Group Size: 1 to 15 people People.
Max Altitude: 3650 m.
Arival On: Kathmandu.
Departure From: Kathmandu.
Meals: All major meal on the trek; breakfast in Kathmandu.
Accomodation: Tourist class hotel in Kathmandu, Tea house on the trek.
Trip Information: This trek is also available on yours requested dates.
Due to the easy access by road up to the trekking starting point, Helambu village is culturally rich and worth visiting from Kathmandu. This hike is perfect for seniors and families with children. After breakfast in Kathmandu, we can begin our journey by taking an overland drive to Sundarijal, where we will begin our trek through paddies terraces and green forests of oak and rhododendron, all set against a distant horizon of mountain peaks. We visit a number of Tamang and Sherpa villages and meet friendly people who have close family and cultural connections.
Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.
Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to major historical and religious sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today we drive to Sundarijal in a private vehicle for an hour and begin trek to Chisopani (2300m.) which takes about four hours. The trail enters through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement we will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang inhabitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.) Overnight at lodge.
The trail continues to drop from Chisopani crossing meadow and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang up to Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow can be a good camping spot, we further walk downhill to Kutumsang in a saddle atop the ridge. Over night at lodge.
The trek continues north up the Yurin Danda ridge from where we can have mountain views. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. Overnight at lodge.
From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forests with good views down into the Helambu Valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, and is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. There are also some Buddhist monasteries to visit along the trail. Overnight at lodge.
The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu is named after the Yalmo tribe. The Sherpa people living here originally belong to Yelmo tribe.
Today the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests along the way. The trek continues crossing some small streams on the way. Our last destination is Sermathang, a beautiful village inhabited by Yalmo community. To add the experience we will also visit many ancient monasteries in and around the village. Overnight at lodge.
The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several old villages with their own unique traditions. The trek today is quite pleasant with mountain views and interactions with many local and friendly people. Overnight at lodge.
Today we drive back to Kathmandu following the Friendship Highway. Overnight at hotel.
Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience. What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
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