Helambu Trekking  

  • Trekking through rough himalayan trail
  • Waterfall at Sundarijal
  • Beautiful Melamchi bazaar

Trip Duration: 9 days



Trip at a Glance

  • Trip Name: Helambu Trekking
  • Trip Code: TMLR-05
  • Trip Duration: 9 days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Activities: Hiking/Trekking Tour
  • Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea house
  • Meals: All meals during trekking & breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Private car/ Bus
  • Best Season: Autumn & Spring (Other season: Considerable)
  • Country: Nepal
  • Max Altitude: 3,650m
  • Group size: Any

Trip Overview

Helambu region is located close of Kathmandu valley. This unspoiled cultural hub center is very rich and famous for its cultural, religion & traditional values, natural beauty, and biodiversity as well.

Helambu Trekking is one of a famous trekking spot in Nepal. It is a 9 days short trek with the perfect combination of nature, culture and diverse ethnicity. This trail route simultaneously offers you the magnificent views of mountains, sunrise, diverse flora and fauna, spiritualism and many more. Almost all area of the trail route is inhabited by Sherpa people with the minor combination of Nepali and Tibetan origin too.

The trek starts from Sundarijal (1,460m) (one of the best-known hiking site and the entrance of Shivapuri National Park), go towards main focus Helambu region and ends by Malemchi Puul Bazaar. This easy and short Nepal trekking can be the perfect package for those who want to do great experience and celebration of their short holiday.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1330m), transfer to hotel

Once you arrive in Kathmandu airport, our airport representative will meet you with warm reception. Then you will be transferred to the selected hotel by private vehicle & will have free time ahead. In the evening, you enjoy welcome dinner with Nepali cuisine and various cultural Dance presentations. 



Day 02: Kathmandu stay and trek orientation

Breakfast is followed by half-day sightseeing of Kathmandu world heritage sites- Kathmandu Dubar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath stupa.You will be guided by a professional city guide. In the afternoon, you will do trek preparation and some pre-trip discussion. Overnight stay in the hotel. 



Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,440m): 6 hours drive

By the early morning, our journey starts with drive to Syabrubesi. This 145km north place is our trek start point. During the travel we will pass by Trisuli Bazaar, Ramche, Dunche (1,960m) etc with somehow dancing road. The road goes by the edge of the Trisuli river and journey of this part is breathtaking both in terms of beauty and adventure. After the passes of various terraces, forests and amazing landforms, we reach to the lap of Langtang, i.e. Syabrubesi. 


  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m): 5-6 hours

This is our first trekking day. Breakfast is followed by crossing several suspension bridges and dense forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron along the Langtang Khola River. This part of trail is very rich in rare flora and fauna. This is the ancient habitat of world endanger Red Panda, wild Bears, yellow-throated Martens and many more. The beehive and hot spring could be the additional terms of attraction. By making heartily attachment with all these diversities, our trail goes up. The trail is up and down whole up to the Lama hotel but not much challenging. 


  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3,430m): 5- 6 hours

Our today’s destination is Langtang valley (a heavenly site surrounded by the Mountains). After breakfast, Lama hotel will be back in our sight. Our gradual uphill and downhill trail offers us various ecological & geographical features, waterfalls, magnetic view of Langtang Lirung (7,227m) and many more. Moreover the trail head towards the valley by crossing the timberlines, praying wheels and many water driven mills. Our all these assets bring us to the langtang valley settled by Tibetan peoples. Overnight stay at local teahouse.


  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m): 4-5 hours

As soon as the trek starts, we pass through some small villages of stone-build houses. The path forwarded by the huge open lands surrounded by rocky hills. This whole area is famous for better taste of local Yak cheese and curd. During this day, we will observe the biggest Mani wall of Nepal. Today we will have short leg effort which allows us to enjoy the silver sparks & acclimatize the altitude. Our legs take rest by Kyanjin-Gompa where we spend the night. 


  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa: hike day

Early morning we do hike to Tserko Ri (4,984m) to enjoy the picture line view whole Langtang range: Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang I,II &III, Yansa Tsenji, Yala peak (5,500m) etc. The more attractions of the location are Kyanjin Ri (4,800m),Langtang glacier, Langtang lake and the local human settlement. Our guide will guide in and around the Kyanjin including local cheese factory, Kyanjin_Gompa amd surrounding. Night stay at local tea house. 


  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,230m): 5-6 hours

This day we back leg to Lama Hotel. As the trail covers mostly the down hills, we can easily cover the way of 2 days up just in 5-6 hours. All the way back we re-sight our eyes to all those fantastic mountain views and obviously we will. In the slippery downhill we suggested to descend slowly with necessary care. Night stay at Lama Hotel.


  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m): 5-6 hours

This day begins with downhill. We descend to the river of the base of green hills and start ascending to the next destination- Thulo Syabru. The trail goes along the dense bamboo forest(the famous food of Red Panda). Langtang himal & Garnish himal family are reflected in our eyes at the far. Overnight stay at local tea house of Thulo Syabru.


  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

What is included?

  • All ground transfer as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour by car
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast 
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Lodge to Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • National Park entry Permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) fee
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers=1 porter)
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
  • All governmental procedure
  • Applicable Taxes
  • Rescue arrangement in case of emergency
  • Welcome dinner

What is not included?

  • Bar, laundry and telephone bills, travel insurance, rescue evacuation in case of emergency
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu icluding farewell dinner
  • Tips for guide and porter

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