Helambu anti clockwise trekking is a differently customized itinerary prepared by Nepal Trek Adventures, starting from Melamchi Bazaar at a reasonable cost. Helambu is popular for these things: Buddhist monasteries, sweet apples, Tamang and Hyolmo culture and also is combined with Langtang region. Helambu Trekking is one of the easiest and shortest treks of the country located on the north of Kathmandu. It is a nice trek for those trekkers who want to explore typical Hyolmo cultural of Nepal. Helambu trail is a short trek of around eight days. The word Helambu is driven by the word Hyolmo. Normally, the trekking begins from Sundarijal and goes passing Chisopani, Hyolmo, Kutumsang, Mangengoth, Tharepati, Melamchigaun, Nakote and Hyolmo, Tarkegyang.
After Tarkegyang you will have two options, one follow footpath for Sermathang and the other bus route to Kiultapkakharka. Both the ways ultimately meet at Melamchi from where one can get back to Kathmandu by bus. But Nepal Trek Adventures has revised this itinerary completely in the different way, which starts from Melamchi Bazar and ends at Sundarijal. It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Melamchi Bazaar and walking for 3 hours in your first day's trekking up to Kakani village. Likewise, the trail follows, Gangjawal, Melamchi Gaon, Mangengoth, Chisapani, and Sundarijal. The trekking covers the maximum height of 3,510 m.
Helambu trek begins from Sundarijal, which has a little dam and hydroelectric station. It takes one hour drive from Kathmandu. The trek experiences thick mountain timberland and some brilliant rice field and different sublime Buddhist monasteries. Helambu trek will be one of the astounding treks for any trekkers. Your heart will hurdle with the perspective on the Langtang extend. Individuals living in this region can motivate you with their straightforwardness of way of life. Their way of life and custom will leave a positive effect on you. It is one of the closest Himalayan treks from Kathmandu. Helambu is a standout amongst the best trekking goal for any sort of trekkers. Helambu is renowned for sweet delicious apples. Buddhist explorer destinations are in addition to the purpose of Helambu trek. The snow bested mountains like Gang Chhenpo, Jugal Himal, Nayagang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung are a portion of the features of Helambu trek.
Helambu Trekking is combined with Langtang region, the trail is separated from Tharepati, following Ghopte and crossing Gosaikunda pass and lakes meeting at Lama Hotel via Thulo Syabru and Shin Gomba of Langtang valley trek. The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La pass and descends to the Melamchi valley where around 10,000 Hyolmo people reside. The Nepal Government recognized Hyolmo as one of the indigenous groups among 59 with their distinct cultural identity. Some Hyolmo also considers themselves as Helambu Sherpa. Their main religion is Tibetan Buddhism. As a marriage ritual, Hyolmo used to steal bride but this is no longer in practice in recent days.
I looked around on the internet and found this trekking in Nepal. Let me share my experience with you. As you head to Sundarijal, you will be amazed by the forest trail. As you head dipper, you will experience a beautiful waterfall and rivers along the trail. After you leave the forest and head to the mountains, you will be greeted with beautiful mountain views. The monasteries along the Helambu trekking offer a rich cultural experience of Tibetan Buddhist culture around the region. Choose the NTA. It will be the best decision for your trekking journey to Nepal. The company has highly experienced guides for traveling in all the regions in Nepal. They have a large circle of connections with local people operating restaurants, lodges, and hotels throughout Nepal. For a comfortable service in any trail and for a satisfying journey in Nepal, NTA is great to choose!
Hey, Max here. I just loved my trip to Helambu with the NTA. Shout out to the amazing Nepal Trek Adventures team and the company for organizing this best trip in Nepal. I went for the Helambu trip, a destination close to the Kathmandu valley. Don’t underestimate this trip just because it is close. The trail is filled with beautiful forests, hydropower stations, Langtang Himalayan range, beautiful green hills and terraced fields, rich cultural experience, and the traditional lifestyle of people. The trail is very less crowded and one can say that it is an unexplored land in Nepal. So, if you want the best local experience, definitely go for the Helambu Trekking. I went for it and it was the best moment of my life.
Nepal Trek Adventures is definitely the best travel company in Nepal. With high feasibility with trekking around Nepal, the company offers so much of luxury services to its customers. I searched a lot of agencies, but the NTA beat them all out with its package options, cost, and customer service. The company is highly cooperative with its client and will take care of you throughout your time in Nepal. I went for a Heli tour to Mardi with them and then for a trekking journey to Helambu. I visited different monasteries, looked at the local inhabitants and their traditional lifestyle. The Mountain View and environment were spectacular during the trek. With rhododendron forests and snowcapped mountain ranges, the view is absolutely amazing in this trek. Highly recommended, the company as well as trekking route and destination!
I am used to trekking along the mountains. I have visited the Everest and Annapurna regions in Nepal as well. This time in Nepal, I wanted something different. Helambu was a great choice for me this time. All along with the mountain views all along the trekking route, I got to hang on a peaceful environment as well which was the plus point for this trekking experience. The Buddhist culture I came in contact with was comparatively unique and alluring to observe. Definitely, it is one of the must-go treks in Nepal. Also, it is a short time trekking and is very close to the capital. So, take that into consideration too. I chose the NTA and recommend this company for the Helambu trekkers out there for greater services!
I am 65 this year and I love to spend time traveling around the world. With age, my body doesn’t have high stamina. As I arrived in Kathmandu, I took a day or two for sightseeing around the capital. With my travel agency, Nepal Trek, I had a great time in the capital city. As I was talking with my guide about how I loved to travel but couldn’t go far away due to old age, he suggested the Helambu Trekking. The trail took me around the beautiful forest in Sundarijal, mountain valleys of Langtang, and I got a chance to experience a rich Buddhist culture in Nepal by visiting the monasteries. I loved every moment on my trip. Thank you guide for special suggestion and of course, I recommend this trip to everyone.
Rolling deep into the natural environment is what we did in Helambu, Nepal. I (Amber), Suzi and Yolmo went for a Helambu trek in Nepal, last week. We were unknown about the place so we talked to different companies in Nepal about Trek to Helambu. And also booked a guide from the company named Nepal Trek Adventure (NTA). Guide’s name was Amar. We four headed for the trek. The major route that we followed include the places like Sundarijal, Chisopani, Khutumsang, Tharepati, Tarke Gyang, Sermathang, and finally to Melamchi Pul Bazar. The route was rough and scary. The landslide area and the sloppy hills were the most amazing place to visit. The route was also quite small. We had to clear the bushes and walk along in some areas, whereas in some places there was no appearance of any green or dried plants. Trail also included the houses which were partially or fully damaged by Nepal Earthquake 2015. The view of surrounding mountains in the horizon and Kathmandu valley along with the passed trial, from the Khutumsang viewpoint and Helambu viewpoint were breath-taking. There was a small amount of snow falling from the sky, which was filling the environment with whitish spectrum. We collected some of them and threw to each other too. This trek was a fun experience of my life with lots of rough trails but a pleasing natural scenario. Thank you, Amar, for making us known about the places, their names and the attractions associated with them. Appreciate your support amid the trek.
Sometimes intuition, or gut instinct, leads you to make the right decision. I met marketing staff’s of NTA in the streets of Thamel and like many others, he gave me a business card and invited my husband and me to visit their office and discuss our travel plans. There are so many touts on the streets of Thamel but NTA’s staff open friendly manner won the day. After entering to the office we found Manager is thorough, his services reliable and very affordable and his staff and a team of guides and porters are friendly, trustworthy and committed to caring for their clients. They skillfully organize all the details for a successful trip - pickups, buses, hotels, tour activities, a checklist for trekking requirements and, of course, wonderful treks. His team organized an everything for us like- Chitwan National Park, Pokhara, The Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the Helambu trek. What an experience! Chitwan was amazing and our only regret was that we did not allow more time there after our organized activities to relax and explore the local villages more. Yes, we were tired at the end of both treks but every aching muscle and sore toe was well worth it. We trekked through some of the most spectacular scenery that either of us has ever seen. The climax was, of course, Annapurna Sanctuary. It is a very special place and definitely a fitting home for the gods! The old adage holds out – no pain, no gain. We felt blessed! Trekking is a great way to get a real feel of Nepal, its countryside, its villages, its people and its magnificent mountains. I am so glad that we have had the opportunity and time to have had these wonderful experiences. A big thanks you, once again, to Manager, to our wonderful guide and friend on both treks, and our incredible porters. Don't leave it to intuition of gut instinct like I had to, but take my advice and put your trust in the hands of Manager and the wonderful staff at NTA.
Just returned from Helambu trek with both legs aching but the heart filled with so much satisfaction and joy. Rajendra is the happiest, most cheerful person I have traveled with. Many times he lifts my load just by his smile. Dhana my guide was quite supporting me every step of the way and encouraging me throughout the challenging Ascents. I could not have done this trip without these two!! Also, Dhana and Raj did not hurry me and let me trek at my own peace. This made my journey more enjoyable than reading my destinations.
Helambu trek and Chitwan Park October 2011i started emailing Binod of NTA months before we arrived in Nepal and from the very beginning, the service was great. Emails were timely and his suggestions were important and we never felt like he was trying to force unwanted tours on us! Finally, we arrived and nothing changed we felt very welcome here and loved meeting some of his staff. Our guide (Dhana ) and porter (Bikash ) were amazing troopers and so much fun to spend days with the laughter never stopped! I think other trekkers and guides were jealous of our fun! Dhannyabad Binod and the rest of the NTA gang for their kindness and ensuring our whole trip went accordingly to plan Ta-Ta!
While on the trek, we will go through five evenings at nearby tea houses. All lodging for this trek will be on twin sharing premise. The rooms are with twin beds and negligible additional furnishings like little tables or seats. Nonetheless, on demand, single rooms can likewise be made accessible yet it costs an extra $ 250 US. Most of the lodgings have hot water for showers, yet with extra charge in using hot showers.
Breakfast and dinner will be served from a similar tea house/stop while lunch would be on the way to trek. Every Tea House serves regular Nepali nourishment Dal Bhat and convenient vegetable. Some hotel serves western sustenance, similar to pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soda and snacks are available in pretty much every café.
Trekking in Nepal is possible at whatever point of the year, dependent upon the locale of trekking an area picked. In Nepal, you can trek wherever in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn or winter), anyway the most noticeable trekking seasons are spring and autumn.
The harvest time is a champion among the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers an astonishing atmosphere and stunning Mountain View. The climate is clear and we can guarantee that you can watch the breathtaking mountain scenery.
In winter snowfall times at higher statures and the atmosphere is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower ascents of Nepal with staggering points of view on the Himalayas, it can get cold amid the night and in the mornings, yet in the midst of the day, temperatures are warm when it is radiant.
Various explorers travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya zones. The woods will be in full bloom with rhododendron. The atmosphere is hotter at lower statures and at the higher ascent over 4,000m is grand and the temperature is moderate.
Summer is a not too bad time for the sharp botanists and woods masters as the higher valleys and slopes widely varied vegetation. It isn't commonly recommended to trek amid summer season beside regions like Upper Mustang, Dolpo, and Kailash.