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Helambu Trekking

Trip code
Package name Helambu Trekking
Duration 11
Max. elevation 3999.00 m
Level EASY
Transportation Private Vehicle/Public vehicle
Accomodation Double/Twin sharing in hotel/lodge
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Sundarijal-Chisopani-Khutumsang via Gul Bhanjyang-Tharepati-Melamche Gaun-Tarke Ghyang-Sermathang-Melamche pul-Kathmandu
Cost USD 899 per person

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Overview


"A Marvellous Trek in the Himalayas"

Trekking explores one of the best-kept secrets of Nepal, an un-spoilt trekking region on the shadow of Langtang Peak bordering the Tibet with diverse culture, scenery, and unique lifestyle. A trekking destination close to Kathmandu, this trek trail wanders through culturally rich villages dominated by Tamang, Sherpa and other communities, encounters ups and downs of trail yet maintaining a low elevation, hosts varieties of wildlife including migratory birds, rare Red Panda, deer, monkeys, Tahr and Pika, and is watched over by the humongous mountains dominated by Langtang Lirung (7245m). Join Helambu Trekking for the natural diversity in Shivapuri National Park, picturesque monasteries, quaint and dense forest adorned by oak, rhododendron and lokta trees, cultural diversities of Hindus and Buddhists and quaint yet truly beautiful landscapes. In the region with an extensive network of trails, you shall be truly mesmerized.

A short trekking nearby Kathmandu valley, Helambu trekking trail is about 72 km northeast of Kathmandu. We begin our short trekking experience in this valley of rich natural, cultural and geographical heritages from Sundarijal, a settlement at an hour drive from Kathmandu. Ascending along the stone stairs and through the dense forest of oak, rhododendron, and pine, watersheds, we reach to the ridge of Burlang Bhnajyang for magnificent views of the mountain ranges. Through the scenic grandeur we traverse through villages of Chisapani, a village on the cross-section of a ridge and famous for breathtaking sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan vistas, and then head on through Tamang villages of Pati Bhanjyang, Gul Bhanjyang, Tharepati before reaching on to Melamchi Gaun.

Crossing the Melamchi River we ascent to the villages of Tarke Ghyang after a long climb and then to other villages of Sermathang through smaller settlements. Dropping down the trail to Melamchi Pul through valley ridge, the past number of waterfalls and streams, we then reach Kakani before driving back to Kathmandu for ending the adventure. Intermittently, we shall witness marvelous views of snowcapped peaks such as Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Gosaikunda, Numbur Peak beside the dominating Langtang Lirung Peak, rural settlements, traditional lifestyle and culture of Tamang community, and grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild premolars.

An easily accessible trekking, Helambu Trekking can be completed without previous trekking experience and technical know-how on trekking. Embark on this trek with your friends and family if you are short on time and without much trekking experiences. Join Trekking Planner Nepal for experienced professionals, quality service and carefully planned itinerary that shall provide you with a pleasant experience. Explore the unique and unspoiled culture, natural heritage and warm hospitality of the locals, hike between pine forest, serpentine rivers, and lush scenery in Helambu Trekking.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Today on arrival at the international airport, you will be picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel, your tour guide will come to pick you at the hotel and take you to the half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later on this evening we will take you to the cultural restaurant for dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Full day in Kathmandu

Today you have full-day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism knew as monkey temple as there are many holy monkeys living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani (2215m) 4-5 hrs walk

Today after breakfast at the hotel days start with about 1 hrs drive to Sundarijal from where trekking going to begin. The trail start ascending steeply through dense forest of oak, pine and rhododendron along with a large water pipe, that supplies water to Kathmandu, until the ridge of Burlang Bhanjyang(2442m) from where you will have magnificent views of Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the East. Then, you descend again through oak and rhododendron forest, cultivated fields and meadows to Chisapani. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 4 : Trek to Khutumsang via Gul Bhanjyang (2470 m) 5-6 hrs walk

Chisapani is such a nice place from where you able to Dorgelakpa and Langtang Himalayan range. After breakfast trek descent about one and half hour, you reach a large Tamang village-Pati bhanjyang from where you again climb to cross a pass of 2470m and then descend to Gul Bhanjyang, another Tamang Village. From here the trail again hikes to a pass of 2620m before descends to Khtumsang. You will have splendid views, stretching from the Annapurna’s and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the East. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 5 : Trek to Tharepati (3490m) 6-7 hrs walk

From Khutumsang, the trail ascend through forest with superb views across to Numbur, Jugal Himal and many other snowcapped peaks, before you arrive a ridge from where a short descent brings you to Mangan Kharka at 3285m. Now, the trail gradually gains altitude through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur. Finally reach at the Tharepati. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 6 : Trek to Melamche Gaun (2530m) 4-5 hrs walk

From Tharepati the trail descends all the way to Melamche Gaun through the dip pine and rhododendron forest with viewing natural waterfall. This is such a nice village in this area which is situated on the lap of High Mountain. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 7 : Trek to Tarke Ghyang (2740 m) 4- 5 hrs walk

From Melamchigaon, the trail continues descends to the Melamche Khola. Once across the suspension bridge, the trail begins climbing up the other side of the valley towards Tarkeghyang. It is a long climb to this picturesque village at 2600m., situated on a shelf high above the river. Tarkeghyang is not that largest but still nice village in Helambu valley and the destination for the most trekkers in this region. It is a good place to take a rest. Stay overnight at the tea house

Day 8 : Trek to Sermathang (2590 m) 4-5 hrs walk

From Tarkeghyang, the trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin & pretty village of Gangjwal at around 2500m. The trail drops down from the edge of the ridge but then continues at around the same altitude along the side of the bridge crossing a number of streams & waterfalls and and landslide. Finally, reach Sermathang. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 9 : Shermathang to Melamche pul (870m) 5-6 hrs walk

Today the trail is big drop to Melamche Pul. After breakfast easy walk approx. for 3 hrs and arrive Kakani from where we will see Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Panch Pokhari and Gosainkunda peaks. Continues walk descending to Melamche crossing Indrawati Bridge through the village for approx. 3 hrs. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu (1350m) 3-4 hrs drive

So after wonderful time in the mountain, today you will drive back to Kathmandu crossing through several towns. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Final departure

After wonderful time in Helambu trek today you will transfer by our office representative to the international airport for your next destination or you can join another adventure with us.

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