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Helambu Trekking is a perfect short trek in Nepal

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Helambu Trek is popular among the trekkers for its scenery and favourable climate. Located about 72 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu, it extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. There we meet several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Malemchi Khola. Helambu Short Trekking are vary on the desire of the clients and we can design the itinerary as per our client’s request.

The Langtang valley is aptly called “the valley of glaciers". Here the mountain-scape is spectacular. On either side of valley, mountains rise, soaring into the sky. The valley offers pine forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. In the upper part of the valley there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lakes with icebergs floating on them and waters of crystalline brightness.

This trek is comparatively easier one due to the fact that the elevations are lower, ranging between 800m and 3600m, offering less climbing as well as warmer temperatures. The most important benefit of this trek is that the area is less crowded & free from noise in comparison to the Annapurna trek and some parts of the Everest treks. Besides this, the trek offers a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery.

The Helambu Short trek is a perfect short trek nearby Kathmandu Valley. Despite being so close to Kathmandu, the Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. Besides the hyolmo culture of high mountain people, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of most diverse treks near Kathmandu. The great Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region an enthralling experience.

 


Day by Day Itinerary for Helambu Trek

Day 01: Sundarijal to Chisopani (2,300m)

Day 02: Chisopani to Khutumsang (2,470m)

Day 03: Khutumsang to Tharepati (3490m)

Day 04: Tharepati to Tarke Gyang (2620m)

Day 05: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2620m)

Day 06: Sermathang- Rest

Day 07: Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazar (846m) and drive back to Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary Helambu Trek

Day 01: Sundarijal to Chisopani (2,300m)
A 15km drive from Kathmandu takes you to the starting point of the trek. On arrival at Sundarijal, you can visit Shivapuri watershed and Wild life Reserve.From Sundarijal, the trail heads up to the concrete steps beside the pipeline which supply drinking water for the valley. We leave the pipeline near the dam, and then on to Mulkharka, trekking up the ridge at around 1895m, some 600m above Sundarijal. There you can take some time to relax in the convenient tea shops, and to enjoy the view back over the valley. We then continue walking to Chisopani (2300m) from where stunning mountain views are to be had.
 
Day 02: Chisopani to Khutumsang (2,470m)
From Chisopani the trail leads down to Pati Bhanjyang (1770m), a lovely small village. After reaching Pati Bhanjyang, the trail leads up and then down to the village of Gul Bhanjyang (2140m). From here the trails climbs up to 2620m and then again descends along the rocky route to Khutumsang (2470m). 
 
Day 03: Khutumsang to Tharepati (3490m)
Following a ridge line, the trail continues via lightly populated forest to Magen Goth from where the view of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is stunning, and finally reaching Tharepati (3490m). This walk from is one of the best ridge walks among all treks in Nepal.The trails to Gosaikund branches off north - west from here.

Day 04: Tharepati to Tarke Gyang (2620m)
Turning east, the trail rapidly descends down a ravine through small Sherpa village of Malemchigaon (2530m) with splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas.
The trail again descends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890m and making the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang at 2620m, which is the largest village in Helambu.

Day 05: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2620m)
The trails gently descends through a beautiful forest to Sermathang (2620m). It is the centre of an important apple growing area from where a fantastic view of the Himalayas is seen.

Day 06: Sermathang
Today we immerse ourselves in the local culture, taking time out to meet the people of the area and understand their lifestyle and customs. It also acts as a spare day in case you wish to take the trek a little slower.
 
Day 07: Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazar (846m) and drive back to Kathmandu
As we leave Sermanthang the trails then continues to descent to Dubhachaur at 1500m, and then again steeply down to Malemchi (830m) where it meets the road. This village has good collection of teahouses and lodges and all kinds of transportation including buses to get to Panchkhal on the Kodari road. From there, we can catch a bus to Kathmandu (4-5 hours drive by bus).

  • Located about 72 kilometres from Kathmandu which is a 7 days trek.
  • Comparatively easier trek due to lower ranging between 800m to 3600m with less climbing and warmer temperature.
  • Less crowded comparison to other treks like Annapurna and some part of Everest trek.
  • Short trek though it offers the wide range of spectacular scenery and Nepalese cultures.

INCLUSIVE COST HEADING:-

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop facility by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a two star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Lodges, Guest house accommodation during the trek.  
  •  Trekking Map
  • 2 nights in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • 6 night in teahouse /lodge  during trek.
  • NTA licensed English speaking guide.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears on HIRE.
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and Needed Porters as per as your group size. (MOSTLY 2 guest=1 porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • FAREWELL dinner program in typical Nepali surrounding.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

 

EXCLUSIVE COST HEADINGS :-

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.  (Requires approximately USD 15 to 30 per person per day)
  • Lunch and Dinner while on Trekking. 
  • Extra Nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees in city
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (TIPS ARE ONLY EXPECTED NOT MANDATORY )
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Inclusive cost heading’.

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