HELAMBU TREK (6 NIGHTS 7 DAYS)
TRIP AN OVERVIEW
Located about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, it extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal.
The word Helambu derives from the Tibetan word “Yolmo” or “Hyolmo”. This is one of the frequently visited highland villages in Nepal. This trekking begins from Sundarijal from an elevation of 1350 meters and ends in Melamchipul Bazaar (850 meters) which goes up to a maximum altitude of 3597 meters at Tharepati village. The amazing countryside is full of Buddhist monasteries, pilgrimage and delicious apples. The apples, gorgeous Helambu girls and its monasteries have enhanced Helambu a trekkers’ paradise.
There are plenty of teahouse accommodations along the route. The specialty of this trekking route is the rich cultural heritage and hospitality of the Sherpa people who inhabit in the Helambu region. The trail leading to Chisopani starts with the tangible steps alongside the pipeline that brings drinking water to Kathmandu. The trail leaves the pipeline near the dam and reaches Mulkharka, which is 600 meters above Sundarijal. The trail climbs further to Chisopani, (2300 meters) from Mulkharka which offers amazing Himalayan views across the valley. Gradually the trail runs down to Paati Bhanjyang (1770 meters). Again from Chipling (2170 meters) the trail climbs up to a pass at an altitude of 2470 meters before descending to Thodang Betini (2250 meters) forested ridge, the trail descends to a Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang, a hill village at an altitude of 2140 meters.
Himalayan ranges like Mt Langatng, Gaurishankar and so many other small snow covered peaks are just situated north of Helambu. Inhabitants of mostly Sherpa community, temperate forests, brilliant displays of rhododendron and primal blooms, flora & fauna, colorful dancing festivals such as Tibetan New Year are some of the highlights of this region. This is one of the effortless trekking that is possible to trek throughout the year. This is ideal for those people who don't have much time in Nepal or would like to make it before commencing adventurous or alpine type of trekking such as 3 Cols, Upper Dolpo etc. It is an 8-10 days long trek which starts in Kathmandu itself, but can be concluded as short as 5–6 days.The regular trailhead starts off at Sundarijal and goes via Chisopani,Yolmo, Kutumsang, Magin Goth, Tharepati, Melamchigaun and Tarkeghyang.
Walking through the mind blowing villages such as Gulbhanjyang (2620M) and descending a little to reach Khutumsang village at an altitude of 2470 meters where you will have to show your National park Permits at a Government Check Po
The most important benefit of this trek is that the area is less crowded & free from noise and air pollution. Many trekkers come down from Gosainkunda Pass or across the Ganja-La pass from Kyanjing Gompa and Panchpokhari area to take advantage of short overland journey to get back to Kathmandu via Helambu Route. Prices: