Helambu trek is the best destination to explore natural resources on the stunning landscape of Helambu region, Nepal. It is a moderately difficult trek in the north of Kathmandu which extends to 3500m above sea level. Helambu valley trek exposes Buddhist culture, Tamang and Gurung community, local food, and amazing view of Gauri Shankar, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal on the horizon. You will cover a part of the Langtang valley trek in Khutumsang and Tharapati from where we can reach Gosaikunda and Langtang valley as well.
Helambu is the best trekking destination in the North of Kathmandu. Starting the trek from Sundarijal Helambu trek continues to Chisapani, Khutumsang, Tharepati, Tarke Ghyang and Sermanthang. Excluding arrival days Helambu valley trek is 5 days trekking near Kathmandu.
Helambu is located in 80km North of Kathmandu which begins from Lauribina la pass and continues down to Melamchi valley. Hyolmo people (Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung) lives in this highland valley which is popular trekking destination for all aged people. Helambu is famous for its sweet potato production, Buddhist monasteries, Sherpa and Tamang communities, diversity, terrace farming, diverse landscape and Mountain View in the Horizon.
What to expect in the Helambu trek?
Helambu trek targets Helambu valley with a maximum elevation of 3490m at Tharepati. You will walk on easy to moderately difficult path through forest, rocky landscape and landslide zones. The rhododendron forest, mountains, uphills and downhills, stone paved stairs and off-beaten trial makes your each day adventurous.
You will explore Buddhist monasteries, ethnic villages, Tamang, Gurung and Sherpa culture during the trek. Helambu trekking route begins from Shivapuri National park and reaches Langtang national park with exploring its serene beauty. Completely peaceful path with natural music of air, flowing river, creeping of birds become source of your recreation.
Helambu trek itinerary includes 7 days on which first day is your arrival day and last day is for departure.
On the second day of your trek you will drive from Thamel to Sundarijal. The Helambu trekking route begins from Sundarijal. The Shivapuri national park welcomes you with its pleasant beauty and sources of water for Kathmandu valley. You will reach Chisapani walking through the forest and grassland of Shivapuri Nagarjun National park.
On the third day you will trek from Chisapani to Khutumsang village which gives pleasant view of Langtang Mountains. Following uphills and downhills on forest path you will reach Tharepati (3690m), the highest elevation of Helambu valley on fourth day of your trek. On the fifth day of your trek you will pass Melamchi village, Buddhist stupas, Tarke Ghyang and Helambu village. On the sixth day you will reach Sermanthang passing different Sherpa villages and Melamchi bazzar and return back to Kathmandu.
You can customize the Helambu trek and continue towards the Langtang valley trek from Tharepati. We can trek from Tharepati to Gosaikunda and reach Langtang valley.
The Helambu trek brief itinerary is shown in table below:
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu and shift in Hotel|
|Day 2||1 hour Drive to Sundarujal (1385m) and 4,5 hour trek to Chisapani (2295m)|
|Day 3||6-7 hour trek to Khutumsang (2470m) from Chisapani|
|Day 4||6-7 hours trek to Tharepati (3690m) from Khutumsang|
|Day 5||6-7 hours trek to Tarke Ghyang (2600m) Tharepati|
|Day 6||5 hours trek to Sermanthang from Tarke Ghyang and drive back to Kathmandu|
|Day 7||Departure from Kathmandu|
If you want a short trek near Kathmandu and explore mountains, forests and rivers, villages, and diverse landscapes in a single trek then the Helambu trek is the best option. Any age group from 16 to 70 can do this trek with less risk of altitude sickness. It is the perfect trek for beginner to experienced trekkers who wants to explore the natural beauty of Nepal Himalaya.
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Helambu trek Highlights
- Shivapuri national park, Langtang National park
- Rhododendron and pine forest, medows, rivers
- Wonderful view of Gaurishankar Himal (7145m), Langtang Lirung (7345m) and Ganesh Himal (7406m)
- Helambu valley and Hyolmo people
- Ethnic community of Sherpa and Tamang people
- Low chance of altitude sickness at highest point 3500m of helambu trek