Trip Cost: $500
The Helambu Trek is a very pleasant and easy trek as the altitude is not high compare to another trek as the elevation range would be between 800m to 3600m. The Helambu valley comprises of the Hyolmo ethnic and culture. We will be visiting many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, shrines, and stupas. Inhabited by the Sherpas and Tamangs, we will get to know their lifestyle which is pretty interesting.
This trekking trail is less crowded and nature surprises with its beauty. While trekking, we will be crossing by ridgelines and through dense forests that give us the amazing scenery of the blooming rhododendron flowers and bamboo forests. The landscapes and green meadows give us peaceful scenery.
72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu valley, we will drive to Sundari Jal for about an hour and trek to our destination; Chisopani. After a few hours of trekking, we will enter the Shivapuri National Park and further arriving at Chisopani. Following a ridgeline, the trail passes through Kutumsang which is the first permanently inhabited village of this trek. Trekking through beautiful rhododendron and bamboo forests we will reach Tharepati. Tharepati is the highest point of the trek. From Tharepati, we trek along the Melamchi Khola, and above it is the old village of Melamchi Gaon. The monasteries in this village give us an insight into the Tibetan cultures followed by the locals and also a mesmerizing mountain view. The next few days will be interesting as we walk through the Melamchi Khola valley crossing green meadows and fields of the Melamchi Pul Bazaar. The following day we will drive back to Kathmandu where our enjoyable trek finally comes to an end.