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Nepal Trekking

Nepal TrekkingThe Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal has large varieties of trekking routes, immovable peaks and mountains to make the treks, expeditions and mountaineering a memorable experience in one’s life.
Containing eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, the mountainous and hilly regions in the country present some of the most marvelous trekking sites in the world. The immense contrasts in altitude and climate found in the different parts of the country support an equally striking mix of life styles, vegetation types and wildlife. Land sandwiched between India and Tibet, Nepal features some of the world’s most diverse and beautiful landscapes ranging from the splendid peaks of the Himalayan chain in the north, high-altitude plains and remote mountain passes, subtropical forests and national parks, terraced farmland hills and rice paddies, to the fertile plains of the Terai in the country’s southern region.
Trekking in Nepal takes one through a country that has seized the imagination of trekkers for more than a century. During trekking one meets people in remote mountain villages whose lifestyle has not altered in years.

Best Season for Trekking
Trekking in Nepal can be undertaken throughout the year where there are four seasons. Each season has its distinct attraction to offer. The seasons are classified as follows
Autumn (Sept- Nov.) : This season offers excellent weather and splendid mountain views.
Winter (Dec- Feb) : This season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations, thus trekking at lower elevations are recommended, generally below 3000 meters.
Spring (Mar-May): Different varieties of wild flowers, specially the rhododendrons make the hillside above 5000 meters a paradise during this season. It is warm at lower elevations and higher elevations over 4000 meters the mountain views are excellent and temperature is quite moderate.
Nepal TrekkingSummer (Jun-Aug) : Summer months, continues up to mid September making travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is recommended to carry insect repellent when trekking during summer months.

Kinds of Trekking in Nepal:
Camping Trekking : During a camping trip one gets to see various cultures, societies and the nature of the place along which one treads. Here one has to carry one’s own daypack and camera which gives one plenty of time to enjoy the nature, relax and think.
On a camping trek one gets to sleep in tents and there is an efficient team of guide, cook, Sherpa and porters carry all treks gears.
Teahouse Trekking : A tea- house or Lodge trek is local run guesthouse, but standardwise its enormous. In popular areas such as Annapurna, Everest and Lantang tea-house are more like hotels, with hot shower western food, and private rooms, as compared to remote areas. They are for simple and genuine Nepalese, are less expensive than Camping and suitable for both small and large groups.

Major Sites for Trekking
Annapurna Region Treks : Takes one through some of the most splendid sceneries on the earth where one treads through ‘Rhododendron forests’ at the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest in the world is also stationed here adding to the charisma of the place. Treks to the Annapurna region start from Pokhara region and the maximum elevation covered on the trek is 3939 m.
Khumbu Area Trekking : The Khumbu area, known for Everest area trekking is one of the selected for trekking trials of Nepal. The way to Everest starts from Kathmandu to Jiri by coach.
Area Trekking : The trekking area of Langtang is preserved by Langtang National Park and the route is famous for the view of Dorjelakpa, Ganesh Himal and Langtang.
Kanchenjunga Area Trekking : Situated in the northeastern part of Nepal this area is marked by different hill ethnic groups from those in the central and western regions, the Gurkhas, the soldiers recruited for service in the British army traditionally came from four ethnic groups, two of which the Rai & Limbu are concentrated in this region.
Nepal TrekkingMustang Trek Upper Mustang " Lomanthang " : The Government of Nepal has fixed a “number of trekkers” as quota every year on this trekking route depending upon the season and has laid down special rules and regulations to obtain the permit for this region.
The people of this region are completely overwhelmed by Tibetan culture and the treks to Lomanthang are almost treeless with barren landscape, steep rocky trails up and down the hill which present eye-catching views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri to mention a few.

Equipment for Trekking
List of Clothing Equipment & Personal items:
* Lightweight walking boots. Also bring spare laces.
* A pair of track-shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when boot is wet.
* Warm Jacket. Fiber fill or down should be adequate (necessary during winter).
* Woolen shirt or thick sweater. A rain proof jacket with hood or a poncho.
* A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks.
* Thermal underwear (excellent to sleep at night). A track -suit.
* 1-2 pair of loose fitting shorts/skirts.
* 2-4 cotton shirts.
* A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night.
* A pair of gloves, leather with lining and woolen are best.
* 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
Equipment :
* Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gear while trekking.
* Day pack, this is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film, towel , soap etc.
* Water bottle.
* Snow glasses and sunglasses.
Nepal Trekking* Small head lamp or torch.
* Snow gaiter essential during winter.
* An umbrella, can be used as a walking stick.
* Reading materials, camera & film, note books, diary, pen/pencil, small air pillow for head rest.
* Thermal rest (optional) an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph.
* Personal medical supplies.

Health and Physical fitness
Though trekking in Nepal is not an unsafe task but certain preventive measures like a thorough medical check up and inoculations before starting the trek can save one from unexpected dangers. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities and the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is necessary to carry a complete “First Aid Box” containing basic drugs and accessories for trekking.
Since trekking is a strenuous task, the best preparation for it is, cycling, swimming, jogging, squash, tennis and long walks involving up and down hill and besides, good physical conditioning will help for the maximum enjoyment of the treks.

Trekking and Visa Permits
Nepal presents an easy issuance of visa to all the citizens worldwide where Indians do not require visa to enter Nepal at all. The Royal Nepalese Embassies or Consulates abroad and at entry pint's Immigration Offices provide a visa upon the presentation of a valid passport, two passport size photos and payment of Visa fees. Visa can be extended at the Immigration Office, Pokhara.
Trekking Permit
A trekking permit is required to trek in any part of Nepal. If trekking is planned in two different areas, two trekking permits are needed. Each trekking permit details and outlines the trekking route and region and it is necessary that trekkers do not deviate from the prescribed route and region boundaries. The Department of Immigration located at Tridevi Marg, Thamel issues trekking permit for the tourists who intend to trek any part of the country.

Note: Trekking to Dolpa, Kanchanjunga, Manaslu and Mustang can be undertaken through registered trekking agencies only.

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