Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek - 9 days

Duration
9 days
Max. Elevation
3500m
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private car and bus
Best Season
September to December and March to June
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Starts at
Sundarijal
Ends at
Melamchi Bazar
Trip Route
Sundarijal-tharepati-Tarkeghyang-Melamchi Bazar

Highlights

    • Start with exploring the city of history, art, and culture- Kathmandu valley. 
    • Enjoy a scenic drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu. 
    • Explore the beautiful local villages and witness the people living styles, cultures, and traditions they follow. 
    • Collect the stunning view of Ganesh Himal (7,406m), Langtang Lirung (7,345m), and Gaurishankar (7,145m).
    • Create a lifetime experience with A1 Trek. 
Helambu Trek is one of the short and easy trekking routes near Kathmandu valley. Popular for its amazing natural and cultural wonders, Helambu is a peaceful village dominated by the Hyalmo people. The people who follow Buddhism and have been practicing the methods for years now. Combined with Tamang and Sherpa people, they are two of the tribes living in the Himalayan belt of Nepal. 
The exciting trek to Helambu also allows us to collect the fascinating views of Ganesh Himal (7,406m), Langtang Lirung (7,345m), and Gaurishankar (7,145m). Regarded as one of the easiest and low-altitude treks, the maximum elevation of the helambu trek is 3500 meters above the sea level. Walking through the dense forest of rhododendron, bamboo, and pine forests to the green meadows, this trip offers to collect the fabulous views of the diverse landscapes too. 
As the trek goes inside Shivapuri National Park, the occasional encounters of the wildlife are expected. Whereas, citing of the different kinds of perfect is normal. Walking through the farmlands and via the small local settlements, this trek truly offers to witness the local lifestyle and experience the way of living of the mountain people. 
Like other trekking in Nepal, Helambu Trek is also a seasonal trip. The best time to trek to Helambu is the months of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The months of winter (December to February) is also a good time to trek. But Helambu Trekking is in the months of monsoon (June to August) is less recommendable.

Important Note

We can customize the trekking itinerary and the price of  the package 

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, our representative will welcome you. You will then be transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or can walk around the local market in your free time. 

  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

The journey kicks off with a short and scenic drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu. From Sundarijal you will be officially starting the trekking and will be heading towards Chisapani. Following the easy path, you will first be getting to a hydro plant and further to the Shivapuri National Park. Moving further from there you will be reaching a beautiful village called Mulkhara. From there you will be pushing further to get to Chisapani for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis. 

You will be getting up early to collect the wonderful sunrise views of the Himalayas from the Chisapani viewpoint. Upon collecting the wonderful sunrise in the Himalayas, you will be taking your breakfast. Post breakfast the trek then begins. The journey to Kutumsang is about six to seven hours walk through the forest, farmlands, and meadows with greater views of the Langtang mountains. Kutumsang is a wonderful village on the lap of the hills. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

After the morning breakfast, the journey resumes. With the wonderful views of the snowcapped mountains, you will be trekking through the rhododendron forest to get to YurinDanda. The jungle looks stunning in the months of spring (March to May). Yuri Danda also offers greater views of the mountains. With a further push from YurinDanda, you will be reaching Tharepati for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis. 

Heading towards the east, you will be getting off to the ridge. You will then further be descending down to Melamchi village. Melamchi village is a wonderful village of Sherpa people having unique cultures and traditions of their own. Melamchi bazaar has several Buddhist stupas and shrines and it is believed that the place is sacred. After spending some time at Melamchi, you will be hiking up to TarkeGyang for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis. 

Through the dense forests and fantastic water streams, you will be trekking to Sermanthang this day. The first village you will be getting this day is Parachin and the next to Ganyul. After spending some time and Ganyul, you will be making your final push to reach Sermanthang for the night. Sermanthang is a beautiful Sherpa village with some Buddhist monasteries. In your free time, you can walk around the village and visit the Buddhist monasteries. Sermanthang also offers wonderful views of the snowcapped mountains. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis. 

Early morning you will be collecting the stunning sunrise view in the Himalayas. Then after you will be taking breakfast before trekking to Melamchi Bazar.  The trek today is about a five to six hours journey in the pleasant trekking route.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis. 

On the final day of the trip, you will be taking a drive back to Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazar. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will have enough time for last-minute shopping. 

  • Food: Breakfast and Lunch Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with the hope to see you again in Nepal.  “FERI BHETAULA”. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.

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Includes

    • The airport picks up and drops off by a private vehicle.
    • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis.  
    • Transportation (Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchi Bazar to Kathmandu) by local bus.
    • All the permits needed for the trekking 
    • Experienced trekking guide(s) and his/her expenses during the trekking. 
    • Porter(s) during the trek per 2 people get one porter. 
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a day during the trek.
    • Teahouse accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis during the trek. 
    • All government taxes. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare, Nepal Visa Fees, and Travel Insurance
    • Food and drinks in Kathmandu 
    • Entrance fees during Kathmandu sightseeing 
    • Beverages, laundries, and any other personal expenses during the trek. 
    • Tips for Guide, Porter, and Driver. 

Complimentary

    • Trekking Map
    • Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows the restaurant
    • A1trek company logo print T-shirt
    • Trekking Certificate of a1trekking company name with a stamp.  

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