Helambu Circuit is the closest trek that lies 75 km north of Kathmandu in the Sindupalchowk district of Nepal surrounded by more than 5000m high peaks. This trek can be completed in one week starting from Sundarijal and ending at Thimbu. This trek is an easy trek and easily accessible from the Capital city of Nepal. This trek offers a dynamic experience of indigenous culture, a pleasant environment, and a view of the Himalayas.
Hiking on the high ridges of Kathmandu through the rolling green hills and serene alpine forest with spectacular scenery leads to isolated areas of Helambu that will provide an amazing view. On your second day at Chisopani, you will have a stunning sunrise view over the chain of Himalayan peaks, as the trek progress reaching much higher areas past Gulfu Bhanjyang and Kutumsang to enter Helambu area at Tharepati, the highest point of the trek at 3,600m high offering breathtaking panorama of central Himalaya with Jugal Himal range of mountains. Fascinating villages of Tarkeghyang and Sermathang adorned with immense Buddhist culture of ancient heritage.
Himalayan Wander Walkers had prepared a short itinerary for this trek but can be done with the Langtang valley and Gosainkunda also according to the availability of your time spent in Nepal.
Furthermore, if you are interested, please check our other Langtang itineraries which we had made according to the availability of time, and let us know if you want to amend any itineraries because we also provide tailor itineraries too.
“Steps in the remarkable Himalayan foothill landscapes, rich cultures of Hyolmo, Tamang and Sherpa villages in the Valley of Melamchi River.”
Arrival in Kathmandu 1,327 m and transfer to hotel.
Welcome assistance by Himalayan Wander Walkers representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the hotel, you will meet our trekking operator for a briefing about the entire trek on this day. If your arrival is in the morning time then you can either rest or hang out around a famous tourist area in Kathmandu, Thamel. Overnight: at the hotel set with BB plan.
Scenic drive to Sundarijal 1,463m 1 hr and trek to Chisapani 2,194m - 04 hrs.
Starting our wonderful Helambu & Jugal Himal Panorama trek with morning drive towards the east of Kathmandu valley rim, reaching Sundarijal situated 15 k.m. away from Kathmandu city. From Sundarijal our route leads to an uphill climb through farm villages, a cascade of waterfalls, and reaching the entrance of Shivapuri National Park. From here through a patch of forest and scattered farm field villages to reach Chisapani located on a ridge north of Kathmandu valley rim high hills. The air here is cooler at a height of 2,300 meters with grand views of snowcapped peak ranges from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal extend towards Jugal Himal range including views of Kathmandu valley. This spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views as well. Meal: full board, three times a day. Overnight: at teahouse.
Trek to Kutumsang 2,141m - 06 hrs.
Early morning catch the views of the stunning sunrise over a chain of peaks, our walk leads downhill to a nice village of Patibhanjyang and then on the uphill to Thodung danda and Gulphu-Bhanjyang to reach our overnight stop at Kutumsang village, a lovely farm village with views of rolling green hills, valley, and snow-clad mountains. Meal: full board, three times a day. Overnight: at teahouse.
Trek to Tharepati 3,600m | 11,811ft - 04 hrs.
From Kutumsang morning walk leads to a gradual climb into pristine woodland of tall pines-fir-magnolia and Rhododendron tree reaching a wide-open green field after crossing a hilltop of Kyuola Bhanjyang at 3,280 m and slowly a short climb leads atop Tahrepati at 3,600 m high with many simple lodges for an overnight stay, offering tremendous views of beautiful landscapes and snowcapped peaks. Meal: full board, three times a day. Overnight: at teahouse.
Trek to Tarkeghyang 2,550m - 04 hrs.
Morning walk leads to a steep descend into the forested area to reach a farm village of Melamchigaon and then downhill to Melamchi Khola / river, on crossing a bridge uphill to Tarkeghyang village with views of Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal range. Tarkeghyang one of the charming village of Mid-East Himalaya, famous for wood-work and intricate carving with an orchard of delicious apples are grown around this beautiful area of Helambu. Hyalmo tribes are the main inhabitants with strong Buddhist religion similar to Sherpa and Tamang culture. Meal: full board, three times a day. Overnight: at teahouse.
Trek to Sermathang 2,693m -04 hrs walk
Enjoying overnight stop at Tarkeghyang village with its friendly locals of Hyalmo tribes, our last day walk leads on the pleasant path around unspoiled forested areas, with views of beautiful Helambu villages, the walk continues passing chortens a prayer Buddhist monuments, following the trail with superb views of rolling green hills reaching at Shermathang village for the drive back to Kathmandu, Sermathang another nice village of Hyalmo tribes with time to visit the old monastery. Meal: full board, three times a day. Overnight: at teahouse.
Drive back to Kathmandu.
With the last day on the hills of the Helambu area with excellent mountain panorama, then taking a pleasant and scenic drive downhill to Melamche Bazaar a busy town, our drive continues to Kathmandu. After check in to the hotel, you will have free time for some time and then you will be taken for the farewell dinner in a fine restaurant with a Nepalese cultural show. Overnight at hotel set with BB plan.
Final International departure homeward bound.
We are saying goodbye as your journey to Nepal comes to an end today. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Himalayan Wander walkers will take you to the airport for an outbound flight back to your home country. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear.
Trekking or running shoes Camp shoes or thongs Socks (polypropylene)
Down or fiber-filled jacket Jumper or piled jacket Hiking shorts Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants T-shirts or blouses Underwear Sun hat
Rucksack Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional) Water bottle Torch, batteries, and bulbs
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