The Helambu Trek is a perfect short trek that is not very far from Kathmandu. It is a very popular trek route within Langtang region, popluar amangst those looking to get off the beaten path and combine the breathtaking scenery, culture and tradition. The trek extends from north of Taramarang to the upper slope of Gosiakunda lake and downward slope of Jugal Himal. This trek is comparatively easier because of low altitude and usually less crowded. Langtang is the land of Sherpas and Tamangs, who have managed to preserve their culture for many centuries. The Helambu Trek offers the option to get in touch with the ‘real Nepal’, authentic agricultural villages surrounded by green terraced hills, rhododendrons, bamboo forests will no doubt grab your hearts.
The Helambu Trek begins from Sundarijal, only an hour’s drive from Kathmandu. After about an hour’s walk, we will enter Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Continuing along the Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati and Sermathang, the trek ends at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu|
|PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE DEPARTURE||Please call us or email us 14 days before with flight details so we can arrange pick up and drop off from Kathmandu Airport|
|NOT INCLUDED||International flight to Nepal Visas Travel and medical Insurance Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu Personal expense Tips|
Essential trip information:
Please note: The trek dates can be viewed on the calendar when booking.
If the treks dates are not your preference, please email us your preferred dates.
|No. of pax||2-12|
Welcome to the land of Buddha. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our company representative at the arrival gate with your name written on it. You will be then escorted to hotel. You will spend overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
You will meet your group and get a trek brief. This will be your administration day. Also, you will explore around the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. This day is also the day for making all kit ready for the trek.
A 15km drive from Kathmandu takes you to the starting point of the trek. On arrival at Sundarijal, you can visit Shivapuri watershed and the National Park. From Sundarijal, the trail heads up to the concrete steps beside the pipeline which supply drinking water for the valley. We continue walking to Chisopani (2300 m) from where stunning mountain views are to be had.
From Chisopani the trail leads down to Pati Bhanjyang (1770 m), a lovely small village. After reaching Pati Bhanjyang, the trail leads up and then down to the village of Gul Bhanjyang (2140m). From here the trails climbs up to 2620 m and then again descends along the rocky route to Khutumsang (2470 m).
Following a ridge line, the trail continues via lightly populated forest to Magen Goth from where the view of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is stunning, and finally reaching Tharepati (3490 m).
Turning east, the trail rapidly descends down a ravine through small Sherpa village of Malemchigaon (2530 m) with splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas. The trail again descends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890 m and making the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Ghyang at 2620 m, which is the largest village in Helambu.
Passing a series of Mani wall and a monastery, you will continue through rhododendron forest before crossing a tributary to reach Kakani, a small village inhabited by Sherpas. You will pass another row of Mani walls and a chorten entrance before descending to Timbu where we stay overnight stay.
A drive along mountainous route of Arniko highway will bring you back to Kathmandu about 6-7 hours.
Day 9: Return
Fixed Dates – Please select your dates on the “book the tour” section
|Sat 1 Sep 18 – Sun 9 Sep 18
Mon 1 Oct 18 – Tue 9 Oct 18