Helambu Trek 9 -Days
Helambu Trek is all about exploring the natural splendor and well-preserved culture in an undisturbed and unadulterated environment of Langtang. Being the less traveled trail, Helambu has been able to maintain its cultural uniqueness intact.
Situated just 72 kilometers to the northeast side of Kathmandu, Langtang Helambu Trekking is one of the nearest trekking routes to enjoy the cultural and natural beauties. The trekking to this region is a golden opportunity to enjoy the beauty of mountain peaks, beautiful flora and faunas, rhododendron forest, local culture and many more. Starting from Sundarijal, the trial goes through rhododendron forest and many traditional villages where we can take rest and know about their lifestyle and culture.
Following the trial, we can enjoy the greenish natural sceneries of hill terraced farmland. Subsequently, you can also witness the giant snow cones which include Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa Ri, Naya Kanga. Going through Langtang National Park, we can see many beautiful floras like red pandas, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Serow, rhesus monkey and common langur. To talk about cultural beauties, we can visit many ancient monasteries and gompas made by the local Tamang people.
Categorized as an easy route, anyone with a normal health condition can conquer this route. This route is not so crowded and is still un-spoilt, may trekkers may their journey to this route. Also, this route does not consume much time, so if you have limited time then this route can be best to think once. So much positive features and some beauties to explore, this route is hence one of the best among all in Nepal.
So, get set for an adventurous and joyful trek to the Helambu village in Langtang region. You will be blessed with the mountain views along with the views of azure lakes in the Gosaikunda region of Nepal. The cultural magnificence and the artistic craftworks by the ethnic settlements residing in the Helambu is a wonder that will leave you in awe. Last but not least, the hostility of the Tamang people in the region is remarkable that will make you feel homely and lively.
Lying within the confines of Langtang National Park, the valley has its climatic zones ranging from subtropical to alpine. Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan national park of the country, encompasses the beautiful tranquil Gosainkunda Lake within its perimeter. The Holy Gosainkunda Lake is considered sacred to the Hindus.
With rich foliages of trees like pine, oak, and maple, the national park is a beautiful forested acreage and nurtures within its woods various animals like the Himalayan Black Bear, the Himalayan Thar and Rhesus monkeys, some of which you might encounter on your trip as you walk through the forests in the park.
Langtang Valley is renowned for its Cheese Factory and the serene Kyanjin Gompa. The cheese, made from Yak’s milk, is simply delectable and divine. You can have an interlude on your trek and have a taste of the delicious cheese here at the factory, and if interested, maybe even take some blocks of cheese with you.
Similarly, the visit to the Kyanjin Gompa serves as the cultural aspect of the journey where you can get insight into the Tibetan influenced Buddhist culture prevalent in this region. Majority of the people in this region are Tamang, and you can get knowledge and information on the Tamang way of life in the valley during the trek as well. Learning about the cultures and traditions of the local people is prudently incorporated within the Langtang Valley Trek package.
The Langtang Valley Trek is an easy and most cherished trek for a wonderful vacation. It starts from a drive to Syabru Bensi from Kathmandu, excursing alongside the silver serpentine Trishuli River. Crossing various rivers like the Bhote Koshi and the Langtang Khola, you would be trekking through opulent bamboo forests to reach the village of Langtang.
The trek is full of ravishing beauties of nature and exquisite espy of marvelous landscapes. Join Nepal Hiking Team and make your vacation more lively and absolutely worth the journey! Allow yourself the opportunity to experience wonderful views of magnificent mountains, learn about the cultures and customs of the local people, feel the pious ambiance of the temples and monasteries along the trek and enjoy the winsome aesthetics of natural grace with the Langtang Valley Trek.
Trekking along the path of the Tamang Heritage Trail, you would be presented with quite a jovial experience. The vibrant colorful clothes and traditional dresses were worn by the people, the intricately ornamented houses with fascinating craftworks along with magnificent views of the mountains in the serenity of the verdantly lush environment present a beautiful picturesque paradise.
If you are willing to explore the cultural aspects of Nepal and the pristine environment along with mountain views, then the Tamang Heritage Trail package is definitely the one for you. An encounter with the monasteries along the way reflects the Tibetan Buddhist culture prevalent in the area. As you excuse along the lavishly decorated monasteries and gumbas, you would also be blessed with sights of beautiful natural environments adorned with the fluorescent blooms of rhododendron flowers.
During this journey, you will also discover a gripping Tibetan history and the control of Tibetan culture in this region. You can also see the trading routes of Tibet-Nepal from where two countries import and export goods. People living in this region are mostly Buddhist and grow some hardy grains and vegetables.
Their daily activities are agriculture including raising livestock and trade. In this region, people wear attractive colorful costumes and their houses are decorated with fabulous woodcarvings. This trek offers dazzling views of snowcapped mountains to make this journey memorable and also trekkers get chances to observe Syabru, Mane and other thrilling local dances at Goljung, Brimdang and Gatlang villages which are located near the Tibetan border.
Also, you can experience the famous Tamang Hospitality at Birddim where homestay facilities are provided. After this, we head towards the narrow valley of Kyanjing Gompa at 3,900m down the Langtang Khola relishing magnificent views. Our trekking then ends where it started at the same point of Dhunche in Syabru benshi.