Helambu Trek
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Facts of this Trip

Duration 11 Days
Trip Grade Moderate
Max Altitude 3650 M
Trip Type Tea house Trek and sightseeing
Accommodation *** Hotel/ Tea house on Trail
Meals Full board on trek
Transportation Car/Jeep
Season All season
Group Size Minimum 2 pax

Helambu Trek

Helambu trekking is another popular trekking trail, lying in the Langtang region. The trekking in Helambu area offers an opportunity to explore ancient villages, a wide range of animals such as red pandas, pika, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Serow, rhesus monkey and common langur. Likewise, tourists also can enjoy with the scenic views of the mountains--Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishanker, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa Ri, Gangchenpo, Yala peak, Naya kanga, Annapurna Himalaya range and enjoy with the cultural blend of Tibetan Sherpa.

Helambu trekking in Langtang region includes the trip to the remote and spectacular valley of the region and the high mountain lake known as holy ‘Gosainkund’. This trekking is relatively low altitude trek and is considered to be one of the best areas for having a short trek, as it is close to Kathmandu. During the trek in Helambu, is all about hiking between mostly at the lowest altitude 3000m and the high point is Tharepati La pass (3600m).

You will have two option where to begin your trekking route. The trekking to Helambu area either begins from Sundarijal, some two-hour drive from downtown in Kathmandu valley or begins Syabru Bensi, which is seven/eight hour drive from Kathmandu, then we trek through larch and rhododendron forests which is rich in wildflowers and birds, explore the head of the valley getting close to the glacier system. Finally we climb on the nearby peak for amazing mountain views. Subsequently, from the place, we ascend up and pass the holy lake Gosaikunda and enter Helambu. After visiting the area and enjoying the cultural blend of diverse ethnic people residing in the area, we return to the place called Chisapani and then return back to Kathmandu.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

At your arrival at a Tribhawn international airport, Kathmandu our office representative from Alfresco Adventure Travel wait for you outside at Arrival gate with your Name card. Our team will welcome and collect your all baggage at the airport. By formal introduction with the representative, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening you will enjoy complimentary welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepalese cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2

Sightseeing Kathmandu and pre-trek preparation.

After breakfast, our office representative and your trekking guide will meet you on the hotel and discuss about all programs and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After the staff meeting, one of our professional tour guides will take you on a sightseeing trip and then back to the hotel. Rest of the day can be used for traveling around Thamel and buying any last minute equipment and other necessities.

Day 3

Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani (2300m)

Today, we make an hour's drive to Sundarijal (1350m), our trek start point. From Sundarijal, trek to Chisopani (2300m) about 4-5 hours. We begin our trek along a small hydroelectric plant. The trail then enters through into the Shivapuri National Park. The first settlement we come across is Mulkharka mostly inhabited by the Tamang people. Then we walk along the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani where we set our overnight accommodation in full board teahouse

Day 4

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 5

Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m)

We climb above Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trek continues 6-7 hours to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Finally, we arrive at Tharepati for our overnight stay in full board teahouse.

Day 6

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 7

Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m)

Since, we do not gain altitude that much today; it's going to be comparatively easy walk. We cross forest, streams, and waterfalls along the way within 4-5 hours. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul. From Gangyul, we arrive at Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village. Here we set our overnight stay in teahouse.

Day 8

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 9

Trek to Malemchi Pul Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu

On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazar. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnicities. From the Bazaar, catch the bus to Kathmandu. overnight at hotel Kathmandu.

Day 10

Leisure day in Kathmandu

Today is set for your rest day to explore your free time shopping in Kathmandu or a scenic mountain flight of Mt. Everest exploration as an extra activity if required. At the evening alfresco Adventure offers you the Typical Nepalese Cultural Dinner in a renowned local food restaurant.

Day 11

Final departure to your port of destination

Today is your last day with us in Nepal. You will escort to the airport for your onward destination with the unforgettable moment of your life from the wonderful Helambu Trek. Our office representative Alfresco Adventure Travel came at your hotel for pick up and drop you at the

Price & Dates

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Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure by comfortable Private vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • 3 star accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan (with breakfast)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek (Include breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in typical Nepal restaurant with Nepal food
  • All land transportation is arrange as pre the itinerary in a comfortable vehicle
  • City tour in Kathmandu with expert guide by private vehicle
  • All entrance fees and government and local charges for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English spoken and government certified trekking leader, guide and assistant trek leader or guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff cost including their salary, insurance and allowance
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader or guide)

Trip Cost Exclude

  • Your Medical and  travel insurance
  • Personal Belong items
  • Personal expenses, shopping, Beverage bills and so on.
  • Tips for staffs

 

Note :- The available of fixed Departure date can be change or have a private Departure date as per your request.

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