Cultural 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 Trekking 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 trekking 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

Day 01 Arrival and transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Guided Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing Tour
Day 03 Drive to Sundarija and trek to Chisapani (2100m), 4.5 hrs
Day 04 Chisapani trek to Kutumsang (2700 m), 7 hrs
Day 05 Kutumsang trek to Tharepati (3465 m) 5 hrs
Day 06 Thare Pati trek to Melamche Gaun (2560 m), 4 hrs
Day 07 Melamche Gaun trek to Tarke Ghyang (2700 m), 5hrs
Day 08 Tarke Ghyang trek to Sermathang (2621 m), 6 hrs
Day 09 Sermathang trek to Melamche Pul Bazaar and bus to Kathmandu
Day 10 Final departure to TIA.

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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