Helambu Circuit Trek

Trip CostUS$ 520 (Per Person)
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:01- 15People In Group
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Helambu Circuit trek is easy famous and closet trekking routes to Kathmandu.

It is truly an ideal trip for the trekkers who have short vacations and want to explore to combine both culture and scene, this trek provides stunning passes of cascading terraces, Tamang and Sherpa villages, Buddhist Gompas and the fantastic landscape with rice fields also the beautiful alpine valley meadows, rhododendron (The national flower of Nepal) and spectacular mountain views along the way.

As we start this trek we walk up and down the valley through the Sherpa and Tamang villages with outstanding Mountain View with breathtaking scenery, while trekking in this area you will be able to explore the unique untouched culture blend of Tamang and Hyolmo groups and it with views of magnificent Himalayas! This trek provides magnificent mountain views such as Langtang Lirung (7245m), Ganesh Himal (7405m), Dorje Lhakpa (6990m) and much more like small peaks of Langtang Himalayan range. Especially people from this area are Buddhists and people are friendly and very kind.

The Helambu Trek starts from Sundarijal after short driving from Kathmandu.than enter in Shivapuri National Park and Continuing trek ascent up to the Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang, the trek ends at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region. as following towards beautiful Tamang villages and Sherpa villages along the way provides such an amazing Himalayan view and number of splendid Buddhists monasteries along the way. Besides the amazing Himalayas and typical culture, the trek offers flora and fauna as well as wild animal.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Chisopani 2300m/7545ft- 5hrs Trek.
  • Day 04: Trek to Gul bhanjyang 2200m/7215ft- 5hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek to Magnigoth 3300m/10825ft- 5hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek to Melamchigaun 2560m/8399ft- 5hrs.
  • Day 07: trek to Tarke Gyang 2580m/8465ft- 5hrs .
  • Day 08: Trek to Kakani 2400m/7872ft- 4hrs.
  • Day 09: Back to Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft- 7hrs .

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by our official representative then transfer to hotel,Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing. Today is a day to explore the beautiful Kathmandu valley. Our tour guide will take into the Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Where you will visit: Pashupatinath Temple, Bauddhanath Stupa and Bhaktapur Durbar-square, Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03:Kathmandu – Chisopani 2300m/7545ft- 5hrs Trek.We have an hour drive from to Sundarijaal from Kathmandu. Today our trek starts from Sundarijaal, the trail goes gradual up on stone stair passing through the stunning water fall and we enter in the Shivapuri-Nagarjun national park. Then the trail goes steep up throughout the Tamang villages with greatest view of Kathmandu valley. Then after we are walking in to the forest spot and the wild boar. The trail will continue up to the ridge. Then we descend little bit to Chisopani,overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Trek to Gul bhanjyang 2200m/7215ft- 5hrs. Today we have amazing sunrise view of Annapurna range, Langtang range, Ganesh himal and Everest range. Then we descend through the village and cultivated landscape to Parti Bhanjyang typical villages of different ethnic groups. Then we trek steep up through the dotted village on the hill and terrace of farming to ridge with over-view of valley. Once we arrive at the ridge, the ridge offers great view of valley and Himalayas, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Trek to Magnigoth 3300m/10825ft- 5hrs. We follow path long passing a typical tamang villages again and climbing up to Kutumsang. From here we can see the spectacular view of the valley and Langtang,Gaurishanker and then continue climbing through the pine,dense forest to Gagnigoth, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Trek to Melamchigaun 2560m/8399ft- 5hrs.This is in the morning, we climb up to the view point to see the sunrise over the Himalaya's then retrace to guesthouse. Then we have breakfast at lodge, our trek will continue walking through dense pine and rhododendron forest to Tharepati, we meet a trail come from Lauribinayak Pass. Now we start to descend on rugged path in the rhododendron forest to Melamchigaun. We walk along the village and Monastery, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 07:trek to Tarke Gyang 2580m/8465ft- 5hrs . our trek continue passing the village then crossing the stream which is came from Dorjee lakpa peaks, climbing up thru scenic landscape and majestic view of Himalaya and green valley then arrive at Tarke Gyang- this is a one of the largest Sherpa village in Helambu. The houses are very close to each other with narrow allies separating them,overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Trek to Kakani 2400m/7872ft- 4hrs. We have an easy walk today through the forest then we descend with wide view of valley and spectacular mountain views, passing through the beautiful Sherpa villages along with apple orchid, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge (B+L+D)

  • Day 09:Back to Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft- 7hrs . Today is our last memorable day of Helmbu trek in Nepal; we have 2hrs descend to Melamchi pool then 4 hrs drive to Kathamndu by bus. The scenic drive goes along the river and offers beautiful views for landscape, villages and awesome mountains, overnight at hotel.

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by private car.
  • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Langtang national park entrance fee 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • 2 nights -3star tourist hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 5 people in a group.
  • Kathmandu-Syaprubesi- Golabangyang- Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
  • Compressive first aids box.
  • local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • All the government and local taxes
  • Company T-shirt

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter


Above the information is for a guide and standard pattern of what basically, we provide. the trip can be customized at your request and interests to accommodate your specific requirements.


Thank you for joining your local adventure travel partner “Alpine Ramble Treks”! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable trip of a lifetime in Nepal Himalayas, Wishing you all the best and keep your adventure spirit alive.

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Clients Reviews

  • Mohan lim
    Mohan lim
    Taiwan Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Incredible Helambu circuit trek


    I have joined for a trek to Helambu Circuit with Alpine Ramble Treks in 2016, it was the amazing trip, I choose this company because they were the corresponding email very fast with any information that I needed. once arrive in Nepal they welcome me at the airport and drop me…Continue

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

We highly recommended a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expense at Height altitude for the trekkers to Helambu Circuit Trek, it will be assisted adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send the reliable travel insurance copy through the email once you book the trip with us.  

Health and Fitness requirements 

Helambu Circuit Trek is an exciting and spectacular moderate trekking destination in the world. It’s an exceptional trekking route for travelers who wish to enjoy and explore the Himalayas and beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to be fit both of physically and mentality by yourself. Every day trek prefers about 4/5 hours approx. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepare by physically and mentality to succeed the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to step with your wealth health. Our first priority is your safety and security entire the trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek that would be easy, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying at the best hotel basically 3-4 stars, on the twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is very basic where you will get the room with pillows, warm and nice blanket, attach bathroom if it’s available with comfortable beds during the 12 days Everest base camp trek, if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation have fixed by local management community.

Passport and Visa

All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months prior validity from return date Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

Last minute booking

Concerning your desirable interested for any trip with us we even accept the last minute booking. You can book a trip directly by calling or sending a message anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

Meals and Drinking Water

The Helambu Circuit Trek route has numerous tea houses along the way and every single tea houses has the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals on the Menu; you could pick up any kinds of a meal as you like to have during the trek, we would highly recommend the vegetable items instead of Meat because meat in the mountain can be effected some time because it may not be used to it for the new travelers in this region. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. The variety of drinks and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify yourself this will be cheaper and help to control the plastic pollution as well. The water you could buy everywhere in Manaslu region at the reasonable price but the price would go high when you go to high altitude areas. We also recommend you to buy boiled water instead of cold which keeps your body warm.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all the food are included (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks) which will be provided by the company, behind the schedule of our package the meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by yourself.

Possible Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla: 

Sometime, the flights (To Kathmandu from Lukla) may be canceled due to the changing in unpredictable weather conditions around in the mountains. In such conditions, we Alpine Ramble Treks kindly request all the travelers to make a plan while putting at least 2/3 possibility spree days for the Everest Base Camp trek. In such case, we will charter a Helicopter to secure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can easily fly up to 1500m visibility.  You will be given cancellation of domestic flights and a receipt upon payment of Helicopter so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance (Travel insurance is mandatory before joining Helambu Circuit Trek) 

Trekking Equipment

We Alpine Ramble Treks recommended carrying these following trekking types of equipment lists.

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • A warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F if going to the higher elevation above 5000m.
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

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