Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal is a heavenly experience for every trek lover. With the tall and mighty range of the Himalayas consisting of 8 among the top 10 highest peaks in the world, Nepal just serves you the most beautiful landscapes which can be reached only by foot. Along with that, it is also a paradise for every nature lover as you can observe some rare birds and animals like Himalayan Thar (wild goat), Himalayan Wild Yak, Musk Deer, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Monal Pheasant, Black Necked Tibetan Crane, Himalayan Marmot, and many more. Talking about the botanical biodiversity medicinal herbs such as Cordyceps (yarshagumba), Jatamasi, Kutki, Barberry, Panchaule, and Mandrake are found in Nepal. Trekking is one of the famous touristic activities and the large number of Tourists come here for exploring the natural beauties of these Himalayan pathways. The most famous and suitable time to visit Nepal for Trekking is March to June and September to November. During these months the sky is generally clear and the temperature is comparatively warmer.
Nepal provides the various range of trekking experience which is appropriate for beginners to well-experienced adventure Lovers. The beginners can have good time with easy trek circuits guided by a well-experienced trekking guide While the well-experienced ones can try there dares on the highest altitudes ranging from 5650- 6500 meters to explore the alpine climbing experience. The most famous trekking sites of Nepal include Everest Base Camp Trekking, Mardi Himal Treks, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, Gokyo Valley Trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek and some more destinations. Among these above-mentioned sites, Mardi Himal Trek and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek are the easy-graded trekking destinations for the beginners whose altitude ranges from 3200 to 4900 meters. They both take 9 days each to complete and have the easier pathways comparatively. The Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, Gokyo Valley Trekking, and Annapurna Base camp Trek take 12, 13, and 14 days respectively. These are the moderate-graded trekking sites and their altitude ranges from 4130 to 5416 meters and is suitable for all trekking groups.
The Everest Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek take 16 days in general. They are the strenuous-graded sites whose altitude ranges from 5160 to 6500 meters. As these treks are the longest ones and are situated in the highest altitude, they are most suitable for the well-experienced trekkers. The most beneficial thing about trekking in Nepal is the well-experienced, acknowledged, and extremely friendly guides who can give you a profound knowledge about the ethnic, historical, cultural, geographical, and traditional details of Nepal. Nepal is divided into five developmental regions and each one of them has some very exotic trekking destinations. The Eastern region has some highest trekking sites like the Makalu Barun Area, Mera Peak, Khumbu, Kanchenjunga, and Everest Base Camp Trek. The Central Development Region is graced with some easy-graded Trekking destinations like Langtang & Helambu, Nagarkot, and Gosainkunda. Western Development Region’s major trekking sites revolve mainly around the Annapurna region. Dolpa is the majorly focused trekking site of Mid-Western Development Region. While, the Far-Western Development Region comprises of Rara National park, Humla, and Mount Kailash.
Nepal has been the absolute trekking choice for a lot of tourists because of its accommodation facilities too. There are a lot of cozy, cost-friendly, and comfortable guesthouses even in the rural most part of the country which is run by the locals of the place. These lodges are known to serve the best local and ethnic cuisines along with a delightful hospice. These rest places will serve some authentic and unique eateries like goat cheese, dhindo, sisnoo, along with the beverages like tongba and chhyang. Thakalis, Sherpas, Kirants, Gurungs, and other Mongoloid tribes are the major population living in Himalayan areas. These people are extremely welcoming and perform different cultural activities to add seasoning to their hosting. They mainly follow Buddhism, Kirant, and Hindu religion. These simple people live a typical village life far away from the technological approach. Agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, and mountaineering are their major activities for livelihood. Other than that, some of them run guest houses and shops which sell ethnic goodies. The people have their own language, cultural dress plus festivities, and traditional beliefs. They perform several cultural dances on their own folk songs to entertain the tourists.