Helambu Circuit Trek

Helambu Circuit Trek is famous for its outstanding natural beauty, fascinating culture, and favourable climate. This trekking area is close to the Kathmandu Valley and one of the easiest trekking trails in remote Himalayan part of Nepal. While trekking, you will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountains, beautiful landscapes, and awesome natural scenery of this route. We will pass through the lush forests of rhododendron, pine, and oak, cross a snow bridge spanning angry torrents, encounter high passes enveloped in the mist, and view tiny lakes with icebergs floating on them and waters of crystalline brightness in the upper part of the valley. This trekking is suitable for thosetrekkers who don’t have much time to spend in Nepal, but  want to visit the Himalayas. No age group is restricted from doing trekking on this route, but the trekkers should have good physical fitness. It is considered a total wilderness adventure tour covering scenic landscapes, impressive hilly terrains, lush green forests, and a wide array of flora and fauna.

The Helambu Circuit Trek is one of the best trekking routes for those who want to combine both culture and scenery. This trek provides stunning passes of the cascading terraces, Tamang and Sherpa villages, and a Buddhist Gompa. It is a wonderful chance to see the beautiful villages, mountain views, and the mixed culture of the people who are the local inhabitant of this area. Most of the people in this route are influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

We will start our trekking from Sundarijal.  You will experience the Yolmo culture of high mountain villages, as the area remains preserved and relatively unspoiled by tourism. You will have a chance to see wonderful views of the mountains which include Langtang Lirung, Gang Chhenpo, Naya Kangri, Yala Peak, among many other popular mountains of this route. We will enter the Langtang National Park which is known as the home of many rare birds, animals, and exotic plants. Traveling this route is one of the most revered and adventurous activities to do and a wonderful opportunity to truly experience the country’s many attributes in their finest form. The best season for trekking is from February to June and from September to December.

Outline itinerary       

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2300m) 4 hours

Day 03: Trek to Kutumsang (2446m) 7 hours

Day 04: Trek to Thadepati (3650m) 6 hours

Day 05: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m) 6 hours

Day 06: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m) 3 to 4 hours

Day 07: Trek to Malemchi Pul Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu: 3 to 4 hours

Day 08: Final departure

Detailws Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

When you land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu there will be a representative from our company to meet you. You will directly drive to the hotel to check in. At night you will meet your guide, hear additional information about the trip, and have dinner.      

Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2300m) 4 hours

If the hotel is able to make a hot breakfast then we will have our breakfast in the hotel and if not, we will have breakfast on the way. After a 1-hour drive from the Kathmandu Valley, we will have lunch and then after move towards Chisapani where we will spend one night.

Day 03: Trek to Kutumsang (2446m) 7 hours

Today the trek starts with a descent crossing meadows and fields. You will have good views of the peaks as you drop down through a rhododendron forest on the far side of the pass. We will have our lunch on the way and then take some rest Kutumsang where we will spend one night.

Day 04: Trek to Thadepati (3650m) 6 hours

The trail steadily rises through the prickly-leaves with wonderful views of the mountains and the Helambu Valley. A steep trail goes mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements.

Day 05: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m) 6 hours

This trail passes a stupa and crosses a small steam below Tarkeghyang. After 5 to 6 hours of walking we will reach our destination, check in at the hotel,  explore all around the valley, and stay overnight.

Day 06: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m) 3 to 4 hr

Today the trail passes by the beautiful village of Chorten and its monastery. After reaching Sermathang, we will check in at the hotel, explore the valley, and spend a wonderful night.

Day 07: Trek to Malemchi Pul Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu: 3 to 4 hrs

Early in the morning after having breakfast we will walk towards Melamchi Bazaar. Once there, we will have our lunch and then  drive towards the Kathmandu Valley. Upon reaching Kathmandu valley, we will check into the hotel, spend some time exploring the Thamel Bazaar, and spend one night in this wonderful valley.

Day 08: Final departure

We will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport with the hope that you have had a wonderful time in our small country. We will also be hoping that this will not the last chance to serve you.


  • twin/double share accommodation on half board meal plan in 5-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • twin/double share accommodation on half board meal plan in 5-star hotel in Pokhara
  • 1 full day guided sightseeing with entrance fees in private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara in private vehicle
  • Flight Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest only
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation on full board meal plan in teahouse lodges
  • One English-speaking, license-holder trek guide and 2 porters; insured, meals, accommodation and daily wages all paid
  • ACAP permit and TIMS permit
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Complimentary welcome dinner


  • International flight
  • Visa to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Domestic airport tax NRS170 per person
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bar and beverage bills, laundry bills, phone bills etc.
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Electricity charging fees and boiled water for drinking and shower purposes
  • Tips to trekking crews
  • Expenses incurred due to flight delays/cancellation, road blockage, political strike, natural disaster or anything that is beyond our control