Amidst the splendid region of Langtang, there lies a quaint town offering spectacular natural and cultural beauty, Helambu. The region of Helambu is known for its well-preserved culture of the Hyolmo people and the quaint natural environment. Langtang Lirung dominates the northern skies.
Located some 60 kilometers north-west from the capital city of Kathmandu, Helambu is one of the lesser-traveled regions in Nepal. Despite its close distance, the region remains undisturbed and untouched by modernization. Thus, it has been able to maintain its ancient culture intact. The local communities, their unique tradition, and their beautiful culture is the major attraction of this region. The region is blessed with immense natural beauty. The rivers, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, forests, and mountains provide for a fantastic trekking experience. The Helambu region can be perfect for those who seek a taste of both the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal.
The best time to travel in Helambu is during Spring and Autumn. These seasons generally occur around March to May and August to November, respectively. These seasons are suitable for trekking as they provide suitable temperatures and clear weather. The trails are dry, and skies are empty of clouds, thus inviting a marvelous view of the horizon.
You can find some pretty well-built trails, or you can detour off-beaten paths while in Helambu. While you are here, you can also explore the adjoin Langtang region. Witness the azure lake of Gosainkunda, one of the holiest lakes of Nepal. Trekking in Helambu is suitable for almost everyone, as it isn’t very strenuous. Also, as the region lies very close to Kathmandu, those running out of time in Nepal can enjoy a short and memorable trek. Explore the rich wildlife of the region and scout some rare species such as the Red Panda.