Helambu Trek is the nearest trekking trail to Kathmandu. It is located in the lower altitude of Langtang region in Nepal. The spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal and other towering peaks give the company to the trekking to Helambu area.

Actually, the word ‘Helambu’ is derived from ‘Hyolmo’ which means a type of tribes who live there. The Helambu region is mainly inhabited by the Tamang and Sherpa people. So, the Helambu Circuit Trekking can be considered as the Helambu Cultural Trek through the forests of rhododendron, oak, bamboo, etc.

Langtang Helambu Trekking is basically perfect for the family trekkers. Apart from it, this trek is suitable for those who have the short vacation, but want to explore the Himalayan region of Nepal and for those too who have the high altitude sickness.

Helambu Cultural Trekking begins from the beautiful village known as Sundarijal. It takes almost an hour drive to reach there from Kathmandu. In the beginning, the trail goes on along the area of Shivapuri National Park by passing the small hydroelectric plant and moves on through the terraced farmlands. It joins the Langatang National Park most of the times of the trail.

Chisapani, Tharepati, Tarke Ghyang and Sermathang are the beautiful villages of Helambu region, mainly populated by Tamang and Sherpa inhabitants. The trekkers get surprised by experiencing the warm hospitality of Helambu people. Their cultures are remarkable. The incredible sceneries of Langtang ranges and the neighboring snow capped peaks provide the stunning enjoyment to the Helambu Valley Trekking.

Finally, the trail descends to the Melamchi Pool Bazaar, a trekking ending point. From there you have scenic drive back to Kathmandu.

We have designed the Helambu Trek Itinerary in a very short and simple way. It can also be joined to Langtang and Gosaikunda trail named as Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trekking, if the trekkers wish.For more details, please feel free to contact us.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (1460 m/ 1 hr) and trek to Chisopani (5-6 hrs)
  • Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (6-7 hrs)
  • Day 05: Trek to Thadepati (6-7 hrs)
  • Day 06: Trek to Tarke Gyang (6-7 hrs)
  • Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (4-5 hrs)
  • Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar (870 m/3-4 hrs) and drive back to Kathmandu (1:30-2 hrs)
  • Day 09: Departure
Detail Itinerary

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to their requirements.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to hotel.

    • Kathmandu
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • 1350 m
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

    This is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.

    In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss about your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • 1350 m
  • Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (1460 m/ 1 hr) and trek to Chisopani (5-6 hrs)

    Today, you will have almost an hour and reach Sundarijal. From there, your trekking will embark on. Your trail will go along the small hydroelectric plant entering into the Shivapuri National Park, you will reach the place known as Mulkharka( a place filled up by Tamang People). Then your trail will take you to Chisapani through the forests of oaks and rhododendron.

    • Chisopani
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2215 m
  • Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (6-7 hrs)

    Your trail will go down by passing the terraced fields and meadows land. At first you will reach Pathi Bhanjyang and then Gul Bhanhyang and finally to Kutumsang. En route, you will enjoy the stunning views of Himalayan ranges.

    • Kutumsang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2470 m
  • Day 05: Trek to Thadepati (6-7 hrs)

    Today you will ascend steeply to Thadepati crossing the Yurin Danda with the majestic sceneries of mountains through the fir and rhododendron forests.

    • Thadepati
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 3690 m
  • Day 06: Trek to Tarke Gyang (6-7 hrs)

    From Thade Pati, your trail will lead to Malemchigaun along the way of up and down through the jungle area following the Melamchgaun River. Then you will enter the Helambu region. So, your trail will ascend to Tarke Gyang where you can observe the traditional Sherpa culture, their monasteries as well as their houses and lifestyle.

    • Tarke Gyang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2600 m
  • Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (4-5 hrs)

    Your trail will go through the forest and the beautiful villages including Parachin and Sherpa village of Gangyul. Then you will reach Sermathang, the habitants of this area believe in national religion of Bhutan, known as Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism.

    • Sermathang
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • 2590 m
  • Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar (870 m/3-4 hrs) and drive back to Kathmandu (1:30-2 hrs)

    Today you are returning to Kathmandu. So, you will have short descending till Melamchi Pool Bazaar. From there, you will take a local bus to go to Kathmandu. It takes almost 2 hours to reach Kathmandu from Melamchi Pool Bazaar.

    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner
    • 3 Star Hote
    • 1350 m
  • Day 09: Departure

    Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. 

    • Breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle 
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu 
  • Private vehicle (Car) to Sundarijal 
  • English speaking, experienced, friendly and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip(Salary, food, accommodation and insurance )
  • Friendly and strong porter (Salary, food, accommodation and insurance ), one porter= two trekkers
  • Three times food for you in trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )according your choice
  • All necessary paper works, permit  and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Bus tickets (Melamchi Pool Bazaar to Kathmandu) 
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance 

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee at monument places in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu except the breakfast
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • All your personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in "Trip Cost Includes"