KATHMANDU - CHISAPANI - KUTUMSANG - TARKEGHYANG - TALAMARANG - MELAMCHI POOL BAZZAR - KATHMANDU
Why Helambu Trekking?
- Local bus driving experiences to Dhunche,
- visit cultural Tamang villages and enjoy with them with their traditions,
- Enjoy the view of high waterfall and Crystal clear river,
- Wild animals excursions such as Rare Red panda Himalayan black bears and other some Animals,
- Magical high snow cap peaks Langtang mountain range,
- Visit Tibetan buddies Monastery and Stupas along the way.
The Helambu Trekking is short and despite so close to modern civilization, it remains a mostly untouched region.
When you are visiting the Kathmandu Valley, the Helambu Trekking is a must for all who came to Nepal to explore its incredible Nature.
When you get a little higher up into the mountains, you will be introduced to the Hyolmo culture, which is typical for the people living high up. From here you will see bamboo forests, green Rhododendron and majestic waterfalls. The snow-capped mountain range of the Himalayas round this magnificent trip up. The Helambu Trekking is one of the most diverse treks near Kathmandu.
You will see the great Himalayan ranges with its border to Tibet. Authentic monasteries make this trek a riveting experience. You will meet the people in the highlands of the Langtang region, whose ancestors go right back to Tibet.
To start the Helambu Trekking, we will drive you to Sundarijal, an hour out of Kathmandu. From here we start an hour walk to the Shivapuri National Park (Shivapuri Hiking Route). We journey on along the Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati and Sermathang Valley, with the trek ending at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the region of Helambu.
Throughout the trek, we will encounter thick mountain forests, always offering you great views to the Himalayan ranges. Nearly at the end of our journey, we will see some of the most amazing rice terraces and some impressive Buddhist monasteries.
The Helambu Trekking is famous by hundreds of tourists throughout the year!
Helambu trek weather:
Generally weather will depend on what time of the year you want to trek. Weather ways, the best trekking season for the Helambu trek is in Autumn (Sep. - Nov.) and Spring(March to May). Trek during these seasons, you will have Crystal clear blue sky, no rain, the fresh air, Wonderful visibility, clear Snow cap Mountain views, thus, if you are planning your Helmbu trekking trip then, you are advised to trek during autumn and spring season.
Furthermore, While you are trekking in the mountain in a day time the temperature will be mild which means you can wear normal T-shirt and half paint, likewise at night and early morning you need quite warm cloths.
Helambu trekking Permit and cost:
Helambu trekking is one of the beautiful natural trek near Kathmandu and it takes you into the Langtang national park of Langtang region so to enter in this national park you should get Langtang entry trek permit that you can get from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Kathmandu and along the route at Dhunche.
The costs of permits:
- Helambu trek entry permit cost for Foreigner: $ 30 US
- For SAARCH Nationalities permit cost: $ 15 US
- Children under 10 years of age, permits are not required.
- TIMs entry permit cost for foreigner: $10 US
- TIMs entry permit cost for SAARCH Nationalities: $ 6 US
Note: There are two different colors of TIMs card blue and green so if you are trekking through trekking agency then you have to have blue color TIMS ($10 US) and without agency will be Green cost $20 US.
Helambu Trekking Outline
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani,
Day 02: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang,
Day 03: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati,
Day 04: Trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang,
Day 05: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Talamarang,
Day 06: Trek from Talamarang the Melamchi pool Bazzar (approx. 2 hr) and some day drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle or local bus services,
Day 07: International departure or go for no award program.
- Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and drops by private Car/Van/Heice,
- 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan,
- All Grounded transportation as per program,
- 1 expert tour guide for Kathmandu valley sightseeing,
- Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and all accommodations during the trekking,
- A highly experience well-trained government license holder guide, required porters (1 porter between 2 people) and their meal, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment,
- Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and Walking Pole (if needed)All government taxes.
What's not included?
- Your Travel Insurance,
- Nepal entry Visa fees,
- International Airfare and Airport Tax,
- Your Travel Insurance,
- Drinks and main meals in cities,
- Tip for Guide and Porter.
NOTE: IF There is more than 5 people in a group, you will get discount and if there are more than 10 people in a group (one who convince to her/his friend), he will be 50% discount and if there are more than 15 people in a group, one will get all free trekking.
Day by Day Itinerary
30 Min Welcome Dinner Hotel in Kathmandu
On your Arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airort (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will give you private pick up service and drop you to your hotel, it is only about 30-minute drive to reach to your hotel after that we also give some important information what is good to do and what is not while you are walking around the city and also some tip about your trekking for next day. If you are happy to try local authentic Nepali foods by evening time we can take you to the local restaurant, and we talk about the trip, terms and conditions in details at the same time.
3 - 4 Hrs Breakfast Hotel in Kathmandu
Today you will get a chance to explore the spiritual and historical attractions around the city, which are mostly listed on UNESCO World heritage sites, such as Pasupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar square, Swaymbhunath Stupa, Bhaktapur Durbar square, Patan Durbar square.
1 Hrs Drive: 3 Hrs Hiking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
We take an early breakfast (today) than take a private transport which we have arranged already to Sundarijal (1,350 m), it is where we start the hike up to Chisapani. We follow the stone made steeps going In to the Sivapuri forest. Today we just have to walk uphill crossing some beautiful local villages, forest and resting points. We hike about 3 to 4-hours all together to Chisapani having some wonderful valley view and Langtang mountain views.
6 to 7 Hours Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
As usual, we take morning breakfast at the same lodge we stayed, we head towards Kutumsang following the small trekking route descending through the farmland and meadows. While you are walking towards Kutumsang you get to see the magical Langtang range, Thus we reach at Gul Bhanjang which is located at the bank or river we then follow the trail going uphill to ridge to another lovely pass after that we descend to Kutumsang. It is a lovely Tamanag village where you can try local foods, introductions with traditional people and enjoy the breathtaking views over the Himalayas.
6 Hours Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Today we will follow the trekking route through the forest of Fir and Rhododendron as it is very tranquil day no house and restaurants along the way, so we should keep some dry food, chocolates and enough waters till we reach to Tharepati via beautiful view point called Yurin Danda, than after some short walk we reach at Tharepati, where we will spend a night at the Tea House.
6 hours Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
We take breakfast, then starts the day trip to Tarkeghyang. The trekking route from Tharepati is just all downhill through the pine forest till we reach to Melamchi Gaun, It is where we stop for lunch and walk around the village, because it is a big Sherpa settlement and many cultural things to see after that we follow the gradual trekking path to Tarkeghyang.
3-4 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Relatively, today is the easiest day that we don’t need to gain much altitude. We trek on an easy trails passing some waterfalls, Small Streams, Forest and traditional Tamang farm land. The trail makes a range around the Massif valley end among Parachin and Sherpa village of Gangyul. From Gangyul, it is just there to reach at Sermathang, Buddhist religious community where there is Buddhist Highest point Monastery you can visit.
2 Hrs Drive and 4 Hours Trek Breakfast & Lunch Hotel in Kathmandu
Today we trek mostly downhill all the way to Malemchi Puul Bazaar as it is our final trekking day of Helambu trek. We reach at the small town bazaar we take a bus back to Kathmandu.
30 Min Breakfast
Today you are leaving Nepal and going to say goodbye, see you soon. If you are flying earlier than no time to visit around and go shopping but if you are flying in the evening then you can go for shopping some souvenir for your family and relatives, on your leaving time from the hotel we will manage a private transport to drop you to the Airport. You should be in Airport, approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, you have.
Sorry, No fixed departure dates are listed to group join, please request private trip
- Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure
- 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to departure date
- 60% of total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled in between 30 to 14 days prior to departure date.