Trekking is a passion for many. Trekking is a beautiful experience. It revitalizes mind, body and soul. For some it is just a thrilling ride of their lives where adventure and surprises are awaiting at every corner. Especially for those looking for adventure and thrills, there can be no better place than Nepal.Although, small in land territory; it would be a mistake if you think Nepal lacks adventure. This landlocked country has it all. It has more to offer for true trekkers. The rocky terrain and the lands inaccessible by vehicles make this country suitable for trekking expeditions.
Some of the most famous rigorous trekking regions of Nepal are Mount Everest, Lang tang, Annapurna and Dolpo. These are the rigorous regions for trekking and are best for trekkers who are looking for serious, adventurous journey. Among all these, Annapurna region has been voted as the best site and many call it a true trekkers paradise. The Annapurna region has been called The worlds best trekking trail. For others, who aren’t looking for something as difficult as these journeys, there are other places which are easy paced as well as moderate. Some other major trekking destinations are Mansalu, Jomsong, Mustang, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Ganesh Himal and Rara Lake.
The best thing about trekking to Nepal is that there is no good or suitable season determined for trekking here. Trekking can be done any time of the year, but this, of course, depends on where you want to be going. The most popular and suitable seasons are Monsoon season (June to August), autumn (September to December) and spring (February to May). Monsoon season (June to August) is perfect for trekking trips in the rain-shadow areas north of the Himalayan like Mustang, Manang and Dolpo. These areas are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains. Autumn (September to December) is the best time to bag pack and hit the high altitude mountain trails. This is the perfect time considering the fact that there is almost no rain and the climate stays dry. Winter season is good for lower altitudes because it can be freezing cold above 4000m and high mountain passes may be snow-covered. It gets chilly by night but the warm morning sets the day for expedition. Thus, the seasons really don’t matter much when it comes to trekking in Nepal. The important thing is to decide where you want to go.
Other than the weather, it is very important for tourists not to decide going on a freelance exploration. Such trips can be dangerous, considering that there have been many cases where trekkers have gone missing and never found. Finding the right trekking company can be can be overwhelming considering there are over 500 trekking companies in Nepal, especially for those who are visiting the very first time. Some important things to consider before booking a company and heading for the trekking are reputation of the company, whether the company is registered or not, emergency back up services, equipment facilities and compatibility of its staff etc. It is extremely important for tourists to have a professional and experienced guide along with you. Not only do they guide through the way but will also end up being a very good companion.
Besides having a guide, it is wise to be well-equipped because you never know what you may need along the way. Keeping all the necessary In conclusion, Nepal can be a land of pleasant surprises and wild adventures with whole lot of fun, if one stays wise and safe.