Why Trek to Nepal

Trekking in Nepal Nepal has become a very popular country among the people throughout the world and most of them come to Nepal mostly for trekking, Mountaineering and Tour including jungle safari river rafting, bungy jumping paragliding and mountain flight. Trekkers can have a unique and unforgettable experiences ( like superb scenery, bio-diversity, rugged topography, ethnic community and more importantly a multitude of heights with safety) through trekking.
In fact, eight out of fourteen highest mountains in the world are in Nepal and if one wants to see these being very close he/she must trek to Nepal. While trekking you will see far more than the mountains- you can walk from the tropical lowland to alpine meadows and glacial moraines. While trekking in the spring, Nepal's brilliant rhodendrondons will be in bloom and you may see rare species of birds.

Nepal is a country of contrasts and this extends to the people as well as landscape. Trekkers pass through picturesque villages inhabited by Sherpas, Magars, Gurungs and Tamangs in the highland and Brahmins, Kshetry and Newars in the lower altitudes. Trekkers are always impressed by the friendliness of the people they meet along the local trails which are in constant use and humming with activity.

It is interesting not only to see ever changing scenery but also it is equally safe to do trekking in all places of nepal. But It is advisable to trek in groups with a porter and guide.

Trekking is one of the country's main attractions which can link between Nepal's isolated villages and settlements with Trekkers. The word, trekking was almost unheard of in Nepal until the ninteen sixties but many of today's visitors come to Nepal solely to trek. This profession was unknown among the Nepali people in the early days. Nowadays, it has been very stander business and one of the main sources of national income.

Average height of trek
Trekking is not mountaineering but it is as well to remember that the Himalayas begin where other mountains finish. An average trek will move between 1000meters and 3000meters. But the trek to Everest Base camp will reach 55545meters. Most of the time you will remain within the altitude range 1500 to 2000 meters in Nepal.

When to trek ?
The best trekking season is in October and November just after monsoon. In this time visibility is relatively much clearer and the weather goes much milder. February,March, April and may as well as September,Octoare abd November are good months for high altitude treks. In this time you can have bonus of the rhododendrons and other flowers.

A trek can last half a day or over a month. Trek usually consists of a series of ascents and descents walking five or six hours in a day. Every trekker must carry a trekking permit when away from the areas permitted in the visa. If you do not already have good equipment it can be bought or rented from trekking shops in Nepal.

Organized Trekking
We have mostly two type of trekking in Nepal. One is full (camping trek) trekking and another is teahouse trekking.

What is 'Full (camping) Trekking'?
New visiter heading for Nepal often wonders about the difference between 'full trekking' and 'teahouse trekking'. It is really a difference of style and philosophy. Full trek, the Footprints preference means that the group camp in tents each night and retain their own cooks, Sirdar (foreman) and porters.
It means that all personal equipment is carried for you, meals are cooked and you are looked after by friendly staffs. It also means that you have flexibility to deviate from the main trail along less frequented routes or to private camp-sites with views. Very significantly, it enables me to supervise camp hygiene thereby reducing the risk of tummy upsets.

Teahouse Trekking?
It means that visiters stay in private lodges along the established route. Many lodges are attractive and well run along with the established route .They may have their own porters but they do not have control over what is cooked and who cooks it and when. It is not true to suggest that this style of trekking gives more opportunity to meet the locals. It is same with full trekking. The main merit of teahouse trekking is that it is less expensive in the comparision of full trekking. The main demerit of teahouse trekking is that there is lack of flexibility and difficulties with privacy. Teahouse trekking and full trekking are quite different in styles and will appeal to different people.

Nowadays, teahouse trekking is mostly liked among the visiters. We can manage both kind of trekking according to interest of guest.

Several trekking agencies are in Nepal to arrange organized trekking. Aangan Treks and Tours Nepal is one of them and will arrange all needs in trekking such as porters, tents, food and also experienced english speaking Sherpa Guides. All you need to do is carry your own personal bag and camera. Trek charges depends upon the number of people on the group, destination and the duration of the trek. You can book the trek in the out of Nepal ( US, UK, Australia and so on) but it will be more expensive than booking yourself with us.

Our most popular and special trekking Programe are listed on the rightside of webpage. Program can be organized regarding clients need and interest.