Helambu trekking is very famous to explore Red Panda an endangered animal of Nepal located north from Kathmandu city, the capital of Nepal. This is under an easy trek section, not very demanding route and best for people who are traveling within a week.
Furthermore, hike to Helambu is a lush region to the North of Kathmandu inhabited by Sherpas and Tamang people although the Sherpas of this region differ in their practices from their cousins in the Everest region.
Helambu trekking passes through some beautiful and interesting tiny villages and you might see some of the wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys, Himalayan wild goat and particularly birds and wildflowers along the routes.
Not only this but also you can see the best view of Langtang range including Dorje Lakpa, Naya kanga and enjoy with the cultural blend of Tibetan Sherpa hospitality. Exploring Helambu trekking can be done at any time throughout the year.
An easy Helambu village trek or Helambu trekking combines with the great scenery of Tallest Langtang and Ganesh Himal family, beautiful landscapes and Tibetan Buddhism Cultural and Natural heritages starting from 2600 m low elevation to 5500 meters with relatively short distances at a more relaxed pace. Langtang trail offers comfortable accommodation with delicious cuisines run by the local inhabitants where you can touch the local hospitality.
Not only this but also you can experience in Helambu trek as off The Beaten Path trail, Low-risk factors, financially cheaper, unspoiled culture and natural biodiversity, beautiful mountain scenery, Buddhist Monasteries…etc. Helambu village trekking begins from Sundarijal and it includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Chisapani hill station, abundant flora, and fauna explore Hinduism & Buddhism culture, Panoramic views of snow covered mountains including Dorje Lhakpa, Walk through the Helambu valley. Mountains rise soaring toward the sky.
Helambu trek/hiking is suitable for any walker looking for something a less than challenging which does not require you to have any previous trekking experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
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Day 01:Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel,B/B Plan
Day 02:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB), B/B Plan
Day 03:Kathmandu to Chisapani (2215m/7,265 ft), 5 hours walking
Day 04:Trek to Kutumasang (2470 m/8,101 ft), 6 hours
Day 05:Trek to Tharepati (3510 m/11,513 ft) hill station, 6 hours
Day 06:Trek to Tarkeghyang (2600 m/8,528 ft), 8 hours
Day 07:Trek down hill to Talamarang (960 m/3,148 ft), 7 hours
Day 08:Drive back to Kathmandu, 5 hours
Day 09:Leisure day in Kathmandu, B/B Plan
Day 10:Final departure
Our trek to Helambu circuit is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the Thadepati hill station. The particular route is designed for World explorer in a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.
Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you brief information about Helambu trekking.
Day 02: Kathmandu city World Heritage sites tour, roughly 7 hours.
We start our day trip on world heritage sites inside of Kathmandu city with our professional tourist guide Ammar Guni. Today’s sightseeing trip we especially includes Boudhanath Stupa (also known as the oldest stupa of Nepal), Pashupatinath temple (holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati), Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square (recognized as a Hanuman dhoka durbar square) and Syambhunath Stupa (known as monkey temple). And transfer to back to hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Chisapani (2,215m / 7,265 ft), 5 hours walking
Chisapani area trekking or tour conducts from Sundarijal Bazaar, where you see a small dam and a hydroelectricity station in the northeast corner of the Kathmandu valley. The walk leads to a climb through subtropical and oak forest and on to Mulkharka, a scattered Tamang village. The trail again ascends through oak forest to a pass called Burling Bhanjyang. After reaching the ridge, the trek continues to descend to Chisopani where we stay overnight. Chisapani offers fabulous panoramic views of the Jugal mountain range including Langtang, Ganesh in the far east and Manaslu, Annapurna towards far west. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumasang (2,470 m/8,101 ft), 6 hours
Trek to kutumasang continues a lot of ups and downs but good level crosses meadows and fields. Patibhanjyang is on a saddle at the bottom of the ridge at 1770m. This is a Brahmin and Chhetri village with a few shops and hotels. The trail heads north out of the Patibhanjyang along the forested ridge and then descends to a large chorten, the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. This is a delightful, classic hill village. Again, the trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The trail then descends to Kutumasang at 2470m for the overnight stay.
Day 05: Trek to Tharepati (3,510 m/11,512 ft) hill station, 6 hours
The trail climbs above Kutumasang on a steep through rough hill walking, mostly through rhododendron and fir forests where there are no permanent settlements. The trail goes further descends to Magen Goth (3150m) and ascend up than finally, we reach at Tharepati for an overnight stay. Therepati hill station offers the scenic Himalayan view of almost whole Langtang range.
Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,600 m/ 8528 ft), 8 hours
We continue east descending steeply down a ravine. The vegetation changes to large firs, then to oaks and rhododendron. Crossing a stream on a suspension bridge, the trail makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village Melachigaon (2530m).
From Melamchigaon, the trail continues to descend to the Melamchi river. Once across the suspension bridge, the trail begins climbing up the other side of the valley towards Tarkeghyang. It is a long climb to this picturesque village at 2600m. Tarkeghyang is the largest settlements of Helambu. It is a good place to rest and stay overnight.
Day 07: Trek downhill to Talamarang (960 m/ 3,148 ft), 7 hours
Leaving Tarkeghyang, the trail sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty village of Gangjwal 2500 meter. From the edge of the ridge but then continues at the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing a number of streams, waterfalls, and landslides. Finally, it reaches Talamarang where we stay overnight.
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu, 5 hours
Early morning we take a local bus (private vehicle cost an extra) back to Kathmandu city. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives.
Day 09: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
About Helambu trek or Helambu trekking price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
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We can organize private Helambu trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Jan 05, 2019 – Jan 14, 2019
Jan 10, 2019 – Jan 19, 2019
Jan 15, 2019 – Jan 24, 2019
Jan 20, 2019 – Jan 29, 2019
Jan 30, 2019 – Feb 09, 2019
Feb 05, 2019 – Feb 14, 2019
Feb 10, 2019 – Feb 19, 2019
Feb 15, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
Feb 20, 2019 – Feb 29, 2019
Feb 25, 2019 – March 04, 2019
Mar 05, 2019 – March 14, 2019
Mar 10, 2019 – March 19, 2019
Mar 15, 2019 – March 24, 2019
Mar 20, 2019 – March 29, 2019
Mar 25, 2019 – April 04, 2019
Mar 30, 2019 – April 09, 2019
April 10, 2019 – April 19, 2019
April 25, 2019 – May 04, 2019
April 30, 2019 – May 09, 2019
May 10, 2019 – May 19, 2019
May 15, 2019 – May 24, 2019
May 20, 2019 – May 29, 2019
May 25, 2019 – June 04, 2019
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept. 19, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 24, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Sept. 29, 2019
Sept. 30, 2019 – Sept 08, 2019
Oct. 05, 2019 – Oct. 14, 2019
Oct. 10, 2019 – Oct 19, 2019
Oct. 15, 2019 – Oct. 24, 2019
Oct. 18, 2019 – Oct. 27, 2019
Oct. 20, 2019 – Oct. 29, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019 – Nov. 03, 2019
Oct. 30, 2019 – Nov. 09, 2019
Nov. 05, 2019 – Nov. 14, 2019
Nov. 10, 2019 – Nov. 19, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019 – Nov. 24, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019 – Nov. 29, 2019
Nov. 25, 2019 – Dec. 04, 2019
Nov. 30, 2019 – Dec. 08, 2019
Dec. 01, 2019 – Dec. 09, 2019
Dec. 05, 2019 – Dec. 14, 2019
Dec. 10, 2019 – Dec. 19, 2019
Dec. 20, 2019 – Dec. 29, 2019
Dec. 25, 2019 – Jan. 03, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight’s details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Helambu valley trek?
Answer: Actually for Helambu trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on express Helambu trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a comfortable bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses along the routes in Helambu trekking have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Helambu trekking?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on short Helambu trekking?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Helambu trekking?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Helambu trekking?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on paying an extra cost.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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