Nepal is one of the most popular destinations in the whole world for trekking, which allows visitors to experience not only the grandeur of the Himalayan Mountains but also the unique and fascinating culture of the Nepalese people. Nepal is blessed with some of the world’s largest mountains, including Mount Everest, with awe-inspiring vistas, beautiful forests, and tiny local villages perched on steep hillsides.No matter whether you seek to challenge yourself and have the adventure of a lifetime in the awe-inspiring Himalayas, to explore and experience new cultures, or simply to relax and enjoy nature, Nepal is the place for you. If you visit Nepal, you have a wide variety of choices on trekking. Some treks are easier, last only a few days, are at lower elevations and close to major cities. Other treks are more challenging, of longer duration and travel to the more remote and stunning areas of Nepal. True mountain expeditions are also available for those who are interested.
Trekking in Nepal is safe and affordable for everyone. Nepalese people have a long history of friendliness, generosity, and the welcoming of guests, along with fascinating culture, tradition, and values. While trekking, regularly-spaced villages and teahouses allow trekkers ample opportunity to rest, recover, and simply soak in the beauty and uniqueness of Nepal. The dry, warm seasons (March-June and September- November) are the best times for trekking, although trekking can be arranged in certain areas any time of the year.
What is Trekking?
Trekking, hiking or walking holidays or means to walk with a backpack in a remote or a wilderness or off-the-beaten-track area. Participant of Trekking can be either solo or part of a group. Trekkers set out to follow pre-organized or negotiable tracks with an object and arrive at a destination within the scheduled timeframe. Sometime trekking is also considered a form of exploration on foot. The adventure trekking is aimed to complete a pre determined circuit successfully and being safe. This is why some degree of navigation skill is required, particularly if the participant is solo. The duration of walking or trekking can be anywhere from a couple of hours to couple of weeks or even a month. The word ‘trekking’ might have different meanings to different people but in common 'trekking' is a fairly general term but related disciplines include hiking, bushwalking, tramping, hill walking, fell walking and backpacking. Trekking is a common activity that anyone can start with only a minimal of gear and experience. Lately trekking in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan is fairly being popular since it gives an unforgettable lifetime experience and hundreds of thousand trekkers around the world explore these areas every year.
Trekking in Nepal & Himalayan Regions
The Annapurna, Everest and Langtang are the most popular trekking regions in Nepal. The Rolwaling, Makalu and Dhaulagiri regions are not less beautiful and adventurous indeed these routes offer an extra ordinary experience. Trekking to the forbidden kingdom of Upper and Lower Dolpo, glorious Kanchenjunga, marvellous Manaslu and miraculous Mustang regions are among the most rewarding trekking regions in Nepal. Besides this Trekking to Ganesh Himal, Rara Lake, Simikot, Arun Valley and other region are not less fascinating and adventurous. For those who have short amount of time and still would like to test the trekking in Nepalese mountain, a trek around Kathmandu valley such as Shivapuri Trek, Kakani Trekking, Namobuddha Trek and Nagarkot Dhulikhel excursion are another options.
Types of Trekking
Tea House Trekking: A Tea House Trekking is standard even if it is local run guesthouse. Tea House trekking is very popular in the most popular trekking regions like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang where considerably good accommodation with attached bathroom are available. Tea House trekking which is also called “live of the land mark trekking” is comparatively cheaper than camping and more suitable for instant trekkers in both small as well as large groups.
Full Service Trekking: Camping Trek is also known as fully organized supported trek which is accompanied by team of guide, cook, Sherpa, & porters. All trekking gears, food, fuels, personal belongings and even table and chairs will be carried by porter crew of trekking team. Trekkers should carry only small bag or what they might need during the day. At night, trekkers are provided dining tents, sleeping tents and toilet tents. They are also provided with mattresses and down sleeping bags.