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Helambu Trek

5 Days, Easy
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Grading:
3690m (Tharepati)
Activities
  • 1 Drive
  • 4 Days Trekking
Best Season
  • September - May

Meals

5 Breakfast

5Lunch

4 Dinner

Accommodation
  • 4 nights at Lodge
Transportation
  • Car/Jeep/Bus/Van

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 325 249

Per Person

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We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 249
5-9 275
2-4 299

Helambu Trek Overview

Helambu Trek is a scenic and culturally rich trekking adventure that takes you through the picturesque landscapes and traditional villages of the Helambu region in Nepal. Situated close to Kathmandu, this trek offers a convenient option for those seeking a Himalayan experience without venturing too far from the capital city. Helambu Trek can be first option for you If you are looking for a short trek around Kathmandu at Nagarjun Shivapuri National Park . You will pass beautiful villages Chisapani , GolBhanjyang , Kutumsang, Mangengoth, Tharepati, Melamchigaon and beautiful view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Ganchenpo, Dorje Lakpa and Gaurishanker Himalayas viewduring the trek. Different tribe people life style, Buddhist Monasteries are another attraction of this trek. Himalaya Trip organize 5 days Helambu Trek from Kathmandu.

Highlight of Helambu

  • Beautiful view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Ganchenpo, Dorje Lakpa and Gaurishanker Himalayas view.
  • Beautiful villages Chisapani , Gol Bhanjyang , Kutumsang, Mangengoth, Tharepati, Melamchigaon.
  • Life style of Sherpa, Yalmo, Tamang and culture
  • Trekking on Nagarjung Shivapuri National park.
  • Rhododendron trees and flowers
  • Buddhist Stupas, Chhorten, Monasteries

Helambu Trek Details

Helambu trek starts from Sundarijal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, and follows a circular route through villages such as Chisapani, Gol Bhanjyang, Kutumsang, Mangengoth, and Thadepati, you have option to continue  Gosaikunda Lake and Langtang Valley, returning to Melamchi goan. The trail offers a mix of uphill and downhill sections, providing a moderate level of challenge. The Helambu area is surprisingly peaceful and calm.

The Sherpa villages of Helambu due north of Kathmandu Valley present an easy getaway. This area because of its low elevation and the Sherpa villages makes it an interesting loop. This trekking is familiar to Sherpa culture and lifestyle. It is also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich local culture and enjoy the warm hospitality of the people. The trek offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks, including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Gaurishankar. From Melamchi gaon drive back to Kathmandu by public bus.

Hotel in Kathmandu

If you want to include the Hotels in Kathmandu, It is possible to include them. For flexibility, you may book your own accommodations Hostel to 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu and you can stay more than one night in Kathmandu before and after the trek at your preferred place.

Porter option

This is a short trek from Kathmandu. We take the necessary things during the trek with you. The rest of the luggage, you will leave at your Hotel in Kathmandu. If you are okay with a 5-6 kgs backpack, you do not need a porter for this trek.  If you cannot carry your backpack, you have the option to hire a porter with the cost of an extra US$100 per porter. You can share a porter between 2-3 people.

 

Helambu Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu - Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2215m

Day 02: Trek Chisapani - Golphu Bhanjyang 2470m

Day 03: Trek Golphu Bhanjyang - Tharepati 3690m

Day 04: Trek Tharepani - Melamchigaon 2530m

Day 05: Drive Melamchigaon - Kathmandu (1342m).

Travel Map
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Helambu Trek Details Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Kathmandu-Sundarijal by Car and Melamchigaon to Kathmandu by Public Bus.
  • All the meals (5 breakfast, 5 lunch, 4 dinner) with 4 Nights at Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • One English speaking professional government register certificate holder local familiar trekking guide.
  • Guide: foods, accommodation, insurance, salary and equipment etc.
  • Nagarjun Shivapuri National park fee and TIMS card.
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • All government tax and official charges.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and Visa fee ($25 for 15days and $40 for 30days).
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • All the drinks like tea, coffee , coke, fanta, mineral water , beer etc.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for guide .

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Helambu Trek Info

Trekking Permit for Helambu Trek

To undertake the Helambu Trek, trekkers need to obtain the Nagarjun Shivapuri National Park Entry Permit. This permit can be obtained in Kathmandu or at the entry checkpoint in Sundarijal. It is important to adhere to the regulations set by the authorities to preserve the natural environment and respect the local communities.


Accommodation and facilities for Helambu Trek

Along the Helambu Trekking route, there are teahouses and lodges that provide accommodation and meals for trekkers. These establishments offer basic facilities such as beds, blankets, hot showers, and a variety of local and international food options. The teahouses provide a cozy resting place and an opportunity to interact with fellow trekkers, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.


Preparation and fitness for Helambu Trek

The Helambu Trek is considered a moderate trek suitable for trekkers of all ages with a reasonable level of fitness. While prior trekking experience is not required, it is advisable to engage in physical preparation and endurance training before undertaking the trek. Regular cardio exercises such as hiking, jogging, or cycling, along with strength training, will help build stamina and prepare the body for the trekking challenges.


Packing List for Helambu Trek

Helambu trek is a short trek in Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Region. You do not need any special gears.

I recommend you , Sleeping bag, Trekking boots, Trousers, Socks ,warm jacket, T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen (SPF 20+) , Backpack, Torch (flashlight),Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries) ,Quick- drying towel, Toilet Paper, warm hat, gloves, thermal underwear , sun glass, water bottle etc.


What kind of food do we expect during Helambu Trek ?

The Lodges have Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like cities foods. Non-veg food are not recommend. It is not fresh and hygienic .

  • Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item has, toast or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge etc.)
  • Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

Note: All the drinks soft, hot, hard drinks are not included.


When is the best time to do this trek ?

We organize this trek all the months. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend you following time.

  • Winter (December – February): This is coldest time of the year. It will be snow during this time. But you can still do this trek.
  • Spring (March – May): This is best time to trek on Helambu trek. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperature. You will also have chances to see the Rhododendron flowers.
  • Summer (June – August): This is monsoon in Nepal. There is chances of mostly raining and it will be cloudy. The rain poncho or rain jacket is needed.
  • Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do Helambu trek. After the raining season. It will be fresh and clear weather will be appear. It will be warm temperature.



Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.

Tipping

Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.

Safety

When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
  • Small group private trek
  • Safety is top priority
  • Recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Seasonal package
  • 200 plus  trekkers take service every year
  • 30-40% repeated customer

 

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