This is a moderately challenging trek that starts very close to Kathmandu and includes some steepish slopes up on to the ridges that border the western side of the Helambu Valley.
The region of Helambu (Helmu) lies to the North- east of Kathmandu valley, just 45 km. away on the lap of the Langtang Himal. Gosainkunda – the abode of Lord Shiva is a religious site where Thousands of Hindu pilgrims congregate every year in mid august to worship Shiva. Helambu Trek is popular among the trekkers for its scenery and favorable climate.
It extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. There we meet several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Melamchi Khola.
This trek is comparatively easier one due to the fact that the elevations are lower, ranging between 800m to 3,600m, offering less climbing as well as warmer temperatures. The most important benefit of this trek is that the area is less crowded & free from noise in comparison to the Annapurna trek and some parts of the Everest treks. Besides this, the trek offers a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery.
From Kathmandu (1350m) we will drive for about 6 to 7 hours to Trishuli and then to Dhunche (1960m).
From Dhunche we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours and reach Chandanbari (3330m).
From Chandabari we will trek for about 3 to 4 hours and reach Laurebina (3910m).
From Laurebina we will head towards Gosainkunda (4380m), which will take around 3 to 4 hours. The Gosainkunda is said to be a holy lake.
From Gosainkunda we will head towards Lauribina pass (4610m) and then to Ghopte (3530m), which will take around 8 to 9 hours.
From Ghopte we will trek to Tharepati pass(3690m) and Melamchigaon (2530m) for about 7 to 8 hours.
From Melamchigaon we will trek for about 4 to 5 hours to Tarkeghyang(2600m).
We will rest at Tarkeghyang and visit Ama Yangri Peak (3771m)
From Tarkeghyang we will head towards Sermathang and Kakani Bhanjyang (1996m), which will take further 5 to 6 hours
From Kakani Bhanjyang we will trek for 4 to 5 hours to Melamchi Bazzar (870m) and then head back to Kathmandu.
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