November 12, 2022
Nepal is well renowned for the natural beauty and the landscapes all around the country. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences of Asia.
Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal, and travelers from all around the globe can be seen on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, Pokhara, with guides, organized tours and gear for sale or rent. The huge variety of options allows for people of different age group and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare to attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be in the trail in a matter of days.
Despite what many may perceive, trekking in Nepal is not necessarily wandering alone through an unchartered wilderness. As they walk along the well-marked trekking paths, travelers will often discover quite the opposite, hundreds of locals passing through each day as they haul food, water and other odd necessities back to their tiny villages, along with dozen of fellow trekkers.
The regularly-spaced villages and teahouses allow trekkers good opportunities to rest and recover, either for a few minutes or the night. The strong culture and unreserved friendliness of the Nepalese people can also be witnessed as one traverse the hill tracks.
The best seasons for trekking are the dry and warm seasons, March-June and September-November. During these times, the temperature is bearable and skies are usually clear. These are treks suitable for a wide range of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal.
An easy trek with Nepali support and teahouse accommodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summiting a mountain of more than 5650m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience.
In Nepal, there are a lot of trekking routes where your desire meets the possibilities, where your dream of adventurous travel and trekking comes true.