This Helambu valley trek is one of the easy and nearest trek from the capital. Inhabited by Sherpa people Helambu area situated 75 kilometer north of Kathmandu offers an easy and enjoyable trek. Trekking in this area mostly staying below alpine level, passing through wide & low river valley, terraced fields, forested hills and Sherpa houses with immaculately clean interiors provides one with a very interesting cross section of a special highland village of Nepal. The Sherpa people of Helambu are very different from the principal Sherpa villages in Solukhumbu area. Instead of the kimono like traditional long dress and colorful apron in the front popular among Sherpa women in Solukhumbu, women here wear dress of printed cotton with an apron in behind. They also speak a language which resemblances more to Tamang language than to Sherpa. However, Helambu women are well known for their apple like red cheeks and fair complexion in all over Nepal. They are considered the most beautiful ones.
We start this Helambu valley trek (unique trek) with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Soon after we pass the Shivapuri ridge from where we have a sweeping view of the mountain in the Jugal and Langtang Himal range. We, then pass through some Tamang, Brahman and Chetri villages before we climb for the alpine meadows at Thadepati.
From here, we turn east and descend through large fir, then oak and rhodendron area to arrive at Melamchi and Tarkegyang – the principle villages in this area. Here, we visit the ‘thangka’ painted village monasteries with statues. While in Tarkegyang, we climb to the Yangrima Ri 3,771m/12,368ft with a stupa on the summit. From here we have the best views of the mountains in Jugal Himal range with mist covered valley below. From here we visit Shermathang before descending to the Melamchi river to end our trek with a drive back from Sipa Ghat back to Kathmandu.
Moderate trekking between altitudes of 1,370m/4,500ft to 3,490m/11,500ft. Accommodation in comfortable lodges run by local families. The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu and includes all meals, services of experienced trek guide and porters to carry luggage. Clients carry day-pack only and walk at their own pace.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: City tour in Kathmandu Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Trek to Chisapani
Day 4: Trek to Kutumsang.
Day 5: Trek to Thare Pati.
Day 6: Trek to Tarke Gyang.
Day 7: Trek to Sermathang
Day 8: Trek to Sipa Ghat
Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Free day in Kathmandu Day 11 : Fly back to country
- Airport transfer
- Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B plan
- Kathmandu city sightseeing full one day with entry fee
- All internal transport
- All necessary trekking permits
- Guide and porters
- Meal and Accommodation during trekking
Cost does not included:
- Meal during Kathmandu
- Clients personal insurance
- Rescue evacuation if needed
- Drinks and beverages
- Clients personal expenses
- Tips etc