Trekking in Nepal is an unique experience of life time. The hovering Himalayas which are reachable only by foot have eye catching escapes. Eight of the ten highest summits in world lie in Nepal. And the trails leading towards them provide authenticity being with the nature. The cultures, nomad peoples, tea houses add more flavor. The spiritual pull of the Himalayas is another interesting factor. The cool weather, sunny day, sky crapper mountains, ethic native lifestyle, Buddha prayer flags and yaks on the way can lift anyone’s spirit.
The geographical variation (from 59 m to 8848 m above sea level), diverse climate & topography and existence of varied culture have made Nepal the ideal destination for trekking. And that's backed up by evidence: each year 200,000+ tourists visit Nepal.
Trekking Destinations in Nepal
Numerous options available according to interest, time and difficulty level. Even the amateur or beginner trekkers can have the experiences of trekking in Nepal. And for the experienced ones, there are a lot more to explore and elevate your skill.
Best seasons to trek in Nepal are dry and warm seasons. During these times the skies are usually clear and temperatures are bearable. Generally speaking, March, April, May, June, September, October and November are considered best trekking months.
Trekking equipment and gears
It’s better to take the essentials and leave the rest behind. Your bag pack should be simple and as lighter as possible. You can bring trekking gears from your own country or buy/rent them in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Comfortable hiking boots, sleeping bags, day pack, and clothes for changing climate or temperature are essential. For cold weather, consider packing hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer, beanie, inner warm jacket, water proof outer jacket.
Hiking sticks, water proof case, fabric bandages, and medication tablets should also be on your list.