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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is an amazing place which is centering around summer monsoon weather. It is best to visit Nepal in the months of March to June, when the sky is clear, air is fresh and you can witness incredible views.
It is easy to enter Kathmandu as you will be provided with Visa on Arrival. Visa is needed to travel to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport, although, an Indian citizen does not require a Visa to travel to Kathmandu.
Some of the famous winter treks to do in Kathmandu is
Other winter treks include:
Trekking in the months of July and August can be enjoyed in rain shadow areas of Mustang, Annapurna and Nar Phu region and Dolpo. These areas receive less rainfall and are accessible for a joyous trek.
Trekking is one of the most popular activities to enrol in Kathmandu. However Nepal is a safe country, but it is advisable to move in a group. Especially night travelling (after 9 pm) with a few people must be avoided. It is safer to have a local person to guide and help you.
Some of the tips are to exchange the money at authorised dealing shops and always ask for a receipt. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Keep your documents handy while travelling majorly your passport. Always carry a map even when you are with a guide. Do not leave cash or valuables in cars or taxis and majorly do not trust strangers.
Yes, you can definitely plan a trekking activity to Annapurna Base Camp. Trekking in Annapurna is considered moderate to high level of difficulty. You will move alongside rice paddies and amidst forests of Annapurna conservation area, to reach the Annapurna Massif and revere the exquisite beauty of the Nepal.
The maximum altitude to experience on your Annapurna Base Camp is 13,550 ft, which is a strenuous path to climb on. Every year hundreds of mountaineers climb this trek to witness the eight thousander mountains from such an elevation. This is often treated by clear views of the mountain peaks and a glorious night sky.
Be dazzled by the beauty of Everest Base Camp Trek, while climbing the world’s highest peak. It is usually scheduled for 12-15 days. This trek is really one of a kind as you will be exploring villages and interacting with locals, while witnessing the Buddhist culture and colorful flags throughout your journey of climbing the high altitude range.
The best time to encounter the beauty of this trek is from March to May and from September to December.
The trek will cost a single person around INR 35000- 39000 but this trek is worth the money.
Yes, you can enjoy trekking at Champa Devi, one of the most wonderful hikes in Himalaya. This uphill journey to the magnificent mountain is breathtaking, situated at a height of 2280 meter. This short trek has a medium difficulty level and can be initiated from Bhanjyang.
Manaslu Circuit trek is a trek to the 8th highest peak in the world, an altitude of 26759 ft. It has a trail of tea houses on the way, so you don’t need to carry food and tents. This trek is less crowded than its similar others, which makes it more attractive and enjoyable. As altitude rises, you will be treated with more monasteries and chortens.
Although this trek is often described as a difficult one, it is not that hard to climb to. You will just have to encounter some ups and downs on your track and nothing is too extreme. It is a moderate level trek that requires you to be physically fit.
Phulchowki Trek is considered as easy to moderate level trekking trail. You will require 7-9 hours of walking to complete this trek, so one day is enough. Although, you can stretch it to 6-9 days by staying at tea house lodges or camping along the way, making a package out of it.
Phulchowki Namobuddha trek is a short and easy trek around Kathmandu. Namo Buddha stupa is one of the holiest sites for Buddhist and Phulchowki is the name of the Namo Buddha stupa. Phulchowki has an elevation of 2728 metres.
Yes, Langtang Circuit trek is one of the better and peaceful treks in the Himalayas, as compared to Annapurna or Everest Base Camp Trek. This trek is quite suitable for all kind of travellers, be it beginners or professionals.
It is easy to moderate graded trek, where you can experience dense forests and is one of the best trekking routes, also you will be crossing Kyanjin Gompa and Gosainkunda Lake. It is almost a 15-17 days trek to Langtang circuit offering you a blissful experience that you will cherish forever.
This picturesque trek is located at a short distance from Mount Everest. Island Peak Trek is a strenuous climb and a main climbing peak in the Himalayan range with a height of 20000 ft. above sea level. Island Peak is mostly non-technical with some basic snow climbing skills required. It will surely fill you with the feeling of accomplishment and prepare you for further climbs to a higher peak.
The Pokalde Peak is located 12 km from Mount Everest. This relatively moderate climbing trek, passing through the landmarks of Khumbu region reaches to the top of Pokalde Peak situated at 5,806 m. This is short and one of the easiest mountain peaks to trek on in the Everest region. The best time and season to plan a trip to this peak is in months of spring and autumn.
Pisang Peak trek is a famous and accessible trek location in the Annapurna Circuit within the Manang Region. Perched upon Pisang, a village in the Himalayas. October & November (autumn) and April & May (spring) are the best seasons to climb Pisang peak in terms of weather, temperature and visibility.
This trekking trail reaches to the mount shaped like a pyramid and is one of the easiest treks to do in the Himalayas. This has a maximum altitude of 19,984 ft above mean sea level and is a part of Damodar range in Himalayas.
Experience trekking in the Helambu region of Nepal. Go on this beautiful short trek in the Langtang region and escape in the serenity that surrounds you. It is not a very popular tourist location, but it is a good trek to learn about the life and culture of Sherpa community. Autumn months from mid Sept to mid Dec and Spring months from March to May are the best seasons for Helambu Trek.
Kanchenjunga is one of the most scenic and popular destinations. The Kanchenjunga trek is a fine trekking location as you will be climbing the third tallest mountain in the world on a remote mountain trail. It is perfect for you if you enjoy adventure and want to experience some solitude. Also be sure to witness sights of blooming rhododendron, some oak and pine forests and flowing rivers on your way. Standing tall at an elevation of 8586 m (28169 ft), Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in world, which could be witnessed from this trek.
It is considered as a moderate to highly difficult climb, as the path is long and unsteady.
Staying in camps during trekking in Kathmandu is quite an expensive affair. Usually, you are accommodated in tea house lodges or homestays. However, camping can be organised with ease by your guide if insisted.
Dance around campfires and make that scrumptious meal over barbeque grills. Apparently, camps will be there in most of the treks but it’s always advisable to check the dates before booking, also collect information about camping facility in a particular trek.
Tents will be spacious enough to accommodate up to 3 people. The tents will be waterproof, lightweight and equipped with comfortable sleeping mats or beds, compost toilets and hand basins.
You must be really well equipped with all your essentials while going for trekking. The things you must carry while going for trekking in Kathmandu include:
Yes, Kathmandu is a safe location for a female solo traveler. Also, it is a safe destination for trekkers. The vendors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with a single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent.
Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and stick with the group. Plan and create an itinerary and take suggestions before going. Book all the places that you plan to visit in advance be sure to cherish all those memories.
Usually, all the lodges provide with proper blankets and sleeping bags, with efficient insulation and soft inner fabric, but it is still better to carry your own synthetic sleeping bag as the temperature may be below -10 and you can experience rainfall or snowfall.
Apart from trekking, you can enjoy various activities in Kathmandu such as:
Some famous sights in Kathmandu that will just leave you awestruck:
Traveller Tales from Kathmandu
03 May 2017
Having trekked in the Sahayadris for over 4-5 years now and after doing two himalayan treks in the previous season, I wanted to do a more challenging trek. So finally I decided to climb the base camp of the highest mountain in the world. The majestic mountain range had been in my bucket list for many years. Now seemed to be the right time, and so I set off in search of the "Everest". I always thought how difficult could it be to climb mountains, after all, it just takes putting one step ahead of the other. I was wrong, it indeed turned out to be more difficult than I imagined. This is due to the rarefied air in the atmosphere, that makes breathing difficult. Even a nominal gradient while ascending seems to be a task. But thankfully I wasn't hit by any symptoms of AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ) which makes the mountaineer's job tremendously difficult at high altitudes. On the trek, it was the promise of some awesome photos, that helped me carry through many steep climbs. But, the sheer beauty of the barren mountains with clear blue sky in the backdrop and the ferocious Dudh Koshi River inspired me not to give up but to keep climbing. During the climb of Kala Patthar, I learnt the importance of balance and concentration, even when you are exhausted beyond limit. On the Kala Patthar summit day, I set out at 4 in the morning, climbing through the mountain with a 50-70 degree gradient; sub zero temperatures, chilly winds and freezing weather. It was total dark and the only thing I could see through my head torch was the next step. From this moment till 6 am in the morning, I only thought about the awesome feeling of summiting and achieving my goal. As the air was thin, I concentrated on breathing properly and adequately and took synchronized baby steps. And, finally at 6:30 am I reached the Summit (5643m)! The view of the sunrise on Everest was just spectacular and the feeling of having summited, exhilarating!! The Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar expedition made me realize that to achieve a goal, it is important to believe in your own efforts and strength (Both Physical and Mental).But more than that, we should be grateful towards the ecosystem around and factors beyond our control which play an equally important role in our journey to achieve anything.
20 October 2014
A good trek at a very reasonable price is what I need to say about this trek first of all. I had a comfortable and good stay at the base camp. The camping was a great fun and I enjoyed to the core. Heard that this was the most challenging trek of Nepal and so I decided to try this out. This was obviously challenging but I could make it out till the end. it was just out of the world experience
23 September 2015
The mountains were brilliant and nice, the clear sky after the summer monsoon had dusted away the dust and we hence got a chance to have a clear view of the whole peak and the adjacent places. The days we spent at the camp base was cooler even though it could have been more long.
10 May 2015
Everest Base Camp Trekking In Nepal is one of the best camp trekking that I have ever taken. Everest has been in my wish list of places to trek for so long. When it did finally happen, I was getting sceptical. However, thanks to the organizers for making this whole process a smooth one for me. I am so glad and happy to have actually taken this trek. Also, visiting Nepal was a splendid experience. Viewing Everest from Nepal is the best part of this trip. I just wish I can do this again soon.
14 May 2015
Hill trekking is fun. What’s more fun is doing it in Nepal. This was my first visit to Nepal, and trekking there was simply spell-binding. I had a really great time and it was completely awesome trekking those peak spots. There was no drawback at all. It was simply splendid.
25 January 2015
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking In Nepal is one of the best and wonderful treks that I have ever been to. It was interesting and awesome. Trekking is one of my favourite hobbies, but of late, I haven’t been trekking so much, so I took this vacation to do trekking and I absolutely loved it. It had been the best trek ever. I would definitely recommend this.
25 June 2015
The great Everest Base trek camp is the most spectacular camping that I ever know of. What I liked personally about this trek was the courtesy and reception of the inhabitants at this place. Even though the trek was steep and sharp we had ample route to trek and enjoy. We even had time to take marvellous pictures at each and every step of the trek. I should say that I went on this trek at the right time. it was a life changing experience for me!!
08 December 2016
Are you planning to head for a trek to the Everest Base camp? Well hear my story of my experience to this wonderful heaven on Earth, I am basically from Rajasthan, and am a great lover of trek, I never leave any trekking place in the World untouched, there are many I have taken up and there are still vast to explore, as I was trekking to each and every place that I had shortlisted from my bucket list, the Everest base camp took its turn last month, I was very eagerly waiting for this trek ever since I had heard from the Indian friends about a trekking destination like this in Nepal. The Everest memory is going to be in memories forever; base camp at the world’s highest mountain is not everyone’s cup of tea. It needs endurance, agility, talent and stability to survive the whole way through, which is what I have learnt from the trek. When the temperature in Rajasthan was touching around 40 degree, I decided to trek to the Everest to take a break from the climate and the city. I read about the reviews before hand and planned everything, initially I thought of going alone, but at the last moment some old school friends of mine joined up, so it was a team of ten heading to the highest peak of the world. Our journey began at Rajasthan, and within few hours we reached Kathmandu, from where we were supposed to be picked up by our guides, we moved on from here to a nearby hotel, as we wanted to fresh up and make ourselves active before the actual trek began, so our first day was a complete rest at the hotel, the next day we went down to explore the Kathmandu valleys and monkey temple, and then by evening we were boarded flight to Lukla, and here finally our trekking activity started, caught a glimpse of this statue on way – Late Pasang Lhamu Sherpa ( the first Nepali women to reach the world top), and then from here we reached to Phakding, here we halted for some time, took a short nap for a couple of hours, and on our guides call we started to trek towards gateway of Everest, Namche Bazaar. Uphill and downhill trek over here was simply amazing, then we had to stop at Jorsale for some legal paper work, which was taken care of well by our guide, crossing the alpine vegetation and suspension bridge we landed at Namche Bazaar, after halting here overnight we started our acclimatizing walk towards the Everest view hotel from where we caught view of various peaks, Kusum Kangaroo, Thamsekru, Amadablam and the gigantic Mt. Everest. Then we trekked to Tengboche, Dingboche, Nagarjuna hill and then towards Lobuche. From Lobuche the final lap of trek to Everest base camp began, after trekking for around three hours I finally made it up to the Everest Base camp. That feel being on top of this Everest was like being on top of the world. Yay! I was waiting for this moment since then to share it with my friends, relatives and other trekking enthusiasts.
07 December 2016
It is not always about travelling to some great place, but it is all about the experience that we get from out tour. This is what I felt after I am now done with my Everest base camp trek, I heard from my colleagues that this trek is a very challenging one, but then I and my school friends decided to give it a try. Even though I have a good trekking experience, my friend was not too much in to it, still we both were eager to take up and make it possible. The Everest is the most sought after destination for trekking enthusiasts, and we were lucky that we got an opportunity to trek to this wonderful mountain peak region. Now talking out about the trek, I and my friend just backpacked some clothing, good quality trekking shoe and started off to this wonderful destination, I had already arranged for the trekking schedule and the itinerary was briefed to us well in advance, the whole trekking journey of 14 days is still in front of my eyes, I am yet to recover from that trance state. We started our journey at Chennai and reached Kathmandu, and then from here we were flown to Lukla to trek to Phadking, the whole way we enjoyed the panoramic view and the beauty of the hills, from Lukla our trekking journey began gradually, with many ups and downs we never faced any problem anywhere, the Guides were not only co-operative but they were entertaining too, they gave us break every now and then, the short suspension that we came across was a great view at Kusum- Kangru. As we trailed through on this base camp trek we came across many villages and rivers. The villagers were very friendly; in fact we were surprised to see that some of the villagers were able to speak good English, they are very eager to help strangers and particularly trekkers, so there wasn’t any fear of getting lost at all, the pathway which we had to go through was full of ridges and trails, initially I was a bit afraid that we may get lost, but as I had said before the villagers are too friendly and they will helped us out with the ways, once or twice we were little behind our fellow trekkers, luckily with the help of the villagers we managed to get back to our team. As we had trekked only last week, the weather was rather clear and we were able to see clearly the snow capped mountains and the flowing rivers. As we were trekking high, we felt it little hard to trek, over here we had to take a small break and energize our body by filling it with local food and drinks that was available almost at every junction. Some of the other trekkers who hadn’t hired guides faced little problem, luckily we escaped such a situation. Overall, I had a very delightful experience and am longing to trek again during this winter.
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