The trip starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Helambu provides an instant Himalayan trek for those with limited time. This trek is an easy and enjoyable trip conducted at the average altitude of 3500 m. The trek takes you through Thadepati to Tarke Gyang, where a choice of trails opens up. However we go along the south ridge through Sermathang, down to the river at Melamchi, the site of a mega project to bring drinking water to Kathmandu via a series of tunnels. The trek concludes with a drive down to Kathmandu via Panchkhal, after a night's camp at Melamchi Bridge.
Day 1: Arrival and drop at the hotel.
Day 2: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Day 3: Chisapani - Gul Bhanjyang (2,180 m). This route includes Pati Bhanjyang an inhabitation of Brahmans and Chhetries. There is also a Police post and some hotels and teashops. The path follows a steeply ascend up to Chipling at (2,170 m) During climbing a staircase you can see many interesting Buddhist Money stones. After a 200 m climb you pass at Gul Bhanjyang, which consists of Tamang village at the height of 2,285 m.
Day 4: Gul Bhanjyang - Tharapati (3,400 m). Before you reach Tharapati, you will pass two ridges. From these points, Yuri Danda and Panghu Danda (3,285 m) everyone can see the beautiful mountain range.
Day 5: Tharapati - Tarkeghyang. It is a most interesting village for trekkers, because it's the largest village in this area. Nowadays, this area has been most commercialized because the people from Tarkeghyang are good and antique sellers; some of them have become rich by this kind of trading.
Day 6: Tarkeghyang - Shermathang (2,260 m). On this trail you can enjoy in springtime the Rhododendron forests. Butalso Mani walls, chortens, Sherpa village.
Day 7: Thombo - Talamarang (940 m). This valley is very fertile in crops and vegetables such as paddy, wheat, potatoes etc. Brahmans, Chhettries and Newars occupy lower land. After crossing a suspension bridge, you will visit Mahankal (1,130 m).
Day 8: Talamarang - Melamchitse Bazaar (830 m). Crossing Talamarang River you reach Rati Bhanjyang. A number of streams, water falls and landslides will blow your mind. Finally you come at the large town called Sermathang at (2,620 m), where the Langtang National park office will ask the trekkers for park entrance permit. If you follow the opposite route, the Shermathang offers a number of places to stay for tourists, more than at Melamitse Bazaar.
Day 9: Melamitse Bazaar - Kathmandu.
Day 10: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Drive out from Kathmandu to Chitwan.
Day 12: Chitwan. Elephant ride and bird watching after bed tea or coffee. Breakfast Canoeing on Rapti River, lunch, nature walk and special show of Tharu ethnic group's with Stick dance and dinner at 8 o'clock in the evening.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping, packing.
Day 15: Departure day. End of the service.
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