Private and comfortable drive.
Sep.- Dec. & Feb.- May.
Helambu Trek of the Langtang region is a picture-perfect short trek close to the vicinity of Kathmandu. It has retained its untouched and un-spoilt nature despite being close to the capital city. Preoccupied with the Tamang and the Sherpa community, the Hemablu region provides a glimpse of a typical Nepalese village and lifestyle.
Additionally, the green rhododendron and bamboo forests, gurgling and gushing waterfalls add extra beauty to the region. The trek becomes more exciting and diverse once you come to view the Himalayan peaks including Langtang, Gaurishankar, Jugal Himal and other small snow-capped peaks.
The trek route is not too high or steep. It is accessible and even easy for first-time trekkers with no experience. Our trek en routes through the high and low mountains terraced fields and villages having colorful and meaningful prayer flags fluttering merrily in the breeze. This gives the trek an ethereal look which one has to experience to feel.
As there are many highs and lows in this Langtang region, - a typical mountainous area and yet the highest altitude that you gain on this trek is 3650 m. Hence, acclimatization is not that much of a problem. There is an extensive trail network in this region, thus, you can customize your trek according to your vacation schedule.
The best season for Hemalbu trek is Autumn (mid-September to mid-December) and Spring (March to May). During this period, the weather is sunny and warm having a clear view of the Himalayas but the slightly cold nights. In winter, the weather would be very cold, almost freezing temperatures (Dec, Jan, and Feb), but is considered to be good for trekking in this region.
Helambu trek was once considered to be a hidden, sacred domain and still holds the record. Its ridges and fertile valleys are still almost virgin with few footfalls of outsiders. As there are so many trails to follow, people do tend to spread out creating lesser of a crowd.
This trek rewards with spectacular views of Mt Langtang Lirung at 7245m, Mt. Dorje Lakpa 6966m, Mt. Gaurishanker, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langshisa Ri, Gangchenpo, Yala peak 5500m, Naya kanga 5846m, ranges of Annapurna along with other several snowcapped peaks.
The region is occupied by the majority of Buddhist and minor Hindus who are engaged in farming extensively. The predominant of Hyalmo Buddhism is widely spread in the region and quite noticeable as you pass by beautiful and serene looking monasteries. You will find yourself at the piece of heaven as you walk through the oak, rhododendron and Lokta forests. Lokta is a kind of tree whose bark is used for the manufacturing of traditional handmade paper.
Helambu Trek Highlights
- Popular for its scenic magnificence and pleasant climate.
- One of the most varied treks close to Kathmandu.
- Hyalmo culture and hospitality of high mountain people.
- It is one of the least trekking destinations with the unique culture of Sherpas.
- Stunning view of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri, Ganchenpo, Yala peak, Naya Kanga, and other small snow-capped peaks.
- Walkthrough oak, Loakta, Larch and Rhododendron forest rich in wild flora and fauna.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2300m): 01 Hour Drive & 05 Hrs Walk
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2446m): 7 Hrs Walk
Day 05: Trek to Thadepati (3650m): 6/7 Hrs Walk
Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m): 6 Hrs Walk
Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m): 3/4 Hrs Walk
Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 2 Hrs walk & 3 /4 Hrs drive
Day 09: Final Departure