Helambu Village Trek – 10 days

Helambu Village Trek – 10 days

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

9D/10N

Grade

Moderate

Max Altitude

3597 meter

Meals

B+L+D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax

Highlights

 

  • Tamang Culture: The trek revolves around the Tamang community, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in their culture, traditions, and way of life. The Tamang people are known for their warm hospitality, unique architecture, and colorful festivals.
  • Traditional Villages: The trek takes you through traditional Tamang villages, each with its own character and charm. The villages are adorned with intricately carved wooden houses, prayer flags, and monasteries, offering insights into the daily lives of the Tamang people.
  • Scenic Landscapes: The trail offers a variety of landscapes, from lush forests and terraced fields to high alpine meadows. The stunning scenery is complemented by panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayas, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and other peaks.
  • Breathtaking Monasteries: Along the route, you’ll have the chance to visit ancient monasteries that hold significant cultural and spiritual value to the Tamang community. These monasteries are often adorned with intricate artwork and vibrant prayer flags.
  • Hot Springs: The trek also features a visit to the natural hot springs of Tatopani, providing a relaxing experience and a chance to rejuvenate after days of trekking.
  • Less Crowded: Compared to more popular trekking routes, the Tamang Heritage Trek sees fewer trekkers. This creates a quieter and more intimate trekking experience, allowing you to connect more closely with the local culture.

The Helambu Village Trek is a moderate trek located in the Helambu region of Nepal, about 80 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu Valley. The trek is popular for its stunning mountain views, diverse cultures, and pleasant climate.

The trek begins in the town of Sundarijal, which is located at an altitude of 1,370 meters. From Sundarijal, the trail climbs up to the Helambu Valley, which is home to a number of traditional villages, including Chisopani, Hyolmo, Kutumsang, Magin Goth, Tharepati, Malemchigaun, Nakote, and Tarke Gyang.

The trail also passes through rhododendron forests, waterfalls, and glaciers. The highest point on the trek is Tarke Gyang, which is situated at an altitude of 3,490 meters.

The Helambu Village Trek is a great option for trekkers of all levels who are looking for a beautiful and culturally immersive trek in Nepal. It is also a great option for trekkers who are interested in learning about the Tamang and Sherpa cultures.

The trek can be completed in 5-7 days, but it can be extended by adding on side trips to the Gosainkunda Lake Trek or the Langtang Valley Trek.

Detail Itinerary

With anticipation and excitement building, you’ll touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. As you step out into the crisp mountain air, a friendly representative from our company will be waiting to greet you with a warm welcome and a traditional Nepali garland. After navigating customs with the assistance of our representative, you’ll be whisked away in a comfortable private vehicle. Enjoy the picturesque drive through the bustling streets of Kathmandu as you get your first glimpse of this vibrant city nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Upon arrival at your designated hotel, you’ll check-in and have some time to relax and freshen up. Then brief about the trek to Helambu Village Trek.

Morning:

Pashupatinath Temple: Immerse yourself in the vibrant Hindu culture at Pashupatinath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dedicated to Lord Shiva. Witness the fascinating cremation rituals along the sacred Bagmati River and marvel at the intricate architecture of the temple complex.
Boudhanath Stupa: Experience the serene atmosphere of Boudhanath Stupa, a massive Buddhist stupa considered one of the largest in the world. Walk around the stupa spinning prayer wheels, observe Tibetan monks chanting mantras, and soak in the peaceful ambiance.
Afternoon:

Patan Durbar Square: Explore the vibrant Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing traditional Newari architecture. Admire the exquisitely carved temples, palaces, and courtyards that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Patan.
Trekking Logistics and Briefing: After completing your sightseeing, meet your guide and porters for a briefing about the Helambu Trek. Discuss the itinerary, route details, accommodation arrangements, and any necessary logistics. This ensures you have all the information needed for a smooth and enjoyable trek.
Evening:

Enjoy a relaxing evening in Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu. Explore the vibrant streets, browse through souvenir shops, and indulge in delicious Nepali cuisine.
Pack your bags for the Helambu Trek, ensuring you have all the necessary gear and clothing.

Kathmandu to Sundarijal by overland drive and begins walking from Sundarijal to Chisapani. During this trekking trails one can enjoy with natural forest and Water Falls. This route takes 4 hours on foot to get to Chisapani.

This trekking trails descend for about half an hour through some rice fields and small villages. Arrive Patibhanjyang and start gradual ascent through villages and forest. This walk from Patibhanjyang to Tharepati is one of the best ridge walks among the other treks in Nepal.

Kutumsang to Tharepati route is steep up and some times straigt forward too. This route ascend through villages and rhododendron forest with magnificent views which makes you enjoyable and relaxing.

Tharepati to Melamchi trekking route is turn right from Tharepati and descend to Malamchei, the first Sherpa village in the Helambhu area is a collection of neat houses fronted by prayer flags and surrounded by orchards and fields.

Trekking trail drops down to Melamchi Khola and climbs up to same heights to Tarkeghyang. There is a large restored Monastery (Gompa) here dating back to the early 18th century. Then walk to another interesting Sherpa village to Shermathang.

Sermathang to Kathmandu is last trekking day and this trekking route slowly climb down to Melamchipul and Melamchipul to Kathmandu is by overland transportation.

Clients can take a rest this day because of long trekking journey or shopping gift for friend or family.

Farewell from Nepal: A Journey Concludes with Blessings As your time in Nepal draws to a close, a bittersweet farewell awaits. Today marks the end of your incredible journey, a journey filled with adventure, beauty, and cultural immersion. We at Adventure Land Nepal Tours and Travels are honored to have been a part of your experience and wish to send you off with a traditional token of our appreciation. A Symbolic Farewell: At your hotel, we will present you with a Tibetan scarf, known as a “Khata.” This white scarf symbolizes purity, compassion, and the successful completion of your journey. It is a reminder of the blessings you have received and the positive energy that will accompany you on your travels home and beyond.

Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Airport Transfers (pick up and drop off) - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep
  • Accommodation in double bed sharing on B/B basis in Kathmandu.
  • All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
  • Accommodation in Guest House or Lodge during the trekking
  • 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)during the trekking
  • Arrangements and transportation expenses during the tour/trek
  • Arrangements and fees for trekking/hiking permits and national parks Fee
  • Arrangements and expenses for Tour Guide/Trekking Guide
  • Insurance, Accommodation and Meals for all trekking staffs.
  • Arrangements of TIMS (Trekking information management system)Card.
  • What is Excluded
  • Any unexpected costs that occur due to:
  • Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
  • Due to circumstances such as:
  • Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
  • Insurance and Emergency Rescue.
  • Major changes in the itiner
  • Personal and free-time expenses
  • Cold drinks or alcohol
  • Extra hotel expenses and activities
  • Laundry
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visas to Nepal
Quick Inquiry

    Useful Info

    Best time:

    • Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November)
    • Winter (December-February) possible with proper gear
    • Summer (June-August) less ideal due to monsoon season

    Difficulty level:

    • Easy to moderate
    • No trekking experience needed
    • Average level of fitness recommended
    • Highest point: 3,650m
    • Minimal risk of altitude sickness

    Accommodation and food:

    • Tea houses and homestays available
    • Cozy beds and good meals
    • Basic amenities
    • Mostly vegetarian food
    • Dal Bhat Set a common option

    Cost:

    • Relatively cheaper than other treks in Nepal
    • Cost depends on number of days, season, transportation, and route

    Travel insurance:

    • Recommended
    • Basic coverage for emergencies

    Transportation:

    • Local bus, private car, taxi, or jeep from Kathmandu to Sundarijal
    • Scenic drive

    Trekking permits:

    • TIMS card (USD 10)
    • Langtang National Park Entry Permit (USD 33)
    • Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park Entry Permit (USD 11)

    Electricity and communication:

    • Most teahouses have electricity
    • Solar power available in some places
    • Power cuts possible
    • Internet available in some teahouses
    • WIFI or mobile data options

    Guide and porter support:

    • Guides recommended for assistance with logistics and emergencies
    • Porters available to carry your backpack

    Additional resources:

    • Packing list
    • Trekking route map
    • Weather forecast

    Overall:

    • Helambu Trek is a short, easy, and affordable trek with stunning scenery and cultural immersion opportunities.

    Adventure Land Nepal Tours and Travels P. Ltd.

    Nepal Jang Treks and Expedition P. Ltd.

    With over 18 years of experience we are well known in tourism sector of Nepal for operating both group and individual tours and treks. We have been executing adventure travel and tour itineraries with no occasion of complaints regarding our services since the time of our inception.

    Contact Info

    • Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
    • +977-9841225155
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