Trekking & Walking

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

Pemba, Ang cruise to Ultra Marathon titles

SOLUKHUMBHU, OCT 07 – Pemba Sherpa and Ang Chhutin Sherpa won the first Royal Penguin Ultra Marathon titles here on Monday.

Pemba left behind 18 participants to win the 60-km race that began from Namche Bazaar located at an altitude of 3,440 metres. Pemba, a 24-year old jopkyo — a hybrid of yak and cow — businessman, finished the race in seven hours and 24 minutes. Ang clocked nine hours and 11 minutes for women’s crown.

Pemba had previously participated in the 18-day run from Jiri in Dolakha to Renjo Pass, Chola pass, Everest Base Camp and Lukla in 2013 and in the 42-km long Tenzing Hilllary Everest Marathon held earlier this year.

From the starting point, the runners went uphill towards Dole (4200m), Gokyo (4,800 meters) and then to westwards to the Renjo-La before beginning the descend from Marlung (4260m), Thame (3800m) and back to Namche. The route is considered to be one of the most challenging ones for the height the runners climb in a day. 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

Trekking Styles in Nepal

Legions of trekkers are drawn to Nepal’s most iconic and accessible hiking, some of the world’s best, with rugged trails to the Everest, Annapurna and beyond. The diversity of nature and exotic culture makes this country ideal for trekking offering less-explored trails that promise authentic experiences.

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Trekking styles are basically categorized into two types in Nepal: Tea House Trek and Camping Trek. You can find extensive networks of lodges known as teahouses in the popular trekking regions of Nepal especially the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. As the altitude and remoteness of your trek increases, tea houses become rare and sometimes they are located too far apart and you have no option than camping with your fellow trekkers. Read More

Best of Nepali Treks

Legions of trekkers are drawn to Nepal’s most iconic and accessible hiking, some of the world’s best, with rugged trails to Everest, the Annapurnas and beyond. Considered as the ultimate “Himalayan Utopia” by trekkers and mountaineers worldwide, the mysterious land of Nepal offers some of the greatest trekking trails with incredible mountain scenery for a backdrop. Easily the best way to see Nepal is on foot along a network of trails trodden for centuries by porters, traders, pilgrims, mountaineers and locals travelling from village to town, plains to hills, Nepal to Tibet. Nothing beats strolling from teahouse to teahouse under crystal-clear Himalayan skies as an 8000m peak towers over you.

Every year Nepal attracts thousands of trekkers from all around the globe. That also means that every year people are faced with the hard choice of selecting which trekking destination to explore in Nepal. Let us help you find your favorite trek in Nepal with our 10 best treks of all time:

Everest Base Camp

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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

New trekking route to attract more tourists

POKHARA, Aug 17 : A team of experts are studying a new trekking route that is expected to help shoot up tourist flow in the region. The team on Sunday hit the trail starting from Lo Manthang of Mustang to Lumbini.

President Ram Baran Yadav, who was present in Pokhara on Sunday to inaugurate the trekking route, said he hoped that the new route would make a difference in the lives of the people of the region by generating employment opportunities and ensuring development through tourism.

All the four major points along the route–Lo Manthang, Lumbini, Fewa and Rara–being of high tourist importance, their linking is supposed to highly benefit the entire tourism industry in the country.

“This trekking route will eventually link several regions along the mountains, hills, and Tarai. This will definitely boost tourism in the country,” said Tikaram Sapkota, a member of Tourism Board. “We have started it as a campaign. The new trek also has religious, historical, cultural, and environmental importance. Read More

Dolpa: A hidden recluse

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For a truly remarkable and rich experience in the Himalayan valley that will leave you mesmerized by its natural beauty and unique culture, Dolpa is the ultimate place where you find solace. One of the most remote and sparsely populated region in Nepal, Dolpa is home to rich Tibetan culture, snow capped peaks, pristine lakes and Himalayan wildlife. Here are top 7 reasons why the Hidden Land of Dolpo should be on your travel list: Read More

Trekking in Bhutan: A blissful Getaway

Trekking in Bhutan reveals a spectacular, unspoilt country steeped in ancient traditions – and with a ‘history’ that is as tall as the Himalayas. The notion that Bhutan is a fairytale, mystical kingdom unchanged by and isolated from the modern world, stands true till date. Apart from the spectacular cultural tours of the spectacular dzongs, monasteries, temples and festivals, the best way to escape and experience more of the real Bhutan is on a trek. Explore what truly sets Bhutan apart from anywhere else and discover one of the most remote kingdoms on earth with us. Let us give you a selection of some of the country’s finest treks: Read More