity to ask any question of an upcoming trip with the guide. And stay overnight in Kathmandu.

      Today after breakfast at the hotel days start with about 1 hrs drive to Sundarijal from where trekking going to begin. The trail starts ascending steeply through the dense forest of oak, pine and rhododendron along with a large water pipe, that supplies water to Kathmandu, until the ridge of Burlang Bhanjyang(2442m) from where you will have magnificent views of Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Number in the East. Then, you descend again through oak and rhododendron forest, cultivated fields, and meadows to Chisapani. Stay overnight at the tea house.

        Chisapani is such a nice place from where you able to Dorgelakpa and Langtang Himalayan range. After breakfast trek descent about one and half hour, you reach a large Tamang village-Pati bhanjyang from where you again climb to cross a pass of 2470m and then descend to Gul Bhanjyang, another Tamang Village. From here the trail again hikes to a pass of 2620m before descends to Khtumsang. You will have splendid views, stretching from the Annapurna’s and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the East. Stay overnight at the tea house.

          From Khutumsang, the trail ascends through a forest with superb views across to Numbur, Jugal Himal, and many other snowcapped peaks, before you arrive a ridge from where a short descent brings you to Mangan Kharka at 3285m. Now, the trail gradually gains altitude through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur. Finally, reach the Tharepati. Stay overnight at the tea house.

            From Tharepati the trail descends all the way to Melamche Gaun through the dip pine and rhododendron forest with viewing natural waterfall. This is such a nice village in this area which is situated on the lap of High Mountain. Stay overnight at the tea house.

              From Melamchigaon, the trail continues descends to the Melamche Khola. Once across the suspension bridge, the trail begins climbing up the other side of the valley towards Tarkeghyang. It is a long climb to this picturesque village at 2600m., situated on a shelf high above the river. Tarkeghyang is not that largest but still nice village in Helambu valley and the destination for the most trekkers in this region. It is a good place to take a rest. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                From Tarkeghyang, the trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin & pretty village of Gangjwal at around 2500m. The trail drops down from the edge of the ridge but then continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing a number of streams & waterfalls and & landslide. Finally, reach Sermathang. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                  Today the trail is the big drop to Melamche Pul. After breakfast easy walk approx. for 3 hrs and arrive Kakani from where we will see Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Panch Pokhari and Gosainkunda peaks. Continues walk descending to Melamche crossing Indrawati Bridge through the village for approx. 3 hrs. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                    So after the wonderful time in the mountain, today you will drive back to Kathmandu crossing through several towns. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

                      After the wonderful time in Helambu trek today you will transfer by our official representative to the international airport for your next destination or you can join another adventure with us.

                        Cost Details
                        What's Included
                        • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
                        • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
                        • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
                        • Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchepul to Kathmandu by local bus (if you want both way private vehicle also aviable on aditional cost)
                        • Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                        • 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
                        • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment paid
                        • twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                        • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
                        • Safe drinking water
                        What's not Included
                        • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                        • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                        • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu
                        • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                        • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
                        • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                        • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                        • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                        • Anything not included in service includes column 
                        Availability
                        • The trip departs everyday day of the year
                        • The trip and trek are fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

                        • The trip is available for solo travellers group travelers and private travelers

                        • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

                        • If the given date are not appropriate for the travellers and trekkers, the trip can be conducted on the customary date provided by our clients

                        • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time, especially sometimes in the mountains where the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

                        Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 we are available 24/7 on WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat for additional information.

                        Useful Information

                        Equipment and Gear List

                        GeneralGeneral

                        • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                        • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                        • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                        CatUpper Body

                        • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                        • Warm woolen hat
                        • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                        • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                        • Polarized sunglasses

                        TorsoTorso

                        • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                        • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                        • Waterproof rain jacket
                        • Windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                        • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                        LowerLower Body

                        • Thermals inner
                        • Hiking pants at least 3
                        • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                        • Waterproof, windproof shell
                        • Hiking shorts

                        glovesHands

                        • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                        • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

                        feetFeet

                        • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                        • Hiking socks
                        • Liner socks
                        • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                        • Crampons (For passes)
                        • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                        • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                        undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

                        • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                        • Sports bras (women)
                        • Sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                        FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                        Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

                        • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                        • Lip balm or Vaseline
                        • ointment cream
                        • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                        • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                        Optional Other Essentials

                        • Passport
                        • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                        • Reusable water bottle
                        • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                        • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                        • Water bladder for the day bag
                        • Small towel for personal use
                        • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                        • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                        • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                        • Power bank or extra batteries
                        • Cameras and mobile phone
                        • Cards/book
                        • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                        • Trekking poles
                        • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                        • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
                        • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                        • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                        • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                        • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                        • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                        • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                        • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                        • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                        What to pack for nepal trekking?

                        Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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