Trekking in Nepal

With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most spectacular landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the exclusive experiences of Asia.

Trekking is the mainly popular activity in Nepal, and travellers will be bombarded on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, Pokhara, with guides, organized tours and gear for sale or rent. The enormous variety of options allows for people of various ages and ability to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days.

Despite what many may perceive, trekking in Nepal is not necessarily wandering alone through an uncharted wilderness. As they walk along the well-marked trekking paths, travellers will often discover quite the opposite; hundreds of locals passing through each day as they haul food, water and other odd necessities back to their tiny villages, along with dozens of fellow trekkers. The regularly-spaced villages and teahouses allow trekkers good opportunities to relax and enjoy a meal along the way either for a few minutes or the night. The strong culture and unreserved friendliness of the Nepalese people can also be witnessed as one pass through the hill tracks.

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