Trekking in Nepal: A Complete Guide

Trekking in Nepal is the best way to explore Nepal. Nepal Trekking takes us to the unspoiled Himalayan foothills where we become spellbound to discovering the mystery of holy mountain summits. At the same time, we can meet the local ethnic people and experience their amazing culture and civilization. Truly speaking, Nepalese are very friendly and helpful. You feel blessed to be into the core wilderness in this sacred Himalayan kingdom.

The questions may arise like what are the major trekking trails in Nepal? How will the trekking be like? What is an independent trekking and what is guided trekking? What is camping and what is teahouse trekking? How will the guide and the porter help us in our trekking in the mountain? How to Prepare for Trekking in Nepal? What is the best time of the year for trekking in Nepal? How will be the food and accommodation while trekking in Nepal? How difficult is trekking in Nepal? How will be the trail like while trekking in Nepal?

Now, let’s see the following details on Trekking in Nepal to satisfy your queries.
What are the major trekking trails in Nepal?
The major trekking trails in Nepal are Everest Trekking, Annapurna Trekking and Langtang Trekking. Similarly, Manaslu Trekking, Mustang Trekking, Dolpo Trekking, Makalu Trekking, Kanchenjungha Trekking and Rolwaling Trekking are also popular among the trekkers. Specifically, Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Ghorepani- Poonhill trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Mustang Trek, Muktinath Trekking, and  Manaslu Trekking are bestsellers of Nepal trekking. Among these, Poonhill Trekking, Langtang Valley Trekking, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Mustang Trekking, Muktinath Trekking are graded as easy to moderate trekking in Nepal whereas Manaslu Trekking, Makalu Trekking, Everest Base Camp Trekking are popular as an adventure or strenuous trekking in Nepal.

What is an independent trekking and what is guided trekking?
Independent trekking is arranged on our own. We do not take help from any local trekking company to operate our trekking. We need to prepare all the required things on our own. Independent trekking is flexible. We can set it in whatever way you like. However, it is unsafe and risky since we are not accompanied by a guide and porter in the mountain. Mountain is wild and anything may occur. If there is no one to help you and guide you during obstacles, your trekking will be more challenging.

If you choose to accompany a guide or porter for your trekking, it is called guided trekking. You book your trekking via local trekking company and ask them to provide you guide and porter to take you in the mountain. The guide and porter will take full responsibility of your trip by arranging accommodation, crew, transportation, foods etc. You will be stress-free. Guided trekking will relatively be less challenging. So, the majority of the people choose guided trekking in Nepal.

What is camping and what is teahouse trekking?
Camping trekking in Nepal is the purest trekking enjoying core wilderness into the wild nature with tented camps. Camping trekking was very popular trekking previously where there were no teahouses or lodges on the trekking trail. Now, the availability of lodges and teahouses on the trekking trails has overshadowed camping trekking in Nepal. People also take camping trekking as lengthy and complicated because we need to carry all the required stuff like foods, fuel, tents etc ourselves.

But in teahouse trekking, we are provided everything we need by lodges or teahouses on the trail. We use local teahouse or lodges for accommodation and food. They also provide us water. We get a menu and make a choice of food items. We just carry our personal things like clothes, some light snacks, water bottle and sleeping if required. So, these days, trekkers choose teahouse trekking in Nepal since it is easy to operate and no need to worry about food and accommodation.

How will the guide and the porter help us in our trekking in the mountain?
You guide and porter will help you in many ways in your trekking in the mountain if you choose guided trekking in Nepal. The guide helps you finding the right trail, giving information about local culture, telling about flora and fauna, arranging food and accommodation, managing crew members and suggesting you about mountain weather condition and mountain views. The porter will walk next to you carrying your luggage and help you every step in your trekking in the mountain. Both guide and porter will be friendly, helpful and funny.

How to Prepare for Trekking in Nepal?
There are a few but significant ways of preparing trekking in Nepal.

  • Find the best trekking train in Nepal. What type of trekking trail do you love? Populated or less crowded, virgin or spoiled? Nearby city or remote area? Make a choice among these variations. Poonhill Trekking, Everest Base Camp Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Mardi Himal Trekking and Mustang trekking are top trekking trips in Nepal.
  • Find a reliable trekking company. The reliable company operates your particular trip ensuring your safety and luxury. They employ a professional and highly experienced team to value every trekking package as their own.
  • Pack up the right trekking gear. The reliable and right trekking gear helps you to make your particular trekking trip a successful and memorable.
  • Find the best season of the year/ best time of the year ( Autumn and Spring)

What is the best time of the year for trekking in Nepal?
Autumn is the best time of the year to trek in Nepal’s mountain. Autumn is between Sep-Nov in Nepal. The weather is magnificent. The temperature is mild. There is no rain and snowfall on the train during autumn. The mountain views and landscapes are spectacular. Likewise, spring is the second best season to travel in Nepal. Spring is relatively hotter that autumn but the flowering rhododendron and mountain vistas are equally mesmerizing as in autumn. So, we suggest making your Nepal trip either in Autumn or Spring.

How will be the food and accommodation while trekking in Nepal?
While trekking in the mountains, we are going to use very ordinary accommodation. This accommodation is provided by local teahouses and guesthouses. Expect to share the room with other travelers. Bathroom and toilets will be outside.

For food, we get a menu provided by the owner of guesthouse or teahouse. We can find the item we like to enjoy for our breakfast, lunch and dinner and tell them to prepare. Or your guide will help you to make an order for your food. You may not find a variety of items like you get in a modern restaurant in the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Mostly, you will enjoy the food items like bread items, noodles, dumpling, Nepali Dal Bhat, Thukpa etc. The food items are cooked with organic products produced in the local area.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?
Trekking trails in Nepal range from easy to moderate to strenuous. It depends on what type of trekking do you want. Poonhill trekking, Dhampus Sarangkot Trekking, Chisapani – Nagarkot Trekking, Ghandruk Trekking are known as easy trekking in Nepal. These trekking packages are chosen by the beginners. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Langtang Valley Trekking, Mardi Himal Trekking, Mustang Trekking, etc are considered as moderate trekking in Nepal. Everest Base Camp Trekking, Makalu Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Dhaulagiri Trekking, Kanchenjunga Trekking are popular as strenuous trekking in Nepal. Now, you can find the trekking you like to do in Nepal.

How will be the trail like while trekking in Nepal?
We will trek on the mountain trails which are well maintained by the local government. The trails largely are stoned paved. There are no such slippery trails in the mountain. Some adventurous trekking like Manaslu, Kanchenjungha, Everest Chola Pass are considered to be challenging. During winter, these trekking trails get covered with snow and become more strenuous. If you are planning trekking in Nepal in winter, you need to be very cautious. Trekking in Nepal on the virgin trails via the lush forest and beautiful traditional settlements will be magnificent to experience. Nepal Trekking trails will take you to such wilderness that you can experience natural waterfalls, diverse species of flora and fauna, picturesque settlements and landscapes and breathtaking mountain panorama.

Research well, do a good preparation, find the right time of the year and venture into the wild nature on the lap of holy Himalayas of Nepal and make your holiday trekking a fabulous.

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