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Why Trekking in Nepal Himalaya?

Posted On : March 11, 2015

trek in NepalAmong the most dramatic and visible creations in earth are the lofty Himalayas, which stretch 2,900 km along Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Tibet. Among these Himalayan countries, Nepal is home of eight of the world’s 10 highest mountains. Besides the highest ones, there are thousands of other beautiful peaks and this makes platform for adventure in this beautiful country with beautiful mountains and friendly people with rich culture and history. Yet there are other Himalayan countries where you can enjoy trekking, trekking in Nepal is the best way to know the Himalaya. Here are some gorgeous reasons why you should consider trekking in Nepal Himalayas than in any other places in the world.

You will be safe: Trekking in Nepal is safe.  Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor has declared Nepal a safe country and trekking in Nepal as safe adventure to do. You may find/hear not so encouraging news but this is perhaps due to poor journalism or by out-of-date advice from government bodies.  So you can check updated conditions through updated current news. As of now, except those trekkers who did risk themselves trekking alone no news of harm to tourist have been heard. For female solo trekkers also Nepal is safe destination. Going with a female guide will be better for solo. Using a government registered reliable trekking agency and going with their experienced guide and porters, you will be 100% safe while trekking in Nepal.

It’s the land where guests are regarded as gods: Nepal is predominantly Hindu as 81% of its people is Hindu. And religion says अतिथिदेवो भव (in sanskrit) which means Guests are god. This is very popular saying in Nepal and even a five year old kid knows this. So, Nepal should be your next destinaiton, and go trekking in Nepal if its first time in Nepal to see and feel its actual beauty.

Nepal ‘s vicinity towards many of the world’s highest peaks makes Nepal best trekking destination: Among ten of the highest peaks of the world eight are in Nepal surrounded by thousands of smaller peaks and middle hills. These mountains are stage to profusion of trekking in Nepal, climbing adventure in Nepal, and several other entertaining activities for the adventure enthusiasts.

Nepal unique geography makes Nepal best trekking destination: Nepal is a small country but within its small area of 147,181 that stretches about 200 km north to south and 850 west to east, it covers the land that is almost of sea level stretching to the land as high as 8,848m high which is the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Within this short width of the country, the climatic conditions vary from tropical to artic, i.e. temperate 40 degree Celsius in low lands to freezing cold reaching up to -40 degree Celsius at the top of Mt. Everest. So while trekking in Nepal, in a single route you can start as low as 80-100m from seal level and reach as high as you want!!!

Beautiful Country: We have already talked about high, rugged, majestic snow covered mountains that make this country a beautiful trekking destination. If these mountains are forgotten for a while, don’t think Nepal is nothing now. Nepal has many more things those makes this country heaven in earth. The forested mid hills teeming with wealth of wildlife, national parks and wild life reserves, thundering rivers, shimmering lakes, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, blooming rhododendrons,  cascading waterfalls, deepest gorges…

Favorable climatic conditions all year around: Trekking in Nepal is possible all year around. Although some months of a year are more favorable to others, you can trek in Nepal throughout the year though. Best seasons, i.e. the trekking seasons are described to be spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), the pre-spring, post-spring, pre-autumn and post autumn seasons are wonderful time to trek in Nepal as there will be less crowd in the classical trails too compared to the main trekking seasons. Its always pleasant to trek through the remote off beatean trails of Nepal like Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo, Lower Dolpo, Tsum Valley, Gokyo Lakes, Ganesh Himal Base camp, Makalu Base Camp, Manaslu Base Camp,etc., You can trek winter in the most routes of trekking trails of Nepal too after a good preparation for the cold conditions.  For avid botanist, monsoon (July until mid September) is best time to trek in Nepal. If you have holidays in July-August but don’t want to get affected by the monsoon, then Nepal has something for you too. Trek to one of the rain shadow areas such as Mustang and get chance to have a cup of tea with the King of Mustang, Jigme Parbal Bista.

Festivals, social, cultural and religious harmony: The small country of Nepal holds multilingual, multiracial, multicultural and multi-religious societies. The people belonging to divergent languages, races, cultures and religious inhabit in the same societies united and corporately respecting each other’s cultures. Trekking in Nepal is best way to witness the social harmony between these people who follow different religion and culture. While on trekking in Nepal you will see monasteries and temples, Buddhist shrines and Hindu shrines made together in a same site and a Buddhist shows same respect to a Hindu Shrine so does a Hindu to a Buddhist shrine. Currently, we hear people fighting in the name of race and religion but despite of residing within same small location, for centuries the social, religious, and cultural harmony of Nepal is an illustration to the whole world today. Execute trekking in Nepal to witness its hospitably smiling people and their unity, fraternity, friendship, closeness, respect, love and humanity.

Competitive market, hence experienced staff and trip escorts: Nepal’s major source of income is Tourism and lately the tourism sector has been largely competitive. Due to the competitive market, each of the tourism entrepreneurs wants to be better than the other and this competition has motivated them to be more service oriented, honest, and professional.  Tourism entrepreneurs, tour escorts, trekking guides are being competent professionals with decades of experience. Professionally trained catering team will accompany you on treks. Among various fraternity of tourism in Nepal, the best developed and flourished is Trekking in Nepal. Thus The government bodies are serious on come up with better than the best ideas for promotion and betterment of trekking in Nepal and adventure tourism activities in Nepal.

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