Lower Dolpo Trek

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Lower Dolpo Trek Details

Helambu is a place in Langtang is popular for Tibetan Buddhism. The rich cultural monuments here depict the unique culture of Tamang and Sherpa people. The trek to helambu is one of the admired short trek in Nepal. It is comparatively an easy trek that does not require much of a hard work. The trail takes you on a loop of scenic villages of the Langtang region letting you explore the varied culture and the stunning mountain views. Not to mention, this trek is perfect for those who want to feel the Himalayan trekking in a short period of time.

Helambu Valley Trekking lets you explore the diverse flora and fauna as the trail passes through the Langtang National Park. Dwelling through the valleys and villages, the trek offers the spectacular views of mountain peaks such as Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal and more. The trek begins from Sundarijal  a Himalayan river-fed water reservoir. The trail ascends onto Shivapuri ridge that lets you witness the gorgeous views of Gauri Shanker (7,134m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m) and Ganesh Himal (7,405m).

Further the trek follows the ridge Kutumsang (2,450m), the first permanently inhabited village of this course. The trail leads you through the rhododendron forest to Tharepati ( 3690 m), which is the highest point of this trek. From hereon, the trek traverses through Melamchi Khola and the Melamchi village. Moreover, the gompa set on the to Tarke Ghyang offers excellent views of Dorje Lakpa (6,996m) and Ganja La to the north. We indulge through a surprising amount of old growth forest on the way where a lot of ancient rhododendron trees grace the trail.

Helambu Valley Trekking is undoubtedly the most diversified short trek of Nepal. Comprising of wildlife, vegetation, people and mountains, you will get to explore all in just about a week’s time. You will be amazed to witness the rich vegetations and wildlife in such short span of time. The great Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region a captivating experience.

Best time to visit

Autumn is the best season for Helambu Valley Trek. The weather is warm and the skies are clear. Also, Spring season is best time to visit here.

Includes and Excludes

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu.
* Domestic flight ticket and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the lodge trek.
* Home-Stay/Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment’s & insurance.
* All transportation.
* All necessary permits.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn’t include;
* Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance 
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment’s like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Kathmandu(Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Helambu Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal, Trek to Chisopani

Day 4: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang

Day 5: Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati

Day 6: Trek from Thadepati to Tarkeghyang

Day 7: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang

Day 8: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul pick up, Drive to Kathmandu

Day 9: Full day at Kathmandu

Day 10: Onward Departure

Helambu Valley Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

You will heartily be welcomed by our representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport. From thereon, you will be dropped at the hotel for relaxing. After that, you will be given a brief orientation of the Upper Mustang Trek by our representative.
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2Sightseeing at Kathmandu

After having our early morning breakfast, you will have a full day sightseeing plan at Kathmandu. Also popular as ‘the city of Temples’, you can visit the world heritage sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the beauty of the city, its culture, and tradition on this day. Furthermore, you will be prepared for trekking overnight. Overnight at the hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3 Drive to Sundarijal, Trek to Chisopani

The journey begins from a drive to Sundarijal. It is a Himalayan river-fed water reservoir. The trail ascends onto Shivapuri ridge that lets you witness the gorgeous views of Gauri Shanker (7,134m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m) and Ganesh Himal (7,405m). It would take about 45 minutes to reach Sundarijal. Then, we initiate our trek to Chisopani located nearby the valley. The trail offers the tranquil and serene views of the forest. Further, when we reach the top of the stair the trek moves ahead to the route of Chisapani.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge

Day 4 Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang

Today we head towards Kutumsang. After having our breakfast, we descend down, crossing meadows and fields. The trail offers the jaw-dropping views of the Langtang mountains. We descend down, crossing meadows and fields. The trail offers the jaw-dropping views of the Langtang mountains. After arriving at Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang the trail climbs the ridge to another pass. Finally we descend down towards Kutumsang.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge

Day 5Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati

Leaving behind Kutumsang, we head towards Thadepati. It would take about 6 hours to reach Thadepati. We climb above Kutumsang Ascending on a steep trail above Kutumsang, we dwell through fir and rhododendron forest, where there are no permanent settlements. Further, the trail leads to Yurin Danda with spectacular views of the Himalayas. Finally, we arrive at Thadepati after dwelling through the trails.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge

Day 6Trek from Thadepati to Tarkeghyang

After having our breakfast, we head towards Tarkeghyang. It would take approximately 6 hours to reach Tarkeghyang. The trail descends until we traverse through the Melamchi Khola. Then we trek up to Tarkeghyang indulging through Sherpa settlements. The views if the snow clad mountains with the sun rays hitting it makes it even more enchanting. Dwelling through the village, we head towards its monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region. Popularly known as Helambu, hence most of the inhabitants belong to the Helmu caste.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge

Day 7Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang

The journey to Sermathang takes about 4 hours. Leaving behind Tarkeghyang, we move towards the trail leading to Sermathang. The trekking trail is going to be comparatively easy compared to the previous days. Traversing through forests walking past streams, and cascading waterfalls, the journey is simply amazing. Indulging through the wide valley we explore the Sherpa village of Gangyul. From Gangyul, we arrive at Sermathang.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge

Day 8Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul pick up, Drive to Kathmandu

Today we head towards Melamchi Pul from Sermathang. It would take about 3 and a half hours to reach there. The trail initiates through a descending path towards Melamchi pul. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, but also there are inhabitants from other ethnic group. Further, we drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, our representatives will drop you off to your hotel. You can spend time resting/buying souvenirs back to home.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 9 Full day at Kathmandu

Today we spend our entire day exploring the capital city Kathmandu. Also popular as ‘the city of Temples’, you can visit the world heritage sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the beauty of the city, its culture, and tradition on this day. Furthermore, you will be prepared for trekking overnight. Overnight at the hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 10Onward Departure

After having your breakfast, you can have a relaxing time shopping in the city. At the evening our representatives will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Not to mention, you will be taking tons of memories of the trip.

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