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Helambu Trek

Destination: Nepal Activity: Trekking & Hiking
Duration: 9 days Group Size: Minimum 02
Max Altitude: 3650 Meters Difficulty: Easy
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A beautiful trek in the periphery of hills surrounding Kathmandu, Helambu Trek is a short yet action-packed trekking experience that takes you on an epic ride of Helambu and parts of Langtang region. Helambu trek in Nepal is also known for its heritage trekking experience as it takes you to the villages of some of the indigenous Himalayan tribes including Hyolmo and Tamang community. Explore their lifestyle and a unique culture heavily influenced by Tibetan beliefs. This trek helps unravel hidden wilderness of the pristine Helambu region.

Setting off the trip with a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, we get a chance to visit famous shrines of Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath along with the famous palace square in Kathmandu. After an extensive heritage exploration of the capital city of Nepal, the trip takes on the road to Sundarijal which is a jump point of Helambu Trek. We then head up the Shivapuri Wildlife reserve with a glimpse of what is to follow as thick forests engulf us and tribal folks appearing along the route. It continues as we pass by Chisapani and Kutumsang. Entering the famed Langtang National Park at Thadepati, the Himalayas show up as we arrive at Tarkeghyang and then at Sermathang. The Langtang Lirung (7227m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and Shishapangma (8013m) are all visible en route. We wrap up the trip descending to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and catching a ride back to Kathmandu. The Helambu Trek is an exploration of a lesser known and underappreciated destinations in Nepal. Albeit short, Helambu trek is sure to be an enchanting affair with the Langtang region.Like most adventure treks in Nepal, the best season to take on this trek is during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).

Having designed and executed some of the best trekking experiences in Nepal, we bring to you yet another in the form of Helambu Trek. This short yet alluring trekking experience is one of the many adventure and heritage trekking activities in our list of offerings. We invite you to the Land of Himalayas and offer you an opportunity to explore the hidden treasures of this beautiful land.

Outline itinerary

 Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m| Welcome Dinner

Day 02:  Preparation for the Trek and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 03:  Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani |2300m|: Drive 1 hour, Trek: 4 hours

Day 04:  Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang |2446m|: 7 hours

Day 05:  Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati |3650m|: 6 hours

Day 06:  Trek to Tarkeghyang |2560m|: 6 hours

Day 07:  Trek to Sermathang |2,610m|: 3-4 hours

Day 08:  Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive

Day 09:  Departure

  • 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m| Welcome Dinner

    Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. The trip starts once you land at the busy Tribhuvan International Airport jam-packed with flyers. After the exchange of greetings, he'll escort you to a private vehicle and transfer you to a pre-booked trip hotel. Checking in, freshen up and get ready for a welcome event scheduled for the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 2

    Preparation for the Trek and Kathmandu Sightseeing

    The journey of exploration begins with a guided tour of Kathmandu city. With the day divided into two halves, the first half is reserved for a visit of Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. For the second half, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. These important shrines amongst locals of Buddhist and Hindu religion, these shrines offer a glimpse of unwavering faith and a cultural harmony while transferring spiritual aura onto fellow visitors. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 3

    Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani |2300m|: Drive 1 hour, Trek: 4 hours

    Finally, we set off to the north of Kathmandu and crossing the Bagmati River that starts from Sundarijal, we arrive at the jump point. Start the trek from Sundarijal climbing up a flight of stairs through the Shivapuri National Park as you start the trek to Mulkharka. The trail runs along the ridge of a hill towards Chisapani. Overnight stay at Chisopani.

  • 4

    Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang |2446m|: 7 hours

    Waking up to magnificent views of snowcapped mountains and plummeting valleys, the day starts with a treacherous flight of stairs downhill along a sparse forest. The trail takes to Pati Bhanjyang another of Tamang settlement along the way. Eventually, you arrive at Chipling and onto Thotundanda along a serpentine trail. As you overcome this section, you arrive at Kutumsang. Overnight stay at Kutumsang.

  • 5

    Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati |3650m|: 6 hours

    Start the day with a picturesque view of Langtang valley as you set out on a trail for the highest point of this trek, Thadepati pass (3650m). Further along the trail to Mangengoth, the snow-laden path challenges us with the increasing volume of snow. One thing guaranteed is gorgeous views of the fabulous mountain range as you take on yet another steep hike up to Thadepati pass. Overnight stay at Thadepati.

  • 6

    Trek to Tarkeghyang |2560m|: 6 hours

    A challenging day of this trek, you hike down along a dizzying trail with the valley plummeting way below. Cutting past thick forest with lofty trees, moss-covered and divine, you reach Melamchi Gaon. As you cross the Melamchi Khola over a wooden suspension bridge, start a steep climb to Tarke Ghyang along wooden battened stairs. Tarke Ghyang boasts to be the largest Sherpa settlement in the Helambu region with some of the grandest monasteries.  Overnight stay at Tarkeghyang. 

  • 7

    Trek to Sermathang |2,610m|: 3-4 hr

    The trail takes past lush green forest at its glory before we skirt around the valley passing by the secluded Sherpa village of Ghangyul. As we descend gradually on to Sermathang, we enter the apple cultivation area. Helambu is famous for its apple produces, one of the best in Nepal. And eventually, we arrive at another famous Sherpa settlement of this region, Sermathang. Overnight stay at Sermathang.

  • 8

    Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive

    Wrapping up the trek of Helambu region we descend to Melamchi Pul Bazaar from where we catch a ride back to Kathmandu. Arriving at Melamchi Pul Bazaar, we are greeted by a cluster of teahouses and a bus stop. Resting a bit, we catch our ride back to Kathmandu. From Melamchi Pul Bazaar, you'll be transferred back to the hotel. Check-in and call it a day having trekked for the best part of this tour. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 9

    Departure

    Bidding farewell to this beautiful land of Himalayas, having experienced some of them at touching distance, you fly back to your destination. AnAce Vision Treks’ agent will arrive at your hotel and transfer you to the airport exactly 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. Take the time during your transfer to inquire about future trips and exchange contacts to keep in touch.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All ground transfer as per itinerary
  • 3 Night Accomodation in kathmandu with Breakfast at Three star (3***) hotel
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with professional english speaking guide & Private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Lodge or teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permits 
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) fee
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
  • Welcome or farewell dinner
  • All governmental procedure

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance (compulsary) 
  • Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days visa from date of issue.
  • You will require 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drink, cold drink, laundry
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Personal trekking Equipments
  • Tips for trekking crews
  • Sightsseeing and Monuments fees
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price includes sections
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