Helambu Trek   |  11 Days

Helambu Trek Attractions:

On least visited areas of central and mid east Himalayan region around scenic Helambu in the country of forgotten people the Helambu tribe of Buddhist religion and of Tibetan origin Enchanting alpine woodland filled with tall rhododendron and magnolia tree lines in the country of green apples in the back drop of Jugal Himal range of mountains Trekking just north east of Kathmandu valley on high rolling green hills with scenic views

Helambu Trek Information:

Helambu Trek, an exclusive walks on high ridges around rolling green hills just northeast of Kathmandu valley rim, located in the shade of Jugal Himal and east of Langtang Himal around Central Himalaya range of mountains.
11 days Helambu Trek is one of the best popular trekking in Nepal Langtang Region area. The Helambu trek is known as perfect best short Trek a fascinating, interesting, wonderful and cultural visit in the mid-hill about 70 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu valley an ideal country walks where all age groups can join in this wonderful trip which is a moderate trek with some downs and uphill climb, leading you into pristine areas covered within serene and tranquil woodland filled with rhododendron-magnolia-oaks-pines and fir trees with incredible views of surrounding landscapes in the shade of giant Jugal Himal range of peaks. Starting with a short drive from Kathmandu and then walking into high ridges past Chisapani with stunning sunrise views over the chain of mountains and then into rural farm villages of Tamang-Sherpa and Hyalmo people of Buddhist religion with colorful culture and age-old traditions.
The walk leads to the highest spot at Thadepati 3,597 m high with striking views of central Himalaya range of peaks, our walk leads finally at Helambu where you can explore this nice and lovely village famous for wooden handicrafts and as well for delicious green apples of Helambu. here visiting the cultural village of Hyalmo tribe kin to Tamang and Sherpa people in both language and culture, and tour of its old monastery then heading down to warmer areas for the drive back to Kathmandu after an interesting and marvelous walk on Helambu Trekking.

Trip Highlights

  • In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and exciting cultural and historical place.
  • scenic and cultural moderate walks into least trekked areas of Helambu.
  • Highest Altitude at Thadepati 3,597 m high.
  • Scenic drive to Sundarijal and back to Kathmandu from Melamchi.
  • Visiting Kutumsang, Sermathang, Kakani and Melamchi Bazaar.



  • 1 Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be well received by Reasonable Trek & Tour staff and guide and then transfer you to your hotels within the hub of Kathmandu city around the most happening and exciting place around Thamel. The evening after checking into your rooms with refreshment our guides will brief regarding Helambu Trekking with welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture show.
  • 2In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.The morning after breakfast leave for our exciting cultural and historical tour around Nepal’s best World Heritage Sites which includes old Durbar Square (Palace Courtyard), Old Swayambhunath Stupa and other places of interest with time for trip preparations.
  • 3 Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2,300 m - 04hrs.Starting our moderate journey of a week duration with morning short drive towards east of Kathmandu valley rim at Sundarijal, from this small town trek begins with an uphill walk through small farm villages, beautiful waterfalls to reach an entrance of Shivapuri National Park, from here walk into forest passing many scattered farm fields and villages then reaching the ridge top at Chisapani.
    Here air gets cooler as this small village stands at 2,300 meters overlooking grand panorama of snow-capped mountains from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal towards Jugal Himal range, view of whole Kathmandu valley, this spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views as well.
  • 4 Trek to Gulbhanjyang 2,125 m - 05 hrs.After an enjoyable morning catching the stunning sunrise views over panorama of snow clad peaks, walk starts with downhill to nice village of Pati Bhanjyang inhabited by Hindu Brahman and Chettris. from here walk carry’s on with a slow climb uphill for an hour then on gradual winding through patch of forest to reach at Gulbhanjyang for overnight stop after a good day’s walk of five hours.
  • 5 Trek to Kutumsang 2,446 m - 04 hrs.Today walk short, following the trail with a climb which leads to another popular village of Chipplin, from here walk continues through farm villages overlooking grand panorama of surrounding green landscapes and rolling hills till the day ends at overnight stop in Kutumsang, a nice Sherpa-Hyalmo and Tamang village with great views of snow-capped mountains, afternoon free at leisure to explore this small pretty village surrounding.
  • 6 Trek to Thadepati 3, 597 m - 04 hrs.Starting with a fresh morning walk and a climb north up to Yurin Danda ridge through serene rhododendron, pines and oak forest and to a small pass at 3,510 meters and then with a short descend to the forested area. Then this pleasant trek passes through cool shade of rhododendron forests and coming at an open area, where there’s a Nepal army post and with few small teahouses, after this exposed place walk leads to a short climb diverting from the main path that joins to Gosainkund area, our wonderful walk completes at Thadepati for lunch and overnight stop. Thadepati with few lodges and teahouses, the highest point of this trip offering grand panorama and awesome views of rolling landscapes and high stunning peaks of Langtang and Jugal mountain range, afternoon free at leisure or for short walk around this fabulous spot.
  • 7 Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m - 05 hrsAfter a wonderful time at Thadepati, the journey continues with a short climb to the top ridge and then heading downhill into the dense forest of rhododendron, hemlocks, firs and pines tree lines. walk leads further passing through several Sheppard’s huts and temporary settlements and then reaching Melamchi Khola (stream), and then with a gentle climb reaching our overnight stop at Malemchigaon, a typical mountain and hill village of Buddhist religion inhabited with Hyalmo and Tamang ethnic tribes, the houses windows and doors and furniture decorated with pretty intricate carvings, here after lunch free at leisure to explore this nice village.
  • 8 Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m - 04 hours.Today another short day with pleasant walk towards our main highlight of the trip to Tarke Gyang village the main center of Helambu, walk descends to the Melamchi River from the village, then crossing the river by a suspension bridge, then the walk leads to a climb above the river for an hour reaching at the overnight spot at Tarkeghyang village via Nakote village, Tarkegyang, renowned for its famed green apples and intricate Tibetan design wood carving on furniture and other products.
    Afternoon at leisure, visiting this lovely village, where its windows and furniture have nice traditional carving, visit the oldest Buddhist monasteries, Ama Yangri on the top of the village.
  • 9Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m - 04 hours.Slowly this wonderful walks comes to an end on losing altitude with downhill slopes through beautiful forests and enjoy visit the encountering many chhorten / Stupas and summer meadows to reach Gangyul a small village, then following the path with wonderful views of green rolling hills and natural vegetation and reaching at Shermathang for overnight stop, this is another pretty Hyalmo village within Helambu area, here with time to visit another old monastery.
  • 10 Trek to Malemchipul Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu - 05 hrs driveAfter a fabulous time on high green hills, today our walk concludes with a drive to Kathmandu, morning walk begins with an easy descend through warmer area as the trail leads to lower area through flat land till it reaches a newly built Stupa and statue of Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava one of the main Guru of Ninang pa sect of Buddhism) then slowly descend through pine forest to the village of Kakani. The trail from here continues with a downhill walk till it reaches Dubachaur and further descending to reach a suspension bridge over Melamchi Khola, on arrival at Melamchipul where this trek cones to an end, from here an interesting drive of five hours to reach Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer back to respective hotels after a wonderful time in the high hills of Himalaya.
  • 11 International Departure for Homeward bound.As per your international flight time transfer towards Tribhuvan International Airport for the journey back home or to respective destinations after a super and amazing time in Nepal Himalaya on high hills around Helambu Trek.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Three Night standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including taxes and entrance fees.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader.(Guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees and Langtang National park entrance permit fees.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • All government and local taxes. 

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, batterytra porters.) echarge, exr
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s). 
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Trip Note


Helambu Trek Located at the northern region of Nepal, Helambu lies near the border between Nepal and China. It is regarded as one of the most magnificent and easily accessible trekking destinations in Nepal. Helambu Trek is a home to numerous peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m), Langshisa Ri (7205m) and Langtang II (6596m) among many others. You can also see a majority of prominent Himalayan ranges from here. Helambu Trek With the beautiful natural phenomenon, you will also get to experience the culture inherited from their Tibetan lineage. The majority of the population living here are Sherpas and Tamangs. The Helambu Trek is also known to have religious sites to attract pilgrims of Hindu and Buddhist faith.


Everywhere you travel, you will find that Nepali people are very charming. You will be utterly convinced and satisfied with their hospitality. You will find quality tea houses properly spaced between you treks. These tea houses offer comfortable accommodation and good meals. Tea houses or lodges you find along your path will offer basic twin rooms with attached or common bathrooms. Some lodges may offer you hot showers with additional charges for the service. Most tea houses along the lower altitudes will offer you internet but you will not find internet at higher altitudes. A night’s stay costs you around 500 Nrs excluding the food charges.          


You can either take a bus or hire a vehicle to reach Helambu. You will find public buses leaving for Helambu Trek area for which you will have to book tickets to get a seat. Hiring a private 4 wheeler jeep is also a feasible idea. However, this can be expensive as they will charge you by the day and may even charge you for the fuel. The drive to the Helambu Trek is a scenic one and you can enjoy the fleeting sights of the settlements and countryside of Nepal.


Traveling at high altitudes, you cannot expect to get the fanciest of meals. But you will surely get to taste the kind of food people eat in such areas. Tea houses will have several dishes to offer you. As per usual, you will find a larger a variety at lower altitudes and as higher you go, your choices for meals narrow down. One notable thing in the Langtang region is, at many places in this region you will only find vegetarian food. One item you will definitely find is the Dal Bhat set. This set includes Rice, lentils, vegetables and even meat in some places. Some lodges may offer you their own versions of western food such as pizzas, pasta, French fries etc. Other snacks you may find are soups, momos, noodles etc.


Like all treks, you have to carry only what is needed. Your porter will have a designated weight you can give him. But it is important to only pack the essentials that you will definitely use in your trip. The ideal backpack would consist of:

  • Proper clothing: Strong durable warm jackets, sweat absorbent clothes for trekking, inner layers, undergarments, trousers, and socks.
  • Gears: hats, beanies, buff/balaclava, gloves, and Hiking/trekking shoes.
  • Accessories: trekking poles, sunglasses, lamps/headlamps, water bottles, first aid kits, medication tablets, toiletries etc.
  • Additional items: snacks, electronic gadgets (power bank, kindle, tablets), game cards etc.

You should have a proper bag that can accommodate all the necessities. If you hire a porter, you can add another bag under the weight limit for your porter to carry.


It is highly recommended that you have a guide with you. Hiring a porter depends on what kind of a trek you are going. Guides can help you in every aspect of the trek. They can guide you through the routes as well as help you with any emergencies. Guides are like companions for your trek. They don’tjust carry out their tasks as guides but help you with the lodges and all communication tasks so that everything is smooth. They will keep you on schedule and make sure everything is going according to plan. The number of guides and porters depends on the group you have. The larger the group, the more porters and guides are required.


Since the availability of Wi-Fi is now widely spread, you will get internet services at various tea houses around the lower region. The normal Nepali sim cards will also work at the lower altitude regions of Langtang. However, once you gain great attitude, you will neither find internet not will the normal sim cards work. You will need the sky sim to make calls, which provides coverage in many areas. You will find landlines at some tea houses.   Similarly, electricity will be available at tea houses and as you go higher you will be charged for its use. You will need to pay hourly up to 2-4$ for charging your appliances.


You can choose your own group size according to your preference. You may have to hire more porters and guides according to the size of your group. You may require a set of crew members if you are planning to go on camping treks. You will need porters, guides, cooks etc. They will help you set up camps as you go. For other treks, your group members must be skilled in navigating. However, travel agencies will assist you with guides, assistant guides, and porters. They will help you get through the well-established routes. You may also travel alone if you wish but it depends upon the agreement stating that you are responsible for your own safety.


It is highly recommended that you bring medications that you think will be required after ample research. You can carry some common medications that can be used to deal with a headache, flu, stomach problems, etc. If you travel with a guide, he will also most likely have a first aid kit. Most guides will also be trained in first aid procedures and basic medical and life aid. There will most likely be small medical shops around the villages, which can help you with the primary treatment and common medicines. You can easily find hospitals at lower altitudes.


One of the risks of traveling to high altitude is altitude sickness. When you travel at high altitudes, the oxygen density lowers. To keep going, you have to maintain a slow and steady pace exerting minimum pressure on your body. The biggest threat of altitude sickness is that it cannot be cured or gotten rid of instantly. Symptoms of altitude sickness include shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia, headache, nausea etc. If you experience any of these, stop your trek and take some medications or descend right away. Medications such as Diamox can help you in dire situations. By staying hydrated, getting adequate rest and acclimatizing to the location you can avoid altitude complications. If such cases do arise, consult with the trek guide to take further actions.


Acclimatization is an absolutely necessary part of any high altitude travel. This is the only way your body can deal with the increase in altitude. Acclimatization helps your body produce more red blood cells, this increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood thus making your body adjust to the altitude change. This process can require up to hours and even days. But it is best to not take any risk and give your body the maximum amount of rest you can. You are recommended to spend at least one night or more at every checkpoint for acclimatization. This will be just enough to lower the risk of any disease you can get at high altitudes. 


You need to know when the best time to go traveling is, it is one of the most important things you will have to prepare before leaving. By choosing the best dates to travel, you will minimize the risks of slippery trails and weather issues. You never know when it might rain or the views might get interrupted by fog. The best possible season to travel is the autumn season. Typically occurring around early October till early December, this will be the best season to go traveling around this region. During this time, the trails become dry, and views become clear. You will also have minimum chances of bad weather.


Insurance is one of the key things you must have covered if you are traveling at high altitudes. Usually, your travel insurance policy does not easily cover high altitude travels. While traveling at high altitudes you may face health issues and require immediate medical attention or even a rescue operation. You will need a rescue team to carry you to the nearest hospital. Sometimes, helicopter rescue services are required too. As such facilities can be really expensive, it is best to have insurance to cover all of these charges. You can find insurance providers who also cover your insurance at high altitudes.


You will find plenty of travel agencies who have varieties of offers for a Helambu trek at decent prices. You will have to pre-fix the dates and schedule your trek through the platform the agency will provide. You also have the option to let the agency choose the best dates for your trek given that you provide them with a time period of your availability. To book a trek, you will have to comply with the terms and agreements set by the agencies. You will be required to send necessary documents such as passports and visas. You will be expected to provide an advanced downpayment for your trek. You may cancel your trip but if you have booked a plan you can be charged a certain amount of money depending upon the agreement set before. 

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  • Trip Cost USD $900
  • Trip Duration 11 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max. Altitude: 3,597 m high.
  • Mode of Trekking: On hotels & Lodges basis
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate & Adventurous
  • Activities: Sightseeing tour-exiting drive and scenic walks.
  • Trekking: 07 Nights & 08 Days (Sundarijal to Melamchipul)
  • Total Trip: 10 nights and 11 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Season: All year except July to Mid September (monsoon months) March to May wild flowers in full blooming season
  • Arrival on: Kathmandu Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu All meals during the trek.
  • Group Size: 1-15 People
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