Helambu Trek

Duration: 9 Days

Helambu Trek is a lower altitude trek in the Langtang region. It is the nearest trekking to the Kathmandu valley. It is straightly linked with the local communities, who are the indigenous groups of Nepal. Sherpa, Tamang and other groups populate this region. Trekkers can explore the local villages and their traditions, including garments, foods, and drinks. Himalayas, green hills and other natural speculates further allure you to enjoy the god gifted ecstasy.

Trek to Helambu valley begins from Sundarijal, after a short drive west of Kathmandu. It is a watershed area, which has become a place of attraction for the urban people. The trekking trail is comprehensive and easy. Passing wonderful Mulkharka, you reach to Chisapani, which is the first camp and a better place to stay. Crossing the green hills and gorge, you arrive at Kutumsang and Tharepati pass. Tharepati is a tough walk, which has got a hat falling steep ascending trail. The sceneries of Dorje Lhakpa and the Langtang panoramas are seen fabulous. Helambu valley is named from the Hyolmo community, who is the indigenous group of Nepal. Sherpa people of this valley are entirely different than of the Khumbu valley. From Tharepati pass, you walk to Tarkeghyang, Sermathang and to conclude in Melamchi Pul Bazaar. SermaTang is a Sherpa village where we can explore the beautiful monastery with the beautiful Jugal Himal in the north face of the village. 

This short and exciting Helambu valley trekking is an ideal trek, which is suitable for the seniors and children equally. Adventure Club Trek manages all the required paper works and Langtang National Park entry permit and leads you to this culturally significant valley located in the lower Langtang region. Please, contact us for more details.

Trip Highlights:

  • Katmandu valley cultural sightseeing tour
  • Drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu
  • Discover the lifestyle and tradition of Langtang –helambu region
  • Exploring the unique Buddhist culture and tradition
  • Witnessing the floras and faunas of Helambu
  • Shivapuri National park

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (1,300m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Cultural sightseeing tour / Preparation for the trek
  • Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (1,350m) Trek to Chisapani (2,300m) : 4 hours trek . Drive 1 hour
  • Day 04: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2,446m) : 6 /7 hours trek
  • Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati (3,650m) : 6 hours trek
  • Day 06: Trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2560m) : 6 hours trek
  • Day 07: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m) : 3 /4 hours trek
  • Day 08: Trek from Sermathang to Malemche Puul Bazaar : 3 /4 hours trek : Drive to Kathmandu - 3 hours
  • Day 09: Transfer to the international airport for final flight departure

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 5 nights’ accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge (tea house)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu--  Sundarijal - Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS).
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All Government and Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • Trip Duration 9 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu and lodge, and teahouses during the trek.
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