Helambu – Shivapuri Trekking
Helambu – Shivapuri trekking With a diverse range of brilliant green valleys, misty rhododendron forests and distant horizons of snowy peaks, Helambu is the ideal short trek. There are simple tea houses along this route, yet the area remains relatively unspoilt by tourism. You will experience the Yolmo culture of high mountain villages, marvel at vistas of lonely high mountains and watch enthralled as the farmers toil in the fields using hand-made tools and teams of water-buffalo.
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Helambu Shivapuri Trek
Trip Duration: 11 days
Max. Altitude: 4300m
Accommodation: 3 nights in Kathmandu & 7 nights in trekking lodge
Transportation: Local Bus / Private Jeep Extra
Group Size:Min 2pax
# Welcome in Airport by garland
# Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
# Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast
# sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
# Kathmandu /Melamchi /Budhanilkantha/ Kathmandu by local bus or private jeep
# Accommodation in tea house during trek
# Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
# 4 seasonal sleeping bags
# trekking map for group
# All necessary paper work & Permits
# All cost for a Clear Sky Treks staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between each two clients while on trek)
# Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Clear Sky Treks staff
# National Park Fee
# First aids kit
# Travel & Rescue arrangement.
# All government taxes.
# Farewell dinner
# International Airfare
# Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
# Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
# Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
# Client's insurance, 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
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
Drive to Melamche Pul Bazar and overnight at lodge.
It is a 4-5 hour drive from Kathmandu to Melamchi Bazar with private trans port.
Melamchi to Kakani
Continue ascending towards the Palcheghyang monastery and to Palthang Mani. Further trekking for 2/3 hours Northwards brings you to a small Sherpa village of Sermathang ( 2500 m). Camp in the village itself.
Kakani To Tarkeghyang
Ascend from here in the morning towards a Chorten at 4300 meters. Splendid view of the himalayas from here. In the afternoon, continue descending Westwards to Tarkeghyang- a thick Sherpa settlement which looks like a Swiss mountain village. Tarkeghyang is also famous for its big monastery. Camp for the night.
Tarkeghyang/ Rest day
Tarkeghyang/ Rest day for local explorations
Tarkeghyang to MelamchiGhyang
Descend from here towards the bridge at 1900 meters and continue ascending steeply to the village of Melamchi through the forests of Orchids and rhododendrons. Camp at Melamchi ( 2600 meters).
Melamchighyang to Tharepati
Proceed westwards, descending steeply through the dense forests. Ascend to the ridge of Tharepati ( 3500 meters). Camp for the night.
Tharepati to Kutumsang
Continue descending from Phengyu Danda covering about 300 ft. downhill to the village of Khutumsang. Camp in the village itself.
Kutumsang to Chisapani
Keep close to the ridge until you arrive at Gulbhanjyang Pass( 2150 m.) . The path follow the ridge Southwards from here descending through the village of Chipling ( 2500 m) to Chisopani Chaur. Camping in Chisopani ( 2200 m).
Chisapani to Shivapuri
Trek Westwards from here, passing through Dungra Goan. Ascend through the jungles to reach the top of Shivapuri. Shivapuri offers one of the most dramatic views of the Jugal himal and the Gaurishanker range including Mt.Everest. Camp in Shivapuri (2715 m).
Shivapuri to Kathmandu
Early sunrise followed by early breakfast. Descend downhill to Bagdwar and Ngatse monastery. A visit to the Gompa is well rewarding. Continue your journey back to Kathmandu.
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