Helambu Trekking

Helambu trekking is popular among the trekkers for its scenery and favorable climate. Located about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, it extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal. There we meet several highland Tamang and Sherpa villages, scattered on both sides of the Malemchi Khola. Moderate trek through the Helambu villages between altitudes of 1,370m/4,500ft to 3,490m/11,500ft. Accommodation in comfortable Tea houses run by local families. The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu and includes all meals, services of experienced trek guide and porters to carry luggage. Clients carry a light day-pack only and walk at their own pace.


The Sherpa villages of Helambu due north of Kathmandu valley presents an easy getaway. This area because of its low elevation and the Sherpa villages make it an interesting 6 day loop. Starting with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal the trail to Helambu climbs on to the Shivapuri ridge from where there are sweeping views of the central Himalayas. Following a ridge-line the trek heads north to Thare Pati before turning east to Melemchi Gaon and Tarke Gyang the principle villages of this area. From here we visit Shermathang before descending to Melamchi river end our trek with a drive Melamchi Bazaar back to Kathmandu.

8 days Helambu trekking itinerary

Day 01:- Drive to Sundarijal by local bus 1:30 hours, car, van 40 minute and same day trek to Chisapani (2215m.) 6-7 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 02:- Trek to Gul Bhanjyang (2130m.) 6 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 03:- Trek to Mangengoth (3220m.) 5-6 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 04:- Trek to Tharepati (3510m.) 4-5 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 05:- Trek to Tarkeghyang (2740m.) 6-7 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 06:- Trek to Sermanthang (2590m.) 5-6 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 07:- Trek to Melamche Bazar (870m.) 6 hours walk and overnight hotel.

Day 08:- Drive to Kathmandu by local bus 7-8 and private drive 5 hours overnight hotel.