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Nepal Himalayan Trek

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LA, California
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Price:$UnspecifiedExpires:16 days

Trekking is the best way of experiencing Himalayan landscape, culture, flora and fauna. Nepal being in the southern slope of the Himalayas has got ascending layers of mountains starting from the tropical planes. Nepal’s elevation reaches the heights of 8,000 m peaks including Mt Everest (8,848 m) from as low as 70 m above the sea level within the distance of 200 km. 800 km stretch of the central Himalayas heaving with 8 out of the 10 highest mountain in the world lies in Nepal providing world’s best multi-days treks and mountaineering opportunities.
There are hundreds of trekking routes in Nepal with different difficulty levels and duration. Strenuous treks include glacier traversing and bit of technical climbing supported by crew members with camping and catering gears. Rolwalling and Dhaulagiri are the trekking of this category. Difficult treks or remote treks follows the valley with basic or no facilities and crosses passes over 5,000 m. Manaslu, Upper Mustang, Dolpo, Kanchanjunga are the trekking of this category. Popular treks are routes in Annapurna conservation area, Langtang National Park and Everest National park. There are well established lodges along the trail to facilitate trekkers. Some of the popular treks are listed below:

->:Ghorepani / Pun hill trek:
# Maxim Altitude: Pun Hill (3,193 m)
# Duration: 9 days (5 days of trekking and 4 days inbound and outbound travel from Kathmandu )
# Difficulty: difficult with total climb of 1,700 m in two days.
# Accommodation: teahouse with western toilet, hot shower and restaurant catering basic international cuisines.

Ghorepani trek starts with an 1 1/2 hrs drive to the trekking trail head from Pokhara. The trail follows Burungdi valley upstream climbing gradually. One can spend the night at the base of 3,000 steep steeps to Ulleri for the first day. But the view from Ulleri worth the 2 hrs climb. The trail then winds less steeply through the forest to Ghorepani at 2,800m. Ghorepani is a mountain pass overlooking the Kali Gandaki valley and the Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We will climb to Pun Hill for the undisturbed view of Himalayas with the first rays of sun.

->:Annapurna Base Camp trek:
# Maxim Altitude: Annapurna base camp (4,190 m)
# Duration: 14 days (9 days of trekking and 4 days inbound and outbound travel from Kathmandu )
# Difficulty: difficult with ups and downs of about 500 m of each climb. Altitude catches at higher reaches
# Accommodation: teahouse with western toilet, hot shower and restaurant catering basic international cuisines.

The trek passes through the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas starting as low as 1,100 m. We will pass through the terraced fields and charming villages of Gurungs and Magars ascending to the forested higher reaches. Ghorepani / Pun Hill offers magnificent view of about 15 peaks including some of the world’s highest peaks – Dhaulagiri (8,167 m / 7th highest), Annapurna I (8,091 m / 10th highest) and Manaslu (8,156 m / 8th highest). The trail further sea saws coming across the mountainsides with beautiful views and finally enter the steep valley wedged between Annapurna South and Fishtail (Machhapuchhere). These were the dwellings of shepherds with thatched sheds which has been replaced by limited teahouses now. The narrow valley opens up wide at Machhapuchre (Fishtail) base camp. Annapurna base camp is just 1 and half hrs walk away encircled by vertically soaring snow peaks.

->:Langtang trek:
# Maxim Altitude: Kyanjin Gompa (3,860 m)
# Duration: 7 days (5 days of trekking and 2 days inbound and outbound drive from Kathmandu )
# Difficulty: moderate with more gradual climbs and ups and downs of about 300 m of each climb.
# Accommodation: teahouse with western toilet, hot shower and restaurant catering basic international cuisines.

Langtang trek is popular for its easy access from Kathmandu, Himalayas and the enclave of Tibetan culture. Langtang region provided the easiest transit for the trans-Himalayan trade and Buddhism in the medieval and ancient time. Hence Langtang exhibits the most vivid culture of Shamanistic Tamangs and Tibetan Buddhist Sherpas.
The trek starts with 4wd drive to Syabrubensi in the confluence of Langtang and Trishuli River. We follow Langtang valley through the thick forest protected as Langtang National park. The valley opens up into the pasture at Ghoretabala. Then it is gradually traverse the pasture lodged between snow peaks of Jugal Himal range and Langtang Range to the Kyanjin Gompa.
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