Custom Helambu Trek

Helambu is popular among the trekkers for its scenic grandeur and pleasant & favorable climate. Located about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, it extends from the north of Tarangmarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. There we meet several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Malamchi Khola. This trek is a comparatively easy one due to the fact that the elevations are lower, ranging between 800 m and 3600 m, offering less climbing as well as warmer temperatures. The most important benefit of this trek is that the area is less crowded & free from noise in comparison to the Annapurna trek or some parts of the Everest treks. This trek offers a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Kathmandu Arrival

Upon arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and driven to your overnight accommodation at Dwarika's Hotel.

Overnight: Dwarika's Hotel

Day 2 - Nagarkot - Chourkibhanjang

This morning embark on an hour drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot.

Nagarkot has gained immense popularity for its awe inspiring sunrise and sunset views. Only 30 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175m, this little town enjoys cool mountain breezes and one of the best panoramic views of the Himalayas, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. This incredible view is the prime attraction that brings hordes of visitors to Nagarkot.

An easy 4-hour walk from Nagarkot through the local villages and rice fields takes us to Chourkibhanjang.

Overnight: Campsite (All Meals Included)

Day 3 - Chourkibhanjang - Chisapani

Today we depart to Chisapani, where you will be enjoy excellent views over the whole Himalayan range from Manaslu, Ganesh Himal to Everest, Midhill mountains and valley of Helambu!

Overnight: Campsite (All Meals Included)

Day 4 - Chispani - Golbhanjang

The trail goes downhill until Pati Bhanjang. Here you'll have to ascend all the way to Chipling, crossing meadows and fields. There are good mountain views along this stretch of trail. Continuing along the forested ridge, the trail descends to a large Chorten over looking the Tamang village of Golbhanjang.

Overnight: Campsite (All Meals Included)

Day 5 - Golbhanjang - Tarangmarang

Today the trek continues to Tarangmarang.

Overnight: Campsite (All Meals Included)

Day 6 - Tarangmarang - Kakani

This morning we begin the trek towards Kakani. This retreat is 29km north-west of Kathmandu and lies beside the road at Trisuli at an altitude of 2,073m. From the hilltop excellent views can be had of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Gauri Shanker. In spring wildflowers cover the hillsides.

The trekking trail begins at Balaju and continues on a flat stretch for more than an hour until Kauli. From there it is a stiff one-hour climb. Strawberries are grown here for export.

Overnight: Campsite (All Meals Included)

Day 7 - Melamchi - Kathmandu

Without climbing any hills, the trail goes through Dubhachaur and Kaphalgiri villages (crowded with thatched roof houses). Wander through a pine forest path until it becomes a steep ditch. Then cross through the wooden bridge at Melamchi Khola, where you'll explore the Melamchi bazaar. After the Melamchi Bazaar you will be driven back to Kathmandu (approximately 4 hours).

Overnight: Dwarika’s Hotel (Breakfast Included)

Day 8 - End Of Services

Today after check-out you are free to continue in Kathmandu, or proceed to Pokhara or elsewhere!

(Breakfast Included)

Accommodation Information

Dwarika’s Hotel

The hotel houses an extensive collection of artefacts from the 13th century onwards, and the buildings and courtyards house some of Nepal’s best craftsmanship – capturing the beauty and spirit of an ancient city. The amalgamation of Nepal’s heritage with its longstanding tradition of hospitality makes the Dwarika’s Kathmandu an intimate experience of a refined Nepali lifestyle.Located in the heart of the city, yet conveniently close to the airport, the Dwarika's Kathmandu is an ideal base from which guests can explore Nepal's infinite charms. The spacious rooms, elegant setting and Nepali warmth make it a luxurious retreat, and an experience to treasure.

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