Helambu Trekking


Trip Overview

“The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism”

A short trek, it remains relatively unspoiled and offers the trekkers with beautiful waterfalls, forests of rhododendron and bamboo, the lush hilly vegetation, view of the snow-capped mountains including Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Lirung and the Shisapangma mountain of Tibet along with the surrounding peaks and monasteries. Helambu Trekking offers you a natural diversity in Shivapuri National Park, picturesque monasteries, quaint and dense forest adorned by oak, and rhododendron and lokta trees, cultural diversities of Hindus and Buddhists and quaint yet truly beautiful landscapes. In the region with extensive network of trails, you shall be truly mesmerized. An easily accessible trekking, Helambu Trekking can be completed without previous trekking experience and technical know-how on trekking.

A trekking destination close to Kathmandu, this trek trail wanders through culturally rich villages dominated by Tamang, Sherpa and other communities, encounters ups and downs of trail yet maintaining a low elevation. We begin our short trekking experience in this valley of rich natural, cultural and geographical heritages with a drive to Sundarijal to the north-east corner of Kathmandu valley for the start of our trekking experience after the city tour of architectural and cultural heritages in Kathmandu. The trail, beginning from the west of Sundarijal, climbs along the stone steps onto the Shivapuri ridges while continuing uphill and through the Shivapuri National Park before reaching the settlement in Chisopani. Moving forward along the trail of Helambu Trek, we pass through the Kutumsang, Thadepati and Tarkeghyang villages. We take on the footpath through Sermathang village before we reach the Melamchi Pul Bazzar in the Helambu region. Intermittently, we shall witness marvelous views of snowcapped peaks such as Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Gosaikunda, Numbur Peak besides the dominating Langtang Lirung Peak, rural settlements, traditional lifestyle and culture of Tamang community, and grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild premolars. From there we drive back to Kathmandu to mark the end of our trip. In the trip, we pass through the wet sub-tropical forest to the oak forest, scattered Tamang villages, watershed, research areas, rice terraces and impressive Buddhist monasteries.

Home of the Hyolmo people, this trekking trail takes the trekkers to explore the cultural diversity, traditional values, norms and customs, along with their lifestyles. Normally January to May and September to December are considered as the best preferred trekking seasons for this trek. So join Adventure Master Treks & Expedition now to explore the unique and unspoiled culture, natural heritages and warm hospitality of the locals in our Helambu Trekking.

Itinerary Overview

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Drive to Syabrubesi

Day 04 : Trek to Lama Hotel

Day 05 : Trek to Langtang village

Day 06 : Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

Day 07 : Acclimatization at Kyanjin Gompa

Day 08 : Trek to Lama Hotel

Day 09 : Trek to Thulo Sybru

Day 10 : Trek to Chandanbar

Day 11 : Trek to Gosainkunda

Day 12 : Trek to Ghopte

Day 13 : Trek to Melamchi

Day 14 : Trek to Tarkeghyang

Day 15 : Trek to Shermathang

Day 16 : Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar

Day 17 : Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu

Day 18 : Final Departure


Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your landing in the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a delegate of Adventure Master Treks and Expedition shall be waiting for you at the airport terminal. Subsequent to being welcomed and invited, you should be escorted to a private vehicle for a drive to your respective hotel for your stay in the Kathmandu valley. Later in the evening you have the choice to go out and go for a walk around the Thamel area situated close to your inn. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

Our whole day ahead is wanted to take you on a touring visit around the valley today. So when you complete your breakfast, we should start the visit to the UNESCO World Heritage destinations. In our visit you might visit the incredibly famous Buddhists stupas Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. Boudhanath Stupa is considered as one of the biggest stupas on the planet and the Swayambhunath Stupa is prominently known as the Monkey Temple among the remote voyagers. Later you should go the Patan Durbar Square which has old and very much saved illustrious castle, patio, sanctuaries and different legacies with resplendent carvings on them. Subsequent to investigating the extravagance of the valley we should likewise have association with the trekking guide in regards to the trekking campaign. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03:Drive to Syabru Besi

Today we have an awesome day ahead as we now start our astonishing trek to the Langtang area. As we travel northwest from Kathmandu valley, we might move along the Northern Highway and take after a stunning trail over the center slopes completely through pleasant backwoods and farmland. With the perspectives of Manaslu, the Ganesh Himal and Kyirong toward the north we should move forward to the edges. Later out and about transforms north into the Trishuli Valley and slams into the Trishuli River. At that point an optional street winds up the waterway valley to Betrawati before winding over the slopes to Dhunche, the biggest town in the district. Proceed down to the riverside we might touch base at the town of Syabrubesi. Stay overnight at Syabrubensi.

Day 04:Trek to Lama Hotel

Today is our first day of trekking; we go over the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and takes after the Langtang Khola and progressively ascensions to Bamboo (1960m). Have fun in the rhododendron and bamboo woods. The assortment of natural life incorporates yellow-throated martens, wild pigs, drowsiness monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan Mountain bears that all occupy this backwoods. A while later, your trek rises delicately to Rimche (2,400m) through Bamboo this lies at the bank of Langtang Khola with just a couple houses. Most likely, we will eat at this place in the event that you like. What's more, toward the end the trail we land at the Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at Lama Hotel.

Day 05:Trek to the Langtang village

Today the trail ahead shall climb up, starting effortlessly at initially, then more steeply as it ascensions through blended woods of oak, rhododendron, maple and hemlock. Tempting perspectives of the moving toward Langtang Himal appear toward the north. The trail then drops back to a pleasant tea house on the stream, climbs a go to the lodging settlement of Ghora Tabela and after that ascents with the waterway, as it continuously enters the antiquated, expansive, U-molded chilly valley cut by the Langtang, Shalbachum and Lirung Glaciers. The way then trips the slope; through woodland and open terraced fields of buckwheat, grain and potatoes, to the towns of Thangshyap, Chamki and Ghumba (with a consideration snatching Gompa). At long last it ascends, past water driven factories and supplication wheels, to the vast town of Langtang: central station of the National Park. Langtang Lirung is specifically north of the town. Neighborhood cheeses, breads and crusty fruit-filled treat spoil to remote tastes. Stay overnight at Langtang town.

Day 06:Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa

The trail drives us through a small town with stone-developed houses and moving to a Chorten and passed an immense Mani divider along a tender way. We have opportunity to taste cheddar and curd produced using yak drain, a forte of this place. This is a short walk yet enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are fascinating additionally as a result of the renowned cheddar processing plant. This lovely valley is in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and others around us. This is a decent place to investigate the nearby culture which is comparable surprisingly like Tibetan culture. Stay overnight at Kyangjing Gompa.

Day 07:Acclimatizatin Day at Kyanjin Gompa

If you are trekking to higher elevations then you must consider having a day designed only for acclimatization. As acclimatization is also a very part of our trekking we shall take a time out and let your bodies acclimatize to the surrounding in these kinds of altitude. Without proper acllimatization trekkers might never be able to complete their trekking and may have to return back so this day is a very important day for our trek ahead. After breakfast, we shall stroll up to Tsergo Ri for dynamite perspectives toward the north of the Langtang Range and specifically Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Kinshung (6,781m) and Yansa Tsenji (6,567m). The following is the amazing nose of the tremendous Langtang Lirung Glacier. Toward the west and south is: Dorie Lakpa (6,966m), Ganchenpo (6,387m), Dshabu Ri (5,202m) and Urking Kanggari (5,863m). Come back to the visitor house for lunch and after that walk around the Kyangjing Valley. Stay overnight at Kyanjing Gompa.

Day 08:Trek to Lama Hotel

Today we might back track our means, down to the Lama Hotel, getting a charge out of the perspectives on this simpler walk. We take it gradually to help with acclimatization. Stay overnight at Lama Hotel.

Day 09:Trek to Thulo Sybru

Toward the starting the trail tenderly plunges along the stream to the Landslide then goes through pine and juniper woodlands rising steeply up to Thulo Syabru. Amid today's trek you may see red pandas, hog, monkeys and different types of feathered creatures. The Tamang Cultural Heritage "Thulo Syabru Gaun" offers magnificent ethnic traditions, culture, and their convention has not been irritated by innovation. Here, you can appreciate the stunning scene and the great nature with breathtaking perspectives of Ganesh Himal (7,110m), Langtang Himal and its extents. Whatever Stays of the day can be spent investigating around the towns. Stay overnight at Thulo Syabru. 

Day 10:Trek to Chandanbari

In the wake of awakening at a young hour in the morning and afterward proceed includes another 1,000m/3,300ft rising with mind blowing perspectives of the Ganesh Himal toward the upper east in addition to the Langtang Range and Valley toward the north. A wide way crisscrosses up the slope from the town through potato fields. Take after the courses that prompt to Dursagang and afterward move up through oak and hemlock woodlands took after by rhododendron backwoods and open fields to summit on an edge at Phoprang Danda. An expansive trail to Shin Gompa takes after the highest point of the edge through old backwoods, then up to a higher edge of spruce woodland: and a last move to a third edge and the town of Chandanbari. Stay overnight at Chandanbari.

Day 11:Trek to Gosainkunda

The initial segment of the trail rises up out of relentlessly ascends to Laurebinayak through rhododendron backwoods to the highest point of the edge. From here rest of trail goes steeply the distance to Gosaikunda. At that point we take after a rough trail with emotional perspectives toward the west: Manaslu go, Ganesh Himal run, Tibetan pinnacles, and toward the north likewise over the valley is Langtang Lirung. Indeed, even the Annapurna range can be seen ascending behind amid the sunny morning. A short time later we pass a couple of hovels in the high field of Laurebinayak, cross a little edge and can see first perspectives of the blessed pool of Gosaikunda. There are around twelve lakes around Gosaikunda Basin, the fundamental three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosainkunda. As indicated by legend Gosaikunda was made by Shiva when he penetrated an ice sheet with his trident to acquire water to extinguish his yearn for having gulped a toxic substance that undermined to obliterate the world. Several travelers come here to love and bathe amid the full-moon celebration every August. It takes around 45 minutes to stroll around the lake. Stay overnight at Gosaikunda.

Day 12:Trek to Ghopte

Ahead is the Laurebina La which needs around 1½ hrs to summit along a trail that passes four more lakes. Summit sees over Sura (Sun) Kund and the encompassing fields are stunning. The trail then slides adjacent to a stream to a rural high camp "cabin" before dropping down the focal point of the valley to Phedi. Underneath Phedi, the trail gets to be distinctly rough and trips here and there a few edges, dropping inevitably into rhododendron and pine backwoods underneath the bluffs of the Thare Danda. It arranges a few gorges before achieving Ghopte which lies on an edge. Stay overnight at Ghopte.

Day 13:Trek to Melamchi

Today, the initial segment of the trail somewhat slips and after that starts to rise through the rhododendron, oak and juniper backwoods until Tharepati and afterward the trail goes in dropping request from Tharepati to Melamchi Gaun through the pine and rhododendron timberland with great perspectives down into the Helambu valley. The edge straightforwardly over the town gives you a heavenly perspective of the Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solukhumbu. Cross the town and enter a forested range, again plunging to Melamchi River took after to the Melamchi Gaun for an overnight Stay. Melamchi Gaun is encompassed by wonderful backwoods, which is for the most part occupied by Sherpa individuals with their unmistakable culture and some Buddhist cloisters. Stay overnight at Melamchi. 

Day 14:Trek to Tarkeghyang

The early part of the trek drops until you cross a stream named Melamchi. Presently you enter a well known social goal called the Helambu district. At that point the trail goes delicately up to the wonderful Sherpa town Tarkeghyang, going through Sherpa old settlements and huge religious communities. The stone houses are near one another with limited back streets isolating them. Stay overnight at Tarkeghyang.

Day 15:Trek to Shermathang

Today the trail is very simple through level land with wonderful backwoods. The trail drives us crossing a little wood with the perspective of excellent town of Helambu locale. The trail makes a range around the wide valley end amongst Parachin and the lovely Sherpa town of Gangyul. The general population of this town hones Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. This is another beautiful Sherpa town where you can visit numerous old religious communities and perspective of Jugal Himal goes at the north face of Shermathang town. Stay overnight at Shermathang.

Day 16:Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar

After breakfast the trail progressively dives the distance to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through glades and developed fields. En route, you run over a few old towns with their own specific customs. Strolling today is very charming with mountain sees and the likelihood of connecting with agreeable neighborhood individuals. Stay overnight at Melamchi Pul Bazaar.

Day 17: Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu

In the wake of eating we will take a drive back to Kathmandu through the street passing patios, streams, waterways, neighborhood settlements and high slopes. It takes around 3/4 hours (contingent) to achieve your inn in Kathmandu by transport/private auto. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to you respective hotel where you can take put your feet and just relax. Later you can go for some souvenir shopping around the Thamel area as it is your last day here. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 18:Final Departure

Today marks the end of our 18 days HelambuTrekking and so a representative of Adventure Master Treks & Expedition shall transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight back home. We hope that we were able o create some amazing memories during your trip here with our team. At last, we wish you a safe journey back to your native land.

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