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Helambu Trekking
In brief
Best season for trekking September to December and February to May

Helambu is located about 72 kilometers north-east of Kathmandu. The region is noted for its amazing scenery and moderate climate. The Helambu region is extending from north of Taramarang to Laurebina Pass and the lower slopes of Jugal Himal on both sides of the Malemchi Khola between altitudes of 1,370m to 3,490m. The area is populated by Sherpa, Tamang and Chetries.

The trekking starts in Sundarijal or Talamarang/Gyaldum. The drive to Sundarijal takes approximately 30 minutes. Alternatively you can go to Talamarang/Gyaldum via Arniko highway in a approximately 4 hrs drive with a local bus.

The Helambu Sherpa are farmers. The language of the Helambu Sherpa is very similar to Tibetan. A large number of Sherpa are living in Kathmandu, in Solu Khumbu or in the Rolwaling valley. The name Sherpa means "people from the East."

Woman and men wear special dresses called bhokkus. Most of the Sherpa are Buddhists. Every home has a decorated corner set aside for their gods. Helambu is known for its famous thanka artists. A thanka is a Buddhist religious painting.

The forests of Helambu region and Langtang are protected by the Langtang National Park. This region is known as a temperate climatic zone with a sub alpine vegetation.

The dense oak and pine forests along the trail are of particular interest. You can enjoy the red, white and pink colours of the rhododendron flowers during spring season (March to May) .

In Tarkeghang you have the option to climb to the Ama Angri Danda (3,750m) from where there are sweeping views of the central Himalayas.

From low altitudes we have also excellent views of mountains that include Langtang, the Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar and even Everest on clear days.
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Helambu Trek
Day 1 Kathmandu to Sundarijal by bus and to Chisapani
Day 2 Gyaldum, Two River Lodge
Day 3 Thimpu
Day 4 Tarkeghang
Day 5 rest day or climb up to Ama Angri Danda (3,750m)
Day 6 Shermathang
Day 7 GyaldumTwo River Lodge
Day 8 Gyaldum to Kathmandu by local bus
Duration of the trek: 7 Days
Starting from: Sundarijal or Talamarang/Gyaldum
Ending at: Sundarijal or Talamarang/Gyaldum
Grade: Moderate
Mode of trekking: Teahouse or camping
Itinerary Type: Fixed/Customized
Elevation: Maximum 2,750m Tarkeghang
Geography: Countryside, small villages, glaciers and cold places and mountains
Special interest: Culture, Dhorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Tamang and Sherpa villages
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