Nepal is the land of culture diversity. Vast scenic and natural diversity exists in Nepal. The best way to experience Nepal’s unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural riches is to walk through them. Going on foot is only way of knowing and looking at all kinds of diversity, Nepal is known as trekking paradise. It is not only because of majestic mountains but also the variety of culture in the kingdom.
In Nepal more than 80% of people live in the rural areas, where everything is different than in the cities. The adventure of motorized transport brought great change in the lives of the people. But most of the other places have not changed much. One need only be a mountaineer to trek in different part of the country. A longer trek is always better then shorter to enjoy the varieties of flora and fauna within a short distance is another rewarding experience. There are endless possibilities of the trekking in Nepal.
Different types of trekking provide unique opportunities to explore the life styles landscape, flora and fauna and more to get the maximum enjoyment in minimum time. Duration of trekking varies from one day to several days. The main reason for trekking popularity in Nepal is that most of the trekking routes are popularity in Nepal is that most of the trekking routes in Nepal are traditionally use by the villagers. There routes are populated and offer breathtaking landscape.
The history of trekking business in the began, when colonel jimmy Roberts opened mountain travel in 1955. The concept was similar to the expedition approach used by mountaineers, with guides, porters and tents. Since 80 the infrastructure in the trekking route has developed to a stage where many options are possible. There are many choices for the trekkers. It is simply a case of selecting the option most appropriate for you. Now a day in Nepal two Types of trekking is popular. The first in known as “teahouse trekking” and ”camping trekking”
Trekking means an adventurous campaign walking a long distance where there is no means of transportation. Trekking in Nepal covers mostly the mountainous area as Nepal is the also known as the Kingdom of Himalaya. Trekking in Nepal sounds similar to mountaineering but mountaineering requires the climbing of the mountain. There are many places to trek in Nepal. The best known trekking trail of Nepal are the Everest Region Trekking, Annapurna Region Trekking and Lantang Region Trekking. These trekking trail requires minimum of 2 to 3 weeks but some trekking can also be finished with a day and a week. The trekking packages like Kathmandu Valley Trekking can be completed within 2-3 days which covers the most trekked area of Kathmandu like Sudarijal, Dhulikhel, Chispani, Nagarkot and more. Nepal has some of the unique trekking trail in the world such as Everest base camp trekking, Annapurna circut trekking, Gorepani Poon Hill Trekking and many other. There are also many famous trekking in Nepal which are unforgettable and remains in our heart forever.
Nepal consists of eight mountains in the top ten list of world highest mountain peak in the world. This implies Nepal offers the most spectacular and wonderful scenery of mountain in the world. Mountains of Nepal can be viewed from different angle. First the most popular is the Trekking Trail i.e. viewing the mountain from its closest. We trek up to the base camp of the particular mountain and view the whole mountain resting on the camp. The other way is by flight i.e. either Mountain Flight or Helicopter Flight.
Trekking in Nepal also passes through the village where we can interact with the local people and know their culture and religion. Most trekking area of Nepal passes through the National park where we can enjoy the trekking trail as well as the flora and fauna of the natural inhabitant. Trekking in Nepal requires a physical fitness of the trekker along with some trekking or walking experience as we should usually carry heavy loads of unexpected items that might be required for trekking. Nepal is also famous for its culture and tradition so, the religious festivals can make trekking even more enjoyable and interesting.
Scenery during Nepal trekking
Trekking in Nepal offers the most astounding and charming scenery in the world. The scenery of the mountains like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Macchapuchre, Kanchenjunga are the most popular around the world. The trekking not only offers the scenery of mountains but also provides pretty little villages with attractive house, temples and monasteries. The beautiful flow of river along with the sound of birds in the natural forest adds more flavor while trekking in the remote villages of Nepal.
The mountains may be the most obvious scenic attraction while trekking in Nepal, but trekkers soon find there are plenty of others treats for the eyes. The hill country is often breathtakingly beautiful with pretty little villages, attractive house, and neat fieldsman interesting temples. As you climb higher the subtropical lowlands give way to meadows, stretches of forest, swift flowing river and deep cay anon before you reached the cold and often barren regions at the foot of the great peaks. the view change with the seasons, whether is the cycle of planting and harvesting or the brilliant displays of wild flowers in spring and autumn.
Highlights of trekking in Nepal
- Make the approach to Everest base camp and view the Mount Everest from its closest.
- Visit Annapurna sanctuary as its reveals the awesome sight of the surrounding peaks.
- Visit the sacred temple of Gosaikunda in Lantang Region
- Visit remote mountains village of local people and experience Tibetan culture and view monasteries in Namche Bazaar
- Witness the raw beauty of the glaciers, the roar of raging rivers around Manang village.
- Trekking in Manaslu offers the Tibetan monks inhabit sacred monasteries & combined with the views of Tibetan-plateau
The Annapurna Range consists of the massive of Annapurna I, II, III, IV and the Annapurna south peak. The range also includes the famous Machhapuchhre, the “Fishtail” Mountain –mascot of Pokhara. The trek which you are going to do is Ghorepani the main village of Poon family of Magar cast of Myagdi district. View point called Poon Hill is named by the family name of this local people. You will get to see from here nearly 15 mountain ranges including two peaks which are over 8000 meters. After crossing the Ghorepani trek will turned to Tadapani Chhomromg or Ghandrung. Which is Gurung village and and who are still famous in the world as a Gorkha Solder. Then we the path lead through the Valley being very close to the mountain.
Major trekking trails of Annpurna region treks.
Everest region is also know as a Khumbu region of Nepal where sherpa people are leaving there life and they known as a himalayan people are rich in their culture and tradition.
The Khumbu or Everest region is the most popular trekking area in Nepal. It would probably be the most popular destination, but it is more difficult to get to Solu Khumbu than to the Annapurna area. To get near Everest, you must either walk for 10 days or fly to Lukla, a remote mountain airstrip where flights are notoriously unreliable.
Solu Khumbu is justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain (8848 metres), but also for its Sherpa villages and monasteries. The primary goal of an Everest trek is the Everest base camp at an elevation of about 5340 metres. But you cannot see Everest from the base camp, so most trekkers climb Kala Pattar, an unassuming 5545-metre bump on the southern flank of Pumori (7145 metres).
The popular destination of Everest is of course Everest Base camp , Kalapatthar, destinations such as Namche Bazaar, the administrative headquarters of the Khumbu region; Khumjung or Thami, more typical Sherpa villages; or Tengpoche Monastery. From Tengpoche you will have an excellent view of Everest and its more spectacular neighbor Ama Dablam (6856 metres).
Major trekking trail in Everest region.
Nepal Langtang trekking combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkund and the beautiful Helambu Valley. Visit the beautiful Langtang National park and then trek to the end of the valley to view the wonderful ice flutes of Gyangchempo.The Langtang valley is aptly called the valley of glaciers, here, mountains rise soaring towards the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow- capped peaks, grassy down & meadows strewn with daisies & wild primulas. In the upper part of valley there are snow ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lakes of crystalline brightness & glaciated mountain giants
Major trekking route in Langtang region
Short & Easy
There are several trekking and hiking trails in Nepal which also offer stunning scenery with the best hiking experiences. For the trekkers who those have short time frame, those itinerary can be the best to see the beauty of mountain and well as local villages and Nepali traditional.
Near Kathmandu Valley as well as Pokhara valley, as per trekkers chose there are one to three days hiking trails which also offer great mountain views with different experience of cultural and tradition. All these trekking and hiking trails has basic lodges are available for the trekkers.
Other Beautiful Treks
Trekking is the most popular activities of Nepal .There are many other beautiful trekking routes in Nepal which are more wilders and many of them has to be arrange with camping, Few of these routes has basic tea house are made and need to arrange special trekking permit, basic and local foods are also available in such as Manaslu treks, Upper Mustang trek, Kanchanjunga trek, and called these treks are remote area treks.
Remote Area Trekking introduce you to the rural villages of Nepal as well as spectacular natural beauty on Nepal and Nepal’s Himalaya, these beautiful trekking routes also offers sense of adventure, wilderness and insightful cultural encounters to the trekking lovers, Trekkers also known these by the restricted trekking Area.
Some beautiful and remote area treks