Helambu trek is short
and easy trek of Nepal and easily access from Kathmandu.
Helambu offer many Monastery visit, Rhododendron forest
(flower; March/April), superb mountain views, picturesque
Sherpa settlements, friendly people and after all unspoiled
culture of the area. This trek is more like cultural
trek than mountain and glacier expeditions. People here
call themselves Sherpas but their relationship with
the Sherpa of Solu Khumbu is distant. The dialects spoken
are also different. People here follow the Buddhist
religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries
in the villages. Tarkeghyang is another Sherpa town
along the way, which bears its own story.
Our trek starts from Kathmandu after driving by bus/car
to Sundarijal, which is just 13km from Kathmandu. We
then continue ascend to Chisopani where we spend first
night just outside valley. Chisopani offer great view
of mountain and landscape. Then we make almost a circle
going through Khtumsang, Tharapati, Tarkeghyang, sarmathang
and finally to Melamchi pul where we take bus to Kathmandu.
Clients carry daypack only and walk at their own pace.
Trekking hour is about 5-6 per day.
access of the trek:
||Tamang, Sherpa, Chetri,
||Lantang, Dhorje Lakpa,
Attraction of the trek:
||Close Mountain View,
||Mar - May-Oct to Nov.
||breakfast, lunch, & Dinner)
||Car / Van
|| 5 to 7 hours
||Fixed / Customized
to Day Itinerary
||Arrive in Kathmandu
Airport & Transfer to Hotel
Welcome dinner in the evening.
day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
We will be visiting three of the famous heritage
sites in Kathmandu. You will visit first the Swayambunath
Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said
that Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years
old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted
eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing
power of Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place
where pilgrims from all over the world come.
It is a 30 minutes drive to Boudhanath
Stupa, another important Buddhist
pilgrims site. This ancient Stupa is considered
one of the biggest in the World. Every morning
and evening, many Buddhist devotees come here
to pray and circumambulate enabling the visitors
to observe local religious practices.
of the holiest hindu shrines in the world,
The fabulous pagoda houses the linga
of Lord Shiva and people bathe in the Bagmati
River with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually.
Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During
religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings,
and it is sometimes very crowded.
Durbar Square: This former royal
palace complex offers the elegant 15th century
Palace of 55 win-dows, artistic courtyards, the
Durbar Square : Durbar Square an
enchanting melage of palace buildings, courtyards
and pagoda temples, is the center of Patan's religious
and social life.
Bus ride will take one hour to reach Sundarijal.
trail goes uphill through forest to reach to
Mul Kharka village. From here enjoy an extraordinary
panoramic views of Kathmandu. valley. The trail
goes through fir tree forest and rhododendrons
Trail goes down hill till Pati Bhanjang . after
here you have to ascends all the way to Chipling
by crossing meadows and fields. There are good
mountain views along this stretch of trail. Continuing
along the forested ridge, the trail descends to
a large Chorten over looking the Tamang village
of Gul Bhanjang.
The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjang to
another pass at 2580m. it climbs above Kutumsang
on a steep, eroded trail, mostly through fir and
rhododendron with out permanent settlement . the
trail makes some ups and downs passing through
forest, across flower-strewn meadows and crossing
streams. It finally reaches to Tharepati.
Walking down hill in a forest , vegetation changes
to scrub bamboo as the route joins a rocky cattle
trail towards to stream and traverse to a Chorten
and a pasture, the first village since Tharepati.
After crossing suspension bridge in Chhyadi Khola
climb to reach the prosperous sherpa village of
Melamchigaon. It is a large village with extensive
fields of barley, corn and potatoes.
Trail drops down to cross Melamchi Khola . than
climb all the way to opposite ridge of Tarkhegang
which is exactly same altitude. This village is
slightly larger and more commercial and its inhabitants
are famous for selling Thangkas .
to Kakani( via Shermathang) 2000m
Today, you will visit Shermathang village and
descends the ridge with a view to Melamchi bazaar.
The path continues from the Gangjwal and goes
around the valley and small stream. When a large
valley stretches ahead. Pass above the hamlet
with a Gompa. The path becomes a gentle ascent
and leads to the pass below the crematory painted
Chorten trek until to reach Cautara at the end
of ridge. You are in Kakani.
to Melamchipul to Kathmandu.
With out climbing the hills, the trail goes through
Dubhachaur and Kaphalgiri village ( crowded with
thatched roof houses). Go through the pine forest
path become like a steep ditch. Cross through
the wooden bridge at Melamchi Khola you will reach
to Melamchi bazaar. From Melamchi Bazar the bus
ride will takes about 4hours to reach Kathmandu
||Return back to Kathmandu.
Trek Price as per above
2 - 3
4 - 5
6 - 7
8 - 9
10 - 11
12 + Above
Price in US$
Package Price Includes
Airport / Hotel
/ Airport pick up & drop off by car
All the ground
Transportation by bus
- 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu
All the meal
during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
& National Park Fee
guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), necessary
Trekking staff and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments.
Package Price Excludes
- Personal bar bill, travel
- Items of personal expenses
such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry,
- Nepal entry visa fee US$
30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available
at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates
abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International
Airport in Kathmandu.
- All the entrance fee of temple
in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- All the meal while
you are in Kathmandu