Helambu Trek

   10 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-77)

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The Helambu Trek, located in Nepal's Langtang region, is a short yet exceptional trek in the mid-hills, closest to the capital, Kathmandu Valley. It is a diverse trek, offering a blend of nature and culture, and is well-known for its hospitality. In just 10 days, you can experience the magnificent view of Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, and Dorje Lakpa, green forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, and bamboo, imposing waterfalls, and pristine little settlements, as well as the lifestyles, cultures, and traditions of Tamang, Sherpa, Brahmin, and Chhetri people.

To start the Helambu Trek, you will need to take an hour-long car ride to Sundarijal, the trek's starting point. The trek continues through Kutumsang, Tharepati, Melamchi Village, Sermathang, and Melamchi Bridge, and ends with a bus ride back to Kathmandu. The maximum altitude achieved during the trek is 3,690m (Thadepati Pass), and the largest settlement is Melamchi Village, which has the main Tibetan Gompa.

Amigo Treks and Expedition offers a 10-day Helambu Trek itinerary that is perfectly designed to provide an enjoyable experience in the Helambu region. However, the package can be customized to suit your needs, requirements, budget, and the number of days you plan to stay in Nepal. All Helambu Trek packages come with a 100% departure date guarantee and special group discounts. Full board is provided during the trek, and bed and breakfast are included before and after the trek. You will stay in tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu and some of the finest lodges and guesthouses during the trek. Each package also includes a free map!

It’s a moderate trek, which can be attempted by anyone who is physically fit and has sound health. Plan your trek in between March-May and September-December for supportive trail, weather, and visibility. Nevertheless, Amigo Treks and Expedition can help you plan your trek any time of the year. Apart from this introductory trek, if you are looking to explore more areas of the Langtang region, we suggest you try our other best packages like Langtang Valley Trek 11 days, Gosainkunda Holy Lake Trek 17 days, or even Tamang Heritage Trail Trek 10 days. Enjoy!

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and hike to Chisopani (2,165m/7,103ft)

Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2,470m/8,103ft)

Day 05: Trek to Tharepati (3,690m/12,106ft)

Day 06: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2,530m/8,300ft)

Day 07: Trek to Sermathang (2,590m/8,497ft)

Day 08: Trek to Malemchi Pul (870m/2,858ft)

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 10: Departure day

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop by private vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 stars standard hotel with breakfast
  • One full-day guided city tour by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional ethnic music and dance
  • Accommodation during the trek (lodge/tea house)
  • Trekking permits and Tims permits
  • Melamchi- Kathmandu transport by private vehicle.
  • All breakfast and 2 special dinners in Kathmandu
  • All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek
  • Gov. licensed and well-trained English-speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for every 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke, and entire beverage, etc
  • Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
  • Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Welcome to Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with Amigo Treks & Expedition. Therefore, we send one of our company representatives to receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), who will further escort you to a tourist standard hotel booked for you in Kathmandu.

If possible, we also schedule a meeting at our office for the briefing regarding the trek, which is followed by an introduction session with other team members (especially Sherpas and guides). Today, we also arrange a welcome dinner in one of the most popular local restaurants, where you can enjoy ethnic dance and cultural music along with great Nepali food. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and dinner can be scheduled for the following day.

Meals included: Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Nepali food, Cultural music, and Ethnic dance)


Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

The capital, Kathmandu Valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural, and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few-hour tour of the major attractions of Kathmandu Valley. After spending a few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gear (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags, etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.

 Meals included: Breakfast

(Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square (a historical structure offering architectural wonders), the Pashupatinath temple (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction), Swyambhunath and Boudhanath – (a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia).

Optional site: Another World Heritage site ‘Patan Durbar Square’ along with other historical masterpieces like Mahabouddha Temple, Krishna Temple, Golden Temple, and Kumbeshwor Temple.)

Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal and hike to Chisopani (2,165m/7,103ft) 4-5 hours

Today is the first day of the trek and our destination is Chisopani. Starting early, an hour's drive towards the northeast of the Kathmandu valley will take us to Sundarijal, which is the starting point of this trek. Initially, following the Sundarijal water treatment plant, we hike up on a narrow lane accompanied by small tea shops and houses. Then we follow stone steps and after a short hike through the forest, the trail enters the Shivapuri National Park.

After a short national park formality at the army barrack, we continue towards Mulkharka crossing the dam of Sundarijal. Crossing Mulkharka, we reach the top of the ridge through Rhododendron and Oak forest, where we can enjoy the magnificent mountain views. The trail then drops down to Chaisapani.  On reaching Chisapani, we rest for some time and then walk around the village in the evening to observe the lifestyle of the people. The night will be spent at a lodge in Chisapani.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: A walk through rhododendron and Oak forest in the Shivapuri National Park, Sundarijal dam- the main water supply for Kathmandu Valley, Sundarijal water treatment plant, Sundarijal river and waterfalls, magnificent view of snow-capped peaks like Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and Gaurishankar from the top of the ridge and the beautiful settlement of Tamang people at Mulkharka and Chisapani.)

Day 4: Trek to Kutumsang (2,470m/8,103ft) 6-7 hours

Today is the second day of the trek and our destination is Kutumsang. From Chisapani, the trail first descends to Pati Bhanjyang. A few ups and downs from here, crossing the fields and meadows on a stony path will then take us to Gul Bhanyag. The trail then leads us to another pass, from where we trek downhill to finally reach Kutumsang.  The night will be spent at a lodge in Kutumsang.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Brahmin and Chhetri settlement at Pati Bhanjyang, Tamang Settlement at Gul Bhanjyang, stony path accompanied by various monasteries,  and Chortens, Mani stones and cave at Kutumsang, beautiful campsites, fields, and meadows, and the splendid views of Langtang mountains. )

Day 5: Trek to Tharepati (3,690m/12,106ft) 6-7 hours

Today is the third day of the trek and our destination is Thadepati. Today’s walk is mostly uphill through Pine, Fir, and Rhododendron forests. First, we hike up to Kyuola Bhanjyang enjoying a 25-m-long waterfall en route. From here, we further hike up to Thadepati crossing Mangengoth and a few other small settlements. Thadepati Pass is the highest altitude achieved during this trek, which is also a junction of two important trails to Gosainkunda, via Helambu and Melamchi. The night will be spent at a lodge in Thadepati.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Walk through the beauty of Oak, Fir, and Rhododendron, and the breathtaking view of Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Langshisa, Jugal, Nambur, and other peaks of the Langtang region, the experience of Thadepati Pass, the highest altitude covered in this trek.)

Day 6: Trek to Melamchi Gaon (2,530m/8,300ft) 3and half hours

Today is the fourth day of the trek and our destination is Melamchi Gaon. Leaving the Gosainkunda trail and Helambu trail we take the Melamchi trail and head towards Melamchi Gaon. The walk continues through the pine and rhododendron forests. We cross two suspension bridges and finally reach Melamchi village, which is a Sherpa Village surrounded by beautiful forest. The remaining day will be spent exploring the monasteries and the village of Melamchi. The night will be spent at a lodge in Melamchi Village.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Trail through the pine and rhododendron forest accompanied  by the splendid view of Jugal Himal and Nambur and beautiful Helambu village down the trail, Melamchi Gaon – a special Sherpa Gaon surrounded by rhododendron forest and Buddhist monasteries, the unique culture, lifestyle and sincere hospitality of the Sherpa people.)

Day 7: Trek to Sermathang (2,590m/8,497ft) 6-7 hours

Today is the fifth day of the trek and our destination is Sermathang. From Melamchi Gaon, the trail descends to Melamchi River. On crossing the river, the trail is quite easier compared to other day’s trails as we walk on flat land, accompanied by beautiful forest. We cross several streams and we walk up to Tarkeghyang, a beautiful Sherpa village.

Then, we further descend following the same trail until we reach Setighyang, where the trail to Kangja La, Naya Kanga Trek meets the secondary road. Following this road up and downhill we first ascend to Ghangyul and then descend toward Sermathang. This is another pretty Sherpa village that offers a lot to tourists, who are interested in Sherpa culture. The remaining day will be spent exploring the village. The night will be spent at a lodge in Sermathang.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Blooming rhododendron forest, Sherpa villages like Tarkeghyang featuring one of the oldest and the biggest monasteries of the region and Sermathang – a pristine village offering a lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa people, and trekking trail accompanied by Mani walls, Chortens, and other equally important Gompas.)

Day 8: Trek to Malemchi Pul (870m/2,858ft) 6-7 hours

Today is the last day of the trek and our destination is Melamchi Pul (Melamchi Bridge). The trail gradually descends through meadows and cultivated fields, passing several Gompas, temples, Mani walls, Mane, Chorten, and other small and unique settlements of people until we reach the bridge across the Indrawati River. On crossing the bridge, we walk further to cross another bridge a little away from the junction of the Indrawati River and Melamchi River, before we finally reach Melamchi Bazaar. The night will be spent at a lodge in Melamchi Bazaar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Several temples, Mani walls, Manes, Monasteries, old villages, and their particular tradition, trail along the meadows and cultivated fields, and the view of snow-capped mountains.)

Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) 5-6 hours

Today early in the morning after having breakfast we take a bus to Kathmandu. It will take about 4-5 hours to reach Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. You can spend the remaining day either relaxing at the hotel or you can also opt for a sightseeing tour. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Dinner

(Highlights of the day: Scenic bus ride from Melamchi to Kathmandu, farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu.)

Day 10: Departure day

This day is the last day of your trip to Nepal with Amigo Treks and Expedition. If your flight is scheduled for early morning, then one of our company representatives will escort you to the airport as per your flight departure time. But, if the flight is scheduled for later in the evening, you can go shopping and collect a few mementos or simply hang around shopping areas in Kathmandu. However, if you are planning to spend some extra days in Nepal, Amigo Treks and Expedition can also make arrangements for some other top adventurous activities that you can attend while you are in Nepal.


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