We did a four day trek from NayaPul, Ghorepani, Ghandruk, back to NayaPul. The trek was moderately challenging, with almost all uphill on day 2 and mostly downhill on day 3 and 4. The scenery was stunning, the villages were charming, and tea houses we stayed in were cozy and clean. But trekking in Nepal varies widely and I suggest you research different treks to see which one is best for you. If you tell your trekking company what you're looking for, they can also suggest a trek which is what our trekking company did. We had limited time, and for people with limited time, our Annapurna Poon Hill trek is perfect. Trekking is the main reason people come to Nepal. There's a reason for that. It's good for the soul.
Equipment: You can find pretty much anything you need once you get to Kathmandu. It was recommended that we bring sleeping bags, but I didn't have one, so I used blankets at the tea houses instead. They were warm and comfy, but in April, Nepal is not really cold, even in the upper elevations of the Poon Hill trek. I did use long underwear a couple of nights, and a scarf and windstopper jacket. We booked through Adventure Discovery Treks and were provided with lots of information and an excellent guide and porter. I will never forget those two guys!
There are many agencies and hotels in Kathmandu that will book you for a couple of hours rafting a few hours drive from Kathmandu. I don't remember the name of my company but could not really recommend them if I could. The transportation out there was OK but they literally stood in the road to hitch me a ride back to Kathmandu. They also served lunch in the middle of the trip in a really unsanitary way (and I'm hardly a germaphobe) and let a guy on our raft even though he couldn't stop throwing up. I still had a nice time on the really beautiful river. I just would recommend asking lots of questions before you go.
Equipment: Everything you need is provided. Just bring a towel.
Hiking Everest Base Camp.
Mountain Everest is world famous peak and to do hiking up to its base camp is the matter of proud and dignity. No matter, how far you are living, if you desire to see this world top peak near by you that desire will drive to you to its lap. This peak is in Nepal. You have to fly first to kathmandu from your home town. Kathmandu the UNESCO world heritage site and the capital city of Nepal. You have lots of tourist hotels for your comfortable accommodation here in Kathmandu. As per your interest and time, you may choose to go to Everest Base camp after any day you are in Kathmandu. Easy way to go there is by domestic flight to Lukla which will take about 35 minutes and then you have to walk 8-9 days to reach the base camp of Mt. Everest. You can come back within 6 days to lukla. So, it is the trip of about 14-15 days.
Equipment: Sleeping bas, good trekking shoes, hat, sun cream, sun glass and camera. You can buy or hire these equipments in Kathmandu or bring by your own.
Bardia National Park in the western Terai and Royal Chitwan National Park in the central Terai lowlands and Koshi toppu provide some of the best wildlife and nature viewing places in Asia. Visit a wonderful world of lush sub-tropical jungles, tall elephant grass, lakes and rivers which is the home to some of the most endangered animals on earth, the elusive tiger and the prehistoric rhinoceros, including many species of mammals, birds, insects and reptiles are some of the examples of endangered animals which are being protected in both the National parks. Adventure Zone Trekking & Expedition (P) LTD has developed a tour by elephant back, jeep and boat. Savor the forest and its unique sanctuary on a quite nature walk with a local guide.
For the more serious bird watchers the Kosi Tapu Wildlife Park, in south-east Nepal provides a unique venue for watching migratory waterfowl, waders and shore birds that congregate along the Koshi River from December to February every year. We have a choice of jungle lodges, tented camps and guest houses from where you can explore the Himalayan parks and its wildlife. Nepal’s most famous National Park (Chitwan National Park) is situated in the Chitwan Doon or the lowlands of inner Terai. Covering an area of 932 sq. km. the park includes a hilly area of Siwalik range covered by deciduous sal forest. This ecologically diverse area is the last remaining home in Nepal for more than 300 of the endangered Asian one-horned rhinoceros and harbors one of the largest populations of the elusive and rare Royal Bengal tigers. Besides rhino and tiger, Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora and fauna. There are four species of deer, wild dog, wild cat, crocodile and the park is the paradise for 450 species of birds.
Jungle activities include jungle safari on elephant back, canoeing, typical tharu dance, jungle walk, bird watching and visit of crocodile hatchery. The program can be one night to 4 nights long depending on your time available. Chitwan can be reached by car, raft, and flight and by bus.In a single jungle safaris tour in four major and prominent national parks in Nepal, we have tried to give short, simple and sweet introduction and activities taken place in and its value for visiting for particular purpose. It is not necessary and compulsory of visiting all the places in a single tour you can choose one of it, two of it or all of it depending upon the time and budget you plan. Not only this, all most all of our programs and itineraries developed and designed are customizable. So, feel always very comfortable to ask and make your plan by yourself and let us know what kind of tour you like and which of the place you think is more important and valuable for you to do. We will plan for you accordingly keeping your interest and budget in the centre.
Day by day Itinerary [Click here for detailed Itineray]
Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu 1350m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03 - Fly to Nepalgunj and transfer to Royal Bardiya National park after lunch jungle activity.
Day 04-05 - Full jungle activity.
Day 06 - After breakfast transfer by private vehicle to Chitawan National Park.
Day 07-08 - Full jungle activity at Chitawan National Park.
Day 09 - After breakfast Transfer to the Koshi Tappu National Park especially for bird watching.
Day 10-12 - Full jungle activity.
Day 13 - After breakfast arrive Kathmandu from Koshi Tapu National park.
Day 14 - Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 15 - Final departure from Nepal.
Equipment: PAirs of shoes, sun glass, sun cream, simple sleeping bag and good digital camera.
The Mustang Trekking is also called the upper Mustang Trekking, is an exotic tour to unspoiled Tibetan Villages on the other side of Nepalese Himalaya bordering with Tibet. The main highlights of Mustang trekking are antique Tibetan villages, rare medieval Buddhist arts, the exotic culture and the unique beauty of the Himalayan desert. Foreigners were not allowed to enter Upper Mustang until 1992.Upper Mustang is not much in contact with rest of Nepal, and keeps an aura of a remote, mysterious and unusual land which is one of the unique charms of the Mustang trekking. All their festivals are religious in nature, the tiji festival being the biggest. This small medieval kingdom in the vast desert is ruled by local king. The capital called Lo Mangthang, a walled complex with the houses of local nobilities and monasteries will be one of the main attractions of Mustang trekking.
We start our trek from Jomsom and trek northwards into the heart of Mustang reaching the region's capital Lo Manthang after 5 days of trekking through amazing villages and stunning landscapes. We spend two days in this ancient city before returning to Jomsom for our return flight via a slightly different route that takes in the pilgrimage site of Muktinath.
NOTE:Mustang trekking is located in restricted trekking area. To go to Musnag, it is necessary for international trekkers to buy special trekking permit for mustang trekking which cost US$ 50 per day and it is compulsory to buy 10 days trekking permit. It means minimum 500 US $ only for permit charge and there must be at least two trekkers to go to the Mustang reason because the Department of Immigration will not issue trekking permit to mustang trek for an individual only.
Day by day Itinerary [Click here for detailed Itineray]
Day 01 - Arrival Kathmandu.
Day 02 - Kathmandu.
Day 03 - Kathmandu - Pokhara.
Day 04 - Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni.
Day 05 - Kagbeni - Tsehile(3110m)
Day 06 - Tsehile - Syangbochhen (3800m).
Day 07 - Syangbochhen - Tsrang (3570m).
Day 08 - Tsrang - Lomanthang (3530m)
Day 09 - Explore Lomanthang (3760m).
Day 10 - Lomanthang - Tsrang.
Day 11 - Tsrang - Syambochhen
Day 12 - Syambochhen - Chuksang (3050m)
Day 13 - Chuksang - Kagbeni
Day 14 - Kagbeni - Jomsom (2743m)
Day 15 - Jomsom - Pokhara
Day 16 - Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 17 - Kathmandu.
Day 18 - Departure
Equipment: Good quality sleeping bag, good quality trekking shoes, sun glass and sun cream, some high altitude sickness medicine.
Dolpo is one of the best known isolated high Himalayan valleys across northern Nepal.Dolpo preserves one of the last names of traditional Tibetan Culture. Dolpo trekking region is surrounded by high mountains including the Dhaulagiri massif to the southeast and cut off by high passes closed by snow half the year.Dolpo is close to Tibet, where people emigrated from perhaps 1,100 years ago.Dolpo remains a truly isolated corner, which is less visited by the tourists though the area is so wonderful and different. Dolpo region trekking offers Tibetan like culture and way of life. This area is covered by Shey-Phoksundo National Park. Dolpo trekking provides you wild and wonderful variety of plants and wildlife, including the blue sheep and leopard. A trek through Dolpo is an experience being extremely extra and interested to foreign trekkers, Dolpo tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward adventurers with untouched natural splendor, mystical cultures and rare wildlife. Dolpo situated in Nepal's far west, only recently opened to trekkers. This is where you find the stunning Phoksundo Lake, celebrated as the jewel of Dolpo. Being extremely extra and interested to foreign trekkers, Dolpo tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward adventurers with untouched natural splendor, mystical cultures and rare wildlife. Dolpo situated in Nepal's far west, only recently opened to trekkers. This is where you find the stunning Phoksundo Lake, celebrated as the jewel of Dolpo.
It's almost a national sport. A lot of children were playing with kites in November. It could have something to do with a religious festival. There are several shops where you can buy these kites.
Rent a cycle per day in Kathamandu.
Rupesh Shrest is the owner of EPIC bike shop.
Equipment: I only brought my helmet and lock, but you could get those too.