Great Mountain Trekking

Thrill, adventure, stimulation and peace of mind! If you are searching for these ingredients in your boring and hectic life

Old Kingdom Of Mustang

Cultural and scenic adventure to Old Kingdom of Mustang in the windswept territory in the highest and largest extension Tibetan plateau.

Inspiring Journey To Holy Mt. Kailash

Mount Kailash, an amazing holy mountain at an elevation 6.714 m / 22,028 ftlocated within South West Tibet on the Nagari vast flatland.

Everest High Passes Trekking

Ultimate challenge of crossing three high passes in the Everest region namely Khangma La Pass, Cho La pass and Renjo La Pass.

Lower Dolpo Via Jumla

Relish the beauty of snowcapped mountains as you walk through ancient and isolated villages with rich wildlife and stunning lakes.

Around Manasalu and Larkya-La

Manaslu and Larkya La Trek, a recently opened trekking trail is becoming a charm of enthusiastic trekkers and adventure lovers these days.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Short Treks in Nepal

                    Short Treks in Nepal

Ghorepani poonhill trek

Nepal has become first choice for trekking for millions of people around the globe. And all the credit goes to its stupendous geographical variations. But not all people are physically fit for the trek to higher Himalayas. So, for those who want to see the rocky landscapes and Himalayas without putting more strength, we have short treks. Short treks are self paced and offer you see as much as possible. You will be on the lower altitude areas but yet close to the giant mountains. Hence, you will get a chance to interact with locals and know about their culture and lifestyle. The peace one finds in between the rhododendron forests and green pastures is enigmatic.
Moreover short treks can be adventurous, luxurious and relaxing at the same time.In addition it can range from simple tour, visit to religious site, short day hiking, mountain flights, helicopter tour or other adventure activities like rafting, jungle safari, etc. Similarly, exploration of the Nepalese culture and history is also an integral part of the short treks in Nepal.
Some of the most cherished short treks in Nepal are listed below:
  1. Annapurna Short Trek

    Trekking in Nepal
Annapurna Short Trek is an ideal trek for anyone with time constraints. It is a 5 day journey that lets you experience the beauty of Mother Nature in the Annapurna region. It provides you an opportunity to walk through beautiful villages and lush landscapes in the backdrop of stunning Himalayas while enjoying the vibrancy of Pokhara, the lakeside city and walk to Sarangkot, a viewpoint and starting point of every adventure activities in Pokhara.

  1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

    Ghorepani poon hill trek
Not only this is the most cherished trek that offers you an opportunity to relish the grandeur of mighty mountains in Annapurna panorama but also takes you to Poon Hill, a beautiful vantage point that offers fantastic views of mountains in Annapurna massif namely Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre, etc. As well as the journey starts from foothills of Annapurna and passes many ethnic settlements, gives you an opportunity to get some insights on people, their culture, custom and lifestyle.

  1. Everest Panorama Trek

    Everest Panorama trek
It is an eleven days long journey but the shortest journey to the Everest region of Nepal. It takes you to the popular town and Namche and further to the popular Tengboche monastery and lets you experience the grandeur of mountains in Everest region that includes Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku, Mt. Cho Oyu, etc

  1. Tamang Heritage Trail Trek

    tamang heritage trail trek
It’s a jovial journey to the Langtang region of Nepal. In this journey you will be able to interact with people as you walk through the traditional Tamang villages in Langtang. Get some insights on people, their culture and lifestyle as you walk in between the villages there. The wild and charming landscapes of Langtang region will leave you in awe. Therefore, Tamang Heritage Trail Trek is a nine days journey to Langtang region that offers an opportunity to relish the beauty of mountains in Langtang along with its wild nature and traditional people.

  1. Hiking to vantage points near Kathmandu

    hiking around Kathmandu
There are some beautiful vantage points in Nepal near Kathmandu that offers some breathtaking views of mountains in Nepal. If you would like to unleash the beauty of mountains without travelling far from the capital city of Kathmandu, Himal Eco Treks offers some customized trips to vantage points like Nagarkot, Daman, Chisapani and Dhulikhel. The hiking around Kathamndu can range from 3-4 days. Hiking to these vantage points is an awesome experience as you will be walking in an easy, lush and peaceful environment with some outstanding views of mountains.

Himal Eco Treks is an experienced tour operator that offers services ranging from short treks, long treks, and expeditions to-day tour in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. If you are willing to travel to Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan, let us know about your preferences. We are here to organize an excellent and memorable trip for you! Short treks in Nepal can also be combination of adventurous activities with short walks to some popular hiking spots. Let us know about your willingness to travel, Himal Eco Treks customizes the trip as per your preferences.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Top 10 Treks in Nepal

              Top 10 Treks in Nepal
Tsum valley trek

Climb up to the apex touching mountains and taste the wilderness that lies within the nature. The splendor of majestic mountains swaddled in between the powdery white snow is beyond any words of description. The beauty of the serene and tranquil mountains will teach you how to admire yourself and how to admire others. Have you ever thought of going to Nepal to experience this feeling of trekking to high mountains? If yes, then the list of top ten treks in Nepal can help you choose your destination. We have listed the top ten treks in Nepal that would help you know about the trekking destinations in Nepal. Just pick up which one is right for you.
  1. Everest Base Camp Trek

    Everest Base camp trek
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the top ten treks in Nepal. Embark your journey from the most dangerous airport of the world, “Lukla” and mingle with the wilderness of the almighty mountains to conquer the top of the world, “Everest Base Camp”. Pass the interesting city of Namche and experience the thrill of hiking along Kalapathaar. Lift up your spirituality in Tengboche monastery and get some insights about the mountain life, Sherpas, their culture, traditions and lifestyles. The statuesque appeal of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Khumbu Ice Fall from the base camp would be a reward for your journey.
The Everest region of Nepal also offers different trek routes to base camp. Beautiful Gokyo valley, a valley popular for its intense blue lakes can be a fascinating route. For those who want more adventure and more hiking can make their way to the base camp from Jiri, a village of Dolakha district. The lush, scenic hills, rivers, streams, culturally prosperous villages, uncongested trail and primarily, the opportunity of achieving a gradual acclimatization, the route allures many trekkers.
Lastly, the trek to this region is strenuous and the trekkers should possess good physical fitness. These many features of Everest region makes the Everest Base Camp Trek one of the top ten treks in Nepal.
  1. Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Annapurna circuit trek
The Annapurna circuit is the most popular trek that allows trekkers to pass through diverse terrain. You pass jungle and high alpines and make your way to the highest pass i.e. Thorang La Pass. You hike through the region dominated by Tibetan Buddhist culture. You also get an opportunity to look into the restricted Mustang Region, which extends all the way into Tibet itself. Hiking through the rhododendron forests with a close and spectacular view of tall mountains is indeed a great experience.
If you get a chance to experience only one trek in Nepal, then that would be the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is a trek of moderate level which makes it a crave for many trekkers. You start your trek from lowland and pass through the highlands to highest pass of Thorang la. You will see the Annapurna peak in the way to Muktinath, standing tall with its other neighboring peaks. The scenic treasure that you encounter all the way in Jomson and Pokhara is superb. Annapurna Circuit Trek with its splendor makes this trek amongst one of the top ten treks in Nepal.
  1. Langtang Valley Trek

    Langtang valley trek
Langtang Valley Trek is an excellent option for those trekkers with time constraint or looking for an easy introduction to trekking in Nepal. This beautiful valley offers you a gentle walk through the sub-tropical jungle and then through a dense forest of oak, fir, rhododendron, and pine which opens into alpine meadows and yak pastures. You can get the spectacular view of Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa Ri , Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri with many other snow-capped peaks.
The Lantang region also offers other trekking regions. The Langtang Gosaikunda trek takes you to the beautiful land of lakes. Langtang region is very rich in geographical diversity. You will be able to encounter those floras, faunas and wildlife that you will never be able to see anywhere else. The famous yak cheese factory is one of the major attractions of this region. You can see many yak farms in this region.
A combination of beautiful valley, landscapes, mountains views, lakes, unique flora, fauna and wildlife, popular yak cheese factory in between the ethnic settlement makes this trek amongst the top ten treks in Nepal.
  1. Manaslu Circuit Trek

    manaslu circuit trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek can be one of the remarkable journeys as we pass through a huge and spectacular valley with stunning views of Mt. Manaslu (8156m). The entire trail is diverse, remote and secluded, enriched by different topography as a result of varying altitudes – 600 m to 5,135 m. You’ll walk in a circuit and the trail will keep on changing until its end. The regions and villages on the trial predominantly reflect Buddhist culture. You can get some insights of Tibetan culture with great mountain views and extensive forests on this stunning circuit trek of the Manaslu region.
You will be blessed with a great panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains and the mesmerizing walk through rhododendron and pine forests will help you find peace within yourself. You will be enchanted by the changing views of the mountains and the wilderness. This trek offers you a chance to explore Nepal, its natural beauty, culture, traditions, life style and its history which makes it one of the top treks in Nepal.
  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an ideal trek for beginners who want to view the picturesque mountains and locales with relative ease. It is an authentic and real trekking experience, considering the rather short trekking duration. It allows you to stand face to face with the Mt. Annapurna. The trial and landscape along the Annapurna Base Camp is fantastic. Trekking into the sanctuary typical Gurung villages at Landruk, Ghandruk, & Chomorung is awesome. The panoramic sunrise view from Poon Hill, surrounded by a wall of Himalaya peaks is mesmerizing.
Easy, exciting, adventurous trip with spectacular mountains views would be the best words to describe this trek. It is perfect for those who want to have a relaxing trip with the gorgeous beauty of mountains. The trek offers some outstanding mountain views and it is ideal for beginners, which claims its position in one of the top ten treks in Nepal.
  1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

    Ghorepani poonhill trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is a short trek designed for people possessing moderate level of fitness. In this trek, there is no any risk of altitude sickness. It is one of the easy treks to explore the spectacular view of Annapurna range. Poon Hill Trek connects you with the luscious hills, sunrise, sunset, and a panoramic view of the mountains like Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Tukuche.
Likewise, it is one of the most popular treks among the trekkers. You can stroll amidst the lush rhododendron and bamboo forests. This trek offers you a chance to interact with the locals as well as get some insights about Tibetan Buddhist culture. Poon Hill is a vantage point that offers you with a mesmerizing sunrise and sunset. This trek is full of wilderness that will soothe your senses. Therefore, it is amongst one of the most recommended top ten treks in Nepal.
  1. Kanchenjunga Trek

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek
Kanchenjunga Trek offers an infinite variety of landscapes, cultures and panoramic views of Himalayas. Himalayas that including the Everest, Lhotse, Makalu & Kanchenjunga. A chance of being face to face with four out of the world’s five highest mountains makes this trek rewarding. You’ll get a chance to explore one of the most remote regions of Nepal, surrounded by absolute pristine nature. It’s a hard and long trek suitable only for fit trekkers.
From the subtropical land to glacial wilderness, Kanchenjunga has it all. In addition mighty Kanchenjunga glacier is the most famous attraction of Kanchenjunga. Great valleys, encircled by high peaks, are another feature of Kanchenjunga. The third highest peak of the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga with its diverse ecological zones makes it one of the top ten treks in Nepal.
  1. Upper Mustang Trek

    old kingdom of Mustang
Upper Mustang Trek is a great way to experience the old world charm of the Himalayan mountain deserts. Several old and new monasteries and ancient caves line this trek. Not only we get a chance to explore the thousand years old monastery, caves and local tribes but also scenic beauty of the diversified landscapes. As well as Himalayan mountain desert with local tribes who dominate Tibetan society are the main attraction of this areas. Similarly, the spectacular view of mountain from the upper Mustang is hypnotizing.
The thousand years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage remained unchanged and to this date. A trek to this forbidden kingdom of vast, arid valleys, eroded canyons, ochre valleys, yak caravans, colorful painted mud house on the backdrop of majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri makes this trek amongst one of the top ten treks in Nepal.
  1. Everest Gokyo Lake Trek

    Everest Gokyo Lake trek
Everest Gokyo Lake trek is one of the best alternatives for those who are looking for fewer tourists and more remote area for trekking. Moreover the five Emerald lakes together with majestic mountain peaks are the main attractions of this trek. Gokyo Ri, a peak along this trek is also a vantage point that offers the best panoramic view of the Himalayas. Furthermore, Gokyo Ri peak climbing can also be an option for the trekkers in this trek.
Also this trek offers spectacular views of Mt. Everest with other three peaks (Mt. Cho Oyu, Lhotse and Makalu). You can also see the largest glacier in Nepal. Apart from them the view of the tremendous ice ridge between Cho Oyu and Gyachung Kang is one of the most dramatic panoramas of Gokyo Lake Trekking. Therefore, Everest Gokyo Lake trek successfully makes among st one of the top treks in Nepal.
  1. Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek

    Langtang gosaikunda helambu trek
At last, Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek offers you the glacier lakes in all its beauty with the mountain peaks of Annapurna and Manaslu behind them. The scenic mountain pass and the gorgeous waterfalls make this trek mystic. Along the trial, you pass through the dense bamboo and rhododendron forests where you can catch a glimpse of wildlife. Explore the monasteries, palaces, temples, villages along the trial and get closer with the people and their lifestyle. Together with this will give you some insights about their culture and practices. While in there hiking through the alpine yak pastures to see a yak cheese factory in its indigenous ethnic settlement would be an incredible experience. Therefore, Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek also makes itself to the top ten treks in Nepal.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp blog - Himal Eco Treks

Get set for an amazing journey to the highest peak of the world- “Mt. Everest.” Accomplishment of being on the top would be a souvenir to your adventurous journey! Initiate your journey with an absolutely amazing flight to Lukla and experience the awesomeness of flying parallel to the sky dominating peaks with a wonderful landscape beneath! A flight to Lukla takes you to the Khumbu region of Solukhumbhu district in the Sagarmatha zone of north east Nepal at an elevation of 2860m; the homeland of the almighty Mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp Trek commences from the flourishing village of Lukla and descends down along the Dudhkoshi River. The trail follows a route to Namche which progresses to a well pave path to Phakding (2610m). Then route eventually passes various suspension bridges and continues through dense rhododendron forests. The village of Benkar, Chumoa and Monjo will ultimately lead you to Sagarmatha National park as well as to Namche (3440m) via Jorsale. Moreover the narrow and busy streets of Namche is going to amuse you. Also the dzopko hauled with heavy loads, children playing in the streets and the traders passing along the narrow streets of Namche, the town is a bizarre.

From Namche, our journey progresses with a hike to Everest View Hotel. From there you can have some wonderful views of the mountains. After beholding the memory of picturesque mountains from the hotel, you head back to Namche. On the way you can explore the Sherpa culture museum and Everest Photo Gallery . After enough acclimatization in Namche, continue your journey to Tengboche (3860m). Likewise another popular place in the trial for the awe inspiring views of mountains and Tengboche monastery. Most of the time you get see an appealing views towering mountains. Afterwards you head to Dingboche (4410m) and then to Lobuche (4910m).

After the days long effort, you reach your ultimate destination- “Everest Base Camp” at an elevation of 5364m. Not to mention the view that you see in front of your eyes as you reach the base camp is spectacular. Also to behold forever in your memory. The splendor of the glittering white mountains standing tall one after other is truly amazing. From Everest Base Camp, you can hike up to Kalapathaar for the close up views of mountains that lies in Everest range. Mountains like Mt. Everest,  Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Pumaori, Ama Dablam and Island peak.  And Finally your journey to base camp ends with a return journey to Lukla via Goreshep, Pheriche and Namche.

Some of the important points to be noted for Everest Base Camp Trek are as follows:

  • To embark your journey to Everest Base Camp, you should set aside 14 days which is the minimum time frame for accomplishing a journey to Everest Base Camp.
  • For entering the Sagarmatha National Park, you will require a special permit.
  • As Everest region is one of the most preferred trekking routes, you can find clean and comfortable guesthouses for accommodation.
  • The guesthouses offer the service of delicious and hygienic food too.
  • Generally March-May and September- December are considered as the best time to visit Everest Base Camp. These months are considered as the best months both temperature wise and views wise.
  • Everest Base Camp Trek can be moderate to strenuous in terms of difficulty. A trekker should be well prepared and well acclimatized to complete this trek.
  • If you opting for the Everest Base Camp Trek, the “do not forget items” that should be included in your packing lists are duffel bag, day pack, sleeping bags, Hiking boots, hiking t- shirts, hiking pants, hiking waterproof jackets, few pairs of socks, gloves and other clothes necessary to keep you warm.

Himal Eco Treks organizes Everest Base Camp Trek which can be 14 or 16 days journey as per your time constraint. Do not forget to call or inquire us about this journey if interested. We assure you a memorable trip to Everest Base Camp.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Why go trekking?

For the past two decades I have been working as a trekking guide. And at the same time I get question like “why do I trek”. I get asked this questions all the time when I am visiting my family in the village or my friends. They always said “Isn’t it tiring or stressful”. But the only stress I get is from the hustling and bustling of the city. But the adventure, peace, adrenaline rush that I get from doing trekking is simply amazing. Not only the rush but also the beauty that comes along the journey and peace of mind is something I can’t have being all the time in the city. So, here are my thoughts tot up into an article.

Dolmala trek - Himal Eco treks
on the way to holy mount kailash.

For Nature

My country Nepal being the landlocked country has so much more to discover and explore. I just try to explore all the beauty by trekking the most part of Nepal. Hence. I get to visit all this different places with beautiful scenery.
Mansarover trek - Himal Eco Treks
clamming Mansarover lake.

For Adrenaline Rush

Even though trekking is one thing that brings happiness in my life but I can’t always be with nature. So whenever I go to trekking I try to capture as much as beauty from the nature. Thus, one more reason I do trek is to be with nature. But the adventure, peace, adrenaline rush that I get from doing trekking is simply amazing. Not only the rush but also the beauty that comes along the journey and peace of mind is something I can’t have being all the time in the city.
Kailash trekking - Himal Eco Treks
Pumping up our energy for the trek.

For the Motivation

Other than that it keeps me fit and gives great motivation to move forward in life. Also positive mindset towards the society. Sometimes it’s just become much to handle with all the work, family, responsibility and all. So, trek works like detox where I can free my mind of thoughts. Its gives opportunity to put things into perspective.
Trekking in Tibet - Himal Eco Treks
Very much eager to reach our destination.

For the hobby – Photography

Other than that I am interested in photography though I am not a great photographer. I try to capture all the moments of the places I have been and like to keep memories. Therefore, trek helps to rekindle with my hobbies.
Landscape photography- Himal eco treks
Sun setting over the Himalaya.

As for me these are the reason why do trek and loves so much too.

Recently, I did Kailash trek representing my company with a group of 15 people.  As always I had fun and peace of mind from this trek as well.For me trek works just like a “medicine”. Keeps me away from stress.
People do trek all the time with different purposes. These are the reason I do trek. Everybody have their own reason to do trek so did I. And the cure I get from it is just amazing. Lastly, you can have your own reason to do trek