Langtang Helambu Trek
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Langtang Helambu Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 1670m - 5050m
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15

Overview

Langtang Helambu trek about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, is noted for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate. The Helambu region, extending from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal, has several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Melamchi Khola.

This Langtang Helambu trek is rated as an easier trek because the elevations are lower, ranging between 800m and 3600m, which indicates less climbing and warmer temperatures. One advantage to this trek is there are fewer trekkers here than on the Annapurna trek and some parts of the Everest trek, but there is still a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery.

Why do Langtang Helambu Trekking

Helambu is a village on the highlands of the Kingdom of Nepal within the Sindhupalchowk district. it’s set eighty kilometers far away from the capital town Katmandu. This region borders the Rasuwa district close to the holy Gosaikunda Lakes.

Even though the Langtang Helambu trekking routes are near to the capital the paths are unspoiled creating the journey quite exceptional. This trek is taken into account as an area of the Langtang region.

Many trekkers that trek within the Langtang region add Helambu Trekking to their list for aspect trek. The routes are less crowded giving out the simplest scenic views of landscapes and mountain ranges throughout the method.

The Helambu region is home to several ethnic communities like Tamang, and Sherpa. However, the bulk of individuals living in this region belongs to the Hyolmo Community.

Hyolmos are the native people who are residing in this region for an awfully very long time. they need their own culture and tradition that’s extremely influenced by the Tibetans.

You will be amazed by the nice and cozy cordial reception provided by the folks of this region. The depression offers several ancient monasteries and is far-famed for its sweet apple orchards.

Usually, the Helambu trek takes five to eight days of your busy schedule. However, this can be a ten-day Langtang Helambu Trekking itinerary during which the primary 2 days you attain Katmandu and visit several attraction sites. and can be trekking the Helambu region for the remaining eight days.

Journey to the trek

After inbound Kathmandu, you tour the town every day then begin your journey on the third day of this package. You drive towards Sundarijal from Katmandu and hike until Chisapani wherever you’ll be staying for the night.

The next day you head towards Gul Bhanjyang viewing stunning scenic landscapes and mountain peaks and decision it an evening there. After that, you start your trek to Tharapati wherever you keep for the night.

Following day you head towards Tarke Gyang from Tharapati taking several up and downhill walks. Then you head towards Shermathang and rest there for these days.

From Shermathang you move into the paths that result in Talamarang and keep there for the night. You once more begin your journey to Melamitse Bazaar from wherever you come back to Katmandu ending your trek.

On this trek, you’ll be ready to see several snowy mountain peaks that command over the 6000 m height like Dorje Lakpa, Bhrami, Langtang ranges, etc.

Also, you’ll be walking through stunning forests viewing varied floras and faunas like shrub, pines, oaks, Bamboo, chain Tar, musk deer, and plenty of a lot of.

This trek ranges in between the elevation of 800 to 3600 m that is taken into account a moderate level trek.

Excited to travel on this trek then pack your luggage as Exciting Kingdom of Nepal takes through AN audacious journey exploring the gorgeous Helambu region.

Trip Highlights

  • Magnificent view of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Explore wildlife in nature.
  • Amazing views of high snowcapped mountains
  • Enchanting, pristine rhododendron, pines.
  • Explore Sherpa culture and traditions.

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel

There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.

Day 02

Sundarijal to Chisopani (2,300m)

A 15km drive from Kathmandu takes you to the starting point of the trek. On arrival at Sundarijal, you can visit the Shivapuri watershed and Wildlife Reserve. From Sundarijal, the trail heads up to the concrete steps beside the pipeline which supplies drinking water for the valley. We leave the pipeline near the dam, and then on to Mulkharka, trekking up the ridge at around 1895m, some 600m above Sundarijal. There you can take some time to relax in the convenient tea shops and enjoy the view back over the valley. We then continue walking to Chisopani (2300m) from where stunning mountain views are to be had.

Day 03

Chisopani to Khutumsang (2,470m)

From Chisopani the trail leads down to Pati Bhanjyang (1770m), a lovely small village. After reaching Pati Bhanjyang, the trail leads up and then down to the village of Gul Bhanjyang (2140m). From here the trails climb up to 2620m and then again descend along the rocky route to Khutumsang (2470m).

Day 04

Khutumsang to Tharepati (3490m)

Following a ridgeline, the trail continues via the lightly populated forest to Magen Goth from where the view of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is stunning, and finally reaches Tharepati (3490m). This walk is one of the best ridges and walks among all treks in Nepal.The trails to Gosaikund branch off north–west from here.

Day 05

Tharepati to Tarke Gyang (2620m)

Turning east, the trail rapidly descends down a ravine through the small Sherpa village of Malemchigaon. (2530m) with splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas. The trail again descends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890m and making the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang at 2620m, which is the largest village in Helambu.

Day 06

Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2620m)

The trails gently descend through a beautiful forest to Sermathang (2620m). It is the center of an important apple-growing area from where a fantastic view of the Himalayas is seen.

Day 07

Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazar (846m)

Drive back to Kathmandu by Jeep. As we leave Sermanthang the trails then continue to descent to Dubhachaur at 1500m, and then again steeply down to Melamchi (830m) where it meets the road. This village has a good collection of teahouses and lodges and all kinds of transportation including buses to get to Kathmandu.

Day 08

After breakfast, the trip ends

Our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Group Pricing

The trip cost will vary depending on the group size, please find Langtang Helambu Trek rates below.

Group Size
(PAX)
1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10 +
Price (USD)
per person
700 600 525 500 475 455

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night- Before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Meals 3 times a day ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.  
  • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Langtang trekking Map. 
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  •  Trip achievement certificate.  
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and English-speaking trekking  guide.
  • Strong and friendly mountain porter to carry your trekking baggage. 
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.  
  •  Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary. 
  • All necessary paper works .
  • Langtang National park entry permit. 
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System). 
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

SEASONS & DEALS
February through May and September through November are the major seasons in Nepal. So, we kindly ask you to confirm your trip as early as possible for the best deal and good travel management.
For the most up–to–date information & latest pricing please contact us.

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Trip Info

The Langtang Helambu Trek Starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. Then from Kathmandu, the trip continues with a drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1300m), and trek to Chisopani (2194m). After, trek to Khutumsang, Tharepati, Tarke Gyang, then Tarke Gyang to Shermathang.

Then, trek down to Melamchi Pul Bazar (846m), and drive back to Kathmandu. After breakfast, our Airport Representative will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time for the Langtang Helambu trek?

The best time for the Langtang Helambu trek is during the spring and autumn season. There are a lot of benefits of traveling to Nepal during the spring and autumn season. During this period of time the sky is clear and you can travel with the clear visibility of the surroundings. However, many treks in Nepal are done during the monsoon seasons. This trek is specially perfect for traveling with friends and family members. Furthermore, during the autumn season the biggest festivals of the country fall in Dashain and Tihar which will add value to your trek and you can explore the tradition followed in these festivals.

What are the difficulties of the Langtang Helambu Trek?

Is Langtang Helambu Trek safe for travel?

Do I need a climbing permit for Langtang Helambu Trek?

Can you have altitude sickness on Langtang Helambu Trek?

What is the food price at Langtang Helambu Trek?

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Is there any age limit for the Langtang Helambu trek?

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft

EQUIPMENTS & GEARS

Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.

Clothing

Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1

Footwear

Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.

Optional

Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

For South-Africa

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za

For Indians

  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm

MAJOR SYMPTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

INITIAL SYMPTOMS

  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

ADVANCE SYMPTOMS

  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

TO PREVENT ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS

  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer

MEDICINE

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.