Helambu is the home of Hyolmo people which is famous for sweet apples full of artistic Buddhist monasteries. Its green valley, rhododendron, and bamboo forests, with spectacular waterfalls and snow-topped mountains, are certain to amuse. You will find the authentic form of nature and simplicity of the lifestyle of people living in the region that are flawless.
Taking a break from what is called “reality” and to plan for a unique adventure can be a little stressful and at the same time exciting as you lay out all of the plans accordingly. This includes considering so many things like accommodation, the number of people that are going with you, the budget, extracurricular activities, and more. That is why the importance of planning ahead is much better than traveling out an impulse. Nowadays, trekking is found to be very healthy as this involves walking which promotes a good cardiovascular workout especially for those who have less time in exercising.
The best way to achieve this goal is to roam around the world and experience places that you have never been before such as the Helambu, Nepal. Perhaps you have not yet heard of this place because of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is always featured and is mostly visited by tourists. However, there are other places in the country of Nepal that you should find out as well. If you happened to love trekking, Helambu is one of the best places as it is beneficial to your well-being.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
- Assistance at the International airport by our representative while arriving and departing.
- Three nights accommodations at tourist class hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
- Necessary staff including experienced climbing and trekking guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
- Flight Tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu sector to all climbing members and Staff.
- Necessary trekking and camping equipment.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Guest Houses or tents for members and staff during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
- Per person 25 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by the porter.
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
- All Necessary Climbing Permits.
- All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staff.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staff.
- Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
- Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket confirmation, and visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
- Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones, And Internet expenses.
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization expenses.
- All trekking and camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
- Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
- Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses, and Regulators. Though INT will provide the same, usage of Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses, and Regulators will be charged extra.
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
- Icefall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other members) if applicable.
- Wake talkies & Filming permit.
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs
Day 1Drive to Sundarijal, trek to Chisapani.
Take a refreshing breakfast and attend one hour drive to Sundarijal. The trip starts with uphill trail through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. We pass by couple of waterfalls and see some beautiful species of bird. Just before we arrive at Mulkharka, we stop by small reservoir which is supposed to be 2nd hydropower project of Nepal, and is still distributing small amount of electricity to some 1 hundred local houses. After one hour of steep climb we get reward of delicious lunch at Mulkharka, a small village of Tamang people. Then we ascend through a forest of oaks and rhododendron and here we come at Chisapani which will be waiting us with a nice view over the Himalayas.
Day 2Trek to Kutumsang
We have steep descend for 25 minutes along the ridge and terraced fields. Then we have an easy walk through terraced fields with the view of Langtang and Jugal Himal view. We come to the ridge again and we continue the journey through terraced fields until Kutumsang. Kutumsang is small village of Tamang people with the view of mountains to the north.
Day 3Trek to Tharepati
From Tharepati the trail stirs steep up through forest along the ridge. We have some trivial ups and downs en route but a good number of steps stroll on uphill trail. The forest is full of pine and rhododendron trees that keep on following our rhythm. From Mangengoth we pass by some small hamlets and terraced fields until Tharepati. View of Langtang Himal is frequent. Tharapati is small village positioned on the top of hill.
Day 4Trek Tarkeghyang
After checking out Tea House, we get to meet two trails but take the one to our right, the one we skip is the way to Gosaikunda. We have steep downhill track through the mixed forest of pine and rhododendron until Bolgaon. From Bolgaon the track mounts steep to the village of Melamchigaon. Melamchi is Sherpa village and famous for its antique and well decorated Kitchen. We take lunch here watching those traditional kitchens. Then we climb down steep to Melamchi River through the forests. On crossing the river over suspension bridge the trail gets steep up again. The trail ens up in the village of Tarkeghyang. The village is parceled by beautiful terraced fields and beautiful traditional houses.
Day 5Trek to Timbu
An amazing farewell by the fresh mountain air and sunrise from Tarkeghyang is followed by gradual and steep downhill track through village, forests and terraced fields. We cross the Melamchi River again. Upon crossing river we come to small settlement which is our last overnight camp. Timbu stands next to Melamchi River with few tea houses.
Day 6Drive to KTM
A breakfast in tea house. Pack your all trekking gears into backpack because we don't bother our feet any more. Take a jeep/local bus ride back to Kathmandu through terraced fields, river valleys and villages.
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