Helambu Trekking-11 Days

"Explore the hidden gems of Helambu in just 11 Days."
Good to Know
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 3999 m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private and Group
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • Scenic Drive to Sundarijal: The trek starts with a beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, a renowned picnic location on the outskirts of the city.
  • Hiking through Shivapuri National Park: The trekking track takes you through the stunning Shivapuri National Park, where you may see a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare birds, monkeys, and deer.
  • Trekking Through Gorgeous Villages: As you hike through the lush forests, you will come across several small villages inhabited by the Sherpa people, where you will be able to observe their distinct culture and way of life.
  • Learning About Traditional Agriculture and Lifestyle: Along the route, you will be able to learn about traditional agriculture practices as well as the unique lifestyle of the Sherpa people, who have lived in the region for generations.
  • Enjoying The Local Cuisine: Traditional foods such as Dal Bhat (lentil soup and rice) and Sherpa Stew are available for you to try.
  • The Helambu climb provides stunning views of the Himalayas, including Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Gauri Shankar (7,134 m), Jugal Himal range, Ganesh Himal range, Rolwaling Himal range and other snow-capped peaks.
  • Soaking in Natural Hot Springs: After a long day of trekking, you can relax and refresh your body at natural hot springs of Chisapani, a popular stop on the trek.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: 11 Days Helambu Trekking.

Trekking explores one of the best-kept secrets of Nepal, an un-spoilt trekking region on the shadow of Langtang Peak bordering the Tibet with diverse culture, scenery, and unique lifestyle. A trekking destination close to Kathmandu, this trek trail wanders through culturally rich villages dominated by Tamang, Sherpa and other communities, encounters ups and downs of trail yet maintaining a low elevation, hosts varieties of wildlife including migratory birds, rare Red Panda, deer, monkeys, Tahr and Pika, and is watched over by the humongous mountains dominated by Langtang Lirung (7245m). Join Helambu Trekking for the natural diversity in Shivapuri National Park, picturesque monasteries, quaint and dense forest adorned by oak, rhododendron and lokta trees, cultural diversities of Hindus and Buddhists and quaint yet truly beautiful landscapes. In the region with an extensive network of trails, you shall be truly mesmerized.

A short trekking nearby Kathmandu valley, Helambu Trekking trail is about 72 km northeast of Kathmandu. We begin our short trekking experience in this valley of rich natural, cultural and geographical heritages from Sundarijal, a settlement at an hour drive from Kathmandu. Ascending along the stone stairs and through the dense forest of oak, rhododendron, and pine, watersheds, we reach to the ridge of Burlang Bhnajyang for magnificent views of the mountain ranges. Through the scenic grandeur we traverse through villages of Chisapani, a village on the cross-section of a ridge and famous for breathtaking sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan vistas, and then head on through Tamang villages of Pati Bhanjyang, Gul Bhanjyang, Tharepati before reaching on to Melamchi Gaun.

Crossing the Melamchi River we ascent to the villages of Tarke Ghyang after a long climb and then to other villages of Sermathang through smaller settlements. Dropping down the trail to Melamchi Pul through valley ridge, the past number of waterfalls and streams, we then reach Kakani before driving back to Kathmandu for ending the adventure. Intermittently, we shall witness marvelous views of snowcapped peaks such asJugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Gosaikunda, Numbur Peak beside the dominating Langtang Lirung Peak, rural settlements, traditional lifestyle and culture of Tamang community, and grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild premolars.

An easily accessible trekking, Helambu Trekking can be completed without previous trekking experience and technical know-how on trekking. Embark on this trek with your friends and family if you are short on time and without much trekking experiences. Join Trekking Planner Nepal for experienced professionals, quality service and carefully planned itinerary that shall provide you with a pleasant experience. Explore the unique and unspoiled culture, natural heritage and warm hospitality of the locals, hike between pine forest, serpentine rivers, and lush scenery in 11 Days Helambu Trekking.

Why 11 Days Helambu Trekking?

Trekking Planner Nepal suggest you Helambu Trek for numerous of reason. Here are some of the reasons why this journey is worthwhile:

  • Beautiful Mountain vistas: The Helambu trip provides breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan range, including multiple snow-capped peaks such as Langtang Lirung (7,227 m)Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Gauri Shankar (7,134 m), Jugal Himal Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Rolwaling Himal Range and other snow-capped peaks.
  • Unique Cultural Experiences: The trek takes you through several small communities inhabited by the Sherpa people, who have a distinct culture and way of life. You can learn about their ancient agricultural practices, sample their delectable local cuisine, and attend their vibrant festivals.
  • Moderate Difficulty Level: Compared to other treks in the region, the Helambu trip is relatively moderate, making it an excellent choice for first-time travelers or those looking to appreciate the majesty of the Himalayas without putting themselves through too much physical challenges.
  • Accessible Location: The Helambu journey begins within an hour drive from Kathmandu, making it reasonably accessible for those who wish to experience Himalayan Trekking without having to go too far.
  • Shivapuri National Park: The journey runs through the lovely Shivapuri National Park, where you may see a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare birds, monkeys, and deer.

How should you prepare for 11 Days Helambu Trekking?

The Helambu walk is ideal for an array of people, but there are a few points Trekking Planner Nepal reminds you to consider before embarking on this adventure. Here are some tricks and tips you must need to remember before embarking the trek.

  • Physical Fitness: Although the Helambu trip is moderate in difficulty, it requires a certain level of physical fitness. You need to keep in mind that you will have to walk for several hours each day, with some hard ascents and descents. It is a good idea to perform some physical preparation before the trek, such as hiking, running, or other cardiovascular workouts. You can also do short hike or trek in your country and prepare yourself.
  • Mental Preparation: Trekking to higher elevation can be psychologically challenging, therefore it's most important to prepare yourself mentally. Positive thinking, visualization, and meditation are the most important and good ways to keep your mind focused and relaxed. Also, be prepared for unexpected changes or setbacks, and remain adaptable and open to new experiences.
  • Gear and Equipment: Trekking equipment is required for the Helambu trek. You require high-quality backpack, hiking boots, and weather and altitude-appropriate clothes. A sleeping bag, a trekking pole, a torch, and a water bottle are also essential. If you don't have your own equipment, or if you donot want to carry all those equipment during the flight, Trekking Planner Nepal assist you with getting all those equipment.
  •  Altitude Sickness: Because the Helambu hike reaches high altitudes, altitude sickness is a possibility. To prepare, spend a few days in Kathmandu or other lower-altitude places to acclimate before beginning the journey. It is also important to consume enough of water, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and trek slowly.
  • Consult with The Doctor: Before embarking the trek you must need to consult with your doctor about your health conditions and take proper precaution and medicine advices before heading to the trek.

Following these advice will help you prepare physically, mentally, and logistically for the Helambu trip, increasing your chances of having a safe and happy experience.

Is 11 Days Helambu Trek right for you?

Yes, the Helambu trekking route is an excellent choice for travelers who wish to experience the grandeur of the Himalayan mountains and trekking in Nepal without embarking on a strenuous or high-altitude trek. The Helambu trek is a moderate-level trip that takes about 6-7 days to complete, making it suitable for a wide spectrum of people with varied degrees of fitness and expertise. The journey takes you through magnificent forests, traditional Sherpa settlements, and scenic mountain sceneries with breathtaking Himalayan views. You'll be able to connect with the locals, learn about their culture and traditions, and sample the great local cuisine. Overall, the Helambu trek is an excellent choice for those who wish to see the Himalayas and hike in Nepal without committing to a more difficult or time-consuming journey.

What is the best season for the 11 Days Helambu Trekking?

The Helambu trek is best done in the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). The weather is normally bright and dry throughout these periods, with consistent temperatures and good visibility. The spring season has the added benefit of rhododendrons and other wildflowers blooming, while the autumn season has spectacular vistas of the mountains and leaves.

The Helambu Region experiences the heavy snowfall throughout the winter months (December to February), making trekking difficult. The monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall and an increased risk of landslides and flash floods, making trekking difficult and risky.

It is vital to remember that weather in the mountains may be unpredictable, so it is always a good idea to check the forecast and be prepared for unexpected changes. You must need to get alert of all the unseen circumstances you might face during the trek.

Climate and Weather of 11 Days Helambu Trekking.

The climate and weather of Helambu Trek can vary based on the season and height. Here is an overview of the weather conditions you may expect throughout the year:

  • Spring (March to May): This is one of best trekking season of Nepal. The weather is generally pleasant and dry, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) and nighttime temperatures decreasing to around 5°C (41°F). This is also the time of year when the rhododendrons and other wildflowers are in full bloom, creating stunning scenery along the walk.
  • Summer/Monsoon (June to August): During this period, Helambu experiences significant rain. Trekking might be difficult due to slippery and muddy trails and the increased risk of landslides and floods. During the day, temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) and decrease to roughly 10°C (50°F) at night.
  • Autumn (September to November): This season is excellent season and peak time for the trek. The weather is generally dry and pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) and nighttime temperatures decreasing to around 5°C (41°F). During this time of year, the sky are frequently clear, allowing for spectacular vistas of the mountains.
  • Winter (December to February): Temperatures in Helambu during the winter months range from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F) during the day and dip to roughly -10°C (14°F) at night. Trekking can be difficult owing to the snow and slippery trails, but it can also be a beautiful time to come for people who are prepared for the cold.

It is very important to remember that weather in the mountains may be unpredictable, so always check the forecast and be prepared for unexpected changes. Furthermore, temperatures might fluctuate significantly depending on height, so carry suitable clothing layers.

Local Culture and Tradition seen during 11 Days Helambu Trek.

The Helambu journey takes you through various small villages inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa communities, the indigenous people of the trek. Tamang and Sherpa peoples are ethnic groupings with their own culture, customs, and way of life. Trekking Planner Nepal mentions a quick rundown of these communities:

  • Tamang: The Tamang are an indigenous ethnic group found largely in Nepal's northern areas, especially the Helambu Region. They have their own language, traditions, and customs. Tamang people are well-known for their farming, livestock husbandry, and craftsmanship abilities. They are also well-known for their extensive cultural legacy, which includes traditional music, dance, and festivals.
  • Sherpa: The Sherpa are a mountaineering ethnic group famed for their resilience and strength. Sherpas have a long history of mountaineering and are well-known throughout the world for their expertise in guiding climbers in the Himalayas. Tibetan Buddhism has had a strong influence on Sherpa culture, and they have their own set of customs, rituals, and festivals.

Tamang and Sherpa communities have strong ties to the mountains and nature, and their way of life is inextricably linked to the environment. They hold a high regard for their cultural history and frequently undertake traditional customs in their daily life.

You may get the opportunity to connect with the locals, learn about their cultures and traditions, and enjoy their wonderful hospitality throughout the Helambu trip. It is essential to respect their culture and traditions, as well as to obtain permission before taking images or engaging in any local rites or practices. Learning about the local villages gives a wonderful cultural layer to your Helambu hiking adventure.

Washing, Toilet and Accommodation of 11 Days Helambu Trekking.

Throughout the Helambu trip, you will stay in modest guest houses and teahouses managed by locals. These lodgings provide trekkers with minimal amenities such as a bed with a mattress and blankets as well as a common bathroom.

Bathrooms are often shared and may include squat toilets and minimal washing facilities with cold water. Hot showers are also offered in certain guesthouses, however they frequently come at an additional cost.

It is essential to remember that the restroom and washing facilities may not exceed Western cleanliness and comfort standards. As a result, it is recommended that you carry your own toilet paper, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer to ensure your personal hygiene.

During the walk, there are few places to wash your clothes. It is recommended that you carry a small towel and some biodegradable soap or shampoo to wash yourself in the guesthouse streams or washrooms. However, keep in mind that soap and shampoo might have an impact on the local ecology, so use them sparingly and properly dispose of them.

Overall, the Helambu trek's accommodations and facilities are minimal, but they provide a comfortable and true experience of the local culture and way of life. To have a happy and safe trekking experience, it is important to observe local customs and adhere to basic hygiene measures.

In case of accommodation, during the peak season you might lack of hotel and reservations. So, Trekking Planner Nepal is here to book your hotel in advance after you conform your booking. This will ensure you for the hotel and your accommodation during the trial.

Important Note.

  • This trip departure every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • we accept instant booking and online payment.
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11 Days Helambu Trekking, provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide to hold full authority for Trekking Planner.

    Today on arrival at the international airport, you will be picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel, your tour guide will come to pick you at the hotel and take you to the half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later on this evening we will take you to the cultural restaurant for dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.

      Today you have full-day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism knew as monkey temple as there are many holy monkeys living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And stay overnight in Kathmandu.

        Today after breakfast at the hotel days start with about 1 hrs drive to Sundarijal from where trekking going to begin. The trail start ascending steeply through dense forest of oak, pine and rhododendron along with a large water pipe, that supplies water to Kathmandu, until the ridge of Burlang Bhanjyang(2442m) from where you will have magnificent views of Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the East. Then, you descend again through oak and rhododendron forest, cultivated fields and meadows to Chisapani. Stay overnight at the tea house.

          Chisapani is such a nice place from where you able to Dorgelakpa and Langtang Himalayan range. After breakfast trek descent about one and half hour, you reach a large Tamang village-Pati bhanjyang from where you again climb to cross a pass of 2470m and then descend to Gul Bhanjyang, another Tamang Village. From here the trail again hikes to a pass of 2620m before descends to Khtumsang. You will have splendid views, stretching from the Annapurna’s and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the East. Stay overnight at the tea house.

            From Khutumsang, the trail ascend through forest with superb views across to Numbur, Jugal Himal and many other snowcapped peaks, before you arrive a ridge from where a short descent brings you to Mangan Kharka at 3285m. Now, the trail gradually gains altitude through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur. Finally reach at the Tharepati. Stay overnight at the tea house.

              From Tharepati the trail descends all the way to Melamche Gaun through the dip pine and rhododendron forest with viewing natural waterfall. This is such a nice village in this area which is situated on the lap of High Mountain. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                From Melamchigaon, the trail continues descends to the Melamche Khola. Once across the suspension bridge, the trail begins climbing up the other side of the valley towards Tarkeghyang. It is a long climb to this picturesque village at 2600m., situated on a shelf high above the river. Tarkeghyang is not that largest but still nice village in Helambu valley and the destination for the most trekkers in this region. It is a good place to take a rest. Stay overnight at the tea house

                  From Tarkeghyang, the trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin & pretty village of Gangjwal at around 2500m. The trail drops down from the edge of the ridge but then continues at around the same altitude along the side of the bridge crossing a number of streams & waterfalls and and landslide. Finally, reach Sermathang. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                    Today the trail is big drop to Melamche Pul. After breakfast easy walk approx. for 3 hrs and arrive Kakani from where we will see Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar, Panch Pokhari and Gosainkunda peaks. Continues walk descending to Melamche crossing Indrawati Bridge through the village for approx. 3 hrs. Stay overnight at the tea house.

                      So after wonderful time in the mountain, today you will drive back to Kathmandu crossing through several towns. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

                        After wonderful time in Helambu trek today you will transfer by our office representative to the international airport for your next destination or you can join another adventure with us.

                        Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                        What's Included
                        •  All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle.
                        •  03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
                        •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
                        •  Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchepul to Kathmandu by local bus (if you want both way private vehicle also aviable on aditional cost).
                        •  Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
                        •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
                        •  02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment.
                        •  Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
                        •  Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
                        •  Safe drinking water.      
                        •  Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
                        •  First add kid box.
                        •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                        •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).       
                        •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                        What's Excluded
                        •  Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos).
                        •  All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight).
                        •  Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu.
                        •  Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                        •  In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary.
                        •  Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                        •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                        •  Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
                        Essential Info

                        Suggested Equipment List.

                        • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
                        • Day pack.
                        • Trekking shoes.
                        • Sports shoes or sandals.
                        • Sun Hat/cap.
                        • Warm woolen cap.
                        • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
                        • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
                        • Pullover or warm sweeter.
                        • Raincoat.
                        • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
                        • Hand gloves.
                        • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
                        • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
                        • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).
                        • Sun glasses.
                        • Water bottle.
                        • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
                        •  Flash or Torch light.
                        • Camera and batteries.
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