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  • August 25, 2019

Tour in Nepal – An Ultimate guide to Nepal Tour

Know about Nepal Tour

Tour in Nepal has become a common choice for travelers and trekkers around the world, best for its breathtaking mountains. Every year Nepal welcomes millions of tourists. Sandwiched between two giant countries, China and India, Nepal is a small landlocked country situated in the lap of Himalayas.

Being known for mesmerizing mountains, Nepal is home to the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest with eight other top highest peaks, Nepal offers breathtaking natural sceneries, lush green forests, wildlife reserves, desolate valleys with unique culture, tradition and lifestyle. Along with its welcoming and freindly locals, Nepal is a heavenly place for adventur seekers. And the greatest thing about your journey? It can be managed at a low cost.

Tour in Nepal is less compared to other countries and offers diversity too so that you can have fun on a budget. You can book a tour in Nepal with best Tour agency in Nepal so that you can get more for less! 

Most popular places for tour in Nepal includes famous and ancient temples which are listed in World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, Changunarayan temple and more. You will get a tour to ancient cities of Kathmandu valley with visit in Lalitpur and Bhaktapur to witness art as well as distinctive architecture. Apart from these, Nepal has more to offer and gives extensive range of choices to visit major places like Pokhara, Chitwan, Bardia, Rara, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel , listed as best places for the naturally nepal tour.

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When is the best time to visit for tour in Nepal?

The most important factor in deciding best time to visit in Nepal is about weather and when to tour in Nepal. Nepal has a monsoonal climate heavy rains driven north from the Bay of Bengal engulf the country from June/July to September/ October. This means that regions in the east, like Kanchenjunga and Makalu, receive heavier amounts of rain than in the west. The result is that the eastern ranges of Kanchenjunga and Makalu tend have slightly shorter trekking seasons than the west of Nepal, which is drier. However, Far West Nepal tends to have longer, more severe winters due to its more northerly.

The Monsoon season is not a very popular time for general trekking as the valleys that approach the mountains suffer from sporadic and sometimes intense rainfall, leeches along the trail, transport delays and limited views. However, the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs block the northerly push of the Monsoon clouds and create a partial rain-shadow along the border with Tibet.

Monsoon in Nepal 

After the Monsoon has finished, stable dry conditions predominate throughout the Himalaya for two or three weeks until a storm front of unpredictable intensity affects some areas, usually in the third or fourth week of October. The weather then stabilizes again, probably until late November when the chance of occasional showers coincides with the beginning of a colder weather pattern. The clear skies and cold nights of December and January are in turn replaced by winter storms in mid to late February.

Clear sky view in Nepal

  

The beginning of March sees the sun regain intensity and the weather becomes unstable for alternating periods of three to five days. By the end of March dry, warm weather is the norm but haze begins to build in the lower valleys. As temperature rise through April the remaining rain clouds disperse to be replaced by hot, hazy conditions largely produced by dust blowing up from the plains of India and local fires. May to June is the hottest period of the year, only cooled by occasional pre-monsoon storms, which gradually gain in intensity until the monsoon begins with vigor, usually at some point from Mid June to Mid July.

Type of Trekking in Nepal 

Apart from natural and cultural tour, Nepal is trekker’s paradise where thousands of trekkers visit for tour and trek in Nepal each year just for trekking and backpacking holidays. Nepal is an extra ordinary place for trekking and hiking holidays. Nepal has some of the best treks along with easy & difficult trekking and hiking trails in the world. Nepal has numerous trekking destinations among them Annapurna region, Everest region, Langtang, Mustang, Manaslu, Kachenjunga, Makalu and Dolpo are best known for stunning Himalayan views, natural beauties, beautiful landscape with lush valleys. Here is a thoroughly guide for all of you people who are visiting Nepal for trekking. 

Mainly there are three styles of trekking, each of which has advantages and disadvantages, but your choice will depend upon your destination, budget, time frame and personal preferences. There is no best or worse style; in fact you might find yourself combining styles in some destinations to provide a broader experience.

 

Solo trekking in nepal

For many, the idea of finding one’s own way and living off the land is what trekking is all about. To be completely free to plan your day, to have all your gear on your back, and to interact one-on-one with locals is a liberating experience. Due to the nature of solo trekking it is normally a good idea to trek with a friend or in a small group of up to four for safety – larger groups tend to find it difficult to find accommodation.

Most independent trekkers prefer to trek the main routes of the Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Makalu, Manaslu, Mustang, Rolwaling and Tamang Heritage Trail areas as they offer teahouse accommodation and a standardized menu. Trails in these areas are well marked and some of the local people speak enough of a range of languages that the individual trekker can get along with the most basic Nepali. Even though you may walk on your own or with a local porter, it is in fact very rare that you will find yourself without company, especially in the evenings when you sit in the teahouse communal dining room. The main trails are normally busy with the local traffic so if you carry a pocket guide and map it is unlikely that you’ll take a serious wrong turn, although getting a little lost is almost inevitable. Independent trekking is also the cheapest way to explore the mountains so it is popular with budget-conscious travelers.

There are a few drawbacks to independent trekking coping with altitude and health problems on your own, logistical challenges, communication issues and safety concerns. If this is going to be first visit to the Himalayan the independent option probably isn’t the best style to kick off your adventures, unless you are the ultimate intrepid travelers and you stay on the main trails. Independent trekking in remote wilderness areas is only suited to trekkers who have already learnt how their body deals with altitude, developed some familiarity with Nepali and the various customs of mountain communities, and have a good knowledge of Himalayan terrain and navigation.

Solo trekking in Nepal

 

Teahouse trekking in nepal with a guide

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in both the number and the standard of facilities in villages on the main trails. The convenience of teahouse trekking in the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas is a major attraction for hundreds of thousands of trekkers every year. The subsequent level of investment by local communities in these regions is extraordinary compared to the level of poverty elsewhere in the Himalaya.

Recent years have also seen the development of more basic teahouse facilities in Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Manaslu, Mustang, Rolwaling and Tamang Heritage Trail regions, all of which offer an authentic Nepali Trekking experiences. Guides are normally hired through a trekking company, as professional registration is a necessary qualification to lead groups within National Parks. The role of a guide can encompass a great many activities. Apart from being the person who escorts you along the trail, they can often explain customs, culture, history, flora and fauna. There are no major drawbacks to this style of trekking. However, there are a few issues that people regularly complain about. One is teahouses that accept large groups can be very noisy at night; for most people it’s tougher to sleep at altitude, so anything that disrupts sleep is irritating.

If you are women trekking alone with a male guide is aware that even simple acts can be misconstrued as a proposition. The size of group you will be trekking with becomes important when you choose a packaged trek. A group size of twelve to fourteen is normally considered a manageable maximum and you’ll still get the opportunity to chat with your guide and spend time with any crew that they might hire. The safety and security of local knowledge should not be underestimated, nor should the ability to communicate to your heart’s content through your guide’s interpreting.

Finally, the chance to build a friendly with someone is perhaps the most remembered feature of any trekking holiday. You might forget name of the mountains you’ll photograph but you’ll never forget your guide!

Treehouse trekking in nepal with a guide

 Trekking with a camping crew

Camping trek is most flexible, comfort and hygienic way to explore the Himalaya. To have unrestricted access to trails, viewpoints, passes you need to be self-sufficient, with the support of a team of experienced staff. For many trekkers their first trip to Nepal will be teahouse based but attract of at lies beyond the main trails is strong they return for a camping trek, often to the more remote areas.

Trekking in Nepal was initially exclusively camping based so there is a substantial experience pool that means even the first-time camper will be comfortable and well looked after. Each morning you will be woken with a mug of tea delivered by a smiling Sherpa, followed by a bowl of water to wash your face. Breakfast is preferably served al fresco in the morning sun as your crew packs up the camp. In fact, camping in Nepal is frequently more comfortable and less crowded than teahouses.

Camping really is more convenient than teahouses on the condition that you have a slightly flexible itinerary, so you can ensure washing and relaxing time for all, especially when the weather is good. Almost all camping groups offer single occupancy tents but you normally have to specify when you book, and you should always check the terms and conditions. For many, these drawbacks are easily mitigated and in fact are overwhelmed by the advantages of camping-style treks. Choosing your own path and rest spots offers a level of itinerary customization that not even teahouses in the most popular regions can complete with.

The main benefit, however, is being able to explore remoter regions away from that main trail and meet some of the inhabitants of the wild Himalaya. The route is where you’ll most likely see many species for which the Himalaya is famous: red panda, black bear, musk deer, snow leopard and a multitude of birds.

For many trekkers and trek leaders, camping –style treks are their favourite method of exploring Nepal they often say that their experience feels more genuine. Camping brings you closer to nature, and the camaraderie built around a campfire often outlasts that of a teahouse trek.

Trekking in Nepal with camping crew

Which style of trek is right for you?

The desire to make the most of what may be a once–in–a lifetime tour in Nepal means that here is an excitement to choose itineraries that are too hard or long for your group’s level of walking experiences of fitness. Unexpectedly, many trekkers choose teahouse treks with tough itineraries believing that by staying in room they will recover faster from the day’s walk. This doesn’t actually make sense and the number of rescue helicopter taking over stressed or injured bodies back to Kathmandu grows each year. However, it is easy to understand that trekkers want to tackle a route that leaves them feeling they have achieved the most from their holiday. Perhaps the most important things you need to consider before choosing a trek are as given below.

 Fitness level

Walking experience

Have you been to altitude before?

 

Find other people who have done the trek

Your choice of trek style should reflect your experience and expectations. Is this your first time in Nepal? Do you want a cultural experience? Do you want to explore remote areas or climb a trekking peak? Do you have specific needs or require more flexibility than an organized tour will allow? Do you want to camp or use teahouses? And is it necessary to be an experienced camper/trekker/mountaineer before booking?

The major trekking routes in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang are well equipped with teahouse and camping grounds, but the convenience of not having to carry camping gear means that teahouses are often preferred option. In Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Makalu, The Rolwaling and the Tamang Heritage Trail there are some small, basic tea houses that you might want to use but you might need to camp if they full or closed.

 Before Departure

Life in Nepal is more fluid than what you might be used to which makes working with the locals concept of time and efficiency a potential source of frustration for many tourists. If you are planning and organizing an independent trip make sure you pack some patience and smile – anger achieves only negative results. If you are on a packaged trip let your tour leader do to worrying and just go with the flow. Whatever plans, once you have decided for tour in Nepal the first thing to do is book your flight as most airlines run at full capacity peak season.

 Visa and permits

Barely a year goes by without a change to the entry visa regulations to Nepal. You can check arrangements with one of the Nepali embassies or consular offices, but the most reliable source of information is currently the Nepal Department of Immigration.

Insurance

Most travel insurance policies will cover you while you are trekking and will include emergency medical service and evacuation costs. However, you should read the policy carefully and check for any exclusion.

Maps, GPS way-points and Walking guides

Weather report

It is best idea for those walking long sections of Great Himalayas Trip to receive regular weather reports. This is most commonly done via mobile phone along the main trails and satellite phone systems in remote regions. Reliable and comprehensive weather reporting websites are hard to find and it always makes sense to check for second or third opinions.

Equipment

You need to choose proper Nepal Trekking Gear and equipment with clothing as it plays a vital role as in your tour and trek because lack of appropriate trekking gears may cause difficulties during trekking period. 

Health and well- being

Trekking is the best for physical fitness. The daily exercise, consumption of significant volumes of water and controlled exposure to sunlight all combine to make many feel healthier than they ever have before. However, there are occasions when this is not the case, and being aware of your group’s health is critical to safe trekking. This chapter is not an exhaustive review of health, first-aids and rescue issues; it is merely a guide to help you understand what information and experience you need to have to trek safely. It is essential that somebody in your party has up-to-date first-aid knowledge, that everyone has a clear idea of general health problems and their prevention, and that your party and guide understand what to do in an emergency situation. An excellent resource for anyone trekking into mountainous regions is Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine.

 

Where to Trek in Nepal?

From the landscaped, broad walking tracks of the classic trekking routes, to remote craggy trails occasionally used by locals, or high alpine passes that will change the most experienced, there is path somewhere that is most tailor-made for you. There is an enormous disparity in the number of visitors to various regions of Nepal. The most popular trekking region is the Annapurna where hundreds of thousands of visitors flock of destinations such as Pool Hill, The Annapurna Sanctuary and Circuit trails. These are the main route that you will find yourself immerse in Nepali hill cultural with rarely another tourist in sight.

 The popular trekking areas

 Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga is the most easterly of the Nepal Himals and forms a natural boarder with the Indian state of Sikkim. The mountain south- west face, south ridge and west ridge form a massive and rarely visit horseshoe-shaped valley system around Yalung and include the sections of Singalilla National Park. The main Kanchenjunga Base Camp trekking route heads to the mountain’s north face and stone huts at Pangpema. The isolated communities of Olangchun Gola ang Yangma are adventurous side trips that can be used as bases to visit some of the most far-flung corners of Nepal. There are various ethnic groups in the region, including Limbu, Rai, Sherpa, Lhomi as well as Tibetan nomads who cross the border to trade.

 

Makalu

Makalu lies between the Kanchenjunga and the Solu- Khumbu(Everest Region). This region is most stunning and challenging of Nepal’s wilderness trekking areas. Makalu is the fifth highest mountain of the world (8481 m). After Makalu it reaches an arduous trek over the Khongma Danda to the unparalleled beauty of the Barun Nadi valley. Those people who want to immerse themselves in Nepal, the wilderness and community- based trails that criss- cross the Buffer Zone to the south of Makalu Barun National Park, one of the best-secrets in Nepal. Sherpa, Rai and Lhomi ethnic groups people in this reagion.

 

Everest (Solu- Khumbu) region

Everest region is one of the Nepal’s premier trekking locations. It is locally known as Solu-khambu hundreds of thousands tourists visit every year mostly in the month of October and November. Everest region is a region where youcan stop at any point and absorb stunning scenery that will rival mountain grandeur anywhere; there is the ‘Big E’ Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak (8848m). The famous hospitality of Sherpa warm welcomed comfy tea-houses, plenty of culture and history and you can see why trekkers keep coming back year after year.

 

Rolwaling

Rolwaling lies beyond the western boundary of the Everest region and Tashi Labsta pass (5760), which is less visited areas in Nepal. The mountains and valleys of this region offer unbridled opportunities for the remote trekker and mountaineer. Bordered by the Arniko Highway to the west, the Rolwaling also includes some excellent medium altitude trails over Tinsang La and through Bigu Gompa. Tamang, Gurung, and Sherpa people offers a genuine welcome to the visitors and consider combining your itinerary with a bungy jump at The Last Resort.

Helambu and Langtang

Helambu and Langtang is the north of Kathmandu. These trekking areas are a hop and a skip away from Nepal’s capital city. In April month the visitors should see the rhododendron forests that cover the northern slopes of Helamb. These are only rivaled by those in Kanchenjunga region. Bhotia are just friendly as the Sherpa people; Brahmin, Chhetri and Newar people is reminder of Nepal’s harmonious ethnic diversity. It is unbelievable treks Kyangjin Gompa to Langshisa Glacier, or cross the Tilman Pass where the mountains are simply amazing.

 

Ganesh Himal and Manslu

Ganesh Himal and Manslu lies in geographical centre of Nepal, one of the best keep secrets in the country. Manslu circuit is the perfect combination of nature, culture and history, and for those who want to immerse themselves in some wild, but not high-altitude trekking is Ganesh Himal. Tamang, Gurung, Larke, and Siar people blend to create the perhaps the most ethnically interesting series of valleys throughout the Himalayan.

 

 Annapurna Naar & Phu region

Annapurna region is the most popular trekking region of the entire Himalaya. Trekkers and Tourists are continued to flock to Pokhara and the trails around the majestic Annapurna massif. The new roads are increasing accessibility, one of the most beautiful, comfortable, and convenient areas of Nepal to explore. When you add the variety of landscape that you find in Naar, Phu and Tilicho it is easy to see that the region has plenty to offer.

 

 

Mustang and Dolpa regions

Mustang and Dolpa regions both lies in the ‘rain-shadow’ of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif and unique when compare to the rest of Nepal. Both regions are repositories of largely unchanged Tibetan culture, dating back at least 1200 years Lush lower valley lead up to an arid alpine desert and some of the highest permanent settlement on earth. Nomads herd yaks over windswept passes and tales of sorcery and magicians are woven into everyday life.

 

The Far West region

The least development of the trekking regions of Nepal is the Far West of the country and includes Humla, Rara, Khaptad National Park and Api & Saipal Himal. The local Khas and Chhetri people have rarely culture and ethnic never seen you before a touching and heartfelt welcome wherever you visit there. Logistic are a challenge throughout the region but the extra effort of organizing a trek is the price you pay for an authentic experience you will never forget in your lifetime.

 

Nepal Route summary

Hundreds of thousands of trekkers visit in Nepal every year and they often want to return to explore new areas of this magnificent country. Traditional trekking routes all offer wonderful trail experiences more than the Annapurna, Everest and Langtang region. The goal of the Summit Trooper is to share the benefits of tourism with many remote communities as possible by focusing on a trail network and ‘how’ you trek. However, this is work in practice it requires you, your guide and trekking company to act responsibility at all times.

 

Summit Trooper – Trekking

Summit Trooper is the way of ‘explore the Himalaya’ rather than a specific trail. It is a trail network, a collection of option that you can use to develop your own trail. An increasingly popular approach is to combine the main tourist region with lesser- known areas to provide a more authentic tour in Nepal experience. There are the extreme routes that cross high passes through to lower village trails suitable for the novices’ trekker of for those who want to immerse themselves in Nepali culture.

The remote sections of the trails require full camping equipment, but for many of the trails in the main trekking areas or lower routes possible to rely on teahouses or local lodges for accommodation. Logistical issues, fitness and weather all combine to make trekking long sections a major challenge for even the most experience and well-equipped trekkers. For some remote section campsites and trails are very hard to locate, requiring local guides to help you find your way.

In Nepal route, it is advisable to purchase large-scale topographic maps to assist route finding a GPS and satellite phone are handy. Group should carry the minimum possible and rely on the least number of tents most places for camp is small. Villages will probably not be able to sell you much food so, expect to be self- sufficient for most of times. The highest routes involve crossing many high passes some requiring ropes and climbing equipment so group should have alpine climbing and rescue experience.

Plans and contingencies for emergencies should be taken seriously rescue from many areas along the trail could be very difficult. However, the experience of exploring remote regions, meeting the challenges of route finding, crossing passes, and sharing in the life of communities who are always surprised and pleased to see you, is simply amazing. There is no ‘tourist trail’ that can duplicate the joy and sense of achievement of the Great Himalayan Trail.

 

Section 1: Eastern Nepal- Kanchenjunga to Thame

Higher trails: In the far north-east corner of Nepal is Jhisang La, an extremely remote pass on the north side of Kanchenjunga. From the trail heads down the main trekking route from Kanchenjunga Base camp to Ghusa, and then westwards over Nango La to Olangchun Gola. Head north- west up and over the remote Lumbha Sambha, own through Thudam and along the Arun Nadi to Hongon. Climb back to the Tibetan border towards Popti La and then Amphu Labsta to the Solu-Khumbu, where you cross Cho La and Renjo La to Thame. Lower trails: from the Singalilla National Park viewpoint of Phalut, head cross-country to Taplejung and then over the Milke Danda following an ancient trade route to Khandbari, Then chose from some fantastic community and wilderness trails that cross the Malalu Barun Buffer Zone towards the upper and lower Solu-Khumbu.

 

 Section 2: Central Nepal – Thame to Kagbeni

Higher trails: Cross the Tashi Labsta and decend through the Rolwaling. It takes the most northerly exit route towards Kodari, cross the Bhote Koshi and trek up to Bhaira Kund then cross the Balephi Khola and climb to Panchpokhari before crossing Tilman Pass to the Langtang valley. Descend to Syabrubesi continue to Gatlang then after cross the Ganesh Himal foothills to the Manaslu Circuit. Continue around to Dharapani and then around the Annapurna Circuit to Kagbeni. Lower trails: there are dozens of intriguing cultural trails throughout the lower Solu Khambu that will either lead you to Jiri or directly to Kathmandu. From Jiri, head north and visit the lower Rolwaling, especially Bigu Gompa, before heading across to the site of Helambu route to the Ganesh Himal and then to the ancient capital of Gorkha and The comforts of Pokhara.

 

Section 3: Western Nepal- Kagbeni to Hilsa (Yulsa) or Darchula

Higher trails: From Kagbeni head north-west into Upper via Charka Bhot and then pick one of two routes: westwards to Dho Tarap and Ringmo and then north to Pho, From Pho there are two routes to the Mugu Karnali Nadi valley, both descend to Gamgadhi after visiting Rara Lake, a trans-Himalayan up to the border post at Hilsa (Yulsa) Lower trails: From Pokhara crossing the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Dunai and follow an ancient trade route through Lower Dolpa to Jumla and Rara Lake. An extensive network of trails heads west connect some of the least- visit regions of the entire Himalaya. All are worth the effort to explore eventually arriving at Darchula on the banks of the Mahakali Nadi and the border with India.

 

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