North Kathmandu: Langtang and Helamb Trek
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1360m)
Welcome to Kathmandu! Your guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, perhaps your trip leader can show you the old streets of Ason Tole and Indra Chowk and introduce you to the Nepalese way of living.
Day 2 Visit Kathmandu
After breakfast, it is a short transfer to Swayambhunath. This huge Buddhist monument sits perched on top of a hill overlooking the city of Kathmandu. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as monkeys from nearby forest often come to ‘steal’ offerings made to the Gods! Next stop, Patan, where you can enjoy lunch inside a peaceful historic courtyard. Patan was another kingdom within the valley of Kathmandu before the unification of Nepal in the 18th century and is well known for its beautiful temples, arts and crafts. Similarly, the small Buddhist monasteries hidden here called vihar are a beauty to behold.
Day 3 Drive to Sundarijal, trek to Chisapani (2250m)
After breakfast, it is a short drive to Sundarijal, the starting point of our trek. It is a steady uphill walk all the way up to Deurali, through Shivapuri National Park with its oak and rhododendron trees. On the way, wa pass several Tamang settlements. A final walk along a ridge through a forest displays fantastic views over rolling green hills to Chisapani.
Transport:1 hour drive
Hiking: 4 hours
Day 4 Chisopani - Kutumsang (2435m)
The first leg of this trek leads to Kutumsang. Descend through meadows and fields, a lovely start to the hike with views of Langtang (7210m) and other striking mountains. You will cross many charming villages like Pati Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. Follow a beautiful ridge-top trail and then head down to Kutumsang, a relatively big Helmuli village.
Hiking: 6 hours
Day 5 Kutumsang - Thadepati (3650m)
Todays' beautiful hike starts along a relatively a steep uphill trail. Journey through a forest of Oak, fir and rhododendron trees. Today, you are immersed in the nature away from local settlements. Enjoy magnificent views of the Himalayas as we walk to Tharepati.
Hiking: 6 hours
Elevation: + 1210m
Day 6 Thadepati - Tarkeghyang (2555m)
After breakfast, we head to Tarkeghyang and begin our walk with a descent to Melamchi Khola. From here, it is an uphill trek to the Helmu village of Tarkeghyang, We can visit several Sherpa settlements today and enjoy endless stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains. Today we visit Tarkeghyang monastery, one of the oldest and biggest in the region.
Hiking: 6 hours
Elevation: + 1095m
Day 7 Tarkeghyang - Sermathang (2630m)
A pleasant day of hiking without significant elevation changes. Our trail passes today continues through an enchanting forest dotted with crystal clear streams and waterfalls. On the way, we visit a beautiful monastery in the Sherpa village of Kangyul. An easy footpath leads to Sermathang – another big village amid green hills.
Hiking: 4 hours
Day 8 Sermathang – Kakani (2000m)
Today, our trek is mostly downhill! The trail descends steadily, passing through beautiful villages, lush woodlands and past Buddhist chortens.
Elevation: - 650m
Day 9 Kakani - Melamchi Pul
Our last day of trekking. We hike all the way down to Melamchi Pul, a beautiful village in a subtropical region. Then, drive to Kathmandu where you can enjoy an evening at leisure in the vibrant city.
Transport: 3 hours drive
Hiking: 2 hours
Day 10 Visit Kathmandu
Today we continue our exploration of Kathmandu with an expert cultural guide. It is a short transfer to Bhaktapur, which is just fabulous anytime of the day! People making offerings of flowers, colors and lights to thousands of Gods and Goddesses... Bells ringing, farmers selling their local produce and children playing… This ancient kingdom is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a 55-window Palace, courtyards, and fountains, not to mention the myriad of pagodas - a marvel to behold. Then, we drive to the Buddhist stupa of Bodhnath, another UNESCO heritage site where Buddhist pilgrims circle the holy dome praying and turning prayer wheels. There is also a small Tibetan settlement nearby where pious Tibetans pray in various monasteries.
Day 11 Free day in Kathmandu
Enjoy a day at leisure in the vibrant city of Kathmandu. A day to relax, purchase souvenirs and soak in the atmosphere...
Day 12 End of our services
Breakfast and airport transfer
Period & budget
When to travel?
The best period for travelling is during the following months:
The budget is an indication of the price per person, subject to availability. Your local agent will send you a customized quote with the exact price. The price can vary according to availability, level of services, period of travel, number of participants, booking time frame and other items.
- All in-country transfers by private vehicle as detailed in itinerary
- Accommodation in 3 * hotel or B&B in Kathmandu (Hotel Tibet, Manaslu or similar)
- Trek includes full-board and lodging
- An English speaking Altaï Guide
- Visits as per itinerary: with a cultural guide in a private vehicle
- Luggage transport - up to 11kg maximum per person during the trek
- Trekking support team: assistants and porters
- Trekking permits: Langtang National Park and TIMS
- Staff Insurance
- Entrance fees to historical sites & monuments
- Meals in Kathmandu & Kathmandu Valley
- Nepalese visa: US $ 25
- International flights
- Insurance: Repatriation, Medical & Helicopter Services
- Drinks, tips and personal expenses - all that is not in "THE PRICE INCLUDES"
Terms and conditions
- Cancellation received more than 30 days prior to the departure date: No cancellation fees.
- Cancellation received 30 to 21 days before the departure date: 30% of trip price will be retained.
- Cancellation received within 20 days of the departure date: 70% of trip price will be retained.