- 16 Days
Helambu Trek is a very pleasant and easy trek because the elevation range is between 800m and 3600m, which is lower than other treks. The Hyolmo ethnic and cultural group lives in the Helambu valley. Many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, shrines, and stupas will be visited. We will learn about the Sherpas and Tamangs’ way of life in this area, which is quite interesting. This hiking trail is less crowded, and the natural beauty of the area will astound you. We will be trekking along ridgelines and through dense forests, which will provide us with breathtaking views of blooming rhododendron flowers and bamboo forests. The peaceful scenery is provided by the landscapes and green meadows. We will drive for about an hour to Sundari Jal, 72 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu valley, and then trek to our destination, Chisopani. We will enter the Shivapuri National Park after a few hours of trekking and then proceed to Chisopani. The trail passes through Kutumsang, the first permanently inhabited village on this trek, as it follows a ridgeline.
Join us on a short, easy, and popular trek to the Helambu Valley, which is Nepal’s most culturally and naturally rich trekking and hiking trail. Explore the Buddhist culture as well as the stunning mountain views of Gauri Shankar, Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal.
The Helambu Trek is a very pleasant and easy trek because the elevation range is between 800m and 3600m, which is lower than other treks. The Hyolmo ethnic and cultural group lives in the Helambu valley. Many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, shrines, and stupas will be visited. We will learn about the Sherpas and Tamangs’ way of life in this area, which is quite interesting.
This hiking trail is less crowded, and the natural beauty of the area will astound you. We will be trekking along ridgelines and through dense forests, which will provide us with breathtaking views of blooming rhododendron flowers and bamboo forests. The peaceful scenery is provided by the landscapes and green meadows.
We will drive for about an hour to Sundari Jal, 72 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu valley, and then trek to our destination, Chisopani. We will enter the Shivapuri National Park after a few hours of trekking and then proceed to Chisopani. The trail passes through Kutumsang, the first permanently inhabited village on this trek, as it follows a ridgeline.
We will reach Tharepati after trekking through beautiful rhododendron and bamboo forests. The trek’s highest point is Tharepati. We trek along the Melamchi Khola from Tharepati, and above it is the old village of Melamchi Gaon. The monasteries in this village provide us with an insight into the Tibetan cultures of the locals as well as a breathtaking mountain view.
We’ll be walking through the Melamchi Khola valley for the next few days, passing through green meadows and fields of the Melamchi Pul Bazaar. The following day, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu, bringing our wonderful trek to a close. The Helambu trek is a short and easy hike that you should take.
Packing for Your Next Adventure: Everything You Need to Know
The key to having a good time in the mountains is to be organized and plan ahead. In addition to all of your training, ensuring that you have the appropriate equipment is an important aspect of preparing for your trip. Choosing the proper equipment will give you an extra comfort and safety boost, so you can be at your best while still enjoying yourself. It’s essential to have the right gear with you to get the most out of your trip. To help you better prepare for the mountain you will be climbing, we have provided a complete packing guide.
TREKKING GEAR LIST
|HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR||UPPER BODY|
|Sun Cap||Thermal Wear|
|Fleece Cap||Mid Weight Trek Top|
|Head Buff||Fleece Jacket|
|Neck Gaiter||Gore-Tex Jacket|
|Sun Glasses (UV Protection)||Down Jacket|
|LOWER BODY||PERSONAL EQUIPMENT|
|Thermal Wear||Down Sleeping Bag (-10°C to -20°C)|
|Trekking Pants||Headlamp (Rechargeable Batteries)|
|Mid Weight Trek Pants||Trekking Pole|
|TRAVEL NECESSITIES||HANDS AND FEET|
|Rucksack (45 – 55 Ltr)||Fleece Gloves|
|Day Pack (30 – 40 Ltr)||Wind Stopper Gloves|
|Duffle Bag (Optional)||Trekking Shoes|
|Valid Passport||Trekking Socks|
|PP Size Photo (2 Copies)||Flipflop|
|Insurance Paper||Gaiters (we notify you, if required)|
|MEDICAL||EATING & DRINKING|
|Brufen / Combiflam||Energy Bar / Snacks|
|Paracetamol & Antibiotics||Water Bottle|
|Handy Plast & Crepe Bandage||Thermos|
|Iodine Tincture||Water Filter (optional)|
|Lip Balm||Hand Disinfectant|
|Quick Dry Towel||Tooth Brush|
|Poncho / Umbrella||Shampoo|
Our training goal is to get you physically and mentally prepared to face the climb with more confidence. The climbing goal will be to perform consistently throughout the adventure. Fitness for mountaineering requires a high overall level of physical conditioning. Both cardiovascular and motor fitness are needed to climb at varying levels of intensity and to navigate challenging terrain, often while carrying a loaded pack and at high altitudes.
Training goals are critically important and allow you to perform better at higher altitudes and enjoy the entire adventure. We suggest that you examine the physical requirements of the climb you are approaching and work on your fitness in different levels. Click here to Learn more about Trip Grades and choose what’s best for you!
Establish a timeline for your training program and focus on specific conditioning for better results. Along with your workouts try and add hikes and climbs in the outdoors whenever possible to get more comfortable with different terrains. Sound fitness gained through a well-guided program is the only best way to ensure a safe and successful adventure.
Mountaineering Fitness and Training
It may also be helpful to break down your training timeline into a number of key phases. These are:
Phase 1 : Base physical fitness
The first phase of getting prepared for your climb is to focus on your base fitness. You should incorporate a fitness routine that focuses on both cardiovascular fitness and motor fitness training. For those who are not used to intense workouts this phase will help you to kickstart your training. Remember that consistency is the first most important factor in achieving any goal. Combine your basic fitness regimes along with running and stair climbing. You are now ready for outdoor adventures.
Phase 2 : Training specific for the climb
Once you have established your base physical fitness, you will need to train specifically for the climb. Depending on the difficulty and intensity of the climb, add advanced workout sessions combined with uphill training. Try and do the same fitness routines with some added loads. Strength training combined with cardiovascular and motor fitness will help with the overall conditioning. This will take your workouts to the next level and help gear up for the mountaineering challenge ahead.
Phase 3 : Outdoor Training
Nothing can replace training in the real outdoors. In the final phase of your training, you should be attempting climbs which are similar to the ones you are approaching. It is great to test your endurance outdoors. This gives you a great edge in preparing for conditions similar to the ones you will encounter during your expedition. It isn’t always possible to find similar terrains close to where you live, but it is best to find a hike as close to the climb as possible. This is the best way to test your climbing gears as well.
Training goals and timeline
Working out for at least 5 days in a week is the best way to get your body physically prepared for the climb ahead. Regular and consistent training always gives the best result and keeps you highly motivated. Make sure that you workout regularly and also give enough time for rest and recovery. Keep it balanced and have a properly planned fitness routine and never overdo exercises to the point of injury. While 2 to 3 months is a good amount of time to train, starting your training earlier allows more time to adjust and prepare.
Click here to learn more about Training for your Upcoming Climb and get ready for the adventure!
We did the Annapurna base camp trek with Protrek Adventure. Our leader on this trip did a great job of making sure that everyone got what they wanted from the adventure. And their expertise were unsurpassed. Also, the accommodations and food far exceeded our expectations! Thanks guys:) Hope you join your team soon on another adventure.
I had the great opportunity to trek to Everest Base Camp, which I can highly recommend. Undoubtedly, the company, led by Miss Vigy, is willing to answer questions from the beginning. Once you confirm and the day to start the adventure has arrived, they have permanent accompaniment from the moment you arrive at the airport, throughout the trek and until the end of my stay in Nepal.
Mr. Sandeep was the trekking guide who is a highly qualified person, his great experience undoubtedly gave me all the confidence to feel safe living the adventure to the fullest.
Do not hesitate to contact them, they are the best option for trekking and mountaineering activities in Nepal, THE BEST!
Tuve la grandiosa oportunidad de hacer el trekking al Everest Base Camp, la cual puedo recomendar ampliamente. Sin duda la empresa de la mano de la señorita Vigy tiene toda la disposición de resolver dudas desde el principio, una vez que confirme y llegó el día de iniciar la aventura, tuvieron un acompañamiento permanente desde que llegue al aeropuerto, durante todo el trekking y hasta el final en mi estadía en Nepal.
El señor Sandeep fue el guía del trekking quien es una persona ampliamente calificada, su gran experiencia sin duda me dio toda la confianza para sentirme seguro viviendo la aventura al maximo.
No dudes en contactarlos, son la mejor opción para realizar actividades de trekking y alpinismo en Nepal, LOS MEJORES!
Had a wonderful trek with team Protrek in the Annapurna Region. Great food, accomodations were high class, and the guides were knowledgable and experienced. Overall wonderful experience!
Very nice trekking agency. They perfectly organized for us trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in February 2020. They are open to participants’ ideas and suggestions, and there is a very friendly atmosphere during the trek. I would highly recommend 🙂
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