Helambu Trek

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destination Helambu
duration 6 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Langtang
max altitude 3,650m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Tea House
season All Season

Helambu Trek

The week long Helambu trek begins only an hours drive from Kathmandu at the delightful Shivapuri National Park. This is a generally low height trek along a less caught up with trekking course through mild woods, green valleys, rhododendron backwoods, Tamang and Sherpa towns and Buddhist cloisters. The perspectives on the mountains are shocking and incorporate Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Rolwaling, and Gauri Shankar. There are alternatives concerning whether to climb to Melamchi, including one more day's trek and return a short drive to Kathmandu or take a marginally extraordinary course toward the finish of the outing, with one less medium-term, that includes a more drawn out drive back to Kathmandu. 

With the most noteworthy purpose of this trek being Tharepati Pass at 3,650m with its wonderful perspectives on Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Langsisa and other snow-topped mountains and with the hotter atmosphere; lush knolls; climatic woods; heavy waterways and benevolent individuals, this is a dazzling trek for those with less time or don't wish to trek at high heights.

Highlight's of Helambu Trek

  • The region is popular for Buddhist monasteries and sweet apples.
  • Observe the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Hyolmo people.
  • Find antiquated Sherpa towns and their traditional social practices, especially of Hyolmo people
  • Appreciate all-encompassing views on snow-crowned mountains
  • Encounter exotic flora and fauna
  • Sweet apple farm
  • Admirable religious communities, Stupas, and Maniwal (Prayers wall)
  • In winter, you can appreciate the Losar celebration that will give you a chance to get a look at traditional Nepalese life.

ITINERARY

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A 15km drive from Kathmandu takes you to the starting point of the trek. On arrival at Sundarijal, you can visit Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. From Sundarijal, the trail heads up to the concrete steps beside the pipeline which supply drinking water for the valley. We leave the pipeline near the dam, and then on to Mulkharka, trekking up the ridge at around 1895m, some 600m above Sundarijal. There you can take some time to relax in a convenient tea shop and to enjoy the view back over the valley. We then continue walking to Chisopani (2300m) from where stunning mountain views are to be had.
From Chisopani the trail leads down to Pati Bhanjyang (1770m), a lovely small village. After reaching Pati Bhanjyang, the trail leads up and then down to the village of Gul Bhanjyang (2140m). From here the trail climbs up to 2620m and then again descends along the rocky route to Khutumsang (2470m).
Following a ridgeline, the trail continues via the lightly populated forest to Magen Goth from where the view of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is stunning and finally reaching Tharepati (3490m). This walk from is one of the best ridges walks among all treks in Nepal.The trails to Gosaikund branches off north-west from here.
Turning east, the trail rapidly descends down a ravine through small Sherpa village of Malemchigaon (2530m) with splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas. The trail again descends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890m and making the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang at 2620m, which is the largest village in Helambu.
The trails gently descend through a beautiful forest to Sermathang (2620m). It is the center of an important apple-growing area from where a fantastic view of the Himalayas is seen.
As we leave Sermanthang the trails then continue to descent to Dubhachaur at 1500m, and then again steeply down to Melamchi (830m) where it meets the road. This village has a good collection of teahouses and lodges and all kinds of transportation including buses to get to Panchkhal on the Kodari road. From there, we can catch a bus to Kathmandu (4-5 hours drive by bus).

SERVICES

Cost Includes

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Shivapuri National park Permit
  • All necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Trekking Map
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder guide and needed number of porters as per your group size
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters

Cost Excludes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Accommodation or meals will not be included in Kathmandu in case of early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerar

EQUIPMENTS

Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  • Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack bag for yourself
  • A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair sandal (Optional)
  • A water bottle.
  • Head/Torch Light.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

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We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 750
2 Pax USD 650
3 Pax USD 630
4 - 6 Pax USD 620
7 - 12 Pax USD 550
13 - 18 Pax USD 530
19 - 24 Pax USD 440
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