Overview The Helambu Circuit Trek is a picturesque and accessible journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Helambu region in Nepal. Ideal for trekkers seeking a moderate yet rewarding experience, this trek also offers a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle and culture of the local Tamang and Sherpa communities, combined with stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. Beginning in Sundarijal, a short drive from Kathmandu, the trek takes approximately 6 to 7 days to complete. The trail winds through lush forests, terraced fields, and quaint villages, providing an opportunity to immerse in the natural beauty and charming simplicity of rural…
The Helambu Circuit Trek is a picturesque and accessible journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Helambu region in Nepal. Ideal for trekkers seeking a moderate yet rewarding experience, this trek also offers a glimpse into the traditional lifestyle and culture of the local Tamang and Sherpa communities, combined with stunning views of the Himalayan peaks.
Beginning in Sundarijal, a short drive from Kathmandu, the trek takes approximately 6 to 7 days to complete. The trail winds through lush forests, terraced fields, and quaint villages, providing an opportunity to immerse in the natural beauty and charming simplicity of rural Nepal. Along the way, trekkers encounter friendly locals, visit ancient monasteries, and traverse suspension bridges over gushing rivers.
The journey reaches its highest point at Tharepati (3,650 meters), where trekkers rewards with panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains including Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. The Helambu Circuit Trek also less crowded compared to other popular treks in the region, allowing for a more serene and peaceful experience.
The teahouse accommodations along the route are comfortable, providing warm hospitality and authentic Nepali meals. Trekkers can savor dal bhat (rice with lentil soup), momos (dumplings), and local herbal teas to fuel their adventures.
The best time to embark on this trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is also pleasant, and the skies are clear, enhancing the overall trekking experience.
In conclusion, the Helambu Circuit Trek offers a delightful fusion of natural splendor and cultural exploration, making it an excellent choice for trekkers of various skill levels. Whether you also seek a serene escape or a closer connection with Nepali culture and the Himalayas, this trek is sure to leave lasting memories and a sense of fulfillment.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will escort you to your respective hotel in Thamel which is a prime touristic location. Afternoon you can explore around Thamel and the evening will be an introduction session with your respective trekking team which includes your guide and porter.
Overnight in your respective hotel
Today we will start our journey towards Sundarijal via Kathmandu, this will be an hour drive from Thamel. Upon arriving in Sundarijal we will hike through a beautiful waterfall passing by a water reservoir into Shivapuri National Park. Shivapuri National Park is a popular hiking and meditation destination nearby Kathmandu, it is also a popular bird-watching park for many travelers.
Further, we will hike through the stony trail towards Tamang village famous for marijuana farming. Passing by the village we hike through dense forest to reach Chisapani a small village of different ethnic communities with hotels and lodges.
Overnight in Chisapani
We wake up before dawn to watch the magnificent sunrise from the Chisapani viewpoint. Watching the early sun rays hit the Himalayan range will be a sight to behold throughout your life. After breakfast, we head to Kutumsang, which takes about five to six hours. Trek passes by the side of several meadows and agricultural fields as you enjoy savoring the stunning views of the Langtang mountains. Then we descend from the ridge and reach Pathi Bhanjyang, a small and pleasant village. We further trek to Gul Bhanjyang, climbing up a hill to a pass. Another downhill from the pass takes you to Kutumsang – your destination for the night.
After breakfast, we head north to get beautiful views of the snowy peaks ahead. We climb above on a steep trail through fir and rhododendron forests in an area where there are no permanent settlements. The jungles are luscious, dense, and blooming with Nepal’s national flower – the rhododendron. The trek continues to Yurin Danda, letting you enjoy magnificent views of the Himalayas. Shortly, we arrive at a few lodges at Magen Goth, which lies next to a meadow and provides fabulous mountain views. Hiking further, we arrive at Tharepati.
Today will be an easy day for us, we will be descending all the way for around 4 hours to reach one of the ancient Sherpa villages in the Helambu region also known as Melamchi Gaun. Melamchi Gaun is situated on the lap of the mountain beneath lies the famous snow melted Melamchi river, which is one of the most uttered names of the rive in Nepalese politics. As there is a drinking water project underway to supply water from the same river into Kathmandu through tunnels drilling the hills and mountains.
Upon reaching Melamchi village we can have our lunch and explore around some old monasteries of the Sherpa community and further trek uphill for two hours to reach Take Ghyang one of the largest villages of the Tamang community in the entire Helambu region.
Overnight in Tarke Ghyang
Easy day for us both in terms of distance and altitude, passing by some Sherpa settlement areas and forest with the vista of Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and Naya Kanga (5844m) and also the oldest and the largest monastery of the Helambu region which is Gekye Gompa.
Upon reaching Sermathanga we can explore the Tamang and Sherpa village and also the popular apple garden of the area. For half of the day, we can explore the surrounding areas with the majestic views of the Langtang Himalayas.
Overnight in Sermathang
Today after our breakfast we will descend all the way to Melamchi Bazzar this will be around 3 hours hike downhill with the view of villages, farmland, Melamchi river, etc until we reach Melamchi Bazaar main town for buying and selling local goods.
Further, we take a local Bus to drive to Kathmandu which takes around 4 hours. The evening will be our farewell dinner program arranged by our company Discover Altitude.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Today will be our last day in Nepal, early morning after our breakfast representative from Discover Altitude will escort you to the international airport in Kathmandu according to your schedule time.
We bid you a happy journey back home, and wish to see you soon in the coming days.
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc