About 80km far from Kathmandu, Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal. Because of its proximity to Kathmandu and exquisite beauty, it is quite popular among the trekkers travelling in a short time.
Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La Pass and descends to the Melamchi Valley. This trek is simple yet one of the finest trekking route which introduces us to Hyolmo culture of high mountain people and transverse through the scenic trail full of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, cascading waterfalls, and outstanding mountain views making it one of the most rewarding treks near Kathmandu. Along the way, we enjoy the famous sweet apples of this region and Buddhist monasteries.
Helambu trek starts from the Sundraijal and meanders through Chisapani, Kutumsang, Tharepati, Tarkeghyang, Sermathang and Melamchi. Another very prominent highlight of this trek is people, Helambu is home to Hyolmo people. Hyolmo is a very small ethnic group with their own unique language, cultures, tradition, music and lifestyle. Hyolmo culture and traditions are very similar to Tibetan culture in a few aspects. The people here follow Tibetan Buddhism and are well known for their warm hospitality and apples. You can also get spectacular panoramic views of mountains including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and distant views of peaks in the Everest region. Waterfalls and snowcapped great Himalayans at the border of Tibet and monasteries make the Helambu trek more interesting.
In simple words, Helambu Trek is a complete package of culture, beauty, and adventure that too can be done in a brief period of time.
2 - 7
3600 m/ 11811ft
Helambu is a comprehensive package of culture, natural beauty and people of different race, providing you with one of the most enthralling trekking experience near Kathmandu without having to waste days just to reach the starting point. So if you’re short on time and still want to get a fulfilling experience of trekking in Nepal this trek is just the ideal program for you.