Helambu trekking is one of the famous trekking in Kathmandu due to easy access by road up to the trekking starting point. Helambu the village is culturally rich and worth to dreverse the landscape. This trek is recommendable for senior citizens and families with kids. After breakfast in Kathmandu, we can begin our journey first by an overland drive up to Sundarijal, and then the actual trek begins through paddies terraces & green forests of oak and rhododendron, all set against a distant horizon of mountain peaks. We visit several Tamang and Sherpa settlements and meet friendly people with strong family & cultural ties.
Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will be no any organized activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Today we drive to Sundarijal in a private vehicle for an hour and begin trek to Chisopani (2300m.) which takes about four hours. The trail enters through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement we will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang inhabitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.) Overnight at lodge
The trail continues to drop from Chisopani crossing meadow and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang up to Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow can be a good camping spot, we further walk downhill to Kutumsang in a saddle atop the ridge. Over night at lodge
The trek continues north up the Yurin Danda ridge from where we can have mountain views. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. Overnight at lodge
From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forests with good views down into the Helambu Valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, and is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. There are also some Buddhist monasteries to visit along the trail. Overnight at lodge.
The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu is named after the Yalmo tribe. The Sherpa people living here originally belong to Yelmo tribe.
Today the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests along the way. The trek continues crossing some small streams on the way. Our last destination is Sermathang, a beautiful village inhabited by Yalmo community. To add the experience we will also visit many ancient monasteries in and around the village. Overnight at lodge.
The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several old villages with their own unique traditions. The trek today is quite pleasant with mountain views and interactions with many local and friendly people. Overnight at lodge.
Today we drive back to Kathmandu takes about 3 hours and free day at kathmandu following the Friendship Highway. Overnight at hotel
Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination
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