Helembu Trek
Helembu Trek

Helambu, one of the beautiful Sherpa’s home town is placed on the northern side of Kathmandu valley in the distance of 75km. Helambu circuit trek, one of the most lovely and unique trek which is popular for apple production, tranquil environment and typical culture of Sherpa people of Helambu region. The Helembu trek only takes a week so it is ideal for the people who are restricted by the time for longer treks in Nepal during their visit. This trek offers breathtaking views which is take as a less crowded route of Nepal. The entire snow-capped mountains of Langtang, Annapurna and Manaslu ranges can be observed well on this trek.
Tarke Gyang, the largest beautiful Sherpa village is the main destination for most trekkers in this region. You can see the typical Sherpa houses and a very old Buddhist monastery along with the unique Sherpa culture. This beautiful village was entirely damaged due to the devastating earthquake 2015. But later the houses were rebuilt. They Speak Sherpa Language but their dialects are entirely distinct with that of Solukhumbu. It is the best place to take a rest day, and there’s the option of making a half day climb to the peak (3771m) directly north of the village. From the summit, you can see the superb views of the snow-capped mountain to the north. This trek is easy and suitable for family trekkers as well. It is easily accessible from Kathmandu which starts from Sundarijal and ends at the same place. The best season for this trek is September to December and February to May.

 

Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Sundarijal by bus or private vehicle and trek to Chisapani (2,165m) 4/5 hours
Day 04: Chisapani to Gul Bhanjyang (2,130m) 5/6 hours
Day 05: Gul Bhanjyang to Tharepati (3,690m) 6/7 hours
Day 06: Tharepati to Melamchigaon (2,530m) 4/5 hours
Day 07: Melamchigaon to Tarke Gyang (2,600m) 4/5 hours
Day 08: Rest day
Day 09: Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,590m) 5/6 hours
Day 10: Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar (870m) 5/6 hours
Day 11: Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle 5/6 hours
Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 13: Final Departure 

 

 

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Sundarijal by bus or private vehicle and trek to Chisopani (2,165m) 4/5 hours

Today, we drive you to Sundarijal by private car or bus which takes around 1 hour and the trek to Chisapani. Sundarijal is the main source of trekking water for Kathmandu valley because most of the drinking water in Kathmandu has brought from Sundarijal. The trail goes through Mulkharka and Chilaunegaun. You can see some of the good views of Kathmandu valley and green countryside. We will have lunch on the way and then continue to Chisapani. The way is up and down and goes through beautiful dense forest of Borlang Bhanjyang then finally arrives at Chisapani where we spend a night at lodge.

Day 04: Chisopani to Gul Bhanjyang (2,130m) 5/6 hours

Chisapani is a beautiful village from here you can see the Langtang ranges, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu views. We move to Gul Bhanjyang after breakfast. From here the way descends down to Pati Bhanjyang a police check post is located to check the trekking permits. Where you will meet a police check post and here you have to show your trekking permits to make sure it. From here, we go through up and down route and finally arrive at Chipling and after that we climb again to reach a (2470m) pass before climbing down a forested ridge to Thodang Betini. The trail goes again through the forested ridge and then descends to a huge Chorten overlooking the Tamang village called Gul Bhanjyang.It is a classic hill village where you can get many lodges to stay along with shops. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Gul Bhanjyang to Tharepati (3,690m) 6/7 hours

The trail ascends the ridge, continues to another pass at 2620m, and then descends down to Khutumsang. If you haven’t paid the national park fees for trekking, you have to pay it here. You have to show your park permit yet again if you are headed in the opposite direction. The rout follows a ridge line with magnificent views of the Langtang and Gosainkunda peaks through sparsely populated forests to Magen Goth before getting Tharepati (3640m). The trail to Gosainkund and the Langtang trek branches off northwest from here. There are many lodges at this village where we stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Tharepati to Melamchigaon (2,530m) 4/5 hours

As usual, we start our journey to Melamchigaon after breakfast. From the pass the trail turns east and descends rapidly down a ravine to the large Sherpa village of Melamchigaun.It is beautiful village where you can visit a very brightly painted Buddhist monastery. We can get many lodges for accommodation here and spend a night at lodge.

Day 07: Melamchigaon to Tarke Gyang (2,600m) 4/5 hours

From here the trail continues to drop, crossing the Melamchi stream by a bridge at 1920m and then making the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang (2590m).This is the largest Sherpa village where you can see observe the unique Sherpa culture along with the old Buddhist monastery. It is the best place for taking rest day. You can see the beautiful scenery of snow-capped Mountain View and the green countryside. We can get many lodges here for staying. So, we spend a night there at lodge.

Day 08: Rest day

Today, you have the entire day free. You can visit the monastery and take a side trip up the peak (3771m) overlooking the village. Then come back to the lodge and stay overnight at the same lodge.

Day 09: Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,590m) 5/6 hours

The easy trail descends slowly through a beautiful jungle to Sermathang; the Centre of an important apple-growing area.Sermathang is more spread out than the closely spaced houses of Tarke Gyang.You can see the picturesque views of the valley of the Melamchi Khola to the south. You can get plenty of lodges for accommodation here. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar (870m) 5/6 hours

On the next day, we start our trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar after breakfast. From here the trail continues to descend to Dubhachaur (1610m) then steeply down to Melamchi Pul Bazaar where it meets the road. The village has a collection of lodges and inns. Buses run frequently along the road from Melamchi Pul Bazaar. We stay night there at lodge.

Day 11: Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle 5/6 hours

We catch a bus and return back to Kathmandu which takes around 3/4 hours to get to Kathmandu.

Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu

Today, you have whole day free. So, you can do shopping and prepare for your final departure. By the evening we will take you to a restaurant with live cultural dance for farewell dinner and drop to the hotel.

Day 13: Final departure

We will drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye until next visit.

 

What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during sightseeing

  • Kathmandu/Sundarija and Melamchi Bazaar/Kathmandu transportation by local Jeep

  • Welcome and farewell dinner

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary

  • All government, local and airport taxes

  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits

  • Sleeping bag (to be returned to the office after trek)

  • Down jacket (to be returned to the office after trek)

  • Tims Card

  • National park fees

  • Accommodation in trekking

  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek

  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)

  • An English speaking and government license holder trekking guide

  • Staff's salaries, insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and transportation

  • Medical Kit

  • T-shirt, cap and map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo

  • Trekking poles

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel insurance

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Medication

  • Hot Shower

  • Heater

  • Battery Charge

  • Mineral water

  • Wi-fi

  • Hot water

  • Personal expenditure (bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra porter

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu

  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing

  • Tips for guide and porters

 

 

Trip dates trip price trip status
01 Sep, 2018 - 10 Sep, 2018 0.00 Available

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  • Duration : 10 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Type of Trek : Lodge Trek

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