Bharal Adventure
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Helambu Trek 8 Days

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Duration
8 days
Max. Elevation
3650m
Group Size
Min 2
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Car and Van
Best Season
March to May and September to December
Accomodation
3 star hotels and lofges
Meals
B/L/D
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

Overview

The trek comprises Langtang National Park; the trek is a wonderful chance to encounter some rare birds and animals. The red Panda which is a unique feature of any Langtang region trek can be your reward if lucky. Helambu Trek is an opportunity to experience mountains, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, forests, meadows all at once. Helambu Trek can be a best option for those who would love to taste both natural and cultural combination of Nepal. In Addition,  in an easy way in a short span of time.

With the highest point of this trek being Tharepati Pass at 3,650m with its magnificent views of Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Langsisa and other snow-capped mountains and with the warmer climate; grassy meadows; atmospheric forests; torrential rivers and friendly people, this is a stunning trek for those with less time or do not wish to trek at high altitudes. Therefore, Bharal Adventure offers you this amazing Helambu Trek package just in 8 days. We assure you best hospitality and quality services.

Trip Itinerary

At your arrival in Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International Airport), you will be received by a representative of Bharal Adventure who will escort you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will be given the briefing on last minute specifics about your trek and in the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by Bharal Adventure to introduce you to authentic Nepali cuisine.

After breakfast, about 8:00 o’clock we drive to Sundarijal (1350m.) by private vehicle about one hour and trek to Chisapani (2300m.) which takes about four hours. The unpaved road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The trail will enter through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement we will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisapani. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

After breakfast trek to Kutumsang which takes about seven hours. The trail continues to drop from Chisapani on a good, sometimes level, trail that crosses meadow and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang till Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow makes a good camping spot, its downhill to Kutumsang at 2470m, in a saddle atop the ridge. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

After breakfast trek to Tharipati which takes about five hours. The trek continues north up the Yurin Danda ridge and affords views of the peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. Now you will be in Tharipati. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


After breakfast trek to Tarkeghyang and it takes about six hours. The early part of the trek descends until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu is named after the Helmu caste. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

After breakfast trek to Shermathang which takes about four hours. This day the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is situated a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. To add your joy, Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Short walk down to Melamchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village and catch transport to Kathmandu. Congratulations on the completion of your trek. Overnight at hotel, breakfast and lunch included.

Short walk down to Melamchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village and catch transport to Kathmandu. Congratulations on the completion of your trek. Overnight at hotel, breakfast and lunch included.

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Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Duffle bag for the trekking by Bharal Adventure
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek (if require)
  • Bharal Adventure T – shirt are our souvenirs to you
  • First aid medical kit
  • Langtang National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Certificate of Achievement by Bharal Adventure
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Doesn't Include

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Equipment List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk are provided by Bharal Adventure inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
 Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Frequently Asked Questions

The Helambu Trek is considered a moderate trek, and an 8-day itinerary provides a comfortable pace for acclimatization. It is suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness.

On average, you can expect to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day. The daily walking hours may vary based on the specific itinerary and your walking pace.

The 8-day itinerary typically includes acclimatization days at key points to help trekkers adjust to the altitude. It's important to stay hydrated, ascend gradually, and be aware of any signs of altitude sickness.

The trek offers panoramic views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges, visits to traditional Sherpa and Tamang villages, and encounters with local cultures. The trek also passes through rhododendron forests and offers glimpses of local wildlife.

Trekkers need to obtain the Langtang National Park entry permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card before starting the Helambu Trek. These permits are usually available in Kathmandu.

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