Trip Facts

  • Duration:10 Days
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max Altitude:3650 Meter
  • Min group size1
  • Best TimeSpring and Autumn
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Helambu Trek

Helambu Trek is a short, low-altitude trek. The highest point of the trek is Tharepati Pass, situated at 3,650 meters. The trek begins from Shivapuri National Park and goes through picturesque remote villages. You will pass by lush forests, crossing streams, and thrilling bridges. Helambu Trek Nepal follows a tranquil trekking route. Despite having easy access to the trail, only a handful of travelers do Helambu trekking. 

Trekking through temperate forests and green valleys, you will reach verdant meadows. Along the way, stunning views of Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Mt. Gauri Shankar(7,134 m), and many snow-clustered mountains. 

The villagers along the trail are friendly and welcoming. You will get to see the culture and tradition of Sherpas and people from other communities, including the indigenous Hyolmos. There are many Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, shrines, and stupas along the way. 

Helambu Trek 10 days is a short but adventurous venture in the Himalayas. The gentle pace and low altitude make it a perfect trek for people of all ages. This trek is also an ideal option for beginner trekkers to introduce themselves to the Himalayan trekking trail. To know more about the Helambu Trek package or Helambu Trek cost, send us your queries anytime. 

Check out our Helambu trek map to better understand the route. You can now book Helambu Trek 2024-2025 with us anytime. If you are in quest of a less crowded trekking route in the Himalayas, which is also easy, then trek in the Helambu region.

Some of the other easy trek routes in the Himalayas are Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, and Tamang Heritage Trek

Similarly, if you want to level up, then you can consider these moderate treks- Everest Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, etc. 

Why go on Helambu Trek with Adventure White Mountain?

First of all, our professional management and the on-field team make treks in the Himalayas smooth. From the booking process to the end of the journey, our team will support you with everything. During the Helambu trek 10 days, you will be guided by a native guide. You will learn a lot about the region and the locals. You can trust your hard-earned money with us. 

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, the starting point of the trek
  • Trek through lush forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, fir, etc
  • The trail goes through Shivapuri National Park and beautiful mountain villages
  • The trail is less crowded and offers fantastic sceneries
  • Get to see the daily lifestyle and culture of locals
  • Observe practices and beliefs of people from the Hyolmo community
  • Witness stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, and many others


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Adventure White Mountain Will receive you at international airport of Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to hotel. Today you can enjoy Thamel as it is one of the cream touring sites of Kathmandu. Tourists believe that Nepal visit is incomplete without visiting Thamel. You will spend night in a hotel. 

    The real fun begins from today as you get chance to witness at least four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is regarded as Historic City and Kathmandu Durbar Square is a lively example that speaks about the history of this nation. The site covers five acres of land. Hanuman Dhoka, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinatha and Bouddhanath are the main place of our visit today. We will spend night in a hotel.

       The real adventure begins from today. We drive to reach Sundarijal from Kathmandu. It is the starting point of our Helambu Trekking. The Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve here are main attraction of this place. It is a heaven for bird observer as there resides more than 300 species of birds. Following stone stpes and rough trail we reach Mulkharka where we take rest for some time. Enjoying scenic beauty and chill of hilly area we arrive at Chisopani where we will spend night. 

         After breakfast we begin our trail. It leads towards Pati Bhanjyang. It is a small village with small population. The course further leads towards ups and down to arrive at Gul Bhanjyang. The descending way along rocky route brings us to Khutumsang where we will stay at night.

           We cross Magen Goth. The beauty of this place is that you get splendid view of Langtang and Gosainkunda peak from here. At Tarepati we put off at night. 

             We follow descending trail today. We pass Sherpa village of Melamchigaon. The gompas here are fascinating for trekkers. We cross Melamchi Khola. Following other side of the valley will take us to Tarke Gyang and here we will take rest at night. This village is the largest village of Helambu. 

               We cross forests following downhill course. Sermanthang is popular for apple and many new technologies are applied here to grow sweet apples. The peaks above from here are really beautiful. We put off at Sermathang.

                 We will roam around local communities as it is rest day today. While on trek we take rest as the acclimatization will adjust our body temperature with increasing altitude. Sermathang inhabits Sherpa people. They are ethnic people with unique cultural identity. They are also regarded as Mountain People. 

                   After breakfast we begin out trek. It is a downhill path which brings us to Dubhachaur. We finally arrive at Melamchi. The teahouse and lodges in this place are really nice. We further move towards Panchkhal and from here catch bus to reach Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you get time to stroll around Thamel. Adventure White Mountain will offer you farewell dinner enjoying cultural dance. 

                     It is a last day of our Nepal stay. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours earlier to scheduled flight. See you soon!

                      What's included


                      • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers
                      • 2 nights at a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
                      • 6 nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek
                      • Welcome and farewell dinners
                      • All accommodation and meals during the trek
                      • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
                      • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire) and trekking map
                      • All permits and necessary paper work, TIMS
                      • First aid kit
                      • All taxes, be it local or government


                      • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
                      • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                      • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
                      • Excess baggage charges
                      • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                      • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
                      • Travel and rescue insurance
                      • International or domestic flights
                      • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
                      • Tips for guides and porters

                      Useful Information

                      Best time of the year to go on Helambu Trek

                      March to May (spring) and October to November (autumn) is the best time to do Helambu Trek 10 days. The stable weather and moderate climate make the walk pleasant. Likewise, the views are stunning and different floras decorate the trail in spring. While trekking in autumn, you can see some of the biggest festivals of Nepali.

                      The best thing about the Helambu trek is the trail is not crowded even in the peak trekking seasons. Therefore, you can have the trail and the gorgeous views to yourself. The temperature ranges from 5°C to 18°C. The lower elevation is on the hot and humid side than the higher elevation, which is mostly cold. You will need a thin warm layer in the mornings and nights.

                      Trekking in other seasons, summer, monsoon, and winter in the Helambu region is not recommended because of unstable weather, bad views, and a slippery trail. 

                      Helambu Trek difficulty

                      Helambu Trekking is a relatively easy venture in the Himalayas altitude and difficulty wise. However, the trekking route is remote and explores less-crowded areas. The accommodation and other facilities along the trail are very simple and limited. You have to adjust to less comfortable and almost zero modern facilities during the trekking period.

                      There are numerous ascends and descends throughout the trek, along with forested, rugged, and steep sections. You do not need previous trekking experience to go on this trek, but good health and physical fitness is required. Walking 5 to 6 hours daily requires stamina too. 

                      The maximum altitude you will touch during the Helambu trek 10 days is 3,650 at Tharepati. As the elevation rise is pretty decent, the risk of altitude sickness during this trek is low. Still, we want you to be careful of it. Moreover, our Helambu trek itinerary also has a rest day in it that will give your body time to adjust to the elevation. 

                      Followings are some early symptoms of altitude sickness you have to be careful of:

                      Symptoms of altitude sickness

                      • Loss of appetite
                      • Shortness of breathing
                      • Headache
                      • Dizziness
                      • Nausea and vomiting

                      Preventive Measures of Altitude Sickness

                      • Drink a lot of water and keep yourself hydrated
                      • Eat a balanced diet and choose dishes like Dal Bhat with lots of veggies in at least one meal of the day
                      • Do not drink alcohol or smoke
                      • Rest well and do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
                      • Inform your team leader if you see any symptoms of altitude sickness

                      Mode of transportation during the trek

                      The starting point of the Helambu short trek is Sundarijal. You will take around one and a half-hour drive from your hotel to reach there. Likewise, the ending point of the trek is Melamchi Pul Bazar, from where you will drive back to Kathmandu. You will use a private tourist vehicle to move around during the tour as per the itinerary. There will be airport pick up and drop service as well as per the itinerary.

                      Electricity and Charging Facilities 

                      You will find electricity in most of the households along the trail. Many villagers also depend on solar power. You might have to pay a few bucks to charge your device at some places. Do carry a solar charger or spare batteries. In Kathmandu, there will be no problem with charging.

                      Sim Card and WiFi

                      WiFi service is available in every indoor place in Kathmandu. During the Helambu trek, you can get a Nepali sim with data to use the internet. We will help you get one. In the villages at lower altitudes, you will find WiFi service too. The service provider may ask you for a little extra cash for WiFi. Once the elevation begins to increase, the network connection will get unstable, making the internet slow and not available in some places. 

                      Guide and Luggage

                      Our professional and experienced guide will accompany you during the Helambu Trekking. They will not only show you the route but also introduce you to the region and the locals. Our guides and porters are well trained and friendly. 

                      In a group of 8 people or more, there will be an assistant guide as well. Likewise, porters also join the group. We offer one porter for every two members of the group (porters carry around 20 Kg to 22 Kg, 10kg/11kg per person). Each member in the group has a weight limit of 10kgs, and we will be using duffel bags as our main luggage during the trek. You can store the rest of your luggage in the hotel's locker room for free of charge.

                      Child policy

                      To go on a Helambu Trek 10 days, you have to be above 18 years old. If you are underage, an identified adult should accompany you during the trek. If you are an active underage trekker, then you may trek with a guide. To know more in detail about the policy of child trekking, get in touch with us anytime. 

                      Tipping to crew members

                      Tipping is not essential but well appreciated. If the services of our crew members satisfy you, tipping is the best way to show your appreciation. All the members of the team can tip USD 5 each to the tour guide, USD 2 each to the driver, and USD 100 each to the trek guide (divided between porters & guide). The mentioned numbers are only for reference. You can tip as much as you want.

                      Personal expenses

                      The Helambu trek package cost does not cover personal expenses like drinks and snacks you buy out of the offered meals. Likewise, you might also need extra cash to buy services like hot showers and WiFi at some places during the trek. 

                      Budget around USD 12 to USD 15 for each day on the trail. Similarly, flight tickets, shopping, travel insurance, tipping, etc are also not included in the package cost.

                      Insurance, rescue, evacuation

                      Helambu Trek does not compulsory require travel insurance. However, you are still trekking in a remote area, where there are no proper hospitals or any other modern infrastructures. And travel insurance will come in handy in an emergency. 

                      We advise you to add air evacuation (up to 6000 meters), hospital bills, loss/theft of properties, and flight cancellation in the travel insurance. Likewise, our crew members are well trained to handle any adverse situation.