The most popular section for trekking the Himalayas lies within the borders of Nepal and to an extension, Tibet. Nepal offers unrivaled landscapes for the hiking and climbing enthusiasts. With several Eight-thousanders including the worlds tallest mountain, Mount Everest, the region makes for hikes of a lifetime.
What to do in the Himalayas
This region of the Himalayas offers countless opportunities for the outdoor enthusiasts ranging including but not limited to:
- Cycling across Tibet
- Peak Climbing
- Adventure Sports
- Trekking and Hiking
- Climbing and Expeditions
- Religious and Spiritual Tours
- Cultural and Historical Tours
- Wildlife and Nature
As Trekking and Hiking goes, there are two main regions we are focusing on here. This is the classic Everest Region and the Annapurna Region. It all starts from the ancient city of Kathmandu with opportunities to see the ancient temples and world heritage sites.
These trips see you off on a classic mountain flight to the trail heads where you begin your epic and unforgettable journeys through Sherpa villages and trading towns. You will get to enjoy local cuisine in the numerous tea houses in the backdrop of the worlds highest peaks in close proximity laying guard over the river valleys.
You will get to share trails with the majestic yaks and experience the river crossings on bridges that test your steady footing. Spend your days trekking into thin air as you come across hidden Buddhist monasteries and who knows, you might just encounter a yeti.
You will get an opportunity to catch a glimpse of mountains such as Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu and Makalu. These are four of the world’s tallest peaks, not to mention Everest and others! This will all be done under the supervision of experienced, knowledgeable guides and porters in a secure and professional setting.
Hiking these regions is a trip that will help you discover your hidden strengths, forge stronger bonds with your trekking partners, record lifetime memories and support the local economies while have fun away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Basecamp Trek starts off at Lukla to the North East of Kathmandu. It is where it all begins when hiking the Everest region. It then culminates in the sights and sounds of the Everest Base Camp and the final push up Kala Patthar as the highlights of the trip. This trip takes roughly twelve to eighteen or more days on the trail depending on the Everest base camp trek itinerary one chooses.
There you will get a chance to see the dreaded Khumbu icefall and depending on the time of the year, get a glimpse and possibly meet those climbers who are brave enough to take on the challenge of summiting the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.
Other popular peaks of interest in this region include Gokyo, Mera peak and Island peak. The likes of Ama dablam, Pumori and Lobushe East also make for some good climbing for the experienced climber.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna region also known as the Annapurna sanctuary is the second most popular trekking destination in Nepal after the Everest region. The Annapurna base camp trek is the highlight of this trek. The region is a 25 minute flight west of Kathmandu in Pokhara which is the gateway to the region.
This region is known to have peaks that are among the world’s most dangerous mountains to climb second only to K2 further to the east in Pakistan as well as Kangchenjunga. The south face of Annapurna is particular considered by many to be the most difficult of all climbs in the region.