Nepal is perhaps the most exciting of the Himalayan nations. It is home to eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, has an attractive, vibrant culture and a friendly, chaotic allure that has made it a favourite destination for travellers and trekkers for many years.
The draw of the spectacular Everest and Annapurna massifs, with their iconic peaks, naturally make these the two most popular trekking regions. Here there are well-trodden paths through paddy fields, forest and yak pasture leading up to the higher trails where the air is thinner and the landscape more distinctively stark and dramatic. Home to the Sherpa people of Everest and the Gurkhas of the Annapurnas you will always be assured of a warm welcome and a comfortable bed at one of the many tea houses or luxury lodges that line the trails.
Trekking in the Everest region is a challenge because of the altitude, but the infrastructure for trekking is highly developed and you rarely have to walk more than an hour to reach the next trekking lodge. On the plus side, this means high-altitude Mars bars and an unrivalled trekking camaraderie. On the flip side, viewpoints are crowded and lodges can fill up by mid-afternoon. If splendid isolation is more your thing, focus on the side valleys or stay in smaller lodges between the main stops.
The Annapurna Region is proving to be a popular tourist destination that provides a mecca of magnificent snow-capped mountains, sweeping glaciers, natural forests including rhododendron forests with untamed wildlife, a flora and fauna natural paradise with a wide diversity of people from many different ethnic groups.
In this region, view the world’s highest lake Tilicho, the world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki valley, and the Dhawalagiri Ice-flow. Experience sunrise at Poon Hill and the natural hot springs at Tatopani. Explore beautiful ModiKhola Valley, Manang and Mustang valley, while discovering ancient trade routes, the pilgrimage village of Muktinath and ancient Buddhist monasteries.
The Annapurna’s offer all this and more with the four top trekking routes being Ghorepani/Poon Hill, Jomsom/Muktinath, Annapurna Sanctuary/Base Camp & Annapurna Circuit.
Trekking in Langtang takes you across a less crowded hiking trail across this beautiful land not very far from Kathmandu, Nepal?s capital. This region is easily accessible from Kathmandu as its Southern border lies only 32 kilometers away from the valley.
The Langtang Region is protected as the Langtang National Park which spreads around an area of 1,710 sq. km. Although this region is close to Kathmandu, its hiking trails are not very crowded as most of the trekkers visiting Nepal choose to trek around the Annapurna and Everest region. Trek to Langtang can be starts near by Kathmandu driving aproximately 40 minutes, called Sundarijal or Dhunche/Syabru Benshi needs 6/7 hours over land. And trekking for Tamang heritage as well as one of the Ganesh Himal trekking also start from Syabru Benshi. Land over trips offer you scenic and paradise along driving between Kathmandu & Syabru Benshi.
Remote area trekking in Nepal which are now open to limited number of trekkers, having fulfilled certain formalities of the immigration for obtaining special permit. Trekking off the beaten track can be very rewarding and you need a sense of adventure and well equipped. It offers an opportunity to meet the people and their life style in very primitive form, almost untouched and unexplored. The people living in this region are of Tibetan origin and have followed Buddhism since time immemorial. Trekking here offers opportunities to visit ancient villages, high passes, beautiful lakes, isolated monasteries and also to experience the vast array of wildlife inhabiting the region, including Blue Sheep, Mountain goat, Jackal, wolf & the legendary snow leopard.