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Helambu Village Trek

Helambu Village Trek - 8 Days

US$ 630 Per Person
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Facts About Trip

Duration: 6 Days
Accommodation: Homestay, Camping
Height: 3990M
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Moderate
Activity: Trekking, sightseeing
Transportation: Private Car, bus
Treks Type: Tea house

Helambu Village Trek Overview

The Helambu Village Trek in Nepal's Langtang region is a well-known short hike that starts near Kathmandu, the capital city. It's a short yet immersive journey that takes you from the busy city to a peaceful village. Along the way, you'll walk through thick forests, lovely farms, and visit Buddhist monasteries.

What's cool about this trek is that it's super close to Kathmandu, making it great for folks who want to experience the simple and satisfying lifestyle of the Langtang area. While trekking, you'll see stunning mountain peaks like Gang Chhenpo, Jugal Himal, Nayagang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung. Helambu is also famous for its yummy apples, so you can enjoy fresh local fruit.

Besides its natural beauty and apple orchards, Helambu is a magnet for Buddhist pilgrims and anyone interested in religion and culture. There are many monasteries, each with its own unique traditions, which add a spiritual and enriching aspect to the trek.

To sum it up, the Helambu Village Trek offers an enchanting and easy-to-reach Himalayan experience. It combines natural beauty, cultural exploration, and spirituality in a relatively short journey starting from Kathmandu.

Major Highlights of Helambu Village Trek

  • The trek offers breathtaking views of the Langtang Range, Ganesh Himal, and other surrounding peaks.
  • You'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique culture of the Sherpa and Tamang people. Visit monasteries, chortens, and learn about their traditions.
  • The trek takes you through the Langtang National Park, a protected area with diverse flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, pine forests, and various wildlife species.
  • Experience the charm of traditional villages such as Syabrubesi, Thulo Syabru, and Gatlang. Interact with locals and learn about their way of life.
  • Explore the beautiful Langtang Valley and its beautiful landscapes, including glaciers, waterfalls, and yak pastures.
  • The Helambu Trek often includes a section of the Tamang Heritage Trail, providing insights into the rich Tamang culture and history.
  • Near the end of the trek, you can visit Sundarijal, a showering waterfall and a great place for a day hike from Kathmandu.

Cost of Helambu Village Trek

The Helambu Village Trek is an amazing adventure in the beautiful Langtang region of Nepal. It costs $630 per person, which is a great deal for all the experiences you get. This price usually includes important things like a place to stay in cozy tea houses or guesthouses, meals, permits, a local guide to help you, and transportation to and from Kathmandu. While there might be some extra costs for personal stuff and optional side trips, the total cost makes sure you have an unforgettable journey in the Himalayas without spending too much money. It's a trek that's open to everyone, no matter your background or budget.

The Helambu Village Trek is more than just the price; it's about the amazing things you'll do. You'll walk in beautiful places, meet nice locals, and learn about their way of life. The Langtang region is really beautiful, with big mountains and lush forests. This trek lets you take a break from your regular life and enjoy nature while making great memories. It's the type of adventure that makes you feel more grateful for the world and gives you a sense of achievement that you can't get with money.

Helambu Village Trek Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

1300

When you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, our team will greet you with a garland as a sign of welcome and respect in our culture. We'll then help you get to your hotel.

Since you might be tired after your flight, take some time to rest and freshen up. Later, our manager will visit your hotel to talk about your trip's plan in detail.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal then trek to Chisapani

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2215

Today is the start of your trek to Chisapani. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and drive you to Sundarijal in about an hour. From there, you'll begin a four to five-hour walk to Chisapani.

You'll pass through the Shivapuri Wildlife Protected Area, which involves a challenging uphill climb for three to four hours, followed by a one-hour descent to reach Chisapani. In the evening, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset and the stunning mountain views. You'll spend the night in a hotel.

Day 3 : Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2470

Today, you'll walk from Chisapani to Kutumsang, which will take about five to six hours. The path mostly goes uphill. Along the way, you can enjoy views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Dorjelakpa mountains.

Your journey starts with a downhill walk to Pati Bhyanjyang, then an uphill hike of about two hours, and another descent to Gulbhanjyang, a lovely village mainly occupied by Tamang people. After that, you'll climb for around one and a half hours to reach the top and then descend for fifteen minutes to reach Kutumsang, where you'll spend the night.

Day 4 : Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

3690

Today, you're trekking from Kutumsang to Tharepati, a journey lasting about four to five hours on foot. You'll mainly be hiking uphill, reaching an altitude of 3,800 meters. Tharepati is a fantastic spot for incredible views of both Gosainkund and Helambu.

As you walk, you'll notice many Rhododendron trees, which are Nepal's national flower. In the evening, take in the beautiful mountain views before spending the night at a hotel.

Day 5 : Trek from Tharepati toTarkeghyang

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2600

From Tharepati, your next destination is Tarkeghyang, and this leg of the journey involves about five to six hours of walking. It's best to start your walk after having breakfast.

Your route will lead you to Melamchigaun, a lovely place inhabited by Sherpa people. Here, you might consider stopping for lunch and taking some time to explore the village, including a visit to the monastery. Afterward, your trek continues.

Initially, you'll descend all the way to the Melamchi Khola, cross a bridge, and then ascend continuously until you reach Tarkeghyang, where you'll spend the night at a hotel.

Day 6 : Trek from Tarkeghyang to Kakani

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2070

From Tarkeghyang, the path to Kakani is easy and mostly downhill until you get to Sermathang. This part of the trek takes you through a lovely forested area with a cool, refreshing atmosphere. You'll reach Sermathang after a while.

You might want to have lunch in Sermathang before continuing your walk to Kakani. The path from Tarkeghyang to Kakani mostly goes downhill, and you'll eventually arrive in Kakani, where you'll stay overnight.

Day 7 : Trek Kakani to Melamchi Bazar and drive to Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

1300

Today, your trek is brief, lasting about two hours to Melamchi. From there, you'll hop on a four-hour bus ride to Kathmandu.

Upon reaching Kathmandu, you'll be settled into your hotel. Our manager will come to take you out for a farewell dinner and ensure you're safely back at the hotel for the night.

Day 8 : Departure for Home

Food

Breakfast

It's time to head back home. Our driver will take you to Kathmandu International Airport for your departure. We hope you had a great time here in Nepal.

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Cost Includes

  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • Kathmandu to  trekking starting point private  car & return by regular  local bus
  • Two night’s accommodation in Kathmandu  with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  •  Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek are provide
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  •  Trekking Route map.
  •  All required local and government tax

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu 
  •  All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our contro

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FAQs

Do I need any special permits to Helambu Village Trek?

No, You do not need any special trekking permit for this trek as Helambu Village doesn’t lies under any restricted areas.

How to prevent altitude sickness during Helambu Village Trek?

Always carry a water bottle with enough water to drink and keep yourself hydrated throughout the trek. Do not hurry your pace and trek slowly covering less altitude per day. Avoid alcoholic beverages and tobacco products during the trek. And, maintain a healthy balanced diet throughout the trek having enough sleep.

How difficult is Helambu Village Trek?

Helambu Village Trek is comparatively easier than other higher altitude treks such as Everest Base Camp Trek. As the trek’s highest point is only 3490 meteres above the sea level, the trek is considered as an medium trek.

Do i need a guide for Helambu Village Trek?

Yes, a knowledgeable guide is necessary for everyone doing the Helambu Village trek in order to ensure a safe journey and prevent misjudging the route to the objective.

Also, having a guide will help you know more about the pathway and local cultural history of the place. You can have better view of acknowledging about the Helambu Village with a guide.

Will I get altitude sickness in the trek?

The walk's itinerary was chosen to provide participants enough time to become used to the area's higher than usual altitudes. 

However, we strongly advise you to get familiar with altitude sickness and its symptoms before leaving on your holiday as it can affect anybody, regardless of age or level of fitness.

How long does the Helambu Village trek take?

The Helambu Village trek usually takes around 6-7 days to complete.

What is the difficulty level of the trek?

 

The trek is considered to be of moderate difficulty, suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers.

What is the best time to do the Helambu Village trek?

The best time to do the trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons for pleasant weather and clear views.

Do I need a guide for the trek?

While it's not mandatory, having a guide can enhance your trekking experience by providing local knowledge and ensuring your safety.

What kind of accommodation is available along the trek?

You can find teahouses and lodges along the trek route, offering basic facilities like beds, meals, and hot showers.

How do I get to the starting point of the trek?

The trek starts from Sundarijal, which is about a one-hour drive from Kathmandu.

Are there any alternative routes or side trips to consider?

If you have extra time, you can consider side trips to nearby villages like Melamchi and Tarkeghyang.

Is it possible to do the Helambu Village trek independently?

Yes, it is possible to do the trek independently. However, having a guide can be beneficial for navigation and cultural insights.

Can I hire a porter for the trek?

Yes, you can hire a porter to carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight on your shoulders.

Are there any age restrictions for the Helambu Village trek?

 

There are no specific age restrictions for the trek. However, it is recommended to have a moderate level of fitness and consult with your doctor if you have any health concerns.

Additional Information

Gears

For the Helambu Village Trek in Nepal, it's important to be well-prepared with the right gear and equipment to ensure your safety and comfort. Here's a list of essential items you should consider bringing:

Clothing:

  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jackets)
  • Waterproof and windproof outer layer (jacket and pants)
  • Trekking pants and shorts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear for cold nights
  • Quick-drying underwear and socks
  • Hat for sun protection
  • Beanie or hat for warmth
  • Gloves

Footwear:

  •  Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots with good ankle support
  • Well-fitting, moisture-wicking socks
  • Sandals or camp shoes for resting in the evenings

Gear and Accessories:

  • Backpack (daypack for daily essentials and a larger pack for porters if needed)
  • Trekking poles for stability and balance
  • Sleeping bag suitable for cold weather (check the season)
  • Sleeping bag liner for added warmth
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Water bottles or a hydration system
  • Water purification method (tablets or a filter)
  • Trekking towel
  • Personal toiletries (toilet paper, soap, hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Travel wallet or pouch for documents and money

Optional Items:

  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Portable charger for electronics
  • Trekking gaiters (useful in snowy conditions)
  • Binoculars for birdwatching and scenic views
  • Entertainment (book, journal, cards, etc.)

Documents and Permits:

  •  Passport and copies
  • Visa (if required)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card
  • National Park/Conservation Area permit

 

It's important to note that weather conditions can vary, so you should be prepared for cold temperatures at higher elevations and potentially warm conditions in lower areas. Additionally, you can rent or purchase some equipment in Kathmandu or other major trekking hubs if you don't have all the necessary gear. Be sure to check the specific requirements and recommendations with your trekking agency or guide to ensure you are well-prepared for the Helambu Village Trek.

Best time for Helambu Village Trek

Nepal is a great place for trekking, and the best times to go are Spring and Autumn. Here's why:

Spring (March to May): Spring is a beautiful time with clear skies and blooming landscapes. It's perfect for trekking, and you can see amazing views from high up in the mountains. The weather is just right, and you won't have to worry about bad weather or heavy rain, making it a fantastic time for trekking.

Autumn (September to November): Autumn is another excellent time for trekking in Nepal. The skies are clear, and the weather is great for hiking in the Himalayas. Like Spring, it's less likely to have really bad weather or a lot of rain, so you'll have a wonderful trek.

On the other hand, if you go during the offseason when the weather is bad and there's heavy rain, you might not get the clear views you want. So, it's best to plan your trek in Nepal for Spring or Autumn to have the most amazing experience in the mountains.

Things to remember during Helambu Village Trek

Things to remember during the Helambu Village Trek

  • Safe drinking water is essential while trekking, and we recommend that you consume at least 3-4 liters of water per day (this helps from de-hydration and height issue AMS).

  • Remember to bring water purifier pills.

  • Drinking water straight from or other direct water sources is not recommended.

  • Carry enough money with you on your walk. ATMs may not be available in the trekking area.

  • Bring enough energy foods to keep you going because there aren't many shops or markets along the way.

  •  If this is your first trek, hire a guide and trekking porter.


Foods and Accommodations during Helambu Village Trek

On the Helambu Village Trek, you'll eat local food because the place is high up in the Langtang region. It's not fancy because it's hard to get fancy ingredients in the rugged terrain. You'll mostly have local dishes like daal bhat (rice and lentils) and dhido. It's smart to carry some extra snacks in your backpack to stay energized during the trek.

As for where you'll sleep, it's pretty basic. You'll often stay in people's homes, which gives you a real feel for their simple and friendly lifestyle. If you want more adventure, you can bring a tent and sleeping bag to spend a night out in the open.

If you're new to trekking in Helambu Village, it's a good idea to hire a guide for safety and to make your trek smoother. Walking through dense forests and remote places can be tricky, and guides know the area well. They can also tell you cool stuff about the local culture and history and help out in emergencies.

Porters are important too. They carry your bags and stuff, so you can enjoy the amazing scenery and the trip without the heavy load.

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US$ 630 Per Person
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8 Days
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