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Helambu Circuit Trek

The Helambu region is just 75km north of Kathmandu and lying south of the main Himalayan chain, it provides an ideal example of typical hill life in Nepal.

A circuit can be made through the area from Kathmandu and the route begins in areas of Hindu influence and goes through Buddhist villages. Sherpas are the main inhabitants here but their language, culture and dress are different from those of the Solu Khumbu ( Everest ) Sherpas. Helambu women have a reputation for being very beautiful and the Helambu Sherpanis wear dresses of red printed cotton instead of the Tibetan-style black dress & colourful apron of their Solu-Khumbu counterparts.

Highlights

  • Good scenery & culture as trails wind through timeless villages of the Tamang hill people and the Helambu Sherpas.
  • Spectacular panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley
  • Good views of the Langtang & Gosainkund peaks

Included

  • Airport transfers and all local land transport arrangement
  • Full accommodation arrangement ( 3* hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara, and tea-houses during the trek ) with daily breakfasts
  • All meals during trek
  • National park / conservation area fees
  • English speaking guide together with local porters for carriage of clients' big packs
  • All expenses & insurance for guides and porters.

Bonus Inclusions

  • Special Adventure Quests Nepal Trekking Guide (60-pages) on everything you need to know to prepare for a successful, enjoyable and most importantly, a safe trek
  • Complimentary progressive physical conditioning sessions with AQ trainer where you can pick up plenty of tips on hiking & gear usuage.
  • Super detailed briefing sessions on itinerary, gear, training etc.
  • Special discount of up to 30% for gear purchases at Adventure Gear Post

Excluded

  • 2-way international economy class return airfares between Singapore & Kathmandu & associated airport & other taxes
  • Nepal entry tourist visa
  • Meals (lunches & dinners) in Kathmandu
  • Tipping & gratuities to guide & porters
  • Personal travel insurance, pre-trip medical immunizations, and all expenses of a personal nature
  • All others not mentioned above

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Duration: 10 days

Maximum Altitude: 3,490m

Grading: to

Group Size Land Price 2014
09 persons or more
S$ 1150
06 - 08 persons
S$ 1200
04 - 05 persons
S$ 1250
03 persons
S$ 1300
02 persons
S$ 1350
  • based on teahouse trek and private transport arrangement
  • Return international airfare can be arranged on behalf
 
 


Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 -9
The trek starts with a short drive to Sundarijal from where we will trek northwards to Helambu, passing through many villages, chortens and mani walls. There are also viewpoints that afford great views of the snowcapped peaks of the Annapurnas, Everest, and of course, Langtang & Gosainkund regions. The highest village is Tharepati at 3490m and further on at Tarke Gyang (2600m), trekkers have the option of up trekking up the nearby peak (3771m) for superb views of the mountains to the north.
Day 10 Depart Kathmandu

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Helambu is a good trekking destination throughout the Oct - May trekking season. Its relatively low altitude means that treks in this area is feasible even during the coldest month of winter ( January ) and there's little chance of altitude problems although one still needs to be prepared for cold and possible snow at the highest reaches of the trek.

NOTE: This trek can be combined with any of the Langtang treks for a longer and more challenging trek. For a short trek of the Langtang region, the 12-day Langtang Valley Trek is ideal. Side trips of additional days can be made to high altitude alpine lakes not visited by many trekkers.

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