Why Nepal is one of the Best Places for Trekking

“In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks”

John Muir.

Trekking is indeed a sublime experience and a great opportunity to commune and become one with nature. If you think trekking, then Nepal is sure to spring to mind. Nepal offers treks that range from extremely challenging to easier ones. Irrespective of the difficulty level of the trek, one thing for sure is the spectacular views that will come your way on you treks in Nepal. 

The presence of the magnificent Himalayas makes every trek in Nepal nothing short of extraordinary. So it is small wonder that people make a beeline to Kathmandu, the rallying point for travelers in search of adventure and the capital of Nepal. Nepal is fairly well connected and most international airlines operate here. It is quite easy to Book Delhi to kathmandu flights at affordable prices in case you are combining an India trip with your Nepal trip, or you can fly in from your home country itself. 

There are many treks to choose from in Nepal, but it makes sense to do an evaluation of one's own capabilities and fitness levels. Also what is important is what is one looking for? Is one looking for an extreme and challenging adventure? Is a more sedate trek enjoying the beauty of nature your cup of tea? All these need to be weighed before finalizing on a trek. Here are some of the well known treks in Nepal. 

The Everest Base Camp Trek 

The star of all the treks would undoubtedly be the Everest Base Camp Trek. It is the most challenging but takes you bang in front of the tallest mountain peak on earth, the Mount Everest. You reach the spot from where so many adventurous mountaineers have launched their assault to climb the Mount Everest. The thrill of walking the same path on which the heroes who conquered the Everest have walked is in itself a high. The trek takes you through the remote villages inhabited by the friendly and warm Sherpas of Nepal who are legendary and known for their knowledge of the mighty Himalayas and its behaviour. The highest point that one reaches in the Everest Base Camp trek is Kala Patthar. 

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes about twelve days to complete and this includes about eight days to reach the base camp and about four days to get back. The starting and ending point of the Everest Base Camp Trek is a place called Lukla. The trek from Lukla to the Everest Base Camp covers a distance of approximately sixty two kilometres. The trek starts at an altitude of about 2,850 metres and climbs to about five thousand six hundred metres. Hence the trek is done slowly conserving the energy and adjusting the higher altitudes. 

The Everest Base Camp trek ranges from moderate to challenging and can be tough on the knees. But as an adventure it is probably one of its kind in the world taking you close to the ultimate challenge for any mountaineer, the Mount Everest. 

Nagarkot Changunarayan Trek 

A fairly easy trek and that too not very far from the capital city of Kathmandu is the Nagarkot Changunarayan trek. The trek starts from the idyllicl and picturesque town of Nagarkot which is about twenty nine kilometres from the capital city of Kathmandu. 

Nagarkot is known for its spectacular views of the Kanchenjunga mountains, especially at surise. 

The Nagarkot Changunarayan trek stretches for two days and the maximum elevation it reaches is about two thousand and one hundred metres. The route provides for some spectacular views that include what must easily be one of the most beautiful sights on the planet. The rays of the morning sun caressing the mountain peaks of the Himalayas. The trek also takes one to some heritage villages which give an opportunity to get an immersive experience of the local culture. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

One need not be overwhelmed by the sheer challenge of the trails of the Himalayas. There are many treks in Nepal that afford a great experience and yet are easier and less challenging. One of these is the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. This trek is done over five days and Pokhara is the nearest town to the starting point of the trek. This trek is relatively and takes one through the mountain villages right up to the peak of Poon hill at an altitude of three thousand two hundred and ten metres. 

The Poon Hill peak lies in the centre of the Annapurna mountain ranges and provides stunning views of the entire Annapurna range of mountains including peaks like Mount Dhaulagiri and Macchapucchre. 

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek gives the experience of the Himalayan mountains and is relatively less strenuous. It is a great trek to absorb to lose oneself in the beauty of the Himalayas and also be able to interact with locals and understand the simple mountain culture. 

These treks are only a glimpse of the treasures in store for trekkers. But Surely, they are more than enough to illustrate why Nepal is one of the best places for trekking on the plane.