Helambu short Trekking

Duration: 11 Days

Overview

  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 3400 m | 11,154 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Chisapani - Gul Bhanjyang - Tharepati - Tarke Gyang - Shermathang - Talamarang - Melamchi Bazaar - Kathmandu
  • Best Season March, April, and September to November

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Tour Around Kathmandu.
  • Landscape, local culture, interaction with local peoples.
  • View of Langtang Himalayan ranges, including Annapurna, Jugal Himal, and Gauri Shankar.
  • Charming spot Chisapani, Tharepati for the Himalayan scenery.
  • Spectacular sunrise and sunset, monasteries.
  • Different communities with a majority of Tamang, Gurung, and Sherpa people.

“A trek with an enchanting history, a beauty to explore”

Helambu Trek is the truly serene and perfect goal for a short trek in Nepalit is placed to the north of a piece of Kathmandu valley. It is the shortest trek in Nepal which offers you the unspoiled nature and simplicity. This trek being close to Kathmandu is nothing like it but is totally different. The Hyolmo culture followed by people in the High mountains is the main culture around here. This trek is the most diverse trek providing you with the purest form of nature with Rhododendron forest, bamboo forest, pristine snow-capped mountains, and majestic waterfalls.

The highest point of the trek is Tharepati which is elevated at an altitude of 3460m. From the Tharepati you can have brilliant perspectives of Langtang, Ganesh Himalayan range, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Mt. Shisapangma as well as Paanch Pokhari. Likewise, you will get to pass along charming greeneries and faunas with the differing extent of splendid green valley rhododendron timberlands and far off the skyline of the cold top. Helambu Trek is a quite simple and pleasant trek, you can take transport or private transport from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Lovely waterfall with verities of vegetation, rhododendron backwoods through Shivapuri. Watershed natural life store rising through strolling to Chisapani 2,194m. From here you can have the fabulous perspectives of the Langtang Himalayan ranges,Annapurna Himalayan ranges, Ganesh Himal, and Everest Himalayan go along the way we can see numerous Tamang towns.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off at our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.

On the second day of arrival, we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast, every guest needs to arrive at the Company to review their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip we will be taking our guests for a cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley.

The destination for sightseeing includes Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

After an early breakfast, we start our journey with an hour's drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu. Once we reach Sundarijal we will commence our hike through beautiful waterfalls in the Sivapuri watershed and wildlife reserve. Continuing, we will take an uphill trail until Chisopani where you can see the mountain views and the beautiful sunrise on the Himalayas.

Today’s route includes Pati Bhanjyang and the inhabitation of Brahmans and Chhetri’s. The path follows a steep ascend up to Chipling at (2,170 m). During climbing a staircase you can see many interesting Buddhist Money stones. After a 200 m climb, we will pass Gul Bhanjyang, which also has Tamang village located and elevated at the height of 2,285 m. We will be staying at Gul Bhanjyang for overnight.

In order to reach the final stop for the day you need to pass through the Langtang National Park. So, you will be entering the Langtang National Park and climbing uphill passing through the juniper, pine, and rhododendron forests. Once we cover certain elevations we will notice some snow on our path.

The view of snow and rhododendron forest is truly inspiring and beautiful. Today we will be reaching the highest elevation of the trek. As we pass through a narrow trail crossing the Mengen Goth village we will reach the Tharepati. From here you can enjoy the stunning view of Gosainkunda and Langtang peaks. We will be staying overnight at a guest house in Tharepati.

Today's trek will lead you towards the Tarke Gyang. Tarke Gyang is the largest village in this region. You can explore the unique culture of people. But before reaching the Take Gyang there are a lot of things waiting to be explored.

As you descend through the Tharepati along the dense forest you will reach the first village of Helambu i.e. Melamchi guan. You will also get a chance to cross the wooden suspension bridge. You will encounter a small waterfall before getting to Melamchi guan. We then will move forward to Tarke Gyang our final stop for the day. We will be staying overnight in a guest house at Tarke Gyang.

Today’s trail mostly includes the plains so you don’t have to struggle much for going towards Shermathang. If you are trekking Helambu is the time of Spring then you can encounter the most stunning and beautiful view of the Rhododendron forest with lots of Rhododendron blooming. Other than that, you will encounter the Mani walls, and Chortens everywhere, and the view of mountains with these Chortens and Mani walls is super exciting. Today you will also be able to explore the Sherpa village their way of life and their unique culture.

Our final stop for the day is Talamarang and this place has beautiful landscapes covered by fields. This valley has fertile soil. The valley is covered by crops and vegetables such as paddy, wheat, potatoes, etc. lower land of this region is habituated by Brahmans, Chettri’s, and Newars. After crossing a suspension bridge, you will visit Mahankal (1,130 m). we will be staying overnight at a guest house in Talamarang.

Crossing Talamarang River you will reach Rati Bhanjyang. There is a number of streams, waterfalls, and a variety of landscape that will blow your mind. Finally, you come to the large town called Shermathang (2,620 m), where the Langtang National park office will ask the trekkers for a park entrance permit. If you follow the opposite route, the Shermathang offers a number of places to stay for tourists, more than at Melamchi Bazaar. The bazaar is located at the convergence of the Melamchi and Indravati rivers. You can buy unique things at the bazaar for any memoirs of the Helambu Trip.

Wake up to the rural hills of the Langtang Region for the last time. After finishing up with your breakfast. You will then drive through the winding rough roads to get to the capital city of Kathmandu. We will guide you to the hotel premises and then let the trek come to a stop. You can use your free time in Kathmandu either by roaming or resting at your hotel. Then in the evening, we will conduct a small farewell dinner as a token of gratitude for choosing us as your travel companion.

    On the last day of our trip, representatives of Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition will drive you to the airport according to your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

    Meeting you has been such a wonderful experience, and we do hope our relationship will keep going long.

    We hope that you enjoyed Helambu Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts of Nepal.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, duffel, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • Langtang National Park Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Excluded

    • Personal 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 in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Helambu Trekking, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. We put our every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places). 

    In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of Helambu Trekking are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have other options like traveling through private vehicles such as cars or van.

    You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded from our package. You can send us an inquiry for the latest price details for private transportation and flight tickets.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Helambu Trekking. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.   

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The Helambu Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

    Why Book With Us?

    • Best price
    • Best safety records
    • Easy payment processing
    • Customizable trips as per your needs
    • Departure for every booking
    • Best customer care
    • Specialized care and considerations
    • Easy cancellation conditions

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the flight. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.

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