Despite being shortest trekking destination Helambu Trekking is typically renowned for its cultural beauty and mountains view. It is one of the popular sites of Langtang Region Trekking. The trail best suits for inexperience and to those who prefer leisurely walk. The other importance of this trail is that it gives real picture of countryside Nepal.
Hyolmo culture of this area is fascinating for trekkers. Hyolmo are regarded as ethnic indigenous group of Nepal with unique culture, tradition and language. Tamang are the main inhabitants of this area following Hyolmo culture. According to the Bureau of Statistics of Nepal Government there are more than 10,000 Hyolmo people who reside here. Buddhism is the main religion of this group.
Marriage is really typical ritual of this group making their culture literally different from others. The bridegroom steals the bride and watching this or attending this marriage will be a different kind of experience.
Helambu Trekking begins from Sundarijal and ends at Melamchi. You reach to the height of 3,650m. The mani walls, prayer flags and monasteries are additional attraction of this trek.
Adventure White Mountain Will receive you at international airport of Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to hotel. Today you can enjoy Thamel as it is one of the cream touring sites of Kathmandu. Tourists believe that Nepal visit is incomplete without visiting Thamel. You will spend night in a hotel.
The real fun begins from today as you get chance to witness at least four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is regarded as Historic City and Kathmandu Durbar Square is a lively example that speaks about the history of this nation. The site covers five acres of land. Hanuman Dhoka, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinatha and Bouddhanath are the main place of our visit today. We will spend night in a hotel.
The real adventure begins from today. We drive to reach Sundarijal from Kathmandu. It is the starting point of our Helambu Trekking. The Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve here are main attraction of this place. It is a heaven for bird observer as there resides more than 300 species of birds. Following stone stpes and rough trail we reach Mulkharka where we take rest for some time. Enjoying scenic beauty and chill of hilly area we arrive at Chisopani where we will spend night.
After breakfast we begin our trail. It leads towards Pati Bhanjyang. It is a small village with small population. The course further leads towards ups and down to arrive at Gul Bhanjyang. The descending way along rocky route brings us to Khutumsang where we will stay at night.
We cross Magen Goth. The beauty of this place is that you get splendid view of Langtang and Gosainkunda peak from here. At Tarepati we put off at night.
We follow descending trail today. We pass Sherpa village of Melamchigaon. The gompas here are fascinating for trekkers. We cross Melamchi Khola. Following other side of the valley will take us to Tarke Gyang and here we will take rest at night. This village is the largest village of Helambu.
We cross forests following downhill course. Sermanthang is popular for apple and many new technologies are applied here to grow sweet apples. The peaks above from here are really beautiful. We put off at Sermathang.
We will roam around local communities as it is rest day today. While on trek we take rest as the acclimatization will adjust our body temperature with increasing altitude. Sermathang inhabits Sherpa people. They are ethnic people with unique cultural identity. They are also regarded as Mountain People.
After breakfast we begin out trek. It is a downhill path which brings us to Dubhachaur. We finally arrive at Melamchi. The teahouse and lodges in this place are really nice. We further move towards Panchkhal and from here catch bus to reach Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you get time to stroll around Thamel. Adventure White Mountain will offer you farewell dinner enjoying cultural dance
It is a last day of our Nepal stay. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours earlier to scheduled flight. See you soon!