A trekking in the Helambu Valley is a beautiful trekking north of Kathmandu. Helambu is a beautiful region with high altitude villages. The Helambu trek is feasible for anyone who likes to hike. The starting point of the Helambu trek can easily be reached due to the proximity of Kathmandu.
During spring you have the beautiful colored rhododendrons and you can enjoy Tibetan Buddhist elements. Furthermore you will visit the meditation caves in Melamchi and explore the oldest Buddhist monastery of Nepal, in Cherughyang. Along the way you will enjoy your beautiful panoramic views of the Jugal Himal Mountains, with peaks up to 7000 meters.
In this region mainly Tamang and Sherpa, also called Hyolmo, live. Did you know that the word Helambu is derived from ‘Hyolmo’? The Hyolmo population survives mainly through agriculture and cattle breeding.
Helambu is famous for its delicious sweet apples. In addition, the entire region is Buddhist and therefore very spiritual. This place of pilgrimage has beautiful artistic Buddhist monasteries!
You will spend the night in comfortable lodges, which have the same quality as in the Annapurna area. The owners make extra efforts in this region to make their tea houses sustainable!
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- Enjoy the spring of the beautiful coloured rhododendrons (March/May)
- Visit the medidation caves in Melamchi
- Get to know Tibetan Buddhism in the small villages
- Explore the oldest Buddhist monastery in Nepal in Cherugyang
- Meet the local Tamang and the Hyolmo (Sherpa) population