Helambu Trek – 9 Days

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Helambu trek in Langtang region is the perfect blend of cultural exploration with natural sceneries; the short and easy family trekking at short distance from Kathmandu valley. Walk through the beautiful rhododendron and bamboo forested lands along side rivers, waterfalls, mountain ridges, stone steps, water dams, cross various Tamang & Sherpa villages and witness the panorama of white snow capped mountains in the regions during this one of a king Helambu Trekking.

Helambu trek starts after your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport followed by cultural sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Initially we drive towards Sundarijal, ascend several stone steps through beautiful landscapes entering Shivapuri National Park. Blossoming rhododendron around national park during spring season are an added attraction of this trip. Further the trail continues passing through beautiful culturally and naturally affluent villages, landscapes and settlements like Chisopani, Kutomsang, Thaadepati, Sermathan and finally at Melammchi Pool Bazar. Visit to several monasteries, interacting with local ethnic groups brings the authentic culture, tradition and lifetstyle infront of us. Trekking at Helambu region also exhibits the spectacular views of Himalayas like Langtang Lirung, Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakhpa, Nayagang Himal and Ganesh Himal etc.

Helambu is short and easy trekking holiday near Kathmandu valley which doesn’t requires high level of fitness level and can be joined by every member of family without any type of risks involved. Join Helambu trekking with us and embrace the best of authentic Sherpa, Tamang culture along awesome views of Himalayas near Kathmandu valley in short

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)
  • Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2300m), 4 hrs
  • Day 03: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2446m), 5 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharipati (3650m), 5 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek from Tharipati to Tarkeghyang (2743m), 5 hrs
  • Day 06: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m), 4 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m), 5 hrs
  • Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu 5-6 hours
  • Day 09: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)

As you land at Tribhuvan International airport, finish your custom formalities (visa, etc.) and get to the airport waiting terminal, you will find our representative waiting to greet you. He/she will be holding Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour signboard and your name. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private vehicle. Overnight at hotel. Accommodation: City Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2300m), 4 hrs

Initially, we begin our Helambu trek by taking a short an hour drive to northern side of Kathmandu at the Sundarijal. As we reach the busstop, we trek through stone paved rocky route enjoying the river on right whereas local settlements at left side. Slowly we enter the Shivapuri national park, water dam and further head towards Mulkharka and finally through rhododendron trees that leads us at Chisapani. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meals: B,L,D

Day 03: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2446m), 5 hrs

We have our early meal at our local tea house and push ourselves towards Kutumsang that takes around 5 to six hours of walking activity. It will be mostly downhill trek that takes around meadow and fields through Pati bhanjyang till Gul Bhanjyang. We will cross the pass at an altitude of 2620m. Kutumsang is the popular camping spot and nice place to enjoy the landscape views. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meals: B,L,D

Day 04: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharipati (3650m), 5 hrs

We continue our Helambu Trek further for five hours today. The trekking route further continues towards Yurin Danda for excellent views of snow capped Himalayas. The trail further climbs to eroded trail through the rhododendron forests with very less settlements. At the end of the day we will be at Tharipati where  we can find few tea houses. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meals: B,L,D

Day 05: Trek from Tharipati to Tarkeghyang (2743m), 5 hrs

Today during the initial part of the trek we cross the Melamchi river. Now then we will trek gently towards Tarkeghyang through Sherpa village. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa settlement where we visit one of the ancient oldest monasteries. Actually Tarkeghyang is also known as Helambu derived from Helmu caste. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meals: B,L,D

Day 06: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m), 4 hrs

It will be more or less four hours of comparatively easy trekking on a flat route today. Walking along the dense green forests, crossing the river streams, we finally arrive at Sermanthang. Here we get an wonderful opportunity to visit numerous colorful monasteries with excellent views of nearby snowcapped Himalayas. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meals: B,L,D

Day 07: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m), 5 hrs

Our route gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular tradition. Walking this day is quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local. Accommodation: Local lodge. Included Meals: B,L,D

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu 5-6 hours

Drive back to Kathmandu. Its about 5-6 hours drive. Accommodation: City Hotel. Included Meals: B,L

Day 09: Final Departure

Today your Helambu Trekking trip comes to an end. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Icicles Adventure Treks and Tour will take you to the airport for your flight back home. We are sure our service and the Himalayas hospitality has captivated you to come back again! Included Meal: B

Price Includes

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers : 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers : 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and accidental insurance.
  • Ground transportations from Kathmandu – Sundarijal– Kathmandu transfers by private vehicle
  • Malachi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu transfers by local public bus
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • TIMS, trekking permit
  • All government taxes & office service charge

Price Excludes

  • All meals
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.).
  • All kind of cold drink like alcoholic and mineral water, Coke, Fanta, Juice etc…
  • Hot and cold shower during the mountain.
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.

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