Helambu is situated in the northern part of the country; about 75km from Kathmandu and the area is inhabited by Sherpa’s. The languages, culture and the dress of Helambu Sherpa are different from those of Solokhumbu Sherpa. On the way to any Langtang trek you can also do Helambu trek either from Gosaikunda or from Ganja La pass (5106m).The route from Ganja La pass is quite difficult in winter because of height and usually snow-covered trail.
Sundarijal (1350m) is the best place to start Helambu trek. With a short drive you can get to Sundarijal from Kathmandu by private car or van. Helambu trekking offers a scenic loop through villages of varied ethnic make up with good high- mountain views. In the way of Helambu there is a surprising amount of old- growth forest. Magnificent old rhododendrons grace the trail between Tharepati and Malemchaigaon. It has a splendid variety of wild flowers, snow covered peaks, and varieties of birds to make your journey remarkable.
The best time for trekking in the Helambu area is from October to May. In the way of Helambu trekking there is the chance of altitude problems and you should be prepared for and possible snow at Tharepati during the winter. In this area good lodges are abundant and uncrowned.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and taken to the Hotel. Your first night you will spend in Kathmandu. Bed and breakfast.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast we will take you sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temple which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon we will return you to the hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Sundarijal to Chisopani (2140m)
From Kathmandu you will drive to Sundarijal and from Sundarijal the trail ascends through a light forest to reach t Mulkharka (1800m) where you can have a view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Climbing the trail you will get to Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisopani, where you have spectacular Mountain Views. O/N at Chisopani.
Day 04: Chisopani to Gulbhanjyang (2140m)
The trail continues dropping from chisopani to Pati Bhanjyang (1860m), a Brahmin and Chhetri village. Then the trail forwards making a steep ascent to Chipling (2170m), the trail then proceeds observing the good mountain views to Thodang Betine (2260m) and finally descend to the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. O/N at Gul Bhanjyang.
Day05: Gulbhanjyang to Tharepati (3640m)
The trail climbs and reaches Khutumsang (2450m) and proceeds further having the views of the peaks above Langtang and the Gasainkunda. Through a fir and rhododendron forest the trek forwards to Panghu and descends to Magen Goth (3420m) and finally reaches Tharepati. O/N at Tharepati.
Day 06: Tharepati to Malemchigaon (2530m)
The trail switchbacks steeply down, then descends through a forest of huge gnarled rhododendrons, the trail makes a steep further descent to Chhyadi Khola. Crossing Chhyadi Khola bridge, making a short climb you will reach to the large Sherpa village of Malemchigaon. O/N at Malemchigaon.
Day 07: Malemchigaon to Tarkegyang (2590m)
From the Malemchaigaon the trail descends and drops steeply crossing Malemchi Khola. The trail climbs, passes the school, where you can visit if you like and further climbs steeply upwards, bringing you to the first meadow of Tarkegyang (2490m). Then climbing gently you will get to the picturesque village of Tarkegyang. O/N at Tarkegyang.
Day 08: Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2610m)
The trail leaves Tarke Gyang and heads to meet the pretty Sherpa village, Gangyul (2520m). The trail drops a little bit and then climbs through deep forests, crossing a number of streams, to finally bring you to Chumik. And making a gentle climb you arrive at the big village of Shermathang. O/N at Shermathang.
Day 09: Sermathang to Malemchipul Bazar (880m)
Making a drop, the trail reaches in the settlements of Nigale and Gyalsha and further to Raithani Gyang (2290m). Descending through the chir pine forest the trek gets to the large fascinating village of Dubha Chaur and finally descending you will reach to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. O/N at Malemchi Pul Bazaar.
Day10: Malemchipul Bazaar to Kathmandu
Drive to Kathmandu. O/N at Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B.
Day 11: You will transfer to Airport for your onward destination.
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