Helambu Trekking

10 Days

Helambu is a good taste for village trekking in Nepal which entertains trekkers with combo of nature and culture at once. Trekking below 3000 meters is normally easy and we hike from 800m to 3500m in Helambu trekking.

Helambu trekking
The Helambu trek offers stunning views of the Langtang Himalayan range, including peaks such as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal.

Villages like Chisapani, being not far from the city, have mesmerizing mountain scenery. Trekking along the local villages of Sermathang or Tarkeghyang is not just interesting but a good reason to experience life. Trekking in Helambu has a wider prospect of excursion, to satisfy your natural hunger.

Less physically demanding, Helambu is such a destination where trekkers are liable to explore many mountains with the taste of jungle trekking and village trek at the same time, within the lowest altitude. Variation in flora and fauna, people, culture and tradition is the major achievement a trekker can explore in Helambu trekking part of Nepal.

The trek offers stunning views of the Langtang Himalayan range, including peaks such as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal. You’ll trek through verdant forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine, as well as terraced fields, alpine meadows, and picturesque villages.

Along the trekking route, you’ll encounter several ethnic communities, including Sherpas, Tamangs, and Hyolmo people. You’ll visit traditional villages such as Melamchi Gaon, Tarkeghyang, and Sermathang, where you can experience the local culture, sample traditional cuisine, and learn about ancient customs and traditions.

 Mountain Culture & Nature in Helambu Trekking

Helambu trekking route is dwelling place of Bhote (Sherpa or people from Bhot i.e. Tibet). Complete range of Langtang Mountain with the warm hospitality of local people in the Langtang region is the main part of this trip to Nepal.

Helambu trekking
Helambu trekking offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and moderate trekking challenge, making it an excellent choice for trekkers looking for a rewarding Himalayan adventure.

In general Helambu is the residence of Sherpa and dominated with Tamang, though we can find many Chhetri and Bramins as well. The people in this locality are Buddhist dominantly. They are really generous and to be their guest is one of the fortunes for you.

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If you want to go for short and easy trekking in Nepal, this is the perfect Choice; exploring culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Nepali peoples. Since you are trekking in the land of Himalayas, mountains in front of you will be very normal from the second day itself. Saying that, this trekking is a combined destination for exploring snow capped Himalaya along with the lives of locals.

Below is the suggested day to day itinerary and cost for Helambu trekking which can be happily customized to make some changes as per your circumstances.

Outline Itinerary for Helambu Trekking

  • Day 1 – Arrival
  • Day 2 – Kathmandu valley sightseeing Tour
  • Day 3 – Drive Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trekking to Chisapani (2280m).
  • Day 5 – Chisapani to Kutumsang(2450m)
  • Day 6 – Trek from Thadepati to TarkeGhyang (2560m); 6 hours approx
  • Day 7 – From Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2,610m); 5 hours
  • Day 8 – Trek from Sermathang to Melamchipul bazar and drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 9 – Rest and guided shopping or it’s your rest day at Kathmandu, Thamel.
  • Day 10 – Departure

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Cost of Helambu trekking – Nepalgram Adventure

S.No. Luxury All InclService
1Cost (in USD $) Details1060480180
2Licensed Guide 
3Accommodation during trekStandardPrivate×
4Transportation to trek start pointPrivateSharedShared
5Shower
6Airport/bus terminal Shuttle servicePrivatePrivate×
7Hotel at KTM/Pokhara5 StarStandard×
8Food on trek(BLD)Unlimited Meal3 Meal×
9DesertFrom MenuFresh Fruit×
10Soft drinkunlimited1×
11PorterPrivateShared×
12Company Cap & T-shirt×
13Dawn Jacket & Sleeping – bag to be returned×
14Hard drinkLocal Brand××
15Warm up hike √××
16Farewell party/dinner √××
17Buffer day for trek √××
18Food in the city×××

Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply above price range.

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Detailed itinerary of Helambu trekking Route

Day 1 :
Arrival

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel
On arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (1380m) our company representative will receive you and help checking in to Hotel. S/he will tell you the schedule and venue for meeting for the discussion about Helambu trekking and your trip to Nepal. Welcome to Nepal !

• Altitude – 1450 meters
• Special – Kathmandu city tour
• Time – full day
• Activity – Sightseeing UNESCO world heritage sites

With local guide in A/C car, we will walk around the major tourist attraction of Kathmandu. There are many temples, stupa, and village and hiking destinations; we will try to give you the best of all. Government authorized Guide will take you to the monkey temple, cremation place, boudhanath and the living goddess palace. Tonight we will necessary arrangement for your Halambu trekking.

• Altitude – 2280 meters
• Special – Exploration of villages and landscapes
• Time – 1 hour drive and 5 hours hike
• Activity – Travelling in bus/ jeep and hiking

This drive will take approx. 1 hour and the hike to Helambu begins. While walking on different terrain of land, looking at natural formation of pristine landscape will certainly make your day worthy. From today till the last day of the trekking you will explore village, stay at the local owned tea houses. There will be menu at every eating places from which you will be choosing your lunch dinner and breakfast, which is included if you buy our normal package.
You will be following trekking guide, who helps you from choosing food to sleeping warm. You are free to decide on your own but listening to your guide is always wise. Your porter will be carrying your luggage where you need to carry a small bag-pack with drinking water, camera, sun screen and your daily usable stuff.
Do not worry while traveling with Nepalgram Adventure, but do not forget to eat more and drink enough.

• Altitude – 2450 meters
• Special – View of Langtang Range
• Time – 5/7 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Moderate hike with beautiful view of the Langtang range is attraction of today’s hike. You will feel the ease of Halambu trekking today. Overnight at the local guest house

• Altitude – 2560 meters
• Special – monasteries and villages
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Trekking through villages

Hike of the day passes through numerous villages like Melamchi village (mixed settlement). Inspiring simplicity of life in the village we pass during Halambu trekking will add extra value in your trek in Nepal. We will pass some monasteries during the trekking where spiritual life of village and its cultural combination is overwhelming. Overnight at Tarke Ghyang Village, this village is rich in Sherpa culture and tradition.

• Altitude – 2610 meters
• Special – Exploration of culture
• Time – 5 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Sermanthang Village situated at right landscape offers pristine scenery of your Halambu trekking. We will be able to witness more people their simplicity and culture of the Himalayan villages. Today, it is a perfect day of Halambu trekking for anthropology students.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Scenic view during hike and drive
• Time – 3/4 hours trek and 1 hour drive
• Activity – Walking mostly downhill and travelling in bus/jeep

Last day of Halambu trekking ends at Melamchi. Hike is gentle descent and walk through the village. Make your last night best night in the after Halambu trekking. Overnight in the hotel at Thamel, Drive to Kathmandu from Melamchi Pul Bazzar takes about an hour.

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Shopping
• Time – Full day/ Half day (as per your choice)
• Activity – Guided shopping and Rest/Relax in hotel

To add extra value in your trip to Nepal, we have a free guided trip around the mall of Kathmandu. Guide will take you around various shopping centers, buy at your interest.

• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying back to origin

With all the memories together, time has come to farewell. Our office representative will drop you at the international airport for your next destination. Have a safe travel back.

Overview

Helambu is a Sherpa village with pristine beauty of nature conserved and not spoiled by tourist, by so far. Culture, tradition of the local village and the nature along the Shivapuri and part of Langtang national park can be observed in Helambu trek.

It is a short trek for any kind of easy adventure trekking trip in Nepal.

Major attraction of Helambu Trekking

  • Exploration of culture and tradition of local Villages
  • Tarke Ghyang & Sermathang (2,610m), high altitude villages
  • Exploration of flora and fauna inside Shivapuri national park
  • Jungle trek and village trek with the view of wide mountain ranges
  • Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley, rich in art, culture and artifacts

Price & Details of other packages of Nepalgram

 

All Inclusive package

Price for All Inclusive Package = USD $480 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

“All inclusive package is a common package offered by all most all the trekking agencies in Nepal.”

COST DETAILS OF ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Helambu Trekking – All inclusive package

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • 4 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking, dessert will be fresh fruits every night.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Langtang national park entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if u need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) and regular oxygen saturation check up.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Transportation for start and end point of the trek.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Credit card processing fees for online payment.
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of Helambu Trekking – All inclusive package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).



Guide+B/B Package OR Service package

“Service package comes with all arrangement for your trek except food and accommodation in the cities – which you can do by yourself on this modern era.”

Price for Guide+B/B Package (service Package) = USD $180 per person for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF SERVICE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Helambu Trekking for Guide+B/B Package

  • All necessary paper works Langtang national park entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Transportation for start and end point of the trek.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of Helambu Trekking for Guide+B/B Package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All food and accommodation
  • Anything not illustrated on the inclusion section



LUXURY PACKAGE

“Luxury package comes with comfortable trip possible in the Himalayan circumstances and inside Nepal. Every service we use for your Luxury package will be best available.”

Price for luxury package = USD $1060 per person for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF LUXURY PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Helambu Trekking for Luxury Package

  • 4 night 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu(according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Best available accommodations with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all drink during the trek
  • All necessary paper works Langtang national park entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Transportation for start and end point of the trek.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for one trekker).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in an A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.
  • All the non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

Cost Excludes of Helambu Trekking for luxury package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.

Cost Details of Helamu Trekking-General Inclusion

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • 4 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking, dessert will be fresh fruits every night.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works Langtang national park entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if u need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) and regular oxygen saturation check up.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Transportation for start and end point of the trek.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Credit card processing fees for online payment.
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Details of Helamu Trekking-General Exclusion

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee with breakfast is included, however.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
What time of year is ideal for Helambu trekking?

Spring, from March to June, and fall, from September to December, is the ideal seasons for trekking in Helambu. In certain seasons, you can enjoy breathtaking scenery and a reasonable temperature.

Do I need to meet any physical or experience requirements?

The best thing we can do to get ready for the walk is to engage in regular activity like jogging. For people who have previous experience walking or hiking in a high altitude environment, the Helambu climb is relatively easier.

What kind of meals can we expect to have while trekking?

You will be offered Nepalese, Tibetan, and the more popular continental and Indian cuisines while you are trekking. Sometimes meals on the menu might not be offered.

What is the duration of the Helambu Trek?

The duration of the Helambu Trek can vary, but typically it takes around 10 days to complete.

Does the Helambu Trek require prior trekking experience?

No, the Helambu hike is considered as an accessible, relatively simple hike suitable for beginners. However, it’s recommended to be moderately fit.

What is the highest altitude that can be reached during the Helambu Trek?

Typically, Thadepati, which is at an altitude of around 3,650 meters (11,972 feet), is the highest point of the walk.

What kind of accommodation can I expect while on the trek?

Along the trekking path, teahouses and lodges are available, offering simple but comfortable lodging. Typically, you’ll have a bed, a blanket, and other things.

Is hiring a guide required for the Helambu Trek?

For the Helambu Trek, a guide is required; however, it is recommended particularly for beginners. A guide can help you find your way around, give you insight into the culture, and keep you safe.

On the Helambu Trek, is altitude sickness a concern?

On the Helambu Trek, altitude sickness is typically not a major be concerned because the highest point is not that high. To reduce risk, appropriate acclimatization and a slow ascent are still important.

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