Helambu Trek

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Trip Price US$ 750
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Trip Duration 06 Days
Group Size 2-12 people
Maximum Altitude Tharepati (3597m/11801ft)
Difficulty Grade Easy to Moderate
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mid Feb-Mid June, Sept-Mid Dec

Highlights of Helambu Trek

  • The Helambu trek is a short and near trek from Kathmandu Valley. It goes with beautiful landscapes in the Langtang region.
  • The trail follows a beautiful forest with pine and green meadows. We will pass by famous rhododendron flowers.
  • Trek provides the undistributed view of above 7000m of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.
  • We will also explore and follow the path of Shivapuri National Park.
  • Get the chance to get into the Himalayan Buddhist culture and visit the Stupas and Monasteries along the trail.
  • Get to know Hylmo culture and the local Tamang community.
  • The moderate level of the Helambu trek goes to a maximum height of 3650m.
  • Helambu Trek is a low-altitude trek suitable for all trekkers.
  • The trek’s highest point is Tharepati, which is 3650m tall.

Overview of Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek is for travelers who are looking for a short trek. There are fewer travel areas near Kathmandu. This is an easy trail and the best Nepal trekking. Nepal is famous for its outstanding natural beauty. It offers its fascinating culture and favorable climates.

The trails pass through dense forests and traditional Buddhist villages. Here are the inspiring mountain views. You will walk into the Tamang people’s town with dramatic ridges. Enjoy the lush forests of rhododendron, Conifers, and oak. This trail also goes through mountain cattle grazing on rich alpine pastures. They are watching their herders.

Helambu Circuit Trek has easy access from Kathmandu. The Helambu trek takes six days, so it is the best trip for those trekkers who have a short holiday on a Nepal trip. The trail to Helambu starts from Sundarijal and climbs with Shivapuri Ridge. You can see the incredible views of the central Himalayas from the region. This Helambu Circuit Trek is in the Langtang National Park. We will walk some parts of it to Tharepati.

The Langtang National Park has rare birds and wildlife. The different unique plants and flowers are here. During the Helambu trek, We will walk through the small villages. We will pass by Chisopani, Kutumsang, and also Melamchi.

Difficulty Level of Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek’s difficulty level ranges from easy to moderate. During the trekking journey, we need to trek for 6- 7 hours of walking. We will only walk for 3-4 hours on some trekking days. This is a short trek of 5- 6 days, and the altitude gain is also low.

Trekkers with an average fitness level and sound health can do this trek. The Helambu area trekking route is very well-maintained and easy to walk. You don’t need any trekking experience for this route. For the trekkers who want to start their first trek, this is a suitable route for beginners.

We still suggest you do some physical training before the trek. Cardio exercises, jogging, and morning walks are good. Swimming and Yoga are also good. These small exercises will help you strengthen your physical condition, making it easier for you on the trek trail.

Helambu Trek Cost

The cost of Helambu’s different factors treks depends on other factors. It has also been affected by the recent political upheaval in Nepal. The current Government has implemented many new taxes—the costs to ensure that people working in the hospitality industry get well paid. Hotels, guest houses, restaurants, and tourism companies get fair wages. Daily needed prices hiked up, and meals and room costs increased in the trek. As with the rest of the world, fuel costs have been growing.

However, although we at Above Himalaya Trekking have also been affected by these factors, we continue to offer the best services to our customers at a nominal cost. The cost of the trek depends on different factors—mode of transport, guide, porters, and others. However, the Helambu trek area is cheaper than the Everest and Annapurna regions. For up-to-date costs and service, please get in touch with us.

The best season for Helambu Trek

Nepal’s geography diversifies the country so that nature lovers can visit year-round. There are four seasons in Nepal, each with its particular attraction.

The best seasons for Helambu trekking in Nepal are Spring and autumn. March to May and September to mid-December are best.

Mid-September to early December is the best season for Helambu Trekking in Nepal. This time of the year offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views. The days are sunny and clear with moderate temperatures. The evenings are usually quite cold.

Mid-February to mid-June: The second finest trekking season. The Temperatures are warm. Mornings are bright and clear and offer good views. The best part is the rhododendrons are in complete blossom. The mountain views are excellent.

Note: July to August is the monsoon season in Nepal. This is the preferable season for the Helambu trek, but it is also okay to trek in rain-shadow areas like Mustang, Upper Manang, and Dolpo.

Itinerary of Helambu Trek


Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisopani 2140m height.

We pick you up at your hotel to start the trek. A private car drive to Sundarijal takes about 1 hour. It is at a height of 1350m. You can see the massive water project. After some climbing, it is the primary source of Kathmandu city waters.

We will meet the small hydroelectric plant here. It starts up concrete steps alongside the water pipe. From here, we trek to a road to the top of the Shivapuri ridge and wildlife reserve.

We climb continues to the hilltop with the forest. Here, we meet the Mulkharka Villages with the inhabitants of the Tamang people.

Today, we are walking in the forest of rhododendrons and oaks. After we pass the Borlang Bhanjyang trail, it goes downhill to Chisopani (2140m). The mountain views are excellent. From here, you can see the sights of Annapurna and Everest.

Multiple 1 hr drive, 5 hrs trek
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Chisopani (2,300m)

Day 02: Chisopani trekking to Gul Bhanjyang 2140m.

After breakfast at Chisopani, we start another day of trekking. The first part of the trail is downhill. We will cross the meadows, a lovely terrace, and cultivated fields.

You will enjoy the excellent mountain views of the Langtang ranges. Today, the path is zigzagging as we leave the main trail.

The Brahman and Chhetri villages are here while we trekked to Pathi Bhanjyang (1770m). We will climb a gentle ascent to a small white Chorten at the Sherpa village of Thakuni Bhanjyang.

We climb the steep uphills until Chipping. After a short trek, we arrive at the Jhogin Danda ridge (2470m).

You’ll have magnificent views of the peaks from here. We will drop down through the rhododendron forest on the far side of the pass.

After lunch, we will continue trekking with a forested ridge. We descend to a large Chorten overlooking the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang.

Today, we stay overnight at Gulbhanjyangor. We can still trek to Kutumsang.

Walking Day 7 hrs
Accommodation Teahouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Gul Bhanjyang (2,140m)

Day 03: Gul Bhanjyang trekking to Tharepati 3690m.

Today, the first part of The trail from Gul Bhanjyang must climb the pass at 2620m. The course goes through the prickly-leaved oak forest.

It offers excellent views of the Langtang Mountains and the Helambu Valley. Today, you will enjoy the best view of the Langtang range and the Gosaikunda peaks.

The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail. We will walk through fir and rhododendron forests with only a few shepherds’ huts. We will descend to Magen Goth and continue to climb at first.

After touching the climb and more, the trail has ups and downs. We pass through forests, across flower-strewn meadows, and cross streams.

Today, most parts of the route above the village are steep. On a mind-swept hilltop, you will enjoy a fluttering white prayer flag and a perfect panorama of the Langtang Himalaya.

We arrived at Tharepati in the late afternoon. This place gives you an excellent close-up view of Gosaikunda Lake. The mountain views from here are close and perfect. We stayed overnight at the local lodge.

Walking Day 6-7 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Tharepati (3,597m)

Day 04: Rest and Enjoy day at Tharepati

Today, we rest after long hours of trekking in Tharepati. This is the best viewpoint, and you can enjoy spectacular mountain vistas.

Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Tharepati (3,597m)

Day 05: The trek from Tharepati to Tarkeghyang via Melamchi Gaon 2560m

The trail from Tharepati passes pine and rhododendron forests. It is rich with birdlife and offers excellent views.

We will be trekking down into the Helambu Valley. The elevation gives a marvelous mountain view of the Jugal Himal and Nummer in the Solu Khumbu.

From Tharepati, the trail descends through the pine and rhododendron forests. We can enjoy great views down the Helambu Valley and across Jugal Himal and Nummur in the Solu Khumbu.

Beautiful forests surround the village here. The Sherpa people, with their distinctive culture, inhabit it. We follow the descending path from here until you cross the Melamchi stream.

Today, you will see one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries at Tarkeghyang. It is also known as Helambu, named after the Helamu caste. The Sherpa people living here differ from those in the Mount Everest region of Sherpa. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Walking Day 6 hrs
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Tarkeghyang (2,743m), Melamchi Gaon (2,640m)

Day 06: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Timbu 1580m, and the drive from Timbu to Kathmandu 1400m.

Today, we took the short route to Timbu village, which involved about two and a half hours of walking. From there, we drove for about five hours to the Kathmandu Valley.

Enjoy the panoramic views, fresh air, and forested roads. Then, drive back to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle to finish trekking.

Multiple 2.5 hrs trek, 5 hrs drive
Meals Breakfast & Lunch
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.


What's Included?
  • A trekking guide certified and licensed by the Government has training in high-altitude sickness and first aid.
  • Local trekking porter for the trek, one porter for two trekkers basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, and clothing.
  • Local Tea houses, also called guest houses/ lodges, twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You can choose your meals from the menu, which includes different types of food.
  • Langtang National Park Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Card for the Langtang Trekking.
  • Shivapuri Wildlife Reserve Permit fee
  • Group medical supplies (Guide will carry essential medicines).
  • Above the Himalayan duffel bag. ( If you need to, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal transport by private car/van
  • Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu transport by local bus ( you can come by private jeep by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalayan Gifts and Trekking certificate after finishing your trek.
  • All our official paper works, Service charges, and all Government Taxes
What's Excluded?
  • Services in Kathmandu.
  • International Airfare.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water.
  • Your expenses during the trek. Sweets, snacks, beverages, bar bills, and battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should include both rescue and medical assistance.
  • You can rent or buy personal trekking equipment in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staff and driver
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Include section.

Essential Information - Helambu Trek

Trek guide and staff

Your Helambu trekking guide for the Helambu Valley trek speaks fluent English. We also have guides who speak more languages (French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. They will always look after your s safety.

They maintain health, security, and hygiene before doing anything else. On the tea house trekking, our Guide will find you the best, cleanest guest houses for your comfort.

The local guest house serves organic and hygienic foods on your Helambu trek. You can have excellent international dishes, including Italian, Mexican, and Indian. There are also other Western foods. Of course, they are always happy to offer you typical Nepalese food! We always use purified water to wash vegetables and fruits.

We use Iodine water to wash dishes and glasses. At the same time, we are trekking at a higher altitude. We prepare suitable food to prevent altitude sickness and to provide healthy nutrition.

After your food, they serve beverages, including Nepali tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. You don’t need to be surprised to see your birthday cake if your birthday is on the mountain.

Our Guide and porters are friendly and helpful. Our porters carry all your and your group’s equipment to your camp daily. Your job is to relax and enjoy your Helambu trek.

Helambu Trekking Group or Solo

We organize group and private treks in the Helambu trek region. A solo tour is a little more expensive than a group tour. You can book a solitary walk with us. But if you are already two people, you can go on a trek. The price is almost the same.

Our group size is negligible, and we can port up to 12 people. If there are more than ten people in the group, we will have a discount for group leaders. We can run the trek from 2 people to the above group size. The small group is easier to handle, and you can enjoy the fullest of nature and have a more accessible time.

We will provide one Guide and porter for two trekkers. Our porter is the basis for two trekkers. If your group is above eight people, we will provide an assistant guide for your Helambu trek.


The start point of the Helambu trek is Sundarijal, about a one-hour drive from Kathmandu. There are various options for transport to Sundarijal, from a local bus to a car, van, and Hiace. Depending on the group size, we will use a private car, van, and Hiace for our Helambu trek group.

The drive is scenic, crossing the daily life of Kathmandu. We finish the trek in Melamchi Bazaar. It takes about a 4-hour drive back to Kathmandu. We use local bus transportation but can use a private jeep at a higher cost.

Trekking Permit for Helambu Trek

All trekkers must pay a permit fee to visit Nepal’s interior regions. Helambu Trekking through National park areas requires an entry permit. Helambu trekking trail lies in Langtang National Park and needs trekking access. The first part of the trek also visits the Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park. We must pay the Entry Permit fee (USD 10 per person ).

There is the Trekkers (Trekkers Information Management System) Tims card. It costs (USD 20 per person ). The Langtang National Park entry permit fee is USD 30 per person. Above the Himalayan trekking, arrange all necessary permits. We need your passport copy for this.

Electricity and wifi

During your Helambu trekking route, most of the teahouses have electric power. You can charge your mobile phone, camera, or other electronic devices. Some places offer solar system power, too. Sometimes, there can be a power cut, so you bring a power bank or solar charger.

Most tea houses have internet facilities and may charge you extra money. You can connect during your trek with WIFI or mobile data. You can get a sim upon arrival at the airport and buy the date package for a mobile date. The mobile data is not expensive so that you can contact your family, loved ones, and friends during the trek.

Trek from Gosaikunda to Helambu

The Helambu Gosaikunda trek is a more demanding route nowadays. It is also the most accessible trekking route from Kathmandu Valley. We will enjoy walking in the forests of sub-alpine vegetation. On the trail, we will pass by the dense oak and pine forests, which look fascinating if you are hiking in Helambu in the spring season. The area has rhododendrons to form a spectacular display.

The people here are of Tibetan origin and call themselves Sherpas. However, they are pretty distinct from the Sherpas of the Everest region in terms of language and customs. We will also encounter large numbers of the Tamang people here. They originated in Tibet but settled in Nepal earlier than the Sherpas.

We will cross the Gosaikunda pass and arrive at the Helambu part. From Tharepati, we can trek to Melamchi Pul bazaar. Here, you will meet monasteries and Sherpa people who differ from the Everest region. We can also come to Timbu and drive back to Kathmandu.

Why Private and Tailor-made Holidays?

Whether you are a single person, couple, or family, we can run you on a Helambu trek. On your Helambu trekking holiday, we cater to your needs. We plan a personalized holiday itinerary that can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A private and tailor-made trekking holiday allows you to personalize your holiday. Above The Himalayas, trekking custom designs your holiday to your needs.

The private Tailor-made trips also offer the following:

Flexible dates
Only the destinations you want to see
Your schedule and pace
Authentic experiences in ‘unknown’ places
Expert local guides with insider knowledge
Hassle-free transfers and private drivers
Peace of mind. We organize everything for you, so you don’t need to worry.

We tailor-made your Helambu trek trip. We will design your trip as per your budget. You can choose luxury or budget accommodation and travel. We will fit tailor-made; on crowded group tours, you must pay the price as per your needs. You will have your Guide, which makes it easier to succeed on your trip.

On crowded group tours, you must wait to get the Guide’s attention. On private trips, the trek guide is only available at your service. You can get all your answers. You can visit the destination without worry. Our trek guide will make your experience blissful and stress-free.

You can travel with your friends and family as we provide extra care and help for older people and children. You feel safe with our personalized service, private travel guides, and tour coordinators. They cater to your individual needs and enjoy high-quality, seamless experiences.

You have complete control over your Helambu trek itinerary. You can tell – when and where you want to go. We ask you what you want to do and where to stay. You can choose the type of transportation and cancel or add activities to your trip.

Helambu trek Trekking in a group or Solo

We organize a group and a private trek for the Helambu trek. A solo tour is a little more expensive than a group. You can book a solo Helambu trek with us. But, if you are already two people, you can do the tour and the price is almost the same.

Our group size is negligible, up to 12 people. But if there are more than ten people in the group, we will have a discount for group leaders. We can run the Helambu trek from 2 people to the above group size. The small group is easier to handle, and you can enjoy the fullest of nature and have a more accessible time.

We will give one Guide and porter for two trekkers; a porter is the basis for two. We will provide an assistant guide for your Helambu trek if you are above an eight-person group.

Electricity and wifi

During your Helambu trek route, all the teahouses have electric power. You can charge your mobile phone, camera, or other electronic devices. Some places offer solar system power, too. Sometimes, there can be a power cut, so you bring a power bank or solar charger.

The houses have internet facilities and may charge you some extra money. You can connect during your Helambu trek with WIFI or mobile data. You can get a sim upon arrival at the airport and buy the date package for mobile data. The mobile data is not expensive so that you can contact your family, loved ones, and friends during the trek.

Travel Insurance

The Helambu trek reaches an excellent height of 3800m. It does not cause a problem from altitude sickness. However, during trekking, there might be a risk of getting injured due to a twisted ankle. Thus, before beginning the walk, you get trustworthy travel insurance.

Travel insurance coverage can support you. If you have any problem, we will evacuate you from Insurance. It would be best to have basic Insurance covering trip air ambulance. It will be best if it covers medical costs, theft, accidents, and natural disasters.

Helambu circuit trek

The Helambu circuit trekking region is about 80 km from Kathmandu. Helambu Circuit Trek should not take more than a week of yours. The route can be best chosen as an extension to your trip to Nepal. If you only have a limited time in the country. Sometimes, the short trip is the best as it does not result in much exhaustion. Thus, the journey is perfect for those with short time and normal health conditions. Or, the Helambu circuit trip might not have a reason at all.

The place is quite remote and filled with the native Hyolmo people. If you’re wondering what Hyolmo people are, they are indigenous people of the Eastern Himalayan Region. By nature, they are friendly and would love to see you visit their homeland. You might find them unfamiliar as they somehow look like Tibetans.

The trekking begins from Sundarijal at an elevation of 135 m and ends at Melamchi Bazaar, about 850m. During the trek, we will reach the tour’s highest point, Tharepani 3650, where we can see the best mountain views.

Visit the Sherpa Village Langtang Helambu trek

During the Helambu trekking, the main attractions are also The Sherpa village, Tarkeghyang, a charming enclave of farmers and yak herders. The Sherpas of the Khumbu region are different from the Sherpas of the Khumbu region and have a unique culture.

We go along the south ridge through Sermathang. The Kathmandu drinking water project is going from here. It is going to get from this mega-project via a series of tunnels. We can also get the best experience of the Yolmo culture of high mountain villages. Excellent views of lonely high mountains, and watch enthralled—the farmers as they toil in the fields using handmade tools and teams of water buffalo.

Helambu trek altitude

The Helambu trekking is enjoyable and has a moderate altitude—not very high compared to other trekking in Nepal. The altitude of the Helambu trek starts from Sundarijal at 1350 meters. The highest length is 3597 meters at Tharepati village.

The fantastic countryside has Buddhist monasteries, pilgrimages, and delicious apples. Many teahouse accommodations are available along the route. The trail to Chisopani starts with tangible steps. We trek alongside the pipeline trail, which brings water to Kathmandu.

The trail climbs further to Chisopani at an altitude of (2300 meters) height. The village of Mulkharka offers fantastic Himalayan views across the valley. The trail runs right down to Paati Bhanjyang at an altitude of (1770 meters). Again, from Chipling (2170 meters). The trail climbs up to a pass at an altitude of 2470 meters.

Before descending to Thodang Bettini’s (2250 meters) forested ridge, we will follow the descending path to the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. This is a hill village at an altitude of 2140 meters.
From here, we descended a touch to succeed in Kutumsang village at an altitude of 2470 meters.

We will trek to Tharepati, which is about 3600m in height. This is the highest point of the trek.

This is ideal for those people that don’t have much time. Are you in Nepal, or would you like to do short and medium-altitude trekking? People who have less than a week can do the trek.

The views of the mountains are amazing. , We can see the Langtang Lirung, Manaslu range. Very close, we can see Ganesh Himal peak, Rolwaling, and Gauri Shankar on this route map. Enjoy the best views of snow-crowned mountains. If we are also trekking in the winter, we can have a chance to see the Losar celebration. Why is it a part of traditional mountain Nepali life?

Helambu trekking map

While on the trail of the Helambu trek, having an excellent trekking map is essential. The Helambu route is a famous and well-traveled trekking region in Nepal. The Helambu trek map provides detailed information.

It tells you the major things, gives insight, and clear pictures of the mountains. You can buy a different map for this trek. The most popular one is the map of The Himalayan Map House. You can buy the Helambu map in the Kathmandu trekking store or online.
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With the help of a trekking map, you can gain reliable and necessary information. You can also choose your routes. The map gives you an idea of the short and side trips along the trail. There are shortcuts on the course; you can also drive to Kathmandu from various points. So get the best map while you are in the Helambu region.

Helambu trekking 5 days

The five-day Helambu trek is a standard itinerary of the region. This itinerary is best for beginner trekkers and families. The trek routes take you to the beautiful villages of the Helambu region. You will also experience the Langtang National Park.

Suitable for first-time trekkers, beginners, or families, this five-day Helambu Trek is a fascinating short trek. We can enjoy beautiful views all year round. Enjoy the unique culture and traditions with its sweet Helambu apples.

The highest altitude we will reach during the five days of the Helambu Trek is 3650 meters at the Tharepati pass. The trek’s highest point is not as high as other treks in the region. Suppose you want a short walk with exquisite food and magnificent views.

This five days of Helambu Trek is the one for you. One can enjoy the best views of the surrounding mountains. You can see the valleys and rivers and the lifestyle of the people in the region. Get ready and join us; our local team of professionals will guide you on the journey of a lifetime.

Helambu trekking 4 days

A four-day Helambu trek is possible only with fit trekkers with minimal time. You must trek 7/8 hours to finish in 4 days, especially on days 02,03 and four, which are top. The good thing for you is you can take a jeep drive to shorten the trek, and it makes sense to shorten the trip now.

The Helambu circuit trek ranges between 800m. and 3690m till Tharepati, which indicates less climbing and warmer temperatures. This route’s main advancer is fewer trekkers than Everest trekking.

Helambu is a comprehensive package of culture and natural beauty. The different races provide you with one of the most enthralling trekking experiences. It is near Kathmandu, so you do not have to waste days reaching the starting point.

Throughout the Helambu trek, you will get amazing views of the pristine Himalayan range, a remote farm with fascinating Buddhist cultures, and Enchanting Rhododendron and Oak woodland. We will also pass by Fascinating old and medieval traditional villages.

The itinerary for the four days trek looks like this below

Day 01: An hour’s drive to Sundarijal (1460 m) and trek to Chisapani (2165m – 4-5 hr walk). From here on day 02
Trek to Kutumsang (2470 m 7-8 hr hike) lunch stop at Chipling (2170 m).
Day 03: Trek to Tharepati (3690 m) – Melamchi Village (2530m). 7 hour’s walk.
Day 04: Trek to Timbu via Tarkegyang. Drive to Kathmandu by private Jeep.

The above information suggestion is a guide. We can drive to Chisopani by Jeep and tailor-make all our trips as per your time, interest, and group size.

Helambu Trek in winter

The Winter season in Nepal is an excellent choice for trekking or hiking in the lower elevations. The temperatures are colder, but you can enjoy walking in the snow with clear skies and fewer crowds. We suggest you trek below 4000 meters, which is comfortable and safe. If you visit Nepal from late December to February, you can do our Helambu trek.

The Helambu region lies at the foot of the mountains. Winter is also considered an excellent time for the tour because the trek is brief and doesn’t reach higher altitudes. Suppose you would like to find some slight snowfall alongside the mountains. This is best as the vegetation is full of snow; this is often the most straightforward time.

The months from December to February are the best time for snow fights. The Helambu region offers snow-covered views. You’ll experience the most straightforward views of the encompassing mountains. Enjoy the area’s valleys, rivers, and people’s lifestyles.

Eco-friendly trekking

Above the Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd only runs treks and tours in the Himalayas. Awareness and responsibility are the most important things to take with you on your journey. Your behavior affects the local’s attitude towards their culture and environment. Thus, please keep to the legal rules and give your best example.

Purify drinking water yourself instead of buying it in a plastic bottle.

Use local toilet facilities wherever possible.

Adopt local customs, and don’t wear revealing clothes. Save caresses for private moments.

Ask before photographing people or religious sites. Don’t enter houses uninvited,

Respect local management, Gompas, and caves. Outsides can close them, or people can access them for a small fee or donation.

Discourage begging and encourage fair dealing.

Remember that it is illegal to disturb wildlife. Remove animals or plants or buy wildlife products.

Helambu Trekking in Reality

For the first time, the Helambu trek can be a different experience. Each day, you walk into the countryside, accessible from roads. Villages caught in a time warp abound, their terraced fields. We stacked up massive hillsides. We will also pass the pilgrimage routes. The trails go between towns or tracks to high-grazing pastures in our trekking.

The trekking usually starts at 7:00 am. During the Helambu tea house trekking, You have breakfast in your guest house after a light breakfast of bread, jam, Muesli, and Porridge. You can also have boiled eggs, tea, or coffee, depending on your choice. We set off on the day’s walk.

We will have a lunch stop in a small tea house around noon. After lunch, the walk is generally shorter. We usually arrive at our destination in time for late afternoon tea. After refreshments, you have some time to spend exploring the village. You can do a bit of washing, or relax with a good.

There is enough time for spotting wildlife and photography. You can chat along the way and relax over lunch or a refreshing cup of tea.

The practical aspects of trekking are easy. In the villages and along the way, there are tea houses and trekking lodges. We will provide your meals from the English menu. We offer bread, jam, Muesli, Porridge, and a boiled egg for breakfast. You can also have different local bread pieces, pancakes, tea, or coffee. For lunches and dinners, there are other soups.

Enjoy the typical Nepali food, Dal Bhat. You can also have spaghetti, lasagna, and macaroni. They serve different types of curry, pizza, and also other foods. So, trekking is little more than a pleasurable ramble. You will walk through the beautiful village walk. You can also gaze in the wonder at the terraced hillsides. Get the best view and wander amid incredible mountain scenery.

Comfort and Safety for Helambu Trek

Our top priority is our customers and staff’s safety and security during all our trips. Our leaders are all trained and experienced in leading groups through the Himalayas. They all have special training in first aid and crisis management. In the rare case of an incident on the trek, they can organize a rapid medical evacuation.

We carry first aid kits on all our tours, which are available for customers and staff.

We communicate with our field office and monitor all government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Our help is always there for you; nowadays, contact is more accessible. Most of the Helambu trek route has wifi and cellular networks, making communication easy.

Who can do Helambu Trekking?

You don’t need a remarkable degree of fitness for the Helambu trek. There is no age barrier, except in areas over 3000m altitude. You need extra care if you go over 3000m in height. So, anyone with a pair of solid legs can do this trek. Those who have the spirit of adventure to explore can go for it.

Get the exotic and enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. The route of the Helambu circuit trek is easy to moderate level. Anybody can do this. Furthermore, the tour goes less than 4000m in height. So, there is not a significant chance of altitude sickness.

One of the main highlights of the Helambu trek is it is more accessible. It is an easy trek compared to other walks within the region. Aside from being a simple trek, It offers the best view. This is often a simple trek of 6 days and is suitable for beginners, too.

The only difficulty you’ll face is if you trek the world during the Summer season. Suppose you do in the monsoon, with the monsoon rain pouring down on you each day. You’ll have problems continuing on the paths as they get muddy and slippery.

Aside from this, you’ll face hardly any difficulties during this short trek. Experience isn’t a rule, but some physical exercises will assist you in finishing the tour without any problems.

Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

Gosaikunda Helambu trek trails start from Dhunche. It goes through the dense forest and lower village of Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa. This is a famous destination for its oldest monastery. You can find the traditional cheese factory here. From the lower region, the trail traces to the 2nd highest pass of the area, Laurebina Pass.

A key is a serene place from where the green rolling hills are. We will go with scattered villages; coruscating peaks appear fascinating and appealing.

With a cautious walk along the pass, the trail leads to the most sacred lake in the region. National pilgrims even visit Gosaikunda Lake during Janai Purnima in August.

This trek region also has many lakes—the Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, Surya Kunda, etc.

We can witness all these lakes while walking through the trails to Ghopte village. Your trek simultaneously returns to Kathmandu from Gosaikunda, trekking Helambu Valley trails. We need to cross some bridges, cliffs, and small passes. We come from Phedi, Ghopte, Tharepati, and Kutumsang villages.

This is a moderate-grade trek crossing 4610 m. Trekking in the Langtang region is blissful. This trek is suitable for everybody. You don’t need any technical training or trekking experience.

Our Gosaikunda Helambu Trek package includes an entire board: the local guest house accommodation, local transport, and an entry permit. We provide three meals daily, and well-experienced guides and trek porters are there.

The climate of this region is pleasant, and the best time to trek is in the spring and autumn. Now, we can expect serene surroundings and a tranquil environment.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

The Helambu trek stands near Kathmandu, about 75 km north of Kathmandu Valley. The region is the home of the Hyolmo people. The tour goes from Sundariji to Melamchipul at a low altitude.

You can trek to Helambu Valley in 3 days only to the upper part. Now we can drive to Timbu by private jeep and shorten the trek.

If you want to cover the entire Helambu circuit trek in three days, we can drive to Kutumsang by Jeep. From there, we trek to Tharepani, trek down to Timbu, and return to Kathmandu.

Helambu Trek is a beautiful short trek in Langtang National Park. It is close to Kathmandu, and its difficulty level is easy to moderate. On the excellent trail, we trek from 800m to 3650m in height.

There are basic tea houses and local lodges on the trekking trail. The guest house is pretty clean, and it is essential. It has the most basic facilities like electricity, bed, and dining. Most of the guest houses now have Wi-Fi facilities.

There are enough local guest houses and lodges on the Helambu trek route. This trekking route is not a busy trail, so you will not have problems with Accommodation.

Reviews on Helambu Trek


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Martina Mihaela
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I did the Helambu trek with my family. This was our first trek with Above the Himalayan Trekking. I found them very helpful and prompt, and their price was reasonable.

The guide and porter were very polite and helpful. They took care and adapted the things to change in the itinerary during the trek days.

I recommend this company to other trekkers and families.

Martina Mihaela

Nova Solan
6 days Helambu trek, highly recommended
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I did a six-day Helambu Valley trek, which was a fun experience. I was looking for a short walk from Kathmandu, and Above The Himalayas recommended this trek.

It was a good choice as the trek has rich cultural experiences. Visiting and exploring different monasteries is a great experience. Thank you, Above the Himalayas, for arranging the best tour and providing the best service. Book your trek with these guys; it’s recommended.

Nava Solan

kriss woodard
Great trip to Helambu valley
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I have returned from the Helambu Valley trek with my friends. Our preference was a less traveled area near Kathmandu. After we consulted with Above The Himalaya, they suggested we do the Helambu trek.

It was a great choice as we met very few trekkers on the trail, Yet it offers the best mountain views and Buddhist culture.

The snow-capped mountain ranges were perfect views to meet the eyes. The trail has beautiful waterfalls and local villages with rich cultures and traditions. We loved our trip to Helambu Valley and had a great time.

Kriss Woodard

Sofia Rios
Dream come true
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I am pretty old and not fit to trek in the mountain region of Nepal. I am not that confident in my health to trek. I contacted Puru from Above The Himalayas and told him about my condition.

I also wanted to try an excellent trek and go relatively higher for a real trekking experience. After I had done this trek, the Helambu trek, I felt that people with average health conditions could also do this trek.

I explored different villages on the way, and I found incredible mountain views with lovely waterfalls. It was all possible due to Above The Himalayan trekking.

Thank you, Puru and his team, for the best journey of my life.

Sofia Rios


John ferrara
Trip of a life time - Helambu Trek
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We got Above the Himalayan contact from our friends who have traveled with them in the past.

We had yet to decide which treks to take after meeting with Puru. He suggested we do the Helambu trek. He sorted out everything we needed and provided us with a good guide and porters.

Our guide did an excellent job addressing all our requirements. We became good friends in 6 days. Thank you, Above the Himalayas, for arranging this fantastic trek.

I recommend Above the Himalayas to anyone who wants to trek in Nepal.

John Ferrara


Catherine Ako
The best short trek Helambu
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I was looking for a short trek in Nepal. After contacting Above The Himalayan Trekking, I made the best choice: Helambu Trek. They have arranged all the necessary things for the tour. I trekked with my guide, Mr. Bikash.

He led me to Tharepati, and we went to Melamchi Bazaar and drove to Kathmandu. Everything went as mentioned in the package.

I walked with Tamang and Sherpa village, which had stonishing views of rivers and glaciers. The best view of the snow-peaked mountain was incredible.

The best part was interacting with the lifestyle of the area’s local people. It was a unique and pleasant experience.

Catherine Ako

Cathy Butcher
Best trek in a good price
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I wanted to trek in Nepal but had only one week in a peaceful and quiet area, so I decided to go for the Helambu trek. I felt so happy choosing this trek. It gives me beautiful adventures and breathtaking views of mountains.

This trek has many things to experience, and the best part is the peaceful and quiet area.

I have the best service and price from Above the Himalayan Trekking. They arranged everything and made me very happy.

Cathy Butcher

Stuart Roberts
Langtang Helambu trek wiht best trekking guide
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We have had a fantastic time in Nepal. Puru ensured we had everything we needed + gave us a warm welcome, taking us out for a traditional Nepali meal on our first night.

I can’t recommend Above the Himalayan trekking highly enough. We have always felt safe and received excellent service. The Helambu trek was fabulous, and the guides, Dhurba and Porter Basu were beneficial and great fun to be around.
Stuart + Nicola Roberts

Viena, Austria
Best Helambu Valley Trek
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Puru (the Boss of this company) provides excellent service.
We booked a trekking tour to Helambu. We had the best guide ever (Sitaram).
Thank you for everything.

Marton Szell

Viena, Austria

Matilda Herben
Helambu Circuit Trekking September
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The service for the Helambu trek was fantastic. They rely on our email on time, + Puru was flexible with our time/cost constraints.

Our guide, Purna, was excellent and went way beyond our expectations. He made sure we were completely comfortable throughout the whole trek. He always looked after my welfare( issues with blisters and knees) and changed the pace and breaks to suit this.

Purna was insightful about trekking in different regions. He was happy to assist with any questions we had.

I recommend ( Above the Himalayan ) to my friends and fellow travelers.

Thank you!

Matilda Herben


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