Article published by : Visit Himalaya Trek on Thursday, May 04, 2017

Category : Travel Tips

Why Nepal is Famous for Trekking Holidays?


Trekking Holidays in Nepal means multi-days walking journey. Generally, trekkers walk for 6-7 hours per day for several hours staying overnight at different place every night. Trekking concerns to walking to those trail routes where there are no accessibility of road transportation or it allows you go through short-cut or go over passes. There are many exotic locations ideal for trekking scatter all over the world. Trekking is usually done for unique experience of natural panorama and taste of different culture.

With eight of ten highest peaks in the world, Nepal offers numerous trekking opportunities with many exotic locations. The diversity of topography and elevation makes it a perfect route for adventurous hiking and trekking activities. From an easy and short days hike to extremely challenging multi-day trek, trekking holidays in Nepal has always something to offer for all level of trekkers. For novice, Nepal trekking presents low-elevated short days hike but the reward is always incredible. For experienced trekkers, Everest Base Camp Trek, Upper Dolpo trek, Upper Mustang Trek and Manaslu circuit trek are few to name challenging treks.
The prime attractions of trekking holidays in Nepal are always its lofty mountains and unique culture still existing in remote corner of Nepal. The mountains and its majestic surrounding are also known as natural playground for those seeking challenging and adventurous sport in exotic location.
Home to Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nepal boasts dramatic geography that starts low from 150m at Terai to highest point of earth with in 200km distance. From tropical forest to alpine forest and green flat land to magical tree-less barren land, all shelters within 200km distance. These forests are home to numerous rare and non-rare flora and faunal spices. Moreover, Nepal houses many spiritual, cultural and religious centers at different locations from remote Himalaya to semi-developed hilly region and developed cities. The cultural people living in remote Himalaya and friendly people are always curious to welcome you.
Trekking holidays in Nepal flourishes the rural villages and its people. Namche bazaar is the burning example of how tourism impact the remote town of Nepal. These all shows that trekking in Nepal is more than just mountains and natural landscapes.
Nepal offers extensive range of trekking and hiking choices that suits every level of trekkers. Here I have tried to present some choices of trekking destination depending upon length.
Long Trekking Holidays Destination in Nepal
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest (8,8848m) - the world highest peak, every trekkers have dream to stand at the foothill of Everest. Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the best trekking destination in Nepal that takes you to the wild vicinity of mountain range through some of world’s exotic trekking route. Trekking to Everest is more than just adventure and fun. You feel like conquering the world and the reward is just unimaginable. The friendly people and their warm hospitality, en route stunning forest of rhododendron and dominant view of massif mountain range captivates the heart of every trekkers. Everest Base Camp (5,365m) displays the great landscapes including the gigantic mountain range like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama-Dablam and more. It also unfolds the last remnant of pristine forest and quaint culture.

Everest Base Camp lies at Sagarmatha National Park in Khumbu region. Everest Base Camp trekking starts after small airstrip from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway of Everest. You can also choose to take a drive to Jiri and trek all the way to Lukla. It is traditional route of Everest Base used by Sir Edmund Hilary. Normally, it takes 2 weeks of strenuous walking to reach base camp. Everest Base Camp Trek is ideal for those who have enough time in Nepal and not recommended to elderly people and those who are physically weak.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Probably one of busiest trekking route in Nepal, Annapurna base camp trek boasts the finest aroma of nature along with the magnificent mountain ranges and Himalayan culture. The mountain peaks displayed during the trail is Annapurna (8,167m), the 10th highest peak in the world and first ever 8,000m+ summited peak. Additional peaks includes Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and more.

The elevation of trek varies dramatically starting low from 730m to 5,414m at Throng La Pass. The trail goes through arid valley of Upper Mustang (home of Tibetan-Buddhist), down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath and Kali Gandaki valley, the deepest gorge of the world, before heading back to Pokhara, the starting point of the trek. So this trek is very much adventurous trekking holidays in Nepal that focuses both natural and cultural exploration.
Manaslu Circuit Trek

After Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp trek, Manaslu is another popular and most sought trekking holiday destination in Nepal. Despite its increasing in popularity, this region has remain one of unexplored and untouched trekking region in Nepal. Trekking to Manaslu circuit was officially opened in 1992, so this region remain highly protected in terms of culture and ancient tradition. The dominating view of Manaslu and enticing culture are the major attraction of the trek. If you love to hike through beaten-off trail and seek to unfold the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal, Manaslu circuit is most recommended trek in Nepal.
Short Trekking Holidays Destination in Nepal
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

If you have just 5 to 7 days in Nepal but still want to capture the Himalayan panorama and alpine scenario then Ghorepani Poonhill trek is the best option for you. It falls inside Annapurna region and renown for stunning sunrise view and extra-ordinary glimpse of massif Himalaya range. Annapurna (I, II, III, IV), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchre and Hiuchuli are few mountain displayed from Poon-Hill. Moreover, staying overnight at Ghorepani allows you to discover the unique culture and tradition of Gurung community.
Nagarkot Changunarayan Trek
Nagarkot Changunarayan Trek, probably the shortest treks in Nepal is very close to capital city Kathmandu but still manage to provide you the best view of Dhaulagiri to the west and Kanchenjunga through Everest in the east. The main attraction of the trip is no-doubt the stunning sunrises that embellishes the entire skyline covered with panoramic mountain rage.

Nagarkot-Changunararyan trail also offers great cultural experience with encounters of traditional ethic people and their culture. The ancient structure of the Bhaktapur Darbar Square, 55 windowed Palace and other historical monuments shows the cultural significance of Newari people and their culture. This trip is great amalgamation of culture and nature along with fascinating trekking in holidays in Nepal.
Ghandruk Cultural Trek

Ghandruk Cultural Trek is fasicanting, easy and comfortable treks in Nepal with a maximum of 6 hours of trekking a day. With zero risk of altitude sickness and problems, this trek is best suited for families with children and elderly people. This trek covers incredible mountain scenery, stunning landscapes and fascinating culture of Gurung community. The houses of villages in Ghandruk are traditional and people are very hospitable. It is said that every house in Ghandruk is museum as it shows ancient arts, tradition and culture


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