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5-Day Hiking Tour to Helambu from Kathmandu

Helambu is the closest ‘getaway’ to alpine weather from Kathmandu. The tranquil and unspoiled nature, cool weather and beautiful views of the eastern Himalayan range makes it a perfect hill station destination. Quick access on foot and road add easy accessibility to the region known for its apple orchards and culture of Hyolmo (Sherpa) and Tamang ethnic communities. Their villages at higher elevation offer a very different experience from other short treks. In the lower parts of Helambu there are Brahmins, chettri and Newar villages. All these mixed qualities attribute to Helambu a cool destination.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Public transport from trek start/end point, guide, porter, trek permits, lovely accommodations
    What's excluded :
    • personal nature expenses, bottled beverages, tips, personal accident insurance, private transfers

  • Day 1: Trek to Chisapani (2300m) - 5 hours walk

    Stop At: Chisapani, Chisapani, Bheri Zone, Mid-Western Region
    First we'll drive to Sundarijal (1350m), it is about one hour and then walk uphill to Chisopani. The unpaved road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The trail passes through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang inhabitants. The route heads down the ridge through the forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.). Chisapani is cold for its weather. It has magnificent views from Annapurna to Everest. Stay overnight at lodge.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at nice lodge that has attached bath/toilet

    Day 2: Trek to Kutumsang (2446m)- 6 hours walk

    Stop At: Helambu, Helambu, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    The trail continues to drop from Chisapani on a good, sometimes level trail that crosses the meadow and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang till Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow makes a good camping spot, its downhill to Kutumsang at 2470m, in a saddle atop the ridge.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Nice and beautiful family guest house

    Day 3: Trek to Tharepati (3650m)- 6 hours walk

    Stop At: Helambu, Helambu, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    The trek continues north up the Yurin Danda ridge and affords views of the peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trail then descends gradually to Magen Goth. There are few lodges. The trail gradually ascends through the enchanting forest enriched with beautiful rhododendron, oak and other trees. Tharepati offers breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains such as Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Langshisa, Jugal, Numbur and many others.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Nice and lovely Guest House accommodation

    Day 4: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2743m) 7 hours walk

    Stop At: Helambu, Nepal
    From Tharepati the trail steeply descends through the pine and rhododendron forest with great views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, where it is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. Leaving Melamchi Gaon, you trek along the descending path 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 Helmu caste. The Sherpa people living here originally belong to Helmu caste.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Nice and lovely Guest House accommodation

    Day 5: Trek to Timbu takes- 3 hours walk

    Stop At: Helambu, Helambu, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    Final day of the trek, a short walk to Timbu and then drive to Kathmandu. You arrive Kathmandu around 5 or 6 pm
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick-up travelers at their accommodation in Kathmandu.
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/17/2020 - 10/29/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 01:00 AM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 01:00 AM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 01:00 AM
    Thursday:12:00 AM - 01:00 AM
    Friday:12:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 01:30 AM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 01:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • We are applying our latest protocol issued by our government.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Red Reach Himalaya Trek

Activity ID: V-274206P1

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