Published Date :25 Sep, 2016
A- Why to Trek in Nepal?
Nepal is a naturally incredible landlocked country in South Asia. It is a perfect destination to spend vacations and it is popular due to the variations being a tiny country. Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular outdoor excursions in Nepal. There are various reasons on why trek in Nepal, that are explained below.
To explore nature: Naturally, Nepal is a god gifted paradise. The northern borders are surrounded by the giant Himalayan peaks, including the tallest peak of the world- Mt. Everest (8848m) and several 8000 meters peaks. The Lakes, glaciers, Rivers and forests are other attractions. Middle hill regions are dominated by the terraced farm lands, streams, forests and ethnic communities. Treks are mostly organized in the mountainous and hilly regions.
To explore culture: Trek in Nepal is also famous to explore the cultural diversity. More than 125 language speaking communities live with cultural harmony. Each social groups respect other’s culture. Costumes, foods, daily lifestyles and cultural heritage sites are wonderful to visit. Pagoda style temples, Buddhist Stupas, Chhortens and Mani walls are wonderful to see and know the cultural connections.
B- Popular Trekking destinations?
There are several popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The most famous destination for trekking in Nepal is the Everest region. It is located in the north east part of Nepal. Mt. Everest (8848m) lies in this region along with several airborne peaks. Everest base camp, Gokyo Lake, Three high passes is extremely popular trekking in the Everest region. Annapurna region is another popular region for trekking. Annapurna base camp, circuit and Ghorepani Poon Hill are some popular destinations there.
In Langtang region: Langtang valley, Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu valley are popular trekking destinations. Manaslu circuit, Dolpo trek, Upper Mustang and Kanchenjunga trekking are other popular trekking destinations in Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal is famous by taking the assistance of guides. Trekking is an adventurous act. In some trekking, you go over 5000 meters and sometimes cross the glacial crevasses. Having a guide, you get to know the trekking routes, get information about the natural and cultural diversities and proper care for acclimatization, safety and security. Trekking with guide is a recommended one in Nepal Himalayas.
Trekking in Nepal can be done self, but it is challenging and sometimes risky as well. Lacking proper information, sometimes trekkers face huge problems. Lower altitude trekkers are suitable for the self trekkers.
This is organizing all the required arrangements. Trekking companies in Nepal mostly organize all supported trekking packages. The treks include transport, food, accommodation, trek permit, guide and other staffs’ salaries, their insurance etc.
Basically, there are two types of trekking famous in Nepal: tea house and camping trek. Tea house trek is using lodge accommodation. Mountain lodges are loaded with basic facilities as bed, breakfast and basic kitchen. Camping trek is a form of trekking, where everything is organized by trekking agency. You sleep in tent and foods are prepared by the kitchen staffs. It looks to be quite expensive, but the fun is ultimate.
C- Safety and Health?
Safety and health are major concerns of the trekkers. When you are going to trek high in the Himalayas, this part is essential to think about. High altitude sickness is a major health problem and other symptoms caused by it. Hygienic foods, safe drinking water and other directly affecting parts should be avoided.
Whar is altitude sickness?
When you reach around 2700 meters, you feel the symptoms of high altitude. It is not a serious issue, but if you do not respond it properly, it may cause harms. Dizziness, lack of appetite, fever, vomiting, insomnia or over sleeping are all the symptoms of altitude sickness. You can simply avoid it by acclimatization, trek high sleep low, drinking sufficient water, hot meals and soups are some way out.
Is it safe to trek?
Trek in Nepal is adventurous. Those who love to do adventure can enjoy treks in Nepal Himalayas. When the issue of safety comes, it is of course safe to trek. Trekking agencies apply all the safety measures that avoid risks. In case, trekkers feel problem, their issues are solved as soon as possible. The final option is rescue by helicopter in the final condition.
D- Trekking starting/ending places?
Mostly, treks begin from the lower altitude regions. In some case like Everest base camp trekking, the trek starts from 2800 meters. It differs according to the destinations. Generally, the gateways of trekking and ending places are sub-tropical parts. Walking continuously, trekkers fit with the local altitude. Vehicles to starting point and pick up from the ending points are arranged by the trekking agencies based on your requirements and possibilities. Lukla is a gateway and ending point of Everest region treks, Nayapul for Annapurna region and so on.
E-How people can book these trips?
People can book the trekking packages by email or by filling the booking form after reading the company policies, booking procedure, includes and excludes. Certain percent of trip cost should be sent to confirm your bookings.