Restricted Region Trek
Nepal government has listed few trekking trails of Nepal as a restricted trekking trail. The remoteness and hardship in solo trek accessibility has made these trekking a restricted trekking destinations of Nepal. Manaslu circuit trek, Tsum valley trek, Kanchenjunga trek, Nar phu valley trek, Upper and lower Dolpo trek, Upper mustang trek are few of the listed restricted trekking trails of Nepal.
Trekking in those restricted trekking routes must need a special permit. You need to have a guide, a local guide. Trekking in restricted region is not hard to navigate the trail yourself in all favorable condition but the remoteness has made this trekking kind of tough so is in hand of nature. If weather of Nepali mountain in not in favor – visitors might lose their life in the wilderness. Looking at those worse scenarios and less accessible without proper trekking or tour equipment – these trekking destinations of Nepal are marked as restricted regions.
Among dozens of restricted trekking trail few of them are alike to Everest base camp trekking or Annapurna base camp trekking route. But few other are completely different. Upper Mustang, Dolpo region, Narphu valley trekking are rain shadow trekking zone and interestingly dry in comparison to the rest of Nepali mountains. That is why these routes are famous as rain shadow trekking destination in Nepal as well.
Restricted trekking trail are decorated with the mountains on one hand and amazing cultures of the locals is interesting. These restricted regions are either tea house trekking destinations or mixed with tea house trekking or camping trekking. With this being said, these routes are less trekked destination with very fewer tourist in the region. Nothing like of Everest basecamp trekking route lineup or crowd of Annapurna base camp trekking can be seen in these restricted trekking destinations of Nepal.
Trekking in these remote destinations is surely basic in accommodation and food but the untouched beauty of nature is luring.
Cycling aka Mountain Biking
Cycling in Nepal is one of the famous adventure activities for the foreign tourist whereas the locals have been using cycle for the work. As a poor country there are many people who just afford cycle as their vehicle and do so whereas at the mean time there are huge amount of tourist who love to cycle in the traffic of Kathmandu or in nearby hills of the cities like Pokhara or Kathmandu.
Mountain biking is differently attractive in contract with motorbike tours in Nepali Himalaya trails or in the cities with crowd and randomly urbanized narrow alley.
Famous as mountain biking – cycling has been an adventure over the high passes like Thorong la or larkey la pass. People also cycle to upper mustang, pikey pike trail cycling and Langtang valley as new trails of cycling adventure in Nepal.
Road cycling or cross country – any kind of high altitude or low altitude cycling are famous in Nepal. Tourist who have been on a trekking in the Himalaya and want to cycle in their free time while at the cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu can do cycling trip like Chitlang cycling tour for 2 days, one day cycling in Nagarkot Changunarayan trail, pilot baba ashram cycling tour.
Safety is our concern so when Nepalgram designs a trip we recommend you in the proper trail even if the cycling is cross country type. However, cycling sightseeing tour of cities is beautiful and a unique way of exploring cites of Nepal.
Apart from the multiday cycling, most of the day trip for cycling or Say Mountain biking is trip extension program of multiday sightseeing tourist or trekkers. It is also a fun thing to cycle inside the crowded old city of Kathmandu where you will find wild adventure in-between thousands of people and the crazy crowd.
Easy Peak Climbing
Easy Peak climbing denotes to those peaks which are less technical and are also called trekking peaks of Nepal. Trekking peak or technically easy peak climbing do not involve long rope climbing or fixed roping. Unlike to technical peak climbing you do not have to rely on your harness and also necessarily do not need to use the ice axe. However, for safety purpose you still will use rope and ice axe for precautions.
To be honest – Easy peak climbing means those trekking peaks where you can literally walk like you are walking by beach when temperature is really low.
Because of the mountain wilderness – so called easy peak still demands longer hours of continues walk from one camp to another. And in relation with altitude of different peaks – a headache due to high altitude in most cases, while climbing easy peaks of Nepal.
Some of the famous easy peaks of Nepal are Mera peak and Yala peak climbing. Both of these peak are also famous as trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya. If you are looking for a first time peak climbing adventure in Nepal – one out of these two will not let you down.
Mera peak has 3 summit and all of them are easy enough whereas Yala peak climbing is really easy. Climbing guides of Nepal use Yala peak as training peak for their basic course, this certainly tells you degree of technical difficulty of Yala peak climbing. However, both of these trekking peaks are in the prime location to see the infinite mountain ranges. Yala peak is located in Langtang and Mera peak is inside Makalu Barun conservation area. From the summit of Mera peak you can see highest mountain of world – Mount Everest and other 3 peaks above 8000 meters from the sea level.
Glacial lake Trek
Nepal is a Himalayan destination either for tour or trekking. 80 percent of the people traveling to Nepal come for mountain activities, whereas 50 percent of trekking destination in Nepal has Lakes. Most of those lakes are glacial lakes and few are freshwater lake as well. Beauty of lakes on the lap of Nepal Himalaya is flourished with reflection of white peaks on the blue water of those lakes.
Lakes like Gokyo, Rara and Tilicho are very big or close to the snowy peaks to give mirror image on the blue water of lake.
Most of the lakes in Nepal are assumed holy either in relation with god Shiva or Buddha. People who worship nature also pay respect to the lakes as holy place. All the lakes in Nepal have interesting features. Like Gokyo lakes of Everest region is famous for its cascade pattern on 6 different lakes of same valley. The valley is called Gokyo. Tilicho Lake is the highest altitude lake with beautiful mountain reflection on its blue water. Tilicho lies near by Annapurna circuit trek. Another interesting lake is Rara Lake, which can be trekked or people fly on helicopter to get to Rara Lake. Rara Lake is special because it changes its water into 7 different colors in a day. This natural phenomenon is because of its large size and reflection of mountains and skyline. Rara is the largest lake of Nepal.
Lakes in Nepal are in the cities as well. Phewa Lake in Pokhara has made Pokhara a precious place for tourist. This tourist destination of Nepal has beautiful reflection of wide Himalaya range on the water of Phewa Lake.
Apart from above discussed lakes there are 1000s’ of lake which are rarely discovered. Some of them are in the famous trekking routes like Annapurna or Everest or Manaslu whereas many of them are still unexplored and few of them are in the restricted trekking routes like Dolpo and Numbur cheese circuit. Naming few other lakes of Nepal are as – Gosaikunda lake, Dudhpokhari lake, Damodar kunda lake, Gangapurna lake, Phoksundo lake, Imja Lake, Chola lake, Ghodaghodi lake, Rupa lake, Begnas lake, Jattapokhari lake, Panchpokhari lake and many other. The list of the named lakes in nepal will be long whereas there are still 1000’s of them which are waiting their first visit.
High Pass Trek
Trekking over the high passes of Nepal has given beautiful memory to millions of nature lovers. Just basecamp trekking and few high passes are famous in Nepal but with wider Himalaya range in Nepal new passes like Mardi himal pass trekking are being discovered for those who love high passes trekking in the younger Himalayas of Nepal.
Snowline of Nepal starts from around 5000 meter that is why high passes of Nepal are above this 5k altitude. High passes means trekking through the mountain range to get in other side of the valley. It is basically crossing the range of the Himalaya from the narrow escape where it is accessible the best.
High pass hike are good for many reasons; the best view, circuit trekking trail, adventure, unforeseen condition to create thrill in the trip and many more. High pass of any Himalaya range of Nepal can never be underestimated. But in right time and favored weather conditions all those high passes trekking in any tops had never been issue.
In Everest- 3 high passes trek has been really famous as it nearly covers most of the Everest region including Everest base camp itself. But people love chola pass as it connects Everest base camp with Gokyo ri or the valley of Gokyo with numerous lakes and glacial walk.
Annapurna has famous Annapurna circuit over thorong la pass. Apart from thorong la pass in highlight, there are other trekking passes like Mesokanta pass, Kangla pass and many other. Manaslu and Annapurna are connected by larkey la pass. This pass is considered as one of the new and trending high pass of Nepal. Kang la pas of Narphu, selele pass of Kanchenjunga, saldnag pass of upper Dolpo, Kangla pass of Narphu are few high passes in the restricted region of Nepal.
There are technical high passes like Sherpini col, amapalpcha pass, Rubina la pass and many other – these passes are higher than 6k and connects not only the valley but the different Himalaya range. These high passes involves technical peak climbing as well.
Trekking is one of the major activities among many things to do in Nepal. Apart from hiking tours, there are many other sightseeing tour options in Nepal. However walking tour is a world admired as hiking to Everest or Annapurna region of Nepal Himalaya are famous around the world.
When someone talks about their holidays in Nepal, all imagine they are going to the mountains and it is all about trekking in the Nepal. Believe it, Everest base camp trek is one of the famous bucket list item.
However our trekking tour category has diversity of trekking trips in Nepal. New destination trek to hiking route finding trips in Nepal, are listed under the tour tag of trekking.
Again, as Nepal is a small country with tallest peak of the world Everest, she is famous among hike lovers & nature hikers. Mountainous terrain of Nepal makes lots of ups and down and hiking here is great adventure. Hike in Nepal starts from the altitude of 1100 meter or 1968 feet to 6500 meters or 21320 feet.
Nepal Hiking Altitude profile in general
Lowest altitude for the hiking is from Besisahar which is the gateway of Annapurna Region treks to Annapurna circuit or manalsu circuit hiking and highest altitude that takes you to the height of 6500 meter or 21320 feet to the famous trekking peak called Mera peak. Mera peak starts in Everest region but the peak is on the other side of Everest Base Camp hiking that is in Makalu Barun conservation area. Very few people go for this trekking peak in the Makalu Barun National park.
Trekking in Nepal is under the bucket list of all most the entire traveler around the world. Nepal is famous for trekking activity. But trip extension like Peak climbing, Rafting, Paragliding, Para Hawking, Kayaking, day tours are famous. Nepal has four seasons. All of them are suitable for any of the activity. But each activity needs to design the itinerary as per the season. For example hiking during monsoon in Nepal needs to be short and starts early for the day, like start early stop early. We have lots of hiking package in numerous trekking region of Nepal for all level of fitness. Hiking in Nepal can be short as 3 days and more than a month long.
Nepal conserves huge area of forest and helps in controlling global warming by cutting carbon production. Greenery in Nepal is conserved in the form of national parks, conservation area, wildlife reserves, community forest, hunting reserves and wetland areas. Trekking in those protected forest is a part of jungle trekking we do in packages of Nepalgram.
Apart from those conserved area there are other auto protected region which can be discovered along the trekking route of remote Himalayas in Nepal. While trekking in the remote trekking destinations of Nepal there are many villages with barren lands and those lands are private but after not farming there for years, these lands are now forest.
Trekking has always been through the jungle, in Nepal. If you want to trek all the time inside the jungle you can choose trekking like Mard himal trek or other new trekking routes. If you want to trek in the dense forest then you have to choose something similar to Jattapokhari camping trek or similar camping treks.
Either you trek to famous Annapurna base camp or Everest region trail – forest trekking is partially available in all the regions. The concern among most of the travelers coming to Nepal is either they will want to be in the jungle for most of time or they just want to experience the jungle trekking partially.
Trekking in Nepal has always been into the nature. And jungle has always been inseparable part of trekking activity. But in few cases, there are some trekking destinations like upper mustang and Upper Dolpo where all you see is deserted landscape. Those trekking trails are rain shadow zone and are not for jungle trekking.
In Nepal, Jungle trekking is not possible when you get above the altitude of 4000 meters. From this height no tree zone starts and all you see is bushes and the towering mountains.
Peak climbing in Nepal is also renowned as mountaineering. Mountaineering in Nepal is very old activity, even before trekking and tour started. There is not any specific date to illustrate when mountaineering started but it is believed to start from 19th century.
Climbing in Nepal is famous because of towering mountains and wider Himalaya range located in Nepal – including highest mountain of the world “Mount Everest”. There are more than 14 mountains above 8000 meters – many of those are not just the highest mountain in Nepal but also member of eight thousander list.
Interestingly there are many un-named and unknown mountains to climb in Nepal. Nepalgram is always looking for another new peak for adventure to unknowns. Any interested climbers from all around the globe are well-come to join our unknown expeditions in Nepal Himalaya.
Young Himalaya range of Nepal has peaks from easy to highly technical. Interestingly – Mount Everest is regarded as one of the moderate climbing peak of Nepal. Because of the fixed route and rope on climbing Everest – Everest is not tough in comparison to other technical expedition of Nepal.
Some of the famous peak climbing in Nepal is; mera peak, lobuche peak, Island peak – all of these peaks are in around Everest region.
Climbing towards the summit of Nepali peak is not hard if you have general knowledge of climbing gears and experienced guide to track the route to summit. Many climbing guides with Nepalgram have been to the respective peaks to know enough about the route and circumstances.
As expedition started before trekking, in Nepal – Himalayas of Nepal are still know for climbing than trekking. Whereas tour in Nepal is majorly a trip extension program for trekking and peak climbing. Peak Climbing in Nepal includes trekking to the basecamp of respective peak – which is why it is a best experience for mountain lovers.
Day tour or multi day tour which involves visiting different landmarks for different architecture, monuments, nature or wildlife is called sightseeing in Nepal. The famous sightseeing tour for Nepal is Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour for a day. Sightseeing tour are either one day tour or combination of many day tours in a compact package which last for more than one day.
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Palpa, Chitwan, Bardiya, Jiri are the famous sightseeing destinations of Nepal. But these are very old and explored like 100 years ago. There are many new places of interest for sightseeing tour which Nepalgram has includes in multiday tour itinerary. Places like Chandragiri hills, Rampur, Bandipur are other beautiful landmarks for sightseeing tour in Nepal.
Tour in Nepal has versatile options from low lands in Terai as Lumbini to high Himalaya’s base camps like Everest base camp. Nepalgram has itineraries which includes both Himalayan base camp as well the lower flat sightseeing destinations. This has given travelers a different taste while traveling in South Asia. In the small area of Nepal the mountains and low lands has made this kind of sightseeing tour possible, and because of the size of country these kind of multi-dimensional sightseeing tour doesn’t need many days.
A short holiday or a weekend trip to Nepal might sound short but surely there are verities of experience in Nepal. Traveling will not be time consuming as country is small and landlocked, but if the money is not a issue.
Sightseeing tour also includes bird watching, photography tour, religious tours, jeep tours or motor biking in the off roads of Nepal. The versatile land of Nepal has given wilder as well as luxury prospect of travel inside the small boundary for wider sightseeing and exploration. Nepal is small but diversifies which make sightseeing go wider than you imagine.