Trekking In Nepal
Nepal is a home to eight of the world’s Ten highest mountains, the kingdom of Nepal draws an estimated 400,000 visitors annually. It’s a landlocked between India and Tibet, Nepal contains some of the world’s most diverse and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes ranging from the impressive peaks of the Himalayan chain in the north, high-altitude plains and remote mountain passes, sub-tropical forests and national parks, terraced farmland hills and rice paddies, to the fertile plains of the Tarai in the country’s south. The rivers that bisect the ranges contain alpine waters that swell with the summer monsoon rains. Some of Nepal’s most famous rivers offer the best white-water rafting and kayaking experiences in the world.so the Nepal is a country where you can do trekking around many different Himalayan regions.
Much of the land outside the Kathamandu valley is untouched by man. Beyond Nepal’s capital are a series of remote mountain villages scattered throughout the Himalayas. These villages are sustained by subsistence farming using traditional farming practices of buffalo-drawn ploughs, hand harvesting and threshing of grains, and corn ground by water mills. A land of eternal fascination, ancient history, cultural richness and diversity as well as pristine countryside, visitors are captivated not only by its impressive peaks, lush terrain and superb scenery, but also by its holiness and spiritual significance. For many centuries, the Himalayas became renowned as the hiding place for ancient sages to meditate, and many famous texts on religion, philosophy, medicine, yoga, literature and mathematics were written there.
For the Nepalese, Nepal is not only the ‘Abode of Snow’, but also the abode of the Gods and Goddesses they worship. Traditional beliefs and rituals are an important part of Nepalese life. Tourists wanting to experience Nepal’s spiritual culture can enjoy the many colorful festivals throughout the year. Nepal is “a northern yardstick to measure the earth.” Lord Vishnu claims that together with Brahma and Shiva, he resides in the earth as the Himalayan Mountains to benefit mankind. To most of us, it is a place of unquestionable beauty where one visit is rarely enough.
Annapurna Region is the most popular trekking route for the trekker's one of the top ten trekking trails of the world. It offers excellent view of the three peaks over (8,000m.) walking through the rhododendron forest and the deepest Kaligandaki gorge in the world add spice to this trip. Other specialties are cultural life of different ethnic groups.The diverse terrain and variety of cultures of the region north of Pokhara make each day's walk a different experience and make the area the most popular destination in the country.
Annapurna region has got four favorite treks, each with minimum of about one week and maximum of three week treks, to Kali-Gandaki basin include Manang region, Annapurna range, Jomsom and the Annapurna Sanctuary. Alpine meadows, moraines, glaciers and breathtaking views of the Annapurna range abound. The three hundred kilometer Annapurna Circuit combines the first two areas by crossing high altitude pass, Manang Thorang-La (5360 meters) and takes up to three weeks to complete.
Dhaulagiri region had got white Mountain, separated from the Annapurna region by Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, includes some fifteen peaks above 7000m.
Dhaulagiri region, considered to be one of the most remote places of the Federal Democratic Republic Nepal, has abundance of Himalayan peaks, hidden valleys, high passes and sweeping vistas. The Trans-Himalayan journey is quite, peaceful and full of adventure and excitement. Trekking in this area is relatively strenuous but trekkers willing to spend their holidays amid nature and natural surroundings full of peace and tranquility choose this "Off the beaten track" trekking destination.
Dolpo region is the natural embodiment of high passes, rare flora and fauna, and sweeping vistas, which is enriched by the traditional Tibetan cultural heritage. This region, surrounded by Dhaulagiri and Tibet from south and north, respectively, is regarded as a blend of natural and cultural phenomena. It was opened in 1991 for trekking. This region lies on the north side of Himalayas, it is also a rain shadow area and the climatic situation of this place is same as that of Mustang. One of the longest treks in Nepal is Dolpo Trek .
Dolpo region trek that takes normally 19 to 34 days to complete. In this trek, the maximum elevation will be 4,530 m. to 5,115 m. and is one of the most arduous treks of the country.
Everest region is an area in Mahalangur Himalayan range that includes mighty Mt. Everest reaching the height of 8,848m and its head reaching to touch the infinite sky. Long with the Everest this region also contains other magnificent mountains like Cho Oyu (8,201m), Lhotse (8,516m.) Nuptse (7,879m.), Makalu (8,463m.) and Ama Dablam(6,896m.).The areas around Khumbu is commonly called as the Everest Region. It is also known as the home of Sherpa people and the mysterious Yeti. This trek comprises not only the Everest Base Camp but also Namche Bazar, Lukla, Tyangboche and the whole Solukhumbu, which are at the lap of looming Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world and also the mount Ama Dablam .
Everest region, the trek to Khumbu area is not only famous for trekking and expedition but also for the Sherpa culture. One can enjoy and learn Sherpa culture very closely by visiting this region. The complete trek starts from Jiri to Lukla. Flying to Lukla is the best option for those with limited time. Most of the flights depend on weather condition. However, the helicopter service and chartered flights are also available on request. The Everest Trek is one of the most thrilling adventure treks for excitement-seekers. There are several trekking routes within the Khumbu Region like Kalapatthar, Gokyo Lake, Everest Base Camp and Syangbochhe trek.
Ganesh Himal Region is named after the elephant-headed God of Good Fortune. The Ganesh Himal can clearly be seen from Kathmandu Valley. The Ganesh Range Peaks (Ganesh I, Ganesh II, Ganesh III, Ganesh IV) stand out like crystal, that is the "Great Himalayan Chain" forming the skyline. This great Himalayan massif is contained between the valley of the Buri Gandaki in the west and Bhote Koshi in the east, which becomes Trishuli Khola in the lower section.
Ganesh himal region is enriched with its rich Flora: the impressive display of berberis, primula, orchids and a variety of Ferns, the valleys set ablaze by yellow blossoms of double Jasmine, the forest dense with Spanish oak, blue pine, and in spring time blossoming of the rhododendron set whole forest alight in spectacular arrays of color. Another feature includes the abundance of crystals which is regarded valuable and precious stone. The trekking route passes through quite Tamang villages, hot spas, gorges and glaciers and magnificent sceneries. Ganesh Himal Trekking can be organized only camping. Moreover, you can visit zinc mines at Somdang.
Dhorpatan Hunting reserve is the only area in Nepal where licensed hunting is allowed. The reserve adjoins Myagdi district and Baglung district, just below the Dhaulagiri Range in the west Nepal. Spreading over an area of 1325 sq. kms the reserve begins at 3000 meters reaching as high as 7000 meters. Trees like fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce are available in the reserve. One of the prime attractions for hunters is the blue sheep, which is abundant in the region. Hunters also get pheasant and partridge in vialble populations for hunting. Other animals found here are leopard ghoral, serow, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Black bear, barking deerm wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur and mouse hare. Endangered animals in the reserve are musk deer, wolf red panda, cheer pheasant and danphe. The gateway to the region is Beni Baglung district mid west Nepal. The reserve headquarters , The time to visit the reserve is from September to May.
Kanchenjunga Region is another famous & non touristy trekking region from Nepal. Literally the Kanchenjunga means crystal clear in Nepali while geographically the Kanchenjunga mountain is the second tallest in Nepal and the third tallest in the world after the Mt. Everest of Nepal and the K2 of Pakistan. The whole trekking areas in this region stretches through and around Arun River whose origin dates back to prehistoric period. The Arun valley is one of the most beautiful regions to trek in Nepal.
Traveling around this part also gives an opportunity to enjoy and experience the traditional culture of Rai and Limbu, the native locals of this area. Trekking in this area is an adventure that is full of enthusiasm, excitement and above all, an unforgettable life time experience.
Langtang region was Nepals first National Park, sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the North and lower peaks to the south. You will enjoy views of both the Langtang Range and Ganesh Himal. One of the most accessible areas, by road from Kathmandu, the Langtang home to the Tamang people with their colorful culture and village life is beautiful. You will find small peaks one can climb and beautiful scenery, glaciers and lakes all at a lower elevation than you will find in the Everest and Annapurna regions.
Langtang region is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Each area in itself is a good choice for those with limited time. It offers many features that range from culture to adventure. In a week to ten days, any one can visit one of these areas by crossing high mountain passes. A three-week trip could cover all the three areas. The Himalayan views overall are not quite as spectacular as in the Annapurna or Khumbu region, but they remain unforgettably beautiful plus the trails are less crowded and the people are friendly and interesting. The Helambhu-Gosainkunda trek takes one to Gosainkunda Lake - a sacred site for devotees of Hindu God Shiva. It is famous for both trekking and pilgrimage.
Makalu region in eastern Nepal is protected by the Makalu Barun National Park and Conservation Project. Established in 1992, it covers 2330 sq km. Among the 16 mountains in the park, it is home to Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world (8463m/ 27,766ft). The world's fifth highest mountain. Formerly a restricted area, it spans five major ecological zones where can be found the lush, tropical Arun Valley, dense forests or rhododendron and fir and alpine meadows that lead to the mighty Barun glacier. From the base camp, anyone can view the spectacular Mt. Makalu.
Makalu region trek had include High & low altitude trek is high elevation Makalu base camp to centered on the Arun Valley, in eastern Nepal. The sub-tropical valley floor of the mighty Arun River is in places densely forested, contrasting with the terraced slopes higher up, which are framed by villagers of diverse tribal groups. High pastures typify the upper slopes, which border on the Makalu-Barun National Park, an important conservation area for many threatened species. The trails rise from 400 meters to 5000 meters above from the sea level.
Manaslu Region is the true meaning of trekking in the Himalayas, pristine mountain views, rich culture and unreal adventure sum up the trek experience around the 8156m Manaslu. Opened in 1992, this area offers a combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. Gorkha lies about half way on the old foot trail between Kathmandu and Pokhara in central Nepal and, home of the celebrated Gorkha soldiers.
Manaslu region has got the main journey here is around Manaslu, reaching north of the Himalayas and circling the great Manaslu-Himalchuli-Buddha massif. Since Manaslu is a special area for trekkers and was only officially opened from 1991 on-wards for trekking, it needs special permits.the trekking start from very lowland but gradually it goes to above 5000m so that you have a chance to experience the many difference locality,environment,landscape ,religion & cultures in this area. Manaslu region trek where we can do two weeks to three-week complete treks will give you an exciting, adventurous and once in a lifetime experience.
Clear Sky Treks offers a wide variety of different treks to suit both novices and experienced trekkers. Whether you have two weeks or two months to spend in the mountains, we can tailor-make an itinerary to suit your needs. Below will explain some of the itineraries we operate treks “off the beaten track” which provides a guide to trekking possibilities in Nepal. Let us make your time in Nepal an experience you will never forget.
Off Beaten route is new territory for trekkers. Trekking off the main paths is not only possible, but can be immensely rewarding, though you do need a sense of adventure and an increased ability to deal with the unexpected.
This popular trek offers excellent hotel facilities, if you are keen to hold on to your home comforts. Never rising above 3000m, the trek furthermore presents few altitude problems.