Helambu Trek

8 Days

Trip Overview

Helambu valley is situated towards the north of the Kathmandu valley which is dominated mostly by the ethnic Tamang and Sherpa villages. Helambu cultural trek provides the Buddhist cultural experience, lifestyle of the Tamang and Sherpa people as well as the beautiful mountain vistas. In this trek you also experience the Yolmo culture of the high mountain villages. Their culture and lifestyle is similar to that of the Tibetan people. In this trek you visit the villages like Chisapani, Tarke Ghyang, Kutumsang, Therapati, Melamchi bazaar etc. Tarke Ghyang which is a charming enclave of the farmers and yak herders is the famous Sherpa village of the Helambu valley. The culture, tradition of the Sherpa of the Helambu valley is not similar to that of the Sherpa of the Solukhumbu region. 
Along with the culture of the Sherpa and Tamang people, Helambu cultural trek also provides the natural scenery and the mountain vistas. In this trek you enjoy the natural scenery, panorama of the mountains like Langtang Lirung (7246 m), Gauri Shankar Himal (7134 m), Dorje Lakpa (6996 m), Ganesh Himal (7405 m) etc. in this trek you also see the beautiful view of the Ganja La pass in the north from Tarke Ghyang. Helambu cultural trek begins from Sundarijal in the north east corner of the Kathmandu valley. Then you enter the Shivapuri national park and ascend to Chisapani. From Chisapani you enjoy the view of the mountains like Jugal Himal, Langtang Range, Manaslu, Gaurishankar Himal etc. Helambu cultural trek is the low altitude trek that provides the Himalayan experience trekking at the altitude of 3500m. The best season to go for the Helambu cultural trek are autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have the clear view of the mountains as well as the natural scenery. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Your flight will be landed at the international airport of Nepal. A representative of Nepal-Guide will be there to welcome you with the warm greetings and then we will be guided towards the hotel room of Kathmandu. The night will be at Kathmandu discussing about the trekking along with the crew members.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani
Early morning, we will wake up at the hotel of the Kathmandu and we will be served by the delicious breakfast at the hotel room. Then we will move towards the beautiful road trip towards the Sundarijal which will takes about 1 to 2 hours in bus to reach at Sundarijal. Then we will continue towards the main trail form Sundarijal to Chisapani. On the way, we can see many teahouses where we can have our lunch to continue the trail up to Chisapani for the rest of the night.

Day 03: Chisapani to Kutumsang
From Chisapani, we will walk towards the Kutumsang. The trail will offers us the great scenario of the surrounding. The night will be fantastic at Kutumsang at the altitude of 2470m above sea level.

Day 04: Kutumsang to Tharepati
From Kutumsang, we will walk through the main trail which is enormously beautiful towards the Tharepati. The trail will follows the forest of rhododendron and other varieties of vegetation while trekking. The en route beauty will continue until we will reach at Tharepati to the height of 3510m above sea level.

Day 05: Tharepati to Tarkeghyang
From Tharepati, we will walk towards the Tarkeghyang. The route will offers us great scenario of the surrounding while making our trek to the elevation of 2740m. The night will be splendidly beautiful at Tarkeghyang.

Day 06: Trek to Sermathang
From Tarkeghyang, we will trek towards the Sermathang. The trail will offers us great scenario of the surrounding while trekking at this region. The en route beauty will surely mesmerizes us. The night will be at the altitude of 2510m above sea level.

Day 07: Sermathang to Melamchi Pul bazaar and drive to Kathmandu
From Sermathang, we will trek towards the beautiful region of Melamchi Pul bazaar. The trek will offers us great view of the surrounding. The trek will continue until we will reach at Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Then from Melamchi Pul Bazaar, we can catch the bus to Kathmandu which will take about 4 to 5 hours through the beautiful environment.

Day 08: Farewell
After completing our exhilarating trekking, we will do some shopping at the local market of Kathmandu. Then, we will arrange our Packages and will move towards the airport to catch the splendid flight over to our own destination. We will surely enjoy the farewell party organized by the Nepal-Guide. We will hope for your better further journey.

Price: Cost of trip differs as per number of travellers, choice of hotel standard, service requirement and any additional side trip.

Service Includes And Excludes

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pickup and drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as your requirements,
  • Langtang National Park permits,
  • Trekking Map of Langtang region
  • Full Board Plan (breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, tea or coffee) during trek,
  • Nepali Cultural Program with dinner,
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and required porters
  • Food, drinks, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, accommodation, and local tax for guide and porters,
  • Transportation by bus, car or by flight,
  • Medical kit box
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Trekking Equipments
  • All government tax
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees
  • All necessary transportation while sightseeing

COST EXCLUDES

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Your travel insurance,
  • International flight and departure tax,
  • Any expense of personal nature,
  • Nepal entry visa fee,
  • Any kinds of Bar bills,
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks,
  • Rescue operation.

Useful Info

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary.

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