Nepal is an adventure lover’s paradise. The country has eight of the fourteen highest peaks in the world, including the tallest – Mount Everest. Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience. Every trekking season, trekkers from all over the world flock to Nepal to walk on the mountainous trails. In most of the trekking routes, one can avail food and accommodation facilities at teahouses or mountain lodges. The trekking trails range from easy to difficult and challenging. There is a trail for everyone; from novices or beginners to the seasoned and hardy trekkers looking for a challenge.
The most popular treks in Nepal include Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek and Langtang Trek. If you want to walk through a challenging trail, then you are better off trekking through Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Cho La Pass and Gokyo Lakes Gokyo Ri Renjo La trails. If you are a first timer trekking in the Himalayas then the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or the Langtang Valley Trek is best suited for you. The hills around Kathmandu and Pokhara serve as ideal destinations for short day hikes. If you are in either of these cities and are looking for a hiking adventure, then you can try hiking around Nagarkot or Champa Devi in Kathmandu and Naudanda Sarangkot Hike in Pokhara.
The best months to trek are January to June and October to December. Rainy or monsoon season is known as ‘off season’ as the trails get dangerous due to the rains. Trekking and hiking in Nepal is fun and full of adventure. There is something for everybody, be it long adventurous treks or short easy hikes, which are equally rewarding.