Nearby the Kathmandu Valley, Helambu trekking is one of the best cultural journeys to the lower mountains of Nepal. This special trek leads you through Buddhist inhabited villages to view the spectacular Himalayan Mountains, such as Langtang, Lirung, Dorje, Lakpa, and Shisapangma of Tibet. Trekkers can enjoy the traditional Tamang people’s lifestyle, typical local culture, and natural sceneries of terraced farmland. Along the Helambu trekking, you have also chance to see many monasteries which are preserved by locals to keep their tradition alive. The Helambu hiking trail is smooth and suitable for every level of adventure seeker visiting Nepal.
Helambu Trekking Cost Include(s)
- Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
- Accommodation during trek (local lodge).
- Government registered local expert guide,
- Porters to carry trekking bags.
- Langtang Conservation park fees and TIMS card.
- In cities Accommodation with breakfast.
- Guided Tour in city.
- Welcome and farewell dinner.
- Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
- Insurance for all staff & porters.
- Transportation as per itinerary
- First Aid Kit Comprehensive
- Helambu Trekking Map for each members.
- Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters
- Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
- Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
- Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
- Tips for guide and porter
- Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
- Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…
- International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, etc..
- Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city.
Helambu Trekking Trip Facts
Duration: 8 days. Grade: Moderate. Best Season: September-Nov, Feb-May
Group size: Minimum 1 people. Max Attitude: 2610m. Accommodation: Lodge
Transportation: Jeep/ Car. Starts in/Ends in: Sundarijal / Melamchi Bazzar
- Lightweight walking boots that are broken in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters
- 2-3 synthetic tee shirts, long sleeve shirts
- 1-2 synthetic hiking pants, zip-off pants
- Fleece or sweatshirt for cool night temperatures
- Rain jacket or poncho (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Rain pants (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Thick wool socks, thin synthetic liner socks to prevent blisters
- Synthetic underwear
- Sun hat
- Warm puffy down filled jacket (synthetic or natural feathers).
- Synthetic mid layer (fleece, wool, or lightweight down sweater).
- Soft shell or insulated ski pants.
- Sleeping bag to -15C
- Thermal underwear/base layer
- Beanie with ear flaps (wool or fleece)
- Balaclava or face mask
- A pair of winter gloves/mitts (waterproof)
- A pair of lightweight gloves (fleece or synthetic materials)
- Ski goggles or glacier glasses (polarized)
- Gaiters (to cover boots and lower leg)
What to bring
- 1-2 water bottles – 2 liters
- Iodine to purify water (Can be purchased in cities)
- Sunglasses and strap
- Trekking poles
- Toilet paper and cigarette lighter (toilet paper can be bought in cities)
- Small headlamp/flashlight/torch with spare batteries
- Personal medical supplies
- Pocket knife
- Small daypack – 25 liters
- Personal snacks from home (candy bars, protein bars, granola, nuts, etc.)
- Sandals or slip on shoes for walking around tea houses or camp
- Biodegradable soap and/or shampoo.
- Spare boot laces
- Large plastic bag to line backpack, day pack from wet conditions, and small bag for dirty clothes
Passport / visa
A valid permit is required for most areas in Nepal, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require one working days and two passports size photographs. There are two major permits, which are National Park permits and special regional permits for restricted area permits (Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpa, etc.) .
Always carry Nepalese rupees in small bills on your trek. The amount to be cared depends on the area and the duration of the trek. A guideline for this will be presented during our trek briefing. Money will only be required for the purchase of soft/hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along the way. Other money and valuables should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu. Altitude sickness if a serious consideration if you are climbing or trekking in Nepal and it’s essential that you investigate the causes, symptoms and treatment of altitude sickness before you travel to Nepal. There are approximately three deaths per year in Nepal from altitude sickness, but with the right precautions there is no reason why you should become one of these statistics. Acclimatization’s the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. You should adjust your schedule so that you average no more than 400 meters per day of ascent above 3,000 meters. If you fail to allow time for acclimatization, you may develop symptoms of Attitude mountaineering System. The AMS may be mild enough to go away with a day’s rest or if ignored may lead to death. All that is required to ensure a safe trek is basic awareness of AMS, and a willingness to rest or descend if you develop symptoms. As a result of the growing awareness of altitude problems there is only one death from AMS in Nepal out of every 30,000 trekkers and climbers. Even these deaths would be avoidable if everyone knew how to respond to AMS. There are no reliable figures for casualties among porters.
For more information ask your questions directly to Day Tours Nepal who will be happy to assist you.