Ultimate Guide for Trekking in Nepal

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Nepal is a glorious country full of quaint mountains and beautiful natural sceneries. From hundreds of trekkers, most of them choose trekking in Nepal for capturing the glimpse of World highest mountain.

As the roof of the world, Nepal is a country that has more 8 world highest peaks out of 14. Everest is just a small area of Nepal for exploration. It has lots of places to explore in Nepal.

There is only a few adventure lover who doesn’t know Himalayas of Nepal. Everyone in their lifetime wants to explore the top of the world.

As the king of mighty mountains, Nepal has the trekking and hike route from lush green forest to the Himalayan desert that means Manang and Mustang. So hiking in Nepal has multiple choices, where to trek in Nepal?  How to Trek in Nepal.

There comes a lot of the questions and options when you think to travel in Nepal. For example, if you are coming for the trekking which trek is the best? What might be the best way to trek and more? Here you can find the comprehensive guide for trekking in Nepal with options. Everything from equipment to health every needed information is mentioned in this blog.

1. What is the best season for trekking? – when to visit Nepal

On the way to EBC- Trekking in Nepal

When to visit Nepal is a frequently asked question by all trekkers. You can trek in all kinds of the season. But if you are trekking in the mountain then you must visit in the mentioned season. The season also depends upon where you want to trek. Sometimes the weather in the mountain frequently changes and cannot be the same as expected.

You have multiple choices for trekking region and season as well. Here are the recommended trekking season as per the trekking area.

Everest Base Camp trekking: March to May and October to last of November
Everest High pass trekking: March to May
Gokyo Trekking: March to May and October to Mid November
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:  March to May and October to last of November
Upper Mustang Trekking: March to November
Annapurna circuit trekking: March to May and October to December. Other Annapurna region trekking:  March to December
Eastern Nepal Trekking: March to May and October to November
Upper Dolpo Trekking: March to May
Great Himalayan trail: Better to start in March or October ending time varies and depends.

2. How to trek in Nepal? -is guide compulsory

Firstly thing is, the choice is yours to take a guide or not to take a guide. There is some restricted region where guide and porters are compulsory. In other places like Everest region or Annapurna region, you can trek independent solo. If you want to trek alone you have to make all the permits before the trek.
Second thing is, it’s better to trek with the Nepali local trekking agency. We also highly recommend you to take a guided trip to Nepal. Due to the various reasons like safety, high altitude better not to trek alone. And even when you book a trek in companies they will arrange everything that you needed in the mountains along with guide and porters.
In conclusion, Guide in compulsory in the restricted region but not in another region. If you book a trekked we highly recommend you to take a guided trip.

3. Best Trekking in Nepal according to region

Nepal is a mountainous country having huge numbers of peaks and mountains. You have multiple choices to trek in Nepal and all those choices are divided into a different region according to its popularity.

During all trekking for Everest, Annapurna, Upper Mustang, Kanchanjunga an altitude sickness might the problem in during trekking for Everest, Three passes or other high altitude destination.  But it is not if you follow your guide, and do what he said. In high altitude, you have to smooth and steady no rush. You also have to avoid alcoholic products and drink 3-5 liters water per day.

Here are some details about the trekkings in Nepal. Compare and select the one that suits you.

1. Everest Region Trek- Khumbu Valley

Everest region is the historic and adventurous region which is the choice of every trekker from all around the world. This region has lots of the adventurous and thrilling trekking destination but there are some which are the most and famous trekking destination.

1. Everest Base Camp

Everest base camp trek is the destination for all the High altitude trek lovers from the globe. You have multiple choices for trekking in Everest Base camp. You can have a long trekking day or if you have a short holiday then you can also choose the shortest trek to Everest base camp. The short trek for Everest starts from 7 days with Helicopter return to Kathmandu from Everest Base Camp. (Life Himalaya is the first company who started Shortest and helicopter return trekking.)

Initially, trekkings begin from flight to Luka by helicopter or plane it’s your choice.  Following the footprints of our legendary sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. We will ascend towards Everest base camp. During Trek, we will explore Namche, Phakding, Dingboche, Tengboche and many other beautiful Sherpa village and culture.

In addition, For Everest base camp trekking you do not need any kind of experience and special training but you should definitely have good health and can walk like 5-6 hours a day.

2. Everest High Pass Trek

Everest high passes trek includes three world highest passes Ranjola pass (5360 m), Kongmola pass (5535 m), Chola pass (5420 m). This High pass trek is a challenging and less crowded area in Everest. People who do not want to trek in a crowded place like Everest base camp trekking or Annapurna base camp trekking the prefer for Gokyo lake trekking or the Everest high passes trek. These trekking are little hard during crossing the passes but during the trek, you’ll see the magnificent view of the Everest.

Everest high passes trekking is also in the Everest region starts from the Lukla which is known as the gateway for Everest region or sherpa state.

3. Gokyo Valley trek

Gokyo valley trek is another beautiful destination in Everest. It is the first choice for trekking lover who wants to trek in a less crowded area with a moderate walk. Gokyo valley is the perfect place for the views of the mountains in the Everest region. The valley is surrounded by the Himalayas of Everest and has a very beautiful clean lake at the height of 4700 m. The lake is also the main attraction of this trekking.

2. Annapurna Region Trek

Annapurna region is the second most popular trekking in Nepal. This region offers you to experience the culture and tradition of Gurkha people and your trek are inside the Annapurna conservation area. So it offers magnificent views of landscapes and mountains. Here are the few trekking destinations that are popular in Annapurna trekking.

Entering into Annapurna Region- Trekking in Nepal

Most of the Annapurna trekking begins from Pokhara city. Which is also known as the touristic paradise and lake city. In Pokhara, you can do any adventure activities like Paragliding, bungee jump, zip flying and many more.

1. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Mt. Annapurna is the world 10th highest mountain. ABC located at the northwest from Kathmandu. Annapurna trekking can be done in several ways. Most of the trekkers choose the package for 11 -13 days but we offer very short Annapurna Base Camp trek as per the need of the trekkers.

Annapurna base camp is an easy and adventurous walk through the Gurkha village World largest rhododendron forest and on the lap of the Machhapuchhre mountain. This Annapurna base camp trek offers the picturesque view of landscapes, green field and the beautiful forest of the rhododendron.

Our trek starts from the Pokhara and ends at Pokhara. For Annapurna trekking, you do not need any kind of experience of walking or any other training. As much as you have good health and can walk smoothly then you are perfect for Annapurna base camp.

2. Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

When people want to explore the Himalayas from the near point with a mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset over the world highest mountain and seeking for the easiest trek then Ghorepani poon hill is the perfect trekking for them. Ghorepani poonhill trek is easiest and it offers the perfect closet view of World highest mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Manaslu, and other famous mountains. The main attraction of this trekking is a spectacular view of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan range.

Ghorepani poonhill trek also starts from the Pokhara and ends at Pokhara.

3. Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Annapurna circuit trekking is one of the longest trekking in Annapurna Region. This circuit trail takes you through rice fields to the Himalayan desert of the Mustang. If you have a long holiday and wants to explore the village of the rural area along with a Himalayan range then this trek is perfect for you.
Annapurna circuit trekking starts from Besi Shar and ends at Pokhara.

3. Eastern region Nepal Trek

Eastern part of Nepal is a less explored area. But it has lots of attraction for every trekking lover. Kanchanjunga is the third world highest mountain. All the trekking route in eastern Nepal offers the typical old culture of Nepal. During trekkings, you’ll get an experience of, Rai, Limbu, Sherpa, and many other ancient peoples culture and tradition.

4. Western region Nepal Trek

People who trekked to western Nepal says, The true beauty of Nepal is in Western Nepal. That means Western Nepal contains lots of the Holi places in the high mountains and there are lots of the less explored trekking destinations places. The western trekking trail is less explored due to the challenging trail.  Upper Dolpo is the most famous trekking destination in Western Nepal.

5. Other Restricted region trek in Nepal

There are some regions that are restricted because for this region every trekker must-have guide and porter. All these regions are less visited and are situated in a remote area. For trekking in these areas, you need some physical fitness otherwise it’s better not to trek in restricted regions.

4. Equipment for trekking in Nepal

Equipments for Trekking

Equipment for trekking in Nepal varies according to which trekking are you planning to? Here are details about the equipment that are needed for trekking.

Trekking day pack:

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts
  • Long underwear pants
  • Underwear
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears)
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks

SLEEPING BAG

  • temperature -15° C/ 0° f

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT (Every needed medicine managed by the company)
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