Helambu Circuit Trek is a popular trek in the typical Helmu Sherpa culture village. It is a roundabout trip that includes Langtang-Gosainkunda-Melamchi route. Two main villages Melamchighyang and Tarkeyghyang constitute the Helambu outfit. The region starts from the descent from the Lauribina La pass at 4,610 metres and descend all the way to Melamchi valley at about 700 metres. The route is a challenging one with rocky narrow uneven trails above 4,000 meters from Langtang Gosainkunda to Thadepati. Then the steep descent across the rhododendron forests till the beautiful Melamchighyang, a scenic rest place.
Helambu Circuit Trek, Then a further downhill trail to cross the lovely Melamchi river and again uphill to Tarkeyghyang. The route then slowly descends down to the Melamchi bazaar, a subtropical climate zone. The route lies in the Rasuwa, Nagarkot and Sindhupalchok districts. Helambu is also famous for its sweet apples and artistic Buddha monasteries.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal& Trek to Chisapani (2300m): 5 hours
Day 03: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m): 7 hours
Day 04: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m): 6 hours
Day 05: Trek toTarkeghyang (2560m): 6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Sermathang (2610m): 4 hours
Day 07: Trek to MelamchiPul Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu
Day 08: Final Departure
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Adventure Mountain Guide Rabin Gurung will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for the trek Today, you will visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu temple; Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal& Trek to Chisapani (2300m): 5 hours This day in the morning we drive to Sundarijal for an hour in the north east corner of the Kathmandu valley. Then we climb uphill through the national park passing through the several villages. After some hours of walking we reach Chisapani from where we can see the views of different mountains.
Day 04: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m): 7 hours This day also we walk uphill and downhill as well as in the flat path. After some time we reach GulBhanjyang which is a village of Sherpa, Gurung, and Tamang. In this village you can get insight into the culture, lifestyle of these ethnic people. Then we head to Kutumsang crossing meadow, terrace field jungle.
Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m): 6 hours From Kutumsang we climb up in a steep and eroded trail through the forest of rhododendron and fir. Finally we reach Tharepati from where we can see the wonderful sunset in the Jugal Himal and Numbur Himal ranges in the SoluKhumbu and good views of Helambu valley below.
Day 06: Trek toTarkeghyang (2560m): 6 hours Today, we descend down to Melamchi River. We cross the river and climb up to Tarkeghyang through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries.
Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2610m): 4 hours Today, we will trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2590m). Trekking today is comparatively easier than the previous days as the trail goes through flat land with beautiful forests. On the way, we would penetrate the village called Shermathang where we would visit some ancient monasteries. We will stay overnight at Sermathang.
Day 08: Trek to MelamchiPul Bazaar and 4 hours Today we trek from Shermathang to Melamchi. The trail gradually descends all the way to MelamchiPul Bazaar through meadows ad cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several villages. En route, we would interact with the local people and know their culture and way of life. We will stay at the guesthouse in Melamchi Bazaar.
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu Today, from MelamchiPul Bazaar, we drive to Kathmandu. The road is graveled and bumpy till Lamidanda and then we will have pitched road up to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure We are Finely saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your Happy journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That show how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty and of course, the great supporting staffs he have. I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea-houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.
With more than 20 years of trekking experiences, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with ice-sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult. We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin's team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don't have to wait long for food to be served.
If you feel tl;dr, please skip to the last line. My name is Patibut Preeyawongsakul. I have been trekking since 2012. I do either individual trekking or going with mountain guide. I was with Rabin on Annapurna Trekking in Dec 2015. Not only on the mountains, but also roaming around in the city. I was with him for totally 15 days. By 4 years of my trekking around Asia (and a little hiking in US), Rabin is the best mountain guide so far. Rabin knows how to take care any kind of trekkers from slow ladies to teenagers. Luckily we didn't need his first aid kit which he always carry it in his backpack. He's expert in almost mountains' information in Nepal (including sometimes Tibet). He can calculate trip's timing very precisely.
We could change itinerary on the way we walk without affecting flight schedule (we had one more day on the base camp last time.) Though, His skill still not matches his humbleness and hospitality. I had been seriously discussing with him for 6 months with nothing guarantee I'd go with him, but he happily helped me decide which route to take. He frankly showed the cost breakdown before we make final decision. He welcomed us at the airport, and all of my team had his souvenirs on the day we flew back to our home country. If you want a short review, Hire this guy. 10/10 would go with him again.