Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1338 m/4390 ft)
The trip begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport from where you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay. Overnight at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2300 m/7546 ft, 10 km/6.2 mi, 5 hours)
Today you leave Kathmandu and drive to Sundarijal which takes about one hour. The trek begins from Sundarijal with a gradual uphill climb through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Continue the trek through the forest with various floras enjoying the scenic landscape for a few more hours to reach Chisapani. In Chisapani, you will be greeted by a skyline filled with snow-capped mountains. Overnight at a lodge in Chisapani.
Day 03: Trek from Chisapani to Gul Bhanjyang (2140 m/7021 ft, 14 km/8.7 mi, 5 hours)
Start the day early to watch the beautiful sunrise over the mountains dominating the Chisapani skyline. Later, descend from Chisapani to Pati Bhanjyang and ascend to Chipling. From here, you make another steep climb on a stone staircase that takes you to Jogini Danda. Drop down through the rhododendron forests and continue the trek along the forested ridge before arriving in the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. Overnight at a lodge in Gul Bhanjyang.
Day 04: Trek from Gul Bhanjyang to Mangengoth (3285 m/10778 ft, 9.4 km/5.8 mi, 5 hours)
You start climbing along the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to reach a small pass, from where you head north to arrive in Kutumsang. After a short rest in the Hyolmo village of Kutumsang, you continue to climb on a steep trail through the rhododendron and fir forest to reach Mangengoth. Overnight at a lodge in Mangengoth.
Day 05: Trek from Mangengoth to Melamchi Gaon (2530 m/8301 ft, 9.3 km/5.8 mi, 6 hours)
Walk through the forests and cross the small streams to reach Thadepati Pass (3690m). An amazing view of the Langtang Himal range, Naya Kanga (5844m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) can be seen from the top of the pass. You then head east and the trail drops down rapidly through the pine and rhododendron forest towards Bolgang. Cross a suspension bridge and make a short climb to reach the Hyolmo village of Melamchi Gaon. Melamchi Gaon has a Tibetan Buddhist monastery with brightly painted walls and statues of Guru Rimpoche. Overnight at a lodge in Melamchi Gaon.
Day 06: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2600 m/8530 ft, 6.1 km/3.8 mi, 4 hours)
Cross the suspension bridge over Melamchi Khola and begin the climb to Tarkeghyang. En route, you pass through many Sherpa settlements scattered on the hillside. A winding trail through the forest brings you to Tarkehyang, also known as Helambu, which is inhabited by the Hyolmo community. Here, you visit one of the biggest and oldest monasteries of the region, Gekye Gompa, with the backdrop of Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Naya Kanga (5844m). Overnight at a lodge in Tarkeghyang.
Day 07: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2590 m/8596 ft, 11 km/6.8 mi, 5 hours)
Today’s trek is easy as the trail is flat and passes through beautiful forests. A gentle descent takes you to Sermathang, which is an important apple-growing area in the Helambu region. There is also a Buddhist monastery which dates back to the 18th century. On a bright day, you can get the views of Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and Naya Kanga (5844m). Overnight at a lodge in Sermathang.
Day 08: Trek from Sermathang to Kakani (1996 m/6549 ft, 9.9 km/6.2 mi, 3 hours) and drive back to Kathmandu (1338 m/4390 ft)
Today is the final day of trekking. You leave Sermathang and head to Kakani passing through several old villages and chair pine forest. The trail is dotted with several monasteries leading your way to Kakani, the last Hyolmo village in this trek. You take the private vehicle and drive back to Kathmandu from Kakani, relishing the countryside view seen throughout the drive. Overnight at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 09: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Our company representative will drive you to the airport for your scheduled flight back home.
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