Trekking in Nepal
Nepal, over the centuries, has attracted trekkers, mountaineers, pilgrims and many others. Since time immemorial its rugged heights crowned with snow and draped in huge glaciers has attracted many to brave his courage against the challenge.And from the simple magnificence of the heights brings down to a different world of cascading waterfalls, green dense forests, meadows, and lakes, varieties of flora and fauna, and abundant rivers. Here nestle small hamlets with their diverse local customs, dances, folklore and architecture passed on by their ancestors.
Camping Trek – Camping treks is also called an organized treks, where you will be provided with all the necessary equipments, food and the trekking backup team. They consist of a trek guide with a good first hand knowledge of all the terrains and first aid. An experienced cook with his support team (kitchen boys), a Sirdar, who is in charge of all the porters, Sherpas, who has over responsibilities on and off the trail and finally the porters, without their back-up camping treks are not at all possible. The beauty of camping treks is having your own space, time,locations and exploring off the beaten tracks .All you have to do is walk with your daypack and camera, meet the locals, enjoy breathtaking views and relax while everything is taken care of.
Lodge (tea house) trekking in Nepal There are so many lodges along the most popular trekking trails in Nepal that it makes sense to use their facilities, rather than camp in their yards. While these Tea Houses are definitely not the alpine lodges, which are often the height of rustic luxury in other parts of the world, they are uniquely Nepali. They give you a deep insight into the lives of the hardy mountain people, because most are family-run and just extensions of the family home. The accommodation and facilites are basic but clean, the food plain but nourishing and hygienically prepared and the environment cosy and congenial. We have carefully selected the Lodges/Tea Houses from the best available in each village and our professional and caring staff will oversee everything from food preparation and hygiene, to bed tea in the morning. It isn’t the Ritz by any means, but it is traditional Nepalese hospitality; after all, isn’t that what you have come to experience?
Popular Trekking in Nepal Pun Hill Trek– (Annapurna Region) Annapurna region is very popular with both young and old explorers.It is situated in Midwestern part of Nepal. Commencing your trek from Pokhara, a popular resort, which has an elevation of around 800 m. Gradually the trail heads towards north where the huge magnificent Annapurnas rise high above the clouds. The trek last about sevendays with a combination of nice gradual ascends to strenuous uphill battle, passing through different ethnic tribes, vegetation and landscapes. The highlight is getting up at Pun Hill for sunrise and grasping one of the most breathtaking panorama view of great himalayan peaks with two of the nine highest mountains in the world, Mt. Daulagiri – 8163m and Annapurna I 8091 m and the deepest gorge in the world.
Lantang – “The Valley of Glaciers” On a clear day one can see this beautiful snow peaked mountain from Kathmandu. It lies on the northern side of Kathmandu. It offers a quiet respite and brilliant landscape. First few days the trail heads in a narrow valley with swift running rivers, dense pines and Rhododendron forests, and plenty of wildlife. As you gain heights the valley opens up dramatically and one can only sit and admire the surroundings. Many years ago Tibetans crossed the high pass searching for better pastures and discovered this valley. Finding the vegetation and the landscape appropriate for their cattles they settled in this valley, at present known as Langtang. There are a lot to explore and encounter interesting people . A visit to Yak cheese factory and a day excursion in the valley of glaciers is very rewarding.
Everest Trek- (Sagarmatha) One of the most popular regions for trekkers and mountain climbers. Every year there are thousands of visitors exploring different parts of Everest. This region is vast, so you have to make a choice which area you are interested in exploring.Everest Base Camp Trek is the most common used by many trekkers. One can view the world’s highest and most famous peaks in this region. And adding up to this excitment, experiencing theh rich Sherpa culture and visits to some of the centuries old Buddhist Monasteries is worthwhile. Since the Everest National Park was launched in the 80’s, “Thar”, the mountain goat, musk deer, blue sheep, red panda and many other wildlife are on the rise. This trip will lead you to the foot of the highest and greatest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, as Nepalese call it “Sagarmatha” meaning “Mother Goddess of the Earth”.
Kanchanjunga (8586 m), the third highest peak of the world lies in far Eastern Nepal and mysterious Janu via the Yalung glacier (5000 m),one of the most remote and untouched region in Nepal, where time stands still. Offering abundant flora and fauna as inhabitants are spread out in small villages. . Previous explorers have sighted musk deer and blue sheep in this region. On the other hand “The Yeti” remains a mystery to be seen. Amazing views of Everest, Makalu and Kanchanjunga will make the trip worthwhile.
Dolpo It is located inside the Shy-Phoksundo National Park of mid western Nepal. It lies behind the Daulagiri massif towards the Tibetan plateau. Cut off by very high passes and closed by snow most of the year. Dolpo remains a truly isolated corner of Nepal.. Time has stood still here for centuries as the inhabitants of Tibetans stock continue to live, cultivate the way they have done since olden times. Wonderful variety of plants, wildlife and the famous Phoksundo Lake including the blue sheep and snow Leopard. A trek through Dolpo is an experience not easily forgotten.
Round Daulagiri This is a long and winding course beginning in Pokhara, which allows one to fully favour this simple life style and scenery of Nepal from cultivated terraces up to Kusma, Baglung and to the mountain villages scattered around the Myagdi river. As we follow the river, which penetrates deep into the thick forest, it engulfs us for couple of days. As you gain altitude the forest thins out and allows a view of the awesome west wall of Dhaulagiri I. From here onward the trail follows through moraines and huge glacier all the way to the Base camp.Panoramic view of the gigantic north face as well as Dhaulagiri II, III, IV is breathtaking. In 1952, an expedition led by Maurice Herzog, a French man, discovered this huge valley between two passes, which could not be found in their map. Since then the valley was named “The Hidden Valley”. Approaching Dhampus Pass (5000 m) from the Hidden Valley, you are engulfed by the fascinating landscape and surroundings. The Tibetan Plateau, long and winding Jomson Valley and the Dhaulagiri massif is surely an unforgettable experience.
Expeditions– It is the most challenging but a rewarding trip. Expedition is all about exploring the virgin and majestic Himalayas as well as its natural biodiversity. Nepal is one of the most thrilling destinations in the world for this. Its geographical position and altitude variation has made Nepal an unique destination. The country’s elevation ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meters, all within a distance of 150 kilometers, where tourists can experience any kinds of expeditions and adventure activities. The variation fosters an incredible variety of ecosystems, the greatest mountain range on earth, thick tropical jungles, teeming with a wealth of wildlife, thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys.