|Total Duration: 14 days||Trip Grade: Moderate||Altitude: 3490m.|
|Activities: Trekking||Area: Langtang||Season: Mar - July, Sep - Dec|
|Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge||Transportation: Drive in - Drive out||Group Size: 2 - 12 pax|
This short trek to the north east of Kathmandu valley offers opportunity to visit Sherpa and Tamang villages and also good mountain views.Low elevation and easy access are other attractions.An hour of drive takes us to the trailhead Sundarijal . After few hours we reach the Shivapuri ridge offering gorgeous views of Langtang lirung(7246 m), Gauri Shankar (7134 m) and Ganesh himal (7405 m). En route we pass through villages of Kutumsang and Tharepati(3597 m) and reach Tarke Ghyang.After enjoying good view s here we reach to melamchi pul from where we catch our vehicle for Kathmandu .The Sherpa villages of Helambu due north of Kathmandu valley presents an easy getaway. This area because of its low elevation and the Sherpa villages make it an interesting 6 day loop. Starting with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal the trail to Helambu climbs on to the Shivapuri ridge from where there are sweeping views of the central Himalayas.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu O/n BB
You will be receive at Airport and Transfer to Hotel O/n rest of time leisure or self explore Market.
Day 02 : In Kathmandu, O/n BB
Breakfast, Explore World cultural Heritage Sites are: Pashupatinath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Shyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day 03 : Kathmandu-Chisapani alt 2200m 5-6hrs trek O/n. ( BLD)
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (12km.), trek to Chisapani, alt 2200m, trail gradually ascend to Chisapani across dense different species of forest and local villages. Golden opportunity to view birds.
Day 04 : Chisapani-Kutumsang 2470m, 6hrs O/n( BLD).
After Breakfast trek down to Patibhyanjang and trek across villages, rice field and forest to Kutumsang.
Day 05 : Kutumsang to Tharepati (3490m.) 7-8 hrs O/n.( BLD).
Today is hard walk along dense forest and passing villages.
Day 06 : Tharepati- Tharkeghyang, alt 2560m, 5-6hrs O/n.( BLD).
Day 07 : Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2620m.)5-6 hrs, O/n (BLD).
Day 08 : Sermathang to Melemchipul. (830m.), 5-6hrs O/n ( BLD).
Day 09 : Breakfast and drive 5 hrs to Kathmandu O/n Hotel BB.
Day 10 : Drive to Pokhara 200kms/5-6hrs O/n Hotel BB.
Day 11 : An early morning drive to Sarankot to view the massif Annapurna, Fishtal and Dhaulagiri ( if interested take ultra light flight), noon visit Tibetan camp, Seti River Gorges and Davis fall/n Hotel BB.
Day 12 : Breakfast fly back to Kathmandu, noon sight seeing at patan Durbar square and transfer to Nagarkot.O/n Hotel BB.
Day 13 : Drive to Kathmandu Visiting Patan Durbar square & rest of time free for personnel things.o/N Hotel BB.
Day 14: Transfer to Airport.
National Park entry permit, Trekking permit, all surface transportation to and fro, a guide and required number of porter(s), all meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trek, insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs, Two Night Hotel in Kathmandu, Pick and Drop Airport to Airport, Welcome Dinner in Nepali Kitchen.
Cost Not Included:
Personal expenses (Cold drink,beverages etc.) Insurance, Tips, Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Alternative transportation etc.