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Trekking in Nepal
The Great Himalayan Chain of Nepal is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for adventure travel, trekking and mountaineering.
Trekking in Nepal doesn't simply mean walking from one place to another, heading towards the final destination. Rather it means a total experience of the country's diversity in terms of culture, tradition and religion as well as an exploration of floral, fauna, century old villages, stunning mountain peaks, and above all, the world's most hiker friendly people. It is the mountains that draw the trekkers, it is the people their lifestyle and hospitality which ensure lasting memories of trekking in Nepal. Nepal offers a myriad of possibilities from the 'short & easy' walking excursion to the 'demanding & strenuous' challenges of high altitude and ascending peaks.
There are two different approaches to trekking in Nepal. The most rewarding way is to go on an organized trip mainly 'off the beaten track' where our self -contained team carries all the required equipment and foodstuff for the whole trek. In this way you discover remote areas and learn about diverse ethnic groups, their culture, tradition, lifestyle etc at first hand. The second approach is to go on a Teahouse trek moving from one settlement to next along mostly well-trodden routes, enjoying the available lodges and teahouses with their mix of trekkers and locals.
All our trekking itineraries are professionally designed to ensure a great trekking experience, whatever your level of fitness. Beyond our regular package programs, we do organize customized treks for families, groups of friends, school groups, clubs or people with special interests. Please tell us your plan- we will organize a most memorable holiday for you.
Type of Trek
1) Teahouse Trek: There are three major areas in Nepal where it is possible to walk on very well defined trails and stay at local tea houses which vary from two storey hotels to small family homes. Three major region for teahouse trek are Annapurna, Langtang and Everest. You can eat, and sleep in the tea houses so you do not need to carry any camping equipment or food. You meet many other trekkers but this is a very sociable environment. All the tea houses are run by Nepalese people so do not think you are missing out on opportunities to mix with local people. This is where having a guide is a great benefit. Although there is often no need to have a guide for navigational purposes, they are worth their weight in gold when it comes to making sure you have a full experience of the best Nepal has to offer. Nepalese people by nature have patience and an enthusiasm for life envied and respected by nearly all visitors to Nepal. They can help with choosing good tea houses and making the opportunity of experiencing more typical Nepalese life in local farms or schools. All licensed guides have good knowledge of the area you are trekking in and good communication skill. All you need to bring for a tea house trek are warm clothes for the evening, a water bottle, a camera and a good sleeping bag. (see the Clothing / gears). I can provide you the service of a guide and porter, all the permits, transfers, air tickets, food and accommodation, all for your enjoyable trekking trip.
2) Tented Camp Trek: It means that you'll trek with all necessary camping gear. You'll have a guide who leads the group & manage the day-to-day procedures. The cooks, porters and their assistance will provide you all your meals and as well carry everything. The big advantage of Tented camp trek is that you can go or stay wherever you want.
A Tented Camp Trek is for those of you who do not want to be on the main trails and want to experience the joys of camping in more wilderness environments of Nepal. Tented Camp Trek with a good crew in Nepal can be described as a great experience, not an endurance exercise. Every morning, you have a hot cup of tea brought to you in bed and then a hot bowl of water for you to have a wash. The food that trekking staff create over kerosene stoves deserves to go in its own best selling cook book, so do not expect to lose weight. A Tented Camp Trek is a great way to mix with Nepalese people. The team are fun and there is generally a couple of nights experiencing the local songs and dances of Nepal, when the porters and crew are in the mood. You will trek for anything from 4 to 6 hours a day bit at a relaxed pace and stopping in routes as and when necessary or appropriate to see local village life. While you trek you just carry a day sack for anything you may need during the day like a water bottle, camera and fleece.
Grade 1/ Easy
Easy trekking by Himalayan Standard is generally between 900 m to 2000 m. This trip can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably captive life.
Grade 2 / Moderate
Treks involve longer treks (five to ten) . In general the altitude attained on these trek will be between 900 m. to 3000 m.
Grade 3 / Difficult
Reasonably demanding, trekking at an altitude up to 4,000 m. with side trips to higher elevation. Some previous hill-walking experience is desirable.
Grade 4 / Difficult & Challenging
Here we include the trek that frequently crosses the high Himalayan passes above 5000 meter. Like Cho-La in Everest region, Thorung-La in Annapurna region etc. These treks must be fully supported and escorted.