Helambu Heritage Circuit Lodge Trek, 9 Days
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Helambu Heritage Circuit Lodge Trek, 9 Days

Days: 9 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 12

Helambu Heritage Circuit Trek starts with your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, after which you drive to Sundarijal and start the trek. The trek takes you through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, a flora and fauna paradise, to reach Chisapani village for a surreal view of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. The trail takes through rhododendron and pine forests, waterfalls, and farming lands. En route, you cross many streams and pass through the traditional villages of the Hyolmo people, including Kutumsang, Melamchi Gaon, Tarkeghyang, and Sermathang. There are many Buddhist monasteries on this route, including the centuries-old Gekye Gompa of Tarkeghyang, which provide you an insight of the Tibetan Buddhist culture practiced by the indigenous people. Moreover, you get to be a witness to the simple lifestyle and fascinating culture of the Hyolmo people. Throughout the trek, you can mingle with the local children and make new friends in the quaint villages of the Helambu valley.

Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Helambu Region
Type of Trek
Private Trip
9 Days
Highest Elevation
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov)
Transportation by
Private/Public Vehicle

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1338m)

The trip begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport from where you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay. Overnight at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1 hour) and trek to Chisapani (2300m/5-6 hours)
Today you leave Kathmandu and drive to Sundarijal which takes about one hour. The trek begins from Sundarijal with a gradual uphill climb through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Continue the trek through the forest with various floras enjoying the scenic landscape for a few more hours to reach Chisapani. In Chisapani, you will be greeted by a skyline filled with snow-capped mountains. Overnight at a lodge in Chisapani.

Day 03: Trek from Chisapani to Gul Bhanjyang (2140m/5-6 hours)
Start the day early to watch the beautiful sunrise over the mountains dominating the Chisapani skyline. Later, descend from Chisapani to Pati Bhanjyang and ascend to Chipling. From here, you make another steep climb on a stone staircase that takes you to Jogini Danda. Drop down through the rhododendron forests and continue the trek along the forested ridge before arriving in the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang. Overnight at a lodge in Gul Bhanjyang.

Day 04: Trek from Gul Bhanjyang to Mangengoth (3285m/5-6 hours)
You start climbing along the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to reach a small pass, from where you head north to arrive in Kutumsang. After a short rest in the Hyolmo village of Kutumsang, you continue to climb on a steep trail through the rhododendron and fir forest to reach Mangengoth. Overnight at a lodge in Mangengoth.

Day 05: Trek from Mangengoth to Melamchi Gaon (2530m/6-7 hours)
Walk through the forests and cross the small streams to reach Thadepati Pass (3690m). An amazing view of the Langtang Himal range, Naya Kanga (5844m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) can be seen from the top of the pass. You then head east and the trail drops down rapidly through the pine and rhododendron forest towards Bolgang. Cross a suspension bridge and make a short climb to reach the Hyolmo village of Melamchi Gaon. Melamchi Gaon has a Tibetan Buddhist monastery with brightly painted walls and statues of Guru Rimpoche. Overnight at a lodge in Melamchi Gaon. 

Day 06: Trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2600m/4-5 hours)
Cross the suspension bridge over Melamchi Khola and begin the climb to Tarkeghyang. En route, you pass through many Sherpa settlements scattered on the hillside. A winding trail through the forest brings you to Tarkehyang, also known as Helambu, which is inhabited by the Hyolmo community. Here, you visit one of the biggest and oldest monasteries of the region, Gekye Gompa, with the backdrop of Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Naya Kanga (5844m). Overnight at a lodge in Tarkeghyang.

Day 07: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2590m/5-6 hours)
Today’s trek is easy as the trail is flat and passes through beautiful forests. A gentle descent takes you to Sermathang, which is an important apple-growing area in the Helambu region. There is also a Buddhist monastery which dates back to the 18th century. On a bright day, you can get the views of Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and Naya Kanga (5844m). Overnight at a lodge in Sermathang.

Day 08: Drive from Sermathang to Kathmandu (1338m/5-6 hours)
Today is the final day of trek. You leave Sermathang and we take the private vehicle and drive back to Kathmandu, relishing the countryside view seen throughout the drive. Overnight at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 09: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Our company representative will drive you to the airport for your scheduled flight back home.

# Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip - 9 Days - Arrival to Departure)
All inclusive Trek Price for single/individual/solo trekker; USD 960
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers (couples/friends); USD 740 per person 
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers (small groups); USD 695 per person 
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers (small groups); USD 645 per person 

# Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip - 7 Days Trek only from Kathmandu)
All inclusive Trek Price for single/individual/solo trekker; USD 825
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers (couples/friends); USD 665 per person 
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers (small groups); USD 610 per person 
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers (small groups); USD 575 per person 

Note: Renting a private 4W Jeep will be extra and the cost will be USD 280 (round trip) and can be shared with number of people in group after deduction of local transport.

Join with Us on a Helambu Heritage Circuit Lodge Trek in 2024/2025.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss  Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.

Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 645
EUR 601
SFr 597
GBP 503
AUD 961
CAD 858
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 2 nights standard accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* 6 nights teahouse/lodge/guest-house accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people and carry 25KG), their food, accommodation, salary, equipment and their insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 20-30 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water, trekking map.
* Langtang National Park permit.
* Shivapuri National Park.
* All land transportation by public vehicle (Jeep/Bus - sharing basis).
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Government taxes.
* Office Service charge.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet, Battery Charging and Hot Shower.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver... 
                                                       Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory.

Helambu Heritage Circuit Lodge Trek, 9 Days


* Your private information will be kept very confidential and will never be shared with anyone.

Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

Ganeshtan-6, Pharping Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone +977 4710390
Cell +977 9803200543 Stephan
Cell +977 9849193453 Ashta
Email snftnepal@yahoo.de

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