About Trip

Helambu Trek is a lower altitude excursion in the Langtang region. It is a trip that combines the natural attractions with the cultural abundance. The trekking region is located at the closest distance from the Kathmandu valley, in the northern part. The Helambu valley is a cultural center with multiple attractions. The snow capped mountains and the greenery of the rhododendron and oak forest prospect the natural jewel of the Helambu region.  

Trek to the Helambu valley begins from the watershed area of the Shivapuri National Park. Exploring the vibrant ethnic Tamang culture, walking through the uphill trail, you reach to the Sherpa valley of this valley. Nepal Kameleon Holidays' 11 Days Helambu Trek offers an opportunity for you to explore the culture of the Sherpa people and their cultural heritage sites. The fabulous mountains include the exclusive Mt. Everest range, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, Annapurna Himalayas and others that look brilliant. Sherpa of this valley is not the same Sherpa of the Khumbu region, but they are also loaded with culture, traditions and cultural celebrations. Hospitality and welcoming nature of these people have made this trek extremely exclusive. Concluding the trek at Melamchi Pul Bazaar, you drive back to Kathmandu. Nepal Kameleon Holidays arrange this trek with the experienced guide and porters. We are fully dedicated to making your Helambu valley trek memorable and professional designed Helambu treks itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for more details.  

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu cultural world heritage sightseeing
  • Watershed scenery of Sundarijal
  • Ethnic lifestyle of the people in lower Langtang region
  • Picturesque countryside and Himalayan views
  • Buddhist communities and cultural heritages

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (1460m) and walk to Chisapani (2165 meters).
  • Day 04: Walk from Chisapani to Gulbhanjyang (2140 meters).
  • Day 05: Walk from Gulbhanjyang to Tharepati (3640m).
  • Day 06: Walk from Tharepati to Melamchigaon (2530m).
  • Day 07: Walk from Melamchigaon to Tarke Gyang (2590m).
  • Day 08: Walk from Tarke Gyang to Shermathang (2610m).
  • Day 09: Walk from Shermathang to Melamchipul Bazaar (880m).
  • Day 10: Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu.
  • Day 11: Departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan (Bed and Breakfast).
  • Drive Kathmandu - Sundarijal, Melamchi - Kathmandu.
  • Langtang National Park entry permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card.
  • Full board meals and accommodations during trekking (B,L,D,A).
  • Professional trekking guide and porter (if required), their food, accommodation and insurance.
  • Salary for the guide and porters.
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Walking poles.
  • Nepal Kameleon Holidays T-shirt and trekking map.
  • All government taxes and office service charge.

Cost Excludes:

  • All personal expenses
  • Drinks Items: Coke, Fanta and Mineral water bottle
  • Alcoholic drinks and chocolates
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Emergency rescue service if needed

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu.Namaste and welcome to Nepal. At your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal Kameleon Holidays’ representative receives and transfers you to the hotel. After a short refreshment, we briefly explain you about the sightseeing trip and the preparation of the trek. Overnight at hotel. (A)
  • Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation.Breakfast at the hotel. Then we set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring some of the unique monumental sites that are enlisted in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. Visit the Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple). Visit Pashupatinath Temple Visit Boudhanath Stupa. Then drive back to the hotel and buy something that you want to take in trekking. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)
  • Day 03Drive to Sundarijal (1460m) and walk to Chisapani (2165 meters).After breakfast, we drive to Sundarijal, the watershed area of the Shivapuri National Park. Following the gradual uphill trail, we begin to walk and officially enter into the national park. We reach to Mulkharka and we walk passing the Tamang villages and reach to Chisapani. Even the Himalayan views of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and Everest can be seen while walking. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 04Walk from Chisapani to Gulbhanjyang (2140 meters).We begin our trek from Chisapani, descending to Pati Bhanjyang and walk further to Chipling. The mountain scenery can be explored from the trail. Walking gradually, we reach to the Gulbhanjyang village, which is populated by the Tamang communities. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 05Walk from Gulbhanjyang to Tharepati (3640m). Following the uphill trail after the breakfast, we reach to Kutumsang (2450 meters) and head through the rhododendron forest. We reach to Magen Goth and walk further that leads us to Tharepati, which is basically meaning rest place on the uphill trail. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 06Walk from Tharepati to Melamchigaon (2530m).After breakfast, we begin to walk down through the dense woods to the Chhyadi Khola and crossing the bridge, we reach to the Melamchi Gaon, which is a Sherpa village. They are lower altitude Sherpas. We take a rest there for today and walk around the village. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 07Walk from Melamchigaon to Tarke Gyang (2590m).Good bye to Melamchi Gaon. We commence to walk from the village, climb down to the Melamchi River. The water of this River is supplied to Kathmandu. Crossing the suspension bridge, we reach to Tarke Ghyang, which is densely populated village in the Lower Langtang region. This is a wonderful place to explore the ethnic culture and traditions. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 08Walk from Tarke Gyang to Shermathang (2610m). We begin to walk from Terke Ghyang with a destination of Shermathang. First, we reach the Gangyul, which is another Sherpa village. The journey through the thick forest begins from here till Chumil, crossing various suspension bridges at the streams. The large monastery at Chulil is worth to explore. After a short time, we climb up to Shermathang and rest. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 09Walk from Shermathang to Melamchipul Bazaar (880m).We begin to walk from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar, walking through the countryside trail and passing different villages like Nigale and Gyalsha. Again, we walk through the forest and reach to Dubhachaur. The next step we made in at the Melamchi Pul Bazaar and take a rest. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 10Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu. After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu, which takes about 5 hrs road trip. Arriving at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Of course the journey is tiresome. Then you have your time to get refreshed. You can do shopping later and be prepared for the dinner. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)
  • Day 11Departure. Its time to bid farewell. Representative of Nepal Kameleon Holidays drops you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to serve you time and again. (B)

Departure Dates

Though we have set fixed departures, we can organize the trek that suits your schedule. Please, do not hesitate to contact us. 

After the trip, you may choose Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour, which is a popular wildlife safari in Nepal. Please, you can have a look. 

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What is trekking or walking holidays?

Trekking is an adventurous multi-days walk to a certain destination. In Nepal, trekking includes walking in the Himalayas and green hills. 

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