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Langtang Helambu Trek

8 Days

Trip Highlights

  • A short and easy walk near Kathmandu
  • Region untouched by modernity, explore of Helambu
  • Explore mountains, monasteries, waterfalls and forests
  • At least trek in uncrowded areas

Helambu Trek is a short pleasant trek in the Langtang region of Nepal. It is an ideal choice for those who wish to do a low-altitude trek in a brief time. Not only that, the Helambu trekking route is far less crowded than the Everest and Annapurna treks. Helambu it lies northeast of Kathmandu valley. Despite being close to the capital, the nature and culture in the region are well-preserved and untouched by modernity. The tranquil route, incredible mountain views, friendly people, and fantastic weather are the main attractions of the Helambu Trek. Like, The alluring Helambu trail also links with the popular Langtang Gosaikunda trail. This one-week trek is an excellent combination of the spectacular view of the Langtang Himalayan range and the unique Hyolmo culture. During the walk, you’ll come across some notable Sherpa and Tamang settlements like Chisapani, Trakeghyang, Sermanthang, Melamchi Gauon, etc., of the Helambu region.

The trekking journey commences from Sundarijal, an hours’ drive from Kathmandu. After walking for about an hour, you enter Shivapuri National Park. Surrounded by the lush green hills offers picturesque terrain which is revitalizing and blissful. The trail continues to Chisapani, one of the best viewpoints of the trip. You’ll enjoy the utterly beautiful sight of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Rolwaling, Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and Gauri Shankar. Further, the fascinating Helambu path comprises Langtang National Park, so you’ll get a great chance to encounter some rare birds and animals.

This region is home to Red Pandas, Himalayan Thar, Ghoral, Rhesus Monkey, Himalayan Black Bear, and Langur. On the way, you’ll visit many ancient Buddhist monasteries, gompas, chortens, and mani walls offering spiritual ambiance. I.e., Leaving Chisapani, continue the trek to Thadepati (3,650m), the trek’s highest point. The route encompasses cascading waterfalls, dense forest of bamboo and rhododendron, and terraced rice fields. The trail also goes through several Sherpa settlements, such as Gul Bhanjyang and Kutumsang. Afterward, enjoying the incredible Himalayan scenery from Thadepati descends to Melamchi Gaun. Here you’ll cross the Melamchi Khola and get to Tarkeghyang, another Sherpa settlement. This village is well-known as Helambu as most of the people here belong to the Helambu caste. Next, you’ll trek to Sermathang, another picturesque village through Ghangyul and Chumik. Lastly, head towards Melamchi Pul Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu. Overall, the tranquil trails of the Helambu route offer some of the most unexplored exquisiteness of nature.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu and trek to Chisapani (2,300m).
Day 3: Trek to Kutumsang (2,446m), from Chisapani 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek to Thadepati (3,650m) from Kutumsang 5-6 hours
Day 5: Trek to Tarkegang (2,560m) from Thadepati 5-6 hours
Day 6: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m), from Tarkegang 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek to Melamchi from Sermathang and drive to Kathmandu
Day 8: Drop at the airport for the final departure

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package on the company’s website. The only question most of our customers have is why AlpineTrav Treks did not include the price in the package. Because, in order to provide you with a reasonable price and try to address your every need, we want to provide you with some information. Which will help your trip budget.

Please read below for more information.

  • The trip cost always depends upon group size, hotel accommodation of category and client’s desire budget.
  • The above itinerary is a standard guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and tips. And this itinerary can be modified according to your time and needs.
  • After our trip is confirmed, the price will be adjusted in our contract, if the customer wants to add some services, we will charge for those additional services and if he wants to reduce some services, we will reduce the fee accordingly.
  • Itinerary is published in full board operation services for clear understanding of the customer. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu, the client can make own choice.
  • Cost - also depends on the number of porters and mode of transport. Let us know through email, whatsApp or message.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact AlpineTrav Treks for any information regarding your selected package. We'll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.
  • We're a local travel agency. When you book with us, you get best possible price, which is middle-man free.
  • We don't add hidden extra cost. Airport to Airport services and all trips include travel permit, lodging and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

Detail Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Please look out for a placard of your name at the exit of arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip.

Sundarijal is located to the northern edge of Kathmandu. We will take about an hour of ride from Central Kathmandu to reach Sundarijal. From Sundarijal, we will follow the stone steps upward to reach Mulkharka which is the scenic Tamang village. We will walk along dam that supplies water to Kathmandu and enter Shivpuri National Park. We will follow the descending trail to Chisapani (cold water) (2300m).

We will leave Chisapani and walk along forest area to Kutumsang. It is going to be a long trek of seven hours. We will follow the descending trail through meadows and fields by enjoying the spectacular views of Langtang Mountains. We will move through Pati Bhanjyang to Gul Bhanjyang and then proceed to another pass. Lowering down from the pass, we will reach Kutumsang where we will stay overnight.

After breakfast, we will leave Kutumsang and follow the ascending route through a steep path filled with fir and rhododendron forests. We cannot find any permanent settlement on this trail. Walking through the forest, we will reach Yurin Danda which allows panoramic views of the many surrounding mountains. Moving on we reach Thadepati where we will stay for the night.

A trek of about 6 hours takes us from Thadepati to Tarkeghang. Leaving Thadepati we go east. Descending the Melamchi river we will pass some Sherpa settlements. We will visit the ancient local monastery. The area is named Helambu after the Hyolmo inhabitants. We will stay overnight at Tarkegyang.

Leaving Tarkeghyang we trek through a wide valley to the Sherpa village of Ganyul (2520m). Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism is the dominant religion in the region. We will follow the descent trail before climbing the forested cliffs. We will stop at a large gompa in Chumnik where we will stay for the night before climbing up to the village of Sermathang.

Our final day of trek includes descending trail to Malemchi Pul Bazaar. We will walk through the scenic trail decorated with chortens and after passing through the small villages of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang, we will lower down to Kakani. This is the final Sherpa village on Helambu trek. We will lower down from Kakani and reach Dubhachaur located at 1610m. We will arrive at large suspension bridge and crossing Indrawati river over bridge, our trek concludes at Malemchi Pul Bazaar, from where we will take a drive back to Kathmandu.

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. You will be assisted in your last-minute preparation. Our staff representative will help you pack your luggage, drop you off at the international airport. And we wish you a safe flight. Likewise we hope to see you soon again!

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks provides pick-up and drop services from international airport on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks will be waiting for you on arrived in international airport with a your name's placard so that you can easily find our person. And you will be transfers to your demanded Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 2 nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Transportation will provide from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchi to Kathmandu for members and associated staff us per itinerary above.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will provided 1 porter for every 2 trekkers with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/lodge to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • Most of the trekking trail, lunch is done on the way between the starting and ending the day of hiking while dinner and breakfast at the teahouse/lodge where you have overnight stay.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides a clean, Nutritious, and fresh food (B, L, D) at the lovely teahouse/lodge throughout the trekking.
  • As Helambu is at the Langtang National Park territory, AlpineTrav Treks provide you a permit for Langtang National Park.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Langtang National Park, so AlpineTrav Treks provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides all wages, equipment, and insurance for elaborate trekking staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for members convenience always provide maps of related trekking.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide clean and warm down jacket and sleeping bag during the trekking, taking care of your comfort and health. (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • The above offer package price includes our service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant or AlpineTrav Treks with families Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is capital city of Nepal, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner for yourself.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Your guide and porters will expect the tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package in the company website. Most of our clients have the same query that i.e. why AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions had not include the price in the package. To provide your service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement, we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us to breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have clarified our customers that because of following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please read below for more information.

  • Cost depends upon group size.
  • Costs may affect guide and numbers of porter.
  • The cost depends upon the category of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends upon the mode of transport (private car, flight or tourist bus).
  • The itinerary can be changed according to your choice.
  • Above mentioned itinerary is airport to airport service.
  • The itinerary can be designed according to your time and budget.
  • Please contact us for dates, cost and duration – days.

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Langtang Helambu Trek

Trip Facts

  • 8 Days, 6 days trekking
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 3,650m/11,972ft.
  • Autumn(September to December) & Spring(March to May)
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Mode; private car, 4WD jeep or Tourist bus
  • Hotels, Teahouse/Lodges
  • 1 - Maximum 12

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