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Helambu trek is a comparatively famous trekking destination. This trekking region is popular for exploring its natural beauty and cultural heritage. A trekker can observe a unique culture of the different ethnic groups residing in the region. Helambu 10 days trekking package also gives trekkers access to explore Shivapuri National park and Langtang National Park. The trekking destination is not far from the capital city, Kathmandu. The natural beauties of this region are mesmerizing and no harm is done. This tour brings you closer to the Sherpa and Hylomo people.
The trek is most suitable to those individuals or groups who have time constraints despite an eagerness to explore Nepal’s natural beauties. Helambu Trek is also comparatively less expensive than ABC trek, EBC trek, and such others. The ideal trek to Helambu lies in the mid-elevation region. Approximately, to the south of Langtang National Park, is mainly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. The region encompasses the rich cultural heritage of Lama and Tamang peoples. We can witness rich wooden carved windows, beautiful festivals and tradition relating to weaving in this region.
The trekking plan to Helambu manages proper acclimatization regard to altitude. The difficulty ranges from moderate to challenging while we trek or hike. This trek starts with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. After that, we follow the trail of Shivapuri ridge that eventually guides us to Helambu. As the trekking continues, it passes major settlements like Tharepati, Melemacchi Gaon, Tarkegyang and such like. Tarkegyang is the prime attraction and highlighted village. We hike through beautiful rhododendron, and bamboo forest, striking waterfalls, rice terraces, several Buddhist monasteries along with majestic snowbladed Himalayas above high hills. Langtang Lirung 7227 meters, Dorje Lakpa 6966 meters, and Jugal Himal with the insight of Annapurna and Manaslu range is the visible gigantic peaks of this trek.
Do you need prior experience to do this Trek?
The highest elevation of this trek is 3650 meters at Tharepati. Considering this elevation, anyone having stable, good health and physical fitness can attempt this trek. Nevertheless, a prior preparation, a few weeks before the trek like jogging, and other light exercises become fruitful to the trekkers.
When is the best time for Helambu Trek?
Without a doubt, the first autumn and spring is the best time to trek the Helambu region. The days and nights during this season are clear and warm. The climate and temperature as well get stable during this month of the season. Summer and winter season are also attainable. However, the trekking trails get wet and moist. Fog and mist cover surrounding. Thus, it obstructs clarity.
- Short and easy trekking trails
- Popular for Buddhist monasteries and people hospitability
- Get to know the typical culture, tradition, and lifestyle of people.
- Explore rich flora and fauna
- Observe and admire snow-capped mountains
Advent at Kathmandu city and transfer to Hotel (1300 meters/ 4264 ft.).
The blue Lake Travel & Tours representative greets you at the airport and guides you to the hotel for your accommodation. We have a short discussion about the trekking package and your accommodation during the trek.
Overnight at the hotel.
Kathmandu valley observation for half-day and trek preparation
It is almost impossible to explore the Kathmandu valley fully as the city has several rich ancient heritages. However, we try to explore some of the nearby heritage sites like Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Swoyambhunath Stupa. After that, we engage in the preparation of necessary tools and equipment and integrate information that is essential for this trek.
Overnight at the hotel
Drive to Sundarijal and hike to Chisopani (2200 meters/ 7216 feet.) Duration: 3-4 hours
We take early breakfast and make a short drive to Sundarijal. From the Sundarijal, we hike to Chisopani. Chisopani offers us a magnificent view of Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna range.
Overnight at the teahouse
Trek to Gul Bhanjyang (2140 meters/ 7019 feet). Duration: 4-5 hours
Leaving Chisopani behind, we follow the trail that takes us to Gul Bhanjyang. At first, the trail takes us to a small village Pati Bhanjyang. We few ascend and descend we wind up to the village of Gul Bhanjyang.
Overnight at the tented camp
Trek to Kutumsang (2470 meters/8102 feet) from Gul Bhanjyang. Duration: 5-6 hours
Slightly we make our way to the main village of Helambu Kutumsang. We can experience cool air as the elevation rises. In the village, we can find mostly Tamang and Yolmos inhabitant.
Overnight at the teahouse
Trekking to Melamchigaon (2530 meters/8298 feet) via Tharepati. Duration: 5-6 hours
We make an uphill trek and reach to Maghengoth after hiking around 2 hours. It is a lovely spot with large grassy land. After that, we catch a trail that takes us to Tharepati instead of taking direct to Melamchi Gaon. Tharepati is the highest point of this trek. From this point, we can see the amazing snow-capped mountains like Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and such others. Trekking downhill from the Tharepati via beautiful rhododendron and the oak forest takes us to the Melamchigaon
Trek to Trakeygang (2560 meters/ 8397 feet). Duration: 2-3 hours
At first, we climb uphill to take gyang 2560 meters. Gyang is the popular village of the Helambu region and famous for green apples, wood carving on furniture and household products. Also, the village has a beautiful monastery.
Overnight at the teahouse.
Trek from Tarkegang to Sermathang (2621 meters/ 8597 feet). Duration: 3- 4 hours
We take an early breakfast and head towards Sermathang 2621 meters. This winding path has an amazing landscape. On the way, trail encircles Parachin and Sherpa village of Gangyul.
Overnight at the teahouse
Trek to Melamchipul and drive to Kathmandu. Duration: 5-6 hours
We descend to Melamchipul from the Semathang passing Kakani and Thimbu village. After a 5-6 hours trek, we reach to a Melamchipul and a busy street Melamchi valley. After reaching the Melamchi, we take a drive to Kathmandu valley.
Overnight at the hotel
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- Pick up from the airport in your arrival and drop to the airport in departure by private car/ bus
- Hotel room management
- Accommodation in hotel/lodge as per contract
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicles
- Management of meals according to contract (Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners)
- License holder local guide based your language
- Available of local staff, porters
- Accommodation, food, insurance, salary, and equipped staff throughout your trekking
- Tickets of bus and flights related to your trekking package
- Government charges on the behalf of office site
- Official expenses
- Except for the lunch and dinner explained in the itinerary
- Your travel insurance
- International tickets and airport tax
- Visa fees
- Laundry, cold and hot drinks, and alcoholic drinks
- Trekking and other equipment related to yourself
- Other sightseeing and mountain entrances fees not included in cost include a section
- Tips for guides/porters/other persons
- Expect the things which are not mentioned in cost include parts