Trekking in Nepal-
Nepal travel info 2017:
Nepal is a small landlocked country between chin and India which is power house countries in the world. Nepal is a lucky country whereas Mt. Everest (tallest mountain in the world),birth place of Lord Buddha and also the 2nd richest country for water resources.
Trekking and tour is the main income source of Nepal as it has so many mountains expanding from east north to west north and many adventure activities such as bungee jumping, rafting, canoeing, Mountain flight, Paragliding, Zeep lining so no. the most popular trekking route here in Nepal are Everest region where you can find more than 10 different walking route and Annapurna is the 2nd busiest walking holiday destination lies to the 250 KM West north from Kathmandu. It has also so many different beautiful natural walking route where 3 to 4 hundred trekkers used to go a day in high season (Sep to Dec).The popular trekking months are Sep to Nov and march to June in nepal but beside those months there are few trekking route even in monsoon we can trek safely for example Everest region trek( Gokyo trek, Everest base camp trek, Gokyo Renjola trek, Everest panorama trek so no), Poon hill 5 days trek, upper mustang trek, Dolpo trek these all are safe trekking routes even in monsoon which is much less crowded time to visit.
Can I trek in monsoon in Nepal?
Generally monsoon starts form June to beginning of September in Nepal so between in these months we will have heavy rainfall to the mid part and south of Nepal because of low altitudes. As Nepal has a massif differences of altitude from south to north it means even in monsoon because of altitude you can trek to the north side which are over 3500 m high area trek but it is really great idea if you consult to your agent or with your friends who have visited already that area.
Monsoon trek can be easily done if you have your guide or porter who knows the trail very well and experienced in the Himalaya. If you are nature lover and don’t like to walk passing so many people along the way monsoon is the best way to explore better. If you are physically simply fit you can trek to Nepal even in monsoon.
Monsoon trek can’t be safe if you are going yourself and don’t know about the area because monsoon time there will be lots of greens along the small path, the river and stream get bigger plus the high hill can be slide any time so you should consult all those things with your travel agent or guide just to be sure that you are trekking safely in monsoon.
Which season is the best to trek in Nepal?
Trekking in Nepal as a holiday is the best way to conquer it’s culture, Himalaya, flora and fauna. The best month to see insane view of Himalaya ,lush green valley view and clear weather is Oct. and Nov. which is in winter season in Nepal. If you trek by that time you will fully enjoy your trek as it is clear, view, no land slide, easy to cross the rivers, plenty of choice for food , and many more reason winter is the best time to go to Nepal.
Winter season has also so many festival s in Nepal so if you make your trekking holiday or tour in Nepal you will get a chance to experience the culture, traditions and local rural life of Nepali people.
Can I trek to Everest base camp?
Trekking to Everest base camp is not that difficult as you have been reading and listing from others it is of course high altitude area trek but the trails are not that hard to walk. Everest base camp is a 12 days trekking holiday from Kathmandu to Kathmandu including Lukla to and from flight. If you are Limit fit and used to care about your physical than you can easily make it. There is proper limit each day to walk and altitude briefing from your guide which helps you a lot to be positive and to go ahead to your goal.
There are few things that helps you a lot to complete this trek easily. you have to drink at list 4 to 5 liters of water, take a bowl of Garlic soup before dinner every day, walking same pace all the time, don’t walk to much even if you are strong or if you have time, follow the itinerary, try to eat fresh food and limit sleep (7 hrs), don’t sleep in a day, share your problem with your guide and crew members. So if you take care about all of this case it helps you definitely to get your goal and you will make it Everest base camp trek.
Annapurna base camp trek price and itinerary.
Annapurna base camp trekking lies in to the Annapurna conservation area near Pokhara which is 2nd biggest city of Nepal and also the gate way of lower loop Annapurna trekking area. Annapurna trekking can be start from Nayapul, Phedi or Ghatte khola and as per your interest you can customize the itinerary. The price of Annapurna trekking will depends on your days up to the mountains from 7 days up to 12 days but basically this is the ABC trek itinerary:
DAY 1: Pick up you from airport to the Hotel and drop you after your trip with us,
DAY 2: Drive to Pokhara or flight as your desire.it’s about 6 to 7 hours by bus and 30 minute flight by plane.
DAY 3: Drive to Nayapul and hike up to Thikhedunga(1560mtr), it’s about 3 hours walking.
DAY 4: Trek from Thikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2820mtr), about 6 hours walking through rhododendron forest.
DAY 5: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani(2660mtr) but early in the morning we going to walk up to poon hill view point for sunrise without backpack,and hide down to Tadapani.
DAY 6: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310mtr).it’s about 6 hours walking.
DAY 7: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali(3200 meters), about 6 hours walking.
DAY 8: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna base camp (4160mtr), it takes about 4 hours.
DAY 9: Trek from base camp to Bambo(2350mtr), It’s about 5 hours walking.
DAY 10: Trek from bamboo to Jhinu Danda(1750mtr), Where we can have bath in the natural hot spring.
DAY 11: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Tolka(1850mtr), It’s about 4 hours walking.
DAY 12: Trek from Tolka to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara it’s about 4 hours walking and 30 min drive to arrive Pokhara.
DAY 13: Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by tourist bus .It’s about 7 hours.
DAY 14: We will drop you at international airport by car.
If you will follow this genuine itinerary it cost 699 USD per person including your 3 Time meal, all grounded transport, one guide, 3 night hotel in city, airport to hotel pick up and drop, all taxes.
How much do i need to tip to my Guide and Porter?
There is not really obligation to tip but it is highly expected when you trek in nepal with your guide and porter. most of them are from rural area and working as a porter and guide of course they have hard work through so it make sense that they are expecting tip. here is the list to make it clear how much do you have to tip.
Trek Guide: 4 USD a day ( It is per trekkers)
Porter : 3 USD a day ( it is per trekkers)
So , one day before you finish your trek you can collect the money from the group secretly than when you finish to walk and back to city than tip to them,it is a strong way to inspire them to work better.
Taking cash in Nepal
When you plan your trip to nepal you should bring at list 35 USD or same value of any currency for your visa fee when you reach in Kathmandu. if you are staying 3 months you have to pay 100 USD for visa. when you travel to other country don’t carry all cash fro safety only few thousand dollar max otherwise you can use ATM easily in Kathmandu and Pokhara even other major city of Nepal.
It is common problem for most of the travelers in nepal that when they use ATM their bank back home block the card for safety but you might not have enough time to call your bank and sort it out quickly it this case you better to call your bank that you are going to travel to nepal than they can consider your problem.
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