Helambu Circuit Trek

8 Days

Helambu Circuit Trek covers the diverse range of brilliant green valleys, hazy rhododendron forests, and distant horizons of snowy peaks and the vivid contrast of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures.

The Helambu Circuit Trek is the ideal short trek and this Helambu region remains relatively unspoiled. Here in Helembu you will experience the Yolmo culture of high mountains villages, marvel at vistas of lonely high mountains and watch enthralled as the farmers toil in the fields using hand made tools and teams of water buffalo.

Helambu Circuit Trek noted for its scenic greatness and pleasant climate, lie in the north of the Kathmandu Valley. During this trek, you can stay in highland monastery villages and small settlements in perfect forests. The most accessible of all trekking regions, Helambu offers a low elevation, distinctly enjoyable walk.

Tamang and Yolmo villages, people with strong family and cultural ties meet friendly and hospitable. Helambu offers those with limited time an instant Himalayan trek. The Helambu Circuit Trek is an easy and pleasant trip that takes place at an average altitude of 3500m.

The trek takes you to Tarkegyang through Tharepati, where a selection of trails opens. And we trek along the south ridge via Sermathang, down to the Melamchi river the site of a mega-project to bring drinking water through a series of tunnels to Kathmandu. With a drive down to Kathmandu, the Helambu Circuit Trek concludes.

If your time permits and willing to do two weeks of trekking then you can combine this trek with Langtang Gosaikunda Trek!

Highlights of Helambu Circuit Trek

  • Observe the indigenous Yolmo people’s culture and lifestyles.
  • Relatively short and easy to trek nearby Kathmandu capital.
  • The Tharepati at 3650 meters is the highest point of the trek.
  • The landscapes that include lush vegetation, river valleys and Langtang Himalayan Range to the north Shivapuri National Park‘s floral and fauna biodiversity and surrounding regions and visit Buddhist monasteries
  • Spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayan-Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Tibetan Shisapangma and many other nearby mountains.

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Himalaya Discovery, who will display your name on the board at the arrival gate. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Today is free for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving is located. The whole area is a maze of temples and images. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls.

Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine Buddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world.

There will also be a full trip briefing today with gear check. In case you need to hire or buy equipment locally there will be time to do this today. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal takes approximately one hour and trek from Sundarijal the trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.) Overnight at guesthouse.

After breakfast, we head for a journey to Kutumsang. Our today’s trek starts with a decent crossing meadows and fields. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Langtang Mountains. Thus we arrive at Pathi Bhanjyang and Gul Bhanjyang.

From Gul Bhanjyang, the trail climbs the ridge to another pass. Another downhill trek from the pass takes us to Kutumsang. Overnight at guesthouse.

We climb above Kutumsang on a steep trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. The trek continues to Yurin Danda with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Finally, we arrive at Tharepati. Overnight at guesthouse

Starting with some descend upto Melamchi stram the trail gently climb to Tarkegyang. During early part of the trek, the trail descends until we cross the Melamchi Khola. Then we trek up to Tarkeghyang passing through Sherpa settlements.

Enjoy the himalayan peaks ofter appear before you glistening in the sunshine. discover the village and its monastery which is one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region.

The village is more popularly known as Helambu, since most of the inhabitants belong to the Helmu caste. Overnight at guesthouse.

Today mostly flate, easy walk through wide valley passing through forest and streams. Sermathang is the beautiful village with a Buddhist monastery. Overnight at guesthouse.

Drive to Kathmandu and overnight at hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Today is rest and relax throughout the day. If you get interested to take some gifts from Nepal for friends and relatives, visit to some nearby shops or go out in Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guide or you can do it yourself too.

In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

The trip ends, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate ) three times a day.
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, Langtang National park entry permit.
  • Trekking information management system (Tims) permit.
  • Drive from and to Kathmandu by bus.
  • English speaking, trained government license holder guide.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Accommodation / salary / food / drinks / insurance / equipment / medicine and transport for all staff.
  • Sleeping bag and walking stick (if it is required)
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with culture show.

Price Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide / porters (tipping is expected).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the 'Price Includes' section.

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The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. This itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.

On an adventure trip of this type, weather, political strikes, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

<strong>Trek Leader and Crew</strong>

Here at Himalaya Discovery, we firmly believe that the way to get the most out of your staff is to treat them well; a happy staff is a hard-working staff. And this belief manifests itself in every way we deal with our staff.

We employ only local leaders and staff to help sustain the local communities we work with. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;
<li>Intensive Wilderness First Aid</li>
<li>Trekking Guide Training</li>
<li>Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet</li>
<li>English Language</li>
<li>Conservation & Biodiversity</li>
<li>Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)</li>
So, we can guarantee you your trip will be led by the best, most professional and experienced guides there are. All of our guides good English-speakers, All our guides are carefully selected for their experience, leadership skills and personal ability. We have learnt that effective leadership is a vital for a trip to be safe, enjoyable and successful.

In fact, not only are all our guides experienced working in these regions, but most of them actually grew up in these mountainous regions of Nepal. Its home for them, it’s in their blood. They’re not only ‘familiar’ with local communities and culture; they’re a part of them and they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travellers.


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Helambu Circuit Trek
  • 8 Days
  • Langtang
  • Easy
  • 3650m.
  • All Year Round
  • 4 to 5 hours.
  • Sundarijal/Sermathang

“ I was born and raised in Nepal, nearby Everest region. I am proud to be a native Sherpa, and I have been a Mountain guide over a decade now. Following my passion, I decided to start helping travelers with their travel plans! I think life is a journey, a trip where you collect experiences when you share with other people and with nature. “

Trip Designer  


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