The best way to experience Nepal’s unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural riches is to walk through them. The immense contrasts in altitudes and climates found here support an equally spectacular mix of lifestyles, vegetation types and wildlife. Trekking in the mountains of Nepal is more a cultural experience than a wilderness expedition. One will be passing through picturesque villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. One will see Chhetri farmers working in their fields and Tamange herders grazing their animals on the steep slopes. One will meet Gurkha a soldier home on leave and come across Sherpa yak drivers transporting goods over the high mountain passes. And always in the background, the icy pinnacles of the Himalayas loom over the scenery.
Popular treks from Kathmandu include the Everest Base Camp, and the Helambu and Langtang treks. From Pokhara, the most popular are the Annapurna Circuit and the Jomsom trek. Less-travelled alternatives require more planning, but include the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek, the Dolpo region, Mustang and Rara Lake.
The Great Himalaya Trail
The Great Himalaya Trail is one of the longest and highest walking trails in the world. Winding beneath the world’s highest peaks and visiting some of the most remote communities on earth, it passes through lush green valleys, arid high plateaus and incredible landscapes. The trail covers the full distance of the Himalayan Range in Nepal from the district of Taplejung in the East to Humla and Darchula in the West and ultimately continues through Tibet, India and Myanmar in East of Nepal and Tibet, India and Pakistan in the West. Nepal’s GHT is divided into ten connecting treks with a duration of 2 to 3 weeks each on average. The treks can be done subsequently or completely separate from each other.
To supply the high demand of non-commercialised trekking routes in Nepal and to let you experience the real Nepal, we offer six special Cultural trails. The aim is to take our guests on the lesser-travelled treks to spread the financial benefit of tourism to lower-income areas. The trails are a combination of amazing views on the highest mountains in Nepal and the traditional Nepali villages and traditions. Home Stays enable a deeper cultural experience and interaction with the different ethnic groups of Nepal. The trails bring you to Solukhumbu, natural beauty Chitwan, the remote Ramechhap district and the well-known Langtang Valley.
The Annapurna region is well known as a famous tourist destination of the world. It offers the tourists to come to Nepal for the trekking with its Himalayan ranges including Thorang-La pass (5416m), Tilicho Lake (5119 mt.) lies on one of the highest elevations of world. This region presents itself as a unique collection of picturesque diversities of nature and its beauty on the one hand and of ethnicity, cultures religions and many other social characteristics on the other. This region is unique in the world also because it has twelve different Himalayan peaks of higher than 7000mt. and many other peaks higher than 6000mt. So this region offers the mountaineering possibilities for all types of mountaineers.
Langtang / Helambu Region
Making a trekking tour in Langtang and Helambu region offers a unique possibility to watch the Nepalese Himalaya from west to east in totality. Langtang Himal and its several peaks on the one hand, bewitch the tourist and the fresh water lakes of this region such as Gosainkunda, Saraswatikunda and many other small lakes situated at the height of more than 4300mt. create in tourists a manifold interests and extreme enthusiasm toward nature which in reality is lively and beautiful beyond compare. These lakes and the stories of their mythical origin have enriched the Nepalese legends and Nepalese religious tradition. That is why the Hindus of allover the worlds go on a pilgrimage to these lakes during the full moon of August and pray homage to Lord Shiva the God of universe and many other Hindu Gods. Being famous for both religious and tourists point of views these lakes are the destination of both the romantics, sentimental, emotional and religious soul.
Everest / Khumbu Region
Mount Everest is standing as a great wall between Nepal and Tibet autonomous region of China has remind a challenge for the centuries for the human beings. Apart from North Pole and South Pole the Mt. Everest is regarded as the “Thirdpole” of the earth. As much the Everest is a challenge in itself as the ridges, columns, hills,terraces, rivers, rivulets, cascades, glaciers, the valleys situated in high and many numerous icy peaks of this region and there natural surroundings have turned this place to be the most beautiful in the earth, which is well-known in the world as Khumbu region the name derived from the Khumbu Glacier. This region offers you varieties of trekking exploration, which last from a period of one week to a period of four weeks. It all depends on your wises, interests and the time that you have in your disposal. The destinations of the trekking tour in Khumbu region are Kalapattar, Gokyo and Everest Basecamp, which can be reached with the shortest trekking tour program.
This region is considered to be one of the most remote places of the kingdom of Nepal. Abundance of the Himalayan peaks, hidden lands, the village and rural communities, this Trans-Himalayan region is quit peaceful and full of curiosity. Here the meaning of modernity and development has yet to be explored. The biggest national park of Shey Phoksundo spread in an area of 3555 sq.km. is the one of which this region is very much proud. In this national park, the blue sheep, musk deer, ghoral, thar, and very dangerous snow leopards and many other alpine flora and fauna exist in abundance.
Arun Valley – Makalu BC
Utterly marvelous, still very untouched and an irregular trekking area of Makalu region is very close to the Everest region. Because of Arun River, it is known as Arun Valley too. The Arun Valley is an unimaginable area and it is famous for both the culture and nature.This area is a naturalist’s paradise and it is teeming with many precious plants, animalsand birds and is a significant part of the Himalayan environment and ecosystem. People living in this remote place depend on cattle herds, farming and small – time trade. The number of population is 32000. Various castes and ethnic groups from this population, they are: Sherpa in the higher elevation, Gurung, Tamang, Magar, Newar, Brahmins, Chhetris and the others in the rest, The tour to those places have many attractions because of the cultural reasons too.
Mustang is one of the districts in mid-western part of the kingdom of Nepal. This district is divided into two parts i.e. Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang. From tourists point of view the Upper Mustang has become the center of attraction since it has been isolated and remained aloof from the outer worlds and modern civilization for centuries. The Upper Mustang and the Wall City of Lo-Manthang are unique places in the earth from the point view of its geographical location, climate, vegetation, and its phase of civilization. According to historians and archaeologists, the civilization of Mustang is one of the most ancient human civilizations renowned as ‘Cave Civilization’.
This trek offers you a very unique opportunity to experience relatively “untouched” region of Nepal and provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and China. Controlled trekking route, which allows organized trekking groups special permits to venture round its spectacular circuit opened for trekking only since 1991. Manaslu region located in west central Nepal is 336km. provides strong walkers the best that Nepal has to offer fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375m to 5300 m. a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal.
After Mt. Everest and Mt. K2, Kanchenjunga is the third biggest peak of the world. The Kanchenjunga is situated in the eastern frontier between Nepal and India. It is 8586mt. high. This region was opened for trekking tourism only in 1988. The trekking in this area is relatively strenuous since the region is regarded as the most remote place of Nepal. However the presence of numerous wild animals, birds and flora in abundance make the trekking in this region very interesting and pleasant. The Kanchenjunga region is very rich from the point of view of its natural beauty. In this vary region, there are three peaks above 8000mt. and as many as eleven peaks above 7000mt. A number of Glaciers originated from Himalaya have no doubt added to the beauties of this region. The Sherpas inhabit the northern part of the Kanchenjunga region whereas the southern lower part is full of the ethnic groups such as Rai, Limbu, Magar, Tamang, Brahman and Chhetri. The settlements of these ethnic groups are not so dense they are rather scattered. Since the religion are different of these ethnic Groups, different are also the traditions, usage and the ways of life.