Helambu circuit trekking
There are various trekking routes in Nepal. Some are very renowned and very popular throughout the entire world. However, there are also some trekking routes in the country which have every potential and potentiality as the popular trekking routes of the country. However, due to lacking proper exposure and other few elements they have not been able to get the exposure it deserves.
Helambu circuit trekking is one of those routes which have massive potential as a trekking route but have still not achieved what it could have achieved. This trekking route will take you through an amazing journey of various settlements as well as a view of the various mountain ranges. This astonishing journey will give the trekkers a lot from a breathtaking view of nature to the warm gesture of the people of the villages where the trekkers will be staying.
Helambu circuit trekking is also known as Yamlo heritage. Many may not know about the nickname of Helambu circuit trekking but there is an amazing reason it is called so. During Helambu trekking, the trekkers will go through various terrains steeply way to, forests, uphill, downhill, view of the beautiful mountains, amazing settlements, and Yamlo culture. That is the reason Helambu circuit trekking is also known as Yamlo heritage.
During the Helambu circuit trekking, the trekkers will see various mountain ranges. The closest and nearest view of the mountain range the trekkers will have been the Langtang mountain range. However, this is not the only mountain range that the trekkers will be seeing on this journey, Manaslu, Annapurna, and the mighty Mount Everest. However, it may require a very clear day to see these mountain ranges.
Another amazing thing about the Helambu circuit is that it is very near to Kathmandu valley. Most of the trekking routes near the mountains are either west of the Kathmandu valley in the Gandaki region or the east of the Kathmandu valley in the Sagarmatha region. The trekking routes near the Langtang range are the nearest mountain trekking routes of the country to Kathmandu valley.
Trekking is the process of hiking for more than one day and completing a definite goal. It has become more popular in recent times as people are daring to explore the beauty of nature. In the past, only selective people went on such journeys while now more and more people are interested. With more people willing to explore the parts of nature even the not so popular trekking routes are getting more exposure.
There is quite a disbalance in the trekking routes. In some routes there is a mass flow of people, to the degree, it may be harmful to the routes while in some routes there is so less flow of people that the routes and paths even cannot be maintained. This was much in the past but as people are willing to explore nature as much as they can at the present time, the condition is slowly but surely changing.
Our country Nepal has much more to offer than the mainstream trekking route by which the international people know Nepal. However, there is much more to unexplored Nepal than they have already seen.
Day 1 of Helambu circuit trekking
Arrival at Kathmandu
Most of the trekking or journey in Nepal begins by arrival to Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and also the focal point of its economy. The city is situated in the Bagmati province and is the biggest settlement in the country. People from all over the country come to Kathmandu to pursue their dream education, job, or business. On the first day of trekking, travelers will arrive at Kathmandu valley. After arrival in Kathmandu, their journey of Helambu circuit trekking started.
From the airport, the travelers will be taken to the hotel. There they can take a few hours to freshen up and rest. They can also have lunch, tea, or coffee to set their mood right if they want. Then in the evening time, they will be told everything about the trek. From the route to destinations of each day, how much walking per day, what to do in the time of emergency, all will be discussed in detail. After, the detailing they can go out to see some places in Kathmandu valley or can also rest in the hotel if they still feel tired after the long journey of the day. The night of the 1st day of Helambu circuit trekking will be spent at Kathmandu valley.
Day 2 of Helambu circuit trekking
Around Kathmandu valley
Day 2 of Helambu circuit trekking will be spent around Kathmandu valley. To arrive in Nepal and not sightseeing in Kathmandu is a huge chance misses and our trekkers will not miss that chance. As we mentioned Kathmandu is the economic center of the country, also it is the cultural center of the country. The ancient rulers of Kathmandu valley have given many cultural structures, carvings, and beautiful monuments to the world.
In this small valley, there are a total of 7 UNESCO-listed cultural heritage sites. Some are Hindu temples, while some are the Durbar area of ancient kings, some are Buddhist religious sites while one is the place where Hindu and Buddhists both worship at the same place. The visitors will be given the chance to visit these places. Also, Kathmandu has the largest markets and shops in the country so, if the travelers need anything for trekking, they can get it from here. The night of the 2nd day of Helambu circuit trekking will be spent at Kathmandu valley.
Day 3 of Helambu circuit trekking
Kathmandu to Chisa Pani
On the morning of the 3rd day of Helambu circuit trekking travelers will prepare themselves for the journey. In the morning they will get up and go to Sundari Jal by vehicle. It is 15 KM away from Kathmandu valley and may take 45 minutes to reach. In Sundari Jal there is an entry gate to Chisa Pani, after taking the entry ticket to Shivapuri national park, the trekking continues. From Sundarijal the trekkers will get to Mulkharka, which is a beautiful settlement at the edge of Shivapuri national park. From Mulkharka the trekkers need to walk for about 4 to 5 hours to reach Chisa Pani.
First, the walk is very sloppy and can be tiring while after some time it gets flat and is very easy to walk. The night of the 3rd day of Helambu circuit trekking will be spent at Chisa Pani. Chisa Pani is the border of Nuwakot, Sinduphalchok, and Kathmandu and various beautiful mountain ranges can be seen from here.
Day 4 of Helambu circuit trekking
Chisa Pani to Golphu Bhangyang
The destination of the 4th day of Helambu circuit trekking is Golphu Bhangyang and the trekkers will pass through various amazing places to reach their destination. After watching the sunrise and a beautiful mountain range the trekkers will be on their way. The first notable destination after leaving Chisa Pani is Pati Bhangyang which is a beautiful settlement in the hills. Then after passing through a few other destinations like Lapchu Danda, Thotong our destination is reached. The night of the 4th day of Helambu circuit trekking will be spent at Golphu Bhangyang.
Day 5 of Helambu circuit trekking
Golphu Bhangyang to Magne Goth
The destination of the 5th day of Helambu circuit trekking is Magne Goth. The climb of this day is quite difficult as the trekkers have to walk through steep paths. The first notable destination that the trekkers will reach while going to Magne Goth is Tharepati. Walking from Tharepati will get the trekkers to Kutum sang. Then after walking on the path for a few hours the trekkers will reach Magne Goth. The night of the 5th day of Helambu circuit trekking will be spent at Magne Goth.
Day 6 of Helambu circuit trekking
Magne Goth to Melamchi village
Melamchi village is the destination of the 6th day of Helambu circuit trekking. In the morning the trekkers will be on their way to Melamchi. After walking for two hours trekkers will reach Tharepati. It is the place where the trail of Langtang Gosai Kunda trekking meets Helambu circuit trekking. After walking through the forest and getting past a few places the trekkers will reach Melamchi village. Melamchi village is a nice settlement of the sherpas. The night of the 6th day of Helambu circuit trekking will be spent at Melamchi village.
Day 7 of Helambu circuit trekking
Melamchi to Tarkye gyang
The destination of the 7th day of Helambu circuit trekking is Tarkye gyang. It is the biggest settlement in the Helambu region. On this day after leaving Melamchi, the trekkers have to take a downhill walk at the beginning. The downhill walk ends after reaching Melamchi Khola. Trekkers will cross Melamchi Khola and now will walk uphill. After completing the uphill walk trekkers will reach the village of Tarkye gyang. This is also a settlement of sherpa and is also a very prosperous settlement. The night of the 7th day of Helambu circuit trekking will be spent at Tarkye gyang.
Day 8 of Helambu circuit trekking
Tarkye gyang staying rest day
Trekkers have been on the Helambu circuit trekking for many days and have visited various destinations. The 8th day is the day the trekkers will rest and also see around the region. Tarkye gyang is the best place to rest on the entire trekking route.
The trekkers can either rest the entire day staying in the village or they could visit Ama yangri. It is a peak at the north of the Tarkye village. The mountain is believed to be sacred and home to the protecting deity of the village. The peak of the hill also provides an astonishing view of the surrounding mountains.
If you were to climb Ama yangri you would see the amazing view of north Langtang and west of Kanchenjunga. To get to the mountain the trekkers have to go through pine and rhododendron forest and will have to return the same way to get back to the village. The night of the 8th day of Helambu circuit trekking will be spent at Tarkye gyang.
Day 9 of Helambu circuit trekking
Tarkye gyang to Thimpu to Kathmandu
This is the final day of walking of Helambu circuit trekking, and we also are at almost the end of the trekking. The trekkers will wake in the morning and start walking towards Thimpu. To get to Thimpu from Tarkye gyang the trekkers will have to walk for about 3 to 4 hours. After reaching Thimpu the walking part of the journey has come to an end. From Thimpu the travelers will get on the hired vehicle and get back to Kathmandu. Returning to Kathmandu marks almost the end of the many days of the journey. The night of the 9th day of Helambu circuit trekking will be spent at Kathmandu valley.
Day 10 of Helambu circuit trekking
Rest day at Kathmandu
The trekkers are on the move for 9 days. They have been to various terrains from the altitude level of Kathmandu to the altitudes of high hills and walking for days. This may weaken the body as the body is not habitual to such kind of activity on a daily basis. This happens even more if you are a beginner at trekking. Being on the trail for many days can weaken you. Now, since you have returned to Kathmandu you can take as much rest as you like to heal your body.
Kathmandu has a variety of luxury services if you’re inclined to luxury living after hard work. Another option Kathmandu provides is the healing procedure. There are various places the expertise in Ayurvedic healing, yoga healing, and meditation, singing bowl techniques that will help your body to get through the tiredness and recharge its lost energy during trekking.
Departure from Nepal
One day after another the day of departure from Nepal has arrived. Helambu circuit trekking has long ended, and the travelers are now at another chapter in the ultimate journey of life. On the final day of Helambu circuit trekking, the trekkers will have made many unforgettable moments and new bonds. They will have spent the journey but will have gained many things from it.
On the day of departure, the trekkers will wait ready after packing bags and completing other necessary activities. The staff will take the trekkers to the airport according to the time of their departure.