Trekking is an outdoor activity where you will trail the paths of hills and mountains to higher altitudes for days to reach a specific point or destination at a walk down to a lower elevation. It is meant to be for multiple days. You will explore many regions and enjoy the wonderful views and scenery. Trekking could be many things you desire, like exploring new places, cultures, environments, and prospects of the world, a commitment to reach your goal, and a journey with your friends. As trekking is more challenging than hiking, it can be done to overcome your limits.
Trekking will test your physical and mental ability and endurance. There are different grades of trekking that are suitable for beginners too. So if you don't have good physical fitness but want to try trekking, you can do so. Trek usually takes place on a specific route. But some routes are rarely explored, so safety must be the main priority.
“But why is Nepal one of the best trekking destinations?”
The answer is quite simple, Nepal is a landlocked country with eight out of the ten highest peaks in the world which are all above 8000 meters. Everest, Annapurna, Makalu, Manaslu, Cho Oyu, and Dhaulagiri are a few popular trekking peaks where you can enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. There are various trekking regions in Nepal. They are:
- Everest Region
- Annapurna Region
- Manaslu Region
- Mustang Region
- Langtang Region
- Many new and off-beaten trails
All these regions accommodate various types of treks depending on accommodations.
- Teahouse Trek
- Camping Trek
Both of them are pretty popular forms of trekking. In teahouse trekking, you will be provided with a specific place to stay with guides and porters. It is a common and mostly generic type of trek. On other hand, a camping trek will include guides, porters, and cooks with tents for sleeping, dining, and toilets.
Trek can give new experiences in every way. It can be a form of extreme exercise that enhances your knowledge of the world. There are many benefits of Trek and Trekking. Some of them are physical fitness, mental strengthening, stress relief, skill development, social engagement, and understanding of different cultures and nature. So, the Himalayan Advisor has provided many opportunities for beginner and veteran trekkers with many exciting trekking activities like:
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
- Everest Base Camp Trek
- Island Peak Climbing
- Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Langtang Trek
All these treks are very popular in their specific regions. For instance, the Annapurna Trekking region is popular for the short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and the longer Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Similarly, you can enjoy Everest Base Camp Trek or Luxury Everest Region Trek in the Everest region.
So when you decide to trek in the Himalayas of Nepal, there is a proper procedure to follow. You must have a mandatory trek guide in some regions like Manaslu Trekking Region, and you must specify the route you will take during your journey in the mountains with a special permit called Trekking Information Management System (TIMS). You must be careful during the excursion as the possibility of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is always there at high altitudes.