The great Himalayas in Nepal has gained immense popularity for being the best trekking routes in the world. The geographical diversity ranging from the low hills to high Himalayan ranges along with a warm cultural embrace gives Nepal a unique identity. An array of protected areas and natural wonders within their boundaries have helped to establish exciting and entertaining trekking trails throughout the country.
Trekking in Nepal differs as per the preference of the trekkers themselves. However, it is the great variation in choices that challenge the trekkers. Treks in Nepal can be distinguished based on accommodation, difficulty, and popularity among other factors. Based on accommodation, there are two types of treks, namely, Teahouse treks and Camping treks. Teahouse treks are a rave because of the lodging facilities they provide even in remote areas. They offer basic lodging and dining services along with other facilities as per the trekking destination. Popular treks like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, and Everest View Trek are some of its examples. On the other hand, camping treks are those where the trekkers have to indulge in setting camps and cooking food for the entire trek. Off-beat treks like Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, and Limi Valley Trek are a few of their types.
In terms of difficulty, there are strenuous treks that last longer and demand more conviction and physical strain. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek, Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek, and Upper Dolpo Trek are some of the difficult treks in Nepal. The easier trekking routes are less demanding and are easily accessible. These also don't require much experience in traveling so, people can just enjoy their time in nature. Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Mohare Danda Trek, and Tamang Heritage Trek are a few examples of short and easy treks.
These trekking trails in Nepal range from highly demanding and hard to easy. So, all types of trekkers are welcome to trek in Nepal. Older people or people with little trekking experience can enjoy trekking in the lower lands among the lush hills and rivers. Moreover, trekking in Nepal is not just about adventure; treks also allow you to befriend new people and enjoy the cultural uniqueness of Nepal.
The diverse geographical conditions of Nepal allow trekking to be accessible in any season in the country. However, the best time to visit most places is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Trails in Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang lie in the rain shadows and receive little to no rainfall making them accessible even in the monsoon season (June to August). Likewise, the short and easy treks can also be easily done during the winter season (December to February).