Helambu & Melamchi Trek

Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal, about 80 km from Kathmandu. It is the home of the Hyolmo people.

Helambu & Melamchi Trek

The trek begins from Sundarijal, a Himalayan river-fed water  reservoir and climbs onto the Shivapuri ridge offering gorgeous views of Gauri Shanker (7134m), Lantang Lirung (7246m) and Ganesh Himal (7405m).

Following a ridge line the trail passes through Kutumsang (2460 m), the first permanently inhabited village of this trek and climbs through rhododendron forests to Tharepati (3510 m), the highest point of the trek. The gompa that we come across at Tarke Ghyangcommands excellent views of  Dorje Lakpa (6996 m) and Ganja La to the north.

Helambu and Melamchi Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1400m): Meet us at the airport, transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Visit Patan city, Kathmandu and Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple).
Day 03: Kathmandu - Sundarijal - Chisapani (2215m) 01:00 hrs drive and trek to 04:00hrs.
Day 04: Chisapani - Kutumsang (2470m) 06:00hrs. 
Day 05: Kutumsang - Tharepati (3510m) 05:00hrs.
Day 06: Tharepati - Tarkeghyang (2740m) 07:00hrs. 
Day 07: Tarkeghayang - Shermanthang (2590m) 05:00hrs.
Day 08: Shermanthang - Melamchi Bazaar (870m) 06:00hrs.
Day 09: Melamchi Bazaar - Kathmandu (1310m) 05:00hrs drive.
Day 10: Departure transfer to onward destination.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Meet us at the airport, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu 
Full day valley sightseeing with Kathmandu Durbar Square, the place of the Malla and then the Shah Kings of Nepal, visiting Kumari Temple, house of the virgin goddess, visiting Swyambhunath, a stupa on the top of hill - from here you can overlook the scenery of Kathmandu, Visiting Patan city, the second largest town in the valley, Krishna Mandir, Golden Temple etc.

Day 03: Kathmandu - Sundarijal - Chisapani (2215m) 01:00 hrs drive and trek to 04:00hrs.
Drive to Sundarijal & start trek. Cross drinking water supply project one and half hour ascent through village and steps. Then we walk for about two hours through the lovely forest. Arrive Burlang Bhanjyang at 2400m the first view point of Himalayas. We can see from Annapurna to Gaurishankar from here. Then we descend for about half an hour to arrive Chisopani.

Day 04: Chisapani - Kutumsang (2470m) 06:00hrs.  
We descend for about half an hour through some rice fields and small villages. Arrive Patibhanjyang and start gradual ascent through villages and forest. This walk from Patibhanjyang to Tharepati is one of the best ridge walks among the other treks in Nepal.

Day 05: Kutumsang - Tharepati (3510m) 05:00hrs. 
Gradual ascent through villages and rhododendron forest with magnificent views make you want to come back to Nepal again.

Day 06: Tharepati - Tarkeghyang (2740m) 07:00hrs.  
Walk to the right and the slope the descends to Malamche, the first Sherpa village in the Helambhu area is a collection of neat houses fronted by prayer flags and surrounded by orchards and fields.

Day 07: Tarkeghayang - Shermanthang (2590m) 05:00hrs. 
The trail drops down to Melamchi Khola  and climbs up to same heights to Tarkeghyang. There is a large restored Gompa here dating back to the early 18th century.  Then walk to another interesting Sherpa village to Shermathang.

Day 08: Shermanthang - Melamchi Bazaar (870m) 06:00hrs. 
We now descent from the ridge through the villages, and forest. Explore Melamchi Bazaar.

Day 09: Melamchi Bazaar - Kathmandu (1310m) 05:00hrs drive.
Arrive Melamchi Pul Bazaar at the bank of the Indrawati river and 4 hour drive to Kathmandu.

Day 10: Departure
Free till departure, transfer to airport, fly back to Home

Cost Include

  • All transport as per in itinerary.
  • Twin share hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB (Bed & breakfast) basis.
  • Twin share or multi share basic lodge accommodation on trek.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Conservation/Entrance fees & Trekking permit (TIMS).
  • 1 Porters on each 2 trekkers to carry personal gear
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • International Flight & Domestic flight ticket (optional).
  • Nepal visa fees (USD 25.00 for 15 days multiple entry - available on arrival).
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of our company.

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Trip Duration
10 Days

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Spring & Autumn

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