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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

Located 72 km northeast of Kathmandu, Helambu is closest trekking area from the capital, stretching from Tsarang to Gosaikunda Lake and the lower slopes of the Jugal Himal. Our trek that offers unique experience of witnessing the ancient culture of the Hyolmo tribe influenced by the culture of Himalayan region. As Helambu is in less busy area, this area is incomplete. The Langtang Helambu trekking route continues through rhododendron and bamboo forests that shelter wild birds and many rare species of mammals such as red pandas, musk deer and rhesus monkeys. While trekking in Helambu valley, one can see view of mountains and mountains like Langtang Lirung Himal, Ganesh Himal, Yala Peak, Annapurna Himalaya and other mountains. There are glaciers, green meadows and high passes.

Although close to the capital, the Langtang Helambu trek is less crowded, passing through remote villages of the Sherpa and Tamang ethnic groups, where the locals still practice culture and traditions in their original form. Helambu is one of the areas untouched by modernity. The trek to Helambu starts from Sundarijal and proceeds to lower altitudes with maximum altitude at Thadepati (3650m). Autumn (September to December) and spring (March to May) are best seasons for Helambu trekking. During this period, the weather will be clear and you can see the panoramic view of the mountains.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,455ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani [2,300m/7,546ft], 4-5 hours
Day 3: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang [2,446m/8,025ft], 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati [3,650m/11,976ft], 5-6 hours
Day 5: Trek from Thadepati to Tarkegang [2,560m/8,399ft], 5-6 hours
Day 6: Trek from Tarkegang to Sermathang [2,610 m/8,563ft], 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu around 7 hours
Day 8: International Departure

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your needs or you want to customize it, Tell us about your trip requirement. At your request, we offer you. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different request numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private Vehicle or public bus)
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Airport pickup/drop on arrival/departure.
  • Accommodation at tourist category hotel for 2 nights in Kathmandu.
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • Teahouse/lodge clean and comfortable accommodation throughout the trek.
  • Meals throughout the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea, coffee).
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits each day.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • Full support guide crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • Cost of guide and porter - food, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Langtang National Park entry permit & Local fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS Card)
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medications.
  • Organizing rescue operations in case of complex medical conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for trek

The gear listed below is recommended. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.

— Sun hat or scarf
— Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
— Sunglasses
— Head Torch
— Suncream (40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body:
— Cotton t-shirts and thermals
— Fleece jacket
— Waterproof jacket
— Down jacket

Lower Body:
— Lightweight cotton pants (long)
— Waterproof pants
— Inner thermals

— Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
— Thick, warm wool hiking socks
— Comfortable hiking boots
— Shower sandals

— Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
— Creams
— Sanitizer

— Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
— Trekking bag (Rucksack)
— Duffel bag
— Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
— Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
— Water bottle or camel bag
— Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits:
— Personal Regular Medicines
— Knee Caps
— Bandages
— Ointments
— Blister Tape

— Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
— Light-weighted Towel
— Swiss Knife
— Passport and extra passport photos
— Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 2 copies of passport-size photos (For sim card and travel purposes)
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport
— Flight tickets
— Travel Insurance
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Trip Map

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Langtang Helambu Trek

Trip Facts

  • 8 Days
  • Moderate
  • 3,650m/11,976ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lodge/Homestay
  • 2 Person

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