Trip Facts

  • Duration:9 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Profile:Helambu Trek
  • Geography:Forest/Mountains/Hills
  • Location:Rasuwa
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Sherpa
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Trekking experience in the outskirts of the Langtang National Park
  • Amazing views of the snowcapped mountains in Langtang and Gaurishankar ranges
  • Observe the culture and tradition of Sherpa that reside in Langtang
     

Overview

Helambu Trek takes you to the beautiful village of Langtang with rich culture and tradition. This trip by the Himalaya Land Treks offers sublime views of the Himalayas in Langtang, Gauri Shankar, and Jugal Himal ranges. You also get to observe Sherpa culture and traditions along with the lifestyle of people living in the mountains. Helambu trek consists of several viewpoints and friendly community and settlements along the journey. Helambu Trek also offers you the natural beauty of rivers, streams, and waterfalls.
The journey starts as you land in Kathmandu and check-in to the hotel. You visit the heritage sites inside the valley and observe the history and architecture of the Newar community. The next day, you will drive to Sundarijal and start your trek. You trek through the forest in Shivapuri National Park towards Chisapani. Here, you can enjoy the views of the mountains in the Langtang and Jugal ranges. Then, you head to Kutumsang via Pati and Gul Bhanjyang watching the magnificent view of Langtang Himal (7227m). 
Further, you trek to Thadepati through forests and some settlements. Finally, you head to Tarkeghyang that is known as Helambu passing the Melamchi Gaon. You explore Melamchi Gaon and cross the Melamchi River to head towards Helambu. As you reach Helambu, you walk around the village and visit the biggest monastery in the region. Next, you trek to Sermathang from Helambu via Ghangyul and Chumik.
Lastly, you head to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu from Melamchi Pul Bazaar. As the views will be clear and the weather is neither too hot nor cold, autumn and spring will be the best seasons for Helambu trek. Winter can also be considered but the view won’t be so clear and the days will be shorter which can be a problem.
With the management of the trekking passes, transportation and accommodations, we, at Himalaya Land Treks, take all responsibility for your easy and memorable trek of Helambu. We also provide you experienced guides and porters to carry your stuff. We offer many more trek and tour packages in and around Nepal so visit trekking in Nepal

Itinerary of Helambu Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu |1300m/4265ft

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

You will be warmly welcomed by a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Then, you will drive to the hotel. You will check-in to the hotel and after refreshment, you will have a light snack and will meet the trek guide. You will get some useful information and tips from the guide that will be very helpful for the trek. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Preparation for the Trek and rest

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

The day is separated for preparation but you can visit the heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Some places you can visit are Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Durbar Squares in three cities that are, Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. All of these destinations are enlisted as UNESCO world heritage sites as well. You can go to the market and buy the necessary items for the trek. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani |2175m/7136ft |: Drive 1 hour, Trek: 4 hours

5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You start the day with a drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu which is the starting point of the trek. You trek through the trail that goes along the small hydro-electric plant in Sundarijal. Then, you enter the Shivapuri National Park and trek through the serene forested trail. You pass a small Tamang settlement, Mulkharka at the top which gives a stunning view of the valley. After resting at the top, you continue to Chisapani. You can get panoramic views of the Himalayas in Langtang and Jugal ranges from Chisapani. Overnight stay in Chisapani.

Day 4: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang |2446m/8025ft|: 7 hours

7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Next, you trek to Kutumsang from Chisapani. Firstly, you’ll descend to Pati Bhanjyang through fields and meadows. Then, you head to Gul Bhanjyang watching the beautiful Langtang Mountain range. Further, you ascend to another pass and then trek downhill to Kutumsang. The trail is smooth and you pass several Brahmin and Chhetri village during the trek. Overnight stay in Kutumsang.

Day 5: Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati |3650m/11975ft|: 6 hours

6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After taking breakfast, you head to Thadepati on a steep trail through fir, pine and rhododendron forests and there are no permanent settlements. Your trail passes through Pangu village and Mere Danda and the trailheads downwards to Magen Goth. Going ahead, you reach Yurin Danda where you can have the view of Himalayas. As you reach Thadepati, you will come across small vegetation and fields. Overnight stay in Thadepati.

Day 6: Trek from Thadepati to Tarkeghyang |2560m/8399ft|: 6 hours

6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Firstly, the trail takes you down the forests of pine, juniper, and rhododendrons to Melamchi Gaon. The place is surrounded by forests and the residents are Sherpa who has unique culture and traditions. You can explore the village and rest for some time. Further, you cross the Melamchi River and continue through the forest towards Tarkeghyang. It is the biggest village also known as Helambu is the Hyolmo people inhabit this place. Overnight stay in Tarkeghyang.

Day 7: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang |2,610m/8563ft|: 3-4 hours

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Next, you trek from Helambu to Sermathang. This day’s trek is relatively easier trek as the gain in altitude is negligible. You pass through several waterfalls and streams as you walk through the forest. You rest at a beautiful Sherpa village, Ghangyul where people follow Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism. You continue your trek from Ghangyul and, after a short descent, you start ascending to reach Sermathang. Overnight stay in Sermathang.

Day 8: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu |1300m/4265ft|: 3-4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive | Farewell Dinner

6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

The last day of the trek, you walk in the Gosainkunda Helambu region and trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. You walk past many villages and terraced fields on the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar. First, you trek to Dubhachaur and descend through the steep trail to Melamchi. After resting for a while, you return to Kathmandu. You’ll have a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks and you prepare for your return trip. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 9: Departure

After your breakfast and short farewell program, you’ll be guided to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight or if you have any other interests, you can choose as per your will.

Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. 
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • City entrance fee.
  • Kathmandu-Sundarijal and Melamchi-Kathmandu by public bus.
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation. 
  • All accommodation during the trek (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter, and drivers.

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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