Helambu Trek in Langtang region is a Short Trek from Kathmandu with a taste of local culture and beautiful nature. If you have limited time but want to see mountains and villages and experience the natural wholesomeness of Nepal, then short trekking is possible within 3/4 days.
Short Helambu Trek Highlight
Helambu region is a popular trekking region in Nepal, famous for its rich Tamang heritage and exclusive homestay experience. For a wholesome experience, trekkers often prefer an entire Langtang Helambu Gosaikunda trek of about 18 days of Journey. However, if you want to indulge in the rich Buddhist culture and witness the beauty of Nepal in a Short time, this Short Helambu Trek is the best choice for you. However, the Helambu trek in 3 days is not possible from Sundarijal. The tip to the core of this Tibetan Buddhism village is at least five days long.
Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani
Crossing the 15 km road from Kathmandu takes you to the Sunderijal Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is the main attraction of the Sundarijal. Now our trail begins to reach Chisapani. After hiking a certain distance on a concrete step takes us to a Mulkharka where the indigenous Tamang community lives. You can take some time to freshen yourself and drink tea at tea houses. Again your journey continues to Chisa Pani by crossing a dense rhododendron forest.
Driving time: 1 hour
Maximum altitude 2300m
Trekking distance 4-5 hrs.
Day 2: Chisapani to kutumsang
We will wake up early to see the sunrise from the Chisapani viewpoint. We travel to Kutumsang after breakfast, which takes around five to six hours. While admiring the breathtaking scenery of the Langtang mountains, the trek goes past various grasslands and farmland. The trail frequently goes uphill and downhill. The further trek takes us to Pathi Zhanjiang and Gul bhanja. As you go downhill, their route takes you to kutumsang.
Maximum altitude: 2470 m
Trekking distance: 17 km
Trek time: 5-6 hours
Day 3 : Kutumsang to Threpati
After breakfast, trekking begins with a climb in the woods and the rhododendron blooming. Today’s section of hiking offers some spectacular views. From Yurindanda, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Himalayas, part of the Langtang Mountains, and the wonders of beautiful nature. After trekking for 6 hours, we reach Threpati, a small place with few tourist facilities. The local lodge offers you to stay overnight.
Taking time:6-7 hours
Day 4: Trek from Threpati to Tarke Ghyang
Today’s trek from Threpati offers a majestic view of the Himalayas with Sherpas culture. We first plunge into a river in the woods, cross a stream, and uphill to Melamchi Gaun and then Tarke yang. About 6 hours of the trek takes us to Tarke Ghyang, Where you can explore the fusion of Sherpa culture and spirituality. In the evening, you can take a short walk village monastery and its surroundings.
Maximum altitude: 3690 m
Day 5: Trek from Tarki Ghyang to Sarmanthang
The Tarke Ghyang trail takes you through deep forests, streams, and waterfalls, providing fantastic scenery. You will pass through several small villages between Parain and the Sherpa village Ganguly. From Gangyul, continue walking to Sermanthang. It’s a lovely town with several Buddhist priests.
Take a bus to Kathmandu from Sarmanthang, passing through Melamchi Bazaar. The scenic road follows the Melamchi River for a short distance, providing stunning views of the natural countryside and farming.
How do I get from Kathmandu to Helambu?
From Kathmandu, you can take a bus or Jeep to Sundarijal, the starting point of your trek. The trekking trail passes through Chisopani, Gulbhanjyang, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang. At Sermathang, our short Helambu Trek 3 days comes to the End.