Nepal is a small landlocked country, sandwiched between China and India. It has only one international airport, the Tribhuwan International Airport in its capital, Kathmandu. The geography of Nepal is diverse spreading from the tall snow-covered Himalayan ranges in the north, green hills and mountains to the savanna-like terrain in the plains to the south with a range of vegetations within a short span of land mass. Similarly, the culture is also very rich with people of different ethnicities spreading from east to west of the country.
The highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest is one of the major reasons travelers choose to trek in Nepal and get a closer glimpse of the summit. Moreover, the Himalayan range in Nepal has more than a thousand outstanding mountains peaks that rise above 6000 meters and various trekking routes. The mountain regions in Nepal are secluded with fewer settlement areas. The trails during trekking pass through the mountains, forest, across rivers and valleys all on beaten tracks or stone pavements and steps. The uphill and downhill of the mountains are never-ending, and it determines your strength and endurance. A wide range of species of flora and fauna found in the rich vegetation during treks in Nepal is a boon to wildlife enthusiasts. The view of valleys with river basins and river gorges across the valley at the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains is a sight that will inspire every visitor. Also, there are thousands of rivers and streams that emerged directly from the melted glaciers of the Himalayas and tear through the mountains and valleys. Travelling and trekking in Nepal is truly a raw adventure and an unforgettable experience in the wilderness.
Trekking in Nepal also exposes you to something new at every turn of the track. The culture and traditions of the people in the high Himalayas amaze the visitors with their unique lifestyle. Most of the settlements are traditional Nepali style houses made up of stones or bricks covered in mud and slope-slated roofs. The settlements get sparser further toward the Himalayas where houses also turn more medieval. The traditions and cultures like the Bonpo religion, which the world has thought to have disappeared, are still in practice among people in the upper Himalayan regions. The people of Nepal are very friendly and let the visitors interact with their culture through their daily activities and living lifestyle. Himalayan Monk Travels & Treks has always advocated sustainable tourism and responsible travels in Nepal. Visit Nepal and book the different packages for Trekking in Nepal. Annapurna Region, Langtang Region, and Everest Region are widely popular amongst other regions in Nepal. Himalayan Monk organizes all regions packages for you as per the requirement.
Here is the summarized list for the reasons of trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal:
- Nepal is home to the world’s highest mountains, Mt Everest (8,848m) along with 7 other high mountains among the total 14 high mountains in the world all above 8,000 meters.
- Fascinating as well as fictional, the elusive snow-man is believed to roam in the depths of the snow lands. Some famous travelers have even claimed to see one.
- National parks and conservation areas are booming grounds for varieties of floras including orchids and a sanctuary to wildlife including rare red pandas, royal Bengal tigers, snow leopards, one-horned rhinos, langur monkeys and many other species.
- Thousands of migratory birds stop by Nepal to enjoy the place as well. The parks provide the best viewpoints for bird watching too.
- Most of the trek routes in Nepal are part of the historical trade routes. These routes are unbeaten and re-create a scene of the ancient traders on mules and horses.
- The famous movie ‘caravan’ was filmed in the Himalayas of Nepal (in Dolpo region). The movie shows the difficulties of travelers in the extreme Himalayan routes. The Himalayas surely provides a test of strength, determination, and endurance.
- Nepal has the densest world heritage sites. These heritage sites enhance your knowledge of the culture of Nepal. The sites can be toured before or after your trek.
- Trek in Nepal provides you the scenes of medieval times. It seems like the lifestyle and traditions of people here also stayed frozen with the Himalayan glaciers, but it is also one of the reasons, that makes trekking in Nepal so special.
- Ancient monasteries, the long forgotten Bonpo religion and slightly disturbing tradition of polygamy can be observed among the people in the settlements below the Himalayan foothills.
- Visit to Nepal is an experience for a lifetime, yet, once is not enough.