Nepal is renowned for the Himalayas “the home of snow” and Shangri-La, a country of ultimate destination of mysticism and exoticism, hidden valleys, Crystal Mountains, a deep blend between Buddhism and Hinduism, unique culture and tradition, warm and welcoming people, amazing cultural and natural diversities, having 67 ethnic group of people and 70 spoken languages. Nepal encompasses eight of fourteen peaks which are higher than 8000 meter including world’s highest peak Mt. Everest 8848m and third highest peak Kanchenjunga 8598m. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most attractive landscapes which are only accessible on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences of Asian gem.
Nepal a land of geographic icons, historic adventurers and monumental landscapes, Nepal sits in the shadow of Everest but shines with myriad treasures. National parks hiding rare wildlife, vibrant cities filled with art and culture and simple villages preserving an ancient way of life make Nepal a constant source of inspiration for curious globetrotters in search of enlightening experiences through the trekking holidays.
When to go
The best seasons to trek in Nepal are dry and warm seasons, March-June and September-November. During these times, the temperature is acceptable and generally clears skies, although the skies are foggier and the rain begins in May-June. It is possible to trek out of season, but expect rain and leeches during the summer monsoon season and severe cold and closed passes during the winter months. Lodges shut down in some very remote place as they don't have much trekker.
During the monsoon season, the treks are virtually empty of travellers. Most rain usually comes at night; days are cloudy with less rain. The north side of the Himalayas is in rain shadow, meaning that the mountains somewhat block the rain. Annapurna Circuit is in rain shadow after Pisang. The skies are still cloudy and it rains occasionally. In mornings the skies may be clearer, but the views are still nowhere as good as during the trekking season. Landslides may block the trekking routes. And rivers are bigger, hard to cross through where no permanent bridges. We also have recommended summer treks, those could be Upper Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek is under rain shadow as mentioned above.
How much does it cost to do a trek in Nepal?
Though Nepal is most famous for its trekking opportunities in some of the world's most stunning scenery; trekking costs in Nepal are perhaps some of the lowest in the world. The exact cost of trekking trip in Nepal depends on which area you hike, the group size, what mode of transport, kinds of hotel in Kathmandu inbound/outbound you use are the factors that varies your trek cost. However a typical trekking in Nepal costs around USD 50 – 185 a day depending on what type of trekking package you buy with your travel agent in Nepal. Wilderness Excursion offers wide range of different Nepal holiday packages; budget to luxury holiday trips and extreme adventure trekking tours in Nepal.