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    Helambu Trekking - 10 days

          Kazimierz Pichlak MD PhD,
    Doctor of Himalayan expeditions
     
     
                       
    Recommendation for Chandra Subba
     
    My name is Kazik Pichlak. I am a medical doctor, general and oncologic surgeon, with the passion for exploring  all possible  mountains in the world, but particularly Himalaya. In Nepal,   I have been 16 times.
     
     I cooperate with Mr Chandra and his agency Himalayan Icefall Trekking for many years. He arranged for me and my friends 10 trekkings to different parts of Himalaya and Tibet. Some of them  were standard trekkings, but some were very challenging to remote parts of Himalaya or, for example, with the passes above 6000 metres. All of these were always under the wing of Chandra agency.
    Twice I had serious health problems. Mr Chandra organized very effective help immediately – evacuation from mountain area by helicopter.
     
     All our trekkings were arranged perfectly. Mr Chandra and his agency’s team are the experts in leading excellent, unforgettable Himalaya trips.
     
    I recommend with all my heart Mr Chandra’s agency. He and his team guarantee the best service when exploring Himalaya.
    Contact:  himtrekzone@gmail.com
     

    Kazimierz Pichlak

    Poland


    The Sherpa villages of Helambu due north of Kathmandu valley presents an easy getaway. This area because of its low elevation and the Sherpa villages make it an interesting 6-day loop. Starting with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal the trail to Helambu climbs on to the Shivapuri ridge from where there are sweeping views of the central Himalayas. Following a ridge-line, the trek heads north to There Pati before turning east to Melemchi Gaon and Tarke Gyang the principal villages of this area. From here we visit Shermathang before descending to the Melamchi river to end our trek with a drive Melamchi Bazaar back to Kathmandu.

    Trip Hightlight


    Day01: Kathmandu arrival (1350m). Meet you and Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel

    Day02: Sightseeing around at Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel

    Day03: Kathmandu - Sundarijal – Chisopani (1 hrs drive and 4 hrs trek 2200m)

    Day04:  Chisopani to Kutumsang(2446m/6hrs)

    Day05: Kutumsand ToThare Pati (3560m/5.30hrs)

    Day06: Thare Pati To Melamchi Gaon(2640m/5hrs)

    Day07: Melamchi – Tarkeghyang( 6 hrs 2560m)

    Day08: Tarkeghyang - Melamchi Pul 7 hrs 848m

    Day09: Melamchi pul - Kathmandu 4/5 hrs

    Day10: Final Departure.

    09Night/10Days Helambu Trekking

    Day01: Kathmandu arrival (1350m). Meet you and Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel

    Day02: Sightseeing around at Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel

    Day03: Kathmandu - Sundarijal – Chisopani (1 hrs drive and 4 hrs trek 2200m)
    Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) which takes about one hour. The unpaved road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement we will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitats. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2200m.) Overnight at teahouse/ hotel

    Day04:  Chisopani to Kutumsang(2446m/6hrs)
    Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) which takes about seven hours. The trail continues to drop from Chisopani, the trail crosses 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.

    Day05: Kutumsand ToThare Pati (3560m/5.30hrs)
    The trail undulates gently through green terraced fields, tiny hamlets and stretches of grassy, open hillside, before climbing through rhododendron forest to the colorful Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang finally reach toTherepati. Overnight at teahouse/ hotel

    Day06: Thare Pati To Melamchi Gaon(2640m/5hrs)
    Trek from Magen Goth to Melamchi Gaon (2640m.) via Tharepati Pass (3650m.) which takes about six hours. The trail gradually ascends through the enchanting forest enriched with beautiful rhododendron, oak, and other trees. Tharepati, in fact, is a great viewpoint from where you can take a glimpse of the breathtaking snow-capped mountains views such as Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Langshisa, Jugal, Number and many others. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through the pine and rhododendron forest with great views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Number in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, which is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. There are some Buddhist monasteries situated which can be visited. Overnight at teahouse/ hotel.

    Day07: Melamchi – Tarkeghyang( 6 hrs 2560m )
    A glimpse of the neighboring village of Tarkeghyang across the valley may have you praying for a bridge, but today the trail descends steeply to the valley floor, where you can have a well-earned dip in the crystal-clear river before completing the short and mild ascent up the other side of the valley. Set into the hillside, Tarkeghyang boasts an18th century gompa with a huge brass prayer wheel. Overnight at teahouse/ hotel.

    Day08: Tarkeghyang - Melamchi Pul 7 hrs 848m
    The path descends gently to the valley floor, where it winds alongside the river through fertile cultivated fields of rice and corn. You may want to spend more than one day walking at a leisurely pace through this beautiful valley to the road-head at Melamchi Pul. Overnight at teahouse/ hotel.

    Day09: Melamchi pul - Kathmandu 4/5 hrs
    Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about six hours. You travel through gravel and a bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

    Day10: Final Departure.
    All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom.
     
     Included
    # Arrival & Departure in Kathmandu as per itinerary
    #  Kathmandu /Sundarijal & Melamchi /Kathmandu Transportation in private /Local Bus
    # Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 2 stars to 4-star hotel with breakfast as per itinerary.
    # 1/2 day Kathmandu sightseeing with English speaking guide.
    # All necessary permits during sightseeing and trekking.
    # All 3 meals and accommodation while on the tea house trek.
    # Fully escorted trek with English speaking guide and 1 porter between 2person
    # Wages, equipment, insurance, and other facilities for staffs.

     Excluded
    # International Airfare
    # Nepal Visa fee (the US $ 40 per person)
    # Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu.
    # Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
    # Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
    # Personal spending money.
    # Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
    # Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case, extra will be charged as per actual.

     
    Start Date End Date Availability Price  
    The major important checklist for the trekking are as follows: 

    1) Trekking boots - 01 pair with 4 pairs of  warm shocks
    2) Dawn Jacket - 01
    3) Sleeping bag- 01
    4) Long sleeves - 02 pairs
    5) Sun glass  - 01
    6) Hat  - 01
    7)  Water Bottle  - 01
    8) Half Pant  - 01
    9) Trousers  - 02
    10 ) T- Shirts - 04
    11) Trekking Stick - 02
    12) Sunscreen  - 01
    13) Mosquito repelling cream - 01 ( in case in the low land areas)
    14) Rucksack - 01
    15) Gloves -01 pair
    16) Wind proof jacket- 1
    17) Warm Cap-1
    18) Personal Medicines

    19) Flash light-1
     

    Price Start From

    USD 950

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    Trip Facts

    Duration : 10 Days

    Grading : B

    Trip Start : Chisopani

    Max. Altitude : 3560

    Trip Ends : Melamchi pul

    Destination : Thare Pati

    Trip Route : Chisopani-Thare Pati-Melamchi pul

    Trip Style : Easy

    Activity : sightseen at kathmandu and Treak

    Group Size : minimum 1 pax

    Activity Per Day : Sightseeing and Trekking

    Best Season : March- May, September-November

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