Proudly possessing the best trekking trails in the world, hiking in Nepal is a sublime and culture-filled experience for all adventurers and nature enthusiasts. Many countries in the world possess walking paths, but some of the best treks in Nepal are out of the world. Nepal has the most sought after trekking trails leading you to the top of the world, Mt. Everest. Ranging from simple and easy-paced one day hike, numerous multi-days advanced treks, high altitude treks crossing high passes, and the Great Himalayan Trail, which may involve five days or five months, most of the trekking packages lead you close to the Himalayas. You will encounter a lot of teahouses in the most popular trekking routes such as the Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek or the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, while camping arrangements are more prevalent in Kanchenjunga and Makalu Base Camp Treks. These camps and teahouses provide trekkers good opportunities to rest and recover while mingling with the unreserved friendliness of Nepalese people.
Dominated by the world’s most intimidating mountains, hiking in Nepal is the ultimate way to explore and experience the unmatched local cultures and the exhilarating beauty of the high Himalayas. With the ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes reachable only by foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the most unique experiences in the Asian sub-continent.
The terms hiking, trekking and mountain climbing are all similar in the sense that you go out and walk in nature. But, there are certain significant dissimilarities between them. The easiest amongst them is hiking which means walking on well-marked trails of easy to moderate difficulty. The duration of hiking usually ranges from half-day, full-day up to two days. Hiking does not require climbing skills or any specific equipment.
Likewise, trekking is a multi-day hike with long hours of walking up and down in the high mountains above 3000 m with difficulty level somewhere between hiking and mountaineering. Trekking also does not require technical skills and deep knowledge.
Mountain climbing or mountaineering is a technical adventure requiring high technical skills, climbing gears and a good fitness level. Among the three, mountaineering is by far the most challenging as it involves walking on steep sides of the rock, snow, and icy mountain terrains. It requires having an experience of high altitude walk, rock climbing, technical skills of handling gears such as crampons, ice-axe and pinpoint navigations. Mountaineering is a more technical variation of trekking that takes climbers to higher peaks that are over 5000 m.
Generally, Nepal is considered a safe country for solo women travelers as compared with many other countries around the world. Trekking with Himalayan Glacier, it is 100% safe for a solo woman on any of our trips. The best advice that we offer to solo women travelers is never trek alone with a local male guide.
Some travelers have been lured by the cheap operators offering cheap options – it is risky to book with unreliable agencies. Himalayan Glacier is an adventure and travel company with a strong operation base in Kathmandu. We have trained and educated all our trekking guides and staff about the etiquettes in dealing with solo women travelers. They know very well the evil effects of sexual harassment or abusive demeanors towards women and how to behave with them. All our guides are certified and registered with the government of Nepal and have been working with us since few decades. More than a hundred of our past clients have written strong recommendations about our guides on TripAdvisor and Feefo.