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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Cost of Helambu trekking – Nepalgram Adventure
|1||Cost (in USD $) Details||1060||480||180|
|3||Accommodation during trek||Standard||Private||Shared|
|4||Transportation to trek start point||Private||Shared||Shared|
|6||Airport/bus terminal Shuttle service||Private||Private||×|
|7||Hotel at KTM/Pokhara||5 Star||Standard||×|
|8||Food on trek(BLD)||Unlimited Meal||3 Meal||×|
|9||Desert||From Menu||Fresh Fruit||×|
|12||Company Cap & T-shirt||√||√||×|
|13||Dawn Jacket & Sleeping – bag to be returned||√||√||×|
|14||Hard drink||Local Brand||×||×|
|15||Warm up hike||√||×||×|
|17||Buffer day for trek||√||×||×|
|18||Food in the city||×||×||×|
Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply above price range.
Detailed itinerary of Helambu trekking Route
• 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.