Helambu Trek

Duration: 10 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teas House
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 3600 m

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 region. It is also one of the most well located short treks due to its close proximity to Kathmandu.

The highest point of the Helambu trek is Tharepati, which is at a height of 3600m. Most of the trekking trail lies at an altitude range of 800m to 3000m. 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. You may like to combine Helambu trerk with Langtang Helambu trek, With Ganjala pass trek and Gosainkunda Lake trek.

The Helambu trek begins from Sundari Jal, after the short drive from Kathmandu. walking 1 hours inter into the 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 hours drive from the main city of Kathmandu. After about an hour of walking, you will reach Shivapuri National Park. From there, the trail then goes past Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, the home of Buddhist-Sermathang, Melamchi village, Hyolmo culture and tradition and Tarke Gyang Monastery. For more details of Helambu trek please contact us.


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

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, Global Adventure Trekking staff will greet you and coordinates transfer to Hotel. Rest of the time is leisure your self.

  • no meals
  • Hotel
  • 1450 m

• Pashupatinath Temple: Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and considered one of the greatest Shiva sites, is located on the banks of the Bagmati River five km north-east of Kathmandu Valley.

• Boudha Nath Stupa: The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism.

• Monkey Temple: Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple.

• Kathmandu Durbar Square: Also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the then Kathmandu Kingdom. The Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

After the breakfast drive to Sundarijal for 1 hrs and start the trek to Shivapuri National Park. You will be walking through the Jungle to Chisapani. Over Night at Guest House.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2100 m

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
  • 2700 m

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
  • 3465m

Tharepati is the place for mountain view then trek goes mostly downhill through the jungle and bush. Melamche is big village inhabited by Sherpa people. Many people practice Buddhism in the Monastery early morning.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2560 m

You are trekking into the valley of Helambu. Mostly descending into the valley and again uphill from Nakote Goun till you arrive little before Tarke Ghyang. Overnight at Guest House.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House
  • 2700m

Morning you can practice with Mangs and Nuns in the Monastery. The day will be begins with spiritual feeling walking through the ridge and facing to Himalaya and valley all the neighbors village of Helambu and visitation can see. Arrive at Sermathang Over night at Guest.

  • BLD
  • Guest House
  • 2621m

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
  • 1450 m

After having the healthy breakfast, we will drop you to Kathmandu International Airport for your final departure.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off
  • 3-night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One full day guided tour in KTM as per itinerary.
  • Lang Tang National Park Entry Permit.
  • Shivapuri National Park Entry permit
  • Land transportation to and from by bus
  • 6-night lodge Accommodation while trekking.
  • Experienced English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • Safe Drinking Water while in the mountain.
  • TIMS-Card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Full board Meals while in the trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Complementary Sleeping bag and Down Jacket if required.
  • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks
  • Clients personal Insurance,
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter (not mandatory but 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 relatively low altitude trek so it is not necessary to be advance level fitness.
  • Please keep in mind that if you return back earlier than schedule trek then hotel and food is on your own cost. 
  • The minimum age for this trip is 10 yrs at the time of travel
  • All the traveler should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 25 USD, 40 USD, 100U SD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.

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