Helambu Circuit Trek is one of the short, easy, and quiet but quite scenic and exciting treks, not too far away from the busy capital, Kathmandu. The trek passes through the villages inhabited by the Sherpa and Tamang people and offers views of most of the mountain ranges from the central region of the country.
Helambu Circuit Trekking starts after just a couple of hours' drive away from Kathmandu, with the terraced fields and mountains at the distant horizon replacing the concrete buildings of the city. In addition, the views of the Langtang Range, Rolwaling Himal Range, and Ganesh Himal Range in the sky and the terraced fields and the overlapping valleys below it, enchant the trekkers. Lantang Lirung (7227 meters), Dorje Lhakpa (6966 meters), and Gauri Shankar (6134 meters) are the famed mountains among many others visible on the trek.
Helambu Circuit Trek does not have the starring power of the higher mountains from the other parts of the country but it offers a typical Nepali culture of the hilly region yet to be influenced by the West along with true Nepali hospitality by two of the major ethnical groups of the country, the famous Sherpa and the Tamang. The difference in the customs and traditions of the Sherpas from the Helambu and the Sherpas from the Khumbu region is another exciting and interesting aspect of the Helambu Trek. Finally, Helambu Circuit Trek is ideal for those travelers who have less time as well who don’t wish to travel too far from Kathmandu Valley.
Helambu Circuit Trek's Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani (2300 meters).
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2479 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Thadepati (3690 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2600 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Shermathang (2590 meters).
Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 meters) and Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Departure
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. trekking with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel.
A full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
A short 40 minute drive to Sundarijal is followed by an hour steep climb to Mulkharka. After Mulkharka, the trail steadies and undulates to Chisopani. Chisopani offers distant and small but panoramas of long ranges of the Himalayas of Nepal. (4 hours)
The trail now descents down to Pati Bhanjyang and then once again a long steep climb follows all the way to Gul Bhanjyang. Another descent is followed again by a climb, which later turns into an easy walk near Kutumsang. (7 hours)
From Kutumsang, a long steep climb continues for almost all the way to Thadepati. There are ouple of lodges in the forest at Mangen Goth and after that the climb continues and only ends at Thadepati. This place is located at a ridge and offers great panoramic views and route to Gosaikunda and Helambu Valley separates here. (6 hours)
Looking towards Helambu valley from Thadepati, the trek starts to descent down into the valley and reaches Melamchi Gaon. The descent again continues to go down to Melamchi Khola and turns into a long ascent to Tarkeghyang. Tarkeghyang is the biggest settlement on the Helambu Circuit Trek. (6 hours)
A relatively easy terrain follows, passing along with some small rivers flowing through forests and ends at Shermathang. (6 hours)
The trek continuously loses elevations and passes through terraced fields for most part of the day. After passing through several villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups, the day and the trek ends at Melamchi Pul Bazaar. (4 hours) and continue drive to Kathmandu 3 hours.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
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