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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 o...
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. Hea...
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...
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 sc...
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 trekki...
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 be...
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 thoug...
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...
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...
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