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Trekking in Nepal

Nepal Trekking Information

Trekking in NepalBefore choosing a right trek for you in Nepal, you need to know certain facts about Trekking in Nepal. To get maximum out of trekking in Nepal, first of all you need to know your level of adventure, budget and passion for particular trek. Then your interest should meet with trekking difficulty, facilities available, trekking duration and how a trekking agency outfits your trekking. However, most popularly trekking could be categorized into popular treks, remote treks and Short (easy) treks to start with. Remember that even though you choose easy treks, trekking in Nepal could be bit more adventurous than many mountain walks and climbs of western world. Yet, it is possible to design easy three to four day's treks with less hours of walking everyday.

Popular Treks:
Popular Treks are also known as teahouse treks (Lodge Trek) with plenty of 'family run' teahouses along the trail. Accommodation is of decent teahouses, which caters food of basic western standard in taste and hygiene. In these areas you can trek with bare minimum of equipment and rely on local teahouses.

Annapurna Treks Everest Treks Langtang Treks

Remote Trek:
These treks should be carried on with the entourage carrying all the necessary foods and equipments. Basic mountaineering skills would be helpful as we cross mutable snow domain.

Manaslu Trek
Kanchanjunga Treks
Makalu Treks
Upper Mustang Trek
Dolpo Treks
Simikot Trek
Rolwaling Trek
Dhaulagiri Trek
Ganja La Pass Trek

Short Treks:
In this category fall treks of about four - five days, which usually follow the ridge of the lush hills near cities. Rudimentary villages with terraced fields and the view of the snow - clad mountains behind the layers of green hills characterizes the treks of this category.

Shivapuri Trek Royal Trek Pun Hill Trek

Adrift Adventures Nepal for Trekking in Nepal

Adrift Adventures Nepal directs environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding treks in the Himalayas characterized by its well - trained and congenial team of staff. Though there are several ways you could trek in Nepal, Adrift Adventures Nepal outfits your trek in two different ways. Remember that however we cater your trek not only it boosts hill economy and provide employment for the peoples from remote villages but also assures less impact on fragile environment and aids in social welfare.

Types of Treks:

Tea-House Treks: The most popular way of experiencing classic treks of Nepal is by using local inns for accommodation. Decent hotel accommodation for trekkers is most readily available in the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest Region. In these areas you can operate with a bare minimum of equipment and rely on lodges for food and shelter. Though bedding is available in the lodges as a cotton-filled quilt that may not sufficiently incubate you. So it is always better to carry your own sleeping bags.
A teahouse trek organized by Adrift Adventures Nepal is an escorted lodge trekking with well-equipped porters carrying your luggage and well - experienced guide arranging food, accommodation and dealing with bureaucracy as a part of the package.
Camping Treks: The classic style of trekking in Nepal is to camp in tents and employ Porters to carry your gears and Sherpas to set up camp, cook and serve meals. You carry a backpack with only a water bottle, camera and Jacket. In the camping treks there are numerous hidden expenses that drive up the price depending on the destination, mode of transportation and size of the group. Because of the food is carried by the porters, a variety of meals is possible. On camping trek you sleep in a tent so our itinerary should not rely on village settlements. Rather we can comfortably trek to remote regions and to high altitudes.
A camping treks directed by Adrift Adventures Nepal caters skilled cook, required no. of Sherpas and a team of insured porters all led by well-learned and experienced guide.

FAQ about Trekking in Nepal

Mountaineering skill for tekking?

Weather you begin your trek at a road head or fly in to a remote mountain airstrip, a large part of your trek will be in the foot-hills of Himalaya at elevation between 500m-4500m. In this part of Nepal there are always well - developed trails through villages and mountain passes. Even at high altitudes there are intermittent settlements used during summer by shepherds, so the trails, though sometime indistinct, are always there. You can easily travel on any trail without the aid of ropes or mountaineering skills. However this is not applicable for some Remote Treks. Please get information directly by mail for remote treks.

Physical effort is required:

A trek is physically demanding because of its length and almost unbelievable changes in elevation. On most treks, the daily gain is less than 800 m in about 15 Km, though ascents of as much as 1200 m are typical for some days. You can always take plenty of breaks during the day to cover this distance, so the physical exertion, though quite strenuous at times, is not sustained. There is always plenty of time for rest and a layover day. A Previous experience of hiking and living outdoors is helpful, as you make plans for your trek.

Trekking in Group is not necessary:

As these routes in the hills provide special meeting place for the trekkers from throughout the world, traveling in group is not necessary. Rather you can move at your own pace and set your own schedule by not being in group. You can spend a day photographing or make a side trip or just lie down. Each day you will be accompanied by considerable number of trekkers. You can freely alter the routes with in the limits imposed by your trekking permit and your guide will reschedule your itinerary accordingly.

While Trekking in Nepal:

A trek in Nepal may be a camping trip or else rely on the local accommodation that is available in the hills. In some areas, either because of government regulation or lack of facilities, only camping treks are possible. In other areas, your choice will depend on how confident you are walking in remote regions, and on how much comfort you desire. There is no ‘best’ way to trek, and whichever style you choose will provide you with cultural insight, a good physical workout and spectacular mountain views.
There is endless discussion among trekkers about which is the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding way to trek. Similarly, trekkers who stay in lodges can befriend a family that runs the lodge, or can view the kids crawling around and playing with cameras as an irritating intrusion. In the end, your choice of a trekking style will depend on your own personality, the amount of time and, more importantly, money that you have available. No style of trekking is intrinsically ‘better’ than any other, and whatever you do, your trek will infuse money into the hill economy and provide employment for people in remote villages.
There are numerous ways to structure a trek because of two major factors. Firstly, there is inexpensive (by western standards) professional and non - professional labour available to carry loads and to work as guides and camp staff. Secondly, you can almost always find supplies and accommodation locally because there are people living in even the most remote trekking areas. The traditional backpacking approach of a light pack, stove, freeze - dried food and a tent is not an appropriate way to trek in Nepal. So much food is available in hill villages that it doesn't make much sense to try to be totally self - sufficient while trekking.
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