What is Trekking ?
When is the best time for Trekking in Nepal ?
- Trekking Season
- Autumn (September-November )
- Winter (December - February)
- Spring (March - May)
- Summer (June - August)
Types of Trekking in Nepal
- Tea House (Lodge Trek)
It's a great way to connect with some of the local culture and definitely suits trekkers not wanting to carry back-crushing rucksacks. The standard of lodgings can vary from very similar to a hotel, to something far more rustic.
- Camping (Organized Trek)
All the necessary trekking gears; food, fuel and other goods are carried by the porters. The cook will prepare all the meals during the camping trek. Trekkers need to carry only a small bag as required for the day. At night, tents for dining, sleeping and ablution are provided and set up. Mattresses, sleeping bags, tables and seating are arranged by staff. A Sirdar (chief guide) is employed to pre-arrange and then to oversee the entire program. All land transportation, local permits, taxes, porter insurance, port dues and entrance fees to National Parks or sites constituting an integral part of the trip are arranged.
How Difficult is a Trekking in Nepal?
- Easy Trek
Average duration; 4-8 days of trekking
Physical fitness; general level required. Pre-trek training is an advantage
Daily walking time; 4-5 hours
- Moderate Trek
Average duration; 8-12 days of trekking
Physical fitness; good level required. Pre-trek training is recommended
Daily walking time; 5-6 hours
- Strenuous Trek
Average duration; 10-17 days of trekking
Physical fitness; high level required. Pre-trek training is essential
Daily walking time; 6-8 hours
- Difficulty Levels for the Most Popular Treks in Nepal
- Everest Base Camp trek: Strenuous
- Gokyo Lake trek: Strenuous
- Gokyo Lake via the Renjo La Pass: Strenuous
- Everest Panorama Trek : Moderate
- Around Annapurna trek: Moderate/strenuous
- Annapurna Sanctuary trek: Moderate
- Upper Mustang: Moderate/strenuous
- Ghorepani poonhill trek: Easy/Moderate
- The Royal trek: Easy
- The Langtang Valley: Moderate
- Langtang Valley with Gosainkund: Moderate
- Helambu Circuit: Moderate
Is it necessary to hire Guide and Porter for a Trek in Nepal ?If you stick to well established trails, the short answer is no, you don’t need to hire a guide and/or a porter. You should, however, ask yourself three simple questions;
- Are you happy to carry your own gear for the duration of a trek?
- Are you confident you will be able to solve any problem that may arise during your trek?
- Do you have the confidence to undertake a trek independently?