Take a different kind of trek to the heart of the Sherpa, Tamang and Yolmo cultures, in the impressive context of the mountains north of Kathmandu. This tour covers an itinerary through unspoiled sites. This 12-day program is an unforgettable trip to traditional Nepal!
To begin this tour, we will meet you at the Kathmandu International Airport. On the second day, you will discover the impressive landmarks of the city of Kathmandu. And on the third day, we will drive to Sundarijal (1,350 m) to begin our trekking adventure.
One of the most impressive stops in our itinerary will be Melamchi Gaon (2,640 m), a village mainly inhabited by Sherpa people, with their own very distinctive culture. Another Sherpa village we will visit is Tarkeghyang (2,743 m).
All along the views and natural landscapes are unmatched. This includes sights of Mounts Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, Langshisa, Jugal, Numbur and others, as well as of the Helambu valley and its beautiful forests.
Most of the villages we will visit have tea houses to receive visitors, which is where we will stay along our way.
We will also discover impressive Buddhist monasteries along the way, like the one in Tarkeghyang, which is the oldest and larger one in this area. Also, Tarkeghyan – which is also referred to as Helambu – got its name from the ancient Helmu caste, which is the caste to which the Sherpa people living here belonged to originally.
Have a look at a detailed day by day itinerary below.
The difficulty level for this program is Moderate.
On this program, you will join one of the certified and experienced guide of the GuideSource team. We have been guiding groups up in these mountains for more than 35 years, and we are proud to say that we have had zero serious or fatal accidents.
Join one of our groups soon! We would love to have you come along one of our itineraries.
Interested in this Helambu Circuit Trek, 12 days? Request your booking! If you are interested in other programs of similar extension in this area, have a look at the 9-day trek around Namobuddha, and the 12-day Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Mountain guide's expenses
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport
Hotel and tea houses