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Helambu Trek

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Duration
12 days
Max. Elevation
3597m
Group Size
Minimum 2 (Single Supplement $150)
Level
Moderate
Transportation
Ground
Best Season
March to May, September to February
Accomodation
Tea Houses Lodges during Trek
Meals
Breakfats, Lunch and Dinner during Trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Sundarijal-Chisapani-Gul Bhanjyang-Kutumsang-Thadepati-Melamchi-Sermathang-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Not far from bustling Kathmandu city and yet tranquil full of beautiful scenery.
  • Enjoy the country walk loaded with amazing views of Himalayan towering peaks.
  • Adventure to the country villages of last surviving inhabitants the Hyalmo tribes.
  • Enchanting woodland lined with tall rhododendron, oaks, pines and firs trees.
  • Magnificent views of Western and Central Himalayas on scenic cultural walks”.

Overview

Helambu Trek, a perfect and ideal country walks as well as getting into the local cultures of the hills and mountain people. Helambu Trek, where all can join in for enjoyable week-long trekking, as the walk leads on high scenic ridges.  

Staying overnights in the comforts of lovely mountain farm villages facing grand vistas of stunning sunrise and sunsets. Helambu Trek is a great way to experience the beautiful landscapes, and cultures of the villagers in the close backdrop of the Himalayas. The spectacular scenery of snow-capped follows throughout the trek to Helambu, reaching Chisapani and Thade Patti.

The highest point of the adventure, as well for excellent panoramic views of an array of Himalayan towering peaks. Overlooking Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal range as far towards Annapurna towards the far west horizon.

Helambu Trek, commence with a short drive from Kathmandu city heading towards the eastern outskirt of the valley rim. Reaching a nice small town at Sundarijal, to start the walk heading uphill through lovely waterways and cool forest surrounding. The trail climb towards farm villages, entering dense woodland of rhododendron and pine trees reaching a scenic ridge at Chisapani.

A small settlement with a backdrop of a magnificent panorama of the Himalayan Mountain range, the scenic spot offers striking sunrise and sunsets.

The adventure follows north, walking on scenic high ridges through the beautiful farm settlements of Pati and Gul Bhanjyang. Then reaching the Helambu areas at Kutumsang village and the highest point at Thade-Pati, the highest spot of the trek. From the high hills of Thade-Pati enjoy glorious views of a towering snow mountain range in the north. Facing dramatic scenery of rolling tiers of green hills and valleys, the trail follows entering our major highlights. On reaching Tarke-Gyang the main major village of Helambu and hub of indigenous Hyalmo people, these small tribes dominate the Helambu region.

Explore the lovely village of Tarke Gyang, festooned with colorful prayer flags, and Buddhist monuments of religious walls. Enjoy a pleasant time experiencing the ancient cultures and customs of great heritage linked to Tibetan Buddhism.

As well visiting the old Monastery of Goddess Ama Yangri located above the beautiful village of Tarke Gyang. The houses are carved with intricate designs on wooden doors and window ledges, displaying the gem and treasures of Helambu.

Enjoying a wonderful time and experience at Tarke Gyang and around picturesque Helambu high hills and villages. Slowly our adventure comes to the end of the trek, with an exciting drive back to Kathmandu. 
After a marvelous moment on a weeklong Helambu Trek and soaking into local impressive cultures.

Important Note

Trip Summary:
Mode of Hike:         Best available lodge / guest house on treks.
Hiking Grade:         Moderate with Ups & Downhill.
Hiking Region:         North Eastern Hills beyond Kathmandu valley.
Start and End of hike: Sundarijal to Sermathang with drives both ways.
Highest elevation:     At Thadepati 3, 597 m / 11, 801 feet high. 
Trek duration:          07 Nights and 08 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. 
Total Trip:              11 Nights and 12 Days, from arrival to departures.

Best Seasons:
The best season for Helambu Trek is on spring time from March to May. Including autumn/fall begins from September to November, interested people can visit all year round, except for the summer/monsoon time of mid-June to August. 

Springtime is bright and beautiful, most days are clear with sunny days, can be cloudy afternoons. Bringing cold chill in the late afternoon, and night till morning this is the time when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. 

The next best season is autumn/fall, where days are clear with sunny days for views and walks. But shorter days due to limited sunlight hours, cold morning and night times. Winter from December to February is also best for this short few days trekking, with clear late sunshine hours. But cold mornings, late afternoons, and night times. But enjoyable for pleasant walks with clear views of beautiful scenery of snow clad peaks. 

Culture & Religion: 
The higher hills of Kathmandu valley, mostly populated by the Tamang people, the indigenous tribes of Central Himalayas. Including around the Kathmandu valley rim hills. From Kutumsang onwards to Helambu, major inhabitations of small hill tribes the Hyalmo people. Similar cultures like the Tamang, the Hyalmo are interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism. Follows an impressive heritage traditional customs. Most houses are adorned with prayer flags, and prayer monuments with colorful monasteries. 

Trip Itinerary

On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport, our staff and guide will receive with traditional welcome. A short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, on checking into your nice rooms. After getting refreshed from the jet-lag, join at the hotel lobby and at meeting room for trek briefing provided by our guide or leader. Information about the hotel, lodge on treks with full details of trekking trails, food and accommodation on treks. As well with do’s and don’ts with welcome group dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurants with local cultural program along with Nepali meals.


Morning after breakfast, the city / cultural guide will meet you at the hotel for tour around Kathmandu World Heritage Sites. As well visiting interesting places of steeped with history and culture. After the tour back at the hotel, preparation for Helambu Treks.


Starting the morning with short drive of less than an hour, heading North-East of Kathmandu Valley rim. Reaching a small farm town of Sundarijal, located 15 k.m. east of Kathmandu city. Following our guide with climb towards Shivapuri National Park entrance, facing nice views of waterfalls, brooks and fresh streams.

The trail follows uphill to a nice farm villages and then into a lovely rhododendron and pine forest. The last short climb reaches Chisapani, located on a high ridge north of Kathmandu valley. Where air gets cooler facing views of snow-capped peaks from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal and Lang tang Himal.

The views extends towards Jugal Himal with Annapurna and Manaslu in the far west, check into a nice simple lodge. Late afternoon enjoy the stunning views of sunsets reflects over chain of Himalayan peaks in the north.


Enjoying the glorious morning views of striking sunrise over an array of white peaks, having breakfast. Walk begins heading down to Pati Bhanjyang a nice village, as walk continues with steep climb towards a high ridge. The walk follows on gradual winding path through small cool serene forest. Then ending the morning walks on reaching Gul Bhanjyang for lunch and overnight stop.

Gul Bhanjyang a Tamang village with lively small bazaar lined with shops, stores and tea-houses. The village festooned with Buddhist prayer monuments of Stupas and colorful flags of religious significance.


Another short morning walks, allowing visitors to enjoy more of local cultures and simple villages farm activities. From Gul Bhanjyang climb leads to another nice village of Chipling, the walk continues past farm villages. Facing grand scenery of surrounding green rolling hills. Then slowly the morning walk ends arriving in Kutumsang, a lovely small village of the Sherpa-Hyalmo and Tamang natives. Afternoon at leisure to explore this small nice near farm village overlooking grand views of surrounding beautiful landscapes terrains with snow clad peaks.


Today’s morning walk although a short treks of few hours leads to the highest point of the adventure. Starting the day with fresh morning walk, as the trail follows towards higher areas with climb. Reaching on top Yurin Danda / Ridge, a lovely walk amidst dense rhododendron, pines and oak forest.

From the top of Yurin Danda at 3,510 m high, a short descend to cool woodland reaching a nice open meadow. A small place of Mange Goth with few little shades serves as tea-houses, from here a slow climb to Thadepati. Reaching our overnight stop as well for refreshing lunch. Thadepati located on the mid-ways of holy Gosainkunda lakes, and towards our destination to Tarke Gyang.

Thadepati with few simple lodges and teahouses and the highest point of the trek. From this high spot, enjoy spectacular views of rolling high hills with range of peaks of Langtang and Jugal Himal. Afternoon at leisure for short walks around this wonderful high spot.


Morning from Thadepati with morning glory of beautiful scenic surrounding views a short up to the ridge top. Then on long downhill within dense tree lines of rhododendron and pines to enter around inner Helambu. The walk continues crossing a small stream of Chyodi Khola. After hours of pleasant walks then reaching Melamche-Gaon for overnight stop. Located on a nice grassy field surrounded by beautiful coniferous forest.


From this quiet quant little village of Melamche-Gaon, a short morning walk leads downhill to Melamche Khola (Stream). After crossing over a suspension bridge with steep short climb to Tarke Gyang, a nice gem of a village. The main village of Helambu area, reaching by lunch time transfer to a nice homely guest house for overnight stop. Tarke-Gyang, home of Hyalmo hill tribes, a charming settlements afternoon with time to explore the village and its old monastery. The Hyalmo natives of Helambu follows Buddhism and similar culture, traditions to its neighbors Sherpa and Tamang tribes.

Tarke-Gyang and around Helambu is also famous for Buddhism heritage and culture, as well for arts and handicrafts that one can observe around the houses.


On completing our major highlights of the treks, having pleasant, enjoyable time at Tarke Gyang and Helambu villages. Morning walk leads on gentle forested trail then reaching another lovely village Sermathang. Transfer into a nice lodge and enjoy the afternoon tour of village and its interesting Gompa (monastery).


Our marvelous walks comes to an end, with short morning walk to a road-head for exciting drive to Kathmandu. Riding on jeep or similar type of vehicles, heading towards winding downhill. Then reaching low warm heavily farmed areas around large town of Melamche Bazaar. Having a short refreshing stop, drive continues leaving the rough dirt track for a good road. The drive heads to winding uphill to cooler hill at Dhulikhel, a scenic town. A famous hill station for grand panorama of Himalayan Mountains. After a possible lunch stop in Dhulikhel town, few hours of good scenic drive to Kathmandu. On checking into your hotel rooms, rest of the afternoon at leisure after an exciting Helambu treks.


We have reserved a free day in Kathmandu, where all can relax and enjoy individual activities or shopping. Interested people can join in for exciting sightseeing tour of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur cities, worth a visit.


Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Helambu Treks.


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Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop off
  • All ground transportation.
  • 4 Night hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast 
  • All accommodation in simple T-house 
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during trekking 
  • Experience and government licensed guide and porter 
  • First aid kit carry by Sherpa leader 
  • Food salary insurance for Guide and Porter 
  • National park entrance fee 
  • All government charges and taxes 
  • 1 porter for 2 trekkers 
  • Farewell dinner last night in Kathmandu. 

Doesn't Include

  • Extra night's hotel stay in Kathmandu if extended stay is required 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Laundry service / battery charge 
  • Rescue / emergency and Travel insurance 
  • Personal equipment’s and personal expenses 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Frequently Asked Questions

The treks starts from Sundarijal farm town, north-east of Kathmandu valley and ends at Sermathang village. Located around Helambu areas and then taking a drive to the east suburb of Kathmandu valley. The drive leads past scenic Dhulikhel town to reach the city areas in Kathmandu, the trek includes drives both ways. 


Starting walks from Sundarijal, and then leaving the Kathmandu areas, reaching the hill district of Sindupalanchok and Langtang National Park, the first park around the high Himalayan region of Nepal. 

Walking through hills villages, populated by Tamang tribes with Sherpa and Hyalmo. As walk enters Helambu areas and at Tarke Gyang more of Hyalmo people interwoven to Buddhism similar heritage culture to its predecessors the Tibetans. The walk leads to scenic views points at Chisapani and Thade-Pati for stunning sunrise and sunsets. Overlooking series of Central and Western Himalayan mountain range, walking amidst enchanting forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees. The scenic views of Nepalese country landscapes and snow-capped along with local impressive cultures is the highlight of Helambu Treks.


As season wise, during spring and autumn the best time for trekking, most days are fine and clear. To enjoy views and pleasant walks, however can expect light rain sometimes. But most days are bright full of sunshine in the best seasons of March to May. The next best times is autumn / fall from September to November, in all good seasons, above 2,000 m high. Minimum temperatures drops to minus 0° and maximum of 20° Celsius. In autumn the sun rise late by 5:30 a.m. and sunsets by 5 p.m. makes the morning and night time much colder of minimum temperatures from minus 5° to 10° Celsius. 

Depending upon altitude wise. Maximum of 15° to 20° Celsius, around high altitude above 2,500 the sunlight gets bright with strong UV. Trekkers needs to carry sun-blocks and wearing sun-hats to block the sun against the UV rays around higher altitude, especially in direct sunlight of afternoon.


One of the best moderate adventure, the trail are fine and well defined with many good places for refreshing stops. Although all Himalayan destinations leads to steep climb and downhill. Taking slow, having time for short stop to enjoy will be the best. Only few days is quite tough climb towards Chisapani and reaching Kutumsang and Thade Pati. But most days walk is normal with gradual ups and downhill.


Every villages and settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power, where trekkers can charge electronic items. A fee is charged for each gadgets as per hour basis, the price differs from one place to another.


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