Helambu Trekking

Helambu Trekking

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Helambu Trekking in Nepal is an extremely fantastic short hike. It’s a beautiful spot to visit, with sherpa settlements steeped in culture and a spectacular perspective of the Himalayas. Similarly, in the land of Sherpa, Hyalmo, Tamangs, Bramin, Chettri, and Newar settlement, you will be travelling through pleasant traditional hill communities. Likewise, this fantastic tour begins in Sundarijal, in the Kathmandu Valley’s north east corner. The trip’s appeal is the excellent trail through lovely villages and the farmland environment. Moreover, the locals, with their unique culture and way of life, are a highlight of the journey. Furthermore, the lovely deny forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines, and fir, as well as a variety of species, provide a wilderness adventure.

Helambu Trekking is rich in cultural discovery, with Buddhist monuments and monasteries to visit. In addition, the view of the mountains is breathtaking. The Annapurna I (8,091 meters / 26,545 feet), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 meters / 26,781 feet), and Ganesh Himal (7,405 meters) in the western horizon are breathtaking. Likewise, in the center region, there are Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6571 m), Kimshun (6,745 m), Jugal Himal, and Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m). The enormous mountains of Gaurishanker and Melungtse to the east are breathtaking.

Helambu Trekking is densely forested, with terraced farmlands and or nature lovers, this is the best course. Helambu is a paradise for wilderness adventurers because of its diverse vegetation. Furthermore, the abundance of water resources could drive you mad. On the path, you can see the Nepalese government’s strong effort to deliver drinking water from the Melamchi River.

Helambu is a short trip in Nepal that takes you through the beautiful Sherpa settlements of Tarkeghang, Sermathang, and Kakani. The lower valley and far horizon views provide tranquility. Likwise, Helambu hiking ends at Melamchepul bazaar, from whence you can take a lovely drive back to Kathmandu. Our Trexmount Ventures team will work together to create something beautiful on the trip.

Helambu Trekking in Nepal

In the Langtang region, the Helambu short trek is the most popular hiking route. Nepal Trek Adventure offers this circuit for 5 to 7 days at the best price and schedule. This trip embarks from either Melamchi Bazar (60 kilometers) or Sundarijal (26 kilometers) in Kathmandu. It stretches from north of Taramarang to the tree line of Gosainkunda Lake and the lower slopes of Jugal Himal, northeast of Kathmandu. On both sides of the Melamchi Khola, we come across various highland Tamang and Sherpa communities.

Client’s desires for Helambu Short Trekking vary, and we can customize the itinerary to meet their needs. “The Valley of Glaciers” is a fitting name for the Langtang valley. The alpine scenery is breathtaking here. Mountains rise on all sides of the valley, reaching toward the sky. Pine forests, slow-moving rivers, fast mountain streams, rough rock and snow-capped summits, grassy downs, and meadows covered with daisies and wild primulas may all be found in the valley. There are snow bridges spanning raging torrents, mist-shrouded mountain passes, little lakes with icebergs coating them, and crystal-clear waters in the valley’s upper reaches.



Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will cover trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).


Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing).

After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.


Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2,300 m-7,545 ft) - 04hrs.Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2,300 m-7,545 ft) - 04hrs.

This marvelous cultural and scenic journey starts with a short drive towards the east suburb of Kathmandu valley at Sundarijal located at a distance of 15 k.m from Kathmandu city, the drive ends after an hour in Sundarijal where this trek begins with an uphill walk passing many small farm villages with beautiful waterfalls to reach at an entrance of Shivapuri National Park, from here through a forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks trees and into scattered farm fields and villages reaching at a ridge top in Chisopani, where the air is cooler situated 2,300 meters high overlooking grand vista from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal towards Jugal Himal range, with views of Kathmandu valley, this spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views also.


Trek to Gulbhanjyang (2,125 m-6,971 ft) - 05 hrs.

After a marvelous time with a stunning sunrise over a range of mountains, the walk starts on a downhill trail to a nice neat village at Pati Bhanjyang a Hindu Brahman and Chhetris area, from here walk continues with a slow uphill climb for an hour then on the gradual winding through a small patch of forest and hamlets reaching at Gulbhanjyang for overnight stop after a good day’s walk of five hours.


Trek to Kutumsang (2,446 m-8,024 ft) - 04 hrs.

Walk is for few hours today to Kutumsang, starting the morning trek following a trail with a climb for some time and then on the downhill to another popular village of Chipplin, from here walk continues passing many small farm villages overlooking grand views of surrounding green landscapes and rolling hills all the way to Kutumsang for overnight stop in this nice villages of Sherpa, Hylamo and Tamang tribe with excellent views of snow capped mountains, afternoon free at leisure to explore this small pretty looking village and its surrounding.


Trek to Thadepati (3, 597 m-11,801 ft) - 05 hrs.

From here heading to near Helambu area, starting morning walk with a steep climb to Yurin Danda ridge through pristine rhododendron, pines, and oak forested area to a small pass at 3,510 meters high, and then a short descend to reach a wide open meadow with grazing pasture area with an army post and few small shops and tea houses, from here continue to walk for another few hours leading to a climb leaving the main path that leads to Gosainkund area, this fabulous walk finally ends at Thadepati for lunch and overnight stop. Thadepati, a small village with a lodge standing high at 3,597 meters, is the highest spot of this journey with a grand vista of rolling green hills, beautiful landscapes, an array of peaks from Ganesh, Langtang to Jugal mountain range, afternoon ample time for a short walk around to explore this wonderful spot.


Trek to Malemchigaon (2,560 m-8,398 ft) - 05 hrs.

After a nice with great views and on the highest point of this marvelous trekking, our morning walk starts on a downhill path through thick cool forest of rhododendron, hemlocks, firs and pines tree lines. Walk carry’s on passing several Sheppard’s huts with temporary shelter and then slowly walk leads to a small fresh stream Melamchi Khola, crossing the river and then a gradual climb reaching overnight halt at Malemchigaon around Helambu area, a typical hill village of Buddhist religion of Hyalmo tribe, the windows and doors of the house, furniture of fine shine with interesting intricate carvings and wood works, this is the beginning of Helambu area, after lunch free to explore this nice village.


Trek to Tarke Gyang (2,590 m-8,497 ft) - 04 hours.

Today this wonderful cultural trek reaches the heart of Helambu area at Tarke Gyang, with half day walk on the trail that steeply descends to Melamchi River after an hour morning trek from Melamchegaon, and then crossing the river on a strong exciting suspension bridge, from here the trail heads uphill above the river for an hour reaching at Tarkeghyang village via Nakote village. Tarkegyang, a famous charming village of central Himalaya, where the folks are of Hyalmo tribe, religion, culture and way of life resembles the Sherpa and Tamang people, this area is also famous for delicious green apples and intricate wood carving, afternoon at leisure, explore this lovely village and the old Buddhist monasteries called Ama Yangri perched on top of the village.


Trek to Sermathang (2,610 m-8,562 ft) - 04 hours.

After an enjoyable time in the main village of Helambu at Tarkgyang, morning walk leads on the gradual winding path through small patch of wood lands and many hamlets and shelters of cattle herders, journey continues losing altitude on the downhill trail, through nice cool forest and then passing many Buddhist monuments, chortens reaching at Gangyul, a small farm village, walk carries on with fabulous views of rolling hills and snow capped peaks and then reaching at Shermathang for overnight stop, this is another pretty village of Helambu area, afternoon visit another old monastery of this region.


Trek to Malemchepul Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu - 05 hrs drive.

After a wonderful time in the high hills, valley with picturesque scenery, today walk concludes at Malemchepul Bazaar on the road head for the drive to Kathmandu, morning walk starts descending through warmer area towards lower area reaching flat land as the walk continues to Dubachaur, further walk on downhill reaching a suspension bridge over Melamche Khola, after crossing and ending this fascinating cultural trek at Melamchipul Bazaar a busy place with many shops and small lodges and tea shops, a short rest before the drive to Kathmandu. Drive on the dirt road for a while and then reaching a good road at Kathmandu / Tibet, China highway, drive leads uphill at Dhulikhel town famous for super views of mountains, from here an hour ride brings you back to Kathmandu after a great time in the high hills of Helambu area.



Breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal.

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Trip Info

Throughout this trip traditional villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, however to be in the country of ancient culture, religions with old heritage with views of high snow capped mountains is quite something, out of this world feeling, trekking in the pristine forest home of rare and elusive Red Panda with enchanting rhododendron tree lines around Helambu located North Mid East from Kathmandu and beneath central Himalaya, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean to alpine climate and in stunning landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of mountains from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal, fascinating traditional mid hills of Hyalmo and Tamang villages makes this wonderful journey worthwhile.

Helambu Trekking Route map