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Around Helambu Trekking

a nature walks visiting impressive culture with mountain scenery

a moderate nice country walk north of Kathmandu valley ridges, super panorama and striking sunrise with views of high Himalayan peaks, visiting cultural Helambu villages of Hyalmo with Buddhist religion, explore the old and interesting Buddhist monasteries

  • Trek Fact - 12 days
  • Trip Mode: Lodge and Tea-House
  • Trek Grade: Moderate with uphill / downhill walks.
  • Trek duration: 07 nights and 08 days.
  • Highest altitude: 3, 597 m at Thadepati.
  • Total Trip: 11 nights and 12 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Best Season: All year round except July / August. March to April best time when wild flowers in full bloom.

Around Helambu Trekking

A scenic short adventure Around Helambu located Mid East Himalaya, just North East of Kathmandu in the backdrop of massive Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal mountain range.

Around Helambu trek starts with a short drive and then from Sundarijal a climb up through nice farm villages of Chisopani with fantastic sunrise views over array of mountains locate just north of Kathmandu valley rim.

This great walk continues through traditional farm villages of Gulbhanjyang, Thadepati, Melamche to reach at Tarke Gyang.

At Tarke-Gyang village explore around as this area least visited by other trekkers and retains its beautiful and impressive culture with intricate wood carving furniture and houses enriched with old Buddhist traditions.

Hylamo a hill tribe of Nepal with culture similar to Sherpa and Tamang where this tribe is found in small numbers only in Helambu, Kathmandu and around Langtang area

After exploring around Helambu and its impressive villages with fabulous views of mountains and then heading back to Kathmandu via an alternative route and back into warm area of Melamche Bazaar after visiting Shermathang village.

This pleasant and wonderful trekking around Helambu concludes with an interesting drive back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

On arrival in Kathmandu received by our staff and representative for a short drive to respective hotels in Kathmandu city, after refreshment our guide will brief regarding Helambu trek, hotels, lodge and necessary information required while you are with us in Nepal with welcome dinner.

Morning depart from the hotel for interesting sightseeing tour Kathmandu valley steeped with culture, historical monuments of temples, monasteries and stupas listed as World Heritage Sites, afternoon free preparation for Helambu trek.

This fabulous Helambu trek starts with morning drive towards east of Kathmandu to reach Sundarijal located 15 k.m. from Kathmandu city, from here start the first day walk leading uphill through farm villages, lovely waterfalls and reaching at Shivapuri National Park, from here through forest and farm villages to Chisapani village for overnight stop, located on a ridge top of Kathmandu valley high hills.

From here air gets cooler with grand views of snowcapped peak ranges from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal extend towards Jugal Himal range including views of Kathmandu valley, this spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views as well.

Morning catching sunrise views over mountains, walk starts with downhill to Hindu village of Pati Bhanjyang of Brahman and Chettries area, continue walk with a climb for an hour and then on winding path into cool forest and villages reaching at Gulbhanjyang for overnight stop after a good walks of 5 hours.

Walk today is quite short, as the morning starts leading to a climb with short descend to Chipplin village, a rural farm villages with views of rolling green hills till trek comes to an end at Kutumsang, a mixed village of Sherpa-Hylamo and Tamang people, afternoon free and explore this small lovely village with beautiful surrounding.

From Kutumsang, morning walk leads to a climb north towards Yurin Danda ridge and into lovely pristine forest of rhododendron, pines and oak trees heading to a small pass at 3,510 meter and then with a short descend into forest area.

After hours of good walk into the cool forest area reaching an open grazing area from here a short climb towards Helambu on leaving the main trail of Gosainkund and Langtang, as walk ends at Thadepati for lunch and overnight stop this village with few lodges and the highest point of this trek offering panorama of rolling hills and high snow peaks of Langtang and Jugal mountain range.

After a nice overnight at Thadepati, continue walk with a short climb to top ridge, then descend into dense rhododendron, hemlocks, firs and pines tree lines forested area for few hours, as the walk continues further passing several Sheppard’s huts of temporary settlements to reach at Melamchi Khola (stream), crossing over and then a gentle climb to reach Malemchigaon for overnight stop, this is a typical mountain village of Buddhist culture where Hyalmo people settlement starts, houses furnished with decorated pretty intricate carvings, after lunch free at leisure to explore this nice village as Hyalmo tribe with Sherpa and Tamang similarity in religion, culture and way of life, this tribe is near to an extinct only thousands exists in Nepal and in India-Darjeeling and Sikkim.

A short day walk towards main Helambu village at Tarke Gyang, leading downhill to Melamchi River, after crossing climb above the river for an hour to Tarkeghyang village via Nakote village.

Tarkegyang, famous for delicious green apples and intricate wood carving furniture’s of Tibetan design.

Afternoon at leisure, explore this lovely village, where windows and furniture have nice traditional carving, visit of old Buddhist monastery of Ama Yangri on top of the village.

Morning on leaving this nice village walk leads on the downhill through beautiful forest and passing many chortens (Buddhist prayer monuments), summer meadows to reach Gangyul a small village, then following the path with wonderful views of rolling hills to reach at Shermathang for overnight stop, another pretty Hyalmo village of Helambu here with time to visit another old monastery.

After a wonderful time in the high mountains, continue for few hours towards Melamchi town and its bazaar, from here few hour drives back to Kathmandu, in Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with free afternoon and a farewell dinner in typical Nepalese style.

In Kathmandu free day to enjoy shopping or for individual activities one can book for another interesting sightseeing tour around Kathmandu / Patan or Bhaktapur.

After an enjoyable and fabulous time in Nepal trekking around Helambu, as per your international flight time our staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next port of call.

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