Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek is one of the easy and best treks to the Langtang region of Nepal. It is a beautiful journey that takes you to the wild landscape similar to that of Tibetan highlands and showers you with the stunning views of mountains, wild landscapes, and charming villages. Helambu trek is quite popular for its natural splendor and gratifying climate. The region lies 72 kilometers northeast to Kathmandu and extends from north of Taramarang to the Gosaikunda Lake and then to the lower slopes of Jugal Himal. When it comes to different forms of natural fantasies, Helambu trek offers a wide range like mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows, waterfalls, and rivers with comparatively less climbing and in the warm climate.

The route is mostly inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang people who are well known for their hostile behavior. They are warm-hearted and their welcoming behavior will make you feel homely. People in the Helambu region follow Buddhism and one can see its resemblance throughout the trail in form of stupas, monasteries, prayer flags, chorten, and mani walls. As we walk through the trail we can get some insights on people living there. It’s a good opportunity to get acquainted with people, their culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

Helambu Trek, in other words, is a vibrant and joyful journey in the mid-hills of Nepal. The entire trekking trail is fascinating with the spectacular views of the mountain and other beautiful landscapes. The lush natural sceneries of hills and terraced farmland, pine forests, slow-moving rivers, swift mountain streams, rugged rock, grassy downs and meadows strewed with daisies; Helambu Trek has much to offer! Helambu Trek is considered as one of the easiest treks and is suitable for all kind of travel lover. It is the best package for those who are looking forward to experiencing the real Himalayas and witnessing the geographical diversity of Nepal. So, are you ready to witness this opportunity of getting wanderlust in the backdrop of Himalayan panorama with Nepal Intrepid Treks?

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani
  • Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang
  • Day 05: Trek to Tharepati
  • Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang
  • Day 07: Trek to Shermathang
  • Day 08: Trek to Melamchi pul bazaar to Kathmandu
  • Day 09: Farewell

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Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your dedicated travel companion until you return to your home country. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, we will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Accommodation for our valued customers includes room and breakfast in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.

Take in the impressions of Nepal as we drive you from the airport to your hotel. We will assist you with the check-in and provide you with further information regarding your trek. You may then have a rest or stroll through the bustling, colorful streets and alleys of Kathmandu.

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Prepare for a day of immersion into the Nepalese culture, while visiting the most important landmarks of this fascinating city and its outskirts. Our experienced guide will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site which represents the political and historical values of Nepalese civilization.

We then proceed to Swayambhu Nath Temple, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ thanks to its adorable colony of monkeys that run free. This temple is the symbol of harmony between Buddhists and Hindus. At the top of the stupa you will have a splendid birds-eye view of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings.

We continue to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a holy place for Hindu devotees. Especially interesting is the holy cremation area where preparations and daily cremation ceremonies take place. From here we return to the hotel.

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Early in the morning, we drive towards Sundarijal via Bhaktapur. On the way, we may get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal on a clear bright weather day. As we reach Sundarijal, we start ascending up through a stone paved stairway and enter the Shivapuri National Park. We continue ascending up through the forest to some point until when the views of mountains open up. As the mountains come into view, we start descending down in a lush environment appreciating the views of the snow clad mountains to Chisapani. We stay at a guesthouse in Chisapani for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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Today we descend down and continue walking for around seven hours until we reach Kutumsang. We cross the lush meadows, fields and continue down through Pathi Bhanjyang to Gul Bhanjyang with the close of views of snow clad mountains on our sight. From Gul Bhanjyang, our trail climbs up through a ridge to another pass at an elevation of 2620 metres. We then start descending downhill until we reach Kutumsang where we stop at a guesthouse Melamchi. We cross for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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In the morning, we fuel up ourselves with breakfast and start walking north up to Yurin Danda ridge. The ridge offers some best views of mountains. We climb up steep above Kutumsang through an eroded trail along fir and rhododendron forests. Today, we walk for around five hours until we reach Tharepati. We stay at a guesthouse in Tharepati for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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Leaving Tharipati, we descend down and follow our trail until we reach a stream named the stream and gently walk up through Sherpa villages until we reach Tarkeghyang.Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village that consists of old and big monasteries. We can get some insights about the Buddhist culture here. Tarkeghyang is also known as Helambu which is named after the Helmu caste. We spend our night at a guesthouse in Tarkeghyang. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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Continuing through our trail, we cross a small forest admiring the views of beautiful Helambu region. We sweep around the wide valley and walk ahead until we pass the villages of Parachin and Gangyul. The people living in this villages practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, which is a unique religion practiced by the people in Bhutan. We continue ahead until we reach Shermathang and stay at a guesthouse in the village for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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Today we leave Shermathang and continue walking until we reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar. The Sherpa village in the bazaar is appealing which will give us an insight on unique Sherpa culture and lifestyle. We catch our vehicle from the bazaar that will take us to Kathmandu. We spend our night at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast included)

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After this wonderful adventure, it’s finally time to bid you a farewell. We will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport for your journey home! We hope with all our hearts that we served you well and look forward to seeing you or your friends again someday.

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Cost Includes

  • Free pick up and drop option from and to the airport
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in a 3 star category hotel which is inclusive of breakfast only
  • All the ground transport
  • Three time meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in best available guesthouses during the trek
  • Hot water for drinking purpose during the trek
  • First aid kit with basic medicines.
  • Necessary documentation and Permit costs to enter into Langtang National Park.
  • Professional guide and porter (1 porter will be available to two persons)
  • Expenses related to our staffs (guide and porter)
  • A duffle bag, t – shirt and travel achievement certificate on the behalf of our company
  • Government taxes and office service charge during travel

Cost Excludes

Nepal entry visa fee

International air fee

Travel insurance

Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu

All cold drinks, water any beverage are not included on your trip price.

We provide such service with extra charge.

(Note:– Our option excursion are culture trip, Festival trip, monastery meditation with Lama and Monks, Bird watching, Farming trip other things as per clients interest).

Trekking Equipment:
(Note: – Clients them have to arrange personal trekking equipment such as- trekking pole).
Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package).

Others:
1. Personal expenses such as phone calls, Internet, Laundry, Bar Bill and extra porters.
2. Cost arising out of land slide, Road Blocked, Rescue of any form, Cancellation of flight or Reasons beyond our control.
3. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC

Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!

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whysoscherious,

You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.

I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.

Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.

This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.

Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.

Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.

Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.

Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.

Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!

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Tina N,
Sydney, Australia

Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!

This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.

Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.

Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!

Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.

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Lyn K,
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Patan historic and good adventure

Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.

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melissabartonnn,

Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days

Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!

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Jade C,
Orange, Australia

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019

Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.

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olivieryiu,

Perfection EBC trekking

Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.

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Iverroce Tu,

Wonderful experience

It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!

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Nora H,

Our Visit to Nepal

I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.

Best Regards
Luca & Ludovico

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Bahadir E,
Koenigswinter, Germany

Unforgettable solo trek in Nepal

I did the Mardi Himal trek with Nepal Intrepid Treks as a solo hiker in November 2019. I learned that I would be traveling in the region on business only a few weeks in advance, and after some research I reached out to Lal for help in customizing an add-on personal trip that worked for my tight schedule and my desire to do a beautiful and challenging trek in the iconic Annapurna region. Mardi Himal was the perfect trek:
- It offered epic views of Annapurna South and Fishtail nearly the entire time, getting closer and closer each day until High Camp and Base Camp when you’re right in between them and it feels like you can reach out and touch them!
- It offered a good balance of physically demanding sections and relatively easy sections, as well as spots to catch your breath, have some masala tea and take in the scenery.
- It offered great elevation gains, so that you can experience firsthand the way the environment, weather, and level of exertion changes as you climb higher and higher.
- The trekking camps were comfortable and the meals were very good. The people who ran the camps as well as the other guides and trekkers were lovely.

Lal put together my entire itinerary, including a couple nights in nice hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and a yoga class at a beautiful retreat outside Pokhara. He ensured that every detail was covered during my stay, and he was in touch throughout to make sure everything was going smoothly. As an experienced hiker and marathon runner we were able to shorten the trek to 5 days by combining some days for greater distance each day; this was great for me both for the level of difficulty I was seeking as well as my tight schedule. My guide Nisan and my porter Prabin were skilled, knowledgeable, professional, extremely helpful and attentive, and fun to be around (not to mention they were great sports about the fast pace).

I’m beyond thrilled with the experience and the service level of Nepal Intrepid Treks. I will definitely come back for a longer trek, and I recommend them to anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas. Thank you Lal, Nisan, Prabin, and the entire Intrepid team for being excellent guides in every sense of the word, going above and beyond to make my unique solo trip a success and a truly life-changing experience.

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dietrich325,
New York City, New York

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