Helambu Circuit Trek

08 days

“a magnificent country walks on the ridges of high hills of Central and Jugal Himalaya”

Highlights:

“Trekking on high rolling green mid hills of Central and Jugal Himalayan range of mountains
An exclusive walk on the off beaten tracks to cultural areas of Helambu villages
Wonderful country walk on the high ridges of Kathmandu valley with scenic views
Amazing scenery of beautiful landscapes and snowcapped peaks of Langtang and Jugal Himal
Exploring Helambu villages enriched with old Buddhist culture and age old traditions”

Trip Profile:

Trip Mode:                  Hotel-Lodge on treks.
Trek Grade:                 Leisure to moderate with ups and downhill walks.
Activities:                    Sightseeing tour- interesting drive and scenic trekking.
Highest Altitude:         3,597 m at Thadepati ridge top.
Trek duration:             07 Nights and 08 Days (Sundarijal to Kathmandu)
Total Trip:                   10 Nights and 11 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                        Nepal for all Seasons (July to August wet months with monsoon rains).
March and April- October to February best months with clear blue sky
March to May flowering months with hills alive with wild-flowers.

Introduction:

Nepal Holiday Organiser presents a wonderful country walk just north of Kathmandu valley around pristine surrounding, on the least traveled area seldom frequented by other trekkers.

Helambu Circuit a trip suitable for all types of people as the walk leads to mid hills ridges just North East of Kathmandu valley, following the main trail for few days and then on exclusive path to Helambu areas where trekkers seldom visits this beautiful areas of Helambu.

Helambu home of Hyalmo people a small tribe of Jugal Himal range where you can soak and immerse with local culture of Tibetan Buddhism similar to Sherpa and Tamang traditions and custom.

Beside fascinating rich culture full of colors the area is equally captivating with its scenic backdrop of high snow capped peaks, rolling green hills and lovely alpine forest of pines-fir-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia and rhododendron trees, the country is famous for its delicious green apples also.

Helambu also famous for art works and handicraft as well where you can witness on this trek with houses of intricate carving with Tibetan designs, our Helambu Circuit Trek starts with a short drive from Kathmandu and then heading higher towards Chisapani hill with stunning views of sunrise over range of mountains, walk continues away from the main trail towards serene areas of Helambu.

After a time around Helambu a pleasant walk leads downhill towards warmer areas at Melachi River and its busy town for the drive back to Kathmandu on completing a remarkable and marvelous Helambu Circuit Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani 2,300 m – 04 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Thotung-Danda 2,470 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Kutumsang 2,446 m – 04 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Thadepati 3,597 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m – 04 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m – 04 hours.
Day 10: Trek and drive from Melamche Bazaar to Kathmandu – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Transfer to airport for international flight homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu after your international flight.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by Nepal Holiday Organizer staff and guide for short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Helambu Circuit trekking, our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding trekking - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning after breakfast our tour guide will receive you for sightseeing tour around interesting part of Kathmandu, as Kathmandu city a blend of modernization and old lively cultures where you can witness medieval period villages and way of life of the locals as it was for past hundreds of years. Kathmandu valley steeped with ancient history-old traditions full of world heritage sites of Buddhism and Hinduism temples / monasteries.

After an interesting tour afternoon free at leisure preparation for Helambu Circuit trekking.

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2,300 m - 04hrs.

Starting Helambu Circuit trekking taking a short drive from Kathmandu to reach at Sundarijal situated 15 k.m distance, from Sundarijal beginning our walk with a climb into farm villages, and then reaching at Shivapuri National Park, from here into forest and farm villages to reach at Chisapani, located on a ridge above Kathmandu valley rim, here within cool and fresh air at 2,300 m high offering super views of Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal extending towards Jugal Himal including Kathmandu valley with stunning sunrise and sunset views as well.

Day 04: Trek to Thotung-Danda 2,470 m - 05 hrs.

After pleasant morning catching sunrise and views of mountains, starting with downhill walk to Hindu village at Pati Bhanjyang inhabited mostly of Hindu Brahman and Chettries, from here continue with a climb for an hour and then on nice winding path into forest and villages to reach at Thotung Danda hill for overnight stop with excellent views of surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks. 

Day 05: Trek to Kutumsang 2,446 m - 04 hrs.

Morning starts with a downhill to Gulphu Bhajyang through  farm villages with views of rolling green hills and snowcapped peaks till Kutumsang, a mix farm village of Sherpa-Hylamo and Tamang ethnic tribes of people offering super views of snowcapped mountains, afternoon free at leisure to explore this small lovely village and its scenic surrounding.

Day 06: Trek to Thadepati 3, 597 m - 04 hrs.

From Kutumsang, morning leads to a climb to cross over Yurin Danda ridge through lovely forest of rhododendron, pines and oak trees as the walk reach to a small pass at 3,510 meter and then with short descent into cool forest area, reaching an open wide area.

After some rest a short climb as our route diverts from the main trail joining Langtang and Gosainkund area with Helambu.

Morning walk ends at Thadepati for the day with lunch and overnight stop.

Thadepati with few fine lodges on this highest point offering grand scenery of rolling hills and high snow peaks of Langtang and Jugal mountain range.

Day 07: Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m - 05 hrs.

After a nice morning with super views continue walk, start with a descend into dense rhododendron, hemlocks, firs and pines tree lines forest for few hours, as the walk continues further passing several Sheppard’s huts and temporary settlements to reach Melamchi Khola
(stream) crossing over leading to a climb at Malemchigaon for overnight stop.

A typical mountain village of Buddhist culture where Hyalmo people villages starts, houses windows, doors and furniture decorated with beautiful carvings, after getting organize in the lodge, explore this nice village of Hyalmo people similar to Sherpa and Tamang religion and culture, this tribe is near extinct only few thousand exists in Nepal, India-Darjeeling and Sikkim.

Day 08: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m - 04 hours.

Today, a short day walk to major village of Helambu at Tarke Gyang, morning walk on downhill to Melamchi River and at small farm village, crossing the river on suspension bridge, then climb above the river for an hour reaching at Tarkeghyang village via Nakote village for lunch and overnight stop.

Tarkegyang, famous for Buddhist culture, wood carving and delicious green apples also.
Afternoon free to explore this lovely village and the old monastery of Ama Yangri situated on top of the village.

Day 09: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m - 04 hours.

Morning after leaving this nice village walk downhill through cool forested path passing many chortens (Buddhist prayer monuments), summer meadows to reach Gangyul a small village, then following the path with wonderful views of rolling hills to reach at Shermathang for overnight stop, another cute and lovely Hyalmo village here with time to visit another old interesting monastery.

Day 10: Trek to Malemche Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu - 05 hrs drive

After a wonderful time around Helambu and its pristine nature, continue walk for few hours walk on long downhill trail to Melamche town and a bazaar for the drive back to Kathmandu,.

Our last day walk continues on downhill path to the road head where our wonderful trek concludes with a short drive back to Kathmandu, after a fabulous time on Helambu Circuit trekking, on reaching your hotel afternoon free for individual activities and shopping.

Day 11: International departure for home ward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal, a country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where our staff transfer you to airport, after a great enjoyable and memorable time on Helambu Circuit Trekking with great services of Nepal Holiday Organizer.

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