Helambu TrekHelambu Trek
  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude3490 meters
  • Starts/EndsSundarijal/Melamchi
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
  • Nearest trekking spot from the Kathmandu valley.
  • Unparalleled views of mountains above 7000 meters.
  • Get to know the Tamang and Hylmo Cultures.
  • Hidden beauty of Shivapuri National Park.

Helambu Trek is popular in the Langtang Region near the Kathmandu Valley. The Trek to Helambu is a short and easy trek with the highest point of 3500 meters. Helambu is the home of the Hyolmo people who have their lifestyle and culture. The Helambu Trek delivers the authentic natural and cultural beauty of Nepal. Situated in the Northeast of Kathmandu, it is one of the easiest hikes in Nepal. Untouched by the modernization and less crowded trail, this region’s beauty is unmatchable. 

The Helambu Trek starts either from Melamchi Bazaar or Sundarijal. However, our Helambu Trek Itinerary starts with Sundarijal to Khutumsang, Tharepati, and TarkeGhyang, ending at Melamchi. The trail takes you through the serene path, several Buddhist Stupas, villages, rhododendron forests, and mountain views. Likewise, walking through the lush meadows gives you a sense of peace, calmness, and tranquility. Admire the amazing views of Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung.

Trekking to Helambu along the less crowded trails is the biggest advantage. Trekkers can enjoy the whole view of the trails alone. Being the nearest trekking destination to Kathmandu, the trail and villages are not spoiled. Local people follow their traditions and cultures with warm hospitality services. Therefore, this trek is the best for those who are looking for a less exhausting trek.

Is the Helambu Trek package best for me?

  • This Helambu Trek Itinerary is flexible which allows even beginners to complete this trek.
  • The Helambu Trek is a good spot, to begin your trekking and adventure journey in the mountains.
  • Visit the mountains of Nepal who has a very short time. Moreover, it is a short distance walk to the foothills of the mountains.
  • Perfect blend of Helmo culture, warm hospitality, serene nature, and dazzling mountains.

Helambu Trek Difficulty

Helambu Trek Difficulty is fairly moderate with fewer technical trails. The difficult part of this trek is only walking for 6-7 hours a day. Moreover, Helambu Trek is only for 5-6 days and the elevation gain is very low. However, it requires average physical fitness and good health conditions to complete the trek. The trail is relatively easy to walk. No trekking experience is needed to complete this trek. Novice trekkers can easily do this trek to start their trekking journey. However, we suggest you do some workout or endurance exercise before the trek.

Best time for Helambu Trek

Since Nepal has geographical diversification, all nature enthusiasts can visit here anytime a year. However, the spring and autumn seasons are the best for this particular Helambu Trek. The autumn season provides excellent weather and breathtaking mountain views. Usually, the days are sunny with mild temperatures. However, the evening might be a bit cold. Likewise, the spring season provides warm temperatures offering clear and bright views. Moreover, blooming rhododendrons along the trek is the best part of trekking in the spring.

Why Book Helambu Trek with Classic Trek Nepal?

  • It is a simple and easy booking process with us.
  • Customized itinerary based upon the time of our clients.
  • Hassle-free trip with a simple payment method.
  • Summary of the trek after the arrival of our clients.
  • Experienced and highly knowledgeable trekking guide and porters.
  • Safety, dedication, and responsible tourism goals.

The starting point of the trek is 15 Km away from Kathmandu. You will drive for an hour from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. From here, the trail begins through the concrete steps along the pipeline of drinking water supply. As you arrive at the Dam, you will head to Mulkharka. Taking a small break here at Mulkharka, the trek continues to Chisapani for an overnight stay.

  • Max Altitude:2300 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek from Chisapani starts descending to Pati Bhanjyang. Then from here, you will climb up and down to the small village of Gul Bhanjyang. Next, the trek continues climbing up and again descends to Khutumsang via a rocky path. Overnight stay at Khutumsang.

  • Max Altitude:2446 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hoursn
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will follow the ridgeline and continue to trek through the forest. As you approach Magen Goth, admire the beautiful views of Langtang and Gosainkunda Peak. Perhaps, walking through this ridge is the best walk in Nepal. The ridge takes you to Tharepati for an overnight stay.

  • Max Altitude:3500 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will move to the east climbing down through the small Sherpa Village. The village is Melamchigaun with many beautiful Gompas and fine lodges. You will descend further from this village and cross the Melamchi River. After crossing, you will have a long ascend to make it to the other side of the valley to reach Tarke Gyang. The village of Tarke Gyang is the largest in the Helambu. Overnight stay at Tarke Gyang.

  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will have a pleasant walk descending through the forest to Sermathang. The village of Sermathang is popular for growing apples and the best views of the Himalayas. Overnight stay at Sermathang.

  • Max Altitude:2160 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Sermathang, you will gently descend to Dubhachaur. As the trek goes further, the trail becomes steeper to reach Melamchi and meet the highway. Explore around the Melamchi for a while and then you will catch a bus from there that leaves for Kathmandu. Your trip ends after you arrive at Kathmandu for the overnight stay.

  • Max Altitude:846 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
What's Included
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal private vehicle costs
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • Trekkers information management system permit card.
  • Government-qualified and fluent English-speaking guide.
  • Guide expenses including his salary, transportation, meals, Accommodation, and insurance.
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Meals During the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All the government and local taxes
What's not Excluded
  • Visa fee and travel insurance fee.
  • Extra Day's expenses for the guide, accommodation, and meals, if the trip extends further.
  • Tips to guide and porter. If you need a porter we can arrange (20 USD per day)
  • Personal expenses during the trek like bars, laundry, shopping, hot shower, Wi-Fi, etc.
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