Helambu Trekking in the lower part of the Langtang region of Nepal is an enchanting trek. It offers glorious Himalayan outlook, green hill, canyons, flora and fauna along with ethnic hospitality throughout the trekking. It is near to the Kathmandu valley, so the trekking is also favorable for the trekkers, who lack a lengthy time to use on trekking.
A short trek to Helambu circuit commences from Sundarijal after a 40 minutes driving from central Kathmandu. The waterfalls and rich bio-diversity offer an absolute allure of the watershed area in Shivapuri National Park. Although the trek is short and less exigent, some of the passes make you tired to mount up and trek further. Tharepati Pass is an example of it. This is the route that leads you to the Himalayan frozen Lake Gosaikunda via Lauribina Pass, the Helambu circuit trek turns from Tharepati and a trek to Tarkeghyang and Sermathang. Although the Helambu region is close to the Kathmandu Valley, it is not disturbed by the current artificial development and mechanical culture, the area is rather influenced by the Tibetan way of living and celebrating festivals. The trekkers who have a high altitude problem can get outstanding experiences to observe the mighty Langtang range as Mt. Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa of the Everest region and some of the Tibetan Peaks.
Vertex Holiday offers brilliant and comparatively short trek to the Helambu circuit. We recommend this trekking for the family trips and litited time trekkers. For more details, please, feel free to contact us.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you a short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with a dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at hotel.
After the breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and mediaeval arts and architectures. There is Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Sundarijal, which is a watershed area of the Shivapuri forest. The cascading waterfalls offer you a magnificent experience. The trekking trail is wide and fine. We reach Mulkharka, the first village we reach, which is beautifully located from where the Langtang range can be seen. Through the oak forest, we trek further to Chisapani and rest. Overnight at lodge.
From Chisapani, we walk through the meadows and green fields. From the ridgeline (Pathi Bhanjyang), we descend to Gul Bhanjyang. Again we climb up from here to the ridgeline of 2620 meters. If you go for a camping trek, this will be the best place to rest. This is a lodge trek so we trek down to Kutumsang and rest. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast, we gradually climb to the ridgeline of Yurin hill from where we get an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas. The trail goes through the rhododendron and fir forest. No permanent human settlement can be seen on the trail. As we reach to Mangen Goth, we see some lodges. Tharepati is the best viewpoint of this trek, which offers the panoramic mountain vistas of as Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Langshisa, Jugal, Numbur and other peaks.
It is a steep up trail through the rhododendron forest. Up and up, do not dare to see the top ridgeline. The view of Helambu valley and the mountains are breathtaking. Jugal Himal and Number Himal on the eastern part can be explored. Passing Melamchi Gaon, we reach to Tarkeghyang, which is inhabited by the Sherpa people. But they belong to Hyolmo group. Monasteries and Chhortens are prevailed in the village. Overnight at lodge.
From Melamchi Gaon, we continue trekking down to Timbu and catch a bus to Kathmandu. Then transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday, our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.