Helambu Valley Treks

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 9 days
Max. Altitude: 3,650m/11,972ft
Grade: Strenuous
Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during trekking
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals in trekking
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Overview

Helambu Valley treks is easy and provides the spectacular views of the Langtang (7245m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Dorje Lhakpa (6990m) and other small mountains of Langtang Himalayan range.

The warm and friendly people of helambu valley treks nepal are mostly Buddhists. It is an ideal trip for those who have a short time and like to combine both cultural scene at helambu valley treks. You will enjoy visiting the culturally rich Tamang villages, Buddhist Gompas and the fantastic landscape with rice fields.

The Helambu Valley treks is in Langtang region which is a beautiful alpine region situated to the North of Kathmandu bordering Tibet. It is popular due to its snow-covered peaks, a mild climate and friendly and hospitable inhabitants. The area was recognized as Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park in 1971. The land of Tamangs, Langtang is rich in its age-old religious practices, language and costume. A journey to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore the Tamang villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers.

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft
    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
    Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2300m/7544 ft): Drive 1 hour, Trek: 4 hours
    Day 04: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m/8022ft): 7 hours
    Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m/11972ft): 6 hours
    Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m/8397ft): 6 hours
    Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3/4 hr
    Day 08: Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3/4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive
    Day 09: Farewell Friend
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft

    Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier where you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Included meals:Dinner
    Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

    Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of the trek, equipments and team composition. Some of landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath).  In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow.

    Included meals:Breakfast
    Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2300m/7544 ft): Drive 1 hour, Trek: 4 hours

    Today, we make an hour’s drive to Sundarijal (1350m), our trek start point. From Sundarijal, trek to Chisopani (2300m). We begin our trek along a small hydroelectric plant. The trail then enters through into the Shivapuri National Park.  The first settlement we come across is Mulkharka mostly inhabited by the Tamang people. Then we walk along the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Day 04: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m/8022ft): 7 hours

    After taking our morning breakfast, we head for a journey to Kutumsang. Our today’s trek starts with a decent crossing meadows and fields. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Langtang mountains. Thus we arrive at Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. From Gul Bhanjyang, the trail climbs the ridge to another pass. Another downhill trek from the pass takes us to Kutumsang.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m/11972ft): 6 hours

    We climb above Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trek continues to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Finally, we arrive at Tharepati for our overnight stay.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m/8397ft): 6 hours

    Today we head for Tarkeghyang. During early part of the trek, the trail descends until we cross the Melamchi Khola. Then we trek up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Enjoy the Himalayan peaks ofter appear before you glistening in the sunshine. Discover the village and its monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region. The village is more popularly known as Helambu, since most of the inhabitants belong to the Helmu caste.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3/4 hr

    Since, we do not gain altitude that much today, it’s going to be comparatively easy walk today. We forests, streams, and waterfalls. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul.  From Gangyul, we arrive at Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Day 08: Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3/4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive

    On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnicities.  From the Bazaar, we catch a bus to Katmandu. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Day 09: Farewell Friend

    Today you are saying goodbye to the Himalayas. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. A representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

    Included meals:Breakfast

Cost Included

    • Airport – Hotel – Airport transportation.
    • Accommodation in kathmandu
    • Kathmandu /syabrubensi/sundarijal/kathmandu by bus.
    • kathmandu bus station/ bus station to hotel by car.
    • Lodge accommodation on the way.
    • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner tea/coffee three times a day).
    • National park fees and TIM’s card.
    • One fluent English speaking, government registered most experienced area (local), first aid trained, guide and required porters.
    • Guides/Porter’s: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
    • All government taxes.
    • Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.

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