Trekking Insight of Nepal in 2021

  • Mandipa Itani
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Planning on exploring and Trekking in Nepal in 2021? Find out what you should expect if you are trekking in Nepal after coronavirus and also if you are confused whether to trek in Nepal in 2021 or not then we hope this will provide you with the useful information and advice on preparing for the trekking trips in Nepal in 2021.

Just as the spring and the autumn season, the main trekking and the expedition season in Nepal were affected by this worldwide pandemic (Coronavirus). The government had made a strict lockdown in 2020. Since then the tourism and other sector had faced loses. All the non-essential travel in and from the country has been restricted and the Tourism sector has faced the devastating blow. But then slow the people are getting back to their life, started following their daily routine. The international flight are slowly resuming and what you should expect if you are travelling to Nepal after the coronavirus?

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Current scenario of Coronavirus in Nepal

These days the things are beginning to return to the normal life in the Kathmandu and the many places in the country, after the lockdown was eased. The high-risk area which is the southern part of the country sharing an open border with India going through the several lockdowns to control the outbreak.

 As of January 2021, there are 267,322 infected, out of which 261444 have recovered and sadly 1959 deaths have been registered.

After the second case of coronavirus found in Nepal, Nepal government mandated a strict lockdown. After the strict 4-5 months lockdown it was eased but the services like education, trekking has been stopped throughout the year of 2020.

But lately, the number of infected cases are decreasing, the number of people quarantined has dropped significantly. Also, the recovering cases are growing day by day.

 Following the several health protocols, the once and trek in Nepal without worrying.

Why trek Nepal after COVID-19 pandemic?

The main reason for Trek in Nepal is known around the globe. From the world highest mountain in the world to the amazing trekking trails, natural world heritage sites and many more. This beautiful country offers much reason for the perfect holiday destination.

But why should you visit Nepal after coronavirus?

•         First of all, is to appreciate the Mother Nature. Well, Nepal is the perfect destination to explore the natural and cultural sites.

•         Diverse landscapes, this beautiful country portrays diverse landscapes, cultures and religions, providing the lifetime's experience.

•         Talking about the budget, travelling to Nepal is quite affordable compared to the other country. After the fade of this pandemic, travelling around the world is going to be expensive. And Nepal will be perfect as it offers a wide variety of choices in terms of accommodations, food and travels and many more.

•         Compared to the other region, the mountains region of Nepal is not touched by the COVID-19.

•         The air quality and the weather have been improved due to the strict lockdown in the region. Clear views and the beauty from the miles distance are visible. The decrease in the litters and the waste in the mountains.

•         Trekking to the region will not disappoint you.

The best trekking routes in Nepal in 2021

With the diverse landscapes, topography, climate, unspoiled culture, tradition, unique flora and fauna, preserved national park and the conservation area, trekking through the different route gives you different places to wonder.

Well, there is two trekking route in Nepal. They are the most popular classic and the off beaten trekking routes.

The most popular classic treks in Nepal are:

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

•         Duration: 16 days

•         Trek difficulty: strenuous

•         Accommodation: Teahouse and lodge

•         Max-elevation: 5545 meters-Kalpather

Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal, which takes you to the lap of Mt Everest. No matter which corner you are in this beautiful world, you must have heard about the world highest mountain Mt Everest standing at the 8848 meters above the sea-level. The trek is not only to experience the views of the highest snow-capped mountains but also offers the golden opportunity to observe Sherpa culture. With the perfect scenery of the waterfalls, Khumbu glacier, as well as the amazing views of the Everest and the Lhotse. Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most remarkable treks in the country.

With a short flight to the Lukla and taking the adventure walk crossing the dense green forest of the oak, pine bamboo and sal covered with the blooms rhododendrons, walking through the suspension bridges joining the two hills, just above the fast-flowing rivers is a thrilling experience during the walk. Walking through villages covered with the dense Sherpa settlements like Phadking, Namcha Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche to reach Gorakshep (Everest Base Camp).

 Visiting the most majestic places like Tengboche monasteries, views Khumbu Glacier, hiking Kalapather to enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding snowy peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and any more.

Moreover, the peaceful Sagarmatha National park adds the extra value on the journey.

Everest Three High passes Trek

Everest Three High Passes Trek

•         Maximum elevation: 5550 meters

•         Trek difficulty: Strenuous

•         Trek Duration: 20 days

•         Accommodation: tea house and lodge

The Everest Three High passes Trek is the best classical trekking routes which take you to the highest mountain passes and the amazing tour of the Everest (Khumbu) region. The walk takes you through the hidden gems of the Region. Trekking to the three breathtaking high passes of the region, Kongma la, Cho la and Renjo La, the Everest three passes trekking is a perfect choice for the true-adventure seeker for the challenging and the thrilling trek experience in the Everest region.

The major attraction of Everest Three Passes Trek is the stunning views of the world highest peaks of the world, Mt Everest, and three passes itself (Renjo La Pass, Cho La Pass, Kongma La Pass), following the route you will also reach to the beautiful Gokyo valley surrounded with the lakes which paved the further way to reach the Cho La Pass. You will reach Cho La which is located in the Khumbu valley standing at the altitude of 5420 meters while walking to the Cho La you will also cross the Ngozumpa glacier the largest glacier of the Everest region. And also the view of Renjo la and Kongma la pass add the glory to the trek.

•         Renjo la Pass

Rejo la pass is one of the highest passes of Everest base camp three passes trek standing at the height of 5360 meters and offer the amazing views with an adventurous journey in a remote area blessed by nature. The Renjo la pass offers the amazing views of Mt Everest (the highest mountain of the world with a height of 8848 meters), Mt Nuptse, and Mt Makalu making the trek very beautiful and adventurous. The route recently built to reach the pass for the easy possibility.

•         Cho La Pass

Cho la pass is also another amazing pass of the Everest three passes trek which falls in the list. It is one of the highest passes in the Everest (Khumbu) region which provides the incredible views of the mountain which is standing the height of more than 8000 meters. Offering a beautiful and adventurous experience with some difficult and challenging paths. The sceneries of the iconic snowy peaks, Glacier Rivers and lakes, sharp culture and tradition here are very amazing and breathtaking too.

•         Kongma La Pass

Kongma La is also the highest pass of the Everest Base Camp Three passes trek which is standing at an altitude of 5528 meters and offer the unbelievable panoramic views of the mountains. The route to the Kongma la Pass is normally less crowded as well as less visited by the people so it is quite challenging among all. The route to the Kongma la pass takes to the beautiful and isolated villages of Chhukung village which gives the most stunning views of the snowy peaks. The adventurous paths and the wonderful views of nature make the pass fruitful to trek.

Everest Base camp with Gokyo Valley Trek

Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Lake

•         Max elevation: 5550 meters

•         Accommodation: tea house and lodge

•         Duration: 19 days

•         Difficulty: strenuous

If you are looking for the adventurous hike in the mountain region of the country then Everest Base Camp with Gokyo Valley Trek is the best choice for you. It is the perfect trekking in the Everest region which offers dramatic landscapes views, glaciers and charming villages. During the trek, the warm hospitality and pristine culture of the Sherpas will blow your tiredness. The matchless variety of flora and fauna of UNESCO- world heritage sites listed Sagarmatha National Park.

The trip starts with a dramatic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From here the real walk begins with the same day hike to the village of Phakding, after which the trails leads on through the rhododendrons forest to the Sherpa capital of Namche bazaar- also known as the gateway to the Everest region. Spending a day as the rest and acclimatization to be familiar with the altitude and their atmospheric pressure give you the golden chance to be familiar with the places and the peoples. The views of the aged-old monastery of Tengboche on the following day. The clear views of the distant snowy peaks of the Himalayas.

Walking through the Dingboche to reach Gorakshep Everest base Camp. Kalapather nearby offer the majestic panoramic views of the entire region from Everest, Lhotse to Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori and other surrounded snowy peaks.

Cho La pass is the highest and the challenging pass of the trek which offer an impressive view of the snowy-peaks before rechim6ng to the final destination Gokyo valley and its beautiful high altitude lakes. The climb to the Gokyo Ri offer the magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu which are compared to those from Kala Patthar, with the amazing views of sunsets. Final back through the villages of Meccharmo Dole and Mong Danda to Namche and then Lukla for the return flight to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

•         Max elevation: 4130 meters

•         Accommodation: tea house and lodge

•         Duration: Moderate

•         Duration: 15 days

Second to the Everest Base Camp in terms of popularity, the Annapurna Base Camp trek offers the stunning views of its sister peaks as well as Himchuli and Machhapuchhre, the ranges offer one of the incredible views of the snow-capped vistas in all of the Himalayas.

Walking through the cultivated wheat fields and terraced rice paddies, enjoying the pristine and verdant landscapes of the rhododendrons forest, wonderful waterfalls. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the best trekking destination, to enjoy the Magar and Gurung culture, best for the adventurous lover.

Highlighted with the appropriated permit to trek in the Annapurna region, the trek starts with a 6-hour drive from Capital city (Kathmandu) to Pokhara (the beautiful lake city of the country). Enjoying the picturesque hike through the lush forest covered with the blooms rhododendrons, crossing may suspensions bridges, crossing many scattered villages of Gurung and Magar, enjoying the panoramic views of the snowy Himalayas.

Poon Hill -the attractive view-point of the trek which offers the beautiful views of snowy-peaks of Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Machhapuchre and many other surrounded peaks. The main plus point of trekking Annapurna Base Camp Trek is it not only take you to the Annapurna base camp but also takes you to the Machhapurchre base camp through the same routes.

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

•         Max elevation: 4984 meetrs

•         Accommodation: tea house and lodge

•         Duration: 11 days

•         Difficulty: Moderate

If you are looking for the trek through the superb scenery we would like to suggest you consider the Langtang region trek. it not only gives you an exceptionally rewarding experience but also an exceptionally rewarding experience gives you gentle and warm hospitality from the locals to blow your tiredness.

Not too far from the Kathmandu city, the classic Langtang valley trek worth visiting as this trek offer you the walk through the remarkable journey, through the different topography, vegetation, through the scenically dramatic alpine region. This trek is best for those who want to have adventurous experience within very short periods.

The Langtang valley trek is only remarked behind the Everest and Annapurna in terms of popularity.

The trek starts at Syabru Besi and begins through the glorious forests aside the bank of the Langtang Khola. Walking through the dense forest covered with the blooms rhododendrons, viewing the incredible snowy-peaks, crossing the villages of the Langtang, exploring the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa, a unique cheese facility of the region, the sacred lake of Gosainkunda and the high pass of Gosaikunda La is the major attraction of the trek. Climbing Kyanjin Ri / Cherko Ri for enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding mountain views and the environment.

The off-beaten paths treks in Nepal is:

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

•         Max elevation: 5550 meters

•         Accommodation: lodge and tea house

•         Duration: 15 days

•         Trek difficulty: strenuous

If you are looking for the off-beaten trek in Nepal, then Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the best remote region treks for you. The trek recently gets popularity and gained its reputation as an outstanding wilderness experience, recently their improved the transportation, tea house along the trek make the walk quite easier from the prospects of the accommodation and meal. Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best trekking route through the bank of the rivers, walk through the rives walking through up and down, enjoy the stunning views, crossing the sub-tropical forest covered with blooms rhododendrons which take you to the thrilling and epic journey.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek starts after a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (Gorkha district), proceeds through the densely forested paths, along the bank of river Budhi Gandaki. Travelling to Jagat, here begin the steady climb to the higher altitude, leaving behind the charming villages of Namrung, Sama Gaon, Samdo and other scattered villages of the region. Taking the ancient route takes you to the incomparable the hidden valley of Nar Phu.

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

•         Max elevation: 4280 meters

•         Accommodation: tea house and lodge

•         Duration: 17 days

•         Difficulty: strenuous

Trekking in Nepal wondering the remoteness of the region, obviously Upper mustang cross your mind first in your trekking list in the off-beaten trekking route. Upper Mustang, a former Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang, also known as lo. One of the beautiful and the mysterious area of the region. This region is not so much touched from the outside world and most preserved ancient Tibetan cultures in the world. While you are trekking you will be walking through the rough landscapes, enjoying the majestic views of the snow-capped mountains. Mustang region lies in the rain shadow so this region is suitable to trek throughout the year.

In Upper Mustang you can see stunning landscapes with the rocks of all colors with beautiful scattered whitewashed houses, unique stupa and gompas. The attraction of Upper mustang trek is the Lo-Manthang – the capital of the kingdom of Mupper mustang. Exploring the rich ancient Buddhist culture with many prayers flags, hidden stupas. Trekking to this region is very fruitful. Upper Mustang must be visited if you want to trek in Nepal in 2021.

Upper Dolpa trek

Upper Dolpa Trek

•         Max. Elevation: 5309 meters

•         Accommodation: Lodge and camping in the altitude

•         Duration: 27 days

•         Difficulty: Strenuous

The adventure journey to the Upper Dolpa takes you to the home of the age-old Buddhist monasteries in the world with the unspoiled Buddhist and the Tibetan culture of the region. Obstacles are there in every footstep due to the lack of good infrastructure. But trekking Upper Dolpa trek is best for those who are looking for the thrilling and an adventurous journey in the remote corner of Nepal. comparing with the lower Dolpa, the landscapes and the villages here are more desolate.

The walk also offers you the beautiful views of the Phoksundo Lake- a lake covered by iconic snow-capped peaks and the forests, exploring the Shey Phoksundo National Park- home to the some of the rarest Himalayan animal species, including Snow-leopard, Himalayan Thar, and a few others.

If you are looking for a less crowded and adventurous journey far from the busy city where only local people with their unspoiled culture and unique tradition are, the Upper Dolpa trek is best for you.

Final Saying

As this worldwide pandemic is slowly fading for our life, trekking in this year will not be stressful with this. But don't neglect to follow some safety measures against this virus. Carrying the necessary documents like passport, travel insurance and many more. You can have a peaceful journey with Nepal Hiking Trek. For the further enquiries please mail us: nepalhikingtrek@gmail.com

 

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