Grade

Easy

Geography

Mountain/Forest/Village

Location

Helambu/Rasuwa

Max altitude

3650m

Religions

Hindu/Buddhist

Ethnic People

Sherpa/Tamang

Accommodation

Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse/Camping

Transportation

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Minimum Pax

2pax

$850 $525

Helambu Trek

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.

  • Location
  • Grade
  • Days
    9
  • Nights
    8
  • Geography
    Mountain/Forest/Village
  • Location
    Helambu/Rasuwa
  • Max altitude
    3650m
  • Religions
    Hindu/Buddhist
  • Ethnic People
    Sherpa/Tamang
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Lodge/Teahouse/Camping
  • Transportation
    Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Minimum Pax
    2pax
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu |1,300m
We will receive you at the Tribhuvan International airport and transfer you to a hotel. After that, we can explore the streets of Thamel and you can meet the guides and porters who will accompany you during the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Preparation for the Trek and rest
Today we will prepare for our trek and go for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. We can visit the various UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. As you explore these sites, you’ll learn about the prevailing culture and traditions in Nepal. Learn the ancient art of Newari architecture by visiting the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Get all your stuff sorted and prepare for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3
Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani |2300m|: Drive 1 hour, Trek: 4 hours
The trek initially starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, starting point of this incredible trek. The trail starts near a small hydroelectric point and goes uphill through stunning waterfalls and Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park to Mulkharka, a beautiful Tamang settlement. The route then heads down the ridge to Chisapani through dense forest of oak and rhododendron. Chisapani offers a breath-taking panoramic view of Gaurishankar in the east to Annapurna in the west. Overnight in Chisapani.
Day 4
Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang |2446m|: 7 hours
The objective for the day is to reach Kutumsang and to reach there, we must indulge in walking for about 7 hours. The trial descends to Gul Bhanjyang, which is inhabited by the Sherpa and Tamang communities. The trail later climbs to a pass at 2620m and descend to Kutumsang. The trail offers a spectacular view of Langtang and Ganesh Himal range. Kutumsang is a small settlement deep in the wilderness of Helambu. Overnight in Kutumsang.
Day 5
Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati |3650m|: 6 hours
After spending a night in Kutumsang, we shall aim to reach the Thadepati today. The trail to Thadepati ascends north up the Yurin Danda ridge through steep and eroded path. From here, the trail descends to Mangengoth and finally ascends to Thadepati. Thadepati hosts a stunning panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, and Numbur Himal ranges. It also offers a good view of Helambu valley below. Overnight in Thadepati.
Day 6
Trek to Tarkeghyang |2560m|: 6 hours
After breakfast, we descends steeply through pine and rhododendron forest to Melamchigaon and then to a small stream Melamchi. After crossing the stream, the path ascends to Tarkeghyang through a small Sherpa settlement. Along the way, we will pass by beautiful stupas and chorten with Mani walls and stones inscribed with prayers. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village and it houses the religious Tarkeghyang monastery. Overnight in Tarkeghyang.
Day 7
Trek to Sermathang |2,610m|: 3-4 hr
If you want to make the trek a little more exciting and thrilling. we can climb up to Yangri Peak (3770m) before heading to Sermathang. After climbing this peak, we shall head to Sermathang. The trail to Sermathang is quite easy and mostly passes through forested flatlands. Sermathang is a beautiful Sherpa village consisting of numerous ancient monasteries and hosts a great view of Langtang range. Overnight in Sermathang.
Day 8
Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive, Farewell Dinner
From Sermathang, the trail goes downhill through some Sherpa villages to another Sherpa settlement, Melamchi Bazaar. The route passes through beautiful meadows, terraced fields, and dense forest. Along the way, we will pass by some streams and waterfalls. We will explore this beautiful valley and learn about the lifestyle and culture of Sherpas. The Melamchi Pul Bazaar is a bustling settlement that consists of bus stops and shops. We will then drive back to Kathmandu where we will enjoy a delicious Farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 9
Departure
We will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back marking an end of a wonderful adventure.


Included
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
 
 
Not Included
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu  because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters

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