Helambu Trek is the short beautiful Trek near the Kathmandu Valley. It is the best trek for someone who doesn’t have many days to spend in Nepal but still wants to do trekking. It is one of the easy as well as popular trekking in Nepal. Helambu is a region of highland villages in Nepal. This place is famous for its sweet apples along with artistic Buddhists monasteries.
Helambu Trek is a short trek that can be completed within 5-6 days. This trek provides you an opportunity to witness the spectacular views of the mountains along with the Hyolmo culture. You can start this trekking from both ways, either by Melamchi Bazaar or by Sundarijal from Kathmandu. This trek is comparatively easier one due to the fact that the elevations are lower, ranging between 800m to 3000m, that has less climbing as well as warmer temperature. Throughout the trek you will get an amazing opportunity to witness the beauty of pristine Himalayan range. Other attractions are, remote farm along with fascinating Buddhists culture, enchanting rhododendron and oaks woodland, fascinating old and medieval traditional villages and impressive monasteries.
Helambu trek is the most popular trek in the Langtang region. The Langtang valley is called the ‘valley of glaciers’. The valley also offers the wonderful view of Pine forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rocks, snow capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. Likewise in the upper part of the valley, there are snow bridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lakes with iceberg coatings on them and water crystalline brightness.
In addition, the simplicity and traditional culture of the local people around also will make your soul happy living a positive impact on you. Helambu is also famous for its sweet juicy apples. You will not need any restricted area permit as Helambu region does not fall under the restricted region. It is culturally and naturally richest trek. Nature surprises with its beauty throughout this trek. Being a less traveled trail, Helambu receives fewer crowds and is able to maintain its cultural uniqueness intact. Also, you will get to encounter the exotic flora and fauna. If you are lucky enough, you can see the Red Panda, which is a unique feature of any Langtang Region. This is the trek, one should not miss, Helambu trek.