Helambu lies to the north of Kathmandu where dominantly Sherpa and Tamang races have their homes. The trekkers come in contact with temperate forests, snowy peaks which makes you feel as if you are in paradise. With a diverse range of brilliant green valleys, misty rhododendron forests and distant horizons of snowy peaks, Helambu is the ideal short trek. There are simple tea houses along this route, yet the area remains relatively unspoiled by tourism. You will experience the Yolmo culture of high mountain villages and watch enthralled as the farmers toil in the fields using hand made tools and teams of water- buffalo.

The Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang that forms the focus of Helambu is a charming enclave of farmers and yak herders. The trip starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Helambu provides an instant Himalayan trek for those with limited time. This trek is an easy and enjoyable trip conducted at the average altitude of 3500m. The trek takes you through Tharepati to Tarke Gyang, where a choice of trails opens up. However you go along the south ridge through Sermathang, down to the river at Melamchi, the site of a mega project to bring drinking water to Kathmandu via a series of tunnels. The trek concludes with a drive down to Kathmandu via Panchkhal, after a night's camp at Melamchi Pool.

Trip High Light

Trekking duration: 11 Days

Starting from: Kathmandu. By private vehicle to Sundarijal

Ending at: Melamchi Pool by bus back to Kathmandu

Grade: Easy

Highest access of the trek: Thadepati (3597 meters)

Culture: Tibetan Sherpa Culture

Mode of trekking tour: Tea-house (Lodge) or a camping trek

Himalayan sights: Langtang Himalaya range, Dorje lakpa & Gaurishanke.

Splendid breathtaking place: production Method of cheese and relaxing with different culture.