Trekking explores one of the best-kept secrets of Nepal, an un-spoilt trekking region on the shadow of Langtang Peak bordering the Tibet with diverse culture, scenery, and unique lifestyle. A trekking destination close to Kathmandu, this trek trail wanders through culturally rich villages dominated by Tamang, Sherpa and other communities, encounters ups and downs of trail yet maintaining a low elevation, hosts varieties of wildlife including migratory birds, rare Red Panda, deer, monkeys, Tahr and Pika, and is watched over by the humongous mountains dominated by Langtang Lirung (7245m). Join Helambu Trekking for the natural diversity in Shivapuri National Park, picturesque monasteries, quaint and dense forest adorned by oak, rhododendron and lokta trees, cultural diversities of Hindus and Buddhists and quaint yet truly beautiful landscapes. In the region with an extensive network of trails, you shall be truly mesmerized.
A short trekking nearby Kathmandu valley, Helambu trekking trail is about 72 km northeast of Kathmandu. We begin our short trekking experience in this valley of rich natural, cultural and geographical heritages from Sundarijal, a settlement at an hour drive from Kathmandu. Ascending along the stone stairs and through the dense forest of oak, rhododendron, and pine, watersheds, we reach to the ridge of Burlang Bhnajyang for magnificent views of the mountain ranges. Through the scenic grandeur we traverse through villages of Chisapani, a village on the cross-section of a ridge and famous for breathtaking sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan vistas, and then head on through Tamang villages of Pati Bhanjyang, Gul Bhanjyang, Tharepati before reaching on to Melamchi Gaun.
Crossing the Melamchi River we ascent to the villages of Tarke Ghyang after a long climb and then to other villages of Sermathang through smaller settlements. Dropping down the trail to Melamchi Pul through valley ridge, the past number of waterfalls and streams, we then reach Kakani before driving back to Kathmandu for ending the adventure. Intermittently, we shall witness marvelous views of snowcapped peaks such as Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Gosaikunda, Numbur Peak beside the dominating Langtang Lirung Peak, rural settlements, traditional lifestyle and culture of Tamang community, and grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild premolars.
An easily accessible trekking, Helambu Trekking can be completed without previous trekking experience and technical know-how on trekking. Embark on this trek with your friends and family if you are short on time and without much trekking experiences. Join Trekking Planner Nepal for experienced professionals, quality service and carefully planned itinerary that shall provide you with a pleasant experience. Explore the unique and unspoiled culture, natural heritage and warm hospitality of the locals, hike between pine forest, serpentine rivers, and lush scenery in Helambu Trekking.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
- Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani (2215m) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 04: Trek to Khutumsang via Gul Bhanjyang (2470 m) 5-6 hrs walk
- Day 05: Trek to Tharepati (3490m) 6-7 hrs walk
- Day 06: Trek to Melamche Gaun (2530m) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 07: Trek to Tarke Ghyang (2740 m) 4- 5 hrs walk
- Day 08: Trek to Sermathang (2590 m) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 09: Shermathang to Melamche pul (870m) 5-6 hrs walk
- Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350m) 3-4 hrs drive
- Day 11: Final departure
US $850.00 per person
Single Supplement US $180.00
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03-night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchepul to Kathmandu by local bus (if you want both ways private vehicle also heritage on additional cost)
- Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park entrance fee and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card)
- 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment paid
- twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
- Safe drinking water and first aid kit box
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
Suggested Equipment list for this trip
- Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
- Day pack
- Trekking shoes
- Sports shoes or sandals
- Sun Hat/cap
- Warm woolen cap
- Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
- Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
- Pullover or warm sweeter
- 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
- Hand gloves
- 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
- 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
- Sun glasses
- Down jacket (for low temperature. A must for staying in a teahouse relaxed under 0C)
- Water bottle
- 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
- Flash or Torch light
- Camera and batteries
A trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 3490m, so you should be careful about altitude risk. To get rid of it please walks slowly and has more water and avoids alcoholic drinks. You must take care of your health.
Safe drinking water on Helambu Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage’s in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Helambu Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Helambu Trek:
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:
- Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
- Free Cancellation
- No Down payment
- No Deposit
- Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.
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