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Just an hour drive north from Kathmandu lays the Helambu region, the nearest popular trekking destination from the Nepalese capitol. The region provides a spectacular view of the mountains whilst the climate is favorable compared to other trekking destinations in the country. The Helumba trek is perfect for people who wish to experience trekking in a moderate climate and low altitude while still being amazed by the mountains and their views. Located just 80 km from Kathmandu it is easily accessible for tourists. Cultures that can be found in this era are Tamag and Sherpa and it is the home of the “Hyolmo” people. It is the name of this tribe, Hyolmo, from where the current name, Helambu, comes from. The trek begins from Sundarijal/Chisapani, crossing Kutumsang, Therepati, Tarkeghyang and Sermathang before finally descending to the Melamchi Bazaar.

Included in the Cost

All transportation by private vehicle.
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis.
Teahouse accommodation in a room only basis during the trek.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

    Not Included in the Cost

    Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
    Entrance Fees
    Tipping (Tips)
    Travel Insurance
    International Flights
    Extars cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
    donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
    Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
    Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

    Recommended gear list:

    Good wind/rain Jacket
    Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
    Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
    Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
    Sun hat or scarf
    Sunglasses with UV protection
    Hiking shorts
    Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

    FAQ

    • Day 1

      Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

    • Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you in order to  transfer you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest, relax and enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the city. Overnight accommodation will be at the Hotel.

    • Day 2

      Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2300m) Drive duration: 1 hour, Hiking duration: 4 hours

    • After having breakfast you will have a one hour drive from the Hotel to Sundarijal. From Sundarijal, you will trek to beautiful Chisapani (2300m) through Shivapuri National Park. On the way, you will pass through the Tamang settlement Mulkharka where you can rest for some time and then you will continue walking to reach Chisapani. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

    • Day 3

      Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang ( 2446m) Hiking duration: 7 hours

    • After having breakfast, you will start trekking to Kutumsang. In the beginning, you must descend downhill and walk through the fields of the farmers. From the path, you can see magnificent views of the Langtang Mountains and the surroundings. You will walk through Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang and from Gul Bhanjyang, you will climb the ridge to reach another pass. From the pass, you will descend downhill for some time to reach Kutumsang. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

    • Day 4

      Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati ( 3650m) Hiking duration: 6 hours

    • Today you must climb a steep trail which goes through the forest of fir and rhododendron (which is the national flower of Nepal). By continuous walking, you will reach Yurin Danda, from where you will have a magnificent view of the Himalayas. After a little more walking you will reach Tharepati. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

    • Day 5

      Trek to Tarkeghyang ( 2560m) Hiking duration: 6 hours

    • After having your breakfast in Tharepati, you commence your trek to reach Tarkeghyang. First, you will walk completely down to reach Melamchi Khola. Crossing the river, you will ascend up to Tarkeghyang through different Sherpa communities. As you reach Tarkeghyang, you can enjoy the village and its monastery. You can also witness the wonderful view of different Himalayan ranges. The village is more popularly known as Helambu, as there is the settlement of Helmu caste. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

    • Day 6

      Trek to Sermathang (2610m) Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours

    • Today you're walking time is less and easier than that of the other days. You will walk through different forests, streams, and waterfalls to reach Gangyul. Walking from Gangyul, we will reach Sermathang. Sermathang is a beautiful village where you can enjoy the village lifestyle and natural beauty. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village which you can visit since there is plenty of free time. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

    • Day 7

      Trek to Melamchi Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours, Drive duration: 2 hours

    • Today is your final day of the trek; you will have your breakfast and commence trekking down to Melamchi Bazaar. The village is inhabited by Sherpa community and people of other castes as well. From Malemchi Bazaar, you will drive back to Kathmandu. You can rest and relax in the remaining time and you can go out of your hotel and roam around the market for shopping, for example a token of love for your nearest and dearest ones. Overnight accommodation will be in a Hotel.

    • Day 8

      Departure

    • unfortunately, today is the last day of your Nepal program. After having breakfast, you will pack your luggage, get fresh and check out from the hotel. You will be transferred to the International airport to catch the flight for your onward destination.

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