Trekking in Nepal
Before 1951 Nepal was inaccessible to foreign tourists, and
until 1964, travel to this wonderful and mystical land, was
exclusively an attraction for the hardy climbers and
explorers of the unimaginable.
In recent years with the advent of tourism programs and
several air linkage with the outside world, travels to this
land of adventure has become most coveted for all kinds of travelers. In its immensely
diverse and undulating topography, varied climate and mix of
people combine to produce a magical attraction for
outsiders. Many of these foreign visitors come to trek one
or more of the many beautiful trekking regions now opened by
To trek, one does not have to be bizarre, neither a
mountaineer nor an athlete. Anyone with a pair of strong
legs and the spirit for adventure will enjoy the thrills of
trekking the hills of Nepal. Walking in the interior of the
country follows ancient foot trails which meander through
the scenic river banks, terraced fields and the forested
ridges connecting picturesque hamlets and mountain villages.
For visitors on extended holiday, there is an even more
varied spectrum of adventure-be it rafting on sparkling
rivers, safaris in the jungles, trekking to explore deeper
into the alpine valleys with perpetual snow and glistering
glaciers. The more intrepid traveller may venture further up
to scale any of the 18 minor trekking peaks.
The consummate classical experience in the Himalayas is to
commune with nature; cutting loose from the trappings of
concrete jungles and the frenzy of modern life. The attained
experience is extremely rewarding and rejuvenating.