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Helambu Circuit Trek

Duration 8 days
Max-Altitude 5050m
Transportation Bus / Private Jeep
Grade Moderate
Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Departure From Kathmandu
Best Season January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Group Size 1 -15

Helambu Circuit Trek is new, attractive and also easily accessible trekking destination in Nepal. We found very less number of trekkers during the trek than on the Annapurna trek and some parts of the Everest treks, however, there is a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery.

Helambu Circuit Trek provides a fascinating combination of natural beauty and cultural riches. This is also the less touristic area and allows you to commune with nature and really experience the local culture. Himalaya Sanctuary Adventure organizes Helambu Valley circuit trekking throughout the year according to clients’ preferences.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Day 02: Drive From Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1300m)45 min ,
Day 03: Trek to Khutumsang (2446m) 4-6 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Tharepati (3597m). 4-5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2560m). 4-5 hours.
Day 06: Tarke Gyang to Shermathang (2621m). 4 hours.
Day 07: Trek down to Melamchipul Bazar (846m), and Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Departure Day

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

You will be met by our Airport Representative  at Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle.  

Day 02: Sundarijal to Chisapani (2,300m) 15km

Almost an hour drive from Kathmandu takes you to the starting point of the trek. On arrival at Sundarijal, you can visit Shivapuri watershed and Wild life Reserve.From Sundarijal, the trail heads up to the concrete steps beside the pipeline which supply drinking water for the valley. We leave the pipeline near the dam, and then on to Mulkharka, trekking up the ridge at around 1895m, some 600m above Sundarijal. There you can take some time to relax in the convenient tea shops, and to enjoy the view back over the valley. We then continue walking to Chisopani (2300m) from where stunning mountain views.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch  and  Dinner  

Day 03: Chisapani to Khutumsang (2,470m)

From Chisopani the trail leads down to Pati Bhanjyang (1770m), a lovely small village. After reaching Pati Bhanjyang, the trail leads up and then down to the village of Gul Bhanjyang (2140m). From here the trails climbs up to 2620m and then again descends along the rocky route to Khutumsang (2470m).

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and  Dinner  

Day 04: Khutumsang to Tharepati (3490m)

The trail continues via lightly populated forest to Magen Goth from where the view of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is stunning, and finally reaching Tharepati (3490m). This walk from is one of the best ridge walks among all treks in Nepal.The trails to Gosaikund branches off north – west from here.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  

Day 05: Tharepati to Tarke Gyang (2620m)

Turning east, the trail rapidly descends down a ravine through small Sherpa village of Malemchigaon. (2530m) with splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas. The trail again descends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890m and making the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang at 2620m, which is the largest village in Helambu.

Included Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner  

Day 06: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2620m)

The trails gently descends through a beautiful forest to Sermathang (2620m). It is the centre of an important apple growing area from where a fantastic view of the Himalayas is seen.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  

Day 07: Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazar (846m) and drive back to Kathmandu by Jeep.

we leave Sermanthang the trails then continues to descent to Dubhachaur at 1500m, and then again steeply down to Malemchi (830m) where it meets the road. This village has good collection of teahouses and lodges and all kinds of transportation including buses to get to Kathmandu.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner  

Day 08: Departure Day

After breakfast, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure.

Included Meal : Breakfast

What Is Included

  • Pick ups and drops from Airport.
  • 3 Star Category  hotel accommodation in Kathmandu  including Breakfast.
  • Teahouses/Lodge Accommodation including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner During the trek.
  • Farewell dinner at the end of Trek.
  • Transportation by Private Jeep to the Trekking Starting Point.
  • An experienced English-speaking Trekking guide, and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers : 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment,food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

 What Is Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu  in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, Tea, Coffee,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Clothing and Equipment List :

Our main paramount is to offer safe and enjoyable trek for your clients.Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past.

Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your traveling period.

Foot wear:

Walking boots, Wool and liner socks, sandals

Clothing:

Waterproof jacket and trousers, Trekking trousers, Long sleeve shirts, Micro fleece, Mid to heavyweight fleece, Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece, Thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic), Fleece pants, Medium weight down jacket

Hand wear:

Fleece gloves, Warms mittens and/or gloves

Head wear:

Wool or fleece hat, Sun hat, Scarf, Head torch and extra batteries,Sunglasses

Personal Equipment:

Sleeping bag, Backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera and extra clothing, Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized, two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best), Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, Insect repellent, Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Aqua or Aqua Mira), Favorite snack food, Books, iPod and cards etc, Trekking poles, Camera with spare batteries and memory cards, Insurance certificate.

Travelling:

large backpack for your personal gear on the trek (carried by a porter), Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag, Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu, Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc.

Personal first aid kit:

Any personal medications, Diamox (optional) helps with acclimatization.

Each trekker should carry one backpack for items required during the day. Your day backpack will contain items such as warm clothes, jacket, camera, water bottles, and personal first aid kit and day snacks. The maximum weight allowance is 15 kgs/33 pounds

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