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Langtang Helambu Trekking
Langtang Helambu Trekking

Langtang Helambu Trekking

The Helambu trekking is a unique and perfect short trek in the Langtang region, which is situated towards the north- east nearby capital city of Kathmandu Nepal. This trekking is very famous for its Buddhist culture, natural beauty, and a majestic scene with positive climate. It is also popular for the wonderful vistas of white snow covered mountains. This is the short and close trek from the Kathmandu valley that provides the experience of the high Himalayan glimpse to the trekkers. This treks also provides the spectacular views of the Gauri Shankar Himal (7,134m), JugalHimal (6535m), DorjeLakpaHimal (6990m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Langtang Himal (7245m) and other beautiful small mountains of Langtang range. The Helambu valley is mostly settled by the Tamang and Sherpa people and you get a chance to explore the Hyalmo culture of high mountain people. It also gets opportunity to learn and explore their ideal culture and lifestyle. The stunning scenery of the mountain and majestic waterfall, Buddhist Gompa, stone wall (Chorten), natural diversity and the beautiful landscape with terraced paddy fields and Helambu valley makes your travel a joyful and life time experience.

There are two possible trekking routes for the Helambu Trekking. The first route, which is the harder one, it is starts from Ganja- La pass, a very famous pass in the Langtang region. The second one is quite easy and favorite route, which is the most trekkers used it. It is also accessible point, starts from the town of Sundarijal. This place is the starting point of the trekking, which possible to begins with a short and easy drive from the Kathmandu. The Helambu trekking gives with amazing things of exploring the wild forests which are the home of the various flora and fauna. From the Sundarijal, you climb up through the Shivapuri National Park to the Shivapuri hill from where you can see the excellent view of Himalayas. In this trek you pass through the rhododendron and bamboo forest, Sherpa and Tamang community who follow Buddhist religion and Mountain View points like Kutumsang, Magin Goth, and Hyolmo village. When you reach to Tarkegyang will visit the oldest and largest monastery in this region. Later, you will get down to Melamchipul Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu.

Nepal Glacier Treks and Expedition offer short and easy 9 days Langtang Helambu trekking package, which begins with a pleasant drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. The maximum altitude the trekkers get across during the trekking is around 3210 meter which is the high altitude of this trekking. The best season to travel for Langtang Helambu trekking are spring (March- May) and autumn (September- November). This perfect short trekking will be led by our expert English speaking mountain experience trekking guide. We have been providing best quality service in the mountain while on trekking. We always provide the best accommodation throughout the trekking. Our customers are very important and their feedback, you can read a review in website easily. The cost will be affected in the package, it is reasonable and acceptable to all.  Hopefully, you will enjoy the Langtang Helambu trekking, it is truly fantastic and lifetime experience. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02:Pre- trip meeting and Kathmandu valley sightseeing

Day 03:Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2194 m) 4- 5 hour

Day 04:Trek to Gul Bhanjyang (2130m) 5-6 hour

Day 05:Trek to Thadepati (3690m) 5- 6 hour

Day 06:Trek to Melamchi Gaun (2530m) 5- 6 hour

Day 07:Trek to Tarkeghyang (2600m) 6 hour

Day 08:Trek to Sermathang (2590m)

Day 09:Trek to Melamchipul Bazaar (890m) and drive back to Kathmandu

Day 10:Final departure

Cost Details

Cost Includes
    • All airport / Hotel transfer as per the itinerary.
    • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu *** star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing tour with a professional guide.
    • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) and boils water in mountain while trekking.
    • Available Local fresh fruits while on trek. 
    • Teahouse and tented accommodation during the trekking and climbing.
    • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
    • Necessary staff with experience English Speaking guide, assistant climber, Necessary porters (We assign one porter for every two guest)
    • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicle.
    • All Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, lodging and fooding.
    • Exclusive and medical kit bag.
    • All Government and Local taxes.
    • All official expenses.
Cost Excludes
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in above section.Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate cash and four passport size Photographs)
    • International airfare to and from Nepal.
    • Excess luggage charge.
    • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Altitude chamber (PAC) or Oxygen.
    • Personal trekking equipment (see the trekking equipment page).
    • All personal Expenses (Phone call, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Shower and heater etc)
    • Certain Sightseeing / monument entrance fees.
    • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.
    • Tips for guides, porters and driver, (Tipping is expected but not mandatory)

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)After arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will meet our representative who will receive you outside the airport with Nepal Glacier Treks & Expedition’s signboard and transfer to your respective hotel by private vehicle. You will enjoy the evening yourself and then have a pleasant stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02Pre- trip meeting and Kathmandu valley sightseeing On this day, after breakfast in the morning, at around 8am, we call a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please get this opportunity to ask questions about your trek, tour and important things. In the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting and please clear the due balance. After meeting we will begin our Kathmandu valley sightseeing including the cultural and historical site of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and largest legendry Buddhist stupa of Swyambhunath and Bouddhanath, and very famous sacred hindu temple of Pashupatinath which are listed in world heritage sites by UNESCO. If we have plenty time, will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square- it is city of Devote and you can also buy personal trekking equipment as you will be leaving for the Himalayas trekking. And then back to hotel and trek preparation and then have a pleasant stay at overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2194 m) 4- 5 hour On this day, after breakfast in the morning and then 1 hour pleasant drive from the Kathmandu to Sundarijal, located 15 km north- east nearby from Kathmandu. It is the starting point of the trekking and the trails moves through the lush forest, and then you will reach the Tamang village of Mulkharka. You will head up a little before lower down through the rhododendron forest to Chisapani. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 04Trek to Gul Bhanjyang (2130m) 5-6 hour Leaving Chisapani early in the morning, you will walk towards Gul Bhanjyang on the fourth day. Today, we get chance to explore the beautiful villages. The Pati Bhanjyang, which is a small Brahmin and Chhetri village situated between Chisapani and Gul Bhanjyang. From here, the trail goes down through the village of Chipling and Thodang Betine, offering stunning views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal and many more. Upon arriving at Gul Bhanjyang, you will spend overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05Trek to Thadepati (3690m) 5- 6 hour This day in the morning, we climb up via Kutumsang village in a steep trail through the rhododendron and fir forest along the way. In this trekking, we pass the village and wonderful mountain behind us. You will also cross Yurin Danda and Magen Goth before arriving at Thadepati. Finally you reach Thadepati, from here you can see the fantastic sunset in the Numbur Himal range and Jugal Himal and good views of Helambu valley below. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 06Trek to Melamchi Gaun (2530m) 5- 6 hour This is our six day’s itinerary, we will head towards the village of Melamchi Gaun. The trail goes down through the mix forest and rhododendron as you can enjoy the singing of the local birds. After that you will cross Chhyadi River over a bridge to smoothly climb to the beautiful Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaun. This is an amazing Sherpa village and you can visit around the village before spending overnight. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 07Trek to Tarkeghyang (2600m) 6 hour On this day, you will descend down to Melamchi River from Melamchi Gaun. After crossing Melamchi Khola, the travel will make you refresh and wonderful. And then will you walk smooth trail before moving to Tarkeghyang. Tarkeghyang, where you can see a beautiful Sherpa village, the oldest and biggest Buddhist Gompa. The Gompa is situated in the Tarkeghyang, is very popular amongst the visiting tourist. This is also the biggest and oldest Buddhist monastery in the region. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 08Trek to Sermathang (2590m) On this day, you will cross the dense forest, small rivers and wonderful waterfalls. You will reach Sermathang from Tarkeghyang after walking about five hours of easy walk. You will also come across the unique and beautiful Sherpa village of Gangyul and progress further through the forest and Chumik. From there, you will walk little up to the big Sherpa village of Sermathang. This is very famous for the wonderful views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Gosaikunda Himal, Rolwaling and also Mount Everest. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 09Trek to Melamchipul Bazaar (890m) and drive back to Kathmandu Today, this is your final day of the trekking. You descend to Melamchipul Bazar from Sermathang. On this day, we can see the beautiful villages and pine forest. There is mostly settled by the Sherpa and Tamang people and also people of ethnic. At Melamchipul Bazar, we catch a local bus to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10Final departure This is the last day of your package. You will be assisted with your last moment preparation and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu from where you will board the flight to your next destination. Have a Nice Journey…..

Usefull Info

Are you planning to holiday in Nepal? We suggested you to packing and arranging while you are at home. These little things are very important for travel in Nepal. Please note down these list details before leaving your hometown, this little tips will help you to make your Nepal journey enjoyable and lifetime memory.

  • You are suggested to make sure that your travel insurance, three copies of passport size photos and passport is valid for at least six months before leaving your hometown.
  • Before traveling, consult about visa processing.
  • Ensure two ways international flight tickets.
  • Do travel insurance; this is very important for travelers which will cover all emergency evacuation and external medical cost.
  • Before leaving your hometown, please inform your family and friends about trip and country.
  • Make sure and guess what your estimate travel budget then chose right and suitable destination.
  • Before traveling any country, read travel advice, buy guide book and study general information like, geography, culture, people, festival, religion, and weather, custom, political, rule and regulation)
  •  Before leaving home and preparing, note down travel check list.
  • In the travelling period, make copies of your important documents as a support in case you lose the originals.
  • Keep the bank and home’s number if you have a problem can call them to emergency. Call your bank for credit and debit- card to let them know about fees and your travel destination.
  •  Visit the doctor before traveling for your health report and take medicine and vaccine hence.
  • As soon as possible make reservations with advance payment, for accommodation, trip and local guides.
  • Better to learn and know some local and national language while travelling any country.
  • Always remember and follow to local laws, it is your responsibility.
  • Be aware to local culture, traditions and practices as your activities may be seen as unacceptable, unfriendly or also unlawful. 
  • Take off your shoes before entering someone’s house, temple, stupa or monasteries and somebody’s kitchen especially in remote areas.
  • You may not be permitted entry to the very old and inner sanctuaries Stupas and temples.
  • Ensure do not drink from other person’s glass or bottle and do not eat from other person’s plate. It is considered impure by Nepalese people.
  • Never touch anything with your foot. It is considered the much impure part of the body among Nepalese people.
  • In village areas, especially rural areas avoid skimpy outfits. Women should especially avoid dressing in skimpy outfits while travelling. You should cover your legs and shoulders.
  • Avoid bathing in public and never spit around stupa and temple site.
  • Some Hindu temple is fully prohibited for some western to enter. First of all take a permission before entering Hindu temple.
  • Take photographs only after getting permission for the person or object being photographed.
  • Avoid touching offerings or person when they are on the way to spiritual stupas.
  • You should not to touch offering or people when they are on the way to spiritual site.
  • It is make sure that never step over anyone body/ legs/ feet, when someone want to go and pass, you must pull own your legs.
  • You can’t export any antiques without taking special permitted and corticated from the department of archeology, if export stuffs over hundred years old such as sacred image, painting, manuscripts that are valuable for cultural and spiritual reasons will be illegal.

Some Nepali Words:

  • Nepali                 English
  • Namaste             Nepali form of greeting
  • Swagatam           Welcome
  • Dhanyabad         Thank you
  • Sundar                 Beautiful
  • Ramro                  Nice
  • Mitho                   Tasty
  • Fheri Bhetaula    See You Again
  • Shubha Prabhat  Good Morning
  • Shubha Din          Good Afternoon
  • Shubha Ratri       Good Night
  • Chiya                    Tea
  • Khaja                    Breakfast
  • Dal- Bhat             Rice and Lentil
  • Topi                      Cap
  • Himal                    Mountain
  • Khola/ Nadi         River
  • Pokhari                 Lake/ pond
  • Jungle                   Forest/ Jungle

Important Note

You are suggested to make sure that your travel insurance, three copies of passport size photos and passport is valid for at least six months before leaving your hometown. We request you, please book your trip as early as possible because if you gives us enough preparation time for your trip. It means your trip will be managed well and you will get full satisfaction from our services. And please ensure that you have got confirmation receipt from our company about your booking. If you need any special services and facilities that are not included in the listed itinerary, ensure that you have informed us about it at the time of booking. Would you want to book any other programs which are not listed in this website as tailor made package let us know by email; we will design it as per your travel need. Not really satisfied from this itinerary, you can make own and we will help you to make itinerary as per your travel need in Nepal.

This little information is a standard outline and guide of what we provide. This trip can be customized at your demand to accommodation your exact requirements.

Note: During the trip, weather, transport, local politics situation, strikes and numerous of other issues that are outside our control could result in change of itinerary. It is, but, very unlikely that the itinerary would be significantly different; if different itinerary are necessary the trek/ tour leader will resolve what is the best others. We discuss and observing the best interest of whole group. We can do everything to minimize its results, but we could not be responsible for the effects of delay and changes. 

Trip Fact

Starting Price
  • Trip Duration 10 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max Altitude 3700m
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