Helambu Trek - 10 Days

Helambu Trek is famous route in Langtang region. This will bring us through the Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park inhabits a wealth of rare birds, wildlife and unique plants and flowers. Nepal is blessed with diversified culture, tradition, values and norms. Helambu is the home of the hyolmo people and the word Helambu derives from the word Hyolmo who are the local inhabits. One can see the different taste of culture, traditions and mesmerizing views and sceneries. This trek consists of 5 days.

Helambu Trek is not very famous trek as compared to Annapurna and Everest Base Camp trek. So, there are comparatively less trekkers. The Helambu Trekking trail is unspoiled and offers you to explore the virgin beauty of nature. Trek to Helambu also offers you best scenarios of gigantic mountains. This is also good cultural tour that takes you to the rural Himalayas and introduces you to the unique culture and tradition of the Nepalese.

Highlights of Helambu Trek

  • Typical old Tibetan villages
  • Mind blowing Sherpa and Tamang cultures, traditions and rituals
  • Brahmin and Chettri settlements
  • Spectacular mountain views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung
  • Langtang Region’s specialty, the wonderful region blessed by the nature
  • Villages like Chisapani, Melamchi, Kutumsang, Tarkeghyang, Sermathang and Helambu village
  • Rhododendron and Oak Forests, Greenland, Green hills, typical villages, giant Bhotekoshi River, Indrawati River and surrounding mountain views are the best to observe from Helambu
  • Ancient monasteries
  • Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
  • The traditional farming system

Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek is famous route in Langtang region. This will bring us through the Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park inhabits a wealth of rare birds, wildlife and unique plants and flowers. Nepal is blessed with diversified culture, tradition, values and norms. Helambu is the home of the hyolmo people and the word Helambu derives from the word Hyolmo who are the local inhabits. One can see the different taste of culture, traditions and mesmerizing views and sceneries. This trek consists of 5 days.

Helambu Trek is not very famous trek as compared to Annapurna and Everest Base Camp trek. So, there are comparatively less trekkers. The Helambu Trekking trail is unspoiled and offers you to explore the virgin beauty of nature. Trek to Helambu also offers you best scenarios of gigantic mountains. This is also good cultural tour that takes you to the rural Himalayas and introduces you to the unique culture and tradition of the Nepalese.

This trek is an ideal package for the trekker who doesn’t have much time to travel Nepal. It can be complete in 5 days.  The trek starts from Sundarijal (1,390 m (4,560 ft). It is a small dam and hydroelectric station in the north-east corner of Kathmandu Valley.

Helambu

Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal, about 80 km from Kathmandu. In Helambu you can have sweet apple. It is famous for Buddhist monasteries. The great hospitality of locals and their friendly behavior with astounding views of natural beauties will make it one of your life time memorable trips.

How hard is Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek can be completed by all the peoples of any group age. It is a medium level trek. However, a trekker should be able to walk approximately 6 hours a day and should have stable health. There is no such need of previous trekking experience; even a new trekker can happily complete the trek. However, having previous experience will help you lot.

Best Season for Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek can be done in every season. However, spring and autumn are considered as the best trekking season. In this season, sky is clear and one can observe great panorama over clear sky.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

When you arrive in Kathmandu airport, our agency representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company and your name play card. From airport our agency representative will escort you to the hotel which takes 20 min of driving. After you check in to the hotel, you will rest and fed your flight sickness till next day. At hotel we will brief you about your schedule and plan of your trip.

Day 2
Kathmandu(1400m) Tour

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, BodhanathStupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. SwayambhunathStupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Chisopani(2150m) via sundarijal

From Kathmandu we drive to sundarijal which takes approximate one hour .from sundarijal trail goes uphill through forest to reach to MulKharka village. From here we can enjoy extraordinary panoramic views of Kathmandu valley. The trail goes through fir tree forest and rhododendrons till to the top. After top almost half hours descend we will reachchisapani.

Day 4
Chisopani to Gul-Bhubhanjang(2141m)

From Chisopanithe trail goes downhill till PatiBhanjang. From here we will have to ascend all the way to Chipling by crossing meadows and fields. From here we will get to see good mountain views along this stretch of trail. Continuing along the forested ridge, the trail descends to a large Chortleoverlooking the Tamang village of GulBhanjang.

Day 5
Gul-Bhanjang to Tharepati(3600m)

From gul-bhanjag trail climbs the ridge to another pass at 2580m. It climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, worntrail and mostly through fir and rhododendron without permanent settlement. From all the exciting view from the trail we will finally reaches to Tharepati.

Day 6
Tharepati to Melamchigaon(2560m)

Now the trail will continue through walking down hill in a forest, vegetation changes to scrub bamboo as the route joins a rocky cattle trail towards to stream and traverse to a Chorten and a pasture, the first village since Tharepati. After crossing suspension bridge in ChhyadiKhola climb to reach the prosperous sherpa village of Melamchigaon. This is a large village with extensive fields of barley, corn and potatoes.

Day 7
Melamchigaon to Tarkheghang(2560m)

Now trail drops down to cross MelamchiKhola.Than the trail gradually climb all the way to opposite ridge of Tarkhegang which is exactly same altitude. This village is slightly larger and more commercial and its inhabitants are famous for selling Thangkas .

Day 8
Takheghang to Shermathang 2000m

Today, we will visit Shermathang village and descends the ridge with a view to Melamchi bazaar. The path continues from the Gangjwal and goes around the valley and small stream. Pass above the hamlet with a Gompa. Now the path becomes a gentle ascent and leads us to the pass below the crematory painted chortle trek until to reach Shermathang.

Day 9
Shermathang to Kathmandu.

From Shermathang our trail will move ahead without climbing the hills, it goes through Dubhachaur andKaphalgiri village. More the trail will pass through pine forest path become like a steep ditch. We will again Cross through the wooden bridge at MelamchiKhola. we will reach to Melamchibazaar. From Melamchi Bazar we will have bus ride to Kathmandu. This drive takes about 4hours to reach Kathmandu.

Day 10
Farewell

Today is the last day of our trek. We will drop you airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. If manage to stay some more days in Kathmandu and want to join short tours near Kathmandu valley than feel free to inform us. We are always here to help you.

Cost Include

  • Airport Pick and Drop by private Transport
  • One Night Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basic (One Night) (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • All government taxes and Langtang National Park entry fees as well as local charge
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides (trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, their food and accommodation).
  • 7 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 7 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • 6 Nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Via Private Car Kathamndu to Sundarijal Local Transport to Shermathang to Kathmandu
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our Service charge and government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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