Helambu trekking is the shortest one which provides you a great chance to explore the beautiful floras and faunas of langtang region. Here the trek offers the panoramic views of many stunning Himalayas like: Langtang range (7246m\23772ft.), Gaurishankar Himal (7134m\23405ft.), Dorje Lakpa (6966m\22854ft.), Manaslu (8163m\26781ft.) and Everest (8848m\29028ft.) with great culture of mountainous people like Sherpa and Tamang, following their own different traditions, customs, rituals and life styles. During trekking on the trail, you can closely explore the beautiful settlements of people along with their culture, amazing wild life like: leopard, musk deer, spotted deer, red panda etc. in beautiful forests of bamboo and pine.
Helambu trekking is one of the most well located of the short treks close to Kathmandu. While most of the trek is at low altitude below 3000m, the high point at Tharepati La pass is 3600m and can experience snow even during the main trekking seasons. Charming spot Chisapani, Tharepati for the Himalayan scenery, spectacular sunrise and sunset, monasteries, the different community with the majority of Tamang, Gurung, Sherpa people. This trekking considers as an easy trekking. We encounter many different types of Nepalese Peoples villages and can inspect their rich Culture and tradition while hiking to Helambu. We not only enjoy the views of all surrounding Himalayas of Langtang but also have an opportunity to see green valleys along with agricultural farms and vegetation.
The trails across through many villages, hills, subtropical forest and involves a lot of ups and downs. We start trekking from Sundarijal up to Shivapuri hill and continue walking on deep forest. We further trek to Chisapani, Kutumsang and take the hike up to Thardepati, the highest elevation for overnight. From here, trails come further down to Sermanthang, Tarkeyghang and Melamchi Village from where we take transportation & back to Kathmandu.
1. How difficult is trek to Helambu and how can we prepare?
Trekking to Helambu is an easy trek as compared to others with various beautiful floras and faunas. And our company also provides well skilled guides and potters to help you during the trek. Well preparation is needed for every trek.
2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Helambu trek?
Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.
3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?
Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.
4. What about communication system during trek?
As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.
5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.
6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Helambu trek?
Trek to Langtang region with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.
7. How many hours should I walk per day and what happened if I am a slow walker in the group?
Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.