Helambu Trekking

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration7 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 3,275m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Transport Drive in - Drive Out
  • A perfect short trek to experience in the Himalayan region nearby the capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu
  • Scope to experience the hylmo culture followed by nearby mountain people
  • Pass through the green bamboo and rhododendron forests, majestic waterfalls and various snow-covered Himalayan mountains making the trek the most diverse in Kathmandu.

Helambu Trekking Package 7 Days Itinerary and Cost for 2023

Helambu trek constitutes the perfect short trek to perform nearby the valley of Kathmandu. It plays a major role to highlight the unique hyolmo culture of various high mountain people, bamboo and green rhododendron forests, snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, majestic waterfalls and many more to make it a diverse trek nearby Kathmandu City.

Our classic Helaumbu trek begins in the Helambu region by following an easy level of trek. Later on, we move ahead from Sundarijal and ascend towards Chisopani, followed by other village areas, while descend to reach Melamchipul Bazaar. After this, we ascend towards Kakani and again follow a reverse trek to reach Melamchi village.  Our complete Helambu trek involves moving ahead from Chisapani at east of Kathmandu to reach to up to 3,500 meters. Even we create a loop via Helambu region towards northeastern region of Kathmandu. Here, you will find villages with mixed ethnics i.e. Sherpa villages and Tamang villages.

The complete Helambu trek route passes from villages and green as well as lush forest areas. Especially, if you opt to make a tour in the month of March or April, you will find rhododendron forests, excellent landscapes and Jugal Himal Range in your trek route. Besides scenic mountain views, you will come to know about a famous Sangepa Ripoche, who has retreated the place in the past. Today, everyone call him guru Rinpoche cave. Moreover, you will know about Ama Agri, where Ama implies mother and Agri is the name of a yak watcher woman. She died on a mountain peak of Helambu range and on her loving memory, her three sons made a Stupa on the same place they found her corpse.

Helambu Trekking in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Helambu Trekking in the autumn season offers a captivating and regenerating adventure in the stunning landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. During this time, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies, mild temperatures, and crisp mountain air. The lush greenery of the Helambu Valley comes alive with vibrant rhododendron blooms and terraced fields, creating a picturesque backdrop against the towering Himalayan peaks. As trekkers navigate through charming traditional villages, they are greeted by the warm hospitality of the local Tamang and Sherpa communities. The trails lead through dense forests, allowing hikers to immerse themselves in the serene natural beauty and catch breathtaking glimpses of snow-capped mountains.

Helambu Trekking in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Embarking on the Helambu Trek during the winter season shows a unique and tranquil experience in the Langtang region of Nepal. While the temperatures can be cooler, and higher altitudes may witness snowfall, the crisp mountain air and pristine snow-covered landscapes create an enchanting winter wonderland. The trails, usually less crowded during this time, offer a peaceful journey through traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages are covered with a layer of snow, showcasing a serene and untouched beauty. Despite the chilly temperatures, the clear skies provide excellent visibility, allowing for mesmerizing vistas at every turn. The quietude of the winter landscape, coupled with the warmth of local hospitality, makes the Helambu Trek in winter a serene and magical adventure for those seeking a more intimate connection with the Himalayan environment.

Helambu Trekking in spring season (March- May)

The Helambu Trek in the spring season unfolds as a captivating journey through the Langtang region of Nepal. This time of year heralds the awakening of nature, with blooming rhododendrons painting the hillsides in vibrant hues, creating a breathtaking tapestry against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks. The moderate temperatures and gradually increasing greenery make for comfortable and visually stunning trekking conditions. As trekkers traverse the well-marked trails, they encounter terraced fields, dense forests, and traditional villages, where the local Tamang and Sherpa communities showcase their warm hospitality. The entire landscape comes alive with the melody of birdsong and the fragrance of blooming flowers, creating a sensory-rich experience. The clear skies offer unobstructed views of the majestic Himalayan range, including Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal.

Helambu Trekking in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Trekking to Helambu during the monsoon season introduces trekkers to a different facet of the Langtang region in Nepal. This period brings lush vegetation and a burst of life to the landscape, as the monsoon rains nurture the flora and transform the hills into a vibrant green haven. While the trails can be muddy and challenging, the trek offers a unique experience for those who appreciate the verdant beauty of the mountains in contrast to the snowy landscapes of other seasons. However, trekkers should be prepared for occasional rainfall and obscured mountain views due to cloud cover. Despite the weather challenges, the monsoon season also brings a sense of tranquility to the region, with fewer tourists and a quieter, more intimate connection with the local Tamang and Sherpa communities.

Important Notes during Helambu Trekking

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • Helambu Trekking is a moderate trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
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                      Cost Details
                      Cost Includes
                      • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
                      • 4 night’s deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu –The Address Kathmandu Hotel or Gaju suite (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
                      • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
                      • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees
                      • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
                      • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
                      • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi and Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu by drive.
                      • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
                      • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
                      • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
                      • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                      • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel
                      • Insurance company.
                      • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                      • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                      • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                      Cost Excludes
                      • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                      • Your Travel insurance.
                      • Food while you are in Kathmandu
                      • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                      • Tips for the guide and porter.
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                      Start DateSaturdayJun 15, 2024End DateFridayJun 21, 2024PricePriceUS$700StatusStatusAvailable
                      Start DateThursdayJun 20, 2024End DateWednesdayJun 26, 2024PricePriceUS$700StatusStatusAvailable
                      Start DateTuesdayJun 25, 2024End DateMondayJul 01, 2024PricePriceUS$700StatusStatusAvailable
                      Start DateSundayJun 30, 2024End DateSaturdayJul 06, 2024PricePriceUS$700StatusStatusAvailable
                      Essential Information

                      Risks during 10 days Helambu Trekking

                      Trekking in the 10 days Helambu presents certain risks and challenges that trekkers should be aware of and prepared for. Here are some of the potential risks associated with the Everest High Pass trek:

                      • Altitude sickness
                      • Unpredictable weather
                      • Landslides and avalanches
                      • Challenging river crossings
                      • Bump into wildlife
                      • Trail conditions
                      • Health issues
                      • Limited communication

                      Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during 10 days Helambu Trekking

                      Preventing altitude sickness during the 10 days Helambu Trek is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some to reduce the risk of altitude sickness:

                      • Acclimatize properly
                      • Stay hydrated
                      • Trek at a moderate pace
                      • Consider altitude medication
                      • Monitor symptoms
                      • Descend if necessary
                      • Follow local guidance
                      • Have emergency evacuation insurance

                      Training for 10 days Helambu Trekking

                      Training for the 10-day Helambu Trek requires a focus on cardiovascular endurance, lower body strength, and overall stamina. Incorporate aerobic exercises such as hiking, brisk walking, and running to build endurance, simulating the demands of trekking at varying altitudes. Strengthen leg muscles through exercises like lunges and squats to withstand the undulating terrain. Also, comprehensive training approach ensures you're well-prepared for the diverse challenges and breathtaking landscapes of the Helambu Trek.

                      Time and distance for Helambu Trekking

                      The Helambu Trek is typically a moderate trek that can be completed in about 7 to 10 days, depending on the specific itinerary and individual pacing. The trek covers a distance of approximately 72 kilometers (45 miles) in total, starting and ending in Sundarijal, which is located about an hour's drive from Kathmandu. However, these distances are approximate and can vary based on specific route variations, side trips, and individual trekking paces.

                      ATM and money exchange facilities during 10 days Helambu Trekking

                      During the 10 days Helambu Trek, access to ATMs and money exchange facilities is limited. It is advisable to carry sufficient Nepalese currency in cash, as many remote villages along the trek may not have banking infrastructure. It's recommended to exchange money in Kathmandu before starting the trek. Local tea houses and guesthouses in some larger villages may accept card payments, but depending just on electronic transactions is not dependable.

                      Can I join the Group on 10 days Helambu Trekking?

                      Welcome Nepal Treks offer group tour packages 10 days Helambu Trek that allow solo travelers or small groups to join a pre-organized tour with other like-minded travelers. Group tours are a popular option for those who want to explore the destinations with a group of people, share experiences, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers. When booking a group tour, you can choose from various itineraries and departure dates offered by us. The group size can vary, so you can inquire about the maximum number of participants in each group to ensure you are comfortable with the group dynamics.

                      Can I book Private 10 days Helambu Trek?

                      Yes, you can book a private 10 days Helambu Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks. We can customize the trek itinerary based on your preferences, fitness level, and time constraints. We also offer greater flexibility in terms of starting dates, pace, and the ability to adjust the itinerary as needed during the trek. With a private trek, you can receive more personalized attention and support from the trekking crew and guides. Welcome Nepal Treks provide a more comfortable and intimate experience, as you won't be trekking with a large group of strangers.

                      What is the Cost of the 10 days Helambu Trekking?

                      The cost of 10 days Helambu Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 10 days Helambu Trek, at a very reasonable price. We offer this 10 days adventurous and splendid Helambu trekking package starts from $700 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation, guides, porters, accommodations and everything mentioned in the package with all meals during the trek.

                      Booking and Payment Policies of 10 days Helambu Trekking

                      If you want to book the 10 days Helambu Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

                      Trip extension after 10 days Helambu Trek

                      After completing 10 days Helambu Trek, you have several options for extending your trip and exploring more of Nepal or neighboring regions. Here are some popular trip extensions you can consider:

                      • Everest Base Camp Trek
                      • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
                      • Tibet and Bhutan Tour
                      • Langtang Valley Trek
                      • Upper Mustang Trek
                      • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
                      • Chitwan National Park Safari
                      • Bardia National Park Safari
                      • Rara Lake Trek
                      • Manaslu Circuit Trek
                      • Tansen and Palpa
                      • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
                      • Pokhara Adventure Activities
                      • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
                      • Gosainkunda Trek
                      • River Rafting
                      • Mountain Flight

                      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.

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