Trekking in Nepal

Nepal, well-known as the country of Mount Everest and birthplace of Lord Buddha is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the North by China, and to the south, east, and west by India. Its total land area is 147,181 Sq. Kilometers with geographical coordinates 28°00’N 84°00’E. Nepal falls in the temperate zone north of the Tropic of Cancer. It comprises of 3 basic regions- Mountainous, Hilly and Plain. UNESCO has enlisted many places in Nepal as World’s Cultural and Natural Heritages.

 

If you are planning for an adventurous travel destination, Nepal can be your choice. If you are thinking of majestic and relaxed places to be together with your family, it can be Nepal again. But, if you are thinking great Himalayan experience, it only Nepal the trails of Nepal that take you closet to the Himalayas. Nepal is the ultimate holiday destination for all people wishing for various life-time events. Major tourist events include wilderness and exploration activities such as Mountain biking, Bungy Jumping, rock climbing, mountain climbing, trekking, bird watching, Mountain flights, paragliding, exploring the waterways by raft, kayak or canoe and jungle safaris especially in the Terai region.

 

Travelling around Nepal is a dream to many people who wish to see the mountains from closest view. It possesses 8 out of the 10 Highest Peaks in the world. Also, it has been attracting tourists, researchers and photographers who desire to see the culture and tradition of people, religious sites and different world heritages.

 

Trekking is one of the best events that invite majority of the tourists in Nepal. It has numerous trekking trails which require 1-2 days to months of time. Some of adventurous and challenging trails include Annapurna region , Annapurna circuit, Annapurna base camp trek , Annapurna view trek, Everest region trek, Everest base camp trek, Everest view trek, Everest Gokyo trek , Everest Cho- La pass trek, Langtang region trek, mustang trek, Dolpo trek, Manaslu trek, Kanchanjunga trek etc. Tourists can also experience villages tour trekking, home stay trekking and trekking around the Kathmandu valley which takes 1 or 2 days to complete.

 

 

Trekking in Nepal Best Time of Year

 

September to March is the best season for trekking in Nepal. During October and November, the season is often dry and warm and overwhelming mountainranges can be viewed. Even though the weather is relatively chilly at high altitudes,December to February is still considered as a good period for trekking. March,April and May offer better weather for the trekkers during which the trails aresurrounded by superb wild flowers and fascinating rhododendron forests. Duringmonsoon (June to August ) also, trekking is possible in shadow areas of north inthe Himalayan like Annapurna circuit, Manang valley, Dolpo, Mustang etc. Sincerain clouds cannot reach these regions because of the high mountains, they do notexperience rainfall throughout these months.

 

Based on system and methods, there are two common trekking styles in Nepal- Tea house trek and camping trek.

 

 

Tea House Trek:

 

In this style, overnight stays and meals services are taken from the tea house and lodge during the trip. Together with you will be the porters to carry thebaggage and equipment and a guide to show you the trail. The popular routes for teahouse include Annapurna, Langtang and Everest region.

 

 

The Camping Trek:

 

This is another style in which all food and camping equipment are carried together with the team of guides, cooks and porters who also take care of all the logistical details, camp set-ups and prepare delicious meals. These arrangements can be on behalf of an individual or group customers.

Everest Region Trekking

The Everest or Khumbu region is the most renowned of all the trekking routes all around the globe. Particularly, you will get to witness the world’s highest peak, Everest (8,848m) which is also known as ‘Sagarmatha’ and several other mountains over 8000m, like- Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu. Apart from the gigantic snow-white mountains, you will also notice the mountain ecosystem, superb geographical part of Solukhumbu, meet with friendly Sherpa people, and observe wide varieties of plants and animal life in the national park. The major attractions of Everest Region Trekking are exploring Sherpa Museum, knowing Sherpa Culture and their way of life in Khumjung Village, scenic turquoise Gokyo Lake, Cross Chola Pass (5300m), Kangma La(5500m), and Renjo -La(5400), Khumbu Ice Fall from Everest Base Camp, visit Tengboche Monastery and many more.

 

There are many Everest region trekking routes you can take depending upon your trekking days. One of the most popular trekking routes alternatives in Everest region is Everest Base Camp trek which lies at an altitude of 5360m and takes you the base of the tallest mountain on the earth- Mt Everest. Moreover, wonderful peak views of Pumori (7,145m), Lingtren (6,697m), Khumbutse (6,623m), etc will greet us as we trek to Kalapathhar lying at the altitude of 5550m from the base camp.

 

 

 

 

Significantly, Everest region is not just popular for taking you to the long and strenuous trekking route. But you can also choose short but rewarding options in Everest region that is Everest Panorama Trek. The Everest Region Trekking will let you visit Tengboche Monasteries lying at the height of 3860m and gives an opportunity to mark the magnificence of splendid Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and Thamserku, Khangtaiga.

Gokyo Lake trek, on the other hand will enchant you with the varied landscape of the Gokyo Valley including the sequence of beautiful Gokyo lake. We will see the first lake Longpongo situated at the elevation of 4690m. Next, the second lake, Taboche Tsho will enthrall us with its shiny turquoise blue water. In series, third lake comes into the sight. We will also note that the Gokyo village located by the third lake and Cho-Oyu peak as a setting provides a wonderful sight here.

Also, another option three high passes of Everest region Kangma La (5500m), Cho- La(5320) and Renjo -La(5400) will bestow a chance to witness world’s eight highest peaks- Makalu (8,463m), Lhotse (8,516) Cho Oyu (8,201m), and Everest (8,848m) and several other mountains. This is one the adventurous and strenuous trekking routes in Everest region.

 

 

Main Attractions of Everest Region: Explore Sherpa Museum, Namche Bazaar, Sherpa Culture in Khumjung Village, Panoramic view from Everest View Hotel, Gokyo Lake, Sunrise and Sunset view from Gokyo Ri(5300m), Cross Chola Pass (5300m), Great View from Kalapatthar, Khumbu Ice Fall from Everest Base Camp, Visit Tengboche Monastery


Annapurna Region Trekking

The Annapurna Region Trekking is the moderate trekking which requires no age limit but good health of the trekkers to complete the trek. It is regarded as paradise that offers beautiful views of the mountains and wonders of nature. Also known to be natural habitat of hundreds of magnificent animals and birds, government of Nepal has declared Annapurna region as one of the conservation areas. Taking us through lush green foothills, barren of the world’s deepest Kaligandaki gorge and subtropical forest adorned with rhododendrons and other wild flowers, it showcases other unique species of flora and fauna. Trekkers can choose to make the trip a camp based (food and overnight stays in camps set-up by the trekking support crew) or a lodge based (food and overnight stays in lodges). This is regarded as an easy trek relatively, but you can see magnificent Himalayan range surrounding it. Major mountain ranges like Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range and Machhapuchhre- the most beautiful mountain of fish-tail shape seen from the city of Pokhara are seen during this trail.

 

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Annapurna trekking covers wide range of cultural and geographical varieties and showcases every little aspects of its natural and cultural prosperity. Lifestyle and tradition of the inhabitants in Annapurna region is really fascinating. Even the remote villages in this trail offer sophisticated lodges and guest houses eagerly waiting to serve the tourists with enormous hospitality. Green paddy fields, rich forest, hot springs and glacial areas are some of the little attractions of this trekking. Major mountains and Himalaya ranges seen during this trail are Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Tilicho, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri. Capturing the views of all these Himalayan ranges and mountains from Poonhill station is a heavenly experience. Poonhill station provides magnificent sunrise and sunset views on these mountains. Buddhist Monastry of Barga, Pilgrim town of Muktinath and natural hot spring at Tatopaani are some destinations that hold great religious values. The Cross Thorong La (5416m) is the ultimate destination that gives you the breath-taking Himalaya experience.

 

Main Attraction:

  • Views from the trail Ascending the Marshyangdi river
  • Exploring beautiful Manang villages
  • Visiting Buddhist monastery-Barga
  • Panoramic views from Manang

 

Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Gangapurna Lake, Tilicho Himal, Cross Thorong La (5416m), The Pilgrim town of Muktinath, View from Dhaulagiri Mountain on the way. World deepeset gorge Kaligandaki Valley, Natural hot spring Tatopani, Best view from Poonhill, explore ethnic group Gurung, Magar and Thakali, Panoramic view Annapurna Base

 


Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang region, located at the north of capital city and bordering Tibet is protected as Langtang National Park. This is regarded as the closest and easily accessible yet magnificent trekking destination in Nepal. Langtang Region Trekking has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m). The ultimate destination of this region is Cross Lauribinayak Pass (46100m). Amazingly, you get to see almost all of the major Himalayas in Nepal ranging from Makalu in the East to Annapurna in the West. Ganesh Himal and Manaslu can also be viewed from this region. Therefore, after Everest and Annapurna regions, Langtang is the most preferred destination of the trekkers coming to Nepal.

 

Langtang region comprises beautiful places with both natural and religious tenets. From holy lakes of Gosaikunda to natural hot springs, we can explore variety of landscapes in this region. Trekkers can enjoy the diverse culture and lifestyle of Sherpa and Tamang people. People here are earning their living through tourism and yak farming. Yak cheese factory here is also one of the destinations to be at. People here are believed to be from the Tibetian origin. Hence you can also experience cross cultural diversities of Tibetian and Nepali ethnic groups. Lifestyle of Tamang, Lama, Gurung and Sherpa community living in this region look similar to Tibetians. Hindus and Buddist devotees visit this region with religious faith.

 

Specialities of this region Langtang village excursion, exclusive Kyangin Gompa view, Yak Cheese Factory, Langtang glacier sights, Langtang Lirung expedition, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Visit holy lake Gosainkunda, Cross Lauribinayak Pass (46100m) Sherpa Culture at Helambu.


Dolpo Region Trekking

Trekking Guide Team would like to take you on a journey on the far western region of Nepal, in complete isolated wilderness picturesque scenic views of high snow capped peaks, hidden valleys, crystal blue and into the remote cultural destination” This scenic country was captured in a movie the Caravan recently the named has been changed into Himalaya it was nominated in Oscar award as the best foreign film in 1999.

Dolpo region situated in the far corners of Northern Western part of Nepal in the midst of Tibetan Plateau and the Mt. Dhaulagiri Himalayan range and it is known as the world’s highest settle lands. It is an extension of Tibet plateau, since 1984 has been declared as the country’s largest national park and conservation, the park contains and inhabits by several species of birds and wild life including Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the coy, elusive Snow Leopard, as well as being home to a fascinating race of Tibetan speaking people. The strong people and hard workers another highlander of Nepal beside the Sherpa tribe, but the tribe of Dolpo are traders rather than being mountaineers like other Himalayan tribe of people, they grow and barter or exchange barley for Tibetan salt which are in rock form and durable than sea salt and strong in taste, the Dolpo people take their cattle’s and to near Tibet to graze you will be in a very fascinating country trekking to Dolpo with Trekking guide Team an adventure within in the least developed district of Nepal.

Trekking can be done in both areas of Dolpo, the Upper and Lower parts of Dolpo region From Jhupal village or from Pokhara to Dorpatan, Trekking Guide Team offers this amazing adventure, encountering interesting places, people, villages, valleys and verdant forest of pines, oaks and rhododendron, our trekking to Dolpo leads through several high mountain ranges and over towards Numala pass at 5,400m till the journey reaches at Ringmo village and the turquoise colored Phoksundo lake and in the heart of Phoksundo National Park.

The highlight of this trip at Ringmo and Phoksundo Lake with ample to marvel the beauties of this area along with the surrounding snow peaks of Kanjibro Himal, this fascinating adventure continues and finally ends at Jhuphal for the flight back to Kathmandu following the ancient Trans Himalayan Trade route and back to by an alternative route, giving you more opportunity to explore this fascinating wild west of Nepal.


New Trekking Routes

Trekking Guide Team offers you the New Trekking Routes in Nepal to explore more adventure & thrill on a completely less crowded and unexplored destinations. We will guide though every steps you help you ease your journey to our newest trekking routes.


Kanchenjunga Region Trekking