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Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek

The Helambu Trek is one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Helambu – The valley of glacier lies 75 km north from Kathmandu in Sindupalchowk district of Nepal. Situated in the head of Melamchi khola this valley is surrounded by more than 5000m high peaks. Helambu trek is easy and short trek nearby Kathmandu. Being so near to the Kathmandu city this area has not still been exploited. This trekking offers a panoramic view of Langtang range, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Bhrami and makes you familiar with Sherpa culture and lifestyles. Walking through green Rhododendron and bamboo forest, exploring ancient village, musk deer, Himalayan black beer, Himalayan Tar are some of the attractions of Helambu Trek. Being the perfect elevation and easy access trek, Helambu trek offers less climbing as well as warmer temperatures. The most important benefit of this trek is that the area is less crowded & free from noise in comparison to the Annapurna trek and some parts of the Everest treks. Another feature of Helambu trek is visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries along with the spectacular view of Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorjee Lakpa, Rolwaling Himalayan range and Ganesh Himal, Thadepati to Tarke Gyang.

Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure has designed Helambu trekking for 11 days beginning with the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal then trekking through thick mountain forests with great Himalayan views and concludes with a drive down to Kathmandu via Panchkhal. Helambu Circuit Trek is suitable for everyone and more fruitful for people who can’t go for a long trek but has a desire to observe the dazzling langtang Himalayan range closely. The favorable time of the year for Helambu Circuit Trek is from January to December. People with busy schedule can plan for this trekking.

Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure offers Helambu trek in good price with an experienced guide.


Highlights:

  • Trekking nearby Kathmandu Valley
  • Low elevation and easy access
  • Exploring ancient village, Sherpa culture, of Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorjee Lakpa, Rolwaling Himalayan range and Ganesh Himal, Thadepati to Tarke Gyang
  • Walking through Rhododendron and bamboo forest
  • Favorable for people who can’t do long trekking

Trip Facts

Duration: 10 days

Altitude: 3640m

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Spring & Fall

Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 03: Chisopani (2140/7020.997 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Trek commence with short drive to Sundarijal(1460m). From here we climb on a large trail, mostly paved beside a large water pipe to the entrance to the Shivapuri National Park. We continue on ascend trail through forests to a scattered Tamang settlement called Mul Kharaka(1900m). we continue trek to a ridgeline that encircles that Kathmandu Valley and small pass pass, Borlang Bhanjang(2420m). further we walk through an oak forest to the Chisopani. The journey offers us gradient with views of Shivapuri and Himalayan peaks.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 04: To Kutumsang (2450m/8038.058 ft.), 6-7hr walk

Initial section of walk begins with descend ridge to a saddle at Pati Bhanjang(1770m) and then climb to Thankune Bhanjang. From here from here we climb to the top of the Manjyu Danada(2455m) and descend trail bring us to Golphu Bhanjang(2130m). We climb continue to a ridge to the north, take the larger track at each junction, until we reach another saddle and the beautiful Sherpa community of Kutumsang.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Trek continue to climb through oak forests and then through an impressive forest of red, white and pink-flowed rhododendrons. The trek offers us good views of the broad lower valleys and Shivapuri behind us. We continue climb steepens and reach at Kyuola Bhanjang(3220m) and gradually at Mangengoth(3390m) surrounded by rhododendrons forest. From here we climb through rhododendron forest until climb to the Tharepani. Typically snow covering the trail during the Spring season.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 06: To Melamchi Ghyang (2530m/8300.525 ft.), 3-4hr walk

Trek commence with descend from the ridge at Tharepati through forests and meadows full of ruined goths, before descending rapidly to the large village of Melanchi Ghyang. The trek offers us woeful views of mountains, scenery. The last stage of the walk is an unforgiving drop on an almost vertical trail that will teach us the meaning of the word impact. On 11th century Milarepa meditated close to the village. Melamchi Ghyang village is colourful picturesque village was founded in 1859 with gompas.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 07: To Tarke Ghyang (2590m/8497.375 ft.), 5-6hr walk

From here we drop rapidly into the forest, passing a series of large Chortens, a remember of the strong Buddhist influence in the valley. Soon we reach at Thimbu. We continue follow this grassy path down to the suspension bridge, passing the river and climb steeply and reach at Nukote(1980m), centred on a large Gonpa with a flag stone. From here we climb continue to Tarke Ghyang. Tarke Ghyang is good place for Ama Yangri hiking and take rest.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 08/09: Thimbu (1580m/5183.727 ft.)/Sermothang (2610m/8562.992 ft.) & to KTM (1350m/4429 ft.)4-5hr walk & 5hr drive

Trek begin with descends more steeply. 4hr of walk bring us to Thimbu. Or alternate option, we trek to Sermothang and next morning we drive to Kathmandu.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner & in city Bed & Breakfast]
Overnight at Teahouse & Hotel in City.

 

Included Services

+  All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+  Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in KTM [upgrade possible]

+  Sightseeing in KTM by private vehicle & professional English speaking guide

+  Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide

+  1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+  Private car from KTM to Sundarijal & sharing bus from Thimbu/Sermathang to KTM

+  Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+  Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

+  All trekking permits and TIMS 

+  First Aid kit

Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

 

Excluded Services

-  International Airfare to and from your country

-  Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

-  Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

-  Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

-  Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks & boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

-  Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

-  Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

-  Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

-  Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

 

 

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

 

 

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light

 

 

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

 

 

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

 

 

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

 

 

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

 

 

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

 

 

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

 

 

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-Aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

 

 

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

 

 

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Useful Info

Duration
10 days
Season
Spring/Fall&winter
Region
Langtang
Grade
Medium
Altitude
3640m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Tea-house
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