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7 Nights 8 Days Helambu Trek

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Duration: 8 Days

Activities: Trekking

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Day 01: The drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) takes about one hour and then follows by the uphill walk to Chisopani.

Day 02: The trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 03: Thetrek from Kutumsang to Magen Goth (3514m.) takes about three hours.

Day 04: The trek from Magen Goth to Melamchi Gaon (2640m) via Tharepati Pass (3650m.) takes about six hours.

Day 05: The trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2743m.) takes about six hours.

Day 06: The trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) takes about four hours.

Day 07: The trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) takes approximately five hours.

Day 08: The drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu takes about four and half hours.

Day 01: The drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) takes about one hour and then follows by the uphill walk to Chisopani.

The unpaved road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The trail pass through Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang inhabitants. The route heads down the ridge through the forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m), which is cold for its weather. It has magnificent views from Annapurna to Everest. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02:The trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about seven hours.

The trail continues to drop from Chisopani on a good, sometimes level trail that crosses meadow and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang to Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow makes a good camping spot, its downhill to Kutumsang at 2470m, in a saddle atop the ridge. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Thetrek from Kutumsang to Magen Goth (3514m.) takes about three hours.

The trek continues north up the Yurin Danda ridge and affords the views of the peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail, mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trail then descends to Magen Goth. There are few lodges and Goths (Domestic Animal Shed). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: The trek from Magen Goth to Melamchi Gaon (2640m) via Tharepati Pass (3650m.) takes about six hours.

The trail gradually ascends through the enchanting forest enriched with beautiful rhododendron, oak and other trees. In fact, Tharepati is a great view point where you can take a glimpse of the breathtaking views of the 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 forest with great views down into Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, where it is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: The trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2743m.) takes about six hours.

The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang, passing through the 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 belong to Helmu caste. Stay overnight at lodge.]

Day 06: The trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) takes about four hours.

This day the trail is quite easy, it passes through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You cross some small streams on the way. There is a beautiful village situated on the half way to Shermathang. Shermathang is another charming Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. From there you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: The trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) takes approximately five hours.

The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through the meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages. This day you will pass by the scenic views of the mountain, and have the chance to interact with the friendly local people. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: The drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu takes about four and half hours.

You travel through the bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

The Trip includes the following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea houses) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permits for Langtang & Shivapuri National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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