Overview

Helambu Trek is the perfect 9-day trek featuring both nature and culture. This trek is located in the Langtang region. Helambu remains in touch with greenery and authentic culture. Prepare to be amazed by the Langtang mountain range and the culture of the residents. Tibetan and Sherpa culture thrives in the villages on the Helambu trekking. As a result, there are several Tibetan monasteries. The Hyolmo culture is also native to Helambu.

Lush forests along the treks are fantastic vantage points to observe the Himalayas. Trekkers can enjoy the popular mountain ranges like Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and Gauri Shankar. Similarly, the Sherpa culture is also a major attraction of the Helambu trek. As a result, a mix of nature, culture, and spiritual journey make it rather unique.

First of all, the trek starts with an hour-long drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. A short trek of 4 hours leads to Chisapani. A slow ascent from Chisapani leads to Kutumsang. The highest point of the trek is Thadepati (3650 m) which comes after Kutumsang. Thadepati showcases the best sceneries of the trek. After 3-4 hours of leisure walks, Sermathang is reached. Finally, Melamchi Pul Bazaar is the last destination that will leave you already missing the journey.

Highlights

  • Witness the way of life of the Sherpa communities in Helambu
  • Wonderful mountain views in the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges
  • Cross the Thadepati Pass (3650m) and enjoy the gorgeous views
  • Explore the Shivapuri National Park and its biodiversity

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where a company representative will come to greet you. Then, you will proceed to your hotel where you can rest. Later, you can also go around the block for explorations. You can go shop for souvenirs or go for experiencing the city atmosphere.

  • Accommodation 3 star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

We can spend the day as you like. We will also be doing preparations for the trek. It's best to couple it with warming up a tour of the valley. You can either go for short hikes around the valley, sightseeing tours, or just simple city travel for a relaxing day. Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the popular choices for tours around the valley.

  • Accommodation 3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

We will head to Sundarijal in the morning after breakfast. The ride will be through the city outskirts and will take about an hour. From here, the trek will begin and take us to Chisapani over the course of four hours. You will be traveling through the Shivapuri National Park along stone paths and road tracks all the way to Chisapani. The small settlements along the trails are mostly inhabited by Tamang people.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2300m

After witnessing the sunrise from the top of Chisapani, we continue to descent down from the hilltop. The trail will pass through several pastures and cultivated fields on mainly level grounds. The trail takes us to Gul Bhanjyang then to the meadow at Pati Bhanjyang. Then, we cross a final pass to get to Kutumsang.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2446m

We will be trekking to Thadepati after breakfast, through Magen Goth and Yurin Danda. The climb begins on a steep note through fir and Rhododendron trees. Along the way, we will stop at Magen Goth and then head to Yurin Danda. From here, we can witness wonderful views of the Himalayas in the Langtang ranges and Gosainkunda. We will continue to Thadepati where we call it a day.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3650m

We will begin the trek and come across the Melamchi stream, which we will cross to arrive at Melamchi village. There is a monastery in Melamchi which is the oldest and largest in Helambu. You will pass by the several small settlements and Sherpa hamlets on your way to Tarkeghyang. The majority of inhabitants in Tarkeghyang belong to Hyolmo ethnic community.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2560m

From Tarkeghyang, we will trek back into the outer hills of the Kathmandu valley. The trek will make its way through the subtropical forests and reaches the village of Ghangyul halfway to Sermathang. Then, you resume the trek and walk along the stone trails. Sermathang holds a famous monastery that sits beautifully atop the village.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2610m

Today, we head down to the Melamchi Bazaar. Along the way, we trek past a number of Sherpa settlements. From Melamchi Pul Bazaar, we get on a vehicle to head to Kathmandu. You can spend the afternoon exploring, but be sure to come back for our farewell dinner. We will host a farewell dinner to show our thanks for choosing us as your travel partners.

  • Accommodation 3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

A company representative will pick you up at your hotel premises. You will then be accompanied to the airport for your return flight home. We bid you farewell with the best of wishes. Kindest regards and best wishes ahead.

  • MealsBreakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
  • All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
  • All government taxes.
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide and drivers

Useful Info

Helambu is only a short distance away from Kathmandu yet, it has great trails to trek. The lifestyle of the locals will certainly be a unique experience for you. The gorgeous view of the Langtang Himal (7227m) is a beautiful sight to relish. Due to clear weather, spring and autumn seasons are best for the Helambu Trek. Also, Helambu Trek is an easy trip so, anyone can do the trek.

Eternal Himalaya, we offer the best services to our clients. We also have many trip packages all around Nepal. Our guides, porters, and other staffs are all highly skilled.