helambutrekking
helambutrekking
helambutrekking
  • Duration:7 Nights 8 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 12
  • Activity:Hiking & Trekking
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 3510m

About Helambu Trekking

The Helambu Trekking has many advantages. Since the trail-head at Sundarijal, is just 12 km north of Kathmandu, there is little time wasted in travel. This 8 days trek is less crowded than more popular routes, but in fact, provides a condensed version of longer treks, brimming with natural and cultural splendor. There are spectacular views of the Langtang, 7245, Ganesh Himal, 7405m, Dorje Lakpa, 6990m and other mountains of the Langtang range. People of all ages who enjoy the outdoors can enjoy this trail as it is not too demanding.

The Helambu Trekking trail leads through two different national parks: Langtang and Shivapuri National Park. Staying in the cozy guesthouses of the of the ethnic Sherpa, Tamang and Lama villages, gives a taste of the local culture. The ancient monasteries give a glimpse into traditional Buddhist worship. The beautiful village of Helambu is surrounded by apple orchards. One Sherpa town is called ‘Tarkeghyang’, which means "100 horses". Long ago, the King of Kathmandu, Kantipur, called on a Buddhist Lama, to stop an epidemic. The Lama asked for 100 horses as a reward, and the King gave him the horses. When this Lama built a temple in 1727, he called it Tarkeghyang. The Tarkeghyang temple was rebuilt in 1969, designed in the Bhutanese style. The trek ends at Melamchi Bazzar, a lovely Sherpa village.

Helambu Trekking can be done throughout the year. Get in touch to know more about the trip, itinerary, travel guides, private or group departures. 

Highlights of Helambu Trekking

  • a trek for people of all ages
  • starts just 12 km north of Kathmandu
  • route is less crowded and remote 
  • spectacular views of the Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lhakpa and other mountains
  • interesting area for nature, history and culture 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice as you check in.

The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. 

  • Tea House
  • 1,300m/4,265 ft
  • Private Vehicle

Bus ride will take one hour to reach Sundarijal. Then, the trail goes uphill through forest to reach to Mul Kharka village. From here, we will enjoy an extraordinary panoramic view of Kathmandu valley. along with the rhododendrons and forest of fir.

  • Breakfast, Lunch& Dinnner
  • Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 2,215 m/ 7,265 ft

Trail goes down hill till Pati Bhanjang . after here you have to ascends all the way to Chipling by crossing meadows and fields. There are good mountain views along this stretch of trail. Continuing along the forested ridge, the trail descends to a large Chorten over looking the Tamang village of Kutumsang.

  • Breakfast, Lunch& Dinnner
  • Tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 2,446 m/8,022 ft

Today, the first part of the trail climbs up a steep, eroded trail through rhododendron forest passing only a few shepherd’s huts to a pass at 2580 meter. The treks proceeds north up the Yurin Danda ridge and affords views of Langtang and Gosaikunda Peaks. We will cross the pass at 3510 meter before we descent to Magen Goth where we stop for lunch. Afterwards, we pass through the forest across flower-strewn meadows and crossing streams till we reach Tharepati.

  • Breakfast, Lunch& Dinnner
  • Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 3,510 m/ 11,512 ft

From Tharepati, the trail descends through jungle to a bamboo teashop then drops steeply through fields to the Malemchi Khola river. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trail begins its long climb towards Tarke Gyang, which is the largest village in the Helambu region. The stone houses are built closely together with narrow alley ways separating them. The gompa of this village has a large brass prayer wheel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch& Dinnner
  • Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 2,590 m/8,495 ft

Today, you will visit Shermathang village and descends the ridge with a view of Melamchi bazaar. The path continues from the Gangjwal and goes around the valley and small stream. We will pass above the hamlet with a Gompa. The path becomes a gentle ascent and leads to the pass below the crematory painted Chorten. You trek until you reach to Cautara at the end of ridge. Finally, you are in Kakani.

  • Breakfast & Lunch and Hotel
  • Hotel
  • 4-5 Hours
  • 2,610 m/ 8,560 ft

The Kakani, which is the last Sherpa village on the trek and we now enter the lowlands inhabited by Brahmans and Chhetris. From Kakani, the trail drops steeply to the attractive village of Dubhachaur in a saddle. Continuing further down the ridge, our trail will eventually bring us to a large suspension bridge which crosses the Indrawati river and brings us into Malemchi Pul Bazaar. From here, we will take our private vehicle back to Kathmandu . 

  • Breakfast / Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 820 m/2689 ft

Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home.

  • Breakfast
  • Private vehicle

What's included

  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 5 nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Langtang National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation
  • All ground transfers 
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 guests for 6 days ( US $ 120)

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date20 Oct, 2020end date27 Oct, 2020Available$390
start date31 Oct, 2020end date07 Nov, 2020Available$390

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 


The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing HelambuTrekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

Helambu Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Helambu Trekking is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Best Seasons for Helambu Trekking:

Trekking in the Helambu region is possible year round; however the ideal seasons to trek are in spring and autumn: from March to end of May, and from September to late November. In April and early May the rhododendron trees blossom and the landscape bursts into bloom. The views in the autumn, after the summer monsoons have cleared the atmosphere of dust, are splendid. In the Helambu region the days are sunny and warm all year round and the temperatures at night remain above freezing. In winter it is a little colder, though still not freezing, but trekking in the summertime can be slippery when the monsoon rains soak the trails.

Fitness Requirements:

We have categorized Helambu Village trekking as a medium grade trek, suitable for passionate trekkers of all ages. For those who are less fit, we do recommend that you start a regular exercise regime a few weeks prior to the trek to ensure you have the stamina to walk at least 4-6 hours each day.

Helumbu Trekking is a Tea House/Lodge Trek:

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome

Meals on the Helumbu Trekking:

Three meals a day are included during your Langtang Valley Trek. The menu will be fairly simple, but freshly cooked and hygienic. You can enjoy typical Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa food, as well as all types of international cuisine. Dinners and breakfasts will be provided in the teahouse/lodge where you spend the night. Lunches will be eaten in a teashop on the way to the destination of the day.

Drinking Water on Helumbu Trekking:

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Fitness/Health:

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.

Local Customs You Should Know About for Helumbu Trekking:

Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.

Safety:

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

Travel Insurance for Helumbu Trekking:

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

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