Helambu - Location Information

Helambu is a scenic trekking destination in the Langtang region of Nepal, situated north of Kathmandu valley. The trek takes you through the serene landscapes of the Helambu region, which is known for its rich culture, ancient monasteries, and beautiful rhododendron forests.

The starting point of the Helambu trek is Sundarijal, which is located about 15 kilometers from Kathmandu. From there, the trail leads you through the Shivapuri National Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife including leopards, musk deer, and langur monkeys. You'll also pass by several waterfalls and streams on your way to Chisapani, a small village known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas.

From Chisapani, the trek continues towards Kutumsang, a beautiful village nestled in the midst of rhododendron and oak forests. The trail passes through several other small villages like Gul Bhanjyang and Tharepati before reaching Melamchi Gaon, which is known for its Tibetan culture and ancient monasteries.

The final stretch of the trek takes you through the scenic villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang before finally reaching the endpoint of the trek in the village of Melamchi Bazaar. Throughout the trek, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the Himalayas including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Jugal Himal.

The Helambu trek is generally considered to be a moderate trek with an altitude ranging from 800m to 3600m. It can be completed in 6-8 days depending on your pace and itinerary. The best time to undertake this trek is during the months of March to May and September to November when the weather is clear and the skies are blue.