Short 5 Days Helambu Trek cost, Local Guide, Itinerary

  • Updated on Apr 17, 2021
  • Govinda Gurung

Would you have just a limited holiday for Helambu Trek? We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure designed 5 Days Helambu Circuit Trek to discover the beautiful landscapes and heritage culture of rural Nepali, this trek is the most famous short, easy, and cheap journey in the Himalayan, which is perfect for all of the age trekkers like family with friends group. Helambu is located attraction destination in the Langtang region of Nepal to the north of Kathmandu, it's a unique experience route of remoted traditional villages, local lifestyle, mesmerizing mountain views, amazing sunrise, fantastic Tibetan culture, and grateful valleys. Helambu 5 Days trekking is the nearest short and sweet trek from Kathmandu city. Joining Langtang National Park you will get to see the rare wide range of flora and fauna and witness the views of the great mountains as well as visit the biodiversity and cultural diversity of exciting Tamang villages of the Helambu region, which give you fantastic memories of Himalayan. 

Short 5 Days Helambu Circuit Trek is the interesting route of rural life of Nepal. In this region, people are practicing Hinduism and Buddhism, there you can see ancient Monasteries and Gompa. During these 5 days, a short and easy Helambu trek leads through the colorful forest of rhododendron and bamboo, farming terraces, millet, stupa, prayer wheel, mani walls, prayer flags, and Hindu Temple. The Tharepati (3,650m) is the high elevation of the trek which offers the magnificent Himalayan views of Dorje Lakpa Jugal Himal, Langtang Lirung, and other several Himalayas with glacier zone. Helambu's short trek is a different experience than Everest Trek and Annapurna Trek. Helambu region is aptly the valley of glaciers. The trek is comparatively easier you walk between 800m and 3600m above sea level.

Our 5 Days Helambu Trekking begins from Sundarijal after having a scenic short drive from Kathmandu valley, then the trek goes through the along the Shivapuri watershed of dense forest and passes the conservation area to Chisapani. However, you walk to beautiful villages of Kutumsang, Melamchi Gau, Tarkeghyang, and Timber, where you can get to see the different kinds of community culture, warm hospitality, heritage lifestyle, waterfalls, lush forest, Himalayan ranges, and typical village life. After visiting the rural valley of Helambu then trek descends to Tarkeghyang and drives back to Kathmandu.

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5 Days Helambu Trek Highlights

  • The best short, easy, and cheap journey in Nepal.
  • A short scenic drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu.
  • Visit the largest monastery in the Helambu region (Ghyang monastery).
  • The traditional culture of the Tamang and Tibetan communities.
  • Walkthrough the Farming terraces, Valleys, Waterfall, green hills, and fantastic landscapes.
  • Observe the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Hyolmo people.
  • The magnificent Himalayan views of Dorje Lakpa Jugal Himal, Langtang Lirung, and other several Himalayas with glacier zone.
  • Explore the rare flora and fauna in National Park.

5 Days Helambu Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1,385m) and Trek to Chisopani (2,295m) - 5 to 6 hours

After morning breakfast, we take a short drive to Sundarijal (1/2 hrs), it's the starting point of our trek. During the trek, we pass through Shivapuri-Nagarjun national park, beautiful waterfall, Tamang Village, Kathmandu area viewpoint, climbing stone steep, and green forest. After 5 hours of hiking, we will arrive in Chisopani, which is good for Accommodation, Meals, and Lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Chisopani to Khutumsang (2,470m) - 5 hours

We will enjoy the beautiful sunrise view in the morning. Today, we have a great opportunity to see the wonderful Himalayan view the Annapurna range, the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Everest range. Through the trail, we pass River, a short bridge, a small forest, Pati Bhanjyang (1770m), and Gul Bhanjyang (2140m) Village. Finally, after 6 hrs walking we will reach Khutumsang.

Day 03: Trek from Khutumsang to Tharepati (3,690m) - 6 hours

Today, we head towards the north of the Himalayan, which gives us a nice snowy peaks view. On the trail, we pass the rhododendron forest and permanent settlement. The journey continues to magnificent views of the Himalayas with Yurin Danda. Finally, we arrive at Tharepati, which is better for Meals, Accommodation, and Lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Tharepati to TarkeGyang (2,600m) - 5 to 6 hours

After having breakfast, today is be interesting in seeing the different culture and lifestyle. Through the way, we see beautiful Melamchi village, Sherpa culture, popular Buddhist Stupas, monasteries, and Himalayan peaks. The TarkeGyang has an ancient monastery, which is the biggest monastery in this region

Day 5:  Trek from Tarkeghyang to Timbu then drive back to Kathmandu 

After having breakfast, you will walk through the dense forests, waterfalls, streams, Sermathang, and Sherpa village to Timbu. From the Timbu, you take a scenic jeep drive to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will head to your hotel and freshen up. Later, you will stroll on the vibrant street of Thamel and end the day with a delicious farewell dinner. 

7 Days Helambu Trek Itinerary

Day 01:Kathmandu to Drive Sundarijal (1,385m) and Trek to Chisopani (2,295m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 02:Chisopani to trek Khutumsang (2,470m) - 5 hours

Day 03:Khutumsang to trek Tharepati (3,690m) - 6 hours

Day 04:Tharepati to trek TarkeGyang (2,600m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 05:TarkeGyang to trek Sermanthang (2,590m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 06:Sermanthang to trek Melamchi Bazar (850m) - 6 hours

Day 07:Drive from Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu (1,300m) - 2 hours

5 Days Helambu Trek in Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high

Helambu Trek in Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Helambu Trek in Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Helambu Trek in Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.

Cost Include

  • Pickup and drop from Airport to Hotel private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Himalayan frozen adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • First aid box.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • farewell dinners.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.

Helambu Circuit Trekking Accommodation

Helambu Circuit Trekking accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. Helambu Circuit Trekking all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.

Helambu Circuit Trekking Meals

At the Kathmandu have included only breakfast. During the Helambu Circuit Trekking, all meals will be provided. In the Langtang region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 

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