• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle & Local Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-12

Highlights:

  • Visit UNESCO World cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic drive to Sundarijal and back to Kathmandu from Melamchi.
  • Visit Kutumsang, Sermathang, Kakani and Melamchi Bazaar.
  • Explore green hill scenery with Langtang mountain range.

About Helambu Valley Trek

Helambu Trek is a short adventurous trek that goes through the Langtang National Park. It is a perfect vacation option to spend some quality time with your friends and family in nature.

Helambu Valley Trek is one of the most visited short treks in Nepal that will take you far away from your daily hectic life into the wilderness of nature. Helambu region is considered as a paradise on Earth. From lush green hills decorated with terraced fields and pine trees to rustic barren peaks and glistening snow-capped mountains, you will get to see surreal landscape views. The foggy early mornings, when clouds touch the top of the hills will let you feel heavenly calmness.

As the trail ascends, you get to explore ancient villages, stupas decorated with colorful prayer flags, waterfalls, dense forests, and different species of flora & fauna. The region is home to many wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan black beat, rhesus monkey and the langurs.

The Himalayan Mountains like Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Gangchenpo, and many others will add more beauty to the journey. During your stay with the locals, you will get to experience a cultural blend of Tibetan Sherpas and other communities.

Helambu Trekking includes a trip to the remote and spectacular valley of the region. Helambu Trek is a relatively low altitude trekking and considered to be one of the best areas for enjoying a short trek in Nepal. Furthermore, Helambu trek is close to the capital of Kathmandu. The highest point of this trek is Tharepati at 3,480 meters.

Helambu Valley Trek is available on the group and private departure basis in Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition. Get through our selected departure dates or contact us to organize your own tailor-made journey. We will be more than happy to welcome you and help you have the most memorable trip with your friends and families.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

Land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where one of our airport representatives will welcome you. He will take you to the hotel. Freshen up and rest for the day.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

Today, you go on a guided sightseeing tour of several monuments after having breakfast. All of these sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and holds tremendous importance in history & culture of Nepal. You will visit places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. You will be guided by a professional tour guide who will be able to speak in your language.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

A short drive will lead you to Sundarijal from where you begin trekking towards Chisapani. The trail passes through the Shivapuri Watershed and Shivapuri National Park. This means you get to see diverse vegetation and wildlife. Crossing Mulkhara, the trail climbs up to a ridge through oak and rhododendron forests, where Chispani is located.

  • Walking Hours:4-5
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chisapani
  • Altitude:2300

After having breakfast, descend for a short time. The trail then ascends crossings lovely meadows and terraced fields. Further, a downhill walk through Pathi Bhanjyang continues up to the Gul Bhanjyang. From here, climb along the ridge of Gul Bhanjyang and descend to reach Kutumsang.

  • Walking Hours:6-7
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Kutumsang
  • Altitude:2470

Today, you will reach the highest point of this trek, Tharepati Pass. From Kutumsang, the trail ascends steeply through beautiful rhododendron & fir forests. This climb also marks a change somewhat in the character of the trek, from the warm, terraced and populated 'middle hills' to the higher, and wonderfully cooler, 'temperate' and 'sub-alpine' zones. By the time you reach the top of the climb, you are in amongst rhododendrons and conifers, you cross a prayer flag bedecked pass and descend into a new landscape of meadows, streams and dark woods. The trail then descends to Magen Goth and climbs to Tharepati.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tharepati
  • Altitude:3650

The trail descends to Melamchi and gradually ascends to Tarkeghyang. On the way, you will pass through Sherpa villages. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu is named after the Helambu tribe that originated from Tibet.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tarkeghyang
  • Altitude:2743

It is going to be quite easy walking day that mostly involves flat land and lush forests. Crossing small streams, you move towards Shermathang, which is another lovely sherpa village. Here, you will get to see the lifestyle of the locals and get to interact with Lamas while sipping delicious warm butter tea. From this village, superb views of Jugal Himal can be seen.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Shermathang
  • Altitude:2620

After breakfast, descends to Melamchi Pul Bazar through meadows and terraced fields. You will pass by several small villages before reach Melamchi Pul Bazar.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Melamchi Pul Bazaar

Have breakfast, and drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and present the countryside views. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you get moved to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore and do shopping.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

It is time to say goodbye to each other. As per your flight departure time, our team member will drop you at the airport with our best wishes.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Food:Breakfast

What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Ground transportation by local bus.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 850
2 - 5 US$ 700
6 - 12 US$ 550
Departure Note:
  • We have set date to departure the Helambu valley trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Single person: Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

Upgrade and Options

DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
01 Apr, 2020 - 10 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$550
07 Apr, 2020 - 16 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$550
13 Apr, 2020 - 22 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$550
20 Apr, 2020 - 29 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$550
27 Apr, 2020 - 06 May, 2020AvailableUS$550

Useful Information

Things you should know before going on Helambu Trek:

Best time to go on Helambu Trek

The best time to go to Helambu Trekking is from March to May and September to November. The weather is favorable through the trek, and views of Himalayan Mountains are also at its best. Temperature is also perfect, neither too hot nor too cold. Likewise, hundreds of flowers including rhododendrons decorate the region. Similarly, September to November is the festive season in Nepal, therefore you will have a very good opportunity to be part of the huge celebrations.

Helambu Trek difficulty

Helambu Trek 10-days is and easy trek. It is a perfect getaway for a few days to take yourself away from loud cities. We, Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition has designed our Helambu Trek Package including the most beautiful villages of the region. You have to walk for around 5 to 6 hours daily.

The trail will not be difficult, however, you still have to be in good shape as lots of stamina is required to walk that long each day. Anyone can do this trek, previous trekking experience is not required. Also, it is one of the best treks to begin your journey in the trekking world.

Food & Accommodation during the Helambu Trek

During Helambu Trek 10 - days, you will be staying overnight in mountain lodges, where you will get basic facilities enough to spend a night. The ambiance is more like a homely than typical lodge/hotel type. You will get twin-sharing rooms with mattresses, blankets, and pillows. Hot showers are also available at an additional charge.

The package includes a total of 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners. On the trail, the meals get chosen from the menu of the lodge. The meals will be a combination of Asian and Western cuisine. Make sure to order liquids like soup, teas, etc. for health benefits during the trek.

Things you will get to see & experience during the Helambu Trek:

Langtang National Park

Helambu Trek moves around Langtang National Park, which is located north of Kathmandu. This national park is a gem of the Langtang region. Langtang National Park boasts tropical to alpine forests that are home to numerous species of plants and animals.

As per recent data 1043 species of vascular plants, 46 species of mammals, 30 species of fishes, 345 species of birds, and 70 species of butterflies are found in the park.

Animals like Himalayan tahr, black bear, dzo, red panda, musk deer, snow leopards, monkeys, etc can be found in the Langtang National Park. Along with that, you can see trees like blue pine, sal, laurel, rhododendron, Castanopsis Indica, Larix Nepalensis, R. Lowndesii, etc.

Landscape & Mountain Views

Helambu Trek will offer you wonderful views of pine, rhododendron & bamboo forests, cold and untamed rivers, swift mountain streams, stunning snow-covered mountains, and teeming greenery. Trekking in the Helambu region is the perfect way to witness those breath-taking color book scenery. The trail is less crowded and gives you enough space to indulge yourself in nature.

Rich Culture

Helambu is home to Sherpa, Tamang, and Hyolmo people. This place is known for its artistic monasteries, ancient culture, and tradition. During the trek, you will see various stupas, shrines, and monasteries that will represent the rich cultural heritage of the region. Along with that, you will get to see the lifestyle of the locals and their daily chores while you stay overnight in the villages.

Tarke Ghyang Monastery

Located in Tarke Ghyang, Tarke Ghyang monastery is the largest monastery in the Helambu region. The monastery is said to be built around 300 years ago. This monastery has significant religious importance for Hyolmo people. During the time of social and religious occasions, locals gather in the monastery premises to celebrate.

Chiri Ghyang

Chiri Gyang is the oldest monastery in Helambu. Built around 500 years ago, you can reach this monastery after an hour's walk from Tarke Ghyang monastery. This monastery has very huge religious importance to the locals residing in this region.

Melamchi Gaon

Melamchi Gaon or Melamchi Pul Bazar is a beautiful village across Melamchi River. It is a Sherpa village. Usually, trekkers of the Langtang Trek descends to Melamchi Gaon to enter in Helambu region.

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