Helambu Trek is relatively popular for exploring its natural beauty and culture heritage. You can find a unique culture followed by different ethnic groups. You have the opportunity to explore a little bit of Shivapuri National park and as well as Langtang National park during your trekking in Helambu region. It is not far from the capital of Nepal and the region is still natural as it was. Helambu Trek will bring you closer to the home of Sherpa and Hylomo people presents an easy getaway.
This is an 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 studied center of Tibetan Buddhism. Mainly, Lama and Tamang people's rich cultural heritage brings trekkers heart blew. Also, visible in richly carved wooden windows, lively dance festivals, and skilled weaving traditions highlight this region.
Trekkers can enjoy these sights on any of the three main trekking routes. Hiking duration and overnight stops are planned for 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 transportation through Kathmandu. The trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu and Eagle Treks and its team manages meals, services of experienced trekking guide. Also, 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. Tarkegyang is the principal and most highlighted village of this area.
Then we start our visits towards Shermathang before descending to the Melamchi river to end our trek. We take a drive to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and also 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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