Trekking In Nepal
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Trekking In Nepal
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Located along the eat side of the Annapurna range, it offers breathtaking trekking experience.
|Kali Gandaki gorge to Jomsom
This is among a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region.
Most popular trekking route in the region offering simple to complex trekking experience, scenic surroundings and excellent view of the Himalaya
|Solukhumbu and Mt. Everest
The mother of all trekking! Known as Everest region, also the home of the Sherpa and the mysterious Yeti. Trekking starts from Jiri and reaches the MT. Everest base camp at an elevation of 5,450 meters.
|Langtang - Helambu - Gosaikunda region
This area makes a perfect choice for visitors with limited time. Trekking starts from Kathmandu, it will take 1 week to 10 days to complete. Here you will get Less crowd and friendly folks.
Walk for few days from the Jumla airport to get hold a place where there aren't many people, place of unspoiled natural beauty.
New treks opened by the government of Nepal. Trek beyond the villages through the tender forests.
|Arun River and Makalu base Camp Route
Trek up the Arun river, near to the Tibetan border and then east towards the base of Makalu mountain. You will leave civilization behind when you reach Makalu.
|Tansen to Dhorpatan
Trek in this region to see true Nepali village people.
Peak Heights are in meters (m)
Langtang& Helambu Treks:
Trekking can be done in a number of ways; teahouse trekking, back packing, self arranged or trekking through operators. In teahouse trekking, you eat and sleep on hotels and teahouse (known as bhatti in Nepal where one can get a hot cup of tea, coffee, local or imported alcohol drinks) found in the trekking regions. Teahouse trekking is the most popular of all as you can easily find a place to eat and sleep in the areas you are familiar with. Backpack trekking is popular in areas where one would tent, cock individually or in groups. Usually you make your backpack lighter by caring limited foods and clothes required during the trekking period. Self-Arranged Trekking can easily be done by contacting the local people for support in porters, food and accommodation. Sherpas are popular choice for self arranging trekking in Everest and Annapurna region. One can give the entire responsibly to arrange all to the trekking agency or operators. This is the most expensive of all, and is a favorite choice for first time trekkers in Nepal for security and comfort. Following topic discusses best times to trek in Nepal. Read on...
Trekking in Nepal can be done all year around. The country is blessed with good weathers.
Did you know ? Some Trekkers visit Nepal during off tourism seasons, to grab bargains on everything for around 30% off or so. Yes! It includes, hotels and restaurants too. So, when you are ready for Nepal, just forget about this table, will ya ?
|Autumn||September to November||Excellent season for trekking in all areas, clear mountain views.|
|Winter||December to February||Ideal for trekking in regions below 2500 meters altitude.|
|Spring||March to May||Nepal's national flower Guranse (rhododendrons in English) colors the mountains, moderate temperature makes a perfect choice for trekking in hilly regions but trekking in terai can be a little burdensome due to high temperature in the region.|
|Summer||June to August||Monsoon is in the period. Expect wet, warm and wild trekking during the season. This is the season to see lush green valleys with rice crops and greenest thick jungles.|
These costs are for you to get an idea about how much it will cost in average, but do not Depend on Them! Trekking cost heavily depends on two factors : (a) your choice of facilities and their standards (b) food and accommodation cost in a trekking route. Below is an estimation of trekking cost in Nepal. There are fees after fees such as trekking permit, Royalty Fee, Parks Fee (i.e. if you decide to see them), Guide Costs, Food, Camping Equipments, etc, etc. Consider getting a trekking package from our travel companies for a hassle free travel. With a little bit of extra money, they will take care of you, provide you information on your security, arrange everything for you, for your complete peace of mind.
|Region||How much will I need in US$ ?|
|Everest / Langtang||About 1,000|
|Kanchenjunga / Dolpa||About 500|
|Everest Climbing Full (1 Person)||About 50,000, In a Team around 35,000|
Fee for visiting conservation areas: Annapurna Conservation Entrance Fee is a big 25 US$, National Parks about 12 US$ and some heritage sites require a small Fee of US $5. Mountaineering Royalty Fee has to be paid, fee is decided based on the height of the mountain and for a group of expedition. Generally Royalty fee per person traveling in a group of 7 or more is cheaper. For more visit Nepal Ministry
Other Costs: Food - Dal Bhat and Tarkari (Nepali Food) is about 1$ to 2$. You can get a guide for 20 to 30 US$ per day, and a porter for $5 to $15 per day. You will also need to pay Trekking Permit (see below)
Trekking permit is an special permission given to you by the Nepalese government to visit restricted areas only.
|Region||Fee Per Week Per Person
|Kanchanjunga and Lower Dolpa||10|
|Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpa||490|
|Manaslu (September to November)||90|
|Manaslu (December to August)||75|
|Humla (Simikot Yari)||90|
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