License No: 237321

Quick Facts

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Trek Style:Hiking and trekking
  • Group Size:2++
  • Location:Langtang region
  • Trek Starting Point:Sundarijal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation:teahouse during trek
  • Max-Altitude:3600 m
  • Transportation:tourist bus / local jeep
  • Trek Ending Point:Melamchi Bazaar
  • Departure from:kathmandu

Helambu Circuit

Helambu lies in Sindhupalchowk district, about 72 km Northeast from Kathmandu. Scenic grandeur, favorable climate, easy access and low elevations and natural & cultural diversity make the Helambu trek a very attractive tourist destination.

Helambu can be a perfect place for a short introduction to trekking in Nepal.  Stunning mountain views of the Jugal Himal and Rolwaling ranges keeps you energized all the time. Sunrise and sunset seen over the Himalayas from Sermathang (the most popular tourist destination of the area) are quite extraordinary. Helambu is also well known for its sweet delicious apples.

The place is inhabitant to the Hyolmo community, an ancient ethnic group that exhibits many similarities to both the Tibetan and Nepali culture but yet is unique in its own way. Every year thousands of tourists visit this destination to enjoy the natural beauty and the warm hospitality of Hyolmo people. Helambu allows you to observe ancient Buddhist monasteries, Ghumbas and experience local Buddhist culture closely.

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. Our Staff member meets you and transfers you to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Morning wake-up and breakfast in hotel.
Our guide will meet you in your hotel and brief you about the upcoming Helambu Circuit trekking. He will guide you through all the formalities and necessary paper-works required for the trekking.
After that, we then do a Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley of famous UNESCO world heritage sites like Boudhanath, one of the largest Stupas in the world; Swayambhunath, a famous monkey temple and Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple complex. Apart from Sightseeing, we also get TIMS card and permits for our trekking on this day. In the evening, we do initial preparation for the trekking.
Overnight at Hotel.
15 km drive from Kathmandu takes us to Sundarijal. On arrival at Sundarijal, we visit Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. From Sundarijal, the trail heads up to the concrete steps beside the pipeline which supply drinking water for the valley. We leave the pipeline near the dam and then head to Mulkharka, trekking to the ridge at around 1895 m, some 600 m above Sundarijal. There we relax in local tea shops and enjoy the view of the valley. After resting for some time we continue walking to Chisapani (2300 m).
Overnight at Hotel.
From Chisopani the trail leads down to Pati Bhanjyang (1770 m), a lovely small village. After reaching Pati Bhanjyang, the trail leads up and then down to the village of Gul Bhanjyang (2140 m). From here the trails climbs up to 2620 m and then again descends along the rocky route to Khutumsang.
Overnight at Hotel.
Following a ridge line, the trail continues through a light forest to Magen Goth from where the view of Langtang and Gosaikunda peak is stunning. Tharepati is our final destination along this trail. This walk is one of the best ridge walks among all the trekking routes in Nepal. The trail to Gosaikunda branches off northwest from here.
Overnight at Hotel.
Turning east, we descend down a ravine through a small Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaon (2530 m) that has cozy small lodges and artistic old Gompas. The trail again descends leaving the village and crossing Melamchi River by a bridge at 1890 m. We then take a long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang, the largest village in Helambu.
Overnight at Hotel.
Today we descend through a beautiful forest to Sermathang. It is the center of an important apple growing area from where a fantastic view of the Himalayan ranges can be seen.
Overnight at Hotel.
Today we explore the beautiful Sermathang village to observe the local culture, lifestyle and customs of people residing there.
Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning we proceed towards Melamchi Bazaar. This village has good collection of teahouses and lodges and all kinds of road transportation. From here, we drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, rest of the day is free for relaxation and shopping.
Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast a staff member picks you up from the hotel and transfers you to the airport for the final departure. We wish you a pleasant and safe flight back home and hope to see you soon again.


  • Airport Pick-up and drop Service
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing basis) with breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu valley with an experienced tour guide
  • Sightseeing charges and Entry fees
  • Accommodation during the trek (teahouse / guesthouse / homestay)
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Transportation (tourist coach / local bus / private vehicle)
  • Experienced licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • Local government Entry Permit of Rs. 2000 (started in 2018)
  • Insurance of the Guide and Porter
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Trekking Permit Card
  • Medical kits carried by the guide
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and all Government Taxes


Optional Add-Ons:
  • Porter (cost: 20 USD per day, carries 15 – 20 kg load. Porter’s accommodation, transport and meal is paid by the company)
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (in case you don‘t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)


  • Travel and rescue insurance (Essential: Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ m)
  • International airfare and Visa costs (you can get a Visa upon arrival at the Airport)
  • Domestic Flight
  • Personal interest items or gears
  • Tips to guide / driver / porter
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Beverage and Drink Items / Other Extra facilities like hot shower during trek
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in “What’s Included” section
Helambu Circuit trekking elevation map 2021
Helambu Circuit trekking elevation map
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