Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek
Helambu Trek

The Helambu Trek is one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Helambu – The valley of glacier lies 75 km north from Kathmandu in Sindupalchowk district of Nepal. Situated in the head of Melamchi khola this valley is surrounded by more than 5000m high peaks. Helambu trek is easy and short trek nearby Kathmandu. Being so near to the Kathmandu city this area has not still been exploited. This trekking offers a panoramic view of Langtang range, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Bhrami and makes you familiar with Sherpa culture and lifestyles. Walking through green Rhododendron and bamboo forest, exploring ancient village, musk deer, Himalayan black beer, Himalayan Tar are some of the attractions of Helambu Trek. Being the perfect elevation and easy access trek, Helambu trek offers less climbing as well as warmer temperatures. The most important benefit of this trek is that the area is less crowded & free from noise in comparison to the Annapurna trek and some parts of the Everest treks. Another feature of Helambu trek is visiting ancient Buddhist monasteries along with the spectacular view of Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorjee Lakpa, Rolwaling Himalayan range and Ganesh Himal, Thadepati to Tarke Gyang.

Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure has designed Helambu trekking for 11 days beginning with the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal then trekking through thick mountain forests with great Himalayan views and concludes with a drive down to Kathmandu via Panchkhal. Helambu Circuit Trek is suitable for everyone and more fruitful for people who can’t go for a long trek but has a desire to observe the dazzling langtang Himalayan range closely. The favorable time of the year for Helambu Circuit Trek is from January to December. People with busy schedule can plan for this trekking.

Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure offers Helambu trek in good price with an experienced guide.


  • Trekking nearby Kathmandu Valley
  • Low elevation and easy access
  • Exploring ancient village, Sherpa culture, of Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorjee Lakpa, Rolwaling Himalayan range and Ganesh Himal, Thadepati to Tarke Gyang
  • Walking through Rhododendron and bamboo forest
  • Favorable for people who can’t do long trekking

Trip Facts

Duration: 10 days

Altitude: 3640m

Difficulty: Easy to medium

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Spring & Fall

Equipment: Basic trekking gear


Day 01;

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)



Day 02;

Half day tour in KTM & Preparation for Trek 



Day 03;

KTM to Chisopani (2140/7020.997 ft.), 5-6hr walk



Day 04;

Chisopani to Kutumsang (2450m/8038.058 ft.), 6-7hr walk



Day 05;

Kutumsang to Tharepati (3640m/11942.26 ft.), 6-7hr walk



Day 06;

Tharepati to Melamchi Ghyang (2530m/8300.525 ft.), 3-4hr walk



Day 07;

Melamchi Ghyang to Tarke Ghyang (2590m/8497.375 ft.), 5-6hr walk



Day 08;

Tarke Ghyang to Thimbu (1580m/5183.727 ft.), 3-4hr walk



Day 09;

Thimbu to KTM (1350m/4429.134 ft.)4-5hr drive



Day 10;

Final Departure Day 





Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 10 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and Fitness

Included Services

+  All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+  Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in KTM [upgrade possible]

+  Sightseeing in KTM by private vehicle & professional English speaking guide

+  Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide

+  1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+  Private car from KTM to Sundarijal & sharing bus from Thimbu/Sermathang to KTM

+  Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+  Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses

+  All trekking permits and TIMS 

+  First Aid kit

Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance


Excluded Services

-  International Airfare to and from your country

-  Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

-  Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

-  Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

-  Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks & boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

-  Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

-  Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

-  Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

-  Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.


Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.




01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.



Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light




1. Lightweight gloves



Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm



Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket




1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp



Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.



Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius



Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-Aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)




1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble




1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror


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