Like a prima donna of the most esteemed caliber, Nepal sings rhapsodies of her omnipresent beauty and astounding diversity. Be it gargantuan peaks or deep gorges, Nepal radiates on every occasion where natural delights are concerned. Complimenting these supreme natural architectures, the cultural heritage can be accounted to be on similar pages which pay tribute to the magnificence of the country. And as such travelers around the world drool on the thought of venturing into the serene trails of the country accompanied by an array of the diverse culture of the varying ethnic communities. Catering to the insatiable hunger for adventure or a learning opportunity for travelers, trekking remains atop the tourism hierarchy in Nepal. Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, Upper Mustang, and Dolpo are a few destinations in top demand.
It has been well-established that Nepal and her modest residents are known as one of the most welcoming around the world. This has helped tourism to be the sector of highest economic prospect in the country. Adhering to this fact, the Government of Nepal has announced a campaign named 'Visit Nepal 2020' for the upcoming years of 2019/2020. This campaign aims to improve on the past issues from similar campaigns and improve its tourism industry by increasing the flow of tourists and meeting their needs. Starting off with wide media promotions, Nepal aims to be the one name that sticks to the tongue of the travelers. The Nepal Tourism Board is promoting various travel packages that vary in terms of excitement, glamour, duration, and price. Visiting Nepal during the 2019/2020 period can be the best decision if you are seeking to travel.
Nepal is also known as the trekker's paradise. A plethora of choices to select from, Nepal guarantees pleasure and experience of the highest degree. If you decide to come to Nepal for trekking, here are the top 10 best treks you must try.
The Annapurna: one of Nepal's most precious jewels lies towards the northern central region of Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp rests at 4,130 meters above sea level right on the foot of the Annapurna. The Annapurna Base Camp trek gives explorers a mesmerizing experience of the curvaceous lands and rich culture of Nepal; thus it is one of the most popular treks adventurers seek to plunge into. The beauty of this trek unravels as it walks you through breathtaking landscapes, tranquil villages, and lush green forests of Rhododendron, bamboos, and Alpines. The journey starts from the lively city of Pokhara and takes the route of Nayapul-Tikhedhunga-Ghorepani-Tadapani-Chhomrong-Dovan-Deurali and finally the Annapurna Base Camp. The itinerary of this trek requires 13 days for completion and costs $1099.
A trek to the lap of the world's highest mountain surely can be one of the most rewarding experience. Every year, thousands of adventurers head out to take on this challenge. The Everest Base Camp (5,364m) lies in the Everest Region, the northeastern part of Nepal. With the Everest Base Camp trek, trekkers immerse themselves into the beauty of the well-known Himalayas and the culture and communities of the mountainous people. The journey begins with an adventurous flight to Lukla from where trekking begins through the route: Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Dingboche-Lobuche and finally the Everest Base Camp. Further on you, it is possible to trek to Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is known as the place to acquire the best possible panoramic view of the Everest massif. This itinerary requires 14 days to complete and costs $1400.
The Ganesh Himal Trek takes you through a vibrant settlement of the Tamang community that is situated west of the Langtang National park towards the central-north region. Trekkers witness vast biodiversity ranging from subtropical vegetation to alpine vegetation which homes 526 species of plants and 300 species of birds and animals. The diverse topography offers terraced hills, lush forests and a fascinating view of the Himalayan Ranges including Mount Ganesh (7,422m) that resembles the Hindu god Ganesh. The journey begins with a drive to Betrawati from where trekking begins through the route: Kispang-Thulo Chaur-Gongga-Rupchet-Kharka-Borang-Jharlang-Kintang Phedi and ends with a drive back to Kathmandu. This journey requires around 12 days to complete and you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional information.
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a short trek that gives its travelers the best tastes of the Annapurna region. For trekkers who are constricted by time, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the perfect course to explore the wonders of Annapurna. Ghorepani Poon Hill is remarkably one of the finest places to acquire the best views of the Annapurna Vistas. In a short span of time, this trek takes you through the spectacular landscapes and blissful ethnic communities of Magars and Gurung. The course begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara from where trekking begins through Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, where travelers hike to Poon Hill, head to Tadapani, and thereafter Pokhara. This itinerary requires a short span of time of 9 days and a cost of $599.
The Everest region is one place an adventurer would definitely have in his/her bucket list. But not all have the time or opportunity to explore the almighty Himalayas. The Everest Panorama Trek provides an easier way to explore the spectacular region of Everest. In just a short span of time, you witness the heavenly mountains of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), and other notable mountains up close with minimum hassle. This journey also provides travelers an exposure to the locals and their lifestyle in the harsh climate of the Himalayas. The journey begins with an adventurous and scenic flight to Lukla from where trekking begins through Phakding-Namche Bazar-Tengboche and back Namche through Khumjung. This itinerary will require about 6 days for completion with an average cost of $999.
A pleasant settlement of Helambu lies amidst the Langtang region that has remained intact with its tranquil culture and environment. Helambu trek provides an opportunity for travelers to explore the magnificent mountains, rivers, forests, and high passes along with the unique tradition and lifestyle of the local people of Helambu. Situated near the capital, Helambu is easily accessible thus poses as an ideal destination to experience the wonderful geographical and biological diversity that includes some of the extremely rare species such as Red Panda. The Helambu trek also gives the opportunity for travelers to enjoy the benefits of any other Langtang region treks. The journey begins with a drive to Sundarijal from where trekking begins through Chisapani-Kutumsang-Tharipati-Tarkeghyang-Shermathang-Melamchi Pul Bazar and back to Kathmandu. This trek can be completed in 9 days with a cost of $550.
Situated in the eastern Nepal-India border, lies one of the most challenging destinations to trek: Kanchenjunga. This trail rests below the world's third highest peak the Kanchenjunga (8,586m). For extreme adventure seekers, this trek serves as the perfect course as the remoteness of the route consists of beaten tracks and tranquil natural glories. The Kanchenjunga trek is yet another trek to explore the exotic geographical diversity of Nepal. Besides the scenic landscape, this trail goes through varying vegetation which includes lush tropical jungles of rhododendron, oak, and chestnuts and leads up to alpine forests. Travelers encounter villages of Rai and Limbu and witness their lifestyle and traditions. The adventure starts from a scenic flight to Taplejung from where trekking begins through the route: Mitlung-Chirwa-Sukethum-Amjilosa-Gyalba-Ghunsa-Kambachen-Lhonak-Pangpema (KBC north)-Sele le-Tseram-Ramche-Tortong-Yamphudin-Mamankhe-Lalikharka, and back to Suketar. This trek can take around 26 days to complete with a cost of $2,500.
Langtang, the Valley of Glaciers, rests, sheltered by the great northern mountains of Langtang. This blissful valley of natural beauty consists of high mountain pastures and the glorious Himalayas. The Langtang Valley trek remains a peaceful and relaxing trek with its easy trails for exploration. Langtang trek takes travelers to pass its sacred lakes of Gosainkunda and exotic snow-clad mountains where you can meet rare animal species such as the Red Pandas. Travelers come across the settlements of the Tibetan/Tamang community of this region and experience their culture close up. The journey starts from a drive to Syabru Bensi where trekking begins through Rimche-Lama Hotel-Langtang Village-Kyanjin Gompa-Tserko Ri and back to Syabru Bensi. This trek takes about 10 days with a cost of $540.
Manaslu remains an unexplored terrain in the west-central region of Nepal as it was just recently opened up for trekking. However, its daunting beauty and captivating natural phenomenon are attracting more and more travelers by the day. The Manaslu region homes a rich geographical, biological, and cultural diversity. Lying on the lap of the world's 8th highest mountain Manaslu(8,163m), this trail walks through lush forests of Rhododendrons and picturesque landscapes while you experience the lifestyle and culture of the local communities of Gurung, Rai, Magars, and Limbu. Trekkers can also get the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the rare Snow-Leopards in the Manaslu Conservation Region. The journey starts from a long drive to Soti Khola from where trekking begins through Machhakhola-Jagat-Deng-Namrung-Lho-Samagaon-Samdo-Dharmasala-Bhimphedi-Tilje and Chamje. This Itinerary takes up to 18 days to complete with an average cost of up to $1,299.
Beyond the mighty northern Himalayas, there lies a kingdom still dwelling in its untouched state: Mustang. Mustang consists of dry and barren lands that barely possess any prospects for vegetation. Yet the view beyond the High walls and the artistic architectures of the villages will leave travelers in awe. The locals residing in this barren land are strong Buddhist followers and consider themselves of Tibetan origin; thus, travelers come across Gompas, Prayer flags, and monasteries that project the rich culture of the locals. The journey begins from a scenic flight to Jomsom from where the trekking begins through Kagbeni-Chele-Gelling-Charang-Lo Manthang-Drakmar-Syangmochen-Chhusang-Muktinath and back to Jomsom. This trek takes up to 17 days for completion with an average cost of $1,899.
" Experience the unforgettable visit ever", Nepal indeed lives up to the tagline it set for the Visit Nepal 2020. With a goal to hit the number of 2 million incoming tourists, Nepal putting in an effort to attract as much as travelers as it can. Anybody planning on traveling outside of their country must keep an eye on Nepal. May it be an adventurous holiday or a relaxing one, Nepal can be the ideal place to visit for either reason. You are sure to be audience mesmerizing sights, ravishing culture, and ineffable experience.