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Helambu Trek 9 days

Duration

09 days

Trip Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Max Altitude

3650m/11,972ft

Trip Code

ANT01L04
1 Pax 2-5 Pax 6+ Pax
US$ 800
US$ 645
US$ 585

Trip Overview

Situated nearby Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, Helambu Trek is one of the wonderful short treks in Langtang region. Helambu trek is unique in the sense that offers stupendous views of both nature and culture. Graded as a moderate trek, this trek still has the power to let you sense the spectacular charms of the Helambu region.  The trek passes through beautiful Tamang settlements and dense forest of rhododendron and oak in the Langtang and Shivapuri National Park. If you are looking to explore the Langtang region in a short span of time then the Helambu Trek will serve you tons of wonderful memory of Himalayas.

This wonderful journey provides an opportunity to experience mountains, rivers, waterfalls, forests, meadows all at once. As the trek comprises National Parks, you have a chance to encounter some rare birds and animals. The Red Panda can be seen if you are lucky enough. Last but not the least, the hospitality of the Tamang people in the region is heartwarming that will make you feel homely and lively.

The journey to Helambu begins from Sundarijal and ends at Melamchi Bazaar passing by Chisopani-Kutumsang-Tharepati-Melamchi villages. To make the journey successful, we need high passion and strong determination along with enthusiasms. 

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley
  • Walk into the Langtang and Shivapuri National Park 
  • Magnificent view of Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and Gaurishankar
  • Experience of Monasteries and Tamang culture and tradition 
  • Exploration of Shermathang- a pristine village of Sherpa people

Additional Information

If the suggested itinerary is not up to the mark, we can even customize your trip as per your need with a special group discount. Kindly contact us at info@amazingnepaltrek.com for detail information. You can also contact us by calling at +977-9851116042 for 24/7 support. We speak English, Hindi, and Nepali.

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Before Travel Trek Safety Things To Be Considered

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2300/7544) 5-6hrs

Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2,446m/8022ft) 6-7hrs

Day 05: Trek to Thadepati (3650m/11,972ft) 5-6hrs

Day 06: Trek to Tharkeghyang (2560m/8397ft) 5-6hrs

Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2610m/8563ft) 4-5hrs

Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Bazar (870m/2855ft) 3-4hrs and drive to Kathmandu 2hrs

Day 09: Final departure

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a company representative, who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, take a rest or visit Amazing Nepal's office. You may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and dinner can be scheduled for the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300m/4,264ft)

After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2300/7544) 5-6hrs

Today is the first day of our trek. Soon after breakfast, we will head towards Sundarijal which will take almost an hour. Upon reaching Sundarijal we will start to walk towards Chisapani. We will walk past a small hydroelectric plant. After some time we will enter the area of Shivapuri National Park. After clearing the formalities there we will continue to walk passing the first settlement of the area Mulkharka inhabited by the Tamangs. Crossing this village and walking on the trails that passé through Oak and Rhododendron forest we will reach Chisapani, our destination for today. We will stay overnight at Chisapani.

Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2,446m/8022ft) 6-7hrs

We will be walking towards Kutumsang today. We will first descend crossing a meadow and fields. On our way, we can enjoy the breathtaking view of Langtang Himal. From here we will walk Pathi Bhanjyang and then to Gul Bhanjyang. From Gul Bhanjyang we will follow the trail that climbs up to the ridge. From here we will have to walk downhill for some time to reach Kutumsang. We will stay overnight at Kutumsang.

Day 05: Trek to Thadepati (3650m/11,972ft) 5-6hrs

Our destination for today is set for Thadepati so after breakfast, we will trace the trail that leads to Thadepati. First, we follow the trail that is steep and takes us to the point where no settlements are seen. But this place offers an amazing view of the mountains and low land. We walk passing by the oak and rhododendron forest to reach this point. From here we continue to walk to Yurin Danda. We will witness the magnificent view of the majestic Himalayas from this point. After spending some quality time here we will walk to reach Thadepati for the overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek to Tharkeghyang (2560m/8397ft) 5-6hrs

Today we will walk towards Tharkeghyang. The trail will first drop until we cross Melamchi river then we will gradually ascend passing the Sherpa settlements. En route we can witness the visually appealing Himalayas. We can also witness the beautiful monasteries of this region. Finally, we will reach Tharkeghyang also known as 'Helambu'. This is a beautiful Sherpa Village popular for the natural beauty that it offers. This place is also famous for apples. We can explore the place in the evening. We will stay overnight at Tharkeghyang.

Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2610m/8563ft) 4-5hrs

Our destination for today is set for Sermathang. We won’t be climbing to another altitude today, so it is going to be an easy walk compared to other days. Today we will walk passing the forest, streams and breathtaking waterfalls. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Prachin and the Sherpa village called Gangyul. After walking for some time from Gangyul we will reach Sermathang. Rest of the time can be spent exploring the village. This is a beautiful Sherpa village with many monasteries. It also offers an alluring view of the Himalayas as well as the lowlands. We will stay overnight at Sermathang.

Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Bazar (870m/2855ft) 3-4hrs and drive to Kathmandu 2-3hrs

Today is the last day of our trek. We will be walking to Melamchi Bazaar. Melamchi bazaar is inhabited mostly by the Sherpas but we can also see people of different ethnic communities. Upon reaching Melamchi bazaar we will be taking a local couch that takes us to Kathmandu. It takes two to three hours to reach Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the hotel. You can freshen up and go shopping in the evening at Thamel which is famous for useful tourist’s products. Since today is your last day in Kathmandu, we host a farewell dinner where you can give your feedback regarding the services that we provided during the trip. We will stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 09: Final Departure

Transfer to international airport and fly to the onward destination.

Cost Includes: 

  • All airport transfers
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner 
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • All ground transport by private car and local public bus as per itinerary
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation in a lodge
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Langtang Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Cost not Includes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Every Day Departure
We can depart our trip every day(Nepal Packages). You Can Schedule your own departure date and contact us. We will make your Itinerary as your convenient.

Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided room in teahouses. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the Langtang region is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Langtang region is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Is this trek appropriate for me?

Our company ensures Helambu Trek is a moderate trek. So, we confidently announce that it is appropriate for children to elderly people, having a passion of loving to nature. It requires inspiration and passion which makes your trek successful. Your positive attitude and strong determination can obligatory to accomplish this trek. For making comfortable walking, adjusting to changing climate, our package manages the facility of acclimatization in needed place as well as 5-6 hours walking per day. If you have already accumulated hiking and jugging experiences that will be beneficial to adjust with the situation; although if you do not have that is not a big problem. However, Amazing Nepal Trek cordially requests to have medical checking before you plan to start any trekking and hiking.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and eco-friendly tourism

We will also provide assistant guide who is ready to help you every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.

Certificate:

After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking to the Langtang Region is as much difficult as it is technical. We give special priority to its technical sides as well. For this, we have designed an itinerary to allow you get acclimatize naturally. We know the particular location you need to stay for rest, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly and so on. In case you get high altitude sickness, we have crews who know how to deal it effectively and smartly.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Please consult your physician

Please do keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy

Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World heritage sites, Conservation areas, National Parks, and restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.
 
Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on the domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:
 
HEAD

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers

HANDS

  • Gore-tex gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material

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