Helambu Valley Cultural Trek for families, 8 Days
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Helambu Valley Cultural Trek for families, 8 Days

Days: 8 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)

Helambu Valley Cultural Trek for families is a low altitude short trek near the capital city of Kathmandu which is just the ideal holiday destination for families looking forward to family trekking in Nepal. This trek covers traversing through Hyolmo villages along a diverse range of green valleys and lush forests with magnificent mountain views. The trek acquaints you and your children with pristine nature and culture that stays amiss in the daily lives.

Helambu Valley Cultural Trek for families starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. After a brief stay in Kathmandu, you take a drive to Melamchi Pul and begin to walk. The trail passes through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests and takes you across several streams. En route, you come across many Mani walls, Chortens, and prayer flags which reflect the Tibetan Buddhist culture followed by the locals in Helambu region. In places like Sermathang, Ghangyul, and Tarkeghyang, you can explore the Buddhist monasteries and get valuable insight on Buddhism. The Hyolmo culture of the people in Helambu is another major highlight of the trek, which is also the reason why this trek is alternatively known as “Hyolmo Heritage Trek ’’. This trek is an amazing opportunity to expose your children to the culture and lifestyle of the people living in an isolated part of Nepal so that they can observe lives from a different perspective and enjoy while doing so. The trek also offers breathtaking views of the Langtang Himal Range and several other snowy peaks surrounding it. Being a trek with moderate difficulty, the entire family can enjoy this trek. 

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition has crossed more than 15 years in the field of travel and tourism in Nepal. We are best recognized for our family trekking packages are well crafted and excellently executed to provide the best holiday experience for the traveling family with their children. We take care of your accommodation, transportation, permits, and every other travel needs. Moreover, we take special care of your children by providing porter assistance, comfortable lodging, and maintaining an altitude within the "safe zone" of your youngest child.

Highlights of the Trek: 

  • Superb views of snow-capped mountains, 
  • the rich cultural heritage of Tamang and Yolmo Sherpa people and their art forms is depicted in wood carvings of windows, 
  • dance festivals and unique and age-old weaving traditions, ancient Buddhist monasteries. 
  • Langur monkeys and dense forest of fir and rhododendron trees that bloom in spring, 
  • explore picturesque Tibetan villages, enjoy the quick succession of distinctive landscapes and climates, particularly rich in rare species of animals and plants, 
  • one of the most interesting and varied areas in the Himalaya due to the stretch of mountain chain closest to Kathmandu and easily accessible by road, 

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Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Helambu Region
Type of Trek
Family Hiking
Duration
8 Days
Highest Elevation
2,740 m (8,990 ft)
Grade
Moderate
Meals
Full board during the trek
Accomodations
3* Hotel in Kathmandu & lodges during the trek
Best Season
Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) & Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by
Private 4W Vehicle

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Itinerary 
Day 1: 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 there, you will be transferred to a 3-star hotel for your overnight stay. Overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Melamchi Pul by private vehicle (4-5 hours) & trek Kakani (1996 m/6549 ft,  8.8 km/5.5 mi, 3-4 hours)
A private vehicle will take you to Melamchi Pul, the starting point of the trek, via a blacktopped highway. On the way, you can see great views of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal Ranges. After lunch in Melamchi Pul, you make a steep climb through the forest to reach the Tamang village of Kakani. Overnight at a lodge in Kakani.

Day 3: Trek from Kakani to Sermathang (2590 m/8497 ft, 9.9 km/6.2 mi, 4-5 hours)
Today you leave Kakani and head to Sermathang village in the Helambu valley. Make a gentle ascend through the pine forests and walk past many small monasteries and Chortens before arriving in Sermathang. Sermathang is a beautiful Hyolmo village from where you can see the views of Ganesh Himal (7422m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and Langtang Himal Range. You can explore the Buddhist monastery here, which was built around the 18th century. Overnight at a lodge in Sermathang.

Day 4: Trek from Sermathang to Tarkeghyang (2600 m/8530 ft, 11 km/6.8 mi, 4-5 hours)
Today as you trek towards Tarkeghyang, you get to experience the Buddhist culture that dominates the Helambu valley. You will be walking past several Mani walls and Chortens as you traverse through lush green forests. You will make a stop at Ghangyul for lunch, and then you trek through the rhododendron forests to arrive in Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu after its Hyolmo inhabitants. Here, you will visit the ancient Gekye Gompa, which hosts amazing views of the Langtang Himal range and the peaks of Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Overnight at a lodge in Tarkeghyang.

Day 5: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Melamchi Gaon (2530 m/8301 ft, 6.2 km/3.9 mi, 4-5 hours)
As you leave Tarkeghyang, you pass through several Hyolmo settlements today. The trail descends to Melamchi Khola and then ascends through the rhododendron forest until reaching Melamchi Gaon. Melamchi Gaon is a Hyolmo village surrounded by beautiful forests of oak and rhododendron. Overnight at a lodge in Melamchi Gaon.

Day 6: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Timbu (1580 m/5184 ft, 13 km/8.1 mi, 4-5 hours)
The trail descends through the rhododendron forests and takes you to a suspension bridge crossing which you follow a quite trail leading you to the village of Timbu. Timbu is a beautiful Tamang village with amazing landscapes. In the evening, you can stroll around the village and visit the nearby waterfall. Overnight at a lodge in Timbu.

Day 7: Drive from Timbu to Kathmandu (1338 m/4390 ft) by private vehicle (5-6 hours)
From Timbu, you drive back to Kathmandu following a winding trail that is rough until Melamchi Pul. The off-road trail, however, is full of wonderful sceneries composed of lush hills, river gorges, terraced farms, and picturesque settlements. The road is well paved from Dhulikhel, providing you a comfortable ride. Overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 8: Final Departure from Kathmandu
The 8-day trip comes to an end. Our representative will drive you to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Langtang Region is USD 65 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance. 

Booking open now: Join with us on a Helambu Valley Cultural Trek for families in 2021/2022/2023.

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 snftnepal@yahoo.de

Note: 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.

Price Adult below 12 years below 6 years Status *
USD 1,115
EUR 1.050
SFr 1.118
USD 835
EUR 787
SFr 838
USD 725
EUR 683
SFr 727
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* Kathmandu Guest House or Hotel Marshyangdi in Kathmandu.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter  water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Langtang National Park Permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.



Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu 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 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, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* 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.


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