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Helambu Circuit Trek


Helambu circuit trek takes you to one of the most holiest lands for followers of Buddhist religion. This is as well one of the treks which can be begun from Kathmandu and end in Kathmandu on foot. This is one complete off the beaten trek in Nepal that is inclusive of cascading hills, raging rivers, lush green forest of Rhododendron, rare species of birds and animals and some irresistible viewpoints.

Helambu circuit trek does not surpass altitude of 3500 meters and hence this trek does not require any acclimatization. Hence, it makes a beautiful experience for first time hikers, kids and senior citizens. Helambu is a culturally rich destination. Although it is a pilgrimage for followers of Buddhist religion, this place is melting pot of mixed race. However, from the beginning of the trek you will notice mani wall; traditional wall made by Tibetan people who believe will prevent demons from entering. The chortens, mani walls, prayer flags and buddhist monks draped in brown robe is a common sighting.

The core inhabitants of Helambu are known as the Yolmos and they are as well known as the Sherpas. This is the second and only place after Everest where Sherpas are to be found. These settlers descended down to Nepal in the 15th century and scattered around the Helambu region. Helambu as well is considered very holy and pilgrims flock from globe around to pay homage. It is believed that one of the highly regarded poetic Yogis namely Milarepa have had meditated in this very land.

Helambu circuit trek is a pure and unsoiled trek and is kept away from the influx of trekkers. It always has and had been an off the beaten trek but full of life, culture and colors. Trek to Helambu today and make a loop of it to see the best of what the world has yet to explore !

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Kathmandu – Sundarijal (1460m/4790ft)  -Chisopani (2165m/7103ft) : 1 hour drive and 3 hours trek

Day 04: Chisopani -Golphu Bhanjyang aka Gul Bhanjyang (2130m/6988ft) : 4-5 hours

Day 05: Gholphu Bhanjyang aka Gul Bhanjyang – Tharepati (3690m/12106ft) : 5-6 hours

Day 06: Tharepati – Melamchigaon (2530m/8300ft) : 4 hours

Day 07: Melamchigaun -Tarke Gyang (2600m/8530ft) : 4 hours

Day 08: Tarke Gyang – Sermathang (2590m/8497ft) : 4-5 hours

Day 09: Sermathang – Melamchi (870m/2854ft) –Kathmandu,  3-4 hrs trek and 2 hrs drive

Day 10: Farewell

Detail Itinerary

Includes / Excludes

Whats included in this trip
    • Airport pick up and drop on private vehicle.
    • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu as per the category of package trip taken on Bed & Breakfast basis.
    • Transportation cost for trek.
    • 3 meal (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in local restaurants during the trekking trail.
    • Accommodation in best available guesthouses (Tea House) on trekking trail.
    • An English speaking tour guide for city sightseeing.
    • An English speaking trekking guide for the trekking with necessary porters.
    • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System ).
    • National park fees, Govt. taxes and other applicable fees.
Whats not included in this trip
    • International Airfare.
    • Nepal Visa fee and airport departure tax.
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Personal / Travel / Medical insurance and any other insurance for the members.
    • Expenses of personal nature viz. Laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks etc.
    • Emergency evacuations.
    • Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost inclusive field above.
    • TIPS for guide and porter. It is not necessary but appreciated.