Helambu Valley Trekking

The alluring Helambu trail also links with the popular Langtang Gosaikunda trail.

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  • Starting PriceUS$ 650

  • Duration of Trips08 Days

  • Location: Langtang Region

  • Type of Trip: Tea House Trek

  • Max. Altitude:Thadepati (3,650m/11,972ft)

  • Trip Grade:Easy Hiking

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Helambu Valley Trekking

Helambu Valley Trek is an awesome adventure that combines trekking in spectacular Himalayan Mountains with the chance to experience the lives and cultures of a diverse group of ethnic Nepalese people. The Helambu trek landscape is classic Himalayan foothills, with plenty of dramatic rises and plummeting descents. While trekking, we pass through Langtang National park which inhabits a wealth of rare birds, wildlife and unique plants and flowers rhododendron and bamboo forests, view majestic waterfalls, get magnificent glimpses of snowy Langtang Lirung, and visit the holy lakes of Gosainkunda. The great Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region an enthralling experience.

The Langtang Helambu Trek is an ideal trek for those with time constraints and who may simply not want to go on one of the longer Himalayan treks. Again, along with classic Himalayan scenery, one has the opportunity to get a glimpse into the unique cultures and spiritual aspects of Nepalese people such as the Sherpa, Tamang, and Newar ethnic groups. The valley offers pine forest, slow-moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snowcapped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. This makes the Langtang Helambu Trek an experience you will never forget.


Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal / Transfer to hotel

Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1,460m/4,789ft) and Trek to Chisapani (2,300m/7,544ft) - 1 hour drive, 4 to 5 hours trek

On fresh morning after breakfast we drive toward the Sundarijal (1370m) by private vehicle approximately an hour. Then our first day treks begin toward the uphill by passing several villages, Shivapuri Natural Park wild reserve then gradually we finished our ascent part of trail. And after few hrs of walking on descent tails we arrive in Chisa and it grant you views of different mountains.

Day 03Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2,445m/8,020ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

2nd day we continuous our trek by crossing up and down as well as flat path we reach Gul Bhanjyang.It is village of Sherpa, tamang and gurung. You can see different life style, houses, and views of the different hills so on. Now after crossing few hours of meadow, terrace field gungle.

Day 04Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3,650m/11,972ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

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 Thadepati from where you can have wonderful sunset and good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur Himal ranges in the Solu Khumbu.

Day 05Trek from Thadepati to Tarke Gyang (Helambu) (2,560m/8,397ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

It takes about six hours. The trail gradually ascends through the enchanting forest enriched with beautiful rhododendron, oak trees. Tharepati is a really good point of view such as Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Langshisa, and Jugal so on. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through the pine and rhododendron forest with great views of the village Helambu.

Day 06Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,561ft) - 4 to 5 hours trek

Trek to Shermathang it takes about five hours. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is situated a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village.

Day 07Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek, 2 to 3 hours driv

Day 08Departure or Free day in Kathmandu

Cost Details

Cost Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
    • in trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
    • Necessary trekking permit and TIMS fee.
    • Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
    • 3- Nights hotel in Kathmandu on (BB Basis)
    • Kathmandu - Chisa pani and Melamchi Bazaar - Kathmandu by Bus or for group private bus/Jeep/van
    • Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.

Cost Excludes

    • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu
    • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal expenses-laundry, Telephone, Tea/coffee, alcoholic beverages, tips for guide & porter.
    • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
    • Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
    • Personal trekking equipments for the trek.
Note: a short, easy, and popular trek to the culturally and naturally rich Helambu valley in Langtang region.


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What is the Helambu Valley Trek?
- The Helambu Valley Trek is a popular trekking route in the Langtang region of Nepal. It offers a scenic journey through the beautiful Helambu Valley, allowing trekkers to experience the local culture and natural beauty of the area.

How long is the Helambu Valley Trek?
- The Helambu Valley Trek is typically a 6-7 day trek covering a distance of approximately 72 kilometers. The duration can vary depending on the trekker's pace and itinerary.

When is the best time to do the Helambu Valley Trek?
- The best time to undertake the Helambu Valley Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is favorable, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures, making for a comfortable trekking experience.

What is the difficulty level of the Helambu Valley Trek?
- The Helambu Valley Trek is considered a moderate trek suitable for trekkers of various fitness levels. It involves some uphill and downhill sections, but it is less challenging compared to high-altitude treks in the region.

What permits are required for the Helambu Valley Trek?
- Trekkers need to obtain the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card to trek in the Langtang region, including the Helambu Valley Trek.

What can I expect to see on the Helambu Valley Trek?
- The Helambu Valley Trek offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains, lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Sherpa and Tamang villages. You will have the opportunity to experience the local culture, visit monasteries, and interact with friendly locals.

What kind of accommodation is available along the trek?
- Along the Helambu Valley Trek, there are teahouses and lodges that provide basic accommodation and meals. These accommodations offer a warm and cozy atmosphere, allowing trekkers to rest and rejuvenate after a day of hiking.

Can I trek the Helambu Valley independently?
- Yes, it is possible to trek the Helambu Valley independently as the trail is well-marked and there are teahouses along the way. However, hiring a local guide is recommended for navigation, safety, and cultural insights.

Are there any alternative trekking routes in the Langtang region?
- Yes, besides the Helambu Valley Trek, there are other popular trekking routes in the Langtang region, such as the Langtang Valley Trek, the Gosainkunda Trek, and the Tamang Heritage Trail. Each route offers its own unique experiences and attractions.

What are the health and safety considerations for the trek?
- It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and carry essential trekking gear and medications. Adequate travel insurance is recommended. Before embarking on the Helambu Valley Trek, it is advisable to check the latest travel advisories and consult with experienced trekking agencies or local authorities.

Helambu Valley Trekking