Tour overview

Helambu is one of the short treks and most demanding trekking routes in the Langtang region. Time to Nepal Treks and Tours offer 5 to 7 days of this trekking route at the best price and itinerary. There is an alternative to start your trek, either Melamchi Bazaar about 60 km, or via Sundarijal from Kathmandu. Situated northeast of Kathmandu, it encompasses from the north of Tamarang to the tree limit of Gosaikunda Lake lower slant of Jugal Himal. There you will explore the Hyolmo culture of high altitude through Tamang and Sherpa villages, disseminated on both sides of the Melamchi Khola.

The valley of Glacier, Langtang offers a stunning view of the Mountain range. Hike through the pine forest, slow-moving river, mountain streams, rugged rocky trail, grassy downs, and surrounded snow peaks is the most exciting part of this trek. In the high land of the valley, snow bridges are straddling angry torrents, high passes encircled in mist, small frozen lakes, and brightness of crystal-clear water.

Helambu trek is a comparatively soft trek because the altitude is lower, extending between 800m and 3600m, offering less cliff walk as well as stable temperature. Helambu trek starts from Sundarijal, Shivapuri National Park after an hour’s drive from Kathmandu. You will hike along the Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, and Sermathang, you will finish your trek at the Melamchi Bazaar in the Helambu region. You will pass through exploring the thick mountain, forests with stunning Himalayan views, rice terraces, and several splendid Buddhist monasteries.

Best Season for Helambu Trek

In Nepal, there are 4 different seasons in a year, Spring, Autumn, Summer/Monsoon, and Winter. The perfect time to trek in Helambu is Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December) season.

Highlights of Spring and Autumn Season

  • Offer the stunning views of snowcapped, Langtang Range, Ganesh Himal, and another surrounding peak.
  • Nature will back to life, hike through the charming lush forest.
  • Stable temperature and best climate will offer the best walk.
  • The trail will be clean and dry, the hike over the rugged trail will be safe.
  • Low chance of rain, skies will be clear

Helambu trek is doable in every season, it is one of the short and low altitude treks. The different season offers a different experience; it is better to trek with the best memories for life by selecting the best time.

Summer/Monsoon (June to August) offers frequent rainfall so, the trail will be wet and slippery. Also, the trail will be covered with leeches. The high humid, slippery trail, frequent downpours, and leaches on the trail may bring some difficulties while trekking. 

Winter season (December to February), Early December and mid of February, this trek is doable, but you have to hike through the snow-covered trail for 2/3 days. You will enjoy the views of the stunning Fat White Mountains under clear blue skies. Morning and evening will be cold, during daytime the temperature will be stable.

Permit for Helambu Trek

  • Langtang National Park Permit
  • Shivapuri National Park Permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)

Mode of transportation for getting there and away

  • Private Jeep or Local Bus


  • Sophisticated religious communities of Sherpa and Tamang culture.
  • Beautiful holy stupas and Mani wall
  • Stunning views of snowcapped peaks, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and other surrounded peaks.
  • A short and easy trek
  • Explore the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Hyolmo people.
  • Explore the exotic Flora and Fauna.
  • Sweet apple farm and Buddhist monasteries


Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal, 1 hour and trek to Chisapani, 5 hours- 2300 meters
Day 2: Trek to Khutumsang, 2445m-6 hours
Day 3: Trek to Thadepati, 3650m-6 hours
Day 4: Trek to Tarke Gyang, 2743m-7hours
Day 5: Trek to Sermathang, 2160m-5 hours
Day 6: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar or Kakani, 845m and drive back to Kathmandu

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal, 1 hour and trek to Chisapani, 5 hours- 2300 meters

You will start your trek after a 15km drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. After reaching Sundarijal you can visit the Shivpuri watershed and wildlife reserve. You will head up through the concrete steps beside the pipeline of drinking water. From Mulkharka, trekking up the cliff at around 1895 meters, which is 600m above Sundarijal. You will rest in a convenient tea shop by enjoying the view of the valley. You will continue your hike by passing through the forest of Oaks and Rhododendron to Chisopani, 2300m, from where you can explore the stunning far views of the mountains.
Overnight at Chisopani

Day 2: Trek to Khutumsang, 2445m-6 hours

After early morning breakfast, the easy trail will lead down to Pati Bhanjyang, 1770m, a beautiful village. After Pati Bhyanjyang the moderate trailhead up and down to the beautiful village of Gul Bhyanjyang, 2140m, from here you will follow the ascending trail up to, 2620m then slowly descends along the rocky trail to Kutumsang. You will enjoy the views of Langtang Range, Meadows, and Terrence field.
Overnight at Kutumsang

Day 3: Trek to Thadepati, 3650m-6 hours

Today after early morning breakfast you will follow a ridgeline, the hike continues along the light settlement forest to Magen Goth from where you explore the stunning views of Langtang Lirung and Gosaikunda peak and lastly, you will reach to Tharepati, 3490m, you will experience the best ridge hike among all treks of Nepal. From here, the route to Gosaikunda will separate by north-west.
Overnight at Kutumsang

Day 4: Trek to Tarke Gyang, 2743m-7hours

After early morning breakfast, you will follow the trail from the east, the trail gradually descends a ravine through Small Sherpa residents of Melamchi Gaon, 2530m with splendid lodge and beautiful old artistic Gompas/monasteries.
Overnight at Tarke Gyang

Day 5: Trek to Sermathang, 2160m-5 hours

Today the hike is easy, you will follow the descending trail through a beautiful forest to Sermathang, 2620m. This area is famous for sweet apple farming and enjoys the stunning far view of the Himalayas.
Overnight at Sermathang

Day 6: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar or Kakani, 845m and drive back to Kathmandu

As you leave Sermanthang, you will continue hiking through the descending trail to Dubhachaur, 1500m, then the steeply down trail will lead you to Melamchi, 830m, where the trail ends. From this village, transportation is available to get to Panchkhal on the Kodari road. From here, you will take a drive to Kathmandu.
You will reach Kathmandu after a 5-hour drive.
Overnight at Kathmandu