Helambu trek

8 Days

A trekking in the Helambu Valley is a beautiful trekking north of Kathmandu. Helambu is a beautiful region with high altitude villages. The Helambu trek is feasible for anyone who likes to hike. The starting point of the Helambu trek can easily be reached due to the proximity of Kathmandu.

During spring you have the beautiful colored rhododendrons and you can enjoy Tibetan Buddhist elements. Furthermore you will visit the meditation caves in Melamchi and explore the oldest Buddhist monastery of Nepal, in Cherughyang. Along the way you will enjoy your beautiful panoramic views of the Jugal Himal Mountains, with peaks up to 7000 meters.

In this region mainly Tamang and Sherpa, also called Hyolmo, live. Did you know that the word Helambu is derived from ‘Hyolmo’? The Hyolmo population survives mainly through agriculture and cattle breeding.

Helambu is famous for its delicious sweet apples. In addition, the entire region is Buddhist and therefore very spiritual. This place of pilgrimage has beautiful artistic Buddhist monasteries!

You will spend the night in comfortable lodges, which have the same quality as in the Annapurna area. The owners make extra efforts in this region to make their tea houses sustainable!


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  • Enjoy the spring of the beautiful coloured rhododendrons (March/May)
  • Visit the medidation caves in Melamchi
  • Get to know Tibetan Buddhism in the small villages
  • Explore the oldest Buddhist monastery in Nepal in Cherugyang
  • Meet the local Tamang and the Hyolmo (Sherpa) population


Namaste and welcome to Nepal!

Together with your guide and porter you will leave today by private jeep to the starting point of your trekking in Thangkure.

From there you will start your fascinating hike in the Helambu region.

Today you'll hike along a well laid out path, especially uphill. Some parts climb steeply. After 2 to 3 hours of hiking you'll reach your destination for today: Chipling.

Overnight stay in a sustainable teahouse in Chipling.

Up and down stone steps today. You first pass the village of Ghul Bhanjang (2,180 m), where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and cultural elements.

You take it easy and after a delicious lunch, you climb further up to about 2600 meters. You will enjoy beautiful views of some peaks of more than 6000 meters high. Afterwards you descend quietly to your destination for today, Kutumsang.

You spend the night in a sustainable teahouse in Kutumsang.

Today we reach the entrance of the Langtang National Park. The path goes north up the Yurin Danda mountain ridge and gives you a nice view of the mountain peaks and the surrounding landscape. The path is a steep, eroded road, mostly through pine and rhododendron forests where there are no permanent settlements.

Today you climb quite a lot, that's why you take it easy.

After lunch you walk to a viewpoint, where you have a view of the Jugal Himal mountain range, with peaks of more than 6000 meters high.

Overnight stay in a sustainable teahouse in Mangengoth.

Today the path leads you to the highest point of your trek, Thare Pati.

You walk along a narrow path and cross a slope. The path gradually rises through beautiful forests, with beautiful rhododendron, oak and other trees.

Weather permitting, your adventurous hike today will be rewarded with stunning views of the north of the Jugal Himal Mountains.

From Thare Pati you have a breathtaking view of the snowy mountains, the Dorje Lakpa, the Gaurishankar, the Langshisa, the Jugal, the Numbur and many others.

Overnight stay in a sustainable teahouse in Thare Pati.

In the morning you get up early and climb to a viewpoint, where you can enjoy a breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas. This hike takes about 2 hours.

After the morning hike you will have breakfast at the lodge. Today's hike is a steep descent: you descend more than 1000 meters today. You walk through a fairytale forest with mossy trees and cross a suspension bridge to Melamchigaon.

Be sure to visit the Buddhist meditation cave, which gives you a beautiful insight into the influence of Tibetan Buddhism in this region. You can also visit the school here.

Overnight stay in a sustainable teahouse in Melamchigaon.

Today you first descend to the suspension bridge above the Melamchi River. Here you will see many elements of Buddhist culture, which is strongly anchored in this region. You will see stupas, chörtens and watermills with prayer cylinders. The latter find their origin in the Bon religion. You will also get acquainted with the local Sherpa (Hyolmo) culture and village life.

We reach the lodge in Tarke Ghyang after a last climb. From the village you will enjoy a view of the sacred mountain Ama Yangri. The village Tarke Ghyang was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake in 2015. The monastery was also severely damaged. Yet we can take a look inside and turn the large prayer wheel clockwise.

Overnight stay in a sustainable teahouse in Tarke Ghyang.

Today is your last day of trekking in this fascinating region.

You will pass the village of Ghangyul where you will be warmly welcomed and enjoy a delicious tea. This village is an organic village: all fruit and vegetables are grown there organically.

Just before your destination in Sermathang, you will find the newly built Tashi Choling monastery. Sermathang is one of the important cultural and religious centres in the Helambu region.

Overnight stay in a sustainable teahouse in Sermathang.

Today you drive back to the Kathmandu valley by private jeep. The end of your journey is here. After an early breakfast the driver will pick you up and drive you back to Kathmandu in a private car.

After arrival in Kathmandu you can explore the area on your own. If you want to enjoy the peace and quiet, pay a visit to the Garden of Dreams, a green oasis in the middle of Kathmandu.

What's included?

  • Briefing with the guide who will go on trekking with you.
  • Transport by private transport to the starting point of the trekking
  • 7 nights in sustainable teahouses along the trails, with 7x breakfast, 7x lunch, 7x dinner (excluding drinks)
  • English speaking guide during the trekking (his salary, meals, insurance and overnight stays)
  • Port for your main luggage during the trekking (his wages, meals, insurance and overnight stays) - 1 porter per 2 persons - max. 18 kg
  • All the necessary trekking documents
  • Transport from the end point of trekking to Kathmandu

What's not included?

  • Visa fee of approx. 30 USD per person for 15 days: this is available upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu or in advance through the Nepalese consulate or embassy.
  • Entrance fees, both during the excursions and a visit to a monastery during the trekking.
  • International flight tickets Nepal: We deliberately do not include this in our price. It is easier and cheaper to book this yourself.
  • Tips for drivers, guide, porter etc.: In Nepal it is customary to give a tip. For this trip this is about € 60 per person.

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Helambu trek
  • Mid September - December; mid February - May
  • 7
  • Patibhanyang / Sermathang
  • Tharepati (3650m)
  • Easy, 3 - 5 hours per day
  • Sustainable tea houses during trek
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