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Helambu Langtang trek


The Helambu-Langtang trek is a perfect short trek nearby Kathmandu Valley. Despite being so close to Kathmandu, the Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. Helambu Langtang  Trek takes place in the Lantang region of Nepal which is the nearest trekking region from the nearest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu valley. Despite being very close to Kathmandu, the Region still remains untouched by modernization and still holds its unique culture and lifetsyle.The Langtang region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with rural landscape. The  Helambu- Langtang trekking is a great opportunity to explore the unique culture of the people living in the region. The people living in the Helambu Langtang region are Nepalese who are descendant of the Tibetan origin. The have a unique tradition, culture and lifestyle. Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those who are looking for a short trek to Himalayas influenced by Tibetan lifestyle.Besides the hyolmo culture of high mountain people, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of most diverse treks near Kathmandu.

The great Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region an enthralling experience. The people living the highlands of the Langtang region are certainly the Nepalis, being the descendant of the Tibetan origin, they still look like Tibetans. The trek passes through thick mountain forests with great Himalayan views and toward the end of the trip, you will also trek through some beautiful rice terraces and a number of splendid Buddhist monasteries. The Helambu langtang trek  passes through trail filled with several varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls and snow-capped Himalayas to offer. All these aspects make the Helambu langtang trek the most diverse treks closest to the capital city of Kathmandu.

  •  Group size: 1-12 people
  • Max-Altitude: 5,000m/16,404 ft
  •  Destination: Nepal
  • Fitness level: Moderate 
  •  Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu - 1,300m/4,264 ft

Arrive at the airport and transfer to a hotel.Stay overnight and prepare for the trek.

Day 2
Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2300m/7544 ft): Drive 1 hour, Trek: 4 hours

Take an hour drive to Sundarijal (1350m), our trek start point. From Sundarijal, trek to Chisopani (2300m). The trail then enters through into the Shivapuri National Park. The first settlement we come across is Mulkharka mostly inhabited by the Tamang people. Then we walk along the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani.Stay overnight.

Day 3
Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m/8022ft): 7 hours

After Chisopani, head for a journey to Kutumsang. Trek starts with a decent crossing meadows and fields. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Langtang mountains. Thus arrive at Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. From Gul Bhanjyang, the trail climbs the ridge to another pass. Another downhill trek from the pass takes us to Kutumsang. Stay overnight.

Day 4
Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m/11972ft): 6 hours

Climb above Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trek continues to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Finally, arrive at Tharepati for overnight stay.

Day 5
Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m/8397ft): 6 hours

Head for Tarkeghyang. During early part of the trek, the trail descends until we cross the Melamchi Khola. Then trek up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Enjoy the Himalayan peaks ofter appear before you glistening in the sunshine. Discover the village and its monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region. The village is more popularly known as Helambu, since most of the inhabitants belong to the Helmu caste. Stay overnight.

Day 6
Trek to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3/4 hr

It's going to be comparatively easy walk today with forests, streams, and waterfalls. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul. From Gangyul, arrive at Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village. Stay overnight.

Day 7
Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3/4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive

Day 07: Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3/4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive On final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnicities. From the Bazaar, catch a bus to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. Stay overnight.

Day 8

Arrive at the airport and check in for final departure.