Helambu trek

Helambu Trek

Trip Duration
7 Days
Trip Grade
Max. Altitude
3597 m.
Langtang Region Trek
Tea House
Sep/Dec and Mar/May

Trip overview

Helambu Trek is the best short trekking in the northern part of Kathmandu valley. The Sherpa villages of Helambu lie down north of Kathmandu valley and presents an easy getaway. This area because of its low elevation and the Sherpa villages makes it an interesting 6 days loop.

Starting with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal the trail to Helambu climbs on to the Shivapuri ridge from where there are sweeping views of the central Himalayas. Mountain view from this trek can see Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Manaslu, and Annapurna range Even Mount Everest able to see from this trek but very difficult to recognize.

Can easily see domestic animal and wild animal mostly Red panda, Following a ridge-line the trek heads north to Thare Pati before turning east to Melemchi Gaon and Tarke Gyang the principle villages of this area.

Helambu Trek – typical excursion of Lama villages

During this journey you will get chance to known the unique culture and festivals of Sherpa people. Visit Shermathang before descending to the Melamchi River to end our trek. Finally trekkers take a vehicle ride from Melamchi Bazaar back to Kathmandu. This trip is the shortest trekking route of the Langtang region. Moreover, it is in the low altitude area. Therefore, there is less risk of altitude sickness as well.

Trekking to Everest offers adventurous and romantic Helambu trek in Nepal. We designed the Helambu trek itinerary by including all the popular places of the areas with minimum required days. If you want more treks in surrounding areas of Langtang region we will redesign its itinerary as per you request. During Helambu trek.

Himalaya View Trek provides experienced Trekking guides, good accommodation and foods, well trained cooks and luxury camp during camping stay. Moreover, our itineraries are highly exclusive. Trekkers can talk to travel planners. Accordingly, we prepare the trip plan. Therefore, every trekkers trekking with HVT always return back as patrons.

Short Itinerary

7 Days Helambu Trek Short Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani

Day 02: Trek to Kutumsang

Day 03: Trek to Tharepati

Day 04: Trek to Tarke Ghyang

Day 05: Trek to Sarmathang

Day 06: Trek to Melamche

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani

Drive to Sundarijal at early in the morning by local bus (2 hours driving)/private car (one hour driving) and trek to Chisapani (2025 m 5 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 02: Trek to Kutumsang

Trek to Kutumsang (2446 m 5/6 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 03: Trek to Tharepati

Trek to Tharepati (3597 m 5 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Tarke Ghyang

Trek to Tarke Ghyang(2740 m 4 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Sarmathang

Trek to Sarmathang (2621 m 5 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 06: Trek to Melamche

Trek to Melamche (828 m 4 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu by local bus (4/5 hours driving)


  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Dhulikhel to Kathmandu by bus
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during your Helambu Trek with 6 nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Government licensed holder, fluent English Speaking, Helambu Familiar Himalaya view Treks guide, 1 assistant guide if Group sizes is more than 10 trekkers) one guide lead up to 10 trekkers.
  • Strong local Porters for Carry trekker’s luggage One porter every 2 trekkers, Porter carry maximum 20 Kg. 10 Kg per trekkers.
  • Cost Includes Guides and porters meals, accommodation, Salary, insurance, transportation, and needed equipment for the Trekking
  • Water purification drop or tablets for safe drinking water
  • Shivapuri national park permit fee and TIMS card permit,
  • Seasonal fresh fruits after Dinner
  • Local government, taxes, including official Service Charge
  • Himalaya View treks T-shirt as a Souvenirs, and duffel bag if needed.

Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation and meals In Kathmandu
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery charge fee during the trek)
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear
  • Personal travel insurance including evacuation coverage (compulsory) up to 6000m)
  • Additional costs if delays flights and outside the itinerary
  • All the costs and expenses which are not mentioned in includes list.
  • Tips for guide and porters in end of the treks

Useful Info

If you are already here in kathmandu or pokhara and need a guide / porter or tour / trekking packagess then you can visit our office Himalaya View Treks. Location:- kaldhara Marg, kathmandu 44600 Nepal. or chat via Whatsapp with Mr. Simbir +9779841146306

Travel Insurance

It is mandatory to take travel insurance for any kind of trekking in Nepal. Make sure to get the insurance plan which covers helicopter rescue, medical aid and emergencies.

Weather & Climatic Conditions

Nepal’s mountain region has unpredictable weather and climatic conditions. Day temperature is normal but night hours are pretty freezing. Weather can change drastically in just an hour. Expect unexpected changes in climate and weather. However, the team will analyze the situation and only decide whether to push or not.

Trekking Preparation

The best way to prepare for climbing is by doing cardiovascular workouts. These kinds of cardio exercises help to increase lung capacity. In order to climb the mountain, you need strong and healthy lungs.

Do some strength-building training like planks, push-ups, and squats. Cycling is also the best option to prepare your body for climbing. Always start these activities 4-5 months before traveling to Nepal for climbing.


  • Can i add Gosainkunda Lake too in my Helambu Trek?

    Yes, you can add Gosainkunda Lake also in your Helambu Trek. However, you need to add 3 days extra in your trip. The route is via Tharepatin and Kutungsang. The trek finishes in Dhunche. During Helambu Trek you will return back to Kathmandu from Melamchi but if you add the Gosaikunda, you will have to return back to Kathmandu from Dhunche. You can choose to return via Sundarijal also. It takes more time and tiring to walk as well. Whichever is your preference we can knit the best itinerary for you.

  • What is the highest altitude during Helambu Trek?

    Tharepati is the highest altitude place during Helambu Trek which is located at an altitude of 3690 m from sea level.

  • Do i Need Travel Insurance? What kind of insurance should i take? Do you give insurance service as well?

    Yes you need travel insurance for the trek. You will have to take the insurance which covers medical aid, emergency helicopter evacuation and accident. No, we don't sell travel insurance, you will have to buy it before heading to Nepal from the trusted company. It can base in your own home country or other global insurance companies.

  • What is the type of accommodation during the Helambu Trek?

    You will be using teahouse/lodge for the accommodation and in some places you might have to stay in local homestay houses.

  • Is Helambu Trek inside the national conservation park?

    Yes, Helambu Trek route falls within the Langtang National Park.

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Trips Reviews

Andy B
Andy B
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EBC till Tengboche My guide was Prayash T. Rai. He helped me a lot when I struggled with the hikes or the bags and taught me a lot of things about the Landscape and the local culture. Definitely an experience I will never forget!
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Sadia A
Sadia A
Best Porter/Guide EVER! My Guide/Porter was the best!This company provided me with a memorable and successful trekking experience to Annapurna Base Camp all thanks to my Guide/Porter Rahul Tamang. He was funny and communicative and tried to get the best tea lodges for me. He was very understanding and walked at my pace which is slow. He never pushed me and was always patient which I believe was key to my successful accent. Friendships were made on the trip. Every leg of the trek was a different beauty. I highly recommend the Rahul and the company which provided him.
Trekking in Himalayas I had an excellent guide, named Prayash T. Rai. A young man who was very competent. We covered EBC, Chola Pass Goyko lakes.
World Hiker
World Hiker
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Kapila C
Kapila C
Himalayan views We first contacted Simbir somewhere Nov 2022From there onwards it was one stop shopTrustworthy helpfulThank you Simbir Ram our guide excellent chapAnd the strong man Kulkarni I think for carrying our burden
Rory C
Rory C
Best trekking company DB, Sobi and man were the best guide/ porters we could have hoped for. Professional, funny and caring. The whole trip we felt looked after and safe. We are all really going to miss you guys. Thank you for a once in a life time trip. I could not recommend this company highly enough
Shane C
Shane C
Everest Base Camp from Shivalaya Big thanks to Simbir for organising our big walk at short notice. eCommunication excellent before we arrived in Nepal. Despite long delays at the airport he and the team were there to meet us and brief at hotel. The plan was long walk in to EBC, then Kala Pattar and Island Peak. Simbir arranged for us to be guided by DB, a very experienced and competent registered guide and for portering by Man. Both excellent. The walk, scenery and company on the way were fantastic.I contracted a respiratory infection and subsequently altitude sickness. Simbir and DB spotted the difficulties quickly and made complex arrangements for evacuation and hospitalisation. Thank you. They also ensured my companion was accommodated comfortably in Kathmandu. I would highly recommend this company for their competence and experience. When we return to see more of Nepal, we'll be in touch. Thanks Simbir, DB and Man.
Wonderful hike Wonderful hike with my guide Rahul. Thankful for his company.All permits are arrange by Mr Simbir. Highly recommend. Thanks.

Kapila Chandrabharathi
Kapila Chandrabharathi
Simbir Thanks for organising our trek and accomodation And all the help you provided us throughout our stay Ram thanks for guiding us and for you patience And the Iron man. ( forgot his name) for carrying our load We will be back
Lukas Buse
Lukas Buse
Himalaya View Treks exceeded my expectations. My guide, Ram Gurung did a great job leading us EBC. The 2 week EBC trek was a success. The itinerary was smooth with lodging, food, and guiding. I recommend Mr. Simbir & Himalayan View Treks for your time in Nepal.
karel david
karel david
Mr. Simbir from Himalaya View provided us (me 63 and my wife 61) a porter cum guide from Lukla on the EBC trek in March and April 2022. We successfully completed the trek, everything went without the slightest problems, the negotiations were simple and the agency absolutely reliable . Our porter cum guide Yuba Raj carried our 15 kg backpack, reliably guided us through the entire two-week trek and solved all our worries with accommodation, meals and itinerary. We became very fond of Yuba.Highly recommended.
Alpesh chauhan
Alpesh chauhan
It was awesome experience with Himalaya view Treks, when we travelled to Nepal for Trekking to EBC and next year Annapurna Circuit. Porter cum guide provided both time was talented as well as good nature. Mr. Singbir is such a good and jolly guide who helped us at kathmandu apart from trekking also. We will always use his Himalaya View Treks services for any future treks in Nepal.
nirmal gurung
nirmal gurung
Great company in Nepal. Thanks
Ritika Batra
Ritika Batra
Everything was great with Himalaya View Treks (Simbir ji) and we would gladly choose his company again. We had hired Dewan ji as our Porter-cum-guide from Lukla for our EBC trek and we had an excellent 12 days with him and enjoyed our trek thoroughly. He was very competent and caring and we also made him practice his Hindi a lot ;) Made friends with both of them and this trek was surely a memorable experience. We gladly recommend them to anyone without a doubt :) Thank you Simbir ji and Dewan ji for everything :)
La Volteta
La Volteta
Great company who offers the possibility of hiring a porter guide, who is a figure between a porter and a guide, a very good option if you are traveling on a budget! Our guide (Iman) was excellent, very professional, flexible with the route and managed everyday to get accommodation even if we were in high season. Communication before the trek was also good via whats app, they did all permits for us and we picked them up at our arrival. We would highly recommend this company!

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