Trekking in Nepal
Trekking -journey on foot : The best way to explore Nepal’s natural beauty and cultural riches is to walk through them and feel the exciting beauty of Himalayas like diverse ethnic cultures, deepest river gorges on earth, variety of flora and faunas and numerous species of butterflies etc. Trekkers walk through the green filled uphill and downhill deep forests with scenic view of various seasonal flowers blossoming and roaming around domestic and wild animals. You also visit several interesting villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups of people and experience their culture and traditional lifestyle.
Scenery: The world’s eight out of fourteen highest mountains lie in the trans-Himalayan border of Nepal and if you want to see them up close, you must walk! While trekking you may see the mountains far more than others. You begin the trek from the tropical lowlands to alpine meadows and glacial moraines and in the spring season Nepal's brilliant rhododendrons are seen in full bloom with colorful rare species of birds.
Diversity: The countryside of Nepal is being continually populated. The majority of Nepal's populations live, not in the cities, but in tiny remote villages. Even in the high mountains you can find small settlements in stone houses and yak pastures spots can be seen at every possible flat space.
Cultural: Almost every trekker in Nepal is attracted and impressed with the friendly attitude of the people they meet alongside the local trails .The hilly region people are particularly known for their traditional hospitality and fascinating culture which makes trek in Nepal, an extraordinary mountain holiday unlike any other parts of the world.
Cost includes: All meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner with tea andcoffee), lodge accommodation on trail, guides & necessary porters, sleeping bag, down jackets, ground or air transportation, entry permits, all expenses occurred as necessity for Nepalese staffs including all meals, accommodation, lodging, equipments, insurance etc)
Cost excludes: Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes, clients personal insurance, personal equipments, flight tickets in some cases (Pokhara to Kathmandu), or (Kathmandu- Lukla – Kathmandu) or Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara), rescue charges and occurrence of any kind of unforeseen expenses etc.
Note: * The Company reserves the right to alter or change the departure schedule in the light of unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, natural changes of walking track, road slides, and avalanches, public strikes or any sort of natural disaster.
Type of Trekking
In Nepal we offer two types of trekking- camping and tea house treks. Both are well organized and run by a group of knowledgeable and professional people who are committed to conserving Nepal’s natural and cultural diversity and heritage. Optimum safety is ensured by providing experienced guides who have first -hand knowledge of the routes, natural history & cultural background of all areas of trekking that we cover. In addition, we provide tents, mattresses, dining tables, food and all kitchen equipment with each and every utility required on your full board camping which you can find by surfing on our website at 'check equipment lists'. We also make arrangements for your trekking gear which you can purchase or rent upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
This is a massive arrangement, rather expensive .It is the only way to enjoy the trekking in real sense. We provide all camping stuff while Porters carry your gear and food stuff. Sherpa set up the camp and cook serves meals while the Sirdar leads the group from front and manage all logistical issues.
Lodge Trekking is very popular especially in the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest region where basic to standard lodge and food facilities are normally available. However, it is on the discretion of the leading guide to choose from the lodges for overnight stay and meals. In winter and summer lodge treks are better to avoid the inclement weather and in autumn and spring the lodges are overcrowded and it can be difficult to find a place to throw in.
Different Grades of Trekking
Easy trekking, by Himalayan standards is meant the treks organized generally altitudes between 900m and 2,000m. Nepal, being a mountainous country trekkers always find plenty of 'ups & downs' everywhere in the Himalayan trails So, trekkers need to be regular walkers and physically fit to get full enjoyment on trek. It is possible, however, to design 'easier' three to four day treks with perhaps only three to four hours walking per day on request around Kathmandu and Pokhara valley.
Moderate trekking is meant the treks organized between altitudes of 900m and 4,000m involving sometimes side trips to higher elevations. Some treks that we offer in our website are away from villages on mountain trails.
Strenuous treks are of demanding nature. For these treks all participants need to be very physically fit and in very good health. Strenuous treks are organized in remote alpine areas and sometimes when one has to walk altitudes beyond 5,000m and need to cross the mountain passes.