Trekking Adventure is by far Nepal’s biggest attraction. A trek is also the best means of seeing the country and to understand its people. Walking through emerald rice fields, through rhododendron forests, crossing streams, camping out on a hilltop in the wilderness with towering mountains in the background, make trekking an unforgettable experience.
One can also do pony treks in some remote places, which is equally enthralling for visitors. Pony treks are offered mostly in western region of Pokhara, Dolpo and Lo Manthang (Mustang).
The two most popular treks are the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Around Annapurna also known as the Annapurna Circuit as it goes right around the Annapurna range. There are many different treks offered in the Everest and Annapurna regions. Other popular regions are the Langtang valley, Helambu, Makalu, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, Tsum Valley, Nar Phu Valley and the Arun Valley. Another popular destination in the Everest region is the Gokyo valley.
Simply, The Teahouse trekking is guided walking and very popular in the well-developed tourist regions including Annapurna, Everest and Langtang – Helambu, where western cuisine as well Nepalese food (Dalbhat) is available. Overnight accommodation is in good, clean guest houses, lodges and hotels.
In a camping trek you will be accommodated in tents and all meals will be provide for you form the camp cook site. Toilet facilities will be provide in the form of pit toilets and washing facilities will be minimal. When organized by a company, everything will be provided for you as well as the porters to carry everything you need. Camping is a fun and social way of trekking esp. in large groups. If trekking independently on a camping trek, you should note that In populated areas you may be camping on sites near to tea house which means that toilets and showers may be available to you (you rent the site from the tea house for a small cost) and food and fuel supplies can be readily purchased or you can dine in a teahouse.. In remote areas you will be in the wilderness and no such facilities will be available, it is necessary to carry all required food and supplies with you. You should be well researched and prep pared on such trips. Though if trekking in a group a company will take care of everything for you.
Autumn: September to November
Excellent season for trekking in all areas, clear mountain views.
Winter: December to February
Ideal for trekking in regions below 2500 meters altitude.
Spring: March to May
Nepal's national flower Guranse (rhododendrons in English) colors the mountains, moderate temperature makes a perfect choice for trekking in hilly regions but trekking in terai can be a little burdensome due to high temperature in the region.
Summer: June to August
Monsoon is in the period. Expect wet, warm and wild trekking during the season. This is the season to see lush green valleys with rice crops and greenest thick jungles.
We walk on good trails and generally at low altitudes for only short periods at a time. These trips are suitable for anyone with a basic level of fitness. This types of trek involves 3 to 7 days, and walking is about 4 to 5 hours a day.
A reasonable level of fitness is required as there may be some challenging days in the itinerary. The trails may be less obvious, the ascent/descent more steep, and the altitude gain more significant.
We will be crossing high passes, glaciers, and making steep ascents and descents, so you will need to have a good level of fitness, and preferably some previous altitudinal experience. The trails may be awkward at times, and we may remain at high altitudes for long periods. It will be cold at night, and the trip may involve long days of walking.
long days of walking, often on difficult terrain. You will need a high level of fitness, and a real sense of adventure. It includes crossing snow - covered passes in very remote areas or climbing up to 6500m where some previous experience of handling axes and crampons is normally expected. Medical certificates are required prior to be accepted on these trips
A trekking permit is a must to visit restricted areas mentioned below. To visit normal trekking areas, no permission is required.
Restricted areas which have been opened for Group Trekking. The following restricted areas are open only for group trekkers. And a trekking permit will not be issued to individual trekkers for such areas. The areas and required fees are as follows
|S.N.||Area||Fee (Per Person)|
|1.||Areas of lower Dolpa||For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and after 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20.|
|2.||Taplejung District (Kanchanjanga Region):-Areas of Olangchunggola, Lelep, Papung and Yamphudin Village Development Committee.
Sankhuwasabha District (Makalu Region):-Areas of Kimathanka, Chepuwa, Hatiya and Pawakhola Village Development Committee.
Solukhumbu District (Everest Region):-All north-west area way from Thame to Nangpala of Namche Village Development Committee.
|For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20|
|3.||Rasuwa District :-Thuman and Tingure||per week per person US$ 10|
|4.||Manang District:- Areas of Nar, Phu, and Northern area of Tilche Village of Thochhe Village Development Committee||For September to November per week per person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 75.|
|5.||Mugu District:- Areas of Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and Bhangri.||For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15.|
|6.||Bajhang District:-Areas of Kanda, Saipal, Dhuli.||For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15.|
|7.||Darchula District:- Areas of Byas Village Development Committee.||For the first 7 days per person US $90 and After 7 days per day per person Us$15.|
|8.||Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpa District:-||For the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person Us$50.|
|9.||Gorkha District (Manaslu Area):-||For Sepetmber to November per week per person US$ 70 and December to August per week per person US$ 50 and US $ 7 per person per day each extra day.|
|10.||Humla District (Simikot and Yari):- Areas of Limi and Muchu village village Development Committee, and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma Village Development committee.||For the first 7 days per person US $50 and After 7 days per day per person Us$7.|
Note: To get a group trekking permit an application form with other relevant documents should be submitted through any registered trekking agency of Nepal. Trekking Permits Issuing Offices: Dept. of Immigration, Bhirkutimandap, Kathmandu. Miscellaneous Fees