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Trekking Grades in Nepal

Trekking Grades in Nepal

  • As a Professional tour operator and Trekking guide I operate wide ranges of trekking activities in Nepal and for many of my treks you can choose either Tea house style (Lodge Trek) or Camping trek( Fully organized Trekking). Regarding all the trekking itineraries included in this section have fully tried and tested and found to be suitable for all age groups but trekking itineraries will be designed and classified according to their difficulty and duration of holiday in Nepal. I plan trekking days carefully so that we have time to stand and stare as well as acclimatize to the high altitudes. In order to have your enjoyable rekking in Nepal it is essential to know which trek matches most with your physical capabilities. Hope this grading provides a way for you to compare different treks find a route to suite your fitness level in Nepal trip.

    Easy Treks:
    easyTrekNamo Budhda,Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Jomsom Muktinath Trekking, Helambu Trekking,Shivapuri Nagarkot Trek,Obviously easiest trips are designed to be enjoyed by anyone. For those trekkers who do not have any previous experience, I offer a diverse range of easy grade. A trek, categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. However the treks still involve walking up and down gradual hills on well defined trails and daily stages of 5 to 6 hours along good passable trails in your pace through 3000 meters of altitude about 10 kilometers per day, for usually a week and this treks are suitable for most people with an average level fitness. Trekking in this category is also suited to family groups with younger children or those with limited time. This lower altitude treks often provide colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges.

    In Annapurna region the Ghorepani, Ghandruk/ Poon Hill Trekking and Jomsom Muktinaath Trekking Treks are relatively easy, shorter treks and quite popular of diversity in both land escapes and people and you will find terrain and views splendid. The well beaten trail takes you in the heart of central Nepal Himalayas. The tea house along these routes offer 24 hours running solar hot water and western style food. The Panchase and Siklesh trekking are rarely traveled but best destination for spectacular mountain views and Gurung Cultures in Annapurna region. If the idea of tea house trekking appeals to you but you would prefer to escape from the crowds, then the Helambu Trekking northern direction of Katmandu could be your ideal choice. This is one of the most convenient trekking areas close to capital city and relatively low altitude trek with simpler tea house but famous for its wonderful culture hyolmali People, sight of enormous snowy mountains and spectacular green valley. To really get away from it all, the Shivapuri Nagarkot Trekking. Whilst you will still pass through many remote villages, these regions are so unspoiled as to have no tea house, and only a camping trek is an option. Again, the fantastic range of Annapurna Mountains, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang can be viewed on these treks.

    Moderate Treks:
    moderateThe Moderate treks begin to present more of a challenge to first time trekkers and are tougher than easy treks .So these treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. In this sector, I have included trekking at the higher altitudes in Annapurna; Langtang Himalayan region and far western Nepal. The treks will reach elevation approaching 4,500 meters involving more walking up and down and sometimes slightly higher where you will be rewarded with close up views of big mountains and generally are of at least fourteen days duration. The treks in these categories are still suitable for people of all ages although small children will probably find them too strenuous .You can choose Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Langtang Region; Ganesh Himal Trekking would be a choice. If you are looking for wilderness and solitude trekking adventure, the journey to Rara Lake Trekking is an ideal choice. It is similarly remote and is a good option for the summer season as rainfall is low. The last two regions are relatively unknown by tourists. There are no teahouse so we need to camp.

    Strenuous Treks:
    strenousTrekAnnapurna Circuit Trekking, Mt. Everest Region Trekking, Everest Base Camp Trek, Upper Mustang Trekking, Makalu Base Camp Trekking & Non – Touristy Area of Nepal This trips include a physical component with some important, a steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes and traveling condition can be tough. Trekking involves some steeper up and down on well – defined trail and altitudes exceed 5,500 meters. Treks at this level can be arranged for periods of 7-25 days.

    For a popular and spectacular trek with the possibility of staying in well -developed tea houses .The Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a good choice or you can take an optional route to Tilicho Lake Trekking, Mesokanto Pass from Manang through Khangsar village on the route to Annapurna circuit which is an area of rough and wild beauty .for an all -round experience of the scenery and cultures of Nepal this trek has a lot to offer .A gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes , where you will reach the altitude of 5,416m at Thorong La .

    Another very popular trekking, with good tea house facilities, are the Everest Base Camp, Gokyo Lake Trek in Everest Region. This trek takes you into the heart of the soaring peaks and cultures of the Everest region to the foot of the great peak of itself .if you wish a trek in off the beaten track, wild and restricted areas, the trail to Upper Mustang Trekking (max. elevation 5,400m) north of the Annapurna range offers fantastic landscapes and mystical cultures. Or you can choose Makalu Base Camp Trekking, the fifth highest peak in the world, traverses through isolated valleys and high mountains passes (max. elevation 5,350m).

    For those who are wishing to visit less touristy area I have accumulated a variety of trekking trips to Non -Touristy area of Nepal at this “c” level that provide a wilderness experience in both natural and cultural aspect.

    Challenging Treks.
    challengingTrekNepal Camping Treks Dolpo Trekking, Manaslu Trekking, Kanchanjunga Trekking ,Ganja- La Pass Trekking , Simikot (mt Kailash ) Trekking, Dhaulagiri Trekking, Challenging treks are only for real adventures .The main component at this level is likely to be a long , high altitude trek , uphill mountain with the possibility of some rope climbing that requires physical and mental stamina . A high level preparation is essential before embarking on one of these adventures. Altitudes will often exceed 5,000 meters where people are living in high mountain / high deserts and the treks involve camping for relatively long periods about 20-28 days or sometimes more then that . So excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable…

    A trek to isolated , the heavily restricted Dolpo Trek(max. elevation 4;500m) in north -west Nepal captivates visitors with its emerald Phoksundo Lake and magnification scenery of wild and pristine landscape ;Which is unlike most part of Nepal Himalayas .Manaslu Trekking in central Nepal (maximum elevation 5,213m) offers a whole range pristine eco systems. Trek to Kanchanjunga Trekking ;the third highest of the world’s peaks will take you into the remote far east region of Nepal .It is one of Nepal’s least trekked areas and certainly one of the most beautiful. In Langtang region a trekking to Ganja La pass (5,200meters) that connects between Langtang to Helambu is one of rewarding pass with the views of the valley and peaks of Langtang Himal. For those who are interested in the rugged scenery and the scattered traditional villages a trek to Simikot (mt. Kaikash) trekking can fulfill their aspiration. If you are really adventures and want the ultimate challenge, the Dhaulagiri Trekking is the most difficult of my featured treks. This region is new territory for trekkers and involves challenging trekking on rough high Terrain.

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