Helambu Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel
You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport and be welcomed by one of our representatives. He will guide you to your hotel. In the evening, you will meet with a tour guide in the hotel lobby. He will brief you about the day 2 program.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with a tour guide and trek preparation
You will go on a guided sightseeing tour to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus, the Pashupatinath temple. Nearby this temple is located the largest in Nepal, Boudhanath stupa. After visiting these places, you will head to Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you will meet with your trekking guide who will brief you about the trekking program.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2300 M)
After an hour's drive to Sundarijal from our hotel, you will start the trek to Chisopani. With gradual ascent, you will enter the Shivapuri National Park and continue to ascend to Mulkharka where you will have lunch. Then you will continue to ascend till Borlang Bhanjyang and from there, you will descend to Chisopani through the forested trail. You can enjoy the beautiful views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2470 M)
After breakfast, you will head to Kutumsang starting with a descent till Pati Bhanjyang walking through meadows and fields. From here, you will walk on a rugged vehicle road till Thankune Bhanjyang and then ascend to Jogini Dada (Our lunch camp) via Chipling village. Then you will descend to Golphu Bhanjyang, continue towards a tea shop on the top of the hill, and descend slowly to Kutumsang. The trail from Golphu Bhanjyang to Kutumsang mostly passes through the forest.
Day 05: Trek to Thadepati Bhanjyang (3690 M)
Today's trek to Kutumsang will mostly include ascent. After checking permits, you will start ascending through the fir and rhododendron forest up to Mangengoth where you will have lunch. There are no settlements in between except a few small teahouses. Then you will walk through the dense forest of Bamboo, Pine, and Rhododendron with mild ascents in between finally leading us to Thadepati Bhanjyang. It is the highest point of our trek and the mountain sceneries from here is amazing.
Day 06: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2530 M)
After breakfast, you will start your trek to Melamchi Gaon leaving the Gosainkunda Trail and following the trail on the right side. You will descend through the forest all the way to a small river near Melamchi Gaon. Then by crossing the bridge, you will arrive at Melamchi Gaon which will be today's lunch camp. It is one of the biggest villages in the Helambu region.
Day 07: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2740 M)
Leaving Melamchi Gaon behind, you will trek all the way down to Melamchi Khola passing by several small villages on the way. After crossing the bridge over Melamchi Khola, you will start walking uphill till Tarke Ghyang village with beautiful mountain sceneries. It is also one of the biggest villages in this region. Later in the evening, you will visit a monastery and explore the village.
Day 08: Trek to Kakani (1996 M)
After breakfast, you will walk through the forest mostly on a straight trail till Sermanthang via Ghangyul. You will pass by monasteries, chortens, and huge Buddhist stupas as well. Then you will descend slowly to Kakani with a wide view of the valley and spectacular mountain views. Today, you will have to walk on a vehicle road in some places.
Day 09: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu (1350 M)
Passing by several villages and terraced fields, you will descend to Melamchi Pul. You will walk on a vehicle road in some places. From there, you will take a scenic drive to Kathmandu. Later in the evening, you will join a farewell dinner organized by the company.
Day 10: Final departure
After having breakfast, one of the members of our team will take you to the airport for your flight back to your home.