Book This TripHelambu Classic Trek

Duration: 12 Days
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Best Season: Jan - May, Sept - Dec

Helambu lies to the north of Kathmandu and offers the nearest experience of Sherpa culture without having to go to the Everest region. The Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang that forms the focus of Helambu is a charming enclave of farmers and yak herders. The trip starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Helambu provides an instant Himalayan trek to those with limited time. This trek is an easy and enjoyable trip conducted at the average altitude of 3,500m. The trek takes you through Thadepati to Tarke Ghyang, where a choice of trails opens up. However we go along the south ridge through Sermanthang, down to the river at Melamchi and come across the site of a mega project to bring drinking water to Kathmandu via a series of tunnels. The trek concludes with a drive down to Kathmandu via Panchkhal, after a night camp at Melamchi bridge.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: City tour in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapaani
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang
Day 05: Trek to Thadepati
Day 06: Trek to Tarkegyang
Day 07: Rest day
Day 08: Trek to Sermathang
Day 09: Trek to Melamchi Pul
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 11: City tour in Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure