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-off and all transportation by tourist bus & private vehicle in the city.
  •  Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in Himalaya.
  • High experiences and knowledgeable English speaking guide and a porter.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for a porter and your guide.
  • All required permits
  • Accommodation 2-night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • tea house lodge during the trek
  • Arranged an emergency helicopter services (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Trekking equipment such as Sleeping bag, down jacket etc.. on return basic
  • Exclusives First aids box.
  • Kathmandu-to-Kathmandu by local vehicle.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
  • Farewell Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.   

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

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
27 May, 2018 04 June, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
01 June, 2018 09 June, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
08 June, 2018 16 June, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
20 June, 2018 28 June, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
29 June, 2018 07 July, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
01 July, 2018 09 July, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
07 July, 2018 15 July, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
10 July, 2018 18 July, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
14 July, 2018 22 July, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
18 July, 2018 26 July, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
25 July, 2018 02 August, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
02 August, 2018 10 August, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
09 August, 2018 17 August, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
16 August, 2018 24 August, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
20 August, 2018 28 August, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
25 August, 2018 02 September, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
31 August, 2018 08 September, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
01 September, 2018 09 September, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
08 September, 2018 16 September, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
15 September, 2018 23 September, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
22 September, 2018 30 September, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
29 September, 2018 07 October, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
01 October, 2018 09 October, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
06 October, 2018 14 October, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
13 October, 2018 21 October, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
20 October, 2018 28 October, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
27 October, 2018 04 November, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
31 October, 2018 08 November, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
01 November, 2018 09 November, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
08 November, 2018 16 November, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
15 November, 2018 23 November, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
22 November, 2018 30 November, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
29 November, 2018 07 December, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
01 December, 2018 09 December, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
06 December, 2018 14 December, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
19 December, 2018 27 December, 2018 US $520 Guaranteed
26 December, 2018 03 January, 2019 US $520 Guaranteed

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

Travel insurance is compulsory for all the Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

Health and Fitness requirement

Helambu circuit trek is moderate trekking destination for every trekker who loves to enjoy and explore the 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 fit yourself. We mainly concern your physical fitness to complete the journey.  The everyday trek prefers 4/5 hours in daylight. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepared by physically and mentality to be succeeding the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to steps with your wealth health. Our first priority is safety for your entire trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek which could be greatly helped you, 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 in best hotel basically on 3 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking  is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons sometime  if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, Every trekking routes have fixed menu and hotel system by local management community at in area

Passport and Visa

Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinking Water

In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals you can see on the Menu, you could pick up any kinds of a meal as you like to eat from the Menu. 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. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; a variety of pieces of bread, variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and controlled by plastic pollution as well.

Trekking Equipment

What you should carry before your departure on your trip.
a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag
b. Sun head or Gulf cap,Sunglasses, Headlamp or torchlight
c. Ear-muffs , Sun Lotions /Sun cream.
d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
g. Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
i. 1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
g. Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body-Legs. 
a. 1Pair nylon hiking short paints, 1Pair cotton paints.
b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

a. 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on the evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.

b. Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
c. Diamox for altitude sickness. A guide will help you to take it.
d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
e. Nepal wide adventure will provide you more medical for the trip.


The Helambu circuit trek areas embrace the entire Langtang national park. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you blooming spectacular view the trails along the lower valleys usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

Best Season

Best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best time for this trip. The weather will be sunny and warm with outstanding scenery view. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble will provide you standard level hotel with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choice. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble pvt.ldt, would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please contact us for your customized departure date. For more detail please email us info@alpineramble.com

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following below. 
a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
b. please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
c. please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
d. please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.