Helambu trekking is one of the famous trekking trails in Langtang region.The Langtang Himal lies in the north part of Kathmandu valley and south of the Tibetan border.
Langtang Helambu trekking bestows a chance to witness huge Himalayan scenery of Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Lirung, Gaurishankar, Langshisha Ri, Ganesh Himal, Gangchenpo, Naya kanga, Yala peak, Annapurna Himalayan range. You will also have a chance to explore long-established villages and Sherpa culture.
Located at the base of peak ranges, the Langtang National Park is a striking point to visit while going for Langtang Helambu Trek. It is Nepal's first Himalayan national park established in 1976 to protect the wild lives and plants of the region. One of the rare animals, Red panda, is found in this protected area. The park is home for Himalayan black bear, Wild dog, Snow leopard, Ghoral, and over 250 species of birds. Faunas found here include Sal, different varieties of Rhododendron, Alder, Oak forest, Chirpine, Silver fir, Larch, Hemlock birch and many more. Besides, you will come across the Laurebina pass (4610 m.) and the sacred Gosainkunda lake.
This 11 days trekking designed by Nepal Tibet Treks & Tours is a guest house or tent trekking in Langtang region where you will explore the Sherpa culture, observe the terraced hillsides, the stunning landscape of high Himalayas, which makes the Helambu trek one of the perfect trekking destinations in Nepal.
You can trust Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks as we do not compromise on your safety and comfortability. Make sure to talk to your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks about this incredible trip. Our experienced and qualified guides will assist you on your excellent adventure.
The following program can be tailor made as per your request. We can adjust the program as per your time and interest. Activities such as Rafting, visit to Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, Jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu, etc can be customised in your trip. We can use the morning 8 am flight to Pokhara, which only takes 30 minutes and we can make a short trip to Pokhara after the Langtang Trekking. Please do not hesitate to write to us about your interests and concerns; we will make the itinerary to fit your needs.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will usher you to the hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and checked into the Hotel. You will have the rest of the day to yourself and overnight at the hotel.
Today, you start your trek from Shivapuri National Park in Kathmandu. The trek goes up steeply to the entrance check post. You move along the sign posted track ascending to the big Tamang village, Mulkharka. You reach the pass at Borlang Bhanjyang. Moving downhill passing the calm forests of oak, rhododendron etc, you will get to a wide track ascending to Chisapani where you will stay the night.
After Breakfast, you trek for 3 hours to Chipling, passing via the village and terraced field where you can have the benefit of having your lunch in the company of Himalayas in a local restaurant.Then, you trek for 3 hours all the way through the villages, walking up to Kutumsang (2446m.). Overnight at Trekkers Lodge.
Today you head off to Tharepati and trek for around 5 hours. Leaving Kutumsang, you’ll descend to the eye-catching village of Magin Goth. You can see incredible views from the rocky Thare Danda ridge, where a rough track climbs to Gosainkunda. Then, you have a 2 hours trek to Tharepati village (3597m.) where you stay the night.
From Tharepati, you trek for 2 hours downhill to Melamchi Gaon which is the last community of Helambu. Here, you have your lunch in a local restaurant. Then, you walk for 4 hours across the jungle and you will arrive at Tarke Gyang (2560m.). You stay the night at a lodge.
Today, you go around Tarke Gyang, the atmospheric stone village. You march through the jungle and go by the large Chortens. The village is named after the giant square Ghyang (monastery) in the centre of the village. This is the oldest monastery lying in the Helambu region. Most locals are Buddhist in the village. Tonight you stay in Tarke gyang after exploring the place.
After breakfast today, you begin your 4 hours trek to Sermathang (2621m.). You walk your way through villages and the jungle to reach your destination for the day. You have your lunch and stop overnight at a Lodge in Sermathang.
Today, after trekking down for 3 hours, you arrive at Melamchipul Bazar (846m.). Then, you take a 4 hours bus ride back to Kathmandu. You will stay the night at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is the last day of your stay in Nepal. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Airport. We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks, wish you a safe journey back home.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment are essential on all the routes that we have described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is the list of some recommended equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots; If it is brand new, “walk them in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
2. Track shoes
A pair of track shoes; To wear in the camp or when the boot is wet.
A warm jacket; Fibre fills or down should be adequate. This is essential during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
4. Shirt and Sweaters
Woollen shirts and thick sweaters; these are essential during the winter season (December to February). Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. A lightweight long sleeved t-shirt is suitable for avoiding sunburn.
A pair of trousers; Jeans are not suitable to wear on treks. Cheap, loose, cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof or waterproof trousers are required on all treks going above 10.0 ft.
A tracksuit is comfortable to wear in camp and in the tent. You want to add at least two pairs of loose fitting long shorts or skirts.
Thermal underwear is the best for sleeping during the winter.
8. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve
Choose a high factor sun cream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection. A sunhat having a wide brim should be used which covers your face and neck. A woollen hat is a must during winter.
9. Glove/ Sandal/ Socks
A pair of gloves; Leather with lining and woollen are best, 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in the camp and about 4 pairs of thin and 4 pairs of thick woollen socks are required accordingly.
10. Sleeping Bag
As you do not carry sleeping bags yourself, this can be either synthetic or down but it is a must for all 4 seasons. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there.)
11. Personal First Aid Kit
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhoea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
Equipments and Accessories :
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day. e.g. toiletries, camera, film towel, soap, boots etc.
c) Water bottle
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage
g) Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) Candles and lighter to burn toilet paper
k) Snow gaiters required during winter
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful as a sunshade and when it rains.
m) Trekking map, adequate number of passport photographs
Optionals: rubber bands, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars, a small pillow or headrest, thermoses, an inflatable sleeping mat, etc.