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About : Helambu Trek
The Helambu trek is a perfect short trek nearby Kathmandu Valley. If you have a week and looking to explore the Langtang Range observing white peaks then this short trip package is for you. Besides of its short location from the Kathmandu, the Helambu Region is still in its old origin figure and unruined.
The Hyolmo culture of high mountain people, the view of fresh rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and the snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of the most diverse treks near Kathmandu. Moreover, the great Himalayan landscape at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region an enthralling experience.
Helambu trek is an easy and pleasant trek attended at the average altitude of 3,500m. The trek takes you through Thadepati to Tarke Gyang, here a number of trails open up, we go along the south ridge through Sermathang, down to the river at Melamchi. The trek settles with a drive down to Kathmandu via Melamchi Bazaar through the Panchkhal valley.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).
After arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Jugal Holidays will receive you and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02:Kathmandu: Sightseeing and preparation for the trek.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing around the famous UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu. We visit Pashupatinath Temple- the sacred Hindu temple located on the bank of holy river Bagmati, Boudha Stupa-the biggest stupa architecture in Nepal and Swayambhunath Stupa- the 2,000 years old legendary Stupa perched on the hillock.
The sightseeing tour also covers the visit to Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, the Krishna Temple, the Kumbheswore Temple, the Golden Temple and many more. The sightseeing tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square that is home to living goddess Kumari, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swer Bhairav, the Freak Street and more.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2,140m).
After a drive for about 1 to 2 hours, we will reach the Sundarijal from where we will begin our trek to Chisapani. The path from Sundarijal to Chisapani will follow the pipeline of water supply to Kathmandu. After walking for a while, we will enter into the Shivapuri watershed and wildlife reserve. The trail will continue to Mulkharka and to Chisapani. The Chisapani is at the altitude of 2,140m.
Day 04: Chisapani to Gul Bhanjyang.
From Chisapani, we will continue our way to the main trail where we are unable to find the settlement of people around us. The trail will continue to Pati Bhanjyang and after passing through the beautiful trail dotted by some chortens and beautiful forest at its side, we reach finally to the Gul Bhanjyang. The night will be interesting at Gul Bhanjyang
Day 05: Gul Bhanjyang to Tharepati (3,610 m).
From Gul Bhanjyang, after having the hot breakfast, we will trek towards the Tharepati. The trail goes steeply through the forest of pine and oak forest along with some excellent views of mountains. The trail will lead us towards the Magen Goth from where we can get the glimpse of Langtang and Gosaikunda. Following the steep way, we will reach Tharepati for the night.
Day 06: Tharepati to Melamchi (2,535m).
From Tharepati, a short but beautiful path through the forest of fir and rhododendron with some wildlife and bird singing the beautiful tune, we will move towards the Melamchi. Before reaching to Melamchi, we will hear some pleasuring sound of water striking to the rocks. The night will be definitely at Melamchi.
Day 07: Melamchi Gaun to Tarkeghyang.
From Melamchi, we will follow the way towards the Tarkeghyang to 2,560m. The trail goes steeply from the Melamchi Gaun to the valley where we can get the crystal clear view of the river along with the beautiful valley. We can see some traditional Gompas at Tarkeghyang. The night will be resting there.
Day 08: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang.
Early morning, we will resume our journey through the flat and easy path which will lead us to Sermathang. Tarkeghyang is one of the beautiful Sherpa villages of Nepal. The Sherpa people residing here introduce themselves as they are different from the Sherpa of Khumbu region. If we are lucky then we can get the crystal clear view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gosainkunda village and Rolwaling Mountain from the viewpoint. The night will be at Sermathang.
Day 09: Sermathang to Melamchi bazaar and to Kathmandu
From Sermathang, we need to trek through the gradual steep path to Melamchi bazaar through the beautiful meadows and some cultivating areas. We need to pass through several old villages viewing some spectacular view of the mountain. We will be at Melamchi Pul bazaar after a short walk. From Melamchi, we will drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final departure from Kathmandu.
Your adventurous journey in Nepal comes to an end today. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.
- Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private car.
- Twin Bed sharing teahouse/lodge/ accommodation during the trek.
- Everyday breakfast, lunches, and dinner while on the trek.
- An English speaking government license holder trekking guide.
- One porter for two trekkers.
- Necessary Park Permits.
- Melamchi to Kathmandu by sharing a bus.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Kathmandu.
- International Flight Fares.
- Tips for trekking staffs.
- Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
- Rest of all that are not mentioned in the cost includes list.