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Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek

  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Langtang
  • Duration
    7 Days
  • Group Size
    1
  • Max Height
    3795m
  • Activity
    Helambu Circuit Trek
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Accomodation
    Tea House
  • Best Season
    September - December & February to June
  • Start / End Point
    Sundarijal & Melamchi Pul
  • Meals Included
    Various
  • Transportation
    By jeep or bus
  • Activity Per Day
    Approx. 6-7 hrs walking

Trip Overview

Helambu Trek is one of the short moderate hikes of a week the area is almost forgotten by other trekkers. At present few groups of foreign visitors seldom venture to this lovely countryside, located northeast of Kathmandu valley rim. Helambu Circuit Trekking leads to scenic walks around Tamang and Hyalmo villages adorned with traditional Buddhist prayer flags and monuments.

Easy & Short Cultural Trekking Route In Nepal

The route of trekking also joins with the famous Langtang and holy pond of Gosainkund, an interesting area for a short trek. Helambu Trek begins from the northeast valley rim of Kathmandu city suburb heading up above Sundarijal farm town. A famous watershed and reservoir for Kathmandu city, located in a beautiful forest surrounding fresh streams and waterfalls.

A Short & Easy Journey to Helambu Valley

The trail climbs past the farm villages of Burlang Bhanjyang and into the lovely forest to the top of Chisapani high ridge. Chisapani a small settlement offers a spectacular panorama of the Central and western Himalayas range with Langtang, Ganesh, and Jugal Himal. The view of sunrise and sunsets is equally captivating, from this scenic spot of Chisapani. Leaving Chisapani walk on a ridgeline steep up towards lovely villages of Gul Bhanjyang and Kutumsang.

As the adventure continues reaching the highest spot at Thadepati, a place on a high ridge. Provides several simple tea-house and lodges for traveler’s comfort, including stunning views of Himalayan peaks and dramatic landscapes. After Thadepati into the cool shade of dense forest reaching around Helambu region at Melamchi Gaon and then at Tarke Gyang. One of the most charming villages in the area, an exciting place to explore and observe the local culture.

Diverse Culture and Stunning Langtang Himalayas

The Helambu dominated by the old tribe known as Hyalmo is interwoven with Buddhism similar to Sherpa and Tamang cultures. Enjoy exploring the nice village of Tarke Gyang, and visiting the old monastery of Ama Yangri. Located on top of the village treasures valuable ancient artifacts and large statues of Buddha and other famous Guru.

From Tarke Gyang enjoying a pleasant stay, return journey to another lovely village of Sermathang. Having a wonderful time around Helambu then an exciting drive brings to Kathmandu, after a short memorable experience on Helambu Trek.

Highlights of Trek:

“Enjoy the pleasant country walk on high ridges north of Kathmandu valley
Walkthrough lovely farm villages, enchanting rhododendron, and pine woodland
Stunning sunrise views over a panorama of the Himalayan snow mountain range
Explore traditional villages enriched with age-old Buddhist heritage and culture
Exciting walk on a least ventured region of Helambu beautiful scenic landscapes”

Short Trek Profile:

Mode of trekking: Overnight in the local best available lodge.
Trekking Grade:   Moderate with Ups and Downhill.
Highest Spot:     At Thadepati at 3,597 m / 12, 982 feet high.
Trek duration:   06 Nights and 07 Days. Includes short drives both ways.
Best Seasons:     Spring from March to May and autumn/fall starts from September to November.

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2,194 m- 04 hrs.

Day 02: Trek to Gul Bhanjyang 2,140 m – 05 hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Thadepati 3, 597 m via Kutumsang – 05 hrs.

Day 04:  Trek to Tarke-Gyang 2,550 m via Melamche-Gaon 2,530 m -06 hrs.

Day 05: At Tarke-Gyang rest day to explore the village.

Day 06:  Trek to Sermathang 2,693 m – 04 hrs.

Day 07:  Trek and drive to Kathmandu via Melamchi Bazaar 846 m -05 hrs.

Details Itinerary

A short drive of an hour brings you to the outskirt of Kathmandu city at the northeast valley rim in Sundarijal farm town. From here steep up for short while to enter Langtang National Park and Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve.

A beautiful area within a cool shade of forest with fresh running streams and waterfalls. The walk continues heading up to Burlung village, and then into dense woods, as the day ends on reaching at Chisapani. It a scenic spot, located on the high ridge above Kathmandu valley with several nice lodges facing excellent views of the Central Himalayas. At Chisapani check into a nice local lodge and enjoy the sunset views that reflect on Himalayan peaks.

Rise early to catch the stunning sunrise views over the range of peaks of the Central and western Himalayas. Having breakfast descend to Pati Bhanjyang and then climb on a series of steep switchbacks to Chipling at 2,170 m. At Chipling for a possible lunch stop, after an exciting morning walk. After lunch walk follows the steep climb to the top of Jhogin Danda / Hill.

On walks enjoy grand views with the descent to a forest then come across a large Chorten (a Buddhist religious monument). As a walk, the day walks completely on reaching Gul Bhanjyang a nice Tamang village, situated within the Helambu area. Check into a nice local lodge and enjoy the rest of the afternoon visiting the village and witnessing the local cultur

After a pleasant stop at Gul Bhanjyang village, start the morning walk with a climb entering a lovely rhododendron forest. As continues to reach a high ridge at 2,580 meters high, the top is called Yurin Danda.

Enjoy marvelous views from the top facing Langtang and Jugal Himal, as walk head down at Magen Goth. Located on a wide green field with few small tea shops. From this peaceful isolated place, the climb leads into the forest within wild-flower-strewn meadows. The trail follows to cross a stream and then last short steep climb to Thadepati for an overnight halt. Which is the highest spot of the adventure at 3,597 meters.

Check into a nice local lodge, rest of the day marvel at the beautiful views of Langtang and Jugal Himal range. As far as Dorje Lakpa and
Mt. Gaurishankar.

Enjoy the morning views of snow-capped peaks from Thadepati, morning starts with a long descent within a dense forest of rhododendron and pine tree lines. As the walk continues downhill reaching at Melamchi-Gaon, for a lunch stop, from here within the Helambu area.

Afternoon walks to the main village at Tarke-Gyang, following downhill into a forest, and then over a bridge above Malemche Khola (Stream). As climb starts for an hour or more to reach the most charming village at Tarke Gyang. The major and largest village around the Helambu area, and home to Nepal’s smallest group of hill tribes the Hyalmo people. Check into a nice cozy lodge of warm traditional hospitality, the rooms are speck and span with a large dining room.

A day in Tarke Gyang, after continuing walks for five days, enjoy the rest day exploring this lovely village. Visiting an old and largest monastery in the Helambu area of Ama Yangri, enriched with colorful Buddhist arts and painting.

An interesting place to observe the local impressive culture and customs within the happy cheerful people of Helambu. The Hyalmo tribe follows similar culture and traditions to Sherpa and Tamang of Buddhism religion.

Walk today will be pleasant as the route leads to slow gain in altitude, as the trail leads through dense forests, streams, and waterfalls overlooking wonderful sights. As the trek continues reaching many small villages between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Ganguly.

After Gangyul then reaching at Sermathang for the last overnight halt around the Helambu region. Sermathang is a lovely village with few Buddhist monasteries. After checking into a nice simple lodge, with time to explore around the village and learn about Buddhism culture. From Sermathang enjoy the views of distant snow-capped mountains.

Today the last day of this wonderful trek, morning leads to short distance walks and then taking local transportation. The exciting drive leads downhill on a dirt road with long winding tracks reaching low warm farm areas and then to Melamchi Bazaar, a nice large settlement close to Melamchi River.

From Melamchi Bazaar drive continues joining on the main road towards Dhulikhel, a slow climb to Dhulikhel. An old Newar town offers grand views of Himalayan peaks, after a short refreshing stop, an hour’s drive reaches Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu transfer to your hotel, after a marvelous short adventure on Helambu Trekking.

  •  Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  •  Two-nigh standard Hotel in Katmandu with breakfast.
  •  During the trek three times meals (Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner)
  •  Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.Langtang valley permit.
  •  Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by sharing a jeep.
  •  Three times tea or coffee
  •  During the trek fresh fruit.
  •  Government registers expert and knowledgeable trekking Guides.
  •  Nepal High Trek’s down jacket and sleeping bags (if you needed)
  •  The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  •  Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  •  Trekking map and poles
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner.

Excludes:

  •  Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  •  Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal porter
  •  All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  •  All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay, or canceled flight)
  •  Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  •  All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  •  Tips for the guide and porter.

Helambu Trek Map

Helambu Trek Map

FAQ'S

If you are traveling to Nepal you will get an arrival tourist visa. The Nepal visa will be provided by Nepal Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal.
Yes, all ground transportation is included in the ABC Trekking package, and Nepal High Trek & Expedition’s staff will pick up & drop you before and after trek at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is situated in mid-west Nepal and the ABC Trek is into the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The Annapurna Trekking Region is the largest and most popular trekking route in Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate walking journey that leads you at 4130m a maximum height. The ABC trek is not a difficult and high-altitude trek in the Annapurna region. This trek can easily complete everybody without AMS.
ABC Trek is a safe and moderate trek in the Annapurna region. Nepal High Trek team highly provides professional crews and quality necessary gear with first aid kits.

Usually, The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be completed within 9 to 11 days from Kathmandu. If you want to start ABC Trek from Pokhara the trek can be completed within a short day.

The Pokhara is a major gateway of the Annapurna region treks. Before starting the ABC trek you must ½ hour drive to Nayapul and a real walking journey begins and ends at Nayapul.

Usually, travelers must walk 5 to 7 hours per on the ABC Trek but you don’t have to walk at a high altitude. If you can or possibly start the walk early in the morning.

To complete the ABC Trek you have needed Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area of Project (ACAP).

March to May and September to till December would be the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp and around the Annapurna region.
Travel Insurance is mandatory to trek around the Himalayas Nepal. Your travel insurance must be cover emergency rescue and medical expenses too.
Annapurna region treks are completely based on tea houses like Guesthouses and twin sharing beds available on the ABC Trek.
Whatever you like the meals and along the trek, you can have various meals and also available Nepalese typical meals too. Usually, around the mountain meals will be fresh and hygienic.
It is not recommended to drink the tap water on the trek but you fill the tap water and use to water tablet or water pill. Each Guesthouse has paying purified boiled drinking water, but also available bottled mineral water along the ABC Trek.
Mobile coverage (4G service) and paying internet connection are accessible along the ABC Trail. Paying wifi service available at each hotel during the trek.
Credit cards can be used only till Pokhara but on the trek, some hotels accept credit cards. It would be easy to carry some cash.
Yes, we have a special package for solo travelers for ABC Trek. We can make or design an itinerary according to your physical condition and preference plans. Nepal High Trek is happy to leads all types of travelers.
You need to pay 10 to 15% in advance for ABC Trek. We can guarantee the trip when we get the amount in advance. In addition, you can pay the remaining amount on arrival in Kathmandu. If you can bring the remaining amount in cash. We accept credit cards but a 4% extra fee takes by the card center.

When completed the trek guide and porter highly appreciated a tip. However, tips are a common reward for the service staff during the trek and are honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your trek.

Cost & Date

Client Reviews

Ak Pk boss
Ak Pk boss
2022-07-11
We completed the Everest Base Camp trek with Anjan from Nepal High Trek and Expedition, in May. It was incredibly beautiful and very well organised. Anjan took care of everything from airport transfers to accommodation and food. Anjan even helped us organise a little side trip to Pokhara at the end of our stay. The advantage of trekking with Nepal High Trek and Expedition is that you go with your own private group, you trek at your own pace and you get an amazing experience at a great cost (much cheaper than the big trekking companies). I highly recommend Anjan and Nepal high trek and expedition. I will be back to trek with Anjan again in the future.
Christian Pirotte
Christian Pirotte
2022-07-06
Anjan and Pawan orchestrated a life changing trip. From beginning to end, they had a handle on all the logistics, even with the monsoon season continuously complicating travel. Pawan was extremely accommodating and managed the pace of our trek to make it as painless as possible. Anjan was fantastic at communicating, punctual, and extraordinarily personable. I highly recommend Nepal High Trek--Pawan and Anjan will ensure a memorable trip.
Manju Gurung
Manju Gurung
2022-06-22
The Nepal High Trek is One of the best Trekking Agency in Nepal. When I search best local Trekking Company I found Nepal High Trek and i directly contact. they are fully support and Best deal with me. Excellent guide and wonderful trip in Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
Nepal High Trek & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
2022-06-22
One of the best and trustworthy agency in Nepal. If you are looking for trip to Nepal in near the future let's choose a local professional Nepal High Trek Team.
Oliver Simon
Oliver Simon
2022-02-07
My first trek in Nepal was great, all thanks to Mr. Anjan. Nepal High Trek & Expedition provided a good rate, comprehensive package and good company by Mr. Anjan himself! Throughout the trek, my friend and I felt very safe, thanks to his professionalism and knowledge about the terrain, the mountains, and the region. There was never a point where we felt that anything was amiss and it was wonderful. I liked that everything was provided for in your package price – from airport transfer, accommodation to daily meals and even toilet roll! It makes things so much easier this way and you can hike in peace without any worries. He also provided trekking poles which helped a lot. Mr. Anjan was knowledgeable about the mountains and where we were going. He kept the pace slow and steady as we gained altitude. Our porter that accompanied us was good company as well and so strong, carrying our heavy bags over the rocky terrain. Mr. Anjan also made sure that we were well looked after each day, settling our meals and making sure we had blankets to tide us through the cold nights! All your needs are taken care of. If you are going on a trek to Nepal, I highly recommend Mr. Anjan and his company. You’ll surely be in for a fantastic time. Cheers! Name: Audrey NG
Robbin Leonel
Robbin Leonel
2022-02-05
Especially a lot of thanks to Nepal High Trek & Expedition as organized a wonderful and experience guide for Everest Base Camp Tour in April 2018. Our trip of a lifetime was made even more special after meeting our amazing guide and Nepal High Trek & Expedition. We could not have asked for a better guide than Pawan. He looked after us every step of the way, organizing every aspect of the trek. His friendly, positive attitude totally made the trek for us all. Would not want to do a hike with anyone else.
Kerraynn Hayes
Kerraynn Hayes
2022-02-05
In 20118 completed the Annapurna Circuit Trek walk over about 21 days with two friends (we are all over 50 years old) and with Anjan as our guide. As a professional tour guide in Australia, I know how hard it is to make such a trip work and I recommend him without reservation. We had the best time of our lives and throughout the walk, Anjan was a complete professional making it one of the most carefree holiday of my life. Apart from being a great and friendly source of information on the country and its people, he smoothed out all the little problems that come up on this kind of adventure. Thanks so much, Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Team.
Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones
2017-07-24
It was the first time I visited Nepal with my mother and the experience was enthralling. The Nepal High Trek team has arranged every accommodation possible to make sure my old mother does not feel exhausted. During the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, I was able to explore the ravishing beauty of Nepal. Looking forward to plan my next trip with them.

Vanda Gooley

Australia, NSW

In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so, that other Trekkers called on his advice despite having their own guides. He was a very acknowledges an expert mountain guide. On the trek, Anjan was nurturing, fun and extremely amicable with everyone. He had a very endearing personality, and over the two-week trek, he became a member of our family. I highly recommend Anjan to anybody considering undertaking any trek in Nepal.

Robert Francisco

USA, California

I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions, we had to change our plans and return to Besi chair and then do the Annapurna Base Camp with a few extra places along the way. My guide was Anjan and he was so helpful. When our itinerary had to change he was helpful, suggested other options and did what he could to make the best of a situation beyond all human control. Anjan is very proud of his country and willing to share all his knowledge and experience with his clients. Nepal High Trek & Expedition is trustworthy, takes all responsibility and all problems The staff at Nepal High Trek are very helpful and willing to help you with any information or anything else you may need. I would highly recommend this agency as they are professional, competent and helpful! I will definitely be back and trekking with them in the future.

Rajan Riv Turck

German, Munich

Ghorepani poon hill trek “Lieber Anjan, das Trekking mit dir war super! Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht! Die Kombination aus Abenteuer, Natur und Wandern ist ideal zum Abschalten! Du bist ein großartiger Führer!!!”

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