Helambu Cultural Trek is a low-altitude trek that is most suitable for those people who cannot spare great lengths of days to travel to foothills of eastern and western Himalayans. If you want to witness and be the part of rural alpine Nepalese lifestyle while also enjoying the panoramic views of peaks like Langtang Lirung Ganesh Himal Massif, and DorjeLakpa, Helambu trek is the perfect choice for you. It offers you with rare chance to explore the unique and ancient Hyolmo culture amidst the picturesque setting. During the trek, we will come across several highland Sherpa and Tamang villages dotting both sides of MelamchiKhola.
The natives of the region, the Tamangs and Sherpas are original of Tibetan origin, whose culture and traditions date back to hundreds of years. Due to the far-flung location and remoteness, the lifestyle and settlements have not changed much even in the 21st century. During our trek, we will be able to see and stay in intricately made stone houses with carved windows, doors, and porches. The true Himalayan identity of the Hyolmo people is also reflected in the beautiful traditional dresses and boots they adorn. Moreover, if our trek is scheduled around Buddhist festivals like Lhosar and Buddha Purnima, we will have the rare chance to be part of these ancient festivals and rites. The region used to be a part of the ancient trade route to Tibet, which is still reflected in its way of life. To date, most people are sheep and yak herders, with some growing hardy grain and vegetables. As you witness the uniqueness and grandeur of the Helambu Sherpa culture, you will notice that it is much more different than the mainstream, popular culture and traditions of the Solukhumbu Sherpas of eastern Nepal.
The eleven-day long Helambu cultural trek commences from Sundarijal to Chisapani. The route traverses all the way to MelamchiPul Bazar blending all the wonderful natural, cultural, and adventurous heritages in between. At first, the trail descends through oak forests, passes through parts of Shivapuri National Park and continues to beautiful hamlets like Tarke Gyang and Sermathang. While descending, we will return back through picturesque villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang. We will come a full circle when we will trek back to MelamchiPul Bazar while returning.
In this way, Helambu Cultural Trek perfectly encapsulates a wholesome and fulfilling trekking experience that comprises the best of both cultural and natural beauty the Helambu region has to offer. It gives you a rare chance to experience and be part of rich Hyolmo culture while living in the close vicinity of inspiring silver peaks.
What is the trip about ?
|Trip Standard||Hotels / Lodge basis.|
|Trek Grade||Moderate with Uphill|
|Highest Spot||3, 597 m at Thadepati.|
|Trekking||07 – 08 days|
|Total Trip||10 Nights and 11 Days|
|Season||All season except mid June to August.|
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.
Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2,300 m – 04hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Gulbhanjyang 2,125 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Kutumsang 2,446 m – 04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Thadepati 3, 597 m – 05 hrs.
Then this pleasant trek passes through cool shade of rhododendron forests and coming at an open area, where there’s a Nepal army post and with few small teahouses, after this exposed place walk leads to a short climb diverting from the main path that joins to Gosainkund area, our wonderful walk completes at Tharepati for lunch and overnight stop. Tharepati with few lodges and teahouses and the highest point of this trip offering grand panorama and awesome views of rolling landscapes and high stunning peaks of Langtang and Jugal mountain range, afternoon free at leisure or for short walk around this fabulous spot
Day 06: Trek to Malemchigaon 2,560 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m – 04 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m – 04 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Malemchipul Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu – 05 hrs drive
Day 10: In Kathmandu full day sightseeing tour.
Day 11: International departure homeward bound.