Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek is a short and a fascinating trek along the region of Helambu situated nearby from the capital city of Kathmandu in the Langtang region of Central Nepal. The short trekking with the Royal Heritage Trek lasts for 12 days as it promises to be, in every way, a great amalgamation of both cultural as well as adventure trek. Helambu trekking is an exhilarating journey into the amazing land of Helambu which is located to the North East from the Kathmandu Valley, about 75 kilometers far. The foreign trekkers and the adventure seekers during the Helambu trekking will get to see the lives and cultures of the local people living in the region as they pass through several villages mostly inhabited by people from Sherpa Community.
There are two possible routes for the Helambu Trek. The trekkers, however, prefer the one which starts from the town of Sundarijal (1350m) as it is a simple, comfortable and more accessible trekking route compared to the one starting from relatively tough Ganja-La Pass. The trekking starts with a short and pleasant drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal which happens to be the starting point of the trek. The trekkers will explore the wild forests, walk past them which serve as home to many diverse flora and fauna, cross many small rivers and rivulets while enjoying the adventures of trekking during Helambu trek. The opportunity to see 180-degree view of some of the snow-clad mountains including Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Chorkari Ri and many other such mountains, is another highlight of the trip. Coming across the local villages and towns like Chisapani, Sermanthang, Melamchi Bazaar, among others is another important aspect of Helambu Trek.
 
Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 2- Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3 –Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani
Day 4- Trek to Kutumsang
Day 5- Trek to Tharepati
Day 6 – Trek to Melamchigaun
Day 7 –Trek to Tarkeghyang
Day 8-Trek to Shermathang
Day 9- Trek to Melamchi Bazaar
Day 10 –Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 11 – Free day in Kathmandu
Day 12 – Departure from Kathmandu 
Costs included in the price:
  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (for two nights) as mentioned in the appropriate itinerary.
  • Guided city tours (if applicable by private car / van / bus)- depending on the number of tourists.
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Local licensed English and other language speaking guides. (We have guides for different language including Russian, etc.)
  • Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs
  • As you will be traveling via land transportation, there will be no additional domestic airfares during Langtang Trekking.
  • Land transfers during trekking itinerary
  • Inclusive of government tax. 
  • Official expenses
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Langtang National Park entry fee. 

Costs excluded in the price:
  • All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfares and airport departure tax
  • Visa fees
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Note: Tipping is expected)
  • Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in above section. 
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel
You will be welcomed by our representatives there at the Airport upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the Hotel where you will be briefed about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
On the second day of the itinerary package, you will be engaged in the sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley. After finishing breakfast at the Hotel in the morning, you will begin the sightseeing tour visiting the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur and enjoying the ancient art and architecture of the monuments. Likewise, the tourists can also visit the Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple and also the Bouddhanath Stupa which are important destinations for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. You will return back to the Hotel in the evening.

Day 3 –Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani
On the third day of the itinerary, you will take breakfast in the morning at the Hotel and then drive for an hour from the Capital city to the neighboring town of Sundarijal. Sundarijal is located 15 km northeast of Kathmandu. The path then moves through the green forests of Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve to meet Tamang Village of Mulkharka. The trail ascends a little afterwards before lowering down through rhododendron forest to arrive at Chisapani (2140m). Chisapani is a beautiful village and you will stay overnight there at a guesthouse.
 
Day 4- Trek to Kutumsang
From Chisapani, you will climb further uphill on the fourth day after having breakfast at the guesthouse in the morning. The trekkers will continue to walk along the trail, crossing past several thick forests and also enjoying the distant views of the snow-clad mountains of the region. After walking for around four hours, you will finally reach the village of Kutumsang where you will be staying overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 5- Trek to Tharepati
On the fifth day, you will follow the trail ahead from Kutumsang (2450m), and proceed along the way, crossing pass fir and rhododendron forests along the way. You will also be blessed with the views of the mountains which will be there as your friend right throughout the journey. Crossing past the villages of Panghu, Magen Goth(3420m) will ultimately lead you to Tharepati (3640m) where you will be staying overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 6 – Trek to Melamchigaun
The destination for the sixth day will be the village of Melamchi. From Tharepati, the trail descends through mixed forests of spruce and rhododendron, as you will also hear the chirping of the birds during the walking. A while later, you will cross Chhyadi Khola over a suspension bridge to briefly ascend to the Sherpa Village of Melamchigaun (2530m). Melamchi is a beautiful Sherpa village and you will have some great memories of staying at a guesthouse in Melamchi. 

Day 7 –Trek to Tarkeghyang
The next day, the trekkers will descend from Melamchi village and make their way towards Melamchi Khola or the River. The cold water in the natural river will leave the trekkers fresh. Continuing to walk from the river, the trekkers will then follow the trail before climbing up to reach Tarkeghyang meadow at 2490 meters of altitude. One hundred meters further up from the meadow lies the village of Tarkeghyang (2590m). An old Buddhist Gompa situated in Tarkeghyang is popular among the visiting tourists.

Day 8-Trek to Shermathang
From Tarkeghyang, the trekkers will continue their walk on the eighth day heading to Sermathang. The beautiful Sherpa village of Gangyul (2520m) comes on the way as you will proceed further through dense forests and ravines to arrive to Chumik. The Sherpa village of Sermathang is famous among tourists for the amazing views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, Gosainkunda and even the Mount Everest. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Sermathang.

Day 9- Trek to Melamchi Bazaar
The 9th day of the Helambu Trek lowers down through the settlement areas and small villages like of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang which further elongates by the way of pine forest. Crossing past the Dubha Chaur, you will eventually descend to Melamchi Bazaar, the destination for the day.

Day 10 –Drive back to Kathmandu
On this day, you will return back to Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazaar. Melamchi is situated 59 kms far from the Capital City of Kathmandu and it takes about 2 hour’s drive from Melamchi to rich Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to the hotel after reaching the Capital City. Dinner at the Hotel and Overnight stay.

Day 11 – Free day in Kathmandu
On the second last day of the Helambu trekking itinerary, the visitors have the option of having complete rest at the Hotel or else stroll the streets of Thamel and Basantapur Durbar Square and buy souvenirs for your loved ones back home. You can even enjoy rickshaw ride in the streets of Basantapur. You will return back to Hotel in the evening.

Day 12 – Departure from Kathmandu
On the last day of the itinerary, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from where you can return back to your home country or to your next destination. 

Trip Facts

Duration: 12
Altitude Height: 3600
Level: Moderate
Trip Departure: Upon request

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