Nepal Trekking

New trekking route ‘Loluphera’ identified

BABIYACHGAUR, Myagdi, Oct 30: A new trekking route has been established by integrating religious, historical and natural beauty embedded in the west Nepal.

The trekking route namely ´´Loluphera´ has been identified including over a dozen tourism sites of Dhaulagiri, Gandaki, Lumbini and Karnali zones.

The task of geographical mapping is underway after undertaking a primary feasibility study as part of the implementation of an idea of establishing trekking route connecting Lomanthang of Mustang to Lumbini and Fewa Lake of Pokhara to Rara Lake of Mugu, said Loluphera Trekking Route Campaign Coordinator Krishna KC said. Read More

Khumbu listed among Lonely Planet’s 10 best regions

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KATHMANDU, OCT 29 – Lonely Planet has placed Nepal’s Khumbu region among the 10 best regions to explore in 2015. Khumbu is also known as the Everest region.

The guide book has placed Nepal in the sixth spot after Gallipoli in Turkey, Rocky Mountain National Park in the US, Toledo in Belize, Tasmania in Australia and Norway Arctic in Norway. Read More

Ban on blizzard-hit trekking route lifted

Authorities have lifted the ban on trekking through some sections of the Annapurna trekking route.

Following blizzards and avalanches at various places last week, trekkers were restricted from crossing the Thorang Pass section of the Annapurna Circuit since Friday.

Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association Pokhara said now the trekkers are free to walk through any part of the circuit. Read More

Tsho Rolpa: The Glacial Lake

Tsho Rolpa is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal. Located at an altitude of 4,580 meters in the Dolakha District, this lake lies between the famous Langtang and Everest ranges. Those who embark on this trek are rewarded with the majestic view of Mt. Gaurishankar and the Himalayan panorama surrounding it.

Your journey begins from Dolakha from where you take a bumpy ride through winding road and beautiful landscapes towards Gongur Khola. Next day you head for Chyochyot which is the gateway to Simi Gaon, a Sherpa village high up on the mountainside of alpine forests and rocky terrains. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful landscapes and gurgling streams. Having said that, keep an eye out for leeches as they are everywhere on the trail. Finally, you reach Dongang which is at the altitude of 2800 meters.

The journey from Dongang to Nagaon is the longest stretch with continuous uphill and increase in altitude making the trek difficult. You reach Thangding and continue to Rangding, a small village. Next day, after two and half hour of trek, you finally reach Tsho Rolpa Lake. The beautiful blue patch of ice-cold water shines like a jewel in the midst of the panoramic snowy mountains. The sight is enough to make you forget your days of exhaustion.

Trekking Essentials

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What do you really need when you are on a trek or a hike? Many people struggle with their packing list and end up carrying too much or too few in some cases. A trek basically means a long arduous journey, especially one made on foot. And there are various things that determine the type and range of equipments required for a trek such as the duration of the trek, the terrain or place where you will trek, season during the trek etc. But there are some other basics things which you simply cannot afford to miss. So if you are getting ready for a hike, make sure you have these essentials with you!

Navigation

GPS is nice, but a map and compass are better – their batteries will never die. It is important that you always carry a detailed map of the area you will be visiting and know how to use a compass for navigation.

Clothing

You should have a weatherproof jacket and, on longer hikes or in situations where you know you’ll be far from easy shelter, weatherproof pants too. The colder it gets, the more extra layers you’ll want to have along. Dress in layers to match current and predicted conditions, then pack at least one more layer just in case. Read More

Trek through the Amazing Annapurna

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The aptly named Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most intensely scenic treks in Nepal. Because of an amazing scenery in the Annapurna Sanctuary, this trek has become one of the most popular treks and is a huge amphitheatre surrounded by 10 peaks that are more than 20,000 feet (6,100m) tall, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhre. There are few treks that combine so many different landscapes and bring you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 m high peaks in such a short period of time as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Read More

Top 8 reasons to go on Everest Base Camp Trek

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The Everest Base Camp trek is arguably the most famous trekking route in the world and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. Nowhere in the world will you find a spectacular place to be than here in the Everest region. Everest Base Camp Trek follows the historic route to the base of the world’s tallest mountain, Everest and offers explorers unrivalled views of beautiful forests, Sherpa villages, glacial moraines and foothills that surround the area. It is without a doubt the grandest walk in the land of the Himalayas. Here are our top 10 attractions from EBC Trek that will compel you to embark on an epic journey that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set off in 1953. Read More

Top 5 Base Camps Treks in Nepal

Legions of trekkers are drawn to the Himalaya’s most iconic and accessible hiking, some of the world’s best, with rugged trails to Everest, the Annapurna and beyond. Nowhere else can you trek for days or even weeks against the backdrop of some of the world’s most glorious Himalayan vistas. Here are some of the best treks that take you to the base of some of the celebrated mountains of Nepal.

Everest Base Camp

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Topping many people’s travel bucket list and probably the most coveted trek in the world, Everest Base Camp trek takes you through the fascinating Khumbu region and to the base of the world’s highest mountain. Read More