Helambu, about 75 kms north of Kathmandu is an area inhabited by Sherpas. The Helambu region can be incorporated into the Langtang trek, either via Gosainkund or across the 5106 meters Ganja La. In winter, both of the high routes from Langtang are usually snow covered and dangerous, which makes it difficult or impossible at these times.
The Helambu trek is popular because it is short trek, easily accessible from Kathmandu, at relatively low altitudes (below 3500 m) making it feasible throughout the winter. The language, culture and dress of the Helambu Sherpas are very different from the Solu Khumbu Sherpas which makes the region interesting from a cultural point of view as well.
Trek Grade: B (Moderate)
Trek Duration: 8 Days
Trip Duration: 10 Days
Hotel KTM 2 Nights
Season: All Year
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Melamchi Bazzar. O/N at camp.
Day 03: Trek to Dhubo Chaur. O/N at camp.
Day 04: Trek to Shermangthang. O/N at camp.
Day 05: Trek to Tarke Ghyang. O/N at camp.
Day 06: Trek to Melamche Gaon. O/N at camp.
Day 07: Trek to Kutum Sang. O/N at camp.
Day 08: Trek to Chisopani. O/N at camp.
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu. O/N in hotel.
Day 10: Transfer to airport for final departure.