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Home » Holiday Packages » Family Friendly Tours » Helambu Valley Trekking

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Explore the magical beauty of Nature with a trip to Helambu Valley Trekking, where you can traverse through stunning landscapes and enjoy incredible views!

Helambu Valley Trekking is an easy, moderate, and popular trekking trail northeast of Kathmandu, which is about 80 km from Kathmandu and is associated with the Langtang Region. Helambu, home of the Hyolmo people, is the region of Nepal’s highland villages. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site famous for its aesthetic Buddhist monasteries. Though the presence of high Himalayas is not there, the Langtang Himalayan range (7246m), Dorje Lakpa (6988m), Gaurishankar Himal (7415m), Ganesh Himal (7406m), and Jugal Himal are the best scenery of this Helambu valley. As the trail is easy to walk on, the Helambu Valley is appropriate for all types of people pursuing trekking, regardless of gender, age, or physical condition, at affordable prices. You can view the finest scenery in the spring and autumn as the weather at this time is at its best.

Get some cultural insights into the Helambu Valley.

On the other hand, you can experience or gain some knowledge of the culture of the natives of Helambu. Tea house lodging and camping are only the accommodation sources in the Helambu. Therefore, the trek is appropriate for those trekkers who prefer a short trek, staying at tea houses and lodges. You can complete the trek within a week. And the trek begins from Sundarijal, the northeast corner of Kathmandu valley.

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Tour Details

Regardless of getting few travelers or trekkers compared to other trekking destinations, Helambu valley trek has astonishing scenery, splendid landscapes and the rich culture of indigenous people. The reasons are sure enough for the travelers to trek in this valley.     

Departure & Return Location

Tribhuvan International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

Flexible (between 7-8 am)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • English Speaking guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Accommodation at locally owned guest houses
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek with tea, or coffee
  • Langtang and Shivapuri National Park permit

Price Excludes

  • Extra porter service (however, 1 porter will be provided on shared basis for 2 trekkers)
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Gratitude


  • Trip Completion Certificate on request
  • T-Shirt
  • Farewell dinner

What to Expect

  • The Helambu is the closest to Kathmandu valley
  • Offer breathtaking views of Himalayan ranges
  • Suitable for mixed trekkers
  • Visit artistic Buddhist monasteries
  • Low risk factors due to lower altitude
  • Tea house lodging and camping for accommodation
  • Rich culture of Hyolmo people


Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu airport (Tribhuvan International Airport)

Pick up and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Your overnight stay will be at Kathmandu Suite Home or a nearby hotel of similar standard.

Day 2Kathmandu to Chisapani (2134m)

Pick up and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Your overnight stay will be at Kathmandu Suite Home or a nearby hotel of similar standard.

Day 3Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m)

After breakfast, you will begin your trek to Kutumsang, which takes approximately 7 hours from Chisopani. You will pass some fine villages such as Pathi Bhangyang and Gul Bhanjyang and finally reach Kutumsang.
Overnight at guesthouse (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

Day 4Kutumsang to Magen Goth (3514m)

Today’s trek duration is shorter but more scenic. Continuing the trek for 3 hours and enjoying the view of beautiful peaks, Jungle, you will reach Magen Goth.
Overnight at guesthouse (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

Day 5Magen Goth to Melamchi Gaon (2640m)

Following the trail for 6 hours from Magen Goth, Melamchi Gaon is reached via Tharepati (3650m), where different floras are present. Equally, the view will tranquillize you with the beauty of the landscape.
Overnight at guesthouse (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

Day 6Melamchi Gaon to Tarke Ghyang (2743m) and Sermathang (2621m)

Take Ghyang is a parallel village in terms of altitude, culture and natural beauty. To reach TarkeGhyang from Melamchi Gaon, you will trek for about 5 hours after crossing Melamchi Khola.

In this region, there are mainly 3 villages- Melamchi Gaon, Tarke Gyang and Sermathang. As the local area Buddhism followers, there are Buddhist monasteries in every village. You will visit the monasteries while you are there!
With an easy pace in 3-4 hours, you will reach Sermathang.
Overnight at guesthouse (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

Day 7Sermanthang to Melamchi Pul (846m) & Kathmandu

Crossing beautiful meadows and villages, you will reach Melamchi Pul Bazar in 4-5 hours and then drive back to Kathmandu with some bumpy as well as pitch roads for 3-4 hours, concluding the trip to Helambu valley.
Overnight at guesthouse (breakfast included).

Day 8Departure

After collecting wonderful memories with NepalHiking.com, you will leave the country, making your first visit not enough!


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Family Traveller

My son, aged 10, and I enjoyed the short but interesting trek in the Helambu region. Our guide Gokul was always supportive and made us laugh during the trip.

Thank you, Gokul and NepalHiking!

24 October 2019
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