Nepal Trekking Information
Nepal is the home to world's highest and most beautiful mountains and some of the best trekking trails on the earth. Mt Everest, 8848 m and eight out of world's ten highest mountains are in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal Himalaya, especially Everest and Annapurna treks are world class trekking holidays of great reward. We offer you a number of trekking tours throughout Nepal, tailored to your time ,interest and ability. If you wish to combine your Nepal trek with other adventures or cultural activitie.
Trekking and Hiking amidst some of the most wonderful trails in the World in Nepal. Nepal offers some of the most rewarding and wonderful treks in the world. Most of the Trekking goes popular regions of Nepal, like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang.On beaten trails or virgin tracks, Nepal is a trekker's paradisevirtually. The clip-clop rhythm of foot travel is a unique way to explore so much and make meaningful contact with the country. Trekking usually consists of a series of ascents and descents walking 5 to 7 hours (9 to 14 km per day on average, with a guide, cook and porters.
Trekkers rely on guides for identifying tracks and an introduction to the local people, their culture, religion, and lifestyles. A trekking route will often pass through forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, and hemlock, visiting one or two villages each day. Rivers are crossed on log passages or suspension bridges. It's a feeling of the great out-door, from the word go. The Himalayas of Nepal consists of some of the most popular trekking regions in the world. It's not unusual to cross snowfields in the morning and bathe in sub-tropical streams in the afternoon. For the most part, trekking routes are well traveled by local people, but remain unmarked without sign posts. You soon learn to discover by yourself. It's a challenge galore all the way.
The objective of trekking is not just a particular destination, but the journey itself. You travel at a modest pace, observing nature, rural communities, and fabulous mountain panoramas. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, at your own pace. We show you what you have come to see, and help you discover things you had no idea existed there
Popular Trekking Areas of Nepal
The most popular trekking areas are the Annapurna and the Mt Everest regions. These two areas receive almost 80 % of the total trekkers. Then comes the Langtang region. The Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Manaslu are exotic trekking areas to see preserved natural and cultural heritages. These are also quite popular treks . The Rara lake region in western Nepal and the Makalu and Kanchenjunga regions in eastern Nepal are other important areas, but they receive less trekkers due to lack of road access and not having lodges along the trekking trail.
The Best Treks in Nepal
If you ask which are the best treks in Nepal, it would be hard to answer as different regions are famous for different reasons and also it is a matter that depends on the personal interest of the individuals. However considering the mountain views, cultural experience and general popularity, The Everest Base Camp trek, , Gokyo Lake and Cho La pass trek, Annapurna Base camp trek (Annapurna sanctuary trek ), Annapurna circuit trek can be taken as the best treks in Nepal.
The Best Trekking Season
The time without snow and without rainfall is the best time to visit the mountain trails. That said, October to early December and March to Mid June are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal. This again depends on which area you want to visit .For example there are some very good treks that are done on relatively low altitudes and they can be done even in January (as there will be no snow there), the Poon Hill Ghorepani trek is one of them. Likewise wildflower treks and also Mustang trekking and Dolpo trekking in rain shadow zones are best done during summer days of July and August.
Trekking styles (Tea Houses or Camping Treks)
The popular trekking routes of Everest, Annapurna and Langtang have lodges at frequent stops .We can have lunch or stay for overnight in these lodges. A trek in which we use these lodges for our food and accommodation is called tea house trekking. Often these tea houses are family run inns with good basic facilities like clean bed and western and local foods but no luxury. Originally, before trekking was introduced in Nepal, there were small tea shops in the places where we have lodges now, serving tea and snacks for the local villagers travelling from one village to the other , hence the name " tea house." Unlike this , a fully supported trek in which we carry all our supplies and equipments is called camping trek or an organized trek. In such a trek our Sherpa crew will make the tents for you and our cook will prepare all the meals.
Trekking Porters and Guides
In each trekking group there will be one guide who will be in charge of all the arrangements in the trek and required number of porters. Generally one porter is provided for two trekkers, he carries a load of 20-25 kg depending on the trial, which is enough to include all the essentials of two trekkers in the mountains. They carry the load in the head in our traditional way, often the rucksacks or the duffel bags are easier for them to carry. We have assistant guide and a cook too in a bigger group to look after the food and lodging things.
However there will be a big number of kitchen staffs, porters and cooks in a fully supported camping trek /organized trek. Where available we use ponies or yaks to carry the luggages.
A typical trek day
Your trekking day starts at around 6 am with a cup of tea or coffee at your tent /l odge. You wash your face with warm water and prepare yourself for breakfast at around 7.30. The trek starts after breakfast, you walk at your own pace, frequently stopping to enjoy good views and take photographs .You carry only a day pack containing your personal goods that you need during the day. The porters and Yaks will carry the rest. After a walk of about 3 hours we stop for lunch. It lasts for about 1.5 hours. With another session of walking for 3 to 4 hours we reach our camp, which is often a scenic spot. While you rest, the trekking crew will fix the tents for you. You relax or walk around the camp, enjoy tea/coffee. Around 6-7 PM you will have your dinner, talk about the day's experience with other members or enjoy the Himalayan solitude yourself.