Trip Facts
Activity Level
Maximum Elevation
Trip Length
10 Days
Trip Mode
Tea House
Minimum Pax


Last year earthquakes that triggered in 25th April 2015 have massively damaged Helambu, most of the lodges are flat and people are in the course of rebuilding their houses, they are rising up soon to welcome trekkers in autumn. You still can visit this lovely village and people there.

Helambu is the closest region in north of Kathmandu. It is inhabited by Tamang and Helmo -Sherpa in the upper section. Helambu trek provides unique traditional life style village of Nepal. The Tamang and Helmo villages of Helambu are not far. Trek start from north of Kathmandu valley presents an easy getaway. This trek is not so high altitude trek, Tibetan Buddhism; picturesque Helmo and Tamang villages’ settlements make it fascinating a week trip. Starting with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal the trail to Helambu climbs on to the Shivapuri national park edge from where there are spectacular views of the central Himalayan range. From far west Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, langtang and Rolwaling range. Subsequent a ridge-line the trek heads north to Tharepatti before turning east to Melemchi Gaon, Tarkeghyang and Sermathang the main villages of this area. And you will live the main trails to holy Lake Gosaikunda and Langtang valley in the west from Thadepatti.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel
    O/ N Hotel – (BB)

  • Day 02: Half day city Tour/ trek briefing and preparation and welcome dinner
    O/ N Hotel – (BDB)
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Sundarijal an hour drive and trek to Chisapani (2,215m) 4/5hrs
    O/ N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 04: Chisapani –Kutumsang (2,465m) 6/7hrs
    O/ N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 05: Kutumsang –Thadepatti (3,510m) 7hrs
    O/ N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 06: Thadepatti – Melamchi gaun (2,530m) 3hrs Explore the historical places
    O/ N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 07: Melamchi gaun –Tarkeghyang (2,740m) 4hrs
    O/ N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 08: Day hike up to Ama –Yangri Peak (3,765m) 6hrs
    O/ N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 09: Tarkeghyang –Thimbu (1580m) 2/3hrs and drive back to KTM 5/6hrs
    O/N Hotel – (BB)
  • Day 10: Free day in KTM O/N Hotel & Farewell Dinner
    O/N Hotel – (BDB)
  • Day 11: Final Departure to airport by privet vehicle and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Helambu Circuit Trek.

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be modified and offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest.


On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. You will be taken to the hotel where you have your time to settle in and freshen up.

Overnight at Hotel – (BB)

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. After short briefing you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel – (BDB)

After breakfast drive to Sundarijal something 15km from Kathmandu which takes approx. 35-40 minutes. We obseve Sundarijal water fall and water shed which is supplied to Kathmandu Valley, and passing by Tamang Village on the way to Chisopani via Mulkharka. We go through deep forest after Mulkhara. 4-5 hours of hike takes us to Chisapani.

Overnight at Lodge –(BLD)

After breakfast we continue our trekking towards Kutumsang, passing through classic, delightful village with some shops and good mountain views. We walk uphill and downhill and pass through Gulbhanjyang, the Sherpa, Gurung, and Tamang settlement. Gulbhanjyang showcases the cultural aspect of local ethnic people. Crossing the jungle and terraced fields, we eventually reach Kutumsang.

Overnight at Lodge –(BLD)

After breakfast we climb up in a steep and eroded trail passing through the rhododendron and fir forest. The beautiful sunset view awaits you as you reach Tharepati. Enjoy the nice views of Jugal Himal, Numbur Himal, and of course the awesome views of Helambu Valley right below.

Overnight at Lodge – (BLD)

From the northeren end of the village the trail turns east and drops steeply into a ravine. Here the vegetation changes to large firs, then oaks and rhododendrons, as we rapidly loos altitude. After crossing the Chhyadi Khola on a suspension bridge, the trail makes a short final ascent to the prosperous Sherpa village of Malamchigaon at 2530m. We will arrive here early and the rest of today’s time can be spent strolling around the village. Melamchigaon is a large prosperous Sherpa village with extensive fields of barley, corn and potatoes. The gompa (Tibetan Buddhist temple) here has a line of prayer flags at the front, brightly painted walls and statues of Guru Rimpoche and his consorts. It is local believe that Guru Rimpoche mediated in a cave above the village and wore robes made by dakinis (female angels) (5 hrs).

Overnight at Lodge –(BLD)

From the Melamchigaon, the trail descends through jungle to a bamboo teashop at 2360 meter, and then drops steeply through fields to the Malemchi Khola River. After crossing the suspension bridge at 1890m the trail begins its long climb towards Tarke Gyang, which is the largest village in the Helambu region. The stone house here is build close together with narrow alleyways separating them. The gompa of this village has a large brass prayer wheel.

Overnight at Lodge –(BLD)

Tarkye Gyang is the best place to take a rest day and climb Ama Yangry 3765m, the Chortens – topped peak directly north of the village. The mountain is worshiped as the protecting deity of the valley and hundreds of Yolmo people gather at the summit in the Nepali month of March or April to pay their respects. The day is passing through pine and rhododendron forest and climb Gekye Gompa at 3020m. Top of the Ama Yangry we can see view north to Langtang and west of Kanchenjunga. This trail is ascent from the first stage for the savage five-day trek along the Yangri Danda ridge to the 5106m Ganja La and Langtang.

Overnight at Lodge –(BLD)

After having breakfast we leave Tarkye Ghyang to finish Helambu Circuit Trek, to walk to Kakani at 2070m, and after the 3hours walk we will reach Thimbu 1580m then we take our private vehicle to Kathmandu.

Overnight at Hotel – (BB)

You are free to spend the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special dinner. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also discuss your trip and take feedback.

Overnight at Hotel – (BDB)

One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Helambu Circuit Trek.

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