A Complete Guide to Trekking in Nepal for Beginners
If you are a beginner trekker and looking for the trekking in Nepal, the article will help you to organize an enjoyable journey in Nepal.
Nepal is the paradise for the trekkers, so every year, thousands of tourists come to visit Nepal. Many trekking regions provide the best packages as per your time frame and interest. However, there are short as well as long duration trekking trail available, and any age group of people can get the opportunity to explore the beauty of nature.
Nepal has out of eight from the ten tallest mountain in the world. It can be adobe for the trekkers from all around the globe. Likewise, Nepal is the blend of ancient culture, natural beauty, and high Himalayan range. While visiting in Nepal, you always enjoy the astonishing beauty of diverse landscapes and biodiversity.
Trekking is the most popular adventure activity in Nepal. All most trekking reasons provide the mesmerizing views of trekking trail and destination including Everest base camp trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Manaslu trek, Mardi Himal trek, Poon hill trek and many more. However, trekker chooses from different options as per their preference.
Nepal has both easy and challenging trekking routes, but if you are a beginner, you must choose a short and easy trekking trail. At the same time, beginner trekkers should get some guidelines from the trekking expert in Nepal.
Some guidelines for beginner trekkers in Nepal
You have to conscious while joining a trekking trip in the Himalayan region in Nepal. Here, we listed some basic things to consider during the adventure trip to the Mountain.
Choose best trekking season
Autumn and spring are two best seasons for trekking in Nepal, also known as peak season.
Spring season (March, April, and May)
Spring season can offer clear skies and beautiful views of the Mountains. During the spring season, weather and temperature are favourable and stable to trek. In spring you will enjoy the blooming Rhododendron flower along the trek. The temperature will be around 20 degrees and can drop up to 6 degrees. While walking in higher altitude, you will get a pleasant and mild weather condition.
Autumn season (September, October, and November)
Autumn is another peak season trekking in Nepal. This season also offers the warm and dry with clear skies during the trek. Also, the trekking trail more greenery after the Monsoon season. Because of the perfect climate provide outstanding views of nature and snowcapped mountains. The temperature is getting warmer at higher altitudes in days, which makes them a comfortable and pleasant walk.
Number of Trekking Days
There are several trekking regions in Nepal. The most popular trekking regions are Annapurna and Everest base camp trekking routes. These are the longer trekking trails, which completes a minimum 10 days trek. However, some of them can complete once a week, which includes Ghorepani Poonhill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Chisapani Nagarkot treks, etc.
If you are a beginner, you have to choose a short and easy trek. You have to choose the best suites trekking route as per your time frame. Also, you have to carefully select the best trekking itinerary as per your walking speed.
Guide and Porter
Guide and porters are not mandatory for the trek. But you have to hire a guide and porter service for a comfortable and enjoyable trip. The local guide will provide the best experience and knowledge about the trekking trail. It will help you to overcome the challenging situation in higher altitude trek. If you are trekking in Everest base camp or Poon Hill, you should always consider the trekking guide with you.
Porter will carry your heavy loads, which helps you comfortable and enjoyable walk in the Himalayan trek. You will have sufficient time to explore the natural beauty and snowcapped mountain range.
While trekking in Nepal, you have a proper preparation of trekking gears for a comfortable and easy walk. Most of the trekking trail is based on tea houses accommodation service. If there are no tea houses available you have to bring camping gear. As you are trekking in higher elevation, you have to bring warmer clothes, sleeping bags, and comfortable shoes. Himalayan region weather is not predictable. Thus you have to careful on it and bring waterproof and winds proof trekking gear as per the trekking season.
Mountain sickness also called altitude sickness. During altitude trek, due to the low level of Oxygen, you may suffer from altitude sickness. If you do not adequately handle altitude sickness that will be dangerous to the Health in altitude trek. While taking part in the higher altitude trek, you have to care about symptoms and precaution of the mountain sickness problem. You have to focus on proper acclimatization, slow and steady walk as well as drink plenty of water to avoid the altitude sickness.
Different trekking routes require to get entry permits. You have to check whether it needs trekking permits or not. Mainly for the trek, you need to have two types of permits TIMS and conservation entry permits. If you have not brought necessary permits, you can not get the entry in the trekking routes in Nepal.
Some best trekking trail for the beginners
There are various trekking routes in Nepal suitable for beginners. But here we provide the same best trekking destination for the trekkers.
Ghorepani Poon hill trek
Ghorepani Poon hill trek is the famous short and easy trek in the Annapurna region. It also offers the stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. During the walk, you will experience the local culture with blend natural green hills and snowcapped mountains. Also, you will enjoy the majestic sunrise and sunset views, along with a different viewpoint.
Highlights of the trek
- Enjoy the paradise views from the Poon hill
- Explore the diversity of flora and fauna along the walk.
- Visit the different typical Nepali village and experience the ancient art and culture
- Trek through the green hills with beautiful mountains and villages
Mardi Himal trek
Mardi Himal trek is the freshly open virgin trekking trail in Annapurna conservation. It is located in the east of Annapurna base camp, which offers spectacular mountain views and geography. The trekking trail leads you through the beautiful villages, green forest of Rhododendron, oak, and pine forests. It also provides the fantastic beauty of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail, and many more Himalayan peaks. From the Mardi Himal base camp, you will enjoy the sunrise views on top of snowcapped mountains.
Highlights of the trek
- Enjoy the astonishing views of the Himalayan range along the walk.
- Exploring the local Gurung culture and lifestyle
- Explore the biodiversity of Annapurna conservation
- To get the sunrise views from the Mardi Himal base camp
- Enjoy the panoramic beauty of nature and the diverse Himalayan landscape.
DhampushSarankot trek is the short and easy trek from the beautiful Pokhara valley. This trek takes you the outstanding viewpoint Dhampush-Sagrankot where you can get the views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and LamjungHimal ranges. Along the trek, you enjoy the natural beauty with different traditional cultures of the Typical Nepali villages. Also, you will experience the beautiful Pokhara valley from the viewpoint.
Highlights of the trip
- Short and adventurous hike from the Pokhara valley
- Enjoy the remarkable sunrise and sunset views from the Sarankot
- Explore and experience the local Gurung culture in Dhampus
Chisapani Nagarkot trek
Chisapani Nagarkot trek start from the Kathmandu. If you are looking for a short and easy trek, it might be a perfect choice. The trek offers extraordinary views of green hills and snowcapped mountains. This trek provides excellent views of Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Manaslu, Lantang, Gaurishankar, and many other peaks. The sunrise views from Nagarkot offers the outstanding beauty of mountain range as well as a diversity of landscape.
Highlights of the trek
- Explore the diversity of flora and fauna along the Shivapuri national park
- Panoramic view of the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang, and Jugal ranges.
- Mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot
Everest view trek
Everest view trek is the short trekking routes in the Everest region. It will be a perfect choice who wants to explore Mt Everest in a short period. Along the trek, you will experience the traditional Sherpa culture and lifestyle with the natural beauty of the Khumbu region trek. Also, you have an opportunity to explore the Sagarmatha national park and its diversity of flora and fauna. The trek offers the glorious views of Mt Everest (8848m), with Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), Thamserku (6623m), and AmaDablam (6856m), etc. Plus, you can explore the ancient Sherpa monastery along the trek.
Highlights of the trek
- Visit Sagarmatha national park and Namche Bazar
- Experienced the Sherpa culture and lifestyle
- Panoramic views of world highest Mt Everest
- Visit ancient Buddhist monastery along the trek
Tamang Heritage Trek
Tamang heritage trek is the popular Tamang cultural village trek through the Lantang region. You can experience the Tamang culture and lifestyle. This trek offers beautiful scenery of green hills, villages, paddy fields, Rivers, waterfalls and snowcapped mountains. However, you will enjoy the panoramic views of the Lantang mountain range with the ancient cultural beauty of Tamang tradition and lifestyle.
Highlights of the trek
- Views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and JugalHimal ranges
- Explore the Tamang villages and Tibetan settlements
- Experience the ethnic culture and lifestyle
Some tips for trekking in Nepal for beginners
- Proper preparation of trekking equipment and gears as per the trekking season
- Hiring a guide and porter is very important for the beginner and walk with group, friends and trekking teams
- If you are doing the more challenging trek, you have physical fitness and some exercise before joining the trek in Nepal
- Walk slowly and steady as per your walking speed
- Having a first aid kind and medicine with you
- Drink plenty of water to overcome the dehydration after the long walk
- To get some knowledge of symptoms and precaution about the altitude sickness
- Bring some energy food like chocolates, bars, and dry food for the long hour walk in higher elevation
- Bring sufficient Nepali cash, because you will not get any ATM service along the trek, etc.
Nepal is the best trekking destination around the world, and it offers the various trekking region, which is both comfortable and difficult. The trek will provide an excellent time to explore the remotes areas trek for both beginners and experienced trekkers in Nepal.
With high mountains and immense natural beauty is the remarkable adventurous journey in Nepal.