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The Helambu Trek 10 days

  • Sunrise in Shermathang

  • Between Shermathang and Kakani

  • Between Shermathang and Melamchigaun

Trip Overview

Duration: 10 days
Maximum altitude: 3‘650 m
Trek Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Average walking time per day: 4 - 6 hours
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November

The Helambu trek is very popular because of its climate and its location, about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu. The region stretches from above the Shivapuri Wildlife Reserve Park up to the foothill of the Langtang Himal, in the center is the crest of Yangri Danda with the holy mountain of Ama Yangri (3'771 m)

Our Trek brings us through the area of Yolmopa, they are closely related to the Tamang from the Langtang Bhote Kosi and the region north of Dhunche and derive their origin from southern Tibet. The name Sherpa (East- man) means "people who originate east of the Bhote Kosi River". Because the name is reserved for the Khumbu Sherpa, they call themselves "Yolmo" or "Yolmopa".

The Helambu / Yolmo is one of the old stem regions of Tibetan Buddhism; numerous sites are attributed to the action of the Holy and magician Padmasambhava (Tib. Guru Rinpoche)

The mountain scenery is spectacular here. The valley is the home of the pine forests, slow-flowing rivers, fast mountain streams, rugged cliffs, snow-capped peaks, deep meadows strewn with daisies and wild primroses. 

This Trek is comparatively an easy trek, since we "only" hike 800 to 3‘600 meters above sea level and thereby in warmer temperatures.

It offers a wide range of culture, spectacular landscapes and the great advantage that it is quiet like an Everest or Annapurna Trek.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Sundarijal - Chisopani 2‘215 m

Day 04: Chisopani - Kutumsang 2‘470 m

Day 05: Kutumsang – Tharepati 3‘510 m

Day 06: Tharepati – Tarke Gyang 2‘740 m

Day 07: Tarke Gyang – Sermathang 2‘590 m

Day 08: Rest day in Sermathang 

Day 09: Sermathang – Malemchi Pul Bazar and back to Kathmandu

Day 10: Departure


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Enjoy the historical cultural sites of Kathmandu including UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temples), Boudhanath (Buddhist shrine) Swayembhunath (monkey temple), etc.

Day 03: Sundarijal - Chisopani 2‘215 m
A 15 km drive brings us to our starting point. Upon arrival in Sundarijal, we visit the Shivapuri - watershed and wildlife preserve. After Sundarijal the way goes along the pipeline that supplies the valley with water. We leave the pipeline near a dam and walk towards Mulkharka 1‘859 m (about 600 m above Sundarijal). We take a break and enjoy the view into the valley. Then we continue to Chisapani 2’215 m from where we have a breathtaking view of the mountains.

Day 04: Chisopani - Kutumsang 2‘470 m
From Chisopani it goes first down to Pati Bhanjyang 1''770 m, a charming little village, later we climb to Gul Bhanjyang 2‘130 m, the trail climbs further a rocky path up until Kutumsang 2‘470 m.

Day 05: Kutumsang – Tharepati 3‘510 m
We follow the ridge; the trail leads us through a sparse forest to Magen Goth, from where we have a magnificent view to the peaks of Langtang and Gosaikund. Finally we reach Tharepati. This is one of the best ridge walks throughout Nepal.

Day 06: Therapati – Tarke Gyang 2‘740 m
The path goes rapidly down through a ravine towards the small Sherpa village Malemchigaon 2‘530 m with lodges and ancient artistic fine gompas.

After leaving the town the path again raises, we cross the Malemchi River and hiking up to the other side of the valley to Tarke Gyang which is the largest village in Helambu area.

Day 07: Tarke Gyang – Sermathang 2‘590 m
The road goes slightly downhill through a beautiful forest to Sermathang. An important apple growing region, from where we have a fantastic view of the Himalayas.

Day 08: Rest day in Sermathang
Enjoy the day; explore the spot, the culture and daily life of the locals.

Day 09: Sermathang – Malemchi Pul Bazar and back to Kathmandu
We follow the path downhill to Dubhachaur 1‘500 m, to 870 m and arriving to the streets of Malemchi. The village has a good selection of teahouses and lodges. Further down at Panchkhal at the Kodari road we take the bus to Kathmandu.

Day 10: Departure

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
National Park permit
TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Accommodation during the trek
Breakfast whilst Trekking with B & B Program
3 meals during the trek with the Package Program
English speaking, experienced and trained guide
Number of porter according to the group size (15 kg of luggage per Trekker)
First aid kit and insurance for the team
Transport to the trekking spot
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Hotels *
Any kind of drinks
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)

* Accommodations are only included whilst Trekking. For Hotel reservations we are pleased to support you.