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Travel in Nepal

The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best walking trails on Earth. It’s a small country, but it’s rich in scenic splendour and exotic cultures. The people of Nepal are as diverse as their country and represent distinct cultures and races. Though they speak a variety of tongues and practice different religions, they are the friendliest people that you would ever meet.The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination and it’s a difficult place to dislodge from your memory once you return. So, wait until you’re actually here in Nepal.As a traveller, there are endless number of surprises Nepal has to offer you. Kathmandu Valley with its thousands of Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, stunning architecture and rich pageantry can be quite beyond words. If you are careful enough not to get entangled in the superficial facade of a fastly “modernizing” capital city, Kathmandu probably offers you as exotic and urban experience as you can get.

Beyond Kathmandu, its another world altogether. Most travelers to Nepal want to check out the truly spectacular Himalayas along with the higher hills. A few go there to scale the high mountains, but many are nature lovers who trek along landscapes filled with deep valleys, lush forests, snow trails, terraced fields, and above all, the most hospitable people. See the FAQ on Trekking for more.

Travelers to Nepal also love making a safari trip to one of the National Parks in Nepal. The most popular one is the Chitwan National Park in the southern plains which hosts a diverse wildlife reserves including the rare Asian one-horn rhino.

 

Travel Grade

Nepal offers travel possibilities for everyone – from novices to hardened adventurers. However, trekking grade is difficult to determine precisely. The level of fitness and prior experience play important roles to assess future treks. Still, trekking routes in Nepal have been graded based on the length, altitude, remoteness, walking conditions, weather and other factors. Please note that there are at least two types of grading itself. Some divide the routes into three grades, and others in five grades.

We present here four types of most common grading system:

Grade 1 – Easy:

Daily stages of 5 to 6 hours along good passable trails. Differences in altitude of up to 800m, below 4000m. Night temperature can drop below freezing point.

Grade 2 – Moderate :

Daily stages of 4 to 7 hours a day. The trails are usually well passable but some high altitude passes above 4000m can be steep. Possible snow on the high altitude passes can put your endurance to the test. A good condition is recommended.

Grade 3 – Strenuous :

Treks of more than 15 days with daily stages of 4 to 8 hours. Differences in altitude of up to 1000m, below 4000m. One or more high altitude passes above 5000m. Most night’s temperatures below freezing point. Sometimes-difficult camping sites. A good condition is a requirement.

Grade 4 – Technical:

Treks and climbs of more than 15 days. Walking on very difficult grounds, basic mountaineering skills required. Nights at very low temperature. A strong resistance and a very good physical condition are required.

Grade 5 -Tough or Alpine:

Most adventurous high altitude trekking, crossing one or more passes of over 6,000 meter of altitude. General knowledge of mountaineering required. Nights will be very cold, daily 4-8 hours of walk at mountaineer’s pace.

 

Travel Style

This classic style of travel are especially conducted in remote areas of Nepal supplying all camping equipments along with the food and employ porters to carry your gear and sherpas to set up tents where you will be sleeping and well- trained cook will prepare hot meals to serve you. You carry your small backpack with a water bottle, camera.

Camping :

This classic style of trips are especially conducted in remote areas of Nepal supplying all camping equipments along with the food and employ porters to carry your gear and sherpas to set up tents where you will be sleeping and well- trained cook will prepare hot meals to serve you. You carry your small backpack with a water bottle, camera and your day clothes. As a guide I take care of everything, I employs the appropriate number of porters to carry all equipment, trekking gear and lead the whole crew.

In a typical Camping Trek day starts around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea brought to your tent, along with a bowl of hot water for your morning wash. Breakfast will be laid on the table consisting of porridge, toasts, eggs, pancakes and tea/coffee. During breakfast we staffs will pack the tents so please have your bags packed before breakfast. After breakfast by 7’ o’clock everyone should be ready to start walking. The reason for this early is to take advantage of the cool morning when walking is easiest; also the morning air is very clear, allowing a better view of the mountains than at other times of the day.

Tea House Style / lodge :

This type of trips is popular in the certain regions of Nepal where lodges are available. Particularly in the Everest Region. Annapurna Region, and Langtang Region . In these areas one can trek with a bare minimum equipment and rely on lodge. The basic idea of trekking is same; Here are the services that I provide on tea house treks:

Here the porters carries client’s gears and I will be accompany with you as a guide during the day. We sleep in the available lodges on the trails and eat hot meals according to the lodge menu and I take care of all the arrangements. Every day, trek start between 7 to 8 am. Before that we provide you hot water to shower and hot drinks tea/coffee/hot chocolate with Breakfast. Lunch provide between 11 to 12 am and day end.