Trekking in Nepal
When to Trek
Although treks in Nepal can be organized throughout the year, October through May is considered good for trekking. The monsoon begins in mid-June and ends around mid-September making travel wet and warm. The mountain views may not be at their best as rain clouds and haze obscure the enchanting views. It’s a great time for botanists, however as the higher valleys and meadows come alive with blossoming flowers and lush vegetation. Monsoons don’t mean rain all the time. Besides, some of the most frequented trails will be less crowded and you may prefer a quieter time in the mountains. The upper parts of the Annapurna circuit around Marpha, Jomsom and Muktinath fall in the rain shadow area and are perfect for trekking during the monsoon. Note: Insect repellent should be carried when trekking during the summer months.
Autumn being the best season for trekking, excellent weather and spectacular mountain views greet trekkers as they hike up. January and February are noted for cold weather with occasional snowfall at higher elevations. Some routes may be blocked by snowfall, But views are excellent.
Spring arrives in late February in Nepal and it’s the ideal time for those who are interested in flowers, birds and the splendors of nature. Many varieties of wild flowers, especially rhododendrons turn the hillside into a colorful paradise.
April and May are the expedition season and the best time for mountain climbing. It is mildly warm at lower elevations but occasional haze may obscure the view of mountains. At higher elevations over 4,000 meters, the mountain views are excellent and temperatures are quite moderate even at night.
Trekking in Nepal has divided in some of grades as Easy, Moderate, Strenuous and challenging treks. If you are doing trekking in nepal first time, It is necessary to know which trek matches most with your physical capabilities in order to enjoy your trekking in Nepal . Thus, we have categorized all our treks in the following ranks as below:
Easy Treks: Experience is not necessary at this level, anyone who is in good health and fit enough to enjoy a good weekend hill walk can manage this grade. Usually, Easy grade treks are short in duration and at lower altitudes; often they are optional, giving a chance of a rest day. However, walking always involves some exertion: trails are seldom flat, and you must still expect to have a reasonable amount of ascent and descent. You would normally walk for 4 to 5 hours during the day. The transport is by Airplanes and Jeep.
Moderate Treks: The Moderate treks begin to present more of a challenge to first time trekkers and are tougher than easy treks .So these treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. Most people who enjoy a weekend in the hills or mountains at home are capable of undertaking a trek at this level: you need to be in good health and reasonably fit, and you will almost certainly be taking regular exercise. A trek could be graded Moderate either as a fairly easy medium-duration walk, or as a harder, shorter walk. Some walking at higher altitude and the occasional longer or more difficult day may be involved, but generally conditions underfoot will be fair. A walking day would normally be between 5 to 8 hours long and no experience is necessary.
Moderate to strenuous: A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.
Strenuous Treks: For any trek at this level, fitness is most important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most Strenuous treks are equivalent to extended walking in mountainous terrain at home, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Walking days are usually between 6 to 8 hours although there may be some longer days for pass-crossing or similar. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not essential if you are confident of your physical condition.
Challenging Treks: Nepal Camping Treks Dolpo Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Kanchanjunga Trekking ,Ganja- La Pass Trekking , Simikot (mt Kailash ) Trekking, Dhaulagiri Trekking, Challenging treks are only for real adventures .The main component at this level is likely to be a long , high altitude trek , uphill mountain with the possibility of some rope climbing that requires physical and mental stamina . A high level preparation is essential before embarking on one of these adventures. Altitudes will often exceed 5,000 meters where people are living in high mountain / high deserts and the treks involve camping for relatively long periods about 20-28 days or sometimes more then that . So excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable.
Types of Trek:
We can manage different mode of trekking in Nepal as per your requirement. Mostly, there are three t ypes of trekking mode in Nepal Tea House Trekking, Camping Trekking and Guide porter hiring Trek
Tea House Trekking: (Lodges and Guest Houses Trekking): A Teahouse Trekking is enormously standard even if it is local run guesthouse. Teahouse trek is very popular in the well – developed tourist regions including Annapurna, Everest and Langtang – Helambu regions where western, continental meals, Nepalese meal (Dhalbhat), and good accommodation with attached bathroom with hot and cold shower are available in most of the places. This type of trekking offers you good food, good accommodation in the available teahouses & lodges. Since Teahouse Trekking is comparatively cheaper than camping, it is more suitable for both small groups as well as large groups. In teahouse Trek, A tourism Licensed guide, supporting Sherpa Assistant and Porters will help you to give well accompany on the way of Mountains Trails in Trekking. You will be provided three times meals system (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in Tourist Guesthouses on the way of Trek as well as accommodations.
Camping Trek: (Organized Trek): Camping trek is best called as Fully Organized Supported Trek. As exploratory or mountaineering expeditions, camping Trek is also organized in the same style. Camping trek includes a team of guide, cook, Sherpa, & porters to give you accompany. Our company manages all trekking gears, food, fuel, & personal belongings, & our cooks & assistant prepares hot meals & carry out, supervises the whole operations. Trekkers should carry only small bag or what they might need during the day. At night, they are provided dining tents, sleeping tents, & toilet tents. They are also provided with mattresses and down sleeping bags, all of which are carried for them with the party. Even tables and chairs are carried.
Porter and guide hiring treks: This is another way to go trekking in the Himalayas. This option is for those who want a guide and porter support from us. This is an economic way of trekking in Nepal. We provide the professional guide as your requirement of language and sufficient number of porters as per your requirements at an affordable price. We would be delighted, if we could help you to meet your desired expectation to make your time memorable and enjoyable by lifting your burden. Our porter will carry your luggage and the guide will give you the best explanation about local culture, history, religion, facts of trekking, and if any emergency, he will take quick action to solve. However, food and accommodation is excluded in this package.
Read what our clients say
I went to Nepal with the idea to do some trekking and relaxing in Pokhara. I heard so many things about Nepal, that I got really curious. I didn't make any concrete plans and told Rajendra (manager of Api Himal) that I wanted to decide while I was there. They gave me the idea of helping out in an orphanage till I made up my mind for the trek. That sounded good to me, although I didn't really knew what
I did my share of trekking through many countries and was very excited about doing a trek in Nepal. Since this should be THE country for such things, I had really high hopes. Many friends reccomended Annapurna to me, but because they all did it, I didn't want to do it anymore (call it a Dutch thing). Rajendra and his guides informed me about the Mustang area and the possible treks. Finally I did a 20 (around that number I