Trip Overview Helambu Treks
We at ‘Adventure Himalayan Travels’ present 11-days long moderately arduous trekking package into the exquisite region of Helambu which positions itself to the north east of Kathmandu Valley, about 75km far from Kathmandu. Helambu Treks passes through villages majority of which are occupied by the Sherpa Community whose tradition and lifestyle is uncommon to the Sherpa inhabitant of its neighboring Solukhumbu region.
Though there are two possible initial points to commence Helambu Treks, the route beginning from Ganja La Pass is generally regarded as the toilsome one. Thus our Helambu Treks will begin from Sundarijal(1350m) and convey us into the wild and thrilling excitement of exploring the wild woods where diverse wild faunas lure and plethora of rhododendrons bloom, crossing the rivulets, having 180 degree views of snow-clad mountains of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa, Chorkari Ri and visualizing the local culture and livelihood especially at Tamang Villages of Chisopani and Sermanthang that has been unaltered throughout all these years. Swimming in Melamchi Khola is yet another highlight. Helambu Trek concludes as we drive back to our hotel in Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazaar. Thus Helambu Trek is an ideal package which artistically blends adventure with culture and is easily viable as it is located close to Kathmandu.
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day03: Drive to Sundarijal Trek to Chisopani
Day04: Trek to Gul Bhanjyang
Day05: Trek to Tharepati
Day06: Trek to Melamchi Gaon
Day07: Trek to Tarkegyang
Day08: Trek to Sermathang
Day09: Trek to Melamchipul Bazaar
Day10: Drive to Kathmandu
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Representative from our- ‘Adventure Himalayan Travels’ will greet you in Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to the hotel where you will be shortly explained about your trekking package. You will spend the smooth night in our hotel.
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
Second day covers the full day excursion of the cultural heritages existing in Kathmandu Valley. The tour encompasses the Pashupatinath Temple Complex enlisted in World Heritage; The Monkey Temple also known as Swayamvunath; The Bauddhanath Stupa and Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan(City of fine Arts) and Bhaktapur(City of Devotees).
Day03: Drive to Sundarijal Trek to Chisopani:
An hour long drive will take us to Sundarijal which is located 15km northeast of Kathmandu. The path then moves through the verdant woods of Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve to meet Tamang Village of Mulkharka. The trail then ascends a bit prior to lowering down through rhododendron forest to Chisopani(2140m).
Day04: Trek to Gul Bhanjyang:
Pati Bhanjyang located at 1860m altitude that is small yet lively village of Brahmin and Chhetri tribes act as the transit between Chisopani and Gul Bhanjyang. The trail from Pati Bhanjyang clambers through Chipling(2170m) and Thodang Betine(2260m) offering the exquisite views of amazing mountains and transverse the small chortens and fields to make it to Gul Bhanjyang where we will stay overnight.
Day05: Trek to Tharepati:
Today’s trail makes its way through Kutumsang(2450m), proceed along the way delivering spectacular views of Langtang and Gosaikunda Mountains and cross the thickets of fir and rhododendron all the way to Panghu which stretches further lower to Magen Goth(3420m) to ultimately hit Tharepati(3640m) where we will stay overnight.
Day06: Trek to Melamchi Gaon:
6th day of Helambu Treks initiates by descending the steep hill through a mixed forest of spruce and rhododendron, lively with chirping fowls and crossing the Chhyadi Khola over a bridge to briefly ascend to the Sherpa Village of Melamchi Gaon(2530m) from where we can hark the snarling roars of Melamchi Khola located below Melamchi Gaon.
Day07: Trek to Tarkegyang:
We will have a steep descend to Melamchi Khola where we will get refreshed in the inviting and clean Melamchi River ahead of transversing along the school and mounting to Tarkegyang meadow at 2490m altitude which positions itself to the other side of the valley before actually making to picturesque village of Tarkegyang(2590m) where 18th century Gompa with huge prayer wheel of brass exists.
Day08: Trek to Sermathang:
Lagging the Sermathang behind, we will make our way through the small yet beautiful Sherpa village of Gangyul(2520m) and proceed further by way of dense thickets and ravines to arrive to Chumik which will stretch further up the hill to the big Sherpa Village of Sermathang that is famous among tourists for the views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, Gosainkunda and Everest. We will stay overnight in Sermathang(2610m).
Day09: Trek to Melamchipul Bazaar:
The 9th day of the Helambu Trek lowers down through the settlements of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang(2290m) which further elongates by the way of pine forest that leads to the large and amazing village of Dubha Chaur which eventually descends to Melamchipul Bazaar which will be as far as we will move for the day.
Day10: Drive to Kathmandu:
This day marks the end of Helambu Treks. Early in the morning, we will drive back to Chabahil Bus stop located in Kathmandu which positions itself at59.2km distance and takes about2hrs long driving to be conquered. We will head to the hotel from Chabahil where we will be resting for the day.
Day 10: Departure:
Our representative will assist you in last moment preparation and will drive you back to Airport from where you will return to your beloved ones. We hope to see you again. Farewell!!!