The soaring Himalayas are, to many travelers’ minds, the chief reason for visiting Nepal. The country tumbles precipitously down from the 800km stretch of the Himalayan battlements that forms its northern border, and can claim no fewer than eight of the world’s ten highest peaks – including, Everest, the highest of them all. The mountains are more than just physically stupendous, however. The cultures of highland-dwelling Nepalese peoples are rich and fascinating, and the relaxed, companionable spirit of trekking life is an attraction in itself. The Himalayas have long exerted a powerful spiritual pull, too. In Hindu mythology, the mountains are where gods go to meditate, while the Sherpas and other mountain peoples hold certain summits to be the very embodiment of deities.
Most visitors to mountain areas stick to a few well-established trekking routes. They have good reasons for doing so: the classic trails of the Everest and Annapurna regions are popular because they offer close-up views of the very highest peaks, dramatic scenery and fascinating local cultures.
Almost two-thirds of trekkers make for the Annapurna region, north of Pokhara, with its spectacular scenery, ease of access and variety of treks. The Everest region, in the near east of the country, is one of Nepal’s most exciting areas, but altitude and distance from the trail heads make shorter treks less viable; roughly a quarter of trekkers walk here. The Helambu and Langtang regions are less dramatic but conveniently close to Kathmandu, attracting a little under ten percent of trekkers. This leaves vast areas of eastern and far western Nepal relatively untrodden by visitors. To walk in these areas you’ll need either to be prepared to camp and carry your own supplies, and live like a local, or pay to join an organized trek with tents and accept the compromises that go along with that. With a good agency, you can go just about anywhere. A Great Himalayan Trail now runs the length of highland Nepal – though it will be many years, if ever, before such a route will be serviced by lodges.
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Trekking in the Himalayas is both a wonderful experience and a challenge. It is a walking journey through the foothills and mountains, usually lasting several days staying in a different location each night often in remote areas. It usually involves a fair amount of uphill and downhill walking. There is a huge variety of trekking routes from easier low level treks to challenging high altitude treks.
Trekking is possible at any time of the year depending on where you go. Generally speaking, the best months to trek are September-November (Post-monsoon) and March-May (per-monsoon). It is possible to trek throughout the year but trekkers must be aware that bad/freak weather can strike in any season. Below are details of trekking seasons in Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal can be graded as different levels according to route features and elevation. Grades vary from place to place. Some trekking routes are combined with higher levels of elevation which require some different standards of physical fitness and acclimatization or rest days. Trekking in Nepal can be done by all levels of trekkers; if they think themselves fit and have a strong desire to trek.
The Department of Immigration issues permits for foreign tourists who intend to trek in controlled areas of Nepal.
A trekking permit is a requirement to travel to the controlled areas mentioned below. Permits, however, are issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permits.