Helambu Trek

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Helambu Trek

Helambu trek is a short trek in Langtang Region. Despite being close (72 km northeast) to Kathmandu this region is mainly unspoilt. This trek is famous for scenic views of mountains- Langtang Lirung, Dorge Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri, Gyangchempo, Yala peak, etc. and also offers cultural blend of Tibetan Sherpa , highland Tamang people and customary Buddhist community in traditional villages. This is relatively easy trek as the Helambu valley has low elevations (up to 3600m).

Helambu trek begins at Sundarijal which is about 1hr drive from Kathmandu. We trek through Shivapuri National Park dense forest of oak, pine, rhodendron, cultivated fields and meadows to Chisapani, Khutumsang, Tharepati and Melamche Gaun. All along the way we come across some Tamang and Sherpa villages and splendid view of mountains like Anapurna, Manaslu, etc. from the walking trail. Besides the opportunity to explore ancient viallages with rhododendron and bamboo forest, majestic waterfalls we can also explore rare wildlife like red pandas, pika, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Tahr, ghoral, serow, rhesus monkey and common langur. After crossing Melamche river we climb to Tarkeghyang village in Helambu village and then the trails drop down across a number of streams & waterfalls towards Sermathang and finally to Melamchi Pul from where we drive back to Kathmandu.

Helambu trek is short and easy suitable for novice but still offers a wide range of cultural and natural scenery. Best season for this trek is Autumn (Sept to Dec) and Spring(March to May).

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2300m) 5 hours
Day 04: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m) 7 hours
Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650m) 6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m) 6 hours
Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m) 4 hours
Day 08: Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu 6 hours
Day 09: Transfer to the airport for the final departure

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up and drop-up from airport and hotel
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses during the trek
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • English speaking trained & experienced guide
  • Potter service charges during the trek
  • All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temples, monuments, trekking & national parks
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner
  • Leaf Holidays Down jacket, trekking duffel bag (returnable after the completion of trek)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work and permit
  • All applicable taxes and service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure
  • Emergency expenses like rescue, emergency medical treatment
  • Personal expenses charges
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personnel expenses
  • Tips to guide, potter or driver

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 9 Days

Price : 750 USD

Difficulty Level : Moderate

Minimum Altitude : 1300m

Group Size : 2-15 people

Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Sightseeing

Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal guest house during trekking

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