Trip Overview

Highlights

Helambu trek is short and easy trek of Nepal and easily access from Kathmandu. The Helambu Trekking is popular trekking among the trekkers for its scenery and favorable climate. Helambu trek offers superb mountain views, picturesque Sherpa settlements, and after all unspoiled culture. This trek is more like cultural trek than mountain and glacier expeditions. Sherpas who live in Helambu are different than those live in the Khumbu region. Since the region has majority of Buddhist religion, trekkers will find numbers of Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Tarkeghyang is another Sherpa village along the way, which bears its own story.
Our trek starts from Kathmandu after driving by bus/car to Sundarijal, which is just 13 km from Kathmandu. We then continue ascend to Chisopani where we spend first night just outside valley. Chisopani offer great view of mountain and landscape. Then we make almost a circle going through Khtumsang, Tharapati, Tarkeghyang, sarmathang and finally to Melamchi pul where we take bus to Kathmandu. 

Fast Fact  
Starting From Kathmandu
Total Days 10 Days
Ending At Melamchu River
Grade Moderate- Medium
Highest Access Of The Trek:  3500 m
Cultural encounter Tamang, Sherpa, Chettri, Bhramin
Trekking Type Tea house
Himalayan Sights Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dhorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar,
Most Attraction Of the trek Close Mountain View, Villages
Best Season Mar - May - Oct to Nov
Transportation Car / Jeep
Per Day walking 5 to 7 hours
Itnerary Type Fixed/ Customized

 

What you'll need

Includes excludes

Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off services
  • Transportation by car/van
  • English Speaking Trekking guide
  • Porter( One porter can carry up to 25-30 kgs luggage of two participants)
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management system(TIMS) card
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Insurance of staffs
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner

Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses such as all kinds of drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket etc.
  • Emergency Rescue service
  • Tips
Things To Do

Itinerary & Map

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  • 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

    Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel.

  • 2
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

    Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after the breakfast. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. Places we visit are Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath, Monkey temple, Bhaktpur durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek.

  • 3
    Kathmandu. to Chisopani(2150m)

    Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after the breakfast. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. Places we visit are Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath, Monkey temple, Bhaktpur durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek.

  • 4
    Chisopani to Gulbhanjang/ Kutungsang(2142m)

    Trail goes down hill till Pati Bhanjang . After here you have to ascend all the way to Chipling by crossing meadows and fields. There are good mountain views along this stretch of trail. Continuing along the forested ridge, the trail descends to a large Chorten over looking the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjang.

  • 5
    Gul Bhanjang/Kutungsnag to Tharepati(3597m)

    The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjang to another pass at 2580m. it climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail, mostly through fir and rhododendron with out permanent settlement . the trail makes some ups and downs passing through forest, across flower-strewn meadows and crossing streams. It finally reaches to Tharepati.

     

  • 6
    Tharepati to Melamchigaon(2560m) - Tarkheghang(2560m)

    Walking down hill in a forest , vegetation changes to scrub bamboo as the route joins a rocky cattle trail towards to stream and traverse to a Chorten and a pasture, the first village since Tharepati. After crossing suspension bridge in Chhyadi Khola climb to reach the prosperous sherpa village of Melamchigaon. It is a large village with extensive fields of barley, corn and potatoes.

    Trail drops down to cross Melamchi Khola . than climb all the way to opposite ridge of Tarkhegang which is exactly same altitude. This village is slightly larger and more commercial and its inhabitants are famous for selling Thangkas .

  • 7
    Takheghang to Kakani( via Shermathang) 2000m

    Today, you will visit Shermathang village and descends the ridge with a view to Melamchi bazaar. The path continues from the Gangjwal and goes around the valley and small stream. When a large valley stretches ahead. Pass above the hamlet with a Gompa. The path becomes a gentle ascent and leads to the pass below the crematory painted Chorten trek until to reach Cautara at the end of ridge. You are in Kakani.

  • 8
    Kakani to Melamchipul to Kathmandu.

    Without climbing the hills, the trail goes through Dubhachaur and Kaphalgiri village ( crowded with thatched roof houses). Go through the pine forest path become like a steep ditch. Cross through the wooden bridge at Melamchi Khola you will reach to Melamchi bazaar. From Melamchi Bazar the bus ride will takes about 4 hours to reach Nagarkot.

  • 9
    Nagarkot to Kathmandu

    See the sunrise early morning then drive back to KTM via Sightseeing in the ancient the Bhaktapur city.

  • 10
    Sightseeing Bhaktapur City

    Sightseeing Bhaktapur City !!!!!

Things You Need

Gear Information

Footwear Well broken-in walking shoes, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment Sleeping bag (4 seasons), trekking holdall or stash sack with lock, daypack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve.
Other items Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, tie cord, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit
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