A Short Guide to Trekking in Nepal


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A Short Guide to Trekking in Nepal

  1. 1. Trekking in Nepal A Short and Straight information on Nepal Geography and Trekking World By Ram Shah (Travel Writer/Trekker/Entrepreneur)
  2. 2. Preface The information in this digital book contains some basic information about trekking in Nepal including other adventure and exploration. These information have been taken out from different resources included Adventure Bound Nepal Trekking Agency of Nepal who have been facilitating tourists with adventure trekking and other adventure sports. Nepal is a great mountainous country. Thousands of tourists come to Nepal for great outdoor experience. This handout will explain what to expect in Nepal and where to find best trekking agencies in Nepal. Ram Shah Adventure Bound Nepal Website: http://www.adventureboundnepal.com
  3. 3. Where is Nepal? It is amazing to find that many people in the world have no clue where Nepal is. They even do not know where Mt. Everest or the birthplace of Buddha is. Nepal is a very small country sandwiched between two giant countries namely China and India. Due to geographical location of Nepal, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world. However, it may be poor in economy but very rich in natural resources and natural beauties. Thousands of people visit Nepal for trekking, rafting, cultural tour, paragliding, bungee jump, sky diving, zip line, jungle safari and many other adventure sports. Only daring tourists take such route to adventure in Nepal.
  4. 4. Trekking in Nepal One of the most fascinating things about Nepal is that it has many Himalayas that are highest in the world. Thousands of trekkers from all around the world come to Nepal for trekking expedition. The most famous expedition is Mt. Everest expedition. Medium level trekking in Nepal for example Ganesh Himal Trekking, Langtang Trekking, Manaslu trekking, and Poon Hill trekking are world famous trekking. Where is Everest? Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world. It is 8848 meter high located in Nepal in the border with Tibet. Hundreds of professional mountaineers come to Nepal to summit Everest. This is one in a lifetime opportunity and the adventure mountaineers spend thousands of dollars to achieve their goal. The first summiteers of Everest were Sir Edmond Hilary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa back in May 29, 1953. What is the cost of climbing Everest? Climbing Everest is expensive. It is expensive because this is how Nepal is earning money from its tourism sector. It costs around $35k to 65$ for climbing Everest. The more high you go the more you have to pay.
  5. 5. The Top 10 Highest Mountains in the World (8 are in Nepal)           Mount Everest: 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) K2 (Pakistan): 28,251 feet (8,611 meters) Kangchenjunga (India): 28,169 feet (8,586 meters) Lhotse (part of the Everest range): 27,940 feet (8,516 meters) Makalu (Nepal): 27,838 feet (8,485 meters) Cho Oyu (China): 26,864 feet (8,188 meters) Dhaulagiri I (Nepal): 26,795 feet (8,167 meters) Manaslu (Nepal): 26,781 feet (8,163 meters) Nanga Parbat (Pakistan): 26,660 feet (8,126 meters) Annapurna I (Nepal): 26,545 feet (8,091 meters) This is why many alpinists come here for trekking in Nepal and summit highest mountains in the world. This is a life changing adventure. Everest is very hard to trek and most people are happy just to be on a Base Camp that is also a very hard trek. Here are other major trekking routes in Nepal         Everest Base Camp 3 Passes Trekking Annapurna Trekking Langtang Trekking Kanchanjanga Trekking Dolpo Trekking Ganesh Himal Trekking Mustang Trekking Dhaulagiri Trekking
  6. 6. Photos of Himalayas from Nepal All photographs are copyrighted to website mentioned above and in the preface. Please do not copy the image without the owner consent.
  7. 7. How do you find right trekking agencies in Nepal? Since the tourism has flourished, the travel agencies, hotels and apartment business have mushroomed. Even though there are hundreds of agencies in Thamel, the main hub of tourist, you have to be careful how to judge them. Thanks to the internet, you can read reviews on many reputed sites like Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, Agoda and many more. For example, if you were to learn more about Adventure Bound Nepal then the best and fast way to do is going to TripAdvisor Review for Adventure Bound Nepal and that brings the reviews by tourists or clients of this agency. What to Expect in Nepal? Expectation can be huge or less, but one thing is for sure, and that is when you come to Nepal, you will certainly feel very different world than. People are busy and they are calm at the same time. However, one thing can bother you is the traffic, dust and trash. Sometimes it can be chaotic and sometime ridiculously comic. Still people are friendly and they greet you with Namaste. Nepal is overall a great country. They pride themselves in history, natural resources. So if you are planning to visit or thinking of trekking in Nepal then better start doing research, ask around, see YouTube videos, and decide. Thank you and I hope you enjoyed this very short informational e-book about Nepal and trekking.