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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.
There are several health posts along the trail where basic medical facilities are available. However, it is preferred to have your regular medicine with you if you are using any.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Yes, it is possible to get showers during Helambu Cultural Trek on the hotels/lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.
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).
No one shall operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone in Nepal without obtaining permission as follows:
1. Tourists intending to fly UAV during their visit in Nepal shall obtain prior permission from the following agencies:
• Department of Tourism
• Ministry of Home Affairs
• Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (not necessary for UAV less than 2 kg and below 200 ft from ground level)
2. For research and study purpose, the permission of the following agencies is required:
• Line Ministry/Department relating to the subject matter of research/study
• Ministry of Home Affairs
• Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (not necessary for UAV less than 2 kg and below 200 ft from ground)
3. UAV Pilots should be proficient in flying and have basic knowledge of rules pertaining to drone operation
4. Do not fly UAV in a way that may cause a safety risk to the aircraft flying in the area.
5. Small flying Toys can be operated inside the private premises.
6. Flying UAVs in the public areas for fun requires permission from the local security agencies.
7. The liability of any harm to the persons or damage to the property caused due to the UAV operation shall be the responsibility of the person flying the drone.
8. Refer the following documents for detailed requirements for UAV operations in Nepal:
• ‘Flight Operations Directive No. 7, May 2015’ of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal
• ‘Procedure for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flying’ of Ministry of Home Affairs
9. Do not use UAV other than the scope of permission.
10. Flying a UAV without due permission shall be considered Illegal and shall be subjected to the punishment in accordance to the prevailing civil aviation rules.
Likewise, the cost of flying a drone at Annapurna Conservation would vary upon the purpose of taking the drone so please proceed to inquiry along with the purpose of taking it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The budger for Helambu Cultural Trek ranges from USD 600.00 up to USD 1,200.00 or more depending upon the group the size, services you choose, and as per your requirements and specifications.
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.
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.