Helambu Trek

Duration9 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeModerate
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Maximum Altitude3,650m
Group SizeMin. 2 Pax
Best TimeMarch to April and September to November

The 9 days Helambu trek is also popularly known as the Langtang valley trek, this trek is comparatively easy due to the less climbing, warmer temperature, and lower elevations. This expedition takes you to the enchanting views of majestic Himalayan scenery at the Tibet border. Magnificent monasteries and local cheese factories will fascinate you here. Helambu trek is an easy and short trek that lies about 70 km northeast of the Kathmandu Valley. This is a low-altitude trek which is why the most preferred trek among travelers in Nepal.

In this Langtang Helambu trek, you will delve through rice terraces, green valleys, and dense forests of oak and rhododendrons. The additional attractions of the trek are the impressive views of the Langtang (7245m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Dorje Lhakpa (6990m), and other small mountains of the Langtang Himalayan range.

Highlights

  • Gorgeous views of Ganesh Himal Massif, Langtang Himal, Ganchhenpo, Langsisa, Bhairab Takura, Dorje Lhakpa, Yala, and Rolwaling Range.
  • Villages like Kutumsang, Tharepati, Tarke Gyang, and Sermanthang along the way.
  • Exploration of the different Buddhist Monasteries.
  • Trek in the Shivapuri National Park
  • Learn the culture of Tibetan Buddhism, the Sherpa community, and Himalayan Tamang.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Tour in Kathmandu
  • An easy, yet a rewarding trek

The 9 days Helambu trek takes you through the lakes of Gosainkunda reaching the valley of Langtang. A multi-day hike amid bamboo forest, rhododendrons & highland villages, with majestic mountain views. Gosaikunda Lake is situated at 4,380 meters.

The Helambu region langtang Trek begins from Sundarijal. It is an hour's drive from Kathmandu. After about an hour's walk, we arrive at Shivapuri National Park. Ongoing along the Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang the trek leads to the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region. On the eighth day, our trek to Langtang Helambu continues from Melamchipul to Nagarkot, and on the ninth day from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur.

Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek - 17 Days,  Langtang Valley Trek - 10 Days, andGosaikunda Trek - 9 Days, are some similar treks recommended by Regulus for those travelers who want to do trekking in the Langtang region.

Itinerary
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01Day

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel.

02Day

From the second day of your arrival starts our trip mission. Today you explore Kathmandu, also known as city of temples with our guide. Basically there are four major touring sites in Kathmandu. They are: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and and Bouddhanath Stupa. And the main part is these all four sites are listed in World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will be introduced to your guide by Regulus. You can have good conversation with him regarding the upcoming trip. You can enjoy the night life of Thamel which completely depends on your wish. Overnight in Thamel. 

03Day

Sundarijal is around one and half hour driving distance from Kathmandu. Trekking to Helambu begins from here. At Sundarijal you will enjoy Shivapuri Wildlife reserve and watershed. We follow concrete steps at the beginning of the trek. We arrive at Mulkharka. Few hours of further walk will take us to Chisapani where we will spend our night.

04Day

After breakfast we begin our trail and we arrive at Pati Bhangyang. It is a beautiful village with small population. We follow several ups and downs before arriving Gul Bhanjyang. From here the trail steeps and descends again after some time of walk. We finally arrive at Kutumsang. Here we halt at night.

05Day

After breakfast, we begin our journey. We arrive at Magen Goth. Thadepati is popular for Mountain View of Langtang and Gosainkunda Peak. We arrive at Thadepati where we put off at night.

06Day

We follow downhill course today. We come across Melamchigaun. The village inhabits Sherpa people. There are few Gompas in the village. We cross Melamchi Khola (River) and climb other side of the valley to arrive at Tarkeghyang. It is a largest village of Helambu region. Here we halt at night.

07Day

After couple of hours of walk we arrive at Gangyul. It is a village inhabited by Sherpa people. They follow Buddhism but Drukpa Kagyu sect of Buddhism. It is a national religion of Bhutan. We will enjoy night in Sermathang.

08Day

A short walk will bring us at Melamchipul Bazaar. It is a village inhabited by Sherpa people. From here we drive to Kathmandu where we put off at night.

09Day

Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

Cost Details
Included
  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek.
  • All meals, accommodation, insurance, and salary of staff.
  • Langtang National park entrance permit and TIMs permit (Trekking Information Management System).
  • A full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley 
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.
  • Regulus Nepal Trekking trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
Excluded
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs ).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu  because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).
  • Travel and rescue Insurance.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
Additional Info

Best Time for Helambu Trekking

The Helambu Trekking can be done all around the year. But it’s better to trek the Helambu in the Autumn  (September, October, November) and Spring Seasons (March, April, May).

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