Helambu Trekking 10 days
Helambu Trek-10 days is one of the most beautiful short treks and most ironic trekking trails in Nepal which is culturally and ecologically rich. This beautiful village which is also one of the nearest Himalayan trekking destinations from Kathmandu lies at its fidelity becoming one of the most incredible sites for trekking. The route serves you with remarkably beautiful scenes and a totally enjoyable atmosphere for trekking. This trek goes in the Helambu region encompassing several mountain peaks of the Himalayas in the Langtang range. Helambu Trek is undeniably more renowned than any other trek due to its mind-blogging natural beauty, Buddhist architecture and temples, Buddhist monasteries, fascinating cultural history, and lovely Buddhist villages.
The perfect 10 days trekking package of Helambu begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. As soon as you get there, the trekking starts through lower altitudes passing through dense mountain timberlands, various Buddhist monasteries, and beautiful rice fields, as we get higher to the Shivapuri Preservation Area. Afterward, the trail takes you through Chisopani, Tharepati, Kutumsang, and probably the most beautiful regions of the country. This 10 days trek is perfect for people of any age and all levels of trekkers as well. You can create memorable moments at Helambu with your loved ones along with warm companies of lush green vegetation and rhododendron forests.
Helambu Trekking 10 days Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 02:||Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation.Meal: B|
|Day 03:||Drive to Sundarijal (an hour drive) and hike to Chisapani – Altitude: 2,300m Trek: 4 – 5 hours.Meal: BLD|
|Day 04:||Kutumsang – Altitude: 2,450m | Trek: 6 – 7 hours.Meal: BLD|
|Day 05:||Tharepati – Altitude: 3,650m | Trek: 5 – 6 hours.Meal: BLD|
|Day 06:||Melamchi village – Altitude: 2,743m | Trek: 3 – 4 hours.Meal: BLD|
|Day 07:||Shermathang village – Altitude: 2,620m | Trek: 3 – 4 hours.Meal: BLD|
|Day 08:||Melamchi Bazaar | Trek: 3 – 4 hours.Meal: BLD|
|Day 09:||Drive to Kathmandu | Drive: 5 – 6 hours.Meal: BL|
|Day 10:||Departure day.Meal: B|
Helambu Trekking 10 days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: 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. Today, we offer welcome dinner in appreciated Nepalese local restaurant where you can enjoy traditional dance and music with Nepalese dishes.
Day 02: 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 the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. After inspecting these spots, we return back for finalizing our equipment which are required during our trek and night will be spent at the same hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (an hour drive) and hike to Chisapani – Altitude: 2,300m Trek: 4 – 5 hours.
Leaving Kathmandu valley behind, we drive forward towards the northeast which takes us to Sundarijal. Therefore after quick backpacks and arrangements, following a narrow lane bypassing 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 04: Kutumsang – Altitude: 2,450m | Trek: 6 – 7 hours.
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, the further trail leads us to next path from where we walk downhill to step Kutumsang. Tonight’s accommodation and dinner will be arranged at the lodge in Kutumsang.
Day 05: Tharepati – Altitude: 3,650m | Trek: 5 – 6 hours.
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 settlements including Mangengoth takes to Tharepati by crossing Therepati pass (highest altitude achieved during the trek) which is also a junction point of two different trails. This night will be spent at a lodge in Tharepati.
Day 06: Melamchi village – Altitude: 2,743m | Trek: 3 – 4 hours.
Quitting Tharepati, we march ahead following the 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 07: Shermathang village – Altitude: 2,620m | Trek: 3 – 4 hours.
Seventh-day, from Melamchi village, the developed trail descends towards Melamchi River and soon after crossing river, we walk on the 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 the lodge.
Day 08: Melamchi Bazaar | Trek: 3 – 4 hours.
The last day of our walk begins with downward descend through meadow and cultivated fields passing numerous 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 09: Drive to Kathmandu | Drive: 5 – 6 hours.
Attending sweet early morning breakfast, we step forward to catch tourist standard vehicle towards the 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 inn.
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 a representative will be there for wishing you a safe journey and successful steps on upcoming days.
- Ground Transportation: Kathmandu/Sundarijal and Melamchi Bazaar/Kathmandu drive in the local sharing vehicle.
- Accommodation during Trek: 6 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
- Accommodation during Trek: 3 Nights'accomodation in Kathmandu in Tourist standard hotel with Bed and Breakfast Plan
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Langtang National Park Permit and Trekkers' Information Management Systems [TIMS] Card
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 80 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 175 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. Be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given references of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the 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 vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Helambu Trekking 10 days Departure dates and price
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
|Start Date||Trip Cost||Availability||Booking|
Helambu Trek, Greater than expected !!!
Alpha Adventure Treks - who has meticulously planned everything! entrusted us with a guide and two porters: wonderful, professional individuals! We are not expert climbers, but we love the mountains, therefore the journey was a little tiring but also easy for us. This is a critical aspect to never crash, even when fatigue sets in! The mountains are breathtaking!- Laura G. ( )