Trekking in Nepal
Nepal, the mythical Shangri-La of the awesome Himalayas.
Trekking in Nepal is the best way to observe the country off the beaten path, along with its topography and life-style, while experiencing a combination of its natural beauty and cultural richness. Himal Reisen offers short and long treks as per the group's interest. Ranging from 4 days to a month, trekking in Nepal means walking uphill, downhill, over ridges, and through villages and valleys in remote areas. While short treks give one a look into the different cultures and fantastic views of the mountains, longer treks bring one much closer to the Himalayan peaks.
Grades of difficulty
Grade: I - low altitude and easy walking.
Grade: II - mid-range altitude (3,000m-4000m) with some high altitude climbs. It requires good health and physical fitness.
Grade: III - takes you to high altitudes (4000m +) and over mountain passes. Requires a high level of physical fitness.
Grade: IV - is strenuous and requires experience and mountaineering skills. Excellent physical fitness required. Time will be spent at altitudes of over 5,000m.
Annarpuan Region (Trek): What is Annapurna and what to expect in that area? : Annapurna , in the western part of Nepal is as popular as the Everest region for tourists. This trip provides the spectacular panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalaya mountain range, the greenery jungle, (full of uphil l and down hill beautiful mountain,) beautiful little settlements in front of the mountains attracts every one. Machhapuchhre is one of the most famous mountains in the western part of the Himalayas . �Machhapuchhre� means fishtail and comes from two Nepali words Machha (Fish) +Puchhre (Tail). This is a holy mountain in this region. A beautiful lake, Phewatal is situated in Pokhara city and you may take a row boat and spend hours on the lake, you might even see the reflection of Fishtail in the lake Phewatal . Mainly the lower parts of the Annapurna region are settled by Brahamans, Chhetris, and Gurungs. From Kaligandaki Valley to Jomsom is settled mostly by Thakalis. The upper part of this region is settled by Tibetans who migrated from Tibet a long time ago. Kagbeni and Mustang is very beautiful area. Mustang is a kingdom that still has king and Queen living there. Mustang is situated close to the Tibetan border so this area looks exactly like. According to the viewpoint of religion, upper parts of this valley are Buddhist and the lower parts are mixture of Buddhists and Hindus. Except for the Mustang area, the other parts of this region are economy area for tourist comparing to Everest region.
Everest Region Trek (Little note): All over the world, everyone knows that Mt. Everest is the Top of the World. It lies in northern Nepal in the Himalayan district of Solukhumbu. Solukhumbu is known as the capital of the Sherpas. �Sagarmatha� is the Nepali name for Mt. Everest; the Sherpas and Tibetans call Mt. Everest Chomolungma, which means mother of the goddess. This is one of the most beautiful mountain regions in the world. This region gives the finest and most magnificent view of the mountains. From the religious viewpoint, Solukhumbu has a mixture of Buddhists and Hindus. Sherpas follow the Buddhist religion so normally every Sherpa village has a monastery. In Nepal, the Sherpas have beautiful settlements in front of mountains which are very beautiful and their culture and religions makes more beauty in their country side. At present the main entrance for Everest is Lukla where a small airport is available. It takes about 37 minutes to fly to Lukla from Kathmandu. This flight is very scenic and beautiful. To enter to the Everest region the National Park fee is $13 which is payable in local money (Rupees 1000). This price will be included in the trip price.