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HELAMBU TREK

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destination Langtang
duration 8 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Langtang
max altitude 3500m
group size 2-15
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season Autumn/Spring

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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 650
2 Pax USD 640
3 Pax USD 630
4 - 6 Pax USD 620
7 - 12 Pax USD 590
13 - 18 Pax USD 580
19 - 24 Pax USD 570
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HELAMBU TREK

Big on beauty for those short on time!

The Helambu region is a short trek about 72 km from Kathmandu and offers trekkers so much in such a short space of time.  

The word Helambu derives from the word Hyolmo. The Sherpa Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La Pass and descends to the Melamchi valley. Helambu is well known for its sweet apples, artistic Buddhist monasteries and it is a Buddhist pilgrimage site

The trek begins at Sundarijal Village and has an altitude of 800m to 3600m at the highest point. This is a less traveled trek and is generally warmer than other short treks on offer. 

The trek takes you through the Sherpa villages of: Sundarijal, Chisapani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, Tarkeghyang, Kakani, and Melamchi before heading back to Kathmandu.

The Helambu trek offers fantastic views of the Himalayas, beautiful mountain rivers, snow-capped peaks, pristine alpine lakes, grassy farmland where Yak graze, colorful wildflowers, rhododendron and bamboo forests, and a variety of native animals such as monkeys, meerkats and Yak. This quiet and relaxing way to get a real taste of what Nepal has to offer.

One of the most rewarding aspects of this trek is the opportunity to experience the genuine warmth of the Sherpa people, their unique Buddhist culture and wonderful smiles. 

The ideal time to do this trek is during autumn and spring. Although winter is also okay and gives you a different perspective of the region.  This is a safe place to visit and is highly recommended for the entire family. With more than 40 years in the trekking business, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will ensure you have a fantastic experience.

Highlights of Helambu Trek

  • The Helambu trek offers panoramic Himalayan views.
  • Stunning mountain streams, rugged rocky terrain, and snow-capped peaks.
  • Grassy meadows abundant with wildflowers and native animals. 
  • There are suspension bridges, raging torrents and lakes.
  • Experience of the Buddhist Tibetan culture and Tamang villages.
  • Explore Langtang National Park.
  • Less tourists and more solitude and time to reflect.

ITINERARY

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Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, you will be met by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff and transported to your hotel, followed by a short briefing concerning your trek. In the evening we will provide a welcome dinner.
We will arrive at Sundarijal by car, about an hour’s drive. We begin our four to five hour trek and first enter the Shivapuri Wildlife Protected Area. The first 3 to 4 hours is fairly hard going uphill and then drops for the last hour or two before reaching Chisapani where we can sit and admire the sunset over the mountains and valley. We will stay the night here.
The trek today takes about five to six hours and is mostly uphill. Today we have our first glimpse of several mountain ranges such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Dorjelakpa. The trail initially drops to Pati Bhanjyang then ascends fo about two hours and finally descends to the Tamang village of Gulbhyang. After another one and a half hours we reach Kutumsang where we stay for the night.
Ahead of us today is a four to five-hour trek and reaches as high as 3800m. From Thadepati you will have some incredible views and see both sides of Gosainkunda and Helambu. The trail takes you through rhododendron forests that are particularly beautiful when in full bloom during spring. The rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower. After arriving at today’s destination you can sit back and take in the peaceful mountain views.
Today we will follow the trail for about five to six hours, firstly descending to Melamchi Gaun Village. This is a Sherpa village where will most likely stop for lunch and take a walk around the village, especially a visit to their monastery. After leaving here we descend and cross Melamchi Khola then climb up to Tarkeghyang where we will stay the night.
The trail today is less physically demanding and soon reaches Sermathang Village. The trail takes us through some forested areas before reaching Sermathang where we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we head downhill until we reach Kakani where we will stay the night.
We have a short trek of around two hours today before we reach Melamchi where we will take a four hour bus trip back to Kathmandu. After your arrival in Kathmandu we will drop you back at your hotel. In the evening a representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will come to your hotel and take you for a farewell dinner, then drop you back to your hotel.
Today your adventure ends and you depart Nepal with fond memories and many photos of spectacular scenes from your trek to this amazing out of the way Langtang region of the Himalayas. A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in this mountainous wonderful – Nepal.

SERVICES

Cost Included:

  • Airport pick up and drop services on a private vehicle
  • Two night's hotel at Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchi to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Licensed holder English speaking trekking guide
  • Transportation, food, accommodation, and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don't have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • Sherpa Trekking porter (One porter for Two peoples)
  • First aid medical kit(Carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and paper works( Langtang National park permit, TIMS etc)
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant(complimentary)
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region

Costs excluded:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Battery charging and hot shower during the trek on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities. 

Meals during the trek

In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Langtang regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be an easy trek where you often have to walk 5-6 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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