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 4-star hotel for your overnight stay. Overnight at a 4 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 a 4 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: Horse renting in Helambu Region is USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
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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.