Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek: 10 Days

Key Information

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Primary Activity:Trekking
  • Group Size:1-25 Peoples
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:Meals included during trek
  • Accomodation:Teahouses/Lodges
  • Max-Altitude:3,650 m.
  • Transportation:Private vehicles
  • Departure from:Kathmandu
  • Culture:Sherpa

Helambu Trek: 10 Days

Helambu trek is a short trek that begins from the Kathmandu Valley. This short trek offers gorgeous views of Gauri Shanker (7134 m), Lamtang Lirung (7246 m) and Ganesh Himal (7405 m).

Following a ridgeline, the trail passes through Kutumsang (2460 m), the first permanently inhabited village of this trek and climbs through cool rhododendron forests to Tharepati (3597 m), the highest point of the trek. The Gompa that we come across at Tarke Ghyang gives you excellent views of Dorje Lakpa (6996 m) and Ganja La to the north.

Despite being so close to Kathmandu, the Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. The unique culture of Sherpa people, bamboo forests, magnificent waterfalls, and the snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of the most diverse treks near Kathmandu. The great Himalayan scenery and Tibetan monasteries make a trek to this region a fascinating experience. The people living in the highlands of the Langtang region are descendants of Tibetan origin.

The Helambu Trek begins from Sundarijal, an hour’s drive from Kathmandu. After about an hour’s walk, we enter Shivapuri National Park. Continuing along the Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang, the trek ends at the Malemchi Pul Bazaar in the Helambu region.


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264ft).

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Travel Society Nepal. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa, etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner that will include a cultural dance performed by the local women. You then return to your hotel for your first overnight stay at the hotel (D)

Day 1

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (1,300m /4,264ft).

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influences in the valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a full-day guided tour to the historic sights such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath). In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we meet our trek leader and other stuff for your adventure trip. Stay overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 2

Day 03: From Kathmandu to Chisopani (1-hour Drive & 4-5 hours trek)

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private vehicle, which will take approximately one hour. From here, you will trek to Chisopani. This pleasant trail passes through the Shivpuri Wildlife Reserve and local Tamang villages. The route descends through a forest of oak trees as you reach Chisopani (2200m.) for the night. (B, L, D)

Day 3

Day 04: From Chisopani to Kutumsang (5-6 hours trek)

Today’s trek is bursting with magnificent views of the Langtang Mountains. We trek through the villages of Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang. From Gul Bhanjyang, the trail climbs the ridge to another pass. Another downhill trek from the pass takes us to Kutumsang. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 4

Day 05: From Kutumsang to Tharepati (5-6 hours trek)

Today, you will be ascending from Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through fir forestry where there are no permanent settlements. The trek continues to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Finally, we arrive at Tharepati. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 5

Day 06: From Tharepati to Tarke Ghyang (5-6 hours trek)

During the early part of the trek, the trail descends until we cross the Melamchi Khola. Then we trek up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements. When we arrive at Tarke Ghyang, explore the village and its monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region. The village is more commonly known as Helambu since most of the inhabitants belong to the Helambu caste. Enjoy the sunset behind the Himalayan peaks before staying overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 6

Day 07: From Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (5-6 hours trek)

Today’s trek will take you through forests, streams, and waterfalls as the trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul. After having lunch in Gangyul, we arrive at Sermathang. Explore the village and Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 7
Day 08: From Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (6-7 hours trek)

On our final day of the trek, we trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar – our final destination. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa people, but there are also people of other ethnicities. Spend your evening chatting with the locals as you eat traditional Sherpa cuisine. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B. L. D)

Day 8

Day 09: From Melamchi Pul Bazaar – Kathmandu via Sermathang (3-4 hours trek; 5-hour drive)

Short walk down from Melamchi Pul Bazaar while passing through many Sherpa villages back to Sermathang. From here, we will drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 5 hours. The rest of your day is free for exploring and shopping. In the evening, you will be invited to a delicious farewell dinner of the original Nepalese cuisine an exciting cultural dance performed by the local women. Stay overnight at hotel (B. L. D)

Day 9

Day 10: Transfer to Airport/Bus Stop for your Onward Travel

Our driver will escort you to the airport or bus stop for your onward travel. We will send you on your way with good luck and gratitude that you chose us for your adventure of a lifetime. (B)

Day 10

Note: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner. 

Cost of Helambu Trek-10 Days

Trip Cost :»1 Pax Price: $850
2-5 Pax Price: $800
6 & More Price: $750

(Contact us for Group Discounts!)

Note: Please feel free to ask us for a tailor-made itinerary that suits your interest, time, and budget.

Service Included

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Langtang National park Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder Trekking Guide
  • Foods, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team)
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire
  • Trekking Map

Service Excluded

  • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking
  • Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service, and cart meal.
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Nepal entry visa fees

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