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hi Pierre and Mahesh. Very nice to hear from you. Great to hear that Pierre now you are in Kathmandu. We had a wonderful visit to Nepal, the weather was great during the Kali Gandaki trek. We did what wanted to do in Kathmandu and Pokhara and we even managed to do the mountain flight. What more could we ask for. Mahesh and Lhakpa looked after us very well and we came back with wonderful memories of Nepal, with a strong desire to return. Thanks for Frens Himalayan Treks and Expedition. Anu Mitra
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Helambu trek

The trek is easy and provides the spectacular views of the Langtang (7245 m), Ganesh Himal (7405 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6990 m) and other smaller mountains of Langtang Himalayan range. The warm and friendly people of helambu are mostly Buddhist (Sherpa and Tamang). It is an ideal trip for those who have a short time and like to combine both cultural scenes. You will enjoy visiting the rich culturally Sherpa and Tamang villages like Tarkegyang, Sermathang, Buddhist Gompas and some fantastic landscapes with rice fields.

 

 >SEASON : all year

>GRADE : Easy (grade explanation)

>MODE OF TREK : tea house.

>MAX.ELEVATION : 3500m (Tharepati)

>HIGHLIGHTS:

-Kathmandu city tour.

--Explore Helambu Valley.

--superb villages and amazing views of the langtang, Ganesh and Dorjee Lhakpa.

Helambu trek Itinerary

D-1: arrival in Kathmandu and transfert to hotel.

D-2: visit of Kathmandu: Durbar Square and its bazar, temples, Royal Palace, the goddess Kumari’s home.
Afternoon: visit of the Buddhist Stupa of Swayambunath, one of the oldest religious sites of Nepal, worshipped by both Buddhists and Hindus.
Visit of Pashupatinath, the “Benares of Nepal”, dedicated to the God Shiva on the Bagmati River and visit of  Bouddhanath and its famous Stupa, one of the biggest in southern Asia.

D-3: KTM-Sundarijal by bus (30-40 min), walk to Patibhanjyang (1770 m): 4h
After Sundarijal we climb through terrace fields, we pass many villages, we reach a ridge we follow until Patibhanjyang.

D-4: Patibhanjyang-Kutumsang (2470 m): 5h
The route leads us to a first pass (2400 m) then the route follows a forested area on a ridge until another pass (2600m). After this pass we descend gently to Kutumsang.

D-5: Kutumsang-Tharepati (3500 m): 5h
The ascent is gradual through pines and rhododendron forests, we follow some ridges which allow nice views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal.

D-6: Tharepati-Tarkegyang (2590 m): 6h
We descend to the river bed of the Malemchi khola (1900 m) then ascent to the Sherpa village of Tarkegyang. We are now in the Helambu region inhabited by Sherpa people.

D-7: Tarkegyang-Sermathang (2610 m): 3h
Tranquil day, many villages and lifestyle scenery.

D-8: Sermathang-Malemchi (830 m): 6h
Now we descend through forests, terrace fields, we pass many villages.

D-9: drive back to KTM (2h)

D-10: rest day in KTM

D-11: Transfert to airport and return.

>Price/pers with all the detailed program : Please write us with the number of guests. We will reply you as soon as possible.


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Our Price Includes

  1. - transfert airport – hotel and return, transport by land or / and by air
  2. - nights in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 stars hotel).
  3. - Langtang National park trekking permit and tims card
  4. - full board accommodation on the trek (except cold drinks like coke, beer, … and sweet like mars, snicker…)
  5. - All our government taxes, tourist service charge, vat.
  6. - guide, porters (1 porter for 2 persons, 12 kg of personal belongings/pers so 24 kg for two persons), their insurance, salary, food, accomodation, equipment.
  7.  - reconfirmation of the international flight.
  8. - sight seeing program in Kathmandu with a registered cultural guide if it is included in the trip.

Our Price Excludes

  1. - international flight, travel insurance taken in your country (accident /repatriation), lunch, diner in Kathmandu (about 6 to 10 euros/day/pers).
  2. - nepali visa with 2 passport size photos (40 $ or equivalent in foreign currency, passeport must be valid  6 months after your return)
  3. - tips for trekking staff.
  4. - your personal equipment (sleeping bag, jackets …).
  5. - your own medicine
  6. - expenses due to unforeseen situations (strike, flight cancelled…)
  7. - Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  8. - entry fees for cultural sites.