Helambu Trekking 10 Days

Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek is the shortest trekking in Nepal trails which lies near to Kathmandu. If you are searching for the trekking which takes you to the Sherpa and Tamang community of Nepal as well as presents you the breathtaking views of mountains along with the magnificent aura of nature in very short period of time then Helambu Trek is the right answer of your queries. Backpacker has designed this short yet with big opportunity to encounter huge wonders of nature and culture of Nepal.

This trekking is about 9 days long and can be shortened too according to your suitability. Basically Helambu is the Sherpa village famous for apples, river valleys, green lush forests mainly of rhododendron flower trees and amazing hospitality. This trek would be perfect for those who are willing to learn more about this popular Nepalese tribe. The trekking starts from the Sundarijal the place from where the symbol of Kathmandu civilization and holy river Bagmati originated. This place is the water source of most of the Kathmandu dwellers. From Sundarijal to Chisapani the trail amidst green lush forests would provide the pristine atmosphere. The chirping sounds of birds and peaceful tranquility prevail in the region. The human settlement of Tamang origin people can be found in the area. Once you have reached the Helambu section then Sherpa community can be met. The river valleys are another attraction of the Helambu trekking. The rivers coming out from all directions really prove that Nepal surely is the second richest country in terms of water resources despite being a landlocked country. The trekking can be done by any age group because walking will be in relatively low altitudes as compared to the Everest Base Camp Trekking in Nepal or in Annapurna region trekking. The maximum height would be around 3500 meters which is acceptable for any ages. The places like Tarke Gyang and Sermathang are unique in itself as it has monastery and pagodas in hill top or in the middle of jungle which will awaken your spirits as well. The adventure spirit as well as aesthetic spirit gets good rest in this area. The Melamchi water Project being constructed by Nepal Government could be observed here. The tunnels and the area worth observing as it is the landmark project of Nepal in terms of drinking water supply to the capital city. The single trekking trip would take you from city to the remote jungles consisting of numerous small streams and rivers really worth every penny spent.

Come and book with us for amazing short and sweet helambu trek in Langtang of Nepal. The exotic memory and pristine natural experience in competitive price guaranteed.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 – Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2110m)

Day 03 – Trek to Kutumsang (2440m)

Day 04 – to Tharepati (3650m)

Day 05 – Trek to Melamchi Village (2560m)

Day 06 – Trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m)

Day 07 – Trek to Sermathang (2600m)

Day 08 – Trek to Melamchi Bazaar

Day 09 – Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 10 – Departure from Kathmandu, Farewell!!

Day 01–Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, our team members will welcome you and explain briefly about the travel itinerary. You will then be taken to the hotel where you will be staying for the overnight.

Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2110m) 4 hrs
After the morning breakfast, our trek to Helambu starts off with a short drive to Sundarijal. An hour’s drive from our hotel in Kathmandu to the northern part of the valley takes us to the scenic town of Sundarijal. From Sundarijal, 3-4 hours trekking takes us to the village of Chisapani. The trail follows the Shivpuri watershed and the protected wildlife area. We traverse through local Tamang settlement area before reaching Chisapani. Many hotels and guesthouses are present in Chisapani where we will be staying for the rest of the night.

Day 03: Trek to Kutumsang (2440m) 6hrs
After breakfast at Chisapani, we resume our trek to Kutumsang which normally takes around six hours. The trail initially drops from Chisopani through several agricultural fields and meadows. On our way to Kutumsang we also cross the villages of Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. After almost six hours of hiking, we reach Kutumsang located at an altitude of 2470 meters. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Tharepati (3650m) 5hrs
We wake up in the morning and take breakfast at the guesthouse in Kutumsang before resuming our trek to Tharepati. It takes around five hours to reach Tharepati. On our way we come across several rhododendron and fir forests. Several mountain peaks are also visible on the way, provided clear weather. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Tharepati.

Day 05: Trek to Melamchi Village (2560m) 5hrs
After taking breakfast at Tharepati on the fifth morning, we head towards the beautiful Melamchi village which takes around five hours. After crossing Tharepati, the trail gradually descends through beautiful forests embellished with rhododendron, fir and oak trees. Tharepati actually is the best place during the trek to view snow-clad mountains including Gaurishankar, Jugal, and others. Melamchi village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpas with their traditional culture still prevalent in the region.

Day 06: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m) 6hrs
After breakfast at Melamchi in the morning, it takes about six hours to reach Tarke Gyang. The early part of the trek descends continuously until we cross the stream popularly known as the Melamchi River. From Melamchi River, we climb up the trail to Tarke Gyang, a beautiful Sherpa village which boasts of several grand monasteries. Tarke Gyang is the major village of the Helambu region. Helambu has been named after the Helmu caste. The Sherpa people living in the region originally belong to the Helmu caste. Overnight stay at Tarke Gyang.

Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2600m) 4hrs
On the seventh day, we further explore the Helambu region as we leave Tarke Gyang and head towards Sermathang. Sermathang is also equally beautiful village and offers some of the older Sherpa cultures and traditions. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar 5hrs
It takes near around five hours to reach Melamchi Bazaar from Sermathang. We take breakfast in the morning and start out trek downhill. We cross several fields, meadows before finally arriving at the Melamchi Bazaar. Upon our arrival at the Melamchi bazaar, we talk and interact with the local villagers and learn about their culture for the rest of the time. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu 3hrs
Vehicles are available from Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu Valley. A couple to three hours of drive from Melamchi Bazaar takes us back to Kathmandu. Upon our return to Kathmandu, we stay overnight at a hotel.

Day 10: Departure from TIA, “Farewell!"
On the 10th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.

Price: US$ 730.00

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
  • All necessary paper work.
  • Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter(also a personal Sherpa on request).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety].
  • Backpacker Treks T - shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Farewell dinner cultural program with Nepali typical meal.

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.