Helambu Circuit Trek

  • 9 Days
Price per personUS$499
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 675
2 - 2 US$ 620
3 - 5 US$ 599
6 - 10 US$ 555
11 - 16 US$ 503
11 July, 2020
$675 x 1 guests:
$675

Total
$675
Customize My Trip
  • Trip Duration9 Days
  • Best SeasonMarch/ Apr/May/Jun/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec
  • Max Altitude3300 m

Overview

Trek to Helambu, it's one of the easiest and greatest Himalayan trekking routes of Nepal which is closet hiking trails of Kathmandu Valley, 

It is truly an ideal trip for the trekkers who have short vacations and want to explore to combine both culture and scene, this trek provides stunning passes of cascading terraces, Tamang and Sherpa villages, Buddhist Gompas and the fantastic landscape with rice fields also the beautiful alpine valley meadows, rhododendron (The national flower of Nepal) and spectacular mountain views along the way.

As we start this trek we walk up and down the valley through the Sherpa and Tamang villages with outstanding Mountain View with breathtaking scenery, while trekking in this area you will be able to explore the unique untouched culture blend of Tamang and Hyolmo groups and it with views of magnificent Himalayas! This trek provides magnificent mountain views such as Langtang Lirung (7245m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Dorje Lhakpa (6990m), and much more like small peaks of Langtang Himalayan range. Especially people from this area are Buddhists and people are friendly and very kind.

The Helambu Trek starts from Sundarijal after short driving from Kathmandu.than enter in Shivapuri National Park and Continuing trek ascent up to the Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang, the trek ends at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region. as following towards beautiful Tamang villages and Sherpa villages along the way provides such an amazing Himalayan view and number of splendid Buddhist monasteries along the way. Besides the amazing Himalayas and typical culture, the trek offers flora and fauna as well as a wild animal.

We also organize different trekking programs, So you may like our  offer for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 Days, Everest Base Camp trek and Langtang Valley Treks as well, 

Come and join a great adventure trip with Alpine Ramble Treks, we will ensure your high level of safety and security during the trek,  look forward to welcoming you in Nepal Free Online Booking 

Complimentary Benefits Of This Trek

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek 

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Sundarijal 
  • A breathtaking mountain Himalayas view of Langtang, Helambu, Ganesh Himal and many more
  • Visit local villages along the way
  • Explore the local traditions of Tamang and Sherpa people and lifestyle

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you will be welcomed by the ART staff and transferred to your hotel, overnight at the hotel.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast( B).

  • Hotel
  • 1350 m

Today is a day to explore the beautiful Kathmandu valley. Our tour guide will take into the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Where you will visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar-square.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Hotel
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast
  • 1350 m

We have an hour's drive from to Sundarijaal from Kathmandu. Today our trek starts from Sundarijaal, the trail goes gradual up on stone stair passing through the stunning waterfall and we enter the Shivapuri-Nagarjun national park. Then the trail goes steeply up throughout the Tamang villages with the greatest view of Kathmandu valley. Then after we are walking into the forest spot and the wild boar. The trail will continue up to the ridge. Then we descend a little bit to Chisopani, overnight at lodge.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2300 m

Today we have an amazing sunrise view of Annapurna range, Langtang range, Ganesh Himal and Everest range. Then we descend through the village and cultivated landscape to Parti Bhanjyang typical villages of different ethnic groups. Then we trek steep up through the dotted village on the hill and terrace of farming to the ridge with an overview of a valley. Once we arrive at the ridge, the ridge offers a great view of valley and Himalayas, overnight at lodge.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2200 m

We follow path long passing typical Tamang villages again and climbing up to Kutumsang. From here we can see the spectacular view of the valley and Langtang, Gaurishanker, and then continue climbing through the pine, dense forest to Gagnigoth, overnight at lodge.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 3300 m

This is in the morning, we climb up to the viewpoint to see the sunrise over the Himalaya's then retrace to the guesthouse. Then we have breakfast at the lodge, our trek will continue walking through dense pine and rhododendron forest to Tharepati, we meet a trail come from Lauribinayak Pass. Now we start to descends on the rugged path in the rhododendron forest to Melamchigaun. We walk along the village and Monastery, overnight at lodge.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2560 m

our trek continues passing the village then crossing the stream which comes from Dorjee lakpa peaks, climbing up thru scenic landscape and majestic view of Himalaya and green valley then arrive at Tarke Gyang- this is one of the largest Sherpa villages in Helambu. The houses are very close to each other with narrow allies separating them, overnight at lodge.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2580 m

We have an easy walk today through the forest then we descend with a wide view of the valley and spectacular mountain views, passing through the beautiful Sherpa villages along with apple orchid, overnight at lodge.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2400 m

Today is our last memorable day of Helambu trek in Nepal; we have 2hrs descend to Melamchi pool then 4 hrs drive to Kathamndu by bus. The scenic drive goes along the river and offers beautiful views for landscape, villages and awesome mountains, overnight at hotel.

  • Hotel
  • 4/5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch
  • 1350 M

Trip inclusion

  • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
  • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide.
  • Local strong porter to help the trekkers luggage during the trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers with limited weights ‘10kg each max’) 
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • All necessary papers including conservation area permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) fee.
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek 
  • Assistant guide for the group 8 or above
  • Private Transport (Kathmandu to Sundarijal and back to Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazaar)
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

Trip Info

Foods on Helambu Circuit Trek

Food on Langtang Valley Trek has a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses/ trekking lodges menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the most common meals of the region are as given below.

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items are mentioned but officially any of meats are not our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high area is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Deseret and Snacks options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

Water on Helambu Circuit Trek

The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodges or shopping shops along the way, buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Annapurna region has plenty of water sources to get the water as you can also refill the water from the random taps or water source, refilling waters from any of those sources is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

Accommodation Facts on Helambu Circuit Trek

Accommodations on the mountain are simple in tea hoses/ Trekking Lodges. The rooms come usually in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and the view is spectacular from the rooms of mountain tea houses. Likewise, single rooms are available and it will be provided for solo female travelers.

We will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries during the trek

NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotels offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 50 5 starts hotel booking as well on request.

Best Time to Do Helambu Circuit Trek

Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Langtang Valley Trek or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Helambu region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Halambu Trek, Autumn includes months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for the trekking.

Safety and Satisfactions Helambu Circuit Trek

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

This trek is a guided trip and you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

Note:During the trek, make sure you are always on the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place especially at the narrow section of the trail.

Passport and Visa

If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

Travel Insurance

In Saftey resonson, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating any trek and tour tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

Packing list for Helambu Circuit Trek

The following lists are the essentials trekking gear which is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary cloths and gear for trekkers.

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
  • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking sue with spare laces
  • Pair of flip flop
  • Underwears & Swiming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat/scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
  • Day bag above 40 L
  • 1 set- Headlamp
  • Small lock for the day backpack
  • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
  • Water purification tablets/ electric light
  • Wash towel
  • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
  • Rain poncho
  • Basic personal first aid kit

Responsible tourism

Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

  • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
  • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
  • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

Transportations on Trek

Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative by traditional flower then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

Booking and payment process

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us.we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the requirements documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

Last-minute booking

The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha

FAQs

The highest elevations of Langtang trek is 4900 meters 

  • Ascend Slowly
  • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
  • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
  • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
  • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
  • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Langtnag  National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

The highest point of this trek is Larke -La (4800 meters) 

Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel

Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

  • Ascend Slowly
  • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
  • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
  • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
  • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
  • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can be easily stored your luggage at our hotel or office.