Trekking in Nepal is an ideal adventure holidays activities refreshing your monotonous mind in close to fresh environment with glorious mountains. Nepal is being one of the best trekking destinations in the world because of high mountains including Mount Everest and rich cultural diversity with 106 ethnic group. Hiking and Trekking in Nepal is a different with mountaineering activities which only involves walking on the trail without using any climbing gears. Mountaineering requires high quality climbing gears during their climbing period. That one in for visitors to Nepal go trekking should say something about the popularity of this activity in the Himalayan country. Most trekking go through altitude between 1,000m to 4,000m, while some popular parts reach over 5,000 meters. Trekking in Nepal means not only the stunning landscapes and panoramic mountain views on the trail that captivate the trekkers but also the people from different ethnic groups whom they meet on the way- a rare opportunity to experience Nepal?s rich cultural diversity. And what better way than trekking to see and experience it in Nepal.
The most popular trekking routes in Nepal have traditionally been the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang regions. But now Kanchenjungha in the extreme East and Dolpo in Northwest Nepal are gaining ground as new popular destinations. Kanchenjungha region, Makalu region, Dolpo region, Upper Mustang region are the remote and off the beaten path trek which requires comprehensive well organized camping. More recently, Government has developed a number of heritage trails in different parts of Nepal where you can combine a trips with a glance into the cultures of the local communities. And for those with the time and the stamina, there is The Great Himalayan Trail that stretches 1700km from Kanchenjungha in the east to Humla in the west ? a trek that will take months to complete.
Trekking in Nepal can be divided into three categories. Accommodation and meals are provided at local guest houses on our popular Everest, Annapurna and Langtang treks and at campgrounds on our treks to more remote regions.
1) Tea House Trekking (Lodge Trek): Tea House Trekking is also known as Lodge Trekking which is relatively cheap way of Trekking in Nepal where accommodation and meals are provided in Local Lodges. It is quite popular among the other treks. The trekkers will stopping each night to eat and sleep at a local Tea House. Meals depend on the menu at the guest house, usually the simple basic meals of the local people. It’s a great way to connect with some of the local culture and definitely suits trekkers not wanting to carry back-crushing rucksacks. The standard of lodgings can vary from very similar to a hotel, to something far more rustic.
2) Camping Trekking (Organized Trek): The classic style of trekking in Nepal can be conducted almost anywhere in the country. Camping trekking is fully organized and supported with a team of guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters which is arranged by trekking company. All the necessary trekking gears; food, fuel and other goods are carried by the porters. The cook will prepare all the meals during the camping trek. Trekkers need to carry only a small bag as required for the day. At night, tents for dining, sleeping and ablution are provided and set up. Mattresses, sleeping bags, tables and seating are arranged by staff of trekking company in Nepal. A Sardar (chief guide) is employed to pre-arrange and then to oversee the entire program. All land transportation, local permits, taxes, porter insurance, port dues and entrance fees to National Parks or sites constituting an integral part of the trip are arranged by trekking agency.
3) Home Stay Trekking : Home Stay trekking is a great way to experience real Nepali life; get a taste of real home cooked food and experiencing the joys of outdoor life. This trek gives you an opportunity exploring village life of Nepal and interacts with the typical local families. Home stay treks is a something exceptional traveling activity that offers you to exchange the language, tradition, culture and arts of Nepalese people. This type of trek is a new concept of Nepal government since 2011 to promote village?s tourism all over Nepal.