Helambu Trek- 9 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 3640 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

Our Helambu Trek is an 9-day long moderately arduous trekking package into the exquisite region of Helambu, which positions itself to the northeast of Kathmandu Valley, about 75km away from Kathmandu. Helambu Trek passes through villages, the majority of which are occupied by the Sherpa Community whose tradition and lifestyle is uncommon to the Sherpa inhabitant of its neighboring Solukhumbu region.

Though there are two possible initial points to commence Helambu Treks, the route beginning from Ganja La Pass is generally regarded as the more challenging one. Thus, our Helambu Treks will begin from Sundarijal (1350m) and takes us into the wild and thrilling excitement of exploring the forests, where a great diversity of animals lure and a plethora of rhododendrons bloom.  Crossing the rivulets, we have 180-degree views of snow-clad mountains, including Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa, Chorkari Ri.  We also have the opportunity to experience the local culture and livelihood, particularly at the Tamang Villages of Chisopani and Sermanthang that has been unaltered throughout all these years. Swimming in Melamchi Khola is yet another highlight. Our Helambu Trek concludes as we drive back to our hotel in Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazaar. Thus Helambu Trek is an ideal package which artistically blends adventure with culture and is easily viable as it is located close to Kathmandu.  It is a short, not too difficult trek, and it is certainly underrated.  You will have an amazing time embarking on the Helambu Trek.

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader.  If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.

    An hour long drive will take us to Sundarijal, located 15km northeast of Kathmandu. We begin our hike through the verdant woods of Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve until the Tamang Village of Mulkharka. The trail then ascends a bit prior to lowering down through rhododendron forest and arriving at Chisopani (2140m).

      Pati Bhanjyang located at 1860m altitude that is small yet lively village between Chisopani and Gul Bhanjyang. We can stop for tea here.  The trail from Pati Bhanjyang clambers through Chipling (2170m) and Thodang Betine (2260m), offering the exquisite views of amazing mountains, with the small chortens and fields adding a bit of charm to the route.  Eventually, we make it to Gul Bhanjyang where we will stay overnight.

        Today’s trail makes its way through Kutumsang (2450m), delivering spectacular views of the Langtang mountain range and cross the thickets of fir and rhododendron all the way to Panghu, descending to Magen Goth(3420m) to ultimately hit Tharepati (3640m) where we will stay overnight.

          We will have a steep descent to Melamchi Khola where we will get refreshed in the inviting and clean Melamchi River.  We then carry on our way to Tarkegyang meadows at 2490m altitude, which positions itself to the other side of the valley.  We then make to the picturesque village of Tarkegyang (2590m), where 18th century Gompa with huge prayer wheel of brass exists.  Overnight in tea house. 

            After breakfast, we make our way through the small yet beautiful Sherpa village of Gangyul(2520m) and proceed further by way of dense thickets and ravines to arrive to Chumik, which will stretch further up the hill to the big Sherpa Village of Sermathang that is famous among tourists for the views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, Gosainkunda and Everest. We will stay overnight in Sermathang (2610m).

              Today, we head down through the settlements of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang (2290m), leading through pine forests to the large and amazing village of Dubha Chaur.  We then descend to Melamchipul Bazaar which will be as far as we will move for the day. Overnight in tea house. 

                This day marks the end of Helambu Treks. Early in the morning, we will drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 2hrs of driving. We will head to the hotel where you can rest for the day.  Celebratory dinner in Kathmandu.

                  Our representative will assist you in last moment preparation and will drive you back to Airport from where you will return to your beloved ones. We hope to see you again. Farewell!

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                    What's Included
                    • 6 nights and 7 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
                    • Transportation from Kathmandu to trekking departure point, and back to Kathmandu after trek
                    • English speaking local expert guide, porters(porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
                    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
                    • Langtang National Park entry fee
                    • Two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
                    • Airport transfers and escort
                    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                    • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
                    • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
                    • Insurance for all staff & porters.
                    • Trekking achievement certificate
                    • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
                    • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
                    • International flight & all domestic airfare
                    • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
                    • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
                    • Electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
                    • Hot shower during trek
                    • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
                    • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
                    • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
                    • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
                    Dates and Prices
                    Date PriceAvailability 
                    Start DateStarts: MondayJun 12, 2023End DateEnds: TuesdayJun 20, 2023PricePriceUS$765StatusStatusAvailable
                    Start DateStarts: MondayJun 19, 2023End DateEnds: TuesdayJun 27, 2023PricePriceUS$765StatusStatusAvailable
                    Start DateStarts: MondayJun 26, 2023End DateEnds: TuesdayJul 04, 2023PricePriceUS$765StatusStatusAvailable
                    Client Reviews
                    • Helambu Trek - 11 Days


                      “This was one of the best trek in my life. I was amazed by the beauty and lives in hills. Helambu  where a  sow of animals lure and a plethora of rhododendrons bloom.  we have seen 180-degree views of snow-clad mountains, including Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa, Chorkari Ri.  Best place to go if want to trek close to Kathmandu. I would love to go the team again!!”

                      jijongHong Kong,Mar 11, 2018

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