Helambu Trek - 9 Days



Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwitched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Lirung (7246 m.) dominates the valley to the north. Gang Chhenpo (6388 m.) and Naya Kangri (5846 m.) lie to the south; and Dorje Lakpa (6966 m.) protects the east end of the valley.

A visit to the Langtang Valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. As there are moderate climbing excursions here, a few extra days for exploration of the extensive glacier system is highly recommended.


One of the lesser traveled trails, helambu maintains it’s natural beauty and ruggedness. The mountains, monasteries, rivers, waterfalls, plants and animals, culture of people make this trek an enthralling one. The famous Red Panda, exclusive to this region in the world, might give a visit during trek!


It entirely depends upon your level of fitness and determination because at some point trekking can become strenuous as we gain elevation. The highest point on this trek is 5334 m. Nevertheless, if you are physically and mentally fit, you can enjoy this trek like all the other participants.


You can either choose to take the 8-hour bus ride to Langtang from Kathmandu or, rent a private jeep for an additional cost that can cut the travel time to 5 hours.


On your way to trek, there are trekkers’ hotel (Guest Lodges), most are adequate and some are outstanding, that provide good accommodation and a appreciable choice of prepared meals. However, it is highly advisable to bring your own sleeping bag, as during the peak season, most lodges are crammed beyond their capacity, in case everything is full and you are forced to sleep on a floor and it can get very cold at higher altitudes.

Helambu trek in Langtang region is recognized by most trekkers for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate and is rated as an easier trek as the elevations are lower ranging between 800 m. to 3600 m. One of the advantage of Helambu trek is that there are fewer trekkers here than on the region like Annapurna and Everest, but there is still a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery to view.

Langtang Helambu trek is an easy and enjoyable destination to trek which doesn’t require any special training, but would be much better if one is in good physical condition and who love to walk with a innermost desire to enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains and the village life of Helambu, Langtang region.

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal, trek to Chisapani

Day 2: Chisapani to Kutumsang

Day 3: Kutumsang to Thadepati

Day 4: Thadepati to Melamchi Ghyang

Day 5: Melamchi Ghyang to Shermathang

Day 6: Shermanthang to Melamchi Bazar

Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 1
Drive to Sundarijal, trek to Chisapani

The itineraries are merely a guideline and are prearranged on the basis of their popularity with our previous guests. We can easily customized it to suit your own schedule and requirement.

We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities.

Drive to Sundarijal (1460 m.) and trek 4 to 5 hours to Chisapani (2215 m.). Overnight at Lodge.

Day 2
Chisapani to Kutumsang

Trek 7 hours to Kutumsang via Gul Bhanjyang (2470m) and overnight at Lodge.

Day 3
Kutumsang to Thadepati

Trek 5 to 6 hours to Thadepati via Mangengoth (3597m) and overnight at Lodge.

Day 4
Thadepati to Melamchi Ghyang

Trek 5 to 6 hours downhill to Melamchi Ghyang (Gumba).

Day 5
Melamchi Ghyang to Shermathang

Trek 4 hours to Shermathang.

Day 6
Shermanthang to Kathmandu

Trek 4 to 5 hours down to Melamchi Bazar (2740m) and take a 5 hour bus ride to Kathmandu via Dhulikhel. Overnight at a deluxe hotel.

Cost Includes:

  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchi to Kathmandu by coach.
  • Standard accommodation at Lodges/ Guest houses along the trail.
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) while on trek.
  • Well experienced English speaking and other native language speaking trekking Guide.
  • Porter service and support staff for above 4 person
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) and National Park fees
  • Food, wages, accommodation, equipment, medicine and insurance coverage for all trekking staffs.
  • All Government taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Travel insurance and other expenses like costs incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances, emergency evacuation and rerouting, flight change, airport taxes.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff - Tipping are expected.

This itinerary only includes the main trekking, without counting the arrival, departure and your cushion/rest days in Nepal. These itineraries are created on the basis of our guides’ suggestions and previous customers, however, it is very flexible and can be modified to fit your requirements.

This trek begins and ends at Kathmandu.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 650 USD $ 575/person
Total $ 575 USD

Trip Facts

  • By Air/ Ground
  • 2 to 12 persons
  • Max. 3597 m.
  • March to May, September to November
  • Guest Houses
  • 9 Days
  • Easy / Moderate