Helambu Trek

Duration: 12 days

Height: 3690 m

Grading: Moderate

Helambu Trek

Nepal Excursion Treks

The cost is inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and transfer from the airport
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in a hotel of preferred category in a twin sharing room including breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Private transport for airport transfer Kathmandu-Sundarijal, Melamchi-Kathmandu and during sightseeing
  • One duffel bag each to transport luggage during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary during trek
  • Trekking permits and TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • English speaking local guide, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • Polish language speaking tour guide upon customer’s request for the entire trip, his/her insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • One porter for two people, max luggage weight 25 kg, his insurance, equipment and remuneration
  • City guide and sightseeing entrance fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Nepal government tax and Nepal Excursion Treks service charge

The cost is exclusive of:

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner apart from welcome and farewell dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as drinks and bar bills, travel insurance, laundry, battery charging service etc.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical expenses if any
  • Any extra costs due to changes in the itinerary beyond the control of Nepal Excursion Treks such as natural disasters, flight cancellation, early or delayed arrival or departure etc.

Culture and population of Nepal

Browse and learn about the customs of the Nepalese people

Helambu Trek is one of the cultural treks of Nepal. This trek has a scenic view of the mountains, landscapes and villages of Nepal though it is more popular among trekkers with regard to its cultural aspects. You can still see the mountains but they are not very close in comparison to what you can see from the Annapurna Region or the Everest Region. During the trip, you can experience Buddhist culture and you have a possibility to observe the daily life of local people living in the countryside, their culture and traditions.

The Helambu trail in Nepal

From Kathmandu to Melamchi Bazaar

Helambu Trek lies in the south-eastern part of Nepal. The trip to Helambu Trek starts after a forty-five-minute drive from Kathmandu to Sundari Jal and it ends in Melamchi Bazar. A part of the trail continues through the Shiva Puri National Park and through Nepalese villages. It is one the easier treks in Nepal and if the weather is fine you can see a scenic view of the Langtang Range, Ganesh Himal or Lamjung Himal. If you are looking for an easy grade trek in Nepal, it can be a suitable trip for you, as it is not very demanding.

Trip at a glance:

calendar12 days calendarHotel+ teahouses Oct-Dec & Mar-May
calendarEasy calendar3690 M. calendarPrivate transport
calendarMin. 1 calendarSundarijal calendarMelamchi Bazar


A trekking plan


01 Day

Arrival in Kathmandu

(1350 m), pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel, welcome dinner and trip briefing in the evening (D)

02 Day

Drive to Sundari Jal

(1460 m, 45 minuts) and trek to Chisapani (2215 m, 4-5 hrs) (B, L, D)

03 Day

Trek to Golphu Bhanjyang

(2130 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

04 Day

Trek to Mangengoth

(3390 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

05 Day

Trek to Melamchi Gaon

(2530 m, 6-7 hrs) (B, L, D)

06 Day

Trek to Tarkeghyang

(2600 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

07 Day

Trek to Sermathang

(2590 m, 5-6 hrs) (B, L, D)

08 Day

Trek to Melamchi Bazar

(870 m, 4-5 hrs) and drive back to Kathmandu (2 hrs) (B, L)

09 Day

Guided sightseeing tour

in the UNESCO world heritage sites- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath (B)

10 Day

Guided sightseeing tour

in the UNESCO world heritage sites- Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square (B)

11 Day

Leisure day in Kathmandu,

farewell dinner in the evening and interaction about trip feedback. (B, D)

12 Day

Departure day,

transfer to International airport (B)