Helambu Trek

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Trip overview
Trip Starts
Kathmandu
Trip Ends
Kathmandu
Group Size
1-16 Persons
Max Altitude
3500m
Fitness level
Good
Destination
Helambu

About : Helambu Trek

‘cultural and scenic country walks far beyond Kathmandu valley’

“Pleasant walks on serene peaceful trail around amazing landscapes, enjoy dramatic scenery of high snow clad peaks and rolling green hills. Explore impressive cultural hill villages of great old heritage interest. Walk into enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees. On least trekked areas enjoy the harmony of natural surroundings”

Introduction:

Helambu Trek an enjoyable and marvelous destination for short treks of week duration, where walk takes you around nice farm villages of great interesting cultures in shade of high Langtang and Jugal Himal range of mountains.

Helambu Trekking takes you to North Mid-East Himalayan green hills covered with serene cool forest of tall rhododendron and pines tree lines, in spring season of March to May hills are alive with wild-flowers in full bloom makes great picturesque scenery to witness.

Helambu Trekking located beyond North East of Kathmandu valley rim the nearest and most beautiful mountain destination to explore around its traditional villages, lovely woodlands and views of high snow clad peaks.

A lovely country to visit and around least trekked area by main flow of trekkers where you will less number of foreign travelers on this wonderful walk to Helambu and around its beautiful places.

A moderate adventure walks with steep climb and downhill includes some gradual section on this journey to reach at marvelous villages of Helambu in Tarke-Gyang and Sermathang, where you can soak into local immense cultures of Buddhism religion as practiced by the native Hyalmo people the main ethnic tribe of Helambu around high Langtang and Jugal Himalaya range.

Helambu Trekking starts with short drive from the capital Kathmandu to a small farm town at Sundarijal, where climb leads to Shivapuri and Langtang National Park entrance, following the high path through number of farm villages to reach on high ridge at Chisapani.

Chisapani offers glorious sunrise views over array of Central and western Himalaya range of peaks, where walk takes you on nice path with some ups and down to reach the highest spot at Tadepatti above 3,595 m high where you can catch outstanding panorama of dramatic landscapes with wide range of white peaks.

Walk leads into serene cool rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines and fir tree forest to enter Helambu area at Malemchigaon village and then reaching our main destination in Tarke-Gyang the major village and centre of Helambu area.

With time here to explore its nice village adorned with age-old heritage and colorful cultures of Buddhism visiting its ancient monastery, the people of Helambu known as Hyalmo few indigenous tribes of Nepal Himalaya, skilled in arts and craftsmanship.

From Tarke-Gyang walk takes you to another interesting village in Sermathang to witness more of local custom and then completing our walks with drive to low warm country and then reaching at Kathmandu, after a great marvelous short adventure on Helambu Trekking.  

Best time and season for Helambu Trekking:

The best time in spring season from March to May as well during autumn in September till early December months, March to May where days are warm with enough day lights cold in the morning and late afternoon till night time, can expect snow sometimes on high hills and over the pass.

September to early December best time with clear fine days for views and pleasant walks but short sun-light hours due to autumn and pre-winter seasons, much colder morning till night times can expect snow sometimes during walks on higher altitude areas.

Trip Outlook:

Trek Mode: Hotel in Kathmandu with local lodge on treks.
Trek Grade: Moderate walks with ups and downhill.
Trekking Region: Nepal North Mid-East around Langtang /Jugal Himalaya range
Highest elevation: At Tadepatti Hill 3,595 m high
Trek Duration: 06 Nights and 07 Days (with drives both ways)
Total Trip: 09 Nights and 10 Days (from arrival to main departure)

 

Short outline Itinerary:

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m transfer to hotel.

Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations. 

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani 2,230 m – 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang 2,440 m – 06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Tadepatti 3,595 m – 04 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Tarke-Gyang 2,585 m via Malemchigaon 2,555 m- 06 hrs.

Day 07: At Tarke Gyang rest day for local excursion.

Day 08: Trek to Sermathang 2,610m – 04 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to road head and drive to Kathmandu- 04 hrs.

Day 10: International departure for home ward bound.

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu.

After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with other group member of Helambu Trekking, our guide will brief you with information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts.

Evening enjoy grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.

Day 02: At Kathmandu options for tour with time for trek preparations.

At Kathmandu as free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites.

Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Helambu Trek starts next morning with exciting short drive towards Kathmandu valley eastern rim.+

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani 2,230 m - 04 hrs.

Morning short drive to Sundarijal approx: 15 k.m. driving distance, as walk starts with climb past waterfalls reaching Shivapuri National Park, from here walk into forest past farm villages to Chisapani, located on a high ridge 

 

Chisapani at 2,230 m high offers views of Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal extending towards Jugal Himal including Kathmandu valley with 

fabulous sunrise and sunset views.

Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang 2,440 m - 06 hrs.

Enjoy sunrise over wide range of Himalayan peaks, morning walk starts with downhill to reach a nice farm village of Patti Bhanjyang, from here climb for an hour on winding path into forest and villages to reach at Gulbhanjyang for lunch break.

 

After lunch climb and then with short descend to Chipplin village to reach at Kutumsang for overnight stop in local lodge.

 

Kutumsang a farm village with mixed hill people Sherpa-Hyalmo and Tamang ethnic tribes also offers grand views of snowcapped mountains.

Day 05: Trek to Tadepatti 3,595 m - 04 hrs.

Morning climb to cross Yurin Danda ridge into lovely forest of rhododendron, pines and oak trees, and then with short descent into forest area to reach an open wide area, after climb walk diverts from main trail of Langtang and Gosainkund heading towards our destination to Helambu, a short steep up

 to Tadepatti for lunch and overnight stop. 

 

Tadepatti offers fine lodge on this highest point of the treks overlooking grand scenery of rolling hills and high snow peaks of Langtang and Jugal mountain range.

Day 06: Trek to Tarke-Gyang 2,585 m via Malemchigaon 2,555 m- 06 hrs.

From Tadepatti with excellent views of Jugal Himal with Ganesh-Manaslu towards west, from this high ridge descend to Malemchigaon into Helambu area within rhododendron and pine forest to reach at the bottom of a hill.

Walk into farm fields to Malemchigaon village of Hyalmo people with some Sherpa, and Tamang tribes, afternoon walk from Melamche to major village of Helambu at Tarke Gyang, downhill to Melamche River and then cross over a bridge, and then climb for an hour to Tarke-Gyang village for overnight stop.

Day 07: At Tarke Gyang rest day for local excursion.

At Tarke-Gyang, explore around the village enriched with famous Buddhist 

culture, wood carvings, afternoon visit lovely village and old monastery of Ama 

Yangri situated on top of a village.

Day 08: Trek to Sermathang 2,610m - 04 hrs.

Morning short walk of few hours to Shermathang village for overnight stop, 

another nice village of Hyalmo ethnic tribes of Helambu with time to visit the old 

monastery.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel -04 hrs.

After a marvelous and enjoyable time on high hills of Langtang and Jugal Himal 

range then ending our walk at Sermathang village, then taking an exciting and 

scenic drive past many farm villages and town to reach back at Kathmandu, with 

rest of the evening free at leisure in the hotel.

Day 10: International departure for home ward bound.

After a wonderful time in Nepal with amazing time in high Himalayan mountains 

Around Langtang and Jugal Himal region with marvelous experience on Helambu 

Trekking, with your last day in the country of amazing wide high Himalaya, our 

staff transfer you to airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

What's Included

  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private car.
  • Twin Bed sharing teahouse/lodge/ accommodation during the trek.
  • Everyday breakfast, lunches, and dinner while on the trek.
  • An English speaking government license holder trekking guide.
  • One porter for two trekkers.
  • Necessary Park Permits.
  • Melamchi to Kathmandu by sharing a bus.

What's Excluded

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • International Flight Fares.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in the cost includes list.

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