Nepal has much to offer. Here is why..
Nepal is a rare country if you consider its landscapes. The lowest altitude in the country is 60 meters above mean sea level in the South-eastern part of the country. The highest, of course, is the Everest at 8848 meters. There are all kinds of terrain, cultures and biodiversity in this small country. And there are many places to choose from if you’re visiting.
However, I believe that a trip to Nepal isn’t complete without at least a little bit of trekking in the mountainous areas of the country. The Himalayan terrain accounts for around a quarter of the country’s total area and it is spectacular. You’re missing out if you come to Nepal and don’t go close to its mountains at least for a few days.
There are many treks to choose from- one or two day hikes to a two month long journey across the country. Some of the more popular short treks in the country are Dhampus which only takes a day to get to, or the Poon Hill trek which takes 3 or 4 days. The longer more popular treks include those to Everest Base Camp, or the Annapurna region. There are 6-8 day treks to Annapurna Base Camp and 14-20 day treks around the Annapurnas- the famous Annapurna circuit.
If you want to head towards the less frequented parts of the country, your options are just too many to list in a blog page. The famous ones are Manaslu, Kanchhenjunga, Rara Lake, Dhaulagiri, Makalu. You can get lost in the ancient forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang and see their Tibetan lifestyle or trek to Muktinath and visit a holy temple. You can cross mountain passes, climb peaks, or just get to a place you can see the mountains up close and feel the tremendous energy they possess.
Almost all the rivers in Nepal flow from North to South, starting in the Himalayas. They make their way across the border and reach Indian rivers including the Ganges. Life in Nepal would be completely different if the mountains weren’t there to nourish its land with its water. The rivers have cut huge gorges in the Himalayas and formed beautiful ponds and lakes that make for amazingly tantalizing vistas.
Trekking isn’t as difficult as it sounds to many people. You can hire porters if you feel like walking light with just a camera. You can even rent horses in some areas if you don’t feel like walking. But since there are not many roads in the mountainside, trekking or horse-riding are the only ways to get there. And it’s well worth it. You’ll have an experience you will never forget. The mountains have a way of captivating you. Many feel a deeper spiritual connection with nature in the mountains. Many enjoy the spectacular views the Himalayas offer.
Some like the challenge of walking fast and want to reach their destination quicker than anyone else. There are even marathons at heights of more than 5000 meters. But whatever your fitness level, you can find a suitable trek for yourself in the country. Not trekking while visiting Nepal is a truly disappointing thing and I feel that everybody owes it to themselves to try it out. If you like thrill, try out this package.
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