The Helambu region lies close to Kathmandu, bordering the Langtang valley to the north east. The Tibetan based Yolmo culture of this region has been strongly preserved, offering visitors a unique insight into this traditional lifestyle. Famous for their ornately decorated kitchens, visitors are housed intimately with the family sitting around the kitchen fire, as local food is prepared. With charming villages, wonderful panoramas, unspoiled forests and enchanted lifestyles of farmers as they work the fields with traditional handmade tools and pairs of water buffalo. The area is renowned for its picturesque grandeur and pleasing environment.
Round Helambu 7-10 days (Easy)
A wonderfully short and accessible trek encompassing a diverse range of dazzling green valleys, misty rhododendron forests, and silver peaked horizons and amongst the rich contrast of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures.
Helambu & Gosakunda 14 days (Moderate)
Rising up through the lush Hellumbu valley to the panoramic ridges above and finally passing over to the high alpine sacred lakes of Gosakunnda.
Panch Pokhari 12 Days (Moderate)
Trekking to the five holy lakes of Panch Pokhari sacred to both Buddhist and Hindu people, at the base of Jungal Himal. Offering pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure. This area offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity as you trek to a group of high altitude holy lakes.
For longer treks combining Hellambu and Langtang valleys see Langtang