Helambu Trek - 8 Days

Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Public & Private vehicles
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house)
  • Group Size: 01 to 12 pax
  • Max Elevation: 3,640 meters
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Average Walk: 4 – 6 Hours
  • Best Season: September to November & March to May

Highlights

  • Nearly located trail from the Kathmandu valley.
  • Oak and rhododendron forest.
  • Hyolmo culture of the spirituality.
  • Ethnic settlements and hospitality.
  • Gaurishanker Himalayan range and its surroundings.

About Helambu Trek

Helambu Trekking is a cultural excursion located at the nearest destination from the Kathmandu valley. It is an easy trek that begins through the Shivapuri National Park and takes a circuit trail in the lower part of the Langtang National Park. Trekkers love to do this trek, which does not bring to the altitude sickness and offers the brilliant views of the snow capped Himalayas of the Gaurishanker range.

Trek in the Helambu trail is basically outstanding to explore the diversity of Sherpa culture, which is different than the Sherpa culture of the Khumbu region. The Helambu trek begins from Sundarijal and goes through the dense woods, which is a watershed area. Exploring the cascading waterfalls, the trail leads you through the ethnic Tamang communities. The gentle trail is highly suitable for the family treks and is convenient for the short duration trekkers. Tharepati Pass (3690 meters) is the highest pass of the trail and ultimately it goes down to the culturally significant places as Melamchi Gaon, Tarkeghyang and Sermathang. Helambu valley is named after the Hyolmo culture. You can enjoy the cultural blend of Tibetan Sherpa, monasteries, Chhortens and Mani walls.  The peaceful trail is less crowded than the Annapurna and Everest trail. Few trekkers descend from the Gosaikunda Lake, crossing the Lauribina Pass. The Himalayan views include Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishanker, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa Ri, Gangchenpo, Yala peak, Naya Kanga and the Annapurna Himalayan range.

Adventure Bound Nepal arranges Helambu Trekking with culturally professional guide, suitable itinerary, National Park permit and TIMS card. We arrange transportation required for the trip. Please, feel free to contact us for more details.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Adventure Bound Nepal and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, we give you a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.  

    After the breakfast at the hotel, we drive for an hour to Sundarijal, where the trek begins. The watershed area begins soon and the waterfalls are awesome. From the Shivapuri checkpoint, we begin to ascend towards Chisopani village via Mulkharka and Borlang Bhanjyang, which is populated by the Tamang people. Overnight at lodge.

      Enjoying the scenery of the Gaurishanker Himalayan range, we begin to ascend and cross Pati Bhanjyang (1,830 meters). We cross another pass, named Thankune Bhanjyang and walk continually to Gul Bhanjyang. Passing few Tamang villages, we reach to Kutumsang, where the Langtang National Park office lies. Overnight at lodge.

        Walking through the rhododendron forest, we begin our trek after the breakfast. The waterfall on the trail really entice the trekkers. Passing Kyuola Bhanjyang, we reach to Mangengoth. Then we made a tough climb to the Tharepati Pass, located at 3640 meters altitude, which is a wonderful viewpoint. Overnight at lodge. 

          After the breakfast at Thadepati pass, we descend to Bolgang through the steep trail. Then we ascend to the Melamchi Gaon, located at 2530 meters altitude. The surroundings of Oak and rhododendron forest have given the awesome settings. Then we continually trek down to Tarkeghyang via Tarkado and explore the Gekye Gompa. Overnight at lodge. 

            This is relatively a short and easy walk from Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang. First, we descend to Seti Bhanjyang, continually to Ghangyul and trek down steadily to Sermathang, where the Langtang National Park office lies. This is also the last bus stop in this area. Overnight at lodge. 

              After breakfast, we begin to descend crossing three passes- Nigale Bhanjyang, Kakani Bhanjyang and Pokhari bhanjyang. Then we reach to Melamchi and drive to Kathmandu. Enjoying the impressive views of the terraced fields, River, Himalayas and the lush hills, we arrive ins Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. This amazing trip will be a remarkable experience. Overnight at hotel.

                According to the time of your flight, our Airport representative drops you to the International Airport for your final departure. Thank you for joining us for your trekking in Nepal. See you again.

                  Cost Details

                  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle
                  • 2 nights in 2-3star hotel in Kathmandu Includes breakfast.
                  • Tea house, Lodge accommodation during the trek.
                  • 3 Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
                  • Normal bus transportation (Kathmandu – Sundarijal – Melamchi Pull Bazaar – Kathmandu).
                  • Gov. Licensed experienced helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
                  • First aid medical kit
                  • Langtang National Park Permits fee.
                  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
                  • Government taxes & office service charge
                  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
                  • Travel and rescue insurance.
                  • 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 and cash for visa.)
                  • Personal expenses (Wifi (if any), laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc). 
                  • Extra hotel stays and meals in the city in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
                  • Tips for guides and porters expected.
                  • Any other activities and/or items not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary

                  Useful Information

                  These itineraries are prearranged by their popularity with our previous guests but can easily be customized to accommodate your own schedule and desire.

                  We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: the infamous Chitwan National Park jungle safaris, guided tours through the medieval kingdoms of ancient Nepal , Lumbini (the birthplace of Lord Buddha), mountain flights, world class white water rafting and much more. Let us know what you want and we will make it happen for you.