Helambu Circuit Trekking

Helambu Circuit Trekking

Helambu Circuit Trek is the ideal short trek nearby Kathmandu. Helambu region hasstill remained unspoiled duespite being so close to Kathmandu. The major attraction of Helambu Circuit Trekking is its unique Hyolmo culture. Besides that, Helambu region offers you the wonderful natural wonders including beautiful forests of rhododendrons and bamboo, white snowcapped mountains, majestic waterfalls, and great Himalayan sceneries. We can enjoy the stunning views of mountains including Langtang (7245m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Gaurishankar (7134m) and many others. Helambu Trek is noted for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate.

Helambu region is covered by typical highland Sherpa villages and extended form the north to Taramarang to the Goshainkunda Lake and lower Jugal Himal from the north. Helambu Trek offers you to explore the unique culture and lifestyle of Helambu Sherpas.We begin Helambu Circuit Trekking with a short drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu. From Sundarijal, we climb up through the Shivapuri National Park and to the Shivapuri Danda which offers you the beautiful views of Gauarishankar Himal, Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal. We pass through various mountain viewpoints like Kutumsang, Goth and many beautiful alpine meadows and forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. World Sight Journey warmly welcomes you all for this wonderful trekking Helambu Region, the Sherpa Land.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and Check-in to the Hotel

Day 02:  Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2300m) – 5 Hours

Day 04: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m) – 7 Hours

Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m)– 6 Hours

Day 06: Trek from Tharepati to Tarkegyang (2560m)– 6 Hours

Day 07: Trek from Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2610m) – 4 Hours

Day 08: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar – 4 Hours

Day 09: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival and Check-in to the Hotel

The representatives from World Sight Journeys will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02:  Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Today, we spend the whole for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. You will have the full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley covering the major cultural attractions which have also been cited as The World Heritage Cultural Sites. After having breakfast in the morning, we visit Pashupatinath, which is considered the holiest temple of Lord Shiva.  We then head to Bauddhanath, which is also known as Little Tibet and also is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monastery in the world. Following the Bauddhanath Monastery, we visit Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, which is equally revered by Hindus and Buddhists.   Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the west of Kathmandu. After exploring the Swayambhunath Stupa, we drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. If time allows, you can explore the city. Finally, you will have dinner at hotel and stay there overnight.

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2300m) – 5 Hours

We drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu for an hour in the north east of the valley. We then climb uphill through the Shivapuri National Park passing through several villages on the way. Few hours of walking will bring us to Chisapani. Chisapani offers you the wonderful views of different mountains. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m) – 7 Hours

From Chisapani, we continue trekking towards Kutumsang. We walk uphill and downhill this day. We pass through Gulbhanjyang which is the Sherpa, Tamang and Gurung settlement. Gulbhanjyang showcases the cultural aspects of the local ethnic people. From Gulbhanjyang, we head to Kutumsang crossing the jungle and terraced fields. We stay overnight in a local guesthouse at Kutumsang.

Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m) – 6 Hours

We climb up in a steep and eroded trail through the forest of rhododendron and fir from Kutumsang. As we reach Tharepati, we can witness the beautiful sunset in the Jugal Himal and Numbur Himal ranges in Solukhumbu and the awesome views of Helmbu Valley below. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek from Tharepati to Tarkegyang (2560m) – 6 Hours

We descend down to Melamchi River today and cross the river to climb up to Tarkegyang through Sherpa settlements. Well, Tarkegyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of oldest and biggest Buddhist Monasteries. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek from Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2610m) – 4 Hours

From Tarkegyang, our trail is going to be comparatively easier than the previous days as the trail goes through flat land with beautiful forests. We would eventually penetrate the village called Sermathang where you can visit some of the ancient monasteries in the region. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar – 4 Hours

Today, we gradually descend all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through the meadows and cultivated fields. We come across several villages en route and would also interact with local people. You will get to know about their way of life and cultural glimpses. We stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu

After having breakfast in the morning, we travel along a bumpy gravel road from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Lamidanda and then follow the metaled road up to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you can go for last minute shopping. We stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 10: Final Departure

Today, you take the returning flight to your hometown. Our representatives will assist you to reach the airport. You return to your home with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal.