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Helambu Yoga Retreat Trek

Enhance your physical and mental health trekking and practicing yoga in the hidden valley of Helambu and unwind yourself from the stresses of everyday life.

Best Season Best Season March to May and September to November
Trip Duration Trip Duration 10
Trip Difficulty Trip Difficulty Medium
Accomodation Accomodation Hotels in cities and tea houses & lodges during the trek
 Max. Elevation Max. Elevation 3.771 m (12,372ft)

Trip Highlights

  • Combination of mindful yoga, meditation, and exploration of the Himalayas in the same trip.
  • Nearest location from Kathmandu to admire the Himalayan views including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Gangchhenpo, Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and others.
  • Less crowded and peaceful trails with scenic, cultural, and climate varieties.
  • Visit old monasteries and stupas that have a long history of Tibetan Buddhism in the region.
  • The hidden valleys of Helambu, blessed by the Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava).
  • Helambu, the homeland of the Hyolmo people.
  • Sherpa (Hyolmo) settlements and culture that is unique from other Sherpas in the eastern region.
  • Experience the lifestyle of ethnic groups like the Tamang and Hyolmo people.
  • Encounter with the flora and fauna in the trekking trail.
  • Explore the rich Nepali art and architecture in the 7 World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley.

Introduction

Situated very close to Kathmandu Valley with the less crowded trail, the Helambu Circuit Trek is the perfect place for the practitioners of yoga and meditation. This is an engaging and exciting journey of the spiritual world. Unquestionably, it combines the enjoyment of being in the presence of natural beauty with practicing yoga every day in the morning and evening. Blended with Buddhist and Hindu culture, the trek is short and favorable for those who can’t go to higher altitudes and walk longer. The presence of rhododendron forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and the snow-capped Himalayas adds to the beauty of the region. On a clear day, it is possible to witness spectacular vistas of mountains like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang.

Helambu Yoga Retreat Trek is one of the diverse hikes near Kathmandu because of the unique and rich culture of the high mountain people’s Hyolmo. The Helambu and Melamchi Valleys in northeastern Nepal are home to the indigenous Hyolmo or Yolmo people, sometimes known as the “Helambu Sherpas”. In fact, the language spoken by the Hyolmo people is quite similar to Tibetan. The primary agricultural occupation of the Hyolmo people is the cultivation of potatoes, radishes, and other crops. The Hyolmo people were famous for producing yak cheese and for herding yaks. But most of them are in the tourism business these days.

Hyolmo aka Helambu is a practitioner’s paradise of breathtaking mountains, hills, and hidden valleys. The region holds self-arisen occurrences that inspire faith, and healing waters that are astounding and essentially unexplored. Its proximity to Kathmandu begs that each pilgrim who comes to Nepal. Formerly, make the journey into the mountains to witness for oneself the majesty of the Hyolmo Snow Enclosure. And then enjoy the blessings conferred by the renowned Guru Padmasambhava of Odiyana and his disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal.

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Melamchim-ghyang is the most evident place in Hyolmo. As per the Buddhist inscriptions, Yeshe Tsogyal and Guru Rinpoche have left behind personal belongings and secret treasures. Located in the Hyolmo Snow Enclosure, a “hidden land” of the Guru and his main Tibetan disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal, Melamchi-yang is a spiritual place that is secluded from the modern world. For the same reason,  Melamchi-ghyang is also a great site to start a practice or meditation retreat if you are you are willing to travel to Hyolmo.  Equally important, the Guru himself has claimed that practicing for a day in any part of Hyolmo Valley is equivalent to practicing for a year in ordinary places.

Hyolmo (also called Helambu) in northern Nepal is renowned for its many drub-phug, or meditation caves. Among them, two of which are well-known for being Guru Rinpoche’s places of meditation. The lower cave at Melamchi-ghyang is easier to reach. The cave is known as the Nyin-da Rang-Jung Drug-phug, or Meditation Cave of the Self-arisen Sun and Moon. The cave got its name from the naturally occurring crescent shape that encircles a circle in the cave’s stone roof. This shape represents the union of wisdom and skillful practices.

Undeniably, pilgrims and practitioners should visit a sacred location Lion Fort Tiger Cave at Karchung. It is the cave where the renowned Tibetan yogi Milarepa spent three years. The mentor Marpa, guided him to achieve realizations in this location.

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Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

    Kathmandu (1,400m/4,600ft)

    This is the day you will meet our representative in Kathmandu for an introduction. A comprehensive trek briefing is scheduled, including all mandatory formalities, the program schedule, what to carry in terms of gear, and when to make last-minute purchases. Today is the preparation day to get ready for your hike. Spend your leisure time wandering around Thamel and enjoy the first overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani

    Sundarijal (1,400m/4,600ft) Chisapani (2,170m/ 7,119ft)

    This morning, we will drive about an hour from Kathmandu to Sundarijal on a private vehicle. We begin our walking journey from Sundarijal to Mulkharka, a large Tamang hamlet. The trail continues to ascend gradually through the ridges of the forest until dropping to the ridgetop location of Chisapani. Chisapani is famous for spectacular panoramic views of several snow-capped summits.

  • Day 03: Trek to Kutumsang

    Chisapani (2,170m/ 7,119ft) Pati Bhanjyang (1,900m/6,233ft) Kutumsang (2,470m/8,103t)

    We drop down up to Pati Bhanjyang at first, then the trail climbs to Chipling, where we may have our lunch break. Then we traverse through charming, traditional hill villages with stone pavement rocky paths, and a few small local stores, and reach a wide off-road to Gulfu Bhanjyang. But the breathtaking vistas of the mountains don’t stop amazing you. After ascending for an hour and walking a flat trail through the lush forest we will reach the Kutumsang village for the overnight stay.

  • Day 04: Trek to Thadepati

    Kutumsang (2,470m/8,103t) Mangingoth (3,250m/10,662ft) Thadepati (3,600m/11,811t)

    Today, the first section of the trail ascends from Kutumsang through a rhododendron and oak forest and a rocky, eroded trail. As we ascend the slope, Langtang and Gosaikunda Range Peaks like Ghanchenpo and Dorje Lakpa and many others come into sight. We will pause for lunch at Mangingoth. From there, the trail winds through woodlands and has several ups and downs until arriving at the peaceful highland of Thedepati.

  • Day 05: Trek to Melamchhigyang

    Thadepati (3,600m/11,811t) Melamchhigyang (2,550m/8,366ft)

    We descend steeply through forests of juniper, oaks, pines, and rhododendrons for around four hours today. We will arrive early in the community, and we may spend the remaining time taking leisure or strolling through the village. This village is inhabited by the Helambu Sherpas known as “Hyolmo” these days. However, they are not similar to those Sherpas living in the East.

  • Day 06: Yoga and exploration day at Melamchhimgyang

    Melamchhigyang (2,550m/8,366ft)

     Today will be our yoga and exploration day at Melamchhimgyang. We will have some yoga sessions in the morning and explore the caves and sacred sites of Guru Rinpoche around the village. Melamchhimgyang is the largest Hyolmo village with more than 200 houses.

    Originally the village Melamchim gyang was “Molamchhen” meaning the “blessed place”.  According to residents and mythology, the settlement was established in the eighth or ninth century. Around 600 years ago, Guru Padmasambhava Rinpoche (the founder of Tibetan Buddhism) visited the area to meditate. So the village is blessed by Guru Rinpoche. Pilgrims still visit the Nyinda Rengjon Meditation Cave, where Guru Rinpoche meditated. They believe that meditating in the same locations as Guru Rinpoche improves their meditation and helps them achieve nirvana.

  • Day 07: Trek to Tarkegyang

    Melamchhigyang (2,550m/8,366ft) Nakote (1,950m/6,397ft) Tarkegyang ((2,550m/8,366ft)

    Today we are heading to Tarke Gyang. The trail descends until we reach the Melamchi River. Then we trek up to Tarke Gyang, passing through the Sherpa communities of Nakote and Dhojum. Upon reaching Chiri village, we will visit the Chiri monastery, the primitive old and historic Buddhist monastery in the whole Helambu region. The monastery was destroyed by the 2015 earthquake and it is renovated now. After walking for half an hour we reach Tarkegyang village. The village is most often known as Helambu because the majority of the residents are from the Hyolmo caste.

  • Day 08: Trek to Ama Yangri and trek back to Chyomuthang

    Tarkegyang ((2,550m/8,366ft) Ama Yangri Peak (3,771m/12,372ft) Chyomuthang (3,100m/10,170ft)

    Today, we will ascend to Ama Yangri Peak located at an elevation of 3,771 meters. Ama Yangri, also known as AmaJyomoYangri, is a hidden gem in Helambu. It is worth seeing the Yangri Peak, which is thought to be the Holy Mountain that protects the whole Helambu region.

    Climbing Ama Yangri Peak from Tarke Gyang takes approximately 4 hours. The trail winds through quiet forests before gradually rising to the peak. The hilltop offers breathtaking views of the Helambu region and towering snow-clad hills and Himalayan ranges. After taking in the breathtaking views, we will gradually descend to Chyomuthang for the overnight. Located in the middle of the pine forest and serene setting, Chyomuthang Resort provides the best stay experience and place to practice yoga.

  • Day 09: Trek to Sermathang

    Chyomuthang (3,100m/10,170ft) Sermathang (2,600m/8,530ft)

    We won’t gain much altitude today, so it will be a relatively easy walk. Today is the last walking day of this wonderful trek. We will be walking through the alternative trail full of beautiful trails and forests. The trail traverses by the ridgeline up to Sermathang. Sermathang is another large Hyolmo settlement with a Buddhist monastery at the village’s highest point.

  • Day 10: Drive from Sermathang via Kaje village to Kathmandu

    Sermathang (2,600m/8,530ft) Kathmandu (1,400m/4,600ft)

    Finally, we will drive back to Kathmandu from Sermathang in a private vehicle. On our way back, we will stop by the Kaje Village and visit the new Helambu Great Trail. The trail is a walking trail around Helambu with a stone pavement built similar to the Great Wall of China.

    It takes about 4- 5 hours to reach Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you off at your accommodation. You can relax and do souvenir shopping. In your spare time, you can stroll around Thamel and visit the neighborhood bars and restaurants.

Cost Includes

  • All necessary airport arrival departures are as per the itinerary.
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis on the BB plan.
  • 8 nights at the best available twin-sharing rooms at Chisapani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, Melamchhigyang, Tarkegyang, Chyomuthang and Sermathang.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 3 times tea or coffee during the trek.
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, meals, insurance, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
  •  Langtang National Pak Permit
  • Trekking permit (TIMS)
  • Farewell dinner.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of the certificate after the successful trek.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Insurance covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out-of-management control include landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Tips and gratitude to staff.

Train Yourself

Qualification/Training

The best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, and climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, and biking in your daily base training.

Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking

  • One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry 8 kg themselves in a backpack for preparation.
  • We suggest you run about 4/5 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months to make your climbing much easier. Or use the treadmill for everyday running and walking.
  • If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than the elevator.
  • Regular swimming, biking, and rowing are also good ways to maintain your physical strength.
  • Fuel your body well with small but frequent healthy foods and drink plenty of water.
  • Go through a trek grading and know what type of trekking is suitable for you. The treks are graded as easy, moderate, hard, and challenging treks.
  • Go after what you want and what your physical capabilities will allow you to. Do not push too hard yourself. Trekking is not a competition. It is relaxing and rewarding.
  • Walk at a pace you are most comfortable with.  An assistant guide will be always walking at the back of the group so you don’t have to rush to catch up with the faster walkers at the front.
  • Using trekking poles reduces the body and backpack’s weight on the legs and makes walking more easier on inclines.
  • Invest in the comfortable full trekking boot with ankle support and a sturdy Vibram sole that suits your foot to avoid blisters.

FAQs

  • What is yoga retreat trek?

    Yoga retreat trek refers to a combination of hiking in the Himalayas and simultaneously practicing yoga while being close the nature. Trekking means traveling through terrain that includes farmlands, beautiful forests, steep mountains, and hills. Additionally, yoga refers to physical activity that calms and revitalizes the body, mind, and spirit.

  • Do you provide customized yoga treks?

    We list the treks that we offer on our website. We may also create our itineraries and offer additional itineraries upon request. You might be able to go on a trip that is shorter or longer.

  • Is Annapurna region safe to trek?

    The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness to reduce the chances of it we suggest a single day for acclimatization. You will also be guided by an experienced trekking guide and assisted by local porters, who are there to take care of you during your trek.

  • Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?

    Yes, outside of Terminal Hall, a Trekkers Paradise representative will be waiting to welcome you. Your name will be on a Trekkers Paradise name card that he will be holding up. After that, you’ll be transferred to the hotel of your choice.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

    Except for Indian citizens, all foreign nationals require a visa in order to enter Nepal.

  • What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?

    After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you fill out the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.

    You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:

    • Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
    • Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
    • Flight Tickets.
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, and family contacts.
  • When is the best time to travel to Nepal?

    When choosing when to schedule your trip to Nepal, the weather is most often the best indicator. Sept. to Nov. and March to May are the best times to visit Nepal because of the stunning scenery and clear blue skies.

  • Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or are we supposed to be carrying it alone?

    During the trek, your luggage will be looked after by our seasoned and trustworthy porters. All you need to bring is a modest daypack for your items, such as cash, a water bottle, a camera, and sunblock. Usually, we choose one porter to assist with the bags of two trekkers.

  • What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?

    If you have altitude sickness or any other issues, we will provide you with the medications that your doctor has ordered based on the nature of your condition. We will descend you and in the worst of circumstances, the helicopter will rescue you.

  • How is the Higher Himalayan toilet facilities like?

    For the most part, teahouses and lodges have shared bathrooms that are kept up and cleaned. Attached restrooms are now available at a select few tea houses and lodges. As far as feasible, we will provide you the greatest option in this regard.

  • How are the shower facilities on the trek?

    Many teahouses and lodges often offer hot water shower facilities. If there isn’t one, the teahouse/lodges will provide you a bucket of hot water. You are responsible for paying for the shower on your own, and the price varies depending on the location.

  • Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?

    Please get in touch with your service provider to see if their “Global roaming” package includes Nepal. Please be aware that not all areas of Nepal are serviced by the GSM network.

  • Will we have Wi-Fi?

    The network and Wi-Fi may not always be accessible. Nevertheless, not many hotels offer free or paid Wi-Fi.

  • May I charge my camera and mobile batteries on my Trip?

    Most locations within your hotel reception will offer these amenities, although there may be a service charge. Bring along your adapters, please!

  • Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?

    Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.

  • What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

    • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home.
    • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple.
    • Taking photographs inside most temples and monasteries is considered illegal.
    • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects and including Nepali people.
    • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel.

Equipments

Safety Precation durung the Helambu Yoga Retreat Trek

Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  • Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience and can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and ensure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
  • We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
  • Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
  • Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.

Meals during the trek

Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails.

All the meals including breakfasts, lunch, and dinner are served during your stay in Kathmandu and the trekking journey. Usually, breakfast and dinner are served at the same hotel where we stay overnight and lunch is served en route to our destination during the trek.

The services are basic, with some of the popular western, Asian, or Nepalese menus being the most popular and consumed. The most popular and common menu items include the Dal-Bhat set, which consists of rice, lentils, and vegetables, as well as meat, rice, and noodle items, spaghetti, pasta, momo(dumplings), Tibetan bread, chapatti, local tsampa porridge,  potatoes, sandwiches, macaroni dishes, pizza, Sherpa stew, steaks, vegetable curry and so forth.  The Dessert Items  (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu as well during the trek.

However, you cannot compare them with the choices available in large cities. Usually, local agricultural products are used to prepare meals. Other ingredients are purchased from the market if they cannot grow at a particular elevation.

Breakfast and dinner orders are taken in advance to save time; breakfast orders are taken the night before and dinner orders are taken as soon as you arrive at the teahouse. Depending on your schedule for the day, your typical day will begin. Breakfast is served in your lodge each morning, after which you leave for the next stop. A guide will notify the next tea house or lodge of your arrival each day. Around noon, you’ll stop for lunch at any nearby lodge on the way. You will arrive at your destination shortly after lunch. You can unwind or explore the nearby attractions when you arrive. You will dine around 7 to 8 pm.

At high altitudes, we strongly advise drinking hot liquid drinks in addition to fresh vegetable foods and fruit drinks. Drink plenty of water, not all a once but regularly on a time intervals.

It is best to avoid smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, non-vegetarian foods like meat, caffeine-containing foods, hot chocolate, and dairy and cheese products on high-altitude treks. These things increase the chances of getting altitude sickness and diarrhea.

Accommodation during the trek

10 days  Helambu Yoga Retreat Trek includes 10 nights’ lodge-to-lodge stay at a mountain, 1 night in Lushma, Pokhara, Saragkot, 2 nights in Kathmandu hotel, and  4 nights at Chitwan where we use the best available lodge and select the best luxurious accommodation in the regions.

You can find some teahouses and lodges with good services on the trekking routes during your trekking days. But as you ascend higher they become more basic. Rooms are basic, almost every room consisting twin-bedded with two beds with a mattress, a pillow, and blankets. You can share a room with a fellow trekker with whom you feel at ease.

Although, each lodge has its own set of standards, please do not anticipate luxurious accommodations, particularly in the mountains. Most teahouses offer hot showers, boiled drinking water, extra blankets, charging stations, and WIFI for an additional fee. The price of teahouses is determined by the location and the facilities/services they offer.

Safe Drinking Water

The availability of drinking water is not an issue.  Bottled mineral water is available in most places for purchase, but there is no provision to dispose of plastic bottles. We encourage guests to do what they can to protect the environment. We do not recommend purchasing single-use plastic bottles. You can buy or bring your own Nalgene bottles on the trek which makes the trail free from bottles and rubbish.

Filling your water bottles in tea houses is another option for getting drinking water. Several guesthouses have the Euro-guard filters water.  Boiled filter water is also available in tea houses that are completely safe to drink but may be inexpensive for the duration of the trek.

River water is generally full of glaciers and sand and may be contaminated with animal urine and toilet run-off, so do not drink it. The tap water in the lodges is piped from high up, away from rivers and clean glaciers, so it is better, but it still must be treated.

Use iodine drops (3 per liter) locally known as Lugols solution, available at Thamel supermarkets in Kathmandu. The chlorine-based tablets are another choice, but they do transmit a taste to the water. Alternatively, you could purchase a Steripen, which uses UV to kill the bacteria but is a bit fragile to carry during the trek.

The best option is the water purification tablet Aquaprove, which uses cutting-edge technology. Most importantly, it works against all pathogens in impure water. It’s light, simple to use, has no taste, and is all-natural.

Waste Management during the trek

Leave No Traces, Only the Footprints! Pack out your waste. We practice responsible eco-tourism and organize eco-friendly trips to support sustainable tourism.

The trekking trail in Nepal has suffered significant damage as a result of not having a strong policy on waste management. Act and travel responsibly. We prefer that all of our clients bring their trash keep them in a container or bag, and dispose of it properly at a specific spot or dustbin.

Difficulties during the Helambu Yoga Retreat Trek

  • The trekking trail gets filthy during the Monsoon.
  • Altitude sicknesses like nausea, breathing difficulties, and headaches become common despite the lower altitude trek.
  • High-tech facilities like Wi-fi and ATMs get exorbitant at high lands.
  • Peak season might create an insufficiency of guest houses and lodges
  • Accommodations are economical as we go higher in the highlands.

How to avoid acute mountain sickness?

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most deadly risk of trekking. Anyone can get a victim of this sickness when their body is exposed to a higher elevation in a short period of time and the body is unable to adapt to the changing atmospheric pressures. As you ascend higher, the oxygen and air pressure decrease. Our bodies are capable of handling the change, but they require time to gradually adapt. If it is not treated in time, it can be severe and result in death. You can take a few preventative measures to avoid it.

  • Not to climb too high too fast.
  • Climb slowly and attain the height gradually.
  • Take it easy and climb at your own comfortable pace.
  • Reduce your walking hours as you reach 2000 meters and walk slowly.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get plenty of rest. If you feel like your body needs more rest, get it.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
  • Meditation and warm-up exercise each day before starting the trek.
  • Allow an acclimatization day for every 1000m of elevation gain.

There are two more serious but less common severe forms of altitude sickness. Both have the potential to be fatal. You must descend immediately to receive medical care.

High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) causes the lungs to swell with excess fluid, which makes breathing difficult even when at rest. You experience extreme exhaustion, weakness, and perhaps a sense of suffocation. A dry cough, nose breathing, shortness of breath, fever, chest tightness, rapid heart rates, congestion, swelling, and fainting are the symptoms of HAPE.  If HAPE is not promptly treated by lowering the altitude or using oxygen, it can be fatal.

High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid on the brain that results in swelling. Confusion, poor coordination, and possibly violent behavior could occur. Hallucinations, loss of consciousness, fever and fatigue, photophobia, hypertension, coma, shortness of breath, and inability to walk are some more symptoms of HACE. HACE can result in death if it is not treated immediately.

The early signs of altitude sickness can be relieved by immediately descending. However, if you are experiencing severe acute mountain sickness symptoms, you should see a doctor.

The drug acetazolamide can ease heavy breathing and lessen the effects of altitude sickness. You may also be given the steroid Dexamethasone. But you are never recommended to take such drugs as far as possible until the situation is harsh.

Trekkkers Paradise Crews

During the 10-day Helambu Yoga Retreat Trek, you will be accompanied by trained yoga trainers and our local best-trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well-trained and licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking/climbing peaks all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two members will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 20 kg. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provide them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency in speaking English and other major Languages
  • Rock climbing
  • Conservation and biodiversity

Booking and Payment Process

Trekkers Paradise is a government-authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentation like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, Western Union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details at your convenience by mail.

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