Helambu valley Trek is situated towards the north east of Kathmandu which is famous for its scenic majesty, natural beauty, and rich Buddhist culture with favorable climate. This is the short and closest trek from Kathmandu that gives the experience of the Himalayan region to the trekkers. This trek provides the stunning views of the Langtang (7245m.), Ganesh Himal (7405m.), Dorje Lhakpa (6990m.), Gauri Shankar Himal and other small mountains of Langtang range. This valley is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa and Tamang people and you get the chance to explore their unique culture and lifestyle. In this trek you also get opportunity to explore the Hyolmo culture of high mountain people.
The shortest Helambu valley trek begins from Sundarijal, the north east corner of the Kathmandu valley. Then you climb through the Shivapuri national park to the Shivapuri ridge from where you can observe the gorgeous views of Gauri Shanker Himal (7145m.), Langtang Lirung (7246m.) and Ganesh Himal (7406m.). In this trek you pass through Mountain View point like Kutumsang, Magin Goth and Hyolmo, alpine meadows, rhododendron and bamboo forest, Tamang and Sherpa community who follow the Buddhist religion. The Sherpa communities of this region differ greatly from those of the Solu-Khumbu region in their culture and tradition. This trekking trail is less trodden by the mass tourist and is suitable for the short of the beaten trekking trail. The best seasons to go for Helambu valley trek are spring and autumn season when rhododendron blossoms and turns in to red.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Chisapani (2300m.)
Day 2: Chisapani to Kutumsang (2470m.)
Day 3: Kutumsang to Tharepati (3430m.)
Day 4: Thadepati to Melamchi (846m.)
Day 5: Melamchi to Tarke Ghang
Day 6: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2621m.)
Day 7: Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar.
Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu.
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