Duration: 9 Days
Activities: cultural and sightseeing tour
Type: tea house trek
Accommodation: Tourist standard in Kathmandu and Lodge during trek
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trek
Max Altitude: 3,650 m
Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
- Detail Itinerary
- Cost Details
- Check list
- Altitude Map
Helambu trekking is short and virgin trekking destination in Langtang region. Helambu the region of highland villages and hyolmo people is best trekking destination in Nepal. This 8 to 10 days long trek is best for those trekkers who want to enjoy the grace of Langtang region in a very little time Helambu trek is the perfect blend of nature and culture where one can enjoy the dramatic nature along with rich culture of these Helambu people with Tibetan origin. In the trek you will visit some famous Buddhist monasteries and cross the Lauribina La pass enjoying great Himalayan scenery.
Helambu region actually begins at Lauribina La pass descending up to Melamchi valley. The Helambu region is famous for its highland villages, sweet apples and monasteries. Helambu is the big settlement; here we can find oldest and biggest monastery of Langtang region. On the trail we cross some valley, fertile fields, waterfalls, viewpoints and forests complete the trail. We can see Hyolmo culture is famous in here. This place is home of Hyolmo people so the name Helambu came from the Hyolmo origin. Tarkeghyang is known as Helambu village. In village you will visit old and popular monastery and enjoy the culture of Helmu people.
Helambu trek starts from Sundarijal which is at 45 minutes drive from Kathmandu valley. After an hour of hiking on stone stairs along Sundarijal River through the forest you will enter Shivapuri National Park. This trail is famous for Gosaikunda trek in Langtang region. Crossing a dam through subtropical oak forest you will reach first settlement inhibited by Tamang people at Mulkharka. From Mulkharka trekking through the oak and rhododendron forest again you will reach your destination of the day at Chisapani. Trek from Chisapani to Bhanjyang and then to Gulbhanjyang. From Gul bhanjyang you will trek uphill and descend downhill to reach Kutumsang. Continuing the steep train through rhododendron and fir forest you will reach Yurin Danda and then to Thadepati. From Helambu you will trek back to Sermathang and then back to Melamchipul bazaar and drive to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1,400 m) Arrival Day.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing day.
Day 03: Drive 17 km to Sundarijal, trek to Chisapani (2,100 m).~ 45 minutes drive, 4-5 hours trek
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2,426 m).~ 6-7 hours
Day 05: Trek to Tharepati (3,650 m).~ 5-6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m).~ 5-6 hours
Day 07: Trek to Semanthang (2,610 m).~ 4-5 hours
Day 08: Trek to Melamche Bazaar (880 m) and drive back to Kathmandu (1,400 m).~ 2 hours drive
Day 09: Departure day
When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is most concern part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisine. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater more trekkers before they run off stuck. It is very hard and takes week or more for caravan and porter to brings the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will arrange in the same lodge/Tea house.
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottle water and mineral water in additional cost. It will better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.
We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodge are fairly basic, some tea house you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spare with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture. There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charge Camera, Mobile phones and other small appliances.
Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter he will carry 30 kg it means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porter will carry your necessary stuff in duffel bag.
Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.
Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we have good health, average physical fitness, passionate, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.
Suitable Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and spring (March-May) is the best season for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but tempters could be most harsh for most trekkers.
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us for your departure date.
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.
Note: We can customize trip as possible client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.
Day 01: Welcome to
Kathmandu valley (1400 m).
Upon your arrival Yarsa treks representative will assist you from international airport to hotel. After getting rest and and refreshed we will arrange nepali dinner with various cultural shows and rest overnight.
Day 02: Tour over
Today we take you to a short tour around Kathmandu city to visit the famous world heritage sites Hindus holy temple Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath and sightseeing spots. Prepare for tomorrow trip and rest overnight.
Day 03: Drive
Sundarijal and trek Chisapani (2,100 m).
Today we drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal for 30min and the start the trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani (2300 m) walking for 4hours. On the way we will see the beautiful view of Sundarijal and enters the Shivapuri national park and 1hour walk will bring us to small electricity project. After electricity project we will be in first inhabited settlement Mulkharka. Next, we ascend through rhododendron and oak forest to reach chisapani. After reaching Chisapani we will explore around Chisapani and rest overnight sundarijal Rest overnight.
Day 04: Trek from
Chisapani to Kutumsang (2,426 m).
Today we trek from Chisapani all the way to Kutumsang (2,446 m) walking for 7hours. Our trail descends through fields and meadows with the view of Langtang Mountains. Next we pass through Pathi Bhanjgang to climb ridge we will take another pass. After crossing the pass our trail moves downhill to Kutumsang and rest overnight.
Day 05: Trek Kutumsang
to Tharepati (3,650 m).
Today we trek from kutumsang to Tharepati (3,650m) walking for 6hours. We start trek climb above kutumsang and cross rhododendron and fir forest. Here we can’t find permanent settlement and trail moves through Yurin Danda. From here we can see the breathtaking view of Himalayan and after short walk we will be in Tharepati and rest overnight.
Day 06: Trek Tharepati
to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m).
Today we trek from Tharepati all the way to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m) walking for 6hours. Our trail descend to Melamchi khola (in this river drinking water project for Kathmandu valley taking progress) and trek up to Sherpa settlement with the glistening view of Himalayas around us. Here we can visit rthe biggest and oldest monastery of this region. This beautiful Sherpa village known as Helambu and rest overnight.
Day 07: Trek Tarkeghyang
to Sermanthang (2,610 m).
Today we trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (2,610 m) walking for 3-4hours. Our trek cross streams and waterfalls and reach wide valley between prachin Sherpa village of Gangyul and we will be in Sermanthang and Rest overnight.
Day 08: Trek to Melamche pul and drive to Kathmandu (1,400 m).
Today we trek from Sermanthang all the way to Melamche Pul Bazar walking for 3-4hours and the drive for 2hours all the way back to Kathmandu. We trek to Melamche pul with the view of gold painted Guru Rinpoche on the side of hillock. Pass thgrough several villages, forests and fertile fields, we will reach Melamche River and crosses the Melamche River above its confluence with the large Indrawati River. Next we drive 2hours to Kathmandu. Celebrate last night of your tour and rest overnight.
Day 09: Final
Today after the lunch Yarsa treks will assist you to international airport for your safe departure. There will be the short farewell program before your departure.
- All ground transports in private vehicle including airport transfers.
- All accommodation with breakfast at a Tourist standard HOTEL in Kathmandu.
- All entry fee and tourist charge and National Park Permits fee throughout the trek.
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
- All national transportation fee.
- First aid medical kit
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Extra food and beverage charge.
- Snacks and other personal expenses
- Personal trekking equipment’s
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
- Emergency rescue charge.
This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags. These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.
1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks
1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
4. Head torch
Upper Body Wear:
1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket
Lower Body Wear:
1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers
2. Light weight fleece gloves
1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots
1. Sleeping bag
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.
1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription
1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash
1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product
1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.