About Helambu Trek

Helambu is a strikingly beautiful area situated north of Kathmandu and south of the Tibetan border. This 9 days 8 nights trek explores a pristine national park, encountering traditional villages, colorful, dense forests of rhododendron, pine and bamboo, and an abundant array of wildlife; leopards, musk deer, langur monkeys and the endangered red panda roam the forests of the Helambu region. Meandering through luscious valleys and following raging rivers, this is a perfect trek if you have limited time in Nepal, where you can still experience spectacular views of the Langtang Range, beautiful ornate monasteries and an insight into the lifestyle and culture of traditional mountain people.

This trip never fails to impress, from Chisapani, where you will be treated to magnificent sunrise views of the Langatng range, to the extraordinary vistas between Magen Goth and Thare Pati, the Helambu trek will surely captivate your heart and leave you seduced by the beautiful mountains of Langtang.

Trip Highlights

  • World Heritage Site Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Temple
  • Fine Art and Gallery of Hindu and Buddhist culture in Patan
  • Witness Trishuli River while trekking to Rasuwa, Dhunche.
  • Chance to delve into Tibetan-influenced culture
  • Country of elusive red panda & wilder animal.
  • Amazing views of high snowcapped mountains
  • Enchanting, pristine rhododendron, pines.
  • Explore Tibetan rich culture and traditions.
  • Visiting the holy glacial pond of Gosainkund lake.
  • High scenic passes in magnificent views.
  • Last Minute Shopping and Refreshment in Thamel Kathmandu With Typical Nepali Cuisine.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Once you arrive at the airport, TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE representative will drive you to your hotel where you can just relax for the rest of the day to recover from your long journey. For the rest of the day you can explore Thamel, visit an array of restaurants, bars and shops. If you get time you can also visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

 After a filling breakfast TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE will have you seated in a private vehicle   drive you to Sundarijal. On reaching your destination the 5 hour trek will start. You can find steep stone staircases, long, steep inclines along the way along with breathtaking panoramic views of Langtang from Chisapani.

As the day ends with beautiful sunset views from Chisapani over the Langtang mountain range. The highlights of the trek will be the Shivapuri National Park, houses perched on the hillside and terraced rice fields. You will be accommodated in a basic Teahouse. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chisapani
  • Altitude: 2300

The next morning after a filling breakfast, our TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE guide will take you to trekking in Kutumsang where we will find gentle inclines on the way, along with some rocky tracks, and steady descents. On reaching Kutumsang you can find the breathtaking view of the mountains of the Langtang range.

Seeing the traditional people of the mountain practicing time honored traditions and customs will give you an experience of the culture of the Kutumsang.

Later on, as we walk further we will see the villages of Pati Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. You will be accommodated in a basic Teahouse. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Kutumsang
  • Altitude: 2470

After an early morning after breakfast you will walk to a ridgeline path where you will be walking along forest trails. You can find some steep inclines on the way. After trekking to the top of the ridge you can get a full view of the Langtang valley region along with Gosainkunda lakes. The spectacular views from Magen Goth will surely captivate your hearts. From Magen Goth when you reach the local farmlands you can sit down for a while and take in the view of the local Yaks grazing these lands.

You will be accommodated in a basic Teahouse. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thare Pati
  • Altitude: 3490

A descent down a ravine, a suspension bridge and a long climb up the valley. Once you reach the top of the valley you will get to see the breathtaking view of the river valley. The highlighting experience here will be crossing the Malenchi Khola River on an impressive suspension bridge loaded with prayer flags.

You will get to see the traditional village of Malenchigaon and some small Buddhist monestaries. Stay in basic Teahouse. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tarkeghyang
  • Altitude: 2620

The terrain here will be gentle descents, well-defined trekking trails hence, you will find less difficuly in trekking. Some magnificent views of the snow-capped peaks of Langtang can be seen from Sermathang.

The local fruit grown in this region are apples. TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE guide will take you on a tour of tasting the local apples in this important apple growing region! You can experience roaming in the beautiful apple orchards along with trailing in the thick rhododendron forests. After the day’s trek you will be taken back to rest in basic Teahouse. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Sermathang
  • Altitude: 2620

On the way to Melamchi you will find some steep descents, stone staircases, forest paths. The snow-capped peaks of the Langtang range will be the highlights of this trek where you can click pictures. The crisp, fresh mountain air on our last day of trekking. Local villages and houses, some small Buddhist monasteries. You will be driven by to Kathmandu with our TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE tour guide to rest in a hotel. Dinner and early morning breakfast will be provided.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today After having breakfast, you will visit the Kathmandu Valley in Private Vehicle. You will have Lunch and visit UNESCO Heritage site in Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Temple, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), etc. Our professional English-speaking guide will explain about the history, culture, etc. about the places you visited. At the same time you can visit to thamel shop for some last minutes shopping. Overnight stay at Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

After breakfast, our representative and office vehicle will be on standby at our hotel to transfer you to the airport for your connecting flight home. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu-Sundarijal by Local Bus/ Private Jeep
  • Langtang Trekking permit
  • Langtang national park entry fees
  • All necessary permits (TIMS)
  • Trekking guide (Food, sleep, accommodation, salary)
  • Teahouse Accomodation in Mountain
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Melamchi-Kathmandu by Local bus
  • First aid tool box

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar bills
  • Visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Travels insurance
  • Tips