Helambu Circuit Trek

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Helambu Circuit Trek
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Around 80 kilometers from Kathmandu, in Nepal, is the highland area of Helambu. The Helambu area is the location of a 7-day trek offered by Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd. It is simple to reach the Helambu Circuit trek from Kathmandu.

Trekking the Helambu Circuit Trek takes a week. For hikers with short vacations, it is the ideal journey. Similarly, If you hike in this area, you’ll enter and pass through the Langtang National Park for this journey, we must present our trekking permits at the checkpoint at Magen Goth, 3280 meters.

The Himalayan Rescue Dog team is based in Sundarijal (1,390 m (4,560 ft), a small dam and hydropower facility in the northeastern portion of Kathmandu Valley, where the Helambu trek starts. The route starts at Shivapuri National Park near the end of the auto road, where the enormous water pipe emerges from the hills to the west of Sundarijal.

There is now a bus service from Boudhanath Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Likewise, you can choose to walk or hail a taxi. From Sundarijal to Pati Bhanjyang. However, jeep service is now available every day.

The majority of the journey is upstairs as you continue along its west side after crossing beneath the pipe. After 40 minutes, go left to pass a dam (1,585 m (5,200 ft)) of a water reservoir, Continue climbing after passing the watershed management road, which snakes around the slope, across the dam.

Lodge is not far from here. In an hour, you may ascend through a damp subtropical forest, through oak woodland, and reach Mulkharkha, a dispersed Tamang town with lodges and a view of the Kathmandu Valley behind you.

The region to the north of Mulkharkha has occasionally seen assaults, so don’t go there alone. In order to reach the Sherpa settlement of Melamchi Ghyang, one must continue along the overall ridge system, traveling north. On the east side of the river, Tarke Gyang is located opposite Melamchi Ghyang.

The other travels east falls to the Melamchi Khola and then climbs its east (left) bank. Similarly, the ridgeway ascends significantly higher than the other route (about 3,700 m (12,000 ft)), and in the late winter or early spring, there may be snow on its highest sections.

Between Khutumsang and Melamchi Ghyang, there are no permanent communities, but if you leave Kutumsang in the morning. You may go to Tharepati, where there are lodges. This section of the trail has some of the best mountain vistas. Consider spending the night high up in a seasonal lodge or hoping for views in Tharepati if it is overcast.

It is common in the late afternoon. Then, pray for clear skies the following morning. Additionally, Helambu is a Buddhist pilgrimage location and is well-known for its delicious apples and gorgeous Buddhist buildings. The founder of Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet, Padmasambhava, is thought to have lived in Helambu.

However, We can instead begin in the Melamchi Khola valley, in Kiul or Thimphu. This Helambu Circuit Trek begins in Sundarijal, 1350 meters above sea level, and continues through Chisapani, 2300 meters, Golphu Bhanjyang, 3640 meters, Tharepati, 2530 meters, Tarke Gyang, 2590 meters, Thimphu, 1580 meters, and ends with a drive back to Kathmandu.



Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Nepal 850M/30 Min.

Himalaya Guide Nepal staff will pick us up from the international airport and then drop us at the Hotel where we had booked, and we talk about our trip to Nepal during your fruitful holiday in Himalayas Nepal.

Walking / Driving: Driving


Kathmandu- Sundarijal to Chisopani 2300M/3-4 hours.

Our trek starts on this day, we drive to Sundarijal 15km, it takes an hour by private car, then we walk uphill to Shivapuri National Park where check post of the national park and we should get the entry ticket to cross this park. Crossing to Mul Kharka of Tamang Village then again walk up the hill to Borlang Bhanjyang after a 1-1:30hours walk. The rest of the trekking trail goes down and flat to Chisopani after walking ah hours then overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Driving/Walking


Chisopani-Patibhanjyang to Golphu Bhanjyang 2140M/4-5 hours.

After having breakfast, we leave Chisopani, viewing the mountain from Chisopani we walk through the pine plantation and muddy zigzag path then reach Brahmin and Chhetri village of Pati Bhanjyang 1770m. After this place trail leads to uphill to Chipling 2170m, Lapchu Danda 2420m, Thotong 2260m then 30m dropping down from Thotong we will arrive at camp Tamang village of Golphu Bhanjyang overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking


Golphu Bhanjyang - Kutumsang to Mangengoth 3390M/5-6 hours.

This is quite stepping as well as a 1600m climb up to the Tharepati crossing different places and heights of hills. Walking uphill to Kutumsang 2450m after 2hours then the trekking trail again leads to Nepali flat and uphill to Magne Goth 3285m reach after a 3hours walk.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking


Mangengoth -Tharepati to Melamchi Gaon 2530M/4-5 hours.

A stepped path rises above the village to a fluttering white prayer flag on a windswept hilltop, offering a perfect panorama of the Langtang Himalayas, and we will reach Tharepati 3640m after two hours walk and this place is the joining point from Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking trail.

On this day the trail turns east and descends rapidly down 1160m down and 100m uphill walking through an open rhododendron forest before dropping past Chortens and scattered meadows full of ruined goths and a ravine to the large Sherpa village of Melamchi Gaon 2530m, where is many nice and well-painted Gompas overnight at lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking


Melamchi Gaon and Dozum to Tarkye Gyang 2590M/4-5 hours.

Leaving Melamchi Gaon, today’s trail continues to drop and cross the Melamchi Khola by a bridge as 1920m and then makes the long climb up the other side of the valley to Tarkye Gyang 2590m. This is the largest village in Helambu Region and the prosperous Sherpa who live here specialize, among other things in turning out instant antiques for gullible trekkers. Tarye Gyang is a good place for a rest day or you can take a side trip up to the Ama Yangri 3771m overlooking the village. This is the end of the route down from the Ganja La overnight at the lodge.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking


Day rest and visit Ama Yangri 4-5 hours walk.

Tarkye Gyang is the best place to take a rest day and climb Ama Yangry 3771m, the Chortens – topped peak directly north of the village. The mountain is worshiped as the protecting deity of the valley and hundreds of Yolmo people gather at the summit in the Nepali month of Chaitra (March or April) to pay their respects.

The day is passing through pine and rhododendron forest and climbing Gekye Gompa at 3020m. Top of the Ama Yangry we can see a view north of Langtang and west of Kanchenjunga. This trail is the ascent from the first stage of the savage five-day trek along the Yangri Danda ridge to the 5106m Ganja La and Langtang.

Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Accommodation: Lodges
Walking / Driving: Walking


Tarkye Gyang-Thimpu to Kathmandu 850M/2-3 hours walk/3-4 hours’ drive.

Having a delicious mountain breakfast, we leave Tarkye Ghyang to finish Helambu Circuit Trek, to walk to Kakani at 2070m, and after the 3hours walk we will reach Thimbu 1580m then we take our Reserve private Jeep to Kathmandu overnight at Kathmandu.

Itinerary Meal: B+L
Walking / Driving: Walking and Driving

what's included

  • International airport picks up and drops service.
  • Drop to Sundarijal by Car.
  • Pick up from Thimpu by Bus.
  • Drop at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek).
  • Lodge accommodation on the way (simple one).
  • License holder guide (including his salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, lodging, and food)
  • Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag.
  • Legal documents (National Park Permit, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  • Trekking and city map
  • First aid medical box.
  • Some fresh and dry fruits along the trek.
  • Token of love from the company.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell lunch or dinner as a suitable time.

what's excluded

  • Extra night accommodation and food in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer, etc.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower, and boiled water).
  • Tips are expected.

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8 Sep, 2024 - 14 Sep, 2024 $315 Enquire Now


Eveline & Ralph Eveline & RalphNetherland 5

7 days Helambu Circuit Trek in 2015

7 days Helambu Circuit Trek. Starting in the Netherlands we contact Chandra Gurung has been a very pleasant, clear, and responsible email. We did some research on the trekking we wanted to do, yet Chandra gave us good advice on the trip itself, the preparations on what to expect, and many other things besides the trekking.

From the moment we arrived we have been well-taken care of, pick up from the airport, good hotel, and shopping assistance for the trekking, we did 7 days Helambu Circuit Trek in 2015. Chandra has felt responsible for us before, and during, and always checked whether everything was ok.

The trekking was great!!! Chandra Gurung is a professional guide; explains (in good English) all about the area, the people, the culture, etc. He is also a fun guy to have around friends, a guide that, we would strongly recommend!

October 2015

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