Nepal is well known as one of the best destinations in the world for enjoying the real beauty of nature through. The trail into the interior parts of the country follows ancient foot-trails which meander through scenic riverbanks, intricately terraced fields and the forested ridges connecting picturesque hamlets and mountain villages. Trekkers can walk along the rough but beautiful trails or virgin tracks in the lap of green and friendly looking hills. The rhododendron-filled, green, dark and deep forests with different seasonal flowers blossoming can catch anyone's eye as can the scattered residential cottages, domestic and forest animals, variety of birds, both Hindus and Buddhist temples, mountains, breathtaking landscape, and above all warm greeting from smiling local people. The highly developed and well-defined trails have been used for centuries. Trekking in Nepal is an all season activity. It is possible at any time of the year depending on where one wishes to go. However, the most popular seasons are spring (February - May ) and autumn (September-November). Even during the monsoon season (June- August), you can trek in the rain- shadow areas north of the Himalaya like Mustang, Upper Manang and Dolpo.
The diverse terrain and variety of cultures of the region north of Pokhara make each day's walk a different experience and make the area the most popular destination in the country. Four favorite treks, each with minimum of about one week and a maximum of three week trek, to Kali-Gandaki basin include Manang region, Annapurna range, Jomsom and the Annapurna Sanctuary. Alpine meadows, moraines, glaciers and breathtaking views of the Annapurna range abound. The three hundred kilometer Annapurna Circuit combines the first two areas by crossing high altitude pass, Manang Thorang-La (5360 meters) and takes up to three weeks to complete.
The areas around Khumbu is commonly called the Everest Region. It is also known as the home of Sherpa people and the mysterious Yeti. This trek comprises not only the Everest Base Camp but also Namche Bazaar, Lukla, Tyangboche and the whole Solukhumbu, which are in the lap of looming Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world and also the mount Ama Dablam . The trek to Khumbu area is not only famous for trekking and expedition but also for the Sherpa culture. One can enjoy and learn Sherpa culture very closely by visiting this region.
The complete trek starts from Jiri to Lukla. Flying to Lukla is the best option for those with limited time. Most of the flight depends on weather conditions. However, the helicopter service and chartered flights are also available on request. The Everest Trek is one of the most thrilling adventure treks for excitement-seekers. There are several trekking routes within the Khumbu Region like Kalapatthar, Gokyo Lake, Everest Base Camp and Syangbochhe trek.
Gosaikunda region is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Each area in itself is a good choice for those with limited time. It offers many features that range from culture to adventure. In a week to ten days, anyone can visit one of these areas by crossing high mountain passes. A three-week trip could cover all the three areas. The Himalayan views overall are not quite as spectacular as in the Annapurna or Khumbu region, but they remain unforgettably beautiful plus the trails are less crowded and the people are friendly and interesting. The Helambhu-Gosainkunda trek takes one to Gosainkunda Lake - a sacred site for devotees of Hindu God Shiva. It is famous for both trekking and pilgrimage.
White Mountain, separated from the Annapurna region by Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, includes some fifteen peaks above 7000m. This region, considered to be one of the most remote places of the Federal Democratic Republic Nepal, has an abundance of Himalayan peaks, hidden valleys, high passes and sweeping vistas. The Trans-Himalayan journey is quiet, peaceful and full of adventure and excitement. Trekking in this area is relatively strenuous but trekkers willing to spend their holidays amid nature and natural surroundings full of peace and tranquility choose this "Off the beaten track" trekking destination.
The main journey here is around Manaslu, reaching north of the Himalayas and circling the great Manaslu-Himalchuli-Baudha massif. Since Manaslu is a special area for trekkers and was only officially opened from 1991 onwards for trekking, it needs special permits. Three-week complete treks will give you an exciting, adventurous and once in a lifetime experience.
This trek starts from Pokhara and takes 150 km to reach Mustang. The new adventurous trek starts from Jomsom. The land is also covered with other glittering snow peaks like Nilgiri, Tukche and Muktinath, the famous shrine of Hindus. The trekking starts from Jomsom where there is an airstrip.
Mustang is 200 kilometers into the hinterland that constitutes mainly barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and Moraine valleys. Its landscape is unrivaled for it has a stupendous wilderness, pristine scenery, snow capped peaks, spectacular 16th century monasteries and many other unique attractions. The view of wind windswept Kali-Gandaki valley, vast spaces around Kagbeni and vast ridges that straggle high mountains provide a mind-blowing experience.
The Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, rare flora and fauna, and sweeping vistas, which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. This region, surrounded by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north, respectively, is regarded as a blend of natural and cultural phenomena. It was opened in 1991 for trekking. This region lies on the north side of the Himalayas, it is also a rain shadow area and the climatic situation of this place is same as that of a Mustang. One of the longest treks in Nepal is Dolpo Trek that takes 34 days to complete. On this trek, the maximum elevation will be 4,530 m. to 5,115 m. and is one of the most arduous treks of the country. Kanchenjunga TrekLiterally the Kanchenjunga means crystal clear in Nepali while geographically the Kanchenjunga mountain is the second tallest in Nepal and the third tallest in the world after the Mt. Everest of Nepal and the K2 of Pakistan. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around the Arun River, whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun Valley is one of the most beautiful regions to trek in Nepal. Traveling around this part also gives an opportunity to enjoy and experience the traditional culture of Rai and Limbu, the native locals of this area. Trekking in this area is an adventure that is full of enthusiasm, excitement and above all, an unforgettable lifetime experience.
Gaurishanker Trek is another beautiful trek in Nepal where one can enjoy the beautiful scenery of majestic Himalayas including Rolwaling, Gaurishanker, Tashi Laptse, Dorje Lakpa. The trekking route is full of alpine forests including trees with blooming rhododendron flowers, the national flower of Nepal, and beautiful native villages.
Makalu Base Camp Trekking is somewhat difficult yet extremely rewarding trek offers a true wilderness experience in the rugged uninhabited terrain of Makalu-Barun National Park. Makalu is fifth highest peak in the world (8,463 m) (27,766 ft).
The idea of preserving the unique biological and cultural features of the Makalu Barun area was conceived in 1984 by Daniel C. Taylor then president of The Mountain Institute. Taylor's initial interest in the Barun Valley had been prompted by his two decades-long search for the yeti, and alleged tracks found there by Cronin & McNeely in 1972 Taylor led fieldwork in the Barun Valley in 1983 with naturalist Robert.
Of all the world's great peaks, Kanchenjunga is perhaps the least known; the third highest in the world at 8,598m, it sits astride the Nepal/Sikkim border only a few miles from Tibet. This route was opened to the trekkers in 1988, though people have trekked in the area in connection with mountaineering expedition since the turn of the century. Kanchenjunga is a long way from Kathmandu and the nearest road and airports are a long way from the mountains.
Our long trek here climbs from the intensively cultivated hillsides of the Nepal Midlands, populated by the Rai and Limbu tribes, towards the peaks of Jannu and Khabru and the great wall of Kumbakarna, Kanchenjunga and Rathong, passing on the way through some of the finest high mountain scenery anywhere. Until very recently this was a restricted area, so this is an ideal trek for those who already know Nepal and want to get away from the better known areas and visit a remoter part where few foreigners have penetrated.
Generally, Trekking in Nepal can be categorized into 2 types.
Tea House Trekking
The Tea House trek is possible only the popular trekking routes such as Annapurna, Langtang, or the Everest, where overnight at the available lodge around the area. All the necessary trekking gear is carried by porters and the route is led by the professional guide. We provide all the necessary high quality equipment like sleeping bags, water bottle during the trek. Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), accommodation and staff insurance are included.
Organized Camping Trek
A fully organized trek is self sufficient trek, where we take along all the necessary food and camping equipment. In this trek, we are able to set our own pace and travel through places touched or untouched by mass tourism. There are professional guides, Sherpas, Cooks, Kitchen helpers, Porters or staffs to take care of all the technical and logistical aspects of the trip. Every day our staff will set the camp and the well trained professional cooks prepares the delicious semi- western type meals. Our trekking guide acquaints you with the local culture and customs.
Grade A (Easy Trek)
This is a pleasant and easiest trek. You can walk at a relaxed pace rarely exceeding 6 hours an altitude of 1200 m. to 3000m. However, reasonable physical fitness and preparation is required.
Grade B (Moderate Trek)
You will walk 6 to 7 hours a day, reaching an altitude of 4000 meters and require good fitness level and pre trek training.
Grade C (Strenuous)
It is comparatively harder trek. Some days are more strenuous walking up to 8 hours a day and reaching an altitude of 4000 meters to 5500 meters and having over 18 days of trek. A high level of Fitness is required.