9 days
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Year round

The Helambu circuit trek is an easy & short trip, but it offers spectacular mountain scenery. The Helambu region developed in metaphysical prospects. The Mani walls and monasteries are the characteristics principle of the Helambu region. Helambu is a part of Langtang and Gosainkunda trek. Moreover, it is one of the closest tours to the center of Nepal. Although it belongs near the central city and the kind and simplicity of the settling state are thus untouching.

Helambu Circuit Trek itinerary

The Helambu circuit trekking begins from Sundarijal since the trail usually passes through the Tamang villages. The Tharepati is the highest point on the trek and affords beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks. You can take a steep descent to Melamchi Ghyang, which is a secret village where the Padma Sambhawa meditated in the eighth century. It is a pleasant trek to Shermathang it takes place through the jungle of oaks and pines. The monasteries on the trail ended the most remarkable visit — a small hill station called Gang Hyul which witnessed impressive landscapes. Then the trail continues to walk on the ridge of the hillside with a majestic terrain of gorgeous rice tract — furthermore, walk down to Melamchi pul bazaar where the trek ends.

This trip is a less-traffic trekking trail than other parts. Besides, precise and easy trekking provides you with a great way of experiencing dramatic landscapes. Hence, the Helambu circuit trekking is excellent for the family and kids. Helambu is widespread among hikers owing to its favorable climate. As a result, it attempts a wide range of biological diversification, stunning views, charming villages, and pure experience.

Helambu Trek: Quick facts

Easy, short, and suitable for families and children
Explore green hill scenery with Rhododendron.

Majestic mountain view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling Himalayan range
Wide range of biological diversity, beautiful landscapes, and pristine culture.

Brief itinerary

Days Destination Altitude in Meter Distance
1. Arrival Day 1350
2. Kathmandu to Chisapani via Sundarijal drive 2300 5h00
3. Chisapani – Kutumsang 2446 7h00
4. Kutumsang – Thadepadi 3650 5h00
5. Tadepati – Tarkeghyang 2560 7h30
6. Tarkegyang – Sermathang 2610 5h00
7. Sermathang – Kathmandu drive 6h00

If you prefer a short version of the itinerary of the Helambu trek then you may do it within 3 days trek. So, consult us for a detailed itinerary and cost.


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing & Trek preparation

The leisure day getting opportunity to visit heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. And preparation for trekking.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Sundarijal – Chisapani (2300 m) 1h00 Drive, 4h00 walk.

We will start trek from Sundarijal; an hour drive from Kathmandu then trek to Chisopani traversing through small settlements and dense forest of Shivapuri National Park to Chisapani.

Day 4: Chisopani – Kutumsang (2446 m) 7h00 walk.

Today is the second day of the trek that leads a trail descending to Pati Bhanjyang passing through the cultivated fields with a glimpse of Langtang Himal and easy walk along the road to Thakune Bhanjyang. Then steep climbs to tea shop then easy descend to Gul Bhanjyang, the trail climbs up to Kutumsang.

Day 5: Kutumsang – Thadepati (3650m/11972ft): 6h00 walk.

The trail goes climbs up in the top ridge of the village with steep climbing to Mangingoth. Then, the trail leads gradually ascends to Tharepati on the ridge of hills through the dense pine and rhododendron forest.

Day 6: Tharpati – Tarkeghyang (2560 m) 7h00 walk.

With panoramic mountain scenery from the Rowaling to Langtang range and majestic sunrise on Earth, we start the trek with steep descends until cross the Melamchi River. Then trek leads gradually climbing up to Tarkeghyang. There is a biggest and oldest monastery in Tarkeghyang and popular in the Helambu region.

Day 7: Tarkeghyang – Sermathang (2,610 m) 4h00 walk.

It is easy and relatively flat and not much ascends to Sermathang passing through the rhododendron forests, villages, cultivated lands, and monasteries along the trail to Sermathang. Discover the village and its monasteries.

Day 8: Sermathang – Kathmandu 6h00 drive.

The village is mostly inhabitant of Hyalmo people. This day is our final day of the trek and possible to get the bus in Sermathang if the road is not destroying in the summer rain. Otherwise, descend to Melamchipul Bazaar then catch a bus to Kathmandu.

Day 9: Final departure

You will transfer to airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
All airport/hotel transfers by private car.
Three nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Accommodation during trek. (Lodges/Guest Houses/Tea houses).
Meals during the trek.
All ground transportation as per itinerary (Local buses/Private buses)
An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers:1 porter Max. 20 Kg.)
All necessary documentation and permits (National park permit, TIMS).
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (Advice to bring small denomination USD in cash).
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu(except breakfast)
Extra night hotel in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Personal Expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottled or boiled water)
Travel Insurance
Entries monuments and museums.
Guide and porter gratuity

Prices quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All prices published on our website set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. But, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

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