Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal located about 30 km from the city of Kathmandu. Helambu is famous for its sweet apples and artisic Buddhist monasteries.
This trek is ideal for people with less time who do not wish to travel too far from the Kathmandu Valley and for those who are short on time. This trek is an 8 day long trek and can be completed as little as 5-6 days. Helambu is a lush region to the North of Kathmandu inhabited by Sherpas and Tamang people although the Sherpas of this region differ in their practices from their cousins in the Everest region. Helambu is easily accessable and begins with a one hour road trip to Sundarejial (1390 m). The trek can also be started from the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley namely Nagarkot, Kakani or Sankhu. The trek passes through some beautiful forests and very interesting villages on route. The normal trailhead starts off at Sundarijal and goes past Chisopani,Hyolmo, Kutumsang, Magin Goth, Tharepati, Malemchigaun, Nakote and Hyolmo, Tarke Gyang.
Day to day itinerary
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundari Jal and trek to Chisapani
Day 02: Trek to Chisopani Kutumsang (2470 m)
Day 03: Trek to Kutumsang Tharepati (3600 m)
Day 04: Trek to Tharepati Tarke Ghyang (2550m)
Day 05: Trek to Tarke Ghyang Kiulntar
Day 06: Trek to Kiulntar Talmarang (960 m)
Day 07: Trek Talmarang, Melamche Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu