The blog is a brief guide to trekking in Nepal, covering almost all aspects of this adventurous activity in the country.
What do you think when you hear the word ‘Nepal’? In all probability, answers to these questions are related to natural heaven. You might associate Nepal with mountain, thanks to its location in the lap of the Himalayas.
There are people who think the South Asian nation as a traditional center of Yoga and Dharma. Nepal is also seen as a favorable trekking destination. Nepal is much more than what people think it is. To the extent that my experience of exploring the beautiful country tells, one cannot understand it until he/she set foot on the Nepalese soil.
There is also no doubt about the fact that the best ways to get acquainted with the most incredible colors of Nepal are trekking and mountain walking. Since there are mountains all around, you can find a number of trekking sites in the country.
The beauty of trekking in Nepal is that the treks are of various kinds and are suited for all levels of adventurers. If you are a true trekking soul, Nepal won’t disappoint you. This summer, if you are looking to fascinate your mind, body and soul, plan a journey to the trekking elegance of Nepal.
5 Best treks in Nepal
1. Manaslu Circuit Trek
Spend 15 of the most enthralling days of your life trekking in one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Manaslu is known as the powerhouse of thrilling memories. The secluded trek is less crowded as compared to other treks in the country.
Make your summer vacation a collection of blissful moments by reaching Larkya Pass (5115 m) encircling the whole Manaslu Mountain.
2. Everest Base Camp Trek
Please your soul with tremendous serenity and color your life with the purity of the Himalayas while exploring the natural richness of Mount Everest. The trek is located in eastern Nepal in Sagarmatha National Park.
Starting the journey from Lukla, trekkers reach a height of 5600m at Kala Patthar. Lukla can be reached by air route from Kathmandu. You need to get a special permit to enter the Sagarmatha region. One has the opportunity to know about the local Sherpa culture and witness multiple lakes and glaciers during his/her time in the Everest Base Camp Trekking.
3. Gokyo Trek
Experience complete calmness and white beauty while paving your way to the most picturesque setting in Nepal- Gokyo Valley. There are as many as 5 scintillating lakes in the region which you will come across during the trekking journey.
Gokyo Ri is the highest point of the trek at 5357 meters of altitude. It takes approx 11-12 days to complete the trek. Rejuvenate your soul with the magnificence of multiple waterfalls on the way to the Gokyo height. While sitting by snowy lakes, all you receive is exceptional love and tenderness from the Mother Nature.
4. Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit is probably the most popular trek in Nepal. Owing to the breathtaking scenery and amazing experience that it provides, a large number of tourists reach the height of Annapurna massif.
The trek is known for its snow-laden trails, opulent vegetation, and soul-enticing view of the various Himalayan peaks. The trek begins at Pokhara, Nepal’s second largest city and a major traveler’s hub.
Thorong La is the highest point of ACT at 5420m, which takes approx a couple of weeks to reach. You can find multiple teahouses on the way to stay. The months of March, April, May, October, and November are considered ideal for trekking to Annapurna.
5. Panchase Trek
If you are a novice trekker, Panchase is for you. It is an easy-level mountain trek and is suitable for your physical as well as mental wellbeing. The not-so-popular trek is located in central Nepal near the city of Pokhara.
The maximum elevation of the trek is not more than 2520 meters, which can be completed in 3-4 days. You can visit there in almost all seasons and no permit is required. At the summit, you will witness breathtaking nature, religious sites of worship, picture-perfect panorama, etc. Enjoy complete tranquility in the lap of the Himalayan delight during your summer vacation in Nepal.
What to experience while trekking in Nepal?
Nepal is one of the world’s most sought-after places. People from all corners of the globe come here to witness nature in its purest form. Every year, millions of tourists and holiday-makers find solace in the blissful embrace of Nepal’s natural luxury.
Along with planning a trekking vacation in Nepal, you can engage in Yoga training or retreat. Yoga is quite popular in Nepal. There are numerous yoga centers in Nepal and prices are also affordable. History of Nepal is one of the richest and longest in the world. Travelers have the option to explore various historical buildings and monuments that boast of fascinating stories.
The Himalayan nation is the birth land of Gautama Buddha and thus, a vast Buddhist heritage can be found in Nepal. Ancient monasteries and Buddhist buildings are seen in all provinces of Nepal. Nepal also houses a sizeable population of Hindus.
Wherever in Nepal you go, a temple is never more than a couple of steps away.
The sacred sound of Aarti and temple bells create a mesmerizing effect enhancing the spiritual aura of the place. Pashupatinath temple, Changu Narayan, Muktinath Temple, etc. are some of the highly important and must-visit places of worship in the country.
Meaning thereby, the summer not just feels fresh but also fascinating with a number of travelling options in Nepal. Do not forget to reserve a few more days to your trekking holiday program for exploring various other aspects of Nepal.
Travelling to Nepal
Nepal is one of the most peaceful places on earth. Due to the dominance of dharmic religions in the country, people practice the philosophy of Atithi Devo Bhava (Guests are gods). Throughout Nepal, you will meet with locals, who are ready to lend a helping hand with much love.
Nepal is connected with the rest of the globe via Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. A majority of travelers in Nepal come via this route.
A number of global tourists also come from India, with which Nepal shares an open border. So, you can also book a ticket to any of the North Indian cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, etc. and reach Nepal by bus or taxi.
Bipin Baloni is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveler in India. He organize 200 hour yoga teacher training in Nepal. Bipin Baloni conducts Yoga Teacher Training in India in different cities sand also teaches Ayurveda courses in Kerala. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.