Highlights of the Trekking
- Charming spot Chisapani, Tharepati for the Himalayan scenery
- Spectacular sunrise and sunset, monasteries, different community with majority of Tamang, Gurung, Sherpa people.
Within two weeks of vacation in Nepal people can perform varieties of trekking activities. There are plethora of quintessential trekking routes where trekkers can get exemplary cultural people and astounding Himalayas including dense green lush forests environment. Among such prolific trekking routes Helambu Trek is also one. This is generally classed within the short trekking routes of Langtang region. Unique Adventure feels pleased to have created this walking route. This would allow those who can’t do high altitude trekking to enjoy the mountain vistas, forests and rural villages. Major highlights of this trekking in Nepal are forests, water resources, villages and mountains.
Journey of Helambu Trek is very short in terms of road trip. It is more of walking than driving. Trekkers will begin to walk from Sundarijal. People might be surprised to see Bagmati River which runs through Kathmandu. This is the very place from where Bagmati River is originated. The trail is full of green lush forests, terraced farmlands and villages. This is the best route for nature lovers. Varieties of flora and fauna make this place paradise for jungle lovers. Moreover, the water resources that are found in abundance could make you crazy. The ambitious project of Nepal Government to bring drinking water from Melamchi River can also be seen on the trail. You can observe the tunnel and entire project as well. In the beginning portion of trekking trekkers will be able to observe Tamang/Lama people while in later phases Tibetan origin people are encountered. At the end of trekking trekkers will be at the settlement of Brahmin, Chhetris and Newars. Therefore, it is more than just exploring the woods or through terraced farmlands rather it is community excursion as well.
Book the Helambu Trek package with us and enjoy green lush forests environment. You will be amazed to see plethora of vegetations in just about 6 days of walking. From wildlife to vegetations trekking within Langtang National Park could create momentous natural holiday in Nepal.
Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport (1360meter) Arrival by our representative, transfer to the Hotel
After we land at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted by our Nepali representatives who will also explain us about our trek. After the clarification, we are sent to our respective hotels to stay a night.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel.
After our breakfast, we will go for the sightseeing Tour to Swayambhunath Stupa, where you can see lots of monkeys and a beautiful view of Kathmandu Valley. This matured stupa is also known as Monkey Temple. After that, we will be visiting Boudhanath Stupa, second biggest Stupa in the world & Pashupatinath Temple, famous Hindu Temple as well. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 03 : Drive to Sundarijal (1460meter) and start trek to Chisapani (2170meter), 1hr drive & 4 hrs walks, overnight at guesthouse.
Today, we go to Sundarijal (1350m), an open and clear way that moves down just next to the huge water pipe that provides drinking water to Kathmandu. Firstly, the trail moves up and we go along the sign posted path moving up to Mulkharka, the large Tamang village. The trail continuously moves up to enter the pass at Borlang Bhanjyang. Now, we walk downhill passing peaceful forests of rhododendron, oak, etc. In around an hour, we will get to a large track climbing to Chisapani where mountain views are tremendous. Overnight at Chisapani.
Day 04 : Trek to Kutumsang (2470meter), 6.30 hrs walks, overnight at guesthouse.
After Breakfast, today we walk for around 3 hours to Chipling and pass via the village and terraced pasture where you can also have your lunch with the company of Himalayas in a local Restaurant. Again, we walk for about 3 hours all the way via different villages, walking the way up you will reach as Khutumsang (2446m). Overnight at guest house.
Day 05 : Trek to Tharepati (3510meter), 6.30hrs walks, overnight at guesthouse.
We today, move ahead from Kutumsang to reach Tharepati trekking for about7 hours. Youâ€™ll move down to the arresting village of Magin Goth. Here, we can see beautiful views from the Thare Danda ridge, where a bumpy track moves up to Gosainkunda. Then, we have 2 hours ascended to reach Tharepati village (3597m). Overnight at guest house.
Day 06 : Trek to Melamchi Gaun (2530meter), 2.30hrs walks, overnight at guesthouse.
From Tharepati we move further on and trek for 2 hours downward to Melamchi Gaun which is the final community of Helambu region . Here we can have our lunch in a local restaurant. Overnight at guest house in Melamchi Gaun.
Day 07 : Trek to Tarkeghyang (2740meter), 4hrs walks, overnight at guesthouse.
We walk downward for about 4 hours and climb up passing all the way through the village and number of forests then we will reach Tarke Gyang (2560m). Going around Tarke Ghyang will be beautiful experience, an atmospheric stone village. We then walk passing the jungle and pass by the large Chortens. The community is titled from the giant Ghyang (monastery) in the middle of the village. This is one of the oldest monasteries lying in the Helambu region. Most of the people residing here are Buddhist. Overnight at guest house in Tarke Ghyang.
Day 08 : Trek to Sermathang (2590meter), 4hrs walks, overnight at guesthouse.
After having our breakfast today, we start our trek to Sermathang (2621m) taking around 4 hours. Today, we walk all the way passing through the village and jungles. Over night at guest house in Sermathang.
Day 09 : Trek to Melamchi Pul (870meter), 5.30hrs walks, overnight at guesthouse.
This is the ninth day of our trekking; today we move down for 3 hours and reach at Melamchipul Bazaar (846m).
Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu, 5hrs drive, overnight at hotel.
This day we retrace back camp letting our trek. We take a bus, with 5 hours drive and return back to Kathmandu.
Day 11 : Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Today, our day is separated to do our own stuffs such as shopping in Kathmandu or if we want, we can even stay in our Hotels and rest for the whole day. Tonight, we will be spending our night at the same hotel.
Day 12 : Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination
Today, after the breakfast, we are transferred to Kathmandu airport for our final departure.
Recommended Gear Lists:
- Good wind/rain jacket
- Warm fleece jacket or jersey
- Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
- Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
- A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Other necessary equipment:
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
- Small wash towel
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.