Things you should know before going on Helambu Trek:
Best time to go on Helambu Trek
The best time to go to Helambu Trekking is from March to May and September to November. The weather is favorable through the trek, and views of Himalayan Mountains are also at its best. Temperature is also perfect, neither too hot nor too cold. Likewise, hundreds of flowers including rhododendrons decorate the region. Similarly, September to November is the festive season in Nepal, therefore you will have a very good opportunity to be part of the huge celebrations.
Helambu Trek difficulty
Helambu Trek 10-days is and easy trek. It is a perfect getaway for a few days to take yourself away from loud cities. We, Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition has designed our Helambu Trek Package including the most beautiful villages of the region. You have to walk for around 5 to 6 hours daily.
The trail will not be difficult, however, you still have to be in good shape as lots of stamina is required to walk that long each day. Anyone can do this trek, previous trekking experience is not required. Also, it is one of the best treks to begin your journey in the trekking world.
Food & Accommodation during the Helambu Trek
During Helambu Trek 10 - days, you will be staying overnight in mountain lodges, where you will get basic facilities enough to spend a night. The ambiance is more like a homely than typical lodge/hotel type. You will get twin-sharing rooms with mattresses, blankets, and pillows. Hot showers are also available at an additional charge.
The package includes a total of 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners. On the trail, the meals get chosen from the menu of the lodge. The meals will be a combination of Asian and Western cuisine. Make sure to order liquids like soup, teas, etc. for health benefits during the trek.
Things you will get to see & experience during the Helambu Trek:
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.