Helambu Trek is one of the best treks in the Langtang region. Helambu trek offers us the grand view of magnificent Himalayas, majestic waterfalls, diverse range of flora and fauna, awe inspiring green valleys and vibrant difference between Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist culture.
This trek mostly constitute of low altitude the highest altitude in this trek is Tharepati (3,480m).Helumbu trek offers you a chance to experience the Yolmo culture which is practiced in high mountains, meet Tamang and Sherpa who are known for their hospitality and friendly nature and forest consisting of rhododendron, oak and bamboo which makes Helambu trek the diverse trail that is nearest to Kathmandu valley.
Regardless of its location so near to Kathmandu you will still experience the remoteness it will serve. Helumbu trek kick starts from Sundarijal which is situated one hour drive from Kathmandu. After one hour walk in Sundarijal region we will enter Shivapuri national park.
Following the trail along Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati and Sermathang the trek ultimately comes to an end at Melamchi pul Bazaar in the Helambu region. Melamchi is known for the grand water supply project which is supposed to quench thirst of Kathmandu folks thorough the series of tunnels.
As we come to the end of the trip we will trek through some moving planned rice terrace in the slopes and few striking Buddhists monasteries.
From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon you can explore around Thamel and you will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program.
Today, you make an hour's drive to Sundarijal (1350m), our trek start point. From Sundarijal, trek to Chisopani (2300m). You begin our trek along a small hydroelectric plant.
The trail then enters through into the Shivapuri National Park. The first settlement we come across is Mulkharka mostly inhabited by the Tamang people. Then you walk along the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani.
After taking our morning breakfast, you head for a journey to Kutumsang. Your today's trek starts with a decent crossing meadows and fields. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Langtang Mountains.
Thus you arrive at Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. From Gul Bhanjyang, the trail climbs the ridge to another pass. Another downhill trek from the pass takes us to Kutumsang.
you climb above Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements.
The trek continues to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Finally, we arrive at Tharepati for our overnight stay.
Today you head for Tarkeghyang. During early part of the trek, the trail descends until you cross the Melamchi Khola. Then you trek up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Enjoy the Himalayan peaks ofter appear before you glistening in the sunshine.
Discover the village and its monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region. The village is more popularly known as Helambu, since most of the inhabitants belong to the Helmu caste.
Since, you do not gain altitude that much today; it's going to be comparatively easy walk and you forests, streams, and waterfalls.
The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul. From Gangyul, you arrive at Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village.
On our final day of the trek, you walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnicities. From the Bazaar, you catch a bus drive to Katmandu and transfer your hotel
Departure for your onwards flight
Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 30US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 50US$ for 30days and 150US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.
There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal.
For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here, but we recommend purchasing it in your country itself.
In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn through spring is the best time.
Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.
We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of Adventure Nepal Eco Treks with your name on it.
This depends on the destination you will be at. However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.
Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.
It depends; if you’re comparatively fit and enjoy walking then you will definitely find a trekking route to suite you. Obviously shorter trek are easier and longer ones require a better standard of fitness. If you want to go somewhere then we are ready to tailor the tour for you as you can choose the pace.
If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.
Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.
Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.
All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.
All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.
You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival day in Kathmandu Nepal
You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls.
Yes our company insures all of our trekking staff including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.