Helambu is considered as one the short trek in Langtang Nepal. It can be accomplished within 5 to 7 days timebound from Kathmandu. You can start this trekking from Melamchi Bazar (about 60 Km from Kathmandu) or Sundarijal( 26 Km from Kathmandu).

Trekking to Helambu begins just 1-hour drive from Kathmandu ( Sudarijal ). This is a relatively less busy trekking route which goes through temperate forests, green valleys, Buddhist monasteries, and Tamang and Sherpa villages.

We can do Helambu trek with Gosaikunda Pass or even adding Langtang Valley trekking.

Overview of Trip

Trip Name : Helambu Trekking
Duration 6 Days
Trip Mode : Private Trip
Start/Finish Kathmandu
Group Size 1 to 30 person
Nature of Trek Teahouse/Hotel
Foods on Trekking: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Cost/Price for the Helambu Trek

Accroding to our plan for Helambu Trek, it cost USD 445 per Person ( based on 2 participants ). If you are in group , you will get GROUP DISCOUNT. It is all-inclusive PACKAGE PRICE, where you will get everything regarding journey to Helambu. 

No. of Tourist Price Per Person
1 person ( Solo Trekker )  USD 588
2 person USD 445
3 person USD 433
4 person USD 398
5 person USD 397
6 person USD 392
7 person USD 390
8 person USD 388
9 person USD 387
10 person USD 375

Review of Trail – Why trekking to Helambu ?

The Helambu trek is the best short trek near Kathmandu valley. If you are looking for short days trek around Kathmandu Nepal, you can make this trip. Although it is closer to the capital city and the route is rich in nature and culture, it’s unspoiled. Hence you can take the experience of the off-the-beaten path.

On this trip, you can experience the Hyalmo culture of Langtang residents. In addition, green Rhododendron and Bamboo forests, waterfalls, and the snow-capped Himalayas make the trek lifetime memorable. In short, Hyolmo culture and Lantang mountain scenery are focal attractions of Helambu.

This trek is comparatively easier for beginners trekkers as the elevations are lower which range between 800m and 3600m. During the Helambu journey, you can experience stunning views of Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Rolwaling, and Gauri Shankar.

The highest point of Helambu trek is Tharepati Pass(3,650m) from where travelers can see a glimpse of Dorje Lakpa, Langsisa, Gauri Shankar, and many more snow-capped mountains. So for the beginners trekking in Nepal, this short hike can be best.

Highlights of Helambu Trekking

  • Nice views of the Trans Himalaya.
  • Culture of Sherpa and Tamang
  • Amazing mountain views from Tharepati.
  • A short trip from Kathmandu
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Detailed Itinerary of Helambu Trekking

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisopani

15km drive from Kathmandu to the northern side you’ll reach trekking starting point Sundarijal. On arrival there, you can also visit Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve.

From Sundarijal, the trail heads up to the concrete steps beside the pipeline which supply drinking water for the Kathmandu valley. The first settlement that we get today is Mulkharka ( a village inhabited by the Tamang people). Then we’ll walk along the ridge through a forest of oaks and Rhododendron( Shivapuri National Park) to Chisopani. Major attractions of the day- Rhododendron Forest, panoramic Himalayan views, and Waterfalls. Stay overnight at teahouse in Chisapani.

  • Chisapani
  • 1 Hour drive and 4 hour trek
  • B, L, D
  • 2300m/7544 ft

Day 2: Chisopani to Kutumsang

Today remarks our seecond day of trekking to Helambu and on this day we will walk from Chisapani to Kutumsang Village. It will be 5 to 6 hours walking to get Kutumsang from Chisapani. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Kutumsang.

  • Kutumsang
  • 6 hour
  • B, L, D
  • 2446m/8022ft

Day 3: Kutumsang to Thadepati

Following a ridgeline, the trail continues to the Yurin Danda. Yurin Danda is a viewpoint of the day from where you can see the view of the Himalayas.

Some hour ascending from Yurin Danda, you’ll reach Tharepati. Overnight at Lodge of Tharepati.

Major attractions of the day- Langtang Himalayas, Meadows. Stay overnight a teahouse in Thadepati.

  • Thadepati
  • 6 hour
  • B, L, D
  • 3650m/11972ft

Day 4: Tharepati to Tarke Gyang

By turning east from the spot, we move down to the Malemchigaon (Sherpa village ). There you’ll see old and artistic Gompas.

Descending from Malemchigaon, you’ll reach Malenchi Khola. Some hours climb from Malenchi Khola, you’ll reach Tarke Gyang.Highlights of the day: Sherpa Village, Monasteries, and Melamchi Gaun. Tarkey Gyang is the largest village in the Helambu area. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Tarke Gyang. 

  • Tarke Gyang
  • 6 hour
  • B, L, D
  • 2560m/8397ft

Day 5: Tarke Gyang to Sermathang

If we compare Tharepati to Tarke Gyang, it’s an easy trek today. The trail makes a curve around to the wide valley and ends between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul.

At Sermathang, we will explore the village as well as the Buddhist monastery at the top of the village. Stay overnight at teahouse in Sermathang. 

  • Sermathang
  • 4 – 5 hour
  • B, L, D
  • 2743m/9000ft

Day 6: Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazar and drive to Kathmandu

On this day, we will trek to Melamchi Bazar. The Melamchi Pul Bazaar is a small village which is inhabited by the Sherpa people. From the Melamchi, we catch a bus to Kathmandu.

  • Kathmandu
  • 4 – 5 hour
  • B, L
  • 1350m/4429ft

Inclusion and Exclusion on Package

What is Included:

  • Airport Pick Up and Drop off  x 2 (arrival/ departure)
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchi to Kathmandu by Local Bus [ Sharing Basis ]
  • Experienced  Licenced HOldderLocal Trekking Guide 
  • 1 Porter to carry your LUGGAGE ( 2 guest = 1 porter)
  • 5 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • 6 X Breakfast, 6 X Lunch, and 5 X Dinner during the Trekking
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staff
  • First Aid with Finderprint Pulse Oximeter
  • Trekking Completion Certificate( if you want )
  • Seasonal Fruits each Trekking Days 
  • Tax and Company Service Charge

What is Excluded:

Frequently Asked Questions related to Helambu Trekking

What types of permits do we need for a trek to HELAMBU?

You should have Shivapuri National Park Permit and TIMS.

When is the best time to visit HELAMBU?

The best time to visit Helambu is spring (March to June) and autumn (September to December).

Do I need prior experience or physical exercise before a trip?

No need. It’s easy to explore the Helambu area. So no need to have physical exercise before a trip. But if you
do more physical exercise such as some hours jogging in the day can make comfort while trekking. Many people reviewed this trek as an easy short trek.

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    Cost and Date for Group Join Trekking [ Fixed Departure ]
    Departure DatesPrice in USDSpace LeftBooking
    Feb 02 - Feb 07 ,2024 445 5
    Feb 08 - Feb 13 ,2024 445 5
    Feb 23 - Feb 28 ,2024 445 5
    Feb 26 - March 03 ,2024 445 5

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