|Lowest Altitude||Approximately 1310 meters Kathmandu|
|Highest Altitude||Approximately 3700 meters Tarkeghyang|
|Activity||Helambu Five Days Trek|
|Duration||7 Days Trip, 5 Days trek|
|Group Size||Minimum two to Maximum Fifteen|
|Best Season||March-May, September-November|
|Cost||$350 per person|
Helambu trek in Nepal suitable for people with less time but looking for tranquil environment at outskirts of Kathmandu with eye-catching glimpse of mountain scenery, green rolling hills, hanging suspension bridges shrouded with fluttering flags along experience of rustic villages. Helambu trekking taken as cultural trek rather than mountain trek begins from Sundarijal after one-hour drive from Kathmandu and passes through numerous villages and terraced fields encountering many wild animals and bird species.
Helambu trek, incredible moment to satisfy unwavering passion for frenzied Natural beauty with glimpse of seducing beauty of numerous snow clad mountains, slow moving rivers, water spilling from top of hill along the chance to mingle with local ethnic community people experiencing sub-tropical to high alpine environments. Helambu trek as part of Langtang Helambu trek best months are mid-October to mid-November.Helambu trek could be combined with Langtang valley trek as Langtang and Helambu are amazing villages demarcated by sacred lake Gosainkund. As Helambu is settled by Sherpa famed for strength and open heart whereas Langtang village is inhabited by culturally adorned Tamang people ingrained to Tibetan Buddhism. Langtang valley was devastated by massive earthquake and recently opened for trekking with reconstruction of tea houses and lodges whereas Helambu has been less affected by the earthquake.
The iconic beauty offered by Helambu located North of Kathmandu on lap of Himalayan ranges such as Langtang, Ganesh himal, DorjeLhakpa hypnotize your memory. Helambu, inhabitation of Sherpas and Tamang people not only grants chance to embed on local custom, culture, festival of Sherpa and Tamang community but also to explore Buddhist culture that is glanced through friendly, humble behavior of local people and solemn environment of village.
Day One: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day Two: One-hour drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal then uphill walk to Chisopani.
Day Three: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang that takes seven hours.
Day Four: Reach to Tharepati pass ascending the trail for five and half hours.
Day Five: Journey proceeds from Tharepati via MelamchiGaon for five and half-hours’ trek to reach Tarkeghyang.
Day Six: Jeep drive from Tarkeghyang to Kathmandu.
Day Seven: We drive you at airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport. Then you will be transferred to hotel by private vehicle.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Sundarijal drive and Trek to Chisopani
The trek begins from Sundarijal after one-hour drive from Kathmandu along the trail that passes through Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve crossing Mulkharka residence of Tamang inhabitants. The trail heads down the ridge via oak, rhododendron to Chisopani.
Day 03: Chisopani to Kutumsang passing Gul Bhanjyang
The trek proceeds from Chisopani walking along the trail that runs midst of green fields and descends down until we reach Gul Bhanjyang. We mount the trail from Gul Bhanjyang to reach Kutumsang.
Day 04: Kutumsang to Tharepati through MeraDanda
The trek leads ahead leaving Kutumsang climbing gradually risen trail via rhododendron, fir forest and farmland we land MeraDanda at elevation of 3510 meters that offers alluring mountain peaks at north side and lustrous beauty of forested valley below the ridge. Then, we move to Tharepati for overnight stay.
Day 05: Tharepati to Tarkeghyang crossing MelamchiKhola
The trek moves ahead to Tarkeghyang that consumes about six hours descending the trail we cross MelamchiKhola, then we trek gently up to Tarkeghyang; beautiful Sherpa village synonymed as Helambu where antique and biggest monasteries resides.
Day 06: Tarkeghyang to Kathmandu drive
Jeep drive from Tarkeghyang to Kathmandu.
Day 07: Return Flight
We drive you at airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
The Cost Includes:
- Accommodation during the treks in local tea-houses and lodges
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner and 3 times tea) during the trek
- One professional guide and porter for the trek with their meal,
Insurance and flight.
- All National Park Entrance fee and TIMS card.
- Down jacket and sleeping bag if necessary during the trek.
- Airport picks up services.
- Necessary transport.
- First aid kits for guide and porters
- Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs.
The Cost Excludes:
- Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc.)
- Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges if necessary
- Extra porter & transport charges in the event of landslides
- Other personal expenses, airport tax, Kathmandu city entrance fee
- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance
- Laundry, cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
- Tips and any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.
- Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget).
Accommodation: You would be accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And offered to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during trek.
Meal: You would be offered breakfast, Nepali meal at homestay during time at Kathmandu while on trekking you would be provided Nepalese meals three times a day during trek.