We organize a very short trek from Kathmandu city it is very easy and famous trek it is called Helambu Trek it’s great for short trek located about 72 km northeast from the Kathmandu. Helambu Trek starts from Sundarijal after 1 hr drive from the Thamel. Even the trek path leads to steep climbs and stiff descents, often through the deep forest or across glacial moraines, Helambu Trek is easy less crowded free from noise in comparison to Annapurna and Everest Region trek. The highest elevation of this trek is 3200m from where you can see a close view of Langtang Himal. Besides this, the trek offers a wide range of culture from the Tamang and Sherpa and Spectacular scenery.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Style: Trekking
Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
Group Size: 15
Max Elevation: 3650m
A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
- Spectacular moderate walk via Lush rhododendron and diverse vegetations
- Rhythmic and crystal clear Langtang River
- Core wilderness into the Langtang Langtang National Park
- Mesmerizing high pastures and meadows
- Langtang National Park and its diverse species of flora and faunas
- Holy stone inscriptions, manis, prayer flags and monasteries
- Organic cheese factories
- Giant glaciers and mountain peaks include Langtang, Lirung and other alluring mountain summits
- Friendly Tamang people and their rich culture
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
This the very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. You will be received by our representative at the airport. Our representative will be at the arrival holding placard with your and our company name (Magic Expedition. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.
After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce a guide or trip leader. For this, be with 4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, the copy of passport and copy of travel insurance.
Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2160m /7130ft).) 5/6 hrs walk
After breakfast drive to the eastern end of Katmandu valley Sundarijal (trekking beginning point) fifteen kilometer an hour drive by non-public transport. The path starts off up concrete beside the water pipeline to Katmandu valley through military checkpoint along the massive typical Tamang village Mulkharka. ((1800m /5940ft) path continues to climb through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve along with the pine, rhododendron and oak forest. Last part an hour descends right when the pass Borlang Bhanjyang (2460m / 8/110ft) overnight Chisopani.
Day 03: Trek From Chisopani To Kutumsang (2446m/8022ft): 7 hours
From Chisopani also we can see beautiful mountain scenery of the Langtang Mountains. After breakfast, the trek continues with a decent crossing the grassland and fields. Enjoying the magnificent view of mountain we arrive at Pathi Bhanjyang and Gol Bhanjyang. From Gol Bhanjyang the path climbs to the long and narrow upper edge to another pass take us to Kutumsang- Overnight-
Day 04: Trek FromKutumsang To Thadepati (3650m/11972ft): 6 hours
The morning after traditional breakfast we continue trek to Yurin Dada. Enjoying the view of Rhododendron Forest and Evergreen Tall Trees as well as beautiful mountain scenery after 6 hrs treks finally we reach Thadepati-Overnight-
Day 05: Trek From Thadepati To Tarke Ghyang (2560m/8397ft): 6 hours
The Trekking Path decent to the Melamchi Khola. After crossing the Melamchi river we trek up to the Tarke Ghyang Passing through the Sherpa Settlement. The village is mostly known as Helumbu as most of the inhabitant belongs to the Helmu caste of Sherpa-Overnight-
Day 06: Trek from Tarke Ghyang To Sarmathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3/4 hr
Today the trek path is easy to walk. After morning breakfast we continue trek to the Sherpa village of Gangyul. It takes 3 to 4hrs from Tarke Ghynag to arrive at the Sarmathang- Overnight-
Day 07: Trek From Sarmathang to Melamche Bazaar
The final day of the trek we walk down to the Melamchi Bazaar. It will be 4hrs trekking duration. And from Melamchi Bazaar we catch the bus and drive back to Kathmandu- Overnight in Hotel-
Day 08: Drop To Airport
Morning After Breakfast we drop you to the Airport for your next destination.
What to Expect
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3-night hotel in Kathmandu
- City Tour In Kathmandu
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
- All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- City Tour entrance fees
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
The more you ascend to the higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standards policies cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.
Tea house trekking:
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.
Carrying my stuff when trekking:
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that is not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.
Can I drink the tap water:
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:
1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chlorine tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.
How old does a trekker have to be to go trekking:
All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend/family member who is over 18 years of age.
Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
Easy treks: minimum age is 12-11
What is your cancellation policy:
If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure, we will refund your payment in accordance with the following schedule:
75% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 15 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refund of total trip price for cancellation made 7 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refund of total trip price for cancellation made 3 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing your trip.