Helambu trek is relatively popular for it's natural beauty and culture heritage. You can find unique culture which is following by different ethnic groups. You have opportunity to explore little bit of Shivapuri National park and little bit of Langtang National park during your trekking in Helambu region. It is not far from capital of Nepal and the region is still natural as it was.
Helambu trek will bring you closer to home of Sherpa and hylomo people presents an easy getaway. This is ideal trek for people with less time who do not wish to travel too far from the Kathmandu Valley. Helambu, the mid-elevation region to the Langtang National Park's south, this is also study center of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama and Tamang people maintain a rich cultural heritage, visible in richly carved wooden windows, lively dance festivals, and skilled weaving traditions. Trekkers can enjoy these sights on any of the three main trekking routes. Hiking times and overnight stops are planned for a moderate hiking pace, and proper acclimatization to altitude. Treks range in difficulty from moderate to challenging. All trail heads are accessible by bus or private transports from Kathmandu. The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu and Eagle Treks will handle all meals, services of experienced trekking guide and necessarily porter(s) to make your trek light.
Starting with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, the trail to Helambu climbs on to the Shivapuri ridge from where there are sweeping views of the central Himalayas. Following a ridge-line the trek heads north to Tharepati before turning east to Melemchi Gaon and Tarkegyang the principle villages of this area. From here we visit Shermathang before descending to the Melamchi river to end our trek with a drive Melamchi Pul Bazaar back to Kathmandu.
Langtang National Park entry permit, Shivapuri National Park entry permit and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) is compulsory to do Helambu Trek.
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