HELAMBU TREK

Overview

Helambu Trek Overview:

The Helambu Trek is a short, easy, and popular trek that offers a glimpse into the culturally and naturally rich Helambu valley. Situated in Nepal, this trek is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and views of towering mountains, including Gauri Shankar, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal. Trekking through the Helambu region allows travelers to immerse themselves in the Buddhist culture while exploring ancient monasteries, shrines, and stupas. With its diverse ethnic communities, including Tibetan, Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyolmo, the Helambu Trek provides a unique cultural experience amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Trek's Highlight

  • Stunning views of vibrant Rhododendron flowers set against the peaceful backdrop of dense pine forests, creating a captivating and refreshing experience.
  • Spectacular vistas of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Gaurishankar peaks.
  • Rich cultural immersion through ancient Buddhist monasteries and revered shrines.
  • Authentic engagements with diverse ethnic communities like Tibetan, Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyolmo.
  • Low risk of altitude-related issues, with the highest trek point at a manageable 3,500 meters.
  • Smooth booking and reservation process for a streamlined experience.
  • Detailed online trip briefing post-booking confirmation for thorough preparation.
  • Convenient multi-channel communication options for seamless coordination.
  • 24/7 accessible phone support for immediate assistance during the trek.
  • Inclusion of essential amenities such as oximeters, sleeping bags, and down jackets for comfort and safety throughout the journey.

Itinerary

After an early breakfast, we'll embark on a scenic drive to Sundarijal, approximately 1 hour from Kathmandu. From Sundarijal, our trek begins towards Chisapani, a journey of about 4-5 hours. We'll pass through Shivapuri National Park, enjoying the lush forests and panoramic views along the way.

Rise early to catch the spectacular sunrise from the viewpoint at Chisapani before beginning our trek to Kutumsang. The trail offers stunning vistas of the Langtang mountains as we traverse through meadows and agricultural fields. We'll pass through Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang before reaching Kutumsang, where we'll spend the night.

Day 7 :

Cost Includes

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (start of the trek) and Sermanthang (end of the trek) and back to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in tea houses/lodges during the trek (twin sharing)
  • All standard meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Experienced trek leader (guide) and assistant trekking guide for groups of 12 or more
  • Porters to carry luggage (1 porter for every 2 trekkers)
  • Guide and porter expenses, including meals, insurance, salary, lodging, and transportation
  • Langtang National Park entry permit fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits daily
  • All government taxes and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangements in case of complicated health conditions
  • Souvenir (company's T-shirt & cap)
  • Trek appreciation certificate
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International flight costs
  • Visa fees on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Excess luggage charges
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu before and after the trek
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, beverages, etc.)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory, covering emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation)
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances beyond control (e.g., landslides, bad weather)
  • Any expenses not listed in the "Cost Includes" section
How do I start the Helambu Trek?

You should arrive in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport-TIA), Nepal, before 3 pm at least one day before the trek departure date for last-minute preparations. On the trek departure date, we will provide transportation to Sundarijal, the starting point of the trek.

Is airport pickup and drop-off included in the package?

Yes, Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer for guests who have booked the Helambu Trek package. Our representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

What are the accommodation details during the trek?

The Helambu Trek package includes four nights of lodge-to-lodge stays in twin-sharing rooms along the trek route. Accommodation in Kathmandu before and after the trek is not included in the package.

What meals are provided during the trek?

We provide 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners during the trek. The meals include a variety of options such as oatmeal, Tibetan bread, soups, pasta, vegetable curry, momo (dumplings), and more.

When is the best time to undertake the Helambu Trek?

The best time to trek to Helambu is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is favorable, and the skies are clear. Winter and summer treks are also possible but come with their own challenges.

Is acclimatization necessary for the Helambu Trek?

Acclimatization is not necessary for the Helambu Trek as it is an easy and short trek with a low risk of altitude sickness. However, our guides are trained to recognize symptoms and take appropriate action if needed.

What is the physical condition required for the Helambu Trek?

The Helambu Trek is considered easy and suitable for trekkers of all experience levels. However, it involves walking for 3-7 hours a day, so a reasonable level of fitness is recommended.

How much luggage can I bring on the trek?

Each trekker is allowed a maximum luggage weight of 9 kg, with one porter assigned for every two trekkers. You can store excess luggage at Discovery World Trekking’s office in Kathmandu.

Is travel insurance required for the Helambu Trek?

Yes, travel insurance covering emergency medical evacuation and rescue up to 4,000m is compulsory for all trekkers undertaking the Helambu Trek.

What are the extra personal expenses during the trek?

  • Personal expenses such as meals and accommodation in Kathmandu, snacks, alcoholic beverages, hot drinks, and tips for the trekking crew are not included in the package.

How do I book the Helambu Trek?

You can book the Helambu Trek through our website or by contacting us via email or phone. We require a 10% advance payment to confirm the booking.

What happens in case of last-minute booking?

In the case of last-minute booking, you will need to pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the departure date. However, please note that delays due to circumstances beyond our control may occur.

What is the tipping policy for the trekking crew?

Tipping is not mandatory but appreciated as a gesture of gratitude for good service. The amount is entirely up to you and should reflect your satisfaction with the service provided.

How can I extend my trip after completing the Helambu Trek?

We can arrange various activities such as sightseeing tours, jungle safaris, paragliding, rafting, or another trek for those with extra days in Nepal after completing the Helambu Trek.

Is there any feedback process after the trek?

Yes, after the trek, we organize a farewell dinner where you can provide feedback about your trekking experience. We also present you with a trek achievement certificate.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

HELAMBU TREK