Helambu trek

short trek Helambu

"The man who moves mountains begins by carrying small stones."

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Rick McCharles, Giggs Huang, Allie Caulfield and Aleksandr Zykov.

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Helambu region

6 days


3650 meter


mountain lodge

about this route

This route in the Helambu region is a short trek nearby Kathmandu Valley. Despite being so close to Kathmandu, the Helambu region remains relatively un-spoilt. Besides the hyolmo culture of high mountain people, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek among the most diverse treks near Kathmandu. The great Himalayan scenery at the border with Tibet and monasteries make a trek to this region an interesting experience.

On the first day of this trek we enter Shivapuri National Park. From there we trek to Chisopani, Kutumsang, Thadepati, Sermathang and Melamchi Pul Bazar. The route passes through thick mountain forests with great views over the Himalayas. We will also trek along rice terraces and a number of beautiful Buddhist monasteries.

extended route

Are you in for a similar but longer trek? You might consider the beautiful extended Gosainkund Helambu trek of 15 days.


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Day 01 | Drive to Sundarijal - 1 hr. Trek to Chisapani (2300m) - 4 hrs.

Day 02 | Trek to Kutumsang (2446m) - 7 hrs.

Day 03 | Trek to Thadepati (3650m) - 6 hrs.

Day 04 | Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m) - 6 hrs.

Day 05 | Trek to Sermathang (2610m) - 3/4 hr.

Day 06 | Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar - 3/4 hrs. Drive to Kathmandu - 2 hrs.




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On my very first day in Nepal, back in 2013, I met Govinda and we've been best (!) friends ever since. Govinda and I have been on quite some treks in Nepal together and traveled in Sir Lanka and Europe as well. And now we also work together with by Mountain People. Back in the Netherlands I take care of the website and I am always planning a next stay in Nepal. But hey ... what are you up to? :)