Helambu Trek, Helambu Trekking, Hiking Helambu

Helambu Trek

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Helambu Trek is an interesting country walks beyond high ridges of Kathmandu valley rim leading to enjoy beautiful and awesome scenery of rolling green hills and valley with snowcapped peaks in the country of immense and interesting Buddhist culture.

This journey, Helambu Trek fascinates you with views on daily walks exploring rural farm villages enriched with old traditional life as it was for hundred of centuries and really takes you back into medieval period of time.

Helambu Trek leads you to North Mid East Himalaya close to Langtang and Jugal Himal range facing Manaslu and Ganesh towards west with striking sunrise and sunset views over array of Himalayan peaks on route to Helambu.

Helambu trekking leads you into pristine countryside away from main flow of trekkers, as this route seldom visited by other visitors which makes this journey special with moderate walks of week duration to enter into lovely and forgotten villages of Tarkye-Gyang in Helambu, the land of Hyalmo people interwoven with Buddhism religion.

This wonderful hiking Helambu with short drive from Kathmandu and then heading towards high alpine hills in the shade of cool serene rhododendron and pine forest with daily views of snow capped mountains and walking past several nice villages in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge on route Helambu trekking.

After reaching the hub of Helambu at Tarkye-Gyang via high and scenic ridge Thade Patti, enjoy its lovely and fascinating old culture and traditions visiting its charming villages and monasteries, and then head back to Kathmandu with exciting drive after a glorious and delightful time on Helambu Trek.

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On arrival at Nepal's one and only International airport known as 'Tribhuvan' where our staff and guide will receive you with warm welcome with garland, and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu in Thamel area or near about. After getting refreshed from the flight, our guide will brief with information regarding trekking Around Helambu, includes norms do's and don'ts with evening group dinner in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with culture shows as entertainment.
A free day in Kathmandu where you will join in for exciting sightseeing tour led by our city guide showing you the wonders of ancient history and culture of Nepalese way of traditional life. Kathmandu city with Patan and Bhaktapur steeped with World Heritage Sites, our half day last for 3-4 hours with lunch breaks and then back to your hotel, afternoon preparation for next day treks Around Helambu.
A pleasant short drive in the morning after leaving your hotel leads you to north east rim of Kathmandu valley with an hour drive to reach at Sundarijal a small town, where our walk begins heading for a climb into lovely cool forest within water shade which supplies to Kathmandu as Sundarijal means beautiful water with cascading waterfalls and dams. As the walk progress entering into Shivapuri and Langtang National Park area and then with further climb into farm land and serene forest to reach a cool hill top at Chisapani located at the height of 2,300 m high offering tremendous views of mountains from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang towards Jugal Himal range with stunning sunrise and sunset views.
After a pleasant morning catching the views of sunrise over chain of peaks, walk leads to a gradual descend to Patti-Bhanjyang, a nice Hindu village with grand views of surrounding green landscapes with short stop walk continues with uphill climb to reach a long ridge into alpine cool forest of tall rhododendron-pines-oaks-magnolia and fir tree lines. Walk leads further up past several farm villages to reach at Gul Bhanjyang located on a ridge top mostly populated by Tamang tribe of people.
Morning with views of dramatic country of rolling hills and snowcapped peaks, starting our walk with a climb and then with short downhill to Chipplin village, as the walk leads past small farm villages within beautiful scenery till the day completes on reaching at Kutumsang, a mixed village populated with Sherpa-Hyalmo and Tamang a hill ethnic tribes of Nepal Himalaya, this village offers superb views of snowcapped peaks of Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal, afternoon at leisure and explore this nice interesting village with scenic views.
From Kutumsang with pleasant overnight, morning starts with a climb over Yurin Danda Hill entering into cool shade of rhododendron, pines and oak tree forest, as walk leads to small pass of above 3,510 meter high, and then taking a short descend reaching an open wide area at Mangegoth. After a rest to enjoy the surrounding views, walk leads to a short climb where our route diverts from the main trail that joins Langtang and Gosainkund area with Helambu. As the walk leaves Gosainkund and Kathmandu trail, heading high reaching at Thadepati the highest spot of the trek at 3,597, rewards you with wonderful views of Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal range. At Thadepati arriving in the afternoon for lunch and overnight stop on this lovely small village on route Helambu.
With nice lovely morning with views walk starts towards a long descend into dense rhododendron, hemlocks, firs and pines tree lines forest for few hours, walk continue further passing many Yak herders temporary settlements to reach at Melamchi Khola (stream), on crossing with a climb to reach at pretty looking village at Malemchigaon for overnight stop. A typical mountain village of Buddhist religion and traditions where Hyalmo, the main tribe of dominates from here onwards, afternoon explore this nice village with houses decorated with beautiful carvings.
Another short day walk to reach main hub of Helambu at Tarkye Gyang, morning starts with downhill to Melamchi River and around farm village, crossing over a bridge and then climb above for an hour to complete the day's walk at Tarkye Gyang village for lunch and overnight stop. Tarkye Gyang, famous for its immense and interesting Buddhist religion and culture where you can witness wood carving and this place is also famous for delicious green apples. Afternoon free to explore this lovely village and its old monastery Ama Yangri perched on top of the village.
Morning leaving Takye Gyang village with wonderful time, morning leads downhill through cool forest trail passing many chhorten (Buddhist prayer monuments), summer meadows to reach at Gangyul a small farm village, from here follow the path with views of rolling hills then reaching at Shermathang for overnight stop, another lovely village around Helambu.
After a memorable and pleasant time around Helambu villages within its pristine natural backdrop, our continue journey continues with few hour walk downhill to Melamchi town and a bazaar for the drive back to Kathmandu. Few hours of pleasant drive brings you into hustle and bustle of city life of Kathmandu after a wonderful time on high hills of Mid East Himalaya.
Last day in amazing Nepal with Himalaya wonders, depart from the hotel as per your international flight for homeward bound or to your next destination country, our staff transfer you bidding with farewell garland or Buddhist silk scarf 'Khada' for your safe and good journey.
Trip cost

Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  •  Pick-up and drop service at Tribhuban International Airport in Kathmandu by car/van or Bus.
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu flight ticket
  • One English speaking experience guide and required porters.
  • All meals Include (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • National park entrance permits and TIMS card
  • Guide’s Porter’s food, Lodge, flight, Insurance, equipment and salary
  • All government taxes and official charge.
  • First Aid kit box
  • Welcome Dinner and Welfare dinner at Nepali Authentic Restaurant in Kathmandu

cost excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your Trekking Gears
  • All drinks like: Coke, Beer, Mineral water, Battery charge, Boiled water, Chocklets, Hot shower, Laundry,      Deserts etc.
  • Your Trave Insurance which should include the Emergency Rescue
  • International airfare and visa fees (15 days US $25 and 30 Days US $ 40).
  • Tips for your guide and porters.
Note: Above Itinerary can be customize at your need. Your Accommodation will provide as your exact requirement. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow your request.
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