The 10 best treks in Nepal

Nepal is a diverse, unique, and wonderful country in the world. Nepal is only a country in the world which place filled with diversity, cultural traditions, pride, and many other wonderful qualities. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and the country’s largest metropolitan city. This country contains eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including the highest, Mount Everest. The natural scenery, high mountains, incomparable cultural heritage and numerous specialties have made Nepal a well-known destination on the world tourism map with a distinct image of its own.The country of Nepal is a beautiful one, and not just because of its breathtaking landscape. Nepal is one of the few places in the world where Buddhism and Hinduism have coexisted peacefully for almost 2,000 years.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest
Everest Base Camp Trekking is popular trekking destination for trekkers since the very first expeditions to the Nepalese side of Everest in 1953. This Everest Base camp trek is designed to fulfill the dream of many people to experience the historic route to the base of the world’s highest mountain. It is one of the major trekking in the earth together and limitless chances to walk beyond the Himalayas where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay programmed off on their spirited journey on 1953. Everest Base camp Trek is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights with perfect adventure. The Mount Everest Base camp take offers to explore the lifestyle of universal famous climbers, the Sherpas, learn usually earth legacy site of Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park that crowd a combination of mountain flora and faunas, and also take an opportunity to look up the major Buddhist monastery in Nepal. This trekking trail starts from Tenzing Hillary airport, Lukla and trekking to Phakding then follow the Dudh Kosi valley which climbs up to the Sherpa capital of Namche, a bustling bazaar that’s a junction for trekkers. This leads to well-known view spot on the height of Kala Patthar 5,545m with the marvelous scenery of the Himalayas Mt. Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse together with a south west face of Mt. Everest. The Everest Base Camp Trek to allow enough time to ascend Kalapathar (5545m), the primary viewing point for Mt. Everest.

Everest View Trek

Everest
Everest view trekking is a short classic trek of Everest region. Everest View trek is suitable for those who want to see Everest as well as experience the Sherpa culture without climbing high in short period. This trekking trail offers to everyone to explore the magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku, Amadablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tawache and off course Mt. Everest with exploring Sherpa Culture & Society. During this trek, one can experience the bio diversity, wildlife, culture, tradition, and landscapes of the great Himalayas. This trekking is not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain (8848m) but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries. Everest view trek is easy trekking trail of Everest region and can arrange all year in any season. The Everest View Trek passes through the pine, firs, Rhododendron, and abundance of high altitude wildlife conserved by Sagarmatha National Park. This Famous trek starts with an exciting mountain flight to Lukla, Nepal’s busiest mountain airstrip at 2800m, which serves as the gateway for Everest region. For this Everest view trekking, no need to have any hiking and trekking experience to success to reach your destination.

Everest High Passes Trek

Ice climbing
The Everest High passes trek is one of the challenging treks in Nepal, where three massifs combine to make the most spectacular display of these high passes in one of the most scenically stunning areas of Everest region. This Everest High Pass Trekking itinerary has been carefully designed to ensure that you have adequate time to acclimatize comfortable thereby enjoying the trekking experience. This High Pass Trekking offers you a technical and adventurous experience in the Himalaya. During this Everest high pass trekking, we will visit Everest Base camp, Gorakshep and both of these points are situated at 5000 m altitude and it is also like crossing the passes. Everest High Pass Trek provides fantastic views of well-known 7000m to 8848m peaks. This adventure trek comprises of three major high passes of Kongma La, Chola La and Renjo La which ultimately takes you to the viewing point of Gokyo Ri (5483m). This trekking route is popular among adventure seekers worldwide, and these trails fulfill the dream of every amateur climbers and serious trekkers, who have been seeking the thrill of adventure. This adventure trip begins with an exciting mountain flight to Lukla and treks up the Dudh Kosi Valley, surrounded by the soaring peaks of Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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The Annapurna base camp trek is famous and one of the most outstanding trekking trail in Nepal. Annapurna Base camp trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheater formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the Machapuchare (fishtail). This is one of the most beautiful treks that combine easy walking with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other treks in Nepal. Annapurna Base camp Trek is equally the best recreation destination for those who have attitude problem. The trek leads to a natural amphitheater that is used as the base camp from which climbers start on their way to conquer the Annapurna Mountaintop.  Annapurna Base Camp Trek is accompanied by the Modi River alongside and luxuriant rhododendron forest that which is the national flower of the Nepal and bamboo bushes. The world deepest gorge in the Kali Gandaki River, natural hot spring at Tatopani and Sunrise views from Pooh Hill are the additional highlight of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.  This Base Camp Trekking trail takes you through an ever changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests, and tiny villages. The Annapurna Base Camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. Best seasons for Annapurna base camp trek are March to May and September to December.

Annapurna Round Trek

Annapurna region
Annapurna Circuit/Round Trek is one of the most popular adventure circuits in the world. This Annapurna circuit trek is suitable for those Walker who looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. This Round Trek is rich in sceneries apart from the diverse culture floras and faunas found in this part of the country that’s considered one of the best in the world. This Trekking trail offers panoramic views of ranges including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Ganagapurna and Annapurna III. Marpha-the apple kingdom of Nepal, the world deepest gorge in the Kali Gandaki River, natural hot spring at Tatopani and Sunrise views from Pooh Hill are the additional highlight of trekking to Annapurna Round. Through the trails of the Round/circuit; we will come across settlements of diverse communities such as Brahmins, Chhetris, Tibetan Sherpa, Thakalis, Magars, Tamangs, and Gurungs. During this trek one can visit the most popular pilgrimage sites in Nepal “ Muktinath Temple” God of Salvation, Legends says that once we visit this temple, all of our sins will be washed away and we become pure, so thousands of pilgrims come here from different parts of Nepal and India. Thorong La (5416m) is the climax of this trek and one can gain Himalayan experiences going through subtropical to alpine and ultimately an arid semi desert plateau the Mustang region. The Annapurna Round trek is an anti-clockwise route starting from Bahundada and ends at Nayapul.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Everest region trek
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a colorful, easy and probably one of the best treks in Nepal Himalaya. Poon Hill is one of the great places to see the magnificent view of Mountains. The breathtaking mountain scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages justify the popularity of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is rewarding trekking trail that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek gives a fantastic opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region within a short trek. Ghorepani Poonhill trek offers remarkable natural panorama, magnificent views of Annapurna South (7,219m) Dhaulagiri (8167m) Machhapuchchhre(6997m) and Himchuli (6,434). This trekking trail goes through incredible dense rhododendron forests, full of birds, playful Langur, and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna Region, with the picturesque fluted peak of Machhapuchhare (fishtail). Ghorepani Poonhill trek leads you through the colorful orchids and clear views of the splendid mountains that can be enjoyed every traveler, who loves the nature and beautiful landscape. This trek is considered to be the best introduction to trekking with some spectacular views. The trek starts from the beautiful Modi Khola river, after an hour of drive from Pokhara and Crossing the suspension bridge over Modi Khola river, we ascend through ethnic villages and farm terraces enjoying the views of Machhapuchare.

Dhaulagiri Round Trek

Dhaulagiri-round trek
Dhaulagiri is the eight highest mountains in the world, involving snow and glacier mountaineering located in western part of Nepal. Dhaulagiri Trek is one of the challenging treks in Nepal Himalaya. This trekking is the perfect trip for those who want a more intense experience of the mountains. The Dhaulagiri Round trekking is relatively strenuous and needs some high altitude trekking experiences. Incredible views of Ice Falls and Glaciers make your trip worthy enough and only dreamt of such an adventure. During this trek one can explore excellent views of Magdi Glacier, Dhaulagiri Base camp (4750m), French Pass (5360m) including the several peaks such as Putali Himal and Tukuche Peak and You will also walk along cobblestone paths, over suspension bridges, and through dense forests, enjoying the vistas of some of the world’s most beautiful mountains. Dhaulagiri trek starts from Beni drive 8-hour scenic drive from Kathmandu, and the trek passes through cultivated fields connected to some of the mountain villages. Then our trek continues to the Iced French Pass and Thapa Passes which have to be scaled before you descend down a winding trail to Yak Kharka and reach to the Jomsom.

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper mustang trek
Shrouded in mystery and unparalleled in natural and cultural beauty, it should come as no surprise to hear that through the ages, Mustang, the walled capital city. Upper Mustang is largely inhabited by Manangi people and goes up to the ancient capital of Lo Manthang. This Mustang trekking is suitable for any trekkers looking forward additional challenging and adventures. Upper Mustang Trek offers a spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area, mostly dominated by giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. The views of windswept Kali-Gandaki valley, vast spaces around Kagbeni and vast ridges that struggle high mountains provide a mind-blowing experience. This Trekking region was opened to trekkers in 1991 and since the time it has remained a restricted area with only a small number of special permits issued each year. This trekking offers panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. Upper Mustang trek is a great adventure trek for those who want to challenge trek along “off the beaten path” in the Himalaya. Upper Mustang Trek is the perfect choice for those who are interested in Buddhist art and culture and want to walk through the Trans Himalayan history.

Langtang Valley Trek

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The most rewarding and short trek in Nepal Himalayas; Langtang valley is located north of Kathmandu valley. Langtang Valley is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Valley Trek is the Langtang Himalayan range that lies in the central part of Nepal. Langtang valley trekking is a right choice for both nature lovers and the adventurers. Langtang valley trek is comfortable treks for those who are willing enjoy the panorama view of white snow-capped mountains within a short time. Langtang valley trek offers superb Himalayan scenery including the Langtang Lirung (7246m), Ganesh Himal(7111m), Naya Kanga, Yala peak(5523m), Gangchhenpo(6388m) and Tibetan Himalaya range, and also offers to see wild animals such as Leopards, panda, Ghoral , Tharal, Moutain thar , monkeys , Musk deer etc. For this Langtang valley trekking, no needs any hiking and trekking experience, just normal walking is enough.

Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu Trek

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Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is one of the famous trekking trails in Nepal. Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is suitable for those who want to explore the Cultural Helambu area, closest view of the beautiful glacier, and Holey Lake Gosainkunda. This Helambu trek offers the experience of being in typical local villages and many ancient monasteries. The Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek takes you through the beautiful Langtang valley, famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage, and holy Lake of Gosainkunda. Gosainkunda is Combination of more than eight lakes including Bhairabkunda, Saraswatikunda, Nag Kund, Surya Kund, Bhut Kunda and Gosainkunda itself, and the beautiful Sherpa land of Helambu crossing the Gosainkunda pass. Every year, many Hindus visit Gosainkunda to worship their homage to Lord Shiva. Langtang Gosainkunda Trek, homes of Sherpas and Tamangs, red pandas, blue ship through the alpine grazing land and many snowy mountains. This Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trek is for the adventure lovers and trekkers who want a truly magical and spiritual journey.

 

 

Most Sacred Hindu Temples in Nepal

Hinduism is generally regarded as the world’s oldest organized religion. Most forms of Hinduism are henotheistic religions. They recognize a single deity and view other Gods and Goddesses as manifestations or aspects of that supreme God. Henotheistic and polytheistic religions have traditionally been among the world’s most religiously tolerant faiths. Here we present you some of the sacred Hindu temples and religious centers in the world.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pasupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath, or Pashupati, is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan, a village 3 km northwest of Kathmandu. Regarded as one of the four sacred Hindu temples in the world the shrine of Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in the 17th century the temple glitters in gold and silver. The two storied, pagoda styled temple features roofs made of gold plates and four entrances at four directions of silver, portraying artistic works of highly skilled craftsmen. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also known as ‘The Temple of Living Beings’.

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple
Muktinath is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of Thorong La mountain pass Mustang district, Nepal. The Hindus call the sacred place Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the “place of salvation”. Mainly the temple is a predominant SriVaishnava origin and worshipped by Buddhists. The main shrine of Muktinath is a pagoda – shaped temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. The statue is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man.

This Sanskrit name Muktinath itself has religious overtone and a sort of emotional ring to it for the devout Hindus. This words separation two word Mukti & Nath. Mukti means Salvation and Nath mean god and Nirvana so It holds great significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub continent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha (freedom) from the cycle of birth and rebirth.

Budhanilkantha Temple

Budhanilkantha
Budhanilkantha Temple is located at the base of Shivapuri Hill within the Kathmandu valley on the northern side. It is also known as mystical Budhanilkantha temple or Narayanthan temple.Budhanilkantha literally means “Old Blue Throat”. The deity is about thousand years old. Lord Vishnu is about five meters (Seventeen fits) long and lying in a thirteen meter (forty-three fits) long tank as if floating with his legs crossed with his sleeping body resting on the coils of Ananta and his 11 hooded head.His four hands hold the four symbols of Vishnu, the Shankha as the conch shell, Chakra as disc, Gadha as club and Padma as the lotus flower. It is believed that the deity was carved in the seventh or eighth century during the Licchavi period.

Prambanan Temple
Prambanan is a Hindu temple in Central Java, Indonesia. The temple was built in 850 CE and is composed of 8 main shrines and 250 surrounding smaller ones. Nearly all the walls of the temple are covered in exquisite bas relief carvings, which narrate stories of Vishnu’s incarnations, adventures of Hanuman the Monkey King, the Ramayana epic and other legends. Though not the biggest temple in Indonesia (Borobudur is larger – see below), Prambanan makes up in beauty and grace for what it lacks in size.

Srirangam Temple
The Temple of Srirangam (Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple) in the Indian city of Tiruchirapalli (or Trichy), is the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world (Angkor Wat is the largest of all temple, but it is currently non-functioning as a temple – see below).The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, one of three Gods in Hinduism. Legend has it that a long time ago, a sage rested and put down a statue of Vishnu reclining on a great serpent. When he was ready to resume his journey, he discovered that the statue couldn’t be moved, so a small temple was built over it. Over centuries, the temple “grew” as larger ones were built over the existing buildings.

The temple complex is massive: it encompasses an area of over 150 acres (63 hectares) with seven concentric walls, the outermost being about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) long! The walls demarcate enclosures within enclosures, each more sacred than the next, with the inner-most enclosure is forbidden to non-Hindus.

Shaivism Temple
Shaivism
 also was known as Shaivam (lit. “Associated with Shiva”), is one of the four most widely followed sects of Hinduism, which reveres the god Shiva as the Supreme Being. Followers of Shaivism, called “Shaivas,” and also “Saivas” or “Shaivites,” believe that Shiva is All and in all, the creator, preserver, destroyer, revealer and concealer of all that is. Shaivism is widespread throughout India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The temple is designed to dissolve the boundaries between man and the divine. Not merely his abode, the temple ‘is’ God. God and therefore by implication the whole universe is identified with the temple’s design and actual fabric. The ground plan is perhaps the best example. The Vastu Shastras describe it as a symbolic, miniature representation of the cosmos. It is based on a strict grid made up of squares and equilateral triangles which are imbued with deep religious significance.

How to Select Best Trekking Company in Nepal

Traveling in a foreign land is full of surprises and may be some time complicated. So before going for any kinds of trekking or holidays activities you firstly need to know about the company or agencies that you are going to travel with. Gather some information about the company which will be helpful for your full satisfaction and safety through out the trek.

Trekking business in Nepal is a legal, authorized business but some of the company runs it on self-basis making fraud with the government. Initially be sure that it is legal, the government registered agency and acts as the legal formalities imposed by the country act. Be careful to examine their working experience and the expiry of the trekking license also.Always be clear about the taxes you paid to the government and the amount you paid for different trekking permits or fares. This will help for imposing the reliability and safety responsibility for the company. We have provided you some of the hints for considerations that would help prior to confirming your journey with any trekking or travel agencies –

  • Has the company been registered as one of the government authorized?
  • Is the company associated with various other government authorities or not such as TAAN, KEEP, NTB etc.?
  • Are you safe traveling with this company; read the various testimonials of previous trekkers?
  • Examine the working experience and reliability of the agencies as well as guides and porters.
  • Is the agency members involved in any kinds of crimes or illegal things business in the name of trekking?
  • Make inquiry from the Embassy.

We hope this slice of queries will help for your trekking journey and assist to select the best trekking company in Nepal. Be rational and be careful in selecting the best trekking agency assuring your security and full adventurous holidays in Nepal.

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