nepal trek

Helambu Cultural Trek

Helambu region is immediately north of Kathmandu. It is one of the best short treks near Kathmandu to explore scenic villages of Tamang and Tibetan Sherpas and their tradition and culture. Although only a days’ drive from Kathmandu valley, Langtang region is a relatively isolated wilderness with picturesque village, ancient monasteries and great panorama of snow-capped peaks. This trek takes a loop around Melamchi Khola. This is a classic Himalayan trek with far less crowd than other popular treks of Nepal. The trek passes traditional Hindu and Buddhist villages, beautiful monasteries, mountain view-points, alpine meadows and pine and rhododendron forests. It is best trek for those having a limited time and unwilling to go into high altitude. It offers all the Himalayan taste of a trek staying at low altitude. This is also best trek to beat the crowd and explore deeply the local tradition, culture and life-style.
According to Buddhist legend this Helambu valley was called Yolmo where the guru Padmasambhava meditated numerous years before. Legend states since very old time many Yogi and monks came to Yolmo valley for meditation and returned with enlightened so Helambu is furthermore called the valley of Meditation. Around the Helambu Region there are many sacred monasteries, Gompas and caves where Buddhist monks and Yogi also used to practice meditation. Helambu trek is advised very simple and presents the stunning views of the Langtang Himalaya Range, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal and Gangchenpo. Moreover round the Helambu there are numerous magnificent vintage monasteries and cultural power-places, Gompas, Mani partition and Chörtens. The usual trek starts from Sundarijal just  nearby Kathmandu city and moves through Chisapani, Hyolmo, Malemchi gaun and Sermathang gaun etc. 
best features of the Trek: Sherpa and Tamang heritage, ancient Monasteries, Gompas, Mani wall, Chörtens, sacred cave, stunning glimpse of Langtang region, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal and Gangchenpo.

Itienary Details
Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu, meet and transfer to Hotel
Day 02:
Drive Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2194m.)
Day 03: Trek Kutumsangu (2471m.)
Day 04: Trek Thadepati (3600m.)
Day 05: Trek Melamchi Gaun (2550m.)
Day 06: Trek Sermathang (2693m.)
Day 07: Trek back Melamchi Bazaar (846m.)
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 09: Final departure



Trip Fact

  • Trip Duration: 9 Days
    Destination: Helambu-Melanchi
    Max Altitude : Tharepati,3600M.
    Seasons: January-May/August-December
    Trip Code : RT-HCT

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