Throughout this trip traditional villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, however to be in the country of ancient culture, religions with old heritage with views of high snow capped mountains is quite something, out of this world feeling, trekking in the pristine forest home of rare and elusive Red Panda with enchanting rhododendron tree lines around Helambu located North Mid East from Kathmandu and beneath central Himalaya, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean to alpine climate and in stunning landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of mountains from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal, fascinating traditional mid hills of Hyalmo and Tamang villages makes this wonderful journey worthwhile.
Helambu Trekking is an absolutely amazing short trek to explore beautiful villages enrich with ancient culture and superb panoramic view of high Himalaya. You will be walking through friendly traditional hill villages in the land of Hyalmo, Tamangs Bramin, Chettri and Newar settlement.
Helambu Trekking is very rich for cultural exploration, where you can explore Buddhist Monuments and Monastery. You can also magnificent mountains including Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) 08th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m-26,781 ft, Ganesh Himal (7,405 m-24,295 ft) in the western horizon and the central Langtang Lirung (7,234 m-23,734 ft) Ghengu Liru(Langtang II 6571m / 21,558ft), Kimshun (6,745m/22,129 ft). Beyond it extends to Jugal Himal, terminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,980m/22,900ft), There is a massive mountains toward east Gaurishanker and Melungtse.
This fabulous journey starts from Sundarijal north east of Kathmandu valley. You will be walking through the lovely farming landscape. The people with their culture and life style are highlight in the trip. There are also beautiful forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines, fir and many wildlife in the forest.
Helambu Trekking is loaded with green rich backwoods, terraced farmlands and towns. This is the best course for nature darlings. Assortments of widely varied vegetation make this place heaven for wilderness darlings. In addition, the water assets that are found in plenitude could make you insane. The aggressive undertaking of Nepal Government to bring drinking water from Melamchi River can likewise be seen on the trail.
You can watch the passage and whole undertaking also. Before all else bit of trekking trekkers will have the capacity to watch Tamang and Lama individuals while in later stages Tibetan birthplace individuals are experienced. In this manner, it is something other than investigating the forested areas or through terraced farmlands rather it is network trip too.
This beautiful Helambu trekking comes to concludes at Melamchepul bazaar in the warm sub tropical climate area for a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will cover trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.
This marvelous cultural and scenic journey starting with a short drive towards east suburb of Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal located at a distance of 15 k.m from Kathmandu city, the drive ends after an hour in Sundarijal where this trek begins with an uphill walk passing many small farm villages with beautiful waterfalls to reach at an entrance of Shivapuri National Park, from here through forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks trees and into scattered farm fields and villages reaching at a ridge top in Chisopani, where the air is cooler situated 2,300 meters high overlooking grand vista from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal towards Jugal Himal range, with views of Kathmandu valley, this spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views also.
After a marvelous time with stunning sunrise over range of mountains, walk starts on a downhill trail to a nice neat village at Pati Bhanjyang a Hindu Brahman and Chhetris area, from here walk continues with a slow uphill climb for an hour then on the gradual winding through a small patch of forest and hamlets reaching at Gulbhanjyang for overnight stop after a good day’s walk of five hours.
Walk is for few hours today to Kutumsang, starting the morning trek following a trail with a climb for some time and then on the downhill to another popular village of Chipplin, from here walk continues passing many small farm villages overlooking grand views of surrounding green landscapes and rolling hills all the way to Kutumsang for overnight stop in this nice villages of Sherpa, Hylamo and Tamang tribe with excellent views of snow capped mountains, afternoon free at leisure to explore this small pretty looking village and its surrounding.
From here heading to near Helambu area, starting morning walk with a steep climb to Yurin Danda ridge through pristine rhododendron, pines and oak forested area to a small pass at 3,510 meters high, and then a short descend to reach a wide open meadow with grazing pasture area with an army post and few small shops and tea houses, from here continue walk for another few hours leading to a climb leaving the main path that leads to Gosainkund area, this fabulous walk finally ends at Thadepati for lunch and overnight stop. Thadepati, a small village with lodge standing high at 3,597 meters, the highest spot of this journey with grand vista of rolling green hills, beautiful landscapes, array of peaks from Ganesh, Langtang to Jugal mountain range, afternoon ample time for short walk around to explore this wonderful spot.
After a nice with great views and on the highest point of this marvelous trekking, our morning walk starts on a downhill path through thick cool forest of rhododendron, hemlocks, firs and pines tree lines. Walk carry’s on passing several Sheppard’s huts with temporary shelter and then slowly walk leads to a small fresh stream Melamchi Khola, crossing the river and then a gradual climb reaching overnight halt at Malemchigaon around Helambu area, a typical hill village of Buddhist religion of Hyalmo tribe, the houses windows and doors, furniture of fine shine with interesting intricate carvings and wood works, this is the beginning of Helambu area, after lunch free to explore this nice village.
Today this wonderful cultural trek reaches in the heart of Helambu area at Tarke Gyang, with half day walk on the trail that steeply descends to Melamchi River after an hour morning trek from Melamchegaon, and then crossing river on a strong exciting suspension bridge, from here the trail heads uphill above the river for an hour reaching at Tarkeghyang village via Nakote village. Tarkegyang, a famous charming villages of central Himalaya, where the folks are of Hyalmo tribe, religion, culture and way of life resembles the Sherpa and Tamang people, this area is also famous for delicious green apples and intricate wood carving, afternoon at leisure, explore this lovely village and the old Buddhist monasteries called Ama Yangri perched on top of the village.
After an enjoyable time in the main village of Helambu at Tarkgyang, morning walk leads on the gradual winding path through small patch of wood lands and many hamlets and shelters of cattle herders, journey continues losing altitude on the downhill trail, through nice cool forest and then passing many Buddhist monuments, chortens reaching at Gangyul, a small farm village, walk carries on with fabulous views of rolling hills and snow capped peaks and then reaching at Shermathang for overnight stop, this is another pretty village of Helambu area, afternoon visit another old monastery of this region.
After a wonderful time in the high hills, valley with picturesque scenery, today walk concludes at Malemchepul Bazaar on the road head for the drive to Kathmandu, morning walk starts descending through warmer area towards lower area reaching flat land as the walk continues to Dubachaur, further walk on downhill reaching a suspension bridge over Melamche Khola, after crossing and ending this fascinating cultural trek at Melamchipul Bazaar a busy place with many shops and small lodges and tea shops, a short rest before the drive to Kathmandu. Drive on the dirt road for a while and then reaching a good road at Kathmandu / Tibet, China highway, drive leads uphill at Dhulikhel town famous for super views of mountains, from here an hour ride brings you back to Kathmandu after a great time in the high hills of Helambu area.
Breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal.
EQUIPMENT: Since you are traveling here and there and through the country side, consider carrying warm, lightweight, hand-washable and quick-drying clothes.
Trekking Boots (One Pair), Light Soaks (3 Pairs), Thick Socks (4 pairs), Camp Shoes (1 pair), and Sandals (1 pair).
Warm Cotton Trousers (2 pairs), Fleece Jacket or Pullover (1), Down or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket and Trousers (1), Shirts and T-Shirts (4 pieces), Long Under Wear (2 pieces), Lightweight Cotton Long Pants, Short Under Wear (4 pieces), Sunglasses (1), Sun Hat or Scarf (1) and Woolen Hat (1), Lightweight Gloves (1), Heavyweight Gloves or Mittens With a Waterproof (1), Rain Coat (1).
Daypack (1), Down Jacket (1), Sleeping Bag (4 seasons-1), Water Bottle (1), Sunglasses, Flashlight with Spare Bulbs, Sun Cream, Batteriesm Gaiters, Lip Salve.
Toilet Articles, Insect Repellent, Notebook and Pen, Laundry Soap, Toilet Roll, Pocket Knife, Binoculars, Sewing Kit, Soap, Camera, GPS, Cards and Personal Medical Kit and items of your personal interest.
If you are wearing glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair. If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses.
For Water Purification: You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a days, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.
Bottled mineral water and boiled water are available for purchase throughout Trekking. However, water purification tablets or your own filter can be useful with your interest.
Checklist for Documents:
The Following documents listed below are a must and should be with you at all times.
Note: We do recommend you to make copies of passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule and so on. Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a separate place in your luggage.
Your passport is a valuable document and you should exercise extreme care in keeping it safe. We recommend that you keep your passport on you at all times, preferably in a money belt that is worn under your clothing. We advise that you take copies of relevant pages in your passport and any visas that you may purchase in case of loss or damage. Your tour leader will require your passport details at the pre-departure meeting. Again, we recommend that you have a photocopy of your passport details, kept separate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the END of your tour, and must have one blank page for each country to be visited.
You can either processed tourist visas from any Nepalese Embassy or via the web or you upon arrival in Nepal. Please note that once the visa is issued, it may not be amended or re-validated and visa fees will not be refunded. USD cash or Visa and Master Card credit cards are accepted for visa fees. Visitors who wanted to get tourist visa at arrival, they can obtain into following arrival points in Nepal:
Tribhubhan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu| Kodari| Kakarbhitta| Birgunj| Belhiya Bhairahawa | Nepalgunj |Dhangadi | Mahendranagar.
REQUIREMENTS for Visa is as following:
Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months) duly completed Visa application form.
Visa fees easier to be paid in cash.
Visa fees at arrival points in Nepal: Visa for 15 days = $25, For 30 days = $40, For 90 days = $100.
Please also note that: Nationals of the following countries must apply for a tourist visa through Nepalese Embassies as they do not get visas on arrival at the entry points of Nepal.
Note: Nigeria | Ghana | Zimbabwe | Swaziland | Cameroon | Somalia | Liberia| Ethiopia| Iraq| Palestine and Afghanistan’s Travel Document holders (Passport holder) should apply for a tourist visa at the Nepalese Embassy. Entry validity: The validity of visa dates is counted from the date of arrival in Nepal which is Six months from the date of issue.
Visa Extension: A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more than cumulative 150 days.
If you need to come back into Nepal such as going after Tibet, Bhutan or India, Apply and get multiple entry visa.
EACH CLIENT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL NECESSARY VISAS.
Country entry regulations can be changed, Trexmount Ventures does not accept responsibility for changes in regulations or requirements for visas. The information provided is given in good faith.
Travel / Medical Insurance: Travel / Medical insurance a compulsory in all Trexmount Ventures trips, all clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medical expenses, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation. Please Note you should check that your insurance policy is adequate.
“Adventure with Newness” is the philosophy of Trexmount Ventures. The motto of the company is unchangeable since the company established as Professionalism and dedication which is the identity of our company. We are teaming based Trekking and Travel Company, Our professional management, qualified team and well trained Leaders & Guides with years of experience are here to makes your dreams of holiday in the Himalayan with safe, comfortable and enjoyable.
Autumn Seasons is consider as best time to visit the country. Starts from middle of September to November. You will usually finds clear blue skies and extraordinary mountain views.
The year is divided into 4 different seasons in Nepal – winter, spring, monsoon and autumn. so another best period to visit the country for plant lovers is during spring from March to May when the flowers are in full bloom. The mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers. From June the downpour begins. It continues till late August. People can still do the trips into few region. Winter begins from December and continues till late February, it will be bit cold to go into high Himalayan region however you can do the trips into low elevation below 3000m. We can find really clear weather this time of year as well.
Nepal and its Himalayan range have a typical monsoonal two season a year. There’s the dry season from October to May and the wet season monsoon will starts from June to mid September. And the dry season starts which is best time to visit Nepal and around the Himalaya in many ways then in Monsoon.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): Depending upon the zone of trekking, AMS might occur if one does not acclimatize well while trekking in the high Himalayan region. Usually the symptom of AMS can be felt above 3,000 m with thin air, lack of oxygen from low air pressure. The Rapid Ascend, dehydration and Hypothermia are the cause of the symptom. We have rated three different level of the Altitude Sickness:
Decision Making: All the decision is made by the victims and by leader or guide for
evacuation by any means of quick transportation and in helicopter.
Prevention is better than cure. A proper acclimatization before heading higher elevation, not to make Rapid Ascent; not to walk faster and drink plenty of fluid like water.
Treatment: The main healer and treatment is Descent, Descent, Descent, the best way of recovering. However, there are few medicine which maybe helpful when suffering: Oxygen, Diamox (Acetomolide) for AMS 125 mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated, Nafedipine for HAPE, Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE, Hyperbolic Bag – Gamow Bag
Important: Go up slowly with take your own pace. Do not let your body get cold. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day). Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.
Your doctor might suggest you while traveling in Asia or any 3rd world countries, as in Nepal vaccinations are not compulsory unless coming from a yellow fever infected region but we do recommend you are covered for: *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. NB* a Yellow Fever certificate is required if arriving from infected areas.
For traveling in the countryside and remote areas, immune globulin is also recommended to combat hepatitis A. We advise you to bring along a supply of antibiotics, an anti-diarrhea agent, and any other prescription drugs required by your current medical conditions.
Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.You may need additional inoculations so please contact your GP or a travel medical center for further information. Please consult your doctor for up-to-date information and prescriptions for vaccinations, anti-malarial requirements and any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling into Asia.
Note: Please don’t forget check up with your Doctor & get advice whether your health permit or not to go into the region.
We also recommend: A dental check-up prior to traveling, you know your blood group in case of emergency and to send your medical / dietary lists. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your Travel Agent at the time of your booking
Medical Supplies: In every trip we do provide with essential comprehensive medical kits however you may carry your own medical kits as per your doctor’s recommendations.
List of some recommended items: Band Aids / bandages, laxatives, upset stomach remedy, anti-diarrhea remedy, Panadol /Aspirin, rehydration remedy, antiseptic cream/powder, sterile dressings, any relevant course of medication such as contraceptive pills.
Our expert Travel planner will set the new itinerary with your specific requirements on the based of your Budget, group size, interest and time frame. Please write to us into our email:- email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Tailor – Made Travel is a best way to explore more varieties of activities to Enjoy the Holiday Maximum. You just have to tell us your interest, we will combine the desired activities from Trekking and Hiking | Tours & Sightseeing | Climbing and Expeditions | Wild Life Safari | Pilgrimage Tours | Sports and Holidays | Scenic Spot and Hill Stations | Local Living and Home Stay | Historical and Cultural | River Rafting | Bungee Jumping | Paragliding | Birds Watching and so on. We will furnished the itinerary plan with your Budget (Budget, Standard and Luxury), interest and time Frame. Thank you 🙂
Arriving in Nepal & Transfers: Before you depart for Nepal please send us your flight details so that we can arrange a complementary transport from the airport to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our staff and representative will have a sign-board with “Trexmount Ventures”, please look for it when reaching outside the main terminal. Please note our phone numbers if in-case of flight delay and change in time & schedule or if you don’t see our Sign Board on your arrival in case of emergency:
Please notify on these + 977- 1- 4701237, 4701238, 4701239 or Cell: 9851058054
Please be aware of hawkers at the airport will try to carry your bags for you and direct you to specific guesthouses. Please carry your own luggage and don’t give any money who ever asks for it. Luggage
Standard commercial airline baggage restrictions apply. Usually this is 20 kg for economy passengers and one piece of carry-on luggage. It is advisable to check with your airline before traveling.
Currency: The official currency in Nepal is Rupee. The most commonly use symbol for Rupee is NPR or Rs. One Rupee is made up of 100 Paisa, a smaller unit. There are coins for denominations of one, two, five and ten rupees and bank notes in denominations of 1,2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees. There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency or travelers checks brought into Nepal.
Money Exchange: Nepal Rastra Bank (National Bank) sets the exchange rate and lists rate in daily news paper. There are many money changer counters and Banks in the cities at where you can change your cash money into local currency. When you are changing money officially, you need to show your passport and get receipt with your identity.
There are various ATM Machines in main cities and towns like Kathmandu, Pokhara and so on. Where you can get cash (only Nepalese Rupee) on both Visa and Master Card’s 24 hours a day. Usually you can draw Maximum 30,000 NPR a day from your Card.
Accommodations: In Nepal most places have tourist standard facilities depending upon the choices, as we have put a lot of effort into locating the most appropriate type of accommodation for each tour.
It will always be clean and hygienic, comfortable and of a very high standard. Accommodation for Nepal trips is in a combination of good standard tourist class hotels and Guest Houses in the Treks operated by the local people, which offer Twin Sharing accommodations, please be prepared for the common Bathrooms.
If you wish to spend a few additional days in your start city before the departure of your tour, then we can arrange accommodation for you. On the last day of the tour we usually arrive at our final destination in the late afternoon, when the tour ends. If you would like to book accommodation for that night or even stay additional nights, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you as well. All our accommodation is carefully chosen, conveniently located, clean and comfortable.
Tipping & Bargaining: Tipping in Nepal is not mandatory. It is now a traditional way, asset by earlier visitors, to tip guides, porters and Tour Driver, who now expect a tip. Any gratuity for good service will be gratefully accepted at the end of the tour.
Bargaining is part of Nepalese culture, especially in markets when hiring the local vehicles, buying the jewelers and local clothing.
Travel Tip: You might be tempted to buy a few souvenirs here and there, so leave a little room for those extra purchases!
Departure Tax: International Flight departure taxes are included in your flight ticket.
Time Zone: Nepal Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 5:45 Hours).
Voltage: Electricity in Nepal is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles. We do have two pins & 3 pins power sockets, you better to have two Pin travel plug adapter which will be useful to charge your batteries.
Drug Policy: Under no circumstances are any illegal drugs allowed on any part of the trip. Anyone discovered in possession of any such drugs, will be asked to leave the tour immediately without question or refund.
Water: You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a days, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.
Bottled mineral water and boiled water are available for purchase throughout Trekking. However, water purification tablets or your own filter can be useful with your interest.
Photography: Photography is important part of the holiday that carries the memory of holiday in the photos. Please remember, we are guests in the countries through which we travel and we may sometimes inadvertently cause offense by taking photographs without first asking permission. It is absolutely forbidden by law to take photos at any borders, as they are all active military installation.
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This tour is operated by Trexmount Ventures. Information provided in all brochures, leaflets and dossiers is offered in good faith by the company, based on the latest information available with update while in publication.
This is our first trip to Nepal,but surely it will not be our last.what great exercise and some incredible views at the base camps.Lots of ups downs (aka Nepali flat according to prem our guide).Everything was very well organized and both our guide and porter were helpful with everything.The only thing we could have asked for was less rain but … what to do I am very glad we came.Christine, Jo and Mary Uk
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