Helambu Trek

Trip Duration

8

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

3490m

Accommodation

Tea Houses

Transportation

Bus/Jeep

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May

Helambu Trek Introduction

Helambu Trek is the easiest and short trek located in the Langtang region and Langtang national park area. This area is filled with natural beauties of flora, fauna, forests, lake, glaciers, waterfalls, bridges, and a fantastic view of the Himalayas and hills. Trekking in this area will let you interact with the mixed culture of vibrant Nepalese and Tibetans.
Local people here mainly follow Buddhism as their religion but we can see the high influence of Tibetan culture in them. We will get to experience Tamang and Sherpa communities and mix culture and tradition in-between them. You can also exploit the rich Hyolmo culture and tradition of the Mountain people. The main attractions of this place are the majestic view of the snow-capped Mountains, Bamboo forests, Rhododendrons, rugged rocks, and grassy downs.
Even though the view of the Mountains would not be as spectacular as that of Annapurna, You will still witness the most beautiful view and collect an immense amount of memory through this trek.

Helambu Trek can be easily done from Kathmandu valley. After an hour of drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (26Km) to the Northeast, we will reach Sivapuri National park. From there our journey will start. This trek can be easily done from 6-10 days. For those with a little amount of time to trek, this place will be the perfect one.
Trails to this place are much easier and anyone without experience in trekking can effortlessly complete this journey. This trek can be also customized as per the willingness of the customer. This area has a warmer temperature with fewer climbing landscapes.
The elevations are low as well so we don’t have to worry about altitude sickness or any other kinds of health problems. Also, you will get the opportunity to visit famous cultural and traditional Durbar squares, monuments, stupas, and temples around Kathmandu city. You will be happy to taste the authentic Nepali foods during your trek to Helambu.

Highlights

Experience the easiest and shortest trek in Nepal
Exploit the rich art and culture of the Buddhist Tibet religion
Encounter Flora and fauna
Visit Buddhist monasteries and gumbos
Observe the culture, tradition, and religion of the Hyolmo people
Visit Shivapuri and Langtang nation park
Visit the cheese factory in Kyanjin gompa
Witness the view of Mountains like Langtang, Ghosaikunda, Ganesh, and jugal
Visit the UNESCO heritage of Kathmandu
Trek through the small village of Chisapani, Kutumsang, and many more

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Drive to Sunadrijal (1hour) and trek to Chisapani -2300m
  • Day 3: Chisapani to Kutumsang-2446m
  • Day 4: Kutumsang to Thadepati-3650m
  • Day 5: Thadepato to Tarkaghyang-2560m
  • Day 6: Tarkaghyang to Serathang-3610m
  • Day 7: Trek to Melamchi Bazar-1338m and drive back to Kathmandu (2 hours)
  • Day 8: Depart Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

Our guide will receive you from the airport and will help you accommodate in a nice hotel. You can freshen up and along with our tour guide, you can site see UNSCo cultural and traditional heritages around the city. In the meantime, you can also buy souvenirs and equipment needed for the trek. At night you can visit pubs and bars which are especially famous among tourists.

Day 2: Drive to Sunadrijal (1hour) and trek to Chisapani -2300m

After having morning breakfast, we will drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal.
Our jeep will come to pick you up. Today is the starting day of our trek. From Sundarijal we will Trek to Chisapani through forests and beautiful landscapes for 3-4 hours. We will take permits to Sivapuri National park from the check post of the Nepal Army. Chisa pani is the famous hill station of Kathmandu.
As we cross along with villages of Mul Kharka and bhanjyang we will witness and have time to view some glimpses of mount Ganesh, Mount Gauri Sankhar, Dorje Lakpa, Jugla mount, and many more

Day 3: Chisapani to Kutumsang-2446m

Trek to Kutumsang from Chisapani today will be the longest as compared to other routes.
After having morning breakfast, will go through some ascending and descending hills for 6-8hours to reach our final destination. Today we will be walking to the dense forests full of Rhododendrons, pines, and oaks. As we walk more we will come across some beautiful villages like Pati Bhanjyange, Than Kune Bhanjyange, and chirping. We will have our breakfast in Chirping. After reaching Kutumsang.

Day 4: Kutumsang to Thadepati-3650m

After having breakfast at Kutumsang we will depart this place and ascend towards Thadepati. Today we will hike for 6hours to reach our destination. We will start our hike with a steep climb through the forests of Rhododendron and fir. After crossing through beautiful meadows and streams we will reach Thadepati.

Day 5: Thadepato to Tarkaghyang-2560m

We will have our breakfast at Thadepato and start our trail towards Tarkaghyang.
We will walk to the east where Sherpa village is located. After reaching Melamchi (2530) we will enter the main region of Helambu. Here you will get a chance to exploit the rich art, culture, and tradition of the Sherpa community people. You can also get exposure to the lifestyle of the mountain people. We will visit the famous Gumbos and stupas around this village.

After a few hours of walking, we will cross a river through a bridge and reach Nakote valley. Finally, after 6 hours of walkthrough small settlements of humankind and monasteries, we will reach our destination.
We will stay overnight at this place in a teahouse.

Day 6: Tarkaghyang to Serathang-3610m

We will depart this place after having morning breakfast.
Today the trail is much easier with straight land. With-in 3-4 hours of the hike, we will reach our destination. Today we will walk through some small streams and dense forests. After a few hours of walk, we will reach Parachin and Gangul villages. These are the small villages of Sherpa. After reaching Serathang we can explore some Buddhist monasteries and Mountain View of Everest, Ganesh, and Langtang.
We will spend overnight in Serathang in a teahouse.

Day 7: Trek to Melamchi Bazar-1338m and drive back to Kathmandu (2 hours)

After having morning breakfast we will move towards Malachi Bajar.
Today is the last day of our trek where we will descend through the meadows and rice fields. We will proceed through various bridges to reach the Melamchi River. After half an hour of hike, we will reach Melamchi pul Bazar.

From here we will take a jeep to reach back to Kathmandu. It will take 3-4 hours to drive.
You will have time to fresh up in a night hotel and recollect your memory.
After having dinner you will spend your night here.

Day 8: Depart Kathmandu

Today is the last day of your journey to Nepal. We will give you a farewell lunch and breakfast. Our guide will help you with your luggage and transport to the international airport. You will remember every bit of your memories of your journey and make sure you visit again for another adventurous trek.

Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops service.
  • Transportation assistance and its prices. 
  • A skilled and licensed guide.
  • Porter as per the necessity.
  • Trekking authorization fee.
  • Trek maps and navigation tools.
  • Accommodation while staying in Kathmandu.
  • Governmental charges and other applicable prices.
  • Wage and accommodation of guide and porter.
  • Complete board-based meal during the trek.
  • Assistance for the team during the trek
  • Medical supplies and first aid equipment.
  • Trekking supplies and camping gears

 

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (excluding breakfast).
  • International flight checks and airfares.
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic liquors.
  • Additional porter fees.
  • Electronic gadgets like chargers, and headphones.
  • Individual costs like a hot shower, phone calls, laundry, and souvenirs.
  • Travel coverage and emergency evacuations.
  • Tips for porters or drivers.

 

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