Nepal is one of the most ideal places for trekkers worldwide. The country's topography ranges from the flat surface of 59 m above sea-level in the Tarai region to the highest point of Mt Everest at 8,848 m Nepal Trekking Packages above sea-level. This is proof of the topographical diversity which cannot be found anywhere else in the world making Nepal many a trekker's dream. The beauty of trekking in Nepal is further enhanced by the rich cultural ethos and Himalayan landscapes a privilege difficult to find in most other countries.
Trekking has been one of the leading activity that has helped Nepal attract visitors from around the world. Trekker's have been coming to Nepal for trekking adventure dating back as far as to 1960s. Granted traveling to Nepal for trekking back in the day was not as easy and accessible as it is at present day. Compared to the olden days, trekking has become more accessible and comfortable for trekkers. Lodgings have been established in main trekking areas making it easy to find food and accommodation as well as meet fellow trekkers and blend with the locals along the way.
Various Nepal trekking packages are available these days to make the trip, even more, easier for trekkers. The most popular Nepal trekking packages have been Everest Base Camp which is a 14 days trail and Annapurna Base Camp.
The Everest Base Camp trek is a trail that ends at the base of the World's tallest mountain. The 14 days trail beginning from Lukla will lead the trekkers upward to Sherpa Capital of Namche Bazaar following the valley of Dudh Koshi river. Tengboche and Dingboche are further stops along the route where the trekkers will take a good rest and acclimatize before reaching the final stop at Gorak Shep. En route, trekkers will walk through winding trails, gorgeous river valleys harboring unique terrains, over suspension bridges and hidden Buddhist monasteries. The trail provides a great opportunity to take a look at ethnic Himalayan settlements and villages of Sherpa culture. Though the destination is Mount Everest, trekkers will also get to take a close look at Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Makalu which are three of Earth's 10 tallest peaks. The 14 days trail is not just a good opportunity for trekkers but also for thrill-seekers and photographers making it one of the most popular Nepal trekking packages.
Another of the famous trekking package is the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Similar to the Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek's end destination is also the base of the mountain. Mt. Annapurna has the height of 8091 m and is the 10th highest mountain in the world. The trek offers incorporates diverse landscape of mountain and terraced field as well as culture consisting of quaint Gurung villages. The trail also provides a close-up view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. ABC also passes through Machhapuchhre Base Camp, allowing you to visit two base camps in one trip. Hot springs which are known to be relaxing and helpful for healing aching muscles are found in Poon Hill, a vantage point for the view of Annapurna. This trip may share some similarities with Everest Base Camp but is a completely different journey altogether.
Aside from these two base camp treks, Rara Lake Trek, Jomsom and Muktinath trek are some of the popular trekking packages of Nepal which have been gaining popularity in the recent years. Each of these trekking packages offers a different experience. One common that you can expect from them all is a chance to walk the unique terrains of beaten trails known as virgin tracks to experience Nepal's beauty. Trekkers looking for new adventure should check out Nepal trekking packages.