Trekking Insight of Nepal in 2024

  • Mandipa Itani
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Planning on exploring and Trekking in Nepal in 2024? Find out what you should expect if you are trekking in Nepal after the coronavirus also if you are confused about whether to trek in Nepal in 2024 or not then we hope this will provide you with useful information and advice on preparing for the trekking trips in Nepal in 2024.

Just as the spring and autumn seasons, 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 tourism and other sectors have faced losses. All non-essential travel in and from the country has been restricted and the Tourism sector has faced a devastating blow. But then slowly the people got back to their lives and 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 things are beginning to return to normal life in 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 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, the Nepal government mandated a strict lockdown. After the strict 4-5 months lockdown it was eased but services like education, and trekking have been stopped throughout the year of 2020.

But lately, the number of infected cases has decreased, and the number of people quarantined has dropped significantly. Also, the recovery cases are growing day by day.

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

Why trek Nepal after the COVID-19 pandemic?

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

But why should you visit Nepal after the 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 a lifetime's experience.

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

•         Compared to the other regions, the mountains region of Nepal is not touched by 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 litter and the waste in the mountains.

•         Trekking to the region will not disappoint you.

The best trekking routes in Nepal in 2024

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

Well, there are two trekking routes in Nepal. They are the most popular classic and 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's highest mountain Mt Everest standing at 8848 meters above the sea-level. The trek is not only to experience the views of the highest snow-capped mountains but also to offer the golden opportunity to observe Sherpa culture. With the perfect scenery of the waterfalls, Khumbu glacier, as well as the amazing views of 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 oak, pine bamboo, and sal covered with the blooms of rhododendrons, walking through the suspension bridges joining the two hills, just above the fast-flowing rivers is a thrilling experience during the walk. Walk through villages covered with dense Sherpa settlements like Phadking, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, and Dingboche to reach Gorakshep (Everest Base Camp).

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

Moreover, the peaceful Sagarmatha National Park adds extra value to 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 thrilling trek experience in the Everest region.

The major attraction of the Everest Three Passes Trek is the stunning views of the world's highest peaks of the world, Mt Everest, and the three passes themselves (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 an altitude of 5420 meters while walking to Cho La you will also cross the Ngozumpa glacier the largest glacier in the Everest region. Also, the view of Renjo la and Kongma la pass adds 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 offers amazing views with an adventurous journey in a remote area blessed by nature. The Renjo la pass offers amazing views of Mt Everest (the highest mountain in the world with a height of 8848 meters), Mt Nuptse, and Mt Makalu making the trek very beautiful and adventurous. The route was 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-pass trek which falls on the list. It is one of the highest passes in the Everest (Khumbu) region which provides incredible views of the mountain which is standing a height of more than 8000 meters. Offering a beautiful and adventurous experience with some 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 offers 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 for 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 an 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 landscape 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 in 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 lead 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 rest and acclimatization to be familiar with the altitude and atmospheric pressure gives you the golden chance to be familiar with the places and the people. The views of the age-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 offers majestic panoramic views of the entire region from Everest, Lhotse to Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and other surrounding snowy peaks.

Cho La pass is the highest and the most challenging pass of the trek which offers an impressive view of the snowy peaks before rechiming to the final destination Gokyo Valley and its beautiful high-altitude lakes. The climb to the Gokyo Ri offers magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu which are compared to those from Kala Patthar, with amazing views of sunsets. Finally 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 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, and 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 appropriate permit to trek in the Annapurna region, the trek starts with a 6-hour drive from the Capital city (Kathmandu) to Pokhara (the beautiful lake city of the country). Enjoy the picturesque hike through the lush forest covered with the blooms of rhododendrons, crossing many suspension bridges, crossing many scattered villages of Gurung and Magar, and enjoying the panoramic views of the snowy Himalayas.

Poon Hill -the attractive viewpoint of the trek which offers beautiful views of snowy peaks of Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Machhapuchre, and many other surrounding peaks. The main plus point of trekking Annapurna Base Camp Trek is it not only takes 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 meters

•         Accommodation: tea house and lodge

•         Duration: 11 days

•         Difficulty: Moderate

If you are looking for a 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 Kathmandu city, the classic Langtang Valley trek is worth visiting as this trek offers you the walk through a remarkable journey, through the different topography, and vegetation, through the scenically dramatic alpine region. This trek is best for those who want to have an 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 from the bank of the Langtang Khola. Walking through the dense forest covered with the blooms of 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 to enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountain views and the environment.

The off-beaten paths treks in Nepal are:

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 an off-beaten trek in Nepal, then the Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the best remote region treks for you. The trek recently gained popularity and gained its reputation as an outstanding wilderness experience, recently their improved transportation, and 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 of rhododendrons which take you on a thrilling and epic journey.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek starts after a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (Gorkha district) and proceeds through the densely forested paths, along the bank of river Budhi Gandaki. Traveling to Jagat, here begins 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 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 about the remoteness of the region Upper Mustang crosses 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 most beautiful and mysterious areas of the region. This region is not so much touched by the outside world and most preserved ancient Tibetan culture 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 rocks of all colors beautiful scattered whitewashed houses, unique stupas, and gompas. The attraction of the 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, and 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 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 a thrilling and adventurous journey in the remote corner of Nepal. Compared with the lower Dolpa, the landscapes and the villages here are more desolate.

The walk also offers you 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 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 traditions are, the Upper Dolpa trek is best for you.

Final Saying

As this worldwide pandemic is slowly fading our lives, trekking this year will not be stressful. 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 the Nepal Hiking Trek. For further enquiries please mail us: at nepalhikingtrek@gmail.com

 

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