Helambu Circuit Trekking

Duration: 11 Days   |   Based on 1 Review

Helambu circuit trekking is a beautifully peaceful and tranquil area for trekking and the trails are blissfully quiet when compared to the popular Annapurna and Everest region. The trek contains plenty of dramatic rises and plummeting descents all within the classic Himalayan foothills. In our seven or eight days trek, we will pass Mountain Viewpoints, alpine meadows, and ancient Buddhist villages. Accessing this trek is easy, taking a vehicle out to the region, with no possibility of delays due to flight cancellations.

Through the majestic green valley's misty rhododendron forests and distant horizons of snowy peaks show some of the magic of this trek. Helambu is an ideal short trek, with simple teahouses along the route, the area remains preserved and relatively unspoiled by tourism. You will experience the Yolmo culture of high mountain villages, marvel at the vistas of lonely high mountains and watch in amazement as the farmers toil in the fields using handmade tools and teams of water buffalo. Helambu lies to the north of Kathmandu and offers the closest experience of Sherpa culture without having to go to the Everest region. The Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang that forms the focus of Helambu is a charming enclave of farmers and yak herders. The trip starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Helambu provides an instant Himalayan trek for those with limited time.

Helambu circuit trekking is an easy and pleasant trek conducted at the average altitude of 3,500m. The trek takes you through Thadepati to Tarke Gyang, here a number of trails open up, we go along the south ridge through Sermathang, down to the river at Melamchi. This is the site of a mega project to bring drinking water to Kathmandu via a tunnel system. The trek concludes with a drive down to Kathmandu via Melamchi Bazaar through the Panchkhal valley.


  • Hike on the blissfully quiet and tranquil Helambu trails, explore Sherpa culture, alpine meadows, and vistas of lonely high mountains

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m):
  • Day 02Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing:
  • Day 03Drive to Sundarijal (1,350m), trek to Chisopani (2,140m), one hour drive, 4 hours walkking:
  • Day 04Trek from Chisopani to Gul Bhanjyang (2,140m), 5 to 6 hours walking:
  • Day 05Trek from Gul Bhanjyang to Tharepati (3,600m), 5 to 6 hours walking:
  • Day 06Trek from Tharepati to Melamchi Gaon (2,640m), 5 to 6 hours walking:
  • Day 07Trek from Melamchi gaon to Tarkeghyang (2,560m), 5 to 6 hours walking:
  • Day 08Trek from Tarkeghyang trekking to Sermathang (2,621m), 5 to 6 hours walking:
  • Day 09Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Bazaar), drive to Kathmandu, 2 hrs walk, 5 hours drive:
  • Day 10Free day in Kathmandu:
  • Day 11Final Departure:
Detail Itinerary


  • The entire airport picks up and drops.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Necessary transportation from Kathmandu return trips.
  • Helambu Region trekking permits.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  •  All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staff.
  • Staff food, clothing, salary, and insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome, and farewell dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


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Useful Information

Helambu circuit trekking is a teahouse based trek, each and every stop provides the good mountain lodges and basic tea houses. We are organizing Helambu circuit trekking as a small group/private trekking, please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do a trip then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size and requirements.  

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