10 Reasons to Go For Trekking in Nepal Now
There is no doubt that Nepal is best value for money destination. Many travelers visit this beautiful country to see the Himalayas, explore local culture, tradition and feel adventure around foothills of Himalayas. We (Icicles Adventure) have already posted numerous posts that you might not have read about trekking in Nepal. But after going through this article, we hope you will plan for trekking in Nepal sooner rather than later!
- Not just walking but exploring different trekking routes
Enjoy staying at different lodges everyday walking along the mountainous trails with ascend, descends. Have healthy meals three times a day served at local tea houses, lodges and restaurants along the route. Meet with local people; get to know their point of view on life. Enjoy capturing best views of snow capped Himalayas and landscapes. Overall, it won’t be just walking; it will be more than worth it.
- Walk through huge gorges, deserts, stone paved staircases and forests
It will be more of exciting fun filled walking through trekking trails of Nepal. It mostly consists of initially following the river bank crossing tributaries several times on suspension bridge. Then ascending through dense forested trails, rhododendron and pine trees. After reaching the top of ridge, again descending and continuing these phenomena until we reach our desired destination of trek.
- Shopping in Nepal: Pashmina, trekking gears, handicrafts, tea, thankas and paintings
Nepal exports varieties of clothing, textiles, thankas, paintings, tea and handicrafts that can be one of the best things to buy in Nepal as souvenir. You can also get any type of trekking gears, equipments, jackets and clothing here in Kathmandu, Nepal. From cheap use and throw materials to original durable ones, there are varieties of things to buy in Nepal. We recommend you to buy the goods that are locally produced in Nepal which will eventually makes positive effect on local economy.
- Delicious Food
Trekking in Nepal also a great way to taste varieties of meals and dishes. From various international delicacies to taste in Kathmandu and major cities along with each culture having their own traditional dish makes Nepal one of the most diverse country in terms of culinary travel experience too.
- Celebrate exciting festivals, jatras and ceremonies
New Year is usually celebrated two time a year, and most of the local communities have their own special new year day. So, you can imagine, the celebrations in Nepal. From Christmas to Dashain, Tihar, Holi, from Ed to Lhosar, Shiva ratri, Tiji and Indra Jatra, festivities are endless. Your one of the main reason to visit Nepal might be not only observing but participating in these festivals and jatras.
- Mountain flight, rafting, paragliding and other adventures
After getting there on your feet (i.e. after trekking), you can also take an aerial view of panoramic snow capped Himalayas by joining in scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu. Also there are other plenty of adventurous activities to see, do and perform from white water rafting on beautiful rivers to gliding like a bird (paragliding) and jumping off from suspension bridge (bungee). Therefore, there are so many things that will make you skip your heart beat.
- Best possible sunrise and sunset views over Himalayas
Nagarkot nearby Kathmandu, Kalapathher and Gokyo ri at Everest region, Sarangkot, Poonhill at Annapurna are them most popular sunrise and sunset viewpoints in Nepal. After getting up early before sunrise and hike or drive up to hill, the views are simply awesome when the warm rays of sun slowly arise from horizon.
- After trekking, don’t miss out Chitwan Jungle Safari
One of the best thing to do after trekking and rejuvenate ourselves is join Chitwan Jungle Safari for couple of days and feel the nature in close proximity. Elephant breeding center, elephant bath, cannoning, safari and cultural programs are highlights of staying a night or two at Chitwan.
- Explore diversified culture, people, and religion
Trekking in Nepal gives you an opportunity to see diversity in religion, culture, caste and their lifestyle. After visiting Buddhist monastery, walking couple of steps ahead you will find hindu temple and in further few steps you will find a church. You will meet some of the most interesting friendly people, welcoming you with their open heart.
- There is something special for everyone
It is myth that trekking in Nepal is only for fit individuals. The fact is there are several trekking trips that are short, easy and can be done by any individual regarding fitness issues. From challenging, to moderate and easy, treks in Nepal are divided into various difficulty level on the basis of altitude and number of days involved.
So, are you visiting Nepal? Plan with us at Icicles here.