Several trekking routes visit Helambu, one of them being known as Helambu Trek. Helambu is famous for its sweet apples and artistic Buddhist monasteries and it is a Buddhist pilgrimage site.
We started our Trek on Apr 16, 2014 from Sundarijal which can be reached by local bus from Old Buspark in 50 minutes .
Sundarijal is basically a small dam and hydro electric station in the north east corner of Kathmandu Valley where the Himalayan Rescue Dog squad is headquartered. We began out trek from west of Sundarijal at the end of the of auto road where the large water pipe comes out of the hills.There is now daily jeep service from Sundarijal to Pati Bhanjyang. To walk begin at the bus park in Sundarijal and the large water pipe. Cross under the pipe and proceed along its west side much of the way is up stairs, continue. eventually turning left to cross over the dam of a water reservoir (1585m) in 40 minutes.
Across the dam we continued uphill crossing the water shed management road which winds around the hillside. This is a scattered Tamang village with lodges and view of Kathmandu Valley can be seen clearly from there. The trail continue up, first in open country and then in oak forest., often in small gully, and enters Shivpuri watershed and wild life Research area, after passing an army station. We reached Chisapani (2194m) aka cold water after 4 hours of our walk.The trails continues to descend through open farm land to reach Pati Bhanjyang (1768m). There are lodges and police check post there. We passed Jiri Lama's Guest house, climbed up the hill and then downhill to reach Gul Bhanjhyang. We spent our night in one guest house there. Next day we headed towards Khutumsang. There are no permanent villages between Khutumsang and Melamchi Ghyang on this route but if one leaves Khutumsang in the morning then he should reach Tharepati, where there are lodges. But we took a right turn and instead of going to Tharepati we headed down to Melamchi Khola Valley. More of the trek is described in my YouTube video.. Cheers..!..