Duration: 9 Days
The Helambu trek is a perfect short trek nearby Kathmandu Valley. Despite being so close to Kathmandu, the Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. Besides the Hyolmo culture of high mountain people, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and the snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of the most diverse treks near Kathmandu.
The great Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region an enthralling experience. The people living the highlands of the Langtang region are certainly the Nepalese, being descendants of the Tibetan origin, they still look like Tibetans.
The Helambu Trek begins from Sundarijal, an hour’s drive from Kathmandu. After about an hour’s walk, we enter Shivapuri National Park. Continuing along the Chisopani, Kutumsang, Tharepati, and Sermathang, the trek ends at the Melamchi Bazaar in the Helambu region.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu (TIA), our representative from Hillstrek will be there to pick you up. You will be transfer to hotel in half an hour drive with private vehicle. We discuss about our trip and you have time for refreshment. In the evening we are together again for welcome dinner in typical nepalese restaurant with cultural program.
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for half day sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. You will have your lunch in the restaurant with the view of Stupa then you back to hotel. You will meet your trek leader and discuss about the trek and do last minutes arrangements.
After about an hour drive from hotel we get Sundarijal. When we drop there we manage bagpack and start our trek to Chisapani. We begin our trek along a small hydroelectric plant and trail goes into the Shivapuri National Park. We cross several settlement at the first part and it goes through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani.
After breakfast, we begin our trek with view of langtang mountainrange many others snowcapped peaks. The trail goes decent to pati Bhanjyang and Gol Bhanjyang. After crossing several villages and up and down hill walk, we get Kutumsang at late afternoon, stay overnight at guest house.
We climb above Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through rhododendron forest to Magingoth. Magnigoth is only the place with permanent settlements. The trek continues to Tharepati with views of the Himalayas. Stay Overnight at guest house.
After breakfast trail goes down to Melamchi Khola. Then we trek up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Discover the village and its monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the Helambu region. Helambu is the femily name of Buddhist people which was came from Helmu cast. Stay overnight at guest house.
Today is easy walk by passing forests, streams, and waterfalls. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village. Then we get Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village. Stay overnight at guest house.
On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Bazaar. The village is mostly coverd by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnicities. At the bazaar there will be private transport from Adventure Team then we drive to Kathmandu .stay overnight at hotel.
We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onward destination. You must leave hotel 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight time.
Day 01: Arival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang
Day 05: Trek to Tharepati
Day 05: Trek to Thadepati
Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang
Day 07: Trek to Sermathang
Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu
Day 09: Depature