Helambu Trek (8 Days)

Basic Info ( HEL9D ) $ 615 per person

Duration 8
Group Size Any
TransportaionPrivate Jeep / Car
Altitude 3,650m/11,972ft
Accomodations 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during trekking
Best Seasons Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring(March to May)
Activities Climbing, Hiking
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals in trekking

Basic Intro

The Helambu trek is a perfect short trek nearby Kathmandu Valley. Despite being so close to Kathmandu, the Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. Besides the hyolmo culture of high mountain people, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of most diverse treks near Kathmandu. The great Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region an enthralling experience. The people living the highlands of the Langtang region are certainly the Nepalis, being the descendant of the Tibetan origin, they still look like Tibetans. 

    Day 01:- Arrival, transfer to Hotel

    Day 02:- Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    Day 03:- Drive to Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1300m), and trek to Chisopani (2194m)

    Day 04:- Chiapani to Kutumsang (2446m) - 5/6 hours walk 

    Day 05:- Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m)-5/6 hours walk 

    Day 06:- Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2743m) via Melamchi Gaon (2640m)- 6 hours walk 

    Day 07:- Tarke Gyang- Timbu -Kathmandu: 3-4 hours walk; 4-5 hour Drive 

    Day 08:-  Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home 


    All airport/hotel transfers.

    Three-star hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Bliss International or simalar catagory) with Breakfast.

    Local lodge or tea house during trek with all meals (Breakfst, Lunch, Dinner).

    A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide by private car/jeep (6-8hrs).

    An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging..

    Transportation: Kathmandu-Sundarijal  - Katmandu by  private car and jeep .

    Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Trekking poles, and trekking map (down jacket, sleeping bag and Trekking poles  are to be returned after trip completion).

    All government and local taxes.

    All necessary paper work and permits.

    Not Includes

    Nepal Visa fee.

    International and Domestic airfare.

    Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu

    Extran night accommodation in Kathmandu and during trek.

    Travel and rescue insurance.

    Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.

    Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges).

    Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).

    Tips for guides and porters.

    Arrival, transfer to Hotel

    Day 1 : Arrival, transfer to Hotel

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative welcomes you and assists you to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu, after freshen up, you will be provided the necessary information regarding the trip in Nepal along with our fellow trekking staff for your adventurous trip. Overnight at Hotel.
    Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    We will collect you on the morning for guided trip of cultural word heritage sites in Kathmandu valley which is rich for its Newa culture and temples; including several places of pilgrimages sites for Hindus and Buddhists , the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the world biggest Stuppa; Boudhhanath, Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with unique architectural temple, and incredible Kumari widely known as Living Goddess in Basantapur of central kathmandu. A brief discussion of your trip with our fellow trekking staff in the evening.
    Drive Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1300m), and trek to Chisopani (2194m)

    Day 3 : Drive Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1300m), and trek to Chisopani (2194m)

    Take a great drive to sundarijal (1350m), which takes approximately 40 minutes from Kathmandu valley. Sudarijal lies on the northern edge of the Kathmandu valley and is our starting point for the Helambu trek. We begin our trek to Chisopani (2300m) by walking along a small hydroelectric plant. The trail then enters through into the Shivapuri National Park. The first settlement we come across is Mulkharka, the sprawling Tamang settlement. Then we walk along the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani. We then follow the trail that continues on a gentle climb through the forests ridges before it drops down to Chisopani. Chisopani literary means Cold Water and it is situated on the ridge from where you can see countless snow peaks. You can have the marvelous look of sunrise on the Himalaya, from Annapurna to Everest, from this place. Overnight in Chisopani.
    Chiapani to Kutumsang (2446m)

    Day 4 : Chiapani to Kutumsang (2446m)

    The trail continues to run down to Pati Bhanjyang which is a Brahman and Chhetri village on a saddle at the bottom of the ridge at 1860 meter. From here the trail starts climbing up again on a series of steep switchbacks to Chipling (2170 meters). We take lunch here and then we climb again to a pass at an altitude of 2470 meters before descending to Thodang Betini (2250 meters). After continuing along the forested ridge, the trail descends to a Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang which is a delightfull, classic hill village with a pleasant main street. Overnight in Kutumsang.
    Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m)

    Day 5 : Kutumsang to Tharepati (3650m)

    On this day we follow the trail that climbs up a steep to pass at 2620 meters through rhododendron forest and descend to Khutumsang(2470m). Continue your walk with special permit checkup for getting entry in national park or get one for Rs. 1,000 (US$ 15). The treks proceeds north up the Yurin Danda ridge and affords views of Langtang and Gosaikund Peaks. We will cross the pass at 3510 meter before we descent to Magen Goth where we stop for lunch. The trail again, passing through forests, across flower-strewn meadows and crossing streams till we reach Tharepati where we stop for the night.
    Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2743m) via Melamchi Gaon (2640m)

    Day 6 : Tharepati to Tarkeghyang (2743m) via Melamchi Gaon (2640m)

    The trail climbs the ridge directly above the village which gives you a marvellous view of the Jugal area. We cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River and again climb up to reach the Malemchigaon where we stop for the Lunch. After lunch we enter a cultural destination called Helambu Region where we walk up to Tarke Gyang. Here we can enjoy the Sherpa culture with traditional villages and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. Overnight in Tarke Gyang.
    Tarke Gyang- Timbu(1580m) -Kathmandu: 3-4 hours walk; 4-5 hour Drive.

    Day 7 : Tarke Gyang- Timbu(1580m) -Kathmandu: 3-4 hours walk; 4-5 hour Drive.

    After a hearty breakfast we tackle our last day of our trek. We cross small forest with the magnificent view village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. We walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village. We then drive to Kathmandu via bus which takes approximately 2 hours. We will have the farewell party on the happy occasion of completion of successful trip when we reach Kathmandu valley.
    Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home

    Day 8 : Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home

    Your Helambu Trekking has come to an end today. Today is free or last minute to enjoy in Nepal. If you have days left and ready for next trip then let us know. If not our representative will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with us the memories of wonderful moments spend with us.

    Equipment List

    • Warm Clothes

    Useful Information

    Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring(March to May) are the best seasons for Helambu Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Helambu Trek, only colder (obviously).