Helambu Trek Overview
Helambu trek is a short and easy trekking destination near Kathmandu Valley. Helambu is in the Langtang region and it's only 72km away from Kathmandu on the lap of the snowy South face of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7227m). Mostly Inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people, the Helambu trek is popular for its favorable climate, low elevation, peculiar culture, and breathtaking views of the Himalayas and greenery landscape.
The Home of Hyolmo: Hyolmo or Yolmo contains two separate words — Hyul, which means a place surrounded by high mountains, and Mo, which means "goddess", indicating a place under the protection of a female god. For centuries, Tibetan Buddhists have referred to the Helambu region using the term Hyolmo.
This trekking route mesmerizes you with its spectacular landscapes and, eye-catching mountains vista. Helambu trek is the most suitable trek for those who are in Nepal for a short period of time as it can be completed within 5 to 7 days. Your journey starts off at the northeast corner of Kathmandu valley-Sundarijal and goes past Chisapani, Kutumsang, Magin Goth, Tharepati, Melamchigaun, Nakote and Hyolmo, and Tarke Gyhang. Much of the way from Sundarijal, is upstairs, continuing and eventually turning left to cross over the dam of a water reservoir (5200ft.).
Passing by the Shivapuri National Park integrated with various flora and fauna, you will experience an adventurous trail through the oak forest with many ups and down until Chisapani. Chisapani which literally means ‘cold water’ situated at an altitude of 7200ft, is a small village with few houses and lodges where you can take a break, relax, and view the rural life of people living there. Overviewing the glimpses of the Himalayas from the height of Chisapani, Trek continues through small villages Chipling, Kharepati to reach Melamchigaun.
Offering the spectacular scenery of mountains, Melamchi village accompanies the trail with the utmost flow of its Melamchi river. This adventure of the Helambu trek descending through the open farmland of Tarke Ghyang and Hyolmo village comes to an end after reaching Sermathang(2620m).
Overall, the Helambu trek is a perfect destination to experience the beautiful landscapes, stunning mountains view, and culture of the Sherpa and Tamang people. Plan and get ready to explore the Himalayas and the people's culture and lifestyle with the Green Society Adventure experienced team.