Trekking in the Helambu
from 700 € / p. from 2 to 10 personsInfos & Booking
Great compromise between cultural visits and walking in the foothills of the Himalayas, this trekking in the Helambu will immerse you in the culture of Sherpas, their good food, their home and their interiors so well decorated.
If you do this trek in the spring, you will also have the opportunity to discover nature in bloom: rhododendrons, orchids, carnations of India... landscapes not to be missed!
D1: Kathmandu - Chisapani (2215m).
Transport to Sundarijal, which is the starting point of the trek. This one begins with a climb, and you will see on the way the source of water that supplies half of the water of Kathmandu. After a steep climb to the Tamang village of Mulkharka, the trail crosses the forest to Borlang Bhanjyang and a small pass at 2420m, then descends to Chisapani where you will have a magnificent view of the central Himalayas, with the Gaurishankar, Annapurnas to the west, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.
About 5 hours of walking.
D2: Chisapani - Kutumasang (2470m).
It will be a pleasant walk along the crest of a hill. You will see a terraced rice field and, then, with a beautiful view on the peaks, the trail descends to Pati Bhanjyang, a Tamang village, and then goes up to Chipling. You will have lunch and continue on the stony path to Gul Bhajyng crossing a small forest with a chorten and a stupa to visit eventually.
About 6 to 7 hours of walking.
D3: Kutumsang - Tharepati (3510m).
You start the day with a steep climb through a huge rhododendron forest to Magan Goth, a wild place with only two houses. You will continue walking through the birch forest to Tharepati and its beautiful views of the Gaurishankar, Baudha Himal, Ganjela, Dorje Lakpa and other peaks.
About 5 to 6 hours of walking.
D4: Tharepati - Milamchi Ghyang (2530m).
Steep descent to the east through a rhododendron wet forest. Domestic animals are visible on the way and a wooden suspension bridge leads you easily to Milamchi Ghyang, a well organized Sherpa village where people live from their agriculture and livestock. Manis wall and some chortens are visible.
About 3 hours of walking.
D5: Milamchi Ghyang - Tarke Ghyang (2740m).
The trail continues down to the Milamche Khola river that you will cross. Follow an easy walk through the wheat fields then a steep climb to Tarke Ghyang, another important Sherpa village, whose roofs are blue. You are at the foot of Amayangri, a 3771m point of view, and can visit an important monastery in the center of the village.
About 4 to 5 hours of walking.
D6: Tarke Ghyang - Sermathang (2621m).
Today the trail is fairly easy across flat lands and beautiful forests. You will spend the night at Shermathang, another charming sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and can see the Jugal Himal.
About 5 to 6 hours of walking.
D7: Sermanthang - Melamchi Pul (900m) - Kathmandu.
The region becomes richer through agriculture and education of the population. You will descend effortlessly to the bottom of the valley and cross a bridge just before reaching Milamchi Pul (870m, end of the trekking. You will have lunch here and then take the bus to Kathmandu. About 4 hours of walking, then another 4 hours by bus or 4WD vehicle to the capital.
The price includes
- Airport / hotel / airport transfers.
- Kathmandu / Sundarijal trip in private bus.
- Melamchi Pul / Kathmandu trip in private bus or 4WD vehicle from 4 persons.
- 6 trekking days with full board accomodation in lodge, every meal with tea or coffee and on the 7th day, lunch during the trip Melamchi Pul / Kathmandu is included (except drinks).
- Trekking permit for Langtang National Park.
- Trekking permit for Shivapuri National Park.
- License for conservation of Shivapuri National Park.
- TIMS card (Trekking Information Management Service).
- Supervision by the experienced French-speaking guide.
- An assistant guide from 4 people.
- 1 porter for 2 participants (in accordance with the regulations of the Union of Nepalese Porters, a porter carrying a maximum of 20kg, you will have to hire an additional porter if your luggage exceeds 10kg).
- Insurance for the Nepalese team.
The price does not include
- Meals in Kathmandu.
- Hotel in Kathmandu.
- International flight.
- Personal equipment (sleeping bag, hiking poles, water bottle, backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen).
- Personal insurance (mandatory: check that your insurance covers you in case of accident, ie all medical expenses, the cost of a helicopter evacuation and repatriation to return home).
- Entry visa to Nepal (check that your passport is valid for another 6 months after your return date).
- Transport for the visits in Kathmandu.
- Fees in the city (museum, monument, monastery).
- Costs caused by exceptional events (road cut, landslide, general strike, bad weather, snow) that can not be expected.
- Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
Any trip interrupted or abridged, any change of program at the request of the participants (accident, illness, mountain sickness, early return, trek abbreviated) can not give rise to any refund.
- In lodge during the trekking.
No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.Infos & Booking