Helambu Trek

  • Trip Price: $775 pp
  • Total Duration:09 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy, Moderate
  • Max Elevation:3650 M
  • Max Group Size:Min. 2 Pax
  • Best Time:Jan - May & Sept - Dec
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  • The unspoiled beauty of high mountainous terrain in the Langtang region of Nepal
  • Short and easy trek near Kathmandu
  • Lush hills, valleys, forests, and less traveled routes
  • Astonishing views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Jugal Himal ranges
  • Touch of Buddhism, religion
  • Traditional Tamang villages
  • Buddhist shrines and monasteries
  • The traditional lifestyle of local folks, local culture, and tradition
  • Shivapuri National Park
  • Amazing views of mountains throughout the route
  • Interaction with locals
  • Airport transfers–pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu with a breakfast plan
  • Your accommodation in the best guesthouses available (on a twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trekking journey
  • All paper works
  • National park and heritage sites enter tickets
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits
  • A licensed, English-speaking, experienced guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after the trek)
  • T-shirts, route map, and a travel completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • First aid kit
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses, electricity charges, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for guides and porters

Overview

The Helambu Trek is an exceptional opportunity to immerse in the unspoiled beauty of high mountainous terrain in Nepal’s Langtang region. It is an ideal short village trek for anyone seeking a power-packed travel package from the nearby Kathmandu valley.

The trek introduces you to the cosmic melange of natural wonder and cultural essence. The untouched hills, rugged valleys, verdant forests, shimmering rivers, natural springs, wild mountains, and authentic Buddhist region. There is an unending list of what this trek offers. Although the Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular treks in the region, a short hike in Helambu gives you a typical village hiking experience.

We can accomplish the Helambu trek in just seven days. Starting with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, the trek extends to the lower slopes of the Jugal Himal. Throughout, the trail passes through several traditional villages inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people, such as Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang. So, are you ready for this fascinating trip into the unknown?

With the dense jungles of Shivapuri National Park, the regular life of wildlife within those woods, biodiversity, pine forests, and rugged trails with the beguiling views of mountains in the backdrop, Helambu Trek is a dream come true for every nature lover. The hike extends within the periphery of 3600 meters and is comparatively easy and suitable for all.

Experience the vibes of Tamang culture and Buddhism in the villages of Helambu.

During the trek, one can not only savor the beauty of the mountains but also unravel the traditional culture of local people living in the region. Did you know? The descendants of Tibetan people mostly inhabit the villages on the trail. They look similar to those of the Tibetan people. Their physical appearance, culture, customs, and tradition are like those of the Tibetans. On the way, you also see the heritage of the Tamang community people living in Nepal’s Langtang region. So, it’s also an alternate trek for the Tamang Heritage Trail Trek in the Langtang Region.

The people living there are mostly Buddhists. One can notice the culture’s dominance as you walk past the colorful prayer flags, mani walls, stupas, monasteries, and gompas on the way. Their traditional music, songs, dances, and costumes are something that will appeal to you. Not to forget the delicious traditional food, it’s something that should not be missed.

The detailed route of the Helambu Trek

First, we take a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. It’s an hour’s drive from the roadways! From Sundarijal, we climb upstairs to enter Shivapuri National Park and walk past Shivapuri Watershed. After a few hours of climbing, we reach flat land with close-up views of the mountains ahead. Following the undisturbed views of the mountains, we descend to Chisapani.

From Chisapani, we follow a trail that leads us to villages like Pati Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang, and then to Khutumsang. From Tharepati, we follow a ridgeline to Tharepati, from where we can enjoy some astounding views of the Langtang and Gosaikunda peaks. Furthermore, we traverse deep into the traditional villages of Tarkegyang and Sermathang, enjoying the lush environment of hills, fields, and forests with mountains in sight. The trek concludes as we reach Melamchibazzar, a town in the region.

Heaven Himalaya for Helambu Trek:

Heaven Himalaya will escort you throughout the trail to cater to your best interests. Tharepati Pass at 3650 meters is the highest point of the Helambu Trek that offers you the excellence of mountain views such as Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Lang Sisa, and many other mountains. So, do not think twice and join Heaven Himalaya to enjoy the Langtang region’s blissful terrain in the pleasing climate of high altitude terrain. The fruitful moments amidst nature are yet to come!

Itinerary Expand all

A representative from our team will wait for you at the arrival terminal of Kathmandu airport. Make sure you look after a person with your nameplate! The representative will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. As you check into the hotel, the representative will give you a synopsis of our plans. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast in the hotel, we will drive you to Sundarijal, the starting point of our hiking journey. We follow a path along with the stone-paved stairs and the jungles of Shivapuri Wildlife Reserve. We ascend for over two hours to open up onto a flat surface. Then we descend to Chisapani, enjoying the close-up views of the mountains to our left. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Chisapani.

Chisapani is also a viewpoint from where you can get some amazing views of the mountains. Not only that, but it is also a wonderful place for sunrise and sunset views. Wake up before dawn to watch the mesmerizing views of the sunrise. After breakfast in the guesthouse, we head towards Kutumsang. We walk past the fields, meadows for around six hours, accompanied by some stunning views of Langtang Himal. On the way to Kutumsang, we cross Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Kutumsang.

Leaving Kutumsang, we head towards some spectacular sections of the trek. We walk towards the north of the Himalayas. As we move ahead, it will reward us with some astounding views of snowy peaks. We climb up through a steep trail along a forested area full of fir and rhododendron trees. The trail is isolated, with no sign of permanent settlements at all. Shortly, we reach Yurin Danda and descend to Tharepati via Magen Goth. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Tharepati.

Today, we will have a different trekking experience. It’s time we get to know people's cultural aspects, their day-to-day lives, and their lifestyles. Leaving Tharepati, we head towards the east. We walk off the ridgeline and descend towards Melamchi village. It is a traditional village inhabited by people from the Sherpa community. Though Sherpa is not the same as those who live in high elevation areas, They adhere to the Buddhism region and make a living through agriculture and animal husbandry. We walk past the village, explore the people, and visit some monasteries on the way. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Tarkegyang.

It’s a pleasant day to walk through the dense forests, with a beautiful encounter of streams and waterfalls along the way. Today, we leave Tarkgyang and walk past various small villages to Ganguly. We walk through the dense forests and wander through a lush environment until we reach Sermathang. Sermathang is a beautiful settlement in the region that gives us an overwhelming vibe of the Buddhist region. There are many monasteries in Sermathang, so this place can be an outstanding opportunity to get meaningful insights into the Buddhist region. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Sermathang.

Finally, we are at the end of our trekking journey. After breakfast in the morning, we explore the surroundings, enjoying the impressive mountains and lush nature. Slowly, we make our way through the lush hills, terraced farmlands, shrines, and villages to the Melamchi river. We cross the river and join a trail that leads us to the Melamchi Bazaar. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Melamchi Bazaar.

Finally, it’s time to get back to the capital city of Nepal, i.e., Kathmandu. After breakfast at the guesthouse in Melamchi Bazaar, we catch a vehicle that will drive us along a scenic route to Kathmandu. The lush hills, rivers, and dramatic landscapes that you will pass through during the drive are amazing. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel room. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, fly home from Kathmandu or continue your travels to some other destinations around the globe. We will drop you off at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. I hope you had a great time with us.

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Reviews

Great Trekking Experience

I did the ABC Trek with them. It was a great trekking experience. We only had 12 days, so we customized their 14-day trip to make it a 12-day trek to Annapurna. The company had everything organized carefully, and the trip was very well executed. Ram, the guide, was very helpful throughout the whole trek. Thank you, Ram.

Belina T.,
TripAdvisor Singapore

This Was By Far One Of Best Services

This was by far one of the best services I'd gotten. The trip was super challenging and super rewarding all at once! Sanjib and Ram were both excellent and knowledgeable. We trekked to Annapurna Base Camp in November, and it was by far our best trekking experience. They were also incredibly caring, which is important when you are trekking to high altitudes where you have never been before. They always ask how we feel and always check our pulses. Thank you for caring for us throughout the trek. I highly recommend using Heaven Himalaya for any hikes in Nepal.

Peter Tye,
TrustPilot United States

Arranged An Amazing Trip to Annapurna

Heaven Himalaya arranged an amazing trip to Annapurna. They were very communicative and always provided prompt responses to our questions. Plus, Ram is an excellent guide. He was always concerned about us. Overall, I am not disappointed about booking the trip with them.

Ahmad S,
Google Netherland

I totally loved the holiday package

I totally loved the holiday package organized by Heaven Himalaya. It was very well executed. The driver, our guide, porters, and other people who are responsible for running the trip were very caring and professional. Thank you for the experience.

James Miller,
Trust Pilot United States

Amazing Post-COVID EBC Trek

Thank You for making our post-COVID EBC trek amazing. The guides, porters, and Mr. Ram did a great job from the beginning of our COVID test at a hotel in Kathmandu till our farewell in a restaurant in Thamel. We were at our own pace and never hurried. We felt safe and immensely enjoyed our Nepal vacation. With heaven Himalaya, nothing goes wrong. I highly recommend them to other travelers who will book Mt. Everest Base Camp Trek.

Ahmad Tan,
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