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Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek

The Helambu Trek start from Sundarijal at the estern end of Kathmandu valley. The trek is short and easy. it dosen't climb above 3500m. The treks provides the spectacular views of the Langtang (7245m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Dorje Lhakpa (6990m) and other small mountains of Langtang Himalayan range.The sherpa people in Helambu region are frendly and hospitable.The warm and friendly people of helambu are mostly Buddhists.

The Helambu Trek only takes a weak so It is an ideal for people who do not have the time for one of the longer trek and like to combine both cultural scene. wherever you trek in the region, you will enter the langtang national park. The entrance fees rs 3000 per perosn. on this trek there are park checkpost at magen goth, Kutumsang and Sermathnag that won't you pass without park permit.

Trekking Highlights

Trip duration : 11 days
Trip start : Sundarijal
Trip end : Melamche Pul
Maximum altitude : 3400m
Type of trek : Tea house/camping
Trek grade : Mediam

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive to Sundarijal , Lunch in Mulkharka and trek for 5-6 hours to Chisapani (2100m.)
Day 3: Chisapani to Gul Bhanjyang. (6-7 hours trek: 2500m.)
Day 4:  Gul Bhyanjyang to Magengoth. (2700m.)
Day 5: Mangengoth to Tharepati. (3600m., view point)
Day 6: Melamche ghyang.  2530m ( Nice village like Ghandruk.
Day 7 Melamche Ghyang  Rest
Day 8: Tarke  Ghyang  to  Sermathang. (2590m.)
Day 9: Sermathang to  Melamche Bazzar. (870m.)
Day 10: Kathmandu by Bus
Day 11: Departure from Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
We will meet you at the the airport and transfer to hotel. Free and easy time.
Evening provide dinner at Nepalese kitchen. We will introduce you your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Sundarijal , Lunch in Mulkharka and trek for 5-6 hours to Chisapani (2100m.)
Today, we have breakfast at hotel and drive to Sundarijal (1350m) which is starting point for trekking. The trail enters into the Shivapuri National Park. We will climb up through the mixed of forest and Mulkharka village.
We will stop for lunch at this village. 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: Chisapani to Gul Bhanjyang. (6-7 hours trek: 2500m.)
The trail heads to Pati Bhanjyan at 1770m. which has a police check post. The trail rises and falls throung Chipling at 2170m. From here the trail climbs again at 2470m pass before descending a forest ridge to Thodang. Continues along the forest ridge.
The trail continuously descends to a large chorten overlooking the Tamang village of Gul Bhyanjyang at 2140m. This is the classic hill village with a pleasant main street.

Day 4: Gul Bhyanjyang to Magengoth. (2700m.)
After breakfast, we will pass another hill at 2620m. Then, we will walk downhill to Kutumsang. There is Langtang National Park office. You have to show your park permit which costs Rs.300.
After Kutumsang, we will climb for 4 hour through of forest to Maggengoth, the destination for today.

Day 5: Mangengoth to Tharepati. (3600m., view point)
Today, we will have short walk. It takes about 3 hours climbing uphill to Tharepati. We will make lunch and camp in Tharepati.
You will have great view of many mountain which is including, Manaslu, Langtang Himalaya.

Day 6: Melamche ghyang. 2530m ( Nice village like Ghandruk.
After Breakfast, we will follow the descending way toward Melamchi Gaon (7900ft), passing through the jungle area as well as Melamchi stream for 3 hours.
Then after we will reach a big village near to the jungle and also a monastery, at Melamche Gaon where we will set the camp for overnight stay.
Day 7 Melamche Ghyang Rest
Melamche Ghyang is known as by Helambu village. This is beautiful village. We will visit small health post, school and other Buddhist monastery

Day 8: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang. (2590m.)

After breakfast, we will follow descend walk about 2 hours. Today, the trail leads us towards Tarkeghyang village (2,600m), known as the largest Sherpa settlement in Helambu, passing through the jungle, village and cross the bridge.
After crossing bridge continue ascending walk for Tarkeghyang which takes normally 3 hours, on the way there are two monasteries and some villages where you will have the opportunity to explore and observe the Sherpa culture and tradition as well as the visit of the oldest Buddhist monastery add the beauty on our trek.
We will stop lunch break in Tarkey ghyang .After lunch we will trek toward Sermathang which is comparatively easier through flat land with small beautiful forests and then the view of beautiful village of Helambu region. On the way, we can see local farmers working in the fertile land.
The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sherpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. After passing a couple of streams and waterfalls, you'll end up in the village of Sermathang (2,610m). It takes about 4 hours walk. Overnight in Sermathang.

Day 9: Sermathang to Melamche Bazzar. (870m.)
We will gradually descend down all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m) through meadows and cultivated fields; in the distance you'll see the majestic views of rivers as well as Himalayans. Along the short way, we come across several old villages with their own particular traditions.
After lunch we will catch a vehicle to Kathmandu, about 2-3 hours drive. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Kathmandu by Bus
Breakfast at hotel and catch bus to Kathmandu. We will arrive about 1pm.

Day 11 :Departure from Nepal.
We will drop you at the airport and good bye from Nepal.



Cost include on:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
  • 3 Night  stander hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu city tour ..
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • 1 highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance (We have insured our staffs by Neco Insurance Company Nepal).
  • All the transport.
  • Langtang conservation permit, and all necessary permits.
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • Office Service charge.

Cost does not include on:

  • All meals in Kathmandu .
  • Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 45 (duration 30 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to hire or buy in Kathmandu, which would cost approximately US$ 1 per day per item to hire and US$ 60 to US$ 100 per item to buy).
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver.

Note: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory
Above the 10 people complimentry for group leader

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