The most easily accessible of all trekking regions in the upper valley of MelamchiKhola is Helambu. The positive thing of this trip as compared to many other trips is it is close to Kathmandu and less than 3000m.most of the time, so creates few altitude problems. The trail passes through pleasant forest, occasional mountain views and interesting Sherpa and Tamang village. It gives opportunity for people to identify sudden and dramatic contrast between high and low regions.Helambu trek offers the unparalleled beauty of the foothills of the Himalayas.
Highlight of the Helambu trek
The trek blends the Tamang and Sherpa culture, as at the beginning it passes through the Tamang villages and later to the Sherpa villages.
Viewpoints to see the whole Kathmandu valley, a village called Mulkharka is the place from where one can see the Kathmandu valley.
Popular Mountain view point Chisapani from where one can get the spectacular view of Langtang range and part of Everest Range.
Relatively cheap and easy as the trekking area is nearby Kathmandu,
Excellent opportunity to observe the village lifestyles, as the trek passes through different village.
Walk inside the pristine forest of Shivapuri-Nagarjun national park.
The trek passes through the popular Langtang national park, which give glimpse of that national park too.
Water supply reservoir from where they distribute water to thirsty Kathmandu.
Off the beaten route which generates a unique experience of doing trekking in Nepal as the area are not so crowded and less visitors.
An introductory city tour is included to discover the famous and representative world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
The trek can be done throughout the year.
The best time to do the Helambu Trek
The best time to do the Helambu trek is from March to May and from September to February. June, July and August might rain in the area but the area looks greener as well.
Price of the Helambu Trek
The all-inclusive starting price is as low as $700 per person on twin sharing basis. The price also includes a full day city introductory tour in Kathmandu. If somebody wants to exclude the tour we can still knock down the price. Please check our include exclude section for more details.
It might be worth comparing Mardi Himal trek and Annapurna Panorama Trek with this trek as this are the best alternative to Helambu Trek but none of these treks are very similar.