Trekking and Walking

Helambu Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Nepal

Helambu Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Durtation: 8 Days

Price: US 815 All Inclusive

At the maximum elevation of just 3500 m, this short Helambu Chisapani Nagarkot Trek showcases the supreme highlights of the Himalayan Ranges and an insight into the diverse culture of the mountain people. Tarkey Ghyang is an eye-appealing spot in the journey - Sherpa Village consisting mostly of Yak Herders and farmers.

Located at a close distance from the capital, Helambu catches the eyes of travelers for many fascinating reasons. It is the Hyolmo Culture of the locals, the sight of the snow-capped Himalayan Peaks, majestic waterfalls, bamboo forests, and green rhododendron trees that make up for the majority of the trekking journey.

While you will be walking the trail, the scenery of the Himalayan Peaks and different monasteries combines together to deliver an enchanting experience.

A few hours of drive from the vibrant and colorful city of Kathmandu leads you to Sundari Jal from where you will begin the walk up to Chisapani. Besides being an exciting short trek in the Himalayas, the Helambu Trek also promises to reward you with the sights of some extremely amazing small villages like Talamarang, Timbu, Tarkhegyang.

You will be amazed to see how the locals in these villages are holding on to their roots by practicing the Sherpa Culture with pride. Other notable stops in the journey include Sermathang, Melamchi, Nagarkot, and Bhaktapur before finally traveling back to Kathmandu.

Trek Highlights

  • Trek through the dense forest and beautiful landscapes
  • Views of many snowcapped peaks
  • Exciting short trek in the Himalayas
  • Learn different cultures and lifestyles of Hyolmo Culture people and locals
  • Pass through majestic waterfalls, bamboo forests, and green rhododendrons forest

Trip Outline

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350 m) and trek to ChisoPani (2300 m)

Day 02: Trek from ChisoPani to Talamarang (960 m)

Day 03: Trek from Talamarang to Timbu.

Day 04: Trek from Timbu to Tarkeghyang

Day 05: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang

Day 06: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazar

Day 07: Trek from Melamchi Pul Bazar to Nagarkot

Day 08: Trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan and Kathmandu

(Note: You can extend your trip within Kathmandu or outside Kathmandu Valley).

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m) & trek to Chisopani (2300m)

1 hr drive & 4-5 hrs walk

We thrive to deliver you a life-changing trekking experience and as you will be done embracing the beautiful and authentic culture of Nepal in Kathmandu, the hour's drive to Sundarijal begin. As you set your foot in Sundarijal, you will be blown away by the thrilling beauty of the surroundings. The walk starts from here on the trail that runs along with a small hydroelectric plant finally enters the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Going further on the journey, you will witness the first rural settlement of Nepal, the Mulkharka Settlement mostly inhabited by Tamang people. The walk from here traverses through the beauty of the oak and rhododendron forests which finally leads you to Chisopani. The magnificence of the high Himalayan Peaks like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Shishapangma, Gaurishankar, and much more is a treat to witness.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Local teahouse/lodge

Day 2

Trek to Talamarang (960m)

5-6 hrs trek

The journey today begins with a downhill trek crossing through the authentic rural Nepal where you will get to see terraced farmlands, villages, local farmers, and farming animals till you reach your first stop at Pati Bhanjyang. After your shortstop at Pati Bhanjyang, you will take the ascending trail leading out towards Gosaikunda cutting through the terraced lands and villages, and finally reach Thakani.

Here, you will get the chance to witness a whole different culture and community as well as gorgeous views of ranges like Langtang Himal, Dorje Lapka, and some other surrounding peaks before you set and ready to take on the rough trail ahead to Talamarang. Talamarang is a mixed community to be precise as people of different cultures reside here. You can also see a motorable road that connects to Kathmandu via Timbu and Melamchi Pul Bazaar.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Local teahouse/lodge

Day 3

Trek to Timbu (2330m)

5-6 hrs trek

Follow the motorable road out of Talamarang and start on the raw trail giving you deeper delves into the culture of the local villagers. You will also cross a couple of villages like Mahankal and Chanaute along your way to Timbu. Feel the cool breeze as you go past these villages over the flat path and take in all the beauty nature is offering. If you plan to take this trail in October, then you get to see the farmers harvesting rice in their merry behavior. 

The Timbu Village is a reflection of the authentic mountain culture and this Sherpa Village is certainly a thing to look out for in the journey. The abundance of the Sherpa and Tamang people going ahead with their daily chores is a sight you get to witness and cherish.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Local teahouse/lodge

Day 4

Trek to Tarkeghyang (2743m)

6-7 hrs trek

Tarkeghyang is among the prettiest of the Sherpa villages, dotted with beautiful ancient monasteries and supreme green sights of nature. Moreover, Tarkeghyang is originally known as Helambu and the name is originated from the Hemlu Caste. 

Besides the culture of the village, the trail you walk on today is equally enthralling. Witness the terraced lands and forests as you walk on the ascending journey bypassing many small settlements.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Local teahouse/lodge

Day 5

Trek to Shermathang (2664m)

5 hrs trek

The fifth day marks the easiest day of the whole journey as most part of the walk is on flatlands. Enjoy the brilliance of the surroundings, beautiful forests, small streams, vast green lands, all account for the raw beauty of nature.

After relaxing and refreshing 5-hours of walk, as you reach the Shermathang Village, the surreal setting of the village will amaze you as a whole. As you look up to the northern face, the sights of the Jugal Himal range will tempt. At the highest point of the village, you get to see a Buddhist Monastery.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Local teahouse/lodge

Day 6

Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazar (2775m)

7 hrs trek

Another pleasant walk is to Melamchi Pul Bazar where you get to socialize and mix with the locals along the way. Though the majority of the village is dominated by the Sherpa Culture, you will see a lot of people of other ethnicities. The walk is blessed with the splendor of the mountain views while the descending trail passes through the meadows and cultivated fields. Undoubtedly, a fine trekking experience.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Local teahouse/lodge

Day 7

Trek to Nagarkot (2211m)

7 hrs trek

Brace yourselves for a daunting uphill trek on the steep ascent and as you walk to savor the sights of the terraced lands and distant settlements. Moreover, you will also get to see a few forests making your journey even more memorable. Witness the locals doing their daily chores and as you cover the steep trail till Kartike Village, you will enjoy the last part of the walk until Nagarkot.

Now, we planned this destination to present you with some exclusive sights of this country. Nagarkot is a fascinating place to witness some ecstatic views of the mountains. Sights of Annapurna, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Langtang, and many other ranges make this an outstanding place to watch the sunrise. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel/resort

Day 8

Trek to Changunarayan & drive to Kathmandu

4 hrs trek & 1.5 hrs drive

The first part of the trek to Changunarayan takes around three and half hours and it is another 90 minutes of a drive back to the capital, Kathmandu. Experience the thrill of walking along a ridge with views of the Changunarayan Temple, Sankhu Village, and Bhaktapur Village. This temple has a lot of rich history associated with it and is beautifully decorated with sculptures and carvings. Rediscover your soul from within in this oldest temple of the valley before finally boarding the vehicle back to Kathmandu.

Note: You can extend your trip within Kathmandu or outside Kathmandu Valley.

Breakfast & Lunch

Hotels

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • TIMS
  • Permit
  • Transportation
  • Guide and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Tea)
  • Accommodation
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Government Fees & Taxes

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Visa fees USD 25 Cash on arrival
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, and others
  • Beverage expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation etc.

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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