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Start from: Finishes at: Duration: 12 Days Best season = Autumn (Sept, Oct & Nov) & Spring (March, April, May and Jum) are the best seasons for attempting Helambu Trek and December, Jan and Feb are consider as a good trekking months. July and August are also okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility and raining also. Trip Highlight: Helambu trek covers with the range of eye-catching green valleys, mighty rhododendron forests, and distant horizons of snowy peaks and the contrast of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures. The very Helambu trek is comparatively short trek. Here you will experience the Yolmo culture of high mountains villages, marvel at vistas of lonely high mountains the farmers plug away in the fields using handmade tools and teams of water buffalo. Helambu valley Trek is prominent for its scenic majesty and pleasant climate, lounge in the north of the Kathmandu Valley. One can stay in highland monastery villages and small settlements in perfect forests. The Sherpa village's of Helambu focuses the charming farm of farmers and yak herders. Helambu trek starts with a scenic drive through the Nepali country side to Sundarijal. The most easy to get to, of all trekking regions, Helambu offers a low altitude, definitely enjoyable walk. We meet friendly and cordial people with strong family and cultural ties. Helambu provides an instant Himalayan trek for those with limited time. This trek is an easy and enjoyable trip conducted at the standard altitude of 3500m. The trek takes you through Thadepati to Tarke Gyang, where a choice of trails opens. However we go along the south ridge through Sermathang, down to the river at Melamchi, the site of a mega project to bring drinking water to Kathmandu via a series of tunnels. The Helambu trek concludes with a drive down to Kathmandu, after a night's camp at Melamchi Bridge bazaar.
Day 1st: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival at the Tribuuwan International Airport (TIA) our representative welcomes you and assists to get in to your hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening you'll be drowned for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with the cultural and musical programs in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about yours concerning trip.. Day 2nd: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Kathmandu, a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventurers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and influence in the Valley. After breakfast at the hotel you will leave for full day sightseeing tour to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley with good speaking city tour guide by private vehicle. You will be visiting to the pilgrimage sites of the Hindus temple Pashupatinath. Thousands of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba) surround here. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding areas. After visiting Pashupatinath you will be transfer to the Bouddhanath stupa a pilgrimage centre which is the most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch visit another important place for Buddhist, Swoyambhunath stupa; also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu to valley view. After exploring this spot you will be then taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, Nepali traditional architectures and another attraction of this place is the Kumari (the living goddess). Day 3rd: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani (2300m.) After having breakfast in your hotel you’ll be driven to Sundarijal (1350m.) by private vehicle about one hour and trek to Chisopani (2300m.) which takes about four hours. The unpaved road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The track will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement we will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.) Day 4th: A hike from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) The trail continues to drop from Chisopani on a good, sometimes level, course that crosses meadow and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang till Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow makes a good camping spot, its downhill to Kutumsang at 2470m. Over night in hotel. Day 05: Kutumsang to Thare pati(3650m.) After breakfast trek to Thare pati takes about five hours to north up the Yurin Danda which affords views of the peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, weather-beaten trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. Now you will be in Thara pati. There are few lodges and Goths (Domestic Animal Shed).Overnight in hotel. Day 06: Thare Pati to Melamchi Gaun(village) (2640m.) Our trek to Melamchi Gaon stopping at Tharepati Pass (3650m.), takes about four hours. The trail gradually ascends through the charming forest enriched with beautiful rhododendron, oak and other trees. Tharepati in fact is a great view point from where you can take a glimpse of the breathtaking snow capped mountains views such as Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Langshisa, Jugal, and many others. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through the pine and rhododendron forest with great views down into the Helambu valley. Melamchi Gaun is surrounded by beautiful forests, which is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. There is some Buddhist monasteries situated which can be visited. Day 07: From Melamchi Gaun to Tarkeghyang Trek to Tarkeghyang and it takes about six hours. The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream name Melamchi. Now you 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 belong to Helmu caste. Day 08: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) After breakfast we advance to Shermathang which takes about four hours. This day the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. However, your trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is situated a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. To add your joy, Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. From here you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village. Day 09: Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) Up to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and it takes approximately five 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 with their own particular tradition. Walking this day is quite pleasant with mountain views and chat with local. Day 10th: Drive to Kathmandu from Melamchi. After breakfast we drive directly enjoying local folks at many stations to Kathmandu. Day 11: Rest day at Kathmandu Today is fully free day for individual activities. Overnight. Day 12: Departure Today is free and last minute shopping for souvenirs to your family, friends or relatives until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. Schedule to your onwards destination.