Helmbu Trek - 7 Days

Trip Introduction:-

Helambu Trek is an easy walk into core Tamang traditional settlements witnessing the stupendous Langtang range and other mesmerizing mountain summits. The trail is located closer to Kathmandu. Within a few days of the trek, we can experience a spectacular walk acknowledging the authentic culture of the ethnic people and their lifestyle and incredible snow-covered mountain ranges in our Helambu Trek. Similarly, trekkers will have an opportunity to walk passing through deep woods, natural waterfalls, terraced fields, beautiful meadows, and picturesque traditional hamlets during the trek.

We begin our Helambu Trek from Sundarijal after a short drive from Kathmandu. Before that, we will let you explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu Valley. The trail from Sundarijal ascends through Shivapuri National Park. We can feel absolute freedom escaping from big cities while walking via lush rhododendron, pine, and oak. Passing various local settlements like Mulkharka, Chisapani, Kutumsang, and Tharepati, we finally arrive at Melamchi and complete exploring the entire Helambu region.

Those who are planning to do week refreshment hiking near Kathmandu to experience the Nepalese rural lifestyle along with dazzling mountain panorama, Helambu Trek will be the best option. People of any age group can undertake this trek. The trail is located near Kathmandu; it doesn’t mean that it won’t be as exciting as other trekking trails located in distant from Kathmandu. Trekkers will equally celebrate this short and easy hiking.

Getting to the Trailhead:-

We drive to Sundarijal to begin Helambu Trek from the hotel. For this, we have two options: private jeep/car drive or public bus ride. We spend a maximum of 1 hour on this drive. If you choose a public bus ride, it may take longer hours. The majority of trekkers go with private jeep/car drive, however, some independent trekkers love bus riding to Sundarijal.

Accommodation and Food:-

Expect to stay overnight at basic local lodges. Most of the mountain lodges have toilets and bathrooms outside of the room. You are expected to eat where you stay in the mountain. The foods they provide are organic and delicious. Many mountain lodges do not have food items as you find in modern cities. They have their own menu with certain items of food they can cook for you.

Best Weather of the Year:-

Autumn( Sep-Nov)  and Spring ( Mar-May) are the two best kinds of weather of the year for Helambu Trek. However, since it is an easy walk near Kathmandu Valley, people can do Helambu Trek all round the year. There will not be any obstacles on the trail whenever you choose to do it except a few days’ rains in the monsoon.

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Overview

Outline Itinerary:-

  • Day 01: Your Arrival At T.I.A. Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Half Day City Sightseeing and Evening Trek Briefing
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1 hour) and trek to Chisapani (2,165 M) (3/4 hours)
  • Day 04: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsnag 2,470 M. (6-8 hours)
  • Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Melmchi Gaun via Tharepati viewpoint 3690 M. (6-7 hours)
  • Day 06: Trek from Melmchi Gaun to Thimpu (2-3 hours) & drive to Kathmandu via Melmchi Bazzar by local transport (4-5 hours)
  • Day 07: Departure

Trip Highlights:-

  • Easy and Spectacular walk into core Tamang traditional settlements
  • Witnessing stupendous Langtang mountain range and other mesmerizing snow-covered summits
  • An exciting Walk passing through deep woods, natural waterfalls, terraced fields, beautiful meadows
  • Enjoy organic food items and local lodge accommodation
  • Experience Shivapuri National Park, the closest national park from Kathmandu valley

Itinerary

Day 1
Your Arrival At T.I.A. Kathmandu

Whenever you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, we receive you and transfer to the hotel. We do not have any special programs today. If you have time and are interested to do some activities, just let us know. We will work out accordingly.

Day 2
Half Day City Sightseeing and Evening Trek Briefing

Participate in this exciting half-day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour to UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Swyombhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath Temple. You will observe marvelous art and architecture during this visit today.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1 hour) and trek to Chisapani (2,165 M) (3/4 hours)

We leave the hotel after breakfast for Sundarijal. Sunddarijal is an hour’s drive from central Thamel. Ascending from Sundarijal, we begin our walk via Shivapuri National Park. Pass the security check post and the dam side of Sundarijal and walk up to the village called Mulkharka via deep woods. Next, you will further ascend through traditional settlements and lush rhododendron until you get another beautiful village Chisapani

Day 4
Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsnag 2,470 M. (6-8 hours)

Celebrate magnificent sunrise and mountain views including Gaurisankar, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and also Mt. Everest provided that the weather is clear. Take breakfast and head for Kutumsang. Initially, We have a decent passing through beautiful meadows. Next, we ascend towards Pati Bhanjyang and Gol Bhanjyang. Our further walk passing these two settlements: Gul Bhanjyang and Pati Bhanjyang, we, eventually arrive at Kutumsang. Enjoy the beautiful local accommodation and foods.

Day 5
Trek from Kutumsang to Melmchi Gaun via Tharepati viewpoint 3690 M. (6-7 hours)

Initially, we will encounter a steep uphill through fir and rhododendron. We continue our walk enjoying complete freedom into the wild nature. This walk takes us to Yurin Danda from where we can capture some majestic mountain summits. Passing through Tharepati, we, finally, arrive at Melamchi Gaun. From Tharepati, you can see some incredible mountain views.

Day 6
Trek from Melmchi Gaun to Thimpu (2-3 hours) & drive to Kathmandu via Melmchi Bazzar by local transport (4-5 hours)

In Melamchi, you can observe the diverse culture of the local people and the village lifestyle. Further, you hike up to Thimpu, the river valley near Melamchi Gaun, and finally, drive back to Kathmandu. You can easily get public buses heading towards Kathmandu. Optionally, you can take a private vehicle on your demand. You will attend a beautiful cultural farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 7
Departure

We end this trip formally by dropping you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. Now, you make your way to return homewards.

Trip Cost

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • Pickup and drop, by local bus
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs )
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 Pax
  • 3690 M
  • Nepal
  • Hard
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.

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