Helambu Trek trail lies to the north-east of Kathmandu valley. Helambu Trek is a short trek and can be completed quite easily. Wildlife such as Himalayan Thar, black bear, Ghoral and musk deer can be found in this region. The trek has low elevation compared to other treks ranging from 800m to 3600m. Even though it is quite close to Kathmandu the trek brings trekkers towards bamboo forests, green rhododendron forests, snow-capped Himalayas and magnificent waterfalls. The people of this region are mostly Tibetans who came from Kerung in Tibet across the border and settled in Nepal. The region is home to many snow-capped mountains such as Doraje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar and Annapurna Himalayan range. Many old monasteries and Tibetan culture is found here followed by the Tamangs.
Along the journey the great Himalayan range scenery near the Tibet border and monasteries can be seen. The trek begins from Sundari jal which is an hour’s drive away from Kathmandu. From there we enter Shivapuri National Park after a bit of a hike. Continuing along the trail we pass through Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati and Sermanthang to finally reach Melamchi Pul Bazar. The trek passes through Wide Mountain forests providing snow-capped mountains views and at the end of the trail are some beautiful rice terraces and spectacular Buddhist monasteries.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in KathmanduOne of our representatives will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will spend the night at the hotel and are welcomed with a traditional dinner at a restaurant.
Day 02 Kathmandu sightseeingOn the second day, you will be taken on a tour of Kathmandu valley mostly around religious and historical places found here. After the tour you will meet trekking team and leader. Your trek leader will give you relevant instructions and information about the trek.
Day 03 Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani
After an hour drive from kathmandu we reach Sundarijal. From there we trek towards Chisapani (2300m) through Shivapuri National Park and Mulkhara Tamang village in about 4 to 5 hours.
Day 04 Trek to KutumsangWe then head towards kutumsang (2446m) descending through meadows and fields and ascending through passes in about 6 to 7 hours.
Day 05 Trek to ThadepatiWe move up the trail in a steep path across fir and rhododendron forest to reach Thadepati (3650m) in about 5 to 6 hours.
Day 06 Trek to Tarkeghyang
The trail then descends through Melamchi khola (river) and ascends
through Sherpa settlements to reach Tarkeghyank (2560m) or more popularly known as Helambu (Helmu being the caste of people living here) in about 5 to 6 hours.
Day 07 Trek to Sermathanghe trek today is a shot and easy walk towards Sermathang through forest, streams, waterfalls and Gangyul (Sherpa village) to reach Sermathang (2610m) in about 3 to 4 hours.
Day 08 Trek to Melamchi pul Bazaar Drive to KathmanduWe trek towards Melamchi pul bazaar, a Hserpa village, where our trek ends. Then the trekkers take a bus back to Kathmandu and go back to the hotel.
Day 09 Departure dayA vehicle will be scheduled to drop you at the international airport for your departure flight.
What is Included
- All Airport pick up & drop.
- Necessary Flight tickets as per itenary.
- Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and during the trek.
- Lodge to lodge/tented camp accommodation during the trek as per itenaries.
- All necessary permits and paper works.
- First Aid Medical kit box.
- Tourist service charge, Vat.
- Office Service charge.
- Guide & support staffs and their insurance and salary, food and accomodation.
What Is Not Included
- Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
- Travel insurance
- International air fare to and from Nepal.
- Nepal Tourist Visa fee
- Items and expenses of personal nature
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, mineral water bottles, snacks, laundry, phone call, and internet.
- Personal Trekking Equipments
- Tips for guide, porters, driver...