Throughout this trip traditional villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, however to be in the country of ancient culture, religions with old heritage with views of high snow capped mountains is quite something, out of this world feeling, trekking in the pristine forest home of rare and elusive Red Panda with enchanting rhododendron tree lines around Helambu located North Mid East from Kathmandu and beneath central Himalaya, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean to alpine climate and in stunning landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of mountains from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal, fascinating traditional mid hills of Hyalmo and Tamang villages makes this wonderful journey worthwhile.
Helambu Trekking is an absolutely amazing short trekking in Nepal. It is a scenic place to explore sherpa villages enrich with sherpa culture and superb panoramic view of high Himalaya. You will be walking through friendly traditional hill villages in the land of Sherpa, Hyalmo, Tamangs Bramin, Chettri and Newar settlement. This fabulous journey starts from Sundarijal north east of Kathmandu valley. The lovely trail through lovely villages and the farming landscape are beauty of trip. The local people with their native culture and life style are some thing to cheer in the trip. The beautiful deny forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines, fir and many wildlife are creating wilderness adventure.
Helambu Trekking is very rich for cultural exploration, where you can explore Buddhist Monuments and Monastery. There are magnificent mountains view. The Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft), Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m-26,781 ft, Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) in the western horizon are amazing. There are Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) Ghengu Liru(Langtang II 6571m), Kimshun (6,745m), Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakpa (6,980m) in the central. The massive mountains toward east Gaurishanker and Melungtse are spectacular.
Helambu Trekking is loaded with green rich backwoods, terraced farmlands and towns. This is the best course for nature darlings. Assortments of widely varied vegetation makes Helambu a place of heaven for wilderness adventure. In addition, the water assets that are found in plenitude could make you insane. The aggressive undertaking of Nepal Government to bring drinking water from Melamchi River can likewise be seen on the trail.
Helambu is one of the short trekking in Nepal comes through lovely Sherpa villages of Tarkeghang, Sermathang and kakani. The lower valley and far horizon view are giving peace in mind. Helambu trekking comes to concludes at Melamchepul bazaar and take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. Our Trexmount ventures crew will be together to make beauty of your trip.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will cover trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.
This marvelous cultural and scenic journey starting with a short drive towards east suburb of Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal located at a distance of 15 k.m from Kathmandu city, the drive ends after an hour in Sundarijal where this trek begins with an uphill walk passing many small farm villages with beautiful waterfalls to reach at an entrance of Shivapuri National Park, from here through forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks trees and into scattered farm fields and villages reaching at a ridge top in Chisopani, where the air is cooler situated 2,300 meters high overlooking grand vista from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal towards Jugal Himal range, with views of Kathmandu valley, this spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views also.
After a marvelous time with stunning sunrise over range of mountains, walk starts on a downhill trail to a nice neat village at Pati Bhanjyang a Hindu Brahman and Chhetris area, from here walk continues with a slow uphill climb for an hour then on the gradual winding through a small patch of forest and hamlets reaching at Gulbhanjyang for overnight stop after a good day’s walk of five hours.
Walk is for few hours today to Kutumsang, starting the morning trek following a trail with a climb for some time and then on the downhill to another popular village of Chipplin, from here walk continues passing many small farm villages overlooking grand views of surrounding green landscapes and rolling hills all the way to Kutumsang for overnight stop in this nice villages of Sherpa, Hylamo and Tamang tribe with excellent views of snow capped mountains, afternoon free at leisure to explore this small pretty looking village and its surrounding.
From here heading to near Helambu area, starting morning walk with a steep climb to Yurin Danda ridge through pristine rhododendron, pines and oak forested area to a small pass at 3,510 meters high, and then a short descend to reach a wide open meadow with grazing pasture area with an army post and few small shops and tea houses, from here continue walk for another few hours leading to a climb leaving the main path that leads to Gosainkund area, this fabulous walk finally ends at Thadepati for lunch and overnight stop. Thadepati, a small village with lodge standing high at 3,597 meters, the highest spot of this journey with grand vista of rolling green hills, beautiful landscapes, array of peaks from Ganesh, Langtang to Jugal mountain range, afternoon ample time for short walk around to explore this wonderful spot.
After a nice with great views and on the highest point of this marvelous trekking, our morning walk starts on a downhill path through thick cool forest of rhododendron, hemlocks, firs and pines tree lines. Walk carry’s on passing several Sheppard’s huts with temporary shelter and then slowly walk leads to a small fresh stream Melamchi Khola, crossing the river and then a gradual climb reaching overnight halt at Malemchigaon around Helambu area, a typical hill village of Buddhist religion of Hyalmo tribe, the houses windows and doors, furniture of fine shine with interesting intricate carvings and wood works, this is the beginning of Helambu area, after lunch free to explore this nice village.
Today this wonderful cultural trek reaches in the heart of Helambu area at Tarke Gyang, with half day walk on the trail that steeply descends to Melamchi River after an hour morning trek from Melamchegaon, and then crossing river on a strong exciting suspension bridge, from here the trail heads uphill above the river for an hour reaching at Tarkeghyang village via Nakote village. Tarkegyang, a famous charming villages of central Himalaya, where the folks are of Hyalmo tribe, religion, culture and way of life resembles the Sherpa and Tamang people, this area is also famous for delicious green apples and intricate wood carving, afternoon at leisure, explore this lovely village and the old Buddhist monasteries called Ama Yangri perched on top of the village.
After an enjoyable time in the main village of Helambu at Tarkgyang, morning walk leads on the gradual winding path through small patch of wood lands and many hamlets and shelters of cattle herders, journey continues losing altitude on the downhill trail, through nice cool forest and then passing many Buddhist monuments, chortens reaching at Gangyul, a small farm village, walk carries on with fabulous views of rolling hills and snow capped peaks and then reaching at Shermathang for overnight stop, this is another pretty village of Helambu area, afternoon visit another old monastery of this region.
After a wonderful time in the high hills, valley with picturesque scenery, today walk concludes at Malemchepul Bazaar on the road head for the drive to Kathmandu, morning walk starts descending through warmer area towards lower area reaching flat land as the walk continues to Dubachaur, further walk on downhill reaching a suspension bridge over Melamche Khola, after crossing and ending this fascinating cultural trek at Melamchipul Bazaar a busy place with many shops and small lodges and tea shops, a short rest before the drive to Kathmandu. Drive on the dirt road for a while and then reaching a good road at Kathmandu / Tibet, China highway, drive leads uphill at Dhulikhel town famous for super views of mountains, from here an hour ride brings you back to Kathmandu after a great time in the high hills of Helambu area.
Breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal.
This is our first trip to Nepal,but surely it will not be our last.what great exercise and some incredible views at the base camps.Lots of ups downs (aka Nepali flat according to prem our guide).Everything was very well organized and both our guide and porter were helpful with everything.The only thing we could have asked for was less rain but … what to do I am very glad we came.Christine, Jo, Mary and Maurice Uk