About Helambu Valley Trek
Helambu valley Trek is a short adventurous trek that goes through the Langtang National Park. It is a perfect vacation option to spend some quality time with your friends and family in nature.
Helambu Valley Trek is one of the most visited short treks in Nepal that will take you far away from your daily hectic life into the wilderness of nature. Helambu region is considered as a paradise on Earth. From lush green hills decorated with terraced fields and pine trees to rustic barren peaks and glistening snow-capped mountains, you will get to see surreal landscape views. The foggy early mornings, when clouds touch the top of the hills will let you feel heavenly calmness.
As the trail ascends, you get to explore ancient villages, stupas decorated with colorful prayer flags, waterfalls, dense forests, and different species of flora & fauna. The region is home to many wildlife like musk deer, Himalayan tahr, Himalayan black beat, rhesus monkey and the langurs.
The Himalayan Mountains like Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Gangchenpo, and many others will add more beauty to the journey. During your stay with the locals, you will get to experience a cultural blend of Tibetan Sherpas and other communities.
Helambu Trekking includes a trip to the remote and spectacular valley of the region. Helambu Trek is a relatively low altitude trekking and considered to be one of the best areas for enjoying a short trek in Nepal. Furthermore, Helambu trek is close to the capital of Kathmandu. The highest point of this trek is Tharepati at 3,480 meters.
Helambu Valley Trek is available on the group and private departure basis in Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition. Get through our selected departure dates or contact us to organize your own tailor-made journey. We will be more than happy to welcome you and help you have the most memorable trip with your friends and families.
Langtang National Park
Helambu Trek moves around Langtang National Park, which is located north of Kathmandu. This national park is a gem of the Langtang region. Langtang National Park boasts tropical to alpine forests that are home to numerous species of plants and animals.
As per recent data 1043 species of vascular plants, 46 species of mammals, 30 species of fishes, 345 species of birds, and 70 species of butterflies are found in the park.
Animals like Himalayan tahr, black bear, dzo, red panda, musk deer, snow leopards, monkeys, etc can be found in the Langtang National Park. Along with that, you can see trees like blue pine, sal, laurel, rhododendron, Castanopsis Indica, Larix Nepalensis, R. Lowndesii, etc.
Landscape & Mountain Views
Helambu Trek will offer you wonderful views of pine, rhododendron & bamboo forests, cold and untamed rivers, swift mountain streams, stunning snow-covered mountains, and teeming greenery. Trekking in the Helambu region is the perfect way to witness those breath-taking color book scenery. The trail is less crowded and gives you enough space to indulge yourself in nature.
Helambu is home to Sherpa, Tamang, and Hyolmo people. This place is known for its artistic monasteries, ancient culture, and tradition. During the trek, you will see various stupas, shrines, and monasteries that will represent the rich cultural heritage of the region. Along with that, you will get to see the lifestyle of the locals and their daily chores while you stay overnight in the villages.
Tarke Ghyang Monastery
Located in Tarke Ghyang, Tarke Ghyang monastery is the largest monastery in the Helambu region. The monastery is said to be built around 300 years ago. This monastery has significant religious importance for Hyolmo people. During the time of social and religious occasions, locals gather in the monastery premises to celebrate.
Chiri Gyang is the oldest monastery in Helambu. Built around 500 years ago, you can reach this monastery after an hour's walk from Tarke Ghyang monastery. This monastery has very huge religious importance to the locals residing in this region.
Melamchi Gaon or Melamchi Pul Bazar is a beautiful village across Melamchi River. It is a Sherpa village. Usually, trekkers of the Langtang Trek descends to Melamchi Gaon to enter in Helambu region.