Helambu Trekking is very famous to explore Red Panda an endanger animal of Nepal located north from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. This trek will be an is ideal for people travelling with less time. Helambu is a lush region to the North of Kathmandu inhabited by Sherpas and Tamang people although the Sherpas of this region differ in their practices from their cousins in the Everest region. Helambu Trekking passes through some beautiful and interesting villages and you might see some of the wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Monkeys, Himalayan wild goat and particularly birds and wild flowers along the routes. Helambu Trekking is an easy and can be done in any time through out the year.
Helambu Trekking detail itinerary
Our Helambu Trekking is a classical trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the Thadepati hill station. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to walk near by Kathmandu with in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary.Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley. Transfer to hotel
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
In the morning after breakfast, we start our day trip visiting world heritage sites located in Kathmandu city which includes Boudhanath stupa (also known as the oldest stupa of Nepal), Pasupatinath temple (holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati), Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.
Chisapani area trekking or tour conducts from Sundarijal Bazzar, where there’s a small dam and a hydroelectricity station in the northeast corner of the Kathmandu valley. The walk leads to a climb through wet, subtropical forest to an oak forest and on to Mulkharka, a scattered Tamang village. The trail again ascends through oak forest to a pass called Burlung Bhanjyang. After reaching the ridge, the walk continues on the trail, descending to Chisopani for the overnight stop. Chisapani, offers fabulous panoramic views of the Jugal mountain range including Langtang, Ganesh in the far east and Manaslu, Annapurna towards far west. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Trek to kutumasang trail continues to drop from Chisapani on a good, sometimes level trail that crosses meadows and fields. Patibhanjyang is on a saddle at the bottom of the ridge at 1,770m. This is a Brahming and Chhetri village with a few shops and hotels. The trail heads north out of the Patibhanjyang along the forested ridge and then descends to a large chorten, the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang . This is a delightful, classic hill village. Again, the trail climbs the ridge from Gum Bhanjyang to another pass at 2,620m. From the pass one can look back over Gul Bhanjyang at the bottom. The trail then descends to Kutumasang at 2,470 meter for the overnight stay.
The trail climbs above Kutumasang on a steep, eroded trail, mostly through fir and rhododendron forests where there are no permanent settlements. It then descends to Magen Goth (3,150m) and finally reaches Tharepati for overnight stay. Therepati hill station offers scenic Himalayan view of almost whole Langtang range.
We continue east descending steeply down a ravine. The vegetation changes to large firs, then to oaks and rhododendron. Crossing a stream on a suspension bridge, the trail makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village Melachigaon (2,530m).
From Melamchigaon, the trail continues to descend to the Melamchi river. Once across the suspension bridge, the trail begins climbing up the other side of the valley towards Tarkeghyang. It is a long climb to this picturesque village at 2,600m, situated on a shelf high above the river. Tarkeghyang is the largest village in Helambu and the destination for the most trekkers in this region. It is a good place to rest and stay overnight.
From Tarkeghyang, the trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty village of Gangjwal at around 2,500m. The trail drops down from the edge of the ridge but then continues at the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing a number of streams, waterfalls and landslides. Finally, it reaches Talamarang where we stay overnight.
Early morning we take a local bus (private vehicle cost an extra) back to Kathmandu city. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!
How much does Helambu Trekking cost?
An easy Helambu Trek cost is available now from USD 599 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicle car / van / jeep / bus.
- 2 night’s twin sharing tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within breakfast plan.
- Guided sightseeing by Tour Guide in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner) each day during the trekking
- Guest house accommodation while you are on trekking days
- Shivapuri National Park entrance permits and their fees
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits and fees
- Kathmandu to Sundarijal & Talmarang to Kathmandu trip by bus transfer.
- All grounded transportation as per itinerary.
- Professional English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide.
- Experienced porters (2 guest : 1 porter basis) because each porter carry maximum 25 kilogram.
- Salary, food, accommodation and their travel insurances for all Nepali crew.
- A First Aid medical kit bag.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Helambu Trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 19, 2018
Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 24, 2018
Sept 20, 2018 – Sept 29, 2018
Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 08, 2018
Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 14, 2018
Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 19, 2018
Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 24, 2018
Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 26, 2018
Oct 20, 2018 – Oct 29, 2018
Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 04, 2018
Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 08, 2018
Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 14, 2018
Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 19, 2018
Nov 15, 2018 – Nov 24, 2018
Nov 20, 2018 – Dec 29, 2018
Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 04, 2018
Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 08, 2018
Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 09, 2018
Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 14, 2018
Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018
Dec 20, 2018 – Dec 29, 2018
Dec 25, 2018 – Jan 04, 2019
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience to do Helambu Trekking?
Answer: Helambu Trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Helambu Trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.Question: What kind of food can I expect in Helambu Trekking?
Answer: All the guest houses in Helambu Trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on express Helambu Trek?
Answer: During the Helambu Trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.Question: Is there any communication facilities on Helambu Trekking?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.Question: Can I use credit cards in Helambu Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis. If you wish to have a private porter, you might also get it on paying an extra cost.Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.
Helambu Trekking highlights
- Discover some of the tallest Mountains and snow covered peaks from Thadepati hill top.
- Walking through cultivated fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers and oak forest.
- Best view of Himalayan scenery including Sarmanthang and Tarkeghyang village
- Experience the Sherpa Buddhism and their life styles.
Helambu Trekking Notes
As the information about Helambu Trekking stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Helambu Trekking special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefts the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.
Best scenery, great guides and professional company !.
Together with my husband we enjoyed trekking with Gokyo Treks and Expedition in Helambu trek of langtang region. Found agency on the internet and decided to trust them based on good recommendations. Everything was organised as agreed from trekking permits to accommodation in Kathmandu and airport taxi…etc.
Guide knows well all about trekking routes and all clean lodges. So, I can recommend you highly about Goyko Treks and Expeditions. Trip of the lifetime !!
Thank you very much Ammar and our Sherpa guide for the amazing experience ! – Ramona Schneider, Freiburg, Germany.
Trip Price : USD 599 Per Person
- Trip Duration: 9 Days
- Max Altitude: 3,510 m / 11,512 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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