Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek

US $ 449 per person

Trip Duration

9 Days

Max Altitude

3650 M

Best Season

All Year Round Except Moonsoon ,


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Helambu Trek


Helambu Trek of the Langtang region is one of the best short treks that Nepal offers. Situated at an elevation of 3650 meters, the pristine Helambu valley is the climax of this trek. The journey that takes you to this enchanting village is equally charming with unspoiled routes, spellbinding mountain panoramas, local lodges, thundering rivers, lush hills, thick serene forests, and whatnot. The mountain views of Trekking in the Helambu region include marvelous landscapes of Langtang ranges, Gauri Shankar Himal, Ganesh ranges, Dorje Lakpa, etc.

Helambu trek is extremely flexible and is fit for trekkers with or without prior trekking experience. This adventurous and joyful trek is best visited during the Spring and Autumn season for the best experiences. Helambu is among the less explored trekking regions of Nepal, thus the cultural, social, and natural aspects of this trek are still intact. The vibrant Tibetan Buddhist culture of the locals, dominant Sherpa, and Tamang communities through the trail are the major attractions of this trek apart from the serenity and mountain proximity.

Away from the modernization, Helambu Trek is an adventure with a well-preserved culture and environment. As you trek higher, you will be accommodating overnight in basic lodges of the locals. You will be served with local food (Dal- Bhat set is quite famous around here) and the heart-warming hospitality of the locals.  If you trek in the Autumn season, you will be served with organic Kiwi fruit that locals produce by themselves.  This trek brought to you by Greater Himalaya starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal.


Main attractions of Helambu Trek

Pleasant views of Langtang mountain ranges and Gosaikunda peaks

Spectacular view of Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal.

The grandeur of lush rhododendron forests and verdant hills.

A glimpse of serene and cultural villages like Chisapani, Thadepati, Sermanthang, etc.

The pristine Sherpa and Helmo villages with a unique culture.

Revered local monasteries and delicious local cuisines.


Outline Itinerary for Helambu Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 meters)

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani (2300 meters): 50 minutes of drive and 4 hours of trek

Day 03: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2450 meters): 7 hours of trek

Day 04: Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650 meters): 6 hours of trek

Day 05: Trek from Thadepati to TarkeGhyang (2743 meters): 6 hours of trek

Day 06: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (2620 meters): 4 hours of trek

Day 07: Trek from Sermanthang to Melamchipul Bazar: 4 hours of trek

Day 08: Drive from Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu: 4 hours of drive

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu



Arrival: Kathmandu > Departure: Kathmandu


Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 meters)

Following your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be picked and escorted to a hotel room. You can relax for a while in a hotel and then take a short brief tour of the tourist hub of Nepal- Thamel. You will help you get acquainted with good restaurants, ATMs, trekking gear shops, etc. We will also brief you about the trekking by taking you to the office. Later today, we will host a welcome dinner program for you in a restaurant where you can pick meals from Nepali, Italian, Chinese and Continental menus. Overnight stay in a hotel at Thamel.


Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani (2300 meters): 50 minutes of drive and 4 hours of trek

We will get up early and have a hot breakfast in Kathmandu, after which we will take approximately 1 hour of scenic drive to Sundarijal. Sundarijal is an onset point of this trek and we will take an ascending trail towards Chisapani located at 2300 meters. we will cross a small hydroelectric plant, Shivapuri National Park, and Mulkhara village (The main residents of this village are Tamang) after trekking up a ridge at 1895 meters. We will trek through a thick jungle of oaks and rhododendron. Taking this trek in the Spring season will you bestow with thriving multiple colored rhododendrons. Upon passing this forest we shall reach Chisapani.


Trek from Chisapani to Kutunmsang (2450 meters): 7 hours of trek

We will have breakfast in Chisapani enjoying the wonderful sunrise views from Chisapani.  After enjoying our breakfast, we will head out to Kutumsang which requires about 7 hours of trekking. We will trek through the meadows and grounds relishing the brilliant sights of the Langtang Highlands. We will then descend in the ridge, which takes us to a small and serene village of Pathi Bhanjyang. We will trek to Gul Bhanjyang and continue the uphill and downhill trek to arrive at Kutumsang.


Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650 meters): 6 hours of trek

We will ascend above Kutumsang through a lush forest of fir and rhododendron. We will continue trekking and the views of snow-clad Langtang and Gosaikunda peaks that you see while approaching Thadepati are simply spectacular. We will continue to Yurin Danda enjoying the awesome views of mountains and alpine forest. We will trek for 6 hours from Kutumsang looking at attractions like rhododendron forest and snow-capped peaks to finally arrive at Thadepati. We shall stay overnight at a local lodge in Thadepati.


Trek from Thadepati to TarkeGhyang (2743 meters): 6 hours of trek

Today’s trek will reveal to you the unique culture and lifestyle of remote Nepal. We will head towards TarkeGhyang, plunging downhill towards the enthralling Melamchi village. The Sherpa people of Melamchi village are diverse from the Sherpa to the east and Khumbu region. You will witness beautiful and revered Buddhist Stupas shrines and monasteries (these monasteries are also visited by the revered Guru Rinpoche). We will trek up to TarkeGyang and pass through some Sherpa settlements whilst relishing the Himalayan summits. Today, we will also visit and explore the village’s ancient monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in this place. The inhabitants of this village mainly belong to the Hyolmo caste and the village is more popularly called Helambu. We will stay overnight at a lodge in TarkeGyang.


Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (2620 meters): 4 hours of trek

While returning from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang we will trek in a relatively even/flat terrain amidst dense beautiful forests. We will also come across small streams as we proceed and also cross Parachin and Gangul village before reaching our final destination of today. Sermanthang is a Sherpa village with a number of monasteries and it also offers great Jugal Himal ranges. Overnight stay at a basic lodge in Sermanthang.


Trek from Sermanthang to Melamhipul Bazar: 4 hours of trek

We will start the day a little late today with breakfast in Sermanthang. After breakfast, we will follow a gradually descending trail through dense forests and cultivated terraced fields today. We shall stay overnight in Melamchi which is a village with a unique lifestyle and tradition of its own. After trekking for 4 hours, we shall stay overnight in Melamchi.


Drive from Melamchibazar to Kathmandu: 4 hours of drive

We will take a scenic 4-hour long drive passing the streams, rivers, forests, and numerous settlements today to arrive at Kathmandu.


Departure from Kathmandu

This is the final day of the tour and you will be traveling to your own destination today.