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Helambu Trek - 10 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Spring / Autumn

Group Size

Min 2 to more pax..

Duration

10 Days program

Trek Difficulty

Moderate

Maximum Altitude

3600m

Accommodation

Teahouse

Meal

Available delicious food

Region

Langtang

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Destination

Sundarijal to Melamchibazar

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Highlights of Helambu Trek

  • Scenic Landscapes: Traverse through lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages amidst the majestic Himalayas.
  • Cultural Immersion: Encounter traditional Sherpa and Tamang communities, experiencing their unique culture and hospitality.
  • Buddhist Monasteries: Visit ancient monasteries and stupas, immersing yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the region.
  • Stunning Mountain Views: Enjoy panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal.
  • Local Cuisine: Indulge in delicious Nepali cuisine and traditional Sherpa dishes, fueling your trekking adventures.
  • Serene Environment: Relax in the tranquil ambiance of mountain lodges and guesthouses, surrounded by natural beauty.
  • Easy Access: Conveniently located near Kathmandu, the Helambu region offers a rewarding trekking experience within a short distance from the capital.

Helambu Trek Overview

Helambu Trek is such a beautiful cultural region. It is in a near Kathmandu and relatively low altitude trekking route. People also aged easily access to kiss the beauty and nature variously in Helambu Trek.

Its just 75 km far from Kathmandu, the climate and environment is quite better and scenic outstanding is well-known. Most of the people in Helambu are Tamang, Sherpa ( Helmo) and Gurung, it means they are rich in their own culture and tradition among others.

Their typical ethnic community, many Buddhist Monasteries, rich and enchanting landscape, dance Rhododendron forest, peep of the various wild animals in the forest with beautiful cry of colorful birds are remarkable and distinctive feature of Helambu Trek.

Melamchi Gaon, Tarkegyang and Sermathang are notable place of Helambu Trekking. From Helambu Trek can be seen mountain range views specially Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa and other. This trek seven days are needed to be complete. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.  is proud to organise various Helambu Trek.

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival TIA and pick up by private transfer at hotel with B/B plan

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, our team will be there to greet you. Look for a representative holding a signboard with your name. They'll assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Kathmandu during the journey to your accommodation. Once you reach your hotel, our team will ensure a smooth check-in process, providing any necessary information for your stay. Rest assured, you're in good hands as you begin your adventure in Nepal.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 2 : UNESCO world heritage site Sightseeing and trek preparation overnight at hotel with B/B plan

Explore the cultural treasures of the Kathmandu Valley with a guided sightseeing tour. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. Marvel at the ancient architecture, intricate carvings, and spiritual ambiance of these sacred sites. After a day of exploration, return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay, reflecting on the rich history and beauty of the Kathmandu Valley.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 3 : Drive from Sundarijal (1310m.) by van/car 1hr. and trek to Chisapani (2215m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge.

Embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, which takes approximately 1 hour by van or car. From Sundarijal, begin your trek to Chisapani, situated at an altitude of 2215 meters. The trek typically takes around 7 hours, traversing through lush forests and charming villages. Enjoy the serene beauty of the surroundings as you make your way to Chisapani. Upon arrival, settle in at a cozy lodge for a well-deserved overnight stay, surrounded by the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2215

Day 4 : Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2470m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge.

Continue your trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang, located at an altitude of 2470 meters. The journey spans approximately 7 hours of trekking through scenic mountain trails. Traverse through lush forests, terraced fields, and picturesque villages, soaking in the natural beauty of the Himalayas. Upon reaching Kutumsang, settle into a comfortable lodge for the night, where you can relax and rejuvenate after a fulfilling day of trekking. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance and panoramic views surrounding you in this Himalayan paradise.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2470

Day 5 : Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Continue your trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati, situated at an altitude of 365eters. The journey typically takes around 6 hours of trekking through rugged mountain trails and alpine landscapes. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks as you ascend to higher elevations. Upon reaching Tharepati, settle in at a lodge for the night, where you can unwind and enjoy the serene ambiance of the Himalayan wilderness. Rest well and recharge for the adventures that lie ahead on your trekking journey.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3650

Day 6 : Trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2740m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Continue your trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang, situated at an altitude of 2740 meters. The trek typically takes around 6 hours as you descend from the high alpine terrain to the lower valleys. Traverse through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, soaking in the beauty of the Himalayan landscape. Upon reaching Tarkeghyang, settle into a cozy lodge for the night, where you can rest and rejuvenate after a day of trekking. Enjoy the warm hospitality and tranquil surroundings of this traditional Sherpa village.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2740

Day 7 : Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2590m) 5hrs. overnight at lodge.

Embark on your trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang, nestled at an altitude of 2590 meters. The journey typically spans around 5 hours of trekking through picturesque mountain trails and charming villages. Traverse through verdant forests, terraced fields, and traditional Sherpa settlements, immersing yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape. Upon reaching Sermathang, settle into a comfortable lodge for the night, where you can relax and unwind after a rewarding day of trekking. Enjoy the serene ambiance and breathtaking views surrounding you in this Himalayan paradise.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2590

Day 8 : Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar (870m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Continue your trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar, situated at an altitude of 870 meters. The trek typically takes around 6 hours as you descend from the high mountain trails to the lower valleys. Enjoy the scenic views of lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages along the way. Upon reaching Melamchi Bazaar, settle into a comfortable lodge for the night. Reflect on the memorable experiences of your trekking journey while enjoying the hospitality of the local community. Rest well and prepare for your onward adventures.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 870

Day 9 : Drive from Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu by van/car 5hrs. over night at hotel with B/B plan.

Embark on a scenic drive from Melamchi Bazaar back to Kathmandu, which typically takes around 5 hours by van or car. Enjoy the picturesque views of the countryside as you journey back to the capital city. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check into your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay. Reflect on the memories of your trekking adventure in the Himalayas and enjoy the amenities of your accommodation in Kathmandu. Rest well and prepare for your onward travels or further exploration of the vibrant city of Kathmandu.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 10 : Departure own your destination drove from hotel to TIA by private transfer

As your journey in Nepal comes to an end, prepare for your departure to your own destination. Our team will arrange transportation to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu according to your flight schedule. Bid farewell to the beautiful landscapes and warm hospitality of Nepal, carrying with you cherished memories of your trekking adventure in the Himalayas. We hope your time here has been unforgettable, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future. Safe travels!

Food Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu with stander bed & breakfast
  • Your meal (Breakfast-lunch-dinner) during the trek ,
  • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for guide & porters
  • All accommodation during the trek available lodge .
  • Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer
  • Our service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Personal equipment for trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide& porter
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking

Altitude Graph

Route Map

FAQs

The Helambu Trek typically takes around 6 to 8 days to complete, depending on the chosen itinerary and trekking pace.

The best time for the Helambu Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the skies are clear.

The Helambu Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers of all experience levels. The trails are well-maintained, and the altitude gains are gradual.

Trekkers require permits for the Langtang National Park, which can be obtained either in Kathmandu or at the park entrance.

Accommodation along the Helambu Trek route consists of teahouses or lodges offering basic amenities such as meals, lodging, and hot showers. Rooms are typically shared with other trekkers.

Altitude sickness is less of a concern on the Helambu Trek compared to higher altitude treks in Nepal. However, trekkers should still ascend gradually and acclimatize properly to prevent altitude-related issues.

There are no specific age restrictions for the Helambu Trek, but participants should be in good physical health and prepared for moderate trekking conditions.

While it's not mandatory to hire a guide for the Helambu Trek, having a local guide can enhance the trekking experience by providing cultural insights, navigation assistance, and ensuring safety.

Essential items to pack for the Helambu Trek include sturdy trekking boots, weather-appropriate clothing, a warm sleeping bag, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, snacks, and personal toiletries.

Highlights of the Helambu Trek include stunning mountain views, encounters with local Sherpa and Tamang communities, visits to traditional villages and monasteries, and immersion in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Additional Information

01. Cultural Encounters: Experience the rich cultural heritage of the Helambu region by interacting with Sherpa and Tamang communities. Learn about their traditions, customs, and way of life as you trek through their villages.

02. Breathtaking Scenery: Enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and rhododendron forests throughout the trek. Capture stunning landscapes and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

03. Variety of Trails: The Helambu Trek offers a mix of trails, including gentle ascents, forested paths, and ridge walks. This diversity adds to the trekking experience and allows for exploration of different terrains.

04. Opportunities for Photography: With its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture, the Helambu region provides ample opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture stunning shots. Don't forget to bring your camera and capture memories of your trek.

05. Community Lodges: Stay in community-run lodges along the trekking route, supporting local communities and contributing to sustainable tourism practices. Enjoy authentic hospitality and delicious home-cooked meals prepared with local ingredients.

06. Water Sources: There are several natural water sources along the trekking route where you can refill your water bottles. However, it's advisable to carry water purification tablets or a filtration system for safe drinking water.

07. Weather Considerations: Be prepared for changing weather conditions, especially in the higher elevations. Dress in layers and carry waterproof clothing to protect yourself from rain or snow. Check weather forecasts before starting your trek.

08. Responsible Trekking Practices: Practice Leave No Trace principles by minimizing your environmental impact, disposing of waste properly, and respecting local customs and traditions. Help preserve the natural beauty of the Helambu region for future generations to enjoy.

09. Medical Facilities: While basic medical facilities are available in some villages along the trekking route, it's advisable to carry a basic first aid kit and any necessary medications. In case of emergencies, evacuation can be arranged to nearby towns with better medical facilities.

10. Local Guides and Porters: Hiring local guides and porters not only enhances your trekking experience but also provides employment opportunities for the local communities. Consider hiring them to support the local economy and ensure a safer and more enjoyable trek.

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