Helambu Trekking is one of best trekking route to explore the beautiful landscapes, vegetation and authentic Tamang and Sherpa village along with the majestic view of Langtang range. It is one of the short treks with a quick access from Kathmandu Valley, and best suited for beginners.
Helambu Trek is relatively easy route as the maximum elevation reach up to 3650m and mostly renowned as cultural trek. Comparatively less popular than other trekking routes of Langtang region, Helambu region is a wonderful week adventure to understand the local lifestyle of the mountain people who are living in isolation for a long time and still practicing old living style. “Yolmo” tribe, similar to Sherpa people are found in this region along with Sherpa and Tamang settlements. Helambu region is culturally rich and one of the intact regions of Nepal.
The major attractions of the trip are the ancient Buddhist monasteries, typical Nepalese village and pleasant walk through lush dense rhododendron & oak forest along with a spectacular view of Langtang (7245m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Mt. Gangchenpo and Tibetan range.
Trekking to Helambu begins with a swift one hour to Sundarijal and walk through the beautiful forest and small villages of Shivapuri National Park and then cross Chisapani to enter Langtang National Park. Most of the trails are jungle walk and lower passes offering a view of mountains. Throughout the trail, we pass through few interesting places like Thadepati viewpoint, beautiful Melamchi, and Tarkeghyang village gathering the experience of remote traveling and exploring the rich culture, ancient monasteries and people who aren’t connected with the modern world yet. We continue our trek to the nearest bus station of Sermanthang village and take a drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Dinner
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2215m / 7267 ft.) Drive: 60 min | Walk: 5- 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang (2470m / 8104 ft) Walk: 7 – 7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Kutumsang to Thadepati (3690m/ 12106 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Thadepati to Tarkeghyang (2600m/ 8530 ft) Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (4470m/14665 ft) Walk: 3– 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Drive from Sermanthang to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 9Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
This was amazing trekking. Milan is very helpful, friendly and amazing person. From the beginning he gave me so many details as possible. As i am beginner, everything was helpful for me - from details of trekking through payment until the last day of my trip in Kathmandu. My guider Om, is the same person as Milan. I was/ i am happy, that he was my guider. He is also patience person and really helpful and positive person. He pushed me to my limits with positive smile and mood. Really amazing experience in my life with these great people. I missed them and i loved them. Good luck guys :) !!!!!!
Lenka Danekova, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
Room to Customize
Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. You may want to stay in Kathmandu by yourself or maybe do sightseeing around by yourself; we will give you more information to do it by yourself if you ask us.
We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling. It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.
We, ourselves feel that the group size of maximum 12 pax is an ideal size to run the trip. However, we have also arranged the plan for large students groups, employee groups and able to organize such trip for groups upon request. All of our trekking plans are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey.