Helambu Trek is a short and easy trek nearby Kathmandu valley. It is generally takes 5 days trek. The Helambu region is a beautiful sport. It is famous for the trekkers who would like to enjoy its scenery and favorable climate. It is located about 72 km from Kathmandu valley. It extends from north of Taramarang to the upper slope of a famous Gosaikunda Lake and downward slope of Jugal Himal. The Helambu trek is at the altitude of 800m to 3600m offering little less climbing as well as the warmer temperature. Helambu trek begins from sundarijal about an hour drive from Kathmandu. Nepal Pioneer Trek has been conducting trekking in this area for many years.
The Helambu trek offers pine forest, panoramic Himalayan views, beautiful mountain streams, hard and rugged rocks with snow capped peaks, grassy land and meadows strewn with daisies and wild animals. There are snow bridges, spinning angry torrends, small lakes with iceberg’s floating on them and crystalline brightness formed by water in the upper part of the valley. This trek is comparatively easier because of less covered area, low attitude, less crowded. This trek is free from any noise in comparison to other trekking.
During trek you can observe the unique culture of high mountain people as well as the beauty of nature with rhododendrons and bamboo forests. The graceful waterfalls and snow-capped mountains make the trek one of the most diverse treks near Kathmandu. Mountain scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region an enthralling experience. The people living in highlands of Helambu region are Nepali and are from Tibetan origin and almost look like Tibetan.
The best season for the Helambu trek is autumn and spring. Winter is also good for trekking in this region. Besides easy trekking, it offers a wide range of mountainous people’s culture and spectacular scenery. We will get opportunity to interact with Tamang and Sherpa peoples at the upper section during the Helambu trekking. Helambu trek is safe and recommended. Sherpa Expedition and trekking is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your lifetime experience.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
Arrival day in Kathmandu. Upon on your arrival to the Kathmandu International Airport, one of our Sherpa Expedition and trekking staff who is the airport representative will warm welcome you with beautiful garland then transfer to the hotel. Our manager will meet you at your hotel, then talk about the trip and take you to the very nice restaurant for welcome dinner then drop you to the hotel for overnight.
Day 02: Trek Preparation
Today, our manager will come to meet you at the hotel at 10.00 AM. He will brief about the trip in detail, introduce with the guide and provide you all the documents. You will be free in the afternoon and manage your time for trek preparation. Our guide will meet you at your hotel at six O’ clock in the evening then take you for well come dinner. After having dinner, drop you to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 03: Trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani
Today is your first day trek to Chisapani. Our trekking guide will come to meet you at your hotel, then drop you to the Sundarijal by car. It takes about an hour. You should start your walk on foot from Sundarijal to Chisapani. It takes about four to five hour walk. You should enter in the Shivapuri Wild Life Protected Area. The trail mostly tough climb about three to four hours, then drop down an hour to reach to Chisapani. You can see the sun set view in the evening and enjoy the beautiful mountain view as well then stay overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang
Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang. It takes about five to six hour walk. The trail mostly ascends. Today you can see the mountain view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorjelakpa. The trail in the beginning drops down to Pati Bhyanjyang then climb up about two hours after that drop down to Gulbhanjyang. Gulbhyang is a nice village, mostly Tamang people are living there. The trail after Gul Bhanjyang climbs up about one and half hour to get to the top, then fifteen minutes drop down to reach Kutumsang and stay overnight there.
Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati
Kutumsang to Tharepati. It takes about four to five hours walk today. The trail mostly climbs and reach at 3800m. Thadepati is a very nice view point. You can see the both side views of Gosainkund and Helambu. While you walk, you could see many Rhododendron trees. The national flower of Nepal. You can enjoy the mountain views as well in the evening and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Trek from Thadepati to Tarkeghyang
Tharepati to Tarkeghyang. It takes about five to six hours walk today. You should start your walk after breakfast. You should drop down to the Melamchigaun. This place is very nice. Sherpa people are inhabitant there. You may stop for lunch, then look around the village, visit Monastery, then start your trek again. At first you should drop down all the way to Melamchi Khola , cross the bridge, then climb up all the way to Tarkeghyang and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Trek from Tarkeghyang to Kakani
Tarkeghyang to Kakani. The trail very nice and gentle today until to the Sermathang. You should walk sometimes through the forest. It is nice and cool, then you will arrive at Sermathang. You may stop for lunch,then start your walk again to Kakani. Tarkeghyang to Kakani mostly down walk, then reach at Kakani and stay overnight there.
Day 08: Trek from Kakani to Melamchi then drive back to Kathmandu
Kakani to Kathmandu via Melamchi. Today is a very short day for walking. It takes about two hours walk to reach at Melamchi then take a bus to Kathmandu. Drive from Melamchi to Kathmandu takes four hours. After your arrival in Kathmandu drop to the hotel. Our manager will come to meet you and take you for farewell dinner, then drop you to the hotel and stay overnight there.
Day 09: International departure homeward bound.
Departure for home. Our driver with Sherpa Expedition and trekking staff will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for the final departure. Wish you have a nice and safe journey back home.