Helambu Trekking

5 Based on 43 Reviews

Helambu Trekking is suitable for those who want to trek but don’t have much time to stay in Nepal because is a short 8 to 9 days trek. However, this trek can be completed in 5 to 6 days only. The trek begins from Kathmandu. Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal, about 80km from Kathmandu. Helambu Valley is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with superb views of magnificent snow-covered mountains.

Helambu Trek is an easy and short trek in Nepal. Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal, just about 80 KM from Kathmandu. Although being so close to Kathmandu, the Helambu trail is less crowded and the beauty of the Helambu region is still unspoiled. The Helambu trek offers the company of green lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and the breathtaking Himalayas which make this trek one of the diverse treks in Nepal.

This 11 Day Helambu trek takes us to the Helambu valley which is comprised of the Hyolmo community. The trail consists of several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, shrines, and stupas. The region is mainly inhabited by the Sherpa and Tamang people which gives you a chance to explore their culture and lifestyle. The breathtaking views of the Himalayas bordering the Tibet and the beautiful Buddhist monasteries make this trek alluring.

The Helambu Trek embarks from Sundarijal which is a one hour drive from Kathmandu. We start our trek from Sundarijal. After one hour of walk, we will reach the Shivapuri National Park. We will then continue to trek along the village of Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang, and finally, concludes our trek at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region. The trek takes us through lush green forests with great mountain views and you will also hike along the beautiful rice terraces and several splendid Buddhist monasteries toward the end of the trek.

Adventure White Himalaya Treks arranges all the requirements and accommodations required for the trekkers. We guarantee all the trekkers that no trekkers have to face problems during their trek. We arrange trekking guides, porters, leaders, and assistant leaders depending on the size of the group. Normally, there are 2 to 15 people in a group. Our guide will brief everything about the Helambu Trek and its geographical as well as economical information before starting the trek till the successful completion of the trek so that all the trekkers can complete the trek successfully. Even if someone during the trek gets sick or can’t go ahead, we still complete the trek with the rest of the trekkers because our rescue team will take care of the trekkers who can’t go further during trekking till they become completely fine.

So with Adventure White Himalaya Treks, you will be fully secured and ensured about the successful completion of the trek. If you don’t have much time in Nepal, we recommend Helambu Trek because normally, this trek is about 8-9 days but can be completed successfully in about 4-6 days.

If you like to join the Helambu Trekking group for the next fixed departure, please send us an email or just send an inquiry or contact us now. We are available 24×7. We will respond to you as soon as possible. We never take more than half an hour to respond to your queries.

  • Trip Starts: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Transportation: Road
  • Trip Duration: 11 Days
  • Trip Activity: Trekking
  • Trekking Guide: Available (Male)
  • Group Size:2 - 15 pax
  • Fixed Departures: Yes
  • Min Age: 12 years or above
  • Security: 100% Guaranteed!
  • Customized Trip Route: Available
  • Best Season: Sharad Ritu (Autumn)

Helambu Trekking Itinerary

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When you arrive, a friendly representative from our company will be there to greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Look for a sign that says Adventure White Himalaya. Then, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our own private tourist vehicle.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Enjoy a good breakfast, and at 8:30 am, your sightseeing adventure begins. You’ll have your private vehicle and a knowledgeable tour guide with you. The tour takes you to cultural and historical sites in the Kathmandu Valley, including UNESCO-listed treasures like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Bouddhanath stupa. After the sightseeing, you can indulge in some shopping for unique Nepalese cultural items.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Today marks the beginning of our trek. After breakfast, we’ll have a one-hour drive to Sundarijal, where our Helambu trek starts. Upon reaching Sundarijal, we begin our trek to Chisapani, a journey that will take about 4 hours. The trail leads us past a small hydroelectric plant and towards the entrance of Shivapuri National Park. Along the way, we pass through the first human settlement at Mulkharka, mostly inhabited by the Tamang community. Continuing through a beautiful forest of oaks and rhododendrons, we finally arrive at Chisopani.

Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Chisapani.

Today, we set out for Kutumsang, and the journey takes approximately 7 hours from Chisapani. After having breakfast, we start our trek towards Kutumsang, descending through beautiful meadows and fields. As we walk, we can enjoy stunning views of the Langtang range. Continuing our descent, we reach Pathi Bhanjyang, a small and pleasant village. From there, we trek to Gul Bhanjyang, ascend over the ridge to another pass, and finally descend to the village of Kutumsang.

Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Kutumsang.

After breakfast, we journey towards the northern Himalayas. Starting with a steep climb through fir and rhododendron forests, you’ll be treated to beautiful views of the snowy peaks. The trek progresses towards Yurin Danda, offering a picturesque mountain view. Crossing Yurin Danda, we eventually reach Tharepati.

Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Tharepati.

Today’s trek is shorter, allowing for proper acclimatization. There are interesting things to explore, including the famous cheese factory – be sure to try some locally produced cheese, as fresh as it gets. This beautiful valley is nestled at the foot of Langtang Lirung. It’s the perfect spot to explore the valley and climb several small peaks (hillocks).

Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Melamchi Gaon.

Today, our journey takes us to Tarkeghyang. The initial part of the trek involves a gradual descent until we cross the Melamchi stream. After that, we trek gently upward to Tarkeghyang, passing through Sherpa villages. Tarkeghyang is a lovely Sherpa village with one of the oldest and largest monasteries.

Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Tarkeghyang.

Today’s walk is relatively easy compared to previous days. After breakfast, we continue our trek to Shermathang. The trails lead us through lush green forests, small streams, and beautiful scenic waterfalls. Along the way, we pass through a charming village halfway to Shermathang, another picturesque Sherpa village with many ancient monasteries to explore. After a 5-hour walk, we finally reach the village of Shermathang, where we can enjoy views of the Jugal Himal range from the north.

Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Shermathang.

Today’s trek involves a gradual descent to Melamchi Pul Bazaar, passing through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, we encounter several old villages with their unique traditions. The walk is enjoyable, offering mountain views and the chance to interact with the friendly locals.

Stay overnight at a local teahouse in Melamchi Pul Bazaar.

After breakfast, we embark on a journey along a bumpy gravel path to Lamidanda and then continue on a paved road to Kathmandu. The drive follows the Melamchi river, offering beautiful views of natural scenery and farmlands. The return trip from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu takes approximately four to five hours. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be taken to your respective hotels. Finally, we’ll have a farewell dinner at a Nepali cuisine restaurant with cultural shows.

Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Today marks the end of our journey. To ensure you make it to your flight comfortably, we’ll arrange a transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled departure. Before you go, take a moment to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories from our adventure in Nepal. Safe travels, and we hope to see you again for more adventures in the future!

Provided hotel is 2-3 Star Category , which can be customized as per the requirement of visitor. Moreover, Itinerary is basic outline of the trekking which can be adjusted and modified on request.

Helambu Trekking Includes/Exclude

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up(Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • National park entry permits.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System).
  • All meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner).
  • Accommodation in tea house.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Sundarijal.
  • All pick up and drops (airports to hotel and airport to hotel).
  • Duffle bag where you can put your trekking gears.
  • T-Shirt where our company’s logo will be printed.
  • Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • One guide for below seven persons Above seven below fifteen persons another guide will be add like same in groupism
  • Each two persons get one porter (each porter can carry 25 kg of luggage)
  • Salary for guide and porters
  • Certificate of achievement while you back from the treks.
  • Insurance for all staffs
  • Farewell dinner at the last day of you back from the trek

Cost Exclude

  • Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
  • Personal nature of expenses such as drinking water, hot shower Wi-Fi etc.
  • Lunch and dinner in city
  • Your personal trekking gears
  • Light weight trekking boot
  • Down jacket Two pairs of loose-fitting long skirts
  • Two pairs of cotton T-shirt
  • Sun glass and sun hat
  • One pairs of sandals
  • Two pairs of thin and two pairs of thick woolen socks
  • First aids kits
  • Flash light
  • Sunblock cream
  • Water bottle
  • Chlorine for the water purification
  • Some dry food and candy as well
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
Note:  
  • Travel insurance: Travel Insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (you can buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
  • Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 30 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 90 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

Hint: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).

Helambu Trekking Information

Physical Level and Preparation

A substantial level of physical preparation is required for the Helambu trek because to the lengthy trekking days and high altitudes. To ensure a safe and pleasurable journey, one must possess a moderate to high level of fitness.

Preparation Tips:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness: Trekking, jogging, and cycling are regular aerobic exercises that improve endurance.
  • Strength Training: For difficult terrain, strengthen your legs, core, and upper body.
  • Altitude Acclimatization: To prevent altitude sickness, consider rest days in your plan for acclimatization.
  • Pack Light: Make sure your backpack is as light as it gets. Bring only what you need.
  • Mental Preparedness: It’s a mental as well as a physical trip, so mentally prepare yourself for the hardships.

Group Size

The Helambu is usually walked in groups of two to fifteen people, with help from local workers and a licensed guide. Individual experiences and friendships are fostered by small group sizes.

Accommodation

Simple teahouses to luxurious hotels are available for lodging during the hiking trail, depending on your preferences and what’s available along the way. Here is a list of popular places to stay:

  • Teahouses: These are straightforward, family-run lodges that offer a bed, simple food, and a cozy setting.
  • Lodges: Along the hike, there are settlements with lodges that offer extra facilities like attached restrooms and hot showers.
  • Tented Camps: Tented camps are another option for lodging in distant regions; these provide a more daring experience.

Luggage

Packing light is crucial when trekking. Bring only a modest daypack with the necessities (water, snacks, layers, camera), as a porter or yak will transport your major equipment between lodges.

Spirit of Travel

In the Helambu, trekking is about enjoying the route as much as the destination. It offers a chance to witness the way of life in the area, the beautiful landscape, and long-lasting friendships with other hikers. The hike tests one’s physical limits while paying tribute to the persistence of the natural environment.

Season of trekking, distance traveled, services selected, and guide availability all affect the price.

Guided Trek: Usually comprises a guide, accommodation, meals, and permits. The price range is $1,000 to $1,500.

Independent Trek: Without permits and equipment, budget-conscious hikers can finish the trek for roughly $700 to $1,200.

Peak vs. Off Season: Trekking gives better weather during peak seasons (spring, autumn), but it is more expensive during off-peak seasons (winter, monsoon).

Cancellation Fees:

Before beginning the Helambu Trekking, it’s crucial to be aware of any potential cancellation costs in case your plans change. Before booking a reservation, you must read and understand the cancellation policy because different tour operators may charge different cancellation fees. In general, the closer your departure date is, the higher the cancellation fees may be. When purchasing travel insurance, consider adding cancellation coverage to reduce potential losses.

Tips

  • Pack Light: You can avoid paying porter costs by packing lightly. Bring only clothing and necessities.
  • Local Currency: For modest purchases along the trail, bringing small quantities of Nepalese Rupees is advised. There are ATMs in larger towns like Syabrubesi.
  • Split Costs: To cut down on individual spending, if you’re traveling in a group, think about splitting the cost of lodging, food, and guides.

What Justifies Getting Insurance?

Insurance is necessary when embarking on an adventure trip, such as a climb to Helambu. Even while it could appear like an extra cost, the comfort and security it provides are priceless. The following are strong arguments for thinking about getting insurance for your hike:

  • Emergency Medical Coverage: There are risks associated with trekking to high elevations, such as altitude sickness and injuries, such as being at the Helambu. Emergency medical costs are covered by travel insurance, including, if needed, helicopter evacuation.
  • Lost or Stolen Property: Personal property can be stolen or lost anywhere, including when hiking. The expense of replacing misplaced or stolen goods, such as equipment, electronics, or passports, may be covered by insurance.
  • Emergency Evacuation: You might need to be flown by helicopter to a medical center in the event of a serious illness or injury. Although these evacuations can be expensive, travel insurance frequently pays for them.
  • Search and Rescue: Insurance may be able to assist with the costs associated with conducting a search and rescue operation in certain, uncommon circumstances.

Trekking to Helambu is a thrilling excursion that takes you through a variety of weather-related conditions. It is essential to have the right gear if you want to enjoy, stay safe, and feel comfortable on the journey. The whole list of equipment you’ll need is provided below:

Small Personal Equipment

  • Backpack: A comfortable, well-fitting backpack (30–40 liters) that can accommodate daily essentials including water, snacks, extra clothing, and personal items.
  • Trekking Boots: Well-made, waterproof, cozy boots that provide supportive ankles.
  • Hiking Socks: Warm, moisture-wicking socks that keep your feet dry and blister-free.
  • Headlamp: For usage at night and in lodges with low lighting, a headlamp with additional batteries.

 

Personal Pharmacy

  • Prescription Drugs: Please include a copy of your prescription for any prescription drugs you may require.
  • Painkillers: Over-the-counter analgesics such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Antibiotics: Wide-spectrum drugs to treat common ailments.
  • Medication to prevent diarrhea: Imodium or a comparable drug.
  • First Aid Kit: Contains tweezers, gauze pads, adhesive tape, and antiseptic wipes.
  • Personal Prescriptions: Any other prescription drugs you may need.

 

Trekking Gear and Clothing

  • Base Layers: Breathable, moisture-wicking base layers for insulation and control of moisture.
  • Insulation: For lower temperatures, a cozy fleece or down jacket.
  • Outer Layer: A windproof, waterproof jacket with a hood to ward off the weather.
  • Trekking Pants: Versatile trekking pants with zip-off legs that are lightweight and quick to dry.
  • Gloves: For cold weather, mittens or gloves with insulation.
  • Hat: For protection from the heat, wear a sun hat or a thick beanie in chilly weather.

Passport

Validity of Passport: Make sure your passport is valid.

Nepal visa: Most visitors to Nepal must have a current visa to enter the nation. At other border crossings or the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can obtain a visa. Since visa requirements and prices sometimes change, you can get the most recent information from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home nation.

Medications

  • Altitude Sickness Medications: Discuss medications such as Diamox (acetazolamide) with a healthcare professional in order to help avoid or treat altitude sickness. It’s imperative to discuss the appropriate dosage and any potential side effects.
  • Personal Prescriptions: Make sure you always have a sufficient amount of prescription medications on hand, as well as a copy of the prescription.
  • First Aid Kit: Always have a basic first aid kit with you that contains bandages, sterile wipes, pain relievers, and any prescription medications you may need.

Water Purification: Bring tablets or portable water filtration equipment to ensure you have safe drinking water during the walk.

Trekking to Helambu offers you the opportunity to experience Nepal’s magnificent scenery. Nepal is well known for its gracious people, rich cultural legacy, and stunning Himalayan peaks. This country guide includes information about legislation, customs, ecology, animals, safety precautions, and other pertinent topics for your hike:

Usages & Customs

Honor Local Culture: Nepal is a multicultural nation that combines Buddhist and Hindu customs. Respecting regional traditions is crucial, and this includes dressing modestly and taking off your shoes before entering houses or temples.

Namaste: In Nepal, it’s usual to greet someone with a polite “Namaste” and a small bow. Acquire a few fundamental phrases in Nepali to improve your communication with people there.

 

Regarding Your Strolls:

Teahouse Lodging: Throughout the hike, some teahouses provide food and lodging. It is customary to place food orders at your lodging because these businesses depend on the business of hikers.

 

Fauna and Flora

Biodiversity: A diverse array of wildlife, including Himalayan tahr, red pandas, snow leopards, yaks, Himalayan monal, and several bird species, may be discovered in the Langtang area. Traveling should always be done with respect for the local wildlife and habitat.

 

Environmental Situation:

Leave No Trace: Reduce your influence on the environment by adhering to the principles of Leave No Trace. This includes eliminating single-use plastics and properly disposing of rubbish.

Local Initiatives: To improve the sustainability of the area, and support neighborhood environmental and conservation efforts.

 

Minimize Carbon Footprint

It is advised that hikers use reusable water bottles and avoid single-use plastics.

When trekking, we advise using as little gasoline as possible and staying in energy-efficient accommodations.

We recommend public transit as an eco-friendly mode of transportation whenever possible.

Preserve Wildlife:

We prohibit harming or endangering animals while on the walk and place a major emphasis on its conservation.

Our support of neighborhood conservation initiatives preserves the region’s biodiversity.

 

The Commandments of Responsible Travel:

Before the trip

Respect and Research: Get as much knowledge as you can about the local way of life, ecology, and culture. Recognize and abide by regional traditions out of respect for them.

Pick Ethical Operators: Verify that the lodging facilities, tour operators, and other providers you select are steadfastly dedicated to ethical and sustainable travel.

Pack with Thought: Don’t overpack; only bring what you need. To limit waste, stay away from single-use plastics and disposable items.

 

During the trip

Respect local culture: At sites of worship or cultural significance, get permission before taking pictures, dress modestly, and engage in polite conversation with the locals.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: To cut down on waste, use reusable items and recycle as much as you can. Place trash in the proper container.

Energy and Resource Conservation: When not in use, turn off the lights, heaters, and air conditioners to conserve electricity. Take longer showers and use less water.

After the trip

Exchange Knowledge: Share your knowledge about and experiences with responsible travel with others to promote moral behavior when traveling.

Think and Learn: Consider how you can travel more responsibly in the future after this incident.

When it comes to the responsible tourism initiatives of hotels and tour operators, constructive criticism should be addressed in a positive direction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Helambu Trekking Reviews

5.0 Based on 43 Reviews
Edmund Lim

Truly amazing trek I ever had

I have an amazing trip with adventure white himalaya trek, very responsible boss Mr Ganesh and super portal/guide Mr Keshab. I truly appreciate for all the good taken care of. They are very experienced and professional, not to worry even you come alone. Adventure white is always your choice

Adri Jacobs (South Africa)

You made my dream come true: EBC and 3 Passes

After summiting Kilimanjaro, I was looking for my next adventure. Thank you Adventure White Himalaya Treks, owner Ganesh and Guide, Keshab for a dream and bucket list item come true. From the communication prior to the Trek back in South Africa, to fetching me at the airport and transporting me to a great hotel . Superb and persistent service……and then of to Lukla Airport for the start of a 2 week journey. I did the Everest Base Camp and the 3 Passes.
I am typing this review on my Hotelbed back in Kathmandu with a huge smile and great satisfaction. A dream come true.
The whole journey was well planned and executed to perfection. This team is super professional.
Ganesh for leading this company and Keshab, my guide, was absolutely finominal.
I could not have asked for a better Team than Adventure White Himalaya Treks.
I give them a 10 out of 10 and would recommend them to any one or group interested trekking in the Himalayas to make your dream come true.

Dherei Dherei Dhanya Bhat to the team of Adventure White Himalaya Treks in Katmandu.

Now I can fly back home with an unforgettable experience.

Chai HH

Very Good Trekking Experience with Adventure White Himalaya

Did Annapurna Base Camp Trek via PoonHill with Adventure White Himalaya. Overall good experiences with Aventure White Himalaya, Ganesh and Raj are accommodating our requests throughout the duration. Though there are some miscommunication along the ways, they are able to solve it professionally. Good job!!

Sherman

Mardi Himal Trek

Excellent team, very good , always helping….never in real danger while on trek. Highly recommend for all hikers and first timers…for a first timer like me…it’s was very difficult to hike but thanks to the team I manage reach the view point. The guide provided so many advise during the hike which make it easier for me… everything from accommodation to food was taken care of.

Adrian N.

Mardi Himal Hiking Trek

The best hiking agency ever. Very friendly guide, porter and manager. Thank you for everything!! Mardi Himal Trek was amazing toooo… The view from the view point was stunning.

Anna

Annapurna circuit trek with Adventure White Himalaya Treks: Greatest Experience

Adventure White Himalaya Trek in one word is superb ! Upfront communication with Ganesh was very efficient and the trek went very well. Mr Ganesh receive me at the airport took me safe at the hotel at midnight. The day next we started the trek, our guide Bhoj Raj was a star. He was trustworthy, reliable and always smiling with a great sense of humors.
They all were excellent and was perfect in organizing any sort of tour in a perfect way. I can wholeheartedly recommend them, the Adventure White Himalaya Treks. Thank you !

rtcmore (Frisco, CO)

Amazing life experience!

Trekking for 4 days in a rhododendron forest, waking up to fresh snow and the sunrise at Poon Hill, amazing adventure!!!! I will go back, I will most definitely contact Ganesh to schedule another adventure in the Nepal. He is a hard worker with great knowledge of the area.

Atikah

Excellent Service

We dealt with Ganesh before the trip and are very happy with the service provided. Everything was as promised.

Our guide, Hari, did an excellent job in planning our whole journey and improvising wherever he saw fit. He also was very in tuned with our fitness level and we didn’t feel that we were pushed beyond our capabilities.

Our porter, Gopi, was also very helpful especially in keeping our spirits up during the whole journey.

All in all I would highly recommend Adventure White Himalaya Treks Pvt Ltd to anyone who is going trekking in Nepal.

mytriman (Singapore)

Delicated Trip Guide

This trip – Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most remembered trip I had with amazing experience with both the mountain and good dedicated guide and porters.

_Ling_ (Singapore)

Trekking

We had a fabulous time trekking at ABC. Our guide Jiban and his team was knowledgeable, pleasant – not only did we all have fun, they also took great care of us and made sure we all had a good time! Our group was also blessed with good weather at the right time throughout the trip

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