Helambu Trek

The Helambu Trek is one of the nearest trekking route from Kathmandu, There are two options to start this trek either from Sundarijal which is on the northeast side of Kathmandu, approximately 18 Km. away or from Melamchi which is 80 Km.. Helambu trek is an easy trek ranging from 800 m. to 3650 m. .

Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal, Because of the “hyolmo” or “Yolmopa” have been the native residents of the Helambu valleys, this region is named after them. The ancestory root can be traced down to the bordering countries of Nepal and beyond such as Darjeeling, Sikkim, Bhutan and even in Tibet. There are vast similarity with the language and cultural norms of the region with Tibet. Government of Nepal has officially listed the “Hyolmo” as the 59th indigenous group.

As majority of the population in the region follow Buddhism, we come across many artistic monasteries. The Helambu region starts from Lauribina La pass and descends to the Melamchi valley. Beside cultural, social and religious aspect of the region Helambu is also famous for its sweet apples and its hospitality. Above all Helambu region is one the pilgrimage site for Buddhism followers.

Calm trekking trail full of natural beauties, during our trek we will cross ridge lines and walk through dense forests, among few species of Panda which government has enlisted as endangered one, we can spot red panda around the forests of bamboos. March & April are the best season to enjoy the fully bloomed rhododendron, national flower of Nepal.

  • deluxe + basic lodges as per available
  • Kathmandu
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Jeep or Bus
  • B,L,D on trek
  • You can book the trek as per your required date.

Trip Overview

The trekking trail in Helambu is serene and offers breathtaking natural beauty. You will cross ridge lines and pass through dense forests, where you may have the chance to spot the endangered red panda among the bamboo forests. The months of March and April are particularly stunning, as the rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower, blooms in full splendor.

Overall, the Helambu Trek provides a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality of the region, while enjoying a relatively moderate trekking experience.

Itinerary for Helmbu Trek

We start the journey of our trek by driving to Sunjdarijal. from here, we follow the trail that leads us up the concrete steps beside the water pipeline. upon reaching the water dam, which is also the lifeline of water supply to most of the region in Kathmandu valley we continue trekking up the ridge to Mulkharka, We take sometime to stopover to enjoythe panoramic view of the valley and continue our trek to Chisopani (cold water)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drive time: 1 hour
Trekking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude: 2300m
Main highlights of the day: Oak and Rhododendron forests, Himalayan views, Waterfalls.

Our trail combines a mix match of walk, From Chisopani, we descend to Pati Bhanjyang, a charming village at the elevation of 1770m. Then, the trail lead us up and down to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m), from here onward we start our descend to 2620m which lead us to Khutumsang (2470m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trekking time: 6 hours
Altitude: 2446m
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Main highlights of the day: Langtang Range Mountains, Meadows, Fields.

Follow the ridgeline through lightly populated forests, passing Magen Goth for a stunning view of Langtang and Gosaikund peaks. We reach Tharepati (3490m), which offers one of the best ridge walks in Nepal. The trail to Gosaikund branches off from here.

We turn east and descend through a ravine to the small Sherpa village of Malemchigaon (2530m), known for its splendid lodges and beautiful Gompas (monasteries). Cross the Melamchi Khola and climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Ghyang (2620m), the largest village in Helambu.

Walking time: 7 hours
Altitude: 2743m
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Main highlights of the day: Sherpa Village, Melamchi Gaun, Monasteries, Forest.

We descend through a beautiful forest until you reach Sermathang (2620m), a center for apple-growing and offering fantastic views of the Himalayas.

Walking time: 4-5 hours
Altitude: 2160m
Main highlights of the day: Scenic views, apple orchards.

Descending further to Dubhachaur at 1500m and then steeply and come down to Melamchi Pul Bazar (830m), where we will find a variety of teahouses and lodges. We will be picked up by private jeep and we drive via Panchkhal on the Kodari road, which also connects to Tatopani, border to Tibet, China(4-5 hours drive).

One of our representative will transfer you to the International Airport for your flight to your next destination. Kindly, note that airport time is 3 hrs. before than your actual flight time, we try being there 3½ hrs. before hand.

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Helambu Trek