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Helambu Valley Panorama Trek


Helambu region is located north-east of Kathmandu valley which is just 72 kms away from Kathmandu valley offering pristine thick forests of rhododendron with diverse ranges of landscapes of stunning green valleys, awesome views of snow-capped peaks and interesting Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures. An amazing journey to Helambu Valley panorama trek is a fascinating best short trekking destination which is close from Kathmandu valley. Helambu Valley trekking is an ideal destination for people with limited holiday and time to spend in Nepal, apart from its closeness to Kathmandu valley which is still remains untouched by the modern civilization.
The entire journey to Helambu valley hiking leads to dazzling glimpses of high Himalayan range of local culture and charming villages inhabited by Tamang and Hyolmo’s ethnic tribe, where trekkers can observe this rich tradition and culture similar to Tibet. People of Helambu are mostly farmers and Sheppard’s with traditional handmade wooden handicrafts, a complete rural country life; this trip offers an opportunity to familiarize with local natives of Helambu reputed for their grand hospitality and rich cultures including their rituals, traditional architectures, and costumes.
This remarkable trip begins from east of Kathmandu valley rim at Sundarijal and it enters to Shivapuri National Park leading to the village of Gulbhanjyang, Tharepati and Melamchigaon of Helambu region, then trekking via Tarkeghyang, Sermathang and finally reaching at Malemchepul Bazaar for the drive to reach Kathmandu valley.
This journey to Helambu valley panorama treks is comparatively moderate with gradual short hour walks with lower altitude ranging from 800 m to 3,700 m.

Trip Highlights:
• North East of Kathmandu Valley, traditional hill villages, rich Buddhist culture & tradition
• Walking through dense rhododendrons, magnolia, oaks and pine forest
• Fascinating scenery of landscapes and high mountains with natural wilderness view of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang to Jugal Himal range
• Visiting traditional villages with rich Buddhist religion and cultures.



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Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:
In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.

Day 03:
Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisopani 2,300 m/04 hrs.

Day 04:
Trek to Kutumsang 2,446 m/06 hrs.

Day 05:
Trek to Thadepati 3,650 m/05 hrs.

Day 06:
Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m/05 hrs.

Day 07:
Trek to Tarkeghyang 2,590 m/05 hours.

Day 08:
Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m/04 hours.

Day 09:
Trek to Melamchipul Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu.

Day 10:
Transfer to airport for international departure.

Service includes
• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• All travel by public transport
• 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Chisapani and Melamchi on 3 star category B/B plan
• A days sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
• TIMS & National park entry permit fee
• Basic accommodation during the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trek
• English speaking guide & porter during trek
• Food and salary for staff and porter
• Trekking gears for the local trekking staffs (shoes, jacket & trouser)
• Insurance for local trekking staffs
• First Aid Kit box/bag

Service does not include
• Nepal entry visa fee, Photographs & international flights fare
• Meals in Kathmandu and Chisapani (lunch & dinner)
• Personal nature expanses: telephone calls, cyber bills, bar bills, laundry service, battery recharge bills, hot shower (On trek),washing water, pots of hot drinks, bottle/boiled water, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Essential trekking gears
• Travel & health insurance
• Tipping for all trekking staffs (guide & porter/s)
• An emergencies or rescue evacuation cost/charge (helicopter), if required

Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel. At the hotel our guide will brief with orientation programs of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information.

Day 02:
In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.
Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites-the temples, monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard; full day sightseeing will be interesting and a memorable tour before setting for the lovely trip towards high Himalayan mid hills with Experience Treks.

Day 03:
Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisopani 2,300 m/04hrs.
Starting this wonderful trips with a drive to Sundarijal located 15 kilometers North East of Kathmandu valley takes just an hour to reach. Leaving Sundarijal, start trekking to Chisopani with uphill through many farm villages and serene forest of Shivapuri National Park on reaching the ridge top with views of Kathmandu valley way down below and making a gentle descends to the nice village of Chisopani for overnight stop. Chisopani located on the route to Langtang and Helambu offers a grand panorama of sunrise over the snow-capped mountains of Langtang, Ganesh and Jugal Himal and as far to Annapurna, Manaslu towards west and Gaurishanker in the east.

Day 04:
Trek to Kutumsang 2,446 m/06 hrs.
Today quite a long trek, following the path descending to Pati Bhanjyang which is a Hindu Brahman and Chhetris village, the trail furthers to climb uphill with downhill leading to another popular village of Chipplin, climbing again from Chippling and then through Thodog Lama Lodge to Kutumsang village for overnight stop.

Day 05:
Trek to Tharepati 3,650 m/05 hrs.
Morning walk climbs to Yurin Danda ridge from Kutumsang and crossing a pass at 3,510 meter before descending to the forested area, the trail passes through rhododendron forests and few small settlements till Tharepati is reached for overnight halt. Tharepati the highest point of this trek offers stunning views of rolling landscapes and high mountains of Langtang and Jugal mountain range.

Day 06:
Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m/05 hrs.
From here trial climbs to a ridge top with fabulous view of Jugal Himal range, then walking furthers on the downhill path to reach Melamchi Khola, crossing the river and with a short climb to Malemchigaon for overnight stop, a traditional Sherpa and Yolmo’s village of Buddhist religion with Tamang tribes houses which are decorated with nice intricate carving on wooden doors and windows.

Day 07:
Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m/05 hours.
On leaving this village the trail leads downhill to Melamchi River then crossing a bridge over with a climb to reach at Tarkeghyang village via Nakote village with time for a visit to the oldest Buddhist monasteries, Ama Yangri on the top of village, overnight at Tarke Gyang.

Day 08:
Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m/04 hours.
Today, walk leads through a gradual path to pristine beautiful forests enjoying the scenery of nice pretty villages of Helambu area, then passing many Buddhist monuments, chhortens and on the meadows to reach a small village of Gangyul, following the trail with superb views of green hills and natural vegetation lead towards Shermathang; another charming Yolmo village for overnight stop with time for a visit of old monasteries.

Day 09:
Trek to Malemchipul then drive to Kathmandu-05 hrs.
The last day of this excellent trip around Helambu, after breakfast walk downhill through flat land till it reaches a newly built stupa and a statue of Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasamvaba) then with a gentle downhill through pine forest to the village of Kakani. The trail from here continues with a descend till it reaches Dubachaur and then further reaching a suspension bridge over Melamchi Khola, on arriving at Melamchepul, which is a busy bazaar and a warm area, drive about nearly 05 hours to reach Kathmandu after a wonderful memorable journey in the high hills of Central Himalaya. On reaching Kathmandu with after free for the last minute souvenir shopping.

Day 10:
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Last days in the magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks, as per your flight time our staff transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.


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Health Requirements
Since, you are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.

Acclimatization
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

Trekking Crew Arrangement
To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.

Meals Facilities
During the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements
During your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.

Porter Care
We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

Environmental Concerns
Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement
Experience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.

Best Seasons
The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.

For More Information
If you are in need of more information on any kinds of trips, please contact us at Tel: +977 14429204, +977 9841969631, +977 9803810253 | Email : info@experiencenepaltreks.com.np
Or, you can even place your inquiry at our official websites, http://www.experiencenepaltreks.com.np

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