9/8 Days Helambu Trek Guide – Package Cost , Itinerary 2018

Overview

The Helambu Trek is trekking excursion to highland villages of langtang valley of Nepal which is 71 km away in northeast region from Kathmandu city. The Helambu village is inhabited by people of Hyolmo civilization and the word Helambu is derived from their locale language. The Helambu region starts from the Laurebina La Pass and ends at Melamchi Valley. The Helambu village is known as Tarke Ghyang and Sherpa living here are descendents of Hyolmo civilization. The highlighted feature of Helambu region is the sweet apples grown in this region, antique Buddhist monasteries, Buddhist pilgrimage site etc. The Helambu valley refers to the collection of several villages inhabited by Hyolmo Sherpas settlements. The Helambu region is dominated by beautiful nature, lush landscapes, encompassing Himalayas, green forests, traditional farming lands, customary villages with traditional houses, friendly locale etc.

The Helambu Trek begins from Kathmandu city with a land vehicle drive to Sundarijal and start trekking from there to Chisopani village taking overnight rest there. The trekking trail passes through several villages of Kutumsang, Tharepati, Tarke Gyang (helambu) which are overnight resting places during the trekking. The travelers should have to take adequate rest for their good health so they can decrease the trekking hours and do some sightseeing in resting villages. The tourists after doing sightseeing at Tarke Gyang move towards the Sermathang village and the next day the travelers land on Melamchi Bazar where they do some sightseeing and take land vehicle to Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) this takes about one hour and then you begin an uphill walk to Chisopani

Day 2: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) we reckon this takes about 07 hours.

Day 3: Trek from Kutumsang to Magen Goth (3514m.) this takes about 03 hours.

Day 4: Trek from Magen Goth to Melamchi Gaon (2640m) via Tharepati Pass (3650m.) this is going to take about 06 hours.

Day 5: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2743m.) this takes approx 06 hours.

Day 6: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) this takes about 04 hours.

Day 7: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) this takes approximately 05 hours.

Day 8: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about 4-5 hours.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) this takes about one hour and then you begin an uphill walk to Chisopani.

Day 2 :Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) we reckon this takes about 07 hours.
The trail continues to drop from Chisopani on a good, sometimes level trail that crosses meadows and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang till Gul Bhanjyang. The trail then climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow here makes a good camping spot and is downhill to Kutumsang at 2470m, in a saddle atop the ridge. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 3 :Trek from Kutumsang to Magen Goth (3514m.) this takes about 03 hours.
The trek continues north to the Yurin Danda ridge which affords good views of the peaks that surround you.

Day 4: Trek from Magen Goth to Melamchi Gaon (2640m) via Tharepati Pass (3650m.) this is going to take about 06 hours.
The trail gradually ascends through the enchanting forest enriched with beautiful rhododendron, oak and other trees. Tharepati, in fact is a great view point from where you can get a glimpse of the breathtaking snow capped mountains such as Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Langshisa, Jugal, Numbur and many others. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through the pine and rhododendron forests with great views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, which is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 5: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarke Ghyang (2743m.) this takes approx 06 hours.
The early part of the trek descends until you cross the Melamchi stream. You then trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu is named after the Helmu caste. The Sherpa people living here originally belonged to the Helmu caste. We bunk out overnight at a lodge.

Day 6 :Trek from Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2621 m.) this takes about 04 hours.
This day the trail is quite easier across flat land with beautiful forests on the way. There is a beautiful village about half way to Shermathang. Shermathang is another charming Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and can see the Jugal Himal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 7 :Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) this takes approximately 05 hours.
The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages. This day you will be greeted by pleasant views of mountains and will get to interact with local and friendly people. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 8 :Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about 4-5 hours.
You travel on a gravel and bumpy path to Lamidanda and then follow the pitched road to Kathmandu. It’s a wonderful scenic drive & this concludes our trip of the Helambu trail.
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Include/Exclude

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • 2 nights accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking.
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Helambu Trek Map
  • all Ground transport during trekking .
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag ( Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition Logo ) or help to renting  and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

Nepal Guide Info recommend Trekking gear list 2018

Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Underwear
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
Flashlight
Walking Boot

Health and Insurance 2018 Recommended By Nepal Guide Info only for Helambu Trekking Nepal

We INSIST that an appropriate insurance policy is taken out which covers travel in isolated and mountainous areas, and which also includes helicopter rescue. We recommend that you consult a reputable travel agent or insurance specialist. Health Issues We recommend that all clients consult their doctor to discuss the health issues associated with their trek. We also recommend that clients bring their own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive first aid kit carried by the Trek Leader Vaccinations Required Please ensure that you allow at least 1 month to complete a course of vaccinations. Whilst your personal doctor will be the final authority, We recommend the following Poliomyelitis Tetanus Typhoid Rabies Meningococcal Immunoglobulin (for Hepatitis A) – S

About Helambu Trekking 2018

HELAMBU (or Helmu) is great for short treks: access from Kathmandu is easy, and an extensive trail network enables you to tailor a circuit to your schedule. The area spans a wide elevation range – there’s a lot of up-and-down – but the highest point reached is only 2700–3200m (depending on route), so acclimatization is rarely a problem. Winter treks are particularly feasible. The peaks of Langtang Himal are often visible, but the views aren’t as close-up as in other areas.
Helambu was once considered a hidden, sacred domain, and its misty ridges and fertile valleys are still comparatively isolated; relatively few people trek here, and with so many trails to choose from, those that do tend to spread themselves out. Helambu people call themselves Sherpa, although they’re only distant cousins of the Solu-Khumbu stock. Tamangs are also numerous, while the valley bottoms are farmed mainly by caste Hindus.
Sundarijal, a taxi or local bus ride from Kathmandu, is the most common starting point trek , but alternative trailheads include Sankhu, Kakani and Nagarkot. To get deeper into the hills faster, take the Arniko Highway to Banepa or Dhulikhel, and change to one of the fairly frequent buses for Melamchi Bazaar; rough roads head up from here towards both Thimphu and Sermathang, but are frequently blocked, so transport all the way is not assured.
Most trekkers make a five- to seven-day, typically clockwise loop around two main ridges on either side of the Melamchi Khola, staying high – and avoiding the mega water-diversion Melamchi Project under construction in the valley. The walk in follows the Gosainkund trek, rising and falling from Sundarijal through the Shivapuri National Park to Chisapani, then climbing to Kutumsang and Tharepati. From here, the circuit breaks east, taking in the fine villages of Melamchi Gaon, Tarke Ghyang and Sermathang. The walk between the latter two is somewhat shadowed by a new, rough road, but is otherwise very rewarding, passing picturesque monasteries and contouring through forests of oak, rhododendron and lokta, whose bark is used to make traditional paper. From Sermathang, you can continue down the ridge towards Melamchi Bazaar, though jeeps (and soon, buses) are available. From Tarke Ghyang, the faster alternative is to take a side trail down to the Melamchi Khola and Melamchi road at Thimbu (or, failing that, an hour or so below Thimbu) where you can pick up a jeep down to Melamchi Bazaar. Countless other trails strike west and east to villages that see few trekkers.
Gosainkund can be reached from Helambu by a long, high, rugged route from Tharepati, via the Laurebina La. The higher, still tougher alternative route to Langtang heads north from Tarke Ghyang over the Kangja La (5130m), a serious three-day traverse for which you’ll need a tent, food, crampons and ice axe (it may be impassable between Dec and March). From Tarke Ghyang, lesser trails cut across the Indrawati basin and over to Panch Pokhari (3800m), a set of lakes two or three days to the east, and from there you could continue south to the Chautara road, which joins the Arniko Highway just above Dolalghat.
 
 
 
 

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