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Helambu Trek, Classic 11-day circuit in Nepal

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Join a certified mountain guide for this unforgettable 11-day trekking in experience in the Helambu region of north-central Nepal. Hike through diverse landscapes, enjoy stunning views of the Nepalese Himalayas and meet local people all along the way. Explore Kathmandu at the end of the trip too.

Group

Himalaya

11 Days

Feb - Jun, Aug - Dec

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Helambu region.

* Get the chance to see local wildlife and experience the traditional culture.

* Climb to the top of Tharkeghyang for some incredible views too.

Description

Situated about 75 kilometers (46 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, the Helambu region is one of the most beautiful and unique in all of Nepal! Heading out on the Helambu trek is the perfect way to see it.

Over the course of 11 days, we will strike out into the wilderness of the Nepalese Himalayas, enjoying plenty of great views of the stunning scenery and getting the chance to climb a mountain peak as well as visit traditional villages along the way.

The adventure begins shortly after you arrive in Kathmandu and we transfer to Sundarijal. From here, we begin hiking through thick oak and rhododendron forests past the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve.

As we continue making our way into the more remote foothills of the region, we will come across several traditional Sherpa villages, where we will have the chance to meet local people and explore a bit of their culture, including visiting ancient monasteries.

The climax of the trip will be our arrival to Tharkeghyang, the largest Sherpa village in the Helambu region. Here, we will get a chance to explore the surroundings and climb the nearby mountain of the same name.

From its summit, we'll enjoy some of the best views of the entire trip, before beginning to make our way back to Kathmandu. However, we will also get plenty of other great views out over the Himalayas from various mountain passes throughout the trek.

Once back in Kathmandu, we will have the chance to explore the city and visit its various UNESCO World Heritage sites, before enjoying one final farewell dinner and cultural show then saying goodbye.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable and classic 11-day Helambu Trek through the Nepalese Himalayas!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 15-day Langtang Gosainkunda Trek!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Trekking poles

- Camping equipment sleeping bag

Price details

Please note, for groups of 10 or more, the price is $800/person. Meals in Kathmandu, with the exception of the farewell dinner, are also not included.


Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1320m)

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will meet one of our representatives and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Chisopani (2300m)

After driving from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m), we will hike through the through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve and past several small settlements before heading down through a rhododendron forest and arriving at Chisopani.

Day 3: Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m)

We will spend the day trekking from Chisopani to Kutumsang, crossing through meadows and fields as well as climbing over the Gul Bhanjyang ridge and another pass en route.

Day 4: Kutumsang to Tharepati (3510m)

We will hike due north to the Yurin Danda ridge, ascending steeply as we go. After crossing the ridge, we will descend down a rugged trail, passing through a fir and rhododendron forest to Tharepati.

Day 5: Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2740m)

We will spend the day hiking on to Tarkeghyang, the largest village in the Helambu region.

Day 6: Tarkegyang

We will spend the day resting in and exploring Tarkeygyang. We will have the option to climb the nearby peak of the same name (3771m) and enjoy stunning views from its summit.

Day 7: Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m)

We will spend a relatively easy day trekking along flat lands until we arrive in Shermathang.

Day 8: Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m)

We will spend the day gradually descending to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. As we go, we will pass through several villages and get the chance to meet local Sherpa people and learn about their culture.

Day 9: Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu

We will spend the day driving back to Kathmandu.

Day 10: Kathmandu

We will spend the day exploring Kathmandu before having a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant in the evening.

Day 11: Departure

You will transfer to the airport and fly home.

 

Details

More info

Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

About the guide

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Welcome Nepal Treks

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At Welcome Nepal Treks we offer the best guided programs to some of the most amazing locations in the Himalayas!
Nepal is a premier trekking destination, with some of the most amazing mountains in the world. However, mountaineering in the Himalayas requires adequate preparation, handling complex logistics, paperwork and more. In order to have the best possible trekking experience, it is paramount to go with a certified guide from a qualified agency that can both point you in the right direction and take care of your needs and queries. As one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal, we are approved by the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and are an active member of TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal), NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association and NTB (Nepal Tourism Board).
Join us on one of our many trekking programs and we will make sure to point you to the best places in the region while making sure that you acclimatize properly and are safe, that all your logistics are taken care of, and that you have an overall unforgettable wonderful experience!

Languages

Nepali | English

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What people are saying about Welcome Nepal Treks

Martin

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Had a great trip to Everest Base Camp. Everyone involved did their best to make it the perfect experience and I can confidently recommend this service to others!

Sam

4.00

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Samantha

5.00

We had an amazing Mardi Himal trek. We booked last minute and we were dealt with promptly and professionally. The trek was fully customisable including a stay in a lovely hotel and bus rides to and from Kathmandu. Our guide Amir was awesome and made our trek everything we wanted. Thank you so much!

Maria

3.00

We hebben echt genoten van onze trekking naar ABC. Jammer genoeg waren er echter overal problemen met de kamer. We hebben dan expres via een agency geboekt en meer betaald, zodat we zeker een kamer overal zouden krijgen. Dit bleek dan een probleem te zijn, omdat er niets op voorhand was geboekt. Ook hebben we last minute (letterlijk 5 min voor de 1e ontmoeting) een bericht van Hari gekregen dat we een andere guide zouden krijgen. Hierbij kregen we geen uitleg. De nieuwe guide had geen EHBO kit mee en wist ook helemaal niet wat allemaal inbegrepen was in onze boeking. Dit was opzich geen probleem, maar het leek plots allemaal niet meer zo goed georganiseerd als het beloofde te zijn. Ondanks dit hebben we echt wel genoten van onze tocht en zijn we blij dat we het gedaan hebben.


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