Helambu is a popular trek in the Nepalese mountains. It is a roundabout trip that includes Langtang-Gosainkunda-Melamchi route. Two main villages Melamchighyang and Tarkeyghyang constitute the Helambu outfit. The region starts from the descent from the Lauribina La pass at 4,610 metres and descend all the way to Melamchi valley at about 700 metres. The route is a challenging one with rocky narrow uneven trails above 4,000 meters from Gosainkunda to Thadepati. Then the steep descent across the rhododendron forests till the beautiful Melamchighyang, a scenic rest place. Then a further downhill trail to cross the lovely Melamchi river and again uphill to Tarkeyghyang. The route then slowly descends down to the Melamchi bazaar, a subtropical climate zone. The route lies in the Rasuwa, Nagarkot and Sindhupalchok districts. Helambu is also famous for its sweet apples and artistic Buddha monasteries.
Day 01: Arriving into Kathmandu
Namaste and welcome to Nepal, You’ll be met and assisted at the airport by our local representatives who will arrange your transfer and check in to your hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu
Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu, Patan city where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local tradition are highlighted on my guided tour. There’s time to explore the city’s many charms on your own or take a rest while I finalize trekking area permits. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. Q/N in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Chisapani
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal northern edge of the Kathmandu valley about 1 hour by taxi and start to hike up to Mulkharka the sprawling Tamang settlement. The trail continues gently climb through the forests ridges than it drops down to Chisopai (cold water)(2300m.) situated on the ridge from where you can see countless snow peaks. Stay overnight there. Q/N at Chisopani.
Day 04: Chisapani – Kutumsang
The trail continues to drop down to Pati Bhanjyang than start climb up to Chipling (2170m.) where we can stop for lunch. From here to Kutumsang the trail traverses through delightful, classic hill village with a nice street, some shops where there are good mountains views. Overnight at Kutumsang. Q/A
Day 05: Kutumsang- Tharepati
From Kutumsang the first part of the trail climbs on a step, eroded trail and rhododendron forest without settlements but few shepherd’s huts. When we walk on the ridge we can see views of Langtang and Gosaikunda Peaks. The trail now descends to Magen Goth where we will stop of lunch than the trail makes some ups and downs passing through forests to reaches Tharepati (3490m). The whole day trek takes about 5.30 hours. Stay overnight here. Q/A at Tharepati.
Day 06: Melamchi Goun- Gangjwal
From Melamchi gaun, the trail continues to descend to the Malemchi Khola. After crossing its suspension bridge at 1890m the trail begins the ascent towards Tarke Gyang, which is the largest village in Helambu region. We will have a lunch here than we will walk on a gradual flat trail to attractive village of Gangjwal(2500m). Total hours about 5 hours. Stay overnight at Ganjwal and Q/ N.
Day 07: Gangjwal –Kakani
The trail is quite easy, it continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge, crossing a number of streams in the heart of Helambu region. Then we reach at the edge of the large village of Sermathang (2620m). There are some old gompa and Langtang National Park Office. Lunch at Sermathang then the trail follows the ridges passing shorten and drop to the tiny pretty village of Kakani situated on the ridge. This is a wonderful place for splendid mountains views where we will stop for overnight. Q/N at Kakani.
Day 08: Kakani- Melamchi- Kathmandu
From Kakani the trail traverse several picturesque small villages and drops to Melamchi Pul Bazaar about 3 hour where we can have lunch. Malamchi Bazaar has a collection of shops and teahouses and abundant lodges. After lunch we can drive to Kathmandu by vehicle about 4 hours on the Kodari road.
All meals (B/L/D) & accommodation (Lodge/Tented camp) during the trekking period
National park permit
Domestic airport tax
English speaking guide
Highly experienced staffs
Staffs food, clothing & salary
All necessary grounded transportation
Airport picks up & drops
TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
Personal nature expenses
Rescue & Evacuation
Gratitude (tip) for staff