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Helambu Trek

07 days

Trip fact

Duration: 7days

Grade: Easy to strenuous

Activities: Sightseeing and cultural tour

Max elevation:  3490m

Transport: Flights & Private vehicle

Best Time: Oct -Dec & March-May

Group size: 2+

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost info
  • Trekking Gears
  • Map

Helambu trek is the best short trek designed for the trekkers who seek to explore the cultural villages and desire to sightsee the best view of Himalayas around near to Kathmandu valley. Sited about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, it extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosaikunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. Helambu trek is the best trek for those who seek adventure and steep trekking trail. This fascinating trek offers you with unique natural landscape, Tamang heritage, old and ancient religious shrines and monasteries, pine forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas.

Helambu trek starts with an hour’s drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and then the trek ascend following the trekking trail of Langtang region all the way to Tharepati village (3490m). This trek is popular and easy compared to other high elevation trek but the trekking route and steep and sloppy. Commencing this delighted trek will leave you with mesmerizing memories of sightseeing high Himalayas of langtang region.

Day 1: Today early morning short drive from Kathmandu valley (1360m) all the way to Sundarijal and then to Chisapani (2,300m). Chisapani is the cultural village of langtang region. Explore the sightseeing and enjoy the warm welcoming of the inhabitants. Rest overnight.

Day 02: Today we trek from Chisapani ascending all the way to Kutumsang (2,470m). Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 03: Today we trek from Khutumsang all the way to Tharepati (3490m). Rest overnight.

Day 04: Today we trek from Tharepati descending all the way to Tarke Gyang (2620m). Rest overnight.

Day 05: Today we trek from Tarke Ghayang all the way to Sermanthang (2620m). Rest overnight.

Day 06: Rest and acclimatization day at Sermanthang. Explore the natural beauty around and cultural villages. Rest overnight.

Day 07: Today last day of or trek. We trek descending from Sermanthang to Melamche Pul Bazar (846m) and then drive back to Kathmandu. Rest overnight.

Cost include

  • All ground and air transportation throughout the trek. 
  • Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • All national park and conservation areas permit fee.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost exclude

  • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek.

For Low and Moderate Altitude Trekking

  • Water bottle
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Flash light
  • personal towel
  • Swiss army knife
  • Ruck sack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Poly propylene/wool socks
  • Other required equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Jumperorpile jacket
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full–sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat

 For Higher Altitude Trekking (Above 4000m)

  • Gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Long underwear
  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Gaiters
  • Sun block for lips
  • Light cotton socks
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Nylon wind breaker
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind pants

Peak Climbing & Expedition Equipment

  • Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Long cotton hiking shorts
  • Fleece/wool for climbing
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Sleeping pad (karri mat) or thermarest
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag
  • Down jacket/trousers/vest
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool socks
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Head torch/batteries/bulbs
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
  • Sun screen
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Wool long underwear
  • Other required equipment
  • Climbing boots
  • Gaiters
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Karabiners
  • Tapes/slings
  • Snow bars
  • Ice screws
  • Rock pegs
  • Deadmen
  • Crash hat
  • Day bag
  • Rucksack
  • Lip salve
  • T-shirts
  • Ascenders
  • ascenders
  • Kit bag

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