Best Time for Helambu Trekking
The spring and autumn are the best seasons for Helambu trek in Nepal. The spring (March-May) is a beautiful season that welcomes pleasant weather, warm temperature and blooming of new colorful flowers. The sky is clear and the trekkers will be able to explore beautiful nature and mesmerizing views in this season. The perfect weather in spring makes the trekking easy and comfortable. The autumn (Sept-Nov) is also a great trekking season with the average temperature, clear skies and stunning views of the Himalayas. The days are warm and the nights are chilly. It would be great to explore the natural and cultural beauty in autumn season. The winter (Dec-Feb) and monsoon (June-Aug) seasons are not much recommended due to the poor weather conditions which may bring obstacles in the trekking trip. However, you can do the 7 days Helambu trek in these seasons with full preparations.
Packing Lists for Helambu Trekking
Here are some of the lists of most important trekking equipment to pack for Helambu trekking:
- Down jackets, windproof and water proof jackets, trekking trousers
- Trekking boots, socks, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts
- Gloves, scarf, hat, sun glasses, quick drying towel, underwear
- Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, face wipes
- Cell phone, camera, power banks, head light
- Water bottles, medical kits, water purifying tablets
- Extra money, etc.
- You can also pack other necessary and valuable things and leave the unnecessary things at the hotel.
Difficulty Level of Helambu Trekking
The Helambu trek is an easy level of 7 days trek. This trek does not require any kinds of previous trekking experiences. This trek is suitable for beginners also. You need to be able to walk for 5-6 hours of trek each day. It can be completed by anyone with proper physical and mental fitness.
Accommodations during Helambu Trekking
will be provided with proper accommodation facilities in the Helambu trek. The teahouses and lodges of the Helambu region are safe and comfortable. They will provide you with two shared beds, mattress, sheets, pillow, and a blanket to keep you warm. In most of the teahouses you will have an attached bathroom and a shower.
Foods during Helambu Trekking
While doing the Helambu trekking, the teahouses will provide you variety of cuisines, from national to international. For dinner, you will be served with typical Nepali Khana set which is Dal Bhat and Tarkari. Along with the national food items, you can expect some international cuisines as well such as pizza, burger, noodles, Momo, sandwiches, pasta and many more. You can choose anything from the menu according to your tastes and preferences.
Drinking water during Helambu trekking
The safe drinking water is available in the teahouses and hotels during the Helambu trekking. You can buy the bottled water, filter water or hot water. You should carry your own water bottle to fill the water from the tap and the water purification tablets while trekking. You can drink the water from the tap only after the purification.
Electricity, hot showers and WIFI facilities during Helambu Trekking
During the Helambu trek you can find the electricity and hot showers facilities in almost every teahouse. At the lower elevations the WIFI services are also available. But once the elevation begins to increase, the network connection will get unstable, making the internet slow. For the usage of these WIFI electricity and hot shower facilities you need to pay extra money.
Guides and Porters for Helambu Trekking
Welcome Nepal Treks arranges the best and professional guides and porters for Helambu Trek. Our guides are good at speaking English and are well experienced. The guides know the best routes, teahouses which will be a great advantage in the trek. The porters will carry your heavy bags and keep them safe throughout the trek. Having a guide and porter for the trek is great as you will be provided proper safety and security.
Trekking Permits for Helambu Trekking
For the Helambu Trekking, you need Langtang National Park entry trek permit and Shivapuri National Park fee.
Travel Insurance for Helambu Trekking
It is mandatory to have travel insurance for Helambu trekking in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks strongly suggest you to have travel insurance. There are chances of unforeseen or unexpected events while doing trek such as injury, illness, flood, landslide, sudden climate changes, etc. So, for your safety during Helambu trek, you must have good travel insurance that covers medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescues. This will make your trip safe and let you enjoy the trip without any worries. It is best to have good travel insurance while doing the Helambu trek.
Tipping on Helambu trekking
The tips are the reward in form of money or gifts to the services provider for their great work and services. In this Helambu trek, you will receive great help and outstanding services from the guides and porters. The tipping is not compulsory for the trek but is expected by the guides and porters after providing you the best services throughout the trek. If you liked their services then you can reward them with small number of tips. The tips will make them happy and encourage them to work even better. Overall, the tipping during Helambu trek completely depends on your choice and wish.
Why to do Helambu Trekking
The Helambu trekking is a beautiful trekking journey to the naturally and culturally rich Helambu valley. Trekkers would enjoy the incredible landscapes and views of stunning tall mountains such as Gauri Shankar, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal, etc. You will be amazed and inspired by the simple lifestyle of the local Nepalese people. Helambu is one of the best trekking destinations for any kind of trekkers. It is a short 7 days trekking filled with awesome natural and thrilling experiences.
Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Helambu Trekking
Welcome Nepal Treks is a local tour and trekking agency that organizes the tours and treks at the best price with high quality services. We advise you to do the 7 days Helambu Trek with us as we are well experienced trekking agency. The team is well trained, experienced and professional. Our first priority is to make our customer safe and happy. We provide professional and much trained and well experienced guides and porters to make your journey enjoyable and fun. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in a professional way. We guarantee the best services, and provide the best Helambu trekking trip that you will never forget.