Archaeosomes derived from Methanobrevibacter smithii has been shown to enhance MHC class I-dependent antigen presentation and hence, are to be advantageous in the development of vaccines against viral infections. Herein, we have studied efficiency of mzNL4-3 VLPs entrapped in M. smithii archaeosomes as an HIV-1 vaccine candidate to induce humoral and cellular responses in BALB/c mice. Analysis of total and subtype-specific anti-Env IgG antibody, as well as, cytokine secretion pattern revealed an efficient promotion of anti-HIV specific T helper 1 responses in immunized animals. This finding was evidenced by the significant dominance of IgG2a subtype in the sera and considerable secretion of IFN-γ by specifically induced splenocytes of mice immunized with VLP-containing archaeosomes (VLP+ Archaeosome). In addition, ELISpot assay verified these results and indicated the significantly higher frequency of IFN-γ secreting splenocytes in immunized models. The ratio of IFN-γ to IL-4 spot forming cells (SFCs) in the VLP+ Archaeosome immunized mice was also higher than that of the other groups immunized with either VLP-free archaeosomes or VLPs formulated with complete/incomplete Freund’s adjuvants. These results propound M. smithii archaeosomes-entrapped mzNL4-3 VLPs as a promising immunogen which specifically induces and augments T-helper 1 oriented responses against HIV antigens.