Nepal Base Camp Treks(P)Ltd Govt. Regd. No : 144861/071/072 Tourism License No : 1788
  • Destination
  • Region
  • Trip Grade
    Easy hiking/Short Trip
  • Mode of Trip: Tea House/Lodge basis
  • Highest elevation: 3,600 m/11,800ft
  • Mode of Transport:Local Express bus or Jeep
  • Best Time: All Round Year
  • Group Size: 02 Trekkers
  • Start/End Point: Sundarijal to Shermanthan

Helambu Circuit Trek on the off-beaten trail to Helambu

Helambu Circuit Trek via Langtang Valley &  Helambu Circuit Jugal Himal Panorama a magnificent walk on the high ridges of Kathmandu to reach isolated and pristine areas of Helambu, where Nepal Base Camp Trek expert guides will lead you on off the beaten path away from the mainstream trekking trail to Helambu.

Helambu Circuit Trek takes you to fascinating villages adorned with immense Buddhist culture of ancient heritage where few trekkers seldom venture, on this trek where you can enjoy the views of mountains and traditional life of the villages in the harmony of serene natural surroundings.

Helambu Circuit Trek a short drive towards North East of Kathmandu, and then walk leads uphill towards high ridges that surround Kathmandu valley with super views of snow-capped peaks, rolling green hills and valleys as the walk leads into the serene alpine forest with spectacular scenery.

Our walk leads through many lovely farm villages, where at Chisopani you can catch stunning sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks, as the trek progress reaching much higher areas past Gulf Bhanjyang and Kutumsang to enter Helambu area at Tharepati, the highest point of the trek at 3,600m high offering super panorama of central Himalaya with Jungle Himal range of mountains.and best View Nepal Himala.

This pleasant and scenic walk finally reaching at Tarkeghyang the main village of Helambu area, where the people are known as Hyalmo tribe of Buddhist religion, similar culture to Sherpa and Tamang tribe, exploring Helambu hidden culture and ancient tradition around Tarkeghyang and Sermathang villages, our wonderful walk concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu after an enjoyable and memorable country walk on Helambu & Jugal Himal Panorama trek.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315m and transfer o hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03:  Drive to Sundarijal 1,463m with an hour trek to Chisopani (2,194m- 04 hrs.
Day 04:  Trek to Kutumsang 2,141m – 06 hrs.
Day 05:  Trek to Tharepati 3,600m -04 hrs.
Day 06:  Trek to Tarkeghyang 2,570m – 06 hrs
Day 07:  Trek to Sermathang 2,693m -04 hrs walk and then drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 08: International departure for homeward bound.

Selected Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek

  • The best time to trek Helambu Circuit Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (October to first week of December). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing panorama views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.


Your safety during the journey is of paramount concern while traveling with Nepal Base Camp Treks and note that turbulent and cloudy weather is regular phenomenon along the Himalayas ranges and possibility of domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla or Lukla to Kathmandu may have to be delayed for few hours or even canceled for a day.

Any Weather conditions and health condition of a group member, or unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the tentative itinerary. NBCT leader will try to ensure your trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if any required.

As a safeguard we recommend you to add a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Details Itinerary of Helambu Circuit Trek

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,327 m and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu international airport via various respective airlines, our Nepal Base Camp Treks guide or staff will receive you with warm welcome and then a short drive to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city.
After checking in your hotel rooms and getting refreshed join at the hotel lobby for group briefing and orientation program where our guide informs you regarding hotels, Kathmandu, Nepali culture, Helambu & Jugal Himal Panorama Trekking with welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture program.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparations.

In Kathmandu morning after breakfast and at given time our city guide will pick you up for sightseeing tour around places of interest around Kathmandu old part of the city, Kathmandu is famous for world heritage sites with tour of Pashupatinath a holy temple, Bouddhanath Stupa a Buddhist pilgrimage spot or tour of Kathmandu old Durbar (palace) Square and ancient 2,500 years old Swayambhunath, afternoon free for Helambu & Jugal Himal Panorama Trekking preparation.

Day 03: Scenic drive to Sundarijal 1,463m 1 hr and trek to Chisapani 2,194m – 04 hrs.

Starting our wonderful Helambu & Jugal Himal Panorama 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 Chisapani located on a ridge north of Kathmandu valley rim high hills, where air is cooler at an 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.

Day 04:  Trek to Kutumsang 2,141m – 06 hrs.

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

Day 05Trek to Tharepati 3,600m | 11,811ft – 04 hrs.

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 hill top of Kyuola Bhanjyang at 3,280 m and slowly a short climb leads atop Tahrepati at 3,600 m high with many simple lodges for overnight stay, offering tremendous views of beautiful landscapes and snow capped peaks.

Day 06: Trek to Tarkeghyang 2,550m – 04 hrs.

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

Tarkeghyang one of the charming village of Mid East Himalaya, famous for wood-work and intricate carving with 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 overnight stop in the comfort of nice homely lodge, with time for walk around oldest monastery of the area full of impressive Buddhist culture.

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

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 Helambu area with excellent mountain panorama, then taking a pleasant and scenic drive downhill to Melamche Bazaar a busy town, our drive continues to Kathmandu, after checking into your hotels with afternoon free at leisure and join in for farewell group dinner in a nice restaurant around Thamel area.

Day 08: Final International departure homeward bound.

Last day in amazing Nepal with awesome time in the high hills around Helambu & Jugal Himal Panorama trekking, our staff will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your final flight back homeward bound or to respective countries.

Cost Details

1. Full Board Package

Tour Cost Including:

  • Meals on trek
  • Hotel Accommodations on a trek
  • Hotels Kathmandu with breakfast
  • full day sightseeing tour with entrance fees
  • Guide from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Permit and TIMS
  • Local entrance fees
  • Private Transport (Kathmandu to Sundarijal and back to Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazar)
  • Sleeping bag/trekking pole,
  • Trekking route map
  • taxes and service charge of a company

2. Standard Package

Tour Cost Including

  • Meals on trek
  • Hotel Accommodations on a trek
  • Hotels Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guide from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Permit and TIMS
  • Local entrance fees
  • Private Transport (Kathmandu to Sundarijal and back to Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazar)
  • Sleeping bag/trekking pole,
  • Trekking route map
  • taxes and service charge of a company

Cost & Date

Client Reviews

Lyle Clancy

Brisbane Australia

In October 2014, 2015 I completed another wonderful family trek in Nepal to Langtang and Gosainkund lakes thanks to Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks”. I first met Sappa in 2008 on a family Gokyo Lakes Trek and EBC Trek. At that time, I was greatly impressed by the highly professional approach he took to mountain guiding. I’m very happy to report that in 2014 nothing has changed. Sappa continues to maintain an exceptionally high standard of service and this together with his warm, generous and engaging personality ensured everyone in our party had an amazing time during their visit to Nepal.

We were treated to fantastic traditional Nepalese food and cultural performances at welcoming and farewell dinners in Kathmandu; expertly and safely guided over 14 days of trekking through an incredibly beautiful landscape; and provided with detailed and knowledgeable commentary during our tours of all the main sites around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. I’m very happy to report that the organisation of our transport, sightseeing, accommodation and trekking arrangements was first rate and that over three weeks everything ran very smoothly indeed. Overall, Sappa‘s vast guiding experience and mountain knowledge ensured that our itinerary was structured in such a way that it provided us with a good deal of flexibility and ample time to absorb the magnificent mountain views while trekking, as well as not being rushed on our tours of Kathmandu and surrounds.

On this trip, a few in our party were first time trekkers. What a fantastic introduction to trekking in the Nepal Himalaya they received thanks to the great care and attention to every little detail provided by Sappa and his fabulous support crew Manoj, Shankar and Suraj. Thank you Sappa,for also keeping up the tradition of supplying us with bananas and chocolate bars. I must also mention that the pomegranate seeds the crew provided to us on our way to Langtang was an unexpected but greatly appreciated treat. Importantly, from a safety aspect, we were more than pleased to find that Nepal Base Camp Treks used modern four wheel drive vehicles to take us to the start of our trek in Syabrubesi and also for the return journey from Dhunche. We were also very impressed to observe that Sappa and his company take very good care of their support crews.

If you are planning to visit Nepal, I have no hesitation in recommending Sappa and his company “Nepal Base Camp Treks” for trouble free trekking and touring. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait for my next trek with Sappa, which will be around Manaslu trek.

Christian Bank


German Language: Wir haben mit Sappa und einem Träger im Mai 2011 eine elftägige Trekking Tour durch die Langtang und Helambu Region gemacht. Wir sind das Langtang Tal von Syrabrubesi bis Kanjin Gompa hoch gewandert und dann über die Gosainkunde Seen, den Laurebina Pass und die Helambu Region nach Kathmandu zurückgekehrt. Der Trek war einfach wundervoll! Er führt durch verschiedene Vegetationszonen mit reicher Flora und Fauna und überwältigenden Aussichten auf die Gipfel des Himalaya. Darüber hinaus bot der Trek einen tiefen Einblick die die Tamang Kultur und das Leben und die Tradition der nepalesischen und tibetanischen Bevölkerung.

Sappa ist ein sehr erfahrener Führer, der die Gegend sehr gut kennt. Er verstand es perfekt, die Länge der täglichen Etappen und die Trekkinggeschwindigkeit auf unsere Wünsche und Bedürfnisse anzupassen und war insbesondere ein guter Ratgeber bei Fragen zur Höhenkrankheit. Sappa hat sich um alle Angelegenheiten mit den Lodges, den örtlichen Behörden, den Taxi- und Busfahrern etc. gekümmert. Er hat alle unsere Fragen zu den verschiedenen Bergketten und -gipfeln zur Länge der Auf- und Abstiege und zu den anderen Details der Gegend bereitwillig und mit großer Begeisterung beantwortet. Es war eine große Freude, ihm bei den Anekdoten aus dem Leben der Nepalesen, der Religion, Politik und Natur zuzuhören. Mit seiner Begeisterung und seinem Humor hat Sappa den Trek zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis gemacht. Wir können Sappa als erfahrenen, verständnisvollen und sympathischen Führer uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Nach den elf Tagen in der Einsamkeit des Himalaya ist aus unserem Führer ein Freund geworden.”

Adriano Rosa

Curitiba – Brasil

Sappa é o cara. Visitei o Nepal em duas ocasiões. Na primeira ele foi meu guia no circuito Annapurna, onde caminhamos por 21 dias. Na segunda ele nos guiou nos treks Langtang, Gosainkunda e Helambu por 17 dias. Alem disso, ele foi nosso guia no trek Cheppang Hills. Como se não bastasse, fizemos também o clássico Base Camp Everest partindo de Jiri e passando por Renjo La e Cho La, em 24 dias com o seu irmão Lako. O Nepal é um pais maravilhoso e a companhia de um guia como Sappa fez toda a diferença, pois ele nos explicou muito sobre a cultura local, religião, situação política/conflitos no pais e como funciona a sociedade no Nepal em geral. Ele fala muito bem inglês, é muito bem humorado e as risadas estão garantidas. Pra resumir, você começa a trilha com um guia e termina com um amigo. Recomendo-o sem hesitar. Se tiver perguntas pode me escrever.