Semi tropical valley, Helambu mountains, the magnificent Jugal Himal and the vivid contrast of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures.
The most accessible of all trekking regions, Helambu offers a low altitude, distinctly enjoyable walk. In Tamang and Sherpa villages meet friendly and hospitable people with strong family and cultural ties. It is a region where steeply cut rice terraces and deep green valleys give way to rich forests of oak and rhododendron, all set against a distant horizon of mountain peaks.
|Day 1||Drive from Kathmandu to Thangkune - Trek to Chipling|
|Day 2||Trek from Chipling to Kutumsang|
|Day 3||Trek from Kutumsang to Magengoth|
|Day 4||Trek from Magengoth to Tharepati|
|Day 5||Trek from Tharepati to Melamchighyang|
|Day 6||Trek from Melamchighyang to Tarkeghyang|
|Day 7||Trek from Tarkeghyang to Ghyangul|
Royal Mountain Travel is a Nepal-based sustainable tourism operator. We specialize in curating once-in-a-lifetime experiences to showcase indigenous and community based tourism projects. We work with travel agents and tourism companies to help plan travel experiences that highlight authentic, local lifestyles throughout some of the most unique landscapes on earth.
Drive from Kathmandu to Thangkune - Trek to Chipling
Drive by jeep from Kathmandu to Thangkune via Jaharsin Pauwa and make an hours’ stop for lunch, 3 – 4 hrs. drive. After the lunch, we will start walking downhill to a saddle at Pati Bhanjyang to another saddle called Thangkune Bhanjyang. Then ascend to the village of Chipling (2170 m) after walking for 2 hrs.
Trek from Chipling to Kutumsang
After the breakfast, we will start our day walking up a ridge to a large Chorten where we will enjoy amazing views and then descend to the village of Golphu Bhanjyang. We will continue walking to the Sherpa community of Kutumsang (2470 m; 3 – 4 hrs.) and check our permits at the Langtang National Park office.
Trek from Kutumsang to Magengoth
After the breakfast, we start walking through oak forest. Walking on this route in the month of April is very much impressive as red, white and pink Rhododendrons are in full blossom in Spring season. This place is best point for photographers. From here, we can see a panoramic view of mountain, lower valleys and Shivpuri behind. (3285 m; 3 – 4 hrs.)
Trek from Magengoth to Tharepati
After breakfast, we will start our trek by steep path rise above the village to a fluttering white prayer flag on a windswept hilltop, offering a perfect panorama view of Sisapangma, Dorje Lhakpa, Ganesh Himal, Phurbi Chyachyu, Gauri Shankar range, Numur Himal, the Langtang Himalayas and we will reach to Tharepati (3640 m; 2 – 3 hrs.). This place is also a joining point for Gosainkunda trekking trail.
Trek from Tharepati to Melamchighyang
After breakfast, we will start our trek by turning east and descent steep down 1160 m and uphill 100 m through an open Rhododendron forest. Before dropping past chortens and scattered meadows full of ruined goths and a ravine to the large and magnificent Sherpa Village of Melamchi (2630 m), where there are many painted Gompas. (2630 m; 2 – 3 hrs.)
Trek from Melamchighyang to Tarkeghyang
From the Melamchi khola, it is a long climb to Tarkeghyang, the largest village in Helambu. This prosperous village has a lovely Gompa, huge brass prayer wheel and large, elaborately furnished stone houses. (2590 m; 3 – 4 hours)
Trek from Tarkeghyang to Ghyangul
From here, the path is relatively level passing numerous chorten and villages, streams and waterfalls to Ghyangul. (2590 m; 3 – 4 hrs.)