Trekking in Nepal is trekker’s paradise and the season for it in Nepal extends from mid-September to May. Within this period the skies are clear and the weather is pleasant. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. The organic rhythm of foot trekking is a wonderful way to explore. Nepal trekking usually consists of a series of ascents and descents. Nepal trekking track will often pass through forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, and hemlock.
NEPAL TRULY A TREKKER’S PARADISE
THE ANNAPURNA REGION
The Annapurna section lies towards the north of Central Nepal. This region is the most popular and major trekking destination in Nepal. More than 40 thousand tourists annually visit this area. There are seven cultural groups living and working in this region, from Hindu farmers to Tibetan Lamas.
The most prominent cultural groups of Annapurna region are Gurung, Thakali and Manangba. Animals found here are pika, blue sheep, and Himalayan Tahr. The best time to visit is during spring and autumn. The popular trekking routes of this area are Jomsom, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp, Sikles, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Upper Mustang and around Pokhara. Most trekking routes in the Annapurna region are well serviced by teahouses.
Mountain Adventure offers two packages at Annapurna Region.
THE LANGTANG REGION
Langtang region is toward the north of Kathmandu Valley. The trek more adventurous as the area is visited by fewer tourists. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer, monkey, Tahr and Pika. The best time for trekking the Langtang region is spring and autumn. Most of the trekking routes in Helambu and Langtang are well served with teahouses. A journey to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore the Tamang villages, climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a more comfortable altitude than other trekking regions.
TREKKING THE EVEREST REGION
When it comes to Trekking in Nepal, the Everest base camp trek stands tall in the list just like Everest herself. The Mount Everest base camp trekking only provides a glimpse of the highest mountain on Earth, but also the Sherpa culture and the rich and unique Himalayan ecosystem. The Everest Region is within Sagamartha National Park. The park contains a variety of mammals, Himalayan thar, musk deer, the Himalayan red panda and the Himalayan black bear are all native to the park. The park comprises the upper catchments areas of the Dudh Kosi and Bhote Kosi Rivers. Mt. Everest peak is at 8,848m above from sea level. Other peaks above 6,000m are Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Thamserku, Nuptse, Amadablam, and Pumori. The trek from Namche to Kala Pathar is very popular. There are some high passes worth crossing over. However, the trekkers must have a guide and proper equipment for the trek.
THE GHOREPANI/ POON HILL TREKKING
For a not so strenuous trekking in Nepal that presents you with the culture of Nepal along with the utter beauty of the Himalayas, the Ghorepani/ Poon Hill trekking is a perfect choice. With a maximum elevation of 3,210 meters, the trekking is almost a breeze for someone with moderate hiking experience. The starting point of this trekking takes you through the famous city of Pokhara from where we drive to Nayapul; the most popular entry point to the Annapurna range.