11 days
Duration
Asia, Nepal
Location

Magnificent trekking trip to Langtang Helambu 

Langtang Helambu trek is located about 45 miles northeast of Kathmandu. This Nepal trek tour is noted for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate.

Trek characteristics:
  • It is rated as an easier trek, as the elevations gained are lower and thus the climate itself is warmer.
  • Another advantage of this trek is fewer tourists than on some more famous trekking routes in Nepal.
  • However, you will still be able to admire the grendeour of the Annapurna mountian range and the mount Everest itself!

Cultural Sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu

During this trek, you will also get to know the local culture of the people living in the villages below. Therefore, those of you more interested in the cultural part of this package, ancient Asian societies, and cultural habits will not come back home empty-handed. We promise you will be amazed too!

Note: The total package cost for this tour is based on 2 persons.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu, Nepal)
DEPARTURE TIME as per request
RETURN TIME as per request
INCLUDED
airport pick up and drop off with a private AC vehicle
4 nights hotel accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast
accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
local English speaking guide
entry fees for a sightseeing tour
English speaking trekking guide
trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
entry permit for Langtang National Park
all ground transfers during the trip
meals as per program
rescue help & first aid kits
a porter (One porter can carry the belongings of 2 persons up to 20 kgs during the trek.)
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
single bed supplement
lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
travel insurance
extra personal expenses
hot shower on Langtang Helambu Trek
tips are optional and not included in the price

Additional information

DateDec-Apr
1

Day 1 – Arrival to Nepal

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: a 3* hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing bed

Meals: none

2

Day 2 – Sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Pashupatinath Temple

Situated 3 miles east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river. The temple is built in pagoda style and has jilted roof with richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be allowed to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River. The entrance to the temple is being strictly forbidden to all non-Hindus. Pashupatinath is the center of an annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri, which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple, there are the cremation grounds.

Boudhanath Stupa

This Stupa, 5 miles east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions, thus keeping watch for right behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

Bhaktapur (4600 ft) covers an area of four square miles. Bhaktapur or the city of devotees still retains its medieval charm and visitors to this ancient town are treated to myriad wonders of cultural and artistic achievements. The past glory of the Malla rules continues to be reflected at the Darbar Square. Pottery and weaving are its traditional industries. Bhaktapur is famous for woodcarving and the traditional topi or cap. The city lies about 8,5 miles east of Kathmandu. The places of interest include Bhaktapur Darbar Square, the National Art Gallery, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple and Dattatreya Square.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other architectural showpieces such as the lion gate, the golden gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Dattatraya Temple etc.

A magnificent statue of King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on a column facing the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Palace of 55 Windows

Being built by King Yaksha Mall in 1427 A.D. and remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the 17th Century, the balcony and the windows are intricately carved, is a masterpiece of wood carving.

Nyatapola Temple

This five-storied Pagoda Style temple was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 A.D. well known for its massive structure and subtle workmanship. It is the tallest pagoda structure in the Kathmandu valley.

Accommodation: a 3* hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing bed

Meals: breakfast

3

Day 3 – Trekking day

The drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (4400 ft) will take about one hour. Then an uphill to Chisopani will follow.

The unpaved road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang inhabitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (7500 ft). From there, you have magnificent views of Annapurna to Everest.

Accommodation: overnight in a Tea House

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

4

Day 4 – Trekking day

Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (8000 ft) which will take about seven hours.

The trail continues to drop from Chisopani on a good trail that crosses meadows and fields. You will then descend through Pathi Bhanjyang till Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 8500 ft. The meadow makes a good camping spot, its downhill to Kutumsang at 8100 ft, in a saddle atop the ridge.

Accommodation: overnight in a Tea House

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

5

Day 5 – Trekking day

Trek from Kutumsang to Tharepati Pass (12.000 ft) which will take about five and half hours.

The trek continues up north the Yurin Danda ridge and offers views of the peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trail then descends gradually to Magen Goth. There are few lodges and Goths (Domestic Animal Shed). It then gradually ascends through the enchanting forest enriched with beautiful rhododendron, oak, and other trees. Tharepati, in fact, is a great viewpoint from where you can take a glimpse of the breathtaking snowcapped mountains views such as Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Langshisa, Jugal, Numbur and many others.

Accommodation: overnight in a Tea House

Meals: breakfast, lunch and, dinner

6

Day 6 – Trekking day

Trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (8900 ft) via Melamchi Gaon (8600 ft) which will take about five and half hours. 

From Tharepati, the trail steeply descends through the pine and rhododendron forest with great views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. Melamchi Gaon is surrounded by beautiful forests, which are mainly inhabited by Sherpa people with their distinctive culture. There are some Buddhist monasteries situated there that can be visited.

Leaving Melamchi Gaon, you trek descent path until you cross the stream named as Melamchi. Now you will trek gently up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. Tarkeghyang is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries. Tarkeghyang, also known as Helambu is named after the Helmu caste. The Sherpa people that live here originally belong to Helmu caste.

Accommodation: overnight in a Tea House

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

7

Day 7 – Trekking day

Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (8600 ft) which will take about four hours.

This day the trail is quite easier through a flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is a beautiful village situated on the halfway to Shermathang. To make it even more attractive we can say, that Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village.

Accommodation: overnight in a Tea House

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

8

Day 8 – Trekking day

Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (2700 ft) which will take approximately five hours.

The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular tradition. This day, the walking part is quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local and friendly people.

Accommodation: overnight in a Tea House

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

9

Day 9 – Trekking day

Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which will take about four and a half hours.

You will travel through gravel and a bumpy path up to Lamidanda. Then you will follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: overnight in a 3* hotel In Kathmandu in a twin bedroom

Meals: breakfast and lunch 

10

Day 10 – Leisure day

This day is devoted to leisure in the city of Kathmandu. After a magnificent trekking trip to Langtang Helambu, it is worth to enjoy a leisure day in Kathmandu. On this day you can visit the old traditional markets of Kathmandu or you can go for the last minute shopping for souvenirs for your loved ones at your home.

Accommodation: overnight in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu in a twin bedroom

Meals: breakfast and dinner

11

Day 11 – Departure day

Check out from your hotel in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight.

Meals: breakfast

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.