Why trek in Nepal: Blessed with rich nature ,the great Himalayan in Nepal ranges streches from the Far-north west to Far east . It is a chain of the highest and youngest mountains on earth and it encompasses a region of deep religious and cultural traditions and an amazing diversity of people. A trek in Nepal is a special and rewarding experience.
What is a trek:
A trek is not a climbing trip. Whether you begin your trek at a roadhead or fly into a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of it will be in the Middle Hills region at elevations between 500 and 3000 metres. In this region, there are always well-developed trails through villages and across mountain passes. Some treks go higher than 4,000 and 5,000 meters, usually not for long periods, but to cross passes, etc. Even at high altitudes there are intermittent settlements used during summer by shepherds, so the trails, though often indistinct, are always there. You can easily travel on any trail without the aid of ropes or mountaineering skills. There are rare occasions when there is snow on the trail, and on some high passes it might be necessary to place a safety line for your companions or porters if there is deep snow. Still, alpine techniques are almost never used on a traditional trek. Anyone who has walked extensively in the mountains has all the skills necessary for an extended trek in Nepal.
Types of trek:
In Nepal there are several ways to arrange treks. First, inexpensive (by Western standards) professional and nonprofessional labour is available to carry loads and to work as guides and camp staff. Second, you can almost always find supplies and accommodation locally because there are people living in even the most remote trekking areas. Types of treks are (A) Tea house treks. (B) Camping treks. (C) Self-arranged treks. (D) Trekking with a trekking company.
How to trek:
We recommend trekking with a professional company, for safety reasons, convenience and enjoyment. By western standards, prices are cheap in Nepal, and our company offers very competitively priced tours, treks and climbs, We arrange the administrative items (the paperwork!) like permits etc. We can arrange transport if/when needed. Many treks are in remote areas. We use only experienced guides who know the villages we pass through, and the villagers, traditions, etc. This itself is an advantage when seeing new cultures. There is no chance of getting lost. If something happens (for example, weather issues), they know what to do, like finding accommodation when a planned destination cannot be reached or we want to go further than planned. We provide one porter between each two trekkers, thus allowing you to enjoy your experience to the maximum by not being overloaded yourself. Finally, with over 16 years experience in the trekking business, we know Nepal in detail. We offer treks with the proven itineraries you find on this website, or we can adapt any of them to suit your time and tastes. On some treks we can offer cost-saving options, like differing accommodation types (camping/lodges) or choosing to fly/drive between destinations like Kathmandu/Pokhara, etc. If you have any questions, please contact us.
When to trek:
Nepal has two main trekking seasons. From February to May and late August to December; although Nepal remains an all year round destination for biking, sight seeing, meditation, paragliding and many other activities.
Which trek? We offer a variety of treks throughout Nepal. Here are some examples:
The Everest Region
A. Everest Expedition Route:- :- 22 Days of trekking. Trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patar – maximum elevation 5,545 meters (18,250 feet). This is the best way to do an Everest trek. It follows much of the old approach route used by Everest expeditions from the 1950’s through the 70’s. It provides a good opportunity to see the densly populated middle hills and the high altitude splendour of the Khumbu, or Everest, region. The portion of the trek from Jiri to Lukla is often uncrowded, and therefore much better trekking country. From Namche the trek follows the Lukla to Everest base camp route and then flies out from Lukla.
B. Instant Everest: 8 days of trekking to Dingboche – maximum Elevation 4,410 meters (14,500 feet)
C. The Khumbu Traverse: 20 Days of high altitude trekking – Gokyo Ri and Kala Patar – maximum elevation 5,545 meters (18,250 feet)
A. Annapurna Panorama: 8 Days of trekking to Ghorapani – maximum elevation 2,775 metres (9,100feet)
B. Jomsom Trek: 10 Days of trekking to Jomsom and Muktinath. Maximum elevation 3,710 metres (12,175 feet). The views of the mountains are spectacular, and the route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range for some unusual views of the northern flanks. The entire route remains below 3,000 meters, although the trek is still strenuous enough to be stimulating . This is a good trek if you wish to avoid high altitudes.
C. Annapurna Sanctuary: 12 Days of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. Maximum Elevation 3,900 metres (12,800 feet).
D. Around Annapurna: 18 Days of trekking across Thorung La Pass (5,416 meters/17,770 feet). One of Nepal’s most popular treks, this trek travels around the entire Annapurna massif, visiting the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya and the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge. Much of the trek is through lowland country, but climbs steadily to one high pass, Thorung La (5,416m). The pass is spectacular but not difficult, but this is still a long trek at high elevation. You should be aware that you might have to return if it is impossible or dangerous to cross Thorung La because of snow or altitude sickness. There are years when the weather allows it to stay open, but Thorung La is usually snowbound and closed from mid-December to mid-April.
E. The Royal Trek:– 4 Days of trekking in the Annapurna foothills. Maximum elevation 1,730 metres (5,700 feet)
F. Trek to the Kingdom of Mustang: 18 Days of trekking. Maximum elevation 3,840 meters (12,600 feet). In common usage, the name Mustang refers to the arid Tibet-like region at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki (known to its inhabitants as Lo). Officially, Mustang is the name of the district along the Kali Gandaki from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa. The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom; the region of Tibetan influence north of Kagbeni is generally referred to as upper Mustang.
A. Langtang and Gosainkund Trek:– 15 Days of trekking to holy lakes at Gosainkund. Maximum elevation 4,610 metres (15,125 feet)
B. Around Manaslu:– 21 Days of trekking maximum elevation 5,100 meters (16,400 feet). This trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. The Tibetans of the upper Buri Gandaki, a region known as Nupri (“the western mountains”), are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Their speech, dress and customs are almost exclusively Tibetan. There is still continuous trade between Nupri and Tibet; Chinese cigarettes, for example, are found more frequently than Nepalese cigarettes. The mountain views in Nupri are sensational, and the Larkya La is one of the most dramatic Himalayan pass crossings.