Helambu Trek

Duration: 5 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Hikking and Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teas House
  • Group Size: 1+15
  • Max Elevation: 3,600 m./11,8.10 ft.

Helambu Trek encompasses the Langtang Helambu region, home of Sherpas Hyolmo. Though located only a few kilometers away from Kathmandu, it remains serene and isolated, unlike the bustling city. The Helambu trek is a relatively low-altitude trek and therefore, in many ways, much easier than many other trekking options in the Langtang and Helambu regions. It is also one of the most well-located short treks due to its proximity to Kathmandu.

The highest point of the Helambu trek is Tharepati, which is at a height of, 3,600 m. Most of the trekking trail lies at an altitude range of 800 m to 3,000 m. Helambu trek offers an insight into the Sherpa Hyolmo culture and beautiful Rhododendron and bamboo forests, waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas. You will also come across Buddhist monasteries in Tarke Ghang and Melamchi Village. Simply put, you can extend this Helambu trek with the Langtang Helambu trekGanjala pass trek, and Gosainkunda Lake trek.

Helambu Circuit Trip: Cutomize 

The Helambu Circuit Trek will be tailored as per your requirements. Our customized vacation package is based on the traveler's time frame, preference, budget, and personal trip itinerary. Global Adventure Trekking offers the group price; however, we greatly appreciate the solo booking. This Helambu Circuit Trek itinerary was carefully designed by our field professor, who has huge knowledge about mountain tourism and their desires.

The Helambu trek begins from Sundari Jal, after a short drive from Kathmandu. Walking 1 hour into Shivapuri National Park. Helambu trek is perfect for those travelers who don't have much time in Nepal. The trail begins from Sundarijal, which is an hour's drive from the main city of Kathmandu. After about an hour of walking, you will reach Shivapuri National Park. From there, the trail goes past Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, the home of Buddhist-Sermathang, Melamchi village, Hyolmo culture and tradition, and Tarke Gyang Monastery.

Booking Procedure

For the booking procedure of Helambu Circuit Trek in Nepal, we are living in the digital age, and there are now two ways to book this trip. A) Booking online, which you can click here, and B) Booking through bank transfer, this method might take a little longer than you think. Both payment options are safe and available with Global Adventure. We suggest a 10% deposit of the total amount for the booking confirmation, and the rest of the due amount, you should pay either by card or Cash in USD, EUR, GBP, or rupees.


  • Experience the rich Buddhist culture of the Sherpa Hyolmo community
  • Trek through Shivapuri National Park
  • Visit beautiful Sherpa Hyolmo villages of Sermathang, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Melamchipul
  • very peaceful and low altitude trek with diverse landscape

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2,100 m./6,880 ft./4 hrs.

After breakfast drive to Sundarijal for an hour and a half and start the trek through the Shivapuri National Park. You will be walking through the Jungle to Chisapani. Night at Guest House.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2,100 m./6,880 ft.

This day is bit long and more up and down to go. But the diversity and bio-diversity makes your day really enjoyable. The route offer the magnificent view of Himalayan panorama and visit the local village. 

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2,700 m./8,885 ft.

The trek goes Gradually up to Mugenghot and Thare pati mostly through the Pine and Rhododendron forest. This is a pleasant walking through the Rhododendron forest and the great Mountain view of Langtang and Gauri Shankar are the best in sights.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 3,465 m./11,365 ft.

Tharepati is popular for its scenic mountain views. Your trek starts at about 8 am and downhill to Melamchi Village for about 3 hours. After having Lunch at Melamchi village, trek through pine, lush green forest to Tarkeghyang.  MElamchi and Tarkeghyang are inhabited by the Helmo cast. Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Total walking distance: 5 hours.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2,630 m./8,626 ft.

Tarkeghyang is famous for its Monastery and Gumba. Leave behind and head to Sermathag for about 4 hours gradually up and down.  Passing streams, waterfalls, and forests makes your walking pleasant. Arrival and check in Guest house.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2,590 m./8,495 ft.

This is long day easy descending to Kakani where the Gumba is built. (You are open to explore the area and have a Lunch here, After having food take a bus to Kathmandu-Optional) You will have a Lunch and keep walking along the river side to Melamche Pul Bazar and we take a bus to Kathmandu. 

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 1,400 m./4600 ft.

What's included

  • Necessary Permits, Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • Shivapuri National Park Entry permit
  • Hotel Pick up and drop off for Trek.
  • Private transportation from destination to Destination as per itinerary.
  • 4--Night standard lodge Accommodation while trekking.
  • Experienced English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Safe Drinking Water (purifier) while in the mountains.
  • TIMS-Card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Full board Meals while trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) whilst trek
  • Complementary Sleeping bag and Down Jacket if required.
  • Personal expenses and all kinds of drinks
  • Nepal entry visa fees cost 25 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15 days, 30 days, and 90 days respectively 
  • Clients' personal Insurance,
  • Tips to your Guide, tips are expected
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Laundry services, telephone,
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax, and custom clearance
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade, etc.
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Useful Info

  • Helambu trek comprise of 5/6 hrs trek per day
  • Helambu Trek is a relatively low-altitude trek so it is not necessary to be advanced level fitness.
  • Please keep in mind that if you return earlier than the scheduled trek then the hotel and food are at your own cost KTM. 
  • The minimum age for this trip is 10 years at the time of travel
  • All travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. A Visa can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. A Visa costs 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively.

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