Helambu Trek, If you want to have some peace of mind from your daily hustles and bustles of life, then Helambu Trek could be one of your options and you can have this trek with High Altitude Sherpa which provide you with every facility needed on the trek. Helambu Trek provides you with an opportunity to explore more of the ethnic hyolmo culture. Apart from that, the fascinating views of high snow- capped mountains, bamboo forests and majestic waterfalls waits for you. Helambu Trek takes roughly around eight to nine days which includes arrival to Kathmandu and farewell in the end.
The duration of is around helambu Trek one week and is rated as a moderately easy trek. Trek starts right from the beautiful place, Sundarijal which is only an hour drive from Kathmandu. We have to walk for an hour to reach Shivapuri National Park. The place is yet another motivation to continue with the trek. The trek continues as we pass the places packed with scenic beauties which include Kutumsang, Thadepati and Sermathang. Finally, we reach the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region. As we go, the views of Himalayas, thick forests etc accompany us. Also, the Buddhists monasteries are the attractions of the trek. On the trek, the highest altitude you will reach is 3650m. To be more precise, on the fifth day, we trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m).
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day/blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Team Composition in Trek
There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required. Guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training. this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. It is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek and Depending on the nature of the travel.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. You are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude. Self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Sundarijal (Drive) to Chisapani||2300 m||Lodge|
|Day 2||Chisapani to Kutumsang||2446 m||Lodge|
|Day 3||Kutumsang to Thadepati||3650 m||Lodge|
|Day 4||Thadepati to Tarke Ghyang||2580 m||Loddge|
|Day 5||Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang||2640 m||Lodge|
|Day 6||Sermathang to kathmandu vai Melamchi Bazaar||846 m||Lodge|
|Day 7||Internationale flight|
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and drive to hotel (1,350m.)
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the helambu trek each day program. O/n at hotel.
Day 02: Visit cultural and historical heritage sites of Kathmandu.
We tour Durbar Square, hiddu tample: Pashupatinath temple, buddisht stupa Swayambhunath stupa and buddhist stupa: Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. O/n at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2300m): 4-5 hours.
After breakfast drive to Sundarijal for an hour and Sundarijal is situated at the elevation of 1350m., trek starts from here trek through jungles, After passing through an army camp, the trail Chisapani Nagarkot trekking is the east side of Kathmandu. It is easy and short trekking or hiking inside forest, Nepalese inhabitants and the hidden valley. the sport is famous for the mountain panoramic view includes Annapurna to Langtang range and starting and ending point of Helambu trekking.Nagarkot is a famous place to see the mountain ranges and sunrise. It lies at an altitude of 2175 meters and is located 35 km east of Kathmandu you arrive Chisapani within 5 hours. The trek leads up at the first and goes down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani at 2300m. O/n at hotel.
Day 04: Chisapani to Kutumsang (2,446m): 5-6 hours.
The second day of this wonderful journey will be a longer walking distance to Kutumsang village, the trek follows descending to Pati Bhanjyang, a Hindu Brahman and Chhetris village, from here walk climbs then with downhill reaching to another nice Chippling village, then with an uphill walk to Kutumsang village. O/n at hotel.
Day 05: Kutumsang to Tharepati (3,650m): 5-6 hours.
Morning walk climbs to Yurin Danda ridge from Kutumsnag and crossing a pass at 3,510 meter before descending to the forested area, the trail passes through rhododendron forests and few small settlements till Tharepati is reached for overnight halt, Tharepati the highest point of this trek offering stunning views of rolling landscapes and high mountains of Langtang and Jugal mountain range. O/n at hotel.
Day 06: Tharepati to Malemchegaon( 2,560m): 4-5 hours.
From here trial ascents to a ridge top with fabulous view of Jugal Himal range, then walking further on the downhill path to reach Melamchi Khola, crossing the river and with a short climb to Malemchegaon for overnight stop, a traditional Sherpa and Yolmo’s village of Buddhist religion with Tamang tribes houses are decorated with nice intricate carving on wooden doors and windows. O/n at hotel.
Day 07: Malemchegaon to Tarke Gyang (2,590m): 4-5 hours.
After leaving this village the trail leads downhill to Melamchi River then crossing a bridge over with a climb then reaching at Tarkeghyang village via Nakote village, with time for a visit the oldest Buddhist monasteries, Ama Yangri on the top of the village tarke Gyang. O/n at hotel.
Day 08: Tarke gyang to Sermathang( 2,610m): 3– 4 hours.
With remarkable time at Tarke Gyang, morning trek leads on the gradual trail towards attractive forests marveling the surrounding views villages of this Helambu region, walk passes many Buddhist monuments, chortens and on the meadows to reach a small village of Gangyul, following the walk with marvelous views of rolling hills to Shermathang, another pleasant nice Yolmo village for overnight halt with time for to explore its old monastery. O/n at hotel.
Day 09: Sermathang to Malemchepul drive Kathmandu: (1,100m.) 4 hours.
The final day of this wonderful journey leads downhill, towards flat land till it reaches a newly built stupa and a statue of Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasamvaba) then walking downhill into pine forest to Kakani village. Trekking continues with a descend to Dubachaur and then walking further reaching a bridge over Melamchi Khola, and finally ending this nice walk at Melamchepul, Drive back to Kathmandu through the town of Dhulikhel and Banepa and then finally to Kathmandu. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Final Departure to your own destinations.
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. sunglasses with UV protection
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6. Fleece jacket or pullover
7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9: Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- necessary
10: Lightweight gloves
11: Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12: Fleece liner gloves
13: Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
14: Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
15: Lightweight cotton long pants
16: Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
17: Fleece or wool pants
18: Gore-tex jacket
19; Gore-tex jacket trouser
20: thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21: Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
22: Hiking boots with spare laces
23: Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
24: Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
25: Headlamp and batteries
26: Basic First Aid Kit
27: Daypack (approximately
28: Water bottles (2)
29: Small wash towel
30: Swise knife
31: Leap gurd 30 spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
– For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage – 2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid – 10.
6. Dressing tape – 1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximetry:
1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4.Values under 90percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges –20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic –10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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