CHAUTARA, April 26: The tourism business in Helambu which was hard-hit by the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and the COVID-19 pandemic has made a rebound in recent months.

Melamchi-Helambu road blocked

August 28, 2022 10:17 am

SINDHUPALCHOWK, August 28: The Melamchi-Helambu road has been blocked for traffic at Melamchi Municipality-11 due to floods triggered by heavy rainfall last night. Regular traffic has been affected after flood water from the nearby river entered the road near Seemkhet, according to the Area Police Office, Melamchi.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Preparations are underway to open the main gate of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project at Ambathan and inspect the tunnel, which was covered by debris due to flood and landslides that occurred on June 15 and July 30.

HELAMBU, Feb 5: Minister for Home Affairs Balkrishna Khand has inaugurated a Bailey bridge constructed over the Melamchi River.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nov 10: A person died and five others were injured when a bus bound for Kathmandu from Helambu in Sindhupalchowk district met with an accident on Wednesday at Ichowk at Helambu.

KATHMANDU, August 2: A massive flood that occurred in Melamchi following heavy rain on Saturday swept away 46 houses and two bridges.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Seventeen houses and huts in Helambu Rural Municipality and Melamchi Municipality of Sindhupalchowk were washed away by a flash flood in the Melamchi River last night.

KATHMANDU, August 1: A fresh flood has occurred in the Melamchi River yet again. Following incessant rain on Saturday, the flood struck the region on Sunday morning, sweeping away the ‘Rato Pul’ along with 12 houses and tarp settlements damaged by the previous floods.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 21: Construction of temporary housing for flood survivors of Helambu Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district has begun.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Dreams of thousands of people of Helambu and Melamchi have been shattered by the devastating landslides and floods that occurred on July 15.

Whatever Oli has announced for the people of flood- and landslide-hit Helambu and Melamchi is too little and too late.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has arrived in Helambu Rural Municipality for onsite observation of the flood and landslide-ravaged Helambu and Melamchi area.

The government, other agencies concerned and aid seems mostly targeted to those places only where journalists first visited and made those places ‘viral’ in social media and news channels.

KATMANDU, June 29: The massive landslide in the Himalayas of Helambu Rural Municipality-1 of Sindhupalchowk district triggered a huge flash flood downstream that wiped away everything on its way on June 16.

KATHMANDU, June 25: A massive landslide and a flash flood hit Helambu Rural Municipality and downstream villages of Sindhupalchowk last week. It has almost been 10 days, and it won’t be otherwise to say that Helambu has remained disconnected from the rest of the world since then. Both motorable and suspension bridges have been swept away. There has been no communication network and electricity since June 16.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Helambu Rural Municipality has maintained that a massive landslide in the Himalayas of Helambu triggered the devastating flash floods downstream last Tuesday night.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Helambu Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district is witnessing a heavy rainfall since this evening. This has increased the water level in the Melamchi River again to dangerous levels, leaving people living on the banks of the Melamchi River to stay awake.

If you can hold a meeting in the middle of the night and recommend to the President to dissolve parliament, why can't you pay a visit to the flood- and landslide-hit areas and announce relief, extend support and give hope to people in despair? What is stopping you?

KATHMANDU, June 7: Melamchi Ghyang, a village located at the uppermost part of Helambu Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchok district, has finally got a permanent access to the road ways.

KATHMANDU, April 22: At a time when low capital spending and weak fiscal discipline have become the talk of the town, Helambu rural municipality of Sindhupalchowk district has become a forerunner in giving a feeling of good governance to the people and transparency in public spending.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Helambu Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district, which is located some 80 kilometers away from the federal capital of the country, looks alluring and mesmerizing as it is currently blanketed in heavy snowfall.

Helambu to be developed as apple hub

November 4, 2020 08:51 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Helambu, a popular tourist destination, will be developed into an apple hub.

HELAMBU, July 28: Helambu, originally known as Hyolmo in native language of the people living in the region, is not only home to some ten to fifteen thousand Hyolmo people believed to have migrated from Tibet but also a beautiful tourist destination which comes under the Langtang and Helambu Trek circuit; the third most explored trekking route in Nepal.

HELAMBU, June 17: While many schools in the major cities with adequate internet and other facilities are struggling to operate and run classes, a government school in the remote Himalayan village of Melamchi Ghyang, Helambu, presents a different story.

MELAMCHI GHYANG, May 26: Helambu, a highland village situated in the upper belt of Sindhupalchok district and the sacred place of Lord Padmasambhava, Milarepa, and Guru Rinpoche, awaits exploration. Just 80 kilometers away from Kathmandu, the famous tourist destination and habitat of endangered wild flora and fauna and rich in typical Hyolmo culture and tradition, and is yet to be fully explored by visitors.

MELAMCHI GHYANG, Helambu, May 2: While the entire globe is battling against the COVID-19 pandemic, people in the upper belt of Helambu are busy gathering fodders and food supplies for the coming monsoon. Some are busy mending houses and others in the fields and with their cattle. Life is normal.

HELAMBU,MELIMCHIM Jan 26: Crispy delicious ‘Kapsye’, oily yummy ‘Baver’, sounds of firecrackers, decorated houses, happy faces, new ‘Tarcho’ and ‘Lungdar’ in front of houses and chilly cold weather are among few things that simply describe the arrival of Lhosar in Helambu, Sindhupalchowk.

Pretty Panch Pokhari

November 15, 2019 09:10 am

“Helambu mathi Ama Yangri, Ama Yangri wari Bhotang Gaun, Bhotang mathi Panch Pokhari.” The first time I heard this catchy Tamang selo was at a hotel in Tarkhegyang of Helambu region along with three other travel partners. Our minds created an alluring vision of Panch Pokhari and Bhotang village right then and there. That was in October 2016 and we were on our way back to Kathmandu from a trek to Gosainkunda. It took us, the same group of people, four years to finally turn our yearnings into reality and visit Panch Pokhari via Bhotang.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Aug 29: Pemba Sherpa of Helambu village takes care of his yaks and other cattle ‘just like his kids’. Though it takes hours to clean the sheds, he does that passionately every day.

CHAUTARA, July 2: The construction of 60-km long Himalayan Helambu Great Trail (trekking route) has begun at Helambu rural municipality – a popular tourist destination in Sindhupalchowk district.

SINDHUPALCHOK, May 12: Construction of infrastructure has started for operating bungee jumping facility at Helambu in Sindhupalchok district. Chair of Helambu rural municipality Nima Gyaljen Sherpa said what would be the district's longest and highest suspension bridge is being constructed at Helambu for this purpose.

RASUWA, May 10: Preparations for the Gosaikunda Helambu Marathon, which is scheduled to be held on Saturday, have been completed, said organizer. The organizer Helambu Trail Running Club said that the preparations of the tournament have been completed and that the club is ready to host it.