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Why Trekking in Nepal?
Kanchan Shrestha | April 19, 2020

why trekking in nepal

Why trekking in Nepal? Trekking in Nepal is one of the best things to do in Nepal. For many trekkers and travelers, Nepal has become a synonym for trekking. Owning to its richness in terms of mountains, Nepal is the best travel destination for trekking purposes. Are you aware of the fact that the world’s highest mountain Mt. Everest lies in Nepal? What about the fact that eight out of the ten highest mountains in the world lie in Nepal? Nepal is a Himalayan country that has numerous peaks that rises above six to seven thousand. The trail to these mountains offers varieties of trekking routes making Nepal the best destination for trekking around the world. There is a suitable route for people from every age group and with different physical capacities.

Besides, there are many things to do in Nepal. This beautiful country is not just confined to trekking activity. The geographical variation of this country makes it a hub for a wide range of activities like rafting, bungee jumping, peak climbing, rock climbing, expeditions, jungle safari, birds watching and many more. Apart from these, the cultural and religious diversity of this country is a remarkable one. Nepal is considered as a common garden of people with four castes and thirty different sub-castes. Each sub-castes have their own unique culture, custom, traditions, festivals, songs, dances, costumes, languages, and way of living.

Another interesting aspect of Nepal is the heritage sites around Kathmandu. The historical palaces, temples, and monuments in Nepal depict its rich history, art, and culture. The beautiful woodcrafts, metalcrafts, and stone sculptures are the treasures that the ancient city of Kathmandu possesses. Nepal has eight heritage sites listed in the charts of UNESCO world heritage sites, amongst which seven are in Kathmandu. The fact reflects the richness of the capital city of Nepal – Kathmandu. So, for the queries like why Nepal for trekking or why Trekking in Nepal, Himal Eco Treks has the following valid reasons. These are the reasons that make Nepal a top travel destination around the globe for trekking purposes.

  • Varieties of options

Nepal is a small Himalayan nation but the richness of this country in terms of culture and tradition is beyond any words of description. The cultural diversity of this place has awed the heart of many fellow travelers and trekkers. Late King Prithvi Narayan Shah unified various small states into a single country of Nepal and described the country as a common garden of four castes and thirty-six sub-castes. People from four main castes and thirty sub-castes reside in this small nation maintaining harmony amongst themselves. Each of them has its own unique culture, custom, festivals, languages, traditional dresses, songs, dances, traditions, lifestyle and many more. The fact reflects the rich culture and tradition of Nepal. Also, the country is dominated by people from the Hindu and Buddhist religions. Therefore, one can get some unique insights into the Hinduism and Buddhism religion while trekking in Nepal. Therefore, the unique culture and tradition of Nepal is the other reason why one should trek in Nepal.

  • Culture and tradition

Nepal is a small Himalayan nation but the richness of this country in terms of culture and tradition is beyond any words of description. The cultural diversity of this place has awed the heart of many fellow travelers and trekkers. Late King Prithvi Narayan Shah unified various small states into a single country of Nepal and described the country as a common garden of four castes and thirty-six sub-castes. People from four main castes and thirty sub-castes reside in this small nation maintaining harmony amongst themselves. Each of them has its own unique culture, custom, festivals, languages, traditional dresses, songs, dances, traditions, lifestyle and many more. The fact reflects the rich culture and tradition of Nepal. Also, the country is dominated by people from the Hindu and Buddhist religions. Therefore, one can get some unique insights into the Hinduism and Buddhism religion while trekking in Nepal. Therefore, the unique culture and tradition of Nepal is the other reason why one should trek in Nepal.

  • Biodiversity

Nepal is spread through a diversified topography. From Himalayan, hills to flat plains, Nepal is geographically divided into the Himalayan region, Hilly region, and Terai region. Himalayan region refers to the high altitude regions with the Himalayas. The climate here is cold and dry. Hilly region refers to the lush hills and verdant valleys with a moderate climate and the Terai region refers to flat plains with hot climatic conditions. Flats of Terai are the most fertile and productive land of the nation that comprises of thick forests and vegetation area. So, with the climatic condition that ranges from hot, moderate to cold, vegetation available in all three kinds of climatic conditions is available in Nepal. And, with the vegetation, floras, faunas, birds, and animals available in these different geographical conditions and vegetation areas are available in Nepal. No wonder, Nepal is the best destination for exploring biodiversity. The fact makes any trekking journey to Nepal an enriching and appealing experience.

  • Other adventure activities
adventure sports in nepal
adventure sports in nepal

Nepal is not only famous for trekking, the diverse landscape, and difficult topographical condition makes Nepal a beautiful place for various adventure activities like bungee jumping, paragliding, zip flyer, rafting, jungle safari, rock climbing and many more. So, trekking can be accompanied by one of those adventure activities in Nepal. So, trekking with adventure activities makes trekking in Nepal even more special.

  • UNESCO listed World Heritage sites
UNESCO listed World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
UNESCO listed World Heritage sites in Kathmandu

Finally, the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Nepal! Nepal has a very rich history. In the medieval period, Nepal was ruled by Malla kings who had a very fine taste of art and architecture. During their reign, they had built many grand and artistic palaces, temples, complexes and many more. The beauty of these old monuments has been recognized by UNESCO as the world heritage sites. Nepal has ten UNESCO listed heritage sites in Nepal namely Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan temple, Lumbini, Sagarmatha National Park and Chitwan National Park. While trekking in Nepal, one can visit these heritage sites and explore the rich art, culture, and history of Nepal. Therefore, a guided tour around the UNESCO listed world heritage sites with trekking makes trekking in Nepal a wonderful memory.

So, these are the reasons why one should trek in Nepal or why Trekking in Nepal is so special. Trekking in Nepal is a matter of pride where you can get close to some high mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Cho-Oyu, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse and many more. Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Panorama Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna View Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Tsum Valley Trek, etc. are some of the bestselling trekking packages in Nepal.

If you are interested in any of the treks in Nepal, go through our site for details or call/ mail us for more information. Himal Eeco Treks is always ready at your service 24/7

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