Helambu Trek

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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu

Day 2 : Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2110m) 4 hrs

Day 3 : Trek to Kutumsang (2440m) 6hrs

Day 4 : Trek to Tharepati (3650m) 5hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Melamchi Village (2560m) 5hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m) 6hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Sermathang (2600m) 4hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Melamchi Bazaar 5hrs

Day 9 : Drive back to Kathmandu 3hrs

Day 10 : Departure from TIA, “Farewell!"

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu

You will be welcomed by our team members at the Airport and then be ushered to the Hotel. Our travel members will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon your arrival in the Capital. You will be staying at a hotel in Kathmandu the first day.


Day 2 : Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2110m) 4 hrs

After the morning breakfast, our trek to Helambu starts off with a short drive to Sundarijal. An hour’s drive from our hotel in Kathmandu to the northern part of the valley takes us to the scenic town of Sundarijal. From Sundarijal, 3-4 hours trekking takes us to the village of Chisapani. The trail follows the Shivpuri watershed and the protected wildlife area. We traverse through local Tamang settlement area before reaching Chisapani. Many hotels and guesthouses are present in Chisapani where we will be staying for the rest of the night.


Day 3 : Trek to Kutumsang (2440m) 6hrs

After breakfast at Chisapani, we resumeout trek to Kutumsang which normally takes around six hours. The trail initially drops from Chisopani through several agricultural fields and meadows. On our way to Kutumsang we also cross the villages of Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. After almost six hours of hiking, we reach Kutumsang located at an altitude of 2470 meters. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 4 : Trek to Tharepati (3650m) 5hrs

We wake up in the morning and take breakfast at the guesthouse in Kutumsang before resuming our trek to Tharepati. It takes around five hours to reach Tharepati. On our way we come across several rhododendron and fir forests. Several mountain peaks are also visible on the way, provided clear weather. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Tharepati.


Day 5 : Trek to Melamchi Village (2560m) 5hrs

After taking breakfast at Tharepati on the fifth morning, we head towards the beautiful Melamchi village which takes around five hours. After crossing Tharepati, the trail gradually descends through beautiful forests embellished with rhododendron, fir and oak trees. Tharepati actually is the best place during the trek to view snow-clad mountains including Gaurishankar, Jugal, and others. Melamchi village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpas with their traditional culture still prevalent in the region.


Day 6 : Trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m) 6hrs

After breakfast at Melamchi in the morning, it takes about six hours to reach Tarke Gyang. The early part of the trek descends continuously until we cross the stream popularly known as the Melamchi River. From Melamchi River, we climb up the trail to Tarke Gyang, a beautiful Sherpa village which boasts of several grand monasteries. Tarke Gyang is the major village of the Helambu region. Helambu has been named after the Helmu caste. The Sherpa people living in the region originally belong to the Helmu caste. Overnight stay at Tarke Gyang.


Day 7 : Trek to Sermathang (2600m) 4hrs

On the seventh day, we further explore the Helambu region as we leave Tarke Gyang and head towards Sermathang. Sermathang is also equally beautiful village and offers some of the older Sherpa cultures and traditions. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 8 : Trek to Melamchi Bazaar 5hrs

It takes near around five hours to reach Melamchi Bazaar from Sermathang. We take breakfast in the morning and start out trek downhill. We cross several fields, meadows before finally arriving at the Melamchi Bazaar. Upon our arrival at the Melamchi bazaar, we talk and interact with the local villagers and learn about their culture for the rest of the time. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 9 : Drive back to Kathmandu 3hrs

Vehicles are available from Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu Valley. A couple to three hours of drive from Melamchi Bazaar takes us back to Kathmandu. Upon our return to Kathmandu, we stay overnight at a hotel.


Day 10 : Departure from TIA, “Farewell!"

On the 10th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.
 


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : GN/LR-298
  Duration : 10
  Entry/Exit : Kathmandu
  Max. Elevation : 3650
  Best seasons : Spring/Autumn

Route Map

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