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11 Days 10 Nights
Thamel Marga Kathmandu
Near By Kathmandu Valley
Min Age : 12
Max People : 15

Helambu Trek

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  • Wi-Fi: Some Place
  • Maximum Altitude: 3650 m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

Helambu Trek is the easy, short, and the most popular trek among all the treks of the Langtang region. If culture fascinates you, you’ve taken a good decision. The unison of Hyolmo, Tamang, and Sherpa culture is the main attraction of this region. The amazing natural beauty, cultural richness, Buddhist monasteries, views of the Himalayas, and apple farm will accompany us throughout the trail.

It is a less crowded trail that keeps getting beautiful as we trek higher and descend to get back. The trail starts from the heart of Kathmandu from where we will drive towards the north to Sundarijal village. We will get to Thadepati, Tarke Ghyang, Sermanthang, Melamchi Gaon, Melamchi Pul Bazaar exploring the hidden beauty the nature beholds. We will explore the Helambu region with the absolute beauty of Himalayas accompanying us throughout. The trek ends with a bagful of beautiful trekking memories and a drive to go on a trek again very soon.

Trek Overview:

  • Trek Duration: 11 days
  • Trek Grade: Easy/ Gentle to Moderate
  • Highest Altitude: 3650m/11975 ft (Thadepati)
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Transportation: Overland
  • Group size: 2 to 12 (maximum)
  • Best Season: March, April, September, October, November

Trek Highlights:

  • Pay a visit to some cultural attractions of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Bouddhanath
  • Observe and roam around some amazing landscapes of the Langtang region.
  • Enjoy trekking through the beautiful trail decorated with rhododendron flowers and pines.
  • Relish the breathtaking views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal ranges.
  • Explore the variety of flora and fauna as we progress through Shivapuri National Park.
  • Witness the vibrant Tamang and Hyolmo culture throughout the trek
  • Observe the Buddhist Monasteries, Mani walls, and prayer flags that add beauty to this mighty region
  • Sweet apple farm

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal (1300 m/ 4266 ft)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation day
  • Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (1620 m/ 5315 ft) and trek to Chisapani (2300 m/ 7535 ft)
  • Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang ( 2446m/8024 ft)
  • Day 05: Trek to Thadepati (3650m/11975 ft)
  • Day 06: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2530m/8300 ft)
  • Day 07: Trek to Tarke Ghyang( 2560 m/8400 ft)
  • Day 08: Trek to Sermanthang (2610 m/ 8563 ft)
  • Day 09:Trek to Melamchi Bazaar(846 m/ 2775 ft)
  • Day10: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Final Departure

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect
  • Pay a visit to some cultural attractions of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Bouddhanath
  • Observe and roam around some amazing landscapes of the Langtang region.
  • Enjoy trekking through the beautiful trail decorated with rhododendron flowers and pines.
  • Relish the breathtaking views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal ranges.
  • Explore the variety of flora and fauna as we progress through Shivapuri National Park.
  • Witness the vibrant Tamang and Hyolmo culture throughout the trek
  • Observe the Buddhist Monasteries, Mani walls, and prayer flags that add beauty to this mighty region
  • Sweet apple farm
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal (1300 m/ 4266 ft)

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1300 m/ 4266 ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Welcome to Kathmandu! You will be received by our airport representative. You don’t need to bother about the hotel check-in procedures. That’s on our side. You will be transferred to the hotel where you can rest and freshen up.

People get amazed by the street culture of Kathmandu. So, you can step down and hover around in the evening. Overnight.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation day

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1300 m/4266 ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 After a hearty breakfast, we will begin our day with the early morning visit to the most popular Hindu shrine i.e. Pashupatinath. The vibe around the temple is something you will cherish.

After that, we will also visit the monkey temple( Swayambhunath) and the famous Tibetan stupa ( Bouddhanath Stupa). Our visit to these sites sums up our sightseeing program in Kathmandu.

Our trek guide will give a brief explanation about this trek. The nearby markets have an exclusive collection of trekking gear. You can help yourself if you need something.

Rest easy, folks. The trek begins tomorrow!

Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal (1620 m/ 5315 ft) and trek to Chisapani (2300 m/ 7535 ft)

Maximum Altitude: (2300 m/ 7535 ft)

Traveled Distance: km

Trip Duration:1 hour drive, 4-5 hrs walk

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 “Sundarijal” translates to beautiful waterfalls in literal meaning. It lies on the north of Kathmandu within the Shivapuri National Park. It is about 16 km away from Kathmandu. It is the starting point of the trek. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore waterfalls, wildlife, and temples.

Sundarijal can be a bit crowded as it is popular for a picnic spot near Kathmandu. We begin our hike towards Chisapani which passes the forest featuring shades of tall trees, green hills, fresh atmosphere. No crowd! HOW BEAUTIFUL IT CAN GET.

 We will walk past the pipeline towards Mulkharka where we can enjoy the view of the valley and the trail we came through. After that, we will continue to reach Chisapani. Chisapani welcomes us with stunning views of mountains. Overnight.

Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang ( 2446m/8024 ft)

Maximum Altitude: 2446m/8024 ft

Traveled Distance: km

Trip Duration:6 hrs walk

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Today, we will be hiking through a bit bumpy trail. After early morning breakfast, we will set on our journey. We will enjoy the views of the Langtang range on this day.

The first part will be walking down the hill towards Pati Bhanjyang ( a Brahmin and Chhetri settlement). A small white Chorten and rhododendron forest is a real visual treat for us amidst the trail. After that, the trail goes up and then down to reach Gul Bhanjyang. It is a settlement of Tamang people where you can relax, have snacks, and chitchat with the locals.

We will again walk down and then take a final ascend to reach Kutumsang. We will have to walk through a rocky trail to reach today’s destination. Overnight in Kutumsang.

Day 5: Trek to Thadepati (3650m/11975 ft)

Maximum Altitude: 3650m/11975 ft

Traveled Distance: km

Trip Duration:6 hrs walk

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 We will follow the ridgeline through the forest where the views of Goshaikunda peak and Langtang range. We will walk past a village named Magen Goth. The walk amidst nature feels so surreal. It can also be titled as one of the best ridge walk in the Goshaikunda trek trail.

 We will reach the highest altitude village of this trek after crossing Magen Goth i.e Thadepati. Overnight.

Day 6: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2530m/8300 ft)

Maximum Altitude: 2530m/8300 ft

Traveled Distance: 4.4 km

Trip Duration: 2.5 hrs walk

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 We will descend throughout the trail in today’s trek program. As we descend down, the glory of rhododendron trees and cone vegetation overwhelms us.

Melamchi Gaon is a densely populated Sherpa village where there is a clear reflection of Tibetan Culture.

The village has a fine collection of luxurious lodges and archaic monasteries. Get to know about their practices! Talk with the locals. You are gonna love it!

Day 7: Trek to Tarke Ghyang( 2560 m/8400 ft)

Maximum Altitude: 2560 m/8400 ft

Traveled Distance: 6.2 km

Trip Duration: 4.1 hrs walk

 Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Tarke Ghyang is the largest village in the Helambu region. After a hearty breakfast, we will start walking down the village and crossing the Melamchi Khola by a bridge that stands at 1890 meters. We will descend up to here. A long climb up the other side of the valley awaits us. We will finally reach Take Ghyang. The beautiful amalgamation of Sherpa culture and spirituality adds more richness to this place. Overnight.

Day 8: Trek to Sermanthang (2610 m/ 8563 ft)

Maximum Altitude: Chalis Gaon (1800 m)

Traveled Distance: km

Trip Duration:4-5 hrs walk

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Sermanthang is famous in the name of the sweet apple farm. The delicious and juicy apple production happens to be in this culturally and naturally rich village. We will descend through the beautiful forests and many Sherpa villages to reach Sermanthang. The astonishing views of the Himalayas will captivate our souls. The Himalayas in her absolute beauty!

Get to know the lifestyle of the Sherpa people and the glory of the apple plantation.

Day 9:Trek to Melamchi Bazaar(846 m/ 2775 ft)

Maximum Altitude: Chalis Gaon (1800 m)

Traveled Distance: km

Trip Duration: 3-4 hrs walk

 Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 The trail goes steeply downwards till we get to the road in Panchkhal. It is a Himalayan river valley. Here, the major income activities include pottering, tourism, ad remittance. The tourism activities demand for hotels and lodge houses. Thus, this village has a good collection of hotels and lodge houses.

We will enjoy exploring the village a bit and then rest easy enjoying the last dinner of the Helambu region.

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Chalis Gaon (1800 m)

Traveled Distance: km

Trip Duration: 3-4 hrs drive

 Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It takes about 3-4 hours to get back to Kathmandu. We will drive on Kodari road. It is an easy drive. We’ll transfer you to the hotel. The farewell dinner awaits you in the evening.

If you want to explore the local markets, make it count because you will fly to your homeland tomorrow. You can spend the rest of your time buying souvenirs and enjoying the street food.

Day 11:Final Departure

Meal: Breakfast

 Our airport representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight to the homeland.

You will have a bagful of trekking memories by the time you leave. We wish you the very best and hope that you remember us the next time you visit Nepal.

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FAQ

How difficult is the Helambu Trek?

Helambu Trek is not at all difficult. The walking hours are less and the package is well structured. So, an average healthy person can easily complete it.

What is the best time for this trek?

The best time for this trek is March- September, October, November. The weather in these seasons is mild and moderate. The clear view of mountains will be a visual treat for your eyes.

What is the condition of drinking water?

Mineral water is available in every teahouse. However, a Water purifying bottle can be the best alternative.

Is Wi-Fi available?

Wi-Fi isn’t available everywhere. If you feel any urgency, you can use mobile data.

How fit does one need to be for the HelambuTrek?

It doesn’t require any technical expertise or specific training. An average healthy man can go on this trek easily and praise the beautiful nature of the region.

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