Helambu trek

Helambu Trek

Trip Duration
7 Days
Trip Grade
Moderate
Max. Altitude
3597 m.
Transportation
Drive
Destination
Langtang Region Trekking
Meals
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House
Season
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)

Included

  • 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.

FAQs

  • 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

Ayako K
Ayako K
2024-01-23
Refreshing my heart The view was amazing! The tour includes Poonhill and ABC, so I had two chances to see the beautiful mountains. The atmosphere of whole trekking was also refreshing.
Ben W
Ben W
2024-01-22
Amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek Went with the Himalaya View Treks team on an annapurna circuit trek. One of the best experiences in my life! The team made everything super seamless. They gave us in-depth information about Nepal as a country and the culture. They ensured our comfort at each of the teahouses. And they took care of us if we weren't feeling well. Overall the team was so warm and fun-loving. I made lasting friendships with all of them and cant wait for my next trip. I would recommend them to all of my friends and family
Emre T
Emre T
2024-01-09
Highlight of Nepal I spent 2 weeks with Suraj in Langtang valley and it was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. Would highly recommend this company anyone visiting Nepal. Everything was very smooth, from the start to the end, with no logistical or communication challenges. Since he is a local and really knowledgeable about the mountains, it was great to see and listen to things from his experience (peaks, the history of the region, the stories of the people). We stayed with local communities on our way and it was amazing to meet people who have been in the region for the longest and connect over fireside chats and food. The mountains and landscapes we witnessed on a daily basis were jaw dropping. The trip was a clear highlight of my time in Nepal. If you want the real experience of the Himalayas and it’s people, this is the one. Phenomenal experience, miss at your peril.
Alejandro E
Alejandro E
2023-12-01
Everest Base Camp Realicé el trek del Campo Base Everest y todo fue increíble. Yo lo hice en solitario junto a mi guía Suraj y lo recomiendo 100%, muy atento y es un experto del terreno, sabe en todo momento como actuar si te encuentras mal o cansado y buscar una nueva ruta. La agencia me dio mucha seguridad en todo momento y me sentí acompañado en todo momento. Lo volvería a contratar una y mil veces. Gracias!!!
Wanderer05980112905
Wanderer05980112905
2023-11-29
Trekking Campo Base Everest noviembre 2023 Mi viaje fue increíble, mi guía se llamaba Suraj y lo recomiendo 100%. Viajar con una agencia especializada para el trekking al Campo Base del Everest ofrece beneficios excepcionales. Los guías expertos brindan amabilidad, atención las 24 horas y seguridad constante. Su conocimiento local y capacitación aseguran que los excursionistas estén cómodos y seguros, manejando posibles emergencias. La agencia se encarga de la logística, permitiendo a los viajeros concentrarse en la experiencia. Además, el apoyo y la orientación de los guías hacen que la travesía sea más placentera, enriqueciendo la aventura y convirtiéndola en una experiencia inolvidable.
Niko T
Niko T
2023-11-27
Amazing experience Another amazing trek with himalaya view treks and my guide sobit. The view was very clear and he had a great time reaching everest base camp. Looking forward my next trek in 2024 !!
Lukas T
Lukas T
2023-11-21
Amazing three passes trek with Himalaya view Treks We did the three passes trek with our guide Ram Gurung. It was an amazing experience. Our guide was very vriendly and always prioritised our needs and wishes. Everything was well organised and communication was clear and fast. Thank you for everything! Lukas and Hannah
Patrick T
Patrick T
2023-11-20
Unbeschreibliche Erfahrung Annapurna Short Trek Meine Frau und ich haben uns für eine „kurze“ Tour im Himalaya interessiert. Über das Internet sind wir auf Himalayan View Treks gestoßen. Sie haben die 8 Tage Annapurna Short Trek Tour angeboten. Die Kommunikation im Vorfeld per Mail mit Simbir lief super. Er konnte uns vorab alle Informationen geben. Auch eine individuelle Anpassung der Tour (z.B. per Flugzeug zurück) wäre möglich gewesen. Obwohl wir zunächst ein paar Tage in Kathmandu verbracht haben, wurden wir bei Ankunft von unserem Guide abgeholt und zum Hotel gebracht. So sind wir entspannt angekommen. An Tag 1 der Tour wurden wir früh morgens vom Hotel von unserem Guide (D. B.) und unserem Porter (Manoj) abgeholt. Tag 2-7 sind wir von Chame über Pisang, Manang, Ledar, High Camp über den Thorong La Pass nach Muktinath gewandert. Insgesamt waren es ca. 80km, 4.100m nach oben und 3.100m nach unten zu wandern. Tag 8 ging dann per Jeep zurück nach Pokhara. Trotz der für unsere Verhältnisse langen Strecke ging die Tour super zu laufen. Das lag vor allem auch an unserem Guide und Porter! D. B. hat sich stets nach unserem Wohlbefinden erkundet. Jeden Abend gab es einen kurzen Tagesrückblick und Lagebesprechung für den kommenden Tag. So konnten wir währenddessen noch entscheiden, ob wir an einem Tag etwas weiter laufen, um am darauffolgenden Tag etwas weniger machen müssen. Er ging da sehr gut auf uns ein. Manoj hat unseren schweren Rucksack getragen und wir konnten uns so ganz aufs Trekking konzentrieren. Darüber waren wir sehr dankbar. Auch er hat sich immer um uns gekümmert (are you ok? 😉) D.B. hat uns über den gesamten Trek viel Wissen über das Land und die Berge vermittelt. Außerdem konnte er uns viele interessante Bergsteiger Geschichten erzählen. Wir hatten 8 unbeschreibliche Tage! Unsere anfänglich Angst und Sorge, es nicht zu schaffen wurde uns durch den professionellen Umgang komplett genommen. Vielen Dank dafür!
Quest48176041972
Quest48176041972
2023-11-16
Amazing guide company エベレスト街道で15日間のガイドをお願いしました。我々は友達と3人でしたがみんなに親切丁寧にガイドしてくれ大変助かりました。ルクラへの飛行機が天候不良で5日間も乗ることができずラメチャップ空港で困ってるときには偶然同じ会社の別のガイドとでくわし、飛行機をあきらめジープで行く方法を提案してくれブブサまで案内してくれた。また我々のガイドもブブサまで迎えに来てくれた。日程が厳しくなったにもかかわらず何とか目的地まで行く工程をくんでくれ、おかげで大変楽しいトレッキングとなった。来年行く予定の友達にもこのガイド会社をすすめておきます。
Niko T
Niko T
2023-11-07
Excellent treks We did 2 treks with himalaya view treks and with guide sobit tamang, first one to everest base camp with return by helicopter and second trek to poon hill area, everything was amazing and well organized. I really recommend this company and look forward my next trek in october

Olga Poltavskaya
Olga Poltavskaya
2024-01-05
We used the services of a porter guide from the company on the Annapurna base camp trek. Rahul was truly amazing! so helpful and easy! We really appreciated his looking after us, helping pick the best accommodation and break spots along the way, making sure we are warm and positive. Would strongly recommend Rahul for those trekkers who look for a devoted and switched on porter guide.
Mateusz Malzacher
Mateusz Malzacher
2023-12-19
We had a fantastic 3 passes hike thanks to the guidance, expertise and professionalism of Bishal Rai. He was a great trip partner, providing local knowledge and a sense of humor along the way. He even pointed out all the peak names to us many times due to our forgetfulness. Thank you and highly recommend Himalaya View Treks and guide, Bishal Rai.
Alejandro Espigares
Alejandro Espigares
2023-12-01
Realicé el trek del Campo Base Everest y todo fue increíble. Yo lo hice en solitario junto a mi guía Suraj y lo recomiendo 100%, muy atento y es un experto del terreno, sabe en todo momento como actuar si te encuentras mal o cansado y buscar una nueva ruta. La agencia me dio mucha seguridad en todo momento y me sentí acompañado en todo momento. Lo volvería a contratar una y mil veces. Gracias!!!
A Expen5ive
A Expen5ive
2023-11-22
Our Guide Rahul made sure that it was a pleasant Trek from start to finish. Very knowledgeable about the areas and always puts the safety and wellbeing of us first. When you book your Trek make sure you ask for Rahul.
Patrick Thumm
Patrick Thumm
2023-11-21
Meine Frau und ich haben uns für eine „kurze“ Tour im Himalaya interessiert. Über das Internet sind wir auf Himalayan View Treks gestoßen. Sie haben die 8 Tage Annapurna Short Trek Tour angeboten. Die Kommunikation im Vorfeld per Mail mit Simbir lief super. Er konnte uns vorab alle Informationen geben. Auch eine individuelle Anpassung der Tour (z. B. per Flugzeug zurück) wäre möglich gewesen. Obwohl wir zunächst ein paar Tage in Kathmandu verbracht haben, wurden wir bei Ankunft von unserem Guide abgeholt und zum Hotel gebracht. So sind wir entspannt angekommen. An Tag 1 der Tour wurden wir früh morgens vom Hotel von unserem Guide (D. B.) und unserem Porter (Manoj) abgeholt. Tag 2-7 sind wir von Chame über Pisang, Manang, Ledar, High Camp über den Thorong La Pass nach Muktinath gewandert. Insgesamt waren es ca. 80km, 4.100m nach oben und 3.100m nach unten zu wandern. Tag 8 ging dann per Jeep zurück nach Pokhara. Trotz der für unsere Verhältnisse langen Strecke ging die Tour super zu laufen. Das lag vor allem auch an unserem Guide und Porter! D. B. hat sich stets nach unserem Wohlbefinden erkundet. Jeden Abend gab es einen kurzen Tagesrückblick und Lagebesprechung für den kommenden Tag. So konnten wir währenddessen noch entscheiden, ob wir an einem Tag etwas weiter laufen, um am darauffolgenden Tag etwas weniger machen müssen. Er ging da sehr gut auf uns ein. Manoj hat unseren schweren Rucksack getragen und wir konnten uns so ganz aufs Trekking konzentrieren. Darüber waren wir sehr dankbar. Auch er hat sich immer um uns gekümmert (are you ok? 😉) D.B. hat uns über den gesamten Trek viel Wissen über das Land und die Berge vermittelt. Außerdem konnte er uns viele interessante Bergsteiger Geschichten erzählen. Wir hatten 8 unbeschreibliche Tage! Unsere anfänglich Angst und Sorge, es nicht zu schaffen wurde uns durch den professionellen Umgang komplett genommen. Vielen Dank dafür!
Daniel Weller
Daniel Weller
2023-10-17
Just returned home from a fantastic adventure holiday on the EBC trek. Himalaya View Treks couldn't of been more helpful from choosing and booking our trek before we arrived through to dropping us back to the airport once we had finished , nothing was too much trouble. Before coming to Nepal me and my dad was unsure if we needed a guide however we are now so pleased that we decided to get one. Sobit our guide made the experience so much better as he took care of all the arrangements and organising leaving us to concentrate on the trek and enjoy the scenery without any stress. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Himalaya View Treks and would request Sobit as a guide as he was brilliant!!!!
Patrik Penzeš
Patrik Penzeš
2023-10-05
Great experience! Our guide Bishal became our friend in short time and made the trekking easier. I am grateful to both Bishal and Simbir for this experience. I strogly recommend Manaslu circuit trek with Bishal from himalaya view treks!
Kapila Chandrabharathi
Kapila Chandrabharathi
2023-03-16
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

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