Nepal’s Most Popular Treks

Nepal Trekking

Nepal Trek, adventure of a lifetime. Image: Donald Macauley

Nepal is often touted as a trekker’s paradise. And, this is the truth, and the whole truth, as thousands of trekkers will vouch. Blessed with abundant natural scenery, great ecological diversity and an ancient culture, trekking in Nepal is a wish that many all over the world would like to fulfill at least once in their lifetime. Continue reading

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Short and Sweet—the Jomsom to Muktinath Trek

All set for a great adventure? Well then, let’s go; let’s go to mid-west Nepal. First stop: Pokhara. While there are plenty of flights from Kathmandu, you won’t regret going by road either (about 200 km; around 8 hrs). The drive is, to say the least, a most pleasant one. Continue reading

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The Great Himalayan Trail—A Trailer

The Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) can rightly be said to be ‘the mother of all trekking trails’, consisting as it does of a network of existing trails which form not only the  longest but also the highest trekking trail in the world. The GHT, in total, is some 2,800 miles, traversing the complete Himalayan region. It offers fantastic views of the 14 highest peaks of the world accompanied by intriguing bio-diversity. Continue reading

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Marpha—the Village of Orchards

The village of Marpha is located at an altitude of 2,650 meters in the Kali Gandaki valley of the Annapurna Conservation Region in Mustang District in northern Nepal. Keeping in mind its remoteness and its barren terrain, one must say that the village is suitably named (‘Mar” stands for hard-working and ‘pha’ means people). Continue reading

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The Great Himalaya Trail

Western Nepal

The Far West is one of the least explored areas of Nepal. Its area is bounded to the east by the mighty, turquoise Karnali River that fl ows from Tibet’s sacred Mount Kailash. Myth and superstition remain part of the fabric of life here. Though the Nepali language originated here, it seems a distant world from ‘modern’ Nepal. Continue reading

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