Helambu Circuit Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromUS$ 425 per person
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • TransportationPrivate Car
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • DestinationNepal
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
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About Trip

Helambu Circuit Trek is a short, easy, and new trekking destination in the Langtang region which offers a captivating blend of natural beauty as well as cultural copiousness. Even though Helambu Circuit Trekking is short and easy, you will get to experience off-the-beaten trekking along with fantastic sceneries and rich tradition & culture. As the trail is newly opened it is relatively less crowded and best for anyone looking for solitary. Helambu Trekking presents a gorgeous landscape of Himalayan foothills. The trail includes plenty of ascends & descends through beautiful small villages, dense forests of rhododendron, conifers, oak, and rich alpine pastures.

Helambu Circuit Trek is short, it can be done in 8 days, therefore, it is a perfect trek for anyone with limited time on their hand. As the trail is marked easy, you still need to be in good health and possess strong stamina to trek. You don't need to have any prior trekking experience to go on this trek. The trail will also include the Langtang National Park, which is the habitat of numerous rare wildlife and floras.  If you are not satisfied with this, and in a quest to experience more adventure, then we do recommend you our Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek 9 days and Langtang Gosaikunda Laurebina Pass Trek  15 days.

Helambu Circuit Trekking begins with a drive to Sundarijal located 40 kilometers away from Kathmandu Valley. From Sundarijal, you will begin trekking towards Chisapani. The trail will go through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Before reaching Chisapani, you will come across Mulkharka, a Tamang village, and also go through dense forests of rhododendron as well as oak. From Chisapani, you will head towards Gul Bhanjyang. On the way, you will get to see mesmerizing views of mountain scenery. Spending a night at Gul Bhanjyang, you will head towards the famous Melamchi Gaun. Continuing trekking through a lush forest of pine, fir, rhododendron & oak along with a fantastic glimpse of Gosaikunda Himal and Langtang Himal, you will reach Melamchi Gaun. Further, you will Sarmathang via Tarkeghyang. Tarkeghyang is a traditional Sherpa village. You will get to see striking views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Rolwaling. Spending a night, you will trek to reach the last destination for the trek, Melamchi Pul Bazar. Staying a night here, you will drive back to Kathmandu.

We, Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition is glad to present you our Helambu Circuit Trek 8 days. We also customize the Helambu Circuit Trek itinerary as per our guest's requirements. For any information regarding Helambu Circuit Trek itinerary or Helambu Circuit Trek cost feel free to contact us.


Trip Highlights

A low altitude trek that can be taken by anyone, Helambu Circuit Trek is also renowned for exploration of rural life, especially the Hyalmo and their traditional lifestyle influenced by Tibetan culture. Panoramic views of the Himalayas combined with great landscape and flora and fauna along the national park adds to a pleasurable journey.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Drive to Sundarijal & then trek to Chisa Pani Alt. 2,300m. (6 hrs)
  • Day 03:Trek Chisa Pani - Gul Bhanjyang Alt. 2,140m. (5 hrs)
  • Day 04:Trek Gul Bhanjyang - Melamchi Gaun Alt. 2,530m. (6 hrs)
  • Day 05:Trek Melamchi Gaun - Sarmathang Alt. 2,590m. (6 hrs)
  • Day 06:Trek Sarmathang - Melamchi Pul Bazaar Alt. 830m. (5 hrs)
  • Day 07:Drive Melamchi Pul Bazaar - Kathmandu Alt. 1,350m. (4 hrs)
  • Day 08:Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers - Pick up and drop
  • 2nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB base
  • Entry permits fees to Shivapuri Wildlife Reserved and Langtang National Park
  • One professional trekking guide as well as his necessary insurance fee, meals and allowances
  • 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) while you are on trekking
  • 5 night accommodation in tea house while you are on trek
  • Ground transportation (Kathmandu-Sundarijal and Melamchi-Kathmandu) by private vehicle

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare, Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation, tips etc

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu. Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.
  • Day 02Drive to Sundarijal & then trek to Chisa Pani Alt. 2,300m. (6 hrs)Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal which takes around one hour. The trek starts from this beautiful place with clear streams and lush forests to accompany you through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Mulkharka, the first settlement along the trail is inhabited by the Tamang community. Forests of oak and Rhododendron cover the trail that passes through a ridge leading to Chisapani. Overnight stay at a Guest house.
  • Day 03Trek Chisa Pani - Gul Bhanjyang Alt. 2,140m. (5 hrs)Panoramic mountain views along with mesmerizing sunrise starts our day. The route descends to the village of PatiBhanjyang, occupied by Brahmin and Chhetri people. A gentle walk continues to ascend through forests and villages to reach the farming village - Gulbhanjyang, inhabited by Tamangs.
  • Day 04Trek Gul Bhanjyang - Melamchi Gaun Alt. 2,530m. (6 hrs)Moving towards Therapati, the trail passes forests of pine and oak and gives excellent glimpses of snow peaks like Langtang and Goshainkunda. A short way from Therapati we cross rhododendron and fir forests rich in birds and wildlife, and hear a river flowing below. This marks the appearance of MelamchiGaun where we stay overnight in a lodge.
  • Day 05Trek Melamchi Gaun - Sarmathang Alt. 2,590m. (6 hrs)We follow the trail through a beautiful valley and reach Tarkeghyang, inhabited by the Sherpas and rich in traditional Gompas. From here, an easy path leads to Sarmathang. Views of Ganesh, Langtang, Rolwaling et cetera form a panorama on a clear day. Overnight stay in a lodge.
  • Day 06Trek Sarmathang - Melamchi Pul Bazaar Alt. 830m. (5 hrs)After meal at Sermathang, our last remote village, we descend towards the village of Kakani which is perched on top of a hill. Upon descending further, we reach Dubachaur, another small village from where we walk past paddy fields and alongside the Indrawati River. We cross the river to reach MelamchiPul Bazaar, a small town popular for delicious fish from the local river. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 07Drive Melamchi Pul Bazaar - Kathmandu Alt. 1,350m. (4 hrs)From MelamchiPul Bazaar to Kathmandu is a five hours drive through small villages before entering the busy Kathmandu valley. You can use the day to rest or explore around the valley. An evening dinner courtesy mountain rock treks to celebrate the completion of your trek.
  • Day 08Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.Departure from Kathmandu. A drop from the hotel to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of flight is arranged in a private tourist vehicle. You can also opt for another package with us and move towards the next destination.

Trip Note

Above itinerary can be re-designed as per your interest & preferences. Let us know whether you would like some changes