- Trip Style: Hyolmo 1
- Ways to Travel: Hiking, Tour, Trekking,
- Activities: Trekking
- Group Size: 2-14
- High Altitude 3771 m.
Helambu (or Helmu) is great for short treks: access from Kathmandu it easy, and an extensive trail network enables you to trailor a circuit to your schedule.
A visit to Helambu region will take you to some of the most superb trekking in Nepal. Lying just north of the Kathmandu valley, Helambu is the most accessible trekking region in Nepal, where you can experience some of the most beautiful
semi tropical valley, Helambu peaks, the magnificent Jugal Himal and the vivid contrast of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures. Winter treks are particularly feasible.
Helambu region is also known as Beyul. Hyolmo in Nyingma Buddhist tradition is considered as a sacred landscape blessed by Guru Padmasambhava.
In an effort to revive tourism, we now are offering this trip. Not only is still a beautiful trek, your visit will also provide vital support for local livelihoods.
The goal of the “Climate Trek Nepal” initiative is to rebuild after the severe earthquakes in 2015 and promote sustainable tourism within the country.
The trip uses renewable energies as well as other technologies and behaviors that save resources a reality.
- Due to its proximity to Kathmandu, the Helambu trek can be reached quickly without flying.
- Rhododendrons (in bloom March-May),
- Tibetan Buddhism, meditation caves (Melamchi), oldest Buddhist cloister in Nepal Cherughyang near Tarkeghyang
- Ascent Ama Yangri-3771 metres for amazing views
Day 01 Drive to Pati Bhanjyang & trek to Chipling (2170m/7344 ft): Drive 1 hour, Trek: 4 hours Package Tea House
Today, we make 3.5 hour’s drive to Patibhanjyang, our trek start point.
The first day allows you to acclimate; thus, the route is relatively short at just around 4km, although it includes some considerable ascending. Your efforts will be rewarded in Chipling with a wonderful view over terraced mountain slopes.
Day 02 Trek from Chipling to Kutumsang (2446m/8022ft): 5 hours
After taking our morning breakfast, we head for a journey to Kutumsang. Our today’s trek starts with a decent crossing meadows and fields. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Langtang mountains. You will begin the day with an ascent, but continue leisurely to the next valley through Golfu. Next, you will ascend to nearly 2600 m.
Day 03 Trek from Kutumsang to Thare pati (3650m/11972ft): 6 hours
We climb above Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. Today you will enter the Langtang National Park
The trek continues to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Finally, we arrive at Thare Pati at 3600 m with an unbelievably beautiful view of the many mountain chains in the Northeast.
Day 04 Trek to Melamchigaon [2.560m/8.399ft] 3 hours
You will steeply descend over 1,000 meters in altitude from the highest point along the trek (3650 m) and enjoy a wonderful view of the surrounding mountain ranges all the way to Langtang.
Today we trek towards Melamchigoan crossing suspension river. This village is also called Melamcheghyang locally in honour of the village temple ( Gyang) . The village has monastery and a curious shrine traditionally link and said to have been built by Guru Rinpoche in the form of a hermitage in the rocks.
Day 05 Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m/8397ft): 4.5 hours
Today we head for Tarkeghyang. During early part of the trek, the trail descends until we cross the Melamchi Khola. Then we trek up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Enjoy the Himalayan peaks ofter appear before you glistening in the sunshine. Discover the village and its monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region. The village is more popularly known as Helambu, since most of the inhabitants belong to the Hyolmo caste.
Day 06 Climb Ama Yangri [3.740m/11.286ft] 4-5 hours
Start off with an early morning wake up call and begin your pre-down climb to Ama Yangri peak. The trek takes about 3-4 hours from Tarkeghyang. This trek is a pretty diverse. You go from dense rhododendron forests to upper Himalayan parts with clear views of the Himalayas. After reaching the peak, you can dive into the nature for some while, and then get back to Tarke Ghyang for a hearty lunch.
This trail works itself uphill and downhill through a range of landscapes and microclimates, so keep your camera ( and warm layers) close.
Day 07 Trek to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3/4 hr
Since, we do not gain altitude that much today, it’s going to be comparatively easy walk today. We forests, streams, and waterfalls. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul. From Gangyul, we arrive at Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village.
Day 08 Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3/4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive
On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnicities. From the Bazaar, we catch a Jeep or bus to Katmandu. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Inclusions & Details
- Ground transportation by private Jeep /local Bus
- Bus Station Drop and Pickup
- Seven Nights – Eight Days Full Board Trek; – One cycle of meals (Main Course only)
- Accommodation in Teahouse with Common Bathroom in Twin Sharing Basis
- Langtang Permits and TIMS Card
- Govt. licensed; experience Trekking Guide, – One porter for every two pax with maximum 20 kg weight while on trek
- Private transport to/from trek start/end point
- Meals, Accommodation, Transportation, Salary as per TAAN, Staff PAN tax as per Govt. rule, Insurance etc for Nepali staffs
- First Aid Kit with Basic Supplies appropriate for Trek Route & Group Size – If you require specific Medications, you must inform us before the Trip-departure
- Tourism Tax and Govt. VAT 24.3%
- Emergency evacuations and insurance
- Any Domestic & Int. Flight ticket
- Dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Personal Beverages, Mineral water, Starters, Deserts, Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging
- Unforeseen expenses due to Political Unrest or Natural Calamities etc.
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