Helambu Trek

langtang-valley

Helambu Trek is a short trip to ancient city of Himalayan locale generally known as sherpas, the mountain people. Helambu is around 75 kms north of Kathmandu which can be adjusted into the Langtang trek either through Gosainkunda or over the 5106 meters of Ganja La Highlands. The Helambu trek is famous in light of the fact that it is a short trek available from Kathmandu which takes place at moderately low heights of below 3500meters and is possible all the year. The dialect, culture and customary dress of the Helambu Sherpas are different from the Sherpas of Solu Khumbu making the locale of this region fascinating from social perspective.

Even of being so near to capital city, the Helambu locale remains generally un-spoilt. Incorporated of the hyolmo society of high mountain individuals, the natural vegetation of green rhododendron and bamboo woods, magnificent waterfalls, and snow-topped Himalayas Helambu is the best destination of trekking in Nepal. The remarkable Himalayan view at the border with Tibet and covered passages make a trek to the locale a captivating background. The individuals living in Langtang district are surely the Nepali of Tibetan ethnicity.

The Helambu Trek starts from Sundarijal, an hour’s drive from Kathmandu. After around an hour’s walk, we enter Shivapuri National Park. Proceeding with the Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati and Sermathang, the trek closes at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu district. The trek goes through Thick Mountain woods with extraordinary Himalayan perspectives and toward the end of the excursion; you will likewise trek through some lovely rice patios and various inspiring Buddhist walkways. The region is possessed by Tamang and Sherpa in the upper settlement.  Taking after an edge line the trek travels north to Thare Pati before swinging east to Melemchi Gaon and Tarke Gyang, main villages of this territory ending the trekking at Timbu.

Itinerary

Day 01: Sundarijal to Chisopani (2,300m)

Day 02: Chisopani to Khutumsang (2,470m)

Day 03: Khutumsang to Tharepati (3490m)

Day 04: Tharepati to Tarke Gyang (2620m).

Day 05: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2620m)

Day 06: Sermathang- Rest.

Day 07: Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazar (846m) and drive back to Kathmandu

Itinerary Details

Day 01: Sundarijal to Chisopani (2,300m)
A 15km drive from Kathmandu takes you to the starting point of the trek. On arrival at Sundarijal, you can visit Shivapuri watershed and Wild life Reserve.From Sundarijal, the trail heads up to the concrete steps beside the pipeline which supply drinking water for the valley. We leave the pipeline near the dam, and then on to Mulkharka, trekking up the ridge at around 1895m, some 600m above Sundarijal. There you can take some time to relax in the convenient tea shops, and to enjoy the view back over the valley. We then continue walking to Chisopani (2300m) from where stunning mountain views are to be had.
 
Day 02: Chisopani to Khutumsang (2,470m)
From Chisopani the trail leads down to Pati Bhanjyang (1770m), 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 2620m and then again descends along the rocky route to Khutumsang (2470m).

Day 03: Khutumsang to Tharepati (3490m)
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 (3490m). This walk from is one of the best ridge walks among all treks in Nepal.The trails to Gosaikund branches off north – west from here.

Day 04: Tharepati to Tarke Gyang (2620m)
Turning east, the trail rapidly descends down a ravine through small Sherpa village of Malemchigaon (2530m) with splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas.
The trail again descends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890m and making the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang at 2620m, which is the largest village in Helambu.

Day 05: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2620m)
The trails gently descends through a beautiful forest to Sermathang (2620m). It is the centre of an important apple growing area from where a fantastic view of the Himalayas is seen.

Day 06: Sermathang
Today we immerse ourselves in the local culture, taking time out to meet the people of the area and understand their lifestyle and customs. It also acts as a spare day in case you wish to take the trek a little slower.

Day 07: Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazar (846m) and drive back to Kathmandu
As we leave Sermanthang the trails then continues to descent to Dubhachaur at 1500m, and then again steeply down to Malemchi (830m) where it meets the road. This village has good collection of teahouses and lodges and all kinds of transportation including buses to get to Panchkhal on the Kodari road. From there, we can catch a bus to Kathmandu (4-5 hours drive by bus).

Include Exclude

Cost Include:

All meals during trek
Accommodation during trek on local lodge
Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus.
Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight
English speaking local expert guide, porters
Annapurna Conservation fees
Trekkers’ Information Management System fees
All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
Airport transfers and escort
Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
Insurance for all staff & porters
Airport transfers

Cost Exclude:

International airfares
Trekking Equipment
Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
Any type of personal expenses
Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.
Tips & Gratuities