"Helambu"

The green hills - 12 days

The hospitality of rural Nepal.

Area of ​​great natural and cultural beauty, located a few kilometers north of Kathmandu.

We enter a wonderful area of great cultural diversity, where we will have the opportunity to explore ancient Hindu and Buddhist villages that keep their ancestral traditions alive. As it is a less touristy area, the lodgings tend to be more family based, and that gives you the opportunity to get to know the way of life in rural Nepal.

It is also an area of ​​great natural beauty and the trails always run through lush forests, green hills and rivers that descend from the snowy mountains that surround us. Some of these great peaks are:
Gauri Shankar 7,134m, Langshisa Ri 6,427m, Dorje Lakpa 6,966m, the Jugal Himal mountain range, Shishapangma 8,012m, Numbur 6,958m, Langtang Lirung 7,227 m, Gangchenpo 6,387m, Ganesh Himal 7,422m, and even on a clear day you can see the Annapurna mountain range and the Dhaulagiri 8,167m.

The best option if you have a few days but do not want to miss the opportunity for a wonderful trek in Nepal.

The trek begins in Melamchi and the route is almost circular until reaching Sundarijal (one hour from Kathmandu).

You have the possibility to climb the Gosaikund lakes through the Laurebina pass 4,610m, lengthening the trek for a couple of days, or even cross to the next valley to link with the Langtang route.

The maximum height is reached in Tarephati at 3,510m and the duration of the circuit is 6 days. The level is relatively easy since it does not climb too high, which is why we consider it ideal for everyone who likes the mountains, even for families with children.

Of course, we will visit Kathmandu and its monuments declared as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

There is almost no risk of suffering from altitude sickness, since the ascent will be very progressive and with enough time to acclimatize. The days of trekking usually include about 5 hours of walking and generally about 10 to 15 km / day, although there are harder days than others.

1,370 € / 2*

12 days

Hostel

Trekking

To go

return

* Indicative price for two person (varies depending on the season, number of people, extra activities, etc …) Ask us for a quote, it’s free.

Helambu is an area of ​​great natural beauty located a few kilometers north of Kathmandu. In less than an hour you can be walking in the midst of the most outstanding nature, surrounded by lush rhododendron and pine forests, with rivers cascading down from large bluffs and beautiful daisy-covered meadows. All this with panoramic views of impressive snow-capped peaks such as the Langshisa Ri (6,413m), Gangchenpo (6,387m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Sishapangma (8,012m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966m), Gauri Shankar (7,134 m) and even the Annapurna mountain range and Mount Manaslu, with more than 8,000m of altitude.

In this lively area it is also possible to observe many wild animals, such as musk deer, the Himalayan black bear, Tahr herds (Himalayan goat), or langurian monkeys.

The tour has the great bonus that it includes great cultural diversity that will allow you to observe the rural Nepal of mainly Hindu villages in the lowest areas, and as we gain altitude we will have the opportunity to compare it with the most Buddhist areas of the Sherpa and Hyolmo inhabitants, that give the valley its name. The latter come from merchant ancestors of Tibetan origin who settled in the area.

It is not an area that receives many tourists, so it is a real luxury to be able to explore these towns with their ancient monasteries and gompas that have remained the same over time.

The Helambu trek is a relatively short and easy circular route and ideal for families with children. It is pleasant throughout the year and the maximum height will be reached in the viewpoint of Tarephati at 3,510m altitude, with which there is no possibility of suffering symptoms of altitude sickness.
Whoever has a couple of days more has the possibility to visit the sacred lakes of Gosaikund through the Laurebina pass (4,600m), where the landscape is already high mountains.
If you have a few days and do not want to stay in busy Kathmandu, do not hesitate and visit this wonderful area in the foothills of the Himalayas.

A charming route, recommended for anyone who enjoys nature and knows how to appreciate the beauty of ancient cultures.

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Included in the price

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel.
  • Trekking permits and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System).

  • English speaking guide and porters required.
  • Salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation for the guide and porter.

  • Food and tea during the trekking.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Bus to Melamchi (start point of trek).
  • Return bus from Sundarijal to Kathmandu.
  • First aid kit.
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu and surroundings.

  • Entrance to the main temples and monuments of the city.
  • Transportation from the hotel to the airport.
  • Farewell Dinner / Show.

Not included in the price

  • International flight.
  • Visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, snacks ...

  • Boiled water or water bottles.
  • Battery charging for mobile phones, cameras, etc …
  • Wi-fi
  • Tips.

Additional Information

Extra Activities

If you wish to complement your itinerary with other activities, we have selected a wide and varied offer for you.

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