Helambu it nearby Kathmandu and Trekking in Helambu is easy and short Trekking in Nepal. Comparatively less crowded trek is more amazing with dramatic view of greenery landscape and snow peaks. The upper part of Helambu lie Gosaikunda Lake, further trekking reach at Langtang Valley. Several high passes are involving in between Helambu, Gosaikunda and Langtang valley. Winter snow may block those passes. Entire Helambu region is with local tea houses as accommodation although it is not luxurious as Annapurna and Everest region. Helambu Trekking starts from Sundarijal, after driving 25 kilometer from Kathmandu. It passes biggest Tamang villages, their unique settlement and their mix cultures in between Nepalese and Tibetan. The best season of trekking in this region is in autumn (March to May) and spring (Sept to November). Since it is low land region, trekking at winter season (December to February) is also suitable. Trekking at raining season (June – August) is not recommended.
Helambu Trekking is also suitable destination for bird watcher. This can combine with Langtang valley and Gosaikunda. Our 9 days itinerary is including exploration and trekking preparation days in Kathmandu. 6 days trekking itinerary is general one; Nepal Highland Treks can customize our itinerary as per your interest and tome frame.
Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m
Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel
Day 03:Drive to Sundarijal (1300m) and Trek to Chiapani (2,300m - 5 Hours). Overnight at guest house
Day 04:Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m - 7 Hours) Overnight at tea house
Day 05:Trek Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m / 6 hours) Overnight at tea house
Day 06:Trek Thadepati to Tarkeghyang (2560m/6 hours) Overnight at tea house
Day 07:Trek Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m / 3/4 Hours) overnight at tea house
Day 08:Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive back to Kathmandu: 3 hrs trek and 2 hours driving. Overnight at hotel
Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m Representative from Nepal Highland Treks welcome you in International airport. drive to Thamel and check in Hotel. Evening walking around Thamel, Touristic hub of Kathmandu
Day 2Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel Day to visit main monuments in Kathmandu valley. Our tour guide lead you to one of the biggest Hindu temple, Pashupatinath. Another biggest buddhist stupa, Bauddha and old palace Kathmandu Durbar squire. come back to hotel and start trip preparation.
Day 3Drive to Sundarijal (1300m) and Trek to Chiapani (2,300m - 5 Hours). Overnight at guest house After your breakfast in hotel, drive with private car to Sundarijal. You should start your walk on foot from Sundarijal to Chisapani. Enter in the Shivapuri Wild Life Protected Area. The trail mostly tough climb about three to four hours, then drop down an hour to reach to Chisapani. You can see the sun set view in the evening and enjoy the beautiful Mountain View as well.
Day 4Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m - 7 Hours) Overnight at tea house after our breakfast start trekking to Kutumsang. Trekking trail today is mostly ascending via pasture field. Mountain views of Ganesh HImal, Langtag Lirung and Dorjelakpa is clearly view from on the way. Cross big tamang settlement villages Pathi vangyan and Gulvanjyang
Day 5Trek Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m / 6 hours) Overnight at tea house Trekking trail today is also climbing most of the time. Trail is through dense forest of Rhododendron, National flower of Nepal. We can’t get any permanent residential village in between today; it feels that we are in very remote area. Trek continues to Yarin Danda which provides magnificent views of Himalayas. Arrive at Thadepati, enjoy views of both Gosakunda and Helambu region
Day 6Trek Thadepati to Tarkeghyang (2560m/6 hours) Overnight at tea house Trek Thadepati to Tarkeghyang (2560m/6 hours) overnight at tea house
Trek start after your breakfast. Starting trail descend until Melamchi Khola and reach Melanchi Gaun. Explore Tamang village, old monasteries. Than trekking trail ascend to Tarkeghyang. There is one of the oldest monastery of this region in this village. Explore big Sherpa village Tarkeghyang, from where best sunrise view can be viewed
Day 7Trek Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m / 3/4 Hours) overnight at tea house Very easy walking today to reach Sermathang village. low land region including forests, streams, and waterfalls. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul. From Gangyul, we arrive at Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village.
Day 8Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive back to Kathmandu: 3 hrs trek and 2 hours driving. Overnight at hotel trekking down to Melanchi Puul Bazar by crossing local villages of variety ethnic group. Take local bus from Melamchi Puul and drive back to Kathmandu. Check in hotel, get fresh. Evening dinner with Nepal Highland Treks team. Share your trekking experience.
Day 9Departure Representative from Nepal Highland Treks take to airport before 3 hours from your flight time. if you get time before this, you can make shopping tour around. You also can choose other sightseeing in Kathmandu valley