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Helambu trekking – 10 Days

Trip Overview

Helambu trekking 10 days is introduced as pleasant trekking destination into the idyllic Helambu region with unique traditional way of living and unforgettable mountain views as additional natural sceneries throughout form opposed and perfect vantage points.

Perfect 10 days trekking package of Helambu begins by leaving Kathmandu with short drive to sundarijal. After that, developing walk forward by encountering Shivapuri National Park and passing numerous or ethnic settlements including Thadapani and Shermathang offers magnificent views of snowcapped mountains in Langtang range. Continuing walk forward to Melamchi Bazaar and scenic drive to Kathmandu ends the trip. Helambu trekking is designed as such a way which beings awesome nature, culture and adventure between in solo package. Thick mountain forest with stunning views of giant peaks with numerous waterfalls, monuments, temples, mini walls and terraced fields en route makes your trip incridble.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu

After your landing, you will find our agency front man there to pick you up at Tribhuwan International Airport by our private vehicle for shifting towards tourist standard inn. We additionally plan for quick gather at our office for instructions and discussions regarding our trek.

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

Kathmandu valley really captures famous and attractive spots of cultural and historical sites. Early morning, we move for sightseeing alternative historical spots; Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) which are on list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. After inspecting these spots, we return back for finalizing our equipments which are required during our trek and night will be spent at same hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal and hike to Chisapani (4 – 5 hours walk)

Leaving Kathmandu valley behind, we drive forward towards the northeast which takes us to Sundarijal. Therefore after quick back packs and arrangements, following a narrow lane by passing stone steps along crossing lush forest enters Shivapuri National Park for checking formalities. After that, developed walk forward by enjoying dam of Sundarijal and mountain vistas drops down to Chisapani for stay overnight.

Day 4: Chisapani to Kutumsang (6 – 7 hours walk)

Today early morning, walking trail descends to Pati Bhanjyang and crossing few ups and downs from that point offers stony path which passes through fields and meadows to reach gul Bhanjyang. From there, further trail leads us to next path from where we walk downhill to step Kutumsang. Tonight’s accommodation and dinner will be arranged at lodge in Kutumsang.

Day 5: Kutumsang to Tharepati (6 – 7 hours walk)

After triggering Kutumsang, today we walk uphill through pine, Fir and Rhododendron forest encountering 25 m long waterfall en route to reach Kyuola Bhanjyang. Further hike crossing numerous of settlements including Mangengoth takes to Tharepati by crossing Therepati pass (highest altitude achieved during trek) which is also a junction point of two different trails. This night will be spent at lodge in Tharepati.

Day 6: Tharepati to Melamchi village (3 – 4 hours walk)

Quitting Tharepati, we march ahead following Helambu trail by leaving Gosainkunda trail behind. Continuing, our walk forward through pine and rhododendron forest by crossing multiple suspension bridges achieves Melamchi village. Remaining hours will be spent by exploring monasteries and village throughout and night will be spent at lodge in Melamchi village.

Day 7: Melamchi village to Shermathang (6 – 7 hours walk)

Seventh day, from Melamchi village developed trail descends towards Melamchi River and soon after crossing river, we walk on flat trail which makes your walk quite easy till Tarkheghyang. Therefore, catching the trial till Setighyang and following the secondary road from there ascends Ghangyul and then descends to Shermathang. Leisure hours will be spent by exploring the village and this night will be spent at lodge.

Day 8: Shermathang to Melamchi Bazaar (6 – 7 hours walk)

The last day of our walk, begins with downward descend through meadow and cultivated fields passing numerous of temples, monuments and attractive settlements, until we reach to cross the bridge over Indrawati River. Therefore crossing the bridge, we head forward to cross another bridge at the meeting point of Indrawati River and Melamchi River. Finally after encountering Melamchi Bazaar, we manage our accommodation and dinner there in lodge.

Day 9: Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu (5 – 6 hours drive)

Attending sweet early morning breakfast, we step forward to catch tourist standard vehicle towards bus station of Melamchi Bazaar and soon after reaching Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our private vehicle for shifting to fine tourist standard hotel. Today, we host farewell dinner in appreciated Nepalese local restaurant where you can enjoy traditional dance and music with Nepalese dishes.

Day 10: Departure day

On last day of your trip by highlighting your flight time, you can go to visit market for buying some gifts to your loving ones. We will be there to help for issues and obstacles and our private vehicle shifts you to airport focusing your flight time and representative will be there for wishing you a safe journey and successful steps on upcoming days.

Equipment List

  • Warm Clothes, windproof jackets, thermal wear, warm socks, scarf and woolen cap.
  • Proper hiking boots, running comfortable shoes and a pair of flip-flops.
  • T-shirts and hiking shorts
  • Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries.
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel.
  • Water bottle and water purification tables
  • Water purification tables or a water filter
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)

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Useful Info

Visa Information

All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.

Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.

Weather Information

Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict.  Nights are generally cooler and days are warm.  Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.

Best time to travel

Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.

Physical Fitness

Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal.  Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less.  And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.

Travel Insurance

Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.

Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.

Booking Process

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Safety Guidelines

  • Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
  • You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
  • Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
  • Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
  • Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
  • Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
  • Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
  • Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
  • Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.

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Duration 10 Days
Transportation Flight, Private vehicles or Tourist bus
Group Size 2+
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 3000 m
Accomodation Hotels/Mountain Lodges
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