Helambu, situated about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, is famous for its scenic grandeur and pleasant climate. It extends from north of Taramarang to the tree limit of the Gosainkunda Lake and lower slopes of Jugal Himal, scattered on both sides of the Malemchi Khola. Helambu is famous for its sweet apples. Helambu is great for short treks, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and the snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of most diverse treks near Kathmandu.
The great Himalayan peaks staying as a border between the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal and the roof of the world; Tibet is enchanting. The trekkers come in contact with temperate forests, snowy peaks which give the feeling of heaven. Helambu was once considered a hidden, sacred domain and its misty ridges and fertile valleys are still comparatively isolated. The peaks of Langtang Himal are clearly visible from the area. The people living the highlands of the Langtang region are certainly the Nepalis, being the descendant of the Tibetan origin, they still look like Tibetans.
It is very much open for business and trekking is possible. Enoughï¿½lodges are open and the trekking trails are in good condition. It is inhabited by the Hyolmo(Sherpa) and Tamang tribe of people in the upper section. It provides the typical glimpse of life in the village of Nepal. The Tamang and Sherpa villages of Helambu present an easy getaway. The rip-roaring cliffy trials throb and thrill you, and the local flocks in their cultural attire give you a sense of the distinctly different world. An absolutely diverse and wonderful experience.
Magnificent views, evergreen forests, Himalayan streams, typical local houses, culturally rich villages and smiling people are some of the major elements found in Helambu region. You have also chance to see many monasteries which are preserved by locals to keep their tradition alive. Some of the best view points of the entire trail offer you wonderful backdrop of Himalayan panorama.