Off the Beaten Path
Off the beaten paths treks is to witness remote and un-spoilt locations of Nepal which are less touristic. Such treks are great mountain journeys into the wilderness and ideal for those trekking enthusiasts who are up for adventure and challenging hikes. Most of the times, facilities of lodges are not available in these trekking trails where a fully camping trek has to be organized. But it is the exclusive and traditional way of trekking that too in the high Himalayas where several world’s tallest mountains are located. Off the beaten path trekking trails goes to diverse landscapes and terrains from lowlands to hidden valleys, lush green woodlands, high mountain passes, raging ice-cold Himalayan rivers, frozen lakes, glaciers, dry barren lands, way past ancient monasteries and age-old villages. People living in these far and remote lands have their own unique culture and traditions which is another interesting feature of the off the beaten path treks where one gets to witness new culture and traditions. These high mountain people have beautifully preserved their age-old culture and their daily lifestyles haven’t changed much from the early times. It can be felt even more witnessing their festivals or spotting the ancient monasteries, shrines, Chortens scattered all over the trekking trails. En-route, one gets rewarded with high mountain panorama of some of the world’s highest Himalayan series like Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Mt. Makalu (8,481m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m). These treks passes through protected areas and national parks abundant with varied floras and faunas, some of them include Makalu Barun National Park, Manaslu Conservation Area, Rara National Park, Langtang National Park. Off the beaten path treks certainly is a different kind of trekking experience in the Himalayas compared to the popular trails like Everest, Annapurna and are the hidden jewels of Nepal.