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Helambu Trek

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Good to Know
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Helambu
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 3490 M
  • Trip Type Tea House Trek
  • Transport By Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation Hotel or Lodge

Highlights

  • Free Cancellation
  • No Credit Card Fees on Booking Amount
  • Instant and Secured Online Booking System
  • Full Packages Trip with 3 Times Meal Plan at Best Guaranteed Price
  • You will lose at least 2-5 lbs
  • It is one of the easiest and shortest treks of the country.
  • Tourist with a small-time limit can try this trail.
  • The region is popular for Buddhist monasteries and sweet apples.
  • Observe the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Hyolmo people.
  • Find antiquated Sherpa towns and their traditional social practices, especially of Hyolmo people
  • Appreciate all-encompassing views on snow-crowned mountains
  • Encounter exotic flora and fauna
  • Sweet apple farm
  • Admirable religious communities, Stupas, and Maniwal (Prayers wall)
  • In winter, you can appreciate the Losar celebration that will give you a chance to get a look at traditional Nepalese life.

Helambu Trekking in Nepal

Helambu short trek is the most popular trekking itinerary for trekkers in Langtang region. Nepal Trek Adventure offers 5 to 7 days of this circuit at best cost (price) and itinerary. You can start this trekking from both ways either Melamchi Bazar about 60 Km or by Sundarijal 26 Km from Kathmandu. Located northeast of Kathmandu, it extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. There we meet several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Melamchi Khola. 

Helambu Short Trekking are vary on the desire of the clients and we can design the itinerary as per our client’s request. The Langtang valley is aptly called “the valley of glaciers". Here the mountain-scape is spectacular. On either side of the valley, mountains rise, soaring into the sky. The valley offers pine forest, slow-moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy downs, and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. In the upper part of the valley, there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lakes with icebergs coating on them and waters of crystalline brightness. This trek is comparatively easier one due to the fact that the elevations are lower, ranging between 800m and 3600m, offering less climbing as well as warmer temperatures.

Important Tips for Helambu Short Trek

Before you plan for Helambu 5 days Trek, here are some important tips for you to make your trek easier and happier.

  • Safe drinking water is significant while we are on trek and we prescribe that one should drink in any event 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and height issue AMS).
  • Don’t forget to bring water purifier tablets.
  • Don’t drink water directly from or other direct water sources.
  • Carry enough money while on trekking. ATM might not be accessible on the trekking region.

Helambu Trek Route

Sundarijal -> Chisopani -> Khutumsang -> Tharepati -> Tarke Gyang -> Sermathang -> Melamchi Pul Bazar -> Kathmandu

We are completely dedicated to giving the best quality services providing charming and hypnotizing holiday so one can experience best ever journey with us, we perform our duties genuinely and honestly to make your travel secure and happy. The whole packages are conducted strictly under the rules and guideline of the Nepal Government act and arrangements.

Why You Will Love Helambu Trek?

Helambu trek starts from Sundarijal, which has a small dam and hydroelectric station. It takes one hour drive from Kathmandu. The trek goes through dense mountain timberland and some wonderful rice field and various marvelous Buddhist monasteries. Helambu trek will be one of the amazing treks for any trekkers. Your heart will leap with the view of Langtang range. People living in this locale can inspire you with their simplicity of lifestyle. Their culture and tradition will leave a positive impact on you. It is one of the nearest Himalayan treks from Kathmandu. Helambu is one of the best trekking destinations for any kind of trekkers. Helambu is famous for sweet juicy apples. Buddhist pilgrim sites are plus point of Helambu trek. The snow-topped mountains like Gang Chhenpo, Jugal Himal, Nayagang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung are some of the highlights of Helambu trek.

What are the major attractions of Helambu trek?

Throughout the Helambu trek, you will get the opportunity to get amazing views of pristine Himalaya range. Remote farm with fascinating Buddhist cultures. Enchanting Rhododendron and oaks woodland. Fascinating old and medieval traditional villages with impressive monasteries.”

The most important benet of this trek is that the area is less crowded & free from noise in comparison to the Annapurna trek and some parts of the Everest treks. Besides this, the trek offers a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery. The Helambu Short trek is a perfect short trek nearby Kathmandu Valley. Despite being so close to Kathmandu, the Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. Besides the hyolmo culture of high mountain people, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and the snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of the most diverse treks near Kathmandu. The great Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region an enthralling experience.

So, will you prefer Helambu Trekking for 5 Days with Nepal Trek Adventure? If your answer is yes, book this short trip with us.

If it is not enough, no worries. We offer more Helambu Trekking itinerary of 9 days, which is the extended route of the predecessor. To know more about this 9 days’ trek, go through the given link: Helambu Trekking

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Itinerary
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    A 15km drive from Kathmandu takes you to the starting point of the trek. On arrival at Sundarijal, you can visit Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. From Sundarijal, the trail heads up to the concrete steps beside the pipeline which supply drinking water for the valley. We leave the pipeline near the dam, and then on to Mulkharka, trekking up the ridge at around 1895m, some 600m above Sundarijal. There you can take some time to relax in a convenient tea shop and to enjoy the view back over the valley. We then continue walking to Chisopani (2300m) from where stunning mountain views are to be had.

    Included suppers: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Driving time- 1 hour
    Walking time- 4/5 hours
    Altitude- 2300m
    Main attractions for the day- Oaks, Rhododendron Forest, panoramic Himalayan views, and Waterfalls.

      From Chisopani the trail leads down to Pati Bhanjyang (1770m), a lovely small village. After reaching Pati Bhanjyang, the trail leads up and then down to the village of Gul Bhanjyang (2140m). From here the trail climbs up to 2620m and then again descends along the rocky route to Khutumsang (2470m).

      Included suppers: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
      Walking time- 6 hours
      Altitude- 2446m
      Difficulty level- easy to moderate
      Main attractions for the day- Langtang Range Mountains, Meadows, and Fields.

        Following a ridgeline, the trail continues via the lightly populated forest to Magen Goth from where the view of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is stunning and finally reaching Tharepati (3490m). This walk from is one of the best ridges walks among all treks in Nepal.The trails to Gosaikund branches off north-west from here.
         

          Turning east, the trail rapidly descends down a ravine through small Sherpa village of Malemchigaon (2530m) with splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas.
          The trail again descends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890m and making the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang at 2620m, which is the largest village in Helambu.

          Walking time- 7 hours
          Altitude- 2743m
          Difficulty Level- easy to moderate
          Main Attractions of the day- Sherpa Village, Melamchi Gaun, Monasteries, and beautiful forest.

            The trails gently descend through a beautiful forest to Sermathang (2620m). It is the center of an important apple-growing area from where a fantastic view of the Himalayas is seen.

            Walking time- 4/5 hours
            Altitude- 2160m
            Main Attractions of the day- Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazar (846m)

              As we leave Sermanthang the trails then continue to descent to Dubhachaur at 1500m, and then again steeply down to Melamchi (830m) where it meets the road. This village has a good collection of teahouses and lodges and all kinds of transportation including buses to get to Panchkhal on the Kodari road. From there, we can catch a bus to Kathmandu (4-5 hours drive by bus).

              Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

              What's Included

              • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
              • Shivapuri National park Permit
              • All necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary
              • Trekking Map
              • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
              • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
              • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
              • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
              • An experienced licensed holder guide and needed number of porters as per your group size
              • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
              • Foods, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters

              What's Excluded

              • Hotel in Kathmandu
              • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
              • Nepal entry visa fees
              • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
              • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
              • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
              • Accommodation or meals will not be included in Kathmandu in case of early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
              Departure Dates
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              Start DateStart: SundayOct 09, 2022End DateEnd: FridayOct 14, 2022PricePriceUS $450StatusStatusGuaranteed
              Start DateStart: WednesdayOct 12, 2022End DateEnd: MondayOct 17, 2022PricePriceUS $450StatusStatusGuaranteed
              Start DateStart: FridayOct 14, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayOct 19, 2022PricePriceUS $525StatusStatusGuaranteed
              Start DateStart: SundayOct 16, 2022End DateEnd: FridayOct 21, 2022PricePriceUS $525StatusStatusGuaranteed
              Start DateStart: TuesdayOct 18, 2022End DateEnd: SundayOct 23, 2022PricePriceUS $525StatusStatusGuaranteed
              Start DateStart: SaturdayOct 29, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayNov 03, 2022PricePriceUS $525StatusStatusGuaranteed
              Start DateStart: MondayOct 31, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayNov 05, 2022PricePriceUS $525StatusStatusGuaranteed
              Frequently Asked Questions
              • Q1. Do I need restricted area permit for Helambu Trek?

                No, you will not need a restricted area permit. Helambu region does not fall under the restricted regions. You can get the permit and even trek on your own in this region.

              • The best time to trek in Helambu is spring (March to June) and autumn (September to December). The temperature is moderate and in these seasons you can have amazing views.

              • It is best that we prepare ourselves for the trek by doing some physical exercises like jogging and exercising regularly. Trekking to the Helambu is relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment.

              • While o trekking you will be provided Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu. Sometimes meals included in the menu may not be available.

              Testimonials
              What Our Clients Say
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                Boss JustinBulgaria,February 14, 2020

                Beautiful Sightseeing Adventure in Langtang

                I just love traveling in Nepal. I have been to this country every summer breaks. This time, I needed something simple, short and close to the capital city, Kathmandu. Helambu trekking of 6 days was just the best choice. With trail filled with waterfalls, mountain valleys, rich culture experience, and sights of developing communities, I just loved the overall journey. Sundarijal forest trails filled with rhododendron, oak and pine were just fun adventure points. My travel agency is the Nepal Trek Adventures. For all my trips, I choose NTA. They have the best customer service and are very cooperative. Oh, mountain views along the monasteries are something to look out for as well. Really great!

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                Freddie PursoltSingapore,January 13, 2020

                Recommendable Trek and Company in Nepal

                I wanted to go to Helambu for a while now. Heard from my friends that the place was filled with monasteries and amazing views of traditional and natural Nepal. So, I wanted to experience it myself. I contacted the NTA, the travel agency my friends recommended who had gone for the trek with their team. Have to say, the trail was just perfect. It has a pristine environment and a quietness that you won’t find anywhere else. The local people are really nice to talk to. Thank you so much for providing me an amazing guide who explained everything just so perfectly. For anyone looking for quick trekking around Kathmandu, Helambu 6 days Trek is definitely the one to move for. You will love the Himalayas and the monasteries around this region. NTA has the best customer service and policy. Highly recommend this trek and the company to all!

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              Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

              Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

              • Small Group Departure
                Small Group Departure

                We run small and manageable group departure during the main season of the year. You can also make your trip private and maintain your own itinerary.

              • Locally Based Leaders
                Locally Based Leaders

                Our locally based team encompasses highly qualified and experienced and friendly and obliging team leaders, who will assist you in making your journey in our country more ravishing.

              • Travel with Confidence
                Travel with Confidence

                Travel with Confidence is something that comes from commitment. Being a legally registered company, we commit to provide best, satisfactory trekking, tour, and expedition.

              • Support Local Communities
                Support Local Communities

                All the tours and trekking that we run are programmed to keep nature safe and sound. We are also a member of different clubs working for the welfare of the community.

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