Trekking in Nepal
Trekking has become by far Nepal’s biggest attraction for tourists and travellers - pioneered by Col. Jimmy Roberts in the early 1960s. Most visitors embark on one trek or another, and many do multiple treks before heading back home. Some come back each year to do a different trek each time. A trek is also probably the best means of seeing the country and of gaining an understanding of its people. Walking through emerald-green rice fields and rhododendron forests, crossing rivers, camping out in the wilderness with towering mountains in the background, all help make trekking an unforgettable experience.
Pony trekking is also possible in a number of remote parts of the country, and is equally enthralling for visitors. Pony treks are offered mostly in the western regions of Pokhara, Dolpo and Lo Manthang (Mustang).
The two most popular treks are the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Around Annapurna Trek, also known as the Annapurna Circuit as it goes right around the Annapurna range. There are also many other treks offered in the Everest and Annapurna regions. Other popular regions for trekking are the Langtang valley, Helambu, Makalu, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and the Arun Valley. Another popular destination in the Everest region is the Gokyo valley.
The Everest region has always been popular among trekkers, and of course the name Everest evokes real awe. Located in eastern Nepal, the Everest region offers a wide range of trekking experiences.
Annapurna Region is very popular trekking area in Nepal. A very commonly heard name is the ‘Around Annapurna Trek’ and based on sheer numbers of trekkers visiting, this is certainly the most popular. As the name suggests, the centre piece of this part of Nepal is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. Also included in this region is another 8000m giant, Dhaulagiri, which is located west of Annapurna I.
Langtang Region Trekking The Langtang region trekking north of Katmandu offers a multitude of trekking destinations, all accessible without flights. Langtang region offers splendid varieties of natural and cultural diversity with spectacular Himalayan views. The major areas in Langtang region are Langtang, Gosainkunda, Helambu, PanchPokhari and Tamang heritage trail which can be combined in many different ways to make trekking lasting from seven to 16 days. Langtang region trekking provides different experiences that could not be found elsewhere and has over 70 glaciers of varying sizes; the Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges lades including Gosainkunda, parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, Dudhkunda etc are the important sacred place of Hindus and Buddhists.
Kathmandu valley trekking, Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel trekking this is a fantastic hike from Kathmandu. Few people trek around Kathmandu Kathmandu valley. Yet it offers a rich insight into lives, history, culture and religion of its inhabitants. you will walk mostly shivapuri watershed