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.
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.
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.
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.