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Duration : 9 days
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Max Altitude: 2560m
Min Age : 1+
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Trip Highlights

Stunning views of massifs like Ganesh Himal, Lantang Lirung and Gaurishankar
Walk through beautiful rhododendron forests and green meadows
Explore Tibetan Buddhist Religion by visiting monasteries and stupas
Interact and learn more about the Hyolmo and Tamang people who inhabit the valley
Low maximum altitude and relatively easy and sweet trek

Overview

If you are looking for a short and easy trek to the mountains of Nepal then the Helambu valley trek in the Lantang region is perfect! This trek takes you north of Kathmandu into the Lantang region, the third most popular trekking region in Nepal after Everest and Annapurna. The Helambu valley trek gives you excellent Himalayan scenery including those of massive peaks like Gauri Shanker, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and Lantang Lirung. 

During the trek, you will cover about 80 kilometers, and can be completed within 7 days total. During the trek, you will travel through numerous villages inhabited by the Tamang and Hyolmo people who live here. Both of them share ancestry with Tibet and their main religion is Tibetan Buddhism also. A number of monasteries, stupas, and shrines will be seen along the trek. The Hyolmo people are the native inhabitants of this area. They speak their own Hyolmo language which is related to Tibetan but is not mutually intelligible. They follow mainly the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism which has some shamanistic and Bon elements mixed in as well. 

Besides the cultural significance of the trek, you will get to walk through forest trails, ridges, villages, meadows, and through Shivapuri National Park. Bamboo groves, waterfalls, and many other interesting natural formations await you on this trek. As we pass through the Lantang National Park, we might even get a glimpse of the rare red panda or snow leopard. 

Tharepati Pass, at an altitude of 3,690 m, is the highest point of this trek and provides breathtaking views of Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Langsisa Ri, and other snow-capped mountains, as well as a milder climate, lush meadows, evocative woods, gushing rivers, and welcoming locals.

So if you are looking for a short adventure in the Himalayas, join our trekking package to Helambu. You can also combine this trek with other treks, for example to Gosainkunda. 

Best Season for Helambu Valley Trek 

The best times to go on a Helambu Trek are in the fall (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, and May). At these times, the sky is bright and blue, the air is warm, and you can see all the way to the Himalayas.

There will be rhododendrons of every color lining the path when spring arrives. The air is crisp, the sky is blue, and the mountains are clearly visible. The autumn season is ideal for hiking because of the mild temperatures, gentle breezes, and lack of precipitation. The temperature is perfect for an afternoon hike, the sun is shining, and the sky is clear, giving you a breathtaking view of the mountains. The lowlands are green and pristine. These times also fall in line with some of Nepal's biggest celebrations, including Dashain and Tihar.

Summer and monsoon seasons are rain and leeches and the clouds cover most of the skies making the views less impressive thus these seasons are not recommended.  The weather may be chilly in winter, but the skies are usually clear, revealing breathtaking mountain panoramas. The trails are also less crowded in the winter because of the snowy peaks and the possibility of snow on the ground. Of course, you'll need to bundle up because it's going to be chilly out there.

Why Accessible Adventure for Helambu Valley Trek? 

Accessible Adventures is a reputable travel company that has been organizing treks and excursions in the Annapurna area for more than a decade. We are easy to work with, adaptable, and will fulfill your needs. In addition, Accessible Adventures operates a hotel in Kathmandu where we can customize rooms to meet your individual needs.

Our guides have completed a range of training programs in which they practice and prepare for the trip during the tourist off-season, noting the terrain and routes in the region. This guarantees that our guests have the best experience possible during the busiest season.

Other benefits of booking your trip via Accessible Adventure include: 

  • Best Price for Trip guaranteed
  • No need to spend time meticulously planning trips in a foreign land and getting a headache
  • Book a trip with ease and convenience without the hassle 
  • Safe trips planned with the latest environmental scenarios and trail knowledge from experienced guides 
  • Get increased security as guides take care of your well being
  • Make your trip socially exciting as guides tell you about the local area, customs, and environment and help you communicate with locals. 
  • Guides with excellent high-altitude emergency training
  • Ethical tourism practices whereby locals are supported  by the booking

With over 30 years of personal travel experience, including peak climbing and visiting Nepal's most popular tourist spots, we are aware of the difficulties that may arise for both you, the traveler, and the guides and porters that we employ, throughout your journey. Because of our personal experiences in a variety of locations, including EBC, ABC, and others, we have been able to customize trips and make the adventure seem more comfortable and private. We offer the greatest professional services while treating each client like family.

 

Itinerary

A representative from our company will meet and greet you at the airport as soon as you land in Kathmandu. We will see to it that your travel requirements are met once you are in our care. Given that there are no planned activities for the day, we will assist you in checking into your chosen hotel. You have the option of taking a stroll around the neighborhood or relaxing in each of your rooms.

Visit to cultural and religious sites of Swayambhunath, called the monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, one of the largest temples in Nepal and Bouddhanath, the large stupa are in our itinerary today. 

Pashupatinath Temple:   One of the oldest Hindu temples, Pashupatinath Temple, is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as the "Lord of All Beings." Lord Shiva is the embodiment of the universe's destructive aspect. The Pashupatinath complex is traversed by the revered Bagmati river. For those who pass away on the banks of the river, cremation rites are performed by the majority of Hindus in the Kathmandu Valley.

Swayambhunath Stupa:  The Swayambhunath stupa is one of the most revered buddhist stupas in Nepal. It is thought to have materialized when, in ancient times, the Bodhisattva Manjushri carved a canyon at Chhobhar using his flaming sword to drain the waters of the huge lake that was Kathmandu.

Bouddhanath Stupa: Lord Buddha's four pairs of eyes are positioned in the four cardinal directions atop the 2500-year-old Buddhist stupa in the Valley, which was erected in the fifth century. This stupa keeps a constant watch over people and their actions. Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet may be seen spinning prayer wheels as they round the stupa.

 You can also walk around Thamel and Asons around the vicinity of your hotel selling handicraft items and locally made trinkets and clothes. Ason, the oldest market in Kathmandu also lies a few hundred meters from your hotel. You can shop for spices, tea, brass statues, and decorative jars in this market.

After breakfast at the hotel, we leave early in the morning to Sudndarijal. Sundarijal is where our trek begins. It takes around one and half hour from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. As we begin walking from Sundarijal, we pass through a small hydroelectric power plant. The trail right now is through the Shivapuri National Park. Walking further we cross a ridge into the location of Mulkharka where we can grab tea or lunch if we are hungry. As we walk further from Mulkharka we walk through a forest trail of rhododendron trees and eventually reach Chisapani where we stay for the night. Shisapani literally means ‘Cold Water’ in reference to the glacial water that feeds this region. 

As we get up in Chisapani, we grab breakfast and head out on the trail. Today’s trail has a number of ascents and descents. Walking through meadows and pastures we are treated to a wonderful view of the Lantang range. Walking through a gradual steep path, we reach Pathi Bhanjyang. Here we can get tea before heading to Gul Bhanjyang for lunch around midday. After lunch, the trail ascends further until it becomes slightly flat and descends into Khutumsang. You can explore the Khutumsang village. There is a health center in Kutumsang and a school also. After your exploration, you can retire after having dinner. 

The sunrise at Tharepati wakes us up on the fifth day. After a quick breakfast, we begin our walk again. Today the views of the snow-capped peaks to the north as we walk are simply amazing. Initially, we walk through a steep path that passes through a rhododendron forest. The trail eventually leads us to Yurin Danda. The view from atop Yurin Danda is amazing as we see all the nearby peaks in the Lantang region. After clicking enough photos here, we walk to Magen Goth. We can grab lunch here amidst the amazing views. Climbing further after lunch we pass through a dense forest to Tharepati where we stay for the night. 

After an early breakfast, we begin our walk by descending into the dense forest. Today we will pass through some terraced fields and small hamlets. After some time of walking, we cross a stream located amid amazing vegetation. We eventually reach a monastery nearby Melamchi Gaon. Grabbing lunch here we descend through a forest trail and cross a suspension bridge to reach Tarkegyang. Hyolmo people inhabit this village and you can explore the village after you reach to learn about their lifestyle. The village also has an ancient monastery which we can go explore. This village is also known as Helambu after the Hyolmo people. 

After we explore this ancient settlement, we rest at our hotels. 

Today’ s trek is relatively shorter. Have breakfast, and then set off on a ramble into the woods to kick off your journey. Before reaching the Gangyul Sherpa settlement, you will encounter a number of streams and waterfalls. You may take it easy today because much of your route will be downhill and the trail is not too difficult. Along the way, you may also see some tiny stupas. The settlement of Sermathang can be reached after following the path through some very stunning scenery, including rolling hills covered in lush flora.

Seramthang, too, is a beautiful town that you should visit. You'll be able to pass the afternoon exploring the area's monasteries and traditional homes until it's time for dinner.

On our final day of hiking, we get up bright and early. The trails continue down from Sermanthang, first to Dubhachaur at 1500 meters, and then again down to Melamchi at 830 meters, where it meets the road. All modes of transportation, including buses, can be found in this village, making it convenient for visitors to travel to nearby Panchkhal through the Kodari route. We can take a bus to Kathmandu from there.

After finishing the journey through the Helambu Valley, it's time to bid Nepal farewell. Three hours before to your scheduled international flight to your next destination, you will be taken to the international airport. We sincerely hope that our travels in the Everest Himalaya have left you with lifelong memories. You can extend your stay in Nepal if you'd want to visit all of the fascinating places the country has to offer. We sincerely hope you will appreciate the time we had together and recommend us to your friends and family for their trip to Nepal to go trekking.

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Cost Includes

 

All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers

Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private vehicle

Sermanthang  to Kathmandu by public vehicle

Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Kathmandu Suite Home in Kathmandu

Kathmandu city tours including, tour guide and private vehicle

Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek

Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek

Seasonal fruits during the trek

One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance guide and porters

Duffle bag for the trekking

Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek

T-Shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate

First aid medical kit

Langtang National Park Permits fee

TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)

Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Travel insurance

International airfare

Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)

Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other personal expenses

Hot shower during the trek

Personal trekking equipments

Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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Important Tips for Helambu Valley Trek

Here are some crucial suggestions to help you have a more enjoyable and simpler walk before you begin your 5-day Helambu trek.

  • While on our walk, it's important to have access to safe drinking water, and we advise people to consume at least 3 to 4 liters of water daily (this helps from dehydration and height issues AMS).
  • Tablets for water purification should be brought.
  • Drinking water from or other direct water sources is not advised.
  • Bring enough cash with you when you go hiking. There may not be an ATM in the hiking area.

Why Helambu Valley Trek Will Be Your Favorite?

Sundarijal, which contains a small dam and a hydropower facility, is where the Helambu journey begins. The drive from Kathmandu is one hour. The trip passes through a lot of beautiful rice fields, lush mountain forests, and magnificent Buddhist temples. For every trekker, the Helambu trek will be one of the most wonderful hikes. The sight of the Langtang mountains will make your heart race. The simplicity of life of those who reside here will inspire you. Their traditions and culture will have a beneficial influence on you. One of the closest Himalayan hikes to Kathmandu is this one. For all types of hikers, Helambu is one of the greatest hiking locations.
Apples from Helambu are said to be delicious and juicy. Buddhist shrines are a benefit of the Helambu hike. Some of the highlights of the Helambu walk include the snow-capped mountains like Gang Chhenpo, Jugal Himal, Nayagang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung.

What are the Helambu Valley Trek's attractions?

You will get the chance to see the stunning Himalayan range while on the Helambu hike. Farm in the distance with intriguing Buddhist customs. enchanting woods of oaks and rhododendrons. Interesting medieval and ancient traditional villages with magnificent monasteries.
In comparison to the Annapurna journey and some portions of the Everest treks, the environment is less congested and noise-free on this walk, which is its most significant benefit. In addition, the walk provides a diverse array of civilizations and breathtaking landscapes. The Helambu Short Trek is the ideal quick hike close to the Kathmandu Valley. The Helambu area is still mostly undeveloped despite being so close to Kathmandu. In addition to the hyolmo culture of the high mountain people, the walk is one of the most diversified ones close to Kathmandu thanks to the presence of lush bamboo and rhododendron forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and the snow-capped Himalayas. A journey to the area is an engaging experience because of the magnificent Himalayan scenery along the border with Tibet and the monasteries.
Would you rather go on a 5-day Helambu trek with Nepal Trek Adventure? If the answer is yes, contact us to schedule this quick vacation.

No need to worry if it is insufficient. We provide a 9-day Helambu Valley Trekking itinerary that is an extension of the previous route. Check out the following link to learn more about this nine-day trek: The Helambu and Gosainkunda Trek

The Helambu Trek begins.

At least one day before the start of the journey, you must arrive in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport-TIA), Nepal, by 3 p.m. We will transport you to Sundarijal on the day the journey departs.

This package covers transportation from Sundarijal to Sermanthang and from Sermanthang to Kathmandu.

Free Pickup and Dropoff from the Airport

When a tourist books the Helambu Trek package, Accessible Adventure will provide a complimentary airport arrival and departure transfer on any aircraft. Regardless of your flight, you may locate our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport's airport reception holding a leaflet with your name on it. They will greet you, give you a garland as a token of their appreciation, and then drive you in a private vehicle to your accommodation.

Accommodation Information during Helambu Valley Trek
The Helambu Valley Hike offers four nights of lodge-to-lodge stays at the top lodges in the trek districts over its five-day duration. Every room is set up for twin sharing. Before and after the hike, you'll probably need to spend two nights at a hotel in Kathmandu, however, these stays are not included in this package.

There are hotels in Kathmandu to fit every taste and price range. Even some of these hotels accept internet reservations.

The Meals
To travel at a high altitude, you will need enough nourishment. We'll provide you with plenty of scrumptious, sanitary, and nutrient-dense meals. You won't have access to all of the options found in large cities, though. There will be fewer food options the further you go from the cities.

Throughout the walk, we'll feed you five breakfasts, five lunches, and four evenings.
These are the available meals.

Breakfast- Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with jam, butter, and cheese, Tibetan bread or Chapati, and local Tsampa porridge are all good options for breakfast. Fruits, vegetables, cereal bread, eggs, pancakes, and hot beverages (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Lunch- Dhal, bhat, tarkari, Tibetan bread, a variety of soups, sherpa stew, steaks, sandwiches, momo (dumplings), macaroni meals, tenduk spaghetti noodles, potatoes, and vegetables. There are also snacks like papad and prawns and desserts like rice pudding and apple pie.

Dinner- Dinner will consist of Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Ramen, Desserts
Traditional regional, Asian, and western foods are offered on the menu. We strongly advise you to consume enough of fresh vegetables and liquids, such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger, and garlic soup (must).

Despite the fact that there are many non-vegetarian options available in the trek zones, we advise against eating them due to possible meat safety issues. Avoiding dairy products, alcoholic beverages, caffeinated beverages, and hot chocolates is also a good suggestion.

Except for normal meals, this package does not cover alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), or cold drinks at lodges or cafés (breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seasonal fruits).

 

Best Time To Trek In Helambu Valley

When determining whether to walk to Helambu, the weather is the essential thing to think about. All throughout the year, people hike to Helambu, although some seasons make the hikes easier.

The sky is always bright from nightfall till sunrise in the spring and autumn, and neither rain nor heavy clouds that obstruct the sun are present. The most amazing sights are made possible by the beauty of clean, blue skies.

The excursions in the winter and the summer are a little difficult. The monsoon season in Nepal occurs throughout the summer, making the paths slick and damp. However, the landscapes that have been washed by the rain and the raging waterfalls seem stunning at this time.
The winter months provide a bright sky, chilly temperatures, and snowfalls at higher elevations. Please be aware, though, that height also affects the weather, with higher elevations generally being colder than lower ones.

The thorough information regarding the weather at the trek's higher elevations is condensed below.

March through May (Spring)
Due to the wonderful weather in the spring (March-May), mountain lovers and travelers flock to Helambu in large numbers. The weather is moderate, there is little rain during this time of year, and hiking conditions are ideal. In Helambu, the average daily temperature ranges from 15 to 20 °C. All guests will find it comfortable because lower trek zones are much warmer.
After March, the hiking season begins. By April, the 3,000-meter-high walk trails are covered with red, pink, and white rhododendron blooms. From the middle of March through the middle of May, the temperature begins to rise. The sky is clear, the temperatures are pleasant, and you have the best chance of seeing the mountains.

August to June (Summer)
You will be walking in the summer if you travel to Helambu between July and August. Although the summertime temperatures are high, and thus shouldn't be an issue, the monsoon season in Nepal occurs at the same time, making the hiking paths slick and damp.
The monsoon season starts at the end of June and lasts until the first week of August. Typically, the daily temperature ranges from 10 to 28 °C. The temperature drops somewhat during the night, dropping to 10 to 13°C. Mornings are frequently cloudless, with afternoon clouds gathering and evening clouds dissipating. Although the rain may provide some issues, flora blossoms and the valleys seem green during this season, offering vistas that are quite different from those of other seasons.

October to November (Autumn)
Similar to spring, autumn is a popular time of year for treks in the Helambu region. Autumn is a great time to go hiking because of the moderate temperatures, light winds, and little precipitation. The sky is clear, the sun is shining brilliantly, and the mountains are beautifully visible. Additionally, you may take in the breathtaking starry heavens.
By early September, the monsoon season will be ended, and the weather will be pleasant to warm. At high elevations, daytime temperatures can go as high as 22°C. Temperatures drop to 10°C during the nights, making them colder. Grain is maturing in the enclave as the greens that emerged during the monsoon fade to golden/amber, creating a stunning contrast against the clear blue skies. The surroundings are unpolluted, and the lowlands are lush. These times coincide with Dashain and Tihar, two of Nepal's greatest celebrations.

January to February (Winter)
In the Helambu region, winter hikes are also well-liked. Winter weather might be chilly in some areas of the Helambu trip, but this thrills a different kind of hiker. At the highest altitudes of Helambu hikes, the temperature may drop as low as -3 °C.

The months of December through early February are the coldest. The weather progressively gets warmer after the end of February. Mountain views are at their best despite the cold and often clear skies. The pathways can be covered in snow. The paths are not very busy. Beginners should avoid trekking during this time of year, while seasoned hikers shouldn't have any trouble.

In the Himalayas, the weather is erratic and subject to sudden changes.

Acclimatization
Acclimatization is not necessary for this journey because it is simple, brief, and enjoyable. Altitude sickness is quite unlikely to happen. Nevertheless, our hiking leaders and guides are knowledgeable and have undergone comprehensive first-aid training. Please let your group leader or guide know right away if you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness may be avoided by drinking roughly 4 liters of water each day and moving at your own speed.

Please be aware that your group leader has the authority to decide whether to continue the hike or quickly descend if someone in your party becomes altitude ill.

Experience & Physical Fitness Requirements
The Helambu Valley walk is simple and worthwhile. Depending on the location, the trekking will take 3 to 7 hours each day. Regular stops will be taken to take in the magnificent vistas. Long treks, steep ascents, descents, and steep forward pathways that can be rocky are all features of the trek routes, which also pass through a number of woods. Therefore, your travel will be more pleasant and pleasurable the more fit you are.

Although no prior experience is required, it will be helpful if you love hiking. People with delicate medical problems, such as heart or lung illness, shouldn't attempt this walk.

Trekking group/solo
We plan both public and private trips. You are qualified for savings according to the size of your group if you have your own group. However, you won't receive any discounts for the groups we put together. Both group and private walks cost the same amount. For every two trekkers, there will be a guide and a porter in each group. For groups of 12 or more, we add an assistant guide. We can accommodate any group size.

A normal hike day
You will be rewarded with a different trekking experience every day, including fresh locations, beautiful scenery, picture opportunities, and village exploration. You will be accompanied by our knowledgeable, amiable, and authorized Sherpa during the excursion. Additionally, they will be providing information on the locations you will be visiting. The majority of your stuff will be carried by porters, but you should also bring a small backpack with your important papers and valuables.

A cup of tea or coffee in the morning gets the day started. Depending on the distance to be traveled and the type of walk, we began the day's walk between 7 and 8 AM after a hearty meal.
You will have lunch at noon on the journey to the next location after a three to four-hour hike. After roughly an hour's respite, we proceed. The afternoon stroll often lasts between two and three hours.

You can munch on the additional dietary food after you arrive at our overnight lodge, tea house, or hotel. After that, you have time to explore the neighborhood until it becomes dark.

Dinner will be served between 6 and 7 p.m. Before retiring to bed, you can engage in pleasant talks and share your day's experiences with fellow group members. Your excursion leader/guide will go through the day's itinerary with you. Following this lecture, you may choose to read a book, play onboard games such as monopoly or cards, or watch climbing films. Before going to bed, several visitors spend time studying Nepalese from our employees.

Trek communication
During the Helambu Trek, you may use the internet at the lodges for an additional fee. These lodges allow you to communicate with relatives and friends. We will use our phones to communicate after we reach high elevations.

We will connect with all of our important clients at least once a day through our leader to guarantee that everyone is comfortable, protected, and feels good. You are always welcome to call the Kathmandu DWT office if you want assistance during your trek. You may get a sim card in Kathmandu to communicate, however, the signals may be weak.

Wi-Fi is accessible at lodges/lodges along the walk, although there is a modest service charge.

Electricity and water during the trek

Electricity for camera and cell battery recharge is offered at additional cost throughout the trek lodges. Similarly, you may buy packaged mineral water at local lodges and en route stores, or you can take a water bottle and fill it with boiling water purchased at lodges/tea houses/hotels. We may also give you water purification tablets so that you can drink the water.

You should not consume water from rivers, taps, or wells in such areas since the water may be contaminated.

Travel protection insurance

This excursion is rated moderate, with a low risk of high altitude sickness. This mountain excursion, however, is not for casual visitors, and there is a risk of unplanned or unexpected incidents such as accidents, illness, flood, landslide, severe climatic changes, and so on.

Helambu Valley Trek requires travel insurance. Before beginning the trek, all trekkers must provide Discovery World Trekking with a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. Medical and emergency repatriation must be covered by the policy, including helicopter rescue and evacuation costs at the highest trek altitudes.
After booking the trip, we ask our trekking visitors to submit us their comprehensive insurance information. In an emergency, we will utilize the insurance policy and informative papers you provided to plan a swift and successful rescue operation and transfer for emergency medical assistance.

Please check that the insurance provider covers the cost of mountain rescue at the maximum elevation of the hike (4,000m).

Before purchasing travel insurance, check with the insurance company to see if they offer helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 4,000 meters. Do not just believe what insurance firms say on their websites.

Personal costs incurred during the journey

The Helambu Expedition package includes all significant expenditures for the trek. It does not, however, cover all expenditures. Our guests are responsible for their own meals and lodging in Kathmandu. Kathmandu boasts a wide range of hotels and lodges (both luxury and affordable) that you can readily book online.

Furthermore, all of our valued clients will be required to carry personal spending money to cover visa processing, travel insurance policy purchase, trek food, alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee) and cold beverages, gratuities to trekking crew members, souvenirs, and so on. We recommend that you carry cash (major currencies) that you can readily convert for Nepalese rupees in Kathmandu. Only Nepali money is accepted in the trek areas.

Visa and passport

Except for Indians, all international visitors to Nepal require a visa. Citizens of the majority of nations will be issued an on-arrival visa at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. To apply for an on-arrival visa, you must have a passport valid for at least six months, a passport-size picture, and visa application costs. A 30-day stay now costs USD 50. Children under the age of ten are eligible for a free visa.

Citizens of China and the SAARC nations (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Pakistan) will be granted a free visa.
Certain nations' nationals (Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan) may be denied an on-arrival visa. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, you should apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese embassy.

The Nepalese government reserves the right to amend visa policies at any time. Please visit the Immigration website for the most up-to-date information.

Currency exchange

The native currency is the Nepali Rupee (NPR/Rs).

1 USD= Rs.130 NPR (Nov 022)

Most foreign currencies may be exchanged at local banks and reputable money exchanges across Kathmandu and Thamel. Some hotels may also swap modest sums of money. Legal money exchanges publicly publish their current rates.

Please keep in mind that only Indian Rupee notes in denominations of 100 and 2,000 are authorized in Nepal.
Despite the security benefit of traveler's cheques, we encourage cash conversion to prevent problems such as lengthy processes and hefty commissions at banks and financial institutions.

You may withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs located across Kathmandu and Thamel. Several of these ATMs are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The maximum withdrawal amount is Rs. 35,000 with a processing charge of Rs. 500 when using a foreign card. When you utilize money exchange services at banks and financial institutions, you will be charged a service fee of four percent or more.

Most prominent banks in Asia will not accept worn, damaged, or faded foreign currency notes. Please provide clean, fresh bills.

How much baggage am I allowed to bring on the Helambu Valley trek?
The maximum baggage weight per trekker is 9 kilograms. We allocate one porter to every two trekkers, and they may only carry a total of 18 kilos of baggage. You will also carry a compact backpack in which to store your valuables and crucial papers. We recommend that you carry just the items listed in the equipment list to the hike. Excess luggage can be stored for free at Discovery World Trekking for the length of your journey.

We will recheck your luggage at the travel briefing before your departure to ensure you have everything you need.

Helambu Valley Trek Safety 
Accessible Adventure assures the safety, security, and contentment of its clients. Your safety is our top priority. We take many precautions to keep you safe throughout the journey.

We have all of the required clothing, equipment, and first aid supplies on hand. Our guides and leaders have thorough first-aid training. If a trekker becomes ill, the trek leader has the right to determine whether or not to continue the trek. In the event of an emergency, we will dispatch a helicopter to transport you to safety (funded by insurance). Furthermore, we will hike as a group, which will increase our safety.

Traveling responsibly
We are dedicated to environmental sustainability and the protection of our vulnerable ecosystems. Though tourism has contributed to the creation of income, job opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare, and education in trek regions, it also carries the danger of negative environmental consequences. As a result, Discovery World Trekking collaborates with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to design eco-friendly excursions that match trekkers' expectations without hurting the local ecology.

Accessible Adventure Crew
During the trip, you will be accompanied by Nepal-government qualified and experienced guides/Sherpas to make your adventure even more pleasant and unforgettable. All of our guides are well-trained and have years of hiking expertise in the isolated high Himalayas.

Porters will transport your belongings. Two trekkers will share a porter, and porters are not permitted to carry more than 18 kg of baggage. As a result, the maximum baggage weight for a trekker is 9 kilograms. However, if you like, we may arrange for one porter. For parties of 12 or more hikers, we assign an auxiliary guide.

Our staff members are locals from the high Himalayas, therefore they can stay at high elevations without feeling ill. All of our employees are valuable to us. We pay them handsomely and provide insurance, clothing, food, beverages, and housing for the duration of the journey. When our guides and porters become unwell or wounded, they all receive medical attention.

We make every effort to keep our employees happy since we feel that only a happy individual can keep others happy. Our tour guides have

  • completed rigorous wilderness first-aid training
  • experience in rock climbing
  • Trekking guide certification issued by the Nepalese government
  • proficiency in English and other important languages
  • training in conservation and biodiversity

Tipping
Tipping is acceptable in Nepali culture and is seen as a way to express gratitude for good service. Tipping is not included in the salary of guides and porters. We recommend tipping at the end of the walk as a group. The amount you tip is totally up to you and should reflect your judgment of service quality, journey length, budget, and service appreciation.

The booking and payment procedures
In Nepal, Accessible Adventure is a government-approved, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring company. We have been in business for almost a decade.
We are also members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) (NMA).
As a result, you may book Accessible Adventure excursions with confidence.
To finalize the booking, we request a 10% deposit of the trek fee. You can pay via our website, a bank transfer, or Western Union. The remaining charges can be paid in cash, via bank transfer, or by credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we will provide you with payment information, including the various payment methods.

We ask that you provide us with your additional essential papers, such as a passport copy, passport-size pictures, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure airline details, within a week of booking your journey.

Last-minute Booking
It is recommended to book ahead of time, however, Accessible Adventure offers a specific option for individuals who are unable to do so. If you book at the last minute, you must pay 100% of the trip fee 24 hours before the departure date. However, while we endeavor to operate treks at all times, you cannot hold us liable for delays caused by situations beyond our control, such as terrible weather, a lack of housing, and so on.

Contact us for more information at 977- 9863184164 (Himal) or email us at [email protected]

Extending the trip
If you have additional days in Nepal after completing the Helambu Valley Trek, we can arrange a variety of activities such as Kathmandu valley tours, sightseeing, Nagarkot excursion, Chitwan national park safari, paragliding, rafting in nepal , canyoning, another trek, and much more!

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