The Helambu trek is located nearby Kathmandu about 75 km north of Kathmandu valley. The region is the home for Hyolmo people and trek goes from Sundariji to Melamchipul in a relatively low altitude.
Helambu Trek is specially designed for travelers who are looking for fewer travel areas nearby Kathmandu. This is the beaten trail and short best Nepal trekking, And the trails are blissfully famous for their outstanding natural beauty because of their fascinating culture, and favorable climates.
The trails passing through dense forests and traditional Buddhist villages. With the mountain views which are genuinely inspiring. You will walk into the Tamang people village with dramatic ridges. Enjoy the lush forests of rhododendron, Conifers, and oak. This trail also goes through mountain cattle grazing on rich alpine pastures. Under the watchful eyes of their herders.
Helambu Circuit Trek has easy access from Kathmandu and the trek takes 6 days, so it is the best trip. For those trekkers who do not have a long holiday on a Nepal trip. The trail to Helambu starts from Sundarijal and climbing with Shivapuriridge. You can see the great views of the central Himalayas from the region. This Helambu Circuit Trek is in the Langtang National Park we will walk some part of it till Tharepati. The Langtang National park has rare birds, wildlife, and different unique plants and flowers. During the trek, We will walk through the small villages of Chisopani, Kutumsang, and also Melamchi.
The Helambu circuit trekking region is about 80 km from Kathmandu. certainly, Helambu circuit Trek should not take more than a week of yours. The route can be best chosen as an extension to your trip to Nepal. If you only have a limited time in the country. Sometimes, the short trip is the best one as it does not result in much exhaustion. Thus, the trip is reasonably perfect for those who are restricted by time and health conditions. Or, the Helambu circuit trip might not require a reason at all.
The place is quite remote and is maintained by the native Hyolmo people. If you’re wondering what Hyolmo people are, they are known to be indigenous people of the Eastern Himalayan Region. By nature, they are neighborly – friendly and would love to see you visit their homeland. You might find them unfamiliar as they somehow look like Tibetans.
The trekking begins from Sundarijal from an elevation of 135om and ends at Melamchi Bazaar which is about 850m. During the trek, we will go to the highest point of the trek till Tharepani 3650 which provides the best mountain view.
We start our Helambu Circuit Trek with a drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal [1,390 m/4,560 ft.] and initiate the trek from the point. The course takes you through some of the earnest viewpoints that provide you striking sights of the surrounding places which are beautiful themselves. Chisopani, Hyolmo, Kutumsang, Magin Goth, Tharepati, Melamchi Gaun, Nakota, and also Take gang are some of them. Most of the time, you’ll arrive at places habituated by people and meadows scattered with local animals.
There are greeneries everywhere in Nepal. And you won’t lack another form of natural beauties too. Beautifully shining high in the Himalayas, rough rocky trails, isolated landscapes, and remote settlements are what people have always admired in the country.
In short, this beautiful short trek is an enduring course for your holiday. It includes the cultural taste of Tibetan influence, green vegetation, sights of local animals, Get the best close panoramic views of the Himalayas, homely hospitality everywhere. Furthermore, you can have some of the miracles of nature that you would nowhere else get to see. People’s reviews are what make us delighted in our motherland. If you wish to take a look at some of them, you may get into the testimonial section to read about everything that our previous visitors have said about us, the country, and their visit to their favorite places.
During the Helambu trek, the main attractions are also The Sherpa village such as Tarkeghyang. As it is a charming enclave of farmers and yak herders. They are different from the Sherpas of the Khumbu region and have a unique culture. We go along the south ridge through Sermathang. The Kathmandu drinking water project is going to get from this mega-project via a series of tunnels. We can also get the best experience of the Yolmo culture of high mountain villages. Excellent views of lonely high mountains, and watch enthralled as the farmers. As they toil in the fields using handmade tools and teams of water buffalo.
The Helambu circuit trek is very pleasant and moderate as the altitude is not very high compared to other trekking in Nepal. Helambu trek altitude starts from Sundarijal from ate the height of 1350 meters and ends in Melamchi pull Bazaar an altitude of 850 meters). The highest altitude of this trek itinerary takes us to the height of 3597 meters at Tharepati village. The amazing countryside is filled with Buddhist monasteries, pilgrimage, and delicious apples. There are many teahouse accommodations along the route. The trail resulting in Chisopani starts with the tangible steps alongside the pipeline trail which brings water to Kathmandu. after short uphill hiking, we arrive at the small town of Mulkharka which is 600 meters above Sundarijal.
The trail climbs further to Chisopani, at an altitude of (2300 meters) from Mulkharka which offers amazing Himalayan views across the valley. Gradually the trail runs right down to Paati Bhanjyang at an altitude of (1770 meters). Again from Chip ling (2170 meters), the trail climbs up to a pass at an altitude of 2470 meters before descending to Thodang Bettini (2250 meters) forested ridge. We will follow the descending trail to a Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang, a hill village at an altitude of 2140 meters.
This is ideal for those people that don’t have much time in Nepal or would really like to short and medium-altitude trekking. People who have a short time less than a week can do the trek which starts in Kathmandu. Walking through the incredible villages like Gul bhanjyang at an altitude of (2620M). From here descending a touch to succeed in Kutumsang village at an altitude of 2470 meters.
While you are on the trail of the Helambu trek having a good trekking map is essential. Everest route is a famous and well-traveled trekking region in Nepal. The Helambu trek map provides detailed information and major things insight and clear pictures of the mountains. You can buy a different map for this trek most popular one is the map of The Himalayan Map House, Helambu map, which can be purchased in Kathmandu trekking store or can buy online also.
The route map of the Helambu trek goes from Kathmandu Sndarijal. the first night we sleep at Chisapani. , Kutumsang, Tharepati-Timbu, and back to Melamchi if you have a longer time you can use the route map of Tarkeghyang, Shermathang also. the trail is heading vias Tamang and Sherpa villages with their beautiful Buddhist monasteries. The views of the mountains are amazing, We can see the Langtang Lirung, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal peak, Rolwaling, and Gauri Shankar on this route map. Enjoy the best views on snow-crowned mountains. If we are also trekking in the winter, can have a chance to see the Losar celebration which is a part of traditional mountain Nepali life.
With the help of a trekking map, you can gain information that is reliable and necessary while choosing your routes. the map gives you a clear idea of the different short trips and side trips along the trail. there are short cut ways on the route and can drive to Kathmandu from various points also. So get the best map while you are in the Helambu region.
Helambu Gosaikunda trek is a more demanding route nowadays. It is also the most easily accessible trekking route from Kathmandu valley.
We will enjoy walking in the forests of sub-alpine vegetation. We will pass by the dense oak and pine forests on the trail which looks fascinating. If you are trekking in the spring season the areas are cover by the rhododendrons form a spectacular display. The people here are of Tibetan origin and call themselves Sherpa although they are quite distinct from the Sherpas of the Everest region both in language and customs. We will also encounter the large numbers here are the Tamang people who also originated in Tibet but settled in Nepal considerably earlier than Sherpas.
We will cross the Gosaikunda pass and arrive at the Helambu part. From Tharepati we can trek to Melamchi pul bazaar with enjoying the local monasteries and Sherpa people different from than Everest region. Furthermore, we can come to Chisopani and drive back to Kathmandu.
Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek route is one of the less travel trekking trails in Nepal. This is combined of three regions Langtang valley, Gosaikunda lake, and another Helambu region. We can finish the trek in about 15 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. This trekking route lies on the north of the Kathmandu Valley and is classified as moderate and will take you from the banks of the Bhote Kosi River through the Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa and a day hike to Tsergori.
After we will trek to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, crossing the Gosaikulda pass, and will arrive at the and the Hyolmo villages of Helambu. During the trek, we will experience the local culture with the stunning mountain views, travel through lush forests, and sleep in Nepali tea houses on this Himalayan adventure. This trek route is famous for its own natural beauty, local Tamang and Sherpa people culture, its wonderful climate, and magnificent views of the snowy mountains. The main region to trek in this Langtang Gosaikudna and Helambu Trek is because it is less crowded even in peak season. The best season to trek for Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu regions are in season spring and autumn.
Gosaikunda Helambu trek trails start from Dhunche and race through the dense forest and lower village Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa. This is which is a famous destination for its oldest Monastery and Traditional cheese factory. From the lower region, the trail traces to the 2nd highest pass of the region Laurebina Pass. The pass is the serene place from where the green rolling hills, scattered villages, and coruscating peaks appear fascinating and appealing. With a cautious walk along the pass, the trail leads to the most sacred lakes of the region Gosaikunda Lake which is even visited by the national pilgrims during Janai Purnima in August.
This trek region also has numerous lakes like Saraswoti Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, Surya Kunda, Ganesh Kunda, etc; and during this trek, we can witness all these lakes while walking through the trails to Ghopte village. While returning back to Kathmandu from Gosaikunda tracing Helambu valley trails, we need to cross some bridges, cliffs, small passes, and Bhanjyang of Ghopte, Tharepati, and Kutumsang villages.
This is a moderate grade trek crossing the 4610m height. Trekking in the Langtang region is blissful and it is comparatively easier than other trek regions of Nepal. This trek is suitable for everybody and no technical training or trekking experience is needed.
Our Gosaikunda Helambu Trek package cost includes the local guest house accommodation, local transport, entry permit, three times meals, well-experienced guides, and trek porters. The climate of this region is pleasant and the best time to trek is in the spring and autumn. At this time we can expect serene surroundings and a tranquil climate.
Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking is one of the gorgeous ways to explore nature inside out. you’ll visit the stunning Langtang park then afterward trek to the finish of the valley to look at the eminent mountains sees. This trek combines three different treks; Langtang Valley, Gosaikunda Lake, and Helambu Valley Trek. You will encounter a spread of landscapes during the Langtang Helambu Trek. This route includes mountainous landscapes, green meadows, quiet hamlets, and also great glaciers. you’ll see diverse vegetation at Langtang park. The Langtang park is that the first Himalayan park of Nepal.
The Langtang region is legendary for Red Pandas, a species in Nepal. alongside red pandas, you’ll also see Himalayan black bears, boar, and Langur monkeys. The Helambu area is surprisingly peaceful and calm. The landscape is classic Himalayan foothills, with many dramatic rises and plummeting descents.
During the trek, you’ll see some glorious mountains like Langtang Lirung, Pemathang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kang Chenpo, & Tillman’s peak. Dring the Langtang Helambu Trek, you’ll trek to an altitude above 4500 meters at the Gosaikunda Pass. steel oneself against hypoxia and consequences.
The Helambu trek 5 days is a standard itinerary of the regions. This itinerary is best for beginner trekkers and families. The trek routes take you to the beautiful villages of the Helambu region but also experience the Langtang National Park.
Suitable for first-time trekkers, beginners, or with family these 5 days Helambu Trek is a fascinating short trek. We can get Beautiful views all year round with unique culture and traditions along with the popular sweet apples of Helambu.
The highest altitude we will be reaching during the Helambu Trek of 5 days is 3650 meters at the Tharepati pass. The highest point of the trek is not as high as other treks in the region. If you are looking for a short trek with exquisite food, magnificent views, and a taste of the traditional lifestyle, the Helambu Trek 5 days is the one for you. One can enjoy the best views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, rivers, and the lifestyle of the people in the region. Get ready and join us and our local team of professionals guides you to make your journey of a lifetime.
Helambu trek 4 days is possible only with fit trekkers and who have very limited time, you need trek 7/8 hours if you wanted to finish in 4 days especially in day 02,03 and day 4 are top. The good thing for you is, you can take a jeep drive to shorten the trek and it makes is to shorten the trip now. The Helambu circuit trek is ranging in between 800m. and 3690m till Tharepati, which indicates less climbing and warmer temperatures. The main advancer of this route is there are fewer trekkers compare to Annapurna base camp or Everest base camp.
Helambu is a comprehensive package of culture, natural beauty, and people of a different race, providing you with one of the most enthralling trekking experiences near Kathmandu without having to waste days just to reach the starting point. So if you’re short on time and wanted to enjoy the real trekking experience with being 3500m height this is the best short trek for you.
Throughout the Helambu trek, you will get the opportunity to get amazing views of the pristine Himalayas range. Remote farm with fascinating Buddhist cultures. Enchanting Rhododendron and oaks woodland. We will also pass by the Fascinating old and medieval traditional villages with impressive monasteries.”
Day 01: An hour drive to Sundarijal (1460 m) and trek to Chisapani (2165m – 4-5 hr walk). from here in day 02
Trek to Kutumsang (2470 m 7-8 hr hike) lunch stop at Chipling (2170 m).
Day 03: Trek to Tharepati (3690 m) – Melamchi Village (2530m). 7 hours walk.
Day 04: Trek to Timbu via Tarkegyang. Drive to Kathmandu by private Jeep.
The above information suggestion is just as a guide. We can drive to Chisopani also by jeep and we can tailor-made all our trips as per your time, interest, and group size.
Helambu Trek 3 days is a very short and tight schedule for this region Yet it offers a beautiful Sherpa cultural and serene nature experience in the Langtang region. The 3-day trek is possible by taking a jeep to Chisapani and from Timbu we will drive back to Kathmandu by jeep.
If you like to indulge in rich cultural exploration in the mountains, Helambu Trek is certainly your perfect trip. Helambu Trekking area is one of the spectacular areas of the Langtang Trekking region. Enjoy the amazing cultural wonders in different local villages along the trek route. Apart from the mountain culture, you will also enjoy nature in its serene and stunning views of the mountains.
Helambu Trek of 3 Days starts from Kathmandu to Chisopani drive by jeep and from here will trek to Tharepati and down to Timbu. as the trek ends in Melamchi Bazar of Shivapuri and Langtang National Park. It also offers every effect of adventure that you need for a Short Circuit Trek near Kathmandu.
The best part of this 3 days Helambu trek is less travel area and & free from noise in comparison to the other popular trek route in Nepal. Furthermore, the trek offers a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery. The Helambu Short trek is a perfect adventure trek nearby Kathmandu Valley. The trek to the Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. get the experience of the Hyolmo culture of mountain people with the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests. Along the trail, we will pass majestic waterfalls, and the snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of the most diverse treks near Kathmandu. The great Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region is more unique.
Helambu trek is 6 days trek package so trekkers no need to carry a big backpack. You will sleep in the tea house and eat there so you just need to carry your personal belongings and warm clothing. Below are some suggested items to take with you while trekking in the Helambu circuit.
Since Nepal is a country of diversification with its geography and climate, a nature lover can always make it as his destination of trekking year-round. Normally four seasons are considered in Nepal, each of which has its own particular attraction to offer.
The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are from mid-February to the First week of June and September to mid-December.
September to Mid December: September to early December is the best season for Trekking in Nepal. This time of a year, offering excellent weather and outstanding mountain views. The days are typically sunny and clear with moderate temperatures and the evenings are usually quite cold.
Mid-February to Mid June: The second finest trekking season. The Temperatures are relatively warm. Mornings are bright and clear especially since the rhododendrons are in complete blossom and the mountain views are excellent.
Note: July to August is the Monsoon period in Nepal and This is the most preferable season to trek in the rain shadow areas like Mustang, Upper Manang, and Dolpo However, One can make Trekking in Annapurna circuit, Langtang valley, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Everest base camp respectively.
The Winter season in Nepal is a great choice for trekking to hiking in the lower elevations. The temperatures are colder but you can enjoy walking in the snow with clear skies and fewer crowds. We can suggest you trek below 4000 meters will which is comfortable, as well as safer. If you are visiting Nepal from late December to February you can do our Helambu trek.
The Helambu region lies at the foot of the mountains. because the trek is brief and doesn’t reach higher altitudes, winter is additionally considered an excellent time for the trek. If you would like to ascertain some slight snowfall alongside the mountains and therefore the vegetation-covered in snow, this is often the simplest time.
The months from December to February is that the best time for snow fights and snow-covered views from the Helambu region. you’ll get to experience the simplest views of the encompassing mountains, valleys, rivers, and also lifestyle of the people within the region.
Above the Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd only run eco-friendly treks and tour in the Himalayas. Awareness and responsibility are the most important things to take with you on your journey. Your behavior affects the local’s attitude towards their culture and environment. Therefore, please not only keep to the legal rules but give the best example you can.
For the first time, trekkers Helambnu trek can be a different experience, each day you walk into the countryside free from roads. Villages caught in a time warp abound, their terraced fields stacked up huge hillsides. We will also pass the pilgrimage routes, trails between villages, or tracks to high grazing pastures in our trekking.
The trekking usually starts at 7:00 am, you will be served breakfast in your guest house during the Helambu tea house trekking, after light breakfast bread, jam, Muesli, Porridge, boiled egg, tea, or coffee depending on your choice., we set off on the day’s walk. We will have a lunch stop in a small tea house along the way around 12 pm. After lunch, the walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for late afternoon tea. After refreshment, you have some time to spend exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good.
There is time enough for spotting wildlife, photography, chatting along the way, and relaxing over lunch or a refreshing cup of tea.
The practical aspects of trekking are surprisingly easy. In the villages and along the way of tea houses trekking lodges, meals are ordered from menus in English. Normally for breakfast bread, jam, Muesli, Porridge, boiled egg, different local pieces of bread, pancake, tea, or coffee depending on your choice is served, for lunches and Dinner different soups, typical Nepali food Dal Bhat, spaghetti, lasagna, macaroni, different types of curry, pizza and also other foods will be served, So trekking is really little more than a pleasurable ramble through the beautiful village walk. You can also gaze in the wonder at the terraced hillsides and wander amid incredible mountain scenery.
Our top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips. Our leaders are all thoroughly trained and highly experienced in leading groups through the Himalayas. They all have special training in first aid and as well in crisis management. In the rare case of an incident occurring on the trek, they can organize a rapid medical evacuation. We carry first aid kits on all of our tours, which are readily available for both customers and staff. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Our help is always there for you and nowadays most of the Helambu trek route has wifi and cellular networks so easy to make communication.
No special degree of fitness is required and age is no barrier, except in the areas over 3000m altitude where extra care should be taken. So anyone, with a pair of strong legs and the spirit for adventure to exploring the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. The route of the Helambu circuit trek is easy to moderate level of trekking so anybody can do this, Furthermore, the trek goes less than 4000m height so not a big chance for altitude sickness.
One of the main highlights of the Helambu trek 5 days is that the duration and difficulty of the trek. It is a comparatively easy trek compared to other treks within the region. Aside from being a simple trek, the trek is merely 5 days where you get to experience a good sort of things and have time for other detours also while you’re within the country. To be honest, this is often a simple trek of 6 days is suitable for beginners also.
The only difficulty you’ll face is going to be if you trek the world during the summer season. With the monsoon rain pouring down on you each day, you’ll have difficulties continuing on the paths as they get muddy and slippery. aside from this, there are hardly any difficulties you’ll face during this short trek. past experience isn’t a requirement. However, some physical exercises assist you to finish the trek without any difficulties.
Helambu trek trail follows the National park of Shivapuri. because of is inhabits a paradise of flora. Including exotic orchids, and a myriad of wildlife and birds. You will encounter spectacular panoramic views, including Ganesh Himal Massif, Langtang Himal, Rolwaling Range, and distant views of peaks in the Everest region. With the diverse range of bright green valley’s dark rhododendron forests. On a distant horizon of snowy mountains makes Helambu is the ideal for a short trek.
Helambu trek region lies to the north of Kathmandu. We can also get the Sherpa culture without having to go to the Everest region. This itinerary is a comfortable and enjoyable trip for the trekkers. Experience the best adventure trip of the Himalayas with outgoing very high altitude as the treks go maximum height of 3500m. As a result, the main attractions of this region include beautiful Gompas. Enshrining statues of Guru Rinpoche, Sakyamuni, and Chenresig (Avalokitesvara).
Your trekking guide for the Helambu valley trek speaks fluent English. We have also guides who speak additional languages (French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. They will always look after your s safety, maintaining health, security, and hygiene before doing anything else. On the tea house trekking, our guide will find you the best and clean guest houses for your comfort.
On the camping trekking, our cook will prepare fresh, organic, and hygienic foods. You can have wonderful international dishes, ranging from Italian, Mexican, Indian, and other western foods. Of course, they are always happy to offer you typical Nepalese food! We always use purified water for washing vegetables and fruits, and for washing dishes and glasses. While we are trekking at a higher altitude. We prepare suitable food to prevent altitude sickness and to provide healthy nutrition. After your food they served beverages include Nepali tea, coffee, and hot chocolate and you don’t need to be surprised to see your birthday cake if your birthday on the mountain.
Our Sherpa’s and all other supporting staffs including porters are friendly and helpful, our porters carry all of your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, your job is to relax and enjoy your Helambu trek.
The tea house trek is a staying in a typical wooden and stone made hut or building with a kitchen, dining hall, bedrooms, and bathroom. The tea houses on the Helambu trek are basically the local lodges mostly owned and managed by the local people of the Helambu region. They serve all the basic needs of the trekkers. A tea house may sound like a typical house that serves tea/coffee. But, the tea houses on Helambu trek serve food, accommodation, and other amenities to the trekkers trekking in the Himalayas.
The concept of Tea houses in the Langtang valley trek region began when the trekkers started to flourish in the Helambu region. Before that, all the trekking in Nepal was Camping trek and which is much more expensive compare to the Tea house trek. During the camping trek, the trekkers had to carry large tents and necessary items for accommodation as well as for food. there was more Nepali staff also guide, cook, Sherpa, and porters.
The quality, facilities, and services of tea houses may depend on which elevation they are situated at. You can get more facilities of lower elevation tea house comparing to the higher region. Nowadays new tea houses start building and offers more facilities and good room. There are some tea houses in Chisapani and Melamchi Pul Bazaar, which provide the standard facility of accommodation and international cuisine, beverages, and many other amenities.
The room in the tea house of Helambu trek will be two beds on each side of the room which are separated by a wooden tea table in between. you need to take your own sleeping bag but, there will be facilities of a pillow, bed-sheet, coverlet or duvet. In our Helambu circuit trek package, we offer you a twin-bedded room. The single room facilities are available in some places depends on their availability. It is easier to get a single room during off-season time.
We organize a group as well as a private trek for the Helambu region. The price of a solo trek is a little expensive than the group. However, if you are already 2 people you can do the trek the price is almost the same. Our group size is small up to 12 people and if you are more than 10 people in the group we will have a discount for group leaders. We are able to run the trek from 2 people to the above group size. The small group is easier to handle and you can enjoy the fullest of nature and have a more easy time. We will give 1 guide and porter for 2 trekkers, porter is the basis for 2 trekkers. If you are above 8 person group, we will give an assistant guide for your Helambu trek.
Duration: 06 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
Max. Altitude: Tharepati (3597m/11801ft)
Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate
Helambu valley trek is easy to Moderate Grade of the level. The moderate level of trekking is about 5/6 hours walking with the lunch stop en-route and arrive at your camp in the late afternoon. Most trek days are 5 to 6 hours long so we may take a lunch stop en-route in this grade we will also use some smaller, less well-traveled trails that may be rockier underfoot and a little steeper. These Moderate grade treks go up to 4100m in height and durations are 5 to 08 days.
The moderate grade trek overall is not that long, usually 7 – 10 days in total. There will be we can have a chance to get the altitude sickness above 3000m. making sure to climb high and come to sleep at low after 3000m We suggest that if you are at a reasonable level of fitness. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip – it might be your first ever trek.
Trekking Dates: You can do this trek on any date. The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and sometimes landslides can happen.
Trip Details: 10 days, 3night’s hotels, 6 nights at tea house Lodges, Breakfast in the city, and breakfast lunch & dinner during the trek is included.
Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trekking luggage: You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Your Helambu circuit trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.
For Helambu circuit trek main way to get there is by driving. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also. for the start point to Sundarijal, we use private car transport. However, from the ending point, Timbu to Kathmandu is by local bus. you can also get a private jeep from Timbu or Melamchi by adding extra cost.
Passport and Visa info
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries
You can get a Nepal visa before arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.
We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.
To exchange the extra money for your Helambu circuit trek, you can exchange it with Nepali rupees. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.
You can also get money from ATMs there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Gosaikunda trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.
Note: Most of the banks and money changers in Nepal are not accepting old foreign currency notes, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
Accommodation in the Langtang valley trek is a lodge and at teahouse. If we compare the accommodation in the Annapurna region and Everest regions it is much more basic here. You will sleep in a basic room with a bed, mattress, bed cover, and pillow. You need your own sleeping bag and better to have a sleeping bag liner also. The facilities are quite basic at the lodge. In some places, there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phones and cameras at extra cost.
During our Helambu valley trek, We will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There are local to international hygienic food choices.
You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote areas. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)
For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.
Drinking water during your Helambu Trek:
On the Helambu circuit trek, We suggest you at least drink 3/4 liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.
Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.
Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Helambu valley trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you can charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.
Our Helalmbu circuit trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.
Health and Fitness: The main things to trek in the Helambu circuit need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours in the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier it to trek for Nar Phu valley. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.
Altitude sickness: Our entire Helambu short trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.
In Helambu valley trek the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. while you are on the Helambu circuit trek there are telephone facilities in many villages. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with them frequently to know the trek and your health. Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes. Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.
We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.
If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange helicopter rescues for you.
We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund from your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.
Helambu trek Package Cost:
Helambu trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.
In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking
While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire a guide and porter service you can tip differently on a per-day calculation basis.
We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.
After completing your Helambu valley trek, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip. Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.
You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price. If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet tours and Bhutan tours.
Day 01: - Kathmandu after short drivee to Sundarijal Trekking to Chisopani in a 2300m height. 5 hour walking.tance 4 hours
We pick up you at your hotel to start the trek. Private car drive to Sundarijal which takes about 1 hour. It is at the height of 1350m. You can see the massive water project. It is the main source of Kathmandu city waters. after some climbing, we will meet the small hydroelectric plant and starts up concrete steps alongside the water pipe. From here we trek steeply to a road to the top of the Shivapuri ridge and wildlife reserve. We are climbing continues to the hilltop with the forest to meet the Mulkharka Villages with the inhabitants of the Tamang people.
Today we are mostly walking in the forest of rhododendron and oaks after pass the Borlang Bhanjyang trail goes downhill to Chisopani (2140m), The mountain views are excellent from here can see the sights of Annapurna to Everest
Day 02: - Chisopani trekking to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m/7021ft), 7 hours
After breakfast at Chisopani, we start another day trekking. The first part of the trail is a downhill hill crossing the meadows and a nice terrace and also the cultivated fields. You will enjoy the excellent mountain views of the Langtang ranges. Today the path is mostly zigzagging as we leave the main trail. While we are trekking till Pathi Bhanjyang (1770m), the Brahman and Chhetri village, and a gentle ascent to a small white Chorten at the Sherpa village of Thakuni Bhanjyang. We climb the steep uphills until Chipping before arriving at the Jhogin Danda ridge (2470m). You’ll have magnificent views of the peaks as you drop down through the rhododendron forest on the far side of the pass. After lunch, we will continue trekking with forested ridge and descends to a large Chorten overlooking the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang, Stay overnight at Gulbhanjyangor we can still be trekking to Kutumsang.
Day 03: - Gul Bhanjyang trekking to Tharepati (3597m/11801ft): Walking Distance 6-7 hours
Today the first part of The trail from Gul Bhanjyang needs to climbs the pass at 2620m. The trail goes through the prickly-leaved oak forest with excellent views of the Langtang mountains and the Helambu valley. Along the away today you will be rewarded by the best view of the Langtang range and the Gosaikunda peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail, mostly through fir and rhododendron forests where there are only a few shepherds’ huts. We will descend to Magen Goth and again continues to climb, steeply at first, and then more gradually, the trail makes some ups and downs passing through forests, across flower-strewn meadows, and crossing streams. Most parts of the route are today steep above the village to a fluttering white prayer flag on a mind swept hilltop, offering a perfect panorama of the Langtang Himalaya. We arrived at Tharepati which gives you an excellent close-up view of Gosaikunda and surrounding high mountains. Overnight stay at the local lodge.
Day 04 - Rest and Enjoy day at Tharepati
Today we take a rest day after long hours of trekking till Tharepati. this is the best viewpoint place and you can enjoy the spectacular mountain vistas.
Day 05: - The trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2743m.) via Melamchi Gaon (2640m) takes about 6 hours.
The trail from Tharepati passes with pine and rhododendron forest. It is rich with birdlife and at the same time, you will also get excellent views. We will be trekking down into the Helambu valley. The elevation gives you a marvelous mountain view of the Jugal Himal and Nummer in the Solu Khumbu. From Tharepati, the trail steeply descends through the pine and rhododendron forest with great views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Nummur in the Solu Khumbu. The village here is surrounding by beautiful forests, where Sherpa people with their distinctive culture mainly inhabit it. from here we are following the descending path until you cross the stream named Melamchi. Today you will see one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries at Tarkeghyang. It is also is known as Helambu, which is named after the Helamu caste. The Sherpa people living here are different than the Mount Everest region Sherpa. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 06: - The trek from Tarkeghyang to Timbu takes two and half hours, and the drive from Timbu to Kathmandu takes about 5 hours.
Today we take the short way to Timbu village about 2 and a half hours walking. From here, take a drive of around 5 hrs drive to the Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the panoramic views all the way, enjoying the fresh air and forested road. Drive back to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle to finish your trekking.
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Tea house/Lodge during the trek.
Easy to Moderate
The Helambu trek is located nearby Kathmandu about 75 km north of Kathmandu valley. The region is the home for Hyolmo people and trek goes from Sundariji to Melamchipul in a relatively low altitude.
You can trek to Helambu valley in 3 days only to the upper part of Melamchi gaon like Shermathang and Tarkeghyang which are the main village of these regions. Now we can drive to Timbu and further by private jeep and make the trek shorter, if you wanted to cover the full Helambu circuit trek in 3 days we can drive to Kutumsang by jeep and trek till Tharepani and drive back to Kathmandu from Timbu after the trek down from Tharepati.
Helambu Trek is a beautiful short trek in Langtang National Park close to Kathmandu and its difficulty level is from easy to moderate. We trek from 800m to 3650m in height in the nice trail.