This is a relatively low altitude trek and one of the most convenient and less crowded of the short treks close to Kathmandu. For a wide spectrum of Nepali people and the Himalayas, the Helambu trek is unrivalled. The trek passes through beautiful forests and very interesting village’s route. As the journey progresses you visit the homes of Tamangs, Sherpa and Brahmins peoples of Nepal.This region has scenic grandeur and a pleasant climate as well as a long history of Buddhism, including the culture and ancient tradition of the Tamang and the Sherpas. In the Helambu region, the Sherpa are quite distinct from the Sherpas of Solukhumbu(Everest region) both in language and customs.
The people in Helambu were purposely exploited and considered a lower caste because of a Nepali king who was afraid they could cause a rebellion as they live all around the city regions. As a result, they still live in backward civilization. The ranges of mountains that rise above the region match the diversity of the people. From the lower altitudes we have excellent views of the mountains including Langtang, the Annapurnas, Manaslu and even Everest on a clear day. This is a pleasant and exciting journey, a time to relax and become immersed in the beauty of the Himalayas.
Village trail through Oak, Rhodondren forest
Bhumrerphu, Dorjelakp, Sisapangma range of Langtang is the glimpse of this trekking.
Jugal Himal range
Yelom & Tamang village along the trail settled.
Sundarijal, one important trekking transit point in Helambu region.
The vibrant, Chaotic, colorful city of Kathmandu
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1334m/4376ft)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Our company representative will warmly greet you who will take you to the hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine. [Overnight in Kathmandu]
Day 2 : Tour world Heritage site in Kathmandu. (1,334m/4,376ft)
Today we will do tour in Kathmandu valley's cultural heritage site, which are enlisted by world heritage site in 1979, the Buddhist and Hindu monument of medieval period of creations, those are worth to see to know about Nepal. [Overnight in Kathmandu]
Day 3 : Kathmandu to Chisapani(2215m/7267ft).
In one hour by vehicle we reach Sundarijal at the northern edge of the Kathmandu valley. We begin the hike up to Mulkharka through the sprawling Tamang settlement. Our route continues to gently climb through the forests ridges, pass the Borthang bhanjyang (2420m)than it drops down to Chisopani situated on a ridge at 2215m. We get the countless views of snow peaks.[Overnight at Chisapani].
Day 4 : Chisapani to Kutumsang(2470m/8103ft).
We continue to drop down to PatiBhanjyang. From there the trail follows the ascent to Chipling(2170m) we cross the dense forest till we reach the golphu bhanjyang. From here to Kutumsang the trail climbs up through a delightful, tamang village with a nice street and shops. Along the way there are good mountains views. The people on this area depend mainly on the farming and herding animals. They grow barley, millet, wheat and rear the animals. [Overnight at Kutusang]
Day 5 : Kutumsang to Tharepati(3510m/11515ft).
The trail follows the ascent of 1395m through the rhododendron forest including few pine trees to reach the Tharepati. There are no settlements but few shepherd’s huts along the way. The views of Langtang and Gosaikunda Peaks make our journey the memorable. The trail passes through forests to reach Tharepati (3510m). Tharepati is the main view point of this trek from where we get the view of Jugal himal, bhumasherphu, Dorjelakpa, Yala Sisapangma.[Overnight at Tharepati]
Day 6 : Tharepati to Tarkeghyang(2740m/8989ft).
The trail now follows the steep down till Melamchhi on the south eastern side. We pass through the rhododendron and oak forest where we might get the chance to see the wild bear, red panda and Himalayan birds on the way. After we cross a stream on a suspension bridge, the trail makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous yelmo village. It has pretty Gompa with a line of prayer flags at the front and brightly painted walls and statues. The place holds the myth that when the demons invaded Tharkegang, the guru Rimpoche arrived in his horse to protect the villagers. He tied his horse in Ghoda Tabela(the place named afterwards) and chase all the demons. The saying is still prevalent that because of blessing of guru Rimpochhe the people especially the felmales are good looking and in good health whereas the Langtang people were cursed to be ugly. we cross the Melamchi khola and climb for an hour to reach the Tarkeghyang. The old habitats of Yelmo ethic group worship the guru Rimpoche. Buddhists Mani, Chorten, Gumpas are seen frequently on the way. They have the great hospitality, we get the opportunity to directly observe their lifestyle and interact with them. They serve you with utmost respect and love in their traditional style.[Overnight at Tarkeghyang]
Day 7 : Tarkeghyang to Sermathang(2590m/8497ft).
The gentle flat trail to the Sermathang takes 4 hours. We get the views of Jugal range. The farmed green fields, peaceful hills, are some unique features of the route. As we reach the edge of the large village of Sermathang(2620m), there are several old Gompas and the Langtang National Park Office.[Overnight at Sermathang]
Day 8 : Sermathang to Melamchi pul(870m/2854ft).
We climbs down by 1700m through hills till Melamchi pul where the multiethnic villages comprising of Tamang, Bahun, Chhetri and Dalit people. In the east Indrawati river flows silently and Melamchi in the west. Malamchi Bazaar has a collection of shops and teahouses and abundant lodges. Melamchi pul is the junction of Melamchi and Indrawati river. The rice paddies are other views we get to see here.The trek today is quite easy. It continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge, crossing a number of streams in the heart of Helambu region. As we reach the edge of the large village of Sermathang (2620m), there are several old Gompas and the Langtang National Park Office. We have lunch at Sermathang. Out of Sermathang the trail follows the ridge line passing several Chortens and then drops to the tiny, pretty village of Kakani situated on the ridge. This is a wonderful place for splendid mountains views and where we will stop for the night. [Overnight at Melamchi]
Day 9 : Melamchi to Kathmandu (1334m/4376ft)
It takes a 4 hour drive to Kathmandu from Melamchi pul along the edge of Indrawati river. We come across the picturesue villages and paddy field. [Overnight at Kathmandu]
Day 10 : Departure to Home
We head to airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Our journey and services in Nepal ends from today for this trip, Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd representative will drop you to Airport for your best memorable of glance of Himalayan. Meanwhile, if you have some negative experiences that knowingly and unknowingly you got it, we please request to you remove from your mind all that before leave to Nepal and carry way beautiful memories with hope of your god life and prosperity with hopeful you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Accommodation in Kathmandu (hotel and lodge)
Accommodation in the route (lodge, tea houses)
National Park Permit Fee
English speaking licensed guide
vehicle fare Kathmandu to Sundarijal-Melamchi-Kathmandu
Comprehensive medical kit
15 kg luggage allowance
What's not included
Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature
Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events
Visa and permit fees
Good to Know
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