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Helambu Trek-8 days Helambu Circuit Hike

Helambu Trek-8 days Helambu Circuit hike is a short and pleasant trek to Helambu valley in Langtang National Park of Nepal. A short trek around Helambu valley is an ideal hike, suitable for those trekkers who wish to do a low-altitude trek in the Himalayas. The diverse Helambu valley is a wonderful low altitude trekking in Nepal which is easily accessible from Kathmandu. You will see magnificent mountain views, waterfalls, forests, and villages during the trek.The trek is culturally and naturally enrich and also home to Hyolmo people. You will walk through beautiful mountains, forests and villages passing rivers, waterfalls, glacier and meadows. A 8-day Helambu Trek begins from Sundarijal is the best trek for beginners like families with children to seniors and adults. Helambu Valley is an AMS-altitude mountain sickness risk free trekking in Nepal. Please email us at and call or message on WhatsApp + 977 9851023742 to book and know about 8-day Helambu Circuit Trek. We offer a cheap basic, budget and standard Helambu Trek cost $560-$830 with fixed departure dates of 2023/2024.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Helambu Trekking

Trek Length:  8 Days

Trek Difficulty: Easy/ Medium

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 1300m-3490m

Trek Cost: USD 560-USD 830

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Car

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu /Kathmandu

8 days Helambu Trek also known as Helambu valley and Helambu Circuit trek is one of the best treks in Nepal.

  • Helambu Trekking
  • 8 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Trekking Equipments
  • FAQs

Helambu Trek is a short and low altitude trekking in Nepal. We trek through authentic remote villages that provides a great views of Lantang range and Dorje Lakpa. The accommodation trekking in Helambu circuit  is basic tea house lodges. The trek offers the intact experience of unique cultures of Tamangs, Newar and Sherpas, living in some of the most beautiful scenery in Nepal. Helambu is the best short trek destinations in Nepal if you have short time and simply want to cut out the uncertainties of air travel. Helambu Trekking in Nepal offers a unique landscapes and cultural experiences.

The Sherpa people who live there call themselves Hyolmo after the name of Helambu valley has a green and pleasant land of quite villages, terraced slopes, and pine forest leading up to Lantang National park. This is a perfect trek for relax and culturally oriented trekking. Helambu Valley Trek is also famous for its sweet apples and artistic Buddhist monasteries.

7 nights 8 days Helambu Trek starts from Kathmandu itself, but can complete this trek within in 4 to 8 days. Helambu Trek route generally begins at Sundarijal and goes past Chisapani, Hyolmo, Kutumsang, Magingoth, Tharepati, Melamchi Gaun, Tarkegyang, Sermathang and Melamchipul, then drive to Kathmandu. The reveres of Helambu Trek is also possible. The maximum height we reach during the trek is at 3650m, the Tharepati Pass.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1345m).
You will be met by us on arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel by private tourist vehicle.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Chisopani (2300m)
A 15km drive from Kathmandu takes you to the starting point of the trek- Sundarijal and trekking up the ridge at around 1895m, some 600m above Sundarijal. There you can take some time to relax in the convenient tea shops, and to enjoy the view back over the valley. We then continue walking to Chisopani (2300m) from where stunning mountain views are to be had.
Day 03: Chisopani to Khutumsang (2,470m)
From Chisopani the trail leads down to Pati Bhanjyang (1770m), a lovely small village. After reaching Pati Bhanjyang, the trail leads up and then down to the village of Gul Bhanjyang (2140m). From here the trails climbs up to 2620m and then again descends along the rocky route to Khutumsang (2470m).
Day 04: Khutumsang to Tharepati (3490m)
Following a ridge line, the trail continues via lightly populated forest to Magen Goth from where the view of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is stunning, and finally reaching Tharepati (3490m). This walk from is one of the best ridge walks among all treks in Nepal.The trails to Gosaikund branches off north - west from here.
Day 05: Tharepati to Tarke Gyang (2620m)
Turning east, the trail rapidly descends down a ravine through small Sherpa village of Malemchigaon. (2530m) with splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas. The trail again descends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890m and making the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang at 2620m, which is the largest village in Helambu.
Day 06: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2620m).
The trails gently descends through a beautiful forest to Sermathang (2620m). It is the centre of an important apple growing area from where a fantastic view of the Himalayas is seen.
Day 07: Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazar (846m) and drive back to Kathmandu by Jeep.
As we leave Sermanthang the trails then continues to descent to Dubhachaur at 1500m, and then again steeply down to Malemchi (830m) where it meets the road. This village has good collection of teahouses and lodges and all kinds of transportation including buses to get to Kathmandu.
Day 08: Kathmandu Airport
After breakfast, you will be transfers to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home or final destination.

Cost Included:

  • Bus transfer – Kathmandu/Chisapani/Melamchi Bazar/ Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing neat and clean tea houses accommodation during trek
  • 3 times meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner each day on trek 
  • Trekking Permit –National Park fee and TIM’s card
  • English speaking guide and all his expenses like insurance, meals, accomodation, salary, and transportation.
  • All Government Taxes and Company service charges

Cost Not Included:

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Hotel accommodation and meals- lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any kind of drinks – coke, mineral water, hot water, tea, coffee, beer, whisky.
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for rescue helicopter and other medication.
  • Upgrade accommodation like room with private toilet.
  • Porter for carrying backpack.
  • Expenses of personal natures like internet, telephone, WiFi, Laundry,hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipments with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipments and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.


Sun hat or scarf

Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:

Under Garments

Hiking shorts

Lightweight cotton long pants

Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots with spare laces

Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body:


Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Fleece jacket or pullover

Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Down vest and/or jacket


Lightweight gloves

Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)


Sleeping bag rated to zero DC

Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries

Trekking Bags/Duffel bag

Basic First Aid Kit

Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag

Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

Trekking Poles

Water bottle (2) or camel bag

Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)


1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)


Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti bacterial hands wash




Trail Map/Guide book

Journal & Pen


Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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