Helambu Trekking

Duration: 07 Days

Highlights of Helambu Trekking

  • Astonishing views of the Himalayas including Mt Gauri Shanker (7,134m), Mt Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Mt Langtang Lirung (7,234m), and Jugal Himal (6,095m).
  • One of the best options for the easiest and shortest treks in Nepal.
  • Witness the rich culture of the traditional Sherpa and Tamang villages and the ancient monasteries.
  • Explore diverse trekking trails, with varying sceneries from terraced fields to lush green forests.
  • Rejoice in the vibrant rhododendron forests providing the perfect backdrop during the Spring season.
  • An opportunity to immerse yourself in the calm and tranquil nature, on a less crowded trail.


Trip Duration

07 Days

Maximum Altitude

2600 m

Trip Grade


Group Size





Hotal and Lodge

Helambu Trekking Overview

Being home to the majestic Himalayan beauties, Nepal attracts abundant adventure seekers with a hunger for the thrill of trekking, opting for serene wilderness. Located in the heart of the Langtang Valley of Nepal, the Helambu Trekking package offers you the sweetest rewards with a comfortable and short journey! This hidden treasure promises a perfect mixture of cultural richness, tranquil nature, stunning views, and an opportunity to explore a new perspective of simple living in such a short time.

Helambu Trekking route is the closest trekking route, located north of the capital Kathmandu. Despite being close to Kathmandu, the originality and simplicity of the villages and their locals remain untouched. The rich history and cultural heritage carried by the place and the hospitable Sherpa community living there are significantly inspiring.

Leading up to the Helambu Valley, the trek offers astonishing views of the Himalayan ranges featuring Mt Gauri Shanker (7,134m), Mt Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Mt Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Jugal Himal (6,095m) and other peaks of the Langtang valley region.

While the trek is not as famous as the neighboring routes, its offerings are certain to impress trekkers. The journey amuses you with diverse landscapes from vibrantly blooming rhododendron forests and oak forests, to picturesque terraced fields, accompanied by magnificent waterfalls and delightful glimpses of snowcapped mountains throughout the journey.

One of the beauties of the trek lies in indulging with the friendly locals there. The journey takes you through traditional Sherpa and Tamang villages, where people in each village enlighten you with their unique way of living. Indulging in warm hospitality, exploring the ancient monasteries, hearing ancient stories, and viewing life from a different perspective, the Helambu trekking is certain to be one of your memorable journeys.

This hidden gem provides you with an opportunity to rejuvenate in the serene nature, amidst the warm hospitality of the Sherpa people, nourishing the beauty in simplicity. Whether this is the first trek you’re looking forward to or one of your many experiences; the Helambu Trekking  promises a remarkable 7-day journey with memories and an experience of a lifetime. Our Family Adventures team is persistently determined to make the most out of your time!

What is Helambu Trekking?

Being one of the most versatile trekking packages in Nepal, the short trek of Helambu amuses trekkers with its easy accessibility and the best well-rounded offerings. With a perfect touch of Himalayan wilderness, cultural exploration, and magnificent mountain vistas; Helambu trekking is suitable for both first-time trekkers and experienced ones!

How long is the Helambu Trek?

While the itinerary is flexible and can be molded as per your schedule and requirements, the suggested duration for the Helambu trekking is 7 days as presented in our itinerary. Out of these days, five days will be spent on the trekking journey and the rest two days will be arrival and departure days.

Best Seasons for Helambu Trekking

Nepal offers four distinct seasons throughout the year namely Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (September-December), and Winter (December-February). The best seasons for the Helambu trekking are considered to be Autumn and Spring. The weather during these seasons is stable, with clear skies and crystal-clear views of the mountains, alongside vibrant landscapes featuring perfectly blooming Rhododendrons in Spring. While the trek is possible during Summer and Winter too, it is not recommended as much due to unpredictable weather and slippery trails.

Level of Difficulty for Helambu Trekking

One of the beauties of this trek lies in its simplicity and less physical exertion. Considering the altitude, trails, and duration of the trek, this trek is graded ‘Not Difficult’ and can be accomplished with a basic level of fitness. With proper team and preparation, this trek is suitable for families and first-time trekkers.

Packing Essentials for Helambu Trekking

While the packing essentials depend on the season you choose, we recommend you carry only the basic amenities required for the trek. The major tip is to pack lightly. Moreover, packing clothes in layers helps you adjust to the changing temperatures throughout the ascending and descending trails. Further description of packing essentials will be discussed depending on the season!

Nepal Visa Process

All foreign nationals can obtain a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. For visa on arrival, you will only require your passport with at least 6 months validity, a passport-sized photo, and visa fees.

An exception lies for Indian citizens not requiring visas, and for SAARC country citizens not requiring visa fees.

Short Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu( 1300m).

Accommodation: 3 Star hotel

Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal – Trek to Chisapani(2200m)

Accommodation: Tea house lodge

Day 03: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang(237100m)

Accommodation: Tea house lodge

Day 04: Trek from Kutumsang to Tarkeghyang(3771m)

Accommodation: Tea house lodge

Day 05: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang(2500m)

Accommodation: Tea house lodge

Day 06: Trek Melamchi Pul Bazar – Drive to Kathmandu(1300m)

Accommodation: 3 Star hotel

Day 07: Departure Day


Helambu Trekking Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be welcoming you. You will then be transferred to the hotel for check-in in the company’s private car. The rest of the day will be some relaxing time to get familiar with the environment, and explore the taste of the city.

Overnight: 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal – Trek to Chisapani

We commence our journey on the second day after a quick breakfast, followed by an hour’s drive to Sundarijal. Upon reaching the charming village, our trekking journey starts. Following a trail through lush forests, we reach our destination Chisapani after a good 4-5 hours trek. The trails on this day are easy and comfortable, greeting you with the peaceful aura of the Himalayan air.

Overnight: Tea house Lodge

Day 03: Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang

Starting the day by following the trails through forests, we have a 6-hour trek scheduled for this day to reach our destination Kutumsang located at an altitude of 2,470m. The trails we follow on this day surprise us with a picturesque view of the Himalayan ranges including the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.

Overnight: Tea house  Lodge

Day 04: Trek from Kutumsang to Tarkeghyang

The trails today take us through one of the most beautiful ridge walks in Nepal, charming villages, and its ancient monasteries. Soaking in the breathtaking views of the mountain ranges of Langtang and Ganesh Himal throughout the journey, we reach Tarkeghyang located at an altitude of 2,560m, to stay overnight.

Overnight: Tea house  Lodge

Day 05: Melamchigaon to Sermathang (2590m): Trek

The fifth day offers us diverse scenic views, from terraced fields to amazing mountain vistas. Witnessing the traditional way of living of the local community and enjoying the tranquil nature, we descend to Sermathang at an altitude of 2,500m. Sermathang is popular for its apple garden. The delightful village offers a peaceful ambiance with a panoramic view of the Himalayas, providing us with a perfect place to relax and reflect.

Overnight: Tea house Lodge

Day 6: Trek Melamchi Pul Bazar – Drive to Kathmandu

We follow a descending trail from Sermathang, enjoying the final bits and pieces of the beauty that the place offers, to reach Melamchi Pul Bazar. Melamchi Pul Bazar is a local marketplace, where you can explore the souvenirs and interact with the hospitable locals. From Melamchi, we drive back to Kathmandu.

Overnight: 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu

Day 7: Departure Day

You can enjoy some last-minute shopping in the city before you leave for the airport. Our team will bid you farewell and transfer you to the airport, depending on your flight schedule. With a unique perspective of simple living and memories of a lifetime, we end our journey here.

Cost Includes
  • · Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  •  Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  •  Kathmandu to Sundarijal & Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu drive by Jeep
  •  Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the Trekking ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  •  All Lodge accommodations during the trek.
  •  Helambu Trekking Map
  •  Langtang National Park entrée permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System Card.)
  •  An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works
  •  Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  •  All government taxes and Vat.
Cost Excludes
  •  Meals your self Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  •  Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  •  All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  •  Personal trekking Equipments.
  •  Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  •  If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

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