Helambu Trek - 6 Days

Trip Facts
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 3650m
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: 1-18
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn


  • The Helambu trek is located close to Kathmandu valley and is easily accessible. The trek is relatively short and can be completed in 5-7 days.
  • The Helambu trek offers stunning views of the Mountains, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and many others Himalayan ranges.
  • The trek takes you through picturesque villages, Gumpa, lush forests, and rolling hills, providing a variety of scenic landscapes.
  • Experience the unique culture, traditions, and lifestyle of the Sherpas and Tamangs People. And test their local food and drinks.
  • The trek passes through beautiful forests of rhododendron. During the spring season, the forests are in full bloom, creating a colorful and mesmerizing landscape.

Helambu Trek Overview

Helambu trek is a short and easy trekking destination near Kathmandu Valley. Helambu is in the Langtang region and it's only 72km away from Kathmandu on the lap of the snowy South face of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7227m). Mostly Inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people, the Helambu trek is popular for its favorable climate, low elevation, peculiar culture, and breathtaking views of the Himalayas and greenery landscape.

The Home of Hyolmo: Hyolmo or Yolmo contains two separate words — Hyul, which means a place surrounded by high mountains, and Mo, which means "goddess", indicating a place under the protection of a female god. For centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have referred to the Helambu region using the term Hyolmo.

This trekking route mesmerizes you with its spectacular landscapes and, eye-catching mountains vista. Helambu trek is the most suitable trek for those who are in Nepal for a short period of time as it can be completed within 5 to 7 days. Your journey starts off at the northeast corner of Kathmandu valley-Sundarijal and goes past Chisapani, Kutumsang, Magin Goth, Tharepati, Melamchigaun, Nakote and Hyolmo, and Tarke Gyhang. Much of the way from Sundarijal, is upstairs, continuing and eventually turning left to cross over the dam of a water reservoir (5200ft.).

Passing by the Shivapuri National Park integrated with various flora and fauna, you will experience an adventurous trail through the oak forest with many ups and down until Chisapani. Chisapani which literally means ‘cold water’ situated at an altitude of 7200ft, is a small village with few houses and lodges where you can take a break, relax, and view the rural life of people living there. Overviewing the glimpses of the Himalayas from the height of Chisapani, Trek continues through small villages Chipling, Kharepati to reach Melamchigaun.

Offering the spectacular scenery of mountains, Melamchi village accompanies the trail with the utmost flow of its Melamchi river. This adventure of the Helambu trek descending through the open farmland of Tarke Ghyang and Hyolmo village comes to an end after reaching Sermathang(2620m).

Overall, the Helambu trek is a perfect destination to experience the beautiful landscapes, stunning mountains view, and culture of the Sherpa and Tamang people. Plan and get ready to explore the Himalayas and the people's culture and lifestyle with the Green Society Adventure experienced team. 

Expand AllCollapse All

We can Customize the trip itinerary to suit your time limit and help you make it fit your budget. 

After an hour's drive to Sundarijal, we start our hike to Chisapani. Today we must ascend over thousand meters and descend a few hundred meters to reach our destination. After 30 minutes hike from Sundarijal, we enter the Shivapuri National Park. Passing through the village Mulkharka and walking along the ridge through a forest of Oaks and Rhododendron we will reach Chisapani. Overnight in lodge.

  • Max. Altitude:2300m/ 7544ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Lunch and Dinner

Today, we begin our trek to Kutumsang. Today, we must walk many up and downhill, starting with a decent passing through meadows and fields we will reach Pathi Bhangang. Along the way, we will enjoy the Mountain Vista and the greeting of the local people. After Seven hours walk, we will reach Kutumsang. Overnight at Kutumsang.

  • Max. Altitude:2446m/ 8022ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast, we start our journey by ascending through the Oaks and Rhododendron forests. The altitude gets higher, and the weather gets cold. After a lunch Break in Mangin Kot, we continue our hike along the ridge. The view of the Himalayan from Tharepati is magnificent. Overnight in Thadepati

  • Max. Altitude:3650m/ 11972ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today we eat breakfast with an amazing Mountain vista and begin our hike to Tarke Ghang. After two hours descend through a forest, we will reach the beautiful Sherpa village of Melamchighang. We continue our trek down to Melamchi Khol, the crossover suspension bridge, and hike uphill to Tarke Ghang. Explore the village and one of the oldest and big Monasteries in the region. Tarke Ghang, popularly known as Helambu, is mostly Inhabitants by the Helmu cast. Overnight in Tarkeghyang.

  • Max. Altitude:2560m/ 8397ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today the trail will be more gradual and easier compared to other days. We walk through the forest and cross small streams and waterfalls. After 4 hour's walk around the wide-open valley, we will arrive at Sermathang. We discover the village and Buddhist Monastery. Overnight at Sermathang.

  • Max. Altitude:2610m/ 8563ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today is our final day of the trek. We walk all the way down to Malemchi Bazar, one of the biggest towns in the region. Where our six days of trek come to end. We have a lunch break in Melamchi and then, we drive from Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu. Trip over with fare well dinner. 

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/ 4329ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Cost Details
  • All Transportation as per itinerary, including airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Two-Night hotel in Kathmandu on twin-sharing Basic. Include breakfast.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Full board meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek.
  • Five-Night teahouse Accommodation During the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide.
  • All his expenses: salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.
  • Assistance Guide for the group of 8 and above.
  • All necessary paperwork and National Park permit and TIMS.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Tips for trekking staff.

Note: If you need a porter to carry your backpack it cost an extra $20 per day/ per person, One porter can carry two trekkers' backpacks (maximum 20 KG). 

  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc
  • Tips for guides and porters.
Similar Trips
You May Also Like

Ask a Question