Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal (Local tour/trekking agency in Nepal)
Helambu Cultural Trekking
  • Total Duration:10 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Max Elevation:3605 Mtr.
  • Best Time:Whole Year

Helambu cultural trekking is popular Trekking Area in Langtang region among the trekkers for its scenery and favorable climate. Located about 75 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu Valley, it extends from north of Tara marang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. The starting point of this trek is from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and ending point is Malemchi pul then Drive to Kathmandu. This is the land of Tamang and Sherpa People. Villages scattered on both sides of the Malemchi Khola.

This is one of the easier trekking start from the north corner of the  Kathmandu city. The attraction of the area is more in its socio-cultural and natural diversities. The Helambu trekking is short, relatively easy, ideal for families adventure, enjoyable all year-round.Helambu, the mid elevation in the southern buffer of the Langtang National Park, is a study center of Tibetan Buddhism. Yolmo and Tamang peoples maintain a rich cultural heritage, celebrations, lively dances and hospitality with own ritual & tradition.

 

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival, our representative will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport holding Placard with your name on it and will transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for your personal activities. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Sundarijal - Chisapani 2,300 m – 04hrs. (B/L/D)
Trip begins with a drive on suburb of Kathmandu valley to Sundarijal situated about 15 kilometers North East from valley, the driving journey is about one hour. From Sundarijal start the first day Trek of this wonderful trip towards our overnight stop at Chisopani, the walk leads uphill passing several farms and villages and through pristine forest into Shivapuri National Park then reaching at ridge top with scenery of Kathmandu valley, then a short downhill to the scenic Chisopani village, which is nestled on route Langtang and Helambu with majestic views of sunrise on the snow capped peaks from Langtang-Ganesh Himal Jugal Himal and west Annapurna-Manaslu and Gaurishanker in the eastern horizon.

Day 03: Chisapani - Kutumsang 2,446 m -06 hrs. (B/L/D)
This day wonderful journey will be a longer walking distance to Kutumsang village, the trek follows descending to Pati Bhanjyang, a Hindu Brahman and Chhetris village, from here walk climbs then with downhill reaching to another nice Chipplin village, then with an uphill walk through Thodog Lama Lodge to Kutumsang village for overnight .

Day 04: Kutumsang - Tharepati 3,650 m- 05 hrs. (B/L/D)
Morning walk climbs to Yurin Danda ridge from Kutumsnag and crossing a pass at 3,510 meter before descending to the forested area, the trail passes through rhododendron forests and few small settlements till Tharepati is reached for overnight , Tharepati the highest point of this trek offering stunning views of rolling landscapes and high mountains of Langtang and Jugal mountain range.

Day 05: Tharepati - Malemchigaoun 2,560 m – 05 hrs. (B/L/D)
Trekking trial climbs to a ridge top with fabulous view of Jugal Himal range, then walking further on the downhill path to reach Melamchi Khola, crossing the river and with a short climb to Malemchegaon for overnight stop, a traditional Sherpa and Yolmo’s village of Buddhist religion with Tamang tribes. Houses are decorated with nice intricate carving on wooden doors and windows.

Day 06:Malemchigaoun - Tarke Gyang 2,590 m – 05 hours. (B/L/D)
After this village the trail leads downhill to Melamchi River then crossing a bridge over with a climb then reaching at Tarkeghyang village via Nakote village, with time for a visit the oldest Buddhist monasteries, Ama Yangri on the top of the village, overnight at Tarke Gyang.

Day 07: Explore Tarke Gyang Village. (B/L/D)
An interesting mid hills village inhabited by the Yolmo ( Hyalmo) tribes a descendent from Tibetan tribe a cross between Tamang and Sherpa clans, they follows the same religion and rituals as Sherpa and Tamang tribe of people, at Tarke Gyang. Visit the old monasteries nice villagers and interact with them.

Day 08: Tarke Gyang - Sermathang 2,610 m – 04 hours. (B/L/D)
Trekking leads on the gradual trail towards beautiful forests marveling the surrounding views villages of this Helambu region, walk passes many Buddhist monuments, chortens and on the meadows to reach a small village of Gangyul, follow the walk with marvelous views of rolling hills to Sherma thang, another pleasant Yolmo village for overnight with time for to explore its old monastery.

Day 09: Sermathang - Malemchipul 1,100 meters – 04 hrs (B/L/D)
Final Trekking day of this wonderful journey leads downhill, towards flat land till it reaches stupa and a statue of Guru Padmasamvaba then walking downhill into pine forest to Kakani village. Trekking continues with a descend to Duba chaur and then walking further bridge over Melamchi Khola, and finally ending this nice Trekking at Melamchipul, which is a busy bazaar and a warm area transfer to the best lodge available and explore the market area.

Day 10: Malemchipul - Kathmandu – 04 hrs journey. (B)
Concluding this fabulous journey with fours drive through the town of Dhulikhel and Banepa and then finally to Kathmandu, after a most remarkable journey in the high hills of Central Himalaya.

 

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up drop by Private Coach as per Group Size.
  • Standard Hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Breakfast-lunch-dinner (Single course) during Trekking.
  • Experience Trekking guide & porter One for Each Two Tourist.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu Sundarijal by car and Melamchipul to
  • Kathmandu by local Available bus.
  • All necessary paper works and Langtang National park Entry Permits.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for Guide & Porters
  • All accommodation During the Trek Available Lodge /Tea Houses run by Nepalese family
  • service charge
  • Government tax

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Trekking Gears.Like Sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, etc.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Extra Night stay at Kathmandu.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bevarage & Table Drinks like Tea, Coffee, mineral water, beer etc.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Sweets, Chocolate, Hot shower, Battery charging etc.
  • personal expenses like laundry, phone call, shopping etc
  • Tipping For Guide & Porter
  • Single Supplement.
  • Services other then mentioned above.

Trip Dates and Costs

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Useful Info

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Nepal
Department of Immigration Nepal
Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Nepal Association of Tour & Travel Agents(NATTA)
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
Nepal Tourism Board
Village Tourism Promotion Forum-Nepal
Kathmandu Environmental Education Project Nepal
Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal
National Trust for Nature Conservation Nepal
Department of national Park in Nepal
Trip Advisor
Travel Insurance
Online Application form for Nepal Tourist visa
http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

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