Helambu Valley Trekking

10 Days
Nepal
1
Moderate
  • Trip Code: Helambu Valley Trekking
  • Trip Type: Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 3600m
  • Travel Mode: Jeep/Coaches

Helambu is a lush region to the North of Kathmandu inhabited by Sherpas and Tamang people. This trek passes through beautiful forests and very interesting villages en route.

Helambu valley trek is ideal for those people who have short and do not wish to travel too far from the Kathmandu Valley. This is homestay trek is one of our favourites. As well as staying in trekking lodges on the way. You will also be staying at home with the local Nepali people. This is a great way to experience Nepali life and of course get a taste of real home cooked food.
During your Nepal homestay, you’ll really become part of the family, stirring the boiling copper pot before meals and listening to stories of rural life and journeys of the Tibetans who settled in this valley decades ago. Although this trek features only small differences in altitude, it is really quite challenging and a good level of fitness is required.

Overview
Trip Code Helambu Valley Trekking
Trip Duration 10 Days
Trip Type Trekking
Trip Grade Moderate
Min Group Size 1
Max Altitude 3600m
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmadu
Best Season Feb-May & Sep-Dec
Transportaion Jeep/Coaches
Meals All meals during the trekking, rest of part bed and breakfast
Acommodation Lodges /Tea Houses during the trekking& Hotels in Katmandu
Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport meeting assistance at airport & transfer to the Hotel. Rest day free for Leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

After breakfast proceed for city tour of Kathmandu visiting Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure & Patan Durbar Square. Pashupatinath Temple is situated five km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pathupatinath with two tired golden roof and silver doors is considered one of the holiest shrines of Hindus. The Boudhanath stupa lies 8kms east of Kathmandu. This ancient colossal boudhanath stupa is one of the biggest in the world and the center of Buddhism in the world. It was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979. Kathmandu Durbar Square, the complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. Swyambhnath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site. Patan City is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone. Evening back to the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Today you will be picked up by our guide drive to Sundarijal, where you will start the trek. Then, it’s time to lace up your hiking boots and start the Nepal homestay trek along a steep mountain path and then across the countryside. All around you, the views will be breathtaking. On your way, you’ll pass a water basin and several small Tamang villages where the children will run out to meet you and stare in curious amazement. After a short break, the homestay trek continues through oak forests filled with rhododendrons (in bloom in spring)and then ends back in Chisapani, where you will stay in a lodge built especially for trekkers. Chisapani is perched at a height of 2300 metres.

Today, you will hike through beautiful terraced fields and a couple of idyllic villages. The local children love it when you stop to say hello or ‘namaste’ and wave goodbye. Whether it’s hide-and-seek or a quick kick around, they’ll beam and giggle in appreciation. Although it may be very tempting, we don’t recommend giving them any money. You will spend the night in the friendly village of Kutumsang. This is a traditional Tamang village with a great rural atmosphere, at an altitude of 2130 metres

Today it’s a long climb to the highest point of the Nepal homestay trek – a whopping 3490 metres. As the vegetation becomes more sparse, you’ll soon be rewarded with beautiful views across the surrounding mountain ranges and the sweeping valleys below. At the top of Tharepati, you can catch your breath and enjoy of the view of the snow-capped peaks all around you. You will spend the night in Tharepati in a completely unique lodge built into the rock face. After dinner you’ll probably hit the sack. It tends to be early to bed and early to rise when trekking in Nepal

This is one of the most spectacular days of the Nepal homestay. At dawn, you’ll enjoy some spectacular views as the soft morning light slowly colours the mountains. Then, you’ll descend through a forest with giant trees where you can see the Himalayan peaks glistening through the branches. After heading downhill for a couple of hours, the temperature will become a lot more comfortable and, after crossing a couple of hanging bridges, the path heads steeply downhill and ends at the river flowing through this narrow valley. You can catch your breath here before starting the steep climb to the village of Tarke Gyang at 2600 metres. You will be generously rewarded for all your hard work. Tarke Gyang is a very pretty, historic settlement with narrow streets and a Tibetan temple with a traditional prayer wheel. Tonight, you’ll be the honourable guests of none other than the mayor himself. He speaks excellent english and if you are lucky he may have time to share some fascinating stories about life in the villages. This Nepal homestay is a really great experience.

Today is the most relaxing day of the Nepal homestay. The trail remains fairly level thoughout the journey, and on the way you can see local farmers working the fertile land. After passing a couple of streams and waterfalls, you’ll end up in the village of Sermathang at 2620m. There is an unusual monastery at the highest point of the village, which has allegedly been home to a very strict and elusive buddhist order for the past few decades. The members of the order are very rarely seen, but in the evening you’ll hear their meditative prayers echoing through the valley. You’ll stay in a homely mountain lodge run by a very friendly family. The mother of the house is a fantastic cook but more importantly, they take care of the child of a Tibetan refugee as well as a young girl from a neighbouring village. By staying the night here you can do your bit for the family and the children that they have taken

Today you will say goodbye to your Nepal homestay and prepare for the hefty 2km trek downhill. Don’t forget to look back on the way down. In the distance you’ll see the majestic silhouette of the Himalayas and you can catch a glimpse of the river far below. The major part of the descent is very gradual. Later on you’ll head upwards again for a short climb before your final descent. Once you reach the bottom you’ll cross the river to Melamchi Bazaar at 830m, which is essentially the end point of the homestay trek. Melamchi is a lively trading town with a rural character, though after all the tiny villages you passed on the way it’ll seem like a huge town. You will spend the last night of your Nepal homestay trek in a friendly guesthouse with views across the river. The evenings are surprisingly warm here compared to the cooler nights you experienced high up in the mountains.

After enjoying your Nepal homestay experience and a refreshing night in the lowlands you will head back to Kathmandu. Passing through some beautiful rural areas you can see the local farmers working with their bales of hay and rice mats. Tourists rarely visit this area. The road starts to ascend steeply and then via a bumpy route downhill you’ll reach the Kathmandu Valley

Free for adequate personal activities until your departure transfer from hotel to the International

Service Includes/Excludes

The cost of each trip differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client’s interest of service and correction in our itinerary.

For Price of this trip, please contact us : info@nectravels.com

Tour Cost Include:

» Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
» Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
» All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
» All necessary permits and conservation entry permits.
» All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trekking
» Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
» An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
» Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
» Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide
» All government taxes.
» All transportation by Jeep/ van/ bus

 

Tour Cost Exclude:
» Nepal entry visa fee
» Your Travel insurance.
» Your personal expenses.
» All lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
» International airfare and airport departure tax.
» Bottle Drinks.
» Tips for the guide and porter.
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