The trip takes you to the foothills of the Himalayas along the beautiful Sherpa Buddhist villages. The trail is a blend of majestic waterfalls, narrow streams, and pine forests. On this trek, you can catch spectacular panoramic view of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Jugal (8013m), and Numbur (6958m). Make your way through numerous monasteries, stupas, chorten and prayers inscribed on stones to experience unique cultures and beautiful landscapes of Nepal in a short time period.
Helambu Trek Highlights
- Rejuvenating trek through the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park and the outskirts of the Langtang National Park
- Visit beautiful Sherpa villages like Sermathang and Tarkeghyang
- Breath-taking view of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gaurishankar (7134m), Numbur (6958m), etc.
- Remarkable opportunity to explore old monasteries, stupas, and chortens
- Understand the lifestyle and cultures of the Sherpa and Tamang communities
Helambu Trek Overview
This incredible trek to the Helambu Valley commences after a quick exploration of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu valley which comprises of Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. As you begin your trek from Sundarijal, you will pass by beautiful waterfalls and enter Shivapuri National Park. The Shivapuri National park sits north of Kathmandu and is spread in the districts of Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk.
The trail goes through the minor settlement of Mulkharka and into Chisapani. From here, the trail initially descends to Gul Bhanjyang and later into the Sherpa inhabited community of Kutumsang. As we take in the panorama of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges, we reach Thadepati. Take some time to comprehend the culture of its inhabitants and slowly make your way to Tarkeghyang.
Visit the Tarkeghyang monastery and relish at the sight of the culture of the Sherpas. Make your way through monasteries and chorten filled trails to arrive at Sermathang. The trail sees a decrease in altitude until we arrive at Melamchi Pul. After collecting our stuffs in Melamchi Pul, we shall drive back to Kathmandu where the trip shall end. This trek is doable all year round, but spring and autumn is the best time for Helambu trek.
Nepal Treks makes the journey more pleasant by providing facilities like accommodation, transportation, guide, etc. required for the trek. We are determined to offer you the trip that you dream of. We also offer various customization options to this Helambu trek itinerary that you choose to undertake.