Trekking in Nepal – Glorious Himalaya
If you think in a simple way, and if you think easily, then trekking is not a difficult activity. There is no need to travel far for this. Trekking can de be done in your country. In other words, trekking is within your reach. But trekking and hiking in Nepal is a combination of adventure, beauty, and challenge which will give you a completely different experience because you do not find all of these at the same time and at the same place in other parts of the world. Trekking in Nepal is also ascending an altitude of 1,000 m to 4,000 m plus, but some trekking goes to 5000 m plus. Trekking in Nepal also means being familiar with the culture, tradition, and religion of the hilly people. An unforgettable experience is another name of trekking in Nepal. The trekking in Nepal shows you breath-taking mountains, takes you to beautiful villages, and to the deep valleys.
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 trip 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 a 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 be 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 cultures 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 by a team of guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters which is arranged by the 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 the staff of the trekking company in Nepal. A Sardar (chief guide) is employed to pre-arrange and then 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 a 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 to explore the village life of Nepal and interacts with the typical local families. Homestay 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 the Nepal government since 2011 to promote village tourism all over Nepal.