Helambu Trek

10 Days from $ 699

Trip Overview

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”

Helambu Trek is a short but a charming and worthwhile trek which is done in Helambu region located at northeast of Kathmandu valley. An easily accessed trekking route, during our Helambu Trek you shall be mesmerized by the natural diversity within Shivapuri National Park with quaint and dense forest adorned by oak trees, pictorial monasteries, religious mixture of Hindus and Buddhists. Wandering into this magnificent region with paramount diversity shall be a unique experience for the new travelers.

Abode of the Hyolmo community, our Helambu trekking route shall take you to a moderately unblemished and well-preserved region near Kathmandu. Our trekking to Helambu region shall commence with a 2 hour long drive to Sundarijal from downtown Kathmandu on the 3rd day. From there we shall hike up the hilly terrain to reach the modernly unspoiled spot of Chisapani (2,300m) for our overnight stay. Our trek spans an extensive area with discrepancy of elevation which ranges differently but still acclimatization is rarely a problem here. Depending on your route, you shall experience a lot of ups and downs with the uppermost elevation ranging between 2700m to 3200m. Moving forward along with our Helambu Trek, we shall pass through many local villages likes Kutumsang, Thadepati and Tarkeghyang (2,560m) villages. Presenting the trekkers with eye-catching forests of rhododendron with drizzling waterfalls, the trekkers shall have the golden opportunity to discover the artistic & traditional miscellany along with natural silent trekking trails. Also this region has less people for the trail making it lesser crowded, but proper lodging facilities are however available. Lastly we shall take on the bridle path to Sermathang (2,610m) village before heading forward to the Melamchi Pul Bazaar on the 8th day of our. There we shall rest a bit and take a drive back to Kathmandu to officially end our implausible trek through Helambu.

Passing through the wet sub-tropical forest & the scattered Tamang villages we shall enjoy each day of our trek with exceptional moments made every step of the day. Our 10 days Helambu Trek doesn’t require too much physical force so it can be performed by people with average bodily fitness. In general we prefer the months from January to May and September to December as the best preferred trekking months for this trek. Join Himalayan Trekking Alliance now to explore and get spellbound with this mystic region.

Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1350m) & Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu City tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Sundarijal by Car or Jeep and trek to Chisapani. 2300m (3/4 hrs)

Day 04: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang. 2446m (6/7 hrs)

Day 05: Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati. 3650m (5/6 hrs)

Day 06: Trek from Thadepati to Tarkeghyang. 2560m (5/6 hrs)

Day 07: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang. 2610m (4/5 hrs)

Day 08: Trek from Sermathang to Melemchi Pul Bazzar and drive to Kathmandu. (4/5 hrs)

Day 09: Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure

Price Includes

5 nights 6 days days in the mountains which includes accommodation and 3 meals a day.
4 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
All transportation including Airport pick up and drop off.
Langtang National Park trekking permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
Porter service (one porter for every two people).
All government and local taxes
Farewell dinner

Price Excludes

Nepal entry visa at Immigration of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD cas) per person.
Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles etc.
Unforeseen costs due to health, flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
Extra night hotel in Kathmandu in-case if early return from the trip in any reason.
All kinds of drinks and snacks.
Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.

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