|Trip Name||Helambu valley trekking|
|Activity||Trekking and Hiking|
|Minimum Group Size||1 to 16 peoples|
This 7 to 9 days moderate Trek lies to the north of Kathmandu where dominantly Sherpa and Tamang races have their homes.
The trekkers come in contact with temperate forests, snowy peaks and rich Tamang and Sherpa culture.
This trek starts and finish in KTM. Chisapani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, MelamchiGaona and Shermathang are the bigger villages along route, where you can stay overnight to experience the local culture and tradition.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu & Patan
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Sundarijal then trek to Chisapani (2140m)
Today drive from Kathmandu to the Sundarijal northern edge of the Kathmandu valley for about 1 hour by private transport and start to trek up to Mulkharka (1800m), the sprawling Tamang settlement. The trail continues on a gentle climb through the forests ridges to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m) close to Shivapuri Hill. After that slightly descends to Chisapani (2140m) from where you can see countless snow peaks. From Chisapani outstanding views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt.Dorje lakpa, Langtang Himalaya ranges and Annapurnas. Overnight at teahouse
Day 04: Chisapani trek to Kutumsang (2450m)
Today the trek trail continues to drop down on a good, sometimes level and crosses meadows and fields to Pati Bhanjyang. This is a Brahman and Chhetri village on a saddle at the bottom of the ridge at 1860 meter. From here the trail starts climbing up again on a series of steep switchbacks to Chipling (2170m). At the upper end of this village the trail makes another steep, 200 meter, climb on a stone staircase to the top of the Jhogin Danda (2420m). There are good views of mountains along this stretch of trail. From the ridge the trail descends through forest to a large chorten (round Buddhist monument) overlooking the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang, which is a delightful, classic hill village with a pleasant main street and continue trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2580 then gently descends you reach at Kutumsang (2450m). Overnight at teahouse
Day 05: Kutumsang trek to Tharepati (3690m)
Today the trek climbs steep, eroded trail through rhododendron forest passing only a few shepherd’s huts. There is few bhattis at Panghu, then trek route climbs to a large cairn as it crosses the Mere Danda (3510m. Beyond the trail descends to Magen Goth (3420m). There are few teahouses and army checkpoint please show your national park entry permits. After that continue to climb steeply at first, then more gradually, the trail makes some ups and downs passing through forests across flowers-strewn, meadows and crossing streams then finally you reach at Tharepati (3690m) overnight at teahouse
Day 06: Tharepati trek to Melamchigaon (2530m)
Today the trek trail follow the northern end of the village the trail turns east and drops steeply into a ravine. Here the vegetation changes to large firs, then oaks and rhododendrons, as we rapidly loose altitude. After crossing the Chhyadi Khola on a suspension bridge, the trail makes a short final ascent to the prosperous Sherpa village of Malamchigaon (2530m) We will arrive here early and the rest of today’s time can be spent strolling around the village. Melamchigaon is a large prosperous Sherpa village with extensive fields of barley, corn and potatoes. The gompa (Tibetan Buddhist temple) here has a line of prayer flags at the front, brightly painted walls and statues of Guru Rimpoche and his consorts. It is local believe that Guru Rimpoche mediated in a cave above the village and wore robes made by dakinis (female angels). Overnight at teahouse
Day 07: Melamchigaon trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m)
Today the trek from Melamchigaon gompa, the trail descends through jungle to a bamboo teashop at 2360 meter, then drops steeply through fields to the Malemchi Khola river. After crossing the suspension bridge at 1920m the trail begins its long climb towards Tarke Gyang, which is the largest village in the Helambu region. The stone house here are build close together with narrow alleyways separating them. The gompa of this village has a large brass prayer wheel. Afternoon is better to visit around Tarke Gyang and see their life style and culture. Overnight at teahouse
Day 08: Tarke Gyang trek to Sermathang (2610m)
The trail leaves the village and makes a sweep around the wide valley to the pretty Sherpa village of Ganyul at 2520 meter. The people in this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Buthan. From here the trail drops over a ridge but soon starts climbing up again through deep forests, crossing a number of streams to a crest at 2620 meter. We continue our way passing the large gompa at Chumnik, before another gentle climb leads to the village of Sermathang (2610m). Afternoon is better to visit Gompa and village to see their life style and culture. Overnight at teahouse
Day 09: Sermathang trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m)
Today trek trail from Sermathang the trail follows the ridge all the way down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar, making a drop of 1730 meter. The trail passes chorten after chorten in the settlements of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang. From here we descent through chir pine forest to yet another chorten at Kakani, which is the last Sherpa village on the trek, and we now enter the lowlands inhabited by Brahmans and Chhetris. From Kakani the trail drops steeply to the attractive village of Dubhachaur in a saddle at 1610 meter. Continuing further down the ridge our trail will eventually bring us to a large suspension bridge which crosses the Indrawati river and brings us into Malemchi Pul Bazaar (880m) overnight at teahouse
Day 10: Melamchi Pul drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
From Melamchi Pul we can take local transportation, or have our private transport to bring us back to Kathmandu. Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about five hours. You travel through gravel and bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu though Banepa & Dhulikhel highway. Overnight at Hotel
Day 11: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Bhaktapur
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination
3 star level hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek