Top Five Reasons That Inspires You For Nepal Treks
We need a hint of an inspiration to do everything and same thing goes while traveling too. The following are the top five reasons that inspires you for Nepal treks.
The Himalayas have captured everyone’s imagination. The Himalayan Republic of Nepal sits tends to be the spine of the world, stretching 500 miles from east to west and 150 miles from north to south. With fully one-third of the great snow-capped Himalaya contained within its borders, Nepal is the land where there are eight of the 14 above 8000 meters peaks soar above the countless 6000m and 7000m and smaller peaks making it without doubt the world’s well known trekking destination. Its hard to fund anywhere else in the world to see such a sight, four eight thousanders at a sight- Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lhotse and the highest Mt. Everest at 8848 while on Everest region trek. You can see rest of the others in Annapurna, Manaslu and Langtang trekking area those are named after the massifs they host. The base and around trip of these mountains provides exquisite platform for grandest trekking site in the globe.
- Variety of trekking trails at foot of Himalayas:
Nepal is Trekker’s Paradise. Nepal is the jewel in the world’s trekking crown, states the popular traveler and travel writer Mark Horrell. Nepal comes first in the list of trekking destinations of trek lovers. Situated in the shadow myriad soaring peaks including Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 8848m Nepal is a land of geographic icons, historic adventurers, and countless treasures. At its highest northern zone, where the air is thin and clean, the mountains of Nepal are dominated by snow-fall and slow-moving glaciers, ethereal arctic vistas of ice, rock, and swirling white clouds. From high passes trek to short and easier ones, Nepal has something to offer for every adventure enthusiasts regardless age, interest and fitness levels.
- Natural Diversity:
Away from the towns, on the open trail, the breeze rushes down from peaks over 8,000 meters tall, scraping the edge of the troposphere. The great range of altitude from the lowland plains to the high peaks of the Himalaya has produced an unparalleled diversity of habitats from tropical forests in the south to alpine grasslands in the north, supporting a tremendous variety of flora and fauna. On your trekking trips you will rewarded by sightings of variety of wild species that are globally threatened such as the Tiger, Snow Leopard, Indian Rhinoceros and Gharial.
Nepal has nearly more than 20 government protected sites that covers nearly quarters of its total land. With ten national parks, 6 conservation areas and 3 wild life reserves Nepal comprises topographically diversified from forested lands of Terai to alpine surroundings of Himalayan region. Also among these sites, two of the most popular Sagarmatha National Park and Chitwan National Park are also listed on UNESCO world heritage sites.
It is quite amazingly surprising that although Nepal occupies only 0.1 percent of total land area, it offers amazingly diversify on the basis of topography too. Among the known global species, Nepal comprises 2.9% of faunas, 3.90 % of mammals, 3.7% of butterflies and 8.8 % of birds. With more than 800 species of birds in Nepal, 50% are found in capital city of Kathmandu only.
- Cultural Richness:
While trekking around foothills of Nepal himalayas, discover the great biological diversity of Nepal. Tight knit and adapted to the climate and altitude, the mountains that you trek in Nepal have shaped the way of life of local inhabitants. Nepal is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country. Nepalese society has acted as the melting pot for various ethnic groups. Almost all of these ethnic groups have their own languages. Nepalese art is heavily inspired from Hinduism and Buddhism. The 2 millennium old Hindu and Buddhist heritage has survived various onslaughts and is still influencing the Nepalese art and craft tradition. Most of the culture in the high mountains is shaped by Buddhist beliefs. The Hindu religion though dominate the other region of the country seem quite harmonious to the minority of Islam, Christian, etc, thus Nepal exhibit an example of religious harmony to rest of the world fighting in the name of religion. Each town has a Buddhist monastery or two and these temples are meeting places as well as having great religious significance.
Nepal is the photogenic country. Rough Guides has listed Nepal as no 1 photogenic country in the world. The Himalayas, snow-capped peaks decorated with prayer flags, mountains, colorful rhododendron forests, roaring white rivers, shimmering lakes, beautiful villages and farmlands, cascading waterfalls makes every Nepal trekker an adventure travel photographer. Trekking in Nepal is the best to get connected to the nature and her magnificent gifts and once you are connected, they make you a passionate photographer. Every bend of mountains, every river, every peak seduce you to take a snap. If possible, it is good idea to have a short photography course before heading for trekking in Nepal to capture the best of Nepal in your camera.
Therefore these are our five inspiring reasons to go for Nepal treks. Have you been to Nepal before? Share your travel experiences and plans with us. Feel free to leave a comment below.