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Helambu Circuit Trekking

Duration: 08 Days
  • Duration: 08 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 3600m.
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Tea House
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 Trekkers
  • Trip Grade: Moderate with touch of high altitude.
  • Meals: Breakfast at City; Full Board of Meals on Trek
  • Activities: Cultural tour - scenic drive and trekking.
  • Best Time: All year round except June to August the wet months. March to May wild-flowers blooming season.
  • Start / Ending: Sundarijal to Sermanthan

‘Scenic and cultural walk around central Himalaya within Langtang and Jugal Himal high ridges’


  • An enjoyable and scenic country walks on high ridges of Langtang and Jugal Himal
  • Exploring high country villages of Hyalmo near forgotten tribes of Himalaya
  • Walking into the lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines and fir trees
  • The breathtaking panorama of Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal mountain range
  • Adventure on high hills and valley of Langtang and Jugal Himal to Helambu cultural villages


Awesome Nepal Treks presents a hidden trail on Helambu Circuit Trekking a short and moderate standard walks of less than week duration, suitable for people with the limited holiday period, where you can witness panorama views of Langtang and Jugal Himal and as far to Ganesh and Manaslu range of mountains on this marvelous Helambu Circuit Trekking.

Helambu Circuit Trekking a fascinating adventure with the short circuit around the beautiful region of Helambu, where you can marvel at lovely traditional villages of Hyalmo tribe similar to Sherpa and Tamang Buddhist culture and custom.

Our scenic walk begins after a short drive to northeast suburb of Kathmandu valley rim and then heading higher to reach the hilltop at Chisopani with incredible views of sunrise over chain of snow-capped peaks, walk leads into serene alpine woodland to reach the highest point of the trek at Tharepati of above 3,600 m high offering panorama of central Himalayan mountains with dramatic landscapes.

Slowly walk leads into Helambu areas at Melamchi and Tarkeghyang villages home of Hyalmo people one of the least and near to extinct tribes of Nepal Himalaya where you can observe its beautiful carved on wooden furniture’s and houses, explore the hidden culture of Helambu and then concluding this fabulous walk with a drive back to Kathmandu after a greatly enjoyable and delightful moments on Helambu Circuit Trekking.

Guideline Itinerary:

Day 01:   Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02:   In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 03:   Scenic drive to Sundarijal 1,463 m with 4 hrs trek to Chisopani 2,194m.

Day 04:   Trek to Kutumsang 2,141m – 07 hrs.

Day 05:   Trek to Tharepati 3,600 m / 11,811ft – 06 hrs.

Day 06:   Trek to Tarkeghyang 2,570 m – 06 hrs

Day 07:   Trek to Sermathang 2,693m – 04 hrs walk and drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 08:   International departure for homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Your first impression of arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport is an experience in itself. But don’t be worried by the apparent confusion as your airport representative will be waiting to welcome you with your name written on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within 20 minutes or so.
You have time to relax and enjoy the ambience and comfort of the hotel until your evening Group Meeting. This is when we collect your insurance details and discuss how the trip will run for the coming days. After the meeting, we go for our first group dinner. Your tour leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel.

A free day in Kathmandu to relieve you from jetlag on long flights, our morning sightseeing tour starts after breakfast in the hotel, where you will be engrossed with tour around world heritage sites around Kathmandu visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after a tour head back to hotel with preparation for Helambu Circuit Trekking. (other options on the tour of Hindu Holy Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath large Buddhist Stupa the area is also known as Little Tibet)

Starting this fabulous Kathmandu valley rim trek with morning drive towards east of Kathmandu valley rim, reaching at Sundarijal situated 15 k.m. away from Kathmandu city, from Sundarijal our route leads to uphill climb through farm villages, cascade of waterfalls and reaching at an entrance of Shivapuri National Park, from here through patch of forest and scattered farm field villages to reach at Chisopani located on a ridge north of Kathmandu valley rim high hills, where air is cooler at a height of 2,300 meters with grand views of snowcapped peak ranges from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal extend towards Jugal Himal range including views of Kathmandu valley, this spot offers stunning sunrise and sunset views as well.

Early morning catching stunning sunrise views over the chain of peaks, our walk leads downhill to a nice village of Patibhanjyang and then heading uphill towards Thodung danda and Gulphu-Bhanjyang to reach our overnight stop at Kutumsang village, a lovely farm village with grand views of rolling green hills, valley and snow clad mountains.

From Kutumsang morning walk leads to a gradual climb into pristine woodland of tall pines-fir-magnolia and rhododendron tree reaching a wide open green field after crossing a hilltop of Kyuola Bhanjyang at 3,280 m and slowly a short climb leads atop Tharepati at 3,600 m high with many simple lodges for overnight stay, offering tremendous views of beautiful landscapes and snow-capped peaks.

Morning walk leads to a steep descend into the forested area to reach a farm village of Melamchegaon, and then downhill to Melamche Khola / river, on crossing a bridge uphill to Tarkeghyang village with views of Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal range.

Tarkeghyang one of the most attractive villages around Central and Mid East Himalaya, famous for wood-work and intricate carving with the orchard of delicious apples are grown around this beautiful area of Helambu. Hyalmo tribes are the main inhabitants with strong Buddhist religion similar to Sherpa and Tamang culture. At Tarkeghyang village for an overnight stop in the comfort of the nice homely lodge, with time for the walk around the oldest monastery of the area full of impressive Buddhist culture.

Enjoying overnight stop at Tarkeghyang village with its friendly locals of Hyalmo tribes, our last day walk leads on pleasant path around unspoiled forested areas, with views of beautiful Helambu villages, walk continues passing chortens a prayer Buddhist monuments, following the trail with superb views of rolling green hills reaching at Shermathang village for the drive back to Kathmandu, Sermathang another nice village of Hyalmo tribes with time to visit the old monastery.

With last day on the hills of Jugal Himal around Helambu area, then taking an exciting drive which leads downhill to Melamche Bazaar a busy town, and then on winding scenic road reaching warmer areas of Melamche Bazaar and finally back at Kathmandu, after an awesome time on Langtang Valley to Helambu via Ganja-La trekking, after checking into respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure and join in for farewell group dinner in a nice restaurant around Thamel area.

Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders after wonderful experience and fond memories of Helambu Circuit Trekking around great Central Himalaya region of Jugal Himal, our staff transfers you to the airport as per your time for the international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.


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Client Reviews

Lorraine Morgan

Trip Name: Short Poon Hill Trek

Booked this trek from the comfort at home in the UK. Communication with Dil was brilliant, his response to all my emails were quick and courteous. He tailored the trek around us, as a small group of 4 adults ranging in age from 29 to 69 (who was still recovering from an ACL op last May). His pace was brilliant for our group.

Dil arranged to meet us in our hotel in Kathmandu and talked us through the trek, bringing maps, holdalls and T-Shirts.

The trek was for 3 nights, 4 days staying in good, clean lodges. All was included except our drinks.

We experienced trekking in glorious sunshine up to Poon Hill. There was still snow on the ground and Dil provided the group with crampons, which made walking easier and safer.

Our trek started and ended in Pokhara. Dil and his team collected us from our hotel in Pokhara promptly at the time agreed.

Dil and the porters were brilliant, the porters were more than porters and made our trek even more enjoyable. We felt totally safe and Dil was an excellent guide. The scenery was spectacular.

Would certainly use Awesome Nepal Treks again as Dil arranges trips to Tibet and Bhutan.

Ryan Schult

Subject: Thanks for a great trek
Message: We have just completed a 15 day Himalayan trek with Awesome Nepal Treks and it could not have been better! The trek was very well organized, had excellent food and accommodation, there was no problems whatsoever and our guide Dil was a very informative, well-spoken and absolutely entertaining guy. The whole experience was amazing and I would strongly recommend Awesome Nepal Treks to anyone who wants a great, enjoyable, hassle-free trip.

Derek Manhas

Subject: Humbling & Surreal Experience

My cousin and I traveled to Nepal in 2011 and completed the Everest Basecamp Trek with our guide Dil Thapa.
Dil absolutely made sure this trek would far exceed my expectations and I am grateful for the time we shared together in Nepal.
There are an endless amount of photos and videos online for us to see the natural beauty of Nepal before arriving there. The greatest compliment I can give Nepal (more specifically, Dil Thapa) is this, the beauty of Nepal is its people first and foremost.