Makalu region lies in the eastern part of Nepal. The region is protected by Makalu Barunb National Park established in 1992 which covers an area of 2330 sq km. Makalu Barun National Park consists of 16 mountains among which Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world and highest in Makalu Region. Makalu Region is blessed with alpine natural beauty and cultural diversity. This region of Nepal receives highest rainfall and snow. The trek to Makalu Region is Campaign Trek and the best time to trek to this region is during October and November. Makalu region has rich diversity of flora and faunas. This region shelters 3000 species of flowering plants, 440 species of birds and 75 species of mammals. Makalu is considered as one of the toughest 8000 peak to climb. The region is inhabited by people of different ethnic groups thus; you can experience different cultures and traditions. You will enjoy walking through lush jungle, valleys and many small and big settlements. Makalu Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek of this region.
Base Camp Trekking
Base Camp Trekking is a popular activity in Nepal. Nepal is a country with diverse landscapes, topography and cultures. Along with that it is a home to several mountains and also known as ‘country of Mountains. Eight out of fourteen highest peaks in the world are situated here in Nepal with the tallest summit Mt.Everest. Moreover, there are 1310 peaks above 600 meters and more than hundreds of them are opened for climbing.
With the base came situated in each 7000m mountains, Nepal is the best destination for base camp trekking. The flow of tourists in Nepal is increasing year by year in Nepal. Trekking has been a boon for tourism in Nepal. The most popular base camp trek in Nepal is Everest Base Camp trek. It is situated at an altitude of 5364 meters. Everest Base Camp Trek is regarded as one of the toughest trekking destination in the world.
Base Camp Trekking is one of the adventurous activities. It takes you to the isolated trials and also there may be risk of altitude sickness. To avoid this, you need start preparing few months prior to your trek. Also, it is better to consult to your doctor and have proper travel insurance. Base camp trekking also helps to know about the lifestyles and cultures of people living in the mountain regions.
High Pass Trekking
High Pass Adventures are popular among the trekkers and mountaineers. Nepal is a home to adventures. The high passes here ranges higher than the highest Mountain in Europe. The unique and adventurous trekking trials of Nepal take you close to the mountains. High Pass Adventure treks take you to the passes above 4000 to 5000 meters. The High Pass Adventure is suitable for adventure seeker trekkers and those who want to try new challenges ever now and then. Many of the trekking trials with high pass adventure takes you to the base camp of the tallest mountains.
High pass adventure trek takes you to the high altitude mountain region. Not only this trek offers challenges and adventure but also you can explore the cultures and lifestyles of people along the trials. You get to know the real worth of living when you will see the happy faces of the people in spite of living a hard life.
High Pass Adventure treks are not easier. For this one needs to be physically fit and must be able to walk for 7 to 8 hours a day in an unfamiliar trial. A prior trekking experience can be a plus point. Also, trekkers must have proper knowledge of using trekking gears. High Pass Adventures are the most privileged adventures which rewards you with a glorious lifetime achievements.
Hiking is a long day walk usually on country side trials. While trekking is walk on an arduous terrain hiking is walking on a relatively easier terrain. Besides, trekking and hiking are similar as both include a walk for several hours a day. In this modern era, where people are being completely dependent on means of modernization, hiking gives a chance to explore the real life.
Furthermore, hiking is a beautiful walk which focuses on the journey rather than the destination. People often get to collect the beautiful experiences along the way. On the other hand, it is a great option to escape from busy life and the chaos of the cities. Hiking takes you to the country side villages. The accommodations are easily available and also you don’t need any prior planning. Hiking can be done with comfortable walking shoes and clothes; unlike trekking it doesn’t require extra gears.
Hiking is a popular activity in Nepal and it is normally done at an altitude below or up to 4000m. Thus, there is rear chance of altitude sickness and anyone can do it with average physical fitness. A long day walk also gives you a chance to encounter the local villages, cultures and lifestyles. Furthermore, it also has several benefits such as lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart diseases, lowers body fat, and improves mental health and many more. Nepal is one of the best destination for hiking and offers numbers of trails.
‘Solo Trekking’, the name itself describes the type of trek. Solo trekking is alone on foot journey to a difficult terrain which contains long walk for several hours a day. This type of trek is the best way to encounter the culture; people and nature by own self. On the other hand, solo trekking also helps to build up self confidence and ability to research and explore.
Travelling alone in Nepal is considered safer than many other countries in the world. Nepal, being a country with difficult topography and home to several mountains offers numbers of trekking trials. The numbers of solo trekkers are increasing year by year in Nepal. A guide or porter guide is highly recommended for solo trekkers for their safety and comfort. However, it is not compulsory if you want to trek alone.
Whenever it comes to solo trekking, a question comes suddenly out of anyone’s mind. Is a solo female traveler safe in Nepal? Well in fact, we can see numbers of solo female travelers in the streets of Kathmandu. Tourism related crimes are very rare in Nepal and tourists are always respected. Female travelers are safe in Nepal but it is always better to hire a guide if you are thinking of going on a trek.
Trekking is on foot journey especially to an unfamiliar terrain that goes longer than one day. One can extend it for several weeks or even a month depending upon the destination. Trekking is regarded as one of the tough and adventurous activity in the world. This activity takes you close to the nature. Further more, trekking helps in reducing the stress and improving mental health.
Trekking in Nepal is popular among the tourist. Being a home to several mountains including the tallest Mt. Everest, Nepal offers a wide variety of trekking trials. It is a most privileged activity among the tourists in Nepal. It is because trekking is an opportunity to explore the rich diverse culture, traditions and nature of Nepal rather than just a long day hike. The trekking trials in Nepal ranges from easy, moderate to difficult and strenuous.
The Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu , Upper Mustang and Langtang are the most popular trekking regions of Nepal. These regions have numbers of trekking destinations which is very popular among the tourist . Nepal receives excessive number of tourists each year only for trekking. Trekking in Nepal can be done in several ways such as camping trekking, tea house trekking, solo trekking and many more.
Trekking is an adventurous journey. In Nepal , you don’t need any previous experience for trekking but one must be able to walk at least 5-6 hours a day. Person with average physical fitness can easily complete the trek. Also for those who cannot walk for several days there are short and easy trekking packages as well.