Helambu Trek - 7 Days

Helambu Trek is a 7-days trip to the Langtang Region to explore the Hyolmo Villages of Helambu. Find out the culture, tradition, and values of the Buddhist people living in the villages. Have your say at the way of living of the Hyolmo community.

What’s more, get par with the natural environment as the guests get to see the Gosaikunda and the Langtang Mountain Ranges. Further, let’s not forget the holy Buddhist monasteries.

Trip Highlights

  • Buddhist (Hylomo) lifestyle, culture, and tradition
  • Hyolmo Villages
  • Gosaikunda, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Shishapangma, and such other peaks of the Himalayas
  • Tharepati Pass (3,400m)
  • Shivapuri National Park
  • Chisapani and Sundarijal villages

Trip Overview

“Experience the Buddhist lifestyle and culture alongside Gosaikunda and Langtang Himalayas”

Helambu Trek is an off the beaten trail trek to the land of the Hyolmos’. Hike along the Langtang National Park to experience the famed villages of the Helambu Region.

Experience the famous sweet apples of the Helambu Region and get closer to the values and norms of the Sherpa, Tamang and the Gurung people. Our trek to the Helambu Region starts with a short drive to the village of Sundarijal. From there, we will climb up the hill to get to the village of Chisapani, located at the top. Then, we will descend down a steep slippery path to the village of Pati Bhanjhyang. A climb through Kutumsang will take us to the Tharepati Pass. A descent from there will take us to the first village of the Hyolmo Region, Melamchi Gaon. Then, we go through several Helambu villages until we end our trip with a visit to the Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Enjoy the landscape views of the Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gosaikunda and Langtang Peaks.

Join us in this 7 days trekking expedition to climb up high to the village of Helambu and experience the Buddhist culture of the Langtang region. The trek requires a decent level of fitness with an ability to walk for 4-5 hours daily. Contact us in case of professional expertise and a tailored trip.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal (1390m) to Chisapani (2134m)

Day 02: Chisapani to Pati Bhanjhyang (1768m)

Day 03: Pati Bhanjhyang to Kutumsang

Day 04: Kutumsang to Tharepati (3400m)

Day 05: Tharepati to Tarke Gyang (2590m)

Day 06: Tarke Gyang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (830m)

Day 07: Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 1
Drive to Sundarijal (1390m) to Chisapani (2134m)

After your preparation the previous day, we will pick you up at the hotel premises and then start off with our journey to the outskirts of the Sundarijal village. The village is famous for its reservoir and is one of the most famous places for Canyoning in the valley. The village also offers views of the Bagmati, Shyalmati and Nagmati Rivers. Start with a hike uphill along the steps through green hills to get above the hill of Sundarijal. The top offers us panoramic views of the Himalayas. Keep walking up through the stone steps until we get to the village of Chisapani. The village offers a breathtaking panorama of the Shishapangma and the Dorje Lakpa peaks. Enjoy the sunset views on the snowcapped peaks and the green hills surrounding the village.

Day 2
Chisapani to Pati Bhanjhyang (1768m)

Since the village of Chisapani lies above a green hill, we will start with a hike down to get to the village of Pati Bhanjhyang. The climb downhill will be steep and slippery so, it is recommended to take it slow. Enjoy the great mountain views of the Langtang Himalayan Range during our trek downhill.

Day 3
Pati Bhanjhyang to Kutumsang

Today our trek first gets to the village of Thakuney Bhanjhyang and then starts our hike uphill to get to the Tamang village of Chipling. We will have lunch here and then, again climb uphill along the muddy path to Gol Bhanjhyang. After a long uphill walk from the village of Gol Bhanjhyang, we will arrive at Kutumsang. Along the way, we will be able to have panoramic views of the Gosaikunda Ranges.

Day 4
Kutumsang to Tharepati (3400m)

Enter the Langtang National Park and climb uphill through the forest of pine, juniper, and rhododendron. As we hike uphill, we will slowly start to encounter snow on our trail according to the time of the year. During the trek, we will be able to experience greenery as well as snow. As we hike through the narrow hillside, we get to the village of Mangen Goth. Enjoy the views of the Gosaikunda and Langtang peaks meandering above the cloudy skies. Narrow uphill climb along the ridge will take us to the village of Tharepati.

Day 5
Tharepati to Tarke Gyang (2590m)

After breakfast, descend a steep path through the green mossy forest to get to the first of the Helambu villages of Melamchi Gaon. We will need to cross a wooden suspension bridge and a small waterfall before arriving at the Melamchi Gaon. Explore the Guru Rinpoche’s cave on the village. Descend to the Melamchi River to cross it and again climb up to get to the village of Tarke Gyang. During our climb uphill, we will come across several small Buddhist stupas as the place is famous for its Buddhist cultures and traditions.

Day 6
Tarke Gyang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (830m)

From Tarke Gyang, it is an easy flat walk until the big Helambu Village of Sermanthang. The village lies an hour away from the village of Ghyangul. Sermanthang village is the most picturesque place during the Helambu Trek. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Gosaikunda and Langtang Himalayan Ranges and then start with a long descent to get to the village of Melamchi Pul Bazaar. The bazaar is located at the convergence of the Melamchi and Indrawati rivers. Shop at the bazaar for any memoirs of the Hyolmo Trip.

Day 7
Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu (1400m)

Wake up to the rural hills of the Langtang Region one last time. Enjoy your morning delicacy and then drive through the winding rough roads to get to the capital city of Kathmandu. We will guide you to the hotel premises and then let the trek come to a stop.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • AD-17
  • Nepal
  • Sundarijal
  • Melamchi Pul Bazaar
  • 3,400m/11,155ft
  • 1-12
  • March to June, September to December