Days: 11 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Easy and short Trekking in Nepal is designed for those without any experiences of Trekking before and those who have little time to experience the mountains of Majestic Himalayan country. Each programmed provides great opportunity to experience Nepalese Villages, Green Landscapes, Himalayan Snowcapped Mountains, Himalayan White Water Rivers and many more. This trek is a relatively low altitude one and because it is close to Kathmandu. The trek passes through some beautiful forests and very interesting villages on route. Along the way, we visit the homes of Brahmins, Tamangs and Sherpas people of Nepal. In the Helambu region, the Sherpas are quite distinct from the Sherpas of the Everest region in both language and customs. The ranges of mountains that rise above us match the diversity of the people. From low altitudes, we have excellent views of mountains that include the Langtang Range, the Annapurnas, Manaslu and even Everest on a clear day. This is also the most easily accessible of all areas from Kathmandu. It lies about 70km north of Kathmandu Valley, it is an area inhabited by Sherpas, Tamags and Chetrries. The language, culture and dress of the Helambhu Sherpas are very different from those who live in Solu khumbu and Rolwaling area and it is famous place for arts (Thanka).
Flora and Fauna
The forests of Helambhu region and Langtang area prime example of temperate and sub alpine vegetation. The dense oak and pine forests on the trail of particular interest. As usual, the Rhododendrons from a spectacular display during the spring.
People and culture
The people here are of Tibetan origin and call themselves Sherpa although they are quite distinct from the Sherpas of Everest region both in language and customs. Also found in large numbers here are the Tamang people who also originated in Tibet but settled in Nepal considerably earlier than Sherpas.
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
After brekafast in the hotel, Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very close form the centre of Kathmandu. It takes some minutes to be there. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple which is considered to be self made Stupa. Then visit to Boudhanath Stupa: the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the bigger stupa in the world. You can basically experience Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in Boudhanath Area. Boudhanath area is the authentic place to buy Tibetan stuffs. Again you will be visit Pashupatinath Temple and it is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, an eight-century statue of Brahma the creator and numerous other temples. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal with a private vehicle (40min) and trek to Chisapani 2215m 3-4hours. Panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley and on mountains such as Jugal, Ganesh Himal & Langtang range and beautiful sub tropical forests as well as the Tamang settlements on the way. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang 2470m (5-6h). Buddhist monuments like large Chortens, monasteries and maniwalls can be seen on the way as well as scattered Brahman and Chhetri villages in Gul Banjyang. The most beautiful time for the rhododendron forest is from march to april, blooming flowers in all kinds of colours! Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 5: Trek from Kutumsang to Mangengoth 3220m (5-6h). Follow the oak and rhododendron forest and chortens. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Mangengoth to Melamchi Gaun 2530m (4-5h). Finally we reach the Sherpa village. Then we visit the beautiful monastery in Melamchi Gaun. In this village the Sherpa people are different than in Solukhumbu, but the culture, religion and social value is the same because they follow all the tibetan Buddhism. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Melamchi Gaun to Tarke Ghyang 2740m (3-4h). Climb down to the Melamchi river and climb up to Tarke Ghyang village. It is the largest and picturesque Sherpa village in this area and it is also known as Yolmo village. We have to visit the ancient monastery there because this is the biggest. Gompa in this area. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Tarke Ghyang to Yangri Peak 3770m to Gangjawal 2770m (3-4h). Follow the way up till to Yangri peak or the white peak because this is a one of the nice and best view point for all Langtang range, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Gangchhembu and many more. Than continue till Gangjawal. Visit another ancient monastery there. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 9: Trek from Gangjawal to Kakani 1996m (3-4h). This day we should visit two ancient monasteries in Sermanthang village and it is also beautiful Sherpa village. Mani wall and Chortens are on your trail. A very beautiful Statue of Guru Rinpoche you'll find on your left handside on the way down to Kakani. He 'sits' on a little hill and is sponsored by Khenpo Namdrol's Padmasambhava Global Project for World Peace. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Kakani to Melamchi Pul/ Bazar 870m (3-4h) and drive to Kathmandu by private vehicle (4-5h) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Our Trek Package Cost Includes:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van / Bus.
- Accommodation with breakfast at 3***Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per above itinerary.
- Transportation by private car.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
- All teahouse accommodation during the trek.
- 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food,
accommodation, salary, equipments and their insurance.
- Langtang National Park permit.
- Shivapuri National Park.
- First Aid Medical Kit box.
- Government taxes.
- Office Service charge.
Our Trek Package Cost doesn't Include:
- Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
- 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.
- Private Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to hire or buy in
- Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
- Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and
- Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
- Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
- Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.