During the hike, the hikers will be exploring the varieties of local vegetation, wildlife and culture and tradition of local people along with their lifestyle. The community of Helambu is known for the residence of Sherpa people and dominated by Tamang along with Brahmin and Chhetri. You will find the people who mostly followed Buddhist religion during the Helambu hike.
If you are looking for the short and easy hike to do in Nepal along with the exploration of nature and culture then definitely Helambu hike can be an ideal choice for you. Exploring the local community along with the nature and snow – capped mountains can be unforgettable during Helambu hike and life time experiences too.
What to expect in Helambu Hike?
This hike is self – guided trip so the guide will be available only through satellite phone. But if you want porter to carry your stuff then Nepalgram Adventure will make the arrangement of porter for the hikers. The accommodation and transportation facilities will be arranged too by Nepalgram Adventure.
During the hike, you will be staying in teahouse. You can find the best hospitality during Helambu hike. You will be witnessing the beauty of nature from the 1st day to last day of your hike. The hikers will be exploring the culture and tradition of local Tamang community and rich cultured villages of sermanthang and tarkeghyang.
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Itinerary of Helambu Hike
The initiation of Helambu hike is from Kathmandu. The 1st day of your hike starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to sundarijal. Reaching to sundarijal, the hike around 5 hours will take the hikers to Chisapani. The 2nd day of your hike will take you to kutumsang which is located at an altitude of 2450 meters along with the view of Langtang range.
On the 3rd day, hiking around 6 hours will take the hikers to Tarkeghyang along with the exploration of monasteries and villages. The 4th of the hike will be complete in 5 hours which will take the hikers to sermanthang where the hikers will be offered to explore the culture along with the diverse landscapes and snow – capped mountains.
The 5th day is the last day of your Helambu hike where you will be hiking around 3/4 hours from Sermanthang and reach to Melamchipul Bazaar. After reaching to Melamchipul Bazar, you will be driving back to Kathmandu which will take around 1 hour.
If you have time then we recommended you to explore the Kathmandu valley too during Helambu hike. If you want to explore Kathmandu Valley during this hike then the itinerary goes like this:
- Kathmandu valley Tour
- Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2280m).
- Hike from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2450m)
- Hike from Thadepati to TarkeGhyang (2560m); 6 hours
- Hike from Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2,610m); 5 hours
- Hike from Sermathang to Melamchipul bazar and drive back to Kathmandu Valley.
- Rest and guided shopping or it’s your rest day at Kathmandu, Thamel.
Helambu Hike can be an ideal choice for the explorers who want to explore the nature, cultural and tradition of the local community of Nepal along with hiking. It is also regarded to be the perfect choice for both beginner and professional hikers.
Major Attraction during Helambu Hike
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchipul to Kathmandu
- Exploration of villages including Tarke Ghyang and Sermathang
- Exploration of local vegetation and wildlife
- Exploration of local people culture and tradition
- Shivapuri National Park
- Witnessing the beautiful snow – capped ranges
- Jungle hiking
- Village Hiking