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Helambu Trek

Helambu trek in Nepal offers great scenery, small Sherpa villages, forests and terraced rice fields. Besides this the climate in this area is very nice and the elevation is not as high as in other treks. From the Shivapuri ridge you will have great Himalayan views.

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu(1320m)
Day 02: Kathmandu to Sundarijal  to Chichapani(2320m) 
Day 03: Chichapani to Kutumsang(2446m)
Day 04: Kutumsang to Thadepati(3650m)
Day 05: Thadeoati to Melamchi gaon to Tarkeyghyan(2743m)
Day 06: Tarkeghyang to Timbu(1500m)
Day 07: Timbu to Kathmandu
Day 08: Kathmandu to Departure

Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu(1320m): Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents ,photos, passport copis etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02 Kathmandu to Sundarijal  to Chichapani(2320m) : Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal about 1 hour by car than trek uphill to chichapani which takes around 4 hours to reach Chichapani. The trail passes the Shivapuri watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first village we will reach Mulkharka with Tamang communities and then we continue to walk to chichapani with beautiful view of the mountains and nature. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03 Chichapani to Kutumsang(2446m) : Trek from Chichapani to Kutumsang  takes around 7 hours  on the way to Kutumsang must of the time we have to walk up and down hill several times . From Chichapani to Kutumsang we are going to cross several small villages with local people and farming land than most of the time trail going to top of the hill so we are going to see beauty full view of the mountains and nature. When we reach at Kutumsang we can enjoy with local Tamang communities and culture.

Day 04 Kutumsang to Thadepati(3650m): After breakfast  trek start from Kutumsang to Thadepati  takes around 6 hours to reach  Thadepati. First trek descend up hill to Mangon Goath along with forest and there are few hotels for the lunch stop and still we are following the jungle trail with beauty full landscapes and view of the mountains. When we reach at Thadepati we can enjoy with beauty full view of the  Langtang and Jugal  Himalayas ranges.

Day 05 Thadeoati to Melamchi gaon to Tarkeyghyan(2743m) : Trek from Thadepati to Melamchi Gaon all the way down hill along with the forest trail When we arrived  Melamchi gaon we will take our Lunch in the village Which is the place called helambu it is big village of Sherpa communities. After the lunch our trek continue downhill to the place call Nakote which is situated near the melamchi river than our trek continue uphill to Tarkeyghyang which takes around 6 hours to reach Tarkeghyang Where Buddhist monastery is situated with big Sherpa community you can enjoy with local people, culture and nature.

Day 06 Tarkeghyang to Timbu(1500m) : It is just about 4 hour trek to reach timbu. So, we start our trek after a quality time having breakfast and we walk slowly. Almost all the way is downhill till Timbu which is situated by the side of the Melamchi river.

Day 07 Timbu to Kathmandu: Drive back to Kathmandu which takes around 5 hours. Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 08 Kathmandu to Departure: After breakfast , a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during trekking in lodges, teahouses
  • Transfer Kathmandu - Chisapani by bus (before trek)
  • Transfer Thimbu - Kathmandu by bus (after trek)
  • English speaking experienced guide (trained by Minstery of Tourism)
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Entrance Fee Langtang National Park 
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Langtang region trekking map
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel


Cost Exclude

  • International flight to and from Nepal and airport taxes
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.