Langtang Helambu Trek is popular among the trekkers for its scenic grandeur; pleasant favorable climate, located about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu and extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. There we meet several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages scattered on both sides of the Melamchi Khola. Helambu is located nearly 75 km North-East of Kathmandu Valley and is a very famous trekking trail that lies in the Langtang region. This trekking is a relatively low-altitude trek and is considered to be one of the best areas for having a short trek; therefore, this is one of the most loved trekking trails in Nepal. It is one of the most convenient and short treks, as this trek lies close to Kathmandu. The trekking to Helambu is famous for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate.
Langtang Helambu trekking includes the trip to the remote and spectacular valley of the region and the high mountain lake known as holy Gosainkund. The trek in Helambu is all about hiking, mainly at the lowest altitude of 3000m, and the high point is Tharepati La pass (3600m). Helambu trek is a relatively low-altitude one, and because it is close to Kathmandu, it is convenient yet surprisingly free of trekkers. The trek passes through some beautiful forests and fascinating villages on the route. Along the way, we visit the homes of the Brahmins, Tamangs, and Sherpa people of Nepal. In the Helambu region, the Sherpas are quite distinct from the Sherpas of the Everest region in both language and customs. The ranges of mountains that rise above us match the diversity of the people we meet. From low altitudes, we have excellent views of mountains that include the Langtang range, the Annapurnas, Manaslu, and even Everest on a clear day.
For travelers to Langtang Helambu Trek, we can modify the days according to the options and concerns of the travelers. If you have unlimited or limited time, then the Langtang Valley Trek, the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, or the Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek, would be a suitable alternative for your vacation.
When we talk about accommodation in the Himalayas we should think of a guest home, restaurant, social gathering places, and a tea house. The high-altitude tea houses and mountain lodges offer dormitories and private rooms with basic facilities for the guest. Travelers need to forget about the luxuries and comforts of their cities and homes while on the hike. The lodges have a simple design. With only twin beds and a minimal amount of other furnishings, the rooms are bare. The foods are typical and organic. The local products and foods will be available for you which are healthy and hygienic. Although the settlements lack electricity, they do have solar panels that may be used to power devices like cameras and cell phones. You will gradually grow acquainted with the food and way of life of the locals as you begin the ascent into the mountains.
Typically, permits are required for trekking routes in restricted areas. Throughout the hike, the permits need to remain safe with you. Trekking in the Langtang region requires two Langtang trek permits. The TIMS card and the Langtang National Park Entry permit. You can get a trekking permit from the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in Kathmandu. NTB provides you with a TIMS; a card known as the Trekker's Information Management System. The TIMS Card for the Langtang Trek is a document that supports hikers in difficult situations such as earthquakes, severe weather, or loss of the group. The Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu provides permits for Langtang National Park. Alternatively, you can purchase them at the Dhunche entry point. The permit must be shown at various checkpoints and locations.
Welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal and a hearty Namaste. A Mountain guide Treks representative will welcome you when you arrive (MGT). Pick up your bags and look for our representative at the arrival gate with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition display board with the name of the Group leader after finishing your customs formalities (Visa, etc.). After that, you will be taken to the hotel. If there is time after check-in, you will go to the MGT office to meet the other travelers and your hiking guide as well as to make any last-minute preparations for the trip. Your arrival time will determine everything. (BB base, one night in a fancy hotel)
You can reach Sundarijal, the starting site of the trek, after a 15 km drive from Kathmandu by vehicle or van. You may see the Shivapuri watershed and Wildlife Reserve once you get in Sundarijal. The trail ascends to the concrete stairs next to the pipeline that carries the valley's drinking water in Sundarijal. We finally exit the pipeline close to the dam. Then, at a height of 1895 meters, or 600 meters higher than Sundarijal, we arrive at Mulkharka. There, you can spend some time in the nearby tea shops and take in the lovely view of the Kathmandu valley in the distance. We next carry on walking to Chisopani (2300m), where there are breathtaking mountain vistas. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
A little, lovely town called Pati Bhanjyang (1770m) is reached by a trail that departs from Chisopani. The trail ascends and descends to the settlement of Gul Bhanjyang after arriving at Pati Bhanjyang (2140m). From here, the trails ascend to a height of 2620 meters before descending once more along a rocky path to Khutumsang (2470m). (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
The paths Continue along the ridge line through the sparsely populated forest to Magen Goth, where the vista of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is breathtaking, before arriving at Tharepati (3490m). From here, a route leads northwest to Gosaikunda. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
The small Sherpa settlement of Malemchigaon (2530m), with its beautiful lodges and lovely historic and creative Gompas, is traversed by the routes as they quickly descend a canyon to the east. The trail again descends after leaving the settlement, passing across Malenchi Khola on a bridge at 1890 meters, and beginning the arduous ascent up the opposite side of the valley to Tarke Gyang, the highest village in Helambu, at 2620 meters. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
The trails gently drop to Sermathang in a lovely woodland (2620m). A beautiful view of the Himalayas may be seen from the center of a prominent apple-growing region. (Full-board accommodation in a tea house overnight)
As we leave Sermathang, the paths continue to descend to Dubhochaur at 1500 meters, and from there, they drop even more steeply to Melamchi Pul Bazar (830 meters), where our van or bus is waiting for us. As a thank, you for completing the Helambu Trek successfully, keep in mind that we will be throwing a magnificent celebration "Farewell supper" with Mountain Guide Trek personnel at a typical Nepalese restaurant! (BB basis, overnight stay at deluxe hotel)
The trip's final day in Nepal is today, so you're bidding goodbye to the mountains and wrapping up your time there. There is nothing to do but organize the images and exchange emails with travel partners. You can go shopping or go sightseeing if you have more time. A Mountain Guide Treks representative will drive you to the airport around three hours prior to your flight's planned departure time.
Entry visa for Nepal: You can simply obtain a visa upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport by paying $40 or equivalent in foreign currency for a 30-day multiple-entry tourist visa. Similar to that, a $100 fee will get you a 90-day multiple-entry tourist visa. Bring two duplicate passport-size pictures.)
We suggest the following items of clothes and equipment for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal. This list of apparel and equipment is not meant to be exhaustive; rather, it serves as a reminder of the things we believe are important for your comfort and ease. However, we are aware that you might have your own style preferences for apparel that might be just as appropriate.
If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
Offering tips to the porters and guides during Langtang Helambu Trek is not mandatory. It fully depends upon your choice and your budget.
You can have boiled water at teahouses or lodges paying some extra amount. If you are fully used to boiled water you can fill the bottle and use it during the trek.
The trekkers will be provided with local food items during the trek. That is a traditional Nepali cushion (rice, lentil soup, pickle, meat, coffee, tea, dhedo). The food offered to you will be hygienic and full of nutrition.
Langtang Helambu is located in Nepal, South Asia, to the north of the capital city of Kathmandu. It is one of the highly trekked regions with a moderate risk level.
We can also take Langtang Helambu as a cultural trek. The trail passes through several Tamang settlements until you reach Helambu. The Gombas, Monasteries, food culture and festival makes Langtang Helambu trek a cultural trek.
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