Helambu Circuit Trek

Helambu Circuit Trek is one of the short, easy, and quiet but quite scenic and exciting treks, not too far away from the busy capital, Kathmandu. The trek passes through the villages inhabited by the Sherpa and Tamang people and offers views of most of the mountain ranges from the central region of the country.

Helambu Circuit Trekking starts after just a couple of hours' drive away from Kathmandu, with the terraced fields and mountains at the distant horizon replacing the concrete buildings of the city. In addition, the views of the Langtang Range, Rolwaling Himal Range, and Ganesh Himal Range in the sky and the terraced fields and the overlapping valleys below it, enchant the trekkers. Lantang Lirung (7227 meters), Dorje Lhakpa (6966 meters), and Gauri Shankar (6134 meters) are the famed mountains among many others visible on the trek.

Helambu Circuit Trek does not have the starring power of the higher mountains from the other parts of the country but it offers a typical Nepali culture of the hilly region yet to be influenced by the West along with true Nepali hospitality by two of the major ethnical groups of the country, the famous Sherpa and the Tamang. The difference in the customs and traditions of the Sherpas from the Helambu and the Sherpas from the Khumbu region is another exciting and interesting aspect of the Helambu Trek. Finally, Helambu Circuit Trek is ideal for those travelers who have less time as well who don’t wish to travel too far from Kathmandu Valley.


Helambu Circuit Trek's Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisopani (2300 meters).
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang (2479 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Thadepati (3690 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2600 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Shermathang (2590 meters).
Day 08: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 meters) and Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Departure

Helambu Circuit Trek Detail Itinerary

  • 1

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. trekking with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. 

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 2

    A full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. 

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 3

    A short 40 minute drive to Sundarijal is followed by an hour steep climb to Mulkharka. After Mulkharka, the trail steadies and undulates to Chisopani. Chisopani offers distant and small but panoramas of long ranges of the Himalayas of Nepal. (4 hours) 

    Altitude 2300 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 4

    The trail now descents down to Pati Bhanjyang and then once again a long steep climb follows all the way to Gul Bhanjyang. Another descent is followed again by a climb, which later turns into an easy walk near Kutumsang. (7 hours) 

    Altitude 2479 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 5

    From Kutumsang, a long steep climb continues for almost all the way to Thadepati. There are ouple of lodges in the forest at Mangen Goth and after that the climb continues and only ends at Thadepati. This place is located at a ridge and offers great panoramic views and route to Gosaikunda and Helambu Valley separates here. (6 hours) 

    Altitude 3690 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 6

    Looking towards Helambu valley from Thadepati, the trek starts to descent down into the valley and reaches Melamchi Gaon. The descent again continues to go down to Melamchi Khola and turns into a long ascent to Tarkeghyang. Tarkeghyang is the biggest settlement on the Helambu Circuit Trek. (6 hours) 

    Altitude 2600 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 7

    A relatively easy terrain follows, passing along with some small rivers flowing through forests and ends at Shermathang. (6 hours) 

    Altitude 2590 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 8

    The trek continuously loses elevations and passes through terraced fields for most part of the day. After passing through several villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups, the day and the trek ends at Melamchi Pul Bazaar. (4 hours) and continue drive to Kathmandu 3 hours.

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast & Lunch
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 9

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.

    Altitude 1350 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation No

Cost Includes

    • Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
    • A full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with city guide and necessary transport.
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
    • All land transportations (a private car/bus).
    • Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while on trek in normal teahouses.
    • Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
    • A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15 kilogram luggage).
    • National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
    • Group First Aid Kit.
    • Government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal entry Visa Fee.
    • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
    • Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.

Cost & Date

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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We always try to be flexible in designing the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced with our suggested itinerary then of course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.

A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

An average physical fitness should be maintained before booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are taking regular medication then tell us before the trip starts which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.

Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety in even the remote areas as well.

There would be always back support in case of an emergency like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital if possible otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.

It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care of the time cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staff will care all about the food section.

Most of the lodges in the mountains are the basic ones like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major towns or settlements, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation? Also, it depends upon the service packages.

Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), to get your gadgets to be charged.

Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phones do not work, and even if there is no other communication access then we send satellite phones along with our guide so you can always be in touch with your family.

Yes, either you can store the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.

The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The Level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.

$ 600 / Person
9 Days Nepal
Helambu Circuit Trek
Altitude 3690 m
Helambu Circuit Trek
Region Helambu Region Of Nepal
Helambu Circuit Trek
Difficulty Easy
Helambu Circuit Trek
Group size 2+ Peoples
Helambu Circuit Trek
Best Season September - Mid January in Autumn Season & March - May Spring Season