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Helambu Cultural Trek, as the name suggests, emphasizes on the cultural heritage of the Langtang region of Nepal. Especially, the culturally rich Helambu village where resides unique ethnic groups of people, mainly the Sherpas and Tamang. The traditional village inhabited by the native people and their authentic lifestyle, culture, tradition, foods and cuisine, uniforms, languages, festival celebrations and the art of life is what tourists are beguiled with during Helambu Cultural Trek.
Though the trek is popular as cultural trekking, the blissfulness of nature is indisputable. Regardless of being nearby the Kathmandu city, the Helambu village still is away from the impacts of urbanization. A traveller embarking on Helambu Cultural Trek gets an opportunity to expose the extreme beauty of the astounding landscapes, walk thru the lush bushes and notice a wide range of floras and faunas. Nevertheless, the jaw-dropping vistas of mountaintops and whistling of cascading waterfalls are beyond imagination.
Multicolour Rhododendron forests, green and refreshing terraced fields and the high hills and valleys, various species of herbs and vegetations in the Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park is one of the rejoicing attractions during the hike. Moreover, the traveller can also spot several species of threatened wildlife along the trail. The hypnotic scent of the bushes with a backdrop of Himalayas takes the trek to a different level.
Since it is a cultural heritage trek, the most important aspect of this trek is none other than the lifestyle and culture of the locals. The region is inhabited by people with diverse ethnicities. The unity in diversity among the Hindus and the Buddhists is a pride of the Helambu region. Tourists will be blessed to explore the traditions and rituals of both religions during the trek. We can spot several temples as well as monasteries along the trail which signifies the religious harmony. And in the small settlements as well as hamlets where we stop and rest or stay overnight, the warm hospitality and harmony leave you with no words.
Helambu Cultural Trek is short, easy and comfortable trekking and hiking experience in the Langtang region of Nepal. It doesn’t demand any physical challenges or require any past trekking experiences. The trek can be suitable for any travel and tours lovers who have a leisure time of about 10 days or less. The only thing necessary to choose the trek is passion and enthusiasm towards exploring the rich culture and traditional lifestyle with a touch of natural wonder.
The trek can be organized anytime around the year as per the specification of the trekkers; However, Helambu Cultural Trek can be best experienced during Autumn months from September, October and November or Spring months from March, April and May. It is because of the favourable weather, vivid sceneries and the blossoming of flora and fauna along with enjoyable walking trails. Whereas, the winter gets freezing cold and summer brings much too rainfall.
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“Namaste” is the common form of greeting in Nepal which is often spoken as Namaskar. It is a traditional Hindu greeting and it is used both for salutation and valediction. Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest.
While you are on Helambu Cultural Trek, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you might only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug.
Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in hotels/lodges and also mobile data during Helambu Cultural Trek for the Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.
The trails of Helambu Cultural Trek are not so crowded as well as not deserted. During the off-season, there will be only a few trekkers but during the pick-season, there will be trekkers from different parts of the world.
Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.
ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Helambu Cultural Trek you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu.
There is a possibility of getting altitude sickness during Helambu Cultural Trek but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.
Yes, you will need a special permit for Helambu Cultural Trek because you will pass thru Shivapuri National Park and Langtang National Park, you would need to have Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park Entrance Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
Yes, it is possible to get showers during Helambu Cultural Trek on the hotels/lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.
Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sun’s Cream ( 40+)
Cotton t-shirts or thermals
Waterproof and windproof jacket
Down jacket (Light-weighted)
Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Underwear and Half pants
Thin inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
Trekking bag/duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilize
It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.
In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.
The best time to go for Helambu Cultural Trek would be Autumn months from September, October and November or Spring months from March, April and May because the weather would be clear and the sceneries are vivid under the clear blue sky and lush greenery everywhere. Moreover, the blooming of rhododendron forest and other herbs and vegetations would be the major attraction of being there during autumn and spring as well it will reduce the risk of natural calamities and blockades from snowfalls.
The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.
Helambu Cultural Trek is the easiest and luxurious trek suitable for every travel lover who loves to experience amazing vista of nature, enjoy great Himalayan views and witness the culture and tradition of local inhabitants.
Generally, Helambu Cultural Trek is 8 to 10 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.
During Helambu Cultural Trek, you would be staying hotels or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat or with the food of your choice available on the menu.
Without any doubt, yes you can customize and personalize the trek duration of trek itinerary of Helambu Cultural Trek so as to meet your requirements.
Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have a water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.
Of course, since Helambu Cultural Trek is one of the most accessible treks and very popular among the trekkers, one can go for solo trekking without any worries. Because the people in there are very friendly and co-operative and you can also meet other trekkers along the way so that there won’t be any risk for solo trekkers or solo female trekkers to go for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Furthermore, our trekking staffs(guides) are highly experienced and dedicated to their job, so our company will be fully responsible for that note.
Helambu Cultural Trek is short, comfortable and safe trekking journey organized at moderate altitude nearby Kathmandu Valley. During Helambu Cultural Trekking, you will feel blessed with vistas of the Himalayas. It provides you with an opportunity to pass through wonderful dense forests, spectacular landscapes, culturally rich villages and great views of Himalayas.
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