Helambu Trekking is rated as an easier trek because the elevations are lower, ranging between 800 m and 3600 m, which includes less climbing and warmer temperatures. One Advantage to this trek is there are fewer trekkers here than on the Annapurna Trek and some parts of the Everest Treks, but there is still a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery during Helambu Trekking.
The Helambu region is a relatively low altitude trek and one of the most convenient of the short trek close to Kathmandu but crowds less. Helambu trek is short and easy trek of Nepal and easily access from Kathmandu. For a spectrum of Nepali people and the Himalayas, the Helambu trek is unrivaled. The trek passes through some beautiful forests and very interesting villages on route Helambu trek offers superb mountain views, picturesque Sherpa settlements, and after all unspoiled culture. This trek is more like cultural trek than mountain and glacier expeditions. Sherpas who live in Helambu are different than those live in the Khumbu region. Since the region has the majority of Buddhist religion trekkers will find numbers of Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Tarkeghyang is another Sherpa village along the way, which bears its own story. The people in Helambu where carefully exploited to a lower cast because of a Nepali king who was afraid they could give rebellion as they live all around the city regions. To this result, they still live in backward civilization. The ranges of mountains that rise above us match the diversity of the people we meet. From low altitudes, we have excellent views of mountains that include Langtang, the Annapurnas, Manaslu and even Everest on a clear day. This is a pleasant and exciting journey, a time to relax and become immersed in the beauty of the Himalayas.
Our trek starts from Kathmandu after driving by bus/car to Sundarijal, which is just 13 km from Kathmandu. We then continue to ascend to Chisopani where we spend the first night just outside the valley. Chisopani offers the great view of mountain and landscape. Then we make almost a circle going through Khtumsang, Tharapati, Tarkeghyang, sarmathang and finally to Melamchi pul where we take the bus to Kathmandu.
- Stunning Mountain Views
- Old growth forest
- Scenic loop through villages
- Unique Ethnic Group
|Day 01:||Kathmandu to Sundarijal to Chisapani (2134 m).|
|Day 02:||Chisapani to Gul Bhanjyang (2,180 m).|
|Day 03:||Gul Bhanjyang to Tharapati (3,400 m).|
|Day 04:||Tharapati to Tarkeghyang.|
|Day 05:||Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2,260 m).|
|Day 06:||Shermathang to Talamarang (940 m).|
|Day 07:||Talamarang to Melamchitse Bazaar (830 m).|
|Day 08:||Melamitse Bazaar to Kathmandu.|
|Day01:||Drive to Sundarijal one hour, and start the hike to through beautiful waterfalls in Sivapuri watershed and wildlife reserve, continue to Chisopani where you can see the mountain views and the beautiful sunrise on the Himalaya.|
|Day 02:||This route includes Pati Bhanjyang an inhabitation of Brahmans and Chhetries. 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 03:||Pass two ridges. From these points, Yuri Danda and Panghu Danda (3,285 m) everyone can see the beautiful mountain range.|
|Day 04:||It is a most interesting village for trekkers, because it’s the largest village in this area.|
|Day 05:||On this trail we can enjoy in springtime the Rhododendron forests. Butalso Mani walls, chortens, Sherpa village.|
|Day 06:||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 07:||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 08:||Melamitse Bazaar to Kathmandu. Drive back to Kathmandu.|
Trip Cost Includes:-
- Your arrival and departure from Airport –hotel -airport
- All your standard meals like, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek.
- Tea house Accommodations during the trek.
- Equipment like sleeping bag, Down Jacket & needed things etc if you do not have your own.
- All ground transportation by bus or Jeep as per you need.
- Well English speaking guide, friendly, experienced, with government license holder.
- A Guide, food, Transport, Accommodation, Salary, equipments, e.t.c. All paid.
- Porter if you need. -Monastery fees.
- Emergency helicopter rescues service. ( pay by your travel insurance company.)
- Insurance of Guide and porter.
- Inform to your Embassy about you’re traveling in Nepal if needed.
- Trekking Permit. (National Park fee) -TIMS (trekkers’ Information Management System.)
- First aid service.
- Himalayan Scenery Treks will provide you last night mouthwatering dinner with typical Nepalese cultural shows
Trip Cost Excludes:-
- All kind’s of Drink’s like Mineral water, beer Juice, Coke, fanta, other alcoholic hard drink’s, ETC.
- Sweet things like chocolate and others
- Tips for the guide and porter.
- Your personal expenses.
Trek duration: 07 days
Walking hours: Approx 5-6 hrs/day
Activities: Tour, Trekking
Grade: Easy *
Type: Tea House
Max. Altitude: 3,537m
Season: Sep-Dec, Feb-Jun
Group size: 1 +