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9 Days 8 Nights
Availability : Spring and Autumn
Thamel Marga Kathmandu
Near By Kathmandu Valley
Min Age : 10
Max People : 15

Helambu Trek

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    Maximum Altitude: 3650 m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

The Helambu Trek is a Short and beautiful trekking route in the Langtang region, renowned for its natural beauty, cultural encounters, and serene landscapes. It takes you through the stunning Helambu Valley, offering panoramic mountain views, charming villages, and lush forests. 

The Helambu Trek is a relatively short and accessible trek that starts from Sundarijal, just a short drive from Kathmandu. It offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty of the Langtang region without venturing into higher altitudes. The trek takes you through the Helambu Valley, which is known for its scenic splendor and the warm hospitality of its residents.

The Helambu Circuit Trek is a variation of the Helambu Trek that includes a circular route. It starts and ends in Sundarijal, taking you through different villages and landscapes within the Helambu region. The circuit trek offers a more comprehensive experience of the area, allowing you to explore diverse cultural communities and enjoy the natural wonders of the region.

The Helambu Valley Trek is focused on exploring the breathtaking Helambu Valley. This valley is nestled in the Langtang region, just north of Kathmandu, and is known for its tranquil ambiance, verdant landscapes, and traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages. The trek provides an opportunity to witness the unique lifestyle, culture, and architecture of these ethnic communities.

Sermanthang is a village located in the Helambu Valley, which serves as a major highlight of the Helambu Trek. This picturesque village is adorned with terraced fields, ancient monasteries, and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Sermanthang offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life of the local people and is an ideal place to rest and rejuvenate during the trek.

Helambu Trek is a captivating journey through the stunning Helambu Valley. This Trek offers an east to moderate level of difficulty and can be customized to suit your preferences and time constraints. It allows trekkers to experience the natural beauty, cultural richness, and warm hospitality of the region. From picturesque villages to awe-inspiring mountain views, the Helambu Trek offers an unforgettable Himalayan adventure.

Helambu Trek Facts
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: 3650m/11975 ft (Tharepati)
  • Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • No of Days: 09 days
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodations: Tea houses
  • Average trek per day:  5 to 6 hours
  • Group size: 1-15 max
Helambu Trek Highlights
  • Pay a visit to some cultural attractions of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Bouddhanath
  • Observe and roam around some amazing landscapes of the Langtang region
  • Enjoy trekking through the beautiful trail decorated with rhododendron flowers and pines
  • Relish the breathtaking views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal ranges
  • Explore the variety of flora and fauna as we progress through Shivapuri National Park
  • Witness the vibrant Tamang and Hyolmo culture throughout the trek
  • Observe the Buddhist Monasteries, Mani walls, and prayer flags that add beauty to this mighty region
  • Sweet apple farm
Helambu Trek Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Preparation for Trek
  • Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2165 m), 5/6hrs
  • Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2470 m), 5/6hrs
  • Day 05: Trek to Melamchogaon (2530 m), 6hrs
  • Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2600 m), 3/4hrs
  • Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2590 m), 4/5hrs
  • Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Khola and drive to Kathmandu (1400 m), 6/7hrs
  • Day 09: Departure

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • A full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseen Tour with local tour guide and Private vehicle
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • Trekking route map.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Tips to guide & porter (expected)
  • Travel insurance.
  • UNESCO entrance fee (Kathmandu city tour)

Complementaries

Return after trip finish
  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking Pole
What to Expect
  • Pay a visit to some cultural attractions of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Bouddhanath
  • Observe and roam around some amazing landscapes of the Langtang region.
  • Enjoy trekking through the beautiful trail decorated with rhododendron flowers and pines.
  • Relish the breathtaking views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal ranges.
  • Explore the variety of flora and fauna as we progress through Shivapuri National Park.
  • Witness the vibrant Tamang and Hyolmo culture throughout the trek
  • Observe the Buddhist Monasteries, Mani walls, and prayer flags that add beauty to this mighty region
  • Sweet apple farm
Helambu Trek Photos
Helambu Trek Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Maximum Altitude: 1400 m
  • Meal: Dinner

Welcome to Kathmandu! Our airport representative will receive you at the airport. You don’t need to bother about the hotel check-in procedures. That’s on our side. You will be transferred to the hotel where you can rest and freshen up.

People get amazed by the street culture of Kathmandu. So, you can step down and hover around in the evening. Overnight.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Preparation for Trek

  • Maximum Altitude: 1400 m
  • Meal: Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast, we will begin our day with an early morning visit to the most popular Hindu shrine i.e. Pashupatinath. The vibe around the temple is something you will cherish.

After that, we will visit the monkey temple (Swayambhunath) and the famous Tibetan stupa (Bouddhanath Stupa). Our visit to these sites sums up our sightseeing program in Kathmandu.

Our trek guide will give a brief explanation of this trek. The nearby markets have an exclusive collection of trekking gear. You can help yourself if you need something. 

Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani

  • Maximum Altitude: 2165 m
  • Traveled Distance: 13 km
  • Trip Duration: 1-hour drive, 5-6 hrs walk
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

“Sundarijal” translates to beautiful waterfalls in literal meaning. It lies on the north of Kathmandu within the Shivapuri National Park. It is about 16 km away from Kathmandu. It is the starting point of the trek. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore waterfalls, wildlife, and temples.

Sundarijal can be a bit crowded as it is popular for a picnic spot near Kathmandu. We begin our hike towards Chisapani which passes the forest featuring shades of tall trees, green hills, fresh atmosphere. No crowd! HOW BEAUTIFUL IT CAN GET.

We will walk past the pipeline towards Mulkharka where we can enjoy the view of the valley and the trail we came through. After that, we will continue to reach Chisapani. Chisapani welcomes us with stunning views of the mountains. Overnight.

Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang

  • Maximum Altitude: (2470 m)
  • Traveled Distance: 17 km
  • Trip Duration: 5-6 hrs walk
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we will be hiking through a bit bumpy trail. After early morning breakfast, we will be set on our journey. We will enjoy the views of the Langtang range on this day.

The first part will be walking down the hill towards Pati Bhanjyang ( a Brahmin and Chhetri settlement). A small white Chorten and rhododendron forest is a real visual treat for us amidst the trail. After that, the trail goes up and then down to reach Gul Bhanjyang. It is a settlement of Tamang people where you can relax, have snacks, and chitchat with the locals.

We will again walk down and then take a final ascend to reach Kutumsang. We will have to walk through a rocky trail to reach today’s destination. Overnight in Kutumsang.

Day 5: Trek to Melamchi Gaon

  • Maximum Altitude: (2530 m) 
  • Traveled Distance: 13 km
  • Trip Duration: 7-8 hrs walk
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will follow the ridgeline through the forest where the views of Goshaikunda peak and Langtang range. We will walk past a village named Magen Goth. The walk amidst nature feels so surreal. It can also be titled as one of the best ridge walks in the Goshaikunda trek trail.

 We will reach the highest altitude village of this trek after crossing Magen Goth i.e Tharepati. Then, we will descend the trail. As we descend down, the glory of rhododendron trees and cone vegetation overwhelms us.

Melamchi Gaon is a densely populated Sherpa village where there is a clear reflection of Tibetan Culture.

The village has a fine collection of luxurious lodges and archaic monasteries. Get to know about their practices! Talk with the locals. You are gonna love it!

Day 6: Trek to Tarke Ghyang

  • Maximum Altitude: (2600 m)
  • Traveled Distance: 6.2 km
  • Trip Duration: 3-4 hrs
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tarke Ghyang is the largest village in the Helambu region. After a hearty breakfast, we will start walking down the village and traverse the Melamchi Khola by a bridge that stands at 1890 meters. We will descend up here. 

A long climb up the other side of the valley awaits us. We will finally reach Tarke Ghyang. The beautiful amalgamation of Sherpa culture and spirituality adds more richness to this place. Overnight.

Day 7: Trek to Sermathang

  • Maximum Altitude: (2590 m)
  • Traveled Distance: 10.5 km
  • Trip Duration: 4-5 hrs walk
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sermanthang is famous for the name of the sweet apple farm. The delicious and juicy apple production happens to be in this culturally and naturally rich village. 

We will descend through the beautiful forests and many Sherpa villages to reach to Sermanthang. The astonishing views of the Himalayas will captivate our souls. The Himalayas in her absolute beauty!

Get to know the lifestyle of the Sherpa people and the glory of the apple plantation.

Day 8: Trek to Melamchi Khola and drive to Kathmandu

  • Maximum Altitude: (1400 m)
  • Traveled Distance:  km
  • Trip Duration: 6-7 hrs walk
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The path slopes steeply downwards until reaching the road in Panchkhal, located in a Himalayan river valley. Today, we’ll embark on a bus journey to Kathmandu, traveling through Melamchi Bazaar. The route offers scenic views along the Melamchi River, showcasing the beautiful natural scenery and agricultural land.

Day 9:Departure

  • Meal: Breakfast

Our airport representative will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight to the homeland.  

You will have a bagful of trekking memories by the time you leave. We wish you the very best and hope that you remember us the next time you visit Nepal.

Helambu Trek Map

Helambu Trek

FAQ

How difficult is the Helambu Trek?

Helambu Trek is not at all difficult. The walking hours are less and the package is well structured. So, an average healthy person can easily complete it.

What is the best time for this trek?

The best time for this trek is March- September, October, November. The weather in these seasons is mild and moderate. The clear view of mountains will be a visual treat for your eyes.

What is the condition of drinking water?

Mineral water is available in every teahouse. However, a Water purifying bottle can be the best alternative.

Is Wi-Fi available?

Wi-Fi isn’t available everywhere. If you feel any urgency, you can use mobile data.

How fit does one need to be for the HelambuTrek?

It doesn’t require any technical expertise or specific training. An average healthy man can go on this trek easily and praise the beautiful nature of the region.

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Lucas Jones

Solo Traveller

I had the pleasure of doing the Helambu Trek and it was truly an unforgettable experience. The landscapes were stunning and our guide was excellent in showing us the best views and telling us about the local culture. The trek was challenging but manageable and the accommodations and food exceeded my expectations. I appreciated the attention to detail and making me feel confident and comfortable throughout the trek. I highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for an authentic and exciting adventure in Nepal.

June 1, 2023
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