Helambu Trekking is rated as an easier trek because the elevations are lower, ranging between 800 m and 3600 m, which includes less climbing and warmer temperatures. One Advantage to this trek is there are fewer trekkers here than on the Annapurna Trek and some parts of the Everest Treks, but there is still a wide range of cultures and spectacular scenery during Helambu Trekking.
The Helambu region is a relatively low altitude trek and one of the most convenient of the short trek close to Kathmandu but crowds less. Helambu trek is a short and easy trek of Nepal and easily accessible from Kathmandu. For a spectrum of Nepali people and the Himalayas, the Helambu trek is unrivalled. The trek passes through some beautiful forests and very interesting villages on route Helambu trek offers superb mountain views, picturesque Sherpa settlements, and after all unspoiled culture. This trek is more like cultural trek than mountain and glacier expeditions. Sherpas who live in Helambu are different than those living in the Khumbu region. Since the region has the majority of Buddhist religion trekkers will find numbers of Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Tarkeghyang is another Sherpa village along the way, which bears its own story. The people in Helambu where carefully exploited to a lower cast because of a Nepali king who was afraid they could give rebellion as they live all around the city regions. To this result, they still live in backward civilization. The ranges of mountains that rise above us match the diversity of the people we meet. From low altitudes, we have excellent views of mountains that include Langtang, the Annapurnas, Manaslu and even Everest on a clear day. This is a pleasant and exciting journey, a time to relax and become immersed in the beauty of the Himalayas.
Our trek starts from Kathmandu after driving by bus/car to Sundarijal, which is just 13 km from Kathmandu. We then continue to ascend to Chisopani where we spend the first night just outside the valley. Chisopani offers the great view of mountain and landscape. Then we make almost a circle going through Khtumsang, Tharapati, Tarkeghyang, Sarmathang and finally to Melamchi pul where we take the bus to Kathmandu.