The magical country of Nepal has been beckoning spiritual seekers and outdoor adventurers since centuries. The landlocked country was brought onto the world map after the first ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. The jagged Himalayan Mountains, rare wildlife, and Asian culture, Nepal is a famous destination for trekkers from all over the world, who wish to take their love for trekking to a whole new level.
Here is our take on why Nepal is a dream destination for trekkers and why you should plan you holiday to Nepal at least once. Let’s take a look:
Top Reasons Why Should Book Nepal Tour Packages
It’s Where Trekking Was Born
What else can be a better place to suffice your thirst for some amazing treks than the place where trekking was actually born. You might have heard about the mountain people walking the hills as their primary means of transport, but do you know that trekking was actually developed as leisure sport after Sir Edmund Hillary along with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay scaled the Mount Everest in the mid-20th century.
Nepal Is Home To 8 Of The World’s Tallest Mountains
Out of the 14 tallest mountains in the world (with height above 8,000 meters), Nepal is home to 8 of them, including Everest, Lhotse, Kanchenjunga, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna. The Everest Base Camp trek and the Annapurna Circuit are two of the famous treks that will bring you in close contact with the massive mountain ranges.
The Comfortable Accommodation
Nepal boasts an excellent trekking infrastructure with homestays and comfortable lodges, often called ‘teahouses’. Most of the trekking routes in Nepal feature these teahouses where you can have a warm bed, a bathroom and treat yourself to some fresh food, unlike other mountainous parts of the world where trekkers mostly have to compromise.
The Great Food Available At The Teahouses
Worried about curbing your hunger pangs with only Ramen noodles, some other easy two-minute recipes or tinned beans repeatedly? Well! Nepal treats you to some amazing food like banana pancakes, a Nepali Thali comprising rice, lentils and vegetables, and even pizza, apple pies and cakes. Isn’t it great?
The Amazing Cultural Variety
Well! You might be in Nepal for some great trek routes, but this is not Nepal is all about. The country has got a variety of cultural attractions that will simply amaze you. One of the world’s ethnically diverse nations, Nepal features a variety of religions, languages, traditions, and customs.
Pristine And Remote Lakes
Nepal is not only blessed with great trekking routes, in fact you can also find pristine and remote lakes such as the Rara Lake - Nepal’s deepest and biggest fresh water lake and a heaven for bird-watchers. Situated in the Mugu District, in the western part of the country, here you can trek around the lake’s perimeters in 3-4 days. Almost untouched, the hilly backdrop dotted with juniper, pine and spruce trees along with the crystal-clear waters of the lake is a sight you will cherish forever.
The Isolated Mustang (Formerly Lo Kingdom) – Once A Tibetan Kingdom
Until 2008, the Mustang Region of Nepal was known as Lo Kingdom and was a dependency of Nepal. But, after the foundation of the Republic of Nepal, the kingdom became one of the 75 districts of Nepal. A visit to this part of Nepal takes you back in time where you can explore the traditional Tibetan culture, cave monasteries, rock paintings, and also shop for some traditional souvenirs.
The Top Trekking Routes To Discover During Your Nepal Tours
Everest Base Camp
Every trekker’s dream, the great trekking terrain actually introduces you to the Mount Everest (8,850 m) – the world’s highest mountain. Here you can enjoy some great views of the other majestic peaks and even meet the Sherpa people, known for their amazing climbing skills.
- Stand face-to-face with Mt. Everest
- Experience Everest Base Camp
- The vantage point Kala Patthar at 5,600 meters, which provides amazing views of Lhotse, Nuptse, and Mount Everest
- Excellent mountain landscapes and trekking trail
The Annapurna circuit is all about great terrain, comfortable treks dotted with a lot of tea-houses, and breathtaking scenery.
- Crossing the Thorong La Pass- the world’s widest pass with an altitude of (5,416 m)
- Trekking terrain ranging between 760 m to 5,416 m
- Developed comfortable treks
A tough call, the Kanchenjunga is actually meant for the fit trekkers. With a rural setting and pristine natural backdrop, the trek is a lifetime adventure for those want to suffice their love for adventure.
- Crossing the Lapsang La Pass at an altitude of 5,160 m
- Great trekking trails
- Splendid views of Mt. Kanchenjunga - the world’s 3rd highest mountain
- Magical views of Mt. Makalu - 5th highest mountain in the world
Makalu Base Camp
The world’s 5th highest mountain, Mt. Makalu introduces you to some challenging trails and pristine natural backdrops. A perfect trek for the adventurous and fitness enthusiasts, the trekking route offers 100% communion with Mother Nature.
- Unspoiled trekking trails and landscapes throughout the trek
- Stunning mountain scenery
- The lofty vantage point Shersong ridge at an altitude of 5,250 m
So now that you have an idea about the famous trekking routes of Nepal and all the fair reasons the country has to beckons trekkers. What else are you waiting for? With a great range of Nepal Tours and Nepal holiday packages, you can easily find the perfect itinerary that caters to your interest that too without burning a hole in your pocket. Moreover, if you wish to explore more and discover other destinations with Nepal, then you can also find some great deals on Tibet Travel Packages. For more details and customized tours, visit us here.