Helambu Trek: Remote yet Accessible Trek

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Region
Langtang Region
Distance
64 km
Start / End Point
Sundarijal/Melamchi Pool Bazar
Duration
7 Nights 8 Days
Max. Altitude
3650m
Meals Included
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Group Size
2-50
Nature of Trek
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season
March-May August-November
Trip Code
LT-HT
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Transporation
Jeep / bus
Grade
Moderate

Overview

Helambu Trek is all about exploring the natural splendour and well-preserved culture in the undisturbed and unadulterated environment of Langtang. Being the less travelled trail, the Helambu region has been able to maintain its cultural uniqueness intact. An amazing short trekking experience near Kathmandu valley, Helambu Trek offers a blend of nature and adventure. The route is famous for its natural beauty, stunning views, and intriguing cultures. In addition, it will take you to some untouched and unspoiled parts of central Nepal.

Why you will love the Helambu Trek?
    • Excellent views of the Trans Himalaya.
    • Superb mountain views from Tharepati.
    • The culture of Sherpa and Tamang and various Buddhist Monasteries.
    • City guided tour in UNESCO world heritage sites.

Helambu Trek- Remote yet Accessible

Helambu Trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu, and it merely takes about a week to complete this fantastic trek. We will see some rare birds, wildlife, and plants as we tread through the Langtang Valley. Moreover, the ancient villages of Chisopani, Sermathang, and Kutumsang, among others, will inspire a unique perspective of Nepali Culture.

It also involves trekking through the Shivapuri National Park and witnessing some spectacular views of beautiful mountains. These snow-capped mountains include Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal. Furthermore, with vibrant valleys and lovely rhododendron forests, it is almost an ideal short trek.

An Intermingling of Culture and Adventure

Helambu Trek begins from Sundarijal, which is merely an hour's drive away from Kathmandu. We walk for about an hour from Sundarijal to reach Shivapuri National Park.

Then, we pass through the villages of Chisopani, Thadepati, Kutumsang, and Sermanthang. The final destination of Helambu Trek is Melamchi Pul Bazaar. We will come back to Kathmandu after traversing thick forests, beautiful farmlands, and stunning monasteries.

The highest point of the trek is Tharepati Pass, which is at an altitude of 3,650 meters. So, there is no danger of altitude sickness. Moreover, this trek can be combined with Gosaikunda Lake, as others may recognize it as Gosaikunda Helambu Trek. Furthermore, the trails can be modified and for that, the Helambu Trek Itinerary will be of great help to forming your plan.

How Hard is This Trek?

Helambu Trekking can be counted among the fairly easy treks when compared to other long treks in Nepal. The trek is accessible to all age groups because the trekking trails are easy to traverse and physically less demanding. This trek fits perfectly for beginners and children. Also, we don't need any training plan for the trek.

Helambu Trek: Remote yet Accessible Trek Photo

Helambu Trek Itinerary:

  1. day 1

    Arrival at Airport

  2. day 2

    Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2300 m)

  3. day 3

    Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446 m)

  4. day 4

    Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650 m)

  5. day 5

    Thadepati to Tarkeghyang (2560 m)

  6. day 6

    Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2610 m)

  7. day 7

    Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and Drive back to Kathmandu

  8. day 8

    Farewell Day

Helambu Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • Set breakfast, during the trek.
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
    • Duffle bag for trekking.
    • First aid medical kit.
    • Langtang National Park Permits fee.
    • TIMS Fee – Trekker’s Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permit).
    • Government taxes & office service charge.

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • Excluded lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.).
  • Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other.
  • personal expenses.
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.

Note: You can include Lunch and Dinner within the package itself, with an extra cost of 15$ - 20$ per day.

Why choose North Nepal Travel and Trek for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Our team consists of local guides who are best trained, certified and have many years of experience. They are easy to communicate with and friendly. You will definitely love their service and friendly nature. They are trained to efficiently handle any bad situation due to any circumstances.

Our travel package can be customized as per your need and the number of days you have for trekking. Our package includes all the charges for food, accommodation, guide, porter, permits, and many more. We will also be taking care of the insurance, food, accommodation and medical care of our guides and porters. Our valuable trekkers’ and our staff’s satisfaction is our top priority.

Written by: Mohan Bhandari

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