This Travel Blog covers some of the most important things to consider when planning a trek in Nepal, including physical fitness, the type of trek, and the best time of year to go. It also highlights some of the most popular treks in Nepal, so that readers can start planning their own adventure.
Best of Nepal Smart and Easy Travel Trekking Tips
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Nepal Smart and Easy Travel Trekking Tips
How physically fit do I need to be to trek in Nepal?
Trekking in the high Himalayas is a bit of a challenge compared to trekking at low elevations. Your level of Physical fitness depends on which trek and for how long! In Nepal treks normally last 5-6 hours. However, there are more difficult treks, where you’ll have to put in a good 10-12 days of walking at a stretch, with each day of walking lasting anything from 8-9 hours. This puts a lot of stress on the body. On most ascent days, the amount of hiking you can do will be limited by the speed at which you can ascend safely. Descending days is likely to be longer in terms of miles but of course by this stage you should be getting much stronger. You don’t need to be an aerobic fitness expert for peak climbing, and to experience an enjoyable trek in the Himalayas. You just need stamina and strength of mind to being on your feet for days.
What kind of treks do you recommend in Nepal?
If you are a professional hiker who is looking for a real challenge, then we recommend the trek to the Everest Base Camp. There are two ways to get up there. You can trek via the Gokyo lakes which lets you bypass most of the crowd or you can tread the classic route and Island peak addition for the determined trekker looking to bag a real Himalayan summit. If you’re in Nepal for a short vacation, and you still want to see Everest then there are a couple of options; a heli-trek flight is a great option option if you have cash to spare. Alternatively, a 3-day hike to Namche Bazaar allows you to get a great view of Everest, Amadablam and more. You can also opt to see the equally scenic Annapurna region which offers some of the best trekking routes that include the following: Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Poonhill Ghorepani, Upper Mustang and the Manaslu Circuit.
Just as stunning and by no means should be overlooked, are the stunning views and unique cultures of the Langtang region.
When is the best time of year for trekking?
* June to August – Indian monsoon season. Trekking is challenging during this period however you can still trek the Upper Mustang, Upper Dolpo, Annapurna and Manaslu circuits as most of the routes here are shadowed from rain clouds and receive a lot less rainfall.
*February to end May – Generally, warm and dry weather.
*September to mid-December – This is the most popular time for trekking however be sure to bring warm clothing for higher altitudes.
Which is the best way to get to Nepal?
Nepal has only one International Airport, which is in Kathmandu (KTM). Tribhuvan International Airport has direct flights from Hong Kong (Dragon air), Singapore (silk air), Bangkok (Thai Smile, Thai Lion and Nepal airlines), Delhi (Air india, Vistara, Nepal Airlines, and Indigo), Dubai (Ethihad, Air Arabia,), Istanbul (Turkish Air), Malaysia (Malaysian air, Air Asia, Batik Air, Malindo Air, and Nepal airlines), Bombay (Nepal Airlines), Doha (Qatar Airways, Himalayan Air), Bangladesh (Biman Air,) Srilanka. (Srilankan Airlines), and many others too. If you from America and Europe then Middle East Hubs of Dubai and Doha or Istanbul (Turkish air) or via Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok or Delhi will the best options.
How much does it cost to trek in Nepal?
Trekking in Nepal cost depends mainly on the days of trek you want. It depends on which region and the technical route, but to make your trip easier and cheaper you can join an open trek (Fixed Departures). But make sure in cheaper price you getting quality service!
Is Nepal safe for Solo female traveler?
Solo female travel in Nepal is completely safe & inspiring with us. All the places you can explore without any type of hesitation. You’ll see many female foreigners in Nepal traveling alone and this should come as no surprise. Since tourism is the staple of the Nepalese economy, female individuals of all pace of life are welcomed graciously. Prior to making a solo traveling in Nepal, females must acquire detail information like travel route, safety measures, native people, culture, custom, tradition etc.
Though female single travelers have little to worry about in the urban districts of Nepal, it is advisable to have a guide or liaison in the outer regions that speaks fluent English and Nepali and also for safety. Not only are guides important for protection, but often our clients have often remarked that the friendships formed with guides along the trails have been among the most meaningful experiences they’ve had throughout their journey.