Trekking in Nepal

  • 2022-04-05
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Introduction to Trekking in Nepal

Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries on earth to visit. Here, travelers can see towering white peaks touch the sky, monks peacefully mediate in the beautiful yet antique mountainside monasteries, people rambling around the temples and worshipping them, and lumbering yaks haul goods to quaint villages, that are largely disconnected from the so-called cities or outside the world, astonishing waterfalls and gushing rives originated from the Himalayas make their ways to the southern Terai regions, and the fluttering prayer flags throughout the journey whisper giving the message of peace and enlighten in silence. Thus, it is a crystal that in Nepal, backpacker’s dream come true.

Trekking in Nepal is mostly a walking activity done to immerse oneself in the nature, and scenery, explore villages, cultures, and ways of living, touch rugged and rural landscapes, and even accomplish historical, cultural, and religiously admired destinations like base camp of iconic mountains, monasteries (like Tengboche and Braga), temples, caves, etc. Usually, people who love nature, people, and adventure choose to do trekking. Trek lovers might go for desert trekking, tropical trekking, backpacking, arctic trekking, or mountain trekking.

Trekking in the bases of the mountains is preferred most by trek enthusiasts because of the beautiful nature, fantastic weather, and stunning view the mountain top offers. Mountain trekking represents what trekking is all about: breathtaking views, fresh air, and a good workout. Trekkers claim that Nepal is the best destination for mountain trekking. Trekking in Nepal is about mountain trekking and trekking through the foothills of the giant Himalayas and exploring the local culture and lifestyle.

Nepal's most popular trekking regions include the Everest region (Khumbu region), Annapurna region, Langtang region, and Manaslu region followed by Mustang, Dhaulagiri, Dolpo, and Kanchenjunga. One of the most popular and challenging trekking trials is the ‘Great Himalayan Trails’, a widespread track scheme covering the whole length of the Himalayas of Nepal from Humla and Darchula in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east.

What is the Best Time to Trek in Nepal?

Generally, you can trek in Nepal year-round. However, to be specific most trekkers choose the two peak hiking seasons of autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). If it’s your first time trekking in Nepal, you are recommended to visit during one of these peak seasons. Although the trekking routes are more crowded in these months, the benefits tend to be worth it in our opinion.

Spring (March to May ): Spring is one of the most popular times of year to trek in Nepal. As the snow heaps melt on high mountain passes, giant rhododendron trees bloom across the hillsides of Nepal. Temperatures are generally mild this time of year and it’s a good time for viewing wildlife too. Numerous mountaineers, record holders, and Sherpa guides seem going to scale the high mountains, and you may interact with them, share experiences, and more.  

Fall (September to  November): This is another most popular trekking season in Nepal. During this time you’ll have the best chance for clear mountain views, sunny skies, mild temperatures, and little precipitation, diverse flora and fauna inside the national parks or conservation areas. In the latter days, as winter approaches, will be cooler. Trekkers need to carry down jackets and trousers in their backpacks.

Summer (June to August): The rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang, Dolpa  (both upper and lower), and Humla are possible to trek in these months. Annapurna Circuit trek, Upper Dolpo trek, Lower Dolpo trek, Humla Limi Valley trek, and Upper Mustang trek are recommended in these months. Other popular trekking destinations such as Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang Valley trek, and Manaslu Circuit trek are normally recommended in these months.

Winter (December to February): Experienced winter travelers find sunny days and brilliant mountain views this time of year. That said, temperatures can be bitter cold, daylight hours are shorter, and harsh winter storms can disrupt travel plans with little warning. Also, many popular trails will not be accessible this time of year due to heavy snowfall at high elevations. Short trekking destinations such as Ghorepani Poon hill trek, and Everest View trek, are some of the doable treks in winter.


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