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Helambu Circuit Trekking

Trips Details

Activity : trekking, walking, Hiking, tour
trip length
Total Days : 9 Days
trip days
Trekking Days : 6 Days
Difficulty : Easy
start end
Start - End : Kathmandu-Kathmandu
hightest altitude
Highest Altitude : 3600 m
Season : All

Helambu Circuit trekking is another popular trekking trail that lies in the Langtang region trek of Nepal. Helambu Circuit trekking is  one of the best short trek renowned for its location, radiant nature and best journey to examine the ancient and antique Tibetan culture of people residing here on the lap of Himalayas at the highest altitude of the world. Helambu trek is located about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu. It is also renowned for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate. Langtang Helambu region which is extended from the north of Taramarang to the limit of the Gosaikunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal has numerous plateau  where Tamang and Sherpa villages are scattered on both sides of the Malemchi River. 

Helambu Circuit Trekking can best offer you to examine the Hyolmo culture of high mountain people. During the Helambu circuit trekking, we can see green rhododendron forest, majestic waterfalls, pine forest, snow-capped mountains, slow-moving rivers and streams, grassy downs and meadows scattered with daisies and wild primulas. These are the main highlights of Helambu Circuit Trekking. This will make your trip most diverse. In the upper part of the valley, we can see snow bridges crossing the torrents, tiny lakes with icebergs floating and waters of crystalline brightness. The great Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to the region an enthralling experience. The trekking to Helambu is normally for 6 days. We can also visit Goisaikunda treks, one of the holiest rivers during the trek. The trek to Helambu Nepal is all about hiking between mostly at the lowest altitude 3000m and the high point is Tharepati La pass (3600m). The unique feature of this region are its language, culture and dress of the people and also this area is a famous place for arts (Thanka).

Helambu circuit trekking is the best option if trek of Langtang trek, operate by Keen Adventures Treks, After visiting this area and enjoying the cultural blend of diverse ethnic people, we return to Chisapani and then return back to Kathmandu. All the experience that you gain here will be unforgettable in your whole life. We are quite sure that you will receive a warm hospitality and collect lots of memory.

Helambu Circuit trekking Itinerary outline: 

Day 01: Arrival in TIA Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu exploration tour and preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu 1 hr, trek to Chisapani (2,300m) 4 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2,446m) 7 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Tharepati (3,650m) 6 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,560m) 6 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Shermathang (2,610m) 3-4 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Bazzar 3-4 hrs and drive to Kathmandu 2 hrs
Day 09: Departure!!!! 

Itinerary Detail

Helambu Circuit trekking Itinerary details:

Day 01: Arrival in TIA Kathmandu
When you will arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu you will be tenderly received by the representative staff from Keen Adventures Treks, you will be taken to a hotel. Afterward, you will be cleared with detail itineraries of Helambu Circuit trekking so that we can change or modify as per your convenience. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation
Kathmandu valley consists of numerous Hindu temples counting of Pashupatinath, listed by UNESCO in World Heritage Sites and the largest Buddhist Stupa in Boudhanath. You can also visit the Monkey Temple Swyambhunath, built in 2000 years old and visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will meet the trekking guide and will make sure every essential thing for Langtang Helambu trek. Stay overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu 1 hr and trek to Chisapani (2,300m) 4hrs
Completing the sightseeing in Kathmandu today you will drive from the valley taking an hour and then you will make your way to Sundarijal. Beginning the trek from Sundarijal (1,350m) will head towards Chisapani which is located at an altitude of 2,300 meters. Taking 4 hours of the trek will provide maximum time in exploring Shivapuri National Park along with Tamang people. Stay overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2,446m) 7hrs
On the following day, you will have your breakfast as soon as possible so that you can move to Kutumsang which is positioned at 2,446 meters. Altogether it takes 7 hours of the extensive trek which formally begins after passing through meadows. You will have pleasure from splendid observation of the Langtang Mountains. Taking downward from Gul Bhanjyang the trail will take you to Kutumsang. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Tharepati (3,650m) 6hrs 
Spending charming night at Kutumsang today you will shift to Tharepati which is rank at 3,650 meters. You will take go up through the forest of Rhododendron. Then, the trek will take on to Yurin Danda offering sparkling vistas of high Himalayas. At last, you will reach Tharepati taking 6 hours. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,560m) 6 hrs
On the following day, you will start to Tarkeghyang which is positioned at 2,560 meters. The trek to Tarkeghyang demands 6 hours where you will move downward by crossing Melamchi Khola. Tarkeghyang will take you all the way through the Sherpa settlements. This is the village which is celebrated as Helambu. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Shermathang (2,610m) 3-4 hrs
On the following day, you will locate the trail towards Shermathang with 2,610 meters. On this day, you will not come near higher altitude so it will build the trek easier for you. From Gangyul you will come across the trail to Shermathang where you will get to make out Buddhist monastery, the highest spot of the village. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Bazzar 3-4 hrs and drive to Kathmandu 2 hrs
According to the itinerary, this is concluded as the last day of trek where you will take downward footstep to Malemchi Pul Bazaar. This is the village where Sherpa people have given away their greater part but there are further ethnic people staying over there too. Moving further you will catch the bus at Bazaar taking you to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 09: Departure!!!!
The trek with 9 days in Nepal indeed is an outstanding time all the way through Helambu Circuit Trekking with Keen Adventures Treks. On this day, you will revisit your hometown. So, the representative staff from Keen Adventures Treks will transfer you to the TIA.


Helambu circuit Trekking Costs included in the Package of trekking companies 

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • hotel stay in Kathmandu
  •  Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Best available accommodations during the trek
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, entry fees and transportation
  • A government license holder guide for Langtang Helambu Circuit trekking
  • Porter to carry your baggage during the Langtang Helambu circuit trekking
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, types of equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Required Entry fees for Langtang Helambu Circuit trekking 
  • Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure 

Costs excluded in Langtang Helambu Circuit trekking Package:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking types of equipment, Gifts and souvenirs
  •  All items not listed in Cost included section

Notes: Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified.  

Equipment List

The basic equipments check lists for trekking:

  Sun hat or scarf

  Light balaclava or warm fleece hat


  Sun protection cream 



  Basic First Aid Kit

  Down vest and/or jacket *

  Rain cote

  Water bottles

  Trekking shoes

  Thick and thin both type of socks

  Warm clothes

  Tissue and Toilet papers

  Tooth brush/paste

  Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the trek bag

  Towel etc…..


  Extras Equipments:


   Reading book

   Travel game i.e. chess, card etc

   Swimming customs

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