Helambu Region Trekking


Helambu Region is popular among the trekkers for its scenery and favorable climate.

The Helambu area is located about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu and is great for short treks.

The area spans a wide elevation range but the highest point reached is only 2700–3200m (depending on route), so acclimatization is rarely a problem. Winter treks are particularly feasible.

Helambu’s people call themselves Sherpa, although they’re only distant cousins of the Solu-Khumbu stock. Tamangs are also numerous, while the valley bottoms are farmed mainly by caste Hindus.