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Helambu is popular among the trekkers for its scenic grandeur, pleasant & favorable climate, located about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, is extending from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. There we meet several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Malamchi Khola.
This trek is comparatively easier one due to the fact that the elevations are lower, ranging between 800m and 3600m, offering the less & climbing as well as warmer temperatures. The most important benefit of this trek is that the area is less crowded & free from noise with the comparison to the Annapurna trek or some parts of the Everest treks. Besides, the trek offers a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery.
Day 01: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani (2300m).
After 15 km drive from Kathmandu by car / van, you will reach to Sundarijal, the starting point of the trek. As you arrive Sundarijal, you can observe Shivapuri watershed and Wild life Reserve there.
From Sundarijal, the trail heads up to the concrete steps beside the pipeline which supply drinking water for the valley. Finally, we leave the pipeline from near the dam. We then reach Mulkharka, sprawling up the ridge around 1895m, which 600m above Sundarijal. There you can take some time to spend in the convenient tea shops, and to enjoy the nice view back over the Kathmandu valley. We then continue walking to Chisopani (2300m) from where stunning mountains' view can be seen.Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 03: Chisopani to Khutumsang (2470m).
From Chisopani the trail leads down to Pati Bhanjyang (1770m), a small fine village. After reaching Pati Bhanjyang, the trail leads up and downs to the village called Gul Bhanjyang (2140m). From here the trails climbs up to 2620m and then again descents along the rocky route to Khutumsang (2470m).Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 04: Khutumsang to Tharepati (3490m).
Following a ridge line the trails continues via lightly populated forest to Magen Goth from where view of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is stunning and finally reaching to Tharepati (3490m). The trails to Gosaikund branches off north - west from here.Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 05: Tharepati to Tarke Gyang (2620m).
Turning east, the trails rapidly descends down a ravine through small Sherpa village of Malemchigaon (2530m) with nice lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas.
The trail again descends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890m and making the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang at 2620m, which is the largest village in Helambu. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 06: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2620m).
The trails gently descends through a beautiful forest to Sermathang (2620m). It is the centre of an important apple growing area from where nice view of the Himalayas and is seen. Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 07: Explore local culture.Overnight at Guest House. B.L.D.
Day 08: Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazar (846m) and drive back to Kathmandu.
As we leave Sermathang the trails then continues to descent to Dubhochaur at 1500m and then again steeply down to Malemchi Pul Bazar (830m) where we find our van / bus waiting for us.Overnight at hotel. B.B.
Day 09: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!
Note: B.B> Bed and Breakfast, B.L.D> Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Helambu Trek - 09 Days
NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.