Trekking in Nepal
A trek in Nepal is a special and rewarding mountain holiday. Nepal’s geographical conditions make for some of the most exciting and breathtaking trekking the world has to offer. Nepal is truly one of the world’s beautiful countries, not just in nature but in its culture and variety of ethnic groups inhabiting it. Compared to trekking in other Himalayan countries like India and Pakistan, Nepal offers better serviced trekking routes, making trekking for you easy and comfortable for you. Though if you are not inclined to stay in the teahouse and want a more wild experience there are limitless opportunities for camping and fully self supported remote trekking in Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal has captured the imaginations of mountaineers and explorers for more than 100 years. The lifestyle and habits of the inhabitants of the mountain regions have not changed for generations, the village people offer a huge sense of hospitability and welcome to trekkers and mountaineers alike, it often forms the people that trekkers take there fondest memories.
It is not complicated or expensive to trek in Nepal. One of the biggest parts of your trekking experience is your guide. Your Nepali guide will be everything to you along the trek and for most people life long friendships are formed with their guides and the guide’s families. Nepal is a country of friendly people belonging to many different ethnic groups, each having their own variety of cultures, religions, festivals and castes etc.
Of course, Nepal also offers the highest mountains in the world. Mountains like Sagarmatha, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri are major attractions for trekkers coming to Nepal. Trekking in Nepal gives you the chance to walk amongst these giants and in some cases to the very foot of them, where you truly will be exhilarated. Not only are there mountains in Nepal, but a diverse range of flora and fauna. Many of Nepal’s trekking regions are encompassed by national parks with a diverse range of wildlife, some rare and endangered. If you are lucky you may spot a tiger or an elusive snow leopard. Any trek in Nepal will involve walking through diverse forests, from subtropical to alpine as well as different environments, like barren mountain landscapes, lush alpine meadows and rocky snow-covered passes, not to mention the ice falls, glaciers, high altitude and frozen lakes….what more could you want from a trekking holiday? If you have the time and are planning on a trekking holiday, Nepal is a must destination for you.