Helambu Trek: Remote yet Accessible Trek

Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Langtang Region
64 km
Start / End Point
Sundarijal/Melamchi Pool Bazar
7 Nights 8 Days
Max. Altitude
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season
March-May August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus

Helambu Trek: Remote yet Accessible Trek Overview

Helambu Trek is all about exploring the natural splendour and well-preserved culture in the undisturbed and unadulterated environment of Langtang. Being the less travelled trail, the Helambu region has been able to maintain its cultural uniqueness intact. An amazing short trekking experience near Kathmandu valley, Helambu Trek offers a blend of nature and adventure. The route is famous for its natural beauty, stunning views, and intriguing cultures. In addition, it will take you to some untouched and unspoiled parts of central Nepal.

    • Excellent views of the Trans Himalaya.
    • Superb mountain views from Tharepati.
    • The culture of Sherpa and Tamang and various Buddhist Monasteries.
    • City guided tour in UNESCO world heritage sites.
Helambu Trek- Remote yet Accessible

Helambu Trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu, and it merely takes about a week to complete this fantastic trek. We will see some rare birds, wildlife, and plants as we tread through the Langtang Valley. Moreover, the ancient villages of Chisopani, Sermathang, and Kutumsang, among others, will inspire a unique perspective of Nepali Culture.

It also involves trekking through the Shivapuri National Park and witnessing some spectacular views of beautiful mountains. These snow-capped mountains include Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal. Furthermore, with vibrant valleys and lovely rhododendron forests, it is almost an ideal short trek.

An Intermingling of Culture and Adventure

Helambu Trek begins from Sundarijal, which is merely an hour's drive away from Kathmandu. We walk for about an hour from Sundarijal to reach Shivapuri National Park.

Then, we pass through the villages of Chisopani, Thadepati, Kutumsang, and Sermanthang. The final destination of Helambu Trek is Melamchi Pul Bazaar. We will come back to Kathmandu after traversing thick forests, beautiful farmlands, and stunning monasteries.

The highest point of the trek is Tharepati Pass, which is at an altitude of 3,650 meters. So, there is no danger of altitude sickness. Moreover, this trek can be combined with Gosaikunda Lake, as others may recognize it as Gosaikunda Helambu Trek. Furthermore, the trails can be modified and for that, the Helambu Trek Itinerary will be of great help to forming your plan.

How Hard is This Trek?

Helambu Trekking can be counted among the fairly easy treks when compared to other long treks in Nepal. The trek is accessible to all age groups because the trekking trails are easy to traverse and physically less demanding. This trek fits perfectly for beginners and children. Also, we don't need any training plan for the trek.


Helambu Trek: Remote yet Accessible Trek Photo

Helambu Trek: Remote yet Accessible Trek

  1. day 1

    Arrival at Airport

    After arriving at the airport in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up in a car and take you to your hotel. Later in the evening, we will have a briefing program about the trek.

      • Overnight stay in a Hotel
      • Included meal Breakfast
  2. day 2

    Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2300 m)

    Highest Altitude 2300 m
    Trek Duration 1 hour drive + 4 hours trek

    We drive for an hour to reach Sundarijal, which is the starting point of our trek. We walk alongside a hydroelectric plant and then enter the Shivapuri National Park. We then encounter the village of Mulkharka, which is a Tamang settlement. Hiking further along the forest on the ridge, we reach Chisopani after 4 hours.

      • Overnight stay in a Lodge
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446 m)

    Highest Altitude 2446 m
    Trek Duration 7 hours

    After having breakfast, we start our trek. We descend through fields and farmlands with a stunning view of Langtang Mountains. We also pass through settlements at Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang before finally reaching Kutumsang.

      • Overnight stay in a Lodge
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Kutumsang to Thadepati (3650 m)

    Highest Altitude 3650 m
    Trek Duration 6 hours

    Climbing above Kutumsang, we will hike along a steep trail surrounded by rhododendron forests. We climb to Yuri Danda which provides some gorgeous views of the Himalayas. Walking further, we arrive at Tharepati, where we spend the night.

      • Overnight stay in a Lodge
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Thadepati to Tarkeghyang (2560 m)

    Trek Duration 6 hours

    We descend until we reach the Melamchi Khola. After crossing the river, we will hike uphill, passing through several Sherpa settlements. At the top, lies the village of Tarkeghyang. Most of the people here belong to the Helmu Caste. Hence, this village is also known as Helambu.

      • Overnight stay in a Lodge
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2610 m)

    Trek Duration 3-4 hours

    It will be comparatively an easy walk as we traverse through the plain trail. The path passes through forests, waterfalls, as well as streams. We pass through the Sherpa village of Gangyul before reaching Sermathang.

      • Overnight stay in a Lodge
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and Drive back to Kathmandu

    Trek Duration 3 hours trek + 2 hours drive

    We descend for about 3 hours to Melamchi Pul Bazaar which is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa. We then get on a bus that will take us back to Kathmandu in just 2 hours. We will go souvenir shopping in the evening.


      • Overnight stay in a Lodge
      • Included meals (Breakfast + Lunch)
  8. day 8

    Farewell Day

    Our representative will take you to the airport for your final departure.


    •  All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers.
    • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Kathmandu city tours include all entry fees, tour guides, and private vehicles.
    • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek.
    • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
    • Duffle bag for trekking.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek.
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid medical kit.
    • Langtang National Park Permits fee.
    • TIMS Fee – Trekker’s Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permit).
    • Government taxes & office service charge.


  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.).
  • Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other.
  • personal expenses.
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.

Helambu Trek Map

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Why choose North Nepal Travel and Trek for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Our team consists of local guides who are best trained, certified and have many years of experience. They are easy to communicate with and friendly. You will definitely love their service and friendly nature. They are trained to efficiently handle any bad situation due to any circumstances.

Our travel package can be customized as per your need and the number of days you have for trekking. Our package includes all the charges for food, accommodation, guide, porter, permits, and many more. We will also be taking care of the insurance, food, accommodation and medical care of our guides and porters. Our valuable trekkers’ and our staff’s satisfaction is our top priority.

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