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Trekking in Nepal

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An overview

Trekking is a walking up and down hill on the beaten trails or virgin tracks. Trekking usually consists of a series of ascents and descents walking 5 to 7 hours (9 to 14 kms) per day on average with a guide, cook and porters and on some occasions pack animals. The trekking history began from the last 40 years, spreading outward from the British hill-station of Darjeeling and the traditional trade routes of Nepal, mountain tourism has developed to a refined state of hospitality and convenience that has opened the way for trekking as the optional means of Himalayan travel. Ultimately trekking is the only way to truly experience the amazing sights, sounds and sensations of the Himalaya and of the various cultural adaptations to its many profiles. Trekking provides an opportunity to observe the local culture of the people and enjoy the beauty of nature undisturbed by the influence of modernity. Trekking has been promoted in Nepal as mountain tourism and adventure holiday destination. Whether you begin your trek at a road head or fly into a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of it will be in the middle hills region. Trekking is normally on well-developed trails through villages and across mountain passes. 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.

Why trek in Nepal?

The diversity in Nepal's nature and a range of exotic culture makes this country ideal for trekking. This is a land of immeasurable beauty and inexplicable spiritual wonders…. The valleys to explore, distant mountain range to cross, hilltop monastery in which to ponder your inner thoughts, moments to contemplate the past and the future of humankind, where time seems to stand still and your mind is repeatedly drown to present. 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 mountain holiday, which provides an opportunity to observe the local culture of the people and enjoy the beauty of nature undisturbed by the influence of modernity.

Fortunately for the visitor, there are still only a few roads extending deeply into the hills, so the only way to truly visit the remote regions of the kingdom is in the slowest and most intimate manner - walking. It requires more time and effort, but the rewards are also greater. Instead of zipping down a freeway, racing to the next "point of interest," each step provides new and intriguing viewpoints. You will perceive your day as an entity rather than a few highlights strung together by a ribbon of concrete. For the romanticist, each step follows the footsteps of Hillary, Tenzing, Herzog and other Himalayan explorers.

Trekking in Nepal will take you through a country that has captured the imagination of mountaineers and explorers for more than 100 years. You will meet people in remote mountain villages whose lifestyle has not changed in generations.

Villages embrace many ethnic groups and cultures. The terrain changes from tropical jungle to high-glaciated peaks in only 150 km. From the start, the towering peaks of the Himalaya provide one of the highlights of a trek. Finally, after weeks of walking, you will arrive at the foot of the mountains themselves - astonishing heights from which gigantic avalanches tumble earthwards in apparent slow motion, dwarfed by their surroundings.

How the treks are?

Long/short trek, easy/hard trek, low/high altitude trek, cultural/wilderness trek, classic/off the beaten trek, Individual/group treks etc.

When to Trek in Nepal?

There are two major factors to weigh as you decide when to go to Nepal: crowds and weather. As a general rule, the better the weather, the more people come to Nepal to go trekking. During the high tourist season in Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May), flights and hotels are fully booked and hotels and trails in the hills can be horrendously busy. In these both season bight sun makes for pleasant day temperatures. So the best seasons are Autumn & Spring for trekking in Nepal.

The winter is cold and off-season for trekking. However some low altitude and shorter treks are possible. The Christmas period is cold, but this is the holiday season in Japan and Australia and these nationalities dominate flights and hotels.

The monsoon is rainy and off season but trekking is possible if you are willing to put up with the rain, leeches, slippery trails and lousy mountain views. Flights operate throughout the monsoon to remote parts, so it is possible to fly in and trek above the leech line. The Mustang & Dolpo restricted areas are in the Himalayan rain shadow so these places are the best for summer treks.

Trekking Requires Physical Effort

A trek is physically demanding because of its length and the almost unbelievable changes in elevation. The trail gains and loses more than thousands of metres of elevation during many steep ascents and descents. On most treks, the daily gain is less than 800 metres in about 15 km, though ascents of as much as 1200 metres are possible on some days. You can always take plenty of time during the day to cover this distance, so the physical exertion, though quite strenuous at times, is not sustained. You also can stop frequently and take plenty of time for rest. Probably the only physical problem that may make a trek impossible is a history of knee problems on descents. In Nepal the descents are long, steep and unrelenting. There is hardly a level stretch of trail in the entire country. If you are an experienced walker and often hike 15 km a day with a pack, a trek should prove no difficulty. You will be pleasantly surprised at how easy the hiking can be if you only carry a light backpack and do not have to worry about meal preparation. Previous experience in hiking and living outdoors is, however, helpful as you make plans for your trek. For trekking, mountaineering experience is not necessary, but you must enjoy walking.

How the treks can be arranged?

In Nepal there are few major ways to arrange a trek, which can be categorized into four approaches: backpacking, teahouse treks, camping trek treks and treks with guide and porters. There is a lot of overlap among these, because many aspects of each trekking style spill over into the next. A backpacking trek that stays a few nights in hotels has many of the attributes of a teahouse trek. A teahouse trek with porters starts to become a self-arranged trek. A self- arranged trek that uses the services of a trekking agency in Nepal is similar to the trekking company approach.

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Everest Region

Everest Region

Everest region is the most popular trekking area in Nepal. It is east from Kathmandu covering eastern half of Nepal, the Everest region offers a many trekking options from the well-developed trail to Everest base camp to treks in remote semi-wilderness areas. Solukhumbu, the home of the legendary Sherpas, in the northern part is encompassed in the Everest National Park, protecting the fragile environment of the alpine region

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Annapurna Region Trekking

Organizing by Holiday Mountain Treks for group or individual private trips to most popular trekking region of Annapurna. We provide exclusive information, itineraries, trekking equipment, highlight of lodge (tea house) & full organize (tented camp) trekking in Nepal with fully escorted to Annapurna Base Camp/Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna Circuit/Manang Thorong-La, Jomsom-Muktinath etc.

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Langtang Region treeking

One of the most accessible areas for trekking is the Langtang region in the north of Kathmandu valley experiencing Tamang and Sherpa life, temperate forest and alpine pastures, glaciers, lakes and snowy peaks. It is actually less visited by tourists making a trek here somewhat more of an adventure. Just above Kathmandu is the area known as Helambu with scenic grandeur and pleasant climate, highland monastery...

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Trekking in Around Kathmandu Valley

Rim of valley offers some of great hiking trips for those who have a short time or do not wish longer and harder trekking. The Kathmandu valley rim gives a real experience of hiking into the hill, mountains, nature and history within a short time.

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Trekking in Eastern Region of Nepal

Not many trekking options into this region as it covers only few trekking destination. The main trekking routes are Makalu Base Camp, Kanchenjunga and Arun Valley, Rolwaling. The eastern region with variety of culture, the enormity of kanchenjunga and a trek over high passes to makalu, the mountain called the throne of the gods.

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Trekking in Western Region of Nepal

Western region still described as unexplored to the westerners as it is relatively inaccessible, some of culturally and scenically exotic area in restricted with high permit fee and far distance from Kathmandu. The region extends north to Tibet and south to India and ½ of the area of the western Nepal from Kathmandu in the west to the Dhaulagiri Himal in the east, the tract of hill country drained by the Karnali...

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Trekking in Other Region of Nepal - Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Tsum Valley

We also offer adventure trekking in other region of Nepal - Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal trekking. An adventurous walking onto glacier of high pass begins at Beni . Dhaulagiri soars 8167m and is the seventh highest peak in the world, standing alone above the great Kali Gandaki Valley in central west Nepal . This valley is the deepest on earth as it is flanked by two 8000m peaks - Dhaulagiri I and Annapurna I.

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New Trekking Routes

Holiday Mountain Treks also organises adventure trekking in new trekking routes such as Rashuwa trrail, Machhapuchhre, Panch Pokhari, Nar Phu Valley etc. Recently open up to tourists has evoked little enthusiasm among the villagers whose postural lifestyle continues. Nar Phu just above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivate, in the very north of Manang district. The valley hidden by swirls of mountain mist behind kangla pass 5200m.

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Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek

Tiji festival is a three-day ritual as well as “The chasing of the Demons” that centers on the Tiji myth. The myth tells of a deity named Dorje Jono who must battle against his demon father to save the Kingdom of Mustang from destruction. The demon father wreaked havoc on Mustang by bringing a shortage of water (a highly precious resource in this very dry land) and causing many resulting disasters from famine to animal loss.

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