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20-28 APRIL 2018

Trekking in flowering Himalaya. Helambu Valley

The sea of juicy buds of all shades - white, pink, lilac, red, scarlet, purple and even blue!
20-28 April 2018
Trekking in flowering Himalaya. Helambu Valley
Have you ever seen mountains covered with juicy multicolored flowers? This beauty just blows your mind! Our tour to the Flowering Himalayas is a warm spring journey along the mountain slopes of Helambu, which only once a year, in April, are covered with amazing flowers of rhododendrons. Millions of flowers of all shades - white, pink, purple, red, scarlet, purple and even blue!

Bright flowers against the background of snowy peaks and blue sky; Delicate petals as colorful carpet covering the forest paths and trails; juicy buds in the crowns of old-aged trees or in fragile bushes - this magnificence of fabulous Himalayan jungles can not be expressed in words, it touches the depths of the soul!

This tour will be a real pleasure for professional photographers and instagram lovers :) It will definitely suit all the women who dream of having unique photos in the blossoming rhododendron forest against the backdrop of the Himalayan peaks :) Well, the men will definitely like the tour with its stunning views, sunsets, dawns, forests , mountains and beautiful women on the background of blooming rhododendrons :)) And a nice addition to all the beauty will be the search for a red panda in bamboo thickets - to find this beautiful but lazy little animal is not easy, but we will try!
Dates: 20-28 April 2018.
Price: 1050 USD.
Advanced payment till 1st March 2018: 300 USD.
Group — 4- 9 person.
Watch our video from the last tour
Watch our video from the last tour
Trekking to the flowering valley of Helambu is a relatively easy, very beautiful and interesting journey in which we will walk, contemplate, take pictures, rest and just enjoy the unique panoramas of the Himalayas from a height of 3500 m
See the Itinerary:
Day 1 Arrival into Kathmandu (Meals on your own)

Pick up and transfer from airport to hotel.

Evening we will meet for pre dinner shopping.

The city of Kathmandu has many items for trekking easily available.

Eg, warm clothing, sleeping bags, trekking bags, trekking sticks rain coat, etc.

Dinner on your own. There are plenty of nice cafes and restaurants.

Common dishes are Dhal Bhat, Momo are Nepalese specialty



Overnight in :


Day 2 Kathmandu , Dubar (Central) Square & Street walking (Breakfast Provided)

Kathmandu's Durbar Square is picturesque and historic, and to reach it from Thamel you'll explore some colorful and lively alleyways en route. All of the guidebooks will have this down as a must-see, and they aren't wrong. However, what I would add is that you should leave yourself plenty of time to walk here. This way, you can check out some of the side streets, where you'll find little shops selling everything from Western clothes and colorful Saris to pots and pans, baked goods, coffee, and, of course, tea.





The Durbar Square in Patan is similar to the Durbar Square in Thamel, but with a history of its own. This square is home to an ancient palace and loads of beautiful architecture from the Newa people (one of the groups who occupied this area before Kathmandu was united into one city). Most of the architecture dates back to the 1600s, and like all three of the Durbar Squares, this one is a UNESCO Heritage site. The intricate craftsmanship on the wooden structures is something to marvel at: There has been some restoration work done over the years, but it has been done well, and most of what you see here today is original.



Overnight in :




Day 3 Kathmandu-Kutumsang( 2600m)-Maginghoth (3280m) (Breakfast)

Early in the morning about 6:30AM set off in the jeep. It will take us

approximately 6-7 hours to reach the place from where our actual trekking

begins. We will have a lunch break in Melamchi from where jeep will take us

on mountain road to Kutumsang. (Same day we should climb up to

Magingoth if time and weather permits us)



Overnight in



Day 4 Magin Goth(3280m) ( Meals on your own)



Today, you will track the Himalayan oak forest and then rhododendron and

pine forest as we climb higher. Afternoon we will be reaching our lodge

where we will be spending 2 nights. The Lodge is surrounded by rhododendron forest and have a viewpoint with a magnificent mountain views of Himalayan range from Langtang till the Everest.


Day 5 Magin Goth(3280m) (Meals on your own)



We will spend watching sunrise above the clouds, in forest walks in search of red panda. If good weather permits, we will watch a special forcast from "Nepali TV", it's also a relaxing day before heading further up the next day.


Day 6 Tarepati pass (3600m) - Melamchgyan (2600m) (Meals on your own)

Early morning after the breakfast our way will take us to Tarepati pass which is 3600m high. From there it goes down to Melamchgyan(2600m) - our next stop.

Day 7 Melamchigyan – Kathmandu (Meals on your own)

You will have an opportunity to visit a earthquake affected area that is now in the midst of rebuilding, a school that was leveled but has started it's process of rebuilding. It houses at least 200 students from around 20 regent around Nepal.

If the road condition is good jeep will take us to Kathmandu straight from Melamchigyan. There is a possibility that we need to walk down till the place where jeep can reach. Anyway till the evening we will be in Kathmandu already.

Note : Donation of old clothings, (preferably for the cold weather) schooling items, books stationery are welcome.

Day 8 Kathmandu (Breakfast)

Free and Easy

Bogdhan… You can also include the trip to the volunteer place as an optional tour

Walking in the town, visiting some interest places and main temples and stupas, shopping, spa or last minute shopping to grab your gifts.





Day 9 Kathmandu to Home Country (Breakfast)

Transfer to the Airport . We are Flying back home…




*we might change our itinerary due to the weather, road conditions, physical conditions of the group members and other unexpected reasons







Terms and conditions



Included in the price:

- twin shared accommodation hotel in Kathmandu and lodges on the trek

- jeeps to the trek and back to Kathmandu.

- Private car in Kathmandu.

- trekking permits

- English, Russian Guide available only

- Kathmandu airport transfers



Not included in the price:

- food (estimated about 15-20USD per day)

- travel and trekking insurance

- porter service(if needed about 100USD)

- any unexpected medical expenses

- single accommodation in hotels and lodges



Cancellation fees:

200 USD. 2 weeks before Trek

500 USD 1 week before Trek

Full cost of track if cancellation is less than a week



Deposit:

50% is required for reservation.

Balance of the tour will be collected 2 weeks prior departure





Clothes and equipment required:
- comfortable light hiking shoes (for example: https://www.scarpa.com/light-hiking )
- comfortable hiking pants and half pants
- few pairs of socks light and warm (thick) for the evening
- hiking sun hat

- scarf

- light gloves

- umbrella

- raincoat

- Slippers (Convenient for your shower)

- trekking bag (around 40-60 liters) for all your belongings.

- Small Backpack to carry your small items during the smaller track
- 2 passport photographs
- passport photocopy
- warm coat and clothes (night temperatures might go down to 4-5 degrees Celsius)
- sleeping bag (0 degrees comfort)
- sunscreen cream
- sunglasses
- personal medication
- toilet paper, wet wipes, soap and other personal hygiene things.
-2 trekking sticks



Passport, Visa & Trekking Permits

Passsport

Please ensure passport validity of at least 6 months from the date you leave your country



Visa

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport of Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

If you have obtained visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from Department of Immigration by producing required documents.

Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.



  • 1st Step
    • Fill in ' Arrival Card '
    • Fill in Online 'Tourist Visa 'form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.


  • 2nd Step
    • Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days)
    • Get the receipt
While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.



On Arrival Visa Fee

15 Days – 25 USD

30 Days – 40 USD

90 Days – 100 USD



  • 3rd Step
    • Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport
    • Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.






Trekkers in Nepal are allowed to trek as FIT (Free Individual Trekker) or in a group of various sizes. However, there are certain trekking regions known as 'Restricted Areas' that are highly regulated by the Government of Nepal and hence FITs are strictly forbidden. Trekking in these areas is allowed only upon acquiring permit from the Department of Immigration.

Interested trekkers should contact the authorized trekking agencies who then can apply for permits (on behalf of trekkers) at the Department of Immigration fulfilling all the necessary formalities. Trekkers should be trekking in a group (of minimum two persons) accompanied by licensed trekking guide. Individual trekker cannot apply for the permit.

There are different rates (trekking Permit fees) applicable for different routes to acquire the Permits. Visit the link for detail. Permit fees are quoted in US dollars but payable in Nepali Rupees. Trekking permit is not issued beyond visa expiration date. Hence, trekkers must have valid visa for sufficient number of days covering their trekking schedule.

Conditions to be followed by Trekkers

  • Trekkers should respect local customs and traditions and must not indulge in any activity that goes against the established norms and culture of the society.
  • Individual trekking in Restricted Areas is strictly forbidden. There should be minimum two trekkers.
  • Daily remuneration, safety gears and appropriate clothes, Personal Accident insurance must be provided to Nepali citizen accompanying travel group as guide/porter/any other supporting roles.
  • Trekkers should trek only in the specified or designated route as per the Trekking Permit. They are not allowed to change route. Or concerned trekking agency/trekking guide accompanying the group must not let trekkers change the route.
  • Trekkers should comply with instructions given by authorized Officials in trekking zone (Restricted Area).
  • Mountaineers with expedition permit should get trekking permit as well if they have to pass through Restricted Areas to climb peaks. In this case, they do not need to pay fees for (Trekking) Permit.


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