Helambu Valley Trek - 8 Days
Helambu Valley trek is also known as a Helambu Circuit trek, a perfect short trekking nearby Kathmandu Valley. Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal. It is the home of the Hyolmo people. Helambu Valley Trek is popular because it is short, stays below 3690 meters and is feasible in all weather. It is an easy trek which is starts from Sundarijal just about 45 minutes driving distance from Thamel. Sherpas and Tamang community villages are major attractions of this area. The language, culture and dress of the Helambu Sherpas are very different from any other region of Nepal and really a fascinating and cultural trekking.
Helambu offer many Buddhist Monasteries visit, Rhododendron forest (blooming flower in 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.
Melamchi Gaon, Tarke Gyang and Sermathang villages are sherpas town/villages. The dialects spoken are also different. People here follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages, which bears its own story. If you manage one extra day in Tarkegyang you can do two things, you can climb Ama Yangri Peak (3800m) for the amazing views or you can relax at Tarkegyang to know the people and place.
The trek starts from Sundarijal, which is just 13km from Kathmandu. We then continue ascend to Chisapani where we spend first night just outside valley. Chisapani offer great view of mountain and landscape. Then we make almost a circle going through Kutumsang, Tharapati, Tarkegyang, sarmathang and finally to Melamchi pul where we take bus to Kathmandu. Helambu valley there is good network of teahouses and home stay managed by local people. Taste the food and stay with locals.
Join now on Our Fixed Departure Helambu Valley trek for 2021 and 2022 or if dates are not suitable please ask for private departure. The group joining package cost includes normal Teahouses/Lodges accommodation in trekking but if you want to make same trip as a private individually or with your family and friends then it is also possible to upgrade the service quality with paying additional cost (if required).
Day 01: Kathmandu drive to Sundarijal then trek to Chisapani (2140m)
Day 02: Chisapani trek to Kutumsang (2450m)
Day 03: Kutumsang trek to Tharepati (3690m)
Day 04: Tharepati trek to Melamchigaon (2530m)
Day 05: Melamchigaon trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m)
Day 06: Tarke Gyang trek to Sermathang (2610m)
Day 07: Sermathang trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m)
Day 08: Melamchi Pul drive to Kathmandu (1350m)