Beginning from the Kathmandu valley, the Helambu Eco Trekking lies in the Langtang Region Trekking of Nepal. Despite being at a very close proximity to Kathmandu, the Helambu Eco Trek is untouched by the stress of the big city. This is a wonderful trek for anyone who loves to trek on solitary paths and take in the unique culture and tradition of the Helambu Trekking Region. An easy traverse through lush forests, Helambu Adventure Trek is for anyone with a love for nature and culture.
The Helambu Eco Trekking begins in Sundarijal from where you make your way through villages such as Chisapani and Gul Bhanjyang to reach the Helambu Village Eco Trekking starting in Kutumsang. This trek is a good way to witness the culture of the Hyolmo ethnics who rigorously follow the practices of Tibetan Buddhism. One of the highlights of this trek is the Hyolmo village of Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu, which is home to the ancient Gekye Gompa exhibiting the true culture and art of the Hyolmo ethnics. The majestic views of Langtang Himal View and Ganesh Himal Ranges accompany throughout the trek. The trek takes you through some nice rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and ancient monasteries. The trek also goes through terraced fields and meadows with grazing cattle, and you also cross many suspension bridges which are the backbone of the traditional villages in Helambu. Being a quick getaway from Kathmandu, Helambu Village Eco Trek is a great opportunity, for anyone who is fit, to explore the combined beauty of culture and nature.
We, Glacier Family Treks and Expedition, are one of the leading travel agencies in Nepal. We take care of all your travel needs and make your journey a pleasant one. With our experienced guides, who answer all your queries, we make sure that you receive the best cultural and natural experience in Nepal.
Day : 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) International airport, transfer to hotel.
Welcome to Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to you the hotel. Take much-required rest, and then we shall meet in the evening for dinner and a brief discussion about the trek to come. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day : 2
Drive to Sundarijal, (1460m) 40 minutes, commence walking to Chisapani (2215m), 5 hrs.
Through the city of Kathmandu, we will drive to Sundarijal as we slowly leave the city life and enter a sparsely populated area. From Sundarijal, we will cross a small hydroelectricity plant and enter the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. As we make our way to Chisapani, we come across small Tamang settlements hosting amazing views of the valley below. Our walk is going to be through lush forests of rhododendron and oaks until we reach the small village of Chisapani, where alluring views of the Himalayas await us. Overnight in Chisapani.
Day : 3
Trek to Gul Bhanjyang (2130), 5-6 hrs.
With magnificent views of Langtang Lirung (7227) to the north, we make our way to Gul Bhanjyang after crossing Pati Bhanjyang. The small settlements amid the beautiful scenery add to the ever existing thrill and serenity of this trek. We will be able to see many farmlands with various crops and meadows with grazing cattle as we reach Gul Bhanjyang. Overnight in Gul Bhanjyang.
Day : 4
Trek to Kutumsang, (2470m), 4 hrs.
From the beautiful little settlement of Gul Bhanjyang, we move through lush fields and meadows as we make our way to Kutumsang. We will have the Langtang Himal Range keep us company as we climb up the ridge and cross a small pass. We will be making many uphill and downhill walks today before we reach the Hyolmo settlement of Kutumsang. Overnight in Kutumsang.
Day : 5
Trek to Mangengoth (2770m), 5-6 hrs.
We will be walking on the ridge of Yurin Hill with beautiful views of the Langtang peaks. This climb from the village of Kutumsang is a steep one which makes its way through the rhododendron and fir forests. There are no settlements in this trail until we cross Kyuola Bhanjyang (3280m) and descend to the village of Mangengoth. Overnight in Mangengoth.
Day : 6
Trek to Tharepati (3510), 4 hrs.
Through similar landscapes, we make many small ascends and descends to reach the small settlement of Tharepati, situated below Thadepati Pass (3690m). We will also cross little streams and pass through lush meadows with brilliant and magnificent views of the Langtang Himal Range. Overnight in Tharepati.
Day : 7
Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2530m), 3 hrs.
The trek from Tharepati to Melamchi Gaon is a steep one with almost all of it being downhill. The Melamchi village is surrounded by thick and dense forests of rhododendron, fir, and oaks. We will see many waterfalls and will be able to hear the water crashing on the rocks as we make our way further down. In Melamchi Gaon, we will visit the local monastery in the evening. Overnight in Melamchi Gaon.
Day : 8
Trek to Tarkeghyang (2740m), 5 hrs.
Today, unlike the day before, we will be making a few ascends and descends on steep ridges to reach the Hyolmo settlement of Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu. Tarkeghyang is home to the 18th century Gekye Gompa, which has a huge brass prayer wheel. Surrounded by lush forests, Tarkeghyang hosts beautiful views of Kangja La and Dorje Himal ranges. Overnight in Tarkeghyang.
Day : 9
Trek to Sermathang (2590m), 5-6 hrs.
The trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang is a pleasant one, blissful for anyone wanting quiet and peace as they walk on solitary paths. Sermathang is a Hyolmo village where the residents are jolly and find little or no excuse to introduce themselves and boast of their unique culture. On a sunny, clear day, we can see mountains such as the Ganesh Himal (7422), Langtang Lirung (7227m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and so on from Sermathang. Overnight in Sermathang.
Day : 10
Drive to Kathmandu by public bus or private Jeep, check in hotel in Kathmandu.
From Shermathang, we will take a private vehicle back to Kathmandu. The ride will take us through beautiful sceneries of hills, green lush valleys, and rivers. As we move closer to the city, the settlement becomes denser. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel after which you can choose what to do next. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day : 11
Free day or, Sightseeing day, O/N in hotel.
A mixture of the Hindu and Buddhist faiths, Kathmandu is a colorful city in terms of culture, tradition, and amazing food. With UNESCO worlds heritage sites such as the Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares, you can see the brilliance of Nepalese woodwork and architecture carved in the majestic pagoda style temples, which later through Nepali artists traveled to China. You can also shop for souvenirs at these iconic places to take back home a piece of Nepal. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day : 12
Finale departure from Kathmandu.
Our staff will drop you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that you have enjoyed our services and will again give us a chance to serve you.
Airport pick up and drive according to itinerary and plan.
Hotel in Kathmandu as per program.
Langtang National Park entrance fees.
TIMS cards: Trekking Information Management System.
Food and accommodation during the trip: B/L/D.
Hot drinks- Teak, Coffee, etc during the trek.
Trained trekking guide.
Porters and guide with their wages.
Insurance for guide and porters.
Land transportation according to program.
Applicable Nepal government tax.
Nepal entry visa- USD 40.00 for one month.
International flights and airport tax.
Personal expenses, Hot water and Mineral water during the trekking.