Tour Details

  • 11 Days(s)

  • Live

  • English

  • 800-3600 m

overview

The highland region, Helambu which is also the home of the culturally rich Hyolmo people is 80 km away from Kathmandu. The region is popular for its Buddhist Pilgrimage site and monasteries. Helambu trek helps you explore the splendor of Helambu in all its excellence, trekking beneath the Langtang peak exploring the natural and cultural details of the region.

Helambu trek is an ideal short trek near the Kathmandu Valley. Regardless of the close distance to Kathmandu, the Helambu region has a comparatively unadulterated and unspoiled environment. In addition, the Hyolmo culture of communities in the high mountain, the beautiful rhododendron and green bamboo forests, and pristine waterfalls that make the journey one of the most enjoyable treks near Kathmandu.

The amazing Himalayan scenery at the edge with Tibet and monasteries make trekking in the region a fascinating journey. The community staying the high ground in the Langtang region is the Nepalese, of Tibetan origin with a distinct culture of their own. The trek encompasses thick mountain forests with picturesque Himalayan sights and you will also enjoy some attractive walkways and superb Buddhist monasteries.

Tour Highlights

  • Observe the scenic beauty of Western Nepal
  • Explore a variety of wildlife including the Red Panda, deers, Monkeys, Tahr, migratory birds, and Pika
  • Lush green forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, and watersheds
  • Picturesque views of majestic peaks like Jugal Himal, Gosainkunda, Gauri Shankar and so on
  • Suitable for beginners as well as veteran trekkers

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Itinerary

  • 2-3 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

You shall be picked up at the airport upon your arrival by our airport representative and will be transferred to your hotel.  After getting some time for refreshment at the hotel, you will be picked by your tour guide who will take you out for sightseeing around Kathmandu; to Kathmandu Durbar Square.  Later in the evening, you will be taken for dinner at an authentic restaurant.  Stay overnight at the hotel.

  • 5-6 hrs sightseeing
  • 3 Star Hotel

You will have a full day sightseeing tour on this day alongside your experienced tour guide who will show you around Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Bouddhanath and so on.  These are the culturally and historically significant places in Nepal you must see.  Later you will have a pre-trekking huddle with your trekking crew where you will be briefed about your journey. You can put forward your queries at this meeting. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • 1 hrs drive - 4/5 hrs walk
  • Guest House

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we reach to Sundarijal after an hour’s drive; this where the trekking journey begins.  We ascend steeply through a lush green jungle of pine, rhododendron, and oak till we reach Burlang Bhanjyang (2442 meters) ridge where we can observe the amazing views of Ganesh Himal, Numbur and Annapurna range. Now we descend to Chisapani and stay overnight at a tea house.

  • 5-6 hrs walk
  • Guest House

On this day, we descend to a huge Tamang village named Pati Bhanjyang for about half an hour from Chisapani after we eat our breakfast at Chisapani; we then descend to the village named Gul Bhanjyang after climbing across a pass of 2470 meters from Pati Bhanjyang.  We descend to Khutusang as we hike to a pass of 2620 meters. Stay overnight at a teahouse.

  • 6-7 hrs walk
  • Guest House

We ascend through green forests that offer views of Jugal Himal, Numbur and other snow-clad peaks from Khutumsang; we then arrive at a ridge from where we descend to Mangan Kharka (3285 meters). 
We move at a higher elevation now as we move ahead. We finally reach Tharepati and stay overnight at a teahouse.

  • 4-5 hrs walk
  • Guest House

We now descend to Melanche Gaun following rhododendron and pine forests with views of a natural waterfall. Melanche Gaun is a beautiful place situated in the lap of tall mountains. Stay overnight at a tea house. 

  • 4- 5 hrs walk
  • Guest House

We head for our next destination, that is Tark Ghyang on this day as we descend to Melamche Khola from Melamche Gaun.  The trail climbs another side of the valley that goes to Tarkeghyang.  This is going to be a long climb to this village (2600 meters). Tarkeghyang is a beautiful village in Helambu and destination for many trekkers.  Stay overnight at a teahouse.

  • 4-5 hrs walk
  • Guest House

From Tarkghyang, we take to move around the valley end between Gangjwal and Parachin villages at around 2500 meters.  The route goes down from the ridge’s edge and continues to move forward along the bridge side crossing many waterfalls and streams. We reach Shermathang and stay overnight at a teahouse.

  • 5-6 hrs walk
  • Guest House

After eating breakfast, we have an easy walk of three hours to reach Kakani from where we can observe Gauri Shankar, Panch Pokhari, Gosainkunda peaks, and Jugal Himal. We descend to Melamhe crossing the Indrawati bridge; this takes around three hours. Stay overnight at a teahouse.

  • 3-4 hrs drive
  • 3 Star Hotel

We will drive back to Kathmandu after crossing many towns. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 30 min drive for departure
  • None

After having a good time in the Helambu trek, we shall transfer you to the airport and big farewell to you as you move to your next destination or back to your home country. 

What’s included/excluded

Includes

  • Airport-pickup and drop facility 
  • Dinner at an authentic restaurant 
  • Three-night twin sharing deluxe lodging facility with breakfast in Kathmandu 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu covering entry fees and private vehicle charge 
  • Kathamdnu-Sundarijal and Melachepul-Kathmandu by local vehicle (Additional costs will be charged if you are to hire private vehicle) 
  • Entry fee for Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park 
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS card) 
  • Licensed guide proficient in English (Salary, food, insurance, accommodation charges will be taken care of) 
  • Twin or double sharing lodges available throughout the trekking journey 
  • All three main meals available during the trek 
  • First aid kit and safe drinking water

Excludes

  • Nepalese Visa fees (Kindly bring the apt amount of fees in USD and two passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (You do not require to pay tax on departure for the international flight)
  • Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the traveling
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Personal expenses like cold drinks, hot water, batteries and so on
  • Tips to drivers, waiters, and porters
  • Additional expenses due to unfavorable weather conditions, strikes, flight delays or other external reasons

cancellation

Note that free cancellation is possible if the notice for written cancellation is sent as soon as a tour has been booked. The cancellation notice must be clear and will be valid upon the approval of the company.

And if due to unfavorable circumstances your tour is canceled without you wanting it to get canceled, we will offer you an alternative tour package. If the offered package does not match your preference, you will be given the choice to cancel it along with the complete refund of the amount paid to us. Nevertheless, we shall not be accountable for any further claims or damages.

Good to know

  • Best Hospitality services to our esteemed clients 
  • Well trained and experienced guides and porter to reduce the trekking hassles
  • Reasonable tour prices based on the itinerary
  • Well thought and planned itinerary to match the interest and needs of the travelers
  • Properly equipped guide with apt knowledge of minor sickness, and injury; and the ability to provide reassurance to trekkers
  • Itineraries based on seasons (Since spring and summer have longer days and autumn and winter have shorter days and lesser sunlight) 
  • Provision to contribute to charity funds for the growth of local villages, rural kids with education funds, maintenance and development of trails and availing pure drinking water for everyone.