The most easily accessible of all trekking regions is the upper valley of the Melamchi Khola, called Yolmu, Helmu, or Helambu by its Sherpa residence. It’s temptingly close to the valley, just three das walk northeast over the forested ridge. Helambu is below 3000 m and creates few altitude problems; its short (a week) and so close we can take off a whim. The monsoon is quite heavy here at monsoon. This is a ramble rather than a distinct trek. There is no real destination besides the higher ridges with their pleasant forests, occasional mountain views and interesting Sherpa village. The lower valley is comparatively dull and depressingly hot most of the year. So plan to spend most of our time up high.
The trek provides a sudden, dramatic contrast between high and low regions and their characteristic cultures. The comparison isn’t favorable for lowland village, which seem hot, fly–ridden and unfriendly compared to the neat Sherpa village above.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu airport. You’ll be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.
sightseeing in kathmandu
Half day guided sightseeing tour. Afternoon, meet the guide / trip briefing and final preparation of the trek.
A scenic drive via Dhulikhel and reach to Melanchi then trek unhill through the forest to Kakani 2000m. 2-3hrs
Kakani - Sermathang 2600m. 6-7hrs. trek
The trail ascends through the beautiful villages, chorten, teashops and chir pine forest experiencing a lowland Tamang and Sherpa culture.
Sermathang - Tarkeghang 2490m. 5-6hrs. trek
The trail ascends along the ridge visiting a Gomba in Chumik and soon starts descending through deep forests, crossing a number of streams en route to and further to Tarkeghang a picturesque large village on a shelf high above the river.
Tarkghang - Melamchi Gaon 2530m. 6-7hrs. trek
The trail descends through the colourful settlements and a short asecends through forest to a sturdy suspension bridge across the Melamchi Khola then reach the Melamchi Gaon.
Melamchi Gaon - Tharepati 3630m. 5-6hrs. trek
Cross the suspension bridge, the trail clims steeply up a ravine then vegetation changes to large fir, oaks, rhododendron and a pasture to reach the Tharepati.
Tharepati - Gulbhanjyang 2260m. 5-6hrs. trek
The trail passes some ascent and dscent with the views of down valley along some of the beautiful villages then reach to Gulbhanjyang.
Gulbhanjyang - Chisopani 2140m. 6-7hrs. trek
The trail crosses the farm land, beautiful landscape and lower villages with mix culture along all the way to Chisopani.
Chisopani Sundarijal - Kathmandu 5-6hrs.
The trail ascends to Bhanjyang and then walk through the forest to come to to the village from where the trail descends to Sunadarijal from where we catch the transport to kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu
A full day sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley. Evening Join the farewell dinner with live Nepali cultural program hosted by the company.
Departure to Airport
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home
Check-list of personal equipment:
– Good standard trekking boots
– Camping shoes/thongs
– Down Jacket
– Trekking trousers
– Shorts (both casual and for treks)
– Swim wear
– Sun Hat
– Woollen Hat
– Nylon Windbreaker
– Strong Rucksack
– Sleeping Bag
– Water Bottle
– Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
– Toilet paper
– Sun block
– Travel Towel
– Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
– Camera & lenses
– Memory cards
– GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
– Book/music player/pack of cards
– A plastic bag for waste
– Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)
1. Arrival/departure transfers
2. 4 night 2-3 star category hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
3. Sightseeing tours by private vehicle with tour guide, entrance fees
4. Lodge accommodations and all meals during the trek, down jacket, sleeping bag
5. Cost for a first Aid and Eco trained English speaking guide and Porter
6. Emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag
7. All necessary paper works and trekking /entry permits
8. All government and local taxes where applicable.
9. Welcome or farewell dinner
1. International airfare and Nepal visa fee
2. Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu
3. Emergency rescue and medical expenses
4. Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters
5. Tips for the trekking crew
6. Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.