Trekking in Nepal

Facts and Myths of Trekking in Nepal

May 3, 2019
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Nepal, Landlocked country with High mountains, massive Himalayan range, amazing snow-capped peaks, and exceptional natural beauty. I must say this heaven should be on the top of must-visit destinations list of any traveller.

Nepal offers you with many activities to do for your beautiful vacations. It might be a peaceful journey, adventure or many more. You can choose among Trekking, Hiking, Road journeys, Site seeing, Canyoning, Flights, Rafting, Boating with unlimited options.

Trekking is one of the most popular since there are amazing mountain ranges and circuits to visit. One can’t simply miss the breathtaking views of mountain passes. Trekking and Hiking are favourites among adventurous souls. Beginners might hesitate about taking their first step towards those Himalayan Trails. Let’s talk about actual facts and myths of trekking in Nepal so that it would be easier to make the right choice.

Some facts about Trekking in Nepal

  • There are 8 highest mountain peaks in Nepal out of 10 in the world .
  • These mountains are above 8,000m.
  • Mt. Everest is the highest mountain located in Nepal and highest among world as well.
  • You can have very comfortable journey within trekking areas with well established lodges.They provide proper food and accommodations.
  • Most common trekking routes are:

Everest Base camp

Everest Base Camp Trek
  • Everest Base Camp Trek is the highest trek in the world.
  • Weather is not constant there.
  • The base camp is at an altitude of 5,364 m from the sea level.
  • Starting from the Lukla airport EBC is the most utmost adventurous trek.
  • More than 1 lakh trekkers trek to Everest base camp every year.
  • EBC is located inside Sagarmatha National Park.

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Annapurna base camp is situated at 4,130 m above from the sea level.
  • It is the 10th highest mountain.
  • Count of trekkers at Annapurna Base Camp is more than 50 every year.
  • The best scene of sunrise over the Annapurna range including Dhaulagiri can be viewed from Poonhill.
  • Trekkers can have a very good and relaxing bath at Jhinu Khola.
  • You can get a glimpse of Gurung and Magar culture there.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

ghorepani trek

And so on..

Thus,

  • Trekking in Nepal is not just about Himalayas and mountains rather it also provides an opportunity to experience beautiful religious places located at top of those high mountains.
  • Trekking at high altitude range might create the problem of altitude sickness.
  • You can enjoy the local culture, festivals for the best experience.
  • Talking about the seasonal effect, Autumn, spring is best for trekking at any destination.

Moving on to the myths about Trekking in Nepal, Some of them are mentioned below:

  • A most common myth about trekking in Nepal is it is cheap to travel the destinations. Yes, During off-season it might be cheap but it is not the same always. Some Tour operators might plan your journey with full facilities and at an affordable price.
  • Another one is about security, They say security is a major concern but you can get good behaviour and hospitality from people. No need to worry about it much.
  • People often take trekking and climbing as the same level task.
  • Trekking is taken as the most difficult activity but it depends on your own physical fitness.
  • Similarly, Only young people can trek is the biggest myth that needs to be clear out so that more old generations can be involved in short treks.
  • People think they must need a long vacation for trekking in Nepal but they can have many short treks opportunities as well.