The Sherpa villages of Helambu north east of Kathmandu valley is one of the unique and one of the most beautiful cultural trek near the Kathmandu The normal starting point for this trek is Sundarijal because of its proximity to Kathmandu .
The Sherpa villages of Helambu north east of Kathmandu valley is one of the unique and one of the most beautiful cultural trek near the Kathmandu The normal starting point for this trek is Sundarijal because of its proximity to Kathmandu . The trail to Helambu climbs on to the Shivapuri ridge from where there are sweeping views of the central Himalayas.This Helambu Circuit Trek will bring us through the Langtang National Park which inhabits a wealth of rare birds, wildlife and unique plants and flowers. We will pass through spectacular villages of Kutumsang, Chisapani and Sermathang with their stunning panoramic views. The villages of Melamchigoan and Tarkeghyang, which we will pass through, provide the cultural riches which will take us into the heart of Nepal. We will also have the opportunity to visit the famous Milarepa cave near Tarkeghyang.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 02: Free day in kathmandu or self sightseeing around Kathmandu valley( option are)
Patan Durbar Square:
Day 03: Kathmandu. to Chisopani(2150m)
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
Day 04: Chisopani to Gulbhanjang(2142m)
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.
Day 05: Gul Bhanjang to Tharepati(3597m)
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.
Day 06: Tharepati to Melamchigaon(2560m)
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.
Day 07: Melamchigaon to Tarkheghang(2560m)
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 .
Day 08: Takheghang to 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.
Day 09: Shermathang 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.
Day 10: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.
Day 11: Tour ends