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Helambu Circuit Trek

Trip Highlights

Trekking route  : Sundarijal to Helambu & Talamarang
Total Duration   : 09 night’s/10 days in total
Trek Duration : 06 days
Grade : Leisurely to Moderate
Max. Elevation : 3500meters in Tharepati
Trekking style : Tea house trek
Meal : Full board on trek
Accommodation : lodge on trek
Transportation : Tourist bus, & private vehicle
Best Months  : Sept - Nov & Mar - May

Trip Introduction

This is a 6 day trek that makes a circuit of the Helambu region starting point is at Sundarijal near Kathmandu. The trek leads through a well known Buddhist and its area where you can see ancient monasteries. It is also known as a viewpoint for Mt. Langtang, Gaurishankar and other high mountains. Helambu lies to the north of Kathmandu and is inhabited dominantly by Sherpa and Tamang races. This is short relatively easy trek and can be enjoyable all year-round.

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Trekking Itinerary

OutLine Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sight-seeing

Day 03: Kathmandu to Chisapani (2215m/7265ft)

Day 04: Chisapani to Kutumasang (2470 m/8101ft)

Day 05: Kutumasang to Tharepati (3510 m/11512ft)

Day 06: Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2600 m/8528ft)

Day 07: Tarkeghyang to Talamarang (960 m/3148ft)

Day 08: Talamarang to Kathmandu

Day 09: Leisure at Kathmandu

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

Day to day ItineraryBack to Top

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Namaste and welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal . You will be meet at the airport and be transfered to your hotel for check-in. After time to get refreshed, you will be meet in the evening for a welcome dinner in one of the finest Nepalese restaurants which includes a cultural show. Then afterwards you will be briefed about your trip and brought back to the Hotel for your overnight stay.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sight-seeing
Today, after breakfast you will go on a guided sightseeing tour of the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding Valley. You will visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple , with its fine views over Kathmandu valley. The temple has many interesting features as well as the great stupa with highest point to the Kathmandu valley.

After this you can join the devotees, pilgrims and wandering saddhus (holy men) at Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu temple in Nepal as well as being one of the most important Shiva temples on the subcontinent. It is situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River where you may have a chance to see a cremation on the River bank.

Take time to walk around Bodhnath (Boudha) stupa, the largest in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. Boudha is also the centre of Tibetan culture in Nepal and a wonderfully vibrant, interesting community.

Explore the temples and courtyards of Patan, also known as the City of Fine Arts . In the evening we'll drive back to Kathmandu where we'll have a group briefing on what to expect when our trek begins tomorrow. The remainder of the evening is free for you to explore the surrounding area or simply relax at the hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Chisapani (2215m/7265ft)
The Chisapani area trek starts from Sundarijal, where there's a small dam and a hydroelectricity station in the northeast corner of the Kathmandu valley. The walk leads to a climb through wet, subtropical forest to an oak forest and on to Mulkharka, a scattered Tamang village. The trail again ascends through oak forest to a pass called Burlung Bhanjyang. After reaching the ridge, the walk continues on the trail, descending to Chisopani for the overnight stop. Chisapani, offers fabulous panoramic views of the Jugal mountain range including Langtang, Ganesh and as far towards Mt.Everest in the far east and Manaslu, Annapurna towards far west.

Day 04: Chisapani to Kutumasang (2470 m/8101ft)
The trail continues to drop from Chisapani on a good, sometimes level trail that crosses meadows & fields. Patibhanjyang is on a saddle at the bottom of the ridge at 1770m. This is a Brahming & Chhetri village with a few shops & hotels. The trail heads north out of the Patibhanjyang along the forested ridge & then descends to a large chorten, the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang . This is a delightful, classic hill village. Again, the trail climbs the ridge from Gum Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. From the pass one can look back over Gul Bhanjyang at the bottom. The trail then descends to Kutumasang at 2470m for the overnight stay.

Day 05: Kutumasang to Tharepati (3510 m/11512ft)
The trail climbs above Kutumasang on a steep, eroded trail, mostly through fir & rhododendron forests where there are no permanent settlements. It then descends to Magen Goth (3150m) and finally reaches Tharepati for overnight stay.

Day 06: Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2600 m/8528ft)
We continue east descending steeply down a ravine. The vegetation changes to large firs, then to oaks & rhododendron. Crossing a stream on a suspension bridge, the trail makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village Melachigaon (2530m).

From Melamchigaon, the trail continues to descend to the Melamchi river. Once across the suspension bridge, the trail begins climbing up the other side of the valley towards Tarkeghyang. It is a long climb to this picturesque village at 2600m, situated on a shelf high above the river. Tarkeghyang is the largest village in Helambu and the destination for the most trekkers in this region. It is a good place to rest and stay overnight.

Day 07: Tarkeghyang to Talamarang (960 m/3148ft)
From Tarkeghyang, the trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty village of Gangjwal at around 2500m. The trail drops down from the edge of the ridge but then continues at the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing a number of streams, waterfalls and landslides. Finally, it reaches Talamarang where we stay overnight.

Day 08: Talamarang to Kathmandu
Early morning we take a local bus or private vehicle back to Kathmandu through the Helambu highway and Tibet road.

Day 09: Leisure at Kathmandu
This is a full day at leisure to rest and relax, to explore the local area and perhaps do a bit of last minute shopping at the heart of Kathmandu valley. You also have the option of doing some sight-seeing including Bhaktapur and Patan. Afterwards, you will have an evening farewell dinner with your crew and overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

Note: The itinerary may flexible during the trek depending upon the clients requirements and fitness.

Extending your holiday
In Nepal, there are many choices and options if you’d like to extend your holiday before or after your main booking. Here are just a few suggestions of extensions available for this trip:

- Travel to the Trans Himalayan country with its mysterious and spiritual land of Tibet
- Visit land of the thunder dragon known as Bhutan
- Take a memorable wildlife safari with Elephant back ride in the Chitwan National park
- White water River rafting in the Himalayan country of Nepal
- 1 hour amazing mountain flight closest to the Mt. Everest
- Visit Darjeeling/Sikkim tour to India.
- Extend your trek in different trekking areas
- Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain biking and many more. >>>Back to Top

Service Includes:

  • 4 Night Delux twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 4 star hotel
  • All local transportation by suitable vehicle(car, van, bus) in Kathmandu
  • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide, vehicle & entry fees
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal & Taramarang to Kathmandu by regular bus (Optional private vehicle)
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the Helambu Circuit trek
  • Accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the Helambu Circuit trek
  • Helambu Circuit trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa helper(for each two member), all payments
  • Langtang & Shivapuri National Park entry fee ,  TIMS and all major permit and entry fee
  • Exclusive medical kit bag
  • Safe drinking water
  • Sleeping bag and downjacket
  • All government and local taxes
  • Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation
  • Submit your tourist registration form to the require embassy/consulate

Service does not Includes:

  • Visa fees, intl. airfare & departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in city
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for driver, guides and porters
  • Anything does not includes in service inclusive columnBack to Top

Enjoy the adventure with our Himalayan guides and take good memories away with you from Nepal.

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