Trip Facts:

Helambu Trek

Starts from
7 Days
Teahouses and Lodges
Langtang Region
Lunch and Dinner
Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal


Helambu Trek

The Helambu Trek presents a captivating journey through the picturesque Helambu region, located north of Kathmandu in Nepal. Renowned for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm Sherpa hospitality, this trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion.

Starting from Sundarijal, a short drive from Kathmandu, the trek gradually unfolds its wonders as you traverse verdant forests, terraced farmlands, and charming traditional villages. The trek takes you through Tamang and Sherpa settlements, allowing you to experience the local way of life, traditions, and customs firsthand.

The trail meanders along gentle slopes and occasionally ascends to higher altitudes, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped Himalayan peaks including Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and even glimpses of Everest on clear days. Rhododendron forests, oak trees, and cascading waterfalls add to the scenic beauty of the trekking route.

Throughout the journey, you’ll encounter Buddhist monasteries, chhortens adorned with prayer flags, and serene meditation spots, providing insights into the region’s spiritual and cultural essence. Interactions with friendly locals, sampling traditional Sherpa cuisine, and sipping hot tea at cozy teahouses create memorable moments along the trail

Trip Highlights:

Helambu Trek

  • Trekking through rhododendron and pine forests with stunning mountain vistas.
  • Visiting traditional Sherpa villages like Melamchi Gaon, Tarke Gyang, and Sermathang.
  • Exploring Buddhist monasteries, chhortens, and prayer flags along the trek route.
  • Interacting with friendly locals and experiencing Sherpa hospitality and culture.

Trip Iterinary:

Helambu Trek

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1-2 hours) and start trekking to Chisapani. Trek through Shivapuri National Park, enjoying forest trails and mountain views.

Trek from Chisapani to Kutumsang, passing through Tamang and Sherpa villages. Enjoy views of Langtang Himalayan range and terraced fields.

Trek to Tharepati, ascending through rhododendron forests and alpine meadows. Reach Tharepati for panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and overnight stay

Descend from Tharepati to Melamchi Gaon, a picturesque Sherpa village. Explore the village, interact with locals, and experience Sherpa culture.

Trek to Tarke Gyang, passing through forests, streams, and traditional villages. Visit Buddhist monasteries, chhortens, and enjoy cultural insights.

Trek to Sermathang, with scenic views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges. Explore Sermathang village, known for its apple orchards and Sherpa culture.

Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar, the endpoint of the trek. Drive back to Kathmandu (2-3 hours) and transfer to your hotel.


Helambu Trek

  • Private transportation to Sundarijal and back from Melamchi Pul Bazaar.
  • Experienced trekking guide, porters, and necessary permits.
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trek.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
  • Basic trekking equipment (sleeping bags, trekking poles, etc.).


Helambu Trek

  • International flights to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, visa fees, and personal expenses.
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except for the welcome dinner).
  • Tips for guides, porters, and additional expenses not mentioned

Frequently Asked Questions:

ABC Trek

The highest point on the Helambu Trek is Tharepati at 3,640 meters, which is moderate in terms of altitude. Adequate acclimatization and gradual ascent help minimize altitude-related risks.

Meals during the trek include a variety of local and international dishes such as dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, soups, and tea. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available at most teahouses.

The itinerary includes gradual ascents and rest days at key points like Chisapani and Melamchi Gaon, allowing trekkers to acclimatize to higher altitudes comfortably.