Nepal may be tiny in size as a country, but when it comes to adventure, it ranks way high when compared to other countries. Tourists and travelers from all across the world arrive here to explore the Everest and Annapurna regions. This is your chance to enter remote trekking areas that are less explored and get the feel of true adventure. Every time you visit Nepal, there is something new to be discovered. This is the land of might peaks and highest mountains.
Nepal is a land of mighty peaks and highest mountains and well known as ‘Switzerland of Asia.’ Most mountain-lovers arrive here for trekking adventures and embark on those mountain trails that will take them to remote areas. They come across warm and welcoming sherpas and local people on those treks that are often lined with colorful prayer flags.
Get ready for some amazing trekking holidays in Nepal that are just perfect for the adventurous and fun. Take a journey of self-discovery on those wild and wonderful destinations. You can ask for a customized trekking tour with reputed trekking operator. Just make sure that he is licensed by the government of Nepal and offers trekking tours for all ages and level of experience. While one can plan a tour at any time of the year, the most popular months are from February to May and September to December.
Here are some trekking adventures you can explore in Nepal and make your holiday a truly memorable one.
Trekking in Chitwan National Park
One of the most popular trekking regions for adventure seekers is Chitwan National Park. The park is famous for natural serenity and the divine presence of goddess Annapurna. The trekking tour is a favorite with families as it makes for a wonderful trip in the mountains and is at a lower altitude than other area treks. The trek takes about two weeks and offers exceptional views as one goes through rhododendron forests and Gurung villages. There is plenty of wildlife to see such as leopards, one-horned rhinoceros, exotic tropical birds, and the elusive Royal Bengal tiger. On the way, you get the best views of the most majestic sunrises in the world.
Makalu Three Passes Trek
Mt. Makalu is the fifth highest peak on the planet, and a trip to Makalu takes you through picturesque terrains and majestic views of snow-covered peaks of Everest, Lhotse, and Baruntse. The trekking tour goes through the magnificent Makalu Barun National Park. However, Makalu Three Passes Trek can be a tough journey for those who are less experienced with trekking. However, the daring trek takes you to the Base Camp of Mt. Makalu, and there are many ascend and descends on the way. You can rest at different tented camps on this arduous journey. When you reach Makalu Base Camp, you can enjoy the natural splendor of the Barun Lake as well as spend some time to acclimatize to your surroundings.
Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is much preferred because it is short and less crowded. However, it doesn’t lack adventure and excitement Mardi Himal Trek starts from Pokhara and is well famous as the Eco-Tourism route. You come across exotic flora and fauna on the way and unspoiled nature. There are overwhelming views of Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri. You find yourself surrounded by the view of snowcapped mountains, green hills, and lovely rhododendron and oak forests. All through the trek, you get consistent views of mountain ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Mt.Machhapuchhre, and Manaslu. Don’t forget to carry a good camera to take breathtaking shots.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
If you are looking for enjoyable and less strenuous trekking, then go for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Located in the foothills of Annapurna Range, the comfortable trek offers a most diverse experience on the way. The trek may be short but offers the perfect mix of natural and cultural elements. One can take their time and enjoy every moment on the trek. They can revel in the ethnic Himalayan culture and feast their eyes on the snow-capped mountain peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. The trek offers you the first-hand experience of the classic Gurung culture and traditions.
Kanchenjunga north and south Trek
Mt. Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world, and the Kanchenjunga north and south Trek gives you the opportunity to reach the base camps of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the faraway mountain trail is ideal for those trekkers who love nature, peace, and quiet. The sight of Mt. Kanchenjunga spellbinds onlookers as they remain captivated by its limitless beauty. The trek is less-crowded and offers one the chance to get an insight into the traditional lifestyle and culture of the remote Himalayan region. Other highlights of the trek include exotic wildlife that comprises of Blue Sheep and Musk Deer and diverse and scenic landscapes.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek is another popular tea house trek that takes you through rhododendron, pines, and oak tree lines and the majestic Budhi Gandaki River valley. Manaslu means “The spirit-mountain,” and during the trek, you enjoy the magnificent views of the highest mountains. Another attraction is the incomparable bio-diversity and wilderness of the area. The trek is getting more popular as it sees more and more of adventurous trekkers coming here, looking for a never before seen experience. The trek takes you alongside the outskirt of Nepal and Tibet and over epic suspension bridges and offers the lovely perspective of mountain peaks. There are different destinations on the trek route like Machha Khola, Samdo, Dharmashala, Samagaun where one can stop and enjoy the local hospitality.
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and demanding treks. At the same time, it is one of the most beautiful treks too. This is your chance to immerse yourself in the lap of nature and enjoy once in a lifetime experience to know heaven on earth. Both national and international trekkers are lured by the pull of Everest Base Camp Trek, and the trek has become a popular trend among the trekkers. Every tourist is flattered by the natural beauty he finds himself surrounded by. The snowcapped landscape, high peaks, and ranges and appealing cascades indeed make the trek beautiful, and the view rejuvenates the adventurous trekkers. The fascinating journey takes them through terraced fields, rhododendron forests, pasturelands, and meadows. The trek is also famous for ancient cultures and traditions as well as spiritually blessed chortens and monasteries. Get aware of the prevailing traditions among the Himalayan people. As the trek might take longer than a month, you can look for different itineraries to go for one that suits your preferences.
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