Nepal is one of the most popular trekking & hiking regions in Nepal that boasts several world-class treks with each trek distinctly different from others. The whole region is in the Nepal Conservation Area. Nepal Region is also a great example of a protected area in the country’s case with diverse landscapes, climate, flora, and vegetation with equally varied social lives and religions of the various minority groups of the country.
For many good reasons why Nepal is popular and famous for Trekking and Hiking in the country with a great Himalayan range. The land of the world’s highest peaks, where the 8th tallest mountains on earth are located. Namely Mt. Everest 8,848.86 m, Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,586 m, Mt. Lhotse 8,516 m and Mt. Makalu 8,463 m. Includes Mt. Cho-Oyu 8,201 m, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m and Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m. Besides the world’s highest peaks, the country hosts more than 1,310 peaks from above 7,000 m to below 6,000 meters. This makes Nepal one of the most sought countries for all types of adventures apart from trekking and mountaineering activities.
The main influx of foreign visitors to Nepal is for trekking, as the country offers a great wide Himalayan range. Where all types of travelers can enjoy country walks and adventure choosing various options and destinations. Nepal is the land of a massif range of Himalayan peaks that stretches from the Far East of Kanchenjunga towards the remote Far West. Truly the best and premier adventure ground for all types of outdoor sports activities. Besides soaring snow-capped mountains, Nepal is famous as the friendliest country, travelers will be surprised with its warm traditional hospitality. Where ever you visit the Himalayas of Nepal, trekkers will never miss the happy cheerful, and welcoming smiles; of the friendly villagers.
Nepal and the Himalayas are attached, as well with various colorful cultures of both Hindu and Buddhism religions. This makes trekking more fascinating walking from one lovely village to another in the close shades of the Himalayas. Although small in size of the country, it is a land of great bio-diversity from the low sub-tropical of Terai belt. It stretches towards higher cooler hills and ends high up above the mountains of the great Himalayas.
The country is divided into five categories the lower flat land of Terai, the smaller Siwalik, or Churia Hills. Extends towards the high hills of Mahabharata and Greater Mahabharata, then the Great Himalayan range, located north of the country.
Trekkers will experience all types of weather and climate conditions from warm sub-tropical to cooler and arctic cold temperatures. Nepal with varied diverse landscapes, where the elevation ranges from 60 m above sea level. Extends towards the highest point of Mt. Everest, travelers can experience dramatic changes within a 150 km distance. Which results in climatic variation from Sub-tropical-cooler alpine to Arctic zone cold.
Nepal is one of the richest countries in terms of bio-diversity with amazing rise in altitude. Makes the country rich in flora and fauna with the world’s 02 % of all the flowering plants. Likewise 08 % of the world's different species of bird life, and 04 % of mammals on earth.
Including 11 of the world's 15 families of butterflies with more than 500 different species. As well as 600 indigenous plant families and 319 species of exotic orchids. Besides the world's tallest peaks, impressive culture, and varieties of flora and fauna, Nepal stands as a peaceful country. Where trekkers can enjoy blissful country walks in the harmony of pristine natural surroundings.
Most wide-world travelers are aware of Nepal’s natural beauty and charming, attractive scenery of the majestic Himalayas. Interested visitors can enjoy various options to choose from its wide exotic trekking destinations, amidst the massif Himalayan range.
Nepal offers wonderful and enjoyable adventure holidays for all types of people, from families with kids to elderly folks. As well as School/college groups to executives, where one can relax, and enjoy glorious views of Himalayan giant peaks.
In the comfort of a nice and lovely cozy mountain lodge and resort in the close shade of towering snow mountains. Travelers can also enjoy various facilities when booked with the Best local trekking agencies as per one request. Most trekking companies in Nepal, have Expert Mountain and trekking guides to show you the wonders of the Himalayas.
One can request guides who can communicate, speak and understand various major foreign languages. From English, French, Spanish, and German to Italian or Russian, including Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. All guides are professional and well experienced in leading the treks in Nepal, knowing basic Medical and First Aid. As well can react with care in case of bad situations, and handle the group with comfort and assurance.
The guides in Nepal must have Government Approved with Licenses to guide on treks or climbing peaks or major mountains. A good precautionary measure to assure all trekkers in Nepal, so that they have money-worth of delightful holidays.
Apart from guides to take care of, Nepal is one of the major countries for all types of trekking and adventures. For the treks in Nepal Himalayas, visitors have to face problems with a limited baggage weight allowance. In international and domestic flights, if it is too much to carry from home country. One can buy or hire all types of trekking gear and items required for the trek season-wise. There are many trekking/mountaineering shops and stores in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lukla as well as Namche Bazaar.
Various Trekking Destinations to Choose From:
Short Moderate Trek to enjoy for all age groups:- Nepal offers a wide range of adventure destinations to choose from from Easy, moderate, adventurous to challenging treks. As well as a short hike of a few days or a trek for a week or more to two weeks or a month long. The short moderate treks of a few days to a week are quite popular among families and beginners. As well for expert trekkers as practice exercise before joining major adventurous treks in Nepal.
Most moderate treks are safe from high altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Where gain, as the elevation gains slowly and spending overnights at certain heights.
Ghorepani & Poon Hill:
Moderate treks are short and scenic the most popular are Ghorepani and Poon Hill around the hills of the Annapurna Himalayas. Starts and ends at beautiful Pokhara, a city blessed with mountains and lakes with natural wonders and with scenic views. Ghorepani and Poon Hill treks take you to the top of Ghorepani and Poon Hill at 3,210 m high. Offers stunning sunrise views over the world’s three highest mountain range from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna to Manaslu Himalayas. A lovely country walks through traditional farm villages with constant views of Annapurna Himalayan peaks.
North of Kathmandu Valley rim:
The next popular short treks are within the green hill of Kathmandu Valley rim, which takes you to the northeast. Past beautiful areas and waterways of Sundarijal with the climb to a ride at Chisapani, a small settlement. Located en route to Langtang Himal and Gosainkunda holy lake, as well as Helambu. Chisapani a scenic spot at 2,300 m offers striking views of sunsets and sunrise with a chain of Central Himalayan peaks.
The next destination leads to Nagarkot, a famous and popular Hill Station at 2,100 m high. Nagarkot with many nice hotels and resorts for overnight stops with a spectacular panorama of Himalayan peaks as far as Everest. From Nagarkot after enjoying the brilliant sunrise either take a drive back to Kathmandu or enjoy another day of trekking. The extension trek from Nagarkot takes you through lovely woods with superb panoramas of the Himalayan range.
The walk leads ups and down to reach old Dhulikhel town, a popular touristic spot for views and sunrise. Staying in the comfort of lovely lodges and resorts, the next morning enjoy another grand sunrise view with an array of peaks. Then drive back to Kathmandu, after a refreshing time on the cooler scenic hills of the Kathmandu Valley rim.
Langtang Valley Trekking is another great Himalayan destination not far from the capital Kathmandu. However, the drive takes more than 5 hours to reach the starting point of the treks at Syabrubesi. Located around the district of Rasuwa within Langtang Himal and close to Ganesh Himal. The trail leads to a moderate uphill climb through lovely rhododendron and pine forest with a touch of altitude to Kyanjin Gompa. Located amidst picturesque Langtang Valley at the height of 3,749 m / 12,371 feet high. Trekkers can enjoy the spectacular views of the Langtang Himal range in the comfort of a lovely lodge. An adventure of a little more than a week trek with drive both ways and wonderful scenic walks. As well as to enjoy the impressive local cultures of Tamang villages adorned with age-old Buddhist heritage.
Interested people with dreams to get a glimpse of the world’s highest Mt. Everest will be the perfect trek. A trek is famously known as the Everest Panorama of a week duration with touch high altitude walks. Involves a short panoramic flight both ways from Kathmandu to land at Tenzing & Hillary Airport in Lukla.
A busy and famous Sherpa town where most treks start and end, the trail follows a gradual path. Walking through nice traditional Sherpa villages festooned with Buddhism monuments of prayer walls, then enter Sagarmatha National Park. Listed in World Heritage Sites, the walk continues up to the high Namche Bazaar at 3,440 m. An amazing town located en-route Everest base camp and other various adventure destinations, a lovely spot for acclimatization day.
From Namche Bazaar on a scenic trail facing grand views of Mt. Everest and the magnificent peak of Ama Dablam. The adventure then heads uphill to a beautiful and picturesque spot at Tengboche with a colorful and impressive monastery.
Tengboche at 3,867 m high, offers a stunning panorama of Everest with arrays of snow peaks that encircle this lovely place. After a grand enjoyable moment, return walks downhill to Lukla for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. For interested people, there are many short moderate treks to enjoy around Annapurna, Langtang, and Helambu including the Everest region.
8,000 m Mountain Base Camp adventurous treks to enjoy:
Trekkers with an interest in longer duration adventure of more than weeks can enjoy visiting world-famous peaks base camps. Nepal with the world’s 8th highest peaks offers wonderful adventure to its base camp of great thrills to experience.
Annapurna Base Camp:
Annapurna base camp Trek is one of the shortest and most altitude-friendly adventures to enjoy than all 8,000 meters base camp treks. The walk starts and ends at beautiful Pokhara city, an adventure of a week duration. Where elevation gains at a gradual pace, walking from low warm farm areas to cooler hills covered in a dense lovely forest. As the trek continues following the Modi River upstream right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp. Located amidst scenic Annapurna Sanctuary hidden behind an amphitheater of giant peaks of the Annapurna Himalayas.
The highest altitude standing at Annapurna base camp is above 4,130 m high beneath the towering eastern face of Mt. Annapurna-I. The first 8,000 meters peaks ever summited in the history of mountaineering by French Expeditions in the 1950s. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of towering peaks that surrounds the base camp, and then head downhill back to Pokhara. After a wonderful experience on treks to Annapurna base camp and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary.
Everest Base Camp Trek;
The Everest base camp Trek is one of the most popular base camp treks in all the Himalayas besides the Annapurna base camp. The trek involves flights both ways from Kathmandu to land at Lukla, starting the walk on a moderate gradual trail.
Slowly the trek leads to a higher altitude towards the famous Namche Bazaar and then to scenic Tengboche Monastery. As the walk proceeds tree lines disappear for sheer Mountain Wilderness, heading towards smaller settlements Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep. Then reaching the bottom of number one Mt. Everest at base camp above 5,364 m high. Enjoy the stupendous scenery filled with remorseless fields of ice and glaciers with close views of the massif Khumbu Ice-Fall. The trek includes a climb to the high Kalapathar rocky scenic ridge for close views of Mt. Everest. After a great adventure return journey downhill to Lukla for a flight back to Kathmandu. Everest base camp trek of 13 days or more from Lukla to Lukla, having acclimatization days at certain heights.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp / Makalu Base Camp and Dhaulagiri Base Camp Treks in Nepal.
The other base camp treks are Kanchenjunga and Makalu towards the world's 3rd and 5th base camps. Due to its remote location around Far Eastern Himalayas, compared to Annapurna and Everest base camp is the least trekked. A perfect choice for trekkers who are interested in trekking on remote off-the-beaten tracks.
These two base camp also involves flights and drives both ways, Kanchenjunga base camp trek of more than 3 weeks duration. Makalu base camp is located between Everest and Kanchenjunga a trek of two weeks.
Mt. Dhaulagiri Base Camp is located in Nepal's Far North Mid-West, the trek leads to remote corners of the Western Himalayas. The trek also includes high passes with Hidden Valley before or after reaching the Dhaulagiri base camp. The adventure leads to low warm areas of the Mygdi district to reach the arctic zone of the Dhaulagiri base camp.
After days of adventurous walks, the trek ends at Lower Mustang around Kaligandaki River valley at the lovely village of Marpha. Then flying from Jomsom to Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu.
High Himalayan Passes Trekking:
One of the most exciting adventures is traversing from one beautiful area to another scenic place crossing high Himalayan passes. The most famous and popular adventures with high passes are the Annapurna and Thorang-La pass of 5,416 m. Manaslu Circuit with Larke-La pass at 5,106 m and Everest Three Passes crossing 5, 400 m over Khoma-La, Cho-La, and Renjo-La. Besides the most popular adventurous passes, there are challenging trekking areas with high passes. Like Makalu and Sherpani Col, Nar-Phu with Kang-La, as well as Tashi Labtsa and Amphu Labtsa of above 5,600 m high.