Helambu Classical Trekking

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 3510m (Tharepati)
  • Best Season September to December & March to May

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Situated about 75km North of Kathmandu, Helambu is an area inhabited by Sherpas. The route is usually snow-covered and dangerous, difficult or even impossible in winter season. This popular loop trek starts from the edge of the Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal, climbs over the Shivapuri ridge and drops Talamarang. It then climbs to Tarke Ghyang and back down the ridge through Sermanthang to the road. It is easy to organize this trek because of easy transportation from Kathmandu to Helambu and Helambu to Kathmandu.

The friendly and hospital Sherpa people of the Helambu region are just like their better known kinfolk of the Solu Khumbu region. However, the language, culture and dress of the Sherpas from Helambu are very different from Sherpas of Solu Khumbu. The Sherpa women of Helambu are renowned for their beauty.

Helambu is a good trekking destination throughout the normal October to May.However, it tends to be very hot in the Indrawati valley in late spring. The Helambu circuit trek remains at reasonably low elevation, there is little chance of altitude problems, but there would be possibility of cold and snow at Tharepati during the winter. Good lodges are abundant and uncrowded in this circuit.

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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1320m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Kathmandu to Chisopani (2300m.) We drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.). The rough road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The trail will take us through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve and then we will come across a Tamang settlement called Mulkharka. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.)

  • Max. Altitude: 2300m

Today we trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.). The trail continues to drop from Chisopani and crosses meadow and fields. We would descend through Pathi Bhanjyang to Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs a ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow at Kutumsang at 2470m makes a good camping spot.

  • Max. Altitude: 2446m
  • Accommodation:Camp

Having breakfast at Kutumsang, we trek to Tharepati (3510m.). The trek continues due north to Yurin Danda ridge. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest and descends to Tharepati.

  • Max. Altitude: 3510m

Today we trek from Tharepati to Tarke Ghyang (2740m). Tharke Ghyang is the largest village in Helambu rigion. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. Inside, the homes are large, clean and often elaborately furnished with elegant brassware and traditional Tibetan carpets on highly [polished wooden floors. Tarke Gyang’s gompa has a huge brass prayer wheel.

  • Max. Altitude: 2740m

We take rest at Tarke Ghyang for excursion. It is a good place to take rest. We would also make a half day climb to the peak (3771m) directly north of village. From the chorten on the summit there see superb views of the mountains to the north.

    Trek from Tarke Ghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) Trekking today is comparatively easier than the previous days as the trail goes through flat land with beautiful forests. On the way, we would penetrate the village called Shermathang where we would visit some ancient monasteries.

    • Max. Altitude: 2621m

    Today we trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows ad cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several villages. En route, we would interact with the local people and know their culture and way of life.

    • Max. Altitude: 846m

    From Melamchi Pul Bazaar, we drive to Kathmandu. The road is graveled and bumpy till Lamidanda and then we will come to pitched road up to Kathmandu.

      It is our last day in Nepal. After breakfast in the hotel, we would go for sightseeing around the valley. In the evening, a farewell dinner would be served, a typical Nepali restaurant.

      • Accommodation:Hotel

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        What's Included
        • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
        • 3 night’s deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
        • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
        • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees
        • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
        • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi and Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu by drive.
        • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
        • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
        • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
        • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel
        • Insurance company.
        • Langtang National Park permits
        • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
        • First aid medical kit.
        • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.
        • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
        • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
        What's not Included
        • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
        • Your Travel insurance.
        • Food while you are in Kathmandu
        • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
        • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
        Useful Information

        Best seasons to do 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking

        The best seasons to do 11 days Helambu classical trekking are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons offer the most favorable weather and trekking conditions for a memorable experience. In spring, the weather is generally mild and stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures. The trail is adorned with blooming rhododendrons, and other colorful flowers, creating a picturesque landscape. The visibility is excellent, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas. During the autumn, the monsoon seasons has just ended, and the weather is dry and stable. The skies are generally clear, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The temperatures are mild, making it comfortable for trekking.

        Packing tools 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking

        • A few pairs of Thermal tops
        • Fleece jacket/pullover
        • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
        • down jacket
        • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
        • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
        • Mittens/woolen gloves
        • Warm Hiking socks
        • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
        • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
        • Sunglasses
        • Sleeping bag
        • Trekking poles
        • Day bag above 40 L
        • Basic personal first aid kit
        • Water bottles, water purification tablets

        Accommodations for 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking

        Tea houses or lodges are the most popular accommodations option for trekkers in the 11 days Helambu classical trekking. These are small guesthouses located in the village along the trekking route. Tea houses provide basic facilities such as private or shared rooms with twin beds, blankets, pillow and often a common dining areas. Bathroom facilities are usually shared and may have squat toilets. It is advisable to bring sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort.

        Foods for 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking

        During the 11 days Helambu classical trek, you will find a variety of food options to keep you fueled and nourished throughout your journey. Tea houses typically offer traditional Nepali meals, which includes dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), curry (vegetables or meat), pickles and sometimes yoghurt. Dal bhat is a staple dish and is highly recommended for trekkers as it provides a good balance of carbohydrates and proteins. You can also find momos (steamed or fried dumplings filled with vegetables or meat), thukpa (noodles soup), ghundruk (fermented leafy greens), fried rice, chapatti (flat bread) in some tea houses. Most tea houses and lodges have their own menus, offering a range of local and international dishes.

        Drinking water for 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking

        Drinking water is important because it keeps you hydrated. The safe drinking water is available in the teahouses and hotels during the 11 days Helambu classical trek. You can buy the bottled water, filter water or hot water. It is advisable that bring the water bottles and water purification tablets by yourself then it will be plus point for you. You don’t have to buy the mineral water daily, you can fill the water in the tap and purify by yourselves that will help you to save money.

        Wi-Fi, electricity and hot shower availability in 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking

        The availability of Wi-Fi, electricity and hot water for showers can vary depending on the specific location along the trail. In most of the tea houses along the trekking route, Wi-Fi is available but you have to pay additional fee. However please note that the quality and reliability of the internet connection can vary. In more remote and higher altitude areas, the Wi-Fi signal may be weak or nonexistent. Electricity will be limited because it is generated through solar panels. Charging electronic devices like cameras, phones or batteries may incur an additional fees. Hot shower facilities are available in most of the tea houses along the trekking routes. However, it’s important to note that hot showers are often not included in the standard room rate and may require an additional fee.

        11 days Helambu Classical Trekking Difficulty

        The 11 days Helambu classical trek s considered as moderate trek, suitable for individual with reasonable level of fitness. If you have prior experience or enjoy trekking, this will help you, but no experience is necessary. The daily walking distances can range from 5 to 7 hours, covering an average of 10-15 kilometers per day. While the distances may not be extremely long, the trek involves continuous uphill and downhill sections, which can be physically demanding.

        Guides and porters for 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking

        It is not compulsory to have a guide with you but it is highly recommended. As well as we can learn about so many things about the single trails while travelling with guides. A guide can help you travel and protect your safety while also offering useful information about the area. Guides are experienced in navigating these routes, reducing the risk of getting lost or taking incorrect paths. Their expertise ensures you stay on track, saving time and preventing potential hazards. They are also familiar with emergency protocols and can provide immediate help in case of injuries and emergencies. Likewise porters will help you to carry your luggage. You can carry less weight by having a porter assist you with your backpack. They are accustomed to the challenging terrain and carry your belongingness, allowing you to focus on enjoying the trek.

        Permits during 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking

        The trekkers should have to register trekking permits of Langtang National Park and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. It is all provided by welcome Nepal treks and also it is included on our tour package.

        Travel insurance for 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking

        We suggest you to get travel insurance before traveling. Having a travel insurance will have make you feel safe and peaceful. Trekkers might need to deal with so many difficulties in the journey like high altitude sickness, medical injuries and other different difficulties. Travel insurance will help you to deal with difficulties occurred in the trails. That’s why you need to get a proper travel insurance to cover your emergencies.

        Tipping for 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking

        Tipping is a common practice in the tourism industry, including for trekking guides, porters, and other support staff. While tipping is not mandatory, it is appreciated and considered a way to show gratitude for the service provided. It’s important to note that these are general guidelines, and tipping is ultimately personal decisions. You may choose to adjust the amount based on your satisfaction with the service and your budget.

        Why to do 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking?

        The 11 days Helambu classical trek takes you through beautiful landscapes, including lush forests, terraced fields, picturesque villages and panoramic mountain views. You will have the opportunity to witness stunning vistas of the Himalayan range, including peaks like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and Dorje lakpa. The natural beauty of the region is a highlight of the trek and provides awe- inspiring moments. While not as popular as some other trekking routes in Nepal, the 11 days Helambu classical trek provides a more tranquil and less crowded experience. You can enjoy the serenity of nature, experience a quieter and less commercialized trail and immerse yourself in the local culture without the hustle and bustle of larger trekking routes. Along the trek, you will pass through traditional villages, where you can interact with locals, learn about their way of life and experience their warm hospitality.

        Why to do 11 days Helambu Classical Trekking with Welcome Nepal Treks?

        Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals. Also, we highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in professional ways. So, book the 11 days Helambu classical Trek with Welcome Nepal treks and have the best trekking experience for a lifetime.