Trekking and Walking

Trekking in Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan always involves off-the beaten-path holiday that is always rewarding. These Himalayan countries are blessed with amazing trekking trails which will surpass your expectations. Anyone with the good health can enjoy trekking. Trekking is a good holiday experience and is the perfect way to get closer to nature. Trekking isn’t always easy as a trek or a hike may take you up to astonishing altitude variations and ecological diversity but trekking around amazing landscape rejuvenates you mentally and is a refreshing experience.

Trekking in Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and India are a particularly challenging experience as it involves crossing high mountain passes but all of our clients have enjoyed these trekking experiences and we still keep receiving trekking holiday inquiries. Trekking up in the beautiful mountains is always a memorable experience and we always make it easy for you by providing you the best guides with trekking knowledge and experience.
Island Peak Climbing
Imja Tse peak, at a height of 6,160 meters, is more popularly known by the name of Island Peak. The peak was named Island peak by Eric Shiptons party in 1953, as the peak resembles an island in a sea…

16 Days from US$ US $ 2490

Trip Code: HDC02

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Mera Peak Climbing
Mera Peak is in the Everest Region and climbing it might give you a lot of experience. Although it is not considered technical, it can certainly help you understand mountaineering in a practical way. You need to first hike up…

17 Days from US$ US $ 3090

Trip Code: HDC03

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Rara Lake Trekking
Explore the most beautiful Rara Lake, snow capped stunning Himalayan panorama, typical traditional village and people with their way of life, trans-himalayan valley with high ridges covered with forest and alpine pastures. Rara Lake lie on the remote Karnali zone…

16 Days

Trip Code: HDT11

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Upper Dolpo Treks
Dolpa is remote region of Nepal and the focal point of this area is Shey Phoksumdo National Park. The east and south of it is bordered by the Dhaulagiri and Churen Himal ranges and to the west by Jumla district.…

19 Days

Trip Code: HDT10

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Langtang Valley Treks
Set in the western Himalayas of Nepal, the landscapes of Langtang are unsheltered, remote, and absolutely breathtaking. This otherworldly landscape has mountaintops wreathed in clouds, plunging valleys, dusky villages ringed with farmlands and emerald meadows closing in on the distant…

08 Days from US$ 850

Trip Code: HDL103

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Mustang Trek
The Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, known as ‘Roof of the world’ is located in northern Nepal and is surrounded on three sides by Chinese held Tibet. Mustang is one of the oldest civilizations on earth. Here the medieval world is…

18 Days from US$ 2990

Trip Code: HD440

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Langtang Gosainkunda Treks
The treks offer great opportunity to explore traditional villages, old monasteries, vibrant Tibetan-Buddhist culture and plenty of Yak herds on alpine meadows. Langtang valley floor and alpine slopes of Langtang bloom...

13 Days
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
It is one of the major trekking routes of Annapurna region. The trail takes you through beautiful valleys, dense mossy forests and icy waterfalls. One can view majestic Himalayas around every corner in the trek. No doubt, the trek also…

15 Days from US$ 1830
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Limi Valley Trekking
The ancient salt trade route in the Himalayas unquestionably commemorates man’s mightiest strength of resilience and growth. We take this trade root which still seems hidden from the modern world. This takes us straight to the border of Nepal and…

19 Days from US$ 2450

Trip Code: HD772

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Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar trek is an epic an exhilarating adventure trip that takes you to highest points on earth. Our carefully planned trek takes you to the centre of the towering Himalayas and an outstanding hike to…

18 Days from US$ 1890

Trip Code: HDE01

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Narphu Valley Trek
The spectacular valleys of Nar and Phu in Nepal were closed to tourists until 2002. As a result, much of this area hasn’t been trekked at all. These are regions inhabited by ethnic Tibetans with a distinct cultural identity of…

25 Days from US$ 1180

Trip Code: HDTN10

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Ghorepani Ghandrung Trek
The trek to Ghorepani - Poon Hill (Pun Hill)is truly called the best of the trekking in Nepal. The trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs and Magars, dense rhododendron forests full…

7 Days from US$ 1095

Trip Code: HDT101

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Trekking in Nepal offers diverse accommodation options. Places like Everest and Annapurna regions offer tea houses and hotels which are hospitable and clean. Trekking in remote regions like Dhaulagiri trek or Kanchenjunga trek could require camping equipments. There are basically three options when you are trekking in Nepal. They are Tea houses or Lodges, Camping and Home stays. During trekking in Bhutan, you might have to rely mostly on camping.

Trekking is a strenuous activity for the most part especially in the Himalayas. Each trekking day could easily involve at least 5-6 hours of continuous walking which is quite exhausting at higher altitudes. It is also important to understand that proper nutrition is of utmost importance during a trek. When we talk about accommodations during trekking, meals have to be taken into consideration. Meals could be local cuisine but they will be perfectly suited to meet your calorie requirements.

Tea Houses which are basically lodges are particularly good, reasonable and comfortable. There can either be individual bedrooms or dormitories. We would still suggest that you carry a sleeping bag as it could get cold and the beds may not be that comfortable to sleep in. Showers will also be available. They provide you with meals too and though it might not be as good at home, it will be comfortable enough to get you some rest before you resume your trekking the next day.

While trekking, camping can also be organized. You will have to take along cooks and porters to carry up the equipment and set up camp during the trek. In Nepal, at some trekking routes, there are home stays at local villages. These are also comfortable to stay at.

TREKKING EQUIPMENT

The equipments required for trekking vary according to factors like place, altitude and the number of days involved in trekking. It also varies according to what kind of accommodation you have chosen for your trek. If you are going to stay at lodges during the trek the equipments you carry will subsequently be lesser than what you will carry during a camping trip. However basic equipments like a sleeping bag, warm clothes, a durable backpack and water bottles are necessary for all kinds of treks.

During Camping treks, you will require tents, porters, cooks and other staff on such treks. Nepal’s trekking support staffs is considered the best and there are hardly any problems that trekkers encounter on camping treks. In the morning you will receive tea, followed by breakfast. You will have to sleep inside a tent of blow up mattresses. The campsite will normally be closer to a Nepali village on a site that has a water source and great vistas of the Himalayas.

While trekking, you need trousers, scarves, jackets, rainproof jacket, sunhat, gloves, thermal underwear, woollen socks and t-shirts. Carry a bag pack, sleeping bag and flashlight. You will also need a towel and toiletries including soap and shampoo. Carry a sun block lotion (SPF 30+), insect repellent and iodine to purify water. Don’t forget a pocket knife. We suggest that you carry minimum weight so that trekking can become easier for you. It is much easier if you take a tea house trek or just check in to a home stay as that would mean that you will not require additional porters or cooks during your trek. The cost would also go down significantly.

SAFETY & SKILLS

One of the imminent threats that exist while trekking is altitude sickness. Altitude Sickness is known to be fatal among trekkers. This is however, preventable. This happens when you fail to adapt to higher altitudes. There is however no need to panic. All you need to do is to walk slowly and make use of rest days by relaxing your body. At ascents, you need to be steady but slower in pace. It is advisable to talk to your trek leader or guide and inform them about your health if your body is showing signs of altitude sickness.

Not much skill is required for trekking other than a good stamina. You might have to make steep ascents sometimes and a daily walk of about 5-6 hours is required. In the Himalayas, it is particularly dangerous for someone with a heart condition to trek. We expect trekkers to be fit to make this journey. The trails mostly lead into forests and in alpine conditions it is very easy to lose your way. That is the reason why we employ very knowledgeable and experienced guides.

Although you will come across remote villages from time to time and they will help you find your way back but many trekkers who have embarked upon trekking on their own are known to have lost their way and suffered horrible consequences. Taking a guide along is always better if you are not a repeat trekker. The guide will also have a first aid kid in case of emergencies during the trek because safety is always a primary concern while trekking in the Himalayas. You can also encounter wild animals on the way but if you do not bother them they leave you alone.

It is also suggested that you trek during the recommended seasons when there is less rain or snow. It is only during the recommended seasons that you will be safe and also be able to enjoy the clear views of the Himalayas.

LEAVE NO TRACE

Toilets will be available when you take a teahouse/lodge trek, where you must put the toilet paper in a container provided by the lodge. When you do not find a toilet, we recommend that you bury your waste. It is advisable to dig a hole of about 5-6 inches and then bury it and cover it with a rock. Make sure that it is quite far from water source. This is also applicable with toilet tents. We also recommend that you bury the toilet paper. Burning is normally discouraged.

The use of firewood for heating or cooking is not permitted in national parks and forest reserves. Open Campfires are also discouraged by major trekking organizers because campfires are a threat to the sensitive ecology of the Himalayas. This can sometimes also lead to forest fires. At teahouses, you will be provided with hot showers by heating water with metal electric warmers or water heated by animal dung fire. Most organizers will build a place for you to shower even during camping treks.

It is important that we preserve the pristine conditions of the Himalayas and leave it without hampering its natural order. This is the responsibility that every trekker must take. At Himalayan Dreams we ensure that this happens so that in the future even our children and their children can enjoy the pristine beauty of the Himalayas.

We also make sure that no trekker throws away trash on the way while they are walking. The trash, especially those which are not bio-degradable will have to be collected and properly disposed off after you return back from the trek.


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