About Nepal in briefSomewhere here in the Kapilavastu district, there is a place called Lumbini where in about 500 B.C.E. Queen Mayadevi is said to have given birth to Siddhartha Gautama, better known as Buddha.
Nepal is a country blessed with captivating landscapes and spiritual Himalayas. The country store a lot of surprises and enchanting views for everyone visiting here. With the most diverse geographical features, Nepal gives people the best of nature through the means of different exclusive activities like hiking, peak climbing, rock climbing and trekking and many more. Amongst all, trekking is considered to be the most adventurous and enthusiastic. Trekking in Nepal is all about exploring the beautiful nature, its flora and fauna, the high rising peaks, the middle hills, the traditionally living people, their culture and most of all the majestic snow peaks Himalayas that makes every moment worthwhile.
No wonder Nepal is most famous for its natural beauty. Its terrain ranges from subtropical jungle of red rhododendron to snowcapped Himalayas. With Himalayas, we are talking about 8 of the world’s 14 highest mountains, the best of which is the highest of all Mt. Everest (8848m) and world’s 3rd Mt. Kanchenjunga. The country can be divided into three distinct region- plain, hill and mountain with 5 climate zones and 5 seasons.
Considering the nature of trekking destination, the trekking can either be a teahouse trekking or camping. Teahouse trekking refers to trekking and resting in the lodges available in the area and camping means to camp on a suitable campsite for food and rest during the trek. Teahouse trekking usually gives more opportunity for people to interact with the local people and their culture and to enjoy their warm hospitality which is so charming that it will make a deep connection like a longtime friends and will make you wish to come back again. Besides, camping is more concerned with carrying the required amount of food and everything is fully managed and taken care of as it is supported by a team of porters, usually local Sherpa. It is a classical style of trekking and is focused on necessities of the trekkers need during the journey. Therefore, one can choose between these two based on their budget, adventure, time and interest.
Nepal is full of trekking routes when these two styles are to be mentioned. To mention few, in teahouse trekking there are Khumbu (Everest), Annapurna, Helambu, Lantang, Manaslu, Makalu, etc and for camping there are Kanchenjunga, Upper Mustang, La Dolpa, Naar-phu Valley, Guerrilla Trek, Chitwan Chepang hill, etc.