Nepal Trekking Information

Nepal Trekking Information

Trekking is an activity in which people take multi-day hiking trips through rural, often rugged territory. Encyclopedia describes, trekking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wildernesses. Trekking is the multi-days joyful walking trip enjoying the scenery of rural regions, rugged hills and valleys. Trekking is not mountaineering but just days of walking. Trekking usually consists of a series of ascents and descents walking 5 to 7 hours (9 to 14 km per day on average with a guide, cook and porters and on some occasion's pack animals. Certain areas are particularly popular with trekkers, including mountainous regions such as the Himalayas in Asia like Nepal. As travelers move on foot through often-rural areas, trekking gives them an up-close view of the scenery. Nepal is known as a trekker’s paradise in this way there is variety of trekking adventure options awaiting the trekker.

The breathtaking panoramic views of mountains will certainly delight your heart. It can be a life experience with us to the world of bio diversity and an enchanting thrill in the mystery of distinct culture. This is one not to rush and have full enjoyments with close up views of mountains, ancient culture and diverse biology passing through some of the stunning scenery. You would be given the chances to know the local people, their culture and their life style by allowing them to stay on one of the house as a family member. The friendly and hearty behaviors of the family members gives you a different experience that you have never enjoyed before.

Nepal is popular destination in the world for trekking, mountaineering, whitewater rafting, wildlife safari and other many different adventure activities due to its extreme high Himalayan ranges and wonderful biodiversity. Largely inaccessible by road, combined with the well-worn foot tracks developed between villages over centuries, makes trekking in Nepal the best way of seeing the Himalayas. 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. The natural scenery, high mountains, incomparable cultural heritage and numerous specialties have made Nepal a well known destination in the world of tourism map.

Nepal is a country of exceptional biodiversity and a beautiful natural environment. In Nepal, wide range of the earth's topography and climate zones including diverse range of ecosystem from tropical jungles of the Terai to the arctic conditions of Himalaya highlands. Trekking in Nepal offers the most magnificent sceneries in the world and the great variety of flora and fauna. The most rewarding way to experience Nepal's natural and world famous attractions is to walk through the length, breadth and onto the altitudes of the country with unforgettable life experience. Mt. Everest, Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Langtang etc are the magnificent mountains of Nepal. Some places of Nepal have yet remained unspoiled or untamed; that are of full of wilderness ecological and cultural museums.

There are several options when exploring the heights of Nepal including trekking, rock climbing, Cannoning, kayaking, paragliding, mountain biking, Peak climbing and mountaineering. Some visitors to Nepal come not just to witness the beautiful scenery but to expand their mind and spirit and there are courses in meditation, yoga and massage available in many of the towns and cities in Nepal.

Nepal trekking is popular Adventure trip in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal marvelous adventure package in Nepal . Nepal has 46 different trekking destination among them only few popular trekking trails ( Annapurna trekking , Everest trekking , Langtang trekking , Manaslu trekking ) has tea house / lodge facilities and rest of the region ( Upper Dolpa trekking, Makalu trekking, Kanchenjunga trekking & other more region) only possible with tented / camping trekking . Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange both option Nepal trekking tour.

Nepal camping trekking / Nepal tented trekking

Nepal ‘s more than 35 trekking route still required camping / tented trekking . Nepal camping / Nepal tented trekking is for those of you who do not want to be on the main trails and want to experience the joys of camping in more wilderness environments of Nepal. Nepal camping / Nepal tented treks. Nepal camping trekking trails such as Kanchenjunga trekking, Makalu trekking , Upper Dolpo trekking, Mustang trekking, Manaslu trekking, Ganesh Himal trekking, Rolwaling trekking and other more trails need fully camping equipments. Himalaya Journey Trekking professionals involve going as a fully self sufficient team, with cooks, porters, sherpas and a guide. Camping with a good crew in Nepal can be described as a great experience, not an endurance exercise. Every morning, you have a hot cup of tea brought to you in bed and then a hot bowl of water for you to have a wash. The food that our team create over kerosene stoves deserves to go in its own best selling cook book, so do not expect to lose weight. An organized trek is a great way to mix with Nepalese people. The teams are fun and there are generally a couple of nights experiencing the local songs and dances of Nepal, when the porters and crew are in the mood. You will trek for anything from 4 to 6 hours a day bit at a relaxed pace and stopping en routes when necessary or appropriate to see local village life. While you trek you just carry your small back pack with the things you may need for the day.

Nepal Tea House trekking / Nepal Lodge trekking

we have three major Nepal trekking trails where it is possible to walk very well defined trails and stay at local teahouse / lodge which vary from two story hotels to small family homes. The areas are Annapurna trekking trail, Everest trekking trails & Langtang trekking trails. Your food and accommodation is arranged in the tea houses / lodge built locally along the trails so that we do not need to carry any camping equipments or food stuffs. You meet many other trekkers but this is a very sociable environment. All the tea houses are run by Nepalese people so do not think you are missing out on opportunities to mix with local people. Having a guide for navigational purposes, a great benefit worth their weight in gold when it comes to making sure you have a full experience of the best Nepal has to offer. Nepalese people by nature have patience and an enthusiasm for life envied and respected by nearly all visitors to Nepal. As you encounter the people, they at once welcome you heartily to their lands and provide you an opportunity of experiencing of typical Nepalese life existing on the mountains. All of our good English spoken guides have good knowledge of the areas you are trekking in. All you need to bring for a tea house trek are warm clothes for the evening, a water bottle, a camera and a good sleeping bag. (See the trekking equipment list). Himalaya Journey Trekking organizes all required trekking crews, trekking permits, food and accommodation entire trekking in Nepal Himalaya.

Before going for any kinds of trip the major thing is to consider your health and your physical condition above all. You need to be in good physical condition before the start of the trek. Your strength is important to determine the working trail or the working hours. If you have good strength and capability for hardship join for a fair and tough trekking else just have moderate or easy trekking trails. So any one, with a pair of strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal.

Most people of good fitness for their age can complete our trek. Many activities on tour are optional, so you can choose them according to your fitness level. Trekking in Nepal is walking holiday at your own pace enjoying the Himalayan vista and cultural contrast to its fullest. An enthusiastic attitude is far more important at this stage in the game. You can be the fittest person in the world but if you have no genuine interest in trekking it will not become a long term activity for you.

These treks are away from the more frequented trails and provide a wilderness experience in both natural and cultural aspect. You can observe the remote mountain villages of Nepal where people are surviving by growing their own food, untouched by modern civilization, no politics and they have a quite happy life with their own distinctive culture and traditional that might be very interesting & unique to observe for foreigners.

Camping trek is a type of trek where Trekkers bring all the trekking gear, equipment and necessary food during the Trekking period and stay alive, cooking on the Kitchen Tent, eating on the dinning tent, and sleeping on the member tent. This classic style of trekking are especially conducted in remote areas of Nepal supplying all camping equipments along with the food and employ porters to carry your gear and sherpas to set up tents where you will be sleeping and well- trained cook will prepare hot meals to serve you.

Our most of camping treks take to the remote areas where foreigners enjoy the real local culture, breathtaking views of Himalaya; we used quiet village's trails that lead us through terraced rice fields paradise, magnificent forests and ideal valleys rarely found by other Trekkers. We provide trained staffs who escort your trek are friendly and humors. In the Camping trek, Accommodation is in the form of luxury tents, which are put up at the end of each day by Above the Himalayas expert Sherpa’s.

Accommodations for these treks are tents, and your food will be cooked on a kerosene stove by one of our chefs. Staff will carry all the necessary equipment, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery. You carry your small backpack with a water bottle, camera and your day clothes. We employ the appropriate number of porters to carry all equipment, trekking gear & necessary stuff.

Our camping treks are all environmentally aware. We choose our spots wisely, disturbing as little of the Eco system as possible. We take nothing but pictures and leave only footprints behind.

Tea house trekking is the most popular form of trekking in Nepal. A tea house is a basic lodge that offers a bed and meals, most of the tea house you can get/buy hot showers. You can have Nepali to western food and can choose it from the Menu. It involves stopping each night to eat and sleep at a local Tea House on the way. Also known as lodge trekking more comfortable, clean and healthy food with accommodation are provided in local tea houses in mountain area. The accommodation and meals can vary from very similar hotel in like in city area something far more rustic depending on the area you are visiting. Although several lodge and hotels during the trek in mountains are comfortable western standards, and every year we have enormous numbers of trekkers are enjoy with tea house (lodge) trekking. Teahouse treks can be planned to fit both your physical ability and interests into one inspiring experience that you will remember the rest of your life.

Our guide leads you along your route, organizing and paying for places where you eat and sleep so the only thing you have to worry about is getting your boots off and your feet up before a hot shower and a wholesome meal. The benefit of Tea House Trekking is that, by arranging food and accommodation locally through the guide, you can move at your own pace, set your own schedule and - most importantly - meet and experience the real life of the rural people first hand.

On full board package tea house trekking, we includes your meals( Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea and coffee), accommodation, transportation, trekking permits, all government taxes airport tax, Government licensed holder guide and porter (all the things of guide and porter such like and theirs' food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax etc).

we offer a variety foods, for breakfast, Toast, different styles of eggs, pancake, porridge, Muesli with milk, and other creels, For lunch and dinner, variety of potato, different curries, rice, noodles and pasta, pizza, spring roll, Nepali food and others food, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Snack like biscuits, snicker and Mars and other chocolates, basic biscuits and soft drinks are available; you can find seasonal fresh fruit also in some areas.

Most of the trips described on our web pages can be altered as per your own wishes, time frame, budget and interest. we can tailor made the itinerary as per your own specific wishes, as per interesting places, adventurous tours, accommodation (from luxurious five Star hotels to budget hotel), the number of days that you have, the budget you want to spent and traveling on your own or with your friends/family and groups. Manage your trekking or any holiday trip as per your holidays or leisure duration. Make a short and easy trek if you have less time or else you can join for a long days adventure trips. Trekking in Nepal can be a short 2 to 3 days to a long 30 days can be done. We can have-
 

  • Less than a week trekking

  • One week trekking

  • Two week trekking

  • Three week trekking

  • One month and above trekking


In every regions of Nepal like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang all these kinds of trekking durations can be organized. These trekking trails ascend from 800m above up to 5000m altitudes.

Short trekking in Nepal is a journey through various ethnic cultures, religion and geographical diversity of this small kingdom. Short trek takes you through terraced hillsides, charming slate roofed villages inhabited by friendly local community, dense moss rhododendron forests and beautiful waterfalls with magnificent view of snow capped mountains.

If you have enough time to trek in Nepal you can combine the two treks or can explore the trek more with the local sights, you can try for Manaslu with Annapurna circuit, Jomsom to Upper Dolpo trekking, Dolpo to Upper Mustang and can go for small peak climbing also, trekking in Eastern and Western Nepal are ideal for long trekking in Nepal.

Nepal is best trekking destination in Asia . Nepal has four season for trekking in Nepal Himalaya Autumn ( September , October & November ), Spring (March , April , May) , summer ( June, July & August ) & winter season ( December, January & February) . we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange all season for Nepal trekking. Nepal is fit for all season trekking and have appropriate trekking destination. Normally, Autumn & spring is best Nepal trekking season Since Nepal is a country of diversification with its geography and climate, a nature lover can always make it as his destination of trekking year round. There are normally four seasons are considered in Nepal, each of which has its own particular attraction to offer.
 

 

 

 

  • Autumn Season(Sep-Oct- Nov):
    The best season offering excellent weather and out standing mountain views.

  • Spring Season(March-April- May):
    The second finest trekking season. The temperature is quite moderate, especially the rhododendrons are in complete blossom and the mountain views are excellent.

  • Summer Season( June- July-August):
    This is the most preferable season to trek in the rain shadow areas like Mustang, Upper Manang and Dolpo. These places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the huge mountains and are unaffected by the monsoon. This season is also recommended for forest researchers and botanist. Warning-raincoats and insect repellents are strictly necessary in this period.

  • Winter Season(December- January- February):
    Suitable season for trekking at lower altitude, generally below 3000m such as around Kathmandu valley trekking, Ghorepani poon hill trekking , Langtang valley trekking

We have developed a Nepal trekking trip grading system to help you match your level of fitness and aspirations with a trip that will complement both. If you've never trekked before, we recommend that you not be overly ambitious. Try a short trek and see if you enjoy it. That said, we acknowledge that trekking experience counts less than your motivation and physical condition. If you really want to get to Everest Base Camp, and are fit enough to do so, you'll get there. Good health and spirit of adventure will carry you far. A complete dossier on your trek will be sent after we receive your initial deposit and booking confirmation. If you are uncertain which trek is best for you, we strongly recommend requesting complete trek dossiers before you book.

The descriptions below are meant to serve as a rough guide only. Trip grades are based on length, altitude, and remoteness, walking conditions, weather and other factors. It is impossible to be precise about how hard a trek is: grading provides a way for you to compare different treks. Remember that all trekking makes some physical demands. Don't expect that because a trek is graded easy you will never feel tired.

Trip Grades:

 

 

 

 

 

  • A - Easy: 
    We day hike, sightseeing and always stay in hotels.

  • B - Leisurely: 
    These trips can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life. The trekking itinerary is nine days or less, with elevations generally below 10,000 feet.

  • C - Moderate: 
    The trekking itinerary is greater than nine days. Some previous hiking experience is desirable. Elevations up to 15,000+ feet, with ups and downs.

  • D - Strenuous: 
    You need to be familiar with mountain walking and possess a fair degree of stamina. These trips include difficult trekking conditions, covering long distance and high passes. (A doctor's certificate may be required).

  • E - Technical: 
    Climbing experience is required. You must be familiar with the use of mountaineering equipment. This grade is reserved for our most demanding treks, involving long days, often in isolated areas, at elevations above 18,000 feet.

All trekkers require a trekking permit to visit Nepal’s interior regions, which are not connected by highways. Recently the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest regions have been declared “permit free" areas; but National Park or Conservation Area fees are required... We process the trekking permits and national park entrances at immigration offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Two photographs and a copy of passport are required with the application.

Trekkers should be obtained The Trekking permit for the following trekking areas. The areas and required fees are as follows:

1.TIMS CARD

 

For safety all trekkers in Nepal must acquire the Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card before trekking. TIMS Card is mandatory to ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the general trekking areas.

 

TIMS Card fees are as follows – 

For Foreigner: 

Group trekker:Nepali Rs.  1,000 (About US dollor Ten)   per trekking route per person per entry.

Individual Trekkers: Nepali Rs. 2,000(About US Dollor Twenty ) per trekking route per per person per entry. 

For SAARC Countries: 

Group trekker:Nepali RS.  300 (About US Dollor Three)   per trekking route per person per entry.

Individual Trekkers: Nepali Rs. 600 (About US Dollor Six) per trekking route per per person per entry

 

 

 
 

The follwing details should be provided to obtain TIMS CARD.

1.  passort size Photograph

2: Personal Details:

FIRST NAME:

MIDDLE NAME:

Family Name:

Passport No : 

Gender: 

Date of Birth:

 

Trekking Permit
The Department of Immigration located at Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu (Tel : 977 – 1 – 4429659 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868 Fax : 977 – 1 – 4433934 /4433935 Email : [email protected] Web : http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np) issues permit for foreign tourists who intend to trek in controlled areas of Nepal.

A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas mentioned below. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

The areas and required fees are as follows:

S.No

                            Trekking Area 

Permit Fees 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

 

 

 

 

i) Dolpa District (Province No. 6)

a) Areas of lower Dolpa

 

b) Areas of Upper Dolpa

 

Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

For the first 10 days per person US 0 and After 10 days per day per person Us

ii) Taplejung District (Province No. 1)

Per week per person US $ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

Kanchanjanga Region (Areas of Olangchunggola,
Lelep, Papung and Yamphudin Village Development Committee)

2.

iii) Mustang district. (Province No. 4)

Upper Mustang

For the first 10 days per person US 0 and After 10 days per day per person US .

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

iv) Gorkha District: (Province No. 4)

 

A. (Manaslu Area)

From September to November per week per person US$ 70 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 10.and From December to August per week per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 /Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

B. Chhekampar & Chumchet VDC (Sirdibas-Lokpa- 

 Cumling-Chhekampar-Nile-Chhule Area)

From September to November per person US for first 8 days and from December to August per person US for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

 

4.

 

 

v) Dolakha District (Province No. 3)

(Gauri Shankar & Lamabagar)

 

Per week per person US$ 10 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

5.

vi)Humla District (Simikot and Yari): - (Province No. 6)

Areas of Limi and Muchu Village Development Committee, and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma Village Development committee.

 

For the first 7 days per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

6.

vii) Rasuwa District: - (Province No. 3)

Thuman and Timure

 

Per week per person US$ 10, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

7.

 

viii) Sankhuwasabha District: (Province No. 1)

(Makalu Region): -Areas of Kimathanka, Chepuwa, Hatiya and  Pawakhola Village  Development Committee.

 

For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

8.

 

ix) Solukhumbu District: (Province No. 1)

(Everest Region): -All north- west area way from Thame to Nangpala of Namche Village Development Committee

 

For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

9.

x) Manang District: (Province No. 4)

Areas of Nar, Phu, and Northern area of Tilche Village of  Thochhe Village Development Committee

 

From September to November per week per person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 75 Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

 

 

 

10.

xi) Mugu District: (Province No. 6)

Areas of Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and Bhangri.

 

For the first 7 days per person US and After 7 days per day per person US Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

11.

xiiBajhang District: (Province No. 7)

Areas of Kanda, Saipal, Dhuli.

 

For the first 7 days per person US and After 7 days per day per person Us Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

12.

xiii) Darchula District: (Province No. 7)

Areas of Byas Village Development Committee.

 

For the first 7 days per person US and After 7 days per day per person Us Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

Note:

  1. To get trekking permit an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through any registered trekking agency of Nepal.
  2. Trekking permit fee must be paid in US Dollar: Not with standing anything written in above
  3.