Helambu Trek

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Trip Highlights

  • The trek provides a wonderful opportunity to experience their unique cultures. Trekkers can visit monasteries, chortens (Buddhist shrines), and witness traditional dances and festivals
  • The trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, terraced fields, and dense forests.
  • The trek passes through charming Sherpa villages like Tarke Gyang, where trekkers can experience the Sherpa way of life.

Trip Facts

Trip Start/End
Trip Grading:
Max Elevation
Best Season
Mar – May and Oct – Dec
B & B
As your request
Private vehicle

Trip Overview

The Helambu trek is a perfect short trek nearby Kathmandu Valley. Despite being so close to Kathmandu, the Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. Besides the Hyolmo culture of high mountain people, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of most diverse treks near Kathmandu.

The best trek starting point for Helambu is Sundarijal (1350m), 45 minutes drive from Kathmandu. Helambu trekking offers a scenic loop through villages of varied ethnic makeup with good high mountain views. On the way of Helambu there is a surprising amount of old- growth forest. Magnificent old rhododendrons grace the trail between Tharepati and Malemchaigaon. It has a splendid variety of wild flowers, snow covered peaks, and varieties of birds to make your journey remarkable. The best time for trekking in the Helambu area is from October to May. In this area good lodges are abundant and uncrowned.

Outline Itineary

Day 01: Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA)
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu city tours inclusive of guide, entrace fee etc.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Sundarijal, drive 1.5 hrs and trek to Chisapani (2215m), 4 hrs
Day 04: Chisapani – Kutumsang (2470m), 6 hrs Day 05: Kutumsang- Thadepati (3580m), 5 hrs
Day 06: Thadepati- Tarkeghyang (2740m), 7 hrs
Day 07: Tarkeghayang- Shermathang (2590m), 5 hrs
Day 08: Shermathang – Melamchi Bazaar (870 mtr) and drive back to Kathmandu (1315m)
Day 09: Departure

Essential Information



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Package included on

  • Trekking Permit for your related trip
  • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Professional English speaking guide with porter, 2 trekkers for 1 porter (1 porter carries 20-25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Salary, food, accommodation and Insurance for Nepali staff
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Bus tickets (Tourist Bus or Public Bus)

Package does not included on

  • All bar bills during the trek [soft, hot & alcoholic drinks]
  • Private vehicle for the long drive
  • Tips for staff (Guide, Driver & Porter)
  • Hotel accommodation Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance
  • Hot shower, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge and your personal expenses.

Day by Day Itinerary

After arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Leisure Aim Travels & Tours will pick up and transfer you to a hotel. In the evening, you will be served a special dinner which reverses Nepali food, culture and tradition. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After taking your breakfast, you would have driven for sightseeing in Kathmandu. We will have a remarkable sightseeing tour to the Heritage sites declared by UNESCO. You will have a memorable trip to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight in kathmandu.

This is the last day in Nepal, the trips come to end. Our representatives will come to meet you at your hotel to drop off Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your flight to home. You will reach three hours before for your scheduled flight time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodation along the Helambu Trek is primarily in teahouses or lodges. These provide basic facilities, including a bed and meals. The teahouses offer a chance to interact with fellow trekkers and experience local hospitality.

The Helambu region is inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang communities. Trekkers can experience their unique culture, visit monasteries, and witness traditional dances and festivals.

The Helambu Trek typically takes about 6 to 9 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary and trekker’s pace. The trek offers a mix of cultural exploration and mountain views.

The best times for the Helambu Trek are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer clear skies, moderate temperatures, and blooming rhododendrons.

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