Why it’s time to discover Nepal

Trekking Annapurna

Nepal, home to towering mountain peaks and deep valleys, breath-taking scenery, and historic monuments is one of the world’s most beautiful countries. The marvels of the country don’t stop here, as Nepal is also well known for its epic adventures and trekking trails.

Nature has blessed Nepal with all her bounty – stunning sights, rich geographical heritage, diverse cultures and traditions and much more. The grand country is the perfect choice for your next trekking trip as it boasts numerous trails, calm rivers, and outdoor adventures for everyone from beginners in the outdoors to the most experienced mountaineers.

Trekking Nepal is a must on your adventure list as your options are endless. While having many well-known trekking routes, new routes have recently developed in the hilly terrains of this country just waiting to be explored. We give you enough reasons as to why you should never miss out on that trek in Nepal.

  1. Trekking in Nepal includes the Kathmandu Valley – the foot of the Himalayas which have the fascinating 7 Monument Zones with ancient sculpted fountains that are sure to leave you in awe. Nepal is also home to 8 of the tallest mountains in the world. Along with this, you also get the opportunity to visit 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all in the same country.

  2. Robert Frost famously suggested that we take the road less travelled. Well, that is exactly what Nepal is famous for – trek routes not taken. There are a number of off the beaten trekking routes in Nepal, away from the usual traffic of travellers, giving you the pleasure of connecting with nature and having the route all to yourself.

  3. Ever wanted to go on multi-day mountain trips? Then, Nepal is just the destination. From the varied Annapurna Circuit, to the higher elevation Everest Base Camp, to the more remote Manaslu, trekking options range from several days to 2-3 weeks.

  4. You need not stop only with trekking in Nepal – there are various adventure sports that you can try your hand at in the mountains, ranging from river rafting and hot air ballooning to paragliding and bungee jumping.

  5. The people of Nepal reflect the natural beauty of the country in terms of hospitality and warmth. They consider guests as God – Atithi Devo Bavah and are more welcoming than you can imagine. The friendly locals are hardworking, kind and gentle and consider providing services to guests as their moral duty. Where else would be able to find such hospitable folks?

  6. When you’re packing for Nepal, you can travel light. There is no need to bring your camping gear as Nepal is famous for comfortable homestays. Popularly known as ‘Teahouses’, these homestays can be found along the trails, ready with a warm bed, bath and food round the clock. The food in the teahouses are the authentic Nepali cuisine served with warmth and love.

  7. Nepal is the perfect option if you wish for a peaceful retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of your routine daily life. It is a place of serenity, with the distinction of being the 2nd most peaceful country after Bhutan. The sacred monasteries, soothing winds and soft conversations with the people will leave you in a state of pure bliss and peace. This is your chance to embrace unscripted closeness with nature.

  8. The treks will give you a chance to visit the most pristine lakes in the secluded spaces of the mountains. The Rara Lake, the deepest fresh water lake is a beautiful sight the crystal clear waters dancing under the Sun – a soothing experience for the senses. The rich blue lake is a haven for bird watchers in the month of November, when you can catch glimpses of various migrating birds.

  9. Different seasons offer different experiences. This affordable and low budget destination can be visited any time of the year as each of the seasons has something new to offer to its tourists. Whether you desire a trek with blooming rhododendrons in spring, green fields and clean air during monsoon, or the clear mountain views of autumn, Nepal has something to offer anytime.

What more are you waiting for? Get your bags out and gear up for trekking in the stunning landscape of Nepal.

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Patrick
have been doing outdoor activities solo since my early adulthood. Usually when I get involved in a hobby or sport, I don’t let go until I achieve a high level and understanding of the sport. I got my scuba instructors in 2001. In 2006 I took up Kite surfing and am one level away from instructor on kite surfing. I have been doing trips into the wild, the off the beaten path trips for most of my life. I learned to repel and climb at a young age and have always enjoyed camping and backpacking. Over the 6+ years, I have gotten really involved in alpine style mountaineering. With certifications in mountaineering, and instructor certifications in lead climbing, and repelling (abseiling), I enjoy sharing or knowledge and teaching to those who have a passion for outdoors. Now I am working on completing the outdoor wilderness leadership program. People have always heard of my trips, and spoke with envy that they wanted to try such things but didn’t know how. This has inspired me to move to open this company. The Wildfire Expedition Company or “Wildfire Expeditions”