Helambu Circuit Trek
Helambu Circuit Trekking is a popular trek in the Nepalese mountains. It is a roundabout trip that includes Langtang-Gosainkunda-Melamchi route. Two main villages Melamchighyang and Tarkeyghyang constitute the Helambu outfit. The region starts from the descent from the Lauribina La pass at 4,610 metres and descend all the way to Melamchi valley at about 700 metres. The route is a challenging one with rocky narrow uneven trails above 4,000 meters from Gosainkunda to Thadepati. Then the steep descent across the rhododendron forests till the beautiful Melamchighyang, a scenic rest place.
Then a further downhill trail to cross the lovely Melamchi river and again uphill to Tarkeyghyang. The route then slowly descends down to the Melamchi bazaar, a subtropical climate zone. The route lies in the Rasuwa, Nagarkot and Sindhupalchok districts. Helambu is also famous for its sweet apples and artistic Buddha monasteries.
Melanchi Gaun Monastry
Trip FactGrade: Easy & Moderate
Duration: 07 days
Size of Group: 01+
Maximum Hight: 3616m.
Short ItineraryDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for the trek
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal& 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 toTarkeghyang (2560m): 6 hours
Day 07:Trek to Sermathang (2610m): 4 hours
Day 08: Trek to MelamchiPul Bazaar 4 hours
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Final Departure
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Adventure Mountain Guide Rabin Gurung will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for the trek Today, you will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal& Trek to Chisapani (2300m): 5 hours This day in the morning we drive to Sundarijal for an hour in the north east corner of the Kathmandu valley. Then we climb uphill through the national park passing through the several villages. After some hours of walking we reach Chisapani from where we can see the views of different mountains.
Day 04: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m): 7 hours This day also we walk uphill and downhill as well as in the flat path. After some time we reach GulBhanjyang which is a village of Sherpa, Gurung, and Tamang. In this village you can get insight into the culture, lifestyle of these ethnic people. Then we head to Kutumsang crossing meadow, terrace field jungle.
Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m): 6 hours From Kutumsang we climb up in a steep and eroded trail through the forest of rhododendron and fir. Finally we reach Tharepati from where we can see the wonderful sunset in the Jugal Himal and Numbur Himal ranges in the SoluKhumbu and good views of Helambu valley below.
Day 06: Trek toTarkeghyang (2560m): 6 hours Today, we descend down to Melamchi River. We cross the river and climb up to Tarkeghyang through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries.
Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2610m): 4 hours Today, we will trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2590m). Trekking today is comparatively easier than the previous days as the trail goes through flat land with beautiful forests. On the way, we would penetrate the village called Shermathang where we would visit some ancient monasteries. We will stay overnight at Sermathang.
Day 08: Trek to MelamchiPul Bazaar and 4 hours Today we trek from Shermathang to Melamchi. The trail gradually descends all the way to MelamchiPul Bazaar through meadows ad cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several villages. En route, we would interact with the local people and know their culture and way of life. We will stay at the guesthouse in Melamchi Bazaar.
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu Today, from MelamchiPul Bazaar, we drive to Kathmandu. The road is graveled and bumpy till Lamidanda and then we will have pitched road up to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure We are Finely saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your Happy journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.