What is Trekking ?

Actually trekking means a long distance travelling on foot. Simply to say, walking at places where transport is not available does not come under mountaineering. Mountaineering means dwelling to the peaks of mountains using the ropes and all. This is completely different. It is just walking along mountains and making lot of adventures during the journey.


Best trekking routes in Nepal

Generally these trekking will be done by trekkers at mountains and peaks The Himalayan routes are most famous for trekking. It takes many days together making hiking trips through rural and rugged territory. Trekkers are the people who engage in longer trips through all the regions of the world. While trekking, trekkers do outdoor sports, rock climbing and backpacking. But this is totally different from other types of travel. As travelers move on foot from place to place, they will excite experience from incredible scenery.

Most of the trekkers will walk in isolated areas where you could not find even one person during your journey. But it allows you to interact very close to the nature. It includes climbing a rock wall, crossing a mountain range etc. The ultimate aim of trekking is to walk for exploring various new things and enjoying the nature and nature’s sceneries. Mountain ranges and peaks are also very beautiful places to visit once in the life time. But it is not as easy as you think of. It is a difficult process of exploring through walk on mountains. For some people, it seems to be most enjoyable thing. But for some others, it may end in itself.

There are many trekking company in Nepal which are very leading in organizing tours, trekking holidays, mountaineering and reaching you to wide range of destinations. They will take you and help you during your trekking to the hardened mountains which you wish to make trekking. At high altitude trekking also they will help you in all the ways. These companies help you by explaining the information about the high altitude, number of days take to reach the mountains, maximum working hours, average altitudes and many more things. Your total trip can be pre defined. Your aspirations can be fulfilled if you clearly explain you interest on trekking and the high altitude which you prefer.

In one way, it can be said to as an adventurous activity. You need to walk in the areas where no one can predict you whatever thing may happen to your health. The standards of healthy environment vary from place to place. Most people do not prefer this type of adventurous journey. You need to have flexible approach and sense of humor to go for trekking. Many adverse things are expected before starting trekking. You should think again and again. After that you should decide about the trekking. Bad weather, sickness, damage by rains and many things impact your journey surely.

Thus, trekking depends on lot of factors. You should spend your time, take interest and prefer the location of your choice. Your trek may last for 2-3 days or it may take longer. It will totally depend upon your wish. Some companies will accommodate you at certain spots. Then you can take rest for some period and again can start by next day. You can trek happily but taking the help of guides is very important.

Nepal is known as a trekker’s paradise in this way there is variety of trekking adventure options awaiting the trekker. Trekking trips are available in four categories from easy, moderate, strenuous and challenging level treks categories by trails nature. Camping and tea house trekking are available in Nepal according to service. Trekking usually consists one of the series of ascents and descents walking on average 5 to 6 hrs or 9 to 14 KM. per day with a guide. Trekking is different from other sorts of travel it is best Himalayan adventure to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery, rivers, and villages, uphill and downhill via nature trail.

Different types of trekking in Nepal

The types of trekking differ as per the time duration,  lodging, and service available. A piece of descriptive information on the 3 separate kinds of trekking is mentioned below:

Teahouse Trekking 

Teahouse trekking is a type of trekking in which the trekking route is accompanied by small tea houses providing lodging and food services. Additionally, the trekkers walk for a certain duration and then stop to rest in the tea houses. Trekkers rejuvenate their energy by catnapping and eating snacks.  Tea house trekking is the most popular and practiced trekking in Nepal. The services in these tea houses differ from one to another due to the topography distinction. For instance, the tea house service at a higher altitude might cost you more compared to others because of the transport challenges. 

Camping Trekking 

 Camp trekking is another style of trekking that follows similar routes as tea house trekking but is not favored as tea house trekking. While you normally go trekking with just your friends, in a camping trek, you take a primarily acquainted person in trekking or a guide with you as one of the trek participants. You need more members in Camping trekking compared to tea house trekking because you will be managing the meals and accommodations all by yourself. You will not be entertained by any tea house in such type of trekking. Your trekking participants can help you carry food, fuel, trekking supplies, camping gear, sleeping bags, mats, and many other essential items. 

Service trekking 

Service trek is the less popular trekking type which is mostly done by the mountain trekkers in Nepal. It is the kind of trek that spends less money while trekking in remote places where the service cost is higher. This kind of trek consists of the trekkers and a guide as trek participants.  

Difference between trekking and hiking.

Many individuals confuse trekking and hiking as the same thing but both of them are quite distinct from one another. There are some aspects that are significantly different between hiking and trekking. Following are the key aspects causing the difference between trekking and hiking.





Duration is more than 1 day. For instance, several days, weeks, or even months

Duration is usually 1 day. 


Destination and route to be followed are both fixed. 

There is no fixed destination or a route.


Landscape difficulty level  is usually moderate to hard level.

Landscape difficulty level  is usually easy to moderate level.


You will be involved for a long period of time traveling through difficult paths thus you will feel both enjoyment and suffering.

You will be involved for a short period of time thus you will feel enjoyment but the journeys won't be adventurous. 


Usually more than 40 miles.

Usually more than 2 miles and more than 20 miles.



Top 5 trekking regions in Nepal

 1.Eastern region

Eastern region of Nepal is one of the most discovered yet less-traveled regions. Due to the comparatively developed infrastructure of east Nepal, there is not much to learn about the place however, the region is gifted with magnificent natural beauty. Some of the most popular trek routes in this region area

  • The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek (22 days)
  • Makalu Base Camp Trek (19 days)
  • Phidim Trek (20 days)
  • Arun Valley Trek(15 days)
  • Walangchun Gola Trek (23 days)


2.Everest region 

The Everest region is the most popular and visited trekking region of Nepal. It is connected to the Moutain Everest. Additionally, the Everest region is also popular as the Khumbu region emanated from the name of a place ‘Solu Khumbu. Annually more than 45000 international tourists visit the Everest region for trekking and mountaineering purpose. Some of the most popular treks conducted in the Everest region are

  • The Everest Base Camp trek  (12 Days),
  • Everest Base Camp Kala Pattar Trek  (10 Days), 
  • Gokyo trek  (15 Days), 
  • Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek (20 Days),
  • Pikey peak trek (5 Days)

3.Annapurna Region 

Another popular region for trekking in Nepal is the Annapurna region mostly popular among the beginners. Additionally, The Annapurna region has even more number of visitors than the Everest region. According to the Visitors, they usually like to take The Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp trekking routes as the two preferred routes for trekking  count among the world's greatest adventure walking trails. As per the national newspaper Kathmandu post,  200,000 foreign tourists come to visit the Annapurna region annually for trekking and mountaineering purpose. Some of the most popular treks conducted in the Everest region are

  • Annapurna Circuit Trekking (16 days),
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek (12 days),
  • Mardi Himal trek(9 days),
  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trek(7 days),
  • Nar Phu valley trek(10 days)


4.Langtang Region 

Situated in the lap of mountains, Langtang region is another famous trekking region of Nepal. It is an appealing place to trek for those who love walking by narrow mountain valleys, remote villages, and greenery. As per the national newspaper Kathmandu post, every year, 16386 foreign tourists come to visit the Langtang region for trekking purposes. Some of the popular trekking routes in the Langtang region are

  •  Langtang Trek (10 days)
  • Tamang heritage trail trek(7 days)
  •  Gosaikunda Trek(5 days), 
  • Ganja La pass Trek(15 days), 
  • Helambu Trek(7 days) 


5.Western region

The western region of Nepal is the most remote and hidden regions for trekkers. The region offers several marvelous spots like religious places, conservation areas, and national parks. In addition, western Nepal is also the best place to mark the distinct vegetation and wildlife. The foreign trekkers come to western Nepal to observe the scenic beauty, peace, and wilderness. Some of the most popular trek routes in west Nepal are: 

  • Dolpo Trek(20 days),
  • Shey Phoksundo Trek(10 days),
  • Limi Valley Trek(18 days),
  • Dhorpatan Trek(12 days),
  • API Nampa Trek (15 days)
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