Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek

One of Nepal’s most breathtaking short trekking,the Helambu trip retains its natural beauty and traditional lifestyle despite its proximity to the capital.The Helambu Trek takes you to the hometown of the Hyolmo tribe, the origin of the name Helambu. This area offers views of the Himalayans, known as the Langtang. Although the area is close to the capital, its natural beauty and traditional lifestyle remain untouched and can be appreciated in their natural state. A beautiful lifetime experience in the Himalayas of Nepal is offered through a combination of spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks, a unique Hyolmo cultural lifestyle, creative Buddhist monasteries, and important Buddhist pilgrimage sites during this short trekking.

The entire trip covers 11 days from your arrival to departure. After your arrival, you will be taken to Boudhanath for sightseeing which has been regarded as a beacon of Buddhist belief for centuries. The next day, you will continue to explore Durbar squares. On the third day, you will be driven to Thangkune, and from here, you will trek to Chipling (2170 m) for about 3 hours. On the 4th day, you will trek to Kutumsang (2470 m). Today’s hike will be 6 hours, with 1.5 hours of uphill climb. The next day, you will arrive at Magengoth (3285 m), passing through rhododendron and oak forest trail and getting a clear view of the Himalayas.

On the 6th day, you will arrive at Tharepati (3690 m). Here you can enjoy the view of Gosainkunda dada. It is also the junction of the Gosainkunda trek and Helambu trek. If you are lucky, you might also get sightings of exotic wildlife. The next day, you will arrive at Melamchi Ghyang (2630 m). You will visit the Buddhist monastery, Padmasambhava Cave, and Helmu Village. You will need to hike non-stop through the jungle for 3-4 hours to get here.

On the 8th day, you will cross the suspension bridge, visit the Buddhist Monastery and arrive at Tarkeghyang (2590 m). The next day, we will first hike for about 2.5 hours to go to Ghyangul and then back to Kathmandu. The next day, you can do whatever you want in Kathmandu, such as shopping, sightseeing, and breaks. On the 11th day, you will depart from Kathmandu.

TRIP HIGHLIGHT

  • Glorious views of the Langtang Himalayan range along with Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Jugal Himal, and other peaks.
  • Interaction with the local Hyolmo, Sherpa, and Tamang people.
  • Get insights into fascinating Buddhist customs and pass through attractive medieval and ancient traditional villages with magnificent monasteries.
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

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Food and Accommodation
Nepalese, Tibetan, and more popular Continental and Indian dishes are served during the trek. Sometimes dishes on the menu might not be offered.The typical food offered is Dal Bhat, which consists of rice, lentil soup, vegetables, salads, and meat.
There is a simple teahouse along the trekking route. The accommodation is not as excellent as Kathmandu, but it is pretty comfortable and clean. The area is cozy and clean. Toilet paper may not be available due to the standing toilets along this trail, but no toilet paper. Therefore, you need to bring a toilet paper roll for this walk.

Best Season for the trek
Helambu Trek can be done all year round. However, some seasons make the hikes easier.The skies are always clear from dusk to dawn in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). No rain or heavy clouds are blocking the sun.The most spectacular sights are made possible by the beauty of the beautiful blue sky.Winter and summer hikes are a bit difficult. The monsoon season in Nepal occurs in the summer, and the trails are slippery and moist.

Trip Category
The Helambu Trek is an easy-grade trek. The hiking trails are simple and marked. You will hike an average of 5 hours per day for seven days. The altitude gain is not that high, with the highest altitude just being 3690 m at Tharepati. Health and Safety along the trail There are few basic medical facilities along the trail. Therefore, it is essential to have a first aid kit at hand. This may include antibacterial treatments, bandages, electrolytes, etc. However, trekking takes place at a lower altitude, so you don’t have to worry about altitude sickness.
The trail is also inhabited enough to ensure that you won’t become trapped even in the worst-case situation.Water for personal hygiene is readily available along the route. For drinking water, it is advisable to bring a purified pill or LifeStraw. The toilet is simple but clean. Hot showers are also offered at a reasonable price.

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