Helambu Circuit Trekking - 8 Days

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 3650m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vechile

Highlights

  • Beautiful pine forests, green meadows, and Rhododendron flowers
  • Amazing views of Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gaurishankar (7,145m), and Ganesh Himal (7,406m),
  • Explore the Shivapui National Park
  • Visit the ancient monasteries, Buddhist culture, shrines, and stupas
  • Tibetan, Tamang, Sherpa, and Hyolmo community
  • The highest altitude point will be at 3500m.

About Helambu Circuit Trekking

The Helambu circuit trek is a short limited adventure and beautiful landscapes attraction destination in the Langtang region, this trek offers traditional culture, wonderful mountains, and enough adventure too. The trek is said to be a straightforward, low altitude and suitable for mixed ability hikers. Helambu circuit trek is a suitable place for the traveler who loves from the natural and cultural heart. The trek offers magnificent Himalayan views of Ganesh Himal (7,405m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,990m), Langtang Lirung (7,245m), and peaks.

Helambu circuit trek is nearby journey from Kathmandu Valley, the ancient monastery with border of Tibet make enthralling experience, this region peoples follows the Tibetan origin and same look like Tibetans. During the trek, you will get to see endangered species of animals, land of forests, flora, and fauna, Similarly, local tour operator offers amazing hospitality. Helambu Circuit trekking is also understood that the beginning of an adventure, also gives excitement for other trekking. Tharepati is the highest point of the trek which elevation is (3,650m), so the Helambu Circuit trek difficulty can be marked easy in terms of technical climbing but does demand strong determination to go on the Helambu Circuit trekking 8 days, and you have to walk around 5-7 hours per day. The trekking includes amazing traditional cultural, walk through dense forests of Bamboo, Rhodendron, cross paddy terraces, beautiful waterfalls, explore several Buddhist monasteries as well as breathtaking views of snow-capped Himalayas. The Langtang region aptly called the valley of glaciers, valley provides slow-moving rivers, swift mountain streams, snow-capped peaks, meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas.

Helambu Circuit trekking itinerary begins from UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and takes a scenic drive to Sundari Jal then the trek leads through Shivapuri National Park, explore the inhabits a wealth of rare birds, wildlife, and unique plants and flowers. Similarly, trail will go-ahead the beautiful village of Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang, where you can get amazing hospitality from Helambu people. And Finally, reaches Melamchi Bazar which last day of this trek, then tomorrow we'll drive back to Kathmandu valley.

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure designed this short package for all of ages, which just for eight days to enjoy at Langtang region Helambu trek. Spring from March to April and Autumn from October to November is the best season to go on Helambu Circuit trekking. For Helambu Circuit trekking cost or any other information, feel free to get in touch anytime with us. We provide perfect services of our customers, easy way to contact WhatApps & Viber: 9840396708 (Govinda) and Email: info@himalayanfrozen.com

Itinerary

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When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1350m
  • Kathmandu

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.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,300m
  • Chisapani

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, short bridge, a small forest, Pati Bhanjyang (1770m) and Gul Bhanjyang (2140m) Village. Finally, after 6 hrs walking we will reach Khutumsang.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,446m
  • Kutumsang

Today, we head towards the north of the Himalayan, which gives us nice snowy peaks view. On the trail, we pass 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.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,650m
  • Tharepati

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.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,560m
  • Tarke Ghyang

After having breakfast, we take 5 hours to reach Duwachaur. The trail goes through dense forests, waterfalls, streams, Sermathang, and Sherpa village. The Sermanthang village has beautiful Buddhist monasteries. Overnight we stay at the Sermanthang, where we can find a great natural view.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,590m
  • Sermanthang

After breakfast at Sermanthang, we'll continue our journey. During the trek, we will cross down the wonderful valley to the Melamchi River, a large shrine to Guru Rinpoche, terraced fields, and many small Villages. Overnight we stay at Melamchi Bazaar, which is good for Accommodation, Meals, and Lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 850m
  • Malemchi Bazar

After breakfast, we'll drive to Kathmandu by jeep, which takes 4 hours to reach. Through the drive, we follow the Melamchi River's, natural scenery and farmland. Finally, when we arrive in Kathmandu, where we spend the night.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,400m
  • Kathmandu

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • 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.
  • 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.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

Is Helambu Circuit trekking Difficulty?
This trek is easy than another trek, the Helambu Circuit trekking difficulty is through the Tharepati (3,850m). Helambu Circuit trekking Difficulty is classified as moderate, who has good healthy fitness, perfect training, and already has done trek above 2000m, those trekkers can do easily this trek. 


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?
The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Helambu Circuit trekking?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of the Langtang region, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Helambu Circuit trekking.


Is possible to take my children to Helambu Circuit trekking?
Of course, all of the age can do it but before goes trekking, you have to give training for your child.


Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?
Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.


Can I found Wi-Fi through the trek?
Of course, Wi-Fi is available many lodges and teahouse, but you have to pay extra.


Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get Different kinds of culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


Is possible to get ATM through trek?
No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to takes Nepali money from Kathmandu.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How high the Helambu Circuit trekking?
Helambu Circuit trekking high elevation is (3,850m) above the sea level. 


Is Helambu Circuit trekking permit necessary?
Yes, Helambu Circuit trekking TIMS and Permit are necessary.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Helambu Circuit trekking per day maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 5 hours, you have to walk.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers succeed without any trek but you have to use acclimatization day through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Helambu Circuit trekking, you have to need training. If any information needs about this Helambu Circuit trekking please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Langtang region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. Bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Helambu Circuit Trekking Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


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. 


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Helambu Circuit Trekking Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

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 altitude area of Himalayan. 

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.

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.

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.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!