About Trekking in Nepal

Have you ever thought about trekking in Nepal?  Or already made. Well, Trekking in Nepal is a magnificent moment to experience natural and cultural wonders. People from world amaze to see natural and cultural splendors of Nepal while trekking in Nepal. At the same time, trekkers collect firsthand experience of thrills of adventure hitting off the beaten trails in the lap of Himalayas.

Similarly, trekking in Nepal takes us to different popular viewpoints and offers us mesmerizing sunrise, sunset and mountain panorama. We really do not want to say ‘Good Bye’ to alluring snow-fed mountain peaks while trekking in Nepal.

Core wilderness, picturesque ethnic settlements, lush rhododendron, winding rivers, friendly people and their rich culture, mighty glaciers, freshwater lakes, avalanches, historical and holy caves, monasteries and most importantly towering mountain giants including Mt. Everest, the top o the world are the major highlights of Trekking in Nepal.

 Basically, Trekking in Nepal can be categorized into two distinct types: 1. Camping Trekking 2. Teahouse Trekking

What is Camping Trekking?

Camping Trekking in Nepal was very popular in early days where there were no teahouses and local lodges on the trekking trails. Camping trekking is also known as wilderness trekking in Nepal.

Still, some major trekking trails require organizing camping trekking in Nepal since there are no local lodges and teahouses on the trail. Like Makalu Base Camp, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking and other some remote trekking trails are organized as camping trekking in Nepal.

For camping trekking, we need to carry all required equipment including fuel and food for the whole trekking days. So, people find it hard to organize all trekking equipments and stuffs for camping trekking. So, the popularity of Camping trekking in Nepal is reducing gradually. However, there is no such the first rated trekking as camping trekking in the world.

 What is Teahouse Trekking?

In recent few years, teahouse trekking has been very popular in Nepal. The availability of local teahouses and lodges has made teahouse trekking considerably famous among the global trekkers. In teahouse trekking, we do carry only our personal belonging and some necessary stuff for the trekking. Otherwise, all rest of the things will be provided by guesthouse or local lodges on the trail. We spend the nights at local guesthouse and also we eat at the same place. If we depend on local guesthouse and teahouse for our accommodation and food, it is called teahouse trekking in Nepal.

What are the major trekking trails in Nepal?

The major trekking trails of Nepal are Everest Trekking which includes Everst Base Camp Trek, Everest View Trek, Gokyo-Everest Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek and Everest Panorama Trek. Similarly, Annapurna region trek features Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek, Dhampus-Sarangkot Trek, Annapurna-Sanctuary Trek and Classical Ghandruk – Majhgaon Trek. Likewise, Langrant region includes Langtang Valley Trekking, Tamang-Heritage Trekking, Helambu Trekking and Gosainkunda Trekking.

There are some other remote and restricted area trekking in Nepal like Mustang Trekking, Dolpo Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Dhaulagiri Trekking and Makalu Trekking.

The primary objective of trekking in Nepal is to witness spectacular mountain panorama.

What are the best viewpoints while trekking in Nepal?

There are popular viewpoints in Nepal to celebrate awe-inspiring mountain panorama. These major viewpoints in Nepal are Nagarkot, Chandragiri Hill, Sarangkot, Poonhill, Annapuran Base Camp, Everest Base Camp, Gokyo ri, Hotel Everest View, Langtang Valley,  Manaslu Base Camp, Makalu Base Camp and Kanchenjungha Base Camp.

 What is the best time of the year for trekking in Nepal?

Autumn is the best time of the year for trekking Nepal. Autumn covers September to November in Nepal. The weather is perfect. The sky is spotlessly clear. The atmosphere is pleasant. The temperature is mild in the mountain and in the cities. There is no rain. People can go from one to another place comfortably.

The second best season to trek in Nepal is spring (Mar-May). Relatively, spring in Nepal is hotter than autumn. Flowering rhododendron, migratory birds, pleasant greenery in the atmosphere and mesmerizing mountain panorama are the major nightlights of trekking in Nepal in spring.

Still, some people love to do trekking in summer and winter. In fact, it is not recommended to trek in Nepal during summer and winter. Summer receives heavy rainfall and obstructs the trekking trails and same happens during water due to massive snowfall. If you love rain and snow, it is still okay to make trekking in Nepal. 

How will be the accommodation and food during trekking in Nepal?

We use either tent or local teahouses for the accommodation during trekking in Nepal. These lodges and teahouses are run by local people. We spend the night there. The bathrooms and toilets are outside and we need to share with other people. But, these days, we also can get luxury accommodation in some major trekking trails like Annapurna and Everest. If you really want, you need to tell the local partner to arrange your luxury accommodation for your Nepal Trekking.