• HELAMBU TREK

    EVEREST VIEWS AND NEPALI CULTURE

    An incredible journey into the mountains and cultures of Nepal

  • TREK OVERVIEW

    3650M(11680ft.)

    MAXIMIMUM ALTITUDE

    MODERATELY STRENUOUS

    ADVENTURE LEVEL

    12 DAYS

    DURATION

    MAR-APR

    SEP-OCT

    BEST SEASON

    FIVE14 B&B IN KTM

    HOMESTAY

    ACCOMMODATION

    GOING OFF THE BEATEN PATH

    ATTRACTION

  • Trek through the villages and forests of Helambu while witnessing the towering 8,000-meter peaks of the Everest region to the east.

    This beautiful tea house trek is located just outside Kathmandu, making it the perfect trek if you are short on time or not quite ready for a high-altitude adventure. The sunrises of this region are breathtaking as the light pours over Mount Everest.

    Five14's "Sherpa Guarantee"

    We'll meet you at the airport in Kathmandu and be with you every step of the way. We are dedicated to making your trip to Nepal an unforgettable and safe experience. Through the trek, Kathmandu tours, and homestays, our staff and guides will show you the side of Nepal few get to truly experience.

    The purpose behind the trip

    When you come to Nepal, your trip will be a safe, fun, adventurous, and 'once in a lifetime' experience. But not only that -- when you come with Five14 Nepal, you are helping to create many jobs to continue to prevent human exploitation. With you, Five14 is developing new tourist destinations to provide a major source of income for vulnerable villagers

    Highlights

    • Airport to airport itinerary
    • Stay at Five14 Bed and Breakfast
    • Sunrise views of Everest
    • Hiking through picturesque Nepali villages
    • Going off the beaten path to experience village life and homestays
    • Volunteering in community development projects
  • Itinerary

    An overview of the Helambu Trek with airport to airport service.

    Day 1 - Arrive

    Arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport and after picking up your bags and exiting the building you’ll be greeted by one of our Five14 staff, holding our signature sign for you to recognize. We’ll take you in our vehicle to our bed & breakfast. The bed & breakfast manager will welcome you, show you to your room, and share a brief orientation with you. Then just relax for the rest of the day or night while enjoying some amazing drinks from our cafe!

    Day 2 - Orientation and Tour

    Wake up and order a complimentary breakfast from our cafe. Afterward, you’ll meet with your guide for some basic trek preparation. Your guide will inform you of the local customs, history of the village area, show you the mapped out trekking route, and go over a simple packing list. The rest of the day we'll take you on a tour of Kathmandu, where you'll learn about the culture, religion, and social issues the people of Nepal are tackling.

    Day 3 - 10 Helambu Trek

    Day 3: Travel to Sundarijal and hike to Chisapani (2222m / 7215 ft) 5 hr hike

    Day 4: Hike to Chipling (2210m / 7250 ft) 3 hr hike

    Day 5: Hike to Kutumsang (2436m / 7992 ft) 4 hr walk

    Day 6: Hike to Mogingoth (3340m / 10958 ft) 4hr walk

    Day 7: Hike to Kaseri (2230m / 7545 ft) 6 hr walk

    Day 8: Hike to GP (1600m / 5249 ft) 4 hr hike down

    Day 9: Stay in GP

    Day 10: Back to KTM (1400m / 4600 ft) 5 hr drive

    Day 11 - Rest and Debrief

    After eating a complimentary flavorful breakfast back at our cafe, you’ll meet with one of our staff to share quick feedback on your experience. The rest of the day you’ll have time to participate in a nearby day long adventure of mountain biking, bungee jumping, or shopping for memorable souvenirs and gifts.

    Day 12 - Depart

    Whenever your scheduled departure flight is, our company driver will drop you off at the Kathmandu International Airport a few hours beforehand. You’ll be able to say your last goodbyes to our staff or the new friends you’ve made during your stay and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to leave well!

  • What's Included

    What's Included

    The following is included in your package:

    • Airport pickup & drop off
    • 4 nights stay in a private room with an attached bathroom at Five14 B&B. A complimentary breakfast is also included in your stay.  
    • Orientation 
    • A city tour 
    • All private transportation on the trek
    • All meals and lodging on the trek 
    • Guide fees
    • National park fees
    • Government taxes and trekking permits

    What's Not Included

    You'll need to pay for these separately:

    • Airfare to and from Nepal
    • Nepal visa (can be obtained on arrival for most countries - click here for more details)
    • Travel insurance 
    • Porters to carry bags (although this can be added for a fee) 
    • Personal expenses (ie: laundry, SIM card, charging devices at tea houses along the trail) 
    • Alcoholic beverages 
    • Meals not specified in Kathmandu 
    • Additional one-day adventures in or near Kathmandu
  • What people are saying about our adventures

    Lena, Germany

    I think it was a great experience and adventure where I really could see a different side of Nepal! It was so cool to get to know the culture and the people during our trek and also our guide (Abel) was really trustworthy and fun! I would recommend it of course! Love it.

    Abigail, Colorado

    It was incredible! The guides took great care of us! I would definitely recommend the experience to a friend.

    Kerri, Minnesota

    Everything about my experience with Five14 was AMAZING. Each member of the staff was wonderful to work with and the vision of the organization is inspiring. I would highly recommend Five14 to anyone interested.

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