Trip Fact

Trip Duration 9 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Accomodation Teahouse
Price US $ 690
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 3650
Per Day Walking 4 - 6 Hours
Best Season March, April, and September to November
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Trip Highlights

  • You will lose at least 5-10 lbs 
  • It is one of the easiest and shortest treks of the country.
  • Tourist with small time limit can try this trail.
  • The region is popular for Buddhist monasteries and sweet apples.
  • Observe culture, tradition and life style of Hyolmo people.

Helambu anti clockwise trekking is a differently customized itinerary prepared by Nepal Trek Adventures, starting from Melamchi Bazaar at a reasonable cost. Helambu is popular for these things: Buddhist monasteries, sweet apples, Tamang and Hyolmo culture and also is combined with Langtang region. Helambu Trekking is one of the easiest and shortest treks of the country located on the north of Kathmandu. It is a nice trek for those trekkers who want to explore typical Hyolmo cultural of Nepal. Helambu trail is a short trek of around eight days. The word Helambu is driven by the word Hyolmo. Normally, the trekking begins from Sundarijal and goes passing Chisopani, Hyolmo, Kutumsang, Mangengoth, Tharepati, Melamchigaun, Nakote and Hyolmo, Tarkegyang.

After Tarkegyang you will have two options, one follow footpath for Sermathang and the other bus route to Kiultapkakharka. Both the ways ultimately meet at Melamchi from where one can get back to Kathmandu by bus. But Nepal Trek Adventures has revised this itinerary completely in the different way, which starts from Melamchi Bazar and ends at Sundarijal. It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach Melamchi Bazaar and walking for 3 hours in your first day's trekking up to Kakani village. Likewise, the trail follows, Gangjawal, Melamchi Gaon, Mangengoth, Chisapani, and Sundarijal. The trekking covers the maximum height of 3,510 m.

Helambu Trekking is combined with Langtang region, the trail is separated from Tharepati, following Ghopte and crossing Gosaikunda pass and lakes meeting at Lama Hotel via Thulo Syabru and Shin Gomba of Langtang valley trek. The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La pass and descends to the Melamchi valley where around 10,000 Hyolmo people reside. The Nepal Government recognized Hyolmo as one of the indigenous groups among 59 with their distinct cultural identity. Some Hyolmo also considers themselves as Helambu Sherpa. Their main religion is Tibetan Buddhism. As a marriage ritual, Hyolmo used to steal bride but this is no longer in practice in recent days.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and our staff will transfer you to hotel
  • Day 02:Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Day 03:Drive to Melamchi Bazaar and Trek to Kakani (1996 Meter)
  • Day 04:Kakani to Gangjawal (2770 Meter)
  • Day 05:Gangjawal to Melamchi Gaon (2530 Meter)
  • Day 06:Melamchi Gaon to Mangengoth (3220 Meter)
  • Day 07:Mangengoth to Chisapani (2215 Meter)
  • Day 08:Chisopani to Sundarijal and Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 09:Fly back to your country or Extension of your trip

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and our staff will transfer you to hotel On your arrival, representatives of NTA will receive you from Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02:Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley We officially begin our tour from this day. Our guide will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Kathmandu. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will observe more than 500 years old Nepalese art and culture. Swayambhunath also was known as Monkey Temple is a popular tourist destination that you will visit. Pashupatinath (Hindus’ greatest temple) is another place you will visit on this day. Bouddhanath, which is in walk-in distance from Pashupatinath, will be another spot of your visit. It is one of the largest stupas of South Asia.
  • Day 03:Drive to Melamchi Bazaar and Trek to Kakani (1996 Meter) Drive from Kathmandu in a private transportation to Melamchi Bazaar, which takes around (3-4 hours). We will have a quick lunch over there and start the first day of trekking to Kakani. This day you will walk only 3 hours, as it is your first day of the trekking. Overnight at Kakani
  • Day 04:Kakani to Gangjawal (2770 Meter) Early morning after having your breakfast at a tea house in Kakani, you will be prepared to start your long day hiking uphill to Gangjawal via crossing the Sherpa villages Sermathang. We immerse ourselves in the local culture, taking time out to meet the people of the area and understand their lifestyle and customs. After lunch at Sermathang, we will be heading towards Gangjawal Villages.
  • Day 05:Gangjawal to Melamchi Gaon (2530 Meter) This is the short day of our trekking. We will be exploring the Rhododendron forest while walking and also temple and monasteries as getting up to the valley Tarke Gyang at 2620m, which is the largest village in Helambu. Gokye gompa, Sherpa villages with stone houses are the attraction of the day. And we will be heading toward to Melamchi Gaon. This is in height of 2530 meter, where you will find splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas.
  • Day 06:Melamchi Gaon to Mangengoth (3220 Meter) This day begins with uphill climbing up to Tharepati crossing fir, oak and rhododendron forests. No tea shops or any drinks are not available on the way until reaching to Tharepati, which is a walk of about 3 to 4 hours. After climbing of almost 1000 meters, you will reach the Tharepati top. Having a lunch over there, viewing Langtang mountain ranges and several other mountains, you will be descending to a place named Mangengoth. Overnight at Mangengoth
  • Day 07:Mangengoth to Chisapani (2215 Meter) Walking most of the downhill's, crossing many Tamang villages, gompas, monasteries and forests you will be reaching Chisapani. On the way the popular villages as like, Kutumsang, Golphubhanjyang, Chippling and Thankune Bhanjyang lies and also the stone paved trials also makes this trek mesmerizing at all. We will be reaching to Chisapani. Overnight at Chisapani.
  • Day 08:Chisopani to Sundarijal and Drive to Kathmandu Today is that last day of our trekking, walking downhill passing through several local villages, paddy fields, Mulkarkha and Shivapuri National park will bring you down to Sundarijal. Besides that, the pipeline which supplies drinking water to the Kathmandu valley is seen on the way. Upon reaching Sundarijal bazaar we will be catching our transportation, a drive of about 15 Km to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Hotel after our farewell dinner at Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Day 09:Fly back to your country or Extension of your trip Our trip concludes today or you might extend your trip to desired places in Nepal. In the end, our representative of NTA will take you to the airport.

Cost Includes

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (3 star or similar)
  • 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

Cost Excludes

  • 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
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    Sometimes intuition, or gut instinct, leads you to make the right decision.  I met marketing staff’s of NTA in the streets of Thamel and like many others, he gave me a business card and invited my husband and me to visit their office and discuss our travel plans. There are so many touts on the streets of Thamel but NTA’s staff open friendly manner won the day. After entering to the office we found Manager is thorough, his services reliable and very affordable and his staff and a team of guides and porters are friendly, trustworthy and committed to caring for their clients. They skillfully organize all the details for a successful trip - pickups, buses, hotels, tour activities, a checklist for trekking requirements and, of course, wonderful treks. His team organized an everything for us like- Chitwan National Park, Pokhara, The Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the Helambu trek.  What an experience! Chitwan was amazing and our only regret was that we did not allow more time there after our organized activities to relax and explore the local villages more. Yes, we were tired at the end of both treks but every aching muscle and sore toe was well worth it. We trekked through some of the most spectacular scenery that either of us has ever seen. The climax was, of course, Annapurna Sanctuary. It is a very special place and definitely a fitting home for the gods!  The old adage holds out – no pain, no gain. We felt blessed! Trekking is a great way to get a real feel of Nepal, its countryside, its villages, its people and its magnificent mountains. I am so glad that we have had the opportunity and time to have had these wonderful experiences. A big thanks you, once again, to Manager, to our wonderful guide and friend on both treks, and our incredible porters. Don't leave it to intuition of gut instinct like I had to, but take my advice and put your trust in the hands of Manager and the wonderful staff at NTA.

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    Just returned from Helambu trek with both legs aching but the heart filled with so much satisfaction and joy. Rajendra is the happiest, most cheerful person I have traveled with. Many times he lifts my load just by his smile. Dhana my guide was quite supporting me every step of the way and encouraging me throughout the challenging Ascents. I could not have done this trip without these two!! Also, Dhana and Raj did not hurry me and let me trek at my own peace. This made my journey more enjoyable than reading my destinations.

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    Helambu trek and Chitwan Park October 2011i started emailing Binod of NTA months before we arrived in Nepal and from the very beginning, the service was great. Emails were timely and his suggestions were important and we never felt like he was trying to force unwanted tours on us! Finally, we arrived and nothing changed we felt very welcome here and loved meeting some of his staff. Our guide (Dhana ) and porter (Bikash ) were amazing troopers and so much fun to spend days with the laughter never stopped! I think other trekkers and guides were jealous of our fun! Dhannyabad Binod and the rest of the NTA gang for their kindness and ensuring our whole trip went accordingly to plan Ta-Ta!

Size of Trekking Group

For Helambu Trek, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.He

Accommodations

While on trek, we will spend six nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 250 US.

Meals

During our Helambu Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks. 
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

Getting Visa for Nepal

You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months. 
For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking
13 November, 2018 21 November, 2018 US$ 690 Available
15 November, 2018 23 November, 2018 US$ 690 Available
17 November, 2018 25 November, 2018 US$ 690 Available
19 November, 2018 27 November, 2018 US$ 690 Available
21 November, 2018 29 November, 2018 US$ 690 Available
23 November, 2018 01 December, 2018 US$ 690 Available
26 November, 2018 04 December, 2018 US$ 690 Available
28 November, 2018 06 December, 2018 US$ 690 Available
30 November, 2018 08 December, 2018 US$ 690 Available
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