- Helembu Trek
The Helambu trek lies north of Kathmandu and easily accessible. The region is famous for its sweet apple and an indigenous group of people know as Yolmo who migrated from sothwest Tibet three hundred years ago and identify themselves as Helambu Sherpas. The trek to Helambu takes you to one of the most beautiful scenery and Sherpa villages. Not so high and not so far away from Kathmandu it’s a superb trek to get close to the tradition villages and Sherpa people. The dense forest, water streams, colorful flowers and great mountain views will definitely gone make your trip a life time experience.
Duration: 10 days
Maximum altitude: 3400m
Best season: March -July/August-Dec
Trip starts/Ends: In Kathmandu
Accommodations: Eco Teahouse lodge room managed by local community inclusive breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Transport: Necessary as per package you have required depends on group size – car /van/bus/ to and from starting and ending point.
Group Size:Min.1 to Max 15 Pax
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer to hotel; refreshment, briefing about the trek, overnight.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after breakfast. We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. The major sightseeing attractions are; Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath, Swoyambhunath (the Monkey temple), and Kathmandu durbar square. Overnight at hotel.
Today, we make an hour’s drive to Sundarijal (1350m), our trek start point. From Sundarijal, trek to Chisopani (2300m) about 4-5 hours. We begin our trek along a small hydroelectric plant. The trail then enters through into the Shivapuri National Park. The first settlement we come across is Mulkharka mostly inhabited by the Tamang people. Then we walk along the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani where we set our overnight accommodation in full board teahouse.
After taking our breakfast, we head for a journey to Kutumsang takes about 7 hours. Our today’s trek starts with a decent crossing meadows and fields. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Langtang Mountains. Thus we arrive at Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. From Gul Bhanjyang, the trail climbs the ridge to another pass. Another downhill trek from the pass takes us to Kutumsang for our overnight full board teahouse accommodation.
We climb above Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trek continues 6-7 hours to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Finally, we arrive at Tharepati for our overnight stay in full board teahouse.
Today we head for Tarkeghyang about 6 hours trek. During early part of the trek, the trail descends until we cross the Melamchi Khola. Then we trek up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Enjoy the Himalayan peaks appear before you glistening in the sunshine. Discover the village and its monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region. The village is more popularly known as Helambu, since most of the inhabitants belong to the Hyolmo caste. Our overnight teahouse camp is set here.
Since, we do not gain altitude that much today; it’s going to be comparatively easy walk. We cross forest, streams, and waterfalls along the way within 4-5 hours. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul. From Gangyul, we arrive at Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village. Here we set our overnight stay in teahouse.
On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnicities. From the Bazaar, catch the bus to Katmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, overnight.
Today is set for your rest day to explore your free time shopping in Kathmandu or a scenic mountain flight of Mt. Everest exploration as an extra activity if required. At the evening typical Nepalese Cultural Dinner in a renowned local food restaurant.
The trip ends, we will drop you to the Kathmandu International airport for your final departure from Nepal to your port of destination.
- Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
- Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 Nights twin sharing with breakfast.
- Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchi to KTM
- All meals and accommodation during the trekking period
- An experienced English speaking guide trained by Gov. of Nepal.
- Highly experienced Helambu trekking staffs
- All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- 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.
- Travel Insurance.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
- Your personal expenses delay due to weather, equipment failure or situations beyond our control.