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Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal

What is Trekking???

Trekking means a journey undertaken on foot for sight seeing in areas where modern transport system is not normally available. A walk of a few or more days through the hills of Nepal willnot only give you a view of the mountains, but also take you through remote villages inhabited by hospitable people. We invite you to join us on visit to this remote region to see the truth of your dream.

Trekking Styles

There are very various ways of trekking through Himalayan range of Nepal. When is planning a trek you need to think carefully about different styles of trekking available. Remember that when hiking in any major range of the mountains, it makes sense to go with at least one chosen companion, as a slip or a sprained ankle could occur at any time. It is also prudent to register with your embassy before setting off, and to sign in at any police checkpoint along the way.

TEA HOUSE TREKKING

There are three major areas in Nepal where it is possible to walk very well defined trails and stay at local tea houses, which vary from two storey hotels to small family homes. The areas are Annapurna, Langtang and Everest. You can eat, and sleep in the tea houses so you do not need to carry any camping equipment or food. You meet many other trekkers but this is a very sociable environment. All the tea houses are run by Nepalese people so do not think you are missing out on opportunities to mix with local people. This is where having a guide is a great benefit.

Although there is often no need to have a guide for navigational purposes, they are worth their weight in gold when it comes to making sure you have a full experience of the best Nepal has to offer. Nepalese people by nature have patience and an enthusiasm for life envied and respected by nearly all visitors to Nepal. They can help with choosing good tea houses and making the opportunity of experiencing more typical Nepalese life in local farms or schools. All of our guides have good knowledge of the area you are trekking in and good English. All you need to bring for a tea house trek are warm clothes for the evening, a water bottle, a camera and a good sleeping bag. (See the trekking equipment list). Friendship World Trek provide a guide and porter, all the permits and food and accommodation for both you and your guide and porter.

ORGANISED TREKS (Self Arranged treks)

An organized trek is for those of you who do not want to be on the main trails and want to experience the joys of camping in more wilderness environments of Nepal. Our organised treks involve going as a fully self sufficient team, with cooks, porters, sherpas and a guide. It is not roughing it though! Camping with a good crew in Nepal can be described as a great experience, not an endurance exercise. Every morning, you have a hot cup of tea brought to you in bed and then a hot bowl of water for you to have a wash. The food that our team create over kerosene stoves deserves to go in its own best selling cook book, so do not expect to lose weight. An organised trek is a great way to mix with Nepalese people. The team are fun and there is generally a couple of nights experiencing the local songs and dances of Nepal, when the porters and crew are in the mood. You will trek for anything from 4 to 6 hours a day bit at a relaxed pace and stopping enroutes as and when necessary or appropriate to see local village life. While you trek you just carry a day sack for anything you may need during the day like a water bottle, camera and fleece.                   

An organised trek is a great way to mix with Nepalese people. The teams are fun and there is generally a couple of nights experiencing the local songs and dances of Nepal, when the porters and crew are in the mood.

You will trek for anything from 4 to 6 hours a day but at a relaxed pace and stopping en route as and when necessary or appropriate to see local village life.While you trek you just carry a day sack for anything you may need during the day like a water bottle, camera and fleece. It is a holiday after all.  The variety and length of treks vary so much, please contact our head office and they can advise you which trek would be most suitable for you.

What is need for Trekking???    

1.            Strong trekking boots with a couple of socks, extra sport shoes or sandals for the evening

2.            Sun glasses, cold cream, day pack, walking stick if you need, sleeping bag, mattress, woollen sweater,     down jacket for high altitude in the cool season.

3.            A raincoat, wind proof jacket and trousers and enough warm clothes.

4.            Money, personal medicine and travel insurance from home country

5.            Chocolates, lozenges, candies, glucose and dry fruits if needed

Equipment Provide for Trekking from Everest Expeditions Nepal                   

Your trek outfitter will normally provide two person waterproof tents, foam mattresses, and all cooking and eating utensils. You will need your own warm clothing, walking shoes, sleeping bag and personal equipment. During the day you will carry your camera, jacket, and water bottle in a rucksack. Porters will carry the rest of your equipment, including your sleeping bag. All hiking will be on trails. You will not need any climbing equipment such as ropes, ice axe, or crampons at any time during the trek. The equipment checklist that follows details the equipment you will need for your trek. Most of these items are available for rent or sale in Kathmandu, but all trekking equipment in Nepal is either used equipment that was sold by other trekkers or mountaineering expeditions or locally made reproductions of internationally known brands. The local rucksacks, duffel bags and rain ponchos are inexpensive and will usually stand up to the rigors of a trek or two. Don't be fooled into thinking that you are getting a brand name item, however; most new looking rucksacks available in the bazaar are made in Nepal from imported Korean nylon.

Everest Region Trekking

With eight of the worlds ten highest peak, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountain vistas. The Everest trek is justifiably famous not only for its proximity to the world's highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people. Picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, Colorful festivals and monasteries. The Sagarmatha National park is rich with flora and fauna. But the existence of the Yeti remains a mystery.A large num ...

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Annapurna Region

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that can be translated as goddess of harvests or more simply the provider. of Annapurna's The Annapurna trekking region consists of peaks Annapurna 1, Annapurna 2, Annapurna 3, Annapurna 4 and those of Annapurna south peaks. The treks major highlights are the ancient mid-western salt-route, settlement of Manang, Thorongla pass between Nepal and Tibet Muktinath temple and the deepest gorge of world Kaligandaki. Mustang ...

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Langtang Region Trekking

Langtang Region Trekking The Langtang valley is aptly called the valley of glaciers here; mountains rise soaring toward the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-caped peaks, grassy down and meadows strewn with daises and wild animals. In the upper part of the valley there are snow ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain gi ...

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