Helambu Trekking is a real trip to learn Sherpa culture. Helambu is the land of Sherpa village where you can see many monastery and ethnic groups and a panoramic view of the mountain between Annapurna to Mt. Everest. The course is varied- you encounter Lamas and see Gompas (monasteries), Chorten (Stupas), and Mani stone (Prayer walls). Most of the ethnic groups believe in Buddhism. If you are in there in wintertime you will see their great festival call Lothar.
Helambu Trekking start from Kathmandu and end here too. early morning bus ride to Sundarijal. Trek to Chisapani Danda, then Chisopani to Kutumsang . trek continue to Tharepati, Melamche Gaon then to Tarke Ghyang Through the jungle, village and cross the bridge, visit monasteries and some village on the way. last part of the trip is Shermathang to Melamched pul then back to Kathmandu.
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A typical day at this trip:
After breakfast at the camp ascending walk approximately for 3hrs. and arrive at Mangegot. Lunch served. Continue ascending walk to Danda Kharka across jungle. Rhododendron flowers are particularly. Witnessed during Febv. To April. Mountains e.g. Langtang; Jugal; Droje Lakpa Nambru and Gauri Shanker are witnessed. No inhabitants are found at this place.
Trek goes mostly all the way down to Melamche Goan, descending walk across the jungle and Melamche stream for 3 hrs. At Melamche Gaon, there is a big village near to the jungle and also a monastery where the camp is set
Helambu Trekking can be done any time of the year.