Helambu Trekking in Nepal

Helambu Trekking in Nepal

Helambu trekking lies just to the east of Kathmandu at a maximum elevation of 3510 meters. The Helambu region is inhabited by the Sherpa people. However, the Sherpas of Helambu observe a different culture and lifestyle than the Sherpa's of Khumbu region. They refer to themselves as Hyolmo Sherpa.

The Helambu trek is well-known for people who don't have much time in Nepal. The Helambu circuit trek is an easy week-long trek which starts in Kathmandu itself, but can be completed in as little as 5–6 days too. The normal trail head starts off at Sundarijal and goes past Chisopani, Kutumsang, Tharepati, Malemchigaun, Nakote and Hyolmo, then Tarke Gyang. You can continue on the mostly level footpath to Sermathang or drop to take a return bus at Talamarang. The beautiful terraced landscapes and the rustic villages of Helambu are alluring to many tourists. Also, trekkers crossing the Laurebina Pass (4681 m) from either Langtang or direct up to Gosaikunda from Dunche can return to Kathmandu. Most trekkers if they have the time start with the Langtang trek, ascend to Gosaikunda and then descend into Helambu and then return to Kathmandu.

We all know a powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude shook Nepal on the 25th of April 2015, causing many human casualties and destroying most of the Langtang and Helambu areas. The people in this area lost everything but have rebuilt and count on tourists to visit and spend money for food and lodging. So we heartily request to visit these areas.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel trip briefing, overnight Hotel (BB).

Trekking Start 7 days

Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2175m) 4/5 hours, overnight hotel (BL/D).

Day 03: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446 m) 6/7 hours, overnight lodge (B/L/D).

Day 04: Trek from Kutumsang to Thari pati (3650 m) 5/6 hours, overnight lodge (B/L/D).

Day 05: Trek from Thari pati to Melamchi Gaon (2640 m.), 5/6 hours, overnight lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2743 m), 4/5 hours, overnight lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621 m), 4 hours, overnight lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 m) and Drive to Kathmandu 7–8 hours, overnight hotel (B/L/D).

End Trekking

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu or next trip (B).