Last Updated on January 11, 2022 by Alpha Adventure Treks
Nepal is a wonderland packed with natural beauty, and the variety of trekking in Nepal is unrivaled anywhere else in the world. In actuality, the lowest point in Nepal is 59 meters above sea level in the Terai region, while the highest point is 8,848 meters above sea level on Everest; the two sites are just 200 kilometres apart in a straight line.
From the Terai plains to the Himalayan peaks, there is diversity and originality in every aspect. This is what distinguishes Nepal from other countries. Nepal has earned a reputation for being a diversified trekking region with a wide range of geography and altitudes. Short hiking routes in Nepal range from 2500 meters (Australian Camp, Ghorepani Poonhill) to above 4000 meters (Everest Base Camp, Annapurna base camp, Langtang valley, Annapurna circuit and many more). And I can assure you that each hike has its own unique characteristics and experience.
You may have a number of questions about trekking in Nepal. I’ve attempted to address some of them in this article.
Autumn Season (September-November) is considered to be the best trekking season in Nepal as you could enjoy the mesmerizing scenery and great view of the surrounding peaks.
Trekking in Nepal costs in between $100-$200/day per person depending on your expenses.
Trekking in Nepal is considered as the safest destination even to the solo travelers. Every year more than 100000 trekkers head for the Himalayas with very less obstacles and problems.
March can be the excellent time to trek in Nepal as that time of the year there is very minimal rainfall and superb views of Rocky Mountains under the blue sky and lush green hills.
It is possible to trek to many popular trails on Nepal without a guide but in many restricted placed guide is necessary to get permits. So local guide is recommended.
You should plan to spend around $35 (Rs.4200) per day on your vacation in Nepal, which is an average expenses of an internal tourists.
Drinking tap water or water from the river directly is unsafe for the outsiders. So we would recommend bottled water, purification tablets or boiling water.
December is the beginning of Winter Season in Nepal. The average high temperature is 25°C and lowest temperature recorded is about 4°C in the Hilly and Terai regions. However, in the Himalayas the temperature can drop as below -10°C.
November is a lovely month to travel in Nepal as most of the trails are not busy as October and we could enjoy various Festivals and Cultural rituals in the Himalayas.
March is the beginning of Spring Season in Nepal. During this season there are huge number of tourist visiting as this season is considered second best season to travel in Nepal.
We could trek the Himalayas most the year but the best seasons are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November).
Materials required for the trek are listed as:
• TREKKING GEAR: Ruck sack bag with rain cover. …
• FOOTWEAR: Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes
• CLOTHING: Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. …
• TOILETRIES: Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
Here are some cost ranges for the most popular treks in Nepal: Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days– $1,360 per person. Annapurna Circuit Trek 15 days – $ 1375 per person. Langtang Valley Trekking 11 days– $740 per person.
While trekking there are 3 important documents not to forget your passport, trekking permits and insurance details.
Yes, Nepal is one of the Cheapest Touristic destination from the list with most amazing structure and many more to give to the travelers.
Over 700,000 tourists visit the Himalayas every year in search of adventures in the peaks and sightseeing in the surrounding cities.
Yes, you could use USD AND EURO in many places in Nepal however it is necessary to exchange the USD to NPR because there are also some places where foreign currencies are not give priority like in upper regions of Nepal.
There are normally two types of Trekking in Nepal based on the food and accommodation i.e. tea house trek and camping trek.
Listening to music while trekking is one of the best experience. Some of the playlist we recommend are:
• These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
• I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
• Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed
• I’ve Been Everywhere – Johnny Cash
• Up Around The Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
• Take Me Home Country Road – John Denver
• Walk This Way – Run DMC feat. Aerosmith
• Machu Picchu – The Strokes
• The Sound Of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
• Mountains – Biffy Clyro
President Jimmy Carter Trek to Nepal on October 30, 1985. Carter called the experience the most memorable of his life.
Every registered trekking company in Nepal are best, but in search of discounts people might be a victim of scam. So it is very important to check reviews and company registrar details before confirming your trip.
As September lies in the Autumn season the climate and weather are mild and pleasant so we recommend light garments.
You could carry money in all available medium as many places in Nepal do accept payment via online payment, credit/debit card and cash.
March is the beginning of Spring Season and second best time of the year for the trek. Below are few items recommended while trekking in this season:
• Jacket (Softshell / Hardshell / Down Jacket)
• Waterproof and windproof gloves
• Sun Protection and Sunglasses
• Warm scarf
• Hiking pants
• Moisture wicking t-shirts
• Proper Footwear (Hiking boots and socks)
• Trekking Poles
• Sleeping bag
• Headlamps and extra batteries
• Water bottle
There might be some fatality due to uncertain climate and unforeseen reasons but there is no such trek as deadliest if you are fit and have the best and well experienced guides who knows the trails very well.
Every Trekking sites in Nepal are beautiful in their own way, below are few shortlisted sites based on the traveler’s preference:
• Everest Base Camp
• Poon Hill Trek
• Tamang Heritage Trek
• Manaslu Circuit Trek
• Gokyo Lake Trek
• Nar Phu Valley Trek
There are 4 types of permits required to trek in Nepal, they are as:
• National Park Permit/Conservation Area Project Permit. …
• Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) …
• Special Permits for the controlled/restricted area. …
• Rural Municipality fees.
You could talk with the trekking agency you are planning your trip with to provide you with the Female Guide, they would be able to help you with that.
You will need fill a form and submit it with your passport copy and passport size photo affixed at the Nepal Tourism Board Office.
You will be required passport size photos for the trekking visa in Nepal.
Mount Everest lies in Solukhumbu District, Province No. 1, Nepal.
Trekking is the best experience if you are prepared, here are some tips on how to prepare for trekking in Nepal:
• Improve your overall fitness
• Work on Healthy Diets
• Take a mini trekking trips
• Be mentally prepared, keep a clear head
Safety measures is the most while trekking. Here are some tips:
• Research your trek before you go
• Get insurance for trekking
• Don’t kill yourself trying to save money
• Don’t rush your trek
• Tell your hotel where you are going
• Get an updated guidebook
• Don’t leave your guide
• Stay hydrated