Trekking is an outdoor activity of walking for more than a day. It is a form of walking with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery of rivers, lakes, mountains and many more. Some people feel trekking as a hobby, some take it as a sport but for some it is a way of life.
Generally people have confusion on trekking and hiking. Hiking is a one day walk while trekking needs more than one day to complete. Trekking is more challenging than hiking since it tests one’s ability, endurance and their mental as well as psychological capacity. There are many different ways to do a trek and trekking culture often varies from country to country. It usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wilderness.
Why Choose Nepal?
Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular treks in the world. Some of the most popular treks in the world, Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek are located here in Nepal. Ranging from these classics to other popular treks of Langtang Valley and Manaslu Circuit, Nepal has always been the popular destination for trekkers around the world. From the short trek which can be completed within 2/3 days to the months long trek, people can find any kind of trekking destinations here. New places have been explored every time and again.
The highest mountain in the world, Everest lies in our country and can be seen from every trekking destinations of Everest region. 8 of the world’s 12 highest mountains (8000+meters) lie here. Annapurna is another popular mountain which is seen from the trekking routes in Annapurna region. The iconic fishtail mountain is another attraction in this region. Nepal is also the home of world’s highest lake i.e. Tilicho lake and many other popular lakes around the mountains like Gokyo, Imja Tsho, Gosaikunda etc.
Nepal is rich in trekking trails. It would be hard to complete all the trekking trails of Nepal even in the lifetime. There are so many destinations and new places are explored every time and again. There is so much to see and do. Nepal is a safe place to visit and the trekking trails are wonderful places to re-connect with nature and walk amongst the mountains. Nowadays the trekking is much more comfortable than the rugged experience it was in the 1950s when Edmund Hillary climbed Mount Everest. There are comfortable tea houses selling a wide variety of local as well as international food and beverages. Many tourist standard hotels are built in high altitude rural areas as well. Lots of treks focus on the culture as much as the scenery, but there is also opportunity to find yourself in real isolation.
Trek Venture Nepal
Trek Venture Nepal is a Nepal based tour and trekking company, registered with the government of Nepal and managed by a group of local touring and trekking professionals.
Our company is recognized by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association(NMA), Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Inland Revenue(PAN), Department of Foreign Exchange Management and we are also affiliated with Himalayan Rescue Association(HRA).
The founding members of this company have years of experience under their belt, having lead many trekking teams from around the world in various regions of this country. After graduating from travel and tourism studies, our sole focus was to optimize the travel experience of our fellow visitors and make necessary amendments based on our experiences as team leaders and guides to ensure that the clients that have entrusted us would be guaranteed premium services, affordable rates and the ultimate travel experience. Having said that, we can never stop learning as every new day brings some new challenges and also new opportunities along with. We always strive to cover all the bases and leave no room for uncertainty when it comes to the safety and satisfaction of our customers as we consider our absolute privilege to be entrusted with delivering you an adventure that you can remember for your lifetime.
Furthermore, we believe that happy, satisfied and motivated staffs are the bedrock of any organization and in fact they truly are the ambassadors as they represent not only this organization that they work for but also the country for our foreign visitors. We take extreme pride in ensuring that all of our staffs from management to the porters are well taken care of. We are strongly against the practices of having porter brothers carry heavier weights just to cut corners and we thoroughly make sure their concerns and needs are addressed, as the saying goes, “the chain is only as strong as the weakest link.”
We believe that traveling is not merely an act of seeing places or meeting people, rather, it is a process of expanding your understanding of world around you, thus, a process to know yourself better. Be it your passion, fear, limitation or strength, each and all will be tested and when you come out to the other side of that experience, be ready to welcome a new you. Just more refined, with more depth, soul and conviction! Almost like an update to the mental software that runs the complex machination called ‘you’!
We are more than happy to offer various services, from trekking in different regions of Nepal to historic tours that encompasses local sightseeing of ancient cities, cultural tours that give you taste of local culture and traditions, customized yoga trek for those who want to have deeper insights while savoring natural delights. We also specialize in adventure sports such as: White Water Rafting, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, Dirt Biking tour and Zip Lining. Also, we offer Jungle Safari, Bird watching tours, Helicopter tour around the Great Himalayan Trail, Peak Climbing as well as Volunteering opportunities.
Travel & Trek Services
Our Travel & Trek Service Packages are one of the best looking and most preferred trekking services now in Nepal. In service package, trekkers can save some good money and can have a best trek in limited budget and limited time frame. What are the services and how can it benefit a trekker?
Firstly, there are two kinds of services that a trekking office has to offer. One is full package services where trekkers will be facilitated with all kind of service from the point of arriving in Tribhuvan International airport to departure from Nepal. This will include a professional guide with all moving transportation, all government taxes and permits and also all expenses during the trek. This kind of trek is quite expensive compared to Service Package.
Service package is designed to advantage the ones who have limited budget, limited time to travel and the best services we offer. This will include a good speaking professional local guide and all government taxes and permits required to trek in Nepal. Service package will not include food during the trek. This will help a trekker to save some good money. Only 20 USD per day is average spending for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Guide will also help to make trekker’s expenses low. Also, we have been offering accommodations in all trekking regions of Nepal which will make a trek easier and comfortable.
Nepal has been a paradise for the travelers who loves tranquility. Nepal is still a best destination for all kind of hikers and nature lovers. Besides some of the popular trekking destinations like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang, there are still some places in Nepal where trekkers need to accommodate with camping trips.
Trek Venture Nepal has been offering some of the best service packages around Nepal. Let’s find out some attractive and popular trekking destinations around Nepal.
Everest Region in Nepal
Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest base camp trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend but a burning desire to observe the beauty of Mt. Everest. It is possible to either purchase the trek as a vacation package or arrive in Nepal independently and just come and trek with us with service packages.
The Everest Base Camp Trekking leads through magnificent Sherpa villages and rhododendron forests at a lower elevation. We will visit remote Buddhist monasteries and will ascent to Everest Base Camp Trek, walk on the Khumbu glacier and set eyes on the beauty of its icefall. In addition, you will have the chance to visit the famous viewpoint Kala Pattar (5550m), where we can get some awesome views of the Himalayan giants which literally numb your senses with breathless admiration that beholds the eye; and make up for the lung-bursting climb that took you up there.
Gokyo- Ri lake Trek Everest Region
Do you want to climb Gokyo Ri and do the Gokyo Trek? This jewel of a trek will take you to the Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Valley, away from the crowds on their way to Everest Base Camp, in Sagarmatha National Park. The Gokyo Ri Trek in Nepal was once considered the best place to take a look at the Everest Mountain ranges.
Gokyo Lake Trek means a hike to explore the series of the Lakes in the Gokyo Valley. Gokyo Valley has six beautiful lakes, the world’s sixth-highest peak Cho Oyu and the biggest glacier in the Himalaya Ngochumba Glacier. The Gokyo Ri offers the best mountain scenery in the Everest region including Mt. Everest 8848.86m, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lothse.
Everest high three passes Trek
Everest Three Pass Trek
Chola pass (5,380m), Kongma La Pass (5,535m), Renjo la pass Renjo La (5,388m) is the attractive and the adventure high passes trek in Everest Region. This region is very famous for trekking and climbing the peaks. Mt Everest, the world highest mountain, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam is the more attraction of the region. It is also identified by the home of Sherpa and the mysterious Yeti. This trek not only takes you Everest Base Camp but also Lukla, Namche Bazar, Tengboche, and the valley of Solukhumbu.
Annapurna Region in Nepal
Annapurna sanctuary Trek
If you love the Himalayas, you probably know how popular Annapurna Mountain really is. If I tell you, you could reach to Base Camp of mighty Annapurna in limited time with in 8 days or even shorter.
Trekkers can enjoy every section of ABC Trek trail and witness the majestic Himalayas. The spectacular view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, and other mountains make your journey incredibly interesting.
The trial pass through terraced fields, through the forest full of Rhododendron, bamboo, and Oak, and through several beautiful villages. You will trek through different vegetations and climates and reach Annapurna South Base Camp. On the way, you will pass through Machhapuchhre Base Camp as well.
Annapurna circuit Trek in Nepal
Annapurna circuit short trek is a hiking package to enjoy the beauty of Manang village, feel the adventure of Thorong La pass (5415 m.) and visit the holy temple of Muktinath. In Annapurna circuit trek, the visitors can explore the north face of complete Annapurna range, Gangapurna glacier, Tilicho peak and Buddhist cultural sites from ancient times.
The most exciting part of the trip is to cross the Thorong La pass and which might be little tough for beginners but enjoyable for moderate and experienced hikers. This is very ideal trek for those who has limited time, physically fit but still want to do the trek to Annapurna circuit.
Short Poon Hill Trek
The Poon Hill Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek and that is because everyone is trekking towards that famous spot-on Poon Hill from where you can see the sunrise over the Annapurna Range, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. On the Poon Hill Trek, you won’t have to worry about altitude sickness, you can do it in as little as 4 days and it is a perfect introduction to trekking in Nepal.
Poon Hill Trek is suitable for inexperienced trekkers. You can do this trek with your children as well. This trek calls the family Annapurna trekking as well. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done within 2 days to 6 days; it depends on where you will start the trek and where you will finish it.
Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is now one of the fresh and getting popular among the trekkers who has limited time to travel and with limited budget. There has been a myth regarding Mardi Himal Trek as the difficult trekking. Mardi Himal Trek is just easy, if you have proper trekking equipment, a well-planned itinerary, proper logistic support from our office which will easily help to reach the Mardi Himal base Camp before you know it.
Remember that acclimatization is the key factor but you are not going such a high trek. Even a beginner traveler has gone to Mardi Himal without any difficulty from our trekking agency. A total of 45km distance is covered with an average walking hour per day of 5 to 6 hours. There will be some steep ascend and descend through boulders and stone steps. Always travel light. We offer porter to carry your bag if you are in a family or a group (if you need them).
Langtang region in Nepal
Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley trek is an Excellent Short Trek, if you are a Little Short on Time or Nervous of Starting on one of Longer, Higher Altitude Adventure. Short Langtang Trek is highly recommended as Short Holiday Visitors of Nepal but still want to see mountains scenery and unique Nepalese’s culture. Among many treks in the Langtang National Park, seven/ eight days Langtang Short trek is idol as short and easy trek chances to see the high Himalayan atmosphere.
Langtang Short Trek begins at Syabru Besi after a 6 to 7 hours scenic bus drive from Kathmandu. The trail goes through the forest of pine, juniper, rhododendron, bamboo, and other rare vegetation, swift mountain streams, rugged rock, and snow-capped peaks at the beginning. The Langtang Short Trekking trail follows the Langtang River most of the time when you are at Ghoretabela the valley becomes wider with the majestic view of Langtang Himal range toward a settlement of the Langtang and Kyanging Gumba.
Manaslu circuit Trek
Nepal has the most amazing and beautiful off-beaten trek for adventure lovers. The Manaslu circuit trek offers the gorgeous views Manaslu and also can enjoy the best mountain views of tenth highest mountain Mt Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Mt Machhapuchchhre, Gangapurna, Ganesh Himal and many more surrounding peaks. Manaslu Circuit trek is the classic and legendary trek with the stunning views of the Mt Manaslu-the the eighth highest mountain in the world.
The off-beaten the trekking route of the Manaslu Circuit trek takes you through via the beautiful Manaslu Conservation Area and ends up at the Larkya La Pass the higher and the attractive pass of the Manaslu region.
Dolpo Region Trek
Dolpo region is one of the most exciting trekking destinations in Nepal. The deepest lake of Nepal, Phoksundo lake also lies in this area. The Dolpo region is one of the rain shadow areas and is a high-altitude desert, strongly reminiscent of Tibet. The track is through a variety of landscapes, ranging from green pastures as same as the European Alps and its barren landscapes. Depend on the timeframe, difficulty, and interest.
Guidelines for Travel and Treks in Nepal
Travel and Trek in Nepal takes you through some of the most stunning and challenging landscapes in the world, but if you go prepared and with the right equipment and guidance, it can be an incredible experience.
Before you set out on your journey in Nepal, make sure you follow these 7 essential guidelines to make sure your travel and trek in Nepal goes off without a hitch!
Preparation is the key for success in any field. Therefore, before coming to Nepal for travel and trek activities, you can prepare yourself at first mentally physically and financially. The best thing you can do is to get yourself acclimatized with higher altitudes, hiking around the hills of your place and keeping yourself fit by regular exercise. It will help you a lot during your travel and trek. Moreover, the right gears are the highlight for you travel and preparation of it is important.
Research about destination.
Travelers must be aware of cultural differences when visiting a new country. In some countries it is not acceptable to show affection in public or point with your index finger, for example. Knowing about these customs will help you stay out of trouble and enjoy your trip more fully. It is also important to understand that different languages are spoken throughout Asia and knowing a few key phrases will make your travels much easier as well as increase your ability to interact with locals.
Bag packs can be trekking bag of Light 45 to 60 Liter. This is a good size for most people, and it’s not too heavy or bulky. Likewise, for tour only duffel bag or suitcase is recommended. Make sure that it’s water-resistant! If you are hiring porter to carry your stuffs then you can pack your stuff in duffel bag and along with it you will need a day carry bag of . So, you can carry your essentials only while trekking.
Trek Venture Nepal prioritizes safety of our guest travelling to Nepal. First of all, Make sure all our gears are in hand. Never be too confident about your trekking skills or physical abilities. Take precautions and use common sense at all times. Ask for help if you need it and never go alone. Don’t assume anything—ask questions, read up on what you can do before you get there, and make a plan with someone who knows what they’re doing before heading out into unfamiliar territory.
Planning your route.
Itinerary planning is a crucial part of any travel. When you’re planning your route, it’s important to consider a few things. First, you need to determine how long you want your trek to last—the more time you have, the more likely it is that you can take detours and add on side trips. Next, choose which area of Nepal or Tibet appeals most to you—this will help determine which routes are available and what kinds of terrain and climate you can expect.
Acute Mountain Sickness.
This word can be unfamiliar for most of international guest. Moreover, might not had experience it yet. It is best to avoid it. Normally, Altitude sickness can happen from 3000 meter elevations. It is common for trekkers and climbers to experience symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) at these altitudes, especially if they are not acclimatized or overexert themselves. It is important that you do not push yourself too hard when you first arrive at altitude and that you take it easy during your first few days of acclimatization. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, dizziness and sleep disturbances.
If any of the symptoms is experienced. Console your guide. Take medication and drink lot fluids. If you feel uncomfortable after getting some rest, it is best to descend to lower elevation.
Rules for Travel Trek in Nepal
A vaccination certificate showing a full dose of vaccination against COVID-19, completed at least 14 days prior to entering Nepal.
If you are not being fully vaccinated, or have not completed a full dose of vaccination at least 14 days prior to arriving in Nepal, COVID-19 test report (RT-PCR, Gene Expert, True NAAT or WHO accredited test) showing negative result done within the last 72 hours of boarding from the first airport or, if you are entering through land border, done within 72 hours of entry.
This provision will not be applicable to children below 5 years.
A copy of the permit, if applicable, for mountaineering, trekking and other activities that will require permission
Visa from the Nepal foreign Embassy or on arrival visa at airport.
Money, Banks and Credit Cards
Payment in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Credit cards like American Express, Master and Visa are accepted at major hotels, shops, and restaurants. ATM is widely in use in Kathmandu.
Exchange rates are published in English dailies such as The Rising Nepal, The Kathmandu Post and The Himalayan Times. Nepali currency notes are found in denominations of Rupees 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1.
On August 7, 2011, Nepal implemented its Tobacco Control and Regulatory Act, which made public places smoke-free. The law prohibits smoking in public places such as Government offices, corporations, educational institutions, libraries, airports, public vehicles, orphanages, childcare centers, cinema halls, homes for the elderly, cultural centers, children’s gardens, hotels, restaurants, resorts, girl’s and boy’s hostels, department stores, religious sites and industries.
Dress Code/Demonstrative Behavior in Public Places
The form of greeting in Nepal is “Namaste” performed by joining both palms together. It literally means “the divine in me salutes the divine in you”.
As a mark of respect Nepali usually take their shoes off before entering someone’s house or place of worship.
Food or material that has been touched by another person’s mouth is considered impure or “jutho” and, therefore, is not accepted unless among close friends or family.
Touching something with feet or using the left hand to give or take may not be considered auspicious.
Women wearing skimpy outfits are frowned upon especially in the rural parts of the country.
Public display of affection is considered scandalous.
Nodding of head means “Yes” while shaking of head means a “No”. A slight dangling of head from left to right means “OK”.
You can accept a handshake offered by either a male or a female but never offer your hand first. To avoid conflict, photography is carried out only after receiving permission.
As a part of the tradition some Hindu temples do not allow non-Hindus to enter inside the main area of the temple.
Entrance to some temples is forbidden, so look out for such notices.
Leather articles are prohibited inside some temple areas.
Walk around temples or stupa is traditionally done clockwise.
Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a Nepalese home.
Seek permission to take photographs inside temples or of religious ceremonies.