Luxury trekking in Nepal

Nepal is heaven for trekking since the land is bestowed with abundant natural surroundings, beautiful valleys, lush green forests, dazzling glacier-fed lakes and of course the high Himalayas. No wonder trekkers from around the world are attracted to trek in Nepal once in a lifetime. One can choose to trek from many trekking regions in Nepal in which the most popular trek destinations are Everest, Annapurna, Langtang. Each of these trek regions has its own distinct identity and charm. There also exist remote and restricted regions for trekking which are off-the-beaten trekking trails for those who are looking for adventurous trekking in the Himalayas. These remote regions include Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga where special trek permits are required to hike into these regions.

Trekking in Nepal started back in the mid-’60s to ’70s and at present time have become a full-fledge tourism industry with many trekking agencies, travel companies operating various trekking programs around the country. Back in the old trekking days in Nepal, one needs to carry all the trekking arrangements like food, tents with many porters to transport them during the hike. As time went by and trekking becomes a popular tourism industry, most of the popular trekking trails begin to already have lodges to stay for the trekkers. These small but cozy mountain lodges are now called ‘tea houses’ and are the perfect place to rest after a days’ hike. Most of these lodges are run by the local families from the villages that happen to be at the popular trekking trails. It also helped the local communities to be financially secure. Most of the food provided to trekkers is also locally grown and organic which is another plus point for trekkers who can now eat local fresh foods which are highly recommended during high Himalayan treks.

Equipped with the best trek destinations in the world and many comfortable lodges already available at the trekking trails, Nepal becomes one of the sought out trekking destinations in the world. As tourism becomes one of the biggest industries of the country and a good revenue-generating sector, it becomes evident the lodge at the popular trekking trails also needs to be upgraded. Thus came the concept of luxury trekking in Nepal. The main objective of Nepal luxury trekking is the provide world-class services that also include luxury accommodations. Since big cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara already have five-star hotels with state-of-the-art facilities. So, there’s a need to provide the same kind of accommodations in the high mountain trails also. In the present scenario, such luxury hotels are available in the popular trek routes like Everest and Annapurna.

One such trekking program is Everest luxury trekking which goes to the Khumbu area and though the trek doesn’t go up till the Everest Base Camp, the trek is still worth it staying at the most luxurious lodges on the Everest Base Camp trail. These lodges have cozy rooms, comfortable beds, attached toilets, wi-fi and local homegrown organic food. You will be amazed by the services and facilities they have in high mountain trials and though the price may be high, it is still worth it. Everest luxury lodge trek goes as high as up to Pangboche (3930m) since after there, no luxury lodges are available but of course, local lodges are thereafter Pangboche. If one wishes to attend Everest Base Camp as well then luxury trek Everest base camp can be done which is to stay at luxury lodges wherever applicable and at other places the best lodges available in the trial. Another option of Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek is also good to go where trekkers hike up to the base camp then fly back to Kathmandu by a charted helicopter from Gorakshep. Everest base camp trek and fly back by helicopter is a great option to explore the base camp. The real motive of the program is to skip the trekking section after attending the base camp which is to follow the same trek route back to Namche and Lukla from Everest Base Camp. The other most popular day tour to witness Mt. Everest is Everest Base Camp Heli Tour which starts/ends in Kathmandu. It’s about a 4-5 hours program where a chartered helicopter takes you to the Everest region and back to Kathmandu. Besides luxury treks in the Everest, there are many other trekking in the Everest region that highlights the popular locations in Khumbu like Namche Bazaar, Hotel Everest View, Three passes namely Chola pass (5,420m), Rinjo La pass (5,340m) & Kongma la pass (5,535m), Gokyo Lakes, AmaDablam Base Camp,

The trekking region of Annapurna is another most popular trekking destination in Nepal. There are several finest trekking trails in the Annapurna region which are also world-renowned trekking routes. Some of them include Annapurna Base camp trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Ghandruk loop trek, etc. Some of these trek routes do have luxurious lodges like in the Everest region. Annapurna luxury lodge trek is such an ideal trek program in which trekkers get to stay at the finest luxury lodges in Annapurna. Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is another great program where you will fly back to Pokhara after attending the Annapurna Base Camp. Besides luxury treks in the Annapurna region, there are many equally great treks in Annapurna region. All in all, these are the best luxury treks in Nepal which offer the best Himalayan panorama, great landscapes and staying at the finest mountain lodges readily available at these popular trekking routes in Nepal.

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