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Helambu Valley Trekking

Helambu Valley TrekkingHelambu Valley trekking is a short and easy trek within Langtang National Park and is easily accessed from Kathmandu. Helambu Trek offers many Monasteries to visitors, colourful rhododendron flowers, superb mountain views, picturesque Sherpa settlements, friendly people and after all unspoiled culture of the area. This trek is more like a cultural trek than the mountain and glacier expeditions. The people here think of themselves as Sherpa’s, but their relationship with the Sherpa of the Solukhumbu is distant. The dialects spoken are also different. People here follow the Buddhist religion, so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Tarkeghyang is another Sherpa town along the way, which bears its own story. Our trek starts from Kathmandu after driving by bus/car to Sundarijal, which is just 13kms from Kathmandu. We then continue to ascend to Chisapani where we spend the first night just outside the valley. Chisapani offers great views of the mountains and landscape. We then almost make a full circle going through Kutumsang, Tharepati, Tarkeghyang, and Sermathang and finally to Melamchi Pul Bazaar where we take the bus back to Kathmandu.

Trek Facts
Trek: Helambu Valley
Trek starts: Sundarijal
Trek duration: 11 days
Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Maximum altitude: 3500m
Minimum group size: One pax
Culture: Tibetan Sherpa Culture
Trek ends: Melamchi Pul Bazaar

Trip Itinerary

Helambu TreksDay 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and a representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will welcome and transfer you to your selected hotel by private vehicle.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle with an expert tour guide.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • Boudhanath Stupa (Large white Buddhist Stupa)
  • Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple)
  • Patan Durbar Square (Ancient city)
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square (55-window palace)

Day 3: Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private vehicle then trek to Chisapani (2215m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 4: Trek to Kutumsang (2470m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 5:
Trek to Tharepati (3510m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 6:
Trek to Melanchigaon (2530m) walking (5 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 7:
Trek to Tarkeghyang (2550m) walking (5 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 8:
Trek to Sermathang (2621m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 9:
Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10:
Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus (6 hrs) and stay at your selected hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11:
A representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle.

Price Includes:

  • Airport pick-up and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Three nights in your selected Kathmandu hotel with breakfast before trek two nights after trek one night.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by private vehicle with a knowledgeable tour guide.
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal transportation by taxi or van depending on your group size.
  • Trek end point transportation to Kathmandu by Public Mini bus for staff and members.
  • Accommodation in lodges or guest houses.
  • All meals during the trek (lunch, dinner, breakfast and tea or coffee).
  • Shivapuri National Park entry permit and applicable trekking permits.
  • Insurance and all expenses for trekking staff.
  • One English speaking government trained license holder and well informed trekking guide.
  • One porter for two people to carry luggage.
  • Government and local area taxes where applicable.

Price Excludes:

  • Nepalese entry visa fee. (See the ‘Visa Information’ link under ‘Trekking Info’ for current fees)
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks (mineral water, hot water, coke, fanta, beer, spirits, etc).
  • Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits etc).
  • Hot water, hot shower, heater charge, battery charge, phone calls and laundry service.
  • Donation, tips and personal expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
  • Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots camera, toilet rolls etc).
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides, etc, the extra charge will be borne by themselves.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

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