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Helambu Circuit Trek is the easiest trek in Langtang Region. It is the closest and most accessible trek from Kathmandu. This trek is low altitude and distinctly enjoyable walk for every trekker. It is an ideal trek for family. Those trekkers who have less time yet want to trek and see Himalayan scene; they can take this trip. You get to experience the Tamang and Sherpa people’s hospitality and their culture. They are friendly and helpful. You can see the strong bonds between family members as well as the whole village.
Helambu Circuit Trek begins with a drive to Thankune. Afterward, the trekking starts passing through various Tamang and Sherpa villages. The majestic views of Himalayas accompany us in most of our journey. You get to explore the unique & untouched cultural blends of Tamang & Hyolmo (Sherpa) people. Most of the people are Buddhist & Buddhism value is prominent in this region. Killing any living animal is strictly prohibited. If caught on doing so, the local authorizes will punish you. Visit the ancient monastery at Sermathang & behold its uniqueness. During the trek, you can see the rice terrace and green valley with Himalayan beauty at the backdrop. You can see mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,245m), Ganesh Himal (7,405m), Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), and others. You return to Kathmandu from Melamchi Pul Bazaar.
Helambu Circuit Trek lets you explore the rural beauty of Nepal in a short period. Take your time and explore the true hidden beauty of this area. This short trip guarantees a life-time experience for every traveller. The memories of a rural village and people’s lifestyle, the Himalayan scenic view, and the green valley will tempt you to travel next time for sure.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
3 Hours Before Flight Time
While entering the border of Nepal, you see the Terai Plain and everlasting green hills. The Himalayas at the horizon smile over your arrival in Nepal. After customs clearance, proceed toward the arrival terminal (gate). Our company’s representative receives you and transfers to the hotel as assigned.
The exploration of Kathmandu valley starts after taking breakfast. You will visit some of the ancient UNESCO heritage which is an important destination. Our tour guide will take you to Pashupatinath Temple and its surroundings to explore. This temple is the holiest destination on Earth for Hindu. The temple’s architecture is a masterpiece to behold. After this, you will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is the largest stupa in Nepal. After exploration, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, the monkey temple of Nepal. These two stupas are the pious destination for Buddhists. The vibes you get from these places are unworldly and divine. As time goes by, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the oldest squares in the valley. From here, You can walk up to the Thamel market if You have some shopping left to do for trekking.
Having breakfast, you drive to Thankune via Jaharsing Pauwa. At Thankune, you have your Lunch. After lunch, you trek downhill to Pati Bhanjyang. Pati Bhanjyang is a typical village with different ethnic groups residing together. You trek uphill and reach Chipling Village.
Having breakfast, you start your trek walking up to a ridge where you will find a large Chorten. The view from here is amazing and beautiful. You can see a great view of the valley and Himalayas. You trek down to Gul Bhanjyang village. From here, you walk to Kutumsang. It is a Sherpa community settlement with few lodges. There is a permit checkpoint of Langtang National Park.
Wake up with a great view of Himalayas. Enjoy the view of the valley. You can see Gaurishankar and Langtang on the horizon. After breakfast, you start walking through the dense forest of oak, pine, and rhododendron. During April, the trail is impressive and stunningly beautiful. Red, White and Pink rhododendron decorate the whole forest area. You reach Magingoth. From here, you can see a panoramic view of the mountains, lower valley, and Shivapuri behind.
After breakfast, you trek uphill to the hilltop above the village. There are fluttering prayer flags offering great views at the back. You get a panoramic view of mountains like Shisapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Phurbi Chyachu, Gaurisankhar ranges, Numbur Himal and Langtang ranges. You walk enjoying the amazing view of Himalayas and reach Thadepati. Thadepati is a joining point for Gosaikunda Trekking Trail.
After breakfast, you trek steep downhill and climb a little uphill. You pass through the open Rhododendron forest. The trail opens up to a meadow with old and ruined goth (shed). There is a Sherpa settlement with many painted gompas. You reach Melamchi Ghyang passing through village and monastery.
From Melamchi Gaun, your trek descends until you reach a small stream. You trek uphill and reach Ama Yangri and you can see a small Sherpa settlement. You can see stupas and buddhist prayer flags fluttering with winds. From the hilltop, you can see a very close view of the Shisapangma and Langtang series. Further, you descend and enter the forest area. You pass through broken stupa then reach Tarkye Ghyang. Tarke Ghyang is a Sherpa settlement which house one of the oldest and the biggest monastery.
After breakfast, You trek to Sermanthang. The trail goes gradual descent through a forest area. At Sermanthang, there is apple farmland and the view is amazing too.
After breakfast, you descend to Kakani passing through various stupas on the way. You will have an impressive walk on this final day trek. The vehicle will be ready at Kakani. You drive to Kathmandu on 4WD. Enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the natural beauty of the way. The road is off-beat and bumpy. You will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day, arrange your luggage, memories and in the evening you have a farewell dinner.
Enjoy your final day at Kathmandu. Free till final departure. Transfer to the airport 3 hours before the flight time.
In this travel package, we arrange transport facilities for Arrival & Departure depending upon the group size. For sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, we arrange a good vehicle. The Drop facility to Thankune and Pickup facility from Kakani is within this package. The vehicle will be nice and clean for transfer. During trek transfer, we provide 4WD transport as the ride is rough & bumpy.
In the case of extra transportation arrangements (leaving the trek earlier from the group or other destinations not mentioned), you are responsible for an extra cost.
The accommodation at Kathmandu is in the 3-star hotel on a BB basis. During the trek, each night you stay on a tea house/guesthouse run by local communities. Most of the tea houses are basic yet comfortable. The room is on a sharing basis with two beds. You will have a common hall for your meal & relaxing. In some places, the washroom (toilet) during the trek is the Squat toilet and used as a sharing one.
We are not responsible for extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or other destinations. You might have to take extra night accommodation due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the trek, or due to any other reasons than the scheduled itinerary. You have to bear the cost of crew members as well as yours for meal & accommodation if you have to take an extra day in the trek.
The Helambu Circuit Trek is within a Langtang National Park of Nepal. The permits required during this Helambu Circuit Trek are;
1. Langtang National Park Entry Permit
2. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card
At Kathmandu, Breakfast is from the hotel side while the guest has to arrange Lunch and Dinner on their own. At the same time, it is the best chance to explore Nepali style food in Nepali Restaurants. On request, the Lunch & Dinner is served. Farewell dinner will be served on behalf of Lets Trip Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
The meal during the Helambu Circuit Trek will be a simple and authentic Nepalese style. The breakfast and the dinner will be served at the tea house where you are staying overnight, and the lunch will be served on the way. The meals provided are fresh, organic, and locally grown vegetables. We don’t recommend having non-veg items (meats & dairy) during the trek, as they are not hygienic & healthy. Consumption of alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items & hot chocolate are bad during high altitude trek. All the Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be in the package during the trek.
The Helambu Circuit Trek is an easy trek. You will be walking at low altitudes. The trek will be easier and successful if you could walk 7-8 hours per day during the trek. Regardless of age or fitness, it is recommended that some preparation is needed before you arrive. Walk daily 6-7 hours at your hometown before you take this experience.
The best time to visit Helambu Circuit Trek will be in Autumn (September–November) and Spring (March-May). This is the best time to explore the unexplored terrain and the climatic condition is favorable. The weather will be warm, clean, and sunny with an incredible view of mountains and hills on the horizon. The winter season (December–February) is cold for trekking. The summer/monsoon season (June–August) will also not be favorable as the trail is slippery. You have to take great risks to complete the journey because of rainfall.
Tipping is solely a traveller’s choice, be more or less entirely their perception. The wages provided to Guide(s) & Porter(s) for the trek are basic wage which will be used for meals & accommodation. Normally, tips are offered at the end of the trek or end of the whole trip. The amount to give is decided by the group depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. In Nepalese culture, tipping is the way to express your happiness about the trip and our service quality. Our company crews; Guide(s), Porter(s) & driver(s) are always there for you to take care and make your trip a success – the trip of a lifetime experience.
The weight limit for your luggage is 8 kg per trekker. Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage for your trek. One porter will carry the bags of two guests. The combined luggage should not exceed more than 16 kg. We are travelling to higher altitudes and should think about porters as well. So, we never overload our porters. You should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what are essentials, you have to leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Lets Trip Nepal Adventure store for free and it’ll be completely safe.
Your trekking trail goes to the remote destinations of Nepal. Most of the places don’t have a good health center or even medicine at a time. So, you have to carry the necessary medicine and think about travel safety. Our, guide(s) and porter(s) will not be responsible for bad health hazards due to the use of any medicine. They are only responsible to make your treks successful and give guidance during the trip.
We try our 100% effort to make your trip smooth and unforgettable. We guaranteed you to give 100% service to your payment. However, due to some unavoidable circumstances; like a landslide, flood, snowfall, political unrest, flight cancellation, sickness or accident, etc., the overall itinerary might get affected. We will not be responsible for such changes. The guests will have to bear any extra costing of self as well as the guide & the porters.
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