A Cultural Trek Helambu is in Langtang National Park. In this cultural trip, You can visit Helmo ethnic group hospitality and a historical meditation cave in Melamchigaon from ancient age.
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a cultural trek in the area of Helambu is seven days, exploring next to the Gosaikunda Langtang Valley and the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa. You can do this trip after doing Six nights/ seven days Langtang Valley trip with 14 days trek. Otherwise separately only Helambu Trekking Package for 6 nights 7 days.
There starts and ends in Kathmandu a pleasant brief walk to the Langtang National Park. This Trekking package involves 2 days on the bus and 5-days trekking to part of Langtang National Park Helmo Village. Actually, For a cultural trek it is 6 days because we travel to Sundarijal by bus and local car and after seven days also drive back from Melamchi. This is one of Nepal’s finest cultural treks close to the ethnical group, mountainous valley, religion, custom, and culture.
A Cultural Trek Helambu is in Langtang National Park. In this cultural trip, You can visit Helmo ethnic group hospitality. Moreover a historical meditation cave in Melamchigaon from ancient age. On the Melamchi hight corner cave, you can see a moon sign panting.
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Greetings at Kathmandu AirportWe will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in the next day morning after your breakfast.
Kathmandu Drive to Sundarijal (1350m) and trek to Chisopani (2140m):Drive for about an hour from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m) where there is a massive water project which supplies most of the drinking water to Kathmandu Valley. The unpaved road turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant and starts up concrete steps alongside the water pipe. Beyond Sundarijal the trail climbs continuously through forests to a medieval-looking reservoir, dam and waterworks. Crossing the dam, the path leaves the water supply system and rises steeply to a road to the top of the Shivapuri ridge and wildlife reserve. The trail now continues up the hill through the forest to meet the Mulkharka Villages with the inhabitants of Tamang people. The trail continues with climbing on the forest of rhododendron and oaks after pass the Borlang Bhanjyang trail goes downhill to Chisopani (2140m), The mountain views are excellent from here can see the sights of Annapurna to Everest
Chisopani trekking to Gul Bhanjyang (2140 m)The trail continues to drop from Chisopani on a good sometimes level crossing meadows and fields. There are excellent mountain views as you leave the full track and drop down into the valley on The trail continues to drop from Chisopani on a good sometimes level crossing meadows and fields. There are excellent mountain views as you leave the full track and drop down into the valley on a muddy zigzagging path. The trail heads north out of Pathi Bhanjyang (1770m), the Brahman and Chhetri village and a gentle ascent to a small white chorten at the Sherpa village of Thakuni Bhanjyang. Make a very steep incline on a switch back to Chipling and 200m climb on a stone staircase to the top of the Jhogin Danda ridge (2470m). You’ll have good views of the peaks as you drop down through rhododendron forest on the far side of the pass. We will Continue along the forested ridge and descends to a large chorten overlooking the Tamang village of Gul Bhanjyang.
Gul Bhanjyang trekking to Tharepati (3597m):The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The trail steadily rises through the prickly-leaved oak forest with excellent views of the mountains and the Helambu valley. The trek proceeds due north up the Yurin Danda ridge and affords views of the peaks above Langtang and the Gosaikunda peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail, mostly through fir and rhododendron forests where there are only a few shepherds’ huts. The trail descends to Magen Goth and continues to climb, steeply at first, and then more gradually, the trail makes some ups and downs passing through forests, across flower-strewn meadows and crossing streams. A steep path raises above the village to a fluttering white prayer flag on a mind swept hilltop, offering a perfect panorama of the Langtang Himalaya. We arrived at Tharepati Rise early for excellent close-up views of Gosaikunda and surrounding high mountains. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Tharepati trekking to Tarkeghyang (2590mThe path passes pine and rhododendron forest rich with bird life along with excellent views down into the Helambu valley. The elevation gives you a marvelous mountain view of the Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu. After crossing the bridge, the trail climbs steeply up to the sprawling valley of Nakote (1980m). Then the path goes gently up to beautiful Sherpa village Tarkeghyang (ghyang means monastery) passing through Sherpa old settlements and most prominent monasteries. Narrow cobbled lanes and tightly packed houses here resemble the high altitude villages of Mustang and Dolpo which are worth viewing. Tarkeghyang boasts an 18th century Gompa with a considerable brass prayer wheel.
Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2610m):Today the trail is quite easy through the flat land with beautiful forests. The path leads us to cross small forest with the view of the charming village of Helambu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and Sherpa village of Gangyul of Khumbu region. Sermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and view of Jugal Himal range. In the bright day, the villages provide good views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosaikunda and Rolwaling, Even Mt. Everest also in the distance.
Sermathang Trekking to Melamchi Bazaar (828m) and drive to KathmanduToday the trails gradually descend all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages. With the spectacular Mountain View, you will get to interact with local and friendly people. From here take a drive of around 3-4 hrs to the Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the panoramic views all the way, enjoying the fresh air and forested road. Drive back to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle; join Nepali cultural dinner in the evening overnight in hotel.
Farewell DepartureToday is free or last minute you have few hours unique shopping for your relatives. We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.
Price included in the Cost
• Airport/hotel/ airport pickup drop and local transfers
• Sightseeing/tour in Kathmandu with English speaking culture guide
• Accommodation in a 3-star label hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
• Basic guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains: everyday breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
• All ground transportation as per the program by private/local vehicles
• All necessary trekking staff with experienced guide/leader, assistant guide/sherpa and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, lodging, and foodstuff.
• All our government taxes (tourist service charge & vat) and office expenses
• All required paper works; trekking permits or special permit
• Welcome and goodbye dinner
• Limited medical kit box
Price not included in the cost
• International airfare
• Nepal visa fee (bring perfect US$ cash and two passport size photographs)
• If extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the programmed itinerary.
• Altitude chamber (Pac) or oxygen, down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, trekking map etc.
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the trek than the scheduled itinerary)
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, all kinds of beverages, bottle or bar bills boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
• Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
• Tips for the trekking and tour staff (guides, porters and driver) note: tipping are expected
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