Helambu circuit trek takes you to one of the most holiest lands for followers of Buddhist religion. This is as well one of the treks which can be begun from Kathmandu and end in Kathmandu on foot. This is one complete off the beaten trek in Nepal that is inclusive of cascading hills, raging rivers, lush green forest of Rhododendron, rare species of birds and animals and some irresistible viewpoints.
Helambu circuit trek does not surpass altitude of 3500 meters and hence this trek does not require any acclimatization. Hence, it makes a beautiful experience for first time hikers, kids and senior citizens. Helambu is a culturally rich destination. Although it is a pilgrimage for followers of Buddhist religion, this place is melting pot of mixed race. However, from the beginning of the trek you will notice mani wall; traditional wall made by Tibetan people who believe will prevent demons from entering. The chortens, mani walls, prayer flags and buddhist monks draped in brown robe is a common sighting.
The core inhabitants of Helambu are known as the Yolmos and they are as well known as the Sherpas. This is the second and only place after Everest where Sherpas are to be found. These settlers descended down to Nepal in the 15th century and scattered around the Helambu region. Helambu as well is considered very holy and pilgrims flock from globe around to pay homage. It is believed that one of the highly regarded poetic Yogis namely Milarepa have had meditated in this very land.
Helambu circuit trek is a pure and unsoiled trek and is kept away from the influx of trekkers. It always has and had been an off the beaten trek but full of life, culture and colors. Trek to Helambu today and make a loop of it to see the best of what the world has yet to explore !